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Kay Slusarenko

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Historic Scout's Cottage. Immaculate. Hot Tub. 1 Blk to Beach. Best location.

102 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Coastal Oregon House Rental Photos and Description

UNIQUE, 1,065 SQ.FT. COTTAGE, LG.YD W/HOT TUB , AMAZING FURNISHINGS, 3 REAL BEDS

Historic Scout's Cottage.

Immaculate! Fantastic location. Hot tub.

One block to beach. Close to town.

Dead-end street. Quiet. Landscaped backyard.

Unlike any vacation rental you've ever experienced! Large kitchen and living room. Two bedrooms upstairs. Perfect for up to six guests. Three real beds.

We have a strict no smoking/no pets policy.

Historic Scout's Cottage is located on a quiet closed-end street. However, within minutes you an be at the beach (1 block), on the Promenade (1.5 blocks), or fishing and crabbing 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 cozy 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.

We charge one fee, other than my nightly fee, and that is the housekeeper's fee. This entire fee goes to Barb, who has been with us since day one and who makes sure our home is perfect for each guest. We DON'T have handling (or manager) fees, hot tub fees, washer/dryer fees or additional guests fees.

You will be in complete vacation mode from the minute you park the car!

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COTTAGE:

A wooden gateway entrance, picket fence and landscaped yard welcome you to Scout's Cottage. Walk down the stone steps to begin your relaxing stay at this charming 100+ year old beach cottage. You can hear and smell the fresh sea air, just 1 block away. Your own personal hot tub, patio and lawn chairs, gas BBQ, and beautifully landscaped backyard give you an additional "room" to enjoy both day and night.

The 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.

The 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. There's specially designed shelves that hold our vintage souvenir salt & pepper shakers; on the wall are brightly colored 1950s fruit chalk-ware, Oregon coastal memorabilia, a reclaimed neon sign and a large country table which seats eight.

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

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

The Living Room: Large and comfortable. The walls are filled with historic photographs, original artwork and a reclaimed 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.

We have a fantastic collection of movies to enjoy. We always have 300+ movies at the cottage and curate the collection once a year. We also stock a wide variety of CDs for music fans. There's a library of novels and non-fiction reading, especially books about the Lewis and Clark Expedition along with local authors.

Collector's Bedroom: 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.

One 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 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: The other section of the painted mural resides in this pretty room. It has the painted word 'Paradise' on it. We think this word 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.

We are very proud of Scout's Cottage and are committed to making your stay with us a memorable one.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kay Slusarenko (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 102 traveler reviews

Historic Scout's Cottage. Immaculate. Hot Tub. 1 Blk to Beach. Best location.
average rating of 4.892157 based on 102 reviews
5

Such a charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 2 young daughters (5 and 2) and I traveled to Scout's Cottage for a family vacation on the coast and we were so delighted with our trip, thanks in large part to such a welcoming, cozy home-away-from-home. Staying here is like staying in a museum of fascinating trinkets from days gone by. Like your grandma's house, but better! There is an endless array of souvenirs and knick knacks to explore. Tons of books, a HUGE DVD collection (lots of kids movies, too), toys and books, and so much more. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you'd need (even a milkshake maker!) to prepare snacks and meals. The beds are so comfy and we all slept soundly. The location is perfect for a short stroll to the beach. The WiFi worked perfectly, which was ideal when planning our daily adventures. We loved staying at Scout's and we made such wonderful memories on our vacation. As a huge bonus, Kay is just lovely to work with too!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon
5

