Bistro Now Open at Oyhut Bay
April 14th, 2017Dining / Events / Uncategorized
Now you can enjoy a whole new level of dining on The Natural Side of Ocean Shores. Executive Chef Doug Graybeal has create a special atmosphere at the new Oyhut Bay Bistro and Sidewalk Café, which opened Friday, April 14.
Chef Graybeal has a vision for providing a casual dining style, blended with handcrafted cuisine that lends easily to ocean beach lifestyle of Oyhut Bay and Ocean Shores. The Bistro surrounds guests with inviting warm earthy colors, textures and finishes. This décor reflects the natural surroundings found at the Oyhut Bay resort community. An open concept kitchen allows diners to more closely experience the personal touches as the cooks caringly prepare their meals.
The ever-evolving menu features entrees that include Seafood, Chicken, and Steak. Graybeal is creating his own Oyhut Bay Signature dishes, such as a slow smoked Brisket served with young tender fingerling potatoes and a seasonal fresh vegetable. A delicate blending of flavors will be savored in a French Onion Soup that is sure to be a year-round favorite. The chef is particularly excited about his innovative appetizer featuring a Tuna Tartare Poke with mango, avocado, and pineapple. Adding a pizza oven to his state of the art kitchen allows the creation of handmade thin crust artisan pizzas usually experienced in the finest bistros. Dessert highlights include a revolving cheesecake menu and, of course, a local comfort food favorite, Bread Pudding.
Chef Graybeal began his Northwest culinary career in 1995 at the Lake Quinault Lodge. He became well studied in showcasing dishes that featured natural, locally sourced ingredients and unique flavors only found in the NW corner of the map. After many years of exploring ways to create original and popular offerings, he was ready to move into a new era. The addition of the Bistro at Oyhut Bay creates the perfect venue for his culinary vision and long-standing reputation for excellent service.
The Oyhut Bay Bistro’s day begins with lunch and dinner service, with a fresh omelet available daily for those who wish a leisurely late breakfast. Hours are 11am-9 pm Wednesday-Sunday, year ‘round, with occasional special events.Read More
Looking for a Condo at the Beach?
February 6th, 2017Outlook at Oyhut Bay
The Outlook at Oyhut Bay Seaside Village are the only condominium homes at Oyhut Bay, and they are nearly sold out. Home 105 is a spacious one-bedroom condo now available – it’s our most affordable home at Oyhut Bay, just $122,950! Conveniently located on the first floor, this home has an extra large kitchen with stainless steel [...]Read More
Announcing New Yoga and Fitness Classes at Oyhut Bay
December 30th, 2016Events
Are wellness and relaxation part of your New Year’s resolution this year? Just in time to help you with your goals, we’re announcing new fitness and yoga classes at Oyhut Bay! Here’s the January schedule of classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in January – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Senior Fitness at Oyhut Bay Join North Beach [...]Read More
Razor Clamming Dates Announced
December 21st, 2016Rentals special / Uncategorized
Razor clam fans, great news as new tentative clam dig dates have been announced for North Coast beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife just released 19 proposed dig dates in January and February. The 2017 dates are in addition to a proposed dig this week, on December 30th and 31st, at Copalis and Mocrocks. Make [...]Read More
Just Listed - new Beach and Surf II Cottages at Oyhut Bay
November 30th, 2016New Home Release
Are you ready for a new vacation home for the new year? Just listed – two new cottages at Oyhut Bay! The Surf II cottage is available for pre-sale. This home is a variation of our charming Surf plan. Due to popular demand we added a second bedroom and full bathroom and extended the great [...]Read More
Oyhut Bay Event Space Now Available
November 18th, 2016Events
Planning a company meeting, wellness/yoga retreat, reunion, wedding or other special group event? Our cottage rentals allow your group to stay onsite and gather in The Loft – our new event space at Oyhut Bay. Introductory Offer: Rent a minimum of five cottages for your group and receive FREE use of The Loft space plus a [...]Read More
