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Kay Slusarenko

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Historic Birdie's Cottage. Best! 1 blk to beach. Spa. Serene & Fun Getaway. Cozy

76 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Seaside House Rental Photos and Description

Immaculate, Charming little Cottage, SPA, Back Yd, 2 blks to Promenade.

HISTORIC BIRDIE'S Cottage:

Perfect for up to three guests.

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom.

New outdoor Therapeutic SPA!

We are a no pets/ no smoking vacation home.

I only 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 immaculate for each guest. We DON'T have handling (or manager) fees, Spa fees, or additional guests fees.

BIRDIE'S COTTAGE: A UNIQUE BEACH HOME: Immaculate! Cozy and Charming! Top-notch quality amenities! Filled with amazing antiques,vintage souvenirs and collectibles! This unique, historic (over 100 years old) home and landscaped yard have been beautifully maintained for 40 years by owners, Ron and Kay Slusarenko, a Portland Architect and Portland Artist.

IDEAL LOCATION: On a quiet street and one block to the beach! Close to everything!

So easy to walk to the river, to the ocean; to walk to the shopping outlet or to the downtown shops. So easy to walk to the Entertainment Center, to the Aquarium, and to the dozens of restaurants serving everything from freshly caught seafood to handmade pizzas.

Hop in the car and within 15-18 minutes (with scenic views) you are in Cannon Beach, or in the opposite direction, Astoria with all its beautiful Victorian architecture. And in-between are state parks, hiking, biking and walking trails with breathtaking views of the ocean.

THE COTTAGE: In the living room, the high gloss painted wood walls make this space light and airy. Comfortable furniture is a must. A secret door holds snow domes on glass shelves, collected abroad and around the USA. Everywhere you look are special collections, original artwork, and one of a kind vintage souvenirs.

The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances (including a gas stove, a dishwasher, a coffeemaker and a microwave) located next to charming collections from the 1940s and 1950s.

The compact bathroom has all the requirements; a toilet, a sink, mirror, and a sparkling clean shower with glass front doors. The space is stocked with lovely towel sets, shampoo, hand soaps, hair dryer, rolls of toilet paper, facial wipes and kleenex.

In the Twin Bedroom there is a reading library for adults and children. And if anyone wants to see a children's movie just open the bottom dresser drawer. You'll be able to select from over a dozen of the best Disney's films ever made. Lots of games and board games in this bedroom.

The Double Bed Bedroom has a comfy bed surrounded by paint-by-numbers hung on the wall. The bench in this bedroom has 2 purposes, one to allow guests to sit on it and two, to open up the bench seat and select one of over 200 DVDs and VHS movies! There are even more movies under the bench.

OUTDOORS: There is a two-seat SPA (made in Oregon) for your enjoyment. This charming SPA is noted for providing therapeutic benefits; from physical to emotional stress relief, alleviating muscle pain to relieve arthritis and sore joints.

There is a pretty trellis with lights to turn on in the evenings, a gas BBQ, picnic table and outdoor furniture for every one to enjoy both day and night. And the tree swing is always a favorite of young and old alike!

Birdie's Cottage is a destination for couples, those wishing to reconnect with friends, a get-away-from-the-city rejuvenator for the weekend, and a perfect environment to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or a honeymoon.

We can't wait for you to visit!

Keywords: Seaside, Oregon, Historic, Cottage, Vacation Rental, little, Beach House, Couple, Hot Tub, Getaway, landscaped yard, Ocean, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Oregon Coast House, River, Artist, Garden

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 Birdie's Cottage and Scout's Cottage since 1976. The two homes were built in the early 1900s and were part of a motor court with drive-in units. Sadly, a fire erupted one night and all but the main house and the laundry/fish cleaning unit were destroyed.

We rescued these two buildings from being demolished and in the summer of 1976 we, along with our three young sons, started working to restore them. We focused on honoring their past and adding modern conveniences to make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable.

