About this listing
Our sweet beach cottage is a comfortable home away from home and is just 2 blocks from the wide open beaches. Enjoy a peaceful get away with your dog and join our "dog wall of fame".
Waggin tails and beach fun. We are dog people and cater to responsible dog owners with well behaved dogs. We have tried to keep life simpler than at home in hopes to enjoy nature more, build relationships and have fun with each other. You can expect a clean 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a fully equipped kitchen and dishes for up to 10 guests. The Cottage is decorated in a simple but friendly Seashell Theme. It is light and airy and faces a cluster of trees for that "away feeling".
This is a perfect haven for bonding with friends and family members - setting new traditions and creating memories to last a life time.
Simply by the Beach is just that - a cute A-frame style home built-in 2009 - just a 1 block walk (or drive) to the sand.situated nearest to the beach entrance in Pacific Beach, Washington - Seashell Beach Cottage offers all the comforts of home including a cozy gas fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and the only vacation rental with a completely fenced in yard. Don't miss the tree man in the enchanted forest out back as well as the frozen Gnome who crossed the fenceline. Enjoy outdoor barbecue and campfires to roast marshmallows by.
Pacific Beach is a sleepy little town along the Washington State coast - perfect for the get away of our busy and crowded cities. Fresh air and romantic walks on the beach make life relaxing again.
Seashell Beach Cottage will allow up to 3 well behaved dogs with responsible owners. We welcome well behaved dogs to come and join the "Dog Wall of Fame".
Guests will have access to our entire home including full kitchen with all appliances necessary for a comfortable time away. We have free Wi-Fi for our guests and a washer and dryer. There is a fenced yard for privacy. WE have a few private cupboards with supplies that are locked and not available for guest use.
Interaction with Guests
We will provide check-in and check-out instructions 5-7 days prior to arrival. You will be on your own at our home, but we are just a phone call away should you have questions. If we are in the area, we may stop by to say "hi" and make sure you are comfortable.
Our neighborhood is the town of Pacific Beach. We have lots of darling beach homes lining our street and we are just a block from entrance to beach. You can walk into the sleepy town of Pacific Beach for a coffee or cinnamon roll. It is a beach town away from it all, so limited city services.
You will need your car or you can walk. We have room for up to 4-5 cars in our parking area. We are just 120 miles from SeaTac and is an easy drive with a rental car.
Other Things to Note
We have gas barbecue and fire pit perfect for backyard fun.
Age 25 and over
NO Smoking in or around property
NO fireworks on premises.
Up to 3 well behaved dogs $35 per dog per stay
Parking for 4-5 cars
Check-in time: 4pm
Check-out time: 11am
DeAnne was very accommodating. The house was exactly as described, and we really enjoyed our stay. I'm told the feather bed was divine. The location near the beach was good, but sand did tend to get everywhere. The only downside was the lack of restaurants and grocery stores nearby.
Glad to hear that your expectations of our home were met and the location to beach access was good. Unfortunately being in a remote area, it is difficult to attract many restaurants. WE do have one fine dining just 1/4 mile North of our home - Ocean crest which has fabulous food and wine and a view to die for. Other dining can be found in Ocean Shores, just a 20 minute drive South.
"Simply by the Beach" is a great place to stay. The house is very clean, comfortable and had everything you need for a vacation outing.
And the yard is perfect for dogs as the fence is plenty high and secure. It was great to be able to let the dogs out in the morning with out having to leash them up for a walk.
Also, the house is a short walk to the beach.
Nice house DeAnne!
We had a fabulous time at Seashell Cottage. The home was very well kept and appointed with all of the items a family needs for a vacation in a rental home. The decor was very charming and everything was very clean and organized. The beds were very comfortable. My dogs loved the fenced in backyard and the proximity to the beaches was excellent.
DeAnne was easy to work with and assisted me with negotiating my first Air BnB reservation. We plan to return again!
Nice location, spotless, extremely comfortable. I would stay there again in NW heartbeat!
We really enjoyed our stay at DeAnne and Rich's cottage on the ocean! It was so nice to be somewhere SO dog friendly. The fenced in yard, extra towels, and doggy bowls were great! :-) The walk/drive to the ocean was SO close! Beds were comfortable, nice kitchen, warm & welcoming living area! DeAnne responded quickly to every message and was super accommodating! We definitely hope to return! :-)
Being dog lovers ourselves, we like to take our dogs on vacation too! When creating our Seashell Beach Cottage we tried to think of things that others would appreciate in a "dog friendly" vacation home. Thank you for sharing what you enjoyed. We look forward to having you as guests again!!!
DeAnne was a pleasure to work with. Very communicative and thoughtful.
I've stayed in a lot of beach and/or dog rentals and this is the best so far. Dry, clean, comfortable, not smelly. The whole property is fenced and it was so nice to be able to just let the dogs out without leashing them up. They liked to lie in the sun in the back garden with me and watch for birds and squirrels.
The bed downstairs was very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed -- even a mixer and muffin trays, so I made blueberry muffins!
The beach is a minute drive down the road with car access in the off season.
The tap water here is very chlorinated, bear that in mind. We brought a filter and DeAnne had a Brita in the fridge. The only downside of our stay was heavily scented detergent was used, which I'm allergic to and the washing machine had a moldy gasket in the drum. But most people are not as sensitive as I.
We definitely want to come back!
Thank you for the kind words. We do try to offer a great place to stay with all the kitchen things you need plus a safe yard for the dogs to lay in. We are on City water and they do what they do to it to keep it safe. We offer a filtered Brita system in our fridge for your drinking water pleasure. We use standard public detergent with our cleaning staff which normally isn't a problem, but thank you for pointing out for those who are more sensitive it might be an issue. The washing machine is located in a closet and if the door is kept shut, no airflow occurs. We have excellent cleaning help and they sterilize this washer and gasket often. Thank you again for being great guests and we welcome you back anytime!!
Our stay at Seashell Cottage was great. The house was beautiful, clean and spacious with all of the basics we needed for the weekend. Walking distance to the beach and an easy drive to Ocean Shores. We were fortunate enough to have a dog sitter for the weekend but I would bring her in a heartbeat if we were to stay again. DeAnne was very easy to work with and quick to respond.
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About the Host, DeAnne
Hardworking customer service oriented Realtor by profession. Married to Rich 30+ years who also enjoys both the Ocean and the Mountains of our beautiful State. DeAnne enjoys dogs, antiques, photography, art and playing the piano. As a Fifth generation Washingtonian, she can help answer most questions about traveling to the Pacific Northwest.
I live with my husband Rich and Lulu and Prescha our two small dogs in Lakewood. We bounce to our houses on the coast, to the mountains and back to the City.
When we travel, we like to find clean, off the beaten trail places to explore. We hope to someday travel more - perhaps in an Airstream.
WE pride ourselves in offering a clean, relaxing home away from home to travelers.