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Gram's Downtown Beach House. 4 blks to downtown 1 blk to beach. Dogs welcome!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,950 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3+ Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Sleeps 8 or 9 if 1 sleeps on the couch!

Built in 1920, this home is unique as it is so close to downtown you can stand in the front yard and see it. Perfect for families with little ones, where walking, pushing the stoller, and coming back for nap time is important. PLUS....just a block to the beach and Prom (boardwalk) too! Charming beach house with unique décor in each room, for family vacation, business trips or retreats. Downtown shopping, restaurants, arcade and Convention Center are 5 blocks away. Lovingly maintained, if Grandma had a darling beach house, this would be it!

Spacious dining room with large table, adjacent to living room makes for great entertaining area. Living room has comfortable seating with smart satellite TV. Kitchen with cute nook. Main floor has a full bathroom and king bedroom with TV. The sun porch has a single twin bed just off the living room. Upstairs you will find two queen bedrooms, 1 small twin room and a full bathroom. Kitchen has new stainless range, dishwasher & microwave. You will only need to bring your food, towels for the beach, and entertainment items.

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Laura and John Fairless
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2018

About Laura and John Fairless

I'm Laura. My husband John & I live & work in Seaside, keeping up this wonderful home for travelers & family alike. Many travelers have said how wonderful it is for reunions, small events or even a romantic getaway! Everyone loves to come stay in our charming home. My parents cared for this lovely home for 40 years & left it to me.

Laura and John Fairless purchased this house in 1963

Why Laura and John Fairless chose Seaside

Our parents moved here in 1963 & Dad went to work for Crown Zellerbach logging company. They found it a wonderful place to raise their family. Our mother spent lots of time in Seaside as a youth. Her dad, Reggie bought some 'beach cabins' near the Salt Works, in about 1955 so his family could enjoy the beach more often. When my parents moved here we needed more than a cabin and they discovered this lovely home. As I explore our area & see the houses I'm reminded of my mothers exclamations about 'all the cute little houses'. This is certainly one of them. Come see for yourself.

What makes this house unique

In just a few short minutes you can be on the spacious Seaside beach. It's a lovely place for soliloquy or socialization! There's no better place to walk, ride your bike or people watch than the 'Prom' in Seaside and every evening many people come out to view the sunset. The beach has plenty of logs & driftwood to make a bonfire & roast hot dogs. Many people enjoy clamming & crabbing. The charm of the house itself is intriguing & comfortable. Curl up on the sun porch for an cozy afternoon nap. Our house was build in 1920.

If you're going to have a large gathering or reunion, there are several other vacation rentals nearby, which if coordinated far enough in advance, could all be rented simultaneously so your group could be close together but not under the same roof. Let me know your needs & I can see if the others are available as well.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a warm comfortable home. We had a great time at this neat location.
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seaside in Clatsop County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Brush, wash, sweep off your pooch & make sure she is dry & clean before allowing in the house.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower added March 2018. Now it's a full bathroom!
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs. Not a large room, but everything's there!
  • 2 full bathrooms! The lower full bath is a little small but has everything one needs including a shower/tub & small vanity with sink. Upper bath shower installed March 2018, also has vanity with sink. House was built in 1920.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Sunroom - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 King size Bed on the first floor, 2 Queen Beds on the second floor, 1 Twin bed on sun porch & 1 small room with Twin upstairs. A 9th person may sleep on the couch if you like. We do not charge extra for this. There is bedding in the downstairs bedroom closet. We only have beds for 8 but our license is for 9 persons occupancy. Children under 3 do not count. Pease no dogs in or on the beds. Our home is not handicap accessible.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please do not leave your dog in the house while you are out. If you must leave the dog please only kennel her in the garage. DO NOT kennel the dog in the back yard, ever. We love our neighbors & want them to not be barked at or otherwise doggie bothered.


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Gram's Downtown Beach House. 4 blks to downtown 1 blk to beach. Dogs welcome!
average rating of 4.626506 based on 103 reviews
Seattle, Washington

This jewel is something I wish I could keep secret

  • 5 of 5

What a great weekend! We had an amazing time in this house. This was our first VRBO experience and really really enjoyed ourselves. The house was perfect for a group of friends and their significant others to stretch out and enjoy the time together. We played a lot of cards and enjoyed the quick walk to downtown Seaside. We plan to return and enjoy the house in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is ideal, close to the beach and downtown. Easy access for everything.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house had everything we needed and is in a great location, perfect for our young kids. They loved the decor, very fancy they said!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great experience

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room. Everything we needed

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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98 year old beach house filled with warm memories...

  • 5 of 5

Staying at grandmothers house by the beach was a great experience for us, our #2 daughter, 2 grandchildren and a granddog. Being able to bring their dog made so much more pleasant for them. There's plenty of space, a well stocked kitchen and enough beds that all that wanted a bed, got one. Great location...a block from the beach, a couple blocks from the downtown tourist area with tons to see and do. We plan on returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach house in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Grandma's Beach House. Have already booked for this coming summer.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. Excellent communication from the home owner. The only thing I would change is us renting it again but in the summer! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pig'n Pancake
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Seaside airport 3 miles/ Astoria 20 miles.
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
3 golf courses within 15 minutes
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 101 to Washington or Portland.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
5 minute drive or 7 minute walk ;-)
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Water ski @ Cullaby Lake.
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
The Pacific Ocean is one block away.
Nearest Point of Interest
The Turnaround.
Nearest Point of Interest
The Prom.
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The Cove
Nearest Point of Interest
McKeown's Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Norma's Ocean Diner.
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Pool, Skate & Ride Park, City park & public Library.
Nearest Point of Interest
12th Ave Bridge.
Nearest Point of Interest
Seaside Golf Course.
Nearest Point of Interest
Gearhart Golf Links
Nearest Point of Interest
McMenamins Sand Trap
Car: not necessary

Clamming, crabbing, beach combing, downtown shopping, large arcade, tilt a whirl, miniature golf, bumper cars, lots of wonderful restaurants. Hike nearby Saddle or Nea-kah-nie Mountains, over Tillamook Head or the 'Fort to Sea Trail' from Lewis & Clark National Park. Charter fish in the Columbia River.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.65
Pet Fee £37.35
Damage Deposit £186.77

Seaside raising lodging taxes beginning July 1 2017.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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