This charming three bedroom home, perched on a bluff just minutes from the quiet coastal burg of Neskowin, used to be the perfect place to watch a good game of golf. From its huge deck, or through any of its big windows, you could, at one time, sip your coffee and analyze the swings of players moving up and down the links. Hawk Creek Golf Course is closed now, its nine holes a giant, manicured oval carved from the sea of trees around peaceful, pastoral Neskowin. All you'll see now are the native elk and deer that have reclaimed the course in the golfers' absence, and the serene picture of a landscape slowly reverting to its normal, natural st...ate. Welcome to Serenity: the perfect place for your Neskowin getaway!
You'll feel like you can reach out and touch the outside from the comfort of Serenity's spacious living area. Its wall of windows wraps around the home and fills the room with sunlight, accentuating the warm colors and the ambiance afforded by vaulted, wooden ceilings, wicker furniture, and a charming wood stove nestled in its own brick alcove. Enjoy the view as you check your email with the free Internet or kick off your shoes after a long stroll on the beach and watch your favorite cable show. Bring along some DVDs too as Serenity has a DVD player as well. For a little more excitement, how about a friendly game of ping-pong in the rec. room?
Serenity has a full modern kitchen that's up to just about any culinary challenge. However, little Neskowin doesn't have a big market with bulging aisles like you'll find in the larger communities, so pack in the stuff you need. (Many visitors to Neskowin stock up in places like Lincoln City, about 13 miles to the south.) There's one solid café, Hawk Street Café, with a great reputation and repeat customers. Otherwise, serve up your meal in the carpeted, paneled dining area while you enjoy the idyllic scene outside. When the weather's pleasant, step out on the deck with your coffee and fill your lungs with the crisp, restorative coastal air. If it's really nice, fire up the grill and enjoy a barbeque!
This home has three bedrooms and, with the loft, will sleep nine comfortably. All the bedrooms have been recently upgraded with brand new mattresses, bedding, and linens. The master bedroom is on the upper level. Along with a queen bed, private access to the full bath, and sliding doors opening out to the deck, it also has a TV with cable for late night viewing. Also on this level is the kids' bedroom with three twin beds. Here, the little ones will also find a ladder leading to a loft with three more mattresses.
Downstairs is the open studio space, where one wall has floor-to-ceiling windows facing the golf course and the other has floor-to-ceiling mirrors, much like a ballet studio. This makes a wonderful spot for a yoga retreat, organized group activities, or simply extra space for kids to unwind and play. There is one twin bunk bed against the wall, and adjacent to the studio is a semi-private room with a full-sized bed and half-bath. The lower level also has its own full bathroom and a laundry room with washer/dryer.
Neskowin is about the place...about taking it easy in an atmosphere generally uncompromised by commercialism or the suffocating presence of over-development. Neskowin Beach Recreation Site is nearby where you can take a stroll on the beach. Or, check out other-worldly Proposal Rock, where, or so it's told, the daughter of an early inhabitant received a marriage proposal. There's also the Ghost Forest where you'll find a cluster of mysterious, centuries-old tree stumps. A few minutes north is Nestucca Bay, a great place for non-motorized water sports like kayaking and canoeing. And if you really need a dose of civilization, visit Lady Luck in Lincoln City at the Chinook Winds Casino.
If what you're looking for is a getaway that's simple - one characterized by natural beauty, peace and serenity - then this home in Neskowin is the perfect place!
Please note: this home has broadband internet but no wireless router.
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