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Rivers Edge Cottage at the Oregon Coast

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This beautiful little cottage perched on the edge of the Nehalem River just minutes from the ocean. When it's stormy at the coast this location is protected. The expansive deck and windows provide an excellent view of the river and a variety of wildlife including elk, bald eagles, heron, sea lions and of course fishermen.

The unit is located in a quiet clean RV park (Nehalem Shores), the pace is slow and the locals are friendly. Enjoy fantastic fishing or kayaking on the river, shopping nearby antique shops, wine tasting or kite back riding...surfing...Manzanita Beach.

You'll love the comfortable cozy feel of this cottage rain or shine. Laundry services and free wi-fi are available. The cottage is just a short drive from Portland but well away from the busy tourist hubbub. A fantastic weekend or vacation getaway spot, ideal for a couple or a small group of friends.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
PJ Swan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2018

About PJ Swan

We are a retired couple based in Portland who love to travel in our motor home, especially to sunny southern California in the cooler Oregon winters. We love having a place to land to enjoy time with our kids, grandkids and great grandkids at the Oregon Coast. Our kids of all ages find plenty to do and it's great fun for the whole family.

PJ Swan purchased this cottage in 2007

Why PJ Swan chose Nehalem

Portland is getting bigger and bigger and busier and busier. We love how relaxed things are at the coast. Everyone we've met here is very friendly and has a funny story to tell. It's an ideal place to get rejuvenated.

What makes this cottage unique

We love watching the eagles who nest in a tree across the river from our cottage and of course the herd of elk we often see grazing in the morning and evening. It's also fun to keep an eye out for river otters or sea lions and of course watching the fishermen reel in some big fish is entertaining.


Nehalem Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep here and wake up to river views.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surfing


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Rivers Edge Cottage at the Oregon Coast
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Spectacular view

  • 5 of 5

The unit is perfect for two. Very clean, well maintained and updated interiors. Absolutely gorgeous setting directly on Nehalem River ringed by coastal mountains, with full length deck on river side, and enclosed windowed porch on western end for protected viewing.

Local communities offer seafood, recreation and shopping. Still-water kayaker heaven.

Proximity to river not great for small children.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat on water, near ocean

  • 4 of 5

We have just enjoyed the most relaxing month-long vacation. The unit is airy and well lit. The full kitchen made life easy for the days we chose to eat in (which were most). The area is full spectacular views, access to river and ocean beaches, and lots of great photo opps. The nearby town of Manzanita makes us want to move here permanently. The neighbors were quiet (still, it is January) with some year-round retirees. We were able to see seal, eagles, otters, geese, ducks and other birds from our windows and great deck. We are told there is internet, but we were never able to access with the code provided; but we had our own hotspot. Cable TV selection was somewhat limited. Local groceries were adequate yet pricey, but Safeway and Fred Meyer (a great store) were 25 miles away. These shortfalls were far exceeded by the restfulness of this place, small but adequate for our needs and our dog's.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and got to enjoy lots of wildlife. The wifi password does change on occasion. Thanks for the heads up on this, I'll make sure future guests have the current password and are aware the manager is available to help with such things. Hope you come again, Pj
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time to rest and relax on the Nehalem River. The birds, otters, and constantly changing landscape over-looking the water was a real treat. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the rental. Spotless! It was quiet and comfortable. Every item we could have needed was there--teapot, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, baking dishes, etc. We were very impressed and would definitely consider this location again! We were close to several State parks, shore access sights, forested trails. For us this was an excellent choice!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and cute place!

  • 4 of 5

Unfortunately, the power in the entire area went out half way though our stay and never came back on until after we left

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Spot.

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for outdoor enthusiasts like myself. With a large deck that's directly over the Nehalem River, the wildlife viewing is outstanding. Quiet, pleasant neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would definitely recomm...

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely recommend staying at this wonderful cottage on the river. The view from the deck is beautiful. I spent hours just watching the wildlife swim in the river. It is very quiet,relaxing and cozy.

The cottage is very clean and is everything you see in the pictures.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2009
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Manzanita Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wanda's Cafe and Bakery
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Manzanita Beach

Excellent fishing on the Nehalem River and crabbing at the mouth of the river (if you can beat the sea lions!). Just 2 hours from Portland. The Wheeler, Nehalem and Manzanita area is beautiful without the super busy touristy feel like Seaside.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning $60

Rates are flexible depending on length of time you stay.
Please submit an inquiry via this website and we'll send you a rental agreement for payment purposes.
Monthly rentals will have an additional fee for electricity and propane use.

Manager'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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