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The Garden Room Sequim Retreat: Affordable Mountain View Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Space 525 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


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.

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Stan & Margie Osterbauer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 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:
  • 525 sq ft
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 4.898734 based on 79 reviews

Juan de Fuca festival vacation

  • 5 of 5

Property was close to everything we wanted to see in the area. Spent three days at Juan de Fuca Festival. Room was very nice and kitchen was an extra amenity.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a homey, tranquil place to stay. Very nice setting and accomodating hosts.

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 20-year-old daughter and I stayed in this studio apartment while we visited the area. We found this place very comfortable and charming. Both the bed and the pull-out couch bed were comfortable. The views of her garden and the Olympic Mountains made this place very serene. The property has pull-down blinds to help block out the early morning sun in the summer. We would recommend this place to parties of up to 4 who wish to stay in Sequim. We will definitely go back if we ever choose to vacation in this area again.

  • Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy Little Attached Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay while in Seqium for a workshop. Comfy bed with a seating area small kitchen. They have chickens on the property nearby, but they were very quiet. I enjoyed my stay here.

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about the cottage. Simply an awesome place. And reasonably priced. Owners are also super nice and helpful. Highly recommend this rental. Hope to be back there again.

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying here and definitely will be back! The room is a perfect size with a nice big yard. The bed is very comfortable. The place has great instructions for anything that you might question. The rural area is a good break from city life. (Even Sequim city life)

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tina, for your kind words. We loved having you and lool forward to seeing you again.
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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
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed the Garden Room and would welcome you back anytime. We would certainly interact more in the better weather as we are outside so much more. When you come at a warmer time, there is also more choice of activities for little ones.
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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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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$65.92
Damage Deposit C$98.88

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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