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The bungalow is perfect. Thoughtfully appointed, very clean, and a lovely retreat. Ellen is responsive and accommodating. Highly recommend.
Very comfortable and quiet. The bed was amazingly comfortable. Slept very well. Convenient to town, grocery store, and live theater.
We had a lovely visit in The Cottage. I loved the plaster walls, the woodwork, and the low furniture. It's very earthy and hobbit like, very tasteful. And very quiet. I think everything was cleaned with earth friendly products. Sometimes I have allergic reactions to hotel towels, so that was appreciated.
Comfortable accommodations for two, good bed. Location was convenient and walkable to Olympia downtown.
Loved the bungalow! It was much more spacious than I'd expected and a really amazing little house. My only complaint was that it was very cold in the bedroom at night -- though once I found the portable heater, it was plenty warm. Hope to stay there whenever I'm in Olympia.
Loved this cute cottage! Quite comfy: bed was amazing, nice sized kitchen with plenty of walk around space, I really enjoyed my time at Ellen's place. My son lives and school's in Olympia so I'll be returning. Possibly the next time in the larger home. Highly recommend.
I had a very nice stay at Ellen's delightful little cottage. The place was clean, well designed and tastefully decorated. I especially liked the bench in the shower stall as I am 6'4" and didn't have to bend to get under the shower head! Ellen was very friendly and ready to help out if needed. I would stay here again.
We had such a great time at Ellen's place. Was easy to enter and just as easy to leave. The place was an adorable 1 bedroom, we wished we could have stayed longer, as it felt like we were already home. Very clean, tidy and comfy. The neighborhood was cute.
I booked a stay at Ellen's bungalow because my sister-in-law had been scheduled for an induced labor at a nearby hospital. Unexpectedly, the induction was cancelled at the last minute, so I can't tell you how wonderful the bungalow was because we didn't get the opportunity to stay there.
I can, however, tell you that Ellen was extremely gracious and flexible, giving me a refund that was much more generous than the cancellation policy allowed. I didn't expect this, so I was pleasantly surprised. Ellen was also quite easy to communicate with and very prompt in replying to my questions. I will definitely book with her again the next time we visit the Olympia area!
Ellen's property is absolutely the best place to stay in Olympia. The Cottage is cozy and warm, private and luxurious. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the cooking tools one could possibly need to be self sufficient. It's also walking distance to downtown Olympia when you're ready to play. This is my third time renting the Cottage and every time Ellen has completed more improvements - this time was a new, well-lit stone walkway to the house. I am grateful to have such a comfortable place to stay in Oly that I never have to use a hotel again!
Ellen and her family stayed with us for a couple of nights in our wilderness cabin outpost; they were friendly and self sufficient and we enjoyed having them visit. Five stars all around including well-behaved kids and interesting chats.
We loved having Ellen and Kirk as guests in our home this past weekend. They are a delightful couple, comfortable to be around, easy to talk to, and conscientious when it comes to leaving everything neat and tidy.
We would love to host them again in the future and can recommend them wholeheartedly.