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Shakti Cove Cottages
Denver, Colorado
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“disappointing, yucky, could not relax”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

Horrid smells to great you when you enter, old couch from thrift store covered with sheet, musty bed with sheets so thin you can see through them. On cold nights, good luck because the heaters have little signs on them saying you will blow a fuse if you turn them on. Extra blankets in central location IF you happen to realize that you need them before host goes to bed. Floors were nice and polished and the bathroom fixtures were new but I considered the kitchen unclean and ill equipped. Please see pictures.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Spokane, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

We stayed in this nice, pet-friendly cove over a long holiday weekend. The Cove is located on the Long Beach penisula about ten miles north of the more known & touristy Long Beach. It is not oceanview or beach view, but its just a short walk over the dunes to the waves and wind. The cabins are set in a circle and offer one bed, two bed and two larger units - the apartment that has fireplaces and the annex with doesn't allow pets or kids and is newer than the cabins. We had a one bed studio with a full size couch, small dining table, tiny bathroom and kitchen area with everything but a microwave - but they have a shared one in the office to use. The refrigerator was a small dorm style one - but good enough for our short stay.
Given it was so rainy for our stay, they also provided us with dog towels -which I thought was a nice touch. The little cabin had a cermaic wall heater that worked wonderfully and was welcomed during the cold nights.
There are lots of places to walk to from the cove including an espresso stand - important for we Washingtonians! There is also the Country Mercantile on the main road that is fun to shop in. Groceries and the coolest old-fashioned hardware area. It's amazing what they have in there. I bought some food and had to equip myself with a rain hat. There are several restaurants close by too.
It's amazing how much there is to do in this area! There is the historic settlement from 1863 of Oysterville, the cranberry musuem and farms, several state parks including the lovely Cape Disappointment and the hub at Long Beach which has festivals all year long. I've been to the kite festival in August and the sandcastle competition in July - both excellent and fun.
I can highly recommend four stops in Long Beach - the Cottage Bakery, Long Beach Coffee Roasters, Benson's by the Beach (breakfast all day) and Banana Books. Its a small shop but they ALWAYS have an excellent selection. I love this place obviously, so if you have any questions, please ask!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sandy UT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

We stayed in the apartment which was great. It's the other half of the duplex the covekeepers live in. It has two fireplaces, separate bedroom and full kitchen area. Please remember this is an older place that is rustic so it's definately not your high end hotel but we loved the quietness of the "cove". We never heard the covekeepers so you don't have to worry about thin walls. It's just truly a peaceful, wonderful place. The walk to the ocean was short and through a little trail. We had our three Great Dane mixes with us and they loved running free on the beach and playing in the ocean. It's a peaceful setting. The only drawback is, the smell when you first walk in to the apartment which is the wet smell from the ocean. It's not overpowering just there. It sure wasn't enough to make us want to leave in fact we stayed an extra day. We will stay there again! The covekeepers are very nice, down to earth people who really care about the cove. They have great peach pie at the Oysterville Bakery if you want a little dessert!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2011

Shakti Cove is a little slice of heaven. Please note that the experience is rustic cottage. Kitchens with basic utensils and very clean. The cottages encircle a sunny circular yard with picnic tables. Visit the website for pictures.
The cottages are secluded in a wooded setting but within walking distance of book stores, a grocery and restaurants.
This is a vacation for those that want to get away from it all but still have a tether!
A short walk through a pine thicket and then dune grasses reveal an amazing and often almost private wide beach. The Pacific Ocean is yours.
The cove keepers are amazingly friendly while respecting privacy. The property is very dog friendly and they have a good selection of movies for quiet nights.
Each cottage has a kitchen stocked with basic pots and utensils for cooking your favorite seafood stew.
I have been bringing my pup here for many years as a special treat. Running on the beach or sitting back and watching the waves. We recently spent Christmas at Shakti and were so pleasantly surprised at the beauty.
Highly recommended. Our favorite place on the Pacific Northwest coastline.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Washington, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2010

Great little funky beach cabins with kitchenettes. This is more like your grandparent's cabin than the Four Seasons. Clean, basic, rustic and very much inline with the character of Ocean Park. Walk the beach for 10 minutes to the Full Circle Cafe or get your WiFi fix (also a short walk) at Adelaide's, the little coffee shop and book store.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled solo
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2010

I looked all over the internet looking for a "different" place for a get a way weekend. We got there and it was great. The cottages were not far from the ocean and the "Cottage Keepers" were great. The cottages looked a little rough from the outside but were great inside, a great place to get a way from the hussel and bussel of life. The town of Ocean Park was just a couple of blocks away and with Long Beach a few miles away you can find what ever you would like to do. I will admit this might not be for everyone but if you want peace and quiet and a lot of charachter for a respnable price this is the place. We plan on going back again and suggest it to friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Oregon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2009

I had planned to stay 3 nights, but after paying and going to my cottage, I sat inside for a few minutes and decided I could not stay here with the smell. It was like that awful perfumy carpet powder throughout the place. I permiated my body and clothes. Just awful. So, they were kind enough to give me a refund, except for a $25 fee for cancelling. Inside the cottage, it appeared clean though, old everything, looked like 1940's poor mans house. Maybe the other cottages didn't have this smell but you can decide for yourself.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
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Property: Shakti Cove Cottages
Address: 25301 Park Ave, Post Office Box 385, Ocean Park, WA 98640-4007
Location: United States > Washington > Ocean Park
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Ocean Park
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shakti Cove Cottages we have 11 separate cottages set in a semi-circle, nestled in a groove of trees. Each cottages has a kitchen with dishes and cookware.Located in the small town of Ocean Park on Washington’s beautiful Long Beach Peninsula, Shakti Cove is a little slice of Pacific paradise. Your relaxed retreat begins as soon as you drive onto the grounds. You can hear the surf from our secluded 3-acre grounds and the beach is an easy stroll across the coastal dune. The property is bordered by a quiet stream that looks more like a lake, frequented by ducks, heron and other birds. We have eleven separate cottage set in a semicircle and nestled in a grove of trees. Each rustic cottage from the 1940s has its own kitchen with dishes and cookware, cable TV and free wireless internet access. Floor plans include studio, one bedroom units and suites, and two-bed cabins that can accommodate up to six people. Pets are also welcome for an additional fee ... more   less 

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