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Cove Cottage: Panoramic Ocean Views on Secluded Oregon Coast in Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

A stunning architectural gem in a secluded ocean setting on Oregon Coast

Cove Cottage is perched on a hill overlooking Cove Beach, a 3-minute walk from the Cottage. Located between Cannon Beach and Manzanita, the house is surrounded by the old growth forests of Oswald West State Park. Parts of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Sanctuary are visible from the living room. Enjoy the sound of the ocean and watch shooting stars at night from the Marquis 3-person hot tub.

Watch pelicans and cormorants from the living room window as they roost on Castle Rock, part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Sanctuary.

Cove Beach is one of the least known beaches on the Northern Oregon Coast. During low tide, a vast sand beach is exposed at Cove Beach. It is common to have the entire two mile beach to yourself ­­ a rare treat not only for Oregon, but for most of the world.

During high tide, there is not much sand exposed, but you can drive one mile to Arch Cape Beach where there is always sand. Or, within 6 miles to the south you can visit Manzanita Beach, a stretch of seven miles of beach.

Cove Cottage was recently completely remodeled. The 1500 square foot home features a panoramic ocean view, a large great room, 3 bedrooms, an upstairs/loft with spiral staircase, all new appliances, gorgeous wood floors, and an 1100 square foot deck made from sustain-ably harvested Red Balau Mahogany.

Leisure activities on-site include beachcombing, bird watching, walks on the sand and tidal pools, whale watching, wildlife viewing, and walks in the park and forest. Off site, in Manzanita and Cannon Beach, are horse-back riding, golfing, and scenic drives. The coast further away has deep sea fishing, cycling, kayaking, mountain biking, surf fishing, tennis, and wind-surfing.

Nearby within several miles are the communities of Cannon Beach and Manzanita, with coffee shops, restaurants, post office, grocery stores.

More Details

John & Maria
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About John & Maria

The owners grew up in Oregon and upstate New York. They are retired professionals, have four grown children and six grandchildren, and live in San Francisco. They practice Tai Chi and yoga and have enjoyed the Oregon Coast for many years.

John & Maria purchased this house in 2017

Why John & Maria chose Arch Cape

Best said from prior guests:

"The picture windows mesmerized us day and night... enjoyed the hot tub while gawking at the stars and planets. Can't recommend a place more highly. But don't fill up the calendar completely as we're coming back."

"This place is special. It is well cared for, the architecture and construction of the house is amazing, the location is perfect, and will definitely come back when we can."

"It is an amazing place with the feeling of being completely private but within 10 minutes of two different towns with many good restaurants and destinations. We had the beach to ourselves every time that we made the 5 minute stroll to it....I am referring this place to all my friends. It is one of the best places that we have ever stayed through Home Away or any other vacation rental site."

What makes this house unique

Cove Cottage is a beautiful and serene living space, which draws the visitors attention to the beautiful and rugged Oregon Coast. It is full of nature and beauty, yet comfortable, but simple. Our prior guests say it best:

"gorgeous memorable vacation days in your lovely cove location... is ideal for our stay... allowed for rest and peace as well as adventure. The beach is absolutely stunning. Our days in the cove cottage remain unforgettable and we look forward to returning."

"Access to local smaller towns (Cannon Beach/Manzanita) is fairly easy - a few miles and just a few minutes up/down the coast road, if you need to shop or crave a latte."


