About this listing
The Annex is a small house adjacent to the Fertile Ground Guesthouse on the west side. The space has a charming vintage feel. Your room has a queen size bed. Carpeted throughout. Walking distance to both the Capital and downtown shopping.
The Annex is a new lodging adjacent to the Fertile Ground Guesthouse on the west side. This small house has a charming vintage feel. Your room has a queen size bed. Carpeted throughout. Walking distance to both the Capital and downtown shopping. Its back yard connects to Fertile Ground's backyard, making sharing space and enjoying the gardens so much easier.
There is a combined living/dining room, a fully stocked cute kitchen, back deck with tables, chairs and umbrella and Hot Tub. The shared bathroom has a claw foot tub (with a shower). We have a "smart" TV with Netflix, Hulu, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) etc. and wifi, but no cable.
The Annex is part of a larger compound of housing, lodging and office/meeting space that we call The Commons @ Fertile Ground. It's a non-profit with a mission of promoting urban sustainability on a neighborhood scale.
This green oasis in downtown Olympia has a large garden and mature fruit and nut trees along with chickens and numerous swings and outdoor seating areas. We are super kid-friendly and can provide high chair, stroller, playpen, booster seats and toys!
Guests have access to a shared bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room. They have off street parking and a huge backyard for roaming, relaxing and (in season) grazing. The house is equipped with keypads on the front door and your room so there is no need to keep track of keys, - lock-outs are a thing of the past!
Interaction with Guests
I use the second bedroom of the Annex as my home base on the week nights and am offsite but available by phone on the weekends. I take cues from the guests and either include them or ignore them, depending on their wishes.
We're on the edge of downtown - walking distance to everything! The library is right across the street, post office is two blocks. It's a safe neighborhood and can be noisy in small spurts, but not typically. Sylvester Park is a small park that marks the city center just a few blocks away. Capitol Lake is much larger, and has a walking trail all the way around it - also downtown.
We're within walking distance to the Intercity Transit main terminal. There is a free bus shuttle called the Dash that travels around the downtown vicinity. Greyhound Station is only 3 blocks away. Downtown is three blocks one way, and the Capitol Campus is three blocks the other way.
Other Things to Note
My name is Poppy, and I am filling in for Gail for a few months since she's been called away. The Hot Tub is the best part of this situation. We are part of a larger network of buildings and outside areas, so there are many places to hang out and still give each other space. There are also many opportunities to connect with others if you so desire.
Check in time: 4:00 - 6:00
If you need to arrive earlier/later please let us know so we'll be here to greet you.
Check out is 11:00 am
Use the place like any courteous roommate would and we'll get along great!
Tobacco smoking outside is permitted.
Service animals are welcome, but no pets please.