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Seabrook Washington – Part 4 – The Cottage Interiors

Anchor Down exterior Seabrook WAsource

Welcome back for the final part of the Seabrook, Washington posts!  It really really was a cute little town to visit and makes such a wonderful location for a Pacific Northwest beach vacation (or a place to live. 🙂 )  There are over a hundred homes from which to choose for your vacation home rental, and I have chosen just a few for you to see here today.  So let’s get started!

Because Emily from JDC was the one who initially got me interested in Seabrook, I want to start with the home she and her family stayed in for spring break – Anchor Down.

Seabrook WA shingled house

The oceanfront home was decorated in soothing shades of blue.  Here is the living room with the dining area and kitchen in the background.

Anchor Down living room Seabrook WAsource

Emily and her husband have 3 sons and one daughter, so I know they must have really enjoyed having the bunk room in Anchor Down.

Anchor Down bunk room Seabrook WA


If you would like to see more of Anchor Down just click on the source link below the photo above.

Next up is a cottage appropriately named A House By the Sea.

A House by the Sea exterior Seabrook WA


It sits right in front of the Beach Camp Cottages (which I sadly did not photograph while we were there. 🙁 )  Its living room is one of my favorites because it looks so “vintage nautical” in style.

A House by the Sea living room Seabrook WAsource

The kitchen is a pretty space as well.

A House by the Sea kitchen Seabrook WAsource

Again, if you would like to see more of the rooms, just click on the source link above.

Now this next one is huge.  You can take your family and all your relatives with you because it sleeps 15!  And the location is down-right amazing.  It sits on that high bluff near the Idea Houses overlooking the Pacific.  Take a look at Beach Bluff.

Beach Bluff exterior Seabrook WA


Just look at that view from one of the decks!

Beach Bluff ocean view Seabrook WAsource

The colors of the sand and water are used throughout the beautiful interior of Beach Bluff.

Beach Bluff living room Seabrook WA


Beach Bluff kitchen Seabrook WA


Beach Bluff bedroom Seabrook WAsource

Be sure you check out the rest of the house.  It really should be in a magazine (if it is not already.)

Next up is a gray shingled house that looks like it should be located on Nantucket.

Down the Hatch exterior Seabrook WA


 This one is called Down the Hatch. and there are ocean views from each of its three floors.  Again we see blue as the dominant color in the decor.  I especially love the wood ceiling and the trim on all the walls!

Down the Hatch living area Seabrook WAsource

Down the Hatch dining area Seabrook WAsource

And don’t you love the retro refrigerator in the kitchen? 🙂

Down the Hatch kitchen Seabrook WAsource

I said that Down the Hatch looked like it could be located on Nantucket, well the next cottage I want you to see is actually named The Nantucket House. 🙂 (And it too would fit right in with the gray shingled homes on Nantucket.)

Nantucket House exterior Seabrook WAsource

It is located on that bluff overlooking the ocean just like Beach Bluff, and it may be even larger than it because The Nantucket House can sleep 18 guests. Notice that the owners used green shutters on the exterior and green accents on the interior.

Nantucket House living room Seabrook WA


And there is even a green island in the kitchen!

Nantucket House kitchen Seabrook WAsource

Ocean Song is the next house I want to share with you.  The owners have thought of everything in this house.  There is even an entry with a ramp at the back to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers, and the master bathroom has a roll-in shower.

Ocean Song exterior Seabrook WA


Again, I was in love with the wooden ceilings and trimwork on the walls.

Ocean Song living room Seabrook WA


Ocean Song dining room and kitchen Seabrook WAsource

And what a fun bunk room it has!

Ocean Song bunk room Seabrook WAsource

Another home that can accommodate 18 guests is this very large one named The Beach House.  It is located on that wonderful bluff with great views of the water.

The Beach House exterior Seabrook WA


The artwork and accessories give The Beach House an old nautical look.

The Beach House living room


With its retro styled appliances, the kitchen has more of a beachy look rather than a nautical one.

