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Grandma's Beach House 4 blks to downtown 1 blk to beach. Dogs welcome! Sleeps 8+

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3+ Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths. Sleeps 8. 9 if 1 sleeps on the couch!

Built in 1920, this home is unique as it is so close to downtown you can stand in the front yard and see it. Perfect for families with little ones, where walking, pushing the stoller, and coming back for nap time is important. PLUS....just a block to the beach and Prom (boardwalk) too! Charming beach house with unique décor in each room, for family vacation, business trips or retreats. Downtown shopping, restaurants, arcade and Convention Center are 5 blocks away. Lovingly maintained, if Grandma had a darling beach house, this would be it!

Spacious dining room with large table, adjacent to living room makes for great entertaining area. Living room has comfortable seating with smart satellite TV. Kitchen with cute nook. Main floor has the full bathroom and king bedroom with TV. The sun porch has a single twin bed just off the living room. Upstairs you will find two queen bedrooms, 1 small twin room and a large 1/2 bath. Kitchen has new stainless range, dishwasher & microwave. You will only need to bring your food, towels for the beach, and entertainment items.

More Details

Owner
Laura and John Fairless
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Laura and John Fairless

I'm Laura. My husband John & I live & work in Seaside, keeping up this wonderful home for travelers & family alike. Many travelers have said how wonderful it is for reunions, small events or even a romantic getaway! Everyone loves to come stay in our charming home. My parents cared for this lovely home for 40 years & left it to me.

Laura and John Fairless purchased this house in 1963

Why Laura and John Fairless chose Northern Coast

Our parents moved here in 1963 to work for a logging company. They found it a wonderful place to raise their family. Our mother spent lots of time in Seaside as a youth. Her dad, Reggie bought some 'beach cabins' near the Salt Works, in about 1955 so his family could enjoy the beach more often. When my parents moved here we needed more than a cabin and they discovered this lovely home. As I explore our area & see the houses I'm reminded of my mothers exclamations about 'all the cute little houses'. This is certainly one of them. Come see for yourself.

What makes this house unique

In just a few short minutes you can be on the spacious Seaside beach. It's a lovely place for soliloquy or socialization! There's no better place to walk, ride your bike or people watch than the 'Prom' in Seaside and every evening many people come out to view the sunset. The beach has plenty of logs & driftwood to make a bonfire & roast hot dogs. Many people enjoy clamming & crabbing. The charm of the house itself is intriguing & comfortable. Curl up on the sun porch for an cozy afternoon nap. Our house was build in 1920.

If you're going to have a large gathering or reunion, there are several other vacation rentals nearby, which if coordinated far enough in advance, could all be rented simultaneously so your group could be close together but not under the same roof. Let me know your needs & I can see if the others are available as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a warm comfortable home. We had a great time at this neat location.
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Seaside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Large half bath upstairs includes toilet & large vanity sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs. Not a large room, but everything's in there
  • 1.5 = One & one half bathrooms! The lower full bath is a little small but has everything one needs including a shower/tub & small vanity with sink. Upper does not have shower or tub. House was built in 1920. Keep this in mind if you have a party of 5 or more.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Sunroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 1 King size Bed on the first floor, 2 Queen Beds on the second floor, 1 Twin bed on sun porch & 1 small room with Twin upstairs. A 9th person may sleep on the couch if you like. We do not charge extra for this. There is bedding in the downstairs bedroom closet. We only have beds for 8 but our license is for 9 persons occupancy. Children under 3 do not count. Pease no dogs in or on the beds. Our home is not handicap accessible.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please do not leave your dog in the house while you are out. If you must leave the dog please only kennel her in the garage. DO NOT kennel the dog in the back yard, ever. We love our neighbors & want them to not be barked at or otherwise doggie bothered.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

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Grandma's Beach House 4 blks to downtown 1 blk to beach. Dogs welcome! Sleeps 8+
average rating of 4.5915494 based on 91 reviews
5

As before, we loved our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you again for providing a memorable Seaside experience. Everything about the house was great as expected (except the water pressure, small gripe). We will be booking next year's vacation soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home close to the beach and shopping

  • 5 of 5

Great house lots of charm we had a ton of fun

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

4th of July family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in the house. It fit my family nicely. We also had the rest of our family across the street. The kids spent time in both houses. We loved it. We hope to get it again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for your hospitality. This rental had everything we could have needed. The location is fantastic, shops were just 4 short blocks away, the beach just 1 block away, plenty of parking, plenty of room, I have nothing to complain about. We will definitely be back. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Clean and relaxing

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Beautiful house, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and well kept. It was just a short walk to the beach, and to the shops.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Seaside airport 3 miles/ Astoria 20 miles.
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
3 golf courses within 15 minutes
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 101 to Washington or Portland.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
5 minute drive or 7 minute walk ;-)
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Water ski @ Cullaby Lake.
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
The Pacific Ocean is one block away.
Nearest Point of Interest
The Turnaround.
Nearest Point of Interest
The Prom.
Nearest Point of Interest
Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
McKeown's Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Norma's Ocean Diner.
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Pool, Skate & Ride Park, City park & public Library.
Nearest Point of Interest
12th Ave Bridge.
Nearest Point of Interest
Seaside Golf Course.
Nearest Point of Interest
Gearhart Golf Links
Nearest Point of Interest
McMenamins Sand Trap
Car: not necessary

Clamming, crabbing, beach combing, downtown shopping, large arcade, tilt a whirl, miniature golf, bumper cars, lots of wonderful restaurants. Hike nearby Saddle or Nea-kah-nie Mountains, over Tillamook Head or the 'Fort to Sea Trail' from Lewis & Clark National Park. Charter fish in the Columbia River.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $250

Seaside raising lodging taxes beginning July 1 2017.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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