About the property
- House528 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
BEST Beach Cottage. Two bedrooms. Hot Tub under the stars. 1Blk to Ocean.
Historic Birdie's Cottage. The entire beach home is yours! A century-old unique 528 sq. ft. historic cottage. One of a kind collections, original artwork and souvenirs in every room. Immaculate!
Fantastic location. One block to the beach. Located on a dead-end street. Serene. Lovely neighborhood with no motels, hotels, or condos. Close to everything.
Romantic and whimsical. Two bedrooms, 2 real beds. Super cute kitchen. Beautiful professionally landscaped backyard with BBQ, picnic table, tree swing and outdoor furniture. Hot tub under the stars!
This special cottage is immaculate, comfortable, and a perfect getaway. One of a kind experience. The sandy white beach is one minute away from the cottage's front door. Downtown is 2 minutes away by car. Only 2 blks to Seaside's famous Promenade.
I'd be delighted to help you plan your get-away and to relax and have some well-deserved fun! I'm Kay and my husband Ron and I own and manage this special beach home with its lovely landscaped backyard with hot tub.
Unlike any vacation rental you've ever experienced! Here's some recent compliments Birdie's Cottage has received from our guests' reviews: "Everything was meticulously clean and welcoming. Books and vintage games galore." "The comfort was almost too good...made you want to stay home. The property is fully equipped with anything you need. The beds are absolutely wonderful." "Perfect for two. Everything was ready for us when we got there. Kay does a great job suggesting things to do and places to eat which made the trip a lot smoother and more fun!" "My husband and I escaped from the city. The home is super clean and well thought out. The beds are cozy, and the vintage quilts soft and perfect. This home has personality. We absolutely adored the entire experience."
Immaculate! Cozy and Charming! Top-notch quality amenities! Filled with amazing antiques,vintage souvenirs and collectibles! This unique, historic (over 100 years old) home and landscaped yard have been beautifully maintained for 40 years by owners, Ron and Kay Slusarenko, a Portland Architect and Portland Artist.
IDEAL LOCATION: On a quiet street and one block to the beach! Close to everything!
So easy to walk to the river, to the ocean; to walk to the shopping outlet or to the downtown shops. So easy to walk to the Entertainment Center, to the Aquarium, and to the dozens of restaurants serving everything from freshly caught seafood to handmade pizzas.
Hop in the car and within 15 minutes (with scenic views) you are in Cannon Beach, or in the opposite direction, there’s Astoria with all its beautiful Victorian architecture. And in-between are state parks, hiking, biking and walking trails with breathtaking views of the ocean.
THE COTTAGE: In the living room, the high gloss painted wood walls make this space light and airy. Comfortable furniture is a must. A secret door holds snow domes on glass shelves, collected abroad and around the USA. Everywhere you look are special collections, original artwork, and one of a kind vintage souvenirs.
The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances (including a gas stove, a dishwasher, toaster, a coffeemaker and a microwave) located next to charming collections from the 1940s and 1950s.
The compact bathroom has all the requirements; a toilet, a sink, mirror, and a sparkling clean shower with glass front doors. The space is stocked with lovely towel sets, shampoo, hand soaps, hair dryer, rolls of toilet paper, facial wipes and kleenex.
In the Twin Bedroom there is a reading library for adults and children. And if anyone wants to see a children's movie just open the bottom dresser drawer. You'll be able to select from several dozens of the best Disney films ever made. Lots of games and board games in this bedroom.
The Double Bed Bedroom has a comfy bed surrounded by paint-by-numbers hung on the wall. The bench in this bedroom has 2 purposes, one to allow guests to sit on it and two, to open up the bench seat and select one of over 300 DVDs and VHS movies! There are even more movies under the bench.
OUTDOORS: There is a two-seat Hot Tub (made in Oregon) for your enjoyment. This charming Spa is noted for providing therapeutic benefits; from physical to emotional stress relief, alleviating muscle pain to relieve arthritis and sore joints.