The Beach House kitchen Seabrook WA


The master bedroom opens to a private deck overlooking the Pacific.
(Now that’s romantic. 😉 )

The Beach House master suite Seabrook WA


Now let’s leave the beach side of Seabrook and go over to the middle of town.  Right next to City Hall is a colorful home called The Getaway.

The Getaway exterior Seabrook WAsource

I would think if you were getting married in City Hall, it would be very convenient to be staying right next door in this cute-as-can-be cottage. Of course all those pops of red had a fan in me!

The Getaway living room Seabrook WAsource

The Getaway kitchen Seabrook WAsource

The Getaway bedroom Seabrook WAsource

The Washington House is the last home I want to share with you today.  The old military housing in Fort Vancouver, Washington’s Officer’s Row was the inspiration for its design.

The Washington House exterior Seabrook WA


It is so big, I would think it could be an inn!
With 7 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths, it can accommodate 20 guests.

The Washington House foyer Seabrook WAsource

Right from the front entrance you see the white painted paneling – all used to give the space the feeling of an old beach house.

The Washington House living room Seabrook WA


The Washington House dining room Seabrook WAsource

The Washington House kitchen


And that brings us to the close of the Seabrook, Wahington posts.  Did you like any of the rental houses?  If so, do you have a favorite?  What I really liked was all those clean white painted walls and ceilings.  (Makes me want to paint all of our stained trim here white!)  

Seabrook was not the end of our Pacific Northwest trip.  Next up we will be headed to the Columbia River Gorge with a number of gorgeous waterwalls.  I hope to see you back here for that very soon. 🙂

Until next time…

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Louvina - July 22, 2016 - 12:11 pm

Nice, nice!! I think if I can pick – why not go BIG– Ocean Bluff— where all of us could go and enjoy!! Why not?! 🙂 I liked the blues of course and the white trim. Strange how white trim was what we had back in my childhood because it was not too costly to do and then the natural wood trims came along and now I only want white trim and in the process of changing out trim and doors to white! I feel it makes everything so bright and clean looking!! I’m still working on house projects that were delayed because of schedules and health issues but back on track again!! Taking down popcorn ceiling and getting the right look with paint has been a chore! Finally after 6 shades of paint samples I decided on a color -Smokestack– grayish beige for interior walls! I best like it because it is now ordered!!:) Your blog pictures are my treat and relaxing time interlude! So hot in FL! May as well stay in and paint!! Right?! Hope you are doing well. 💕
You are sooo right about the white trim making everything bright and clean looking. It really makes a difference in a room, doesn’t it? So glad you are back on track with all your projects again. Popcorn ceilings are a major pain, so I do NOT envy you for that one. Hot hot everywhere. Yes, stay in the AC and paint. (We keep putting off starting on the outside here because it is too darn hot.)
Take care, and don’t fall off the ladder! 🙂
Kelly - July 20, 2016 - 9:22 am

Wow, what an exciting and adventurous trip you had! I love seeing the exteriors and interiors of all of these homes. I’m always drawn to clean white lines with pops of blue, so those type of photos always get my attention! I think I would enjoy staying in any of these beautiful homes!
Yes, you would enjoy staying in them Debbie. They are all so very cute! And I am with you. The clean look of blue and white can’t be beat.
Thank you for stopping in to read the post and leave your kind words here.

Carolyn - July 19, 2016 - 8:36 pm

These are all adorable! Love the traditional cottage exteriors and the casual cottage interiors. I, too, like the use of the painted wood (which I think is great for a coastal feel, but for a mountain, wooded, or lake location I still think stained or natural woodwork is nice). Hard to pick a favorite, but I loved the cozy living room of ‘A House by the Sea’ with its rock fireplace and bookshelves. Love the retro refrigerators in a couple of the others, too! Thanks for the tour!
Weren’t they?! I thought all the exteriors of every single cottage in Seabrook was cute. Loved that living room in A House by the Sea too. I’ve looked into those retro refrigerators Carolyn, but I am afraid they are quite out of our budget, but boy do they add charm to a kitchen!
Thanks for reading!

Tricia - July 16, 2016 - 6:58 am

Just stunning, all of them. Oh to dream:)
Oh yes….they certainly had me dreaming!

