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Whalen House is situated on the The Three Capes Scenic Drive. This superb stretch of Oregon Coast is on a bypass from HWY 101 and all the more wonderful as a result. Three miles north of Pacific City, we enjoy all the privacy, contemplative silence and visual beauty needed for deep vacation while also being close to what is quaint about this small, riverside town, with its varied dining and popular beach outside the Pelican Pub and Brewery.
Whalen House sits right on the edge of the wild, looking out over the estuary of Sand Lake and across the water to the waves of the Pacific Ocean breaking on the far shore. Immediately across the estuary is Whalen Island, a nature reserve, which includes the Clay Myers State Natural Area, with a loop trail through old growth forest; the island is bordered by long stretches of soft, white sand beaches. This nature haven is less than a quarter mile drive or walk from the house. For those who like crabbing, shelling, kayaking, walking or picnicking on the beach it’s just the place.
Extensively restored, Whalen House is endowed with charm, comfort, beauty and lots of space. There is an apartment with sumptuous king size bed and own bathroom, three bedrooms, each with a queen size bed, three bathrooms, and two large living rooms with views of the estuary and ocean. A year-round stream winds through the yard and two small bridges add to the enchantment of the garden. The house is cozy in the winter, and a generous woodstove makes it a great place to weather a storm. In the summer, the sun visits upstairs bedrooms through skylights, eagles and hawks circle overhead, and the porches draw you out to swing in the sky chairs and experience being on the edge of wildness. The recent addition of a hot tub adds sublime hot water pleasure while absorbing the magnificent vista and makes this property an ideal winter or summer vacation home.
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Keywords: Atmospheric, Spacious, Stunning Views, Very Private But Close to Town
Cable TV plus blue ray player with good choice of DVDs to view plus Netflix and other popular features...moreless
Away From It All
Frontal view above tidal estuary - no houses in between...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Two areas for dining, adjacent to kitchen and large table in view room for evening dining...moreless
Free Long Distance
thermostat controls electric heating in every room. Gas inset quickly heats kitchen and entrance room, separate convection heater for the apartment and wood stove keeps everybody warm and cosy...moreless
We call this the view room - for obvious reasons...moreless
Thanks giving Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015 4 night min stay
low season Nov 30 - Dec 23, 2015 2 night min stay
Xmas/New Year Dec 24 - Jan 3, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
hot tub maintenance fee$30 + tax
cleaning fee$120 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
11% taxes are made up of 1% OR state tax, and a 10% county tax implemented by Tillamook County, starting January 1, 2014
High Season rates are charged for 4 nights for each of Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Spring Break weekends
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: An import from New Zealand now with 26 years of Oregon in my system and always a love affair with the Oregon Coast
When I chanced on this magical house looking across the estuary to the island, Cape Lookout beyond - the constant play of tide and weather, herons stalking low tide, the weathered old growth forest that covers the island with loop trail winding through
Come and walk and play!
Why the Owner Chose Pacific City: Its always changing, weather patterns in flux - wild winds, moon shining through - now its raining, then the sun and now suddenly fog - like islands of New Zealand that were my home - a coastal experience, with sun and sand and sea - so many birds coming through - its wild and wonderful - why would I not get this place so deeply in my system.
would love to share it with you!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Whalen House perches on the edge of wildness. Hummingbirds, swallows, red wing blackbirds everywhere, sounds of the sea and seabirds, white and blue herons poised timelessly in the shallows. Simply put it is enchanting - and a creek runs through it.
Winter competes well with summer for enjoying this place; log fires, winter storms plus a semi covered hot tub placed on the best view site on the property makes coast weather a real pleasure.