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North Star a lovely modern loft in Ilwaco, Wa.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath loft apartment with an open floor plan, bright airy apartment

North Star is a lovely 2 bedroom 2 bath loft apartment with an open floor plan, large windows and 4 skylights that make this a bright airy apartment. North Star is a 2nd floor apartment in a historic building located in the fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington on the southern end of Long Beach Peninsula. 

Large open dining area, comfortable luxury living room with flat screen Smart TV, Netflix, DVD player and IPod attachment. Computer desk with high speed WIFI is included. There is a complete kitchen with all appliances and cooking and dining implements. 

Two spacious bedrooms, one is a double bed the other is a queen size bed, each bedroom has adjoining private, all tile, bathrooms. All linen and towels are provided. Sleeps a maximum of 4 guests only.

The apartment has a full laundry room with a washer and dryer for your use.

Some information for your stay:

4 person accommodation ONLY... 2 bedrooms, each sleeps 2 persons, we do not accept air mattresses or sleeping bags. Couch is not set up for sleeping.

No smoking of cigarettes or vapor cigarettes.

Not suitable for pets

No parties or events

Not infant-friendly (0-4 years)

Check-in is after 3PM

No Fish Cleaning

This a second-floor unit accessible only via stairs. It is not handicap accessible.

Original artwork on all the walls available for purchase.

Popular Attractions:

Leadbetter Point: On the northernmost tip of the Long Beach Peninsula, separating the Pacific Ocean from Willapa Bay, Leadbetter Point State Park & Wildlife Refuge is a great spot for hiking and bird watching.

Oysterville: Journey back in time in Oysterville, where the entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places. And don't forget to eat some oysters!

North Head Lighthouse: Construction of North Head Lighthouse began in 1896. Along with the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, North Head Lighthouse has helped mariners navigate safe passage to the treacherous entrance of the Columbia river. 

Cape Disappointment State Park: This is part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park. Visit two historic lighthouses at Cape Disappointment State Park, kayak on several amazing waterways, hike or bike the 12 mile Discovery Trail.

Cranberries, fresh seafood, including crabs, tuna, sturgeon, salmon, halibut, clams and oysters are just some of the things we do best. You can pick your own Blueberries on Sandridge Rd in Aug. Willapa Bay is home to the purest-tasting oysters anywhere. Fresh seafood right off the boats at the Port of Ilwaco’s two fish markets. You can find all these culinary treasures on most local menus. 

During the summer, the Port of Ilwaco hosts the Saturday Market with about 70 vendors, there is a great selection of local arts and crafts, foods, flowers and plants for sale. The Port of Ilwaco is also home to many terrific activities including the two day “Blues & Seafood Festival” every year, the crab pot Christmas tree in Dec and the Tuba Christmas celebration at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum.

Just up the road in Long Beach there is lots to do, including arcades, carnival rides, go carts and miniature golf. You can also visit the Kite Museum or take a horseback ride on the beach. Long Beach also is home to the world famous International Kite Festival every August

With galleries, restaurants and bars Discovery Awaits you in and around Ilwaco.

Please note that during the week of the International Kite Festival, a 5 night minimum stay is required. Kite festival is the third full week of August every year.

A $95 cleaning fee will be charged PER STAY (not per night) and the cleaning fee cannot be waived. If staying longer than 7 days the cleaning fee is $150.00. Sales and lodging tax is  9.9% and is in addition to the nightly fee. 

If paying by cash, check or credit card, a $250 refundable security deposit will be due at the time of rental.

More Details

Wendi and Bruce Peterson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2018

About Wendi and Bruce Peterson

Bruce and Wendi Peterson, Bruce is a Photographer and I am a Designer we spent 30 years in Phoenix and moved to the NW to get back to our roots of lush green forests and cool weather.

Wendi and Bruce Peterson purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Wendi and Bruce Peterson chose Ilwaco

We purchased this property as a live in Artist studio and have since completely renovated the building, we have a Photography Art Studio, & Antique Shop on the main floor, open space for a retail opportunity on right side of building with the new loft apartment on the top floor.

What makes this apartment unique

We love the Long Beach Peninsula for it's easy living and close proximity to the ocean with all the fun and activity that it brings.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Ilwaco in Pacific County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 4 person accommodation ONLY... 2 bedrooms, each sleeps 2 persons, we do not accept air mattresses or sleeping bags. Couch is not set up for sleeping.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Loft apartment with open plan design, large windows and 4 skylights make this a bright airy apartment, Large open dining area, comfortable luxury living room with flat screen smart TV, Netflix and a DVD player. Computer desk, high speed WIFI included. Complete kitchen with all appliances and cooking and dining implements.


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North Star a lovely modern loft in Ilwaco, Wa.
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean , modern and quiet ! We loved staying here . Everything was perfect except blackout blinds are needed in the bedrooms as it's way too bright , and heats up the unit . Besides that , I would totally recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy, thank you for choosing NorthStar for your mini vacation, and for your comment about the blackout blinds, which we are in the process of getting installed, they are a special order so we are waiting for the delivery.
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You Won’t Do Better In Ilwaco.

