Cute and comfortable. Great location to beach.
Loved the location, less than a 5 min walk to the beach where haystack rock is. Perfect for family trip of 3
Location was great but a little too pricey given the location away from beach and size of unit…heat could not be turned off either which seemed odd even with fireplace…fortunately we brought our own fan to use given the two in the unit were heat only…seemed clean but parking was entirely too tight and units too close to one another…Unit 6 is right on the road which is not recommended either given noise…refrigerator has leftover food in it from prior renters apparently which seemed odd as well
We are happy that you enjoyed this great location, Robert. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry that you had some trouble with the heating. We wish you had let us know so that we could have addressed it for you. We will be sure to let housekeeping know about the fridge items so they can be removed. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again in the future.
The stay was great. The place had everything we needed, was very clean and the booking process went smoothly.
Early check in was available as well as late check out with an extra charge. The place is a bit small for $200 but it was cute and clean. We were happy with it over all.
Hidden Village Cottages is a quiet, peaceful spot right next to Cannon Beach! It’s a short, easy walk to lots of restaurants and shopping but still tucked away in a small neighborhood. The cottage itself was warm, clean, and cozy and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay! Highly recommend!
this is a very cozy place to stay. Clean! Cute bath and kitchen. plenty of room for a big dog...had mine with me. It is close to the beach and downtown Cannon Beach. Very relaxing. Room for four but will be a bit crowded if children need space to run.
The cottage was fine... main bed was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was clean. The bistro set feels like it may fall apart at any moment, and the internet didn't work during the majority of our stay.
Hi, Sharee! We're glad you stayed with us and appreciate your feedback. The table is getting replaced, and we are working on getting additional modems to help strengthen the WiFi signal. Thank you!
Great location. Ver good for two people or three
Great little cottage. We have stayed at #2 and #3. 6 is the same size but it can easily sleep 4. It has an additional twin bed under the sofa bed. It’s fully remodeled and in good shape. I’d definitely stay there again!
This little cottage is small but it offered everything we needed and just 2 blocks from the beach in a lovely neighborhood. Customer service was quick to respond to a couple of questions we had. We will consider another stay in the future.
Perfect location and size for my pup and I! Will plan to return!
Gas heater at its lowest made the place hot, not comfortable seating. Towel rack kept falling off. Lost of things that could be fixed for 100.00. My sheets had hair in them.
Thank you for your review, Micki. We are sorry to read you had some frustrations with your stay. The towel bar has been fixed, and the kitchen is stocked with what we supply. It has been verified the heaters are working normally. Housekeeping has been reminded to check for any stray hairs when making the beds after laundering the sheets. We hope to see you again!
Quick walk to the beach and restaurants, loved that I could take my pup. Perfect for a quick beach getaway for one or two people. We had no neighbors during our 3 day stay so it was super quiet.
I brought my daughter and puppy here for a mini escape and we had the most relaxing and bonding time. The cottage was super cute and cozy in a quiet area. The walk to the beach was easy (even with bundles of firewood).
I cannot wait to go back!
Being so close to the beach and town!
This is definitely the strong suit.
Very cute place to stay with a toddler and dog. Only 2 blocks from beach and a half mile from downtown shopping and restaurants.
This little cottage was not only very clean, it was within walking distance to many of the little shops, the beach, and the Bald Eagle Coffee house. I will reserve this cabin on my next trip to Cannon Beach without hesitation.
Location to the beach was great! Place is a little small but overall very good considering you will be there for the beach anyways.
Booked on the fly with minimal research and discovered this to be the perfect location effectively between Cannons Beach downtown zone and the haystack rock. Easy stroll to either! Cottage was super cozy and fully equipped. We cooked dinner 2 out of our 3 nights. I would definitely book here again!
The place was small. But that's a great thing. Everything was quaint and cute. Perfect for only spending a few hours to sleep.
It was in a excellent location for our needs! Cozy very very clean. Shower was a bit tight, but we would stay there over and over again!
Loved the fireplace and comfy bed. Kitchen was perfectly set up. The whole place was bright and beachy. I loved that you could step out the front door, take 2 steps and look down the street and see the ocean (and hear it!).
Good value for the location.
