House, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
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Serenity by the Bay
Wonderful romantic setting for a walk on the beach or just to watch the waves roll in while relaxing in this beautifully appointed home. Hosts very welcoming.
We picked this place for the view and beach access. It didn't disappoint. Great view and private beach access but it turned out not to be the best part. The best part: all the special touches. I am not going to ruin the surprises by telling what they are but it made this my favorite place out of all the others and we stayed at seven places on this trip. The special touches helped make up for not having a full kitchen. A kitchen would put this place over the top of absolutely outstanding. If in the area we would definitely stay here again.
The view from both the suite and deck are stunning, and it was wonderful to listen to the waves, which were easily audible by cracking a window. You can walk down the stairs to Lighthouse Beach which rarely had anyone on it, plus it's only 1/4 mile to Sunset Bay, with Shore Acres and Cape Arago State Parks just past that.
The friendly hosts live next door and were readily available, although the house itself feels private (one exception - see below). They provided treats in the frig and kitchen, as well as fresh flowers, a fruit bowl, and chocolate by the bed. The bed was comfortable with linen sheets, and the chaise lounge in the living area was a wonderful place to recline and look out at the ocean.
Although I loved all of the above, problems with suite layout dropped my rating compared to similar sized homes I have stayed in at this price point. The suite is overcrowded with furniture, given the small size. For example, there is no path to the bedroom wide enough for a regular sized rolling suitcase. It was difficult to open the armoire (containing dishes and local information) without bumping into the dining table.
The small kitchen area is not conducive to anything other than snacking. The microwave is small, and the bar sized sink made it difficult to wash anything larger than silverware or glasses. Counter space is minimal, and there is no dishwasher or oven.
The small bathroom has a locked door leading to the main house, but it fits poorly so both sound and light leak through (I heard the hosts discussing breakfast while brushing my teeth). The shower has a large step, and is poorly lit. There is minimal space for your toiletries.
None of the above would prevent me from staying again at this lovely location, but I felt they should be noted.
Very nice property
Beautiful location. View of the ocean and lighthouse was amazing.
A relaxing getaway.
The hosts are welcoming and the place was as advertised. Quiet, comfortable and clean. Close to walking trails, Charleston, and Coos Bay. The hosts thought of everything, breakfast food, coffee and wine. Thank you Jill and Paul. The view is divine, the beach walk easily accessible.
Peace, beauty and kind consideration
Jill and Paul have made available their conscious, artful and comfortable loft. What a gift that was for me. They were so kind and welcoming and generous. The loft and the deck and grounds were so tastefully done. It was a wonderful experience to spend some time there and absorb the peace and quiet and fresh air. A memorable stay, indeed. Thank you, Jill and Paul.
Oceanfront with Cape Arago Lighthouse view in every room. Private steps to the beach to go surfing,fishing and walking. Spectacular scenery so bring cameras and kindles to enjoy the deck. View sand dunes and sunsets, and freighters and fishing boats while resting in the room or on the large deck. Please: two people, no pets.