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Historic Seaside Cottage, Pet Friendly, Walk to the Beach!

Westport, WA, USA
  • House1334 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights

Historic Cottage Near the Beach and Lighthouse, Pet Friendly!

Our family fell in love with this charming historic cottage near the lighthouse in Westport. We would love to share it with others in search of a relaxing stay at the beach. The original cottage was built in 1913 by Captain Charles Jacobsen, who was head of the Grays Harbor lifesaving station for many years. It was lovingly restored by the previous owners, creating a comfortable retreat with a tranquil garden.

The cottage is a 10 minute stroll to the beach and is close to the oceanfront walking/bike path which leads to the marina. There are miles of quiet and beautiful beaches to explore.

The historic home has been meticulously restored and extended. It retains the character of an early fishing cottage but has all modern amenities and comforts. Extensive use has been made of locally milled timbers and traditional craftsmanship.

Your well behaved dogs will enjoy the 1/3 acre fully fenced yard.

There is plenty of parking with a 2 car garage and a large gravel pad out front suitable for boats or trailers. We have some bikes that you are welcome to use (currently 2 women's, 1 men's). We also provide beach towels and beach chairs.

The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, reproduction gas stove, farmhouse sink, microwave, slow cooker, drip filter coffee maker, French press, blender, toaster, panini press and ample pots and pans, dinnerware etc.

The house has a small sitting room with a futon sofa and armchair. This is a lovely place to read in front of the cozy gas fireplace in winter. We have a small library of books on the history of the area.

The dining room has seating for 6 around an antique farmhouse table.

The master bedroom is spacious and has a queen bed, a day bed and a gas fireplace. Cable TV is available in the armoire in the bedroom. We have high speed WiFi but no phone. We also provide a travel crib for our youngest guests.

Upstairs you'll find a cute attic bedroom with 2 twin beds. As mentioned elsewhere, the stairs leading to this room are very steep as is often the case with historic buildings.

There are two bathrooms, one with a small claw foot bath tub, the other with a bath and shower over the bath. A washer and dryer are available for guests.

Shampoo, conditioner and soap are provided along with fluffy towels and crisp cotton sheets.

There is a large Weber gas grill on the deck along with outdoor furniture. The rocking chairs on the front porch are the perfect spot to watch the humming birds feeding on the flowers in the front garden.

Our dog guests enjoy a fully fenced yard, a large dog bed with removable cover, feed and water bowls, dog towels and shampoo. We do ask that you pick up after your pets and we provide clean-up bags.

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Things to do:

1. The beach: Walk for miles on the long, quiet beaches. Great for dogs and kids as there are no vehicles allowed on the beach in Westport. Beachcombing for sand dollars, agate and other treasures. Take the beach chairs and a beverage to watch the sun set over the water.

2. Biking: Ride along the ocean front path or around town. There are bikes in the garage for you to enjoy. We like to ride to the marina/docks for lunch or ice cream.

3. Surfing: Go surfing or watch the surfers and kite surfers at Half Moon Bay. It is on the way to the marina along the ocean path, just near the parking lot or you can drive there. There are a couple of places in town to rent surfboards.

4. History: Climb the tallest lighthouse in Washington just a couple of minutes walk from the cottage. It is open most weekends and sometimes other days of the week. Also check out the Maritime Museum near the docks which has a stunning Fresnel lens from Destruction Island lighthouse. We have a collection of books at the cottage on the history of the area.

5. The Docks: Wander around the docks to view the fishing fleet and see the sea lions playing. Buy some fresh seafood to cook back at the cottage.

6. Clam Digs: Look out for the dates for razor clam digs. We have clam digging equipment in the garage.

7. Fishing and crabbing: Book a fishing charter trip or fish from the beach or docks.

8. Eat and drink: We like Blackbeard’s Brewing Co. just a short walk from the cottage for pizza and beer brewed on the premises. Also good are Bennett’s Fish Shack at the docks and Cranberry Road Winery on the State Route back towards Grayland. If you are looking for a big breakfast try Blue Buoy near the docks.

9. Whale watching: From March to May book a whale watching trip.

10. Festivals: Westport has a variety of festivals throughout the year. Check the Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce site for upcoming festivals.

11. Shop: there are a number of stores offering souvenirs, clothing and homewares. My favorite is Pomegranate in Grayland.