Great little place for my two children and I. Short walk to everything, clean, comfortable... just perfect! We will definitely be back!
Wonderful stay! Our third stay at these cottages! Very clean and so close to the beach! We always love these cottages. We are a family of three and it works out perfect. Thanks again for the great stay!
So comfortable and clean. If you needed anything they were so quick to respond. Close to the beach and downtown and nice and quiet. Loved it.
Really enjoyed this tiny cabin. Great location. What really stood out was how clean it was!!
I didn't know what to expect. This property exceeded all my expectations.
The courtyard was clean and neat. The water fountain was beautiful. I really enjoyed that the property is dog friendly and there were bags available for walking them. The weather was amazing. I felt that the environment was conducive for groups, couples, families, and individuals. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a great get-a-way.
We were lucky enough to plan well ahead to get a whole week. If you want a great time I recommend you do the same.
Great little place close to the beach and downtown.
This cottage, without a doubt, is amazing. They supply beach gear complete with 2 beach mats, a beach bag, and a bag for food that is built to keep those cokes and sandwiches cold. The master bed was soft and comfy. The shower a roomy considering the size of the bathroom. Look in the nooks and crannies! They supply lots of sheets and a plethora of towels! The shampoo, conditioner, and soap as well! The kitchen was stocked with kitchen tools minus a couple of necessities - a spatula for flipping burgers.
Here are my suggestions:
Did the blinds in the bathroom. They need to touch the will to avoid wind causing them to fly up. Same with one of the living room blinds.
Switch the mattresses. The trundle was firm, the daybed springy for my 9-year-old.
Leave more blankets. The one was amazing! Another for the trundle is lovely as well.
No staff on site but honestly, no need! When we needed that blanket someone was right on it and she was as sweet as pie!
Overall, AMAZING!!! DO USE THIS LOVELY, HOMEY COTTAGE!!!
The cottage was so cute and very clean. It has everything you need and just a couple of blocks to the beach. We will definitely be back.
Great weekend away with my 3 sisters. Lovely cabin, well appointed!! Short walk to the beach!
Loved all the accommodations, clean and cozy. Staff was very friendly and helpful we look forward to staying here every time we visit Cannon Beach. Great value and location.
Location was very good but accommodations were mediocre. No place for clothes. Ants in bathroom.
We appreciate receiving this response and concerns about this unit. We do have regular pest control that treats the property for ants; however, on the coast, they run very rampant. The manager has called pest services to ask them to step it up a bit around unit 6. The manager will also be taking measurements of the unit when it is next vacant in order to place some sort of a dresser for guest clothing. Thank you!
Overall this was a wonderful place to stay. You couldn't ask for a better location. Right in the center of town and less then a 5 minute walk to the beach. It was a sweet little cottage with a comfortable bed.
Loved the location very quaint neighborhood. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need. The day bed was very comfortable. And would definitely book this place again in the future.
I loved the location. Cottage is just perfect for my family. My little ones had a good time!
My parents stayed at this bungalow for the weekend and loved it. Super close to the beach and quite cozy with the fireplace. Would definitely recommend!
My husband and I spent three nights in the starfish Cottage number 6. It was lovely & within walking distance to town and to Haystack Rock. We would highly recommend, overall very comfortable space and great rate booked on expedia.
We enjoyed this cottage. It had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. It was close to the beach, to the shops, and it was very quiet.
Just a quick walk to the beach.
This was the first time visiting Cannon Beach for my husband and I and we were extremely impressed with both the town and the cottage. We loved being two blocks to the beach and .2 of a mile to coffee shops and restaurants. When it wasn't rainy we walked everywhere.
The bed was extremely comfortable. The house was very clean and I appreciated having lots of extra towels and blankets. It's a perfect size for my husband and I and our two dogs. We definitely plan to stay again!
The booking service we used (Orbitz) did not reveal the cleaning fee until we had almost completed booking the property. Other booking services have a more prominent notice of extra fees on their first screen.
We always recommend our guests book directly with us at www.vacasa.com. Thanks!
This cottage is perfect for a couple on a mid-week or weekend getaway. Great location 2 blocks from the beach and pet friendly.
We enjoyed staying at this small cottage in Cannon Beach. It was cozy and warm during the winter storms. Perfect spot for a couple or single traveler. Might feel cramped if you have a large child or children. Then a 2 bedroom would be best.
