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Seabrook Washington – Part 3 – The Shops

Seabrook WA cottage rental office side viewBack to Seabrook, Washington again today, but this time we are taking a peek at the super cute shops that are popping up there.  As you enter the beach town from the main road, you first pass this sign on the side of the town’s market.  I really wish we could have been there for a Saturday market.

Saturday markets Seabrook WAWe pulled into the first road to the right and parked in front of Front Street Market.

Front Street Market Seabrook WAIt is a small grocery store with much much more.   Besides all your “normal” grocery items, Front Street Market has a tiny coffee shop area that serves Stumptown coffee; you can order freshly made sandwiches and salads to go, and they offer homemade ice cream sandwiches in the summer.  Yum!

Front Street Market interior Seabrook WA


A few steps down the street is Seabrook Cottage Rentals – the agency where you can choose from over a hundred charming cottages for your stay there, and they also offer many items to purchase with the Seabrook logo…from tee shirts to rain jackets to sweatshirts.

Seabrook WA cottage rental office

Besides renting a cottage in Seabrook, you can also rent a bicycle at Buck’s Bikes.

Bucks Bikes Seabrook WA

On Front Street you will find Imagine That – a studio for painting your own pottery.

Imagine That Pottery Studio Seabrook WAAt the end of that section of the street is an Airstream that houses Crafty Christine’s creative little shop of unusual jewelry and accessories.

shop Seabrook WANow let’s go across the street to the shops over there.

Seabrook WA retail district

I believe the one on the far end is Seabrook Kids.
(I only photographed it through the door from some reason.)

Seabrook WA Kids shop

 Next to it is The Stowaway, a fun wine and cheese shop.

The Stowaway Wine and Cheese shop Seabrook WA

The Seabrook Real Estate office is located up the street from The Stowaway.  I wish I had taken a photo of the interior of the real estate office because it really was a beautiful space with lovely millwork.

real estate sales office Seabrook WA

At the end of the street, across from Front Street Market is Mill 109 – a restaurant and pub that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  You can check out their menus here.

Mill 109 Seabrook WA restaurant and pub

a look inside…Mill 109 Seabrook WA


Now let’s go over to the next block.  One of the shops there is Sweet Life offering candy and ice cream – what could be better while you are at the beach, right? 🙂

Sweet Life candy and ice cream Seabrook WA

Unfortunately they were closed when we were there, but aren’t their planters out front precious?!

Sweet Life candy and ice cream planterAcross from the brick building that houses Sweet Life is a wooden building with two absolutely wonderful shops – Red Velvet Bakery and Seaworthy.

Red Velvet Bakery Seabrook WAHere’s a look inside Red Velvet Bakery.Red Velvet Bakery interior Seabrook WAsource

And now to my favorite shop in Seabrook… Seaworthy, a home goods store (of course 🙂 ) with a great assortment of accessories that I had a hard time resisting!

Seaworthy home goods shop front Seabrook WAI took a lot of photographs in there.
Enjoy looking around. 🙂

Seaworthy display Seabrook WA

Seaworthy display shelves Seabrook WA

Seaworthy home goods shop display Seabrook WA

Seaworthy home goods shop Seabrook

Seaworthy home shop Seabrook WA

Seaworthy shop display Seabrook WA

Seaworthy shop display Seabrook

Those little striped rugs and that throw pillow were calling my name, but I managed to leave them there for someone else to take home and love.Seaworthy shop Seabrook WA

Wouldn’t you like to shop at Seaworthy? 🙂

There were a couple of other retail places that I did not photograph – a pizza restaurant called Frontager’s Pizza that is supposed to be really good and Salty Dog, a dog accessories shop with any and everything you could  possibly want for your dog.  There is also a fitness center, a Montessori school, and ….

Seabrook Town Hall

Seabrook’s Town Hall.

It is a great place for a wedding if you happen to be lucky enough to get married while in Seabrook. 🙂 Your ceremony can be inside City Hall with it used as a chapel with your reception outside on the lawn, or do the ceremony outside on the lawn, (with fingers crossed for good weather!) and have your reception inside the building. You can check out the event slideshow on their site here, and below is a super sweet video from a wedding their last August.

 from Articulate Film Co. on Vimeo.

