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Rates Slashed on 2017 Weddings! Family Reunions, Weddings, Horses, Pool, Spa!

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Sleeps:25
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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

It was time for a freshening up and it is done! (8/23/16) New paint, new deck furniture, all wood work dents and scratches repaired, new fixtures, a few new windows, and a new French Prairie Chic look for the horse barn!

You may have noticed a significant price drop in our rates. In an effort to stay competitive, we have altered our fee schedule and are not including the entire house for every size group. If your group is small, we will determine the rooms you need before booking and determine the rate based on your needs. Other rooms of the house will be blocked off.
Groups of 10+ will have access to the entire house. It didn't make sense to us to charge you for what you don't need, and we hope you will enjoy the flexibility the new structure offers.

Available to rent for gatherings, retreats, weddings, events, reunions, big and small!
NEW! Smaller group? We are now offering less of the house at a reduced rate for those who want all of the amenities we offer but don't need all 5 bedrooms. This budget friendly option can only be used on weekdays, or all days during the slower months. If this interests you, send us an email and we can let you know if it is available. The rate for the Master, Living Room, Deck/Pool/Spa, Kitchen, Volleyball, Game Room is $150 per night. (Sleeps 4). Arrival date must be within 90 days of booking.
Please note that if you are looking for a summer time (June 1-Sept 30) one night rental or day only rental for a wedding for fewer than 75 guests, you must be within 8 months of your arrival to book. We only allow bookings to be made 8+ months out if the stay is 2+ days or the wedding is for more than 75 guests. This shouldn't be an issue for most of you, since in 8 years we have only had 2 people rent it for just the day. 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.

Here is a simple wedding pricing outline:
A La Carte Pricing (Venue Only, nothing provided. A La Carte Available October-March only, otherwise wedding include tables, chairs, linens, set up, tear down, and staff.


A. Venue Rental 12pm-12am, Tables, Chairs, Linens, for up to 200 guests, lighting hung, onsite staff member day of event, set up of tables, chairs, and linens and tear down: 2018: $4500 2017: $3700
B. Same as above for up to 150 guests: 2018: $3900 2017: $3200
C. Same as above for up to 100 guests: 2018: $3500 2017: $2900
D. Same as above for up to 75 guests: 2018: $3200 2017: $2700
Weekday weddings take additional 7% Off!
VRBO's automated quote service is not accurate with this property because our rate is dependent on number of guests staying, number of guests visiting during the day, and type of event. Please email for complete quote. PLEASE NOTE- Your dates are up for grabs until we receive a payment or non refundable deposit from you. We do not hold dates based on a verbal agreement or emailed request.

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.

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.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 25
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 or over to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outside, minimum of 20' from any windows or doors....moreless

  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25, Beds for 19-25

  • 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. ...moreless

  • Attic Room: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Master Suite: 2 king


  • Bird Room- Semi Firm bed, curtains on windows, nightstand with reading lamp, large closet, view of pastures and wedding ceremony area, mock fireplace. Equestrian Room- Largest room, curtains on all windows, view of horse pastures, writing desk, nightstand with reading lamp, large closet. Attic Room- Fully finished but slightly shabby compared to the other rooms. Out dated trim and 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Large Double Shower and double vanity. 2nd Story...moreless

  • Bath w/Tub: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Guest Bath: toilet


Other Amenities

  • Equestrian facility, Cross country course, Stables available for your horse, arena, wedding and reception area, volleyball court, riding lessons....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    We are excited to announce the addition of air hockey, and foos ball!...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Most Cable channels available through DirecTV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    The stereo sound system downstairs will accept your Ipod or MP3 player. ...moreless

  • Television:

    There is a 42" flat screen Plasma in the Master and a newly added HUGE 60" flat screen downstairs next to the fireplace....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a modest DVD library of approximately 50 movies of varying taste....moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


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

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

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

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


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Only available for emergency use, for an additional charge....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Very near excellent jogging trail....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Centurylink high speed wifi all through property. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High quality 1000 Thread Count sheets in Master, 100% Cotton sheets on every other bed. Every piece of bedding, bath mats, and towels are freshly laundered/ disinfected for each guest. White sheets are bleached, decorative pillows, comforters, shams are all laundered for every guest. Each pillow has protective allergen case for those sensitive to allergies....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is available for up to 8 cars. Larger events will need to discuss parking with owner. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    $25 per night for dry hook up of RV....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide about 40 bath towels per stay. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Only available for emergency use, for an additional charge....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Bring your own wood. Fireplace is hand crafted river rock, 40' tall from floor to ceiling. ...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    We recommend EZ FOODS Olympia. ...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig and Drip Coffee maker with timers. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Mismatched in colors of black and white for up to 25. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is stocked with a variety of spices, teas, baking supplies, cooking oils, pots/pans, cooking utensils, cutlery, a fullsize subzero fridge, double ovens, two prep sinks, one double sink, two microwaves, coffee maker. It is a dream to cook in. ...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Deck / Patio:

    3000 sf Iron Wood deck surrounded by landscaped flower beds, Rosemary, lap pool, glass canopy covered area, over looks horse pastures....moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Gazebo adjacent to volleyball court. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Huge Lynx BBQ as a part of the Manor's outdoor kitchen....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub, outdoors. No extra charge and no guarantees if it breaks down. It has been pretty reliable since the installation of new heater but we don't issue partial refunds if not working....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Open Summer months only (June-September). Non heated, 5' max depth, no shallow end, this is a lap pool. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.3
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 4 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$2,100 $9,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

May 1 - Sep 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat
$2,000 $13,000

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Nov 22, 2017
1 night min stay
$2,100 $9,000

Rates are based on 7 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
1 night min stay
$3,000 $14,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$400 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,600 $10,000

Rates are based on 12 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8.9%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Seatac International
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
South Bay Pub
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Vashon Island Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Indian Summer Golf Course
7 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-5 North/South
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
South Bay Pub
90 Miles
Nearest Ski
Crystal Mt.
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Priest Point Park

Car: Recommended


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: I purchased the estate on Nov. 11, 2007. It served as an overnight girls summer camp from 2007-2010. In 2011 it launched as a vacation rental, and we have really enjoyed sharing this magnificent place, whether it be for an extravagant wedding, long over due family reunion, or gender reveal party, every event has been special to us! 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!

Why the Owner Chose Lacey, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
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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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • Private gated drive leads you to your own retreat.

    Private gated drive leads you to your own retreat.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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