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What is Seabrook's status?


Now in its 9th year, our beach town is home to many new and exciting happenings! Here is a quick rundown of all the exciting comings and goings.

Crescent Indoor Swimming Pool - Seabrook is one of the only places along the Washington and Oregon coastlines that offers a heated indoor pool to its guests and homeowners.  Located in the South section of Crescent Park, the South Crescent Pool has already become a big attraction. Come take a dip!

Mill 109 Restaurant - Seabrook's family friendly restaurant, the Mill 109 Restaurant & Pub, is located right at the entrance of town offering a cozy atmosphere and tasty food. Serving lunch and dinner every day and breakfast on the weekends, the Mill 109 menu features a wide range of cuisine types guaranteed to satisfy all your tastes. Stop by for a bite, a pint, or just to say hi!

Grocery Market - Lil's Pantry, Seabrook's corner market, provides residents and visitors with all the groceries they'd need. The market features meat, fish & poultry, cheese & dairy products, fresh fruits & vegetables, breads & cereals, sauces & seasonings, dips & salsas, pasta & rice, sweets & treats, a full-service deli, an espresso bar (plus seasonal gelato & ice cream!), and sodas, beer, and wine. Plus, you can shop for your groceries online and have the food delivered to your beach cottage when you arrive!

Retail District - Welcome to our first retail district right in the center of town! Featuring restaurant Mill 109 Pub, corner market Lil's Pantry, dog gift shop The Salty Dog, pottery painting studio Colours, home goods store Seaworthy, and arts-and-crafts corner Crafty Christine, you'll find whatever you need at Seabrook's retail district. All of these shops and stores are planned to move into the future town center (on Main Street), as is normally the process of developing new urbanist towns and neighborhoods. We are also happy to welcome Windgate Equestrian as the newest merchant to town. Located in the Farm District (Seabrook's NE corner), Windgate aims to put a smile on your face by teaching horseback riding lessons and general equestrian etiquette. Visit or Town Merchants page for more information on Seabrook's businesses.

Town Hall - Seabrook's newest landmark is now open and ready to welcome guests and owners for events, weddings, corporate retreats, movie nights, and anything else you can think of! Equipped with a full commercial kitchen, bar, state-of-the-art audio & video system, and charming details fitting of Seabrook's architectural style, the 3-level Town Hall will be a big addition to Seabrook's list of amenities for all guests and homeowners. For more information on booking the Town Hall for an event, please contact Shari Field at 888-507-4694.

NW Glen Oceanfront Neighborhood - Washington coast's most sought-after real estate, oceanfront properties, are in full swing here at Seabrook. Our first oceanfront neighborhood, NW Glen, features 19 oceanfront lots directly overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With luxury oceanfront homes such as the 2013 Sunset Magazine Idea Homes, the 2010 Coastal Living Magazine Ultimate Beach House, and Anthology's Togadera home with interiors done by none other than famed design family The Novogratz, the NW Glen neighborhood has become a unique corner of Seabrook and the Washington coast waterfront real estate! 

Beach Access - You can access the beach in two different ways. In addition to our very first beach access by Elk Creek, you can also head down to the beach from the NW Glen oceanfront neighborhood. Please check our Seabrook Blog for the latest updates on construction along the oceanfront bluff as one of the two beach accesses may be temporarily closed.

Bike Shop/Repair Area - Our cottage rental company, Seabrook Cottage Rentals has set up an area near their current office that accommodates the rent of bicycles and bike-related gear. This is the place to check out flex bikes, get your own bikes tuned up, or rent other goodies such as skim boards, tandems and baby bike carriers.

Meriweather Square & Gazebo - This outdoor room on Meriweather Square is a great place to meet more of your neighbors and guests. Next time you are out for a stroll, stop by the Meriweather Gazebo and admire the view into Woodland Promenade and Perennial Park.

Playground & Basketball Court - We are very excited about our new park located just south of the recently built water tank facility. This new fenced-in playground includes a much larger play set along with a two story tower for the kids to climb. We have also added a restroom for your convenience. Adjacent to the new playground is an outdoor basketball court. The playground and basketball court are conveniently located just steps from Seabrook's Beach Camp Cottage Court.

Dorothy Anderson Cottage/Community Garden - Located just North of Crescent Park, this cottage was one of the oldest cottages on the Washington coast and we are proud to say that we have fully restored the cottage to its original condition. In collaboration with the North Beach Museum, the Dorothy Anderson Cottage is now quite the artifact at Seabrook, reminding us of the great history the Washington coast has and how fortunate we are to be a part of it here at the beach.


General Seabrook Questions


What is the total number of residential homes in the community?


As of September, 2013, there are about 250 privately owned homes built at Seabrook, half of which are in the Seabrook Cottage Rentals program. Seabrook is planned to have about 300 single-family homes and over 450 units, but there is also room for additional homes on adjacent undeveloped property. 

Are there amenities such as a pool, tennis & basketball courts, boat/bike rentals, running paths, and shopping in Seabrook?


Yes, yes, and yes! We are one of the only destinations along the WA and OR coast to have a heated indoor pool, and we already have an outdoor basketball court. Tennis courts are planned for the future. Bikes can be rented at the bike tent by the Cottage Rentals office, but we do not have any boat rentals yet. You'll find an extensive path grid for walking and running through Seabrook, and the long, flat beach is a great place for a jog. We also have a restaurant/pub, grocery store, and a thriving retail district. A Town Hall for events and weddings has been the latest addition to the long list of amenities at Seabrook. We also plan to have a additional restaurants, wine bar and coffee shop, and much more. Home owners have an influence on what amenities they would like to see at Seabrook.

Where are the closest shopping, movies, groceries, and other stores for residents and guests outside of Seabrook?


