Clean, cozy and bright.Full size bed. The cat is just visiting.
Little house in the back yard
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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This bright little studio is situated behind the main house. It is a private space with your own entrance, a yard with herbs, fruit, nut trees, and flowers. A 15 minute walk or a 3min. bike ride to the downtown core of Olympia, the waterfront, farmers market, and the Woodland trail that provides miles of biking and walking. The bus is one block away. The studio has a shower and bathroom, full size bed, kitchen and a small loft, accessible by a vertical ladder, with another full size mattress.

The space

Our Little House in the Backyard is a cozy, private space surrounded by trees. It is a small studio that has all you need. The loft upstairs can be fun for kids, or adults who enjoy the memories of climbing a ladder to a fun hide-away. (Please note that it is a true ladder, and requires full mobility and coordination.) In addition to the full size bed on the main floor, there is another full size mattress in the loft and can sleep two people. Though four people could fit, it is a small studio space and is most comfortable for one or two people.
Peruse the books on the bookshelf, make yourself a cup of the tea or coffee we provide, enjoy a glass of something stronger as you unwind from a busy day or plan your adventures in and around Olympia.

Guest access

The Little House is on a side yard, with small front porch. You can't see the main house from your place, so it really feels like it's all your own. Long term renters are able to use laundry facilities by arrangement.

Interaction with guests

We work to make ourselves as available as needed, and are happy to answer questions about activities and places in Olympia and its surroundings. But, as there is a key safe that allows you to arrive whenever is convenient for you, you can have as little contact with us as you like.

We live just a few blocks down the street. Our friends rent the main house and are very friendly and enjoy meeting our Airbnb guests. If you have any questions or need anything, just text us or send a message. We are close by and unless we are at work or out of town, we can be there within a few minutes.

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Family/Kid Friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people £8 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £46
Security Deposit £76
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price £42 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
2 double beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Check in time: 3pm
Check out is 11:00 am
If you need to arrive earlier/later please let us know. We are flexible, when possible.

Smoking outside is fine with us.
Service animals are welcome, but no pets please.
Please treat our place as you would treat your own home.
Let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to help!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

51 Reviews

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Lisa User Profile
July 2017
A tiny house, but a great experience!

David User Profile
July 2017
Great place, great location.

Joon User Profile
May 2017
The best! Olympia bees

Joon User Profile
May 2017
Everything was perfect! They sent me home with a jar of honey from their sweet little honeybees. I wish I could visit during the summer but it looks like they are just too popular! Excellent location too.

Shelley User Profile
April 2017
This is an adorable tiny house within comfortable walking distance of downtown Olympia. You are surrounded by wildflowers and lovely trees (cherry and chestnut among others) and a nice view of the capitol building which is illuminated in the evening. The kitchenette is fully stocked with everything you need. Irina and Samantha made sure to keep in touch while we were there, making sure we had everything we needed. We really enjoyed our stay.

Liz User Profile
April 2017
A really lovely, tiny home that was perfect for me & my teenager for a college visit. I was especially happy to have the full and well-stocked kitchen. We both loved it from top to bottom, and it was wonderful to have a space that felt so secluded and serene while being so close to downtown. The ladder to the loft space was a little steep and nerve-wracking for my daughter (when turning around and getting down from the loft), so my one word of warning is that the loft is definitely only for the young & able-bodied! This is a beautiful, well-appointed space I would definitely stay in again.

Joon User Profile
April 2017
This place was so perfect I could see myself retreating here for months at a time. Very comforting and beautiful.

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Olympia, Washington, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Irina And Samantha User ProfileIrina And Samantha is a superhost.

Irina is a professor of communication studies at a local university. Samantha is a middle school teacher. We are both active in the arts in the Olympia area. Samantha co-founded the Olympia Family Theater. Irina was a volunteer projectionist at the Olympia Film Society for over 10 years. We both enjoy gardening and the bees in our back yard; the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest; exploring the world; and meeting new people from far away places.

Languages: English, Français, Русский
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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