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The Garden Room Sequim Retreat: Affordable Mountain View Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 48 m²
Property type studio


About the property

Studio, Sleeps 2 to 4

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Relax in a spacious studio apartment surrounded by a one-acre yard and garden, in a semi-rural setting. Spectacular views of the Olympic mountains from the yard, and framed between trees through the window over your bed. Wake to the warm golden sunrise streaming through the windows, as you enjoy a steaming mug of coffee. Close to all the lavender farms and quaint shops of Sequim, and the Olympic National Park.

The Garden Room is attached to, but completely separate from our home. It has its own entrance, and a thick firewall separates the two structures. It is self-contained and private.

We couldn't describe it any better than one of our guests: "You've thought of every comfort needed...We recommend you become the model and spokes-people for how to provide for VRBO/HomeAway/ accommodations and providers. You and the Garden Room are among the very few "perfect" experiences we've enjoyed throughout the world!" - E.N.


- Bright sunny room with lots of big windows and large sliding glass door.

- Brand new queen bed with memory-foam topper...VERY comfy.

- A very comfortable crossbars sticking in your ribs.

- Guests may use our washer & dryer once during their visit, or once per week if staying more than a week.

- Enjoy the realistic electric electric fireplace with the most realistic 3D flame technology in the business puts out cozy heat…beautiful oak mantle.

- Walk through the yard & gardens, feed the chickens, watch deer, quail, hummingbirds, and enjoy the mountain view!


- Keyless keys to carry. Just use the simple 4-digit code we'll give you.

- High-speed WiFi.

- 32' LED HDTV with Netflix & WiFi; and an up-converting Sony DVD player.

- Watch all the Netflix you want on our Guest account.

- Cable TV: major broadcast & cable networks.

- In-room book & DVD library.

- Red Box DVD rentals are just a mile away at Walmart.

- Electric fireplace with the most realistic 3D flame technology in the business puts out cozy heat…beautiful oak mantle.

- iPod/iPhone/mp3 dock/player/digital radio alarm clock...will charge most devices.


- Full-sized stove & fridge, microwave, toaster, mixer & blender.

- 8-cup programmable coffee maker with thermal carafe...keeps coffee hot for two hours with no hotplate scorching.

- The basic staples: salt, pepper, coffee, creamer, teas, sugar & Splenda, spices, olive oil.

- A free half-dozen eggs fresh from our own cage-free chickens.

- Fruits & veggies from our orchard and gardens in season.


- Just a mile from the main on/off ramps to U.S. Hwy 101...your gateway to all the adventures of the Olympic National Park and North Olympic Peninsula.

- Olympic National Park & the ferry to Victory, B.C. are both just 15 miles away.

- Walmart, Costco, Ross, JC Penney, Safeway, restaurants, galleries, churches, lavender farms, and downtown Sequim's quaint shops are all within 5 miles.

No smoking & no pets, please. ONE MONTH MAXIMUM STAY.

More Details

Stan & Margie Osterbauer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Stan & Margie Osterbauer

Hi, we're Stan & Margie Osterbauer. We have lived in Sequim for over 20 years. Stan is a Systems Analyst (glorified computer programmer), and Margie ran a daycare center in what is now the Garden Room. Stan is originally from the Los Angeles area, and Margie hails from Colfax, WA. We have 19 grandkids scattered over the Pacific Northwest. We converted the daycare playroom into the Garden Room studio vacation rental. It's been fun setting it up and making it cozy and beautiful. We hope you book it soon, and enjoy your stay. We look forward to meeting you!

Stan & Margie Osterbauer purchased this studio in 2006

Why Stan & Margie Osterbauer chose Sequim

We originally came to Sequim for the spectacular beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula, and the 'Rain-shadow' effect. Sequim gets just 17 in. of rain per yer (about like L.A.). The gorgeous mountain views are what first drew us to plant ourselves on this lovely acre. It has since grown to be what our grandkids call 'Grammie's Park'. See for yourself!

What makes this studio unique

The Garden Room is comfy, cozy, beautiful, and very close to all the attractions you come to Sequim and the Olympic Peninsula for. It has all the comforts of home in a gorgeous location, at a very affordable price!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Sequim, Washington

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 48 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual-headed massage shower with 5 settings.
  • Full bath. Dual-headed massage shower with 5-way settings.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Studio apartment has queen bed & sofa-bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis


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The Garden Room Sequim Retreat: Affordable Mountain View Studio
average rating of 4.9054055 based on 74 reviews

Perfect for our little family weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Garden Room was lovely and charming and perfect for our weekend getaway with our family of 3. The fresh eggs were amazing and our little one loved watching the birds and chickens! Stan and Margie gave us a fabulous suggestion for a local park that was perfect for our little one to run out her energy when the sun peeked out! We would definitely consider staying again, perhaps in the Spring when the gardens are in bloom! Thank you Stan and Margie, sorry we weren't able to talk with you all much but loved reading your story!

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tacoma, Washington

Fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot to see surrounding area including Olympic National Park! Fresh eggs were delicious.

  • Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and cozy studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

Margie and Stan made our stay comfortable and pleasant. Little extra touches like fresh cream, fresh eggs and coffee beans for fresh coffee made us feel welcome. My wife sleeps to the TV and this was one of a very few in the area that was set up to accommodate her with its studio layout.This unit is located centralized to what we had planned for which was visiting Olympic National Park and surrounding area as well as seeing the sights to the east. Helpful guidebooks are available to make your stay even more enjoyable!

  • Submitted: 7-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

This property is in impeccable condition and every last detail has been thought of. Inside, it was exceptionally clean and well organized. The kitchen is well equipped for anything we needed. Lots of bedding, towels, toys for the kiddos, even a DVD and book library. Fresh eggs and a flower arrangement from their gardens were a wonderful touch.

The yard is lovely, beautiful plants/flowers, a play structure for the kiddos, happy chickens, and a great view. We highly recommend this property and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Great location to launch a week of outdoor fun!

  • 5 of 5

Very quiet, very clean. We enjoyed the peace every evening when we returned from our outdoor hiking and other activities. I would highly recommend this location if you enjoy a quiet evening. We watched deer in the yard and also enjoyed having the chickens nearby. We also enjoyed sitting outside in the evening. I highly recommend this rental for a quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hurst, TX, USA

Quiet, cozy, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a 5-day workshop nearby and really enjoyed it. This little gem became a home away from home during our stay. Everything was extremely organized, with directions for everything clearly marked and written up in the provided notebook. I've stayed in many rentals and have never seen such attention to detail as was shown in this one! You can really tell the owners wanted their guests to have what they needed for a good stay there. Bed was soft and comfortable and we slept well. When we weren't at the workshop we were out hiking so we didn't really get to enjoy the garden but it was beautiful. Overall a lovely experience that I recommend to anyone staying in the area.

  • Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Sequim Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Coho Ferry to Victoria, B.C.
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Cedars at Dungeness
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Port Williams
Car: necessary

The Sequim Lavender Festival is a must-see. The 3rd weekend in July. There are dozens of lavender farms in and around Sequim, which is the largest producer of lavender in the nation. Also nearby is the Olympic National Park, and the ferry to Victoria, B.C., which is just 20 miles across the water in Canada.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Sequim, Washington

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$63.5
Damage Deposit C$95.25

Check-In: 3:00 PM; Check-Out: 11:00 AM MAXIMUM STAY 30 DAYS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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