"They call Yachats the gem of the Oregon Coast, and this cottage is a gem. Spacious enough that our family of 4 had lots of room to relax, cozy enough to feel like you're in a seaside cottage. The kitchen was very well equipped, and the attention to detail (coffee filters, laundry detergent, etc. all provided) was most welcome. The bedrooms are all very comfortable. The decor is perfect for a seaside cottage. There are tons of games to play, after we'd watched the sunset on the beach, we would work our way through the collection. The furniture is made for curling up with a cup of coffee and watching the waves. The cottage is not oceanfront, but you have wonderful views of the waves from the living room, kitchen table and upstairs west bedroom. You are so close to the beach it was not an issue for us. The beach was amazing, wide, long and nearly empty, wonderful sunsets, gorgeous! In the garage you'll find lawn chairs, a barbecue, a fire pit, kites, beach toys, all there for you to use. The yard is huge, we wished we'd had our dog with us! The deck in the backyard is a wonderful place to have dinner if you're not exploring the restaurants of Yachats.
The location is ideal, close enough to Yachats for convenience, far enough for peace and quiet. Yachats was one of our favourite coastal towns, small enough for charm and easy walking, large enough to have a decent grocery store, an ice cream shop and some terrific coffee shops and restaurants. Mari's books was a welcome find. $3 hardcovers!
We loved this cottage and the coast and would love to return. We would *maybe* add 2 days near Mount Humbug, for less driving to the South coast, but with easy access to the Dunes, Siuslaw forest, Cape Perpetua, the old towns of Newport and Florence, Yachats and Abalone Cottage can't be beat. We stayed for a week and were nowhere near running out of things to do and see.
The hosts were easy to deal with, and there was loads of helpful info in the guest book and a book of maps and info about local sights and restaurants."
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: August 1, 2015