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Heart of Olympia in Downtown -Walkability to All Cafes & Shopping

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Last updated: 08/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Olympia apartment description

Short Stay Lodgings is located in urban downtown Olympia walking distance to SWING wine bar and Fishtale Brewery. Short Stay invites you to a hotel experience but in an apartment/condo setting. 910 is our upstairs and 912 is downstairs. Our private two bedroom fully furnished downtown apartments are perfect overnight short or extended stay hotel solutions for business, transition, or vacation travel. Book your reservations by day, week, or month.
We have recently added our West Side Guest House which is operated much like a Bed and Breakfast but you have access to the kitchen for extended stays. There are three unique bedrooms which you can book individually or the whole house.
The West side Guest Home is in very nice quiet neighborhood has private bedrooms for rent. Each nicely appointed Guest room has it's own lock and key and is furnished with a queen bed and is appropriate for one or two guests. This home is a new version of the rooming guest house for travelers of olden days. It is available by the week or by the month for up to four months. It is basically a Bed and Breakfast but you make the breakfast.
We have a full time manager who lives in the downstairs studio. The home is cleaned daily and weekly as needed.
The kitchen is shared with other guests and so is the bathroom.
Around the corner is a neighborhood favorite cafe open for breakfast and lunch with organic food and latte's. The Westside Olympia Co-op is only a two block walk for fresh local organic vegetables every day.
The home is on a bus line with easy access to both The State Capitol, downtown, TESC, and the mall. There is also plenty of parking. The setting is park like with an outdoor deck overlooking the large private fenced yard with big trees.
This is a shared home with a living room, dining room, recreation room, fully loaded kitchen including wine glasses and coffee grinder. Large screen TV with all cable and HBO is in the living room. FREE Wireless Internet is through out the home.
This is a smoke free home, no pets, and guests must be 18 years or older.
This property does have steps. It is appropriate for travelers, legislature, mature families, and other short term business trips to Olympia. Prices based on per room rental. Please call or e-mail for discounts available on rental of all three bedrooms.
Rent one room or reserve all three available bedrooms.
Room type: Private room
Short Stay Lodgings offers a variety of choices of either private two bedroom apartments or more affordable individual guest rooms.

We are your healthy 'Home Away From Home' and use eco-friendly products to clean and polish. We provide all cotton towels and linens. Other green features include walk-ability to all downtown amenities. We have gardens, deck, barbecue, and additional private fenced side yard. We also offer additional space for reunions or other special events. Private catering Available. Please call if you have a small event you would like to have on the property. We also can provide bicycles and helmets for $1 per day upon request. We are striving to become greener in every way.

Short Stay in Olympia Wa. offers two deluxe downtown two bedroom apartments. Each Boutique apartment in the heart of downtown Olympia has 1100 sq ft. with two bedrooms and is a fully furnished lodging in the core business district of the State Capitol available by day, week, or month. . Short Stay Lodgings is A short walk to Washington Center for Performing Arts, Capitol theater, Harlequin Productions, shopping, synagogue, churches, and a drop-in yoga facility, cafe's, restaurants, art galleries, Fish Tale Micro-Brewery, public library, full service copy and print shop, Olympia Farmer's Market, Hands-on Children's Museum, and of course The State Capitol Building. Most of Olympia's amenities are within just a few blocks. We are only about 10 minutes to The Evergreen State College and many families from TESC stay with us when coming to Olympia.

We are fast becoming the family favorite by providing extra bedrooms for visiting aunts and uncles, and especially grandparents. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything from coffee maker to popcorn maker.

Each unit at Short Stay is 1100 square feet of privacy, convenience, and comfort including a washer and dryer and dishwasher. (No pets here - allergy free - organic cleaning only)

We can also provide meeting space for groups of up to twelve people upon request. This works very well for Board meetings when members are coming from Portland and Seattle. Olympia is South Sound's central hub. Catering is also available. Please make inquiries with our events coordinator. We have garden and outdoor living space with a barbeque.

Short Stay Lodgings offers all the amenities of a private home from by day, week, or month in the downtown Olympia Core district. It is quiet and private. Excellent for business, family, and vacations. Monthly rentals please call office for details.

Our fully furnished boutique rentals are 'Your Home Away From Home!'

Read our reviews for the favorite clean, quiet, private, and convenient apartment rental in downtown.

A Boutique extended stay vacation rental hotel in downtown Olympia Washington. Fully furnished two bedroom apartments. Free Internet, Free HBO, Washer/Dryer in Units,Walk to Capitol, Farmer's Market, and the waterfront including all boutiques and cafes, secure, private. Green cleaning!

