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Cedars on the Sound: Olympia's Top Rated Home, Private Waterfront on 7+ Acres

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Gorgeous views on 7.7 acres of forest and waterfront - very private and peaceful

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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“Cedars on the Sound” – Private waterfront home on 7.7 acres, serene forest walks, bountiful wildlife, minutes from Olympia. Relax and reconnect in comfort while surrounded by breathtaking views.

Be sure to check out our video! Just click on the video tab at the top of this page, it will give you a very good idea of the Cedars on the Sound experience.

Imagine yourself just minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown, yet completely in nature with hardly a neighbor in sight! Private waterfront and forest for just you and your loved ones. There are other waterfront rentals in Olympia, but many have neighbors right next door; our property is exceedingly private, allowing you to relax and reconnect. The best of both worlds: the serenity of nature and the comfort of a well-appointed home.

Take a walk in the forest, relax in the sunroom as you sip your morning coffee or evening glass of wine, watch a movie, play a board game on the coffee table, grill up oysters you collected from just in front of the house....you can live this Northwest dream lifestyle!

This is a wildlife enthusiast’s dream! We have a journal of daily wildlife sightings on and around the property starting in 1990. They include: seals, otters, ducks, eagles, gulls, deer, raccoon and many more. Come see for yourself!

Your comfort is our number one priority. Our home has new beds and high quality linens and towels. The kitchen is fully stocked and the outdoor grill is ready for a BBQ. Our home is immaculate and we use only natural cleaning products (for the good of the environment as well as our guests with allergies). If you need to work, there is an office as well as very fast wireless internet for your convenience.

We are very accessible! We have just updated the bathrooms to include new ADA accessible toilets. The entire home is on one level. There are no stairs inside the home and there is a ramp from the driveway to the front door. There are stairs to the back patio, but they can be avoided by walking on the path around the house.

We are family friendly! One of the bedrooms features two twin beds and little ones can play or sleep in our play yard (portable crib). We have a high chair and children's plates, cups and 'silverware' that are BPA-free. There are plug covers in the main living areas and the only stairs are outside, down to the patio - great for the kids! We have lots of kid-friendly movies, games, puzzles, and books. Also, the backyard has a low fence (which does not obstruct the view) surrounding 1/4 acre so you can rest assured the little ones are close while you relax together outside.

2.5 miles to the local grocery market, bar, restaurant, and coffee spot
4 miles from Frye Cove County Park
9 miles from downtown Olympia
9 miles from Evergreen College
9 miles from Little Creek Casino
10 miles to the famous Olympia Farmers' Market
19 miles to Cabela's (outdoor sports store)
63 miles from SeaTac Airport
70 miles from Seattle
120 miles from Portland, Oregon

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
-Your reservation will be secured when your 50% non-refundable booking deposit and signed rental agreement have been received. Dates will remain open to other renters until we receive your deposit and signed rental agreement. If you would like to avoid paying credit card fees, we offer echeck payment which is just like paying with a paper check but done over the secure VRBO/Homeaway server. All payments are done online using the secure server and we never see your financial information.

Keywords: Cedars on the Sound, Northwest dream lifestyle, Puget Sound, Olympia, waterfront, forest, house, private, tranquil, secluded, 3 acre oyster bed, 5 acres of private forest, wildlife, bird watching, 3 bedroom, family friendly, beautiful, nature, ferns, beach, views, boat, fishing, rowboat

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1644 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years and older, please. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            For the little ones, we have a play yard for sleeping and playing, as well as a high chair and BPA-free plates, cups, and 'silverware'. For the bigger ones, you will find our home to be a great place to play games, explore the forest, collect shells, watch movies and reconnect with your children. Of course, every teenager will be thrilled to know we have wifi (which we can turn off if you prefer)....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Our home is on one level and there are only a few stairs down to the patio (which can be avoided by walking around the house), so it is quite accessible. Both showers are tub/shower combos. Please inquire if you have specific questions about accessibility....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            For the well-being of all our guests, please smoke outside. There are three covered outdoor areas in case of inclement weather....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            For the well-being of our guests with allergies (like me!), please leave your pets at home. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Master bedroom: 1 queen

