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Salt Grass Cottage...the Best of the Beach!

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Saltbox architecture features lofty cedar-clad ceilings in the living areas

Saltbox architecture features lofty cedar-clad ceilings in the living areas Huge windows overlook acres of wildlife in its natural habitat...and saltgrass! The dining table expands to accommodate six people. Fully stocked kitchen...ask if you have a special need.  It's probably here:-) Three bedrooms, each with a queen bed topped with a featherbed and comfy linens. This queen bedroom and a full bath are on the main level of the cottage Two more queen bedrooms and a 3/4 bath are on the upper level Outdoor seating on the cottage deck overlooks the Game Reserve. A glassed-in sun porch lets you feel outside but stay nice and warm...and dry!! Brunch at the cottage feeder! Once a deer path, now an oft-used trail through the refuge to Little Beach Little Beach, on a February day.  Shirtsleeve weather and all ours...heaven!

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Last updated: 04/10/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ocean Shores house description

One of the first homes built on the jetty, Salt Grass Cottage has stood the test of time, tide and more than a few gale force winds. Backing onto and focused upon the wide-open beauty of the Wildlife Refuge, the cottage connects to Little Beach, the less visited and much more sheltered harbor beach, via a short and easily followed game trail.

'Little Beach' has long been a favorite of (and was unofficially named by) the young and not-so-young in our family due to its 'friendlier' location (just out the back door, much less wind and rarely anyone else there!), better beach-combing, and tranquil estuary-like vistas. There's still the roar of the ocean, waves break onto the beach and seagulls cry overhead...but it usually belongs only to you. Few others have such easy access!

Need more adventure? The rocks of the jetty and the pounding ocean surf are an easy 10-15 minute walk away on rarely used paved roads or bring your bikes and cycle over for more exercise and faster access! If nature's not your thing...why come to the beach?? Just kidding! There's plenty of restaurants, shops, and fun ways to spend money in town and of course the Quinault Beach Casino is ready and waiting to help lighten your pockets, too.

However you fill your time, Salt Grass Cottage will welcome you back at the end of the day with a cozy fire in the stove, a well-stocked kitchen and ultra-comfortable beds and bedding. Open the blinds to take in the gazillion stars on a clear night, the window just a crack for the roar of the ocean, the clang of the channel buoy or a distant fog horn. All the makings of a perfect night's rest...so you can wake refreshed, ready to do it all again!
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Property Type

  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            A dog's paradise! Tell us about your pooch...he or she will most likely be welcome. Sorry, discriminatory I know, but no cats allowed....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            This bathroom is on the main level...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            This 3/4 bath is on the 2nd level....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Table for 4 has a drop leaf extension for additional seating. Extra chairs are stored in the main level bedroom closet....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            We're foodies! Better stocked than most vacation rentals but ask if you need specifics. Why pack it if it's there?...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Large side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas range and oven....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            All beds feature luxurious linens and down comforters. Towels and washcloths, cloth napkins, beach towels...it's all here!...moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric heat...moreless

          • Wood Stove
          • Parking
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Parking Off Street
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • Backs onto over 600 acres of wildlife refuge with a footpath to the Harbor beach....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Fully WiFi but limit yourself...you're coming to get away from all that!...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Lots of deck space overlooking the refuge and, weather permitting, the far-off mountains. Enclosed front porch for feeling outside but not getting wet!...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Charcoal grill for guest use but charcoal supply is not guaranteed:-)...moreless

                  Location & View

                      • Beach View:

                        Lots of windows overlook the salt grass, harbor and jetty areas....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Groceries
                      • Shopping
                      • Shelling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Cycling
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Cinemas
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Walking
                      • Gambling Casinos

                      Other Activities

                          • Ideal for bird-watching, communing with nature and all-around general relaxation!...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Good time in Ocean Shores

                            Good time in Ocean Shores

                            • Guest Leo
                            • Date of stay 03/31/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/08/14
                            My family, including three girls, ages 9, 12, and 15 had a great time. It was prefect for size and accommodations. There were many comments on the open floor plan, how clean, warm and cozy this house is. The area is private and quite. The girls were excited to feed and see the deer. We all took a walk to the little beach and brought back many shells. The outside hose was great to wash off sandy boots. The owner, Kellie was easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this home to family & friends!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Great Value and Charm

                            Great Value and Charm

                            • Guest Terese J. (Tacoma, Washington)
                            • Date of stay 02/26/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/03/14
                            We are three couples who thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cozy, roomy, home close to everything, but very private (except for the deer hanging out--so cute). We had fun clamming at both Twin Harbors and Roosevelt Beaches with fantastic weather, then enjoyed the cozy wood stove and some wonderful meals we prepared in the well-equipped and stocked kitchen. Thanks to the Hessler Family for building the cottage and for Kellie and Carlos for sharing it. If we plan another trip to Ocean Shores, we will definitely try to book this again.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Awesome!