Oyhut Bay Seeking New Retailers for Early 2017 Openings
November 11th, 2016Retail
Are you planning to open a new business? Have you been considering opening on the Washington Coast? Oyhut Bay, the newest resort on the Washington Coast, announces the availability of new retail spaces in early 2017. Now under construction, spaces in a variety of sizes will be ready for occupancy from January through June 2017. Oyhut [...]Read More
First Annual Festival of Lights
November 9th, 2016Events
Ring the holiday season in with lights and cheer as Oyhut Bay hosts its First Annual Festival of Lights! Join Oyhut Bay’s developers, homeowners and resort team on Saturday, December 3rd at 5 p.m. for a lighting ceremony featuring a nine-foot Christmas tree and festive holiday decorations. Sing holiday carols and enjoy hot cocoa, sparkling [...]Read More
Fall Yoga Classes Continue at Oyhut Bay
October 19th, 2016Events
We’re adding more yoga classes to the fall calendar at Oyhut Bay: Saturday, October 22 – 10 to 10:45 a.m. – Family-friendly Halloween yoga with Christa. All ages, all levels. $5/person. Tuesday, October 25 – 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. – Candlelight vinyasa flow yoga with Claudette. All levels. $12/person. Saturday, October 29 – 9:30 to [...]Read More
Coastal Interpretive Center Lecture Series Kicks Off Oct 20
October 11th, 2016Ocean Shores events
Ocean Shores’ Coastal Interpretive Center annual lecture series kicks off on October 20th. Christie Barchenger, Director of Science Education, Grays Harbor Historical Seaport will discuss, “Science at the Seaport: Another Strand in the ‘Line’ of Grays Harbor Community Science.” This is the first of a monthly six-lecture series to be held in the banquet room at the [...]Read More
Halloween Special - Family Yoga Class
October 3rd, 2016Events
Join North Beach Fitness at Oyhut Bay for a special Halloween-themed yoga class. It happens Saturday, October 22nd at 10 a.m. in the Loft at Oyhut Bay (above the Real Estate Office), at 400 Salmonberry Lane SW, Ocean Shores. This is a special, 45-minute class suitable for all ages – including kids and adults – [...]Read More
Come Taste at the Chili Cook-off!
September 21st, 2016Events
Come watch (and taste) as the best chili cooks in Washington State compete for a coveted spot in the World Open Chili Championship. A panel of judges will select the winner, who will move on to the Worlds in November. Pick up some new chili cooking techniques and see the secrets of the masters! Want [...]Read More
Fall Candlelight Yoga and Pilates Classes at Oyhut Bay
September 13th, 2016Events
Yoga and Pilates classes continue at Oyhut Bay this fall: Candlelight Yoga – Tuesdays 7:30-8:45 p.m. $12/person (cash or charge). Dates: September 13, 20 and 27; October 4 and 11 Pilates – Thursdays 6 – 7 p.m. $10/person (cash or charge). Dates: September 15, 22, 29 Classes are open to all levels on a drop-in basis. [...]Read More
See New Photos of our Furnished Beach Cottage
September 8th, 2016Cottages for sale
Just released – new photos of the furnished Beach Cottage at Oyhut Bay. This particular home, Beach Cottage #16, just sold! We have one other similar home currently listed and available – Beach Cottage #5 is $299,950. The main level great room, large covered porch, and two bedroom suites upstairs – both with ensuite bathrooms – make this [...]Read More
Labor Day Weekend Events - SummerFest Wraps up at Oyhut Bay
August 31st, 2016Summerfest
Can you believe it’s already Labor Day Weekend? The unofficial end of summer? We’re closing it out in style at Oyhut Bay with a full weekend of fun events for the whole family. Rain or shine, come join us in the Big Tent. All are welcome! Thursday, September 1st: 6 – 7 pm – Pilates [...]Read More
Just released - a single-level two-bedroom cottage, the Surf II
August 26th, 2016New Home Release
As folks have visited Oyhut Bay and toured our beach cottage homes, we have received many requests for a single-level two-bedroom cottage layout. So we’re excited to announce the release of our single-level Surf II plan. This is a very similar layout to our cozy one-bedroom Surf Cottage, but we’ve added a bedroom and a powder room, [...]Read More
Ready for Football Season? Come Tailgate with Oyhut Bay!
