About this listing
This room in a waterfront home on Oyster Bay, Southern Puget Sound, is between Olympia and Shelton WA. It is located in a private, wooded rural neighborhood. The views are fabulous, the room is cozy, and kitchen use available. Relaxed home with cat.
One room with a double bed; One bath with shower. Bathroom shared with owner. Organic breakfast served upon request. Coffee and tea and use of kitchen upon request. House is on water, at the southern end of beautiful Olympic Peninsula and about 1 1/2 hours from the Pacific Ocean in one direction and Seattle in the other. Quiet area with lots of trees; view of Mt. Rainier. One cat, no smoking. Bedroom on one floor near kitchen and next to the home's one bathroom (shared with host). Front stairs are wide and deep with good railing. Owner is single mature woman who has occupied the house for 40 years. Emerita Evergreen State College faculty. Many books and semi-private TV and reading room available. Apple TV only. Easy drive to Olympia and many tourist attractions. Tours of Taylor shellfish/oyster plant nearby. Super oyster restaurant named Xinh's in nearby Shelton and shellfish bar at Little Creek Casino.
Kitchen, sitting room, bedroom, deck (in fine weather), stairs to beach and sitting areas outside.
Interaction with Guests
Host works in the home as a writer but can close doors for privacy. Guest can be on their own to cook, clean up, sit in the tv room or on decks. Bathroom is shared. Usually not a problem.
Nearby: Iconic Xinh's Clam and Oyster House 15 minutes in Shelton. (website hidden) Award winning Salish Cliffs Golf Course 1 1/2 miles (with Little Creek Casino/several restaurants and big name shows) (website hidden) and 20 minutes from Olympia and The Evergreen State College, a much praised liberal arts college. Olympia has been called the "hippest town on the west coast." The house itself is on quiet Oyster Bay with beach walk possible and several terrific, long time neighbors. House itself is private and set off to itself. Shelton, 15 minutes away, is the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park, and Hood Canal. Lots to see and do in the neighborhood including just north of Olympia, The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
Buses run to Olympia from Little Creek Casino...but would need transport to get there. It is possible to get Airporter transport to Little Creek Casino and I could provide transport to my home from there. But one would probably want a car to get around.
Other Things to Note
No smoking. No visiting pets please. Resident cat prefers to be alone
. Prefer quiet after 11 but negotiable.
Would prefer fairly quiet guests (after 11 pm), non-smoking, no red wine in bedroom or sitting room. People with interest in local history, natural history, and respectful of our need to use water with caution. We are on septic system and well. The water is great and filtered.
Llyn made us extremely welcome. Her home is a beautiful garden idyll with plenty of northwest charm, right on Oyster Bay--with great views and a nice walk on the beach at lowtide. I would love to have stayed for a week rather than only two nights. Llyn is extremely knowledgeable about the area--both about things to see and do, and the history of this fascinating region. Breakfast and conversation were both wonderful. We hope to be back!
Super sweet house right on the bay! Llyn was an absolute dream. She went above and beyond to make my stay wonderful. The views are magnificent and being able to get to the bay from a private set of steps is very luxurious. I Was so happy I had picked a nice homey environment over a cold motel room in Olympia. I will definitely be back!