About the property
- Estate4000 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum StayNone
Beautiful Estate on Horse Ranch, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Games! (Sleeps 2-25)
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Please note: Rates quoted using the instant quote option are intended for regular vacation rental use. Quoted rates allow a 4pm check in and 11 am checkout. Wedding and Event rates posted below are day rates allow for a 12pm check in and 12am check out. Lodging may be added on for an additional fee.
All guests, day time or overnight, must be pre registered with the office 48 hours prior to check in. Rates quoted apply to day time and overnight guests. No parties or events including more than contracted head count allowed. Event fees will be charged in addition to a $500 non compliance fee.
You may have noticed a significant price drop in our rates. In an effort to stay competitive, we have altered our rates for lower numbers of guests to reflect a growing need for smaller groups. We used to charge for 10 guests even if you only had 5. It made sense when all of our groups were 10 or more, but we are seeing an increased demand for 9 or fewer and didn't want to charge you for rooms you don't need.
Available to rent for gatherings, retreats, weddings, events, reunions, big and small!
What makes the Manor great is the ability to accommodate family and friends overnight so that your wedding day becomes a very special wedding weekend. Rates and more details at LoveTheManor.Com
The Manor at South Bay offers a serene getaway to the country. Equestrian property provides peaceful surroundings of lilacs, green rolling pastures, walking trails, and wildlife, all just 6 minutes from I-5.
The house sits high on a hill and offers convenience and relative privacy. (A note about privacy can be found at the end of this description)
The Manor at South Bay is a 4 story, 4000 sf remodeled 1920's farm house located on 35 acres of pasture and trees, one mile from the Puget Sound waterfront and less than 10 minutes from historic downtown Olympia.
The remodel was done in 2005, and resulted in the addition of a large Master Suite, expanded kitchen, and other modern conveniences, however the Manor's roots is as a modest Farm House and accomodates families well, and is not too fancy for children.
Kitchen: For the culinary artists, you will love the large kitchen with double ovens, island, side by side sub zero fridge, two microwaves, 3 sinks and a modest selection of spices to use in preparing your own meals. We provide no food service.
Master: Large Master suite is almost completely windows on 3 sides, providing views of horses grazing in the pastures (seasonally), cherry trees, and Mt. Rainier. Master Bath includes two sinks and huge walk in double shower. Large HDTV plasma tv with DirecTV and DVD library also in Master. Pillowtop CA King Bed is as comfy as they come, and dressed in 800+ count egyptian cotton sheets, and you will never want to leave. Recently added a second King Size bed to this room.
Rooms: In addition to the Master, there is a very large bedroom with a twin bed with memory foam mattress, a full size bed with pillow top mattress, and a Queen size bed with pillowtop. The third bedroom has a full size Antique iron bed with a memory foam topper. All of the above mentioned rooms are on the second floor. On the first floor, there is a smaller bedroom with a bunk bed, twin over full and a twin size roll away. Adjacent to this room is the library, where there is a very comfy Full Size pull out sofa. There is ample room all over the house to set up airbeds. We can provide 11 for no extra charge.
Back Patio: The best year round feature of the patio is the huge commercial grade hot tub! Always hot and ready to relax and soothe our guests. A close second to the hot tub is a fully functional BBQ and kitchen area, complete with 2 sinks, burners, and HUGE Lynx barbecue. There is also a crystal clear 100' lap pool (available Summer only), all surrounded by gorgeous, massive river rock wall.
Living Room: Floor to (vaulted) ceiling stunning river rock fireplace, 60' flat screen t.v. with DVD library and DirecTV, 3 large leather couches to accommodate large groups, (10 fold out chairs also available) ,heated slate floor, open beamed ceilings and ample windows set the scene for the perfect Pacific NW retreat.
Library: Gorgeous original wood floors and white brick fireplace with elegant mantle, well lit sitting area overlooks manicured grounds and horse pastures. Two extremely comfortable overstuffed chairs, the library is well stocked with literary classics and a stereo with ample classical music CDs for complete relaxation.
