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Cozy River Cottage on the Oregon Coast

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy the Oregon Coast rain or shine from this sweet spot on the Nehalem River. The cottage is located in a quiet clean RV park (Nehalem Shores) just a few minutes from good food, shopping and the beach. Great fishing on the river out your front door. The villages of Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler are nearby. The cottage is clean, light and bright with lots of windows so you can enjoy the river view and all the wildlife that goes alone with it (elk, sea lions, bald eagles and more). It's a great place to come home to after a day at the beach or a great spot to spend the day reading, relaxing and enjoying the river view. When the weather is rough at the beach our place is protected by trees. Enjoy fantastic fishing, paddle boarding or kayaking on the river, shopping nearby antique shops, wine tasting or kite back Manzanita Beach. You'll love the cozy feel of this sweet little cottage along with the river and wildlife viewing from the front porch. Laundry services and free wi-fi are available and the locals are super friendly. All this just a short drive from Portland but well away from the busy tourist hubub. Great vacation spot and an excellent value!

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

PJ Swan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About PJ Swan

I grew up in Oregon and my husband is a transplant from New England. We both love the Oregon Coast with all the beautiful beaches, parks and hiking. It's a great place to go for a few days to relax, explore and generally enjoy our beautiful state. This photo is us taking a break from playing at Manzanita Beach.

PJ Swan purchased this cottage in 2006

Why PJ Swan chose Nehalem

We live in the high desert of Central Oregon where the sun shines a lot and we get very little rain. Driving over the mountains to the lush green coast feels delicious. We love how the cottage is protected from coastal winds when it's stormy and the quiet is such a treat compared to busy towns like Cannon Beach, Seaside and Lincoln City. The dogs love the beach too.

What makes this cottage unique

One of our favorite things to have a fire on Manzanita beach as the sun sets. It's a relaxing way to end the day after kayaking, biking, shopping or whatever. We have a fire pit by the cottage too if the beach is too busy.


Nehalem Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combo, 1 sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) has a cozy comforter and plenty of blankets for cool nights. The window in the bedroom faces a lush green hillside affording plenty of privacy. 1 Double size futon is up in the loft where guests can enjoy the river view with plenty of privacy. Warning: the loft ceiling is low, ideal for children or adults who are don't mind a little bending over (it's about 4 feet high).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The porch swing is delightful for morning coffee, evening glass of wine or anytime to enjoy the river.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Cozy River Cottage on the Oregon Coast
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Clean and cozy!

  • 4 of 5

Everything was just as described. Clean and cozy and comfortable. Nice view of the river. Close to everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks for taking time to write a review. Happy Travels!
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Meridian, ID

Adorable, peaceful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at this cottage! It was the perfect size and provided everything I needed for my week vacation with my dog. The view of the river and mountains were beautiful and I enjoyed relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine. The neighbors were very friendly. Manzanita and beach access were only 5 minutes away! Location was perfect for exploring up and down the Northern Coast. Thank you PJ for sharing your beautiful cottage. Will definitely be coming back to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to my next visit as well. Happy Summer all!
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Whitman County, WA

This truly was our cozy little Home Away from Home at the Oregon Coast !!

  • 5 of 5

We loved coming "home" to this quiet cottage on the river after spending time exploring nearby beaches, local hikes, antique shops, and more. The people who live at this RV park are so friendly and welcoming; they also make it feel like Home :)

This was one of our best beach stays ever !!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful little cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Manager and residents were very friendly. Sorry to leave. Could have stayed for a month!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super peaceful

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay, beautiful view, and perfect sized cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very happy - Exactly as expected - Photos accurate!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay in this tiny, clean cabin. I didn't use the bedroom upstairs, but I checked it out. Yes. The ceiling is low, I am short and could not stand up in that room. Keep that in mind if you plan to use that space for adults!

Overall, the cabin had everything I needed for a simple getaway. I loved drinking coffee on the porch in the morning and watching the river. I was there during the week and it was very quiet and relaxing.

There are some good restaurants nearby (Wanda's, Bunk House) and it is a short drive to other amenities like beaches, parks and larger cities like Rockaway and Manzanita.

The internet did not work consistently for me, but I didn't mind as I could do everything I needed on my phone. If you absolutely must have a strong internet connection, this may not be the place for you.

I plan to return to this rental next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Manzanita Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wanda's Cafe and Bakery
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Manzanita Beach
Car: recommended

Located on the Nehalem River, great fishing, access to dock and moorage as available. Nice quiet RV park with friendly residents and guests.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $10

3 night min. June 1 - October 1
Please submit an inquiry via this website and we'll send you a rental agreement for payment purposes.
Rates flexible depending on length of stay.
Monthly rentals will have an additional fee for electricity and propane use.
1 to 2 people staying only a short time cleaning fee is $50.
Rates increase with more people in the cottage.

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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