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Toddler Friendly Family Retreat with Mega Ocean Views, Steaming Hot Tub

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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Lincoln City house description

Barefoot, you step out onto the splinter-free deck. A brilliant orange sun crests the horizon, sending the last of its fiery shimmer over the smooth Pacific. In one hand you hold a glass of Oregon wine and in the other, a tiny hand – a child or grandchild. The whole family is here, gathered on this perfect evening for a sunset meal. At the other end of the deck, the bubbling hot tub is prepped for after-dinner drinks and a night of family conversation under the stars.

Welcome to Lincoln City, a quiet escape known for fresh clams and crabs, sparkling agate, and exquisite, hand-blown glass floats.

Welcome to a family retreat where every detail encourages you to sit back, relax and enjoy time with your loved ones.

Welcome to a cozy, comfortable getaway where expansive decking, streaming sunlight, and picture windows invite the crashing surf into every room.

Welcome to the Shearwaterhouse, a Pacific oceanview home just a block to the scenic Oregon coastline.

Each of our three bedrooms feature its own theme: will you don an eye patch in the Captain's Quarters, grow gills for the Mermaid Lounge, or explore the ocean's depths Under the Sea? Our master suite (Captain's Quarters) is perfect for the ambulatory-compromised, as it's located on the main floor and has a walk-in shower. (Note there is one step to enter the home and main floor.) And for our youngest visitors, not only does the Under the Sea bedroom feature fun décor, but the king bed and futon configuration is perfect for parents who want to keep children close at night.

Our home is perfect for:

• Multi-Generational Travel: With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, child-friendly features, and accessibility for the mobility impaired, the Shearwaterhouse perfectly accommodates three generations of travelers.

• Young Families: At the Shearwaterhouse, babies and toddlers are safe and secure. We have a sturdy baby gate, baby-safe decking, and plans to babyproof further. Even better, the littlest members of your family will love our climbing cube, pack n' play, and other accessories. And parents appreciate our Trex
decking (no splinters!) and kid accessories, like a booster seat and bedroom monitor.

• Family Reunions: Our home is the perfect mix of casual fun and light, open space – a warm and inviting home perfect for family reunions. And if you need extra space, our studio cottage (rents separately) next door can accommodate an additional couple.

• Mobility-Impaired Travelers: The main floor of Shearwaterhouse is accessible, with just one step to the outside, and our master bedroom and bathroom (with walk-in shower) is well suited to mobility-impaired travelers.

Please note that the Shearwaterhouse is not suited to bachelor or bachelorette parties, loud events, big celebrations, or Spring Breakers. We appreciate your understanding.

What You'll Love:

• Ocean Views: Our home features huge, panoramic ocean views (complete with breaching whales, kite surfers and seals!) from every room. Never for a moment will you forget you're on the coast!

• Spacious Decking: Speaking of those views, there's no better place to drink in the Pacific than from our decking – so expansive, you can see them from space!

• The HOT Tub: When we say hot, we mean hot. Our large, bubbling hot tub (perched on our upper deck!) is always the perfect regulation temperature of 102 – never lukewarm.

• Themed Bedrooms: Ahoy, matey! Choose from our cozy Captain's Quarters, the ethereal Mermaid Lounge, or the out-of-this-world Under the Sea bedroom.

• Make Yourself at Home: The Shearwaterhouse feels like your best friend's home: comfortable and well loved, without being stuffy. Don't worry, you can put your feet up.

Nearby Activities & Attractions:

The Oregon coast is always scenic and always spectacular. We're happy to recommend area attractions and activities for your stay. Here are a few of our favorites:

• Fish for your dinner: Bottom fishing, rock fishing, mussel harvesting, crabbing and clamming are a popular – and tasty! – pastime.

• Hunt for agate: If you're in the market for a beautiful and memorable souvenir, Lincoln city is surrounded by rock-hounding beaches.

• Go antiquing: Antique shops and woodcarvers' galleries dot the regions.

• Enjoy the outdoors: Lincoln City and central Oregon beg to be explored: go hiking, biking, golfing, paddle boating, kayaking and bird watching to see and experience the best of our scenic coast!

• Explore our festivals: There's always an event on the horizon, like Finders Keepers (Lincoln City's glass float festival), the Kite Festival, and others.

• So much more: Take an Oregon wine-tasting tour, learn to blow glass, horseback ride at sunset, visit our farmers markets… the possibilities abound!