For the Equestrian Traveler: For those with horse interest, we offer a lovely cross country jump field, outdoor arena, riding trails, and stadium jumps all on site. You may also schedule a riding lesson in advance of your arrival, however there is a 200lb weight limit. We have one horse who can carry 215 lbs., and we will only serve 4 riders at a time for safety reasons. We have horses for complete beginners as well as the seasoned competitor.
POLO PACKAGES! Your entire group can experience polo from the back of a polo pony from polo pro Ernie Darquea. See our site PoniesandPolo.Com to see different options, from a Wine and Women girls getaway to Polo Tours to the local polo club. Contact us for more info.
Additional Amenities: Grass Volleyball court, 1 acre landscaped by famous arborist, Walking trails where deer, hawks, and eagles are frequent, Amazing Air Conditioning, horses available for riding (200lb weight limit), ping pong, foosball, basketball, tetherball.
Meals: The kitchen at The Manor is a chef's dream. We provide a large selection of pots/pans, and various cooking equipment if you would like to prepare your own meals.
Privacy, Continued: The property is home to about 20 horses, mostly rescues, and a riding academy. It is not only a working horse farm, but also requires maintenance to keep it in tip top shape for renters. There is pool/spa maintenance daily around 11 am to maintain healthy chemical levels in each, once a week lawn mowing at a reasonable hour and not during any event you have planned, Portapotties that are present during the summer months are serviced each Wed. morning, and the dumpster will be dumped each Monday around 8am.
Within 7 miles:
2nd Largest Farmers Market in WA
Waterfront Pier and public water fountain
Waterfront seafood restaurants with outdoor seating
Quaint dining at The Mark and Swing Wine Bar
Property is adjacent to Chehalis Western Trail, awesome for biking, walking, rollerblading, and horses
Antiques district in downtown Oly
Kayak rentals at Tugboat Annies
Capitol building and rotunda, with many war memorials and tributes
Within 30 miles:
Tacoma historical district, Antiques galore
Ruston Way, waterfront park and 5 mile hike.
The Lobster Shop
Wild Waves Waterpark
Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark
Vashon Island, Ferry Landing
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium (ZooLights at Christmas!)
Within 55 miles
Seattle Space Needle
Pacific Science Center
EMP Experience Music Project
Pike Place Market
It is a short 10 minute drive to the Amtrak Train station in Olympia. Amtrak stops in Tacoma and Seattle, and traveling by train is a relaxing, fun way to get where you want to go.
Keywords: Manor, Retreat, Farmhouse, Pool, Estate, Country House.
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- Apr 17, 2018
Born and raised in Olympia, and after exploring the world, I have returned to make it my home. Along with my husband, I raise, train, sell polo ponies and teach other's the sport. The farm is home to 10 polo ponies, as well as rescue horses and horses we use in our riding lesson program.
Chaz purchased this Estate in 2007
Why Chaz chose Lacey
The property serves families and groups very well. It offers something for everyone, whether you want to hold a wine tasting, girls weekend, prayer group, wedding, or baby shower, it is spacious, and offers backdrops of nature or up to date decor in a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. One of the things I love about this house is that it is a peaceful sanctuary, making you feel miles away from the rat race, yet so very close to the uber colorful and artistic waterfront city of Olympia. I was born in Olympia, so if you need any recommendations during your stay, don't hesitate to ask me!
What makes this Estate unique
I absolutely love coming home, no matter where I have been. The serenity of being surrounded by the majestic Mt. Rainier, horses grazing in the rolling pastures, waking up to neighing and whinnies, the smells of lilac, apples, Rosemary...every season has its unique scents! The manor is cozy personified, yet elegant and so very comfortable. I love curling up with a book and cup of tea in the overstuffed library chair on those cold winter evenings....the crackle of the fireplace is one of my favorite sounds. I could go on and on about what I love about being at the Manor, but why bore you. Come see for yourself. I'm certain it will quickly become your home away from home.
