WATERFRONT COTTAGE - COZY GETAWAY FOR TWO!

Kathleen Shimshock-Lyons

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WATERFRONT COTTAGE - COZY GETAWAY FOR TWO!

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Komara Kottage is located on the South Sound's beautiful Eld Inlet with a breath-taking view of the Sound and Dana Passage.

Nestled between tall evergreens, Komara Kottage offers a quiet, private and serene location for daily living. The beautiful waters of Eld Inlet can be seen from both the kitchen and bedroom of the cottage. Beach access and lounging on the bulkhead landing provides you with an even greater, more expansive, view of Eld Inlet and Dana Passage as well as Mt Rainier.

Komara Kottage offers the best in comfort. The queen-size bed is outfitted with a brand-new pillow-top mattress and fine linens. And bath towels are 100% cotton. And as a special touch, homemade hand/body soap is provided. An extended surface area is available near the front door which makes for a great space to recharge all your electronics (plenty of electrical outlets) or set your keys, bags, purses, etc.

In the kitchen, enjoy all the comforts of home. Silverware, dishes and flatware are provided as well as pots and pans. There’s a microwave, toaster and a Keurig Coffee Maker. Your morning coffee is included with your stay. Please feel free to bring your favorite K-Cups from home. Tea & hot cocoa are also provided. And always enjoy fresh, clean drinking water with Reverse Osmosis-filtered water.

Komara Kottage is a perfect romantic escape. Spend your stay enjoying the outdoors or stay indoors and cozy up.

Cleanliness is a priority for us. When you enter the cottage, not only will the cottage look clean, our goal is to ensure it is clean. All touch surfaces (door handles, locks, light switches, drawer pulls, thermostat dials, remote controls and all other touch surface areas) are disinfected before each new arrival. All the furniture is wiped down, wood surfaces and window blinds are dusted, and the floors and carpets are vacuumed thoroughly and all rugs are either washed or steam-cleaned on a regular basis. And last but not least, the bathroom is kept thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

If you prefer to arrive by boat or wish to have your boat available for use, you are welcome to anchor off-shore.

Enjoy walking along the beach or digging fresh clams. Just be sure to check with the Washington State Department of Health for Red Tide in the area prior to clam-digging.

Frye Cove Park is just minutes away by car and/or boat. The park has several nice trails for hiking as well as a picnic area and play area for children.

The Olympia Farmer’s Market is a great place for fresh produce & plants. The market is open 10am – 3pm, April-October, Thurs-Sun, and Nov-Dec, Sat & Sun and is located in downtown Olympia.

Go to a movie, enjoy live theater (schedule-specific), or eat out to enjoy Olympia’s cuisine, the Westside of Olympia is just 20 minutes away and downtown is only 25 minutes away. And the popular Little Creek Casino is just eleven miles down the road.

Owner-occupied residence is right next door (50 ft away). Should you have any questions or concerns, or if there is something you may need, we are easily reachable.

We absolutely love it here and never take for granted the beauty of the Pacific NW. We hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we do.

Owners Note: The intended purpose for Komara Kottage is a vacation rental. Any other intended purpose will not be considered. Owners reserve the right to refuse to reserve/rent Komara Kottage to any persons for any reason.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Kathleen Shimshock-Lyons (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Kathleen Shimshock-Lyons

Steve is a native of Washington and I, Kathleen, have lived here since 1987 and we both absolutely love the Pacific Northwest. As his grandpa would often say, 'this is God's country.' Living on the Puget Sound is truly a blessing and we are both so grateful for the privilege of caring for 'our little corner of the world.' We are often inspired and in awe of the scenery and wildlife and truly enjoy sharing it with others.

Kathleen Shimshock-Lyons purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Kathleen Shimshock-Lyons chose Olympia

Komara Kottage is one of the best kept secrets around. The quiet, the solitude, the peacefulness and nature's magnificent landscape make this the perfect get away. Off the beaten path, the noise of the city is left behind. It's the perfect place to unwind and read your favorite book. However, if it's city life you crave, downtown Olympia is only 25 minutes away. And the entertainment of Little Creek Casino is just 11 miles down the road.

What makes this cottage unique

From the moment you pull in the driveway, you will feel yourself beginning to breathe a little easier. The view of the water just seems to calm the senses. And unlike many other beach front locations, this property is very private and very quiet. And as you enter your 'home away from home,' the warmth and feel of the cottage is very inviting. And with a short walk to the water, spending time outside enjoying the view and wildlife and simply breathing in the fresh country air, is the perfect way to rejuvenate oneself.

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Waterfront Cottage - Cozy Getaway for Two!
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5

A Treasure!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I are very glad we discovered this cottage getaway. We have stayed at numerous VRBO properties and this is one we will remember fondly and hope to return to. The location is convenient, the grounds are beautiful and the cottage is immaculate (more so than any other we have rented). The owners have added plenty of thoughtful touches throughout. The kitchen is very well stocked. The bedding and bath linens are plush and comfortable. We feel one of the best parts about traveling is the opportunity to meet new people. Visiting with the owners, Kathleen and Steve, was a real treat for us. They made us feel immediately comfortable. They are professional, personal, gracious and helpful. We would love to visit again.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review. We are so glad that you felt comfortable here and that you enjoyed your stay and would love to visit again. It truly was a pleasure meeting you both and Steve and I really enjoyed our time spent visiting with the two of you. We hope to see you both again soon.
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Olympia Puget Sound
Sandy, Utah
5

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I absolutely loved our stay at this cottage. It is immaculately maintained and we felt immediately comfortable. The short distance to the beach provided lovely morning and evening walks and in August the blackberries were plentiful, a nice bonus! The hosts were very friendly and helpful. We would return in a heartbeat!
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that you truly enjoyed your stay at our cottage. It was a pleasure having you here. And we do hope you stay with us again if you are ever back in our neck of the woods. I was tickled to receive an email from you of a photo of your blackberry jam with the “Eld Inlet” labels. Your finished product looked so lovely.
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Olympia Puget Sound
Olympia
5

This Place Is Perfect..

