Idyllic retreat
I hesitate to review this rental, because I don't want it to end up always booked. I can't imagine a more perfect place to spend time alone or with a special loved one. (And there's no wi-fi to steal your partner's attention away...) Be sure you don't have problems climbing stairs, though. This cabin is from before ADA accommodations were imagined, much less required, and there are lots of them and some are fairly high. But once you get to the cabin -- ah! Even sitting indoors, with the expanse of windows you feel like you're in a boat on the water, except it's not making you seasick. There is very little "civilization" to mar the view of water and woods. Olympia is scarcely visible, far down the shore if you lean out from the deck, and the lights of Tacoma are hidden behind the hills across the water. Watching the sun come up beside Mt. Rainier was truly a transcendent moment. Even the rain was gorgeous on the water. I can't imagine anything better. It's not a place to stay if you want to go out to eat every meal and do a lot of sightseeing on land, though. It's a long way from town, and the nearest bus line is a few miles away. But if you want to explore the South Sound in a boat, it would be perfect, and going by boat to eateries in Olympia would make eating out an adventure. And then there was the interior of the cabin. Just enough kitchen to cook anything I could think of, and all the furnishings thoughtfully chosen and lovely. The absence of a microwave threw me for a bit, but since I grew up without one the glitch was only momentary. Those of you like my daughter, who can't imagine a kitchen without one, will have an adventure :) All the supplies were organic and as local as possible - tea, coffee, cleaning supplies, etc. And Meagan, the landlady, was totally accommodating and helpful. I'll be back -- soon, I hope.

March 2014
Beverly Beach House ~ The Beauty of the Bay
Beverly Beach House ~ The Beauty of the Bay
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