SALT GRASS COTTAGE...THE BEST OF THE BEACH!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
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SALT GRASS COTTAGE...THE BEST OF THE BEACH!

Ocean Shores House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

One of the first homes built on the jetty, Salt Grass Cottage has stood the test of time, tide and more than a few gale force winds. Backing onto and focused upon the wide-open beauty of the Wildlife Refuge, the cottage connects to Little Beach, the less visited and much more sheltered harbor beach, via a short and easily followed game trail.

'Little Beach' has long been a favorite of (and was unofficially named by) the young and not-so-young in our family due to its 'friendlier' location (just out the back door, much less wind and rarely anyone else there!), better beach-combing, and tranquil estuary-like vistas. There's still the roar of the ocean, waves break onto the beach and seagulls cry overhead...but it usually belongs only to you. Few others have such easy access!

Need more adventure? The rocks of the jetty and the pounding ocean surf are an easy 10-15 minute walk away on rarely used paved roads or bring your bikes and cycle over for more exercise and faster access! If nature's not your thing...why come to the beach?? Just kidding! There's plenty of restaurants, shops, and fun ways to spend money in town and of course the Quinault Beach Casino is ready and waiting to help lighten your pockets, too.

However you fill your time, Salt Grass Cottage will welcome you back at the end of the day with a cozy fire in the stove, a well-stocked kitchen and ultra-comfortable beds and bedding. Open the blinds to take in the gazillion stars on a clear night, the window just a crack for the roar of the ocean, the clang of the channel buoy or a distant fog horn. All the makings of a perfect night's rest...so you can wake refreshed, ready to do it all again!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Kellie

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Hi!

I'm Kellie, and my husband Carlos and I are second generation owners/stewards of Salt Grass Cottage. We purchased it from my parents when time, tide and grown kids dictated they move closer to family and medical facilities. I say stewards because that's exactly how we see it...we're simply keepers of the home itself, of the dream-come-true, of the surrounding natural beauty and the treasure of Little Beach.

When forced to work rather than vacation, I sell and develop real estate in Seattle but welcome every opportunity that comes along to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and head for the coast. Carlos is a fitness coach at NWCrossFit in Seattle, a job that demands a lot both mentally and physically so a few days of R&R at the beach are always welcome. We both run to the peace and tranquility of the cottage every chance we get! We began renting our ocean home for financial reasons, namely to help pay for it in a slow economy. We continue to rent it because the stories of how it's touched others lives enrich our own.

Kellie purchased this house in 2007

Salt Grass Cottage has been a part of my life since I first stood on tiptoes on the very highest knoll with my two younger brothers and my extremely excited parents. Stretching as tall as we could, we all tried to envision what kind of view there would be from a main floor, maybe even a second story...it was the start of a dream come true for my parents and now for my husband and myself and the many guests who have shared in the cottage's magic.

There's something about water that just says: 'Relax, forget your worries for just a while. Renew, re-connect, rest.' That's why we love the ocean. That's why we sleep better here, why everything tastes better here, why we wait to the very last minute to leave here.

One look out the windows and you get it. There's nothing there, nothing but salt grass, falcons, hawks, deer, racoons, sparrows, swallows, eagles. Nothing but game trails heading for the beach, drift logs to climb on or lean back against. Nothing but the sound of the waves, the wind, the fog horn. We love Salt Grass Cottage because it's surrounded by nothing, and nothing works for us!!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Property Reviews

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Salt Grass Cottage...the Best of the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
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Salt Grass Cottage...the Best of the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230167vbi
(206) 276-0794 (Washington, USA)
Ocean Shores Southwest Washington
5

Good time in Ocean Shores

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My family, including three girls, ages 9, 12, and 15 had a great time. It was prefect for size and accommodations. There were many comments on the open floor plan, how clean, warm and cozy this house is. The area is private and quite. The girls were excited to feed and see the deer. We all took a walk to the little beach and brought back many shells. The outside hose was great to wash off sandy boots. The owner, Kellie was easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this home to family & friends!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Salt Grass Cottage...the Best of the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230167vbi
(206) 276-0794 (Washington, USA)
Ocean Shores Southwest Washington
Tacoma, Washington
5