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Lovely stay at a lovely house
Our gaming group had a cozy visit at this relaxing farm. There was plenty of room and privacy for those that wanted it, as well as plenty of space for great gaming. We also enjoyed being amongst the animals!
The place is a bargain for the number of people that the place easily accommodates.
Misti was great whenever we had an issue. It took that first evening to understand what worked and how. Once we were set up it was great. (Tile floors are heated but that info isn’t in your house arrival info, & it takes awhile to warm up. Ice machine doesn’t work, but Misti nicely brought us a bag of ice. TV and stereo system needed explaining, but she got it figured out for us.)
The photos make the place more polished looking than it is. But that was fine. Made it more livable and user friendly. We all wished that there were more table and floor lamps in both sitting rooms, for games, reading and puzzles... Be sure to top off the hot tub after every use, or it trips it off and then you have to wait for temperature to come back up.
The kitchen is very well equipped. Belgian waffle maker was fun to use. We did lots of cooking and baking. It rained the whole time, so we were pretty much house bound. Never got to find the biking/walking trail. But we used the air hockey table and foos ball table, enjoyed seeing the pigs and horses. Had a great stay. Thank you!
Perfect Teen Birthday Party Spot
This is the gorgeous farmhouse vacation rental that is on the same property as my daughters weeklong summer camp. We have admired it from the outside for years and were ecstatic when we found out it was available to rent for parties. We rented it for the weekend for my daughter and her best friend's combined birthday party. It was the best time ever. The house is huge and full of charm. My mom and I collect antiques and we were amazed actually at the beautiful antiques and decor in this home. The deck and pool are huge and the kids had a great time. We made full use of the outdoor kitchen/barbecue, pool, hot tub and the kids used the deck for dancing on Saturday night. We only paid $600 per night for about 20 kids. For all that came with the property, we felt it was an excellent value. There are games like ping-pong air hockey, there is a volleyball court, horses, chickens, plenty of space for them to run and play, and then the beautiful deck that I already mentioned. My daughter said it was like a fairytale waking up to horses at her window. If you love the country and the charm of a 100 year old well-kept farmhouse, you will love the Manor.
All Around Great Place, Awesome for Our Large Group
We arrived tired and irritable after a long flight from the East Coast, rental car woes, and kids who needed naps. We weren't in very good spirits and just needed to chill. There were a few things we needed and the owner, Misti, was so sweet and helpful getting us settled. She was just a doll, and we could tell right away that she took our comfort seriously. We felt bad for being so grumbly but she understood and didn't take offense. She was quick to point out one deck chair that had a 1" strip of webbing missing and we laughed at how that could be an issue. She mentioned a guest had left a bad review about it. At that moment I made a mental note to leave her property a good review, since we all know it's only the complainers who ever feel inspired enough to log on and gripe about stuff. The manor couldn't have been more perfect for our large family. The kids just loved the horses, pool, the game room, the trails, the pokemon, the volleyball. Us big kids loved the hot tub, beautiful views, comfortable beds, and ease of getting the whole family in one place and comfortably so. The house isn't perfect, but we are talking minor stuff. Like one drawer was a little hard to pull out in the kitchen and the outdoor bar had a small tear in the awning. And in the spirit of full disclosure we did have to ask for extra bar towels in the kitchen and we ran out of TP during our stay, which the caretaker was quick to replenish. Certainly nothing that could detract from the gorgeous house and grounds, unless you are a complete jerk looking for a problem. We felt very lucky to have this house to ourselves, and loved every minute of it. Oh, did I forget the blackberries? There are blackberry bushes with the largest berries I have ever seen around the property. We made 4 delicious pies during our stay! The kids got to ride, we had a really fun scavenger hunt, the runners in our family loved the Chehalis trail so near by. I can't say enough great things about this house and farm. The week went way too fast, but we are sure to come back!
