Just One Negative Item
Submitted: April 7, 2012
Stayed: April 2011
The negative item: Because of another commitment I was not able to accompany my friends and family to Seascape this year! Otherwise there simply are no negatives.
I have driven from the San Francisco Bay Area for a springtime week at Bandon every year for the past 30 years, first with my parents, eventually with my own grandchildren -- that tells you how I feel about the town, the coast, the sea air, the people. It's only in the past decade that I've become acquainted with Seascape (for the very good reason that it's so newly built), and I now make our reservation a year in advance to be sure that we will be in those splendid, peaceful surroundings again.
We use both sides of the duplex, with all the nooks and crannies for private reading, writing, solitaire, napping, gazing at the waves -- but also great-rooms large enough for us to assemble on one side for a community supper each evening or on the other for a community jigsaw puzzle laid out on the dining table. Or on either side for a movie on the BIG but unobtrusive TV screens. The kitchens are so thoughtfully stocked, the linens so fresh, the chairs so cushy -- plus beach and quiet-time supplies for little ones and game cupboards for those who haven't brought their own Scrabble or dominoes. Oh yes, I am missing the trip this year ...
Besides the spectacular beauty just a few steps from the back door(s), how peaceful is Seascape? For the second year, I'm told by the friends I couldn't accompany this year, a mama kildeer has laid her eggs in the side yard, with papa doing his decoy dance to keep strangers a safe distance away. That's peaceful! (For excitement, walk those few steps to the beach, or the half mile or so to shop or browse in Old Town Bandon. Local candies! Jams from local berries! A fine bookstore! A wonderful new library!)
As the younger generation of our group "ages" and goes off to college, with uncertain spring breaks, we will possibly need only one half of the duplex in the next few years. It will be fun to have neighbors who appreciate Seascape as much as we do. Good traveling and happy landings to all.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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