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                            Awesome!

                            • Guest Mark and Leslie, Orting, Washington
                            • Date of stay 06/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/28/13
                            This is the most awesome property we have ever rented. Be sure to embrace the “Code of the West” written up in the guest book it is a great concept that embraces what it means to be a good person and look out for others. The furnishings are second to none and the well stocked pantry of spices and condiments really is a great touch. No need to haul or buy the incidentals needed to make a gourmet meal at the cabin.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Perfect family vacation spot!

                            Perfect family vacation spot!

                            • Guest Dale and Cari and family (Connell, Wa)
                            • Date of stay 03/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/05/13
                            What a wonderful, clean and well stocked cottage. And in the perfect location! Private and quiet, but loaded with things to do. The kids (and parents) really enjoyed the private trail to the beach, beachcombing and the short walk to the jetty was a major plus! The kids discovered all kinds of sea life there that really made for great memories. The kitchen has everything, so when we came back for meals, it was easy and convenient. Definitely coming back next year!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Great trip away from the city!

                            Great trip away from the city!

                            • Guest Cara (Seattle)
                            • Date of stay 02/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 02/21/13
                            4 girls and 3 dogs stayed at Salt Grass Cottage from 2/17-19 and we all agreed it was not nearly long enough. The house is great, perfect for our group. We slept really well in the comfy beds, cooked great meals in the well stocked kitchen, stayed cozy with the fireplace in the living room, and enjoyed nice walks with all the dogs to the beach and back. This is mentioned in other reviews, but the kitchen has any spice you might want and more! I took a chance and didn't pack any because of those reviews, and found the smoked paprika, coriander, and cumin I needed for some fish tacos there! The only complaint I had was my 13 year old greyhound couldn't walk up the open-backed stairs outside, but she doesn't do stairs well to begin with, so we just carried her. The other dogs had no problems. We also really enjoyed reading the story of how the cabin came to be! What a great place to have and keep in the family! Thanks to Kellie and her family for opening the space up and letting others enjoy it. We hope to come back some day! And hopefully make it a longer trip!!!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Clamming with Friends!

                            Clamming with Friends!

                            • Guest BeckyP (Castle Rock Wa)
                            • Date of stay 12/14/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/27/13
                            Found the Salt Grass Cottage to be as described & more! Many extras in the kitchen including spices, herbs, great pots & pans! Even though it stormed most of the weekend we felt cozy & safe & enoyed the wood stove. We read, played cards & slept! What a retreat! With 2 couples it was really a bonus to have a bath downstairs & 1 upstairs!! Thank you Kellie!! It was great!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Great private, quiet place to stay

                            Great private, quiet place to stay

                            • Guest MamaM (Port Orchard)
                            • Date of stay 12/29/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/07/13
                            I found this place online. You do not always get exactly what is in the pictures but I have to say you do on this place. We found out it was built by hand in the 70's. That is really neat that it has stayed in the family and is rented for other people to enjoy. We loved the privacy and quiet. We fed the deer and birds (they have supplies in the garage). I really enjoyed that they had soaps, shampoos, etc from Trader Joes. I love that store and you know they are good for you and your family. A well seasoned kitchen or rather they had a bigger selection of seasonings than I do at home. Very responsive host. No complaints at all. Would recommend if you like peace and quiet like me.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Perfect cottage for a family!

                            Perfect cottage for a family!

                            • Guest Chris (Seabeck WA)
                            • Date of stay 08/27/12
                            • Review Submitted 08/31/12
                            We stayed at this cottage the end of August. It was perfect weather. I would highly recommend this place. It is clean, modern, and very well stocked. All room have a queen bed and they are amazingly comfortable. The kitchen has everything you will need. There are games and puzzles for adults and children. Tons of windows and a huge porch with a table and chairs. Tons of privacy. A short beautiful walk to the beach. You won't be disappointed if you choose to visit this cottage.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Perfect relaxation location

                            Perfect relaxation location

                            • Guest Outdoorsman (WA)
                            • Date of stay 07/21/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/30/12
                            Quiet, comfortable, very family friendly and the dogs just loved the location also. The beach was practically deserted everyday and just added to the feeling of getting away from it all. We'll be back!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                          • AWESOME HOUSE!

