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Birdie's Cottage. Great Mid-Week Prices. One block to Ocean. Quiet. Hot Tub. Fun

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 528 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

BEST Beach Cottage. Two bedrooms. Hot Tub under the stars. 1Blk to Ocean.

HISTORICAL BIRDIE'S COTTAGE. Romantic and whimsical. Serene. Two bedrooms, 2 real beds. Super cute kitchen. Beautiful professionally landscaped backyard with BBQ, picnic table, tree swing and outdoor furniture. Hot Tub under the stars! This special cottage is immaculate, comfortable, and a perfect getaway. One of a kind experience. Best location! The sandy white beach is one minute away from the cottage's front door. Downtown is 2 minutes away by car. Only 2 blks to Seaside's famous Promenade.

Your own outdoor Hot Tub! Super cute interiors. This special cottage is immaculate, comfortable, and a perfect getaway. One of a kind experience. Read our reviews, then let me help you plan your ideal get-away to relax, to visit some of Oregon's most beautiful areas filled with unique adventures and most importantly to recharge! I'm Kay and my husband Ron and I own and manage this special beach cottage with landscaped backyard with hot tub. Perfect, romantic and whimsical. Serene.

We are a no pets/ no smoking vacation home.

LITTLE 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 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, toaster, 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 several dozens of the best Disney 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 300 DVDs and VHS movies! There are even more movies under the bench.

OUTDOORS: There is a two-seat Hot Tub (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 (during the summer months), picnic table and outdoor furniture for everyone 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

Owner
Kay Slusarenko
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

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

Why Kay Slusarenko chose Coastal Oregon

We are in love with the North side of Seaside. This is where the nicest neighborhoods are located without any condos or hotels/motels to disturb your peace and quiet. You have blocks of serene little streets that are so charming to walk or ride a bike through on your way to nearby downtown Seaside or to the Ocean front.

What makes this house unique

I especially love the fact that we are on a dead end street. This means that when staying in one of our two cottages you can sleep serenely and not have to deal with excessive noise. This fact is repeated often in our guests' reviews and is one of the main reasons that our guests are attracted to our vacation homes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A message from Birdie's Cottage owner: This is a new format for VRBO/HomeAway. They now allow owners to include messages that owners receive after guests have completed their visits. So many times, I've received lovely notes of appreciation so it is nice to now be able to share these with you who are deciding which vacation home to rent.

Here is the message I received from a delightful daughter who visited Birdie's Cottage with her mother.

"Thank you Kay. We enjoyed your cottage and can see how it is your pride and joy. I slept like a baby in the bed which is not always the norm for me these days. Thanks again!"
May 2017
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Amenities

Seaside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 528 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Hot tub is only available to registered guests. Guest's responsibility is to read and to follow all information and procedures for using the Hot Tub.
  • Tents or sleeping bags are not allowed. Fireworks, firearms, bonfires prohibited. Respect of all neighbors must be observed at all times.
  • Unfortunately nothing is completely child proof. Therefore, we ask that children be supervised by an adult at all times. Keep house locked when away.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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 ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 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
  • 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 minute to beach, landscaped front and back yard, quiet neighborhood, over 300+ movies, book library, games,toys, unique collections & original artwork, gas fireplace, hair dryer, and personal Spa.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

Birdie's Cottage. Great Mid-Week Prices. One block to Ocean. Quiet. Hot Tub. Fun
average rating of 4.8863635 based on 89 reviews
5

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful and most lovely place to stay! The property is so clean and tidy. You do not need for anything other than food. The property is fully equipped with anything you need. There are dishes, including martini and wine glasses, toaster, ice cream shake maker, all cooking utensils, coffee maker, movies, books, soap, shampoo, towels, beach towels, and the list just keeps on going. The beds are absolutely wonderful and dressed with beautifully, soft, snuggling cozy quilts that just make you feel at home. The comfort was almost too good... made you want to stay home. The owners are so kind and provide news letters and resources of things to go see and places to eat. The owners are easily available to contact if you have any questions.The location is just perfect! Only about a block from the beach resting in a very quiet neighborhood. There really are not enough words to describe how wonderful our experience was! This is the place to stay at seaside!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. I also want you to know how much we appreciated your visit to our cottage. Please hurry back! Kay
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5

Enchanting cottage by the sea

  • 5 of 5

I took my daughter and her friend to Seaside for a spring break vacation. We had a great time staying at Birdie's. The cottage is charming with sweet vintages vignettes. It's short walk to a nice portion of the beach away from crowds which we enjoyed, yet a relatively shortn walk to the action of the little town. We will stay here again if we make it back to Seaside!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christina, Thank you for choosing Birdie's cottage by the sea! How fun to experience the beach with your husband and your little baby girl. Birdie, who was an actual "special" grandmother to me, took me to the beach when I was very little and this left a huge impression on me. Such an impression that I grew up wanting to own a special place to go to that was near the ocean. After working towards that goal for years I now have my beach cottage along with the joy of seeing others experience their first (or fifth) trip to Seaside and to our cottage. Kay
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5

A Charming, Cozy, Kitschy Cottage in Seaside!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I escaped from the city with our 10 month old daughter to Birdie's for our first time and absolutely adored the entire experience. The home is super clean and well thought out, with almost everything you need on hand (everything from the essentials like a coffee grinder and wine bottle opener to things you wouldn't expect like a rice cooker and milkshake maker). The beds are cozy, and the vintage (or vintage seeming) quilts soft and perfect. It felt like we were staying at the vacation home of a dear friend or family member!

