Attic Apt w/amazing views, quiet street, and close to town, beaches, & riverwalk
Cherry Chadney- 350 Floral St., Astoria- 1-503-468-0678
- english, spanish, My husband speaks some Spanish
About Cherry Chadney- 350 Floral St., Astoria- 1-503-468-0678
We both grew up in the Southwest and raised our 4 children there, but always wanted to live in the Northwest. We spent many years living abroad for work related reasons, and from 1997 to 2011 we lived in Scotland, so after that we knew we could never live in a place again that wasn't green. So one evening in Scotland we searched Google Earth for a place to retire. It had to have the beautiful green landscape, with a river and ocean views; and we found Astoria. Astoria has everything we want, and this house is a daily reminder of all we loved in Scotland and how blessed we are to be here.
Cherry Chadney- 350 Floral St., Astoria- 1-503-468-0678 purchased this Lodge in 2011
Why Cherry Chadney- 350 Floral St., Astoria- 1-503-468-0678 chose Astoria
We contacted a realtor here in Astoria while we were still in Scotland, and told her we would like to find a house with beautiful views to renovate for ourselves. She found us one that we love, with years of work ahead for us too.. Apparently there have only been two families that owned this home since it was built. The house was built in 1911 by a family that had newly arrived from Finland (we found a 1915 photo). He was a builder and wisely built a large house to accommodate boarders for an income. This area is called Finn Hill and there were plenty of local Finnish workers here looking for a place to live. He also built a church two doors down from here. Apparently, the house changed hands in the 1940's and the next family lived here until just a couple of years before we bought it. They also used it as a boarding house initially for those that worked at Bumble Bee canning tuna and salmon (which is museum now on Pier 39), and we were told that the Attic Apt was built to help house soldiers during WWII. The house had 10 bedrooms when we bought it, but we turned the attic into a two bedroom apartment with a separate entrance, combined two other bedrooms on the middle floor into a master bedroom and bath, and added a ground floor bedroom to the living room footage. We also did an extensive renovation with a new walkout basement, new plumbing heating and electrical. Added a carport/deck, new front and rear decks and two concrete patios. So it's a fresh start for a 108 year old home that deserved it a fresh look.
What makes this Lodge unique
We are at the end of our street surrounded by large Sitka Spruce trees that bald eagles make their nests in, it is very private and quiet here. We do have some guests like deer and other small critters which visit us often. We have two decks for our visitors to enjoy, one is covered and one has the awesome view of the Columbia River and the Astoria Meglar Bridge. We are close to town and some of our guests walk there, but a car is necessary to really see the area. Most folks don't know that in 1812 this was the first American post office west of the Rockies and that same year the British abandoned it, or this would be part of Canada today. Astoria was supposed to be the Boom Town on the Pacific for fur, timber and fishing But that all changed with the Gold Rush, and San Fransisco took that title away from Astoria. Boy are we glad they did, because Astoria turned into a beautiful little town with a rich history of its own. A perfect place to enjoy the wonderful Northwest.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please remove sheets and pillow slips only from the beds you used, place in the bath tub along with the towels you used, and keep wet towels separate.
Smoking is allowed on the driveway only, not on the porch or deck
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing stay in Astoria!
We loved are stay here!! Everything in the property listings was as described and MORE! We were greeted by the owner who showed us the amenities and layout of The Crows Nest. The views were amazing and it was very quiet. The location was also very close to town. Lastly, thank you very much for the amazing cookies. We look forward to staying here again.
Thank you so much for giving us such a great review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and to hear you had such a lovely stay here and in Astoria. I am so sorry I was not here to say good-bye and thank you again for renting with us. We wish you and Deanna all the best.
Blessings, Jake and Cherry
Comfy place during winter visit
We had a very pleasant winter weekend stay at the Crow's Nest. Cherry and Jake were very welcoming (and supplied freshly baked cookies). Wonderful views. Not really within in walking distance to downtown Astoria, especially in rainy winter weather, but an easy short drive to downtown. Definitely would stay here another time.
Thank you for giving us a great review, we enjoyed having you stay with us, too bad it rained so much. I enjoy the 2 mile walk into town when it is not raining, but agree with you when it is!!!
Wishing you a happy New Year and all the best in 2020. Thank you and hope to see you again some day.
Jake and Cherry
A+ Week at the Crow's Nest
Cherry & Jake's home has everything a visitor could ask for: clean, spacious surroundings, a terrific view on a quiet street with ample parking, full kitchen, movies & games for those times you choose to stay in...truly wonderful accommodations and great hosts.
Thanks so much for the great review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us and then to meet your daughter also. I am sure your time with her once you got home was special also. Thank you again for staying with us, hope to see you again one day.
Blessings, Jake and Cherry
The Crows Nest was amazing! It was so comfy, clean and well stocked! And yes.... cookies were waiting just as mentioned in other reviews! The view of the Columbia was wonderful and the location made it easy and quick to get downtown. Cherry and Jake are the best! So welcoming and hospitable! Cherry has put together a great book of things to do and places to eat in and around Astoria. And her recommendations were spot on! We would definitely love to stay at The Crows Nest again!
Thank you so much for the great review, and so glad you liked the cookies..wink. It was so nice to meet you both and maybe next time we can meet your sons too! We do hope to see you again.
Blessings and Merry Christmas
Jake and Cherry
Charming, cozy, great bay front view!
Clean, quaint older home located at the end of a quite street.
Cherry and Jake are wonderful, friendly hosts providing all the comforts of home. Well stocked kitchen needs including snacks, coffee, etc. We will stay again! :)
Thank you so much for giving us a great review! It was so nice to meet you and happy to hear you will return some day, we would love that!
Wishing you the best this holiday season, thank you again.
Blessings, Jake and Cherry
Home away from home!
We felt so comfortable in this rental, it's big enough for a small family! Close to town, and the most beautiful view from the living room. We are definitely coming back to the crows nest!
Thank you son much for giving us such a great review, and we loved meeting you both and do hope you will come and see us again.
I hope you arrive home safely in Col. and with good weather and that you enjoyed the last two days of your holiday here in Oregon.
Thanks so much. Jake and Cherry