Convenience stores with basic groceries are available within 5 minutes in Pacific Beach. Larger shopping stores and movies are 20 minutes away in Ocean Shores or 30 minutes in Aberdeen and Hoquiam. We plan to have all of these amenities on Main Street in the future.

What utilities are available?


Seabrook has all the standard utilities, including sewer, water, electric, phone, DSL, cable, and propane.

I'd like to visit Seabrook. Where can I stay?


Seabrook has cottages to rent on a nightly or weekly basis. Please visit Seabrook Cottage Rentals to view or book your vacation rental, or call us at (877) 779-9990.

Is Seabrook prepared for a Tsunami?


Seabrook's spectacular topography does more than just offer great vistas - our western facing bluffs and higher elevations provide one of the safest locations on the Washington coast. While the majority of the developed Washington coast is 20 feet or less in elevation, over 90% of Seabrook is at or above 70 feet. In fact, Seabrook has been designated by the local and state emergency response services as an evacuation destination for locals who live in some of the lower, more vulnerable elevations, should the need ever arise.

How is Seabrook different from other beach towns like Ocean Shores and some Oregon coast towns?


Seabrook brings the sensibility of popular Oregon coast towns to a beautiful stretch on the Washington coast. Unlike Ocean Shores and other Washington coast towns, Seabrook is a pedestrian-friendly community where a short walk will get you anywhere you want to go. Seabrook offers a beach experience previously unavailable on the Washington coast. For more information click on the links below:


Construction Questions


What is your building schedule? How quickly would my home be finished?


We begin approximately one home per week, and each home takes approximately 4-6 months to complete, depending on floor plan and upgrades.

What is the projected final completion date for Seabrook?


To ensure the highest quality, we don't like to build more than 50 homes per year. This is also recommended by a popular Zimmerman/Volks market study. We could sell out at a much faster rate due to the interest and excitement we are experiencing. We are building at a comfortable pace that will allow us to pay close attention to detail, and deliver a town that reflects careful design, planning, and construction.


Pricing & Buying A Home


What is the cash requirement when signing a contract?


We require 10% non-refundable earnest money, based on the full purchase price of the home. For oceanfront homes, due to the higher price points and custom design, we require a 20% non-refundable deposit (10% at mutual acceptance and another 10% when we receive building permit from County and start construction). You also have the choice of acquiring your own construction loan through our approved broker, Mike Morneault (Home Street) or through another bank in which case we'd need to approve the loan and inspection process before mutual acceptance.

What is the pricing for Seabrook homes?


Currently we have cottages ranging from $299,000 to $2,000,000 plus. To see our current offerings, please visit our homes for sale page.

What is your availability of oceanfront homes?


Our first oceanfront neighborhood, NW Glen, has 19 oceanfront lots available to the public, only a few of which are still available. The neighborhood features homes like the 2010 Coastal Living Ultimate Beach house, the two Sunset Magazine Idea Homes for 2013, as well as other beautifully crafted luxury homes. Please visit the oceanfront homes for sale page or call our sales office at 360-276-0099 for more information. If email is more convenient for you, feel free to email us at info@seabrookwa.com.

Can I build a custom home on one of Seabrook's lots?


We have several lots available for people to work with their own architect and design a custom home. Our architectural review committee has also put together a list of pre-approved architects.

Does Seabrook have live-work units?


Live-work units are an integral part of Seabrook as a new urbanist development. Our Courtyard Cottages neighborhood, located right in the center of town, offers several live-work units for sale.


Owning A Rental Property


Can I turn my home into a vacation rental? Is there a property management company available?


Yes! Many homes in Seabrook are already being used as vacation rentals. Seabrook has its own property management company, and to ensure the highest quality we are offering maintenance, landscaping, and full-time security services in addition to the reservation management and guest services. For more information, visit Seabrook Cottage Rentals.

What is the projected rental occupancy (based on other properties/area)?


We've patterned Seabrook after the best new towns and villages which have been successful in renting homes. What Carmel is to California and Cannon Beach is to Oregon - we've seen Seabrook become to Washington. 

With our design and attention to detail, Seabrook has become a beach experience second to none -- attracting both regional and out-of-state guests. Seabrook makes Washingtonians think twice about taking the longer drive to the Oregon coast. We believe that the market will grow to be stronger than the Oregon coast due to its proximity to a very large metro area and our solid business plan. 

Since each home is unique in size, location, and features, it is hard to project an average rental occupancy for all of Seabrook. 

However, our Cottage Rentals program has been incredibly successful over the last few years. Since the beginning of 2008 we've added many new homes to the vacation rentals program each year and we've seen over 25% average yearly revenue growth.

What type of advertising & marketing is being done for rentals and resales?


We have an extensive marketing plan - encompassing most advertising vehicles - to spread the word about your vacation rental or resale. Our web presence is growing rapidly as we work diligently to increase awareness and bring significant information to consumer's fingertips. 

Like other new towns, the best advertising and marketing is the PR and the word of mouth we receive for our work. We have already received attention from national media, including Coastal Living and Sunset Magazine. We've also been featured by the Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine, Evening Magazine, Builder Magazine, Tacoma News Tribune, the Olympian, Martha Stewart magazine, as well as other regional media. 

For a full list, see our Seabrook in the news webpage.

Who is your typical guest and what do they look for in this area?


Our typical renter will be looking for an "authentic coastal experience" very much like Cannon Beach, OR. What sets us apart is our proximity to Seattle (with the Olympic National Park in our backyard) relative to destinations on the Oregon Coast.


Getting More Information


I'd like to receive more information. Do you have a packet to mail out?


While we make sure that all Seabrook information is available online, please email us at info@seabrookwa.com and we will get in touch right away to provide more information and answer any questions.