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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.
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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.
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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
Our home is on one level and there are only a few stairs down to the backyard 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
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
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
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May 1 - Jul 14, 2015
6 night min stay
Jul 15 - Jul 30, 2015
2 night min stay
Jul 31 - Aug 15, 2015
6 night min stay
Aug 16 - Aug 23, 2015
4 night min stay
Aug 24 - Sep 30, 2015
6 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 19, 2015
2 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 30, 2015
5 night min stay
Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
6 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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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!
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 property is just right down the road 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.
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.
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.
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.
Open-concept kitchen, dining, living room allow you to be together comfortably.
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
Large master suite with attached bath and walkthrough closet.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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