            Gorgeous private views of the cove and forest, attached bath...moreless

          • Queen guest bedroom: 1 queen

            Gorgeous private views of the cove and forest...moreless

          • Portable baby crib: 1 baby crib

            This play yard/portable crib can be placed in any room....moreless

          • Comfortable single-bed foldout in the master : 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Our aunt calls this foldout 'surprisingly comfortable!'...moreless

          • Guest bedroom: Two single beds (beds do not push together): 2 twin/ single

            Gorgeous private views of the forest. Work desk....moreless

          • All brand-name beds. Pillows and linens are high-quality. Master bedroom has a large walk-through closet and a skylight over the bed so you can stargaze at night - don't worry there is a blind to shut out the light so you can sleep in! We have a play yard for sleeping and playing, as well as a high chair and BPA-free plates, cups, and 'silverware'. Sheet and blanket provided for the play yard. Extra blankets in the linen closet. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Double sinks, gorgeous cove view, can be made private...moreless

          • Guest Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • We provide high-quality towels for each guest. Please bring your own toiletries including shampoo, conditioner and body wash. ...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 7.7 acres - 3 of which are plentiful oyster and clam beds. Feel free to collect and eat them (fishing license required) during your stay! Nearly 5 acres of lush dense forest to explore. Lots of wildlife and a small creek make exploring the forest a real treat! SUNROOM! Relax and enjoy the view of the Puget Sound from our gorgeous sunroom! Our home is completely private and no neighbors are visible from the home (except one home way on the other side of the cove, but it is just barely visible and is quite far). ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Books and magazines, also a variety of children's books...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Lots of games and puzzles - Scrabble, Apples-to-Apples, cards, dominoes, Catch Phrase, etc...moreless

              • Music Library:

                We have quite a few CDs, but feel free to bring your own. There is also an iHome speaker system/charger/alarm clock where you can plug in your iPod or iPhone....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                New flatscreen TVs in the living room and bedroom. Satellite TV. If you prefer, we can turn this off during your stay....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                Kids' movies, action, light romance - DVDs and VHS. ...moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Horseshoes
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach View
              • Beachfront
              • Mountain View:

                Peak-a-boo view of Mount Rainier...moreless

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront:

                We are right on the edge of the Puget Sound; ocean water that comes all the way from the Pacific! The tides in our cove are dramatic, especially in summer. The cove empties and fills twice daily....moreless

              • Water View:

                Gorgeous, private view of Young Cove out one side of the house and lush, dense temperate rainforest views throughout the home. Truly the Northwest dream life!...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Open concept dining area so you can all be together. Gorgeous views of the cove and forest make you feel like you are dining outdoors!...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Each room has its own heater so everyone can set the temperature to their liking. ...moreless

              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Brand new high-quality linens on every bed. All linens, pillow protectors and mattress protectors cleaned with pH neutral detergent after each guest. ...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Open concept living/dining/kitchen area so you can all be together. ...moreless

              • Parking:

                We have outside parking for 4 cars, no garage access. ...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                It would be a bit tight, but manageable. ...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Free unlimited local calls. Local phone books available. Bring a phone card or your mobile phone for long-distance calls....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Plush high-quality towels provided for each guest...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                A small amount of detergent is available for your to use. ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Free unlimited wireless (password provided upon arrival). Plug-in also available. If you prefer, we can turn this off during your stay. The wireless is fast enough to stream video with no problem. ...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Cozy up to this new wood-burning stove! Firelogs provided....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Coffee maker (first morning's coffee provided), toaster, blender, ICE CREAM MAKER, bread maker, small crock pot....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                All brand new plates, pots and pans (stainless steel and non-stick), glassware, silverware, etc. Fully stocked and ready to go! Plenty of serving bowls and platters. ...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                A large and bright kitchen, fully stocked so you can make memorable meals....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                A few basic items like salt, pepper, sugar. ...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Boat:

