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The Garden Room Sequim Retreat: Affordable Mountain View Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 525 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Studio, Sleeps 2 to 4

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Relax in a spacious studio apartment surrounded by a one-acre yard and garden, in a semi-rural setting. Spectacular views of the Olympic mountains from the yard, and framed between trees through the window over your bed. Wake to the warm golden sunrise streaming through the windows, as you enjoy a steaming mug of coffee. Close to all the lavender farms and quaint shops of Sequim, and the Olympic National Park.

The Garden Room is attached to, but completely separate from our home. It has its own entrance, and a thick firewall separates the two structures. It is self-contained and private.

We couldn't describe it any better than one of our guests: "You've thought of every comfort needed...We recommend you become the model and spokes-people for how to provide for VRBO/HomeAway/ accommodations and providers. You and the Garden Room are among the very few "perfect" experiences we've enjoyed throughout the world!" - E.N.


- Bright sunny room with lots of big windows and large sliding glass door.

- Brand new queen bed with memory-foam topper...VERY comfy.

- A very comfortable crossbars sticking in your ribs.

- Guests may use our washer & dryer once during their visit, or once per week if staying more than a week.

- Enjoy the realistic electric electric fireplace with the most realistic 3D flame technology in the business puts out cozy heat…beautiful oak mantle.

- Walk through the yard & gardens, feed the chickens, watch deer, quail, hummingbirds, and enjoy the mountain view!


- Keyless keys to carry. Just use the simple 4-digit code we'll give you.

- High-speed WiFi.

- 32' LED HDTV with Netflix & WiFi; and an up-converting Sony DVD player.

- Watch all the Netflix you want on our Guest account.

- Cable TV: major broadcast & cable networks.

- In-room book & DVD library.

- Red Box DVD rentals are just a mile away at Walmart.

- Electric fireplace with the most realistic 3D flame technology in the business puts out cozy heat…beautiful oak mantle.

- iPod/iPhone/mp3 dock/player/digital radio alarm clock...will charge most devices.


- Full-sized stove & fridge, microwave, toaster, mixer & blender.

- 8-cup programmable coffee maker with thermal carafe...keeps coffee hot for two hours with no hotplate scorching.

- The basic staples: salt, pepper, coffee, creamer, teas, sugar & Splenda, spices, olive oil.

- A free half-dozen eggs fresh from our own cage-free chickens.

- Fruits & veggies from our orchard and gardens in season.


- Just a mile from the main on/off ramps to U.S. Hwy 101...your gateway to all the adventures of the Olympic National Park and North Olympic Peninsula.

- Olympic National Park & the ferry to Victory, B.C. are both just 15 miles away.

- Walmart, Costco, Ross, JC Penney, Safeway, restaurants, galleries, churches, lavender farms, and downtown Sequim's quaint shops are all within 5 miles.

No smoking & no pets, please. ONE MONTH MAXIMUM STAY.

More Details

Stan & Margie Osterbauer
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Stan & Margie Osterbauer

Hi, we're Stan & Margie Osterbauer. We have lived in Sequim for over 20 years. Stan is a Systems Analyst (glorified computer programmer), and Margie ran a daycare center in what is now the Garden Room. Stan is originally from the Los Angeles area, and Margie hails from Colfax, WA. We have 19 grandkids scattered over the Pacific Northwest. We converted the daycare playroom into the Garden Room studio vacation rental. It's been fun setting it up and making it cozy and beautiful. We hope you book it soon, and enjoy your stay. We look forward to meeting you!

Stan & Margie Osterbauer purchased this studio in 2006

Why Stan & Margie Osterbauer chose Sequim

We originally came to Sequim for the spectacular beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula, and the 'Rain-shadow' effect. Sequim gets just 17 in. of rain per yer (about like L.A.). The gorgeous mountain views are what first drew us to plant ourselves on this lovely acre. It has since grown to be what our grandkids call 'Grammie's Park'. See for yourself!

What makes this studio unique

The Garden Room is comfy, cozy, beautiful, and very close to all the attractions you come to Sequim and the Olympic Peninsula for. It has all the comforts of home in a gorgeous location, at a very affordable price!


Sequim Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 525 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual-headed massage shower with 5 settings.
  • Full bath. Dual-headed massage shower with 5-way settings.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Studio apartment has queen bed & sofa-bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis


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The Garden Room Sequim Retreat: Affordable Mountain View Studio
average rating of 4.9101124 based on 89 reviews

A comfortable haven in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Room was very comfortable with all the needs met: a comfy bed, nice bathroom/shower, well-furnished cooking facilities and gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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near Sacramento, USA

Great place to recharge your battery...

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, quiet & peaceful, lovely hostess.... that shouid sum it up, but there’s more; spotless studio, close to town, quiet country roads for your morning walk, fresh eggs for your brekkie.... can’t think of any way to improve on this lovely studio in it’s lush setting!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Ease booking. Lovely fully equipped cottage which was perfect for our getaway

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First class, comfortable, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. They have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. Well equipped kitchen, good selection of dvds. Perfect base for visiting the National Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Kenmore, WA

Would definitely stay at The Garden Room again!

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Room was clean, quaint and convenient. It had everything that we needed for our short stay. Our hosts were nearby if we needed them but not too near. Loved the farm fresh eggs and vanilla creamer in the fridge, and appreciated all of the great recommendations on where to eat, play & shop. We loved our stay & would absolutely stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salisbury, MD

Heaven in heavenly Sequim!

  • 5 of 5

We were in the Garden Room for one month, beginning with Sequim's fabulous Lavender Festival. The previous reviews and the pictures describe the property perfectly. We did take advantage of the extremely well equipped kitchen since we were there such a long time. Stan and Margie have thought of everything to welcome guests. Such a comfortable and relaxing property. In addition, Sequim has so much to offer, from biking and hiking, to concerts and Lavender farms. Plus a good jumping off location for visiting Olympic National Park, Victoria Canada, and Port Townsend and Port Angeles, not to mention the area state and county parks. Hated to see our month come to an end!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sequim Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Coho Ferry to Victoria, B.C.
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Cedars at Dungeness
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Port Williams
Car: necessary

The Sequim Lavender Festival is a must-see. The 3rd weekend in July. There are dozens of lavender farms in and around Sequim, which is the largest producer of lavender in the nation. Also nearby is the Olympic National Park, and the ferry to Victoria, B.C., which is just 20 miles across the water in Canada.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $75

Check-In: 3:00 PM; Check-Out: 11:00 AM MAXIMUM STAY 30 DAYS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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