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!
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.