August 12th, 2016Summerfest
The Mighty Alliance Fan Fest is bringing Seahawks fever to Ocean Shores the weekend of August 19-21. We’re excited to kick off the weekend of events with a Tailgate Party at Oyhut Bay! Friday, August 19th – starting at 12 noon. Featuring: Norm Johnson, Jordan Babineaux, Joe Tafoya and other Former Seahawks Players, Family and Superfans [...]Read More
Kids Yoga, Candlelight Yoga and more - this week at Oyhut Bay
August 8th, 2016Summerfest
This week at Oyhut Bay, we’re excited to introduce some special yoga classes for kids and adults. Kids Yoga – August 9, 10 and 11, 10 to 10:40 a.m. Basic yoga practice especially for kids of all ages. Free! Candlelight Yoga – August 9 and 10, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Basic yoga for adults, special [...]Read More
"Oyhut Bay is a new chapter in our lives"
July 29th, 2016Happy Homeowner
Ready to make a big lifestyle change? Two of Oyhut Bay’s new happy homeowners were tired of the busy city life, but they are loving their new relaxing home at the beach. “Oyhut Bay is a new chapter in our lives,” said homeowners Cindy and Kevin Kiefer. “We are excited to start so many new beach [...]Read More
Associated Arts Presents the Art Show at Oyhut Bay
July 27th, 2016Summerfest
Associated Arts of Ocean Shores (AAOS) and Oyhut Bay present an Art Show at Oyhut Bay. Come stroll and view local art under the Big Tent! Bring the family and meet artists in action. The Art Show will happen Wednesday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 7th, 11 to 4 p.m. daily in the Big Tent [...]Read More
Fresh Waterways of Ocean Shores
July 25th, 2016Ocean Shores Amenities
Did you know that Ocean Shores has over 23 miles of freshwater canals and lakes? While most visitors focus on the beaches, our inland waterways have plenty of recreational opportunities too. From the dock at Oyhut Bay, rent or bring your own kayak or stand-up paddleboard and explore the Oyhut Canal and nearby Lake Minard. Rent [...]Read More
SummerFest Fun: Enter to Win a Weekend at Oyhut Bay
July 25th, 2016Summerfest
Welcome bikers! It’s Bikers at the Beach weekend in Ocean Shores and great events will be happening all weekend. Have you visited Oyhut Bay in Ocean Shores yet? If you’re in town this weekend, now’s your time to come see us and Enter to Win a Weekend at Oyhut Bay! Enter for a chance to win a [...]Read More
Pilates and Yoga Classes Coming to Oyhut Bay
July 15th, 2016Onsite Amenities
Invigorating, stretching, toning – people practice yoga and Pilates for a variety of reasons. As part of a beach lifestyle or vacation, a Pilates or yoga class can be both rejuvenating and relaxing – which is why it’s the perfect fit with our beach resort community at Oyhut Bay. Our initial yoga classes started this May and they’ve [...]Read More
SummerFest Events at Oyhut Bay this weekend
July 13th, 2016Summerfest
SummerFest events keep on rolling at Oyhut Bay this weekend! Check out what’s happening. All are welcome! Saturday, July 16th: 10 a.m. – Naturalist tide walk. Join a docent from the Coastal Interpretive Center and explore the beaches of Damon Point. Meet at the Oyhut Bay Welcome Center. $10 per person. 11 a.m. to 4 [...]Read More
Live Music and Saturday Market at Oyhut Bay
July 8th, 2016Summerfest / Uncategorized
Phew – what a fun 4th of July holiday weekend that was! Our vacation rental cottages were 100% full, and everyone was enjoying the live music, food truck, bike rentals and of course, the fireworks on the beach. This weekend, we keep SummerFest rolling with a few events for our homeowners, vacation renters and visitors [...]Read More
Happy Independence Day - Join Oyhut Bay for SummerFest Events
June 27th, 2016Summerfest
Happy Independence Day! We’re excited to help you celebrate at Oyhut Bay, with a slew of special events this coming holiday weekend. We welcome our homeowners, weekend renters, guests and visitors to Ocean Shores to come visit Oyhut Bay and enjoy these events. All Weekend: Free bicycle rentals from Affordable Cycles at Oyhut Bay! Plus regular moped, [...]Read More
Quinault Indian Nation Dancers this weekend at Oyhut Bay
June 23rd, 2016Summerfest
School’s Out! This weekend is the Sand and Sawdust Festival with a full slate of events in Ocean Shores. If you will be in town, come down and see us for SummerFest events at Oyhut Bay with new events for the whole family – all are welcome! On Saturday, June 25th, join us for a Naturalist [...]Read More
Artists, Farmers and Artisans Wanted!
