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Oceanfront with Fireplace and Hot Tub - Easy Beach Access

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

"First Mate" - Wonderful beachfront with beach steps location.

Only 12 steps down to miles of sandy beach.

Oceanfront / Beachfront hot tub for 5-6 people makes this place perfect for relaxing and watching the sunsets and waves.

The cozy gas fireplace is perfect for adding a Romantic feeling or warming up watching a winter storm.

The waves are incredible in the winter time. Perfect getaway for 2 couples, small families, or special romantic stays!

You can check availability, rates, and reserve online on our website if you "google" Starfish Manor Hotel in Lincoln City, Oregon. It is another one of our properties and shares the same website as this vacation rental.

Keywords: oceanfront, beachfront

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
June 6, 2017

About The Owner

We love Lincoln City. Who can complain about living at the BEACH!!!! We actually live locally and purchased this home with my parents as an investment for our retirement :-)

The Owner purchased this house in 1995

Why The Owner chose Central Coast

We choose this house for it's extra-ordinary oceanfrontage / beachfront. This is actually part of a duplex. We own both units. It was originally owned by a doctor - so very well built. Each unit has it's own separate oceanfront yard and only share the steps down to the beach. This is a LOW bank beachfront home.

What makes this house unique

Definitely the views and the easy beach access are some great advantages this house has over other beachfront homes. But the hot tub overlooking miles of sandy beach is great too. We have never had a complaint about the location and amenities! This is a special place to come and get away from it all. We even come and stay even though we live in LC!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Two weeks ago tonight, my daughter, husband, and I checked in to The First Mate for the following 5 nights! We had the most amazing vacation there that we have had in our lives!!

The First Mate was everything you said it was, and more..............we could never have duplicated the view that came with our "home" away from home! It was absolutely amazing. I cannot say enough good about our stay! We even brought good weather with us. How could we ask for anything more? The beds were the most comfortable that any of us have EVER slept on. We even uncovered the mattress to check on the brand. Will need to look up information on those Serta's!!! Tom and Amy were able to take many long walks on the sandy shore. What fun we all had - together!!!

I cannot tell you just how grateful we all are that we spotted your beautiful First Mate on the website. We were so very blessed. Thanks to you, your husband, and your parents for making this vacation spot the hightlight of our life!!!
Jun 2010
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Lincoln City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


3.3/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront with Fireplace and Hot Tub - Easy Beach Access
average rating of 3.3333333 based on 10 reviews
Magalia, Ca.

You can't get any closer to the ocean!

  • 3 of 5

First off, finding the location to Starfish Manor where you must check in 1st is a bit tricky especially arriving in the dark. Once we arrived to the First Mate location (which you don't get the actual address of until you check in), the entrance is a bit difficult to maneuver for anyone with mobility issues. There are 4 very deep & uneven stairs to get to the 1st entrance door and the front is not well lit making it a safety hazard at night. It has an unusual entrance as there is also a long & steep interior ramp going to the secondary front door. Due to the steepness of both the stairs & the ramp, I would NOT recommend this location for disabled guests or those with mobility issues. (Someone at Starfish Manor forgot to tell us about the 1st set of stairs going to the front door when I initially called the office to inquire about accessibility).

Prior to going inside, we did not get a great 1st impression. The interior entrance is greatly in need of attention with paint peeling above the door, rust showing & spiders & cobwebs directly overhead. Once inside, thankfully most everything else was cleaner than the exterior; however the creases of both sofa's had obviously not been vacuumed in who knows how long???

The big draw of the location is obviously the view. You seriously cannot get any closer on the beach. 12 steps down onto the sand. That was the whole reason for choosing this place, and for the most part the view is truly spectacular. Only 2 big drawbacks, there are no screens on any of the windows or slider door. We wanted to be able to leave the window open to hear the waves, however we were chasing huge mosquito's the entire time if we had the window open. The only other drawback to the view was the hedge directly in front of the living room window/small yard area. You can still see over the hedge when standing but part of the view is blocked when sitting on the sofa. We would've far preferred to not have the hedge there at all.