Best Beach House Ever .... 4th of July Weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Scout's Cottage is our very favorite home away from home when we want to escape to Seaside.We stayed over the 4th of July weekend for the second year in a row. We loved it so much the first year that we immediately reserved the house again for the following year. I can't say enough about this wonderful home. It feels so homey when you walk through the doors. The decor is adorable - paying homage to the "Pixie Kitchen" ... a restaurant on the Oregon Coast. It seems like we see something new every time we stay. We like that the house in on the "quiet" end of Seaside, but within quick walking distance to the town and only a block to the beach. It sits on a dead-end street which really cuts down on the amount of traffic that runs in front of the house. A very quiet neighborhood. The house is a wonderful two story with the bedrooms upstairs away from the living areas - which made for a nice quiet nap away from the children. VERY comfortable beds, I might add. The house has everything that you need that you didn't want to bring. There are plenty of entertainment options in the living room from cable TV to enough movies to last all summer. The kitchen was fully stocked from a beautiful six-burner gas stove to a dishwasher to all the cute dishes. All we had to bring was the food. There are towels and blankets galore. We loved using one of the two hot tubs in the neatly manicured back yard. Very relaxing. And I really liked the fact that there was a washer and dryer as well - we stayed long enough that we made use of the laundry room. There are NO negatives to this house. I know we will return at some point as this house feels like home to us. Kay was a joy to work with and everything ran so smoothly which just adds to the enjoyment of staying here. If you have the chance to stay in this house I would highly recommend it. I can't imagine that you could find a better, more enjoyable home than this one.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie and her family, and guests like her, are why we work so hard to make our vacation beach home the best it can be. She and her lovely family appreciate EVERYTHING that makes our cottage special and unique! Stephanie's review points out the things that we took extra time and attention to place in the cottage. The History of the Oregon Coast is so important to my family and to show some of this fun and funny side of the Oregon Experience is the driving force behind how we decorated our interiors. Each painting, each framed photo and souvenirs speak to the importance of the past. But equally important is to provide contemporary conveniences for our guests, from the hot tub to the kitchen's high-end appliances; a gas decor stove for instance. Stephanie was such a great guest last year and when she reserved the 4th of July again this year, I couldn't have been more delighted. I so appreciate every word she has taken the time to write in her review.
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3

Cute cottage on a quiet cul de sac.

  • 3 of 5

Cottage was cute and well stocked. Great for a couple or small family. A couple blocks from the beach, nice hot tub. Owners are great to work with and prompt to fix any problems.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa and her husband took very good care of our home during their stay. In her messages to me, Melissa praised my housekeeper, Barb, and rightfully so! Barb has been with us from day one and has continued to be passionate about our two vacation rental homes and our guests. She takes tremendous pride in preparing our homes to the highest standards for each guest who stays at Scout's Cottage or our smaller cottage, Birdie's Cottage, next door to Scout's. Here's what Melissa wrote in her last message to me, "Barb is wonderful, you are lucky to have her. She has the best personality and energy. She was truly a joy to meet. We enjoyed the cottage and our stay on the coast. Thank you again for sharing it with us. Melissa and family"
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5

Loved It

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the cottage! This home was well kept and very clean. We walked to the beach just down the street every day we were there. The location was perfect because everything was close by. Everything you need in a home was provided. We actually started calling it home... whenever we were ready to return from an outing we would say "let's go home". If I needed to ask a question Kay would always respond promptly and kindly. We will definitley return in the future.

Melissa M.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: TIME TO MAKE BEACH PLANS FOR THE FALL! Melissa, I want to thank you for writing such a special review of Scout's Cottage. Ron and I also own the smaller but equally charming Historic Birdie's Cottage. This little cottage is next door to Scout's and can be found at VRBO property #410151. Both cottages are reserved until August 28th. Please try us off-season, when our prices are reduced and the weather is still amazing through October! My favorite beach getaways are during the Fall and Winter months when the weather changes hourly and each visit to the beach is a new experience. What a perfect time to curl up by the gas fireplace with a book or watch one of hundreds of curated DVDs or jump into the outdoor hot tub to warm up. It is a perfect two nights getaway visit that always rejuvenates both mentally and physically! Kay
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Port Orchard, Wa
5

Charming and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved Scout's Cottage! We loved all the wonderful vintage items in the house. We are both collectors of 40's, 50's, 60's items ourselves and so enjoyed wandering around the house discovering new kitschy items in every room we entered. Scout's cottage is warm and welcoming. The kitchen is not only well-stocked, it is well-stocked with really good pots and pans, lovely flatware, lots of small appliances (a crockpot, a blender, a food processor), items you do not expect to find in a beach rental. The beds were so comfortable, the towels are thick and plentiful, there are even nice beach towels to use. We loved the huge table in the kitchen. We like to play board games in the evening or work on a jigsaw puzzle and there was plenty of space for that. We didn't even use the living room because the kitchen was so inviting and the outdoor space was equally inviting. My daughter and I both agree that we are coming back to Scout's Cottage and would like to make it our yearly place to stay! The couple who own Scout's Cottage are so nice and so easy to work with, they keep the cottage in immaculate condition and so obviously care that their guests are comfortable and pleased that they have "discovered" Scout's Cottage. I just ask myself what took us so long to find this wonderful rental?

