These unsolicited testimonials are the driving force behind what I do and are a measure of success in my extreme efforts at assuring the comfort of my tenants during their short-stay (and sometimes long-stay) with www.olympiafurnishedhomes.com.
From Cierra and Marshall, a military couple who had this to say about their short stay, "Thank you for everything! We enjoyed our stay here very much! Maybe one day we can visit. Take care! This house will forever have a special spot in our hearts. It is our first home as husband and wife!" and later as they traveled on their honeymoon, "We miss our little home! Not a single hotel, even Vegas, stands close to the experience we had with you."
From Sheila, as travelling nurse posted this on www.facebook.com/olympiafurnishedhomes, "Just moved into one of Marilynn's houses and I must say she has thought of everything to make you feel at home! Great attention to detail! She is my best friend in Olympia...."
From Aaron and Roni Sue who stayed for a few months while their home was being built, "Roni Sue and I would like to thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful home, Your everything included rentals are great as you are, Marilynn. We are going to miss your nice home with a great location."
From Caleb, in Olympia for work reasons posted this on www.facebook.com/olympiafurnishedhomes, "I am moving to Olympia for work and contacted Marilynn one time about her homes. After a simple inquiry, I am sold. Reasonable prices, quick responses, and any information you need. I cant wait to become a tenant of Olympiafurnishedhomes!"
From Leslie, who spent the summer with her family in the roomy Water St. home, "We ADORED your home....made many memories, relaxed, and truly had one of our best vacations!!! Thank you, Marilynn, for your special touches!"
From Frank, a traveling doctor, who spent a year in the one bedroom home on Water St.:
Frank, who was in my cozy, cute and comfortable Pequena de Aqua home, "I wanted you to know that I have loved that apartment. I love the way you furnished it. I love the feeling of it. I love the view, I love everything about it. Thank you for being such a fabulous landlady. I didn't really need to call you much, but I always felt that I could anytime. It really did become my home away from home and I am very sad to leave it."
Matt, a travelling doctor that is transitioning into the military, compliments my 14th Avenue home as He sends photos of his new home to his mom and talks about coming back after deployment....makes me so happy.
And, Joyce pleased me so much that I posted this on my Facebook page:
Today I was given a tour of one of my homes by a very appreciative current tenant, pointing out to me each detail of the home she liked. What an experience!
Another pleased new tenant: "The pictures don't do it justice", he says. That's ♫♫♫♫ to my ears.
As I struggle to explain what makes OFH "A Cut Above", Rachel does it for me...and I quote:
"You are absolutely welcome for the positive feedback. Your home is truly a steal because of the immaculate condition the home is in, the fantastic neighborhood, the amenities, and all the "little" things that make it so very special."
From Carlos, visiting from Venezuela, "I think I'll stay to live here, I love the city and its people."
From Judson, visiting for studies, "Nothing would please me more than to be able to stay in one of your homes again when I am in town. You have been a real blessing to me and to my wife. I am so grateful God introduced us." And, "Your duplex in that little corner of Olympia coupled with you as a landlord...well, that's just a pretty special combination."
From Connie and Mike, moving to Olympia from Alaska, "We want to thank you for your care and service you gave to us with your lovely home. What a true love you have for those in need of your help. "
From Yoli and Stephen, a military family relocating to Rainier, "Being a Soldier and having a family is not always easy. It is often stressful, chaotic, and very unpredictable. I often ask myself: "what was I thinking entering into this lifestyle!??!" But, when there are kind and wonderful human beings like you in our lives...suddenly, my question is answered and I am reminded that there is still good in people worth fighting for.
My family and I are very thankful for your gift. And, most of all...You! :):"
From Dave and Anna (Davanna), who regularly visit their family from California, "Thank you, Marilynn. We appreciated all the attention to detail you always have, esp. Kleenex in every room (we needed them this trip with everyone being sick), new shower curtain, move-in ready cozy home. See you next time."
From Bill, a salesman who used the 14th Ave. duplex as his Northwest home base for several months:
"I moved into the home on 14th not knowing exactly how long I would be here, however it is with some sorrow that I write this as I am moving out this morning. I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time here. As for Marilynn, she is very professional and just plain wonderful to work with. I had a unique situation and my assistant probably spoke to Marilynn as much or more than I did, just working out the logistics! The home I was in was wonderfully decorated, and very well maintained. I joked that all I had to do was bring my clothes, everything else was provided! I recommend Marilynn to anyone looking for a furnished home to rent. She is truly wonderful and I know you will be delighted."
From Patricia, visiting from Florida to catch up on family time with her children and grand children:
This little place was perfect for my time in Olympia. I loved the place, the location, and spending the time with my daughter and her family. Thanks so much! I think I would be interested in renting again around this time next year.
