The great room, photo compliments of the Tumbleweed Tiny House CompanyA tiny porch entryway.
Bright & Cozy Tiny House on the Bay

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Enjoy a beachside getaway while trying out tiny living. The Bayside Bungalow tiny house is nestled on a beautiful, 1-acre waterfront lot in a rural setting. It has all the amenities of home just in smaller size. Access the beach via our private trail, listen to the birds, stargaze from the loft skylight, enjoy a campfire or the trails at the state park nearby. Located in a lush, wooded setting, just 15 minutes from downtown Olympia.

The space

The Bayside Bungalow tiny house is perched on a hill above a vintage log home, with peek-a-boo views of the Puget Sound, nestled between fruit trees and surrounded by a lush garden and tall fir trees.

Tiny house amenities:
~Kitchen with mini fridge, cooktop, microwave & french-press coffee maker & cookware
~Pantry essentials: Oil, sugar, coffee, tea, & spices
~Mini gas fireplace & electric heater
~Sleeping loft with full size bed & stargazing skylight, accessed by ladder
~Natural soaps & shampoos
~RV-sized shower
~Hot water from an RV-style 6-gallon tank
~Hairdryer
~Nature's Head compost toilet
~Tiny house books & info
~Northwest guidebooks & resources
~An assortment of mini games
~Beach access via a trail on the property
~2 firepits (on the beach or near the tiny house – you pick!), plus firetop cooking tools
~WiFi that is a bit slow & best for checking email. Laptops are best for accessing wifi signal.

Guest access

Enjoy a campfire at the private upper fire ring or shared fire ring at the beach. You'll have the upper garden area to yourself; the lower yard is reserved for other guests' use, but you may walk through to access the beach. The beach is accessed via a short trail down the bluff, between the home residence & other guest cottage. Tolmie State Park is a stone's throw away, which has several miles of walking trails through the estuary and a place to launch your kayak if you’re a paddler. A private parking area is provided for 2 vehicles.

Interaction with guests

Have questions about tiny houses? I offer guests 1-hour consultation sessions to help you with your own tiny house for an additional $30 (weekdays only). Let me know you're interested at the time of booking.

Though my family resides on the property, I live a short distance away. I am a phone call away & able to come out to meet you should any concerns arise. I’m an Olympian born & raised, and am happy to give you personalized suggestions for exploring the town & area!

Check-in is "self check-in", and you just let yourself into the house with the key code provided upon booking.

Other things to note

Planning a special getaway for your SWEETIE? Let me know if you would like flowers, chocolate, a special card, etc. ready upon your arrival. I would love to help make your stay as delightful as possible! Price negotiable.

Unique features of the tiny house:
~Ceiling clearance in the kitchen is 6’ 2”.
~Climbing in and out of the loft bed on a narrow, steep ladder requires agility and balance. See the photos in this listing and consider whether you will be able to climb up and down from the loft without putting yourself in danger.

The Bungalow self-built by your host & is based on the Cypress design from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

Booking Minimums:
~Minimum stay: 4+ night minimum bookings for 2 months out+. If you're interested in 2 or 3 nights, message me to be put on a waiting list & I will message you if the night is available less than 2 months prior. Single nights available within one week of arrival.
~Pets: Dogs only, and they MUST be pre-approved by me. $10/night for pooches, due to the extra cleanup required.