Wasn’t that sweet?!

And now to finish up this post…We have seen the outside of many homes in Seabrook, inside the idea houses there, and today we have looked at their commercial area.  For our final post (I think 😉 ) we will tour a few of the rental cottages’ interiors.  (Most of them are more traditional in style than the idea houses.)  Soooo…I hope to see you back here for that soon!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

Until next time…

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DiAnne - July 14, 2016 - 9:20 am

I think I might have told you this before but you take wonderful photos. You also know how to tell a story with them. I love these shops and the wedding venue is beautiful and frankly made me a little teary eyed. Why do I get teary eyed even watching a wedding of people I don’t know. lol
Great post,
Thank you (again 🙂 ) DiAnne! I do the same thing and get all teary eyed at weddings – yes even of strangers. We just have big hearts! (At least that is my excuse.)
Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment on the post.
Have a fun Friday!

Gina - July 11, 2016 - 5:10 pm

That is the most adorable community so of course the shops had to be fabulous too!! What fun to browse through. 🙂 Such cute names too. I think I would have a weakness for seaworthy. 🙂 Haha, and all of the shops with sweets!! 😀 Looking forward to the interiors.
It is! It could have been more fun, if I had had longer….with 2 guys I felt guilty taking any time on this trip to peruse the town. But I knew we would not be back for a very long time. Needs to be a girls’ trip!

Karen - July 11, 2016 - 11:20 am

I have not commented before, but have really enjoyed these posts and your descriptions. I am glad you got to go. I most certainly would shop at Seaworthy by the way. That is my kind of place! 🙂
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment Karen, and I’m so happy you are enjoying the travel posts. They are certainly different from my normal home decorating and entertaining posts, so I realize that many of my readers don’t like these as much. But the blog is also my scrapbook so to speak, and I really want to be able to remember these fun trips. Plus I hope it will give readers ideas of places to visit for themselves.
Seaworthy was such a fun little shop! Have a fun Friday and a great weekend!

kathy - July 11, 2016 - 12:03 am

That was fun! You just go from one fun thing to the next! Front Street Market made me think of the campground store at the beach where I camped with my family as a child and then…there was one of our later campers, the Airstream! Seaworthy makes me think of The Shops at Tweaked at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. You would like that shop. And, then, you end with a wedding video! You know how to make my day! I hope you can add Gaspirilla Inn and Bocca Grande, Florida to your list of places to visit. I would love to see your photos of the inn, restaurants, and shops in that area.
Glad you liked it Kathy! We do seem to be on the go quite a bit this summer. How lucky you were to camp in an Airstream! Gosh I would love that! We definitely need to make some Florida trips, and I want to check out that inn. Thank you for the recommendation!

Louvina - July 10, 2016 - 12:23 pm

Happy Sunday to you!! I enjoyed looking at the shops and especially seeing the planters and loved the bunny in the tub of flowers. Wondering when you will be out visiting your daughter? My youngest is in Paris, flying there over night. They are staying at DisneyParis and late this week taking the Chunnel to London and next Sunday leaving on a week cruise from S. Hampton to NYC following the route of the Titanic with 3 Balls planned. I’m so happy for them but as a parent always concerned about traveling in this day and age. Glad you are getting to travel about now in your retirement. My next trip is Elizabeth Pointe and then to Destin. You DO know those lovely places, right?!😉 Happy Trails to You!
We returned last weekend from Oklahoma. It was a looong drive but so good to see our daughter. 🙂 Your trip sounds fabulous, but I am afraid your daughter’s trips beat us all – by a long shot!! Wow! Paris, DisneyParis, London, NYC, and the route of the Titanic! There aren’t enough exclamation marks for all of that. LOL
Thank you for following along on our adventures Louvina. I hope you have a great time on your next trip!

Seabrook Washington – Part 2 – The Idea Houses

Sunset magazine Idea House Seabrook WAsource

In 2013 Sunset magazine named Seabrook, Washington its Idea Town for that year – their first ever.  There were a number of reasons the editors chose it, but two of the main ones were its commitment to the ecology of the area and its walkability.

