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The Wrecktory: cozy, beachy 1890s getaway cabin

4.87(439)SuperanfitriónLong Beach, Washington, Estados Unidos
Casa de campo entera - Anfitrión: Carolyn And Don
4 huéspedes2 habitaciones2 camas1 baño
Alojamiento entero
Dispondrás de toda la vivienda (casa rural) para ti.
Limpieza avanzada
Este anfitrión se ha comprometido a seguir el proceso de limpieza avanzada en 5 pasos de Airbnb. Más información
Llegada autónoma
Accede al alojamiento directamente mediante la caja de seguridad para llaves.
Política de cancelación
Agrega las fechas de tu viaje para obtener los detalles de cancelación de esta estadía.
Normas de la casa
Este alojamiento no es adecuado para niños menores de 12 años y el anfitrión no permite celebrar fiestas ni fumar. Ver los detalles
120-year-old little tech-free cabin with well-equipped (for a cabin) kitchen, fireplace, very small double and twin bedrooms, shower, grassy yard on main road across from market and gas station. Half-mile walk to the ocean beach. Please read whole description before booking; Pacific County COVID-19 requirements include names and contact information for EACH GUEST. Please provide in an inquiry before booking. Not appropriate for children under 6.

El espacio
Our historic Long Beach cabin was built as a fishing shack by a local (and roguish) judge about 1890. It's a snug, quirky little retreat on the main road that runs north from the mouth of the Columbia River. What we love might be disadvantages for some: no TV, no phone, NO WIFI, just lots of books, an old sea-chest full of old games and jigsaw puzzles, a fireplace, knotty pine walls and beachy kitsch. The grocery store and gas station right across the street have a sweet staff and all the last-minute necessities that make up for occasional noise and bustle. (A good quality white-noise machine in the main bedroom helps with road noise.) Our busy lives don't let us get to The Wrecktory as often as we'd like; Airbnb lets us share it. A note here: it's too small for easy storage of items that could endanger toddlers, it's on a busy main road and not all the property is securely fenced. We don't feel we can book families with children under 6 and guarantee safety.

SUMMER AND FALL are equally beautiful at the beach. Go birding at Leadbetter Point or Beard's Hollow. Walk to a lighthouse. Fly a kite, go beachcombing, look for sand dollars at the north end of the peninsula, run on the beach, pick blueberries at Cran-Guyma Farm a mile away, hike a network of great trails, dig clams if it's open season, and if it's foggy or wet, get out of the weather at great museums and interpretive centers. Or plan a self-indulgent retreat with reservations at some great restaurants or cook in and relax by the fireplace with a book or game.

SLEEPS TWO OR THREE IN COMFORT. There's a standard double bed in the small main bedroom and, at the other end of the house, a twin bed in the little room off the entry. Below the twin is a trundle on wheels, which when pulled out fills the room (but is useful if you have two kids)! It can, in a pinch, accommodate two adults so long as it's understood this is close quarters personified. Bathroom is a three-quarter one; no tub, just a shower. What can we say. It's a beach cabin.

LIKE TO COOK? KEEPING COSTS DOWN? The kitchen has stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, sink, coffeemaker, electric kettle, blender. No dishwasher except you. Lots of mismatched dishes and basic pots and pans -- vacation-cabin stuff. Staples like sugar, seasonings, olive oil, flour, tea and coffee are on hand if you enjoy cooking on holiday. An antique gate-leg table in the living room can accommodate up to five or six settings by the fireplace if you have dinner guests. The market across the way has you covered if you want a pound of bacon at 7 a.m. or a bottle of wine at 10 p.m. (or need to beg a spare key if you've locked yourself out).

REASONABLE RATES: There's a $10 per person additional nightly fee for third and fourth guests (human and/or dog, see below), and a strict limit of four. Routine cleaning in preparation for the next guest, and laundry for sheets and towels, is included in your nightly rates; so far our guests have been great about leaving the place clean so we haven't added a cleaning fee. (Please help us keep it that way!)

COZY ATMOSPHERE. The cabin is so old that it's box construction; adding knotty pine in the living room, kitchen and small back bedroom has eliminated most (not all) of the draft. It was raised in the 90s for a foundation and some fill, and it's settled a bit unevenly -- hey, it's a cabin! Heat is baseboard, but the fireplace with its stone chimney adds to an eclectic, beachy decor: historic local and family photos, local art and nautical kitsch. There's a ramp to accommodate folks with mobility issues, but a step up probably precludes wheelchairs, and the bathroom's too small to be wheelchair-friendly. NOTE: Cabin and grounds are strictly non-smoking.

LOTS OF SPACE TO PLAY. The cabin sits on a double lot of grass and hawkweed which has served us for 35 years as Nerf baseball diamond, soccer field, picnic grounds, and cutthroat-croquet court. You'll find most of the old croquet set in the shed. When it was built, the cabin was just across Ocean Boulevard from the primary dune and beach, but after more than a century of shore accretion it's a half-mile walk through the dunes to the high-tide line. (If that's more walk than you want, you can drive to one of several beach approaches within a mile or so.) The cabin's a mile north of the center of Long Beach, a stone's throw away from a Mexican restaurant and four blocks from the beach's favorite hamburger take-out (watch for the Tsunami Burger) and a nice golf course with a restaurant.

