Could use some updating but great place to stay!
February 5, 2013
If you're looking for an modern, up to date rental, this may not be the place for you. The floorcoverings, appliances, cabinets, etc. are very dated. But it kind of fit in with the charm of the place. It was very clean, cozy, & comfortable for us. We were worried about the master bed due to a previous review, but found it to be comfortable & we both slept like babies. We were worried about the view as well as you can never really tell how the pics were taken. You absolutely do get a view of the ocean & part of the beach, keep in mind you're also looking at roof tops too, but still a decent view. We actually put the beach style chairs on the outdoor bench to get a little better view over the roof tops while sipping Oregon pinot noir. You can definately hear the ocean. The kitchen was well stocked, there actually are old pictures on the walls and decorations on the tables & shelves in this place, where so many of the other places we considered had bare walls and were very sterile. The place does have a wood stove, so bring wood/kindling if you don't want to blow $5.00 for a tiny bundle of firewood from the local grocery store. It also has a gas grille in the garage. There are some quirky things about the place, pocket door from the garage to the laundry room, weird little nooks and crannies, small master bath, storm door to deck squeeks horribly, & even a little musky air to the place, (no one had rented it for a while), but we bought some cheap scented candles at the grocery store and after the 1st night it was gone. Beach access was easy with paths both to the north and south across the street from the house, (the north access has a creek you have to use logs to get across and then a steep bank), the south was easiest. Walking to the downtown shops/stores was simple whether we walked on the beach or road. The downtown wine bar, Vino, was cute and cozy with super friendly people and had great wine and music. The Big Wave had awesome food, (the eggs benedict at breakfast were amazing). While the place could use some updating, it was great to have a place with a view of the ocean, that was that close to the beach with good access, and at a great price. All the other places we considered were much more.
Trish Perrin, Turner, OR USA
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