Everything You Need for a family, pet friendly or romantic Stay At The Beach.
About Rene Tobin
We are Shawn and Rene Tobin. We live in Gold Bar Washington on the way to Stevens Pass. We have 4 kids and 3 dogs as well as one Grandma living with us. Needless to say hotels are not the place for us! We love vacation houses and stay in them when we travel. We started out buying our first house in Westport when we adopted our 2 youngest children 8 years ago. We needed a place to stay when we came to visit grandmas Glenna and Beth. Our family just did not fit in a hotel room anymore. We decided to rent the house out when we were not using it to make ends meet. We found a property manager to rent it for us but they went out of business. Rene decided to manage the house herself and discovered she really enjoyed the job. We love sharing Westport with others and helping people make vacation memories so when the opportunity to buy Shawn's great uncle Ed's house came up we bought that too. Then Shawn's mom Glenna moved in with us leaving her parents home empty, and so now you can enjoy Grandma's house too.
Rene Tobin purchased this House in 2015
Why Rene Tobin chose Westport
This house is owned by the Tobin Family. Shawn Tobin grew up living with his Grandparents Earl and Elizabeth Brown in this house. Years ago we made a deal to buy Grandma's house from her while she lived in it. Shawn wanted the house to stay in the family and he wanted to help his grandma out with a little extra bingo money. Earl was a commercial fisherman with his brother Ed and Elizabeth worked in the canneries. Shawn's mom Glenna worked in the hospitality industry and his sister Mickie worked at the shipyard. Other family owned and worked Cranberry Bogs. Shawn spent his childhood riding his bike around Westport playing in the woods and at the beach and developed a love of nature that led him to work for parks. Rene grew up in the suburbs of Seattle. Her parents loved the beach and family vacations seemed to always led to the coast.
What makes this House unique
Grandma's house has 2 bedrooms with beds set up to accommodate one or two couples or a family with kids. The house is very pet friendly with a fenced yard. Everything you need for comfort and convenience is provided. Meals are easy in the well stocked kitchen, there is a full bath and washer and dryer. We have provided bikes and helmets for just about everyone and a firepit with wood too. And last but not least there is a private hot tub.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
You truly feel like you’re staying at grandmas house! Wonderful yard, cozy quaint house with lots of little amenities for both you and your dog. Wonderful communication with owners, but all the privacy you could want. We will definitely be going back to eat more crab, make S’mores, and end the day with a nice soak in the hot tub.
Grandma's house was made for kids, dogs and adults to kick back and relax. The fenced yard was perfect for our 2 dogs, and the hot tub was such a bonus. It was quiet, yet close to the beach and not far from town. We will definitely come back. Thanks so much!
Cozy, homey and pet-friendly!
We very much enjoyed staying at Grandma's house, which had everything we needed and more for our visit to the ocean, which was just down the street a ways. Didn't use the hot tub but it's a definite bonus to the property. Slept well in comfy beds and so nice to find a place that welcomed our pups.
Fun place by the beach nice and cozy fire place with wood and hot tub was very appreciated
I really like the home away app
Guy’s fishing trip
House was perfect for a quick trip. Great place to crash after long days fishing.
Had an awesome time at this house. Things we personally loved...
The quiet large fenced yard. One of our doggies was nervous (first time on road trip with us) and the lack of noise and solitude made this perfect for her.
We also were amazed to see a rental kitchen with wonderful supplies! No cheap dinged up old frying pans in this house! Big thumbs up!
This house made us feel like we were in a home rather than a stale rental. The beds "seemed" older but were extremely more comfy than we thought! Slept like rocks!
Wifi was solid if that is important to you.
Honestly, the on only thing that wasn't perfect was the hottub doesn't stay on fast jets for very long. And even then, it was still so wonderful and with the price we paid, we got a deal!
This house is also right down the street from YUMMY ice cream shop!
Thank you for providing a much needed relaxing mini vacation for me, hubby and our fur babies! My best friend and her hubby also enjoyed this very much!!!!!!
The little aquarium in Westport is run by a very enthusiastic and fun family. We highly recommend visiting. Much of the year there are tons of sea lions on the docks. Of course fishing, surfing and family time at the beach are the most popular activities our guests enjoy.