June 8th, 2016Events
Oyhut Bay is seeking vendors for the launch of our Saturday Market starting on July 2nd. The market will run each Saturday (and some holiday weekend Sundays), from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We’re looking for farmers, artisans and craftspeople interested in selling all manner of crafts and farm goods – including jams/jellies, essential oils, candles, [...]Read More
SummerFest continues this weekend!
June 1st, 2016Summerfest
The forecast is FANTASTIC for this weekend, with temps in the 70s predicted for the coast. Join us for more SummerFest fun – all are welcome – guests, homeowners and Ocean Shores visitors alike. Saturday, June 4th – 8 to 9:30 a.m. and Sunday, June 5th – 9 to 10:30 a.m. — Tide Pool Walks Do you love [...]Read More
Live Music, Yoga in the Park and More - SummerFest
May 17th, 2016Summerfest
Memorial Day Weekend is the official start of summer in Ocean Shores, and we’re excited to kick it off right with SummerFest at Oyhut Bay. Start the weekend right with Yoga in the Park – offered by local yoga instructor Christa Rogers on Saturday May 28th at 9:30 a.m. in Quail Run Park at Oyhut Bay. [...]Read More
More Happy Oyhut Bay Homeowners
May 13th, 2016Happy Homeowner
We recently sat down with the Pagets who recently moved here from Seattle to find out what they’re enjoying about their new home at The Outlook at Oyhut Bay. Stan has become our resident nature photographer, so we are sharing some of his beautiful photos too. What do you love about your home? -The view [...]Read More
Celebrate SummerFest at Oyhut Bay
May 9th, 2016Summerfest
Coming to Oyhut Bay in Ocean Shores this summer – SummerFest! Tons of family fun every weekend all summer long. Naturalist Tide Pool Walk and Talk with the Coastal Interpretive Center Enjoy live music in the park, s’mores around the campfire, bicycling, boat rides, board games, naturalist talks and walks and more! Some events are especially [...]Read More
Last Call for Condos - The Outlook at Oyhut Bay is Over 80% Sold!
April 28th, 2016Outlook at Oyhut Bay
These new Ocean Shores condos have been selling quickly in recent weeks, and we are now over 80% sold at The Outlook. This will be the only condo building at Oyhut Bay! Are you ready for a new vacation home or a lifestyle change? Homes are available for immediate move-in – which means a summer [...]Read More
Announcing Vacation Rental Cottages at Oyhut Bay
April 6th, 2016Uncategorized / Vacation rentals
Oyhut Bay Now Offers Vacation Rentals! Be the first to rent at Oyhut Bay in Ocean Shores! Our first cottages are being finished and outfitted as vacation rentals this spring, and they’ll be available starting Memorial Day Weekend. We are getting the word out to you prior to the rental listings going online. If you’ve been thinking about [...]Read More
"Minutes from the beach. You walk out your door and the amenities will all be right down the street."
