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Idyllic Beachside Cottage Getaway- Spectacular view, Restful Retreat

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

IDYLLIC 'PUGET VIEW COTTAGE'

Welcome to Puget View Cottage--- An historically designated heritage cabin---the only one offered for vacation rental in the south Puget Sound area, tastefully updated for your comfort and convenience while acknowledging the unique classic ambiance that Puget View has to offer.

• Expansive, inspiring marine-mountain vistas

• Private beach

• Neighborhood rain forest and saltwater beach park

Puget View Cottage---with its jaw-dropping view--- is a classic cedar shake bungalow, carefully updated with modern comforts and conveniences, set gracefully among towering firs and rhododendrons on a promontory above the broad south shore of Puget Sound. From your coffee table inside the cottage, outside on your deck, or in the garden hammock, Puget View --- on the grounds of your host's vintage log home --- welcomes you with peaceful beauty and comfortable hospitality, making Puget View Cottage a great choice for weekend getaways, romantic retreats, and week-long stays of family fun.

Come and experience Puget View!

Savor the best of the Northwest --- BBQ on your deck, get out on the water in a complimentary kayak. Share the company of your favorite people over a campfire cook-out on your beach. Be inspired by the snow-capped peaks of Olympic National Park across the bay.

On winter days, cozy up in the cottage, or collect a few sand dollars. Explore the neighborhood rain forest of gorgeous 100-acre Tolmie State Park, nearly next door.

Testimonials: We thought about publishing a few, but couldn't choose which ones! We have over a dozen guest books of lovely notes from former Puget View guests---and friends! We look forward to adding your name to the list and to hosting you at Puget View!

..........There are other vacation rentals---there is only one Puget View..........

Puget View Cottage Sleeping Arrangements:

• 1 Queen-sized bed

• 1 Full-sized sofa sleeper

Other Puget View Cottage Amenities:

* Fully equipped kitchenette with cooktop, microwave, countertop oven, and refrigerator

* Complimentary kayaks

* Private deck

* Private bath

* BBQ

* Beachside campfire

* Picnic table (seasonally)

* Hammock (seasonally)

* TV/DVD

* wifi

More Details

Owner
Barbara and Dick Yunker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Barbara and Dick Yunker

Our wedding was in the front yard of this property--35 years ago. We have offered Puget View Cottage for many years, initially as a bed and breakfast, and as a vacation rental for about eight years. We have met many wonderful people from around the world, and look forward to adding you to our list of former guests.

During 2012 and '13 we traveled overseas, completing many long distance hikes we had long dreamed of doing---the Coast to Coast Trail in England, West Highland Way, The Camino across northern Spain, Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, Kilimanjaro and a safari (and two months of volunteering in the Burundi :) Two months in the hinterlands of Nepal, a summit of Fuji in Japan, and JMT and Whitney in California---whew! In 2014 we completed our final leg of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington.

We look forward to sharing the magic of this peaceful, beautiful part of the world--with you!

Barbara and Dick Yunker purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Barbara and Dick Yunker chose Puget Sound

Dick is from Oregon, Barb from Alaska. We met here, never dreaming we would stay this long, but why would we want to live anywhere else? Especially when Barb says 'this is like Alaska, but you don't need a float plane to enjoy it.'

What makes this cottage unique

Even after so many years, we continue to be inspired daily by the up-close fly-by of an eagle, the majesty of a summer sunset, or the mystery of fog silently lifting. It's easy to be overwhelmed with gratitude in the midst of such a glorious setting---the spirit of this place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Brbara and Dick, The spectacular view of Puget Sound, the immaculate grounds and cottage all say that there is something magical about this place. Then you find delicious homemade whole wheat banana bread and comfy knitted booties and other goodies waiting to be discovered. Your hospitality is outstanding! Your kindness and thoughtfulness is truly appreciated and will be remembered. Thank you for sharing your place on God's earth. Dr.A and L, PA
Sep 2010
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Amenities

Olympia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
Have a larger group or need more elbow room? We also have a Tumbleweed Tiny House on the property that may be booked in conjunction with the cottage. Queen-sized futon in loft. Other sleepers need a sleeping bag. Feel free to ask us for more info.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Idyllic Beachside Cottage Getaway- Spectacular view, Restful Retreat
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 29 reviews
5

Unique, quaint

  • 5 of 5

Property was immaculately kept.

Cottage was unique.

Views were fabulous.

Loved the cat.

Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Lake, MN, USA
5

Beachside Cottage next to a state park - can't beat it!