 Sunset magazinesource

Sunset magazine also built and featured two idea houses there that year…a small blue one which they called their Beach Bungalow and a larger red one, the Shoreview House.  The larger red one is currently for sale, (here) but if you can’t buy it, it is available as a rental for guests (here.) 🙂

exterior Sunset idea house Seabrooksource

A courtyard is located between the two homes, and it has practically every outdoor amenity you will need (minus a swimming pool, but who needs that when there is an indoor community pool, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean is right outside your door?)

courtyard Sunset idea House Seabrook WAsource

This outdoor grilling and dining area is adjacent to the blue bungalow.

outdoor dining Sunset Idea House Seabrooksource

Wouldn’t this be the perfect spot for entertaining?!

Sunset Idea house courtyard Seabrooksource

outdoor fireplace Sunset Idea House Seabrooksource

There is even a greenhouse for all you gardeners out there.

greenhouse Sunset Idea house Seabrooksource

All the interiors, designed by Brian Paquette, have a very liberal use of bright color – as you can see here in the living room from the Beach Bungalow.  Orange appeared in a number of spaces in the homes.

Living Room Sunset Idea house Seabrook


And oh my goodness at that wall of windows with the view of the Pacific Ocean here!

living area view Sunset Idea House Seabrooksource

 Here is the kitchen from the Shoreview House.  I want rafters like those in the next house we build.

dining room Sunset idea house Seabrooksource

I thought this gallery wall art arrangement in the staircase was quite clever.

stairwell Sunset Idea House Seabrook WA


The Beach Bungalow has an artist’s studio!

Sunset Idea House room


More bright colors are used here in this bedroom…

bedroom Sunset idea House Seabrooksource

and again here in the master bathroom.

master bath Sunset Idea house Seabrooksource

And now for yet another idea house.

Before Sunset magazine had any interest in Seabrook, Coastal Living magazine had already discovered its charms.  They constructed their Ultimate Beach house in the little town in 2010.

Here’s my photograph of it (there in the middle) from when we visited…

Coastal Living Idea House Seabrook

and here is a much better photograph from Coastal Living’s site. 🙂2010 Coastal Living idea house Seabrook


My photo of its streetside view….

Coastal Living idea house Seabrook WA

and Coastal Living’s of the same.Coastal Living 2010 Idea House exterior


I also managed to walk the path that runs beside the house and take a photo of the interior of the courtyard.

Coastal Living idea house courtyard SeabrookJust like the Sunset houses, this one by Coastal Living is perched on the bluff that overlooks the Pacific.

Coastal Living Idea house side Seabrook

side of Coastal Living idea house Seabrooksource

As much as I like bright color, I actually liked the interiors of the Coastal Living house more. The 3200 sq. ft. house was decorated by designer Tim Clarke in natural shades of the Pacific beach area there.

great room Seabrook


This idea house has 3 floors, a guest cottage, and even a spa and media room on the lower level.  It looks like shiplap walls are used throughout the home.

chairs in greatroom Seabrook


dining room Coastal Living idea house Seabrook


The kitchen is very streamlined.

kitchen Coastal Living idea house Seabrooksource

When I first looked at that kitchen I wondered where they had room to store dishes with the small number of cabinets.  Here’s the answer….in the built in pantry shelves.

pantry Coastal Living Idea House Seabrook


There is a mudroom area by one of the doors for handling beach supplies.

mudroom Coastal Living idea house Seabrooksource

Now let’s take a look at the bedrooms.  The master has a blue ceiling, and I believe I read that the wallpaper is hand painted.

master bedroom Coastal Living Idea House Seabrook


Don’t you love that painting there in the master bath?!
I thought it was perfect for the space.

master bath Coastal Living idea house Seabrook


Here is a guest bedroom with orange headboards.
Somehow I must have missed the notice to use orange in my decorating…hmmm.

guest bedroom Coastal Living Idea House Seabrook


The porch areas of the Coastal Living house are wonderful of course.

porch Seabrook


There is even one off the upstairs bedrooms.  Wouldn’t it be great to sit there with a cup of coffee and just watch the waves?

upper deck Coastal Living idea House Seabrooksource

I guess we can all dream, right? 🙂

porch Seabrook Coastal Living idea housesource

And if you have a little over $2 million to invest, you can own this dream home because it too is listed for sale here. (I’m afraid we will just have to settle for enjoying renting one of the small cottages there in Seabrook.)

