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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.
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Master has Queen bed 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 futon in living room (bedding for futon in master bedroom closet)....moreless
Plenty of towels. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash provided. Hairdryer. Band-Aids and basic first aid supplies....moreless
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....moreless
Large collection of Disney and other family movies, plus some PG rated action and adventure and romance films, on both VHS and DVD....moreless
Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
Nested at the base of a wooded acre lot, adjacent to a forested ravine, across a single lane curvy road from a 8 acre greenbelt hillside, you will feel that you are miles away from society. However, you are really only .5 miles from Cooper Pt. Rd, a major arterial, and only barely 3 miles from Hyw 101 and Interstate 5....moreless
Saltwater tidal cove with year round creek (Butlers Creek). At higher tides, swim, kayak, got out in the row boat provided. At low tide, beach comb. View of Budd Bay, which is the southern portion of Puget Sound....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Loving water and forest views from dining room. Placemats, table clothes provided (also table clothes for outdoor picnic table)....moreless
Winter - Spring `15 Jan 1 - May 22, 2015 1 night min stay
Summer `15 May 23 - Sep 4, 2015 1 night min stay
Fall ` 15 Sep 5 - Dec 31, 2015 1 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$25 + tax
One night only cleaniing$25 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
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). 2014 rates are $110 night, $680 week, $1,885 monthly for Fall, Winter, Spring. Summer rates are $120 night, $780 week with a maximum stay during summer of 2 weeks (to allow for annually returning guests).
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1982
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Olympia: 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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: 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.