March 18th, 2016Happy Homeowner
We recently caught up with Mike and Sandi, two of our homeowners at The Outlook at Oyhut Bay, to find out what they are enjoying most about their new home. What do you love about your home? The layout/open floorplan. The kitchen is perfection! It’s the counterpoint of the house. It’s huge. It feels really [...]Read More
Razor Clam Festival is this Weekend
March 17th, 2016Events
This weekend is the biggest event of the season in Ocean Shores – the 10th Annual Razor Clam Festival happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 18, 19 and 20. Oyhut Bay is happy to be the title sponsor of this year’s event, which is always the unofficial kickoff for spring at the beach. The entire [...]Read More
Meet More of Our Happy Homeowners, the Bradleys
January 7th, 2016Happy Homeowner
The Bradleys are another of our proud condominium owners at The Outlook at Oyhut Bay. We asked them to share some thoughts about their new home – OB: What do you love about your home? Bradleys: The View! From the back, we can see the ocean, and from the front we can see the bay. All [...]Read More
Happy Homeowners at The Outlook at Oyhut Bay
December 17th, 2015Happy Homeowner
If you spend a few hours checking out Oyhut Bay, you are likely to run into Dick and Joanne, homeowners at The Outlook at Oyhut Bay. Dick is always out walking, and you’ll usually find Joanne caring for her beautiful potted flowers (including our flower pots at the Welcome Center). We got them to [...]Read More
November 25th, 2015Oyhut Bay
Coming to the beach for the holiday weekend? Please stop by and see us! We are closed for Thanksgiving Day to celebrate the holiday with friends and family, but we will be open regular hours the rest of the weekend – open daily 10 to 5. We have two condo models with homes ready to [...]Read More
A Visit from Congressman Kilmer
November 5th, 2015Oyhut Bay
It was such a pleasure meeting Congressman Kilmer during his visit to Oyhut Bay this October to learn more about our shore-side village. THANK YOU Congressman Kilmer for taking some time to talk with us about our vision for this amazing community and hearing about our meticulous planning to preserve and share this breathtaking location! [...]Read More
How Close is Oyhut Bay to... Oyhut Bay?
October 15th, 2015Oyhut Bay
The new village of Oyhut Bay is close to the water, but like many things in the Ocean Shores area, we aren’t right on the water. So we often get the question, how close are you to the ocean? There’s no better way to answer than with a photo! This aerial shot of our village [...]Read More
Oyhut Bay from a Birdseye View
August 21st, 2015Oyhut Bay
Have you been curious how close Oyhut Bay is to the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area and Damon Point? This new aerial video gives you a great birdseye view, bringing it all into focus!
No wonder we have so many beautiful birds and deer at Oyhut Bay.
You can also see the freshwater canals and Lake Minard, as well as progress (as of late July) on our model row, homes that are currently under construction, and the soon-to-be-completed Welcome Center. (More info on that coming very soon!)Read More
See it in pictures: the Ocean Cottage Model
August 14th, 2015Homes
Ready for your tour: check out our most spacious home to date, the Ocean Cottage.
Spacious, covered wrap-around deck.
Great room with two-story ceilings, tons of natural light and a cozy gas fireplace.
Kitchen with big granite-topped work island (comes standard!) and dining room.
Three bedroom suites, including one on the main level (perfect if you don’t like a lot of stairs).
The Ocean Cottage is 1,415 sq. ft. from $439,950. The first homes will be ready for move-in this fall. The model home is ready for your tour today, open daily 11 to 6. Start your tour at the Outlook Condos #109, 262 Oyhut Bay Blvd SW, Ocean Shores. For more information, call 360.209.1886.Read More
See it in pictures: the Surf Cottage Model
August 5th, 2015Homes
The Surf Cottage Model is now complete and ready for your tour. Can’t make it to the beach this week? Check out this preview:
The Surf is our coziest cottage, with 706 sq. ft., one bedroom and one bathroom plus a generous front porch and back patio. Priced from $269,950, with homes under construction and now selling for move-in this fall.
See it in person – open daily 11 to 6. Start your tour at The Outlook Condos, 262 Oyhut Bay Blvd SW #109, Ocean Shores. For more information, call 360.209.1886.Read More
See it in Pictures: the Coast Cottage Model
July 31st, 2015Homes
This just in: brand new photos of our two-bedroom/2.5 bathroom Coast Cottage model home.
With 1,260 sq. ft., this model starts at $379,950 with homes under construction for move-in this fall.
See this home yourself! We are open daily 11 to 6 at the beach. Start your tour at the Outlook Condos #109, 262 Oyhut Bay Blvd SW, Ocean Shores. For a private showing or more information, call Mike at 360.209.2886.Read More
Walking Tour of the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area
July 16th, 2015Beach Fun
The seaside village of Oyhut Bay is directly adjacent to the state-owned Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area. This 683-acre reserve is set aside for wildlife and recreation activities like hunting and birdwatching, and is one of the premier birdwatching areas in the state.