  • 5 of 5

We will be back! Everything about the cottage suited our needs. What a bonus to be able to walk on the trails of the park just down the road. The view is amazing. It is a short drive into Lacey where our daughter and her family live so very convenient for us. After staying here, we don't understand why anyone would book a hotel room. There is no comparison!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to, and will welcome your return. This morning it was cold and clear and the Olympics are a brilliant white with the new snow.
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5

Million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed 3 nights at this lovely cottage. All was clean, the grounds beautiful! Had a picture window looking out to the Puget Sound and on a sunny day could see the Olympic mountain range. Enjoyed the breakfast goodies left for us. Barbara & Dick the owners are great people!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the privilege of hosting you! Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to hosting you or your friends or family again in the future. Warm regards, Barb and Dick
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5

Cozy cottage with amazing surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful small, private cottage on the edge of the Puget Sound. We woke up to the sounds of sea birds in the morning & took the short walk next door to the State Park & down to the water where I found hundreds of sand dollars & the kayaks provided by the inn keepers. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, the cottage has everything you need to relax & enjoy. We never got to meet the inn keepers because they were away, but they left very thoughtful notes to us. We hope to return to this slice of heaven someday.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the privilege of hosting you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you---or friends or family---again in the future. Blessings! Barb and Dick, Puget View Cottage, Olympia
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5

A fantastic experiece

  • 5 of 5

I was totally amazed and thrilled to see this property with an absolutely fantastic setting and a view of the lower Puget Sound that was one of the most amazing vistas of my life. This small (teeny) cabin had charm, style and everything needed for our 10 day stay. Small at first the cabin grew as the days passed. Everything needed was provided. The tv(teeny) was turned on once and then forgotten. Walking to the nearby State park, reading, sitting, looking and just being were all small pleasures that served us well.

Dick and Barbara were the perfect hosts. They were friendly, helpful and full of life and shared their property with us in the nicest manner. Their log cabin was on the property and both cabins fit perfectly into the space with incredible views and manicured grounds providing a wonderfully relaxed vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely cottage with a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 18 day stay at Puget View Cottage! The neighborhood is heavily treed with Douglas Firs, quiet, and the street ends at the entrance to Tolmie State Park. The homes are tucked among the trees and perched on a cliff offering epic views of the Puget Sound. Barbara & Dick are delightful hosts! The cottage was as cute as shown in the listing, very clean and well maintained. Shopping and downtown Olympia are very close by, despite the wonderful secluded ambience of this property.

For an unusual pizza experience, try Dirty Dave's Pizza and order their signature "Gay 90's Special"! And, since you're in the NW have a side of steamer clams!

Stay with Barbara & Dick!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
SeaTac. (PDX is 2 hours south.)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hawk's Prairie and 'Links' courses
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Olympia
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Grocery and many restaurants five minutes away
Nearest Beach
Puget View! ...and Tolmie State Park next door
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Stay at Puget View.

* Relax at Puget View.

* Have fun at Puget View.

* Stay longer at Puget View.

* Come back to Puget View.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Lounge in the hammock at Puget View.

* Enjoy the view at Puget View.

* Collect sand dollars at Puget View.

* Have a beachside campfire..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go for a nature walk at Tolmie State Park.

* Get sandy on the beach at Puget View.

* Have a beachside cook-out at Puget View.

* Walk the Nisqually Pier at High Tide..

Whether you need a nature getaway, romantic retreat, destination vacation, or extended stay housing---Puget View is the perfect lodging choice. One hour south of SeaTac, five minutes off I-5 on the outskirts of Olympia and Lacey, Washington---Puget View is minutes from Fort Lewis and McCord Air Force Base (JBLM)---with easy access to the real Washington---in all its glory.

Puget View is where peace and beauty abound. Let eagles, heron, osprey---surprise you. The blink of a seal, the bark of a sea lion entertain you.

Want to do a little angling? Professional Puget Sound fishing guides bring their clients to this beach for some of the finest salmon and steelhead fishing around. And seal watching? Let us tell you about one of Puget Sound's largest seal rookeries---'just around the corner.'

ON-SITE:

Puget Sound saltwater beach (Nisqually Reach) at your door!

Beach walks, birdwatching

NEARBY:

Tolmie State Park---100 acres of beachfront and rain forest reserve with nature trails and

oyster beds.

Power boat rentals---at Zittel's Marina.

Golf: 36 holes at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie, five minutes away.

Birdwatching---at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

Destination shopping attractions: Shipwreck Beads (world's largest bead showroom) and Cabela's (world's largest outfitter) are minutes from Puget View. All services---WalMart, Costco, Safeway, beaucoup restaurants---are five minutes away, at our freeway exit.

DOWNTOWN OLYMPIA: Olympia's Farmer's Market is second largest in

Washington. (Only Seattle's Pike Place Market is bigger.) And is a

popular seasonal venue to enjoy regional bounty, local culture, and

al fresco lunch time entertainment adjacent to picturesque Olympia yacht harbor

and Percival Landing boardwalk.

DAY TRIPS: Puget View is a good hub for day trips to Seattle, Mt.

Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Mt. St. Helens, and

Pacific beaches.

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Rates & Availability

Olympia Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
moms day
May 12 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
memorial day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
 
 
columbus day 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
vet day 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$119
From
$129
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.9%

Puget View Cottage:
Winter weeknights: $99
Winter weekends and holidays: $119
June through September, except as below: $119
August weekdays: $129
August weekends: $149
Rates are subject to $50 cleaning fee per reservation, and .079 state sales tax.
Inquire about extended stays. Reservations accepted by phone with Visa/Mastercard guarantee. We look forward to your call or email!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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