Kay Slusarenko purchased this house in 1976

Reviews

4.9
based on 76 traveler reviews

Historic Birdie's Cottage. Best! 1 blk to beach. Spa. Serene & Fun Getaway. Cozy
average rating of 4.881579 based on 76 reviews
Vancouver
5

Great place to stay in Seaside

  • 5 of 5

My niece and I totally enjoyed this cottage. it is small but we had plenty of room. It comes with everything but food. No need to bring your towels, dishes, etc. The have a great tree swing in the back. My niece asked me when we got there if I choose the house for her just because of the swing.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, thank you for your compliments about Birdie's Cottage. I'm especially proud of the wonderful guests, like you and your niece, who return often after their initial stay at Birdie's Cottage. Treating your little niece to a week's stay at the coast makes you SUPER AUNT (that we all wish we could have had as children!). Kay
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4

Very comfortable , cozy and charming very clean

  • 4 of 5

The unit was well equiped, we liked the bycling around town and mostly did touring and walking around town.

Checked out alot of restruants but mostly cooked in the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Graham, Thank you for your nice review. Just to clarify to those who read this review that Birdie's Cottage is not a "unit", which is defined as a rental located within a larger building or group of buildings. Birdie's Cottage stands alone as a complete little cottage home with a lovely front and back yard with private hot tub. Graham mentioned biking with his wife. There are so many great biking paths now for Seaside visitors to enjoy. I write a monthly newsletter for our guests. In it I give the names and directions to nearby biking and hiking (as well as those, like me, who enjoy walking!) trails up and down the Oregon Coast. Just another great reason to visit Seaside! And to stay at Birdie's Cottage. Kay
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Costa Mesa
5

Welcoming, cheerful, Immaculate, Vintage Cottage Charm

  • 5 of 5

Kay and Ron's Birdie Cottage is not only cheerful, immaculate and comfy cozy; it allows guests to experience a Vintage Vibe with modern attention to detail. From the Hamilton Beech malted mixer to the 1950's sparkling clean buffet/punch dishes, hot tub, coffee maker, DVDs, fully equipped kitchen cookware, utensils, vintage artwork all while maintaining the architectural flavor of the original structure. The bedding was; so dang comfortable...oh and finally the access to the stunning and inspiring Oregon Coast; tres magnifique. #birdiescottage on Instagram

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: TIME TO PLAN FOR FALL 2016! Cindi, thank you for writing such a beautiful review of Historic Birdie's Cottage. Birdie and our next door larger cottage, Historic Scout's Cottage, VRBO #405286, are perfect weekend getaway beach homes. This is the perfect time to visit Seaside off-season, when our prices are reduced and the weather is amazing! It's time to curl up by the gas fireplace with a book or relax in your own private spa. It is a visit that always rejuvenates both mentally and physically! Kay
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North Bend, WA, United States
5

Wonderful and thoughtful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

It was such a pleasure to stay at Birdie's Cottage. I am a details person and very much appreciated all the attention to special touches Kay included with her rental. A surprise at every corner! Who knew there were vintage Magic 8 Balls in every size?! Or snow globes from all over the world? Or singing wide-mouth bass? My two daughters, ages 8 and 9, enjoyed the place as well, and were charmed by the decor and delighted by the cuteness. I also enjoyed the more practical touches: plush designer towels, darling window dressings, and immaculate bathroom (immaculate everything!). Thank you to Kay for providing such a special place to visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Katie and Douglas, Thank you for taking your time to write such a thoughtful review of Birdie's Cottage! Your family is a delight and will always be very welcome to return to either of our cottages. (We also are the owners of Historic Scout's Cottage, a larger but equally charming beach home, property #405286). Thank you for talking about the quality of the towels, bedding and furniture plus how immaculate everything is. I have the best housekeeper, Barb, who is passionate about her work, who loves our two cottages and wants every guest to arrive and to open the door to a super-clean, super-organized and charming cottage unlike any place that our guests have ever stayed in before! She has been with me from day one and I brag about her anytime I have the opportunity! Kay
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5

Charming and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A girl friend and myself enjoyed a relaxing vacation at Birdie's cottage, prefect for a girl's weekend away! The swing and the spa were perfect absolutely wonderful! The space is small, but adorable and comfortable. We enjoyed watching movies, drinking tea, and enjoying local seafood (we recommend buying fresh crab from the Bell Buoy). The location is ideal and the owners were very easy to contact and full of great suggestions!