Great place. Close to the beach. Really cozy and good for couple that are looking for a romantic gateway. It has a lot of privacy and walking on the beach and around the streets was really nice
Very comfy, clean and quaint. Very quiet and safe area
Very close to coffee shop and the beach. 10 mins walk to downtown cannon beach
Loved the cottage and the grounds
Very happy with the area and close proximity to everything. I would recommend all my friends and family to stay here. Thanks!!!
Lovely cottage in an excellent location
good basic accommodation in a wonderful location. Worked fine for my 2 daughters, dog and myself but I would not any more than that as it is small, but properties are as described and the outdoor bbq and space is great. There is also green space for dogs and a hose. Location is quiet and very close to the beach and town so everything you need is within walking distance. This is my second time at hidden villa.
We enjoyed our Cannon Beach experience! This property is clean, nice location, convenient to beach, restaurants, and downtown.
Perfect for a couple with dogs who like to walk the beaches!
Old, small cottage that has been upgraded but they forgot the floor. Sign asks to remove shoes...hilarious as it is so bad, I would not want to go barefoot. Great location, quiet street.
Great for the price. No traffic noise since it's off the main drag. Floor is completely uneven in living room but everything else was nice and clean and worked well. We loved our stay here.
If you're looking for luxury, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a cozy place within walking distance to everything Cannon Beach has to offer, then definitely stay here. Perfect size for two people - probably a little cramped if more. My husband and I (and our small dog) enjoyed our stay immensely. Thanks for another great stay, Vacasa!
This adorable pet friendly cottage was one block from gorgeous Cannon Beach and Haystack rock. It was also less than a block from 'downtown'. My husband and our two girls had a fabulous 4th of July holiday here. We didn't want to leave! Comfy and convenient!
Not the greatest place in Canon beach... But it worked.
Nice for a couple - quaint place - close to town (nice get-away)
I just want clean bedding. That is huge for me. I can overlook somethings but not that.
Our daughter was in #4 and the floor was nice but the bed was poor.
Just a couple of blocks from the beach, we didn't find ourselves staying in the cottage too often. It was a perfect "base camp" for exploring Cannon Beach and the Oregon Coast.
We had a great stay at this little cottage. Walking distance to beach, downtown, shops and restaurants. Very cozy and clean.
My daughter and I enjoyed our time at Cannon Beach. Just a short walk to beach and town :)
Fantastic place to stay for the price! Can't be beat! We will be coming back soon!
Not to happy about what I payed for things that shot be a norm to maintain. I liked the kitchen set up, it was nice to have.
We are disappointed to see that you did not find this cottage to be well-maintained; the Property Manager will perform an inspection to see what is in need of repair. We hope you found the location wonderful as it provides easy access to the beach and eateries. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Great little place to spend a few days - comfortable, updated, close to the beach and to "downtown" Cannon Beach, in a nice neighborhood. Caretaker Gary was very kind and was accommodating when I forgot a couple pillows - he held onto them for me until I could make the 2 hour trip back to pick them up. Also was great we could bring our pup!
While the location is great, the cottage itself is in need of some updating. The floors are oddly uneven & the carpets very stained & worn. The kitchen is nice & well furnished.
Easy and short walks to the beach, to town and even the hardware store. Very convenient
We were only here one night but instantly felt comfortable and didn't wait to leave. Would stay here again if we find ourselves in Canon beach.
This is not a 4 star hotel this is a motel and if you go there with that expectation I don't think you'll be disappointed. It's a small place so having 2 couples would be tough but one couple and a dog was just fine. Having a grill and the fountain was amazing! The place is off the main street which is nice because you can't hear the traffic. We went during May so it was not crowded but could foresee it being noisy if all the units were full. The beach is so close and it is wonderful that you don't need to spend much time in the room. Gary the property manager was EXTREMELY responsive!
This place was perfect for our little family. Very clean, very cute and very comfortable. Our daughter kept saying how "adorable" the place was. Sooo much better than staying in a hotel/motel. Close to everything!!!!
Had such a great vacation with family here! It was the perfect location - just a short walk from the beach, but far enough from main roads. Very quiet. The cabin had dishes and cooking supplies, as well as shampoo / body wash!
