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Very Private, Magical Garden, Stunning Sea Views. Hot Tub

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Last updated: 12/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Pacific City house description

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. This view is totally unobstructed by any man made structure. Immediately across the estuary is Whalen Island, a nature reserve, which includes the Clay Myers State Natural Area, with a loop trail through dunes, beach, saltwater marsh, and a Sitka spruce and Douglas fir forest. This nature haven is less than a quarter mile drive or walk from the house. For those who like crabbing, shelling, kayaking, or just walking 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.

To view website for Whalen House & Whalen Island, see below: 'Links to more information. Click Here, A Comprehensive Site with Photos and Additional Details.'

Keywords: Atmospheric, Spacious, Stunning Views, Very Private But Close to Town


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Children Welcome:

            Children love the spacious lawns, rope swing, running creek, bamboo grove...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            The property is large with secure fencing...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            This is an apartment, with own bathroom, no kitchen...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            Downstairs, adjacent full bathroom...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Part of living room / library combo...moreless

          • Sleeping balcony

            carpeted and foam mats, children love this upstairs space ...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

            French doors open to porch with extensive sea views...moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), pull out sofa queen bed, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


          • Books:

            well stocked libraray...moreless

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Satellite / Cable:


          • Stereo
          • Television:

            Cable TV plus blue ray player with good choice of DVDs to view plus Netflix and other popular features...moreless

          • VCR
          • Video Library


          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic
          • Spa


          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Boating
          • Horseback Riding
          • Shelling
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Location Type

          • Beach View
          • Ocean View
          • Water View
          • Waterfront:

            Frontal view above tidal estuary - no houses in between...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Wind-Surfing


          • Dining:

            Two areas for dining, adjacent to kitchen and large table in view room for evening dining...moreless

          • Dining Area


          • Clothes Dryer
          • Computer Available
          • Free Long Distance
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Heating:

            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

          • Internet
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room:

            We call this the view room - for obvious reasons...moreless

          • Parking:

            four cars side by side...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Please contact owner if you wish to bring more than four vehicles...moreless

          • Telephone
          • Towels Provided:

            Plenty of towels but bring your own beach towels...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Wireless Internet
          • Wood Stove:

            Keep the door closed or open, this workhorse stove keeps the entire house warm in the winter...moreless


          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen:

            well stocked, including blender...moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster


          • Balcony
          • Deck / Patio
          • Gazebo:

            Gazebo built 3/4 over hot tub...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            bring your own or hire locally, perfect launching place and estuary to explore...moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo
          • Lawn / Garden:

            with creek running through it, two bridges and long rope swing ...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Payment Type

          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub


              Write a review 4.8
              from 12 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Low season
              Sep 8 - Jun 13, 2015
              2 night min stay
              High Season
              Jun 14 - Sep 6, 2015
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • cleaning fee $120 + tax
              • Pet Fee $20 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • hot tub maintenance fee $30 + tax
              • pet fee per night $20
              • Tax Rate 11%


              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

              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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              Last updated: 12/18/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2003

              Why the Owner Chose Pacific City:
              It was love at first sight. After camping for three straight summers at the Whalen Island campsite (Clay Meyers) with our grandchildren and thinking we had found the ideal camp ground, we saw a 'for sale' sign right across the estuary from the island. The property went on the market that day and we bought it the next. We haven't used the campsite since

              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.

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • full frontal

                full frontal

              • room with a view

                room with a view

              • summer patio added 2011

                summer patio added 2011

              • downstairs bedroom, queen bed

                downstairs bedroom, queen bed

              • upstairs Bedroom, french doors and balcony

                upstairs Bedroom, french doors and balcony

              • one of two full bathrooms

                one of two full bathrooms

              • to the north

                to the north

              • view from hot tub

                view from hot tub

              • swing over creek

                swing over creek

              • evening on Whalen Island

                evening on Whalen Island

              • spring garden

                spring garden

              • estuary at low tide

                estuary at low tide

              • different perspective

                different perspective

              • night light

                night light

              • entrance room

                entrance room

              • Apartment with bathroom

                Apartment with bathroom

              • kitchen


              • so much light in the evening

                so much light in the evening

              • to the west

                to the west

              • Hot Tub - nestling into bamboo

                Hot Tub - nestling into bamboo

              • Whalen Island beach

                Whalen Island beach

              • spring window

                spring window

              • across the estuary

                across the estuary

              • sunset balance

                sunset balance

              VRBO #292824

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              This listing was first published here in 2010.

              Date last modified - Thursday, December 18, 2014

              $185 - $240 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

              View calendar: Updated 12/18/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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              Member since: 2010
              Speaks: english
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