Art found it on Craig's List, and what a find it was! We love this beach house. It is a beautiful 2 block walk to the beach, and a 4 block walk to a small, charming community just north of Seaside.
As you can see, there is no shower, and that is really the only draw back that we could find. Not a problem for us. And what a nice, big, comfortable tub it is. Each night I took a candlelit bath and read. It was so relaxing. The whole place is decorated in the "shabby chic" style and was so adorable! There was a bird bath to hold extra toilet paper -- isn't that a cute idea?
I took this photo of the living room standing in the front porch. Through the doorway, you can see the kitchen with the refrigerator. The cottage even had a guitar, and so Art picked it up to play some of our favorite songs. He plays a mean "Sunshine On My Shoulders" by John Denver. Olivia calls it "Slow Sunshine" -- not to be confused with "Fast Sunshine" by the Beatles, aka "Good Day Sunshine".
Here is the modest kitchen, which is really quite surprising given who used to cook here! I'll tell later, but this house is a designated landmark because of a famous chef who grew up and spent summers here! To imagine all the cooking that took place here...
Here are the three girls checking out our new digs for the week.
Here is another view of the dining room -- my favorite room of the house. It is so bright and cheery and looks out to the pretty landscaped yard.