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

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Last updated: 11/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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. 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.

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: 4 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

  • 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

  • Bedroom 5: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Part of living room / library combo...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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.7
from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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
low season
Jan 4 - Mar 18, 2016
2 night min stay
Spring break
Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2016
4 night min stay
low season
Mar 28 - Jun 10, 2016
2 night min stay
Jun 11 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
late summer
Sep 6 - Sep 30, 2016
2 night min stay
low season
Oct 1 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay

flat fee
low season
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
Xmas/New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • cleaning fee $120 + tax
  • hot tub maintenance $30 + tax
  • 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: 11/20/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

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 from the island, it became my ticket to belong more fully to the Oregon coast and to share my good fortune with others.

Why the Owner Chose Pacific City:
I love Pacific City but even more I love the option of leaving the beach crowds behind and retreating to the restful privacy of Whalen House

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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

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, November 26, 2015

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