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Deborah Pattin

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Beach Cottage on Butler's Cove - Budd Bay

54 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

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Overview

Eld Inlet Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Waterfront cottage on Butler's Cove off Budd Bay in South Puget Sound near Olympia. Cottage sits 13 feet from water's edge. Boat, swim at high tide; beach comb at low tide. Quiet, wooded acre setting where you may spot deer, bald eagles, blue herons and other wildlife and birds. 27 steps (cement) with handrail down from the parking area to the house.

Perfect location for visitors to The Evergreen State College or to the State Capitol. Great option for a romantic get away or for a family vacation. Cabin is five minutes from west Olympia (where you will find Skep `n Skein Pub, Vic's Pizza, grocery stores, food co-op, shopping, restaurants, plus movie theaters and shopping at Capitol Mall), and ten minutes from downtown Olympia (live theatre, waterfront boardwalk, marinas, Hands On Childrens' museum, restaurants, Fish Brewery/Brew Pub, and the State Capitol campus).

Good base for visits to Washington coast and Olympic Peninsula, as well as Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Pattin (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Deborah Pattin

My family has owned this waterfront cottage since 1982. We lived there full time for 11 years before building a larger house to accommodate out growing (now grown) children. We continue to vacation at the cottage, hold family gatherings, or just go over for a walk on the beach or for a outing in the boat. We live not far away from the cottage so if you need anything while you are there, have questions, need directions or referrals, etc., we are usually nearby to be of assistance. The cottage is set up like a home and you will be quite comfortable there.

Deborah Pattin purchased this cottage in 1982

Why Deborah Pattin chose Washington

We fell in love with the property the minute we first saw it in June 1982. The cottage is nestled at the base of a hill on an acre of forested land. The road to the property is a windy country road that hugs a forested hillside. The second you drive onto the road, you feel the cooler temperature, smell the forest and the water. You give a relaxing sigh. Ah, relaxation. From the decks of the cottage, you are only 13 feet from the shore edge and you can watch the tides come in and out, and view the wildlife: deer, seal, blue heron and other sea birds, salmon, river otters and more. A wonderful place to relax.

What makes this cottage unique

Close to town but it feels like you are miles away. You can be downtown or at the State Capitol in 10 minutes, to The Evergreen State College in 5 minutes or less, and to Hwy 101 or Interstate 5 within 5 minutes, as well as to major grocery stores, shopping centers, service stations, movie and live theatres, pubs, restaurants, churches, museums, medical offices and the hospitals within minutes. But it feels like you are out in the country, in a quite, private retreat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were snug as bugs in a rug during the snow storm in February. It was great to have the cozy cabin to return to each evening during our 5 weeks on the job in Olympia.
Mar 2011
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Reviews

4.8
based on 54 traveler reviews

Beach Cottage on Butler's Cove - Budd Bay
average rating of 4.796296 based on 57 reviews
5

picture perfect

  • 5 of 5

The driveway view alone was beautiful. The trees and view of the inlet were perfect. Every day we saw a harbor seal and/or otters. The house was very clean, and we loved the fact that there were basics in the kitchen. There were spices and salad dressing, oils for cooking which was great because at our other homes on this trip we had to buy everything. It can add up real quick and then you have to toss it when headed home. The owner was very helpful and provided brochures and books on the area. We would like to stay here for a full month next time. There is also easy access to the Olympic peninsula and surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

This place was awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every bit of it. The house is right on the water with beautiful views inside and outside. It was clean, with plenty of space for four people. We loved the cottage feel and definitely want to come back :)

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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4

Cozy and convenient

  • 4 of 5

Beach Cottage is very cozy, quaint, rustic, comfortable---a great get-away. Beautiful woodsy setting, but very convenient to Olympia and major shops. Four of us stayed here from July 3 to July 8, 2016. The second bedroom is a single bed, but there is a sofa bed. We were not crowded; the floor plan allows you to have your own space.

Pictures and descriptions are very accurate. Stairs from parking to the cottage are steep, something to consider if you have knee or back problems.

I would highly recommend the cottage to those who appreciate rustic qualities. Deborah answered all questions very promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Cottage in the rainforest on the ocean - incredible!

  • 5 of 5

My family (three kids and hubby) absolutely loved our stay! Driving in we felt we were in the rainforest! Soo beautiful! It was so relaxing and the cottage had something for everyone. We played games that were provided and loved boating and finding huge jellyfish! Cottage is very cute and while not updated that is part of its charm:-) I only wish we had been able to use the great bbq on the ivy covered back patio!

Next time we will make it a longer stay! And owner was very helpful, responsive and lovely all around! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Quick business trip

  • 4 of 5

The beach cottage was a pleasant alternative to Olympia hotels. Excellent location, and quiet. There was a musty smell upon first entering the cabin and visits by local shrews at night, but one needs to expect those living so close to nature and mud flats!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Quiet escape.

  • 4 of 5

This a rustic cabin with lots of character on an inlet with lush forest surroundings. It's a quiet, restful escape from the city traffic noise and activity and yet is close to everything, and just a short, easy drive to downtown Olympia. The owners have provided just about everything you might need and Deborah was even kind enough to call me and let us know that the cabin was available early. It was fun watching the inlet fill below the house at high tide and slowly drain at low tide. A great place to just hang out and breathe.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Skep & Skein, Iron Rabbit, Tug Boat Annie's
Nearest Ferry
140 Miles
Anacortes Ferry to San Juan's & Canada
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrak, Olympia-Lacey station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 101 w/ access to Interstate 5
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Vic's Pizzaria
Nearest Beach
Butler Cove / Budd Bay right out in front
Car: recommended

Cottage is located on Butler Cove, a tidal saltwater cove off Budd Bay in south Puget Sound. Nestled in a wooded area, the cottage is less than 5 minutes from The Evergreen State College and only 10 minutes from the State Capitol and downtown Olympia. Butler Cove is a tidal area that empties to a stream at low tide and fills to the bulkhead at high tide.

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Rates & Availability

Eld Inlet Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 5 2016
1 night minimum stay
$140
$850
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$130
$800
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.7%

One night only stays incur a $25 cleaning fee.
Two night minimum stay for TESC graduation in June, and major holidays (New Years, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas). 2016 Summer rates are $140 night, $850 week with a MAXIMUM STAY OF TWO WEEKS (to allow for annually returning guests). 2015-16 fall, winter, spring rates are $130 night, $800 week, $1,900 monthly. Legislative discount of $1,700 during leg. session ($200 discount).

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Amenities

Eld Inlet Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1052 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Plenty of towels. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash provided. Hairdryer. Band-Aids and basic first aid supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • Master has Queen bed (new 1/2015) and view of water from all windows. Walk in closet, also with water view. Built in mahogany cabinets in bedroom. Small bedroom has a twin bed. Room for a crib (provided). Queen sized sofa sleeper (new 6/2015) in living room (bedding for sleeper in white bins in small bedroom).
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
Pet Friendly : Pet towels provided so you can dry off your dog after a swim or walk on the beach. $25 per pet per stay (not day, entire stay) for extra cleaning costs. Safe provided to secure your laptop and other valuables.

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