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Whimsical, Charming. So Clean/Tidy. Near Beach.Quiet. Hot Tub. Fully equipped.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,065 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Entire house. Sleeps 6. Sofa-bed+3 'real beds'. Landscaped yard. Hot Tub. Best!

Unlike any vacation rental you've ever experienced! Here's some recent compliments, in the past two months, that our guests wrote in their reviews. "The owner, Kay, sent me a plethora of information on things to do, places to eat, etc. It was like having my own travel guide." "The location was great. Your place is well stocked for our needs. (Your towels are the softest I have ever felt!) I am already recommending to friends." "The beds are super comfy." "Utterly charming." "Hosts have thought of everything." "Perfect location- one block to beach and prom." "Attention to detail!" "We can't wait to return."

OVERVIEW:

Historic Scout's Cottage. The entire beach home is yours!

A century-old unique 1,065 sq. ft. Historic Cottage. One of a kind collections, original artwork and souvenirs in every room.

Immaculate! Fantastic location. Hot tub. One minute to beach. Downtown is 2 minutes away by car. Close to Estuary. 2 blocks to Promenade.

Read our reviews, then let me help you plan to get-away and relax! I'm Kay and my husband Ron and I own and manage this special beach home with amazing amenities. Dead-end street. Quiet. Beautifully maintained inside and outside. Professionally landscaped front and backyard.

THE COTTAGE:

Large country-size Kitchen and spacious Living Room. A sunny Sun Porch. A Back Porch with washer/dryer. Generous-sized Bathroom with claw-foot bathtub. Two delightful Bedrooms upstairs. Perfect for up to six guests. Three real beds. There is also a queen size sofa-sleeper in the living room.

DETAILS OF THE ROOMS:

Sun Porch: Open the front door to Scout's Cottage and the first room to welcome you is the Sun Porch surrounded with large glass windows, shiny hardwood floor, glossy white wood walls, books, sofa, chairs, a wooden doll house, toys, games, umbrellas, and even walking sticks.

Kitchen: Spacious, sunny and unique. Our guests say this is their dream Kitchen! A large glass-front cupboard is filled with a wide choice of colorful vintage dinnerware, ranging from 1950s restaurant dishes to 1960s promotional plastic ware. The Kitchen's highlight is the stainless steel six burners gas Decor stove. All the expected modern appliances are here, including a microwave, coffeemaker, full-size refrigerator, and dishwasher. The specially designed shelves hold vintage souvenir salt & pepper shakers; on the walls are brightly colored 1950s fruit chalk-ware, Oregon coastal memorabilia including the beloved Oregon Pixie Kitchen, a reclaimed neon bakery sign and a large country table which seats eight.

Bathroom: Downstairs, spacious with a combination claw foot bathtub/shower combination. All the toweling, shampoo and hand soaps, hairdryer and mirrors are provided.

Living Room: Large and comfortable. The walls are filled with historic photographs, original artwork and a reclaimed local mural. The original dark-wood paneled walls with 9 windows open easily to let in the refreshing ocean air! A large red enamel gas fireplace keeps you warm through any changes in the coastal weather.

Want to relax and watch a movie? Our film library holds over 400+ movies and is curated by the owner of Clinton Street Video Store in Portland. We also stock a wide variety of CDs for music fans. There's a library of novels and non-fiction reading, including books about the Lewis and Clark Expedition along with local authors.

Collector's Bedroom (upstairs): The bed is queen size with cotton sheets, blankets and quilts to keep you warm. We reclaimed a large painted mural that originally hung above a long-time favorite souvenir shop in downtown Seaside. In the middle of this painted local landscape is the word 'Collectors'. This describes the room perfectly! There are dozens of historic photographs of Oregon shipwrecks, Oregon coastal maps, and local photographs taken of the town and its people over a 100 year period.

Another wall is covered with dozens of 1940s vintage wooden plaques. If you've never seen these whimsical images you'll surely enjoy reading what is carved or written on them. Very popular in the early part of the 1900s up to the early 1960s, these souvenir plaques were one of the first vacation souvenirs that families would pick up as they traveled in their cars from state to state.

Paradise Bedroom (upstairs): The other section of the painted mural resides in this pretty room. It has the painted word 'Paradise' on it. Paradise describes this room quite nicely. Homemade quilts are on each of the beds. There is a double-size bed and a standard-twin size bed in the bedroom. On one wall is a collection of vintage souvenir state plates, on another wall are turn of the century tin-foil artwork known as reverse painting with tinsel and dates back to Victorian time.

