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Mary Hill

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Moclips 'Coast Inn' 2015 Winner King 5 TV Top 5 Best Rental, Very Clean Wi-Fi

136 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Moclips Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath

King 5 "Best Vacation Rental" 2015. Winner of only stand alone rental, placed 5th overall.

All other top 5 are multi units have over 100+ rentals so this is quite the honor for the Coast Inn.

http://nwescapes.king5.com/best/vacation-rental/great-getaways/northwest-washington

NO VRBO Service fee!!!

The Coast Inn is a one bedroom cottage, completely remodeled and very very clean.

Cute and cozy cabin with three large old glass fishing floats built right into the wall. These add such charm, especially when the sun goes down. Sit on the deck and enjoy some wonderful sunsets over the ocean, after a long day playing on the beach. Coast Inn is a perfect romantic cabin for a couple, you can cook your own meal or hit one of the local restaurants, maybe do some gambling after dinner at Quinault Beach Casino, or my favorite is taking a walk on the beach and enjoying the sunset. Gas fireplace for ambiance . Tile and wood floors,(no stinky carpet) comfortable queen size bed, along with a top of the line, no bars sofa bed in living room, beach theme interior, with games, cards, and lots of movies to enjoy, along with premium movie channels, HBO-Showtime-Cinamax etc. with direct TV. Bonus MLB Baseball package! I will try and make your stay as comfortable as possible, if you need any extra's or special surprises/requests for your loved one before you arrive, let me know and I'll do my best to accommodate.

Moclips is a place to relax and enjoy our beautiful Washington Ocean Beaches, unspoiled by tourist traps, but if you like that sort of thing its just a short drive to Ocean Shores where you will have plenty of 'tourist type' activities. (Bumper cars-horse back riding, moped rentals, gambling ect)

I will be more than happy to give you any local information of what you can do during your stay in Moclips, day trips, where to eat, services, local history.

Be aware of rentals that don't have any reviews, a lot of them choose not to accept reviews as we can't change them once written, so rental owners choices are to accept all or none. Take a look at the Coast Inn's reviews to read what other guests are saying about their stay.

Keywords: Clean, Private Cabin, Ocean View, Beach house, Moclips, Pacific Beach, Beach Access

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Hill (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Mary Hill

We are baby boomers. Raised in Tacoma, and married for 35+ years, we love the outdoors, and traveling to explore new area's.

Mary Hill purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Mary Hill chose Olympic Peninsula

I fell in love with Moclips 20 years ago when we would visit friends who had a weekend place. We soon had to have our own 'piece of the pie' and bought our very first vacation home. The Coast Inn used to be our weekend place until we purchased another, I then only used it as a guest cabin for family and friends, but now that I'm retired, we had it completely remodeled, and decided to put it in the nightly rental pool.

The first time we visited Moclips 20 years ago we rented a cabin for $100 a night, by 2am both my husband and I left like bandits in the night because it was just too dirty for us. I told him I would never rent a place unseen again, so we bought a motor home where I knew I would have a clean place to lay my head. Shortly after, we noticed a place for sale and now are Moclips 'weekenders', we built a new home on another lot we own. I fell in love with Moclips and I know you will too. Its Washington's best kept secret.

You will find the Coast Inn very clean and fresh, I pride myself on that fact. My goal is to hear my guests say 'this is the cleanest place I have ever stayed'

What makes this cottage unique

No where else have I been where I can walk a beach and most the time have it all to myself. Homes are closer to the Ocean than any other area on the Washington North Coast, Moclips is the first Privately owned beach front property on Washington's Coast. Anything North is either State Land or Native American.

Rich in history, colorful locals, unspoiled beaches, fantastic sunsets, great shelling, and clam digging are just some of the reasons Moclips is so special.