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage
          • Private Chef


          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No pets in Unit 910 upstairs. Service pets please call. Additional fee applies....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            You must be 18 years or older to rent this space....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We have toys and books and cable with Disney!...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This is a totally smoke free environment....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Please call for specifics. Unit 912 only...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 912B: 1 queen

            Queen Bed in second bedroom in 912 -Main Floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 912A: 1 queen

            Queen Bed in Bedroom in 912 on Main Floor...moreless

          • Leather Sleeper 910: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            910 Living Room- Upper Floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 910A: 1 queen

            One of two bedrooms in 910- upper floor...moreless

          • Bedroom 910B: 1 queen

            Second Bedroom in 910- upper floor...moreless

          • Living Room Full Sleepers 912: 2 double

            Two separate Leather Full Sleepers in 912- Main floor apt....moreless

          • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

            Guest House- Oak room...moreless

          • Bedroom 8: 1 queen

            Guest House - Cedar Room...moreless

          • Bedroom 9: 1 double

            Guest House - Fir Room...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) Two in each unit -Unit 910 is upstairs and has A queen bed in each bedroom and a luxurious queen sleeper in the living room. Unit 912, on the main floor, has A queen bed in each bedroom and a full sleeper sofa in the living room. Additional aero-beds are available for additional sleeping space and a travel crib is also available upon request., Twin or Single Beds (1) The living room in Unit 912 has a queen sleeper. and unit 910 has a queen sleeper in the living room. Additional Twin available on request., Child Beds (1) We also have a queen blow up mattress and a twin blow up mattress available on request. Travel Crib and High Chair available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) As per requests-YES, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fine Leather Queen sleeper sofa in living room Bedrooms #7 Oak, #8 Cedar, #9 Fir are located in the guest house and may be booked individually....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 910: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Full bathroom in with water pik shower massage in 910...moreless

          • Bathroom 912: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom on Main Floor in 912...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

            Full Bathroom in Guest house...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Please let us know if you would like any catered meals. We have a good relationship with many of our local restaurants. We also cater for meetings and special events such as weddings in our gardens. Lela the Chef is available for custom dinner engagements. Book Early for Lela....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchens in both units are fully equipped with a full refrigerator and stove and dishwasher. Microwave, Blender, coffee maker, spices, toaster....the works! The upstairs is an eat-in kitchen with sitting for six and downstairs is slightly smaller and will seat 4 comfortably....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Fully loaded place settings for six including wine glasses. Stainless steel pots and pans, platters, and serving dishes, coffee maker, grinder, blender, wine glasses, tea pot, well if you need anything else...let me know!...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            We keep a handful of herbs and spices, salt & pepper, tea, coffee, brown sugar, hot chocolate, and a free gift basket with goodies to enjoy!...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Dishes are seating for 6-8 with glass dinnerware, wine glasses, cloth napkins, silverware, sharp knives for cooking, etc. etc. etc....moreless

          • Oven:

            Full Oven - Great for cooking family meals at your 'Home Away from Home'...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Sure we have one including organic coffee beans and coffee grinder....moreless

          • Dining:

            Full dining room table seating for 4-6 guests...moreless

          • Stove:

            Full Stove and Range in both apartments....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Yes in both apartments...moreless

          • Freezer:

            Part of the Fridge...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full size...moreless

          • Microwave:


          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Toaster
          • Child's Highchair
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Parking:

            See FAQ - Extended stay guests need to book space. $50 per month- Weekends Free, after 5Pm free. We provide quarters for the meter which is $3 for 9 hours...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Inside your private apartment. Dryer Too! No need to take the laundry out when you stay with us. Great for babies and extended stay visitors....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Yoga mat and big living room and exercise channel on Cable. YMCA-two blocks--Indoor Pool-Gym-childcare-Gold's Gym-3 blocks...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Of Course! I doubt you will need it but we have it if you do!...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Full living Room with great leather queen sleeper sofa....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            YES-Free Over night parking and FREE weekends too!...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            100% cotton Sheets, linens, towels, etc....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            In the unit Hair Dryer Clothes Dryer...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Yes and many of them!...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            with Unit 912...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Heating

          Other Amenities

              • Short Stay Lodgings is a green facility. Organic cleaners only are used. 100% cotton towels and linens are included. Generally, this is a particularly good rental for people with allergies. Short Stay also provides a washer and dryer for your convenience in both our units including organic laundry soap. We also share outdoor amenities with the Bed and Breakfast including an organic garden and deck....moreless


              • Video Library:

                Yes a few- Rent from the public library right next door as well! Pay per view on the Cable as well....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                HBO and Starz Too! Over 900 channels including all cable sports channels. On Demand...moreless

              • Television:

                New Flat Screens in both apartments...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Books to read and enjoy!...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • CD Player


              • Wireless Internet:

                There is a small French fold down desk in the living room of both units which creates a great work space with plenty of outlets....moreless

              • Internet:

                FREE Password protected internet and WIFI with a private desk to work....moreless

              • Computer Available:

                Free Excellent Internet and WIFI Includes free HBO-900 channels...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                HBO and over 900 channels...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                YMCA has an indoor heated pool only two blocks from Short Stay...moreless

              • Communal Pool:

                YMCA is two blocks away with indoor pool ...moreless

              • Sauna:

                Upon request for a fee. Please inquire....moreless

              • Heated Pool
              • Indoor Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Golf:

                In the area- Tumwater Valley is quite close and very nice. They also have a full workout facility, tennis, and massage....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Plus an additional deck which overlooks the garden at the neighboring Bed and Breakfast...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                We have two bicycles which you need to request when booking. $1 per day...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Yes in our private fully fenced side yard with table and unbrellas....moreless

              • Balcony:

                Upstairs in 910 we have a small balcony....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Gardens are shared with our neighbor....moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                Covered patio with table and chairs....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Club nearby...moreless

              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas


              • Sports & Activities
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                Walk to our downtown boardwalk and waterfront in about 5-10 minutes. It is just a few blocks as you wander through our downtown cafe's and shops....moreless

              • Village:

                Walk to all downtown restaurants and shops, boardwalk and park, Olympia Farmer's Market, children's Hands -On Museum, WET Museum, State Capitol...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                On a clear day you can see Mt. Rainier from many locations in the heart of downtown Olympia....moreless

              • Monument View:

                Walk to the State Capitol Building and Campus--Walk to our WAterfront Boardwalk ...moreless


              • Cinemas
              • Sight Seeing
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Cycling
              • Racquetball
              • Rock Climbing
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Basketball Court
              • Swimming
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Fishing
              • Skiing
              • Boating
              • Mountain Biking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Walking
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Synagogues
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Forests
              • Rain Forests
              • Water Parks
              • Volcano
              • Winery Tours
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Beachcombing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Mountaineering


              Write a review 4.8
              from 5 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              1 night min stay
              $950 $3,250
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Cleaning fee $75 + tax
              • Tax Rate 10.7%


              Cancellations will be handled on a case by case basis. If we can rebook your room for all dates then only an ADMIN will be charged of 15%. We advise all guests to purchase Travel Insurance to protect themselves against unpredictable circumstances.

              Cancellations must be made at a minimum of 30 days prior to check-in to be considered for any re-imbursement.

              Reservation is confirmed by a 50% deposit. The balance is due 30 days prior to check-in. There is a cleaning fee on all bookings. The most it will ever be on shorter rentals in $75 and on monthly or longer stays $150. All reservations must be paid through through our booking engine. Feel free to call 360-970-6826 for help.

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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              Last updated: 08/26/2014
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              • Washington State Capitol Campus

                "The Olympia State Capitol is one of the most beautiful campus' in the USA. Rose Gardens and..."

              • Priest Point Park

              • Hands On Children's Museum

              • Cafe Vita Coffee Roasting Company

              • Fish Tale Brew Pub

              • Oly Rockfish Grill

              • Yashiro Japanese Garden

              • Darby's Cafe

                "Noisy- Local & Big Portions!"

              • Bread Peddler

                "Pick up a freshly baked Bread or enjoy the french pastries in the friendly cafe.. You can wa..."

              • Capital Mall

                "There is plenty of good shopping including REI and TJ MAX"

              • Oyster House

                "They are rebuilding right now - This is an Olympia ICON on the dock so when it re-opens - do..."

              • Fifth Avenue Sandwich Shop

                "My absolutely favorite sandwich shop. Just around the corner from our Short Stay apartments...."

              • Swing Wine Bar & Cafe

                "Best view and wine tasting in town. Only two blocks from Short Stay."

              • Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Rstrs

                "Our very own coffee roasters-try the tasting room!"

              • Percival Landing Waterfront Park

                "Great walk- Great playground and excellent view on the dock-near Farmer's Market too!"

              • Wagner's Bakery & Cafe

                "Can you say CAKE? Custom order for special events or just go have a Napolean. It is right a..."

              • Anthony's Homeport

                "Best Happy hour on the docks!"

              • Short Stay Lodgings

              • Children's Hands-On Museum

                "Wow- lot's of fun for the whole family. Great for younger children until the new museum ope..."

              • Olympia Farmers Market

                "The second largest Farmer's Market in the Northwest. local crafts and food. Live music. Op..."

              • Bayview Thriftway

                "Have a latte from Dancing Goats and sit in the lovely free eating area on the second floor w..."