From Richard, relocating his business and life from California, "You are absolutely the most attentive quasi-landlord that I have ever experienced. Your home is wonderful, and served its purpose to a “T”. Thank you for everything."
From Toni, relocating with her military husband and her new job, "Marilynn, Thank you so much for allowing me the privilege of staying in your beautiful home. From the moment you greeted me, the warmth of your welcome and the aura surrounding you is all over your home. The special touches are wonderful! I stand in awe over what you are doing with your life! Two careers and your own business that focuses on making people feel welcome and at home. Thank you so much!
From Rex and Gayle, visiting from Mazatlan, Marilynn, Thanks for providing us with a peaceful abode while we were passing through Olympia this summer (2016). We had all the pleasures of our own home (personal touches made a big difference) without the stress and effort a short term rental requires. The location had a rural feeling but was just a couple minutes to downtown and 3.7 miles to the UFC gym on the other side of Lacey. Your “All Inclusive Concept” concept worked well for us.....Gracias!.....Rex and Gayle Chambers, Mazatlan, Mexico.
From Anna, visiting from California, "We're so lucky to have found Marilynn Stephens and Olympia Furnished Homes over 10 years ago. She is the best landlord and we truly feel at home when are here. Over the years we have stayed in each one of her homes, in the historic district, and every time we return, Marilynn has updated something, making a good thing even better. If Olympia is in your future, we highly recommend OFH."
From Wesley and family transitioning to Olympia, "This is a great house that can compete with any one we were looking for at Airbnb. The furniture quality is super . The environment is quiet. There is a Olympia high school bus stop where is five minutes walking from the house."
From Timothy, spending a month to work/travel, and especially enjoying my high speed internet, "We cannot possibly overstate how fantastic both Marilynn and her home are. As opposed to nearly all other listings, this place is a home first, rental second, vs. most all other airbnbs that are furnished and equipped with the intention of renting it out (ie a few trips to goodwill and call it a day). You’ll have everything you need in the fully equipped kitchen, super-spacious rooms and plenty of sunlight and views of trees (and water!) during your stay. Marilynn is the kindest, most thoughtful host, and we can’t wait to come back and stay at one of her properties."
From Sam and Lilli...Lilli a travel nurse, and Sam needing office space and appreciating the high speed internet, "The house is great and Marilynn does a fantastic job providing everything you might need. The location is great too."
From Chris, while managing the installation of a vertical lettuce farm, and needing office space and high speed internet, "Marilynn is great to work with. She is super responsive, if you ever have any issues. My stay was rather unusual. I actually stayed at two of here properties as my work project went a few month longer. She helped me finding another property and gave me the flexibility to add additional time when I asked. As for the property, it is located in an area that you can bike, walk to so many different places in downtown. This area has a rich history and a ton of fabulous places to eat. If coming to Olympia stay at one of her places she has several! It is also as described she has everything you need from kitchen stuff etc. Also, the bedding is to die for. You will be asking her where she got it so you have it for your home."
From Diane Sue, visiting family for a month, "Marilynn is a great host. She responded quickly to the few questions I had during my 4 week stay. The apartment is well appointed and the sheets were positively luxurious. The location is wonderful and the information about the rental was very accurate. I would highly recommend this unit and my gracious host."
From Gustavo (Gus) a traveling nurse, with his family and moved twice within the same duplex apartment (musical homes!) to make home for previously booked tenants... "Marilynn’s place is amazing. She has the upmost level of professionalism and is hands down the best air B and B we’ve ever stayed at. The house is gorgeous and had everything we needed plus more! We would and definitely will continue to stay with Marilynn whenever we are in Olympia!"
From Karin, who enjoyed her stay in my special one bedroom apartment, "I thoroughly enjoyed my 7 week stay at Marilynn’s Water St. apartment. Not knowing the Olympia area very well, I was pleasantly surprised by the location…a charming, quiet and safe neighborhood within walking distance to the state capitol. The second story apartment was well stocked, especially the kitchen. The only thing I needed to buy was the food! Also, I appreciated how clean it was as well."
From David and family, needing a place near downtown, "Excellent place to stay near capitol.".
From Jianyuan, "Very convenient location, close to interstate and major grocery stores. Not far from the ocean and there are nice walking trails nearby to explore. Marilynn is a nice lady and very easy to communicate with."
From Tanya, who checked off AirBNB "compliments" Thoughtful Touches, Quick Responses, Amazing Amenities, "Great amenities for a long term rental".
From Anthony, staying in one of my townhouses closer to downtown, and checked off AirBNB "compliments" Outstanding Hospitality and Quick Responses, "Marilynn's place is a spacious and roomy town home very conveniently located near downtown Olympia. She was wonderful to deal with and very helpful to any concerns we had."
And, now you know why I am often called "Marilynn...your best friend in Olympia".