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Rustic, Secluded Retreat Center In Old Growth Forest Near The Beach"""

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths3
Space 7,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge


About the property

22 Beds, 6 Bathrooms, Large Living Room And Dining Space

Sursum Corda is designed for small groups to enjoy the beauty of the Washington coast in simple, comfortable accommodations. The facility includes a large patio and a 30ft. yurt and forest walking trails. You can drive onto the beach 2 miles south or take a short walk through the dunes. Copalis Beach is the razor clam capital of the world and there is great fishing nearby as well. We are located just north of Ocean Shores, WA, which offers shopping, entertainment and the Quinault Beach Casino.

There are 22 beds in total: 1 quad, 1 triple, 4 double rooms and 7 singles on two floors. The building includes a spacious kitchen, Living room/dining area, a media center with internet and wide-screen TV and a small library.

More Details

Carol Guenther
Member since: 2013
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Carol Guenther

Carol Guenther, M.Div., is the owner and director of Sursum Corda. After working in church ministry for 23 years, this retreat center is her dream come true! She loves groups of all kinds to come and use the space for rest, relaxation and retreat.

Carol Guenther purchased this lodge in 2012

Why Carol Guenther chose Copalis Beach

Sursum Corda is a latin phrase that means 'Lift Up Your Hearts'. This quiet location on the Washington Coast is the perfect place for a family reunion or beach vacation, a company retreat or small group gathering space. The natural beauty of the area is sure to lift the hearts of all who spend time there.

What makes this lodge unique

Sursum Corda is a simple, comfortable and spacious facility for small groups of all kinds. Whether you come to work or play, rest or recreate, you will be inspired by the natural beauty of the area.


Copalis Beach Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • There are six bathrooms in the facility- 3 upstairs and 3 downstairs. There are 2 bathtubs and 2 showers on the top level and one walk-in shower in one of the downstairs bathrooms.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This room can have two twins or one king size bed
    Bedroom 9 - 1 king , This room can have two twins or one king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , This room can have two twins or one king size bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 double , This room can have two twins or one king- plus 2 doubles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , This room can have four twins or one king plus 2 twins
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , This room can have two twins or one king size bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 twin/ single , This room does not have a window, but has a sink
    Bedroom 11 - 1 twin/ single , This room does not have a window, but has a sink
    Bedroom 12 - 1 double , This room does not have a window, but has a sink
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double
  • 13 bedroom: Bed: Twin/single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing


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Rustic, Secluded Retreat Center In Old Growth Forest Near The Beach
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 34 reviews

Great stay at Sersum Corda!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful stay over NYE with a fairly large group. The retreat center had plenty of bedrooms, a large living room and kitchen upstairs, and a tv in a smaller living room downstairs. Close proximity to the ocean was a huge plus for us. We were able to walk to the beach, which only took about 10-15 minutes. Thanks, Carol!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huge loving space with plenty of rooms. Absolutely love the yurt in the back for activities.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a family thanksgiving and it was great! Plenty of room. It says it can sleep 22, by if a good portion of the attendees are in relationships then you can almost double that number. The WiFi and cell service is spotty so prepare for that. I brought my Roku device and hooked it up the the TV in the media room, worked well. Plenty of cool ware available as well as seasonings. The oven is pretty small, but there is a large microwave and two gas grills. The yurt on the back is rather big and heated!! Was perfect for our morning yoga session. Plenty of board games, books and puzzles available. I would recommend bringing your own DVDs. Smaller selection available. It was located very close to the beach which was a beautiful day activity. I would recommend big groups to stay here and will probably go back myself. Carol (the owner) was timely when responding to my questions and was unbelievably informative. She was caring in her emails and seemed to really care about our experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of space, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We held a small company retreat at this property. It is indeed rustic: bedding is mismatched, furniture is dated, but it is very cozy and comfortable. If we wanted crisp and sterile, we would have chosen a hotel instead. This space allows you to relax and connect with others.

There are 13 bedrooms and 22 beds. The rooms range in size from tiny to spacious and they are admittedly a little funky, since the property used to be a medical facility. This was not an issue for us and we were very comfortable. Some rooms have sinks, freeing up bathroom space/time. There are a variety of rooms and locations, so the light sleepers and snorers can be separated; the claustrophobic can have large windows; the cozy-seeking can have a dark, private room.

The gem of this property is its common spaces and its variety of spaces. There is a dining room/living room area that was huge and perfect for our large group work. There is a cozy library/den area downstairs that was perfect for breakout area or can even fit a group of 18. The building is so large that people can be in different spaces physically and mentally without disturbing others. To this point, some folks stayed up late talking (loudly) while others went to bed early and the space allowed for this. The yurt is beautiful and pristine (although we did not make use of it.) The kitchen is well-outfitted. There is an upright piano.

The host was wonderful to work with. We were allowed to check in early, which we took full advantage of.

Things I would change: the oven is very small. We were feeding 18 people and our baking trays didn't fit. The property is on septic, so showers are limited to 3 minutes, which is not enough time. Most of us simply skipped showers for the weekend, with varying degrees of happiness about it. There is no cell service inside the building, which is not something that can be changed! However, as this was a work retreat (and we're a tech company) we needed to be online for some of our activities. The wi-fi only worked in the room where the router was located. We had to change our presentations that depended on a connection.

Overall, we were very happy with the property and would book it again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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L'Arche Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Sursum Corda has been an incredible retreat space for our group. Beautiful setting, close to the beach, well supplied, individual rooms, large gathering space, clean and welcoming. The space is the perfect container for reflection and deepening relationships.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, quiet, spacious and inviting!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was just the best. There were 9 woman there for an Authentic Movement Retreat. The house was prepared for us, clean and inviting and the yurt was also ready. We had a great time and are so appreciative of this lovely retreat center. We also were able to get out to the water to enjoy the beach and sunsets.

Thank you again. We hope to be there again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friends getaway

  • 4 of 5

This was our third year at this house. Plenty of room for all of us. Kids have plenty of space to run and play. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are a short walk to the beach! Come visit on a clam tide and see Copalis Beach in action!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

For stays five nights or longer, the price reduces to $500/night weekdays only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.