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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

One of several homes managed by Oceanfront Getaways (search us online) The Western Downs will refresh your spirits and replenish your energy. Just read the comments from our guestbook below. This inviting, completely furnished, privately owned, 4+ acre oceanfront property is ideal in all seasons - for a small family looking for a getaway or for individuals and couples seeking a tranquil moment to mellow out, catch their breath and rejuvenate their vitality.

The bright master bedroom features a queen size bed dressed in quality linens. The snugly paneled second bedroom has two twin beds. Clean, comfortable and affordable, this oceanfront cottage offers you a unique and special retreat. Large sliding deck doors in the livingroom area provide a panoramic view of the seasonally changing dunes and ocean. You'll enjoy ocean breezes from the new, custom-built deck (deck chairs provided) and delight in spectacular sunsets. The spacious grounds surrounding the cottage provide considerable privacy. The unspoiled grassy dunes, with their private beach path, shelter a variety of local flora and fauna, including an occasional bald eagle. The fire pit in our spacious yard offers an opportunity on starry nights for enjoying s'mores and swapping stories around a bed a glowing embers. - bring your own marshmallows and chocolate. The sound of the ocean surf will lull you to sleep at night.

The Western Downs now has internet access to keep you 'connected' and offers extensive and varied collections of music, games, magazines and books. No TV, but dozens and dozens of movies to watch on a complimentary basis. A well stocked kitchen answers most cooking needs. There is a charcoal grill for outside use. Paper products, hand and dish soaps provided. A porta-crib and baby monitor are available upon request. The Western Downs is licensed and 'fire and life safety' approved by Pacific County.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy the endless variety of activities offered on the Long Beach Peninsula with its 28 miles of sandy beach. Located just one mile north of Long Beach, The Western Downs is a short drive from groceries, a variety of shops and artists' studios, various parks both state and national (such as Leadbetter Point and Lewis and Clark National Historical Park), Go-cart tracks, an amusement arcade and rides, two golf courses, historic lighthouses and villages, the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge on pristine Willapa Bay and the culinary delights of restaurants that range from down-home local to world-class.

Just a 3 hour drive from Seattle, WA or 2-3 hours from Portland, OR

Oceanfront Getaways is a member of the Long Beach Peninsula Visitor's Bureau and has been awarded 5-Stars for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.

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  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Do we HAVE to go home? Enjoyed our stay immensely! Was pleased with no commercial TV - much more relaxing. Thanks for the added touch of "deer watching" :)
Mar 2013
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The Western Downs - Oceanfront 2 BR Cottage
Long Beach Long Beach Peninsula
Kirkland, WA

Wonderful Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I absolutely LOVE coming to Western Downs. It is a relaxing little place right outside of Long Beach and we are never disappointed. The sound of the ocean puts me in my little "Zen" place, and when the surf comes in, you can see the huge waves coming in. At night, if you are an astronomy geek like I am, you can see what planets are out, the constellations and even the Milky Way. All with the sound of the ocean de-stressing you.

I sincerely cannot say enough good things about Western Downs. My husband and I wouldn't have come back here, I believe, 12, times now. We absolutely love the home, the view, the quiet (aside from the ocean) and the winter storms are something you HAVE to experience.

Take a chance and enjoy this clean little home right outside of Long Beach (and I mean about 1/2 mile) and have fun with this little town that isn't a "Tourist Trap": it's a fun city, with fun shops and this is what brings hubby and me back.

In a nutshell, Western Downs is a very nice place to stay. :-)
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you. It's always SUCH a pleasure to have you come. I know what you mean about the sound of the surf - you can actually feel the stress falling away. When I first moved here, it took me a month to get off my couch =). We LOVE our return guests -
The Western Downs - Oceanfront 2 BR Cottage
Long Beach Long Beach Peninsula
Bothell, WA