  • 5 of 5

A real gem. The design and use of space is excellent, well furnished, easy instructions, great photos everywhere(thanks Bruce!) Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Value, Peaceful, Modern, Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Northstar sits above a seasonal art gallery in the quiet, humble fishing village of IlWaco, WA. The old strip of early 20th century stores adjacent to gallery and loft is mostly empty, save for a hair salon and a DMV office. Around the corner, the working town pier has a number of small motels, bars and humble eateries. We recommend the Sherburn Inn for dinner in nearby Longbeach. Owner Dave can really cook!

While the lack of activity outside the apartment door was surprising at first, we soon learned the peace and tranquility this offered was matched only by the great overall value it offered. Inside the loft you are transported to a beautiful, urban, modern environment. Everything is sleek and beautiful with warm lighting. These owners have good taste, in our opinion. No clutter, but it has what you need plus comfortable furnishings. Beds were comfortable. After a long day of driving up and down the Washington and Oregon coast, Northstar was our oasis.

The owner also offers guests a generous welcome basket of treats, including coffee, biscotti and fresh, homemade blueberry muffins. Not every HomeAway owner goes to such length anymore. Kudos to the Petersons for keeping the flame of hospitality live.

Ilwaco is a short drive north of trendy and lovely Astoria: it has everything — including crowds and a fine dining. The little grocery store near Northstar is woebegone but it has all the essential -- and the hardworking family that runs the place were welcoming and helpful.

We visited Cape Disappointment and hiked up to the lighthouse (don't forget to pay the $10 day pass fee to park there). This view is a must see, but do bring water and a flashlight if you think you might go up to enjoy the sunset.

Overall, when you compare the cost of Northstar against much higher cost rentals north and south of there, there is no question the Peterson's place is a steal. Go for it. And Wendy Peterson could not have been nicer or easier to work with. She made us feel like old friends.We highly recommend it.

Note to the owner: the key lockbox on the iron gate is fussy. You might want to give it a spritz of WD40. It took us awhile to get the latch to unfasten even with the proper code.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your informative review, great you were able to enjoy the best parts of the peninsula. I appreciate your review of David and his delicious food and wonderful atmosphere at the Shelborne Inn. The best local market is Sid's in Seaview. Best wishes in your thriving business.
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a lovely place in a quiet community, this is the place. Wendi and Bruce have done a amazing job creating a modern loft in the sleepy downtown of Ilwaco. Everything was spotless and the loft provided for every need. Traveling as two couples, it was nice to find a 2-bedroom apartment with 2 full baths, plus a washer & dryer! The location downtown was easily accessible to Long Beach, Willapa NWR, Cape Disappointment, Astoria and many other beautiful places to explore along the Washington coastal area. We hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ardath, What a pleasure to host you, your husband and friends. Thank you for leaving the loft in excellent condition. We would love to visit you in Florida some day, so thankful your home was safe in the hurricane. Thank you for the Astoria Column pass I am sure other guests will enjoy your gift.
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A wonderful, clean and modern space. Terrifically comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at this beautiful flat. The decoration and art is just right, everything is there that you might want and the owner Wendy is very nice and hospitable. Amazing restaurants in Ilwaco; Wendy gave us good recommendations. Highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it! It was so clean and just a lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauri, What a pleasure to host you and family. It was a wonderful surprise to see all the bedding and towels cleaned, dried and folded! The loft was spotless. Thank you for being such a fantastic guest, please visit again anytime.
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The Lost Roo
"Great sports bar with local beers and pub food."
Long Beach Boardwalk
"Fantastic long walk along the beach, ride a bike or hike."
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
"One of the historic lighthouses here on the peninsula, a must see."
Cape Disappointment State Park
"A drive through the newest state park, is well worth the visit."
Ilwaco Saturday Market
"Excellent local market, local crafts and food, fresh fruit and veggies"
Laurie's Breakfast Cafe -- CLOSED
"This is a truckers breakfast, huge servings of breakfast food, fresh coffee and juice, be pr..."
The DEPOT Restaurant
"This a gourmet restaurant and well worth the trip, make a reservation and go and enjoy a fin..."
pickled fish
"Excellent view and food, make reservations and enjoy the beautiful view over the ocean with ..."
North Head Lighthouse
"2nd lighthouse on the peninsula, fantastic view and easy walk."
42nd Street Cafe
"Family style dining, in a cozy space. Local food, beer and wine. Comfortable for all ages."
Cottage Bakery and Delicatessen
Discovery Trail
Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Salt
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Peninsula Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Salt
Car: necessary

Ilwaco is the gateway to the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, we are 5min from the Port of Ilwaco Marina & downtown Long Beach with shops, gallery's and excellent restaurants. Bike paths, & hiking to 2 historic Lighthouses.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £68.03
Damage Deposit £179.02

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed.

Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. 

Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days - prior to the check-in date will incur no penalty. Cancellations that are made after fourteen(14) days will forfeit 50% of damage/reservation deposits/payments. Cancellations within 7 days of check-in date will forfeit 100% of rental fees. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit. 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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