Audubon Cottage

    Ilwaco, Washington

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    The Audubon Cottage was added in late 2006 and is outfitted for the romantic and naturalist in you, making China Beach the perfect waterfront haven for people and wildlife.

    The cottage is named after John James Audubon, the patron saint of American ornithologists. Numerous authentic Audubon prints adorn the walls of this peaceful cottage. Downstairs you’ll enjoy the exterior deck with a 2-person outdoor soaking tub. The cottage comes equipped with a small refrigerator, microwave, Wireless Internet service, downstairs sitting area, upstairs bedroom with king-size bed, 42″ flat-screen TV, 2-person hydrotherapy, air-jet massage tub. The ultimate coastal experience.

    David Campiche and Laurie Anderson owned and operated the Shelburne Inn for forty years. They passed the torch of running that historic property to locals, Brady and Tiffany Turner in 2018. They purchased China Beach Retreat in the Spring of 1998. The couple entered innkeeping due to their love of old buildings, antiques, history, gardens, great food (both its preparation and consumption), great wine, meeting people and under the mistaken assumption that they would have plenty of time to pursue their artistic inclinations on the side.

    David is a graduate of Lewis & Clark College, having majored in Fine Art and Laurie is a graduate of Linfield College. Her major was Liberal Studies. David grew up on The Long Beach Peninsula, and as a result, is a storehouse of local information and history. Laurie was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and traveled widely until she became stuck in the sand on The Long Beach Peninsula, which is how she met David (he pulled her vehicle out). David is a potter and Laurie is a tapestry weaver. They have three sons.

    China Beach Retreat can accommodate up to 9 people, with three guest rooms in the main house and the stand-alone Audubon Cottage. Each room offers an extraordinary vista of Baker’s Bay and the mouth of the Columbia River. Cape Disappointment defines the western horizon. Deer frequently visit, asserting their right-of-way in this natural setting. In the front yard, a heron perches. A covey of widgeon sweep into view. The Oregon Coastal Range glitters for a hundred miles in the sunrise. Coffee and tea service is available all day.

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