12. Stay in! The cottage is cozy and comfortable. Play board games, read in front of the fire, watch cable in bed, cook a great meal, take a long bath, sit on the front porch and watch the humming birds.


Linda Dunk

Member Since 2017
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About Linda Dunk

We are a family of Aussies who have been living in Washington state since 2001. We live in Monroe but get out to Westport as often as we can. We discovered this beautiful area on trips to Grayland to ride our horses on the beach. Our cottage is set up the way we like to find places that we stay - very comfortable and fully equipped!

Linda Dunk purchased this House in 2017


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, Small claw foot bath

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              A 10 minute stroll to the beach and close to the ocean front walking/bike path.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Garage
                          2 car garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Gas and electric heating.
                        • Internet
                          High speed Internet/WiFi
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas fireplaces in lounge room and main bedroom.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Drip filter coffee maker and French press.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              You are welcome to use whatever is in the cupboards. We usually have ground coffee, tea, creamer, salt, pepper, herbs and spices, oil and a few emergency food items.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large fridge/freezer with ice and water dispenser.
                            • Stove
                              Reproduction gas stove/oven.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Seating for 6.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      A small library of books on the history of the area.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Board games in hall closet.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV is in the armoire in the master bedroom.
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      Small collection.


                                        • Bicycles
                                          2 women's, 1 men's.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Fully fenced yard.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Large Weber propane grill.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              6 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A little piece of heaven on earth

                                                              Pam M.

                                                              What an amazing get away Linda has created here with her cottage and gardens. My "girls" (the four legged, furry kind) and I enjoyed every moment to the fullest. The cottage is that perfect mix of historic cabin with all the needed modern comforts --- lovely furnishings, high quality linens, two gas fireplaces that keep everything cozy, bath products that I loved (and have already ordered some for use at home) and everything impeccably clean... so many things that make a vacation rental one that you want to return to again. And the outside property and gardens are just as wonderful as the inside. Thank you Linda for sharing this special place. The girls and I hope to return very soon... Pam M.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for your lovely words, Pam. It makes me so happy to share this special place with people who enjoy it as much as we do. You and the girls were perfect guests and I hope this will be just the first of your stays.

                                                              Charming Cottage

                                                              Tim S.

                                                              Excellent stay! This charming property is amazing; clean, well appointed and just a couple blocks from the beach. The property is well kept, the yard is like something out of a book, complete with a round green door in the garden that looks as though Bilbo Baggins could step out of it at any moment. We loved our stay at the cottage. Everything works from the DVD player in the bedroom to the fancy, antique replica stove. One caveat; the new floors are so clean that our 6 year old dog had issues keeping her feet under her in the house. However, she did spend a great deal of time on the (apparently very comfy) dog bed! Highly recommended.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much for the awesome review of the cottage, Tim! It was a pleasure having you stay and I'm so glad you had a great time. Maybe we need to get some doggy slippers for the shiny floors :-).

                                                              Everything we needed!

                                                              Deb S.

                                                              Very impressed,clean,well stocked, Holiday ready! It was very peacefull and perfect! Loved all the details and the claw foot soaking tub was so relaxing! Just what Dr. Ordered... Im ready to go again!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much, Deb. It was a pleasure having you stay! Thank you for taking such good care of our cottage.

                                                              Clean and cozy.

                                                              James S.

                                                              We enjoyed our stay very much. It was warm and comfortable and much bigger than anticipated. The beach is a ten minute walk and there are trails along the way. The yard is fenced and suitable for small dogs and large. I recommend this cottage, I will be back.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks so much! We would love to have you and your dogs back anytime.

                                                              Absolutely perfect. Best place that we have stayed in to date.

                                                              Cedric A.

                                                              We had a great stay. The house was simply perfect. Everything we needed, great location, it was the best place that we have stayed in so far. We are coming back in the summer. Thank you Linda

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Wonderful! Thanks for being a great guest and I look forward to your next stay.

                                                              This house is awesome!!

                                                              Sean C.Tacoma, WA

                                                              Great location with an adorable beach house. Master bedroom is very good size and the guest beds were perect for the kids. Loved staying here and will be back again for sure!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thanks, Sean. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay!


                                                              Westport, WA, USA

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