The area around the Cape Disappointment State Park is beautiful to visit.
The park at the north end of the peninsula has some nice trails that are easy to walk.
I also liked the small town shopping area and the paved bike trail that runs along several miles of the beachfront. Overall a really lovely area that I will want to visit again!
Inside of the house was what some folks might call "shabby chic". The furnishings were plain but serviceable. The kitchen, bathroom and bedding were clean. Enough cookware to make a basic meal. There was a boombox and wireless Internet, plus plenty of old books and boardgames.
A lamp in the living room wasn't working, even with a new bulb. There were also some burnt-out bulbs in the kitchen. I took all the floor mats outside for a good shake as they were sandy. I don't think they had been cleaned for a while.
I found the yard in serious need of some clean-up. The back area behind the wood shed needs to be visited by a weed whacker and a pair of gardening shears.
I also found that the the outside of the windows were cobwebbed, so on my first days I walked around the house with a broom and swept away the dust and webs from the windows!
For a couple, a small family, or someone with a dog, it is an ideal vacation getaway. The location is only a block from a supermarket and a few restaurants. The beach is about a 1/2 mile walk down the road. Plenty of parks and trails to explore.
The only real negative is that this property is starting to get a bit run-down, even for the price. I think the owners should think about taking a couple of weeks to do some serious yardwork, fix the front porch, do some paint both inside and out, etc. It's such a pretty and ideal cottage, I hate to see it not in tip-top shape.
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