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Unique Cottage In A Country Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Quaint Home Decorated With A French Flair

This Parisienne styled cottage is perfect for girlfriend get-aways, bridal shower's, special parties, creative retreats, or meetings. It has 2 bedrooms with 6 'Queen Bee' twin beds, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 full baths, a large work room for crafting and a sitting room for relaxing and watching chick flicks. It is located on a 26 acre farm with a large deck for outdoor relaxation. The cottage is located a short distance from downtown Olympia, the Little Creek Casino and Shelton with ocean beaches and the Olympic Peninsual a short day trip away. Perfect for daily rentals for your next gathering, over night getaways or home base for your next Northwest adventure.

Kim Bridges
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Kim Bridges

My love of crafting and everything French inspired me to open the Queen Bee Art Cottage and Retreat. I wanted to create a space for art inspired gatherings in a creative relaxing setting. I love to spoil my guests and add extra touches to make their stay special.

Kim Bridges purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Kim Bridges chose Olympia

The cottage is located on a beautiful farm with a meandering creek, vast pastures and deer galore. It is the perfect setting for a relaxing, 'put your feet up' kind of get-away.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a unique rental home offering space to gather with access to crafting supplies. Overnight guests receive a gift upon arriving and there are cozy robes to curl up in during your stay. In Autumn watch salmon spawn from the foot bridge overlooking the stream that runs though the property with a chance to see resident deer grazing in the pastures.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Olympia in Thurston County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
The Queen Bee Art Cottage is decorated in an eclectic, but primarily old world French country garden style fashion, focusing around the arts with many useful crafting tools at your disposal to use while you are at the cottage. The main craft room is ideal for a multitude of arts and crafts from scrap booking to soldering jewelry or quilting. The work table is large and the room is large enough to accommodate at least 3 work tables and can seat up to 20 guests comfortably.


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Unique Cottage In A Country Setting
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Such a charming spot!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our all too short stay at this adorable cottage. Five girlfriends and I stayed here before the Hood to Coast Washington relay and it was a great spot to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet before our race!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Celebrating our Queen

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. Late check out at 4p made it the perfect place to get ready for the wedding!!!! Thank you for the personalized gifts too!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girls getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and well kept! I rented the place for a night get away with some girlfriends and everyone really relaxed, enjoyed the ambience, and loved the property. The beds were very comfortable, everything was clean and organized, and the decorations were cute. It was an absolute success of an evening and the owner was very friendly and easy to communicate with. Thank so much for a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holland, Michigan, USA


  • 5 of 5

Unique and beautiful place. Peaceful setting - loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good experience

  • 4 of 5

I was charged 150.00 as a deposit. We left the place clean and I am still waiting for my deposit to be credited to my account. Please give my money back and with interest, it's been nearly 1 week.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shawn, I am a new member of VRBO and it was my understanding that the damage deposit would automatically be refunded 7 days from check out if I did not report any damages, which I didn't. Please let me know if this has not been resolved by the beginning of next week and I will contact VRBO immediately.
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Very sweet comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a groups of singles -especially for a chick weekend. Nice property, quiet comfortable home. Not great for a couple - no king or queen bed. We saw deer every morning, enjoyed coffee on the deck, reading and playing games. Wonderful stay. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Starlight Lounge - Little Creek Casino
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Salish Cliffs Golf Club - Little Creek Casino
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Squaxin Island Seafood Bar - Little Creek Casino
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Crystal Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Ocean Shores

The cottage is 10 minutes from downtown Olympia. The Little Creek Casino is a 5 mile drive.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £111.68

Daily rentals $150 for all day. 4 hours or less $75.00.
$225.00 per night or $395.00 for 2 nights, (prices do not include tax)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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