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Saturday, 12 September, 2015

Cannon Beach Cottage Tour

a benefit for the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum

Cannon Beach. This year the tour was in the "presidential blocks", toward the top of the satellite view.

Cannon Beach. This year the tour was in the “presidential blocks”, pretty much right above the words Cannon Beach.

Hidden Villa Motel

From the program: Hidden Villa Motel is a reminder of the vintage beach cottage resorts of the past  These cottages represent a bygone era in which beach-goers typically stayed in small, comfortable cottages rather than large hotels.  It has weathered well, accumulating the patina that comes with years of salt and mist, as well as stories and memories.  Locals rumor that author Ursula Le Guin found inspiration here as have numerous visitors who return year after year,

I would love to stay here sometime.  I wish I had discovered it as a vacation spot back in the day when it was run by a woman who lived there and was beloved of all her guests; back then, the courtyard was, I hear, brimming with flowers.  While it is now managed by a vacation rental company, the cottages are still entirely charming.  They have been recently refurbished with careful attention to vintage detail.  We had visited this resort before on the 2012 cottage tour.

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Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Not all of the cottages were available for touring as some had guests.  We somehow managed to miss one of the units that was open to view.

fireplace

Nautical Cottage

first cottage bedroom

Nautical Cottage bedroom

peaceful view from bedroom

peaceful view from bedroom along the street to the west

Allan's photo: cottage bathroom

Allan’s photo: cottage bathroom

kitchen

pictures

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo; He liked the sailboat photos, too.

Allan's photo: bottled water and tote bags were offered to guests.

Allan’s photo: bottled water and tote bags were offered to guests.

The courtyard, where a big tree had blown down this past winter.

The courtyard, where a big tree had blown down this past winter.

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

A tour guest enters cottage 5.

A tour guest enters Sunflower Cottage.

Sunflower Cottage is my favourite.

Sunflower Cottage is my favourite.

I dibs the sunflower daybed.

I dibs the sunflower daybed.

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a pretty fireplace

a pretty corner fireplace

Garden Cottage

Garden Cottage in tones of green

garden cottage

Garden Cottage

Allan's photo

Allan’s photo

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

Shell Cottage

interlude

roses as we walk to the next stop on the tour (Allan's photo)

roses as we walk to the next stop on the tour (Allan’s photo)

 

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villa signHidden Villa Motel has fascinated me since walking by on a previous cottage tour. I read on Trip Advisor that it was a beloved get away when the owner was on premises; I gather she became ill and now it is run by a management company from afar.  It still appears to be a charming place.  I suggested it to my good friend Carol, with whom I often take brief vacation trips in the spring, but she wants an ocean view every time.

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Hidden Villa Motel

Hidden Villa Motel

cottages

cottages; note the curve of the deck.  Nice.

cottage

cottage

A few of the cottages are open for tour-goers to enter.

living room

living room

bedroom

bedroom

door to bathroom

door to bathroom

bathroom

bathroom

view into another cottage

view into another cottage

kitchen

kitchen

living room with river rock fireplace

living room with river rock fireplace

bedroom

bedroom

and another kitchen

and another kitchen

I would find any of these quite comfy and homey.  The main feature of the garden is the water feature in the center.

water feature

water feature

Interlude

We walk on toward the last tour cottage, enjoying the sights on the east side of Cannon Beach.

another pretty garden

another pretty garden

nestled in

nestled in

another little red house

another little red house

double wide

double wide

I was surprised to see manufactured homes are allowed in Cannon Beach (and I don’t say that in snobbery, as I live in one now…although it is as cottaged-up as we can make it).

Any boxy manufactured home can have its exterior softened with arbours, fences, gardens, paint.

east side modern

east side modern

utterly dreamy

utterly dreamy

Corgi gate

Corgi gate

dog in yard....Is it just the stone dog or is it a real one?

dog in yard….Is it just the stone dog or is it a real one?

Now we have but one more cottage to tour…and a postlude walk back to the car.

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