                Small rowboat named the 'Betty Lou' available (must sign waiver), some life vests, fishing poles and tackle available. ...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Sturdy patio furniture that seats up to 8. An excellent place to spend a summer afternoon with loved ones. ...moreless

              • Golf:

                Nearby golf course at the casino. Driving range 2 minutes from the house. ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill:

                Propane grill; two tanks available so you never run out....moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Winter Holiday Rates
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              6 night min stay
              $245
              $1,470
              Regular season
              Jan 5 - Apr 30, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $195
              $1,170
              High Season
              May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
              6 night min stay
              $245
              $1,470
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $195
              $1,170

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Cleaning $95 + tax
              • Tax Rate 7.9%

              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 12/19/2014
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              Location

              63 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Seattle
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Character's Corner
              30 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Steilacoom
              9 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Little Creek Casino golf course
              19 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Olympia/Tumwater station
              2 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Highway 101
              2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Character's Corner
              Olympia
              Nearest Beach
              In front of the house

              Car: Recommended

              Use our rowboat and fishing poles to go fishing and explore the cove in front of the house. Take a tour of Eld Inlet in our little rowboat, 'The Betty Lou.' Excellent bird-watching onsite. We have a daily journal chronicling wildlife activity on the property since 1990! We are very close to downtown Olympia - only 10 minutes! Lots to do and see in Olympia, our state capital! Great restaurants, shopping, parks, hiking, fishing, and more! We have an inclusive welcome book with suggestions for restaurants, activities and services in and around the area. You could come for weeks and do something different every day! We live here in Olympia and can help advise you on the best local places. We have a large welcome book full of menus, brochures and insights to help make your trip comfortable, fun, and memorable!

               

              Owner info

              About the owner: We are local owners and manage every aspect of the property ourselves. We live just up the road, so if you need anything during your stay, we can be there in no time to help you. We know lots of great local spots: restaurants, walks, shopping, outdoor activities & lots more. Just let us know if you need anything!

              Why the Owner Chose Olympia:
              We love living in the Northwest! We have lived in Wisconsin, Malaysia, California, China, but nowhere is better than Olympia, WA! We had moved around a lot for our jobs and finally decided we wanted to find the perfect place to live: temperate climate, near the water with great natural beauty. We toured around the Northwest and as soon as we came to Olympia, we knew this was home. Olympia is great because it has all the amenities of a city, but you can jump on the highway and be in nature in no time. When this property became available, we could not resist the 500 feet of waterfront on almost 8 acres, 3 acres of oysterbeds and almost 5 acres of private forest. We were sold! This home is only 5 miles from our primary home, but it feels like a world away. The feeling we get when we turn down the wooded drive is unmatched. The sense of relaxation and calm as we look out on the cove beats any other vacation spot we have ever visited. We are still amazed we can watch the cormorants flying in to roost for the night in the trees in front of the cove, then just a few minutes later be right downtown having a great meal in one of Olympia's many fantastic and unique restaurants.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We are one of the most quiet vacation rental homes in Olympia. Our nearest neighbor is acres away. Other rental properties in Olympia have neighbors; just look on their maps - neighbors RIGHT next door! Who wants to go on vacation and listen to the people next door? Escape to Cedars on the Sound - tranquility and luxury on 7.7 private acres for just you and your loved ones. Each season brings something special. Summers here are, to many people's surprise, extremely pleasant. While the rest of the country is sweltering in the heat, our average temperature is in the high 70s with very little if any rain. The weather is perfect for sitting out on our patio and grilling up some burgers or throwing on some oysters from the cove with a little butter and lemon....yum! The tides are very dramatic in the summer and it is great to sit outside and watch as the cove empties and fills twice a day. The autumn brings amazing fall colors. Our property has so many trees and the changes are spectacular. In particular, the Japanese maples turn incredible hues of yellow, orange and red. The winter is a great time to fire up the wood stove and cuddle up in the sunroom with a great book and escape the world outside. We do get an occasional snow dusting, turning our forest into a winter wonderland. The spring brings our gorgeous rhododendrons into full bloom. The birds return and the forest and cove are teeming with wildlife.


