Originally from Salt Lake City, we left landlocked Utah in 2002 for North Carolina and moved aboard our 40 foot sailboat. From there we sailed to the Caribbean, across to Panama, through the canal and settled in New Zealand. Returning to the States in 2010, we chose the Pacific Northwest after hearing so much about the beautiful cruising areas stretching from the Columbia River to northern Alaska. After another six years aboard, we began to feel the pull to land and yet we wanted to continue living near the ocean. The question was where. Numerous trips to Oregon and Washington coastal towns helped us prioritize our needs and wants. We decided on Ocean Shores trading our trawler for kayaks and ocean travel for lakes and canals.
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Lovely peaceful retreat
Moonraker Cottage is charming, cozy and spotless. It had everything we needed. Very comfortable beds! The hosts are very helpful and welcoming. It was a short walk to a beautiful beach and excellent Coastal Interpretive Center. We enjoyed our stay there very much.
Great getaway place for a long relaxing weekend!
What A Wonderful Cozy Cabin
The cabin was so cute. Decorated so nicely. There were cookies waiting for us a nice greeting from the owners. From the decor to the top rated appliances and the very comfortable beds everything was perfect about this nice little cabin. It’s right out of town so it was peaceful and quiet. The drive to the beach was a few minutes! I loved the back patio and the BBQ. This was perfect for our 7 year old and family of three. We look forward to coming back soon. 5++++++
The cottage was super cute, very clean, and close to Damon Point. We definitely will be staying here again!
This property is cozy and conveniently located
We loved this place! So clean, well-decorated and inviting. Owners made great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. Our weekend away couldn’t have been better!
Better then expected.
Very comfortable cottage. High ceilings and large windows make the difference on
a very gray day. Everything necessary was included. We also liked that both bedrooms
where the same size and very roomy.
The owners really made us fill at home.
The only thing that would be nice improvement: tv screen is very small and the sound is poor.
Owners probably losing some money, because all the lights controlled by one switch.
We would definitely recommend this property for vacation.
We've left a basket of brochures and maps on the coffee table to help you organize your trip. Some of the many family activities around Ocean Shores include bikes, scooters, electric boat excursion, family fun centers, bowling, mopeds, horseback riding, golf, cinemas and more. Bring your own kayaks and paddle boards then launch from the ramp at Lake Minard.
Ocean Shores sponsors many events throughout the year. Watch for these:
June - Festival of Colors kite flying, Sand and Sawdust Festival
July - Beach Blast, Bikers at the Beach
August - Woof-a-Thon, 12s Fan Fest and Beach Party, Treasure Gift Fair
September – Arts and Crafts Fair, Whale of a Quilt Show
Oct – Irish Music Festival
Nov – Winter Fanta-Sea
Jan – Pirate’s Life
Feb – Renewed Antique Show
March – Beachcomber Fun Fair, Razor Clam Festival and Seafood Extravaganza
April – Fine Arts, Photography & Electronics Media Show
May – Youth Fishing Derby, Shoppin’ at the Shore, Grays Harbor Expo