We Loved Our Stay!
Not sure where anyone could fault this gorgeous estate. The below review is bogus. I feel bad for the owners because it is a believable review and we wouldn't have checked it out for ourselves had it not been recommended to us highly by friends.
The grounds are beautiful & well kept. The house is very clean as well. The property itself is very private. There is a caretaker who takes excellent care of everything. It's a large place and he keeps very busy, but he was on hand any time we needed anything. (directions, towels, soap, etc) If we sent him a text, he was at our door within minutes providing what we needed. We loved that he vacuumed and treated the pool and hot tub daily, and on schedule just as the check in info said he would.
We had no trouble using the jets or any other aspect of the hot tub. It was heaven!
When we needed to do laundry we simply asked and the caretaker made it available to us. No big deal. We certainly didn't need to launder towels as there were 18 of us and 60+ towels, and we were given more when we asked.
There were screens on all but one window, but that was a room with 6 windows, so again, we had plenty of air. When it got really hot, we shut up all the windows, turned on the A/C and the entire house was almost too cold. Again, SMH at the commenter below.
The kids in our group were kept entertained 24/7 with the volleyball, game room, trails. The runners in our group loved the proximity to the Chehalis Western Trail.
Again why we think the below review is bogus is that we couldn't even find a crumb in the couch creases. And they are leather, so definitely not dusty. We found one small hole that had been repaired in the corner of a cushion, and a burn mark on the largest couch, but it hardly ruined our time or detracted from the beauty of the property. We were very impressed and loved the Manor very much. I would suggest anyone renting it read the check in info and don't just assume that there is no laundry, or there aren't more towels, or the A/C doesn't work. But I'm going to assume that the reviewer had a personal beef or something. It just doesn't ring true.
I have rented this property three times for a non profit Board Retreat. Each time the property is in worse shape. We were there 18 months ago and there was a sign on the dishwasher - be careful of the dishwasher door - spring broken, and a marginally operative shower in one of the bathrooms, with a sign on it to let you know how to use an attached wrench that was necessary to turn it on and off. We arrived 18 months later and the same signs were on the dishwasher and the shower. Very disappointing. And then, of course, there is the need of interior wall repairs and a paint job, deck chairs with broken webbing, the house is musty because this is a damp climate and I guess the heat is not kept on when renters are not in the house. Too bad because there is a lot of potential. But the owner is not keeping it up.
We are so sorry that you found the Manor to not be up to par during your stay. All we have heard is ooos and ahhhs all summer, so your review came as a bit of a shock. But we realize everyone sees things differently, and your thoughts are very important to us.
As we shared with you, our renovation was in the works as scheduling allowed.
Since your stay, we reserved a week and completed a very nice aesthetic renovation including painting, wall patching, and a general freshening up.
The dishwasher, being that it is a beautiful custom unit and works fabulously, won't be replaced just because the door doesn't have an auto catch, and the shower diverter valve can't be replaced until 1) Our plumber can locate the discontinued model and 2) we have 12 days to rip out the tile necessary to replace the valve. The diverter is set to be in permanent shower mode and that has so far been an agreeable solution. Since your review brought it to my attention that guests may have a problem with the deck chair missing a strap and the pliers on hand in the event one wanted to use the tub function, I make sure to communicate those things before they book. We want to make sure that the property is exactly as it is represented online, if not better, and do not want to cause any disappointment. In the event that you do stay with us again, I hope you will be pleased with the improvements. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We appreciate the feed back.
Additional information about rental rates
If you are booking for next year, you may put down a non refundable deposit equal to $1000 or half down, whichever is greater. The balance is due the fifteenth day of the December before your event. Deposits are 100% NON REFUNDABLE. For groups larger than base rate: The $30 per person charge is for occupancy, not for an extra bed, extra room that is not listed in our description. If you have more than 19 guests, you will need to use air beds. They are provided, but we don't provide a sheet set for each air bed. We have misc bedding and pillows for them.