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I rented this Cottage for my parents who came for a week. The place is beautiful and well maintained. Kathleen and Steve were very friendly and did everything to make my parents feel welcome. It's a beautiful area with lots of trees and water views. This cottage has everything you need for a wonderful and peaceful stay. Thank you Kathleen and Steve we will see you again.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having your parents stay at the cottage and we are so glad that everyone enjoyed their time here. We look forward to having them stay with us again. I will never forget the sweet gesture of bringing me flowers. They were beautiful and I enjoyed them for days. Thank you so much.
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Olympia Puget Sound
Palm Desert, CA
5

What a treasure! What a find!

  • 5 of 5
Tomorrow we will be completing our 2 month stay in the cottage. The grounds are pristine, the view of Eld Inlet amazing. Our hosts are hard working, thoughtful landlords who went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. The modern cottage looks brand new and the set up seems much roomier than the pictures depict. The drive to the cottage is a bit out of town but well worth the drive onto roads canopied by beautiful evergreens and deciduous trees. The 4 miles of hilly Gravelly Beach Loop is a great aerobic work. Deer, birds, and assorted other wildlife are visible nearly everyday. We were so glad to stay at Komara Cottage and look forward to staying again.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a nice review. My husband and I truly enjoyed your stay at the cottage and you two were excellent renters. We felt completely comfortable having you here full time and also took comfort in knowing we had responsible renters looking out for our home and property for those times when we could not be here. It was wonderful getting to know you and we hope to stay in touch for years to come.
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Olympia Puget Sound
US Virgin Islands
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
I was in the Olympia area visiting family for a week and stayed at the Waterfront Cottage. The cottage was perfect for me--offering a "home" base that felt like a home. Spending a week in a hotel is definitely not pleasant, and the cottage definitely was. The reality is better than the photos. The view is terrific, and the cottage is very well decorated. There is plenty of room for two (my sister joined me for part of the time). The main house does not block the view much at all. The owner was pleasant, and I appreciated having a door to knock on if there were any issues (there weren't). I've stayed at other VRBO properties in the Olympia/Lacey area, and this is now my "go to" place to stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. We do our best to offer all our guests a comfortable “home” away from home. And so glad to hear that our cottage is now your “go to” place to stay when traveling out this way. We look forward to your next visit.
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Olympia Puget Sound
Columbus, OH
5

Komara Cottage

  • 5 of 5
It was a beautiful location and the cottage was very well-maintained and clean. The furnishings were well-kept and comfortable.

The kitchen was stocked with sufficient equipment for most cooking and the pots, pans, utensils, etc. were all of a nice quality which is a very pleasant change from most rentals we have visited.

The bathroom was well-stocked with clean, plush towels, although maybe a bit cozy for two people.

I was skeptical of the wall-mounted electric heat when we arrived, but it provided more than enough warmth.

The location was very convenient to Olympia, I-5, Route 101, and the Olympic National Forest.

We would definitely re-visit this property if we were traveling to Olympia again.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to hear that our cottage worked out well for you during your time here in Washington. It’s a priority for us to keep the cottage well maintained and stocked with the essentials to make your experience as nice as can be expected when traveling away from home. With regard to the electric heat, we too are pleased with how quickly and efficiently it runs. It makes it easy to keep the cottage at a comfortable temperature for our guests.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
SeaTac Int'l Airport
Nearest Ferry
54 Miles
Bremerton, WA Ferry Terminal
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
73 Miles
Westport, WA
Nearest Restaurant
7.6 Miles
Shipwreck Cafe
Car: necessary

Komara Kottage offers a quiet, private and serene location. The beautiful waters of Eld Inlet can be seen from both the kitchen and bedroom. Beach access and lounging on the bulkhead landing provides you with an even greater, more expansive, view of Eld Inlet and Dana Passage.

Bald eagles nest nearby and can often be seen flying from tree-top to tree-top. Ducks and seagulls are plentiful and are often feeding on the fresh clams.

Clam digging is available year-round. However, it is always important to check with the State for areas of the Sound that might not be safe for clamming.

Off the beaten path, Komara Kottage is as great place to get away and relax. It is highly suited for artists who enjoying painting or writing music who often find inspiration in solitude.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Olympia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Travel Season
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$135
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$125
$635
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.9%
Notes DISCOUNTS:
Standard Rate: Nov 1 - Apr 30: 2 nights or more, $105.00 nightly
Peak Season Rate: May 1 - Oct 31: 2 nights or more, $120.00 nightly
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Check-In Time: 4pm, Check-Out Time: 11am
Weekly rates are based on 7 days
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
$100.00 deposit at time of reservation to reserve requested dates(s). Payment required in full 2 weeks prior to reservation date. No refunds if cancelled 14 days before reservation date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Olympia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3/4 Bath (shower only)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new pillow-top queen-size mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • basketball court
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
720 sq ft of living space. Reverse Osmosis drinking water available, Keurig machine available (morning coffee included). Homemade hand/body soap provided. Beach access available for walks. Frye Cove park just minutes away by car or boat. On-site massage available by Healing Water Massage & Wellness. Please contact in advance to schedule. Please note that Komara Kottage has a two-person maximum capacity. People other than those in the two-person rental party may not stay overnight in the cottage.
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