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September 14, 2013

The Cannon Beach Cottage Tour is a fundraiser for The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.

On the walk from the Surf Shack to our next cottage, we crossed the main road into the Presidential blocks on the west side, just northwest of downtown.   On the way, as always happens in Cannon Beach, we saw lovely places to photograph.

a little grey cottage

a little grey cottage

"Bonnie Nook"

“Bonnie Nook”

You can read the history of Bonnie Nook here.  It is one of the oldest houses still standing in Cannon Beach.   I find it interesting that some of the older cottages are on the east side instead of in the blocks closest to the beach.  I wonder if beachfront property was much more expensive even then?

cottage with hydrangea

cottage with hydrangea

Any one of these tiny places would be fascinating to tour!

Hopper’s House Historic Cottage

from the program:  This home was built in 1916 by Sylvester White.  Mr. White also constructed several other homes on Van Buren (one located directly across the street).  This house was originally built for the Morton and Elsie Alger family, cousins of White’s wife.  Mr. White also built the house next door, but that was torn down many years ago.

Hopper’s House is a vacation rental and yet had the feeling of a home, which is assuredly why it has such good reviews.  I wonder if there are bunnies around?  They seem to abound in the Tolovana Park neighbourhood to the south of Cannon Beach.

Hopper's House

Hopper’s House

You can see the ocean right at the end of the block.

Hopper's House from across the street

Hopper’s House from across the street

an expansive front porch

an expansive front porch

house number tiles

house number tiles

The porch had a dreamy seat at the west end.

What a lovely place to sit at the west end of the porch.

What a lovely place to sit at the west end of the porch.

The river rock fireplace is typical and iconic Cannon Beach cottage style.

the fireplace

the fireplace with wooden mantel

The kitchen retains an old fashioned feeling.

The kitchen retains an old fashioned feeling.

I remember that at the lecture that preceded the tour, Jill Grady said that one of the Cannon Beach builders was short and all his kitchens were built for someone short.  My Craftman bungalow kitchen in Seattle was that way and when I had a short friend visit, she said it was the most comfortable kitchen she had ever cooked in.

old fashioned bathroom sink

old fashioned bathroom sink

shower and towel cabinet

shower and towel cabinet

I so much like that the old features of the cottage have been retained.  I would not want to stay at an overly modernized beach cottage.

looking from the kitchen to a dining nook at the SW corner of the cottage.

looking from the kitchen to a dining nook at the SW corner of the cottage.

Note the gleaming white board ceiling.

living room window

living room window with a glimpse of the fireplace exterior

Stepping out onto a back porch, one can get a good look at the impressive stone chimney on the west wall of the cottage.

the stone chimney

the stone chimney

the back porch

the back porch

Back inside, I saw a guest book on a side table.  Oh, how I love guest books at lodgings.  I would like to have sat down and read the whole thing.

guest book

guest book

the downstairs bedroom

the downstairs bedroom

The hosts understand the importance of a reading lamp.

The hosts understand the importance of a reading lamp.

I like to read reviews of local hotels, and I have noticed that one thing that is very much noticed by guests is the absence of bedside reading lamps.  Here, this detail has not been overlooked.

bedroom window

bedroom window

I did not go upstairs in this cottage, so the upstairs photos are all from Allan.

the stairs

the stairs

a sign

a sign

upstairs window

upstairs bathroom windows

another old fashioned sink

another old fashioned sink

bedroom

bedroom

One would sleep so well in the salt air.

One would sleep so well in the salt air.

The next cottage was right across the street and would prove to be my favourite of the tour.

Next door to Hopper's, another comfy porch.

Next door to Hopper’s, another comfy big beachy porch.

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