About this listing
An adventurer's paradise. This cute and funky bungalow is located just moments from the beautiful Sunset Beach, famous for attracting the kiting community. There are hiking trails just before you reach Sunset Beach that lead to many of the area's natural and historical attractions. You can also fish, kayak or canoe at Sunset, Cullaby or Coffinberry Lakes which are all easily reached from the cottage.
The house is located directly between Seaside and Astoria. It is a great location for exploring both coastal communities. Astoria is historic with beautiful Victorians and a thriving new brew pub industry. Seaside is perfect for the kids with bumper cars, arcades, outlet malls shopping and an aquarium where you can feed the seals.
The house is small, yet functional. The bedroom nook houses a queen bed. It is divided from the living area by curtains. The bed is very comfortable. It is a great place to sleep in since it stays nice and dark and there is virtually no noise in the neighborhood (most days).
The second sleeping area holds a bunk bed with a double futon and a single bed above. This is usable as a "living room" if a couple stays or as another "bedroom" for other adults or kids.
In the front room here is a funky 1960's sofa near the woodstove that also folds into a bed suitable for one. The cottage can sleep up to 6 people. SInce it is small and there is only 1 bathroom, it is best for a couple or a family.
The kitchen has a refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, griddle and a hotplate. There is plenty of pantry space and the home comes equipped with dishes and flatware for 6. There is a dining nook that seats 4 comfortably
The wood burning stove will be your main source of heat. Please make sure you know how to build a fire or be willing to learn. And please always be safe! If it is very cold, or if you are wary of the fire, there are two small electric heaters.
Just off the front steps is an outdoor covered area for BBQs, cuddling up and reading a good book, or an evening cocktail. There is also room to hang stuff out to dry after those long days on the beach! The yard is quite large and holds two trees perfect for setting up a slackline or clothes line if you prefer. There is also a lovely fire pit with benches for your enjoyment.
* Have fun and be safe!
* Don't burn the place down, only use small pieces of wood and newspaper in the wood stove. If you're not comfortable with fires just buy a few presto logs. They're easy to start and will keep the place warm.
* Don't flush anything besides toilet paper down the toilet. It is on a septic system. Please don't use harsh chemicals or bleach at the house. It will kill all the good critters in the system.
* Put your trash in the bin outside
* Strip bed and place sheets in hamper
* Contact me with any questions or concerns!
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Have a fabulous stay!
As shown in the picture, Shell Cottage is an old and funky house. Floors and most furniture are worn, but okay. The queen bed was very comfortable and there were books, games and videos for both children and adults to use if the weather turns wet. The backyard is a great place to sit with friends and family around the fire pit on a summer evening. We were disappointed that the nearby beach allows cars on the beach but there are other beaches in the area. We enjoyed our stay.
Very nice rustic cabin close to the beach, Seaside and Astoria. We slept very well as it was quite peaceful.
We also enjoyed the fire pit. The evenings were cool so we roasted marshmallows and made s'mores.
We would defiantly use the cabin again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is so cozy but seems fairly spacious for its size. The bed was super comfy and plenty of hot water for three showering females ;) We can't wait to return...for longer next time!
My first time using Airbnb and I'll have to say, I was impressed by
the whole experience. Keelin Brubaker is a great host! Definitely I will be telling others about this little gem.
The neighbors were okay.
We loved the games and cozy feeling of the place.
What a gorgeous romantic hideaway - if only we didn't have a wild 21 month old with us!!
Very homely and comfortable like camping with a roof and everything you could possibly imagine including a very funny word game - can't remember the name!! Breakfast in the lovely garden was a bonus!
The location was great and the cabin was very clean. The bed was comfortable and there were good reading lamps. The kitchen was well equipped and there were helpful tourist brochures. It was away from the highway and the neighborhood was quiet.
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About the Host, Keelin
I am a middle school teacher who loves to travel. My daughter and I enjoy traveling together and experiencing new cultures, language and trying new foods. We have been to Guatemala, Italy, Canada and Japan together. I have used Airbnb myself in Japan, Washington and Canada. In the past,I have always rented apartments wherever possible when traveling. I have rented from individuals in Florence and Rome, and in Guatemala. I was always worried that these apartments that I had paid for might not really exist when I showed up. When I found Airbnb I knew it was a fit for me in my personal traveling and hosting style. I believe guests want their own space where they can explore Portland at their pace and in their style. Having an apartment with a kitchen to come home to makes traveling, especially with children, so much easier.
Woohoo! Walter and I got married on October 30, 2011! I am now Keelin Brubaker!