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Absolute Beachfront Property!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Waterfront gem on magnificent Puget Sound

An amazing vacation home on absolute beachfront. This house feels like being on a houseboat when the tide is in. It is beautifully maintained and will surely please anyone wishing to get away from city life and enjoy the sun and activities that come with beachfront property. Look for blue herons in the morning on the beach, enjoy kayaking, fishing, clam digging or just sit back, relax and take in breathtaking views of Budd Inlet while watching sea life and boats passing by. There are 34 stairs leading down to the home, so you will get your exercise

Olympia is located on the southern most tip of the Puget Sound, an area providing recreational and historic opportunities. The city of Olympia, 15 minutes away, is family-friendly and has fun things to do like, a Hands on Children's Museum, a Wet Science Center and art galleries and eateries. The harbor at Percival Landing is a scenic marina area to walk, get an ice cream cone, stroll along the boardwalk, watch gulls and enjoy a meal at one of several good restaurants along the water. The Farmer's Market is a block away, and don't miss a free guided tour of the majestic Capitol, available 7 days a week. You won't be disappointed.

More Details

Hollee Arrona
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

Why Hollee Arrona chose Olympia

This house is absolutely on the beach. When the tide is in, it feels like being on a houseboat. Everything is well maintained and included in this fantastic vacation home. Kayaks, life vests, fishing equipment etc. etc.

What makes this house unique

Amazing views of the Puget Sound, Mt. Rainier and the Capitol which is beautifully lighted at night. Wildlife surrounds the house; watch for the majestic blue heron, seals, fish jumping and deer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing retreat this is...peaceful, tranquil & surely did my soul good. I came to view the lunar eclipse & full moon & was not disappointed! The weather was perfect for my entire stay & the set up of the Athens Beach home is perfect. I loved everything about it--especially the views from the cozy living room. Just spectacular! Loved having a full kitchen & loved having the master bedroom so private. Bethanne was so helpful!! She even carried some of my bags for me. I surely appreciated her personality & help. I can't think of a single thing I would add--well, except me full-time if I could. :-) Thanks for letting me share this little piece of heaven. I will return again.
Sep 2015
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Olympia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms equipped with ADA height commodes with heated seats and bidet. Both baths have shower/tub combination.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Wake to a fantastic view of the water. Master bedroom has Queen bed with bathroom en suite. Living room has Queen sofa bed, extremely comfortable, which folds out with inflatable air mattress; inflates in 6 seconds!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Ideal family vacation home with plenty of activities for the whole family. Newly installed gas generator so power outages will never be a problem.


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Absolute Beachfront Property!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 39 reviews

Unforgettable location

  • 5 of 5

A late October visit coincided with amazing weather, meaning the we could watch the sun rise behind Mt Rainier on all but two days of our stay. Bigger than life, clear, technicolor, life changing sunrises! From our perch on top of the bulkhead, the resident harbor seal would swim within spitting distance when the tide was high, and from our bed we could listen to the waves caressing the beach. VERY friendly cat as the neighbor who will readily make itself at home if you let it in. It is very much worthwhile mentioning the there is an escalator to get up and down the hill, which proved to be extremely handy for my elderly mother and disabled niece to visit. Highly recommended - would go back there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful week

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? The house was charming. So quiet and peaceful. Amazingly well furnished and a kitchen with anything you could possibly think of for cooking. The view of the Sound and Mt. Rainer is breathtaking. We met Beth Ann who is a character, and Hollee who is so warm and welcoming. All in all it definitely rates as one of our best vacations.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying here! The house was well stocked with all of the things you'd want to be comfortable hanging out at home. We had family nearby and they loved coming over to sit on the deck right on the water. Kayaking was fantastic here in Budd Inlet and we enjoyed walking the beach during low tide every day. The kitchen is the best we have encountered in a vacation rental... the appliances and cookware provided are top notch and plenty of them. Despite its compact size, we fixed many meals including breakfast for up to a dozen family members each day, comfortably.

There is a tram that runs from the upper to lower level and this was handy for those who couldn't navigate the stairs easily. The bed is comfy and the entire place clean, cozy and inviting. We would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Intimate, cozy and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful little place sits right on the water. You can hear the waves lapping and when the tide is high, look down over the balcony right into the water. The kitchen is wonderful for cooking! The bathtub in the master bedroom is fantastic! I enjoyed every minute.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience. They took very good care of us.

Can't beat the location.

The property was better equipped than our house!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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you should really cook here !

  • 5 of 5

Kitchen has an upscale stove convection oven that really cranks the BTU's ! AllClad non stick pans. Heinkel knives nice and sharp. Heavy feeling flatware. Bone china plates. Oils vinegare spices galore. There was even some butter and ice cream!

And when we could not find the oyster knife, I just texted Beth Ann and there ir was the next day!

Hate to leave. Oh...bed very comfortable. Place clean like it was vrand new. Oh...Weber SS grill natural gas. Oh...whoops...running out of room.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Anderson Island Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Tumwater Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Olympia-Lacey Centennial Station
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
101 10 min., and I-5, 15 min.
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
many, just a 10 min. drive
Car: recommended

The city of Olympia is located at the southern most tip of Puget Sound of Washington State, an area providing many historic and recreational opportunities. The Olympia community is family-friendly and includes attractions, parks and family-fun things to do like water parks, theme parks and go-cart tracks. Cultural hubs, from museums and theater to the opera, art galleries and architectural wonders.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Rates include a weekly cleaning service.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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