Newly renovated and expanded light, bright, open and inviting modern version of the classic beach house. A short 2 minute walk to the beach or downtown, this home is both quiet and private, nestled on a tree-filled corner lot located at Manzanita and North Carmel and lies directly on the Manzanita portion of the 4th of July parade route. The 3BD/2BA home has been finished in soothing paint colors. With few area rugs and washable furniture, it is well suited for those with allergies or asthma.
Approaching the stairs guests are greeted by a large deck offering privacy of evergreen branches and a decorative cedar privacy screen. This "outdoor living room" is perfect for entertaining with table, folding chairs and gas bbq. The large, light filled entry offers a window seat to sit down, kick off your shoes and hang your coat. The living room features high ceilings and ceiling fan, with clear story windows to the west and tall windows to the east looking onto pine trees. There are two seating areas. One to sit and enjoy the stone hearth fireplace (gas), and the other for you to enjoy the state of the art flat screen TV w/surround sound, Blu-ray player and collection of DVDs. The dining room looks out onto the deck through a sliding glass door flanked by windows, with seating for eight around the large cedar plank table constructed of old growth timber salvaged from the nearby Nehalem River. The kitchen has a picture window and vaulted ceiling, with new stainless appliances, cabinets, solid surface counter tops, and is outfitted for a chef.
Each bedroom has its own unique style. Upstairs the queen bedroom is eclectic shabby chic, downstairs the king bedroom in soothing grey, and the dual bunk bed room in pine. All have ample storage with dressers and wardrobe or to accommodate longer stays.
Main floor bath renovations include heated tile floors, walk-in shower and double sinks. The downstairs bath is a modern take on the classic bead-board bath in aqua and white, featuring a bath/shower combo and double sinks.
Just down the hall from the downstairs bedrooms are the second living area and laundry room. The living room has two futons and a recliner, 55" flat screen TV w/surround sound, Blu-ray player and Wii gamming console (bring your games). The laundry has full-sized W/D and spacious cabinet countertop. **Holiday Premiums will apply over all July 4th reservations**
Additional amenities include: video game console, coffee maker, nearby bank, nearby internet cafe, close to town, near beach, nearby medical services, near state park, hd television, nearby grocery, near city park, golf course, downtown, cookware, nearby post office, near hiking/biking trails, nearby atm, close to golf course, washer & dryer....Read more
"lovely house, great location, just a few complaints"
Left on 09/11/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Tanya A.Reviewed Sep 11, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
The house was beautiful and recently renovated, so very clean and modern. We all loved the location and feel of the neighborhood, as well. One area for improvement would be thick area rugs upstairs or something of that nature because the sound of people moving upstairs is VERY loud in the bedroom below. Something to absorb sound is really necessary. As for my other complaint, it really is about the management and not the house. I was there on a "working vacation" and needed to use wifi (as advertised as one of the amenities) but for the 1st 24 hours none was available. They sent a guy to fix it that had no tech ability and did not know where the router was. After a considerable amount of follow up on my part they finally got a hold of the owner and found where the router was located, which was atop a very high cabinet in the kitchen that you could not see. The management company should know these things and should have made greater effort to solve the issue. It was quite an inconvenience and I had to really stay on top of them until it was handled-- a day later.
Left on 09/03/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Bill C.Reviewed Sep 3, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Clean, spacious, great location. Nice place, would stay there again if there was a stereo as advertised. Unfortunately there was not. There were 2 flat screens however. Why would a vacation beach rental need two of these? It would have been nice to kick back and listen to music. I called sunset rentals on this and their response was "oh well, I guess there is no stereo". At least a cheap $100 portable system like Altec Lansing could have been provided. Anyway, I would not stay here unless the situation were fixed. Otherwise a great place to stay. Read more
Left on 08/11/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Ann B.Reviewed Aug 11, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Just spent a week in Manzanita with my daughter's family, and because the home was so comfortable and the town was so friendly, we plan to make this an annual event. We definitely will plan to stay at The Alexandra. It is a beautiful beach home.
Left on 07/17/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Colleen W.Reviewed Jul 17, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
The Alexandria was a beautiful property. We all enjoyed our stay and my relatives from out of state especially liked how easy it was to walk downtown to visit the shops, eat or get coffee. The location made them feel independent and less reliant on us to drive them places. We look forward to visiting Manzanita again over the 4th of July and I know everyone will want to stay at this house.
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