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Little Caper: Charming Arch Cape Cottage One Block from Beach with Ocean Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Enjoy a relaxing stay at our comfortable beach cottage, Little Caper. It has great ocean views and is just one block's walk to the beach. It sits on a dead-end road away from the noise and traffic of Highway 101. The cottage boasts a spacious, wrap-around deck and large, grassy yard, perfect for play and relaxation.

We have completely renovated our home to reflect our own casual beach style, and have outfitted the cottage with everything we would want from a beach vacation rental.

Guests can prepare gourmet meals in the fully stocked kitchen, and may dine either indoors or at our outdoor deck dining table. You may curl up with a book in front of the wood-burning fireplace, listen to music (either on the CD stereo system or through the iPod hookup), or watch a movie from our large DVD collection on the flat screen television. Our home is stocked with dozens of our favorite books, board games and cards for both adults and kids, and a cabinet full of DVDs for guests of all ages to enjoy. We also provide many children's toys and books, plus a wide array of beach toys for fun in the sand. If you aren't able to completely turn out the outside world, we do offer wireless internet. Please note we do not have cable, but can stream Netflix and other online services through the television.

When the weather is balmy, take a relaxing nap on one of our outdoor Adirondack chairs, cook up some burgers on the gas grill, or play croquet on the grassy lawn. You can rinse off with our outdoor shower after a day of play on the beach. There is something for everyone at Little Caper!

The cottage offers the following amenities:

*Two bedrooms with new queen-sized beds and down comforters

*Queen-sized sleeper sofa in living area

*Fully equipped kitchen

*Wood burning fireplace

*CD stereo system with iPod hookup

*Flat screen TV with DVD player

*Wireless internet

*Wide selection of DVDs, books, board games, cards, children's toys, and beach toys

*Guide to local attractions plus binder with restaurant information and menus

*Hair dryer

*Washer and dryer

*Bed linens, towels, basic kitchen spices and supplies, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, firewood, and paper products

*Portable crib and high chair

*Gas barbecue grill

*Wrap-around deck with Adirondack chairs and dining set

*Outdoor shower

*Large grassy lawn

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About The Owner

We live in Portland, just 90 minutes from Arch Cape. We have two young children and get out to the coast frequently to enjoy our second home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Northern Coast

Arch Cape is our favorite coastal spot because it is quiet and peaceful, yet close enough to Cannon Beach and Manzanita that we have access to all the shops and restaurants. We love that our home is just a block to the beach. There are no busy streets to cross and it's very easy to go back and forth from our home to the beach. We completely renovated the house after we purchased it, making it just what we would want from a vacation home. We are glad we can share our little piece of the Oregon coast with others. It truly is an amazing place to get away from it all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was simply magical. We loved the house, the beach, the sunsets, and every minute we were here. Thank you for sharing this lovely spot.
May 2015
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Arch Cape House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Little Caper: Charming Arch Cape Cottage One Block from Beach with Ocean Views!
average rating of 4.725 based on 47 reviews

It is an extremely quaint cottage...quiet and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just perfect for a weekend get away. The beds were comfy and it was clean and just what the pictures show! Its a winner!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Caper

  • 5 of 5

Lovely 4 days in the quiet Arch Cape community. Cottage had everything we needed and if we had questions they were answered quickly. Great place to relax. Will book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

This was our second time at the Little Caper and we were not disappointed. Michele is great to work with and very accomodating. The house is comfortable and well stocked. Fantastic movie library if you need to stay in because of the weather. The short walk to the beach is perfect. From the deck you can see and hear the waves. Have recommended it to friends :o)

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Arch Cape Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Great little house near one of the most prestine beaches on the North Oregon Coast...Peek a boo views of the Ocean over roofs of houses...Nice southside deck protected from the wind...We were a party of two and found the house a perfect size..Both queen size beds were comfortable, not often the case with rental prperty..The house was tidy and clean, and website photos provide an accurate view of the interior...

A couple downside issues from our perspective were lack of any suitable lighting for reading, and no TV reception...While photos and general details refer to the flatscreen TV, DVD,etc....It's only when one tabs on the "more" information that it's disclosed there is no cable, dish, etc...I failed to do that when booking, so was surprised on arrival to find no service....That would deter us from rebooking..

In general its a great little house, and in a very quiet peaceful community, just a few miles South of Cannon Beach...The owners and VRBO were very responsive and easy to work with...

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite Coast Spot for Family

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th time renting this charming place for me and my family and once again we had a lovely stay. Even with some cloudy weather, the house was perfect for us. We also took some day trips to Cannon Beach and Manzanita, but love coming back to cozy in for movies and dinner. We had no problems with any weird noises or construction issues. Hoping to come back again in the late fall!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beware. Dumpy and poor service.

  • 1 of 5

The house was not that clean: dirty window sils, dusty refrigerator top, screen-less Windows, weeds in the yard, yellow grass. However our primary concerns were: 1. Bed sheets wrinkled and rolled up into a ball making one think they were dirty so we had one less bed to sleep in on the first night, 2., beeping from a carbon dioxide dector that went off 3 nights out of 4 at 2 a.m.-thus our restful stay was not to be had. Finally I solved the problem on our final night by tracking down and removing the device. In short beware: this place is not well kept up nor are issues resolved successfully. We won't return. For our troubles and lack of sleep we got a 100 dollar refund after spending well over a thousand dollars. this place needs a refurbishment and a new management company.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry these guests didn't enjoy their stay, but in ten years of renting through VRBO we have never had such a negative experience with guests. “Mr. N” called our house manager the morning after arrival with many concerns, including dirty laundry in the laundry room (actually a laundry bag of clean linens mistakenly left by our housekeepers), a broken dryer (not broken), an empty propane tank (it was full but the safety valve was on), the outdoor shower not working (he hadn't turned the water valves on), and that a bedroom carbon monoxide detector had beeped for an hour the night before. Our house manager came out right away to address the guests’ concerns and check the detector. It was no longer beeping but he replaced the battery just in case. We advised Mr. N to take down the detector if it started beeping again, as the house is small and has many detectors, so there wouldn’t be a safety concern if one was temporarily inoperative. The next morning Mr. N called to again claim that the detector went off briefly in the middle of the night. We apologized and again suggested Mr. N take down the detector and remove the battery. The next day he called again and claimed the detector had briefly beeped the prior night, and that he finally took it down, something we had suggested several times before. We found it odd that the alleged beeping only occurred at night and after our house manager checked the detector and replaced the battery, and wonder if this was simply an effort to obtain a substantial refund, something Mr. N requested several times. We did give Mr. N’s family what we believe was a fair refund under the circumstances. Mr. N’s claim there was no clean bedding for the sofa bed is simply false. Several spare sets of linens are kept in the bedroom dresser drawers for guests’ use. The only windows in our home which do not have screens are the three front windows facing the ocean. This is common at the beach, as there are few bugs and high winds may rattle ocean-facing screens. It is also common in Oregon to not routinely water lawns because of our general abundance of rain. Grass can become brown during hot summer months, but we’ve never before received a complaint on this. We love our beach home and take great pride in its cleanliness and attention to detail. We strive to make it a wonderful experience for our guests. Indeed, the guests who stayed just prior to and following Mr. N’s family have both already booked return stays.
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Rates & Availability

Arch Cape House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 6 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Indian summer
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 23 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.3%

Please note: VRBO has recently added a "Service Fee" to book online. To avoid this unnecessary fee you may call and book directly through owners.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Stays for less than the minimum number of nights may be considered; please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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