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Sand Bucket Cottage - Price Guarantee

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Online booking and payment, key pad entry, go directly to the cottage, instructions with entry code sent two weeks prior to check-in, fully stocked with all the supplies needed for your stay, just bring your clothes and food.

The Sand Bucket Cottage is the best equipped retreat for the money in Pacific Beach. We back this with a price match guarantee, that we will meet or beat any competitor's quote whose accommodation has comparable features.

We spent three years looking for the right property with great 'bones'. We purchased at a price lower than anybody else, undertook a major renovation to bring you the highest quality accommodation at the best possible price.

Consequently, you will find features in our cottage that our competitors do not have such as; hardwood floors, cozy gas fireplace, a full second bathroom in-conjunction with a premium cable package on a HDTV with integrated DVD and complementary Wi-Fi, Roku player with free Netflix account a gas BBQ, washer dryer, fire pit and all the comforts of home!

Others have sought to imitate us, but no-one can match the combination of features, quality and price.

Only 1/2 a mile to expansive sandy beaches on the most picturesque part of the Washington coast. Sleeps up to 8 people, great for families, with a focus on kid friendly activities with many toys and games.

The cottage features two bedrooms, the master has an attached private bathroom and it's own deck to enjoy the morning sun. The oversized front BBQ deck faces west, relax while enjoying the sunset. The kitchen is fully stocked and provides all utensils and gadgets to make your stay comfortable, ample linens and towels are provided for your stay.

A short stroll into the town of Pacific Beach, where you can enjoy an espresso while you browse the local gift stores. The town is nestled next to the beach which provides wonderful opportunities to enjoy the majesty of the Pacific Ocean.

Keywords: Cottage, wi-fi, gas fireplace, beach, cable tv, cozy, families, couples, dogs, best value.

More Details

Emily Compton
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Emily Compton

Owned and renovated by Emily and Rob in late 2008, we live and work in Seattle and try to escape to our ocean retreat on a frequent basis. We have two young children so this is a perfect distance from Seattle to get away.

Emily Compton purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Emily Compton chose Pacific Beach

Emily's family have been visiting Pacific beach annually since the mid 1980s. The beach never gets old, beautiful and warm in summer, the winter is often just as much fun with some great storms and clamming on certain weekends. It provides us with a relaxing respite from the stresses of city life.

What makes this cottage unique

We specialize in being both a family friendly and pet friendly location. To make your stay as easy as possible if you have young children we have made available many things you would need for small children, including a pack and play, high chair, small chair for 2 - 5 year olds, numerous toys and boards games for all ages. A full compliment of cable channels and DVDs help for those downtime moments.

We also provide dog towels and an outdoor hose to help clean your dog. For the chefs amongst you, the kitchen is fully stocked for your needs, including a griddle and food processor as well as some spices and olive oil. Complimentary Starbucks coffee and tea is provided for you to enjoy during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You have created a wonderful beach house environment that combines the fun funky atmosphere of the seashore with the comforts of home. As someone who has completed a restoration of an old house, I would be very interested in seeing the before and after photos. The weather was typical and atypical for November – rain fog mist rain and brilliant sunshine, exactly what we were looking for, thank you.
Nov 2010
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Pacific Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • A maximum of two well behaved pets allowed unless otherwise agreed.
  • No refunds for leaving the home for mechanical failure of non-essential items.
  • Management reserves the right to terminate your contract with no refund if any rules set forth have been ignored.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Sand Bucket Cottage - Price Guarantee
average rating of 4.7115383 based on 182 reviews

Great weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to spend a weekend, even with the rain and wind going on outside almost all weekend it was great to relax in front of the fireplace. When the weather stopped in the evening you could hear the waves crashing in the distance. Bring your own groceries (dbl the price up the street). Plenty of supplies in kitchen. And even our dog enjoyed just hanging out. We hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and clean

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I felt very relaxed and at home. We found it very clean, warm and inviting. Minus food and drink you don't need to bring much. You can tell that its well cared for. I would recommend the Sand Bucket to anyone and hope to return sometime in the near future.

Thanks for having us!

Jeff and Gail

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely house

  • 4 of 5

I loved the cottage! I think the fact that there are cleaning fees of 70.00 there really shouldn’t be any “cleaning” instructions for the guests before they leave. Another suggestion would be if a person is looking for a place to say and they see 135.00 a night then there shouldn’t be any fees at the end when a person is reserving. My suggestion is incorporate all costs up front and show what the avg night will cost. Seems reasonable.:)

  • Submitted: May 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed it!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a cute little cottage! Clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Real comfortable beds and it was nice having two bathrooms. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seattle, Wa

Comfortable cozy family cottage

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a great place to stay. Very clean,quiet location easy to find,and fairly close to beaches. The stove needs attention because it did not work well oven very low heat range and burners seemed in poor shape. Please print some instructions for the tv. There were 4 remotes no instructions. This old lady needed lots of help even the toaster was challenging.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The weather was so norwestern that we had a GREAT time. The place was a wonderful home and would definitely use them again.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Ocean Shores
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 109
Nearest Restaurant
Paddies Perch
Nearest Point of Interest
Naval Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Local Coffee Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Kite Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Emily's confectionery and bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Post Office
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Paddy's perch
Nearest Point of Interest
Falcon's Nest
Nearest Point of Interest
Wacky Warehouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach access
Nearest Point of Interest
You and I market
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax

Memorial Day weekend, Independence Day, Labor Day - $165 per night Thanksgiving Christmas/New Years (Dec 23-Jan 3) -$125 per night All major holidays have a 3 night minimum, holiday rate charged for each of the minimum 3 nights. All major cards accepted. $70 cleaning fee, taxes 11.5%. $25 pet fee per pet for the duration of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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