About This Listing
Room includes antique, full-sized spindle bed, dining table, two comfortable chairs and couch with pull-out bed. Room overlooks the Columbia River with views of the bridge and distant ocean. There is a wood burning stove to keep you extra warm on cold, rainy nights, and a small balcony off the room to allow you to get an even finer view on the rare days it's warm enough to sit outside.
Private bathroom is two rooms away and includes claw-footed tub with handheld shower. House is a little bit funky, but clean and safe.
Guests can have access to kitchen, library, grand piano, and extensive classical music CD collection if desired.
Downtown Astoria is an easy walk away, with a healthy, aerobic return challenge. Bus depot is within walking distance, as is access to the sightseeing trolley.
Price includes a 9% room tax levied by the City of Astoria
Alexandra and Dave were wonderful hosts. It was a pleasure to be surrounded by their art, music, and intentional living space. This has to be the best view on Astoria!
Alex and Ian's home is beautiful and we had a wonderful 2 night stay there. The view is spectacular, especially for the sunsets! The room is excellently laid out, and had everything we needed. Their home is a short walk to downtown Astoria and a hilly walk back which was fine with us!
If you like "funky" as Alexandra calls it you will love this place. The decor is an eclectic mix of music, photography, art, asian and tons of color. Each room was an interesting little entity. The view is as advertised. It was perfect for watching the bridge and passing ships as the sun goes down creating great lighting for pictures. The house was easy to get to, safe, quiet with a private driveway.
To be honest, I have very limited experience with B&B's and didn't really know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised with the warm hospitality provided by Alexandra and David. They were unobtrusive and engaging while making us feel comfortable as if we had been friends for years. I had such a great time sharing wonderful conversation with them that time would fly by too quickly.
If like hotels, this is not for you. If you enjoy small town charm with the best people you can find this is definitely a B&B worth staying!
A great place to stay! Will return on my next trip down the Oregon coast!
About the Host, Alexandra
I am a semi-retired private piano teacher, married to David Myers, a photographer. We love to travel and photograph nature with a special interest in butterflies. I like to create art quilts and we have a home filled with various examples of our work. We love learning new things, trying new foods and recipes, and, in fact, are just starting down a new semi-vegan diet which has produced some satisfying results. We enjoy meeting new people. A good conversation and a fine glass of wine is our idea of a perfect way to spend an evening.
David plays chamber music with a string quartet with rehearsals every other week. I enjoy accompanying soloists and just gave a house concert with two flutists in mid-September. We hike a fair amount and love to tent camp. We have just returned from a four week trip to Colorado and Utah where we went rafting on the Green River, camped in Rocky Mountain National Park, and stayed in a cabin in Zion National Park.
My husband has one more year of teaching photography at the local college. After that we plan to see as much of the world as we can. In the meantime we hope to share our beautiful view and town with as many people as possible.