Arch Cape House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , With skylight - very airy, light
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , On main floor, with small shower.
  • There is no bathroom on the second floor, which is accessible by spiral staircase. For those needing to use the bathroom, especially at night, it is important to know they must use the spiral staircase.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom w/private bathroom/shower - 1 queen , Bedroom includes closet and dresser
    Queen Room - upstairs - 1 queen , Cozy - under the eaves, private room
    Twim Room - upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Cozy - under the eaves, private room
  • Beds have down comforters. The second floor bedrooms are accessed via a spiral staircase to the second floor bedrooms. Both bathrooms are on the first floor. The beds have luxury cotton sheets, down comforters, and down pillows. The second floor bedrooms are accessible by spiral staircase, which is narrow and not recommended for children under 8. It is also difficult for the elderly to navigate, especially since there is no bathroom on the second floor. Carrying up suitcases is manageable, but a challenge for some.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Newly remodeled, Cove Beach Cottage is about 200 feet from the ocean. It offers a secluded beach, tide pools, abundant wildlife - including elk, deer, eagles, pelicans, whale watching, seals, sea lions, nesting birds. View Oregon Islands National Wildlife Sanctuary from the window.


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Just as Appears on Website

  • 5 of 5

Very nice, calming, close to amenities with a definite feel of isolation. Constant crashing of ocean waves adds to peacefulness and definitely blocks noise from other sources. We were lucky with the weather...sunny daytimes and the Milky Way from the hot tub at night. Kitchen is stocked with all appliances you would need (decent quality, too). Beach access a little difficult for older member of our group...requiring a steady hand to cross the cobbles. The beach at Hug Point is less than 5 minute drive and easier to access. Owners and cleaning contractors keep the place in top condition! We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gregory, We also appreciate the sound of the crashing waves. Just the right medicine to clear thoughts of any troubles left at home. The beauty of Cove Beach (and sunsets) can be also appreciated from the bench at the end of the path without traversing the cobbles. However, if one can traverse the cobbles at low tide, the Arch Cape end of the beach has beautiful tide pools to explore. We invite you to return and also explore other beautiful beaches in the area. Best regards, Maria & John
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Beautiful in every way! Well appointed in kitchen fot cooking. Blissful hot tubbing, views sublime..

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Arch Cape over the Thanksgiving holiday. We found the house to be perfect for what we wanted.... well appointed & clean. The view of the ocean was awesome. We had no issues , but the owners were more than helpful in trying to accommodate our early check-in. All in all it was a great experience & we have bookmarked the property.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

The home has everything needed for a pleasurable stay. We loved the picturesque views, the swing and hot tub. Loved the retro feel of the cabin. Excited to see Northern flickers in the yard and trees. Owner was amiable and helpful. We would definitely enjoy staying here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful guests. We're so happy they enjoyed their stay and appreciated the cottage, views, and the Northern flickers! We would love to have them back.
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Cozy retreat with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice weekend at Cove Beach Cottage! The ocean views never disappoint no matter the weather. Even enjoyed the waves from the hot tub! One warning is the spiral staircase- definitely do not want to go down it in poor lighting. No bathroom on the upper level is a bummer but overall great experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you had challenges with the spiral staircase and lack of bathroom upstairs, and recognize the spiral stairs are not for everyone. By way of explanation, this layout is part of the unique architectural character and charm of Cove Cottage and its beautiful great room, with fireplace and panoramic views. We've had an architect look at changing this, but discovered it would dramatically affect the overall character of the cottage. We are happy you enjoyed your overall experience despite this inconvenience and appreciate having you as outstanding guests.
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  • 5 of 5

I will remember sitting on the patio with my family looking at the stars and hearing the waves crash forever. We made great memories here. Quiet, private, relaxing place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Portland international Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Manzanita Village
Nearest Golf
8.5 Miles
Manzanita Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Manzanita Village
Nearest Ski
143 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Cove Beach
Car: necessary

Cove Beach Cottage is a 10 minute drive to Manzanita beach and village (to the south) and the same to Cannon Beach (to the north). Both communities have grocery stores and retail shops. There is a walk-in medical clinic in Manzanita, and a hospital in Seaside, about 30 minutes to the north.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Hot tub cleaning & use $79 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.3%

Our house will be spotless when you arrive. A thorough 5-hour cleaning is performed for every rental.
Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum, summer 6 nights, some holidays 3 nights
Hot tub: if you do not wish to use the hot tub, simply let us know now or before you arrive and we will promptly refund the fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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