The "fully stocked" kitchen (except for food -- in the words of the office staff) is not all that fully stocked. No hot pads, no measuring cup, knives were dull, cookware was older & not in very good condition. It is a nice feature to have a full kitchen available if you don't want to eat every meal out, but you may want to consider bringing some of your own cooking supplies for anything important to you. There is also a washer & dryer available for use, though it does get pretty noisy & no door to close it off. Keep

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bothell, WA

It was just……okay!

  • 2 of 5

First the good. Great view and couldn’t be any closer to the beach, just steps away. Jacuzzi was very nice also. As for the rest, I would have to agree with others that the pictures are misleading. Bad indoor/outdoor carpet, dirty sliding glass door, none of the windows or sliding glass door had screens on them, so if you wanted to enjoy the sea air you were chasseing bugs all night. Lighting is very poor in all rooms except for the bathroom. TV in living room is very small. Kitchen cabinet doors are misaligned and or don’t shut. We found that the kitchen was not stocked well at all. It was not worth the price we paid per night.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

Vacation with the kids

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to spend a week with my kids. We rented the First Mate, which was the smaller part of the house. It was absolutely perfect. The only thing I regret is that I didn't bring a fold up chair to sit on while on the beach. Easy access right to the beach, extremely private, hot tub out back, and the house was stocked with EVERYTHING we needed. Just went to the grocery store the first day and we were set!

One suggestion, there weren't any screens on the windows and I would have like to have had the slider door open to feel the ocean breeze, but we kept it closed so no bugs would come in. Minor detail and certainly didn't ruin our trip.

We went to Disneyland last year and the kids say Oregon was their best vacation so far!!! We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hillsboro Oregon


  • 1 of 5

With the backgrpound of an experienced VRBO customer, we were very disatisfied with the property. The pictures are misleading as to the layout, one bedroom has no window or ventilation, and the ramp into the entrance is long and STEEP. Light bulbs were missing and the plugs were old and some would not hold contact allowing my lap top to not charge. Had to figure that one out! Management has not kept up the correct TV guide and cable channels were difficult to locate correctly. The view is tremendous and the location is stated accurately with the location being in a good locale and with easy access to stores etc. All in all, the 7 days we spent were enjoyed but we felt the $ value was not represented due to the condition of old and worn and neglect of current info. Will continue with VRBO as a customer. Del S 7/22/2011

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evergreen Colorado

Jeff and Lori (Colorado)

  • 4 of 5

Thanks for a memorable vacation at your beach house. We had a great time and wonderful weather. The Kite Festival was a pleasant surprise. We didn't expect the fireworks on the beach Saturday night either. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook all our meals. The house was clean and comfortable. The only suggestions we have is it would be nice to have some shelves in the bathroom to put your things on and an outlet. The bush in the yard drove us crazy. If it was just trimmed a foot lower you could see the beach from inside the house. I don't know if your aware that everyone in the neighborhood, it seems, uses your stairs for beach access. Most people when they saw us said they didn't realize it was private. Maybe a gate at the top or just a sign would take care of this. This is an issue for renters as the bedroom window is on the side of the house by the stairs. You really have the best location on the beach. When we walked down the beach we notice that your house was the only one, other then your neighbors, that had the rocks for the waves to crash into. It really inhances your view. Thanks for a great 6 days!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Katy, TX

Family time at the Pacific

  • 5 of 5

Location is absolutely perfect! Best tidepools in the area! Could make a couple of suggestions to make it more comfortable, but we were very pleased and enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lincoln City House Rental Rates


  • $159-$259/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Off Season .. $159/night (Sun-Thu) .. $219/night (Fri-Sat and Holidays)
  • Peak Season .......................... $259/night
  • Call for our 3rd Night FREE special - Off Season Sunday-Thursday!!!
  • One time cleaning fee $40.00