Quiet & Cozy Tiny House on the Bay

Cottage - Entire home/apt · 61st Avenue Northeast, Olympia, WA 98516, United States
Brittany

Enjoy a beachfront getaway while trying out tiny living. The tiny house is nestled in a quiet, rural setting, yet just minutes from downtown Olympia. Hand built by Brittany, this cozy abode boasts all the amenities of home, just in a smaller size!

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Enjoy a beachfront getaway while trying out tiny living. The tiny house is nestled in a quiet, rural setting, yet just minutes from downtown Olympia. Hand built by Brittany, this cozy abode boasts all the amenities of home, just in a smaller size!

The Space

**Discounted weekly rate offered for week-long stay Sept. 8-15. Message me for details**

The tiny house, dubbed the "Bayside Bungalow" 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 wall heater
~Slippers for use inside
~Sleeping loft with full size bed & stargazing skylight, accessed by ladder** (If there are 3 guests, someone will need to bring a sleeping mat & bag. See pricing below.)
~Natural soaps & shampoos
~RV-sized shower
~Hot water from an RV-style 6-gallon tank
~Hairdryer
~Hand-built, “loveable loo” style composting toilet
~Tiny house books & info
~Olympia/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 wee bit slow & best for checking email, etc.

Guest Access

Enjoy a campfire at the private upper fire ring or shared fire ring at the beach. The private beach is accessed via a short trail down the bluff, between the home residence & other cottage. Views across the water of the Olympic Mountains are stunning! 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

Though my family resides on the property, I live a short distance away. I am always a phone call away & able to come out to meet you should any concerns arise. Check-in is "self check-in", and you just let yourself into the house with the key code provided upon booking.

I’m an Olympian born & raised & keep lots of info on things to do in the area, and would be happy to give you personalized suggestions for exploring the town & area!

Have questions about tiny houses? I offer 1-hour consultation sessions to help you with your own plans in conjunction with your reservation for an additional $30. Just let me know you're interested at the time of booking.

The Neighborhood

Although very quiet & rural, the Bungalow is just an 8-minute drive from coffee shops, restaurants & grocers, and a quick 15-minute drive from artsy, whimsical downtown Olympia.

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. Please 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 is based on the Cypress design from the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.

RATES (up to 2 people):
~Winter (Oct-May): Sun-Thurs: $70, Fri-Sat or holidays: $90, Weekly: $425
~Spring (April-June 11): Sun-Thurs: $75, Fri-Sat: $95, Weekly: $485
~Summer (June 12-Sept): Sun-Thurs: $90, Fri-Sat or holidays: $105, Weekly: $595.
~Cleaning fee: $25
All prices include sales tax. Airbnb service fee is additional.

Other important details:
~Minimum stay: 2-nights (Single nights only available last-minute. If a single night is available less than 7 days prior, message me to book).
~Add’l person beyond 2: $10/night for 3rd person. (BYO sleeping bag/mat!)
~Pets: Dogs only, and they MUST be pre-approved by me & are allowed on a case-by-case basis only. $10/night for pooches, due to the extra cleanup required.
~Holidays: Weekend rates apply June 12, July 3, Aug. 31, Nov. 9-10 & Dec. 21-25.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $485 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • My daughter and I had a GREAT time in this quaint tiny house! The house provided everything we hoped for: a basic kitchen to make meals, a cozy place to play games and read, and a very comfortable sleeping loft. We loved the fact that it's placed so close to a wooded state park and we also took advantage of low tide to explore the coastline of the bay. It was close enough to Olympia to make it a simple trip to visit the farmers' market and all that downtown has to offer. Brittany was a very communicative host. We were in great hands and had a fabulous experience!