The best thing is that this home has personality. From the quirky collections of things like snow globes, paint-by-number paintings, wood plaques with sayings, or even old knife blocks, there is always something to look at, admire, consider, and make you smile. There is an abundance of DVDs, VHS tapes, and books to enjoy if the weather keeps you indoors, and the backyard is a peaceful little green place with a hot tub (that we unfortunately didn't have a chance to enjoy!).

From beginning until after we had left, co-owner Kay sent comprehensive and super sweet, thoughtful emails addressing everything we could possibly need. You can tell a lot of love and pride goes into this home, which makes it head and shoulders above the average vacation rental. The furniture and decor here don't feel like castaways from the owner's full-time home, which is common among other VRBO listings. Everything here is intentional!

This trip was the first time our daughter saw the ocean and felt sand on her hands and feet. Our memories of her delighted face, squealing in the late afternoon breeze, will be complemented by our memories of walking the block to the beach from the cottage, and the walk we took with her stroller along the Promenade (2 blocks from the cottage) to the very family friendly downtown Seaside. She practiced standing and walking by holding the edges of the little coffee table, and enjoyed learning to sit in a tiny children's chair we found in a closet. We hope to return in the future, possibly rent out their home next door and bring friends or family with us, because staying here is an absolute treat and one that we'd like to savor again.

Thing to consider: if you have a lot of luggage, there isn't a lot of space to store it, other than the aforementioned closet. If we had stayed longer than 2 nights we would have taken advantage of the empty dresser drawers and unpacked our bags. Same goes for the bathroom.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stephanie, Thank you for all the thoughtful and loving words in your review. Thank you for pointing out the attention given to the interiors of the cottage. It is important to Ron and me that our guests receive the same treatment and attention to detail that we would want to receive if we were traveling. On your next visit you'll find some new "things" to see and use. Each year we focus on adding something special and making Birdie's Cottage just that much more unique and special. Hurry back. Kay
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5

Cozy, quaint, charming

  • 5 of 5

Small, cute and cozy cottage, perfect for a couple who wants to relax and get away. Good location within walking distance to the sea, the Prom and downtown in a quiet neighborhood. Fully equipped with an early 20th century style. It also has a nice hottub. We could only use it once on our three-day stay due to the electrical shut-off switch disengaging, and unable to engage it back on. The maintenance lady mentioned to us she was having trouble with it.

Other than that, we had a wonderful stay! We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diana, Thank you for staying at our cottage! You were a delightful guest. It took three professional electricians to solve the hot tub issue but I'm very happy to report it is running beautifully. Kay
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5

Cute & very clean

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the great experience! This small little cottage was perfect for two. Everything was ready for us when we got there, and the house was stocked with plenty essential items. Kay does a great job suggesting things to do and places to eat which made the trip a lot smoother and more fun! It was pretty stormy during our stay but we managed to get some use out of the hot tub the first day and it was great! The bathroom is a little small but overall very satisfied with our stay. Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sierra, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. You left our home so clean and spotless and this is always so appreciated. Please hurry back, Kay
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5

Birdies Cottage is such a delight!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the cottage and really enjoyed my stay. The location is great, quiet and close enough to walk down The Prom everyday. A great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alisa for your five stars review. I never take our guests' wonderful reviews for granted. It only makes me more dedicated to providing the best environment and experience for every guest who stays at Birdie's Cottage. You were a delightful guest and I look forward to your return. Kay
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Map

Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Birdie's Cottage is one block to the 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
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
FOURTH OF JULY
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
VOLLEYBALL WEEKEND
Aug 10 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
HOOD TO COAST
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SUMMER SPECIAL
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
SEPTEMBER
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
OCTOBER
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$140
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$135
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
THANKSGIVING
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
EARLY WINTER
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$125
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
CHRISTMAS
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
WINTER
Dec 26 2017 - Dec 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
From
$125
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$148
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
 

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub fee $10
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $80
Tax Rate 10.0%

You'll appreciate the many amenities that come with renting our immaculate cottage. Hot Tub towels, Beach Towels, Bathroom Towels, shampoo & soap, hairdryer, kleenex, toweling, all kitchen soaps, sponges, cleaning supplies, spices, a large variety of vintage dishware, lovely sets of pots and pans, modern appliances including a dishwasher and a gas oven/stove, a 300 DVD film library, book library, games, toys, beautifully prepared beds with fresh linens and homemade quilts, gas fireplace with logs, internet service and BBQ, outdoor furniture and even your own tree swing are all a part of what you get at no additional fee at Birdie's Cottage.

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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