The first thing I noticed as I awoke that morning was the utter silence of this serene setting. I wandered up to the kitchen, put on some coffee, and sat back on the covered deck in one of those beautiful hand-made Adirondack chairs, with a hand-crocheted blanket over my shoulders, and watched the sun peek through the thick trees. All you could hear was the babbling of the creek below, and the rumble of the waves in the distance. Ahhh! The dog came out to join me, although she seemed not to want to get up from the comfy bed inside her own vacation-home crate!
After finally coaxing everyone else to climb out of their memory-foam beds and enjoy the fresh-made waffle breakfast at the built-in nook , we took a short walk through Seabrook. Passing the new Town Hall, indoor pool, parks, and shops, all just a few steps away, it was amazing to realize how close to everything this house in Madison Lane was, yet it was still so private and quiet.
And, of course, the beach! After hours of riding the beach cruisers through the town, playing in the surf, making sand castles, trying our hand at clamming, and letting the dog chase the ball, we returned "home" for lunch, just before a passing dose of liquid sunshine! We were even able to rinse off our feet (and paws) at the hot water bib next to the front porch.
Even though we were inside for a while, there was still plenty to do. We played games and read books in front of the gas fireplace, and listened to our music on the Bose deck. There were even maps, books and photos of travel from around the world to peruse and enjoy. The kids had a ball – their room just looked like fun – even for adults! With their own HDTV, BlueRay, Wii system, books, games, toys, art supplies – they could have spent all day in there!
As the clouds cleared and the now re-emergent sun dropped towards evening, we had a great barbequed dinner at the picnic table (everything was there – every utensil, appliance, or spice you could need!). Moving into the spacious living room, we cuddled into the soft, comfy couch and chairs, and watched a movie on the big HDTV. After getting the kids ready for bed (which was easy, with the two sinks and large bathroom!), it was our time.
Just two steps out the master bedroom and we sunk into the beautiful hot tub! With the jets soaking away the worries, looking back up through those trees, enjoying a glass of wine in complete privacy, and then, finally, retiring to the king-sized bed just steps away. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day. I can think of no better way, or place, to ComPass the Time!
Please note: The property is located approximately one flight down from street level on one side. It is located in Madison Lane's incredible sloped wooded lots with a front porch overlooking the woods.
Additional amenities include: games, playground, full array of serving dishes, doggie drying towel, master bedroom:, mill 109 pub and restaurant, two adult beach cruiser bicycles, plenty of hooks and racks for shoes, coats, leashes and keys, miles of coastline, leash, the salty dog pet store, horseback ride on the beach, pack-n-play, horseshoes and shuffleboard in crescent park, luxurious pottery barn queen-size sleeper-sofa, handmade pillows and throws, basketball court, treats, ice cream maker, dog crate (collapsible, for up to 70lb dog), large bay windows offering plenty of light and views of forest, large dog bed, knives and a large selection of utensils, spacious pantry, mountain biking trails, games, toys, art supplies, pots and pans (including baking dishes, roasting, cookie sheets, casseroles), king size bed with memory foam mattress, west-facing front porch for enjoying evening sun, second bedroom:, umbrellas (for those not-so-sunny days), hi-speed wireless internet throughout home, main bath:, night stands, vaulted ceilings, teapot, covered deck with adirondack chairs facing forest, coffee maker, crockpot, spacious bathroom with twin sinks (a rarity!), toys/balls (including "chuck-it"), fully-stocked kitchen, including spices, salt and pepper, oil, etc., plastic dinnerware for children and outdoors, 42" HDTV with hd cable lineup, granite countertops, storage items – multiple sealing containers, ziploc bags, foil, etc., hot/cold hose bib for warm rinses, HDTV with blueray player, place mats, fully enclosed and fenced yard, fire pits in crescent park (s'mores, gatherings), pet / child gate with pass-through door, fully enclosed and fenced yard with fire pit, wine glasses and openers (for times when one isn’t enough!), books, games, and puzzles, twin bunk beds with memory foam mattresses, dog park, wii game system and games, warm water rinse station outside, colours art painting studio, hiking trails, built-in nook with seating for 6, clamming equipment (gun, shovel, net), lil's pantry market, luxurious spa robes, individual reading lights and shelves for books, large tub with curved shower bar and tile surround, individual reading lights, three-drawer dresser, food/water dishes, bose docking station for iphone and ipod, plenty of shelves and cubbies for storage, refrigerator with in-door ice and water dispenser, waffle maker, hand-made folding picnic table with umbrella and seating for 6, shopping, restaurants, post office and services in nearby pacific beach, child / pet gate with pass-through door, easy day trips to olympic national park, quinault & hoh rainforests, comfy reading chairs with lamps and tables, bike rental tent....Read more
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