Our stay was very comfortable and everything was clean. Only tip would be to bring coffee filters (and coffee) if you want to use their coffee machine and a few other appliances they didn't have were a blender / mixer and pans / cooking utensils were limited.
Excellent stay and would love to stay here again!
Nice and cozy! It was just what we needed.
We had our Valentine's wkend later in thr month, but we couldn't of picked a better place to come. Cannon beach is such a wonderful littlr town, great shops, restaurants and bars. Met amazing locals and guest to get great recommendations. Our favorite dinner restaurant was Newmans at 988. From the outside doesn't look like much, but dont let that deceive you. Food was superb, rich flavors and excellent wine list. Lobster ravioli to die for, we would drive all the way therejust to eat. The location of thr cottage was great, couple blocks from main strip downtownand so close to beach acaccess right across Hemlock. At night we laid cuddle on futon with cireplace and opened Window. So quiet Friday night we could hear the oceanwaves, it was heaven. Thank you for such a great stay it was perfect for us two!!
Just right for a weekend stay at Cannon Beach. A block and a half to beach access. Shops within walking distance as well. Kitchen had all I needed to prepare quick meals. The gas fireplace made it so cozy.
Great place! It was a bit small for 3 adults plus 2 small dogs but very doable. It was surprisingly well insulated so we stayed warm and didn't hear much outside. Nice location with a short walk to downtown or the beach. We will be back!
Small, very small, but good location and mostly everything we needed to cook food--cutting board lacking as well as finding unusable cracked wine glass in cupboard...overall a quaint and quiet place with little auto traffic
Great location out of town but easy to walk there.
Walking distance to beautiful beach.
T-mobile a little spotty inside the cottage so use wifi calling feature.
I reserved this about three months in advance. It's a great little cabin in a small community of separate standing cabins--advantage because many cabin rentals in Cannon Beach are attached to each-other--not helpful if you are there for peace and quiet or aren't interested in having other people hearing what you are doing. So the Hidden Villa is good in that area. Didn't hear anything anyone else is doing except when I was in the courtyard. There is enough parking, and other cabin renters seemed to respect the chosen spaces. The cabin was equipped with stove, a three quarter fridge, microwave, 10 cup coffee pot, filters, grinder, toaster, large dish sink, large trash can, two small sections of counter prep space, bleach water solution for cleaning, extra toiletries and paper supplies, broom and dustpan, TV, DVD, deck of cards, local information binder, two extra blankets, six pillows, corkscrew/wine-key, can opener, plates LG and S, bowls, wine glasses, two coffee cups, other glasses, small / medium pots, a large teflon sautee pan (a bit scratched). Bring your own silicone tongs, spatulas, serving spoons. It's a great location, about three blocks from beach and three blocks from the business of middle Hemlock. The Family Market is a great place for things like firewood, kindling, lighters, chips, decent wine, friendly staff--as well as being located right next to local public restrooms. The Creperie is a must-eat, even if you eat nowhere else. Excellent service (although the credit card reader malfunctioned so maybe have some cash handy), and absolutely delicious food. Bruce's Candy is also a great place--but loud and, well, full of candy. I would stay at Hidden Villa again--not the absolute cleanest or fanciest, but well stocked for the more budget-oriented DIY types.
Wow, thank you for this excellent review! There is so much good feedback here for our future guests. We appreciate you taking the time to write this for us and for your recommendations. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
Great place to sleep and have a quiet place in the evening. You cannot see or hear the ocean, but the cottage has a cute beach flair. Remember to bring your own coffee for the coffee pot. The kitchen is well equipped otherwise.
It was my first time to Cannon Beach, and we had a great time! The cottage was central to everything and we walked everywhere! Great shops, amazing restaurants and loved the beach! Perfect Mother's Day weekend!
I loved the location of the property. It was close to the beach and my dog and I enjoyed walking the side streets and viewing the wonderful houses. The room was cozy and included all the amenities. It is old but well maintained. Carpet should be replaced. I will definitely stay here again. Thank you for providing a wonderful experience.
What a fabulous combination!
