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The Audubon Cottage at China Beach Retreat
We love this cottage nestled in a cove between Cape Disappointment and the Port of Ilwaco that offers prime bird watching opportunities. The tidelands host dozens of shorebirds. The cottage is elegantly furnished with antiques and offers an outdoor, two-person soaking tub. China Beach Retreat, 222 Robert Gray Drive in Ilwaco, (360) 642-5660.
The Cozy Lobby Fireplace at Tolovana Inn
The focal point of the lobby at Tolovana Inn is the inviting stone fireplace surrounded by comfortable seating for at least eight people. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee and newspaper in front of the warm fire or visit with friends and plan your day at the beach. Tolovana Inn, 3400 S. Hemlock in Cannon Beach, (800) 333-8890.
Cottage #1 at Custer House Bed & Breakfast
One of three private cottages, number 1 is a family favorite for our reader. The cottage features a kitchen dinette, living room with fireplace, comfy queen bed, full bath and front door parking. A short walk to downtown Seaside and the beach. The Custer House Bed & Breakfast, 811 First Avenue in Seaside, (800) 467-0201.
The Admiral Spa Suite at Newport Hallmark Resort
In Newport, we love the Admiral Spa Suite with its spacious living area, cozy gas fireplace, ten-jet spa tub for two, luxurious pillow-top king bed and mini galley. Located on the upper level of the resort, the large balcony has a stunning view of the ocean. Hallmark Resort, 744 SW Elizabeth Street in Newport, (888) 448-4449.
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