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Recent Rainier & St. Helens reviews

  • Quiet Getaway

    "This was a wonderful place to just relax and take in the Mountain. It was close enough to go see the mountain, and yet quiet enough to just sit and read on the deck. There was a wind storm the first day I was there and lost Electricity but they had it back on within an hour. Being by myself felt safe and cozy in the cabin. The kitchen was well stocked with all things needed, just bring food. Very clean and the bed was very comfy. Thank you April for sharing your place..."
    Guest: Kathy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 16, 2014
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  • Awesome home

    "What an awesome home. Maybe too nice, since we were there with 6 children, our goal was to leave early each morning to go to Rainier and St Helens, but with the spacious main room, hot tub, great trail to the river and all new bathrooms/showers, we had a tough time getting everyone to leave the house to go hiking! If and when we return, I'm looking NO further than this location. Make sure to check out the trail to the river. It's right across the road and only .25 mile walk to a beautiful river and view! Honestly, if this was MY HOUSE, I would not change a thing! Thanks Again for letting us stay. Mark C South Park Pa"
    Guest: Mark C1 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
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  • Absolutely perfect

    "There was 6 of us. 3 couples. It was absolutely perfect for us. There was plenty of room. We never even used the loft at all. It was a beautiful weekend and we explored the mountains 3 days. Being able to come home to a relaxing cabin and fix coffee etc was wonderful! We definitely would use this cabin again. It was very close to crystal mountain and sunrise. Just a perfect location! Thanks for all the amenities etc. truly amazing! Thanks again."
    Guest: Jan Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • Great!

    "This cabin is wonderful. We stayed there for four nights to be able to get into the park early. Three (out of four) of us spent one full day at the cabin and had plenty to do. Swimming in the lake, playing in the creek, watching movies (provided), playing board games (provided) and roasting marshmallows. It was comfortable, with central heating (was a little cool in the early morning). We are already talking about going back."
    Guest: Happy Campers Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014
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Rainier & St. Helens Travel Tips

Relax and Unwind with Southwest Washington Vacation Rentals

The scenic area of southwest Washington offers breathtaking scenery, sandy beaches, small port towns and all the activities of the Northern Cascade Mountains close by. The area is known for its fertile estuaries and centuries-old landmarks. Charted by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark in 1805, southwest Washington was considered the most desirable area to settle west of the Rocky Mountains. It now offers a delightful escape from city life for vacationers looking to relax and enjoy the spectacular local scenery.

Washington Vacation Rentals Offer a Variety of Things to Do

The Columbia River offers a host of activities before it reaches the Pacific Ocean, including fishing, swimming and hiking. The Hoh Rain Forest has scenic drives and walks amidst the moss-covered trees and hikers will enjoy the trails around Ledbetter Point State Park. Visitors can rent a boat on Lake Quinault and spend the day fishing, picnicking and relaxing on the water. Wildlife viewing is also plentiful in this unspoiled area.

The whole coastline of southwest Washington has miles of sandy beaches to be enjoyed. Ocean Shores beach has many organized activities for families such as sandcastle competitions, summer festivals, beach buggy rentals, horseback riding, swimming, and the usual surfing and watersports activities. Walking and beachcombing are popular activities at spectacular Ruby Beach with its piles of driftwood. Whale watching is an exciting activity in this area, and many companies at Westport and Ocean Shores offer boat trips to see the Pacific grey whales which migrate along the coast from March to May. More family fun can be enjoyed at the indoor Hoquaim YMCA Waterpark which offers a lap pool and racquetball and basketball courts.

The Climate and Weather at Southwest Washington Ocean Condos

Southwest Washington State is known for its mild but damp climate, largely affected by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Ocean shores has summer highs of around 70 F from July through September with very little rainfall in that season. Cooler fall days bring more rainfall when temperatures drop to the mid-50s F. The winters see up to 12 inches of rainfall but has mild temperatures of 47 F during the day and stays above freezing at night. The inland areas with higher elevations will have snow during the winter months and generally lower temperatures.

Getting to Your Washington Vacation Rentals

The nearest major airport to your southwest Washington lodging is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport which is 93 miles from the center of Ocean Shores. The area is also easy to access by car from the I-5 which runs up the west coast from Sacramento, California to the Canadian border.

Popular Places to Visit from Southwest Washington Vacation Rentals

There is no shortage of places to visit from your southwest Washington lodging. The protected scenic area of the Columbia River Gorge is overlooked by the city of Vancouver, not to be confused with the Canadian city of the same name further north. The city of Aberdeen has a replica of Captain Gray's ship, the Lady Washington, which is considered the state's ambassador. Fans of musician Kurt Cobain can take a walking tour of his homes and haunts as Aberdeen was his hometown before he joined the rock band, Nirvana. Near Grayland beach, just south of Westport, is worth visiting for its spectacular oceanfront scenery and beachcombing opportunities.

Willapa Bay is a serene area to visit along the 26-mile Longbeach Peninsula with its superb opportunities for wildlife spotting. Gift stores and restaurants are worth stopping for at Ocean Park. Port Ilwaco has great art galleries en route to the North Head Lighthouse. Ocean Shores, Taholah and Point Grenville all have wonderful beaches for families to spend the day.

Further inland are the sightseeing opportunities at Mount St. Helen's, the National Forest and the National Wildlife Refuge.

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