Camerron

Corvallis, OR

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I'm delighted to know that your stay was relaxing and that you found the cottage to be cozy and charming! I hope you had an opportunity to use the outdoor spa. It is our newest addition and our guests are raving about how wonderful it is to relax in after a full day of coastal adventures! I agree with you on your recommendation of where to buy fresh seafood! Birdie's Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen that provides our guests with contemporary cookware and utensils that results in making every meal very special. I love that we can give our guests a wide assortment of vintage dish sets to choose from to place that special meal on! Our cottage's little dishwasher may look cute but it is definitely a grownup appliance that makes cleaning up a snap. Kay
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5

Had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here, had an absolute blast! The cottage is very well taken care of, is quite comfortable, and has great access to the beach and a short walk to the prom. I highly recommend this cottage, you will love it!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anonymous, I've never received an anonymous review before. I appreciate your lovely comments but I am surprised that VRBO allowed your review to be submitted without saying who you are. OH! I just figured out who you are because it shows that you stayed at the cottage starting 4/29! You and your girlfriend were delightful and you took such good care of our home. I just don't want a reader to think that anyone can leave a review. You have to be a guest, which in a review shows the date of your stay but now I understand that you can choose not to use your name. Kay
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Birdie's Cottage is one block to the beach!
Car: not necessary

Birdie'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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SEPTEMBER/MID-OCT.
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$145
Fri,Sat
 
 
OCTOBER (MID TO END)
Oct 17 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
 
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$135
Fri,Sat
 
 
ELECTION SPECIAL
Nov 7 2016 - Nov 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$128
 
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 12 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$135
Fri,Sat
 
 
MID-NOVEMBER
Nov 13 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$128
From
$133
Fri,Sat
 
 
THANKSGIVING
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$128
Fri,Sat
 
 
WINTER BREAK
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$128
From
$130
Fri,Sat
 
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
WINTER BREAK
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$128
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$148
 
 
JANUARY
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$130
Fri,Sat
 
 
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
 
 
JANUARY/FEBRUARY
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$125
Fri,Sat
 
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$129
Fri,Sat
 
 
VALENTINE'S SPECIAL
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$139
 
 
MID-FEBRUARY
Feb 15 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$129
Fri,Sat
 
 
MARCH
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$129
From
$135
Fri,Sat
 
 
APRIL/SPRING BREAK/EASTER
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
MID-APRIL/MAY
Apr 17 2017 - May 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
 
MEMORIAL DAY
May 27 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
MAY/JUNE
May 30 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$145
Fri,Sat
 
 
FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
SUMMER RATES
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
 
VOLLEYBALL WEEKEND
Aug 10 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
SUMMER RATES
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
 
HOOD TO COAST
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$180
 
 
SUMMER RATES
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
 
SEPTEMBER
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
OCTOBER
Oct 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$145
Fri,Sat
 
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$139
Fri,Sat
 
 
THANKSGIVING SEASON
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$160
 
 
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$128
From
$130
Fri,Sat
 
 
WINTER BREAK
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
 
HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
HOLIDAY BREAK
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$145
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 9.0%

No charge for hot tub. Dead end street. Quality.

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Amenities

Seaside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 528 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:
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The immaculate bathroom is compact but complete and efficient. The bathroom has two wall mirrors, a sink, a toilet, a glass-door front shower, hairdryer, bath towel sets for each guest, extra hand towels, facial wipes, hand soaps, kleenex and shampoo.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
  • One comfortable Double Bed in one bedroom. One comfortable Twin (or Single) Bed in the second bedroom. There is a maximum of two beds for three guests. These are all real beds. Each bed is beautifully made up prior to each guest's visit. The rooms and the beds are immaculate. There are extra covers in the bedroom's drawers and closet. There are also extra pillows. There is a dresser drawer in each bedroom. A closet with hangers is in the Double Bed bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
One block to beach, landscaped front and back yard, quiet neighborhood, over 150+ movies, book library, games,toys, unique collections & original artwork, gas fireplace, hair dryer, and personal SPA.

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