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If you're looking for the hustle and bustle of Ocean Shores, with a McDonalds, Hotels, Gas Stations and swarms of visitors there's bad news - this is not it. (But we are just 12 miles and 20 minutes North.)
The good news is that Sandy's Beach Cottage is a world apart.
Just North of where Copalis Beach meanders to the great Pacific Ocean, is a gated community of private cabins.
The home is far enough off the highway to prevent road noise, surrounded by large trees and a very easy stroll down the lane to one of Washington State's most unspoiled beaches.
Built in 2002, Sandy's cottage home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and sleeps up to 6 guests. You can have a few more up to 8 max (but the other 2 won't have beds.)
Many beaches on the Coast allow visitors to drive their cars along the sand. It really is a great way for people to discover long stretches of pristine beaches.
The Copalis Rock area is something special. April through Labor day, vehicles are prohibited on the the beach from the Copalis River to Iron Springs. (Copalis Rock is a giant boulder just North and slightly off shore)
Because Sandy's Beach Cottage is newer, the kitchen is modern, as is the bathroom (more good news). In the winter, the heating, along with a tight wood stove, keeps the place toasty. The home is still cool enough in the warmer summer months.
We stock it with good towels and linens, plus kitchen pots, pans, plates and silverware. There are good lights for reading. There's convienient parking for 2 cars.
In the living room you'll find nice furniture and giant windows that face west where you can get a glimpse of the ocean. (Remember it's just a short stroll to that famous beach.)
Outside there is a nice deck, but guests seem to prefer the fire pit (Sometimes officials disallow camp fires if summer is overly dry.)
Being in the trees we are somewhat protected from the winds which can kick up especially in winter. Maybe you are one of those folks who love to watch the storms - we do.
So that pretty much sums up this cottage in the woods, which is a quick stroll to the beach. Please come visit, rest and relax. Have fun with you friends and family, everyone loves a sandy beach.
INFO: Even though the beach is closed to cars much of the year, you may see light planes land and take off from the beach. This is the only beach landing spot in the entire state. It's fun to watch for kids and adults alike.
In 2003 our kids said it was time to spend time together, to get out of the city to relax and have fun. The entire family agreed and so, on a very long weekend, we looked at every location on the Washington Coast.
We planned to buy a home and found some great houses but not in the spots we wanted. We found some great locations but not with the cottage like atmosphere we sought.
Then toward the end of the day of searching we stumbled into a little known, small gated community tucked into the trees, just North of where the lazy Copalis River meanders out to the mighty Pacific Ocean.
Many beaches on the Coast allow visitors to drive their cars along the sand. It really is a great way of people to discover long stretches of pristine beaches. But the Copalis Rock area had something special.
We learned that from April through Labor day, vehicles area prohibited on the the beach from the Copalis River to Iron Springs. (even though light planes are allowed to land on the Beach - the only beach landing spot in the entire state.)
Without cars the beach remains quiet and pristine.
The home we built - a cottage really - is just up a lazy lane from the beach, an easy stroll any time of the year. Being in the trees we are somewhat protected from the winds which can kick up especially in winter. Maybe you are one of those folks who love to watch the storms - we do.
The cottage we built is the perfect spot for your family to visit. You won’t hear cars from the road, but you will hear the waves from the Ocean.
In time, you too can rest and relax just as we do. It would be our pleasure to have you visit our getaway and be our guest.
House was clean when we arrived . I believe the smell is from the cloth hide-a-bed sofa. We covered it with a large blanket we had brought with us and it was fine but should be replaced. Private beach access was great . Beds were comfortable and house well equipped . Bring extra TP and paper towels . A lot of movies and nice the kids had a tv upstairs
We arrived at the property at 5:30 pm and when we opened the door, the musty moldy smell was overwhelming. We opened windows, turned on fans and found incense in the house that we burned but the smell remained. The windows we opened were all dirty and we had to wipe cobwebs from around the TV screen and many other places around the house. The yard was poorly maintained. We did enjoy the beach which was a walk down a pretty good hill but was private and quiet once you got there. Probably would not choose this property again. Instructions and contract was very difficult to understand as well.
We enjoyed our stay at Sandy's Cottage. It was clean, the master bedroom bed was comfortable and it was a short walk to the beach, without crossing any streets, which is perfect for dogs. It was quiet. No one else on the beach and nice sand. We will return to stay there again.