There is a pretty trellis with lights to turn on in the evenings, a gas BBQ (during the summer months), picnic table and outdoor furniture for everyone to enjoy both day and night. And the tree swing is always a favorite of young and old alike!
Birdie's Cottage is a destination for couples, those wishing to reconnect with friends, a get-away-from-the-city rejuvenator for the weekend, and a perfect environment to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or a honeymoon.
We can't wait for you to visit!
Keywords: Seaside, Oregon, Historic, Cottage, Vacation Rental, little, Beach House, Couple, Hot Tub, Getaway, landscaped yard, Ocean, Honeymoon, Anniversary, Oregon Coast House, River, Artist, Garden
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- Apr 23, 2018
About Kay Slusarenko
We are a Portland Architect and a Portland Artist who have owned Birdie's Cottage and Scout's Cottage since 1976. The two homes were built in the early 1900s and were part of a motor court with drive-in units. Sadly, a fire erupted one night and all but the main house and the laundry/fish cleaning unit were destroyed. We rescued these two buildings from being demolished and in the summer of 1976 we, along with our three young sons, started working to restore them. We focused on honoring their past and adding modern conveniences to make our guests feel welcomed and comfortable.
Kay Slusarenko purchased this House in 1976
Why Kay Slusarenko chose Seaside
We are in love with the North side of Seaside. This is where the nicest neighborhoods are located without any condos or hotels/motels to disturb your peace and quiet. You have blocks of serene little streets that are so charming to walk or ride a bike through on your way to nearby downtown Seaside or to the Ocean front.
What makes this House unique
I especially love the fact that we are on a dead end street. This means that when staying in one of our two cottages you can sleep serenely and not have to deal with excessive noise. This fact is repeated often in our guests' reviews and is one of the main reasons that our guests are attracted to our vacation homes.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
What a fun place to stay.
Birdies Cottage is a nice relaxing home away from home. Even in the rain the hot tub was great. Thank you so much 😁�
Great place! Nice end clean
Great place. Super close to beach and nice and clean. Loved the hot tub!
Steve, Thank you for staying at our cottage and for leaving a 5 stars review. I'm delighted you mentioned the hot tub! We have enjoyed making our backyard a pretty and very special place to retreat to. I adore the cottage's two person hot tub as well. It definitely allows you to relax and enjoy nature all at the same time.
Hurry back, Kay
A really great fun cottage to stay!
I’m so glad I booked this little cottage for my boyfriend and I! It’s really close to the beach and it’s in a really quiet neighborhood! Also close to town! It’s very clean and unique!
I'm so glad you booked with us as well. As you know, I do all the bookings myself as I don't want any one else greeting you and taking care of you except me, the owner!
Cozy, Clean & Thoughtful
Kay was a very thoughtful host, offering vegan options at nearby restaurants and even leaving us a little note and bottle of sparkling cider to welcome us! While the cottage is quite small (as she clearly states in listing) it is cozy, clean and has everything you could need, from a fully stocked kitchen to beach towels to a collection of movies to watch. The full bed was super comfy, with memory foam topper and soft, snuggly sheets. Slept like a baby! We really enjoyed the hot tub and the super comfy sofa and chair for movie watching at night. We also enjoyed looking over all the vintage trinkets and collectibles. If you prefer open, modern and minimalist space, this may not be for you... but if you delight in mementos of the past, you'll find it quite fun to browse the collections. We enjoyed our time and thank Kay for being such a warm and welcoming host! The only drawback is this: my husband is over 6 feet tall and a large man... had he come, I am not sure he would have been able to shower. I am rather small and the shower was very tight for me. Not a negative in my book, but just to help others gauge whether this particular cottage is the right fit. Kay also owns the two-story house next door if you require one with more space! :)
What a lovely review and I'm sure this review will be helpful to many viewers. Heather mentioned the small bathroom and the size of the shower. I always make certain that I inform potential guests about the size of the bathroom as well as the shower. The bathroom works well for the majority of our guests but I definitely don't want anyone to show up and be surprised (in a negative way) about anything in our sweet little cottage.
