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1 of 13Welcome to Charlotte's Annex - a private studio
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Perfect for a traveling professional, couples, solo adventurers, or a vacationing family with young kids. Enjoy a private-entry, stand-alone studio space with everything you need hosted by a warm, welcoming family of four. We're just 10 minutes from downtown Olympia on one acre in a semi-rural setting with organic garden, lawn, and ample parking.
The Annex is situated in a stand-alone structure adjacent the main house with complete privacy. The Annex is equipped with a very comfortable queen sized pillow-top bed with soft linens and comfy pillows and blankets. There are two comfy wingback chairs, a carved wood coffee table (go ahead, put your feet up), and a small round wooden table with two chairs. Blow-up bed (with linens) available in the closet. You’ll also find an iron and ironin...Perfect for a traveling professional, couples, solo adventurers, or a vacationing family with young kids. Enjoy a private-entry, stand-alone studio space with everything you need hosted by a warm, welcoming family of four. We're just 10 minutes from downtown Olympia on one acre in a semi-rural setting with organic garden, lawn, and ample parking.
The Annex is situated in a stand-alone structure adjacent the main house with complete privacy. The Annex is equipped with a very comfortable queen sized pillow-top bed with soft linens and comfy pillows and blankets. There are two comfy wingback chairs, a carved wood coffee table (go ahead, put your feet up), and a small round wooden table with two chairs. Blow-up bed (with linens) available in the closet. You’ll also find an iron and ironing board in the closet and ample hangers.
We offer hi speed Wi-Fi, a full cable package with HBO, Starz, Cinemax, Encore, and NFL Redzone during the football season (Go Hawks!). There’s a 48” flatscreen television with swivel arm from the wall so you can watch from your seats, the table, or the comfort of your bed. There’s even one of those sit-on-bed-armchair-whatchies so you can sit up in comfort.
The bathroom is a fully functional ¾ bath, but not fancy. There are soft towels and soap, shampoo, and conditioner provided. We’ve put toothpaste and toothbrushes and a couple of other extras in there, in case you forgot yours.
We offer a kitchenette-type set-up with a small refrigerator, fully functional toaster oven (you can even cook chicken in there!), hot plate, electric kettle, and microwave. Really, it’s everything you would need to make a meal happen, if you were so inclined. Basic pots and pans and cooking utensils as well as plates, bowls, cups, flatware, and cloth napkins.
There’s also some very basic kitchen products - olive oil, salt & pepper, garlic salt, sugar, pancake batter (enjoy our favorite, local Snoqualmie Falls batter), syrup, a couple of sodas in the fridge, etc. Help yourself!
Coffee, we consider very important. It is the Pacific Northwest after all, and Olympia lives up to the coffee fame. Use the coffee pot to brew the provided locally roasted coffee from our favorite spot, Batdorf and Bronson. Basic coffee condiments provided (splenda, coffeemate, sugar), half and half available on request.
The yard immediately outside the Annex sliding glass door is yours to use in privacy; we’ll not be using the side yard at all while you are here. Enjoy your coffee or tea in privacy at the outside table.
You are also welcome to enjoy the larger shared yard, lawn, sandbox, swingset, and basketball hoop. We invite you to share in the seasonal bounty of our organic garden. We always grow at least potatoes, peas, basil, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, kale, winter squashes, and melons. It all just depends on what is “on” when you are visiting. This year we were buried in raspberries all through June and into early July. Strawberries get going in earnest by June. At the time of this writing we are eating zucchini at almost every meal. Please enjoy and take only what you need.
Finally, the large shop is a partially-shared space. The locking door from the Annex bathroom opens into our shop. If it's too rainy for outside playing, you are welcome to have your kids (or you!) play in the play loft, which has a big ole pile of Legos, a kid kitchen, wall-sized chalkboard, a small-sized air hockey table, and several other odds and ends, I am sure. Also feel free to use the Ping-Pong table and dartboard. Endless hours of grown-up and kid fun!
We ask that you please not disturb the other items in the shop - leave the tools, saws, lawnmowers and building materials to us.
The Annex will be ready for you by 2:00pm on the day you arrive. We mostly just leave you to yourself. If you’d like us to show you the space, grounds, and amenities when you arrive, we’re more than happy to do that (if we’re around). But please don’t feel pressure to approach us to check-in, just enter and enjoy.
Our goal is to strike the perfect balance between leaving you to yourself while also supporting your stay in every way we can. We are absolutely available to help you out while you are here. If you need something, just ask us, we might have it! Knock on the front door, or text. We strive to add those little extra touches that can make your stay special. Homemade muffins and raspberry jam. Cold beverages in the fridge and quality linens and amenities.
Our Welcome Book is full of information about Olympia, from our perspective. We highlight our favorite restaurants, parks, activities, and list a smattering of what Oly has to offer.
We've also got a wide variety of brochures and guide books about Olympia, South Sound, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest.
And a bird book. Every spot should have a bird book.More
- The Annex will be ready for you by 2:00pm. Checkout is at 12:00pm.
- Additional guests beyond 2 people need to be approved and cost an additional $20/night.
- Please let us know if you are bringing a large vehicle.
- Leave the gate in whatever state you found it - open or closed.
- No daily cleaning unless you stay longer than 4 days, we'll arrange time to come in and clean on the 4th day.
- Quiet time is 10pm to 7am.
- We provide many extra amenities. Please take only what you need.