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              • Gorgeous views on 7.7 acres of forest and waterfront - very private and peaceful

                Gorgeous views on 7.7 acres of forest and waterfront - very private and peaceful

              • A tranquil home where you can relax, reconnect, and create lasting memories.

                A tranquil home where you can relax, reconnect, and create lasting memories.

              • Explore the cove on our little rowboat, named The Betty Lou!

                Explore the cove on our little rowboat, named The Betty Lou!

              • Thousands of ferns and giant trees give you a real feeling of being in nature.

                Thousands of ferns and giant trees give you a real feeling of being in nature.

              • Very accessible home - all on one level, ramp from driveway, no stairs inside.

                Very accessible home - all on one level, ramp from driveway, no stairs inside.

              • Everything you need to make great meals in this bright, well-stocked kitchen.

                Everything you need to make great meals in this bright, well-stocked kitchen.

              • Open-concept kitchen, dining, living room allow you to be together comfortably.

                Open-concept kitchen, dining, living room allow you to be together comfortably.

              • Wood stove, games, movies, books, sound system, flatscreen TV - lots to do!

                Wood stove, games, movies, books, sound system, flatscreen TV - lots to do!

              • 2 bathrooms; guest pictured here. All toilets have recently been upgraded to ADA

                2 bathrooms; guest pictured here. All toilets have recently been upgraded to ADA

              • Large master suite with attached bath and walkthrough closet.

                Large master suite with attached bath and walkthrough closet.

              • Twin bedroom can also be used as an office. We have very fast wireless internet.

                Twin bedroom can also be used as an office. We have very fast wireless internet.

              • Our personal touches and attention to detail will help you feel right at home.

                Our personal touches and attention to detail will help you feel right at home.

              • Relax and reconnect at Cedars on the Sound! Imagine yourself here!

                Relax and reconnect at Cedars on the Sound! Imagine yourself here!

              • Majestic Mt. Rainier - view from the rowboat in the cove in front of the house.

                Majestic Mt. Rainier - view from the rowboat in the cove in front of the house.

              • Nestled in the forest! Dramatic tides fill and empty the cove twice daily.

                Nestled in the forest! Dramatic tides fill and empty the cove twice daily.

              • Host a memorable BBQ or a dinner party right on the water!

                Host a memorable BBQ or a dinner party right on the water!

              • Large, immaculate kitchen. Wow, the views from the bump-out window are amazing!

                Large, immaculate kitchen. Wow, the views from the bump-out window are amazing!

              • Plenty of high-quality stainless steel pots/pans as well as non-stick skillets

                Plenty of high-quality stainless steel pots/pans as well as non-stick skillets

              • Big flatscreen TV extends out or lies flat to reveal splendid private views.

                Big flatscreen TV extends out or lies flat to reveal splendid private views.

              • Relax in the sunroom with a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

                Relax in the sunroom with a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

              • Newly remodeled master vanity. Beautiful new glass tile and double sinks.

                Newly remodeled master vanity. Beautiful new glass tile and double sinks.

              • Enjoy the cove views by the day and watch the flatscreen or stargaze at night!

                Enjoy the cove views by the day and watch the flatscreen or stargaze at night!

              • All 3 bedrooms have forest and/or cove views; new high-quality beds and linens.

                All 3 bedrooms have forest and/or cove views; new high-quality beds and linens.

              • Enjoy nature while living in total comfort; the best of both worlds! Relax!

                Enjoy nature while living in total comfort; the best of both worlds! Relax!

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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

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