              • Fish Tale Brew Pub

                "The local brewery- always packed with the locals!"

              • Swing Wine Bar

                "Wine Bar and Lounge- Excellent Fare with a view of Capitol Lake and the State Capitol. Small..."

              • Swing Wine Bar

                "Wine Bar and Lounge- Excellent Fare with a view of Capitol Lake and the State Capitol. Small..."

              • Swing Wine Bar

                "Wine Bar and Lounge- Excellent Fare with a view of Capitol Lake and the State Capitol. Small..."

              • Swing Wine Bar

                "Wine Bar and Lounge- Excellent Fare with a view of Capitol Lake and the State Capitol. Small..."

              • Swing Wine Bar

                "Wine Bar and Lounge- Excellent Fare with a view of Capitol Lake and the State Capitol. Small..."

              • Starbucks

              45 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Seatac Airport
              65 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Seattle to Victoria
              4 Miles
              Nearest Train
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              3 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Hood Canal
              130 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Mt Rainier
              1 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Tumwater Valley
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Swing Wine Bar, Meconi's,Wagner's Bakery, walkable

              Car: Recommended


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2007

              About the owner: This photo is at a Senior Co-Housing workshop in Neveda City California. Spending a weekend with Chuck Durrett (Author of Senior Co-Housing) has changed my direction significantly. I plan on facilitating Senior Co-Housing Workshops in the Puget Sound Region as an alternative for aging in place. I Have lived in Olympia since 1983 and graduated TESC in 1983. I am an artist and a writer and a realtor. I love sailing, reading, cinema, and dogs and dogs who love sailing. I love the downtown for all the arts and restaurants and used book stores. Olympia has much to offer and supported all my business enterprises from the beginning. Other businesses I have owned and oeperated since I moved here. Lightwing airbrush clothing Company, 1st Expresso cart in Olympia at the Farmer's Market, Jinjor, Jaguar Crafts. i have been a member of Zonta, Chamber, VCB, Procession of the Species, Olympia Downtown Association, Past President of Northwest Eco-Building Guild, and presently practice Real Estate with Green Village Realty promoting sustainable development.

              Why the Owner Chose Olympia:
              I owned JINJOR a Woman's Clothing Boutique in downtown Olympia for about 20 years. I catered to many woman who were dressing for special occasions and they were always asking me for a place their families could come for a week or more that had a full kitchen. I like the Olympia core downtown because it has so much to offer of old world charm. I have always enjoyed walking or biking to the waterfront or the downtown boutiques and cafe's. 910 Franklin seemed like the perfect spot. Europeans seem to particularly appreciate the elegant and functional decor. It is a clean, quiet, and comfortable place to retreat in the heart of downtown Olympia.

              The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
              Walkability! There is a lovely deck to sit and have lunch or tea in the afternoon. It is a painter's paradise because of the color. The library is next door, the Farmer's Market, The Evergreen State College, the State Capitol, and all the shopping and cafe's are within walking distance.

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              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Bedroom in 912- Queen Bed

                Bedroom in 912- Queen Bed

              • Full Kitchen in 912-Washer & Dryer hiding behind curtain

                Full Kitchen in 912-Washer & Dryer hiding behind curtain

              • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

                Master Bedroom with Queen Bed

              • Zen Bathroom

                Zen Bathroom

              • Living Room with new leather queen sleeper sofa

                Living Room with new leather queen sleeper sofa

              • Back Entry and private patio for 912

                Back Entry and private patio for 912

              • Deck overlooking yard and garden

                Deck overlooking yard and garden

              • Short Stay Lodgings from the street view

                Short Stay Lodgings from the street view

              • Second bedroom in 910 upstairs apt-very quiet with plenty of light.

                Second bedroom in 910 upstairs apt-very quiet with plenty of light.

              • Very Clean Full Bathroom in 910

                Very Clean Full Bathroom in 910

              • Bedroom in 912-

                Bedroom in 912-

              • French Desk - Free WIFI and a comfortable place to work.

                French Desk - Free WIFI and a comfortable place to work.

              • Private acoustic concert in the yard with Riley and Maloney-over 100 guests attended dinner and a concert!

                Private acoustic concert in the yard with Riley and Maloney-over 100 guests attended dinner and a concert!

              • Beautiful Gardens and Yard- View from our deck

                Beautiful Gardens and Yard- View from our deck

              • A Great Place for a Picnic Lunch

                A Great Place for a Picnic Lunch

              • there is a nice small deck for morning coffee upstairs.

                there is a nice small deck for morning coffee upstairs.

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              Date last modified - Tuesday, July 01, 2014

              $189 per night (USD)

              7 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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