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The Western Downs - Oceanfront 2 BR Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 5

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Sue Hermanns
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Sue Hermanns

Hello, this is Sue. I'm not the owner, but the property manager for this pristine cottage. I've been managing vacation rental homes on the Long Beach Peninsula as 'Oceanfront Getaways' for about 20 years. Originally from South Dakota, we moved here in 1994 and have been enjoying 'Life at the Beach' ever since. Oceanfront Getaways has been honored with a 5 star rating for "Excellence in Customer Satisfaction" for several years in a row. I'm very proud of this accomplishment. Of course, it wouldn't be possible without the attention to detail by my great cleaning team or my handyman husband who takes care of SO MANY THINGS for the properties that I manage. My favorite beach activity is digging razor clams. We have two grown children and a very special grandchild.

Why Sue Hermanns chose Long Beach

Western Downs is a beach cottage in the true sense of the term. It contains everything you need for a comfortable stay at the beach. The owners' decorative touches add much to the serenity and energy in this home. It has been referred to as "a Zen place" by several of our guests.

What makes this house unique

The shape of the ocean-side deck reminds you of the bow of a boat. The 4 acres of dunes between the house and beach offer a rich variety of wildlife and the waving dune grasses add to the feel of this special oceanfront retreat.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great home so full of games, reading, video! Loved the deck and firepit. Wi-Fi worked super. ...Wonderfully cozy and quiet!
Apr 2016
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Long Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Porta-crib available upon request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • tennis
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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(5 traveler reviews)

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The Western Downs - Oceanfront 2 BR Cottage
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews

Serene retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage with a serene setting looking out at the dunes. On a clear day we could see the ocean off in the distance. It does take approximately 10 minutes to walk to the beach - sneakers are the best foot wear for the path. We opted to drive a minute down the road to park at or drive on the beach. The cottage is kept spotless and has a kitchen fully stocked with all the cooking implements needed to make a great meal. The home is also conveniently located a short drive to shopping and dining in downtown. Tidy, quiet and convenient location made the Western Downs a perfect place to unwind and Sue, the property manager, was very responsive to our needs and very helpful with booking our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. The Western Downs is a wonderful cottage for those seeking a quiet getaway at the beach. I'm glad you were able to take advantage of the serenity provided by this property, while still being close to the activities of town. We hope you have opportunity to stay with us again in the future. We appreciate first-rate guests like you.
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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: September 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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 -
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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: July 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.
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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: February 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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!
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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: July 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Long Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Long Beach
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Ride the Go-Carts.

* Fly a Kite.

* Horseback Riding on the Beach.

* Rent a Moped.

* Golf - 2 courses!.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Walk the beach - 28 miles!.

* Walk/Bike/Skateboard Discovery Trail.

* Take your picture at the giant Fry Pan.

* Build a Sand-Castle.

* Explore the Boardwalk.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Beach games, football, volleyball, etc..

* Fly kites on the beach - great wind!.

* Scoopers Ice Cream store - homemade waffle cones.

* Two go-cart tracks.

* Putt-Putt golf.

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,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

additional people $20 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.5%

Sorry, no online bookings. We prefer to speak with the guests who are renting our home. Cleaning fees included.

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. Additional fully-refundable cleaning/damage deposit of $150 ($250 if bringing a pet)

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. Initial $100 at booking is non-refundable. Guests are asked to do light housekeeping if staying a week or longer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.