Our home features a full range of amenities, among them:

• Baby and toddler accessories, including a sturdy baby gate installed, and another to put where you need it, a deck that has no steps coming off it, a pack 'n play, a climbing cube on the lower deck, a highchair, a booster seat and a baby monitor

• Full kitchen with all the amenities of home

• High-speed broadband Internet

• Cable TVs with DVD players

• Gas fireplace for the family to gather around

• Expansive, circular double decks that draw you outside and expand your family living/dining space

Come, experience Shearwaterhouse and beautiful Lincoln City. We can't wait to welcome you and your family!


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Please be 25 and over....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Some games, foosball tables. Climbing cube on lower deck for children under 5....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Can drive to upper driveway and avoid stairs. Level living on main upstairs floor....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking permmitted outside. Please clean up your debris....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Very strict 'No Pet' policy....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            double futon...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

            pack'n'play in closet...moreless

          • Slider in upstairs master opens to deck area of gazebo-covered hot tub. Access to Hot tub also available from living room/dining room area....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Full 2: toilet, shower


          • Full 3: toilet, shower


          • Small bathroom attached to master. Main bathroom upstairs off living area. Downstairs bathroom adjoining sleeping area....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Smoking permitted outside..... We have a VERY strict 'No Pet' policy, we keep an allergen-free home.. Subject to losing security deposit if you bring an animal. Upstairs main living room is level and easy for mobility-impaired but ambulatory people... Cell coverage good... For wifi please bring your own laptop....moreless


              • Books:

                A selection to choose from. Help yourself!...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                In the garage are two foosball games and an electronic dart board....moreless

              • Games:

                Cards and Board Games available....moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                TV with DVD (Cable) in Living Room TV with DVD downstairs bedroom...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Sound system has ipod docking station and plays one cd. ...moreless

              • Television
              • Toys:

                Not a lot, slowly building up our little stash....moreless

              • Video Library:

                You'll find a few movies in the tv cupboard. ...moreless


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Bay/Sound
              • Cinemas
              • Coin Laundry
              • Forests
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Beach:

                One block to beach access....moreless

              • Beach View:

                One block from beach access. Stunning oceanview....moreless

              • Near The Ocean:

                Panoramic Views...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Wide breathtaking panoramic view. Whales, surfers, kite boarders, seals. All the sounds and smells of the ocean await you and are visible from inside the house as well as from on the huge deck....moreless

              • Water View:

                Outside seating for your entire family....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Stunning panoramic ocean view. One block to beach....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining:

                Inside or out! Seat 8+ inside, outside table will seat 8 as well....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning:

                Not necessary in Oregon. We do have electric fans in the closets for those rare hot times....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:


              • Garage:

                Please do not park in the garage due to safety restrictions....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                A cozy way to enjoy an ocean view!...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:


              • Internet:

                Wireless secured internet. We will supply you with the password before arrival....moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Lots of room to seat your entire party....moreless

              • Paper Towels
              • Parking Off Street:

                3 cars max...moreless

              • Shampoo
              • Sofa Bed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                All linens provided including beach towels....moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet:

                Available in both houses...moreless


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Coffee Grinder
              • Coffee Maker:

                and bean grinder. Also electric tea kettle....moreless

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer:

                with Ice Maker...moreless

              • Grill
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                You'll find everything you need to make a full Thanksgiving Dinner...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items:

                Starter supply of paper goods offered. Some spices and condiments also available....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                We try to keep some condiments in the fridge for you....moreless

              • Stove:

                Standard size electric oven with glass top....moreless

              • Toaster


              • Barbecue
              • Binoculars
              • Deck / Patio:

                Very large circular double trex decks...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                Outside master bedroom, over hot tub on upper deck...moreless

              • Golf:

                Chinook Winds Golf Course, just 2 miles away....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                Gazebo over the hot tub...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Weber Gas Grill...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Comfortable for 6, might be a little full with 8 occupants....moreless

              • Outdoor Hot Tub

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card


                  Write a review 5
                  from 10 traveler reviews
                  Great Stay at Lincoln City Vacation Home 05/10/2011

                  VRBO Bear stayed here:

                  The Oregon Coast is one of those magical places you have to experience as soon as you can and as often as possible. That used to be what kept me coming back, but now I’ve got another reason: Shearwater House. April can still be a brisk time of year in Lincoln City, especially when you’re this close to the beach. That didn’t stop me from taking long walks on the water every day and searching for that elusive stone called agate. Once I’d gotten my fill of exploring and was ready to head back up the hill to the house, the hot tub would be waiting for me to relax and reminisce about the day while watching the sun set over the water.

                  I could easily have stayed at the house and enjoyed the walks, the panoramic ocean views and the cozy fire every day, but there was too much to see! The whale-watching excursion from Depoe Bay took us out on a boat to see if we could catch a glimpse of a grey whale – famous in these parts. I’m convinced he was watching us from the deep as we trolled by.

