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What is Seabrook's status?Crescent Indoor Swimming Pool - Seabrook is thrilled to announce that the Indoor Pool is now officially open to all Seabrook homeowners and Cottage Rentals guests. Located in the South section of Crescent Park, the South Crescent Pool has already become a big attraction. Come take a dip!
Now in its 7th year, our beach town is home to many new and exciting happenings! Here is a quick rundown of all the exciting comings and goings.
Restaurant - Seabrook's family friendly restaurant, the Mill 109 Pub, is located right at the entrance of town offering a cozy atmosphere and tasty food. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day but Tuesday, the Mill 109 menu features a wide range of cuisine types guaranteed to satisfy all your tastes. Most of the town is there during Happy Hour (Mon-Sat, 3-6pm), so stop by!
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 online at their website and have the food delivered to your beach cottage when you arrive!
Retail District - We recently completed our first retail district right in the center of town! Featuring our restaurant Mill 109 Pub, corner market Lil's Pantry, dog gift shop The Salty Dog, pottery painting studio Colours, and the in-town location of Blue Spa massage studio, you'll find whatever you need at Seabrook's temporary 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. Visit or Town Merchants page for more information on Seabrook's businesses.
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. Five oceanfront homes have already been built and a sixth one is currently under construction. One of these lucrative oceanfront homes is the Coastal Living Magazine Ultimate Beach House! For more information on the NW Glen oceanfront phase, please visit our oceanfront homes webpage.
Beach Access - You can now access the beach in two different ways. In addition to our initial beach access by Elk Creek, you can also head down to the beach from the NW Glen oceanfront neighborhood. We will start construction on the pedestrian bridge when we start phase 3 expected Summer of 2011. To follow the progress, visit the Seabrook Blog.
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 is one of the oldest cottages on the Washington coast and our plan is to completely restore it to its original condition. We will also be adding a community garden around the cottage. We are currently fundraising in cooperation with the North Beach Museum to acquire the necessary funds for the cottage's complete restoration. If you'd like to help out this community project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where is Seabrook located?For a map and driving directions to our beach town, click here.
Let us know if you'd like to set up an appointment to see Seabrook and learn more about the town.
Seabrook is located 1 mile South of Pacific Beach, WA on State Route 109. We are about 18 miles North of Ocean Shores.
What is the total number of residential units/homes in the community?
There are currently about 200 homes built at Seabrook, over 100 of which are in the Seabrook Cottage Rentals program.
Seabrook is planned to have 303 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 have just broken ground on our first indoor heated pool, and we already have an outdoor basketball court. Tennis courts are planned for the near future. Bikes can be rented at 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, an art gallery and studio, a dog gift shop, a spa studio, and a pottery painting studio in our retail/shopping district.
We also plan to have a bank, a physician, a theater, a hotel, additional restaurants and pubs, 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?
Fine dining, groceries, and gift-shopping are conveniently located right at Seabrook. For more information on these, check out the Seabrook Status question.
Convenience stores with basic groceries are also available within 5 minutes in Pacific Beach. Larger shopping stores and movies are 20 minutes away in Ocean Shores or 30 minutes in Aberdeen/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 our Seabrook Cottage Rentals page 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 popular 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.
Seabrook vs. Ocean Shores, Washington
Seabrook vs. Oregon Coast Homes
Seabrook on the Washington Coast
Seabrook & Washington Coast Real Estate
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?
We will most likely follow the recommendation of a Zimmerman/Volks market study with about 50 per year. 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.
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 Morneult (Wells Fargo) 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 $1,975,000. To see our current offerings, please visit our homes for sale page.
I am interested in an oceanfront home. Are there any available?
Our first oceanfront neighborhood, NW Glen, has 19 oceanfront lots available to the public, 9 of which have already been sold. 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 email@example.com.
What if I'm not in the earliest group of buyers? Can I still get an oceanfront home?
We own nearly 1 mile of oceanfront land, some of which is currently approved and some is reserved for future development. If you are interested in an oceanfront home, please make sure you are signed up to receive the latest information.
Part of what makes Seabrook special is the attention given in the design to the ocean as an amenity that belongs to the entire town. By studying the natural topography and then carefully placing the streets and paths, our town design brings the view, sound, and feel of the ocean deep into its core. For example, owners and guests alike can enjoy Seabrook's Oceanfront Promenade, a public walkway designed along the entire Oceanfront. The NW Glen section of the Oceanfront Promenade has already been completed.
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.
Do Seabrook have live-work units?
We have just recently introduced live-work units as part of our Front Street Townhomes neighborhood. More info is coming soon. Give us a call at 360-276-0099 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org more information.
Can I own 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 quality we are offering maintenance, landscaping, and full-time security services in addition to the reservation management and guest services. For more information, visit SeabrookCottageRentals.com.
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 expect Seabrook to be for 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 a 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 more than 55 homes to the vacation rentals program and have 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, 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.
I'd like to receive more information. Do you have a packet to mail out?
All Seabrook information is available online. Email us with specific questions at email@example.com.