Back Porch: Contains the washer and dryer, and washing supplies. Iron and ironing board. No coin operated machines here.

Yard: Fully landscaped backyard with hot tub, patio furniture, large oval patio, and gas BBQ gives you additional extended space to enjoy both day and night.

LOCATION:

Quiet closed-end street. However, within a minute you can be at the beach (1 block), on the Promenade (1.5 blocks), or at the 12th Avenue Bridge overlooking the Necanicum River (1.5 blocks). The Convention Center and Downtown are within walking distance or a 2-4 minute drive.

Scout's Cottage is located next to charming Historic Birdie's Cottage (VRBO #410151). You can rent both cottages which accommodate up to 9 guests. Our cottages are over 100 years old, with a combination of unique vintage 'souvenir' collections and modern conveniences in every room.

"Enjoy the clear ocean air of one of the world's most beautiful beaches." NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Seaside is THE seashore destination for experiencing popular year-round attractions. And staying at our cottage will complete your perfect vacation or weekend getaway.

Keywords: Oregon, Cottage, Vacation Rental, Beach House, Family, Wi-Fi, Private Hot Tub, Oregon Coast House, River, Artist, Garden, dead end street, immaculate, collectibles, unique, next to Historic Birdie's Cottage.

More Details

Owner
Kay Slusarenko
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Kay Slusarenko

We are a Portland Architect and a Portland Artist who have owned this special cottage (Scout's Cottage) and a smaller cottage next door (Birdie's Cottage) since 1976. The cottages are over 100 years old. We have loved caring for them and have been especially delighted that our passion for our two cottages extends to our guests' cherished visits to them over the past years.

Kay Slusarenko purchased this house in 1976

Why Kay Slusarenko chose Coastal Oregon

CLOSE TO PORTLAND, Seaside is perfectly located to give visitors immediate access to a tremendous variety of activities. White sandy clean beaches, whale watching sites, historic cities (Astoria), historic landmark lighthouses, and a nearby Bird Estuary are just a few of the reasons our family is passionate about this coastal paradise.

In 1970, we moved to Portland, Oregon. One of our main reasons for picking Portland was the ability to get to the coast and to the mountains in 1-2 hours.

We often traveled with our children up and down the Oregon Coast, but our favorite coastal town was Seaside.

We all fell in love with the community and the variety of activities that was suited to us individually and collectively as a family.

In 1976, we purchased the cottage which had originally been a part of a popular Drive-In Motor Court. It had served as the manager's home. Unfortunately, a fire ravaged the majority of the motor court's buildings in the mid-50s. Our cottage and a smaller structure survived.

Over the years we have remodeled it and equipped it with our own style of furnishings and collections. And now we proudly share it with you.

What makes this house unique

BESIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO STAY IN A UNIQUE SEASIDE COTTAGE, adventures of historical significance and current outdoor activities abound in Seaside and nearby areas. You never have to go far to find an adventure or activity that is awe-inspiring! In Seaside you are surrounded by biking and walking paths both in the nearby forests and along the oceanfront; the Necanicum River, the Pacific Ocean, clean sandy beaches, the famous promenade, the downtown shopping area plus the factory outlet (NO STATE TAX!) is just a nod to all the possibilities.

Seaside is where you can rent a surrey or a mountain bike, build sandcastles, throw frisbees, fly kites, play soccer and volleyball in the sand and dip your toes into the cool Pacific Ocean under the watchful eye of the summer lifeguard -on-duty.

Watch the surfers or join them, find the best trails, the best food, the best clam chowder and fish and chips. Paddle boats, kayaks are waiting to be rented just a few blocks from the cottage. In fact, 90% of all these above-mentioned activities are within a few minutes walk or drive from our cottage! Last but not least is the importance of soaking up some historical information that makes the history of Seaside and the area come alive. Recognizing that Lewis and Clark walked through our neighborhood to reach the nearby ocean is pretty inspiring and nearby towns like Astoria are filled with museums and historical Victorian homes opened to the public. The Fort Clatsop Park and the hike from the Fort to the Sea Trail is only the beginning of a deeper understanding of our country's west coast history. And after hiking, shopping, eating, walking, surfing, body boarding, feeding the seals, playing in the sand you always have the perfect beach home to return to and soak in the hot tub, watch the sunset, decide which of the 400 plus movies from the video library collection you wish to watch and best of all to relax, enjoy and recharge.

