Big, private beach house smack dab in the dunes
Big house with an open floor plan and a panoramic view of the dunes and ocean. Easily enough room for two families or a family plus grandparents. Short, fun walk to the beach through the dunes, which the kids loved. The big, uncrowded beach was great for the kids for running, digging and kites.
Lots of counter space and two ovens in the kitchen, which makes it easy for multiple cooks. Has the requisite washer/dryer and if the weather turns (we visited in October), garage includes ping pong and foosball tables and there are something like four TVs in different rooms for watching videos.
The house is well-situated for half day trips as well. The Cape Disappointment and North Head Lighthouses as well the jetty and beach where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean were our favorites. Each outing made for a short hike with the kids and an easy drive back to town for hot chocolate.