                            AWESOME HOUSE!

                            • Guest Salt Grass Cottage LOVER (Washington)
                            • Date of stay 07/17/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/24/12
                            This house was amazing. I loved how EVERYTHING was there. I loved feeding the deer. The birds were just beautiful. I felt as if i were home! Everything was clean and sanitary.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          May 1-Oct 31 Mon-Thu .. $170/night, Fri-Sun .. $210/night
                          Nov 1-Apr 30 Mon-Thu .. $130/night, Fri-Sun .. $160/night
                          (Peak rates on holiday wkends) Min of 2 nights rental/3 nights on major holidays
                          Agreed upon pets .. $10/night additional.
                          Ask about our special rate for 'Couple Only' stays for peak season visits!
                          No Extra Cleaning Fee!   $100 fully refundable security deposit.
                          We're happy to send more pics of all bedrooms and living spaces...just send a
                          request and we'll zip them to you:)
                          

                          Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                          Last updated: 04/10/2014
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                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2007

                          About the owner: Hi! I'm Kellie, and my husband Carlos and I are second generation owners/stewards of Salt Grass Cottage. We purchased it from my parents when time, tide and grown kids dictated they move closer to family and medical facilities. I say stewards because that's exactly how we see it...we're simply keepers of the home itself, of the dream-come-true, of the surrounding natural beauty and the treasure of Little Beach. When forced to work rather than vacation, I sell and develop real estate in Seattle but welcome every opportunity that comes along to leave the hustle and bustle of the city and head for the coast. Carlos is a fitness coach at NWCrossFit in Seattle, a job that demands a lot both mentally and physically so a few days of R&R at the beach are always welcome. We both run to the peace and tranquility of the cottage every chance we get! We began renting our ocean home for financial reasons, namely to help pay for it in a slow economy. We continue to rent it because the stories of how it's touched others lives enrich our own.

                          Why the Owner Chose Ocean Shores:
                          Salt Grass Cottage has been a part of my life since I first stood on tiptoes on the very highest knoll with my two younger brothers and my extremely excited parents. Stretching as tall as we could, we all tried to envision what kind of view there would be from a main floor, maybe even a second story...it was the start of a dream come true for my parents and now for my husband and myself and the many guests who have shared in the cottage's magic. There's something about water that just says: 'Relax, forget your worries for just a while. Renew, re-connect, rest.' That's why we love the ocean. That's why we sleep better here, why everything tastes better here, why we wait to the very last minute to leave here.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          One look out the windows and you get it. There's nothing there, nothing but salt grass, falcons, hawks, deer, racoons, sparrows, swallows, eagles. Nothing but game trails heading for the beach, drift logs to climb on or lean back against. Nothing but the sound of the waves, the wind, the fog horn. We love Salt Grass Cottage because it's surrounded by nothing, and nothing works for us!!


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                          Photos

                          • Saltbox architecture features lofty cedar-clad ceilings in the living areas

                            Saltbox architecture features lofty cedar-clad ceilings in the living areas

                          • The dining table expands to accommodate six people.

                            The dining table expands to accommodate six people.

                          • Three bedrooms, each with a queen bed topped with a featherbed and comfy linens.

                            Three bedrooms, each with a queen bed topped with a featherbed and comfy linens.

                          • Two more queen bedrooms and a 3/4 bath are on the upper level

                            Two more queen bedrooms and a 3/4 bath are on the upper level

                          • A glassed-in sun porch lets you feel outside but stay nice and warm...and dry!!

                            A glassed-in sun porch lets you feel outside but stay nice and warm...and dry!!

                          • Once a deer path, now an oft-used trail through the refuge to Little Beach

                            Once a deer path, now an oft-used trail through the refuge to Little Beach

                          • Huge windows overlook acres of wildlife in its natural habitat...and saltgrass!

                            Huge windows overlook acres of wildlife in its natural habitat...and saltgrass!

                          • Fully stocked kitchen...ask if you have a special need.  It's probably here:-)

                            Fully stocked kitchen...ask if you have a special need. It's probably here:-)

                          • This queen bedroom and a full bath are on the main level of the cottage

                            This queen bedroom and a full bath are on the main level of the cottage

                          • Outdoor seating on the cottage deck overlooks the Game Reserve.

                            Outdoor seating on the cottage deck overlooks the Game Reserve.

                          • Brunch at the cottage feeder!

                            Brunch at the cottage feeder!

                          • Little Beach, on a February day.  Shirtsleeve weather and all ours...heaven!

                            Little Beach, on a February day. Shirtsleeve weather and all ours...heaven!

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