Amenities

Seaside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1065 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • The Bathroom: Downstairs, spacious with a combination claw foot bathtub/shower combination. Towel sets, shampoo, facial wipes, kleenex and hand soaps are provided. Hairdryer. Ironing board and iron.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Paradise Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Immaculate and cozy.
    Collector's Bedroom: 1940s-1950s souvenirs and cozy comfort. - 1 queen , Immaculate and cozy.
    Sofa sleeper - 1 double , We also have a portacrib.
  • At the top of the stairs are two bedrooms: (1) COLLECTORS BEDROOM. Has a Queen-sized Bed. A 1940s mural hangs above the bed. The walls are covered with historic photographs of Oregon shipwrecks, Oregon coastal maps, and local photographs that span over a 100 year North Coast history. In addition to photographs there are numerous 1950s vintage wooden plaques. If you've never seen these whimsical images you're in for a treat! Very popular, these souvenir plaques were one of the first vacation souvenirs that families would pick up as they traveled in their cars from state to state. (2) PARADISE BEDROOM. A Double Bed and a Twin Bed are in this room. Another vintage painted mural hangs on one wall. Homemade quilts, a wall of vintage state plates, 1930s tin foil paintings are just some of the special souvenirs you'll discover in this delightful bedroom. Downstairs, in the Living Room is a Double sized sofa sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
It is important to stress what an ideal location Scout's Cottage is in. You are really close to everything! As our guest you will be given newsletters, guidebook journals and other specific information on activities and adventures of all sorts that interest you. We do an excellent job of providing you with details on how to get to and fro and what is available at a large variety of locations, restaurants, shopping areas and much more. Just ask and we'll provide!

Map

Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Scout's Cottage is only 1 block to beach.
Car: not necessary

Here's a few suggestions of must-do activities in Seaside for the entire family. But please know this is just a hint of what is possible!

I write a newsletter monthly that spells out the events of each month, suggests adventures of historical significance and current outdoor activities and the very best of indoor pleasures. In Seaside you are surrounded by biking and walking paths both in the nearby forests and along the oceanfront; the Necanicum River, the Pacific Ocean, clean sandy beaches, the famous promenade, the downtown shopping area plus the factory outlet (NO STATE TAX!) is just a nod to all the possibilities that I write about.

Seaside is where you can rent a surrey or a mountain bike, build sandcastles, throw frisbees, fly kites, play soccer and volleyball in the sand and dip your toes into the cool Pacific Ocean under the watchful eye of the summer lifeguard -on-duty.

I'll also tell you where to watch the surfers, find the best trails, the best food, the best clam chowder and fish and chips. Paddle boats, kayaks are waiting to be rented just a few blocks from the cottage. In fact, 90% of all these above-mentioned activities are within a few minutes walk or drive from our cottage! Last but not least is the importance of soaking up some historical information that makes the history of Seaside and the area come alive. Recognizing that Lewis and Clark walked through our neighborhood to reach the nearby ocean is pretty inspiring and nearby towns like Astoria are filled with museums and historical Victorian homes opened to the public. The Fort Clatsop Park and the hike from the Fort to the Sea Trail is only the beginning of a deeper understanding of our country's west coast history. And after hiking, shopping, eating, walking, surfing, body boarding, feeding the seals, playing in the sand you always have the perfect beach home to return to and soak in the hot tub, watch the sunset, decide which of the 400 plus movies from the video library collection you wish to watch and best of all to relax, enjoy and recharge.

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Rates & Availability

Seaside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
EARLY SUMMER
Jun 19 2017 - Jul 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$1,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
FOURTH OF JULY
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
VOLLEYBALL WEEKEND
Aug 10 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
HOOD TO COAST
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER SPECIAL
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SEPTEMBER
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$170
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
OCTOBER
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$158
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
EARLY WINTER
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$265
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$148
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Hot Tub Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 10.0%

Lodging Tax is 9% (8% Seaside and 1% State of Oregon).
The $300 refundable damage deposit goes back to your credit card after our housekeeper has inspected and confirmed that all is well. Thank you, Kay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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