A Breath Taking Location
Traveling back to the Golden Years, way back in 1962, I had just graduated from Seaside High School and gotten a job as an apprentice carpenter. We did some fixer jobs to start with and come late summer we started a new home in the cove area of Seaside.
As soon as we started I remember hearing the ocean roar all day long. When lunch time came around I remember sitting on a lumber pile eating my lunch on a beautiful sunny day. We didn’t have a radio station in Seaside in those days, so having a quiet lunch was the norm. I can still remember the tranquility and the sound of the ocean and thinking to myself, what a beautiful location.
About three weeks after we started we noticed what looked to be a group of carpenters starting on a project across the street and right next to the ocean. When lunch time rolled around we walked down to see what they were doing. The foreman told us they were starting a motel. WOW, what a location. Right on the beach looking down at the waves, with downtown Seaside in the background and miles of beautiful beach. I thought this had to be the most beautiful location on the entire Oregon Coast.
Upon its completion I had an opportunity to view the motel. Although some of the rooms had purple carpet (not my favorite color), the views were just perfect. It was like a magnet, you’d find yourself drawn to the patio doors and stepping out onto the Lanai. What a breath taking view! They were just putting the sign up outside and guess what the name was – yep, The Lanai Motel.
Since 1962 I have seen many changes in Seaside over the decades. One of the changes was The Lanai Motel – they converted it to condominiums. This gave individuals the opportunity to own a unit at one of the most spectacular locations on the Oregon Coast. The name has been changed to The Lanai at the Cove. Another change that had taken place over the years was my occupation and doing something my mother always wanted me to do. I became a Realtor in 1984 and 27 years later I’m still helping people realize their dreams of home ownership. Although the Lanai at the Cove has had many upgrades and a recent face lift, I’m still stuck with the same face that needs a lift, but at least I still have my hair!
Now we have an opportunity to share this spectacular location with Buyers interested in owning their own piece of paradise. We currently have four units on the market ranging in price for $88,000 to $169,000. These are all studio units, three are oceanfront units and one overlooks the pool area (see listings below for additional details). The property features full time property management, a swimming pool and sun deck, and close proximity to shopping, eateries, groceries and golf. My personal favorite is to get a good book, sit on the lanai and watch the surfers while listening to the tranquil sounds of the ocean. - Dann Pickell, Broker
Contact Dann at 503.440.1650 | Email Dann
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