Reviews

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based on 136 traveler reviews

Moclips 'Coast Inn' 2015 Winner King 5 TV Top 5 Best Rental, Very Clean Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 136 reviews
5

Unique Experience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, super clean, delightful place to stay. Definitely the cleanest and best equipped vacation property we have ever stayed in. Mary was the perfect host and her house was exactly as described and it was evident she took great pride in it. Very good TV channels and wifi. It should be noted that the entire area has no cell phone coverage unless you have Verizon. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Such a complement coming from a couple who are extensive travelers! I know Moclips was your last leg of this trip, from Iceland to Moclips before you left to go back home...you two know how to plan a off the beaten path trip! I am so glad the Coast Inn measured up and you both enjoyed your stay. You were wonderful guests and we would love to see you again. thank you again for choosing our little Coast Inn to enjoy the Washington Coast
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5

Everything we needed to relax!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, clean, and relaxing cottage. Mary was very attentive and she and her husband clearly take great care to make their guests welcome.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You :-) We hope you decide to come back to Moclips again. So glad you enjoyed your stay mary
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5

Another 5 Star Stary

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Coast Inn. Mary is the nicest person and the best vacation host. Besides being spotless, the house had anything we might have needed--umbrella, coats, hats, games, toiletries, DVD player, VCR, stereo, movies, cable TV, wireless internet (2 Mbps), paper, pens, a lighter, etc., and everything was labeled for easy use, even the remotes. The kitchen was also fully stocked with dishes and appliances. There were even condiments and some snacks that Mary had left for us.

We slept better than we do at home, not just because the bed was comfy, but because the neighborhood was so quiet. Almost the only thing we heard was the sound of the waves. The well water tasted so good we filled up our travel container to take some home. And there was lots of hot water for the extra-deep bathtub.

It’s a great place for people with allergies because there are hardwood and tile floors, no animals, no chemical odors, and the mattress and pillows have allergy encasements. I also appreciate that Mary washes the duvet cover as well as the sheets before every guest. The sofa and loveseat appear to be brand new. I opened up the sofa bed (no bars) and it looked to be pretty comfortable for a third person.

Our first day we walked on the beach near the house. We saw two forts and a swing made from driftwood. I sat on the swing while my husband looked for fishing floats among the dunes. Many of the houses in Moclips had great collections of floats hanging on the fences. For lunch we had Native American fry bread at the Moclips Country Store and it was delicious. (They also have fresh-baked cinnamon rolls at 7am, yummy.)

One day we drove an hour north to Kalaloch Lodge and Ruby Beach. Kalaloch is great for kids because there are lots of shallow areas where the water warms up and logs to climb on, and the little store sells ice cream cones and other goodies. Ruby Beach has great views of big rocks in the water, but you have to climb over lots of logs to get to the sand.

My husband usually doesn’t like to return to the same place, but he says he definitely wants to come back to the Coast Inn. (I think he wants to keep looking for a float washed up on the beach.) Maybe we’ll come back in the winter for storm season. The gas fireplace in the cabin really keeps the place warm.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow what a wonderful review, thank you!! I'm so glad you both enjoyed our place and the area. Had I known your husband wanted a buoy we could of given him one of ours:-) My husband keeps telling me to quit bringing them home LOL Winter time is the best time to find them after a storm we will see lots of 'treasures' wash up You two took such good care of our place, I could hardly tell anyone stayed there after your visit :-) Thank you again and hope to see you both in Moclips again
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5

just what we hoped for--

  • 5 of 5

This was our 40th anniversary getaway. We picked the perfect place! Mary filled her cottage with so many special things for us for our arrival! Really touching. The cottage was just as described---clean (very much so) and we had the pleasure of meeting Mary. A very lovely, gracious person. Lots of opportunities for walking here---we took morning walks on the street and enjoyed our beach walks too. Wandered down to where the Moclips River meets the Pacific Ocean----peaceful place with many photo opportunities. Our first night there, we took a path down to the beach---we saw what we first thought was a seagull sitting on the beach----nope, it was an eagle! Before my husband could get his camera ready, the eagle flew away. Mary gave us a "head's up" about "Taco Tuesday" at the Moclips Country store and deli----well, we took part. The Indian fry-bread tacos are so, so good. Thanks, Mary, for some great 40th anniversary memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am smiling ear to ear reading your review, thank you so much and I'm very pleased to know I helped make your 40th a little bit more special. It was hard to talk the eagle into coming to sit on the beach for you though. ;-) You two were great guests and are welcomed back anytime, we hope to see you again soon. Thank you again for taking the time to write such a sweet review mary
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5

It was great!

  • 5 of 5

I loved our stay at Moclips! The house was so nice and clean and we had surprise treats on table when we arrived. Also a painted sand dollar gift.

