About this listing
Enjoy a beachfront getaway while trying out tiny living. The Bayside Bungalow tiny house is nestled in a beautiful, rural waterfront setting. It has all the amenities of home just in smaller size. Enjoy a fire in our fire pit or the trails at the state park nearby. Located in a beautiful wooded setting, just minutes from downtown Olympia. Take a walk on the beach, listen to the birds or stargaze from the loft skylight!
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 & heaters
~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.)
~Natural soaps & shampoos
~Hot water from an RV-style 6-gallon tank
~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 wee bit slow & best for checking email, etc.
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
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 (weekdays only, with some exceptions). Just 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 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!
Although very quiet & rural, the Bungalow is just an 8-minute drive from coffee shops, restaurants & grocery stores, and a quick 15-minute drive from artsy, whimsical downtown Olympia.
Most guests arrive by car, as there are no close public transit stops. The nearest bus stop is the Hawks Prarie Park & Ride, which is 5 miles away. The Lacey Transit Center & Olympia Transit Center are other nearby hubs from where you can catch an Uber or taxi to the tiny house.
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.
Other important details:
~Minimum stay: 2-nights bookings available up to 2 months out, 3+ nights minimum for 2 months out and further. Single nights available within one week of arrival. If a single night is available less than 7 days prior, message me to book.
~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.
~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!
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.