Heron Cottage

  based on 8 reviews
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  • SQF 800
  •  Parking


A perfect private getaway

A serene, modern, and private one bedroom cottage with excellent lake views of tranquil Pattison Lake. One mile from Amtrak, with parking. The lake (with fish!) is beautiful from the cottage and has a public boat ramp on the north side of the lake.  There is no direct access to the lake from the cottage. The bed is a tempur-pedic queen bed with memory foam pad. The owner is allergic to cats, so please no cats. Other pets are allowed with prior approval-please contact us. There is no direct access to the lake from the cottage.

We offer long term discounts!

This 800 sq ft one bedroom cottage is separate from house on property and is not shared with anyone else.  Pattison Lake is known as the quiet lake due to its 5 mph speed limit.  You will see kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, row boats, fishing boats, etc., but no loud motor boats.  This 250 lake acreage lake is open year round and offers good opportunity for fishing for stocked rainbow trout. The lake also supports naturally reproducing populations of largemouth bass, yellow perch, black crappie, and rock bass.  

Even though there is no lake access from the cottage, there is public access to 3 lakes close by (less than 6 miles from cottage). 

-Pattison lake public access is very basic and has a boat ramp.

-Long Lake public access has a beach area with life guards.  There is a boat ramp with kayak and paddle board rentals.

-Lake St. Claire public access has a boat ramp and fishing pier.  This is a much nicer area than Pattison Lake boat ramp.

Access Description

Guests are welcome to enjoy our private cottage, the designated off-street parking area, and wooded area west of the cottage.  Please respect the privacy of the property owner living in the main house on the same lot.  Please note lake access is not available at this property.  There is a rough trail to the lake a short distance away at the end of the road.

Owner Interaction with Guests

The property owner lives onsite in a separate house and is usually available to answer questions or help during your stay.  Feel free to call/text them if you have questions or concerns.

Please note: the TV is a smart TV.  Cable TV is NOT provided.  You must login to your own service (Ruku, Netflix, firestick, cable/dish provider, etc.) to receive TV programs and movies.  Or hook up your computer to the TV (we have a hookup cable).  Remember to logout at the end of your stay. 


1 Bathroom, 1 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 1 Living room

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Coffee machine, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Central heating
  • Entertainment
    Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Essentials, Shower, Towel-set
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector
  • Parking
    Parking Included
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM


Here is a link to the guest book with all relevant information, local tips, and details.


Check-in is 4PM.

Check out is 11AM.

Check in Instructions

There is a lockbox on the porch next to the door. The code for the key pad lock box is 0415. This box has a key to the front door. Parking has been expanded at the top of the driveway.  This is where long term guest parking is located. For unloading, guests may park briefly at the cottage door. The property owner lives onsite and will likely be available to answer questions or help during your stay.

Please let us know if you are bringing dogs (what kind, how many, and names!) so we can leave out the dog beds and treats!

Finally, the cottage is located near private property and while the views are great, we can not allow foot traffic access to the lake directly downhill from the cottage. Lake access is available a short walk away down Fair Oaks Road, ask the owners onsite for directions!

Check Out Instructions

Check out time is 11am. If there is not another guest right after your stay, you can ask for a later check out.

For check out:

please strip the linens (sheets and pillow cases only, no blankets) off the beds that you used and place them in the laundry basket in the laundry room. 

Place towels and wash cloths in the other basket.

Please put all trash and recycling in the receptacles next to the kitchen. Extra bags are available under the sink.

Please wash dishes and leave them to dry on the rack.

Travel safely!

Wifi Network and Password

Network: Netgear03 (might also have 05)

  • Password: blackwind016
based on 8 reviews
Stella + Damon
Book this spot!

If you are considering booking - do it now! We stayed here for 4 weeks and had the best time. Olympia is beautiful, surrounding towns/hikes are so close, you are right on the river with beautiful views, the neighborhood is adorable and the cottage itself is clean, bright and equipped with everything you will need! We were sad to go!

Young couple  |  stayed in 5/2019

All inclusive

This cottage is beautiful! I can't think of any amenity that was not available. Appreciated the cleanliness as well. Great stay!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 6/2018

Relaxing stay, great location

Very nice stay, we had a relaxing extended stay, location is Great. Thx you!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 6/2018

All the comforts of home

Loved the view, loved the area, great hosts, wonderful place if you are looking for comforts of home! Very relaxing time!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 6/2018

Thoughful hosts

This is a lovely place and our hosts were very thoughtful, in every way. Highly, highly recommend.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 6/2018

Comfy with great light

This cottage was amazing! Had everything we needed and more. The bed was the best part as it was one of the most comfiest beds I’ve ever slept on. The location was nice and calm and the natural lighting was phenomenal. Definitely would come back!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 5/2018

Excellent lake view

The cottage is immaculate, nicely decorated, and well-equipped, with a nice lake view. This was our first experiment with AirBNB, and it was SO much nicer than a motel for a very similar cost. We could only get a two day slot at the cottage at the end of our stay, but it was very much worth it.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 5/2018

Our favorite

We loved our stay at the house. Some of the best lake views and such a nice spot. Celeste was there to great us when we arrived and made us feel so welcome. By far our favorite Airbnb to date.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 4/2018

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Jonathan Strahl

I am a simple man from the Pacific Northwest, interested in facilitating experiences, innocuous rule-breaking, and wilderness adventure. Often I enjoy losing altitude on or in some form of water. I work on a computer for my day job. I am a consultant in the renewable energy industry, working with electric utilities around the world helping them to plan investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and grid modernization. I am motivated by my love of the environment--recognizing that the energy industry is one of the most significant environmental influence levers we humans have. I adore the Pacific Northwest and particularly WA state. I split time between Bellingham, Leavenworth, and work travel. Since I have a computer anywhere I have that flexibility which I am very grateful for. Hosting is energizing for me. Facilitating a positive experience is one of my passions. I would like to think that I am fairly easygoing, so please give me a call if you have any questions or concerns about your stay or want some recommendations!
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