An Elegant Escape
This was our second stay at Cove Place and we felt as if we were coming home. Angus remembered our first visit and was quite thorough and helpful about communicating updates he had made since our previous visit two years ago. There were many and it's clear that Angus treats this as a home and we are welcome guests. This visit we enjoyed the lovely toiletries and table settings for our holiday meals as well as a special treat chilling in the refrigerator. My only regret was forgetting the piano; I won't make that mistake next time and will bring music to take advantage of it. My husband is an exquisite cook and appreciates how well stocked the kitchen is. Usually we pack three large bags/coolers of food and gear for our coast visits and it was great to eliminate the bag of gear. We still bring most of our food with us though it's possible to shop in Lincoln City or Newport; my husband is very particular and who wants to grocery shop on vacation? Do take advantage of the Panini Bakery hidden at Nye Beach in Newport for wonderful breads and scones and the Liquor Outlet in Lincoln City that carries some interesting specialty items. Make sure to check out the wine selections at the Safeway in Lincoln City and Fred Meyer in Newport and my daughters' favorite activity, shopping the outlet malls in Lincoln City. The real highlight of a trip to the coast is the wonderful location. Depoe Bay is perfectly centered between some of the most beautiful beach walking areas we love about this area. To the north is the wonderful Glenendan Beach area with several public access points and miles of sandy goodness. Bring your boots and raincoat and don't fuss about the weather. Some years are sunny on blue like this one and others are stormy and gray and have their own charm. If the winds are blowing 90 mph like two years ago you can hole up in Cove Place's living room reading a book by the fire. We also recommend wave watching at the outlook near Whale Cove to the south. We saw Gray whales spouting at both spots this year as well as a few of the remaining resident sea lions. After your exhausting day of shopping and walking and eating (one day I walked 21,250 steps!) you will enjoy sleeping in luxury in one of the welcoming bedrooms each with its own bath. The beds are so comfortable that I rarely get very far in my book.

December 2013
Beautifully Furnished Ocean View Townhouse! Adults ONLY. WiFi, Gourmet Kitchen.
Beautifully Furnished Ocean View Townhouse! Adults ONLY. WiFi, Gourmet Kitchen.
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