Our group consisted of 4 adults and 2 children, ages 4 & 7. We stayed for a week and were sorry to leave this delightful home with its spacious and upper-end decorated rooms. It has wood floors through most of the first floor, with limestone tile in the three bathrooms. All the main rooms and the master bedroom have lots of windows to provide plenty of natural light, which we love. The children's room was perfect for our kids: the french doors opened to the living room and the flat screen TV. When it came bedtime, they watched a movie or cartoons on a cable channel from their beds and were soon asleep. We slept well in the beds, especially after exploring the beach, chasing waves and hunting for star fish/sea anenomies. The house is within walking distance to the beach, though not overlooking it. Be sure to visit the beach when the tide is out, for the best tide pools and hunting for agates and sea shells.
If you go to Bandon in the fall, bring warm clothes, best worn in layers. The wind almost always blows and the fog will roll in quite suddenly at times. We highly recommend this time of year: no rain and the days are glorious. If fog rolls in on the coast and you feel the need for some sunshine, head inland for the day. Often, when it is foggy in Bandon, it's sunny and warm in Roseburg, Southerlin & Eugene.
We met the owner of the house next door and had a nice chat. Most of the neighbors are older/retired. Normal respect and courtesy will go a long way for good relations.
The kitchen is stocked with the necessary equipment and dishes. We were easily able to entertain a couple guests for dinner. No spices or cooking staples are provided, except salt and pepper, so plan to bring or purchase whatever condiments you will need for cooking. There are a couple good grocery stores in Bandon where you can get whatever you need. If you don't want to cook, there are plenty of places to eat out around Bandon and Coos Bay (a half hour drive up the coast).
We went crabbing on the Bandon dock and came home with 11 (the limit is 12 per license) for a wonderful crab feast. The property managers do not allow crab cooking in the house and you don't want that crab smell clinging to everything anyway. Take your crab to an establishment on the dock called Tony's and he will cook them for you for a reasonable fee.
We spent a day at the dunes in Northbend. The kids loved dune buggy riding; could hardly get them out of the vehicle. You can take a tour or rent your own.
The managers, Dave and Eileen Schradieck, were friendly and helpful. When we needed to talk with them or had a question, we were able to get hold of them immediately. We highly recommend A Bandon Treasure.
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