That wraps up the idea houses from the town, but I will have its charming shops in the next post.  Then after that we will finish our tour of Seabrook with a number of interiors from some of the rentals that are a little less modern in feel than those in the idea houses.  I hope you will be back to enjoy them! 🙂

Until next time…

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Becky - July 9, 2016 - 7:56 pm

Just hearing on Discover Oklahoma about Ann’s Bakery and Tulsa Botanicals Garden that you may want to visit while in. Tulsa. Have fun. Becky

Donnamae - July 8, 2016 - 9:01 pm

Oh..I’m loving those outdoor spaces! And the views are gorgeous! Thanks for the tour! 😉

Cheri - July 8, 2016 - 8:13 am

Kelly, You ALWAYS find the most interesting places. This home is beautiful and what views they must have. There are so many talented people out there in this small world of ours that can really decorate, I wish I had as much. Thanks for the tour.

Tricia - July 8, 2016 - 5:55 am

Kelly, how lovely. The neutral interior is so calming and inviting. Think I prefer red to orange decor but it is all very nice. Thank you for the tour!

DiAnne - July 7, 2016 - 9:57 pm

What an amazing trip! I love all the little details in the rooms.
Looks like a beautiful place to live.

Andrea W - July 7, 2016 - 10:59 am

Beautiful. I am really enjoying the tour! I wonder why both of these homes are for sale. I don’t think that I would want to leave here.

kathy - July 7, 2016 - 9:50 am

I love anything coastal! It is fun to go quickly through your posts and then go back and savor them! Loving the built-ins in the pantry, those oars, the old telephone, the unusual lamps beside the bed in the handpainted wallpaper room, the garden stools, that easel, that painting, but not so much the orange. Keep the posts coming!

Louvina - July 6, 2016 - 4:41 pm

Nice, nice!! And I do think your photos are every bit as good as the magazines! I can not even imagine living in a home like these— I especially like the outdoor rooms and wish I could figure out how to pull this off with the crazy weather we have in Central FL. I guess you would have to have storage and roll everything into it after each use? I have enough trouble trying to keep my screened in porch cleaned with all the sand and wind blowing off the lake. And it would be nice to have someone to clean and set it up each time!!😊

Vicki - July 6, 2016 - 3:40 pm

Kelly – I think I meant the Coastal Living home in my above post.

Vicki - July 6, 2016 - 3:39 pm

I agree with you, Kelley! Love the Southern Living house. I could also enjoy you decorating my home!!!!!!!! Lol!

My husband and I toured Southern Living’s home here in Beirmingham, Al the day it opened in June. I loved it, as well, though the kitchen was unexpected. It too, is in a planned community – Mt. Laurel. I want that same living room in my home. I need you to help! Lol! Maybe you can visit Mt Laurel before the house closes in December.

Sherry - July 6, 2016 - 11:31 am

Wow, I can only imagine having the view from these houses! Much less owning the houses!! I agree, my favorite is the coastal living house too. I love the the ocean painting above the tub. This has been an enjoyable tour, Kelly. Thank you for the work you put into these posts! Now, bring on the shopping!!

Carolyn - July 6, 2016 - 11:08 am

I got a bit confused about the separation of the red house and the blue bungalow, which is not the same as the Coastal Living bungalow, right? All are gorgeous. Nice if you can afford it!

Garden, Home and Party - July 6, 2016 - 10:59 am

Hands down, I could move into the Coastal Living house and not change a thing. To me it’s so much more inviting with the softer color palette.
As someone who lives in Southern California and is used to seeing high RE pricing on coastal homes, I actually think the selling price on the Coastal Living house isn’t bad for it’s location and amenities. That said, I would have to win the lottery in order to afford it! 🙂
Great post, thanks for always thinking of us when you’re visiting these charming towns.

Kay - July 6, 2016 - 8:27 am

Wow, I love these posts! I was already smitten with Florida’s planned communities — Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Watercolor — and now this. I s’poze we’ll have have 2 cottage, winter in Florida + everything else in Washington.

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