Expansive ocean and beach view. Under half mile walk to wide, sandy beach. Three bedroom house sleeps 8 to 10. Built in 2007. Located in Pacific Beach, Washington - a 2 1/2 hour drive from Seattle, 3 hours from Portland, 25 minutes north of Ocean Shores. This is the prettiest section of the Washington coast with a windswept forest on a high bluff, looking down on the wide, sandy beach. Awesome sunsets. Beach driving and parking is permitted, which shortens up the walk for the elderly and young kids.
The house features a large upper deck with wide ocean and sunset view, lower private deck with view, three HDTVs (42' and 2 at 27') with cable programming, wireless high speed Internet, stereo with 4 in-wall speakers, fully stocked kitchen with granite slab and stainless steel appliances, large master suite with double-headed travertine tile shower, dark rich Brazilian cherry wood hardwood floors throughout the house, art glass lighting, ceiling fans, gas fireplace, 2 car garage, laundry room, deck furniture, 1,730 square feet.
Lake Quinault - Rent a boat, dine at the Lodge, hike in the rain forest [45 minute drive one way]
Copalis Rock - Isolated seastack rock reached by 4 mile walk or drive down the beach. Nearby is the Copalis State Airport, where planes land right on the beach. [10 minutes]
Kalaloch coastline - Spectacular Ruby Beach, massive driftwood piles, tree-lined cliffs, miles of empty beach. [1 1/2 hours]
Hoh Rain Forest - Astonishing moss covered trees, beautiful drive along Hoh River, bring an umbrella [2 1/4 hours]
Quinault Beach Resort - busy casino and restaurants [20 minutes]
Ocean Shores - large beach community south with several beach activities: ride horses, rent beach buggies, drive your car on the beach, fly kites, sand castle competition, many summer festivals, shopping [20 minutes]
Seabrook - Participate in community events at nearby vacation resort community [2 minutes]
Whalewatching - Pacific Grey whales migrate between Baja, Mexico and the Bering Sea. Tourboats available March through May from Westport. [1 hour]
Hoquaim YMCA - Great facility with indoor waterpark, lap pool, racquetball, basketball, and weightlifting. One day pass is $15 per family. [30 minutes]
We live in Bellevue, WA. I was born in Kansas, my wife in Taiwan, and we met here in the middle. We have three boys, including teenage twins and a little brother 8 1/2 years younger. We've traveled widely from Europe to Taiwan - often on home exchanges.
When I was a boy, my family stayed several times at the Sandpiper Resort (sadly decayed). I would build sand castles, collect sand dollars, and wander the beaches from Copalis Rock to Joe Creek. Looking across Joe Creek to the town of Pacific Beach, I always wondered why my family couldn't own one of those beach houses. It fulfilled a childhood dream when I could purchase one for myself.
Our house has a unique combination of luxury interior with abundant amenities and excellent location: a fine ocean view and within walking distance to the town, restaurants, and two routes to the beach within half a mile.