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Idyllic Beachside Cottage Getaway- Spectacular view, Restful Retreat

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 18, 2016
Cottage, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps


Welcome to Puget View Cottage--- An historically designated heritage cabin---the only one offered for vacation rental in the south Puget Sound area, tastefully updated for your comfort and convenience while acknowledging the unique classic ambiance that Puget View has to offer.

• Expansive, inspiring marine-mountain vistas

• Private beach

• Neighborhood rain forest and saltwater beach park

Puget View Cottage---with its jaw-dropping view--- is a classic cedar shake bungalow, carefully updated with modern comforts and conveniences, set gracefully among towering firs and rhododendrons on a promontory above the broad south shore of Puget Sound. From your coffee table inside the cottage, outside on your deck, or in the garden hammock, Puget View --- on the grounds of your host's vintage log home --- welcomes you with peaceful beauty and comfortable hospitality, making Puget View Cottage a great choice for weekend getaways, romantic retreats, and week-long stays of family fun.

Come and experience Puget View!

Savor the best of the Northwest --- BBQ on your deck, get out on the water in a complimentary kayak. Share the company of your favorite people over a campfire cook-out on your beach. Be inspired by the snow-capped peaks of Olympic National Park across the bay.

On winter days, cozy up in the cottage, or collect a few sand dollars. Explore the neighborhood rain forest of gorgeous 100-acre Tolmie State Park, nearly next door.

Testimonials: We thought about publishing a few, but couldn't choose which ones! We have over a dozen guest books of lovely notes from former Puget View guests---and friends! We look forward to adding your name to the list and to hosting you at Puget View!

..........There are other vacation rentals---there is only one Puget View..........

Puget View Cottage Sleeping Arrangements:

• 1 Queen-sized bed

• 1 Full-sized sofa sleeper

Other Puget View Cottage Amenities:

* Fully equipped kitchenette with cooktop, microwave, countertop oven, and refrigerator

* Complimentary kayaks

* Private deck

* Private bath


* Beachside campfire

* Picnic table (seasonally)

* Hammock (seasonally)


* wifi

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our wedding was in the front yard of this property--35 years ago. We have offered Puget View Cottage for many years, initially as a bed and breakfast, and as a vacation rental for about eight years. We have met many wonderful people from around the world, and look forward to adding you to our list of former guests.

During 2012 and '13 we traveled overseas, completing many long distance hikes we had long dreamed of doing---the Coast to Coast Trail in England, West Highland Way, The Camino across northern Spain, Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt, Kilimanjaro and a safari (and two months of volunteering in the Burundi :) Two months in the hinterlands of Nepal, a summit of Fuji in Japan, and JMT and Whitney in California---whew! In 2014 we completed our final leg of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington.

We look forward to sharing the magic of this peaceful, beautiful part of the world--with you!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Brbara and Dick, The spectacular view of Puget Sound, the immaculate grounds and cottage all say that there is something magical about this place. Then you find delicious homemade whole wheat banana bread and comfy knitted booties and other goodies waiting to be discovered. Your hospitality is outstanding! Your kindness and thoughtfulness is truly appreciated and will be remembered. Thank you for sharing your place on God's earth. Dr.A and L, PA
Sep 2010
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13 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)


Million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed 3 nights at this lovely cottage. All was clean, the grounds beautiful! Had a picture window looking out to the Puget Sound and on a sunny day could see the Olympic mountain range. Enjoyed the breakfast goodies left for us. Barbara & Dick the owners are great people!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the privilege of hosting you! Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to hosting you or your friends or family again in the future. Warm regards, Barb and Dick
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Cozy cottage with amazing surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful small, private cottage on the edge of the Puget Sound. We woke up to the sounds of sea birds in the morning & took the short walk next door to the State Park & down to the water where I found hundreds of sand dollars & the kayaks provided by the inn keepers. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, the cottage has everything you need to relax & enjoy. We never got to meet the inn keepers because they were away, but they left very thoughtful notes to us. We hope to return to this slice of heaven someday.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the privilege of hosting you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you---or friends or family---again in the future. Blessings! Barb and Dick, Puget View Cottage, Olympia
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A fantastic experiece

  • 5 of 5

I was totally amazed and thrilled to see this property with an absolutely fantastic setting and a view of the lower Puget Sound that was one of the most amazing vistas of my life. This small (teeny) cabin had charm, style and everything needed for our 10 day stay. Small at first the cabin grew as the days passed. Everything needed was provided. The tv(teeny) was turned on once and then forgotten. Walking to the nearby State park, reading, sitting, looking and just being were all small pleasures that served us well.

Dick and Barbara were the perfect hosts. They were friendly, helpful and full of life and shared their property with us in the nicest manner. Their log cabin was on the property and both cabins fit perfectly into the space with incredible views and manicured grounds providing a wonderfully relaxed vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage with a spectacular view!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 18 day stay at Puget View Cottage! The neighborhood is heavily treed with Douglas Firs, quiet, and the street ends at the entrance to Tolmie State Park. The homes are tucked among the trees and perched on a cliff offering epic views of the Puget Sound. Barbara & Dick are delightful hosts! The cottage was as cute as shown in the listing, very clean and well maintained. Shopping and downtown Olympia are very close by, despite the wonderful secluded ambience of this property.

For an unusual pizza experience, try Dirty Dave's Pizza and order their signature "Gay 90's Special"! And, since you're in the NW have a side of steamer clams!

