Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Vacation on a tank of gas...( Long Beach Washington, Akari Bungalows)

Friday's I will be doing reviews on places to stay, mini vacations and places to go with your spouse, children, bestfriend, or alone to enjoy some time away.  I am doing this because when Hub's and I were both working outside of the house with two full time jobs. We were able to vacation and do things whenever we wanted. I love to travel & explore new things and places, this is in my blood! My mom jokes that we are gypsy's and I am sure when I research our family history this is one thing that will come to be true.  Only thing that has changed is now with just Chris working full time we aren't able to do the vacations in the way that we once were able to do. I have to get creative so Friday's are going to be about vacations, time away & the way to do it on a small budget, because let's face it the most important thing to do on a vacation is to re-connect and learn to relax and enjoy your time with your loved ones....and yes sometimes that means just you, because if you don't love yourself who will? So enjoy and please tell me in a comment where you would like to hear about going to and I will check it out for you!!

The first place I am going to write a review about is Long Beach, Washington. We stayed at Akari Bungalows.  It was a few days before Valentines Day, It was stormy and the wind was blowing so hard that the rain was coming down sideways. We didn't mind the idea of being locked away in a cabin at the ocean.

When you first arrive at the bungalows, you feel a little twang of nostalgia of simpler earlier times. Akari Bungalows, were originally built in the 1930s and newly renovated, these eight cozy, stylish bungalows were re-designed to make you feel like you are staying at your families guest house instead of a strangers cabin or a regular hotel. What makes these so unique is that each are owned by different people, they put their own personal touches into their cabin, so that you will feel like you are right at home. The Inn at Discovery Bay, take care of the bungalows. Their staff is amazing, we kept having the beautiful gas fireplace go out on us, ( operator air ) and no matter when we called the manager was there within 20 minutes fixing the problem. She was so kind and even gave us her home and cell numbers just in case we needed anything or if the power went out.  With staff like that treating us like family and the bungalows being so home like, it just made us feel that much better and so relaxed to have no worries.

It made it so much better to know that my "fur babies"were able to come with me on our vacation! This place was perfect to have your dogs come with you. Running on the beach playing catch with their chuck it's and play in the waves, even though we had a ton of rain we made it just as fun! walking the board walk from one side of Long Beach to the other, they just loved to prance in the fresh air.  So if you have dogs feel free to bring them because they are "fur baby friendly!"

To top it off you are right in the heart of the tranquil coastal town of Long Beach. The cabin's are Located on the main beach approach, right under the Long Beach Arch, nestled close to the ocean and a block from town, Kitty corner from the Ice cream shop!  Each of the Akari Bungalows have gas fireplaces, plush king or queen beds, while some have jetted tubs and either full kitchens or kitchenettes. Every amenity allows you to fully enjoy the long lazy days one hopes for on a beach vacation.

We stayed in number eight! We walked in and looked around and feel in love. There was a full jetted tub for two, a gas fireplace, full kitchen so Hub's could make me food!  A shower and cute little bathroom, a DVD, and flat screen TV, Radio, and a note book that people had written about their own thought on the Bungalow, most people wrote about needing a chair, but to me it was perfect to just lay in bed. We slept on a King size bed and when we got back from our trip we got our own Kingsize bed.

While we were there we went up to Ocean park being able to go to Jack's and Sweet Williams On Bay, are my two favorite places to stop into and enjoy.  We enjoyed the Long beach down town,  eating at Ancor's Grill & lounge for dinner, and Lauire's for breakfast,  and enjoying all the wonderful shops. If you are going to go enjoy this wonderful town make sure you check out The Long beach vistor's page  

 I was sad when the two nights were over I could have stayed and read books, watched movies,  and enjoyed their free wifi! It would have been wonderful to be able to look at the ocean for another week. I am hoping to be invited back and to review the property at The Inn at discovery coast. 

P.O. Box 328  -  203 Bolstad Ave.  Long Beach, WA 98631
Please tell them Kingstongirl sent you!

When  our uniquely updated 1930's cottages right on the popular Bolstad beach approach in Long Beach, Washington.  Each bungalow has been completely updated and renovated to reflect a contemporary beachy feel where you can relax and truly enjoy all this coastal communitly has to offer. 

Our bungalows are equipped with gas fireplaces, king beds with comfortable pillow top matresses, kitchens or kitchenettes, quality linens and amenities, lcd tv's, dvd players, jetted tubs, and an excellent location just steps from the beach, boardwalk, downtown...these bungalows will entice you to destress and unwind.  


Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh man I haven't been to Long Beach in years but what a fun thing to do with the family! Maybe this summer we can afford it. The boys would love it :).

Thanks girlie :)

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