I absolutely love Cannon Beach, but then, who doesn't?? Hidden Villas was perfect for me. I loved the location, and the look of the cottages. Very "Cannon Beach" and very pretty. Inside, they have done a magnificent job. So many interesting and unique touches, and everything you could possibly need. I really feel like I found that special place, and I HIGHLY recommend the Hidden Villas.
I also think Vacasa Vacation Rentals is a fabulous company to work with. Everything was done in an efficient and very friendly manner. No problems of any kind, and I would love to work with them again.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh .... bring me back to the Hidden Villas .... SOON!
Thanks for this great review! It's so nice to read that you were happy with your stay at Cannon Beach and that Hidden Villas was a good match for your home away from home on your trip. Thank you for your kind words about working with Vacasa. We hope to see you again soon!
We only spent three days here and my husband and I did not want to leave! It had all the amenities we were looking for and then some. The location was perfect; just two blocks from the beach and off the main road. Booking was a breeze and I appreciated the quick response from Vacasa. I can't say enough good things about this place. We will definitely stay again!
We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage!
It's small but just what we needed for a couple and our two furry friends. We loved the fact that is was just a block and a half from the beach!
Just can't risk that any other place would meet our needs like these cottages do. Pet friendly is so appreciated! Location is great...close to walking to shops (you can even go the back way down the side streets) or the other way for coffee at the Sleepy Monk or drinks at Brew & Screw (Cannon Beach Hardware) or the beach is a few blocks away. Kitchens for cooking, daybed (in this unit) for relaxing and watching TV or being in front of the little gas fireplace. I think the main draw is that each unit is decorated in a different theme and very well done. I like that I don't share a common wall with a neighbor. They're small, but for 2 people and 2 dogs they are perfect. We have been coming to these cottages for years and will continue!
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your continued business and we hope to keep providing you with a great experience for years to come!
We decided to rent outside of a hotel for this trip and I am so happy we did. This place worked out great for 2 adults a toddler and our pooch :) It says it sleeps 4 but I think 4 adults may be a little cramped. It is about 1 1/2 blocks from the beach and maybe 1/2 mile from haystack rock. The cabins are equipped with most things you would need to cook to make your trip more affordable. Just a easy fun trip without the hassle of noise and people like at hotels.
Cottage Six was very clean, comfortable and had all the requirements for a great time at Cannon Beach. Within a short walk to the beach and town. Charming common garden with fountain and chairs. Great for a couple--too tight for four people. I'll come back.
We picked this location because they except pets and it's a block from the beach. This was mine and my husbands second year staying at this location and really like it. I was a bit worried that the day bed wouldn't be as comfortable as couch, but it might have worked better. There's cushions on the back side for plenty of support. Great place to stay:)
Great place to stay. Perfect for a romantic getaway
You folks promise wonderful weather like first week of October... you should alway be full of guests. We do like stormy weather... too!
This is our second stay at this property. Even though it is cozy for the 4 of us + dog it is clean and comfortable and a great location!
Excellent location in close proximity to the beach
If you're looking for a tiny, cozy cabin, full of amenities necessary for a pleasant beach experience, you've found it here. Comfy bed, accommodating kitchen, cute, updated decor, we loved it!
Cute fully furnished 1 bedroom cottage, good kitchen amenities - just be specific on what extras will be furnished so you don't have to lug it in your travel items. Parking available, be certain of your pet wishes on a vacation, they are allowed on site and can roam freely. Enjoy a few nights of summer here.
Wonderful getaway!! perfect for romantic trip for two!
Loved being close to the beach yet far from the crowds. Everyone there had dogs so we felt at home. The cottage was the right size for mom, daughter and dog.
Great location for haystack rock. Just big enough for my family with two adults and two 7 year old children. Perfect for just two adults and great value for money given the location. Unit was clean and freshly decorated, great fireplace, ideal for a wet spring break!
We loved it, our puppies loved it...wish we could have stayed longer. Till next time!!
My girlfriends and i work ALL the time in Portland and needed a little trip to the coast. I found this listing on-line and was so happy we did! It was clean, affordable and the kitchen was filled with everything we needed. We loved the neighborhood and could just walk right down to the beach. We will defiantly be back!
