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Family Reunions, Barn Weddings, Horses, Pool, Spa at The Manor at South Bay!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type estate


About the property

Beautiful Estate on Horse Ranch, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Games! (Sleeps 2-25)

2018 Improvements:

*We rescued 2 sweet Old Spot pigs that love to visit with guests.

*We also rescued 4 lambs who were going to be eaten! They are the CUTEST and are very curious about meeting new people.

*We have added a vineyard and are excited to be providing our own Manor estate wine in the future. Flanking the vineyard is a rose garden, as they help to keep the grapes healthy.

*New for 2019 events we are adding 3 stunning Italian Crystal chandeliers to the reception barn/ballroom, each 6' tall and 4' in diameter!

*New carpet and wood floors in the Manor.

*Attic room received a super cute make over.

*Martha's Vineyard style scalloped picket fence added to reception with beautiful landscaping additions.


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 and 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.

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.

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. 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: 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), FOOSBALL, AIR HOCKEY.

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.

Nearby Attractions

Within 7 miles:

2nd Largest Farmers Market in WA

Redwind Casino

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

Tacoma Dome

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

Seattle Aquarium

Pacific Science Center

Safeco Field

EMP Experience Music Project

Pike Place Market

Alkai Beach

Qwest Field

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.

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Chaz

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 Olympia

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having a great time! First family joined us last night. Nieces love the horses closeby. :-)
Jul 2011
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Olympia Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 25
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • This is NOT a party house. Looking for a place for loud music, screaming, getting wasted? Keep looking. We will shut it down INSTANTLY with no refunds
  • Guests not part of original booking will be billed at $100 each per night.
  • Daytime guests must not exceed contracted numbers for overnight. Pre-approval required by owners for gatherings larger than overnight head count.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Large Double Shower and double vanity. 2nd Story
    Bath w/Tub - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bird Room - 1 queen
    Equestrian Room - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Children's Room - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , One twin bed, and One twin over full bunk bed.
    Attic Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Suite - 2 king
  • All bedrooms are listed. There aren't any more available. Bird Room- Semi Firm bed, curtains on windows, nightstand w/ lamp, large closet, view of pastures & wedding ceremony area, mock fireplace. Equestrian Room- Largest room, curtains, view of horse pastures, writing desk, nightstand w/ lamp, large closet. Attic Room- Fully finished but slightly shabby compared to the other rooms. Out dated trim & bed is not a pillow top. A favorite for the teenagers in your group, though, because it is definitely a retreat where they can play music or video games and be loud and not disturb others. Futon and queen. Master Suite- Heaven. In addition to top of the end CA King mattress dressed in 800-1000 thread count designer linens, there is another King size bed, spacious closet, 270 degree views of pool, horse pastures, and Mt Rainier through wood wrapped windows w/ heavy curtains, gorgeous antique nightstands, large plasma TV w/ DVD player, adjacent Master Bath stocked with bright white towels.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Equestrian facility, Cross country course, Stables available for your horse, arena, wedding and reception area, volleyball court, riding lessons.


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Family Reunions, Barn Weddings, Horses, Pool, Spa at The Manor at South Bay!
average rating of 4.3 based on 35 reviews

Holiday Family Get Together, Great Memories!

  • 5 of 5

As a family we have outgrown our own houses and we have lots of family coming from out of town, it was just BRILLIANT being able to have everyone under one roof. One of the best vacation rentals I have ever stayed at, I am just in awe that we found this place and how well it accommodated our entire family for such a low price. The house was very well equipped with pots pans etc., the rooms are spread out so privacy was never an issue. Very beautiful home with a professional feel. Some vacation rentals feel like you are staying in someones home but this place has a welcome book and signs well placed to help visitors out, no personal affects, very very clean (even behind furniture), and literally nothing is out of place. I feel compelled to write so much because honestly some of the bad reviews we read AFTER we booked had us worried. I guess there is one in every crowd, party poppers looking to cause harm to nice people. The home isn't even fully represented online. There is so much more to enjoy once you arrive and the cozy farm house feeling is enough to make you want to come back. I run a company and we have already booked our holiday party here for next year, as well as another family get together. Thank you Misti for being on point during our entire stay. The attention to detail and your passion for the property is clear and we all wanted to say thank you for your dedication. It makes a difference and your place is perfect as a result. Merry Christmas from the Morris family!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place for parties and large gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a graduation party and family reunion at this property. The deck is huge and easily held 80 people. The outdoor kitchen, jacuzzi and swimming pool made it the perfect location for adults and children. The house is huge with lots of room for our 25 family members.

One of our guests mentioned that he's going to host his daughters graduation at this very location. Graduation is 4 years away.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 4 of 5

Overall a great place for a family reunion. The deck was great for my family's gathering. The rooms were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with pots, etc. The grounds were well-maintained and lovely. The cats added to our entertainment and relaxation.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing & beautiful setting!

  • 4 of 5

Because most of us now live out-of-state, we had a family gathering for a Memorial Service for my very special 100-year-old dad at this great place. The beautiful setting & multiple rooms provided the perfect set-up for conversations & reminiscing. For a large group, we were lacking a few supplies (like soap for all bathrooms & wash cloths & a few more cleaning supplies), but, we could not have enjoyed the place anymore. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay at a lovely house

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place is a bargain for the number of people that the place easily accommodates.

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Seatac International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
South Bay Pub
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Vashon Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Indian Summer Golf Course
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-5 North/South
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
South Bay Pub
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Crystal Mt.
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Priest Point Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Property Damage Insurance $59

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund