Greetings from Jake and Cherry, we are the owners of the Crows Nest Vacation Rental (lodging) and we also live in the house.
We encourage you to watch the video for the best views of the Crow's Nest by clicking on the 3rd photo above, or on the youtube video link.
Our two bedroom unit is perfect for 4 people, with views from every window. We have had 6 folks stay who used the sofa and a roll away single bed in the living room. and were very comfortable. We have totally renovated and decorated this unit in our 108 year old house.
The rental is two flights up, one stairway outside and one inside, which gives you great views to enjoy the beautiful Columbia river and the many ships that pass by daily. We will help with you with your luggage if that is a concern for you. From the windows you look down on the marina, and across to Washington with a brilliant view of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, and our view is one of the best around we have been told.
If you enjoy the outdoors and do not want to stray too far, the porch, deck, and large yard with picnic table and bar-b-que are maybe just what you need. We are at the end of the street with forested areas on two sides of us. It is a fairly easy walk down to have coffee at 3 Cups coffee roasters and some good food, or even into town if you are up for it. We love to board the Trolley below us in the summer for a hour ride along the river listening to interesting stories and facts about Astoria's history. For $2.00 you can ride the Trolley and get on and off as much as you like, or for $1.00 stay on for the whole ride, just wave a dollar and they will stop for you.
Astoria has many restaurants, micro breweries, and coffee houses to visit, plus shopping, antiquing, or visiting galleries. If you love the outdoors, there are various hiking trails and beaches everywhere. Local towns like Warrenton, Gearheart, Seaside, and Cannon Beach are within an hours drive to enjoy the beaches, shopping, and even golfing. We think a "must" is to travel up to the Astoria Column to enjoy the gorgeous panoramic views of the Columbia River, Young's Bay, Saddle Mountain and the Coast Range any time of the year.
We trust that you'll enjoy our little slice of heaven here, and we'll enjoy sharing it with you. If you have a larger group you need more housing for, there is another vacation rental two doors down and we work together to accommodate more guests in the same area. All in all, we hope your stay here will belong in some of your best memories, and we look forward to meeting you. Here is the link for a nice video of the coast around us.
Thank you for considering us.
Jake and Cherry