All of our activities were geared toward having the dogs with us while enjoying the beauty of the Southern Oregon coast. If your goal is similar, this is what you need to know about this perfect property.
*Tile or wood flooring throughout (with the exception of the 2-bed suite)
*Convenient outdoor hoses so you can wash your dog thoroughly after playing on
the beach. (I brought my own dog towels but they had a few in the garage too)
*Home sits on a large lot AND is adjacent to the Devils Kitchen State Park parking area
with additional large grassy areas. LOTS of room to play fetch and
sniff right out the front door.
*There are two paths to the beach and both are short and easy. Most other properties
have much longer walks and many include lots of steep stairs.
*From 'your' beach it is 1.67 mi north to the beginning of the most photographed
section of the Oregon coast. I ran there every morning from right out the front door
with the dogs and I practically had it all to myself.
*The beach allows dogs off-leash as long as you can control your dog verbally. This
means no chasing birds or approaching others. From May to Sept you can only go
south on this beach .7 miles (to the China Beach parking area) with a dog. Beyond
there are 12 miles of western snowy plover protected nesting habitat that you can't
enter with a dog. But there's lots of room to go north....and it's beautiful.
*If you want to visit the Redwoods (2.5 hrs away) know that your dog is only allowed
in the campground areas. They are NOT allowed on any trails in either the State or
National Redwood Parks. (Bummer I know but next time I'd take a tent a spend one
*29 miles to the south you can hike with your dog at Humbug Mountain State Park.
It's enchanting and quiet. You can hike the coastal or inland sides of the mountain
and it's only about 2.5 mi one way.
*The garage of this home is spotless and dog-safe and can be used to leave your pet
(for a very short time) if need be.
*From a dryer climate? Check your dogs ears often for yeast infections.
(Monistat (over the counter women's product) works great at clearing it up)
It will be tough to top this property as a perfect 'pup paradise' for a week. I'm ready to go back!