Our vacation rental apartment is next door to, but separate from our two bedroom Twin Gables Inn on Skamokawa Creek. Ideal for two, but can sleep four. The apartment does not front on the creek, but it is just 30 feet from the back door to the water's edge.
Small dog with prior permission only.
Dog-friendly Skamokawa Vista Park, a wildlife refuge and our Fairgrounds are just a few minutes walk away. Astoria and Long Beach are an hour's drive.
One bedroom apartment with kitchenette. Can sleep two couples. Queen bed in bedroom. Queen sleeper in living room. Small bath with stand up shower. All linens and towels provided.
Kitchenette has stove/oven, small refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker and microwave. Pots, pans and utensils provided. Fresh-ground coffee.
Boat dock for up to 25'. On Skamokawa Creek, just off the lower Columbia River. Not suitable for sailboats due to low bridge. For canoes and kayaks, a small boat launch is just down the creek from us We are a short walk from a general store, the Redmen Hall Friends of Skamokawa Museum and bookshop, a wildlife refuge with several miles of flat, lightly used road for cycling, Skamokawa Vista Park, where you can walk one of the few beaches along the Columbia River.
Breakfast, or our 'Simple Suppers' are available in next-door B&B for $15/pp for those who want a break from cooking.
The apartment includes free wifi (CenturyLink 'up to' 10 mbps) and an internet ready TV with a Netflix subscription.
A (mostly) outdoors cat does reside on the property but is not allowed in the guest rooms or in the apartment.
Note on location. A major search engine maps us a few miles away from where we actually are. We are in central Skamokawa, a 5 minute walk from the general store and paddle center, and across the highway from Skamokawa Vista Park. We are located on the waterside of Skamokawa Creek, which empties into the Columbia River just downstream.
Access to front and back yards, in season - table and chairs under the apple tree, the creek-side is 30 feet from the back door to the apartment. Ample seating on the porch when the weather is fine. Free wi-fi.
Interaction with guests
We'll give you the keys and show you to your apartment when you arrive. We live just next door. Walk on over (or call or text) for any questions you might have or help we can give.
Other things to note
This is a rural area. We are on the edge of the cellular universe. AT and T, (or a service that uses their towers) is the only service that really works here.
Internet is provided by CenturyLink. We have the top service provided here "up to 10 mbps". We have two restaurants in our tiny town: The Duck Inn, walking distance, about 7 minutes, American menu and full bar with a deck overlooking Brook's Slough or The Roadkill Saloon, open Thur - Sun. Good beers on tap and home cooking, 4 min walk.
Check in is at 3pm, Check out at 11am. Check in at the main house next door. No smoking inside the apartment. Small dog OK with prior approval.
We divide our time between the Skamokawa (ska-MOCK-away) National Historic District, where the houses all front on Skamokawa Creek, and historic Astoria Oregon. Until the 1930s, most local travel in Skamokawa was via boat. There were no through roads. We restored our 1890s Skamokawa waterfront house and opened it as a guest house in 2007. The creekside vacation home is two doors away from the guesthouse. Skamokawa vacation apartment is next door to the guesthouse, and breakfast or dinner is available at both of those locations with an extra charge. We also share the upper floor of our home in Astoria. Extra meals are not offered there, but Astoria abounds with good restaurants and pubs. We love our very rural part of the NW, in one of the Washington's smallest counties: Wahkiakum (whah-KIGH-ya-kum), and one of the oldest cities on the West Coast: Astoria, Oregon.