Heather was another delightful VRBO guest to host. She mentioned in her review that Birdie's Cottage has "a collection of movie videos to watch". I thought I'd let you know that this collection is over 300 fantastic movies from all genres...and is growing. Kay
Adorable Beach cottage!
My good friend and I were able to stay a weekend at Birdie's Cottage on a gorgeous sunny October weekend. What a treat! I've never stayed in a beach home where literally every detail has been thought of! From the amazing vintage collections adorning the home to the ambient lighting around the two person hot tub at night, it was so lovely! So tidy and adorable, I will be checking out Scout's Cottage next door if I ever travel back with my family! Oh, and the walk to the beach/Seaside is so short. Although, we found it hard to leave the cottage it was so cute!
Dear Amy. Thank you for choosing to stay at Birdie’s Cottage. You and your friend were such a pleasure to host. I am looking forward to your return. Kay
Perfect, relaxing little cottage
My friend and I stayed at Birdie's Cottage for a girl's weekend and it was perfect! The cottage was the perfect size for the two of us a dot made for the most relaxing weekend away! Loved all of the retro decorations, the beds were so soft and heavenly and the hot tub was the cherry on top! Looking forward to staying at Birdie's again in the future!
You and your friend were so wonderful to host. Thank you for taking such extra care of our home. Please hurry back! We are open year round. Kay
Here's a few suggestions of must-do activities in Seaside for the entire family. But please know this is just a hint of what is possible! I write a newsletter monthly that spells out the events of each month, suggests adventures of historical significance and current outdoor activities and the very best of indoor pleasures. In Seaside you are surrounded by biking and walking paths both in the nearby forests and along the oceanfront; the Necanicum River, the Pacific Ocean, clean sandy beaches, the famous promenade, the downtown shopping area plus the factory outlet (NO STATE TAX!) is just a nod to all the possibilities that I write about. Seaside is where you can rent a surrey or a mountain bike, build sandcastles, throw frisbees, fly kites, play soccer and volleyball in the sand and dip your toes into the cool Pacific Ocean under the watchful eye of the summer lifeguard -on-duty. I'll also tell you where to watch the surfers, find the best trails, the best food, the best clam chowder and fish and chips. Paddle boats, kayaks are waiting to be rented just a few blocks from the cottage. In fact, 90% of all these above-mentioned activities are within a few minutes walk or drive from our cottage! Last but not least is the importance of soaking up some historical information that makes the history of Seaside and the area come alive. Recognizing that Lewis and Clark walked through our neighborhood to reach the nearby ocean is pretty inspiring and nearby towns like Astoria are filled with museums and historical Victorian homes opened to the public. The Fort Clatsop Park and the hike from the Fort to the Sea Trail is only the beginning of a deeper understanding of our country's west coast history. And after hiking, shopping, eating, walking, surfing, body boarding, feeding the seals, playing in the sand you always have the perfect beach home to return to and soak in the hot tub, watch the sunset, decide which of the 400 plus movies from the video library collection you wish to watch and best of all to relax, enjoy and recharge.
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You'll appreciate the many amenities that come with renting our immaculate cottage. Hot Tub towels, Beach Towels, Bathroom Towels, shampoo & soap, hairdryer, kleenex, toweling, all kitchen soaps, sponges, cleaning supplies, spices, a large variety of vintage dishware, lovely sets of pots and pans, modern appliances including a dishwasher and a gas oven/stove, a 300 DVD film library, book library, games, toys, beautifully prepared beds with fresh linens and homemade quilts, gas fireplace with logs, internet service and BBQ, outdoor furniture and even your own tree swing are all a part of what you get at no additional fee at Birdie's Cottage.