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest Grove
4

Very Sweet Little Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this Cottage for 2 nights recently and it was just as the pictures show it to be, sweet and cozy. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars was because of the queen size bed. It was so old and broken down it had body imprints on it (either side of the bed sagged into a valley where a person would be laying) and it was torture to sleep on. My husband and I both had terrible nights of rest because of this either poor quality or simply over used bed and my husband went and slept on the couch for relief. I was unable to sleep the first night beyond small naps from sheer exhaustion that overtook my extreme discomfort. The location is great, not a far walk down the road to gain access to the beach and a short drive to groceries and the outlet mall. The books and eccentric items throughout the house were whimsical and well thought out and the decor was adorable. The movie selection was wonderful and the grounds were well kept as well. We would return in a heartbeat if I found out they got a new bed in the main bedroom!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michele and her delightful family stayed at Scout's Cottage in early May. They were very respectful of our home and although they had three children with them on this trip, they left our home in beautiful condition. I'm looking forward to their next visit! Michele mentioned that she didn't sleep well. I was sorry to know this after her visit ended. Had I known at the start that this was a concern I could have easily solved the problem for Michele after her first night at the cottage. Our cottage is filled for the next several months (with only one 2-nights stay available in August) but now is a perfect time to begin thinking about that visit to Seaside in the early fall. Prices are lower, the crowds have vanished and the weather is really wonderful!
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Map

Saddle Mountain State Park
Seaside Aquarium
"The oldest Aquarium along the Oregon Coast. And a lovely walk along the promenade and only ..."
Pig'n Pancake
"Five stars as a great place to take the kiddies for breakfast. "
Dooger's Seafood & Grill
"Five stars for their SST special. This meal is served up to 4 p.m. daily. A bowl of delici..."
Norma's Seafood & Steak
Camp 18 Gift Shop & Restaurant
"If you are traveling from Portland to Seaside this is your rest stop before continuing on to..."
Seaside Cinema
"Just across the street from the Factory Outlet is the Cannes Cinema Center. It houses a var..."
Fort To Sea Trail
"Fort Clatsop. This trail starts at the Fort and allows you to walk or ride a bicycle in the..."
Pacific Way Cafe and Bakery
"This is the BEST restaurant and right next door you can buyfreshly baked french pastries on ..."
Seaside Carousel Mall
Bell Buoy of Seaside
"Fresh seafood! Just what you need to complete your trip to Seaside."
Seaside Promenade
"This beautiful walk along the coastal front is one of a kind experience with benches to stop..."
Pig'n Pancake
"A family favorite with breakfast served all day."
Gearhart Grocery -- CLOSED
Funland Entertainment Center
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Scout's Cottage is only 1 block to beach.
Car: not necessary

Scout's Cottage is only 1 minute (0.3 mi) to the Prom Bike Shop. This is a family owned business and is one of Oregon's oldest bike shops. There's a huge assortment of Beach Bike rentals, Beach Fun rentals, and Street rentals for adults and kids (infants on up). Their website is: www.prombikeshop.com/rentals

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Rates & Availability

Seaside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER RATES
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$255
From
$268
Fri,Sat
 
 
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Aug 11 2016 - Aug 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$370
Fri,Sat
 
 
SUMMER RATES
Aug 15 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$255
From
$268
Fri,Sat
 
 
SEPTEMBER RATES
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$195
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
 
OCTOBER RATES
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$180
From
$186
Fri,Sat
 
 
OCTOBER SPECIAL
Oct 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$170
 
 
NOVEMBER RATES
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
 
THANKSGIVING
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$255
 
 
WINTER SCHOOL BREAK
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$152
 
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
JANUARY
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$148
Fri,Sat
 
 
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Jan 15 2017 - Jan 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
JANUARY/FEBRUARY
Jan 19 2017 - Feb 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$149
Fri,Sat
 
 
VALENTINE'S SPECIAL
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

NO Hot Tub FEE, NO Internet FEE, NO Washer/Dryer FEE, NO Processing or Handling FEE!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Coastal Oregon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1065 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 queen , We also have a play and pak portacrib.
  • COLLECTORS BEDROOM: The queen sized bed with cotton sheets, blankets and quilts will keep you warm. A large painted 1940s mural is above the bed, a painted landscape with the word 'Collectors'. This describes the room perfectly! There are dozens of historic photographs of Oregon shipwrecks, Oregon coastal maps, and local photographs that span over a 100 year North Coast history. One wall is covered with 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 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. Next door in PARADISE BEDROOM is the other section of the painted mural with the word 'Paradise' in the center. This word describes this room quite nicely. Homemade quilts on each bed, a wall of vintage state plates, and tin-foil paintings.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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:
The Sun Porch is surrounded with large glass windows, a shiny hardwood floor, glossy white wood walls, books, sofa, chairs, games, umbrellas and even walking sticks.

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