A long way from the beach

  • 3 of 5
The home is well-furnished and accommodating for two or three people, but the advertised ocean view is almost non-existent. The Western Downs is set far back on grassy, shrub-covered dunes, and only if the weather is clear will you see a slight strip of ocean in the distance. We did enjoy watching the deer from the deck, but that wasn't what we'd come to Long Beach for.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Western Downs is an oceanfront property. The western boundary line is 'mean high tide'. There are 4 acres of grassy dunes between the house and the beach. The dunes are protected and provide a home for much of the wildlife here, including deer, black bear, coyotes, elk, numerous birds and more. The building lines vary from lot to lot. The view of the ocean changes each year as the dunes conform to the wind and the waves. Homeowners are only allowed to trim the trees to maintain their view of the water. There is a private path through the dunes to the beach. It's about a 10 minute walk to an uncrowded section of our beautiful sandy beach. The ocean is visible from the house, especially on clear, sunny days. The beach, however, is not visible from most houses here and, in turn, most houses are not visible from the beach. During the winter Dungeness Crab season the horizon is often dotted by local crab boats, even working through the night with their bright sodium lights shining. Unfortunately, it is a natural event that our summer weather creates fog on the beach, especially when there is extreme heat inland. When this happens, the water view is pretty non-existent - even right on the beach.
The Western Downs - Oceanfront 2 BR Cottage
Long Beach Long Beach Peninsula
yakima, wa

Great Place !!!!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time using a Home Rental. Nothing could of been better ! Extremely clean, very comfortable ! I thought with out cable we would go CRAZY in the evening. Nothing could be further from the truth. My husband and I TALKED, watched old movies, and just RELAXED, Very quiet! Only a few minutes to Long Beach, which is a nice drive. So much to do in the area, and such a nice place to come "home to". We go to Long Beach every February, for my birthday, and this will be the place we stay from now on.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you as guests. The Western Downs does have quite a large and varied selection of great movies for your entertainment. There's also an almost endless list of activities in the Long Beach area for families of all sizes. Our primary goal is to make sure you take home good memories! We take great pride in our cleanliness and your comfort is important to us, as well. We look forward to your next visit - our return guests are highly valued!
The Western Downs - Oceanfront 2 BR Cottage
Long Beach Long Beach Peninsula
Olympia, WA, USA

Western Downs

  • 5 of 5
Very clean and well appointed vacation home. Small and cozy, ideal for a family with 2 kids or a couple alone. Everything in very good condition and all instructions for the home clear and well organized. We had a very enjoyable stay. Good access to the beach via the trail and close proximity to Long Beach and Cape Disappointment.
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol, for your 5-star rating. We do our very best to ensure that nothing about your vacation rental home will spoil your vacation at the beach. We appreciate your business and hope to make your next visit to Long Beach enjoyable and relaxing, as well. It was very nice meeting you all. We would love to have you come back! ~until next time, Sue


Activity and Interests

wildlife viewing, beachcombing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, storm watching, antique shops, art galleries, tennis, golf, local festival and special events, charter fishing, arcades, amusement rides, go-carts, bird watching, kiting, moped/bicycle rentals, historic towns and two lighthouses, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, several local museums, kite shops, gift shops, movie theatre, bowling alley, curl up with a good book, nap in the dunes,


From $145 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer - 2 people
May 1 2015 - Jul 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer - 2 people
Jul 6 2015 - Aug 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
Aug 17 2015 - Aug 23 2015
4 night minimum stay
Summer - 2 people
Aug 24 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer - 2 people
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer - 2 people
Sep 14 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Winter - 2people
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer -2 people
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter - 2 people
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 23 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer - 2 people
Dec 24 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter - 2 people
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
Summer - 2 people
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter - 2 people
Feb 16 2016 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $25.00
  • Tax Rate 10.4%

Prices include cleaning fees. Rent + Tax + Refundable damage deposit required by 30 days prior to arrival (with some exceptions). Cash, checks, money orders accepted. Please call Sue to reserve.

Prices quoted are for 1-2 people. Add'l $20/night for up to 4 people. Plus $10/night for 5th person. Prices may be higher during some holidays and festivals.
2 Night Minimum**
AARP Discount!
Fall/Winter Special : buy 2 nights, get 2 nights Free (10/1 - 3/15*)
Spring Special : pay for 2, get the 3rd night free- (3/16 - 4/30)
*excl. Thks, Christmas, New Years
**some holidays and festivals may be more

Cancellation must be two weeks prior to avoid fee. Guests are asked to do light housekeeping if staying a week or longer.

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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Porta-crib available upon request


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 1 Queen bed, 2 twin beds, sheets, blankets, comforters, towels, 1 bathroom w/shower.. (portacrib w/baby monitor available upon request). Music, family games, puzzles, books, dozens of movies and panoramic views. VCR/DVD, CD/Tape player/Radio, large yard with firepit, charcoal grill, beach toys, fully-equipped, kitchen w/microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, basic spices, children welcome, pets considered(under 35 lbs., kennel-trained), non-smoking.

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