OVERVIEW: This charming, recently renovated cottage-style 'in-law' suite with kitchenette and attached hot tub / covered courtyard area is about 585 square feet. There is also an additional 1050 square feet of outdoor space which includes a sun-room (with chairs, blankets, tea service, and a table); a private patio (with charcoal grill and fire-pit); and a lawn area - All on the North side of the property and reserved exclusively for guests' use during their stay. The suite has ROKU (internet Streaming) TV but there is NO cable TV. The kitchenette has everything you need to whip up a great, hot meal but there is NO stove (there is a toaster oven, microwave, crock-pot, etc). The only cell service is VERIZON and there is no landline on the property (you may use owner's phone, if needed). The house itself is on an after-dune and sits on over a third of an acre filled with pine trees and lush, flowering landscaping that provides a feeling of privacy and seclusion within the heart of Heceta Beach. The suite plus courtyard is self-contained and has it's own private entrances and there are no shared walls with the owner's living quarters (owner lives on site for better service). There is a feeling of seclusion and privacy, but the owner is available if needed with handy tips about where to eat (and where not to eat!); local activities, attractions, and events; the best paths to the beach, etc. There is no ocean view from the suite itself but the property is just a few hundred feet from the beach on the West side of 1st Avenue and you can hear the sounds of the surf. There is NO landline in the suite and the only cell reception is VERIZON. You may ask to use owner's cell phone in an emergency or if you need to make an important call. Please note our insurer requires all guests be at least 28 years old. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING SUITE AND NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
ABOUT THE COTTAGE: This boutique deluxe suite, located just a few hundred feet from beautiful Heceta Beach, is just a 10 minute drive from Florence's charming, historical 'Old Town' district. Nestled within a third of an acre of lush, flowering landscaping, this lovely, serene, retreat-like property invites you to relax into the timelessness and serenity of nature. Amenities include a covered courtyard area with hot-tub that adjoins the suite and free, secure Wifi and Internet Streaming (ROKU) TV - ***Please note that there is NO CABLE TV; however, with ROKU you can access many channels, applications, and movies for free and there is also a DVD player in the suite.
LOCATION: The suite is located just a few hundred feet from public access to Heceta Beach and the Surf-Side restaurant and lounge. You can also walk to the local Mini-Mart and one of Florence's favorite local pubs, 'Jerry's. The suite is easy to find and there is plenty of off-street parking available (there is also RV parking -if you need to park a trailer or RV you must arrange with owner in advance as it is not always available). While there are no ocean views from the suite itself, you will enjoy hearing the sounds of the nearby crashing surf while relaxing in the hot tub, in the sun-room, or on your private patio near the suite.
AMENITIES: The suite is loaded with thoughtful amenities designed to make each guest feel pampered during their stay - There's even a picnic backpack for two, beach chairs and towels, and a cooler to use while exploring the beautiful Oregon coast; on hikes; or while enjoying the beach.
The suite has zonal heating and it's own dedicated 50-gallon hot water heater. The suite also has an an electric pot-belly stove / heater and includes a kitchenette, bathroom, bedroom; and a sitting area perfect for kicking back and reading a book or working on your computer. There's a 32 inch Roku (Internet Streaming) TV for those times you want to watch a movie, catch up on the news, or view a favorite TV show, as well as free (secure and very fast!) Wifi for sharing vacation photos with friends or checking out Yelp Reviews on the many restaurants, shops, and services available in Florence (the extensive 'Welcome Guide' you'll find in the suite is also loaded with recommendations and resources). There is a DVD player, some DVDs, games, and art supplies as well.
There's a very wide double-door closet in the bedroom stocked with plenty of coat-hangers to make unpacking a breeze. The kitchenette has a 12-pot programmable coffee maker; Brita water filter; electric kettle; toaster oven; microwave; mini-fridge; bagel toaster; electric skillet; blender; and a crock-pot for whipping up delicious stews or soups (NOTE: The kitchenette has no stove). There is a small table and two chairs that you can situate anywhere in the suite and there is also a table and chairs in the covered courtyard area as well as in the sun-room and also on the private patio. The bedroom with Queen bed has a comfortable Resort Sleep 10-Inch Cooling Memory Foam Mattress; electric pot-belly stove; Alarm / Clock radio with Bluetooth; a fan and soundmasker (for tinnitus sufferers); and plenty of blankets that invite you to rest and sleep well after a fun day in Florence beach combing, shopping in Old Town, bicycling, golfing, or even horseback riding at the local stables. The bathroom comes with a generous supply of organic toiletry items as well as two bathrobes for shower and hot tub use. Beach towels, beach chairs, and a picnic backpack for two are also provided.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE MAKING YOUR RESERVATION: No smoking of any kind (pot included) is allowed in the suite, sun-room, or hot-tub / courtyard area (smoke actually drifts up into our living quarters South of the breezeway and also into the suite). Smoking is allowed outside the (covered) garage door attached to the suite and on the patio only. Please read the 'House Rules' and Booking Policies before making a reservation with Instant Book. ***Our insurer requires all guests to be at least 28 years old.+ More