Seabrook, Washington Cottage Rentals
Review By Abby Salmon
Last time I stayed at Seabrook in the Ocean Song cottage, I was a little disappointed at first. I’ve been there many times before, but now it seems to have gone from a classic family beach getaway to a magazine showroom or a movie set. Soon, all of my bad feelings toward the place vanished after I took time to realize that Seabrook is a beautiful, comfortable beach town with oodles to do.
The cottages lining the streets are all different and so are the pool and the corner store, but all of them have one thing in common: they appear to be out of a dream. Perfect is the word that comes to mind. Some of Seabrook’s ideas and houses were even featured in Sunset Magazine. No joke, the pretty little lights and gardens give the place such a summery familiar feeling that you have to wonder if backstage is just behind the next row of houses. People are even out and about in the rain. Don’t get me wrong, although it might seem like they’ve been a little over the top with cute, the cottages are very well thought out, designed, and decorated with lots of care. The cottage where I stayed was so creative; the bird houses made out of license plates is something I am going to have to try at home.
Of course, the cottages are not just for show. Seabrook is a great place to escape to, whatever house you decide stay in. The rooms were evidently created with all of your everyday needs in mind. The cottage I stayed in with my family, Ocean Song, was comfortable, and extra towels and linens were right where we needed them at all times. The kitchen was also well equipped with appliances and utensils. If you forgot a certain ingredient, there’s also a corner store, although the selection is limited. There are also other varieties of homes to rent, so you have enough rooms and space for any of your . Many rental homes are expensive, so consider yourself warned when it comes to the price. Also, there are an abundance of construction projects, so be cautious to rent away from those areas. Detailed descriptions of the cottages are advertised on the website, and using an ‘advanced search,’ you can choose to look at houses with certain features. Seabrook is also an extremely dog-friendly community, so some houses are even available to pet owners.
There is so much to do in Seabrook! Within the “town” there is a swimming pool, a pottery-painting studio (with a very friendly manager), a restaurant and pub, as well as “The Salty Dog”, a shop for dogs. There are also hot tubs at almost every house, and bikes (presumably) in every garage. The streets and sidewalks are safe to ride bikes on, so you bike to the playgrounds, Crescent Park or just through the neighborhoods. On some clear nights, you can even build a fire in one of the large fire pits at the park. The “Town Hall” can also be rented out for events and weddings, although it looks a bit like a little white church. Not everybody comes to Seabrook for the town, though. Most actually come for the coastal tides and beaches that hold tons of razor clams. Although clam digging can be a wet sport, it’s very rewarding. My family and four other people that came with us, dug up over 200 clams in just two nights! The beaches are also great for surfing, swimming, beach combing, or simply taking a stroll. There are also rivers for fishing, and hiking trails around and to the beaches.
Seabrook Washington is a fun, family friendly community where anyone wanting a good time should stay. Although it can be expensive, Seabrook is well worth it.