Earlier this month, the Oyhut Bay team was fortunate to take a hike out into the Oyhut with local botanist, Lou Mesmer and local history buff, Tom Quigg. We learned about how the reserve and bay have changed over the years, with the salt marshes disappearing and more water being retained by ever-shifting sand dunes. We also sampled some of the edible flora of the reserve including the aptly named pickle grass.
While some informal trails exist, there are no formal trails through the reserve at this time. We are hoping to work with the Department of Fish and Wildlife to add a regularly maintained trail directly from our community at Oyhut Bay through the reserve.
The walk was complete with blue-skies, salt marshes, soaring hawks and quiet beaches.The Oyhut Bay crew led by local botanist Lou Mesmer Beach at Oyhut Bay looking towards Damon Point
White paintbrush in the foregroundRead More
Oyhut Bay - A Sneak Preview
July 7th, 2015Events
Last weekend at Oyhut Bay, 180 groups visited as we held a quiet sneak preview for our first two model homes. This unadvertised event was invitation-only for our early interest list (plus for the lucky few who stopped by). Lunch was catered by Ocean City Roasters, with free canal tours from the Electric Boat Company.
Check out coverage of the event in the North Coast News (click here).
The first two cottages are 99% complete and fully furnished by our professional interior designer. Landscaping and other final details will be finished in the next few weeks, and the third cottage will also be furnished. We will have professional photography to share at that time.
If you will be in the area, we invite you to stop by for a tour! We are now open daily 11 to 6 p.m. Start your tour at the Outlook Condo Sales Office, 262 Oyhut Bay Blvd SW, Ocean Shores. From there it’s a short walk over to the cottages for a complete tour.Read More
EXCLUSIVE: Bellevue-based Anastasiou heads to Ocean Shores with $75M resort project
June 29th, 2015Press
A Bellevue real estate firm that has built commercial projects for Microsoft and SpaceLabs has something very different teed up: a seaside village in Ocean Shores.
Anastasiou Development on Monday announced the details of the 43-acre project called Oyhut Bay, a master-planned, mixed-use development at the south end of the Ocean Shores peninsula, which is 135 miles southwest of Seattle in Grays Harbor County.
Designed to be a walkable community, Oyhut Bay will have more than 200 cabins; restaurant and retail space, including a grocery store; and a lodge. A 36-unit condo project that a previous developer built has already been completed there.
The launch of project is a sign that the second-home market is picking up again, said Chaun Mackey, president of Matrix Real Estate, the Seattle company that is marketing the residences for sale. The condos are listed for sale between the low to high $100,000s, and cabins range from mid to high $200,000 to the mid $400,000s.
Stavros Anastasiou, an immigrant from Greece, and his wife Colleen Anastasiou, had built 3 million square feet of commercial projects in the Puget Sound area before the Great Recession.
“After the market collapsed, we all took a sabbatical,” Stavros Anastasiou said, explaining how it was around this time he learned about another resort community, the acclaimed Seabrook, about 30 miles north of Ocean Shores.
A bank had foreclosed on the previous owner of the Oyhut Bay property.
“We cut a deal and the price was right,” Stavros Anastasiou said, adding he and his partners on the venture, Jeff Foushee and Loch Anderson, the former owners of Foushee & Associates construction company, acquired the 43-acre property for $1.6 million in early 2013. At the time, the Grays Harbor County Assessor’s Office listed the value of the land at more than $3.3 million, the Daily World newspaper reported.
Anastasiou hired the same company that designed Seabrook, Qamar Town Planning of Portland, to design Oyhut Bay. Anastasiou Development’s vision is to end up with a project that looks like a traditional neighborhood with touches of a European village and turn-of-the-century American small town. Oyhut Bay is a similar concept to Seabrook but will be developed “a little differently,” Stavros Anastasiou said, explaining that his project is going up in an already developed area with the existing town of Ocean Shores around it.
Stavros Anastasiou estimates the Oyhut Village will cost a total of $75 million to develop, and said the project will be built in four to five phases, with sales for the first phase starting in July.
In addition to Qamar Town Planning, Structura Naturalis Inc., is working on the project along with Nash & Associates, a Kirkland firm that’s designing the cottages. The Oyhut Village general contractor is Brunstad Construction of Ocean Shores.Read More