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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 30
Security Deposit: 100
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 125 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM

~No smoking, candles or incense inside the house.
~Socks and slippers only inside the house, please.
~Pets: must be pre-approved and confirmed by host. The pet fee is $10/night. Absolutely no pets allowed in the loft or unattended (unless in a crate) inside the house.
~Maximum occupancy: 3 people. Rates listed are for 2 people. $10/night for an extra person which must be pre-approved by host. There is only 1 full-sized bed so you'll need to bring a sleeping mat & sleeping bag!
~Be kind: The house should be left in a reasonable state of tidiness with dishes washed.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the mobile nature of the Bungalow, there are lessened electrical capabilities. Do NOT bring your own hairdryer or high wattage appliance of any sort. A small, low-wattage hair dryer is provided.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, by completing a reservation at the Bungalow through Airbnb, you (and any guests) agree to the following:

You acknowledge that tiny houses are atypical structures and may present hazardous conditions and/or risks including, but not limited to:
-Steep, narrow ladders and open lofts without railings and barriers
-Uneven steps and narrow doorways (Doorway is 24" wide)
-Open-flame cooking on a propane cook top
-Extremely hot water
-Low ceilings (Ceiling clearance in kitchen is 6'2", loft clearance is around 3'6" at the apex)
-Rustic, camp-style, waterless composting toilet

You agree to use the Bayside Bungalow responsibly, and for demonstrative and educational purposes only. By completing a reservation through AirBnB, you agree to use the Bayside Bungalow and the surrounding property at your own risk. You agree to not hold the homeowner or landowners liable for any injury, damage or loss of property that may occur while on the premises.

Invalidity or unenforceability of one or more provisions of this agreement shall not affect any other provision of this agreement.

Thank you for reading the the fine print!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - 1 ladder to the bed in the loft

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay.
From Sep 16, 2017 - Jun 14, 2018 the minimum stay is 4 nights.

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Kristen User Profile
August 2017
Awesome little tiny home! Great location!

Amanda User Profile
July 2017
Stay here! You won't want to leave! We had such a lovely week and we had everything we needed thanks to Brittany and her family. Lots to do in the area too. So much that we might just have to plan a second trip to the tiny house ;)

Bill User Profile
July 2017
I had a wonderful week staying at Brittany's tiny house while attending a nearby conference. The house was just as pictured ad described. It remained cool even during the hot afternoons. I watched the sunsets from both Tolmie Park (a short walk up the road) and the beach below the bungalow. The beach access was steeper than I had anticipated, but still ok for an older person with bad knees. I would be happy to return again.

Amanda User Profile
July 2017
The tiny home is perfect! Before walking into the home, we were welcomed in by a beautiful garden and view of Puget Sound. Opening the doors of the home, we found a quaint, intimate space for us to share our one year wedding anniversary. Everything we needed (and more) was there. Also, Brittanys parents (Barb and Dick) are wonderful. Barb showed us around the property, told us a bit of her family history, and answered any questions we had. Our favorite part was waking up to the ocean view each day. We couldn't have asked for a better stay. If you haven't stayed in a tiny home but want to ... stay here!
Brittany User ProfileBrittany is a superhost.
Response from Brittany:
Thanks Amanda for your lovely note. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay, and belated happy anniversary!
July 2017

Nancy User Profile
July 2017
If you thinking of living in tiny house first rent one ! This location is beautiful just block away from the state park. Enjoy

Dominick User Profile
June 2017
Brittany's tiny home was absolutely adorable and perfect! My fiancé and I had been wanting to try staying in a tiny home for a while, and it was such a fun and unforgettable experience. The view of the water from the loft is so awesome to watch the sunset in, and we felt at home the entire time. Looking forward to staying again!

Carolyn User Profile
June 2017
It is a cute tiny house - a great way to try it on for size! I now have plans to build one of my own. Great location too! We went for a walk to the state park, and enjoyed the beach.

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Brittany User ProfileBrittany is a superhost.

I'm from Olympia, WA - born & raised. I love to travel, hike, build tiny houses & ski in the winter! Get me outdoors and I'm happy!

I built the Bayside Bungalow in 2008 and lived in it for 2 years. Since then, I have been renting it out to friends, family, & visitors so that they too can experience life in a tiny house. I love small, efficient living and am happy to be able to share my tiny house with others. I also teach tiny house design & building workshops with the Tumbleweed Tiny House company, and offer personalized consulting to visitors at the Bungalow upon request.

Languages: English, Español
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