                  Debi, Shearwater House’s fearless owner, provided a wonderful list and I took advantage of every suggestion I could cram into my 2 days: Secret Beach at low tide (this is best in the summer); the Newport Aquarium (CUTE puffins!); the lighthouse at Yaquina Head; and Devil’s Punch Bowl (where I had the most amazing clam chowder!)

                  Grab a group of friends, your whole family (this house sleeps 8-12), or just your honey-bear and head to Shearwater House today!

                  The VRBO Bear

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  New Years +$600damage deposit
                  Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Jan 5 - Mar 19, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $199 $229
                  Fri, Sat
                  Spring Break
                  Mar 20 - Apr 5, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  Spring Flowers
                  Apr 6 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $219 $229
                  Fri, Sat
                  Memorial Weekend
                  May 22 - May 25, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Jun 12 - Sep 30, 2015
                  5 night min stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • Cleaning $100 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 10.5%


                  Optional Guest House (Romance of the Sea) may also be available to extend the numbers of your party. Listing #332837.

                  Dates Available: Year Round

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                  Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Lighthouse Pub
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Chinook Winds Golf Course
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 101

                  Car: Necessary

                  USA - Oregon - Coastal Oregon - Lincoln City - Roads End

                  Other Activities: kite surfing, whale watching

                  Golf: Chinook Winds Golf Course is approximately 2 miles away.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: High School sweethearts, married since 1971. Because of Debi's time as a travel agent and love of travel, she talked Rob into buying her a beach home in Seal Rock. When they retired from the VA Hospital, they started renting it as a vacation rental. It did so well, that (Debi) wanted another one, and searched for the perfect home for a year until finding the Shearwaterhouse.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lincoln City:
                  Everything is in the right place! There is a magnificent view of the ocean; amazing deck; it's only a block away from the beach; it has a lovely fireplace and a large hot tub. Now that our family is growing (3 grandchildren this year!) there is also space for all of us. The guest house, which we have named The Romance of the Sea is an added bonus. We had such fun turning it into a romantic little retreat for two! We are loving this time of our lives, and it gives us great enjoyment to share a beautiful place with others.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Why, these amazing circular trex decks, of course! Rob loves to think that you could see them from a satellite zooming past overhead! This is a quiet, safe neighborhood, close beach access. We love that the tide pools are not far away and we can see waaaay far out to sea, spotting whales, crab boats and barges. The house is good for ambulatory-impaired because you can do all your living on the main floor. You don't HAVE to go down the stairs.

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                  Speaks: english

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                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Gazebo Covered Hot Tub

                    Gazebo Covered Hot Tub

                  • You just might need your sunscreen!

                    You just might need your sunscreen!

                  • Shearwaterhouse


                  • Love the Fire!

                    Love the Fire!

                  • On a clear day ...

                    On a clear day ...

                  • Fully Equipped Kitchen

                    Fully Equipped Kitchen

                  • Captain's Quarters-a few steps from the hot tub

                    Captain's Quarters-a few steps from the hot tub

                  • Mermaid Lounge

                    Mermaid Lounge

                  • From the Deck

                    From the Deck

                  • One Block to the Beach

                    One Block to the Beach

                  • October Sunset

                    October Sunset

                  • From the Cascade Head Trail

                    From the Cascade Head Trail

                  • Decks You Can See From Space!

                    Decks You Can See From Space!

                  • Bring the kiddos.  Deck is Trex, no splinters. Sturdy baby gate in house, too!

                    Bring the kiddos. Deck is Trex, no splinters. Sturdy baby gate in house, too!

                  • On Vacation!  Are there ships or surfers out there?

                    On Vacation! Are there ships or surfers out there?

                  • Shearwaterhouse Dining Room

                    Shearwaterhouse Dining Room

                  • Dining Room and Kitchen

                    Dining Room and Kitchen

                  • Captain's Quarters.  Are you the Captain?

                    Captain's Quarters. Are you the Captain?

                  • Mermaid Lounge (Queen Bed)

                    Mermaid Lounge (Queen Bed)

                  • Bedroom Under the Sea (King Bed & Double Futon)

                    Bedroom Under the Sea (King Bed & Double Futon)

                  • Outdoor Dining.  No steps from deck-safe for children.

                    Outdoor Dining. No steps from deck-safe for children.

                  • Ocean View from the Master Bedroom, too!

                    Ocean View from the Master Bedroom, too!

                  • Secret Beach beyond Cascade Head

                    Secret Beach beyond Cascade Head

                  • Salmon River Estuary

                    Salmon River Estuary

                  VRBO #264979

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                  $199 - $299 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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