LOTS OF LOCAL ATTRACTIONS. Long Beach and the peninsula offer a boardwalk, the 8 1/2-mile Discovery Trail for walking or bicycling, kicky shops, far more really great restaurants than you can explore in a single visit, lighthouses, Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, organic blueberry farm and a regional museum, kite museum and even a cranberry museum -- not to mention Marsh's Free Museum with (eew) Jake the Alligator Man. One golf course is a few blocks away; another awaits 10 miles up the peninsula. It's a short drive north to historic Oysterville and the wildlife preserve at Leadbetter point, or south to Astoria. There are festivals and events year-round. You can swim at Waikiki Beach in Cape Disappointment State Park (please don't swim on the open beach -- tide rips and undertows claim victims every year) and you can drive on the long, long beach (but don't get into soft sand unless you have 4WD or a friend nearby with a tow truck!) and watch the tides.

PERSONAL ATTENTION AND ON-SITE HELP: Our local host and cleaner will be sure the hot water's turned on and that there are fresh sheets on the beds and fresh towels in the bathroom. Our host is available if you need help or advice, and will check your departure for a prompt deposit refund. Backup comes from the great crew at Pioneer Market, right across the street; they open early and close late, so they're available during most waking hours. Early check-in or late checkout can sometimes be arranged if there's a day or two between guests.

CANINE COMPANION: If your dog is well-behaved and stays off the furniture, it's welcome with an extra $10 fee per night, limit ONE DOG please. You must advise us in your inquiry before you book and add a dog as an additional guest. A dog must not be left unattended in the cabin, and must be leashed if outdoors. There are bears in the area, and abundant deer, so your dog should be carefully controlled at all times.

Acceso de los huéspedes
Entire cabin EXCEPT attic, which is small, cramped and gritty. Washer and dryer are only for our cleaner's use or use with her permission, and PLEASE don't put sandy items in either washer or dryer. Access includes toolshed, which has room for bikes, and yard. As for beach, there's city-provided beach access seaward from the end of each numbered street; it's about a half-mile walk through the dunes. We recommend using 19th St.; the trail at the end of Pioneer is marshy in winter and mosquito-y in late spring and summer.

Otros aspectos a destacar
The Long Beach Peninsula has a great schedule of tourist events, and a host of wonderful restaurants.
If you live in a quiet area, you may find the noise from the road and market/gas station bothersome. It doesn't worry most people, but we don't want guests to be taken by surprise or feeling misled! A good white-noise machine is provided in the main bedroom.
120-year-old little tech-free cabin with well-equipped (for a cabin) kitchen, fireplace, very small double and twin bedrooms, shower, grassy yard on main road across from market and gas station. Half-mile walk to the ocean beach. Please read whole description before booking; Pacific County COVID-19 requirements include names and contact information for EACH GUEST. Please provide in an inquiry before booking. Not app… leer más

Distribución de las camas

Habitación 1
1 cama doble
Habitación 2
1 cama individual, 1 colchón en el suelo

Servicios

Cocina
Estacionamiento gratuito en las instalaciones
Chimenea interior
Plancha
Ganchos de ropa
Secadora de pelo
Servicios imprescindibles
Calefacción
Detector de humo
Detector de monóxido de carbono

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Long Beach, Washington, Estados Unidos

Guests like its proximity to beach access (nice long walk through the dunes); the nearby market for last-minute needs; kind, quiet neighbors; and the general beachy-vacation-y ambience.

Anfitrión: Carolyn And Don

Se registró en marzo de 2012
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Carolyn's a writer/journalist/teacher and Don's a sort-of-retired Episcopal priest doing Hispanic ministry at St. John's Church, Olympia. We love people, antiques, books, classical music, gardening, eating fresh-and-local,unstructured travel, small hotels and B&B or self-catering cottages. We also love our funky Victorian beach place and our on-site host Terri. If only Shelton was close enough to meet all our wonderful airbnb guests! However, we enjoy getting to know our guests through e-mails and sharing information about favorite places. Recent travel? Santa Catalina, setting for a beach-read mystery Carolyn's just finishing!
Carolyn's a writer/journalist/teacher and Don's a sort-of-retired Episcopal priest doing Hispanic ministry at St. John's Church, Olympia. We love people, antiques, books, classical…
Durante tu estadía
Our interaction is at a distance: e-mail, phone if desired. We're happy to provide information on our favorite places. Our local host handles day-to-day details and trouble-shooting as needed. She is rarely away from her phone for more than a few hours and lives just over a mile from the cabin. She's happy to answer your questions and help you find whatever it is you need. Our cleaner vacuums, washes and replaces linens, and otherwise keeps the place clean.
Our interaction is at a distance: e-mail, phone if desired. We're happy to provide information on our favorite places. Our local host handles day-to-day details and trouble-shootin…
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Reglas de la casa
Llegada: 15:00 a 22:00
Salida: 11:00
Acceso sin restricción de horario con caja de seguridad con llaves
No apto para niños ni bebés
Prohibido fumar
Está prohibido hacer fiestas o eventos
Se admiten mascotas
Salud y seguridad
Comprometido a seguir el proceso de limpieza avanzada de Airbnb. Más información
Se aplican las pautas de distanciamiento social de Airbnb y otras pautas relacionadas con el COVID-19
Alarma de monóxido de carbono
Alarma de humo
Política de cancelación

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