Great Value and Charm

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We are three couples who thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cozy, roomy, home close to everything, but very private (except for the deer hanging out--so cute). We had fun clamming at both Twin Harbors and Roosevelt Beaches with fantastic weather, then enjoyed the cozy wood stove and some wonderful meals we prepared in the well-equipped and stocked kitchen. Thanks to the Hessler Family for building the cottage and for Kellie and Carlos for sharing it. If we plan another trip to Ocean Shores, we will definitely try to book this again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Salt Grass Cottage...the Best of the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230167vbi
(206) 276-0794 (Washington, USA)
Ocean Shores Southwest Washington
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Awesome!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
This is the most awesome property we have ever rented. Be sure to embrace the “Code of the West” written up in the guest book it is a great concept that embraces what it means to be a good person and look out for others. The furnishings are second to none and the well stocked pantry of spices and condiments really is a great touch. No need to haul or buy the incidentals needed to make a gourmet meal at the cabin.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Salt Grass Cottage...the Best of the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230167vbi
(206) 276-0794 (Washington, USA)
Ocean Shores Southwest Washington
Connell, Wa
5

Perfect family vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
What a wonderful, clean and well stocked cottage. And in the perfect location! Private and quiet, but loaded with things to do. The kids (and parents) really enjoyed the private trail to the beach, beachcombing and the short walk to the jetty was a major plus! The kids discovered all kinds of sea life there that really made for great memories. The kitchen has everything, so when we came back for meals, it was easy and convenient. Definitely coming back next year!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Salt Grass Cottage...the Best of the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p230167vbi
(206) 276-0794 (Washington, USA)
Ocean Shores Southwest Washington
Seattle
5

Great trip away from the city!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
4 girls and 3 dogs stayed at Salt Grass Cottage from 2/17-19 and we all agreed it was not nearly long enough. The house is great, perfect for our group. We slept really well in the comfy beds, cooked great meals in the well stocked kitchen, stayed cozy with the fireplace in the living room, and enjoyed nice walks with all the dogs to the beach and back. This is mentioned in other reviews, but the kitchen has any spice you might want and more! I took a chance and didn't pack any because of those reviews, and found the smoked paprika, coriander, and cumin I needed for some fish tacos there! The only complaint I had was my 13 year old greyhound couldn't walk up the open-backed stairs outside, but she doesn't do stairs well to begin with, so we just carried her. The other dogs had no problems.
We also really enjoyed reading the story of how the cabin came to be! What a great place to have and keep in the family!
Thanks to Kellie and her family for opening the space up and letting others enjoy it. We hope to come back some day! And hopefully make it a longer trip!!!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Ideal for bird-watching, communing with nature and all-around general relaxation!

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Availability & Rates

Ocean Shores House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $130-$210/nt NO extra fees! Couple Disc
  • US Dollars
  • May 1-Oct 31 Mon-Thu .. $170/night, Fri-Sun .. $210/night
  • Nov 1-Apr 30 Mon-Thu .. $130/night, Fri-Sun .. $160/night
  • (Peak rates on holiday wkends) Min of 2 nights rental/3 nights on major holidays
  • Agreed upon pets .. $10/night additional.
  • Ask about our special rate for 'Couple Only' stays for peak season visits!
  • No Extra Cleaning Fee! $100 fully refundable security deposit.
  • We're happy to send more pics of all bedrooms and living spaces...just send a
  • request and we'll zip them to you:)

Amenities

Ocean Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating ...
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , This bathroom is on the main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This 3/4 bath is on the 2nd level.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) All bedrooms have queen beds featuring luxurious linens and down comforters.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • surf fishing
Notes:
Backs onto over 600 acres of wildlife refuge with a footpath to the Harbor beach.

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