Stay with Barbara & Dick!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Setting That Just Breathes Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

Arrived feeling the stresses of daily life, and left 3 days later feeling refreshed and ready for the next round (though sad we had to leave)

The refreshment began the moment we pulled into the driveway. The grounds are well kept and give the sense of a peaceful garden. Then you see the view of the expansive Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains in the distance, and just breathe a sigh of contentment.

The quaint cottage is placed on a bluff with a small manicured yard out front. The grassed area is nicely equipped with your own private chairs, a picnic table and a hammock.

When you walk inside a large front window gives you an immediate view of the Sound. Found ourselves staring at that view repeatedly. To help with that, the owners have left a pair of binoculars there for you. Nice touch!

The place itself is small but cozy, and is just perfect for two people who just want to relax. It is equipped with many well thought out amenities such as welcoming snacks in the kitchen area, books and games to enjoy, kayaks available for your use and a fire pit with wood down near the water's edge. Though we didn't take advantage of the latter two this time, it was nice to have them available.

Owners live on the property and are very welcoming and friendly. No worries about privacy though. Though available if you need them, they leave you to enjoy the grounds and are no bother. You feel like it's your place.

Don't miss out on a walk in nearby Tolmie State Park and a visit to the Nisqually Nature Reserve. Both add to the relaxation theme.

Lots more to share, but overall a winner for us.

Definitely coming back!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for the lovely review. It was such a pleasure to meet and host you. You are why we keep the doors open! Best wishes until next time, Barbara and Dick. Puget View Cottage, Olympia
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Cozy and beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Our hosts, Dick and Barb, were very gracious hosts. We knew they were there should we have any need. I did think that the cabin could have benefitted from at least one more blanket for the sofa bed, or an afghan or throw to wrap up on while on the couch. We were just a stone's throw from Tolme State Park and enjoyed the walk on the beach. So many birds including a bald eagle! This was so much better than a hotel room to visit with my Washington family!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the privilege of hosting you! Glad you enjoyed the beach, birds, and beauty of glorious Puget Sound. Look forward to your return. Dick and Barb Puget View Cottage, Olympia
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From the Owner

Dick is from Oregon, Barb from Alaska. We met here, never dreaming we would stay this long, but why would we want to live anywhere else? Especially when Barb says 'this is like Alaska, but you don't need a float plane to enjoy it.'

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SeaTac. (PDX is 2 hours south.) at 50 Miles Nearest Golf : Hawk's Prairie and 'Links' courses at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Olympia at 20 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate 5 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Grocery and many restaurants five minutes away at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Puget View! ...and Tolmie State Park next door Car: necessary

Whether you need a nature getaway, romantic retreat, destination vacation, or extended stay housing---Puget View is the perfect lodging choice. One hour south of SeaTac, five minutes off I-5 on the outskirts of Olympia and Lacey, Washington---Puget View is minutes from Fort Lewis and McCord Air Force Base (JBLM)---with easy access to the real Washington---in all its glory.

Puget View is where peace and beauty abound. Let eagles, heron, osprey---surprise you. The blink of a seal, the bark of a sea lion entertain you.

Want to do a little angling? Professional Puget Sound fishing guides bring their clients to this beach for some of the finest salmon and steelhead fishing around. And seal watching? Let us tell you about one of Puget Sound's largest seal rookeries---'just around the corner.'


Puget Sound saltwater beach (Nisqually Reach) at your door!

Beach walks, birdwatching


Tolmie State Park---100 acres of beachfront and rain forest reserve with nature trails and

oyster beds.

Power boat rentals---at Zittel's Marina.

Golf: 36 holes at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie, five minutes away.

Birdwatching---at Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

Destination shopping attractions: Shipwreck Beads (world's largest bead showroom) and Cabela's (world's largest outfitter) are minutes from Puget View. All services---WalMart, Costco, Safeway, beaucoup restaurants---are five minutes away, at our freeway exit.

DOWNTOWN OLYMPIA: Olympia's Farmer's Market is second largest in

Washington. (Only Seattle's Pike Place Market is bigger.) And is a

popular seasonal venue to enjoy regional bounty, local culture, and

al fresco lunch time entertainment adjacent to picturesque Olympia yacht harbor

and Percival Landing boardwalk.

DAY TRIPS: Puget View is a good hub for day trips to Seattle, Mt.

Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Mt. St. Helens, and

Pacific beaches.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
holidays 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
mlk 2017
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
val 2017
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
pres weekend 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
easter 2017
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
moms day
May 12 2017 - May 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
memorial day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
columbus day 2017
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
vet day 2017
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.9%

Puget View Cottage:
Winter weeknights: $99
Winter weekends and holidays: $119
June through September, except as below: $119
August weekdays: $129
August weekends: $149
Rates are subject to $50 cleaning fee per reservation, and .079 state sales tax.
Inquire about extended stays. Reservations accepted by phone with Visa/Mastercard guarantee. We look forward to your call or email!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Even after so many years, we continue to be inspired daily by the up-close fly-by of an eagle, the majesty of a summer sunset, or the mystery of fog silently lifting. It's easy to be overwhelmed with gratitude in the midst of such a glorious setting---the spirit of this place.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking


  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Have a larger group or need more elbow room? We also have a Tumbleweed Tiny House on the property that may be booked in conjunction with the cottage. Queen-sized futon in loft. Other sleepers need a sleeping bag. Feel free to ask us for more info.

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