We arrived not knowing what to expect, but all was wonderful. We requested certain items and received in a timely manner. The neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, and the beach was just a couple blocks away. Our dog Kylie loved being there, was very comfortable. It made us happy to have her with us. She loved going to the beach. Thanks for our wonderful vacation and we will be back to the lovely #6 Starfish Cottage.
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your business and we look forward to your return!
Everything you need; nothing you don't! The only suggestion would be for management to designate parking spaces to each cottage as it was musical chairs with each new occupant arriving. Sometimes cars were parked too far apart with not enough room for another car to squeeze between but that's a minor detail. Overall a great experience and would recommend and book again.
nice location the beach is always very refreshing
We enjoyed our stay at the Starfish Cottage! I can only assume that the other cottages on the property were equally as nice. The furniture was great and very comfy, we recommend having a suitcase stand like the ones they have in hotels. We had everything we needed for cooking which we did a lot of while we were there. We have a few small complaints: First is in regards to parking... it's a little tight, so if one person doesn't park close enough to the others, then it becomes a bit of a struggle (not sure there's too much you can do about that) Second, there was hair on the wall in the shower, which is gross (the rest of the place was spotless), third the internet signal was weak and we had a lot of trouble getting on, and finally there was some difficulty with the coffee pot.. on the first morning we set it up to brew it stopped pouring into the pot when it was about half full, I had to stand there and hold the pot up so that the filter would catch and release the rest of the coffee
The location is spectacular - Quiet street, easy to walk anywhere in town or to the beach. We were disappointed with the wifi (so sluggish it was virtually impossible to stay connected) and kitchen utensils (difficult to actually cook with such limited options). The day bed is extremely uncomfortable as a couch, but we were out & about so much that it didn't matter that much. Overall, it was a nice stay and we'd come back again ... But we'll be sure to print maps & directions so we don't have to rely on the wireless internet (or lack thereof).
We will check on the wifi and see if we can speed it up. Thanks for letting us know!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Starfish Cottage. While there, I had the opportunity to view some of the other cottages as they became vacant and were being cleaned. We'd like to come back and stay at a different cottage each time. They're extremely clean, very quaint and are provided with amenities that we didn't expect. If I had to make one suggestion, it would be to have step by step instructions for how to operate the DVD player. It was quite a challenge to get it to work. We'll be back!
We loved how close we were to Hay Stack Rock and downtown CB. The place was quiet, clean and we enjoyed talking with the woman who does the housekeeping. We look forward to our next stay with you, our daughter cried when we had to leave because she wanted to stay in "our little house".
It's just a short two blocks to the beach and a nice stroll into town. The quarters are cramped - we were tight with 2 people and a baby. The place is clean and updated. The grounds could use some loving, but our daughter loved the water feature and the turtle.
Great location and pleanty of room for two.1 block to the beach. We had a great time and will come again.
A sweet littlevilla equiped with everything you may need to create meals and relaxation. Great Beach acess and near the shops of Cannon Beach. Awesome!!
I booked a last minute trip, and Vacasa was very helpful and quick to respond to my email requests. Everything was very easy. Thanks for allowing pets. Property was super clean and neat. Very cute cottage and property. Quiet residential area.
We had a very nice stay in the Starfish Cottage. It was cozy and had no problems with the place itself with a minor issue with not having a cooking spatula (we did a makeshift flip for our morning omelettes). The only negative I can say is that our wireless service was unavailable for a full day and night which made it difficult to check online for dinner, park, and other activities in Cannon Beach. Unfortunately we both have AT&T phone service and could not access any online services either so we just made do by cruising around that day and eve for restaurants and things to do. Otherwise everything was perfect...
We enjoyed our stay and thought the location was great. when we first arrived at the property, we were taken aback by how much smaller the house was compared to how it appeared in photos. The warm, inviting furniture and cleanliness quickly made up for the fact that the house was tiny! We were a little dissappointed that there was no property manager on site each of the 3 times I tried to find her and we thought there should be some type of welcoming booklet.
With only 6 cottages, we cannot justify an on-site property manager. If you need anything, please just give us a call, and we'll have someone stop by!
We really enjoyed our stay. The place is small but very clean, neat and organized. The kitchen has all the necessary supply for a home-cooked meal. The fireplace adds a lot of charm, esp. when you come back from a wet walk on the beach.