Vicki - July 15, 2016 - 8:38 pm

My favorite is the last home. I love older homes and history and that home looked like it had a history.
That one did have the character of an older home Vicki. I don’t know if it was the architecture or the accessories they used in their decor, but whatever it was, it certainly did give that home character.
Thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂

Gina - July 15, 2016 - 2:11 pm

When I think of “coastal” I think of the east, but these homes are very “coastal” and very beautiful!! They are way prettier than the houses we’ve stayed in through the years. 😛 I love how white and bright and clean looking they are too. Each one is decorated perfectly too. Haha, I don’t think you will be painting yours any time soon. 😉 Can’t wait “to visit” the Columbia River Gorge next!!
I’m like you Gina…I think East Coast when I think of coastal. I think these homes would probably fit on any beach area beautifully (but they still remind me of New England. 🙂 )
And you are right…we won’t be painting ours anytime soon…but I can always dream of building another one, right?
Columbia River Gorge is coming right up (just wish it hadn’t been raining when we were there.)
Have a great weekend!

Margaret - July 15, 2016 - 12:05 pm

All the homes were beautiful.
I feel as though I toured the town with you.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for following along Margaret! I’m so glad you liked the houses!

Garden, Home and Party - July 15, 2016 - 11:35 am

I feel as though I’ve actually visited this charming town. I would love more than one of the houses you’ve shared here today. Down the Hatch is lovely, but I also love Cottage by the Beach. Do I have to choose just one? 🙂
You need to go see it in person Karen. You would love love love it!! And no, you do not have to choose just one. Everywhere we turned there was another beautiful home. 🙂

Bonnie - July 15, 2016 - 10:25 am

I couldn’t pick just one…I thought they were all lovely! They each had aspects that drew me in and made me feel like it would be a wonderful place to have a relaxing time away from home. Thanks for sharing, Kelly!
Yes, picking just one is hard when they are all so pretty! It would be so nice to vacation there. I want to try out the restaurant when we go back. (Of course!) Thank you for reading and following along with us on our travels.
Hope your weekend is wonderful. 🙂

Karen - July 15, 2016 - 9:33 am

A House by the Sea had my vote until I got to The Getaway, because I love red. They are all great in their own ways and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to glimpse “behind closed doors.” Thanks again!
Hard to choose, wasn’t it Karen?! LOL They really do have some cute cottages and pretty homes there in Seabrook. Thank you for stopping by to visit the blog today. I appreciate it!

Katrina - July 15, 2016 - 9:25 am

Oh goodness … Those are some of the prettiest rooms I’ve ever seen! Your trip just looks fabulous!
I LOVE white trim. In fact, of all the millions of things we needed to do in October when we moved, the first thing I sweet talked my husband into doing was painting all the woodstained trim white.
I can’t wait to see your waterfall pictures. My town is called the Land of Waterfalls.
I would love to visit all the places you have shown us. What a great trip! I am so happy you are really living it up! Isn’t retirement just awesome?!
I thought they were so pretty too Katrina. Our trip was a very good one….would love to be going back – especially to see our son. 🙂
I love white trim too and am really thinking hard about putting in some white around here, but I know we have to paint the exterior so that will probably get all my painting desires out of my system! LOL White makes such a difference in brightening up a space; doesn’t it? I’m so glad you were able to paint all that trim in your home project!
Retirement has been busy busy busy! My father was just saying that we have been on the road too much, but you never know when your health is going to stop you from traveling, so we are trying to fit in as much as we can now.
You should make a west coast trip Katrina. So good to hear from you! I hope your weekend is a good one. 🙂

Kay - July 15, 2016 - 7:47 am

Omigosh — they were all outstanding, + my fave is the house with all the red. That exterior! I really have a thing for red window sashes. Meanwhile, I wondered if they had smaller cottages +/or carriage houses for just the 2 of us.
Yay! I’m so glad you liked them Kay. Red just makes houses look so happy I think. 🙂 And they most definitely DO have small rental cottages – quite a few in fact. Check out The Crow’s Nest and also The Ladybug – just to name a couple. The Ladybug is oceanside, so it has a great location.
Happy Friday!

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!

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