    June 2014
  • Wat hebben wij genoten in het Tiny house from Brittany. Het was heerlijk schoon en alles was aanwezig, ze heeft oog voor kleine details. Genoeg informatie wat erin de omgeving te zien en te doen is, is aanwezig. Het huisje staat in een rustige omgeving, bijna aan het water. Dit is een echte aanrader. Als tip wil ik graag meegeven om een lijst met telefoonnummers met o.a dokter, tandarts en EHBO neer te leggen. Ik denk ook dat een nieuw matras ookverstandig is. Des ondsnks hebben wij het hier fantasties gehad, het is jammer dat het over bij Nederland vandaan ligt anders kwamen wij volgend jaar weer terug. Brittanny, dank je wel dat wij in jouw huisje mochten. Groetjes jan en Annelies

    June 2014
  • This place is a gem! My wife and I were excited to stay at a Tumbleweed house as part of our honeymoon, and were so happy with the experience. It's really amazing how efficient and well thought out the inside is. All the major amenities of home are covered, while the secluded location and fire pit give a bit of a "camping out" feel to things. The location of the house is wonderful- the shoreline is just down the hill while downtown Olympia is about a 10-15 minute drive away.

    June 2014
  • Our stay at the tiny house was perfect! Only an hour from Seattle the location of the property by the water feels worlds away. If you like what you see in the pictures you will love your time at the tiny house as Brittany did a great job capturing all of its charm. One of our favorite parts of the trip was our strolls on the beach with our coffee and our runs through the trails at the neighboring Tolmie State Park.

    May 2014
  • Brittany's beautiful tiny house in Olympia was exactly what my boyfriend, our pup and I needed on our road trip! We had three days of perfect solitude surrounded by stunning woodlands and beaches where we could walk the dog, do some cooking and generally ignore the outside world! Olympia is only a short drive away with great grocery stores recommended to us by Brittany as part of our tailored welcome package to the tiny house. Contrary to the airbnb description, the wifi works excellently (or at least it did for us!) which was an added bonus and there was plenty of hot water for easily two showers and some washing up each morning once the hot water was switched on for twenty minutes or so. The tiny house is not at all tiny, with ample space to cook a full meal and plenty of room in the loft for the two of us to sit and watch the stars through the skylight at night. This was certainly one highlight of our very long journey, and we would love to visit again!

    May 2014
  • Gosh, my stay at Brittany's tiny home was really neat!

    The setting was quiet and beautiful. I loved exploring the area -- the beach and nearby Tolmie State Park provided great walks in the morning and late at night. I was digging the eerie sounds distant frogs were making from nearby ponds.

    I also biked in the area. Nice, quiet, bucolic roads. I saw some horsies!

    I slept very comfortably and soundly in the loft and loved gazing at the stars through the sky light. The place itself was kept in tip top shape. Little notes were discreetly posted throughout the place, gently directing me on how to get the most out of my tiny home adventure!

    Brava, Brittany -- brava!

    May 2014
  • I had seen shows about these and wanted to check one out in person. This one is extremely well-built and appointed. Personally, I couldn't live full-time in one, but it was great to get the opportunity give it a go. Brittany's notes all over the house made it very easy to figure out where things were and how they worked. The location by the state park and the ocean makes it a wonderful get back to nature weekend getaway. Given the location, cell and internet service is patchy at best. So if your work needs access to you, this will likely be a problem. I was lucky enough to be able to just turn my phone off for a bit. It's a very unique experience and it's definitely worth checking out.

    April 2014
  • This was by far the best overnight experience I have ever had. It felt like a home, very cozy and warm. I would do it again for the peaceful feeling and relaxation, as well as the reasoning behind it, (and that was to build a tiny house of my own). I would recommend this cozy bungalow to friends and family. It was an excellent way to get in touch with nature and myself:) I believe it would be lovely for couples as well. How romantic:)

    April 2014
  • Great place! Loved the tiny house and the area. Hope to book again!

    April 2014
  • My husband and I loved our stay! It was clean, and stocked with everything we needed to cook our own meals.

    We even loved how it was decorated.

    The location was perfect!!! I was amazed that a ten minute drive took us out of a quiet peaceful forest and into a bustling city that had delicious restaurants and all sorts of shopping.

    We went for a walk to the park down the road and had a great time using the nature trails or just following the water along the beach.

    The best thing about this trip was getting to experience living in a fencl! We now know that we both can live in one and enjoy it!

    March 2014
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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 for the Tumbleweed Tiny House company.
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