I can't begin to tell you all the things in house that were there for our convenience. We stayed four night and enjoyed every minute of it!

Mary and Susan are wonderful to keep in touch and help in any way they can. I would recommend for anyone who can to stay and enjoy the beach. When we were there we saw two other people on the beach , most days no one but us. So private and secluded!

(I wrote the following poem, but to long for review) ha ha

We arrived on time and who did we meet?

Susan came over, and she was a treat.

Wanting our stay to be good as could be

Explaining everything, to Clay and to me.

She made us laugh over something forgot..

But just the same, we love her a lot.

Everything clean, with treats on the table

We turned on TV, and 'yes' we have cable.

The fireplace adds

Incredible charm

We feel we're 'updated'..........

Yet, live on a farm!

The quiet is something

That soothes our dear soul

Then this environment

Makes us feel whole!

Everyone should experience

This kind of life......

Free from anxieties....

Free from all strife.

Oh, it's worth the money

(I must confess)

For peaceful days at Moclips

They are the 'best'

I must tell my friends

To stay a few days

For our stay at Coast Inn

I can't help but praise!!!

Grace Ringler

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you so much for the poem and review. Yes I am blessed to have Susan to help me so I can enjoy a vacation once in a while. She is the ONLY person I would trust to clean the cottage and get it ready for each guest. I think her Marine background gives her a excellent eye for details...Thank you again and so happy you enjoyed the beach
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5

Immaculately clean and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We found the rental to be everything the listing promised and more. It was immaculately clean and perfectly maintained. Mary was on vacation during our stay, but her neighbor, Susan, stopped by to introduce herself and promised to provide any help we might need. It's a perfect location for a quite get-away, with wonderful ocean sounds and gorgeous sunsets. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals, as we did. (We made fresh scallops, salmon and halibut during our stay. You've got to eat seafood when you're by the ocean.) But Mary provides a listing with recommendations of all the local restaurants and stores. It's relatively close to the south entrance to Olympic National Park. The rest of the park requires more driving, but we packed a lunch each day and saw it all. The very reasonable price made it well worth the money. We'll definitely recommend it to our family and friends. And here's a bonus: if you stay late June or early July you can pick your own raspberries out in the back yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! Great guests and wish I could of met you myself but I was on my own vacation:-) Aug you can go anywhere in walking distance and find big, juicy blackberries so keep that in mind and you can bake a cobbler or pie to go with your seafood :-)
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Seatac
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Seagate-Pacific Beach Resort
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Ocean Shores
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Hoquiam
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
101
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Seagate-Pacific Beach resort-Paddie's perch-
Nearest Beach
Mocrocks
Car: recommended

Kite flying-small bowling alley and massage/gym-swimming pool close by you can buy a day pass for.

Drive to Pacific Beach, Seabrook, Ocean Shores, Tahola, Lake Quinault, Rain Forest, and the Olympic Peninsula.

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Rates & Availability

Moclips Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$115
$700
$1,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $50

I'm sorry I do not take credit cards due to the fee. Check or cash is preferred, or I can send you a invoice through Paypal where you can use credit for a fee. Extra charge for couples/friends using sofa bed linens. (2 or less guests)

We ask for $100.00 Reservation/Damage Deposit check along with signed contract(keeps my insurance man happy) mailed within 3 days of booking. This is NOT part of your rent and will be returned or shredded a day or two after your stay providing there are no missing items or damage. To date I have always returned the deposit. Rent due upon check in. Monthly rentals will require half rent at booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Moclips Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size bath/shower, with brite vanity lights, including lighted magnifying makeup mirror, hair dryer, plenty of plush towels
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , New sofa bed, no bars, top of the line, very comfortable
  • Queen size Bed in Bedroom (1), Plus New sofa bed, which is very comfortable, top of the line mattress, has no dreaded bars so very comfortable even for an adult. Extra charge for couple using both beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Newly Remodeled, (from the studs up) full size Shower/tub, Full Kitchen. new furniture. One story. Property butts up to undeveloped state Parks land in back giving lots of privacy, with ocean views on front deck, living and bedroom. I pride myself on having it eat off the floor clean. No smoking inside, but can smoke out on deck. Winter Storm Watchers will still have heat with gas stove, will need to be prepared with water and ice, usually GH PUD has us up and running within a few hours if not sooner.

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