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"The Old School House": Vacation Rental, Family Reunions, Weddings & Retreats

Bedrooms 9
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Completely remodeled Pine Grove School house, 9 Bdrms, 5 Bths, sleeps 19 in beds

The home is located on 1+ acre of newly landscaped grounds with a lake in the background. Lots of room on the lawn for yard games, 22 outdoor chairs, 3 barbecues, and a fire pit for guests to enjoy. Driveway has parking for 12 cars. Firewood for home’s 3 fireplaces and outdoor fire pit provided. Homes sleeps 19 people in beds.

The main floor has original refinished hardwood floors throughout and is fully furnished. In addition, the main floor boasts a large living room with fireplace, a large family room with eating area, washer/dryer and seating for 16, a master bedroom with king bed, fireplace and outdoor sitting deck, a large master bath with soaking tub, shower and double sinks, a formal dining room with seating for 8 and 4 additional bedrooms (2 queen bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms) and 2 additional full bathrooms.

The lower level has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a small kitchen and small living room with wood burning fireplace. Also, the lower level has a large 25X26 foot event room with wet bar, refrigerator and sink. Sleeping mats and bedding provide sleeping for 2 more. The home has new large refrigerators in each of its kitchens. A third small refrigerator is in the garage.

With Wi-Fi throughout the home, DVD and CD players, the home is ideal for business retreats, yoga and health retreats, workshops for the arts, bridge, music, quilting, scrapbooking, religious gatherings, and small weddings. There is a no smoking and no pet policy.


Regular Season: September 16 - June 14, $750 per night, minimum stay of two nights.

High Season: June 15 - Sept. 15, $850 per night, minimum stay of 3 nights.

There is a $15/per person/per night charge for up to 2 additional guests

Cleaning Fee, refundable security deposit and 10% county tax also applies

More Details

Dorothy Dougherty
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

All 4 generations of our family were able to come to the annual Memorial Day weekend get-together at the Old School House in Manzanita. This two level home is ideal for a multi-generation celebration. Though the weather was not always perfect, there was plenty of time for the great grand kids to play croquet, badminton or volley ball in the large lovely yard.

The home itself has great separation of space so the kids could play noisy games or watch TV on the lower level and not disturb the adults on the upper level. The arrangement of the twin-bedded rooms connected by a private bath to queen-sized bedded rooms was perfect for our grandkids and their kids. We of course , really enjoyed the master bedroom suite, complete with easy chairs to which to escape to as needed. It too had a private bath with two sinks and a soaking tub!

The two kitchens made cooking for our large group easy and the various dining table arrangements worked for either togetherness when wanted or separation for some more adult conversation.
May 2013
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Manzanita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , also has 2 sinks
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (7), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
12 blocks to beach, 1 acre of lawn surrounded by woods with outdoor Fire-pit and lawn furniture, multi-car parking, lawn games: croquet, badminton, bocce ball, kites & softball


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

"The Old School House": Vacation Rental, Family Reunions, Weddings & Retreats
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

It was a joy for our family to have this beautiful home for three nights for our yearly summer reunion. This year there were 18 of us and the spaciousness and comfort of the house was much appreciated. The house has good beds with nice linens and nice towels in the many bathrooms. It's supplied with everything from shampoo to spices! The kitchen has everything you would need. We had a croquet tournament in the huge landscaped yard .. also played badminton and frisbee (all equipment provided) and had a fire each night at the fire pit (even firewood was provided). The owners are very helpful; they told us about a dock close-by to buy fresh crab, the best place for breakfast, special things about neighboring towns and the festivities in the area. They definitely go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. Thank you, Dorothy and Dick!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best wedding weekend ever

  • 5 of 5

It is very clear from my interactions with Dorothy (one of the owners) that she cares a great deal about the Old School House and wants to make sure that the guests get the most out of their stay there. I am so grateful to Dorothy and her husband Dick for letting us have our wedding on their perfect lawn. Everyone kept saying how beautiful the home is. We also had the pleasure of staying there over fourth of July weekend, and Dorothy made sure we knew about all the festivities going on. The firework show on the beach (within walking distance!) was spectacular, as was our whole stay. I highly recommend the Old School House. We immediately felt right at home there.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great retreat space!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 10 of us stayed here for two nights for a work retreat. The large living room was perfect for meetings. The number of bedrooms and beds meant most of us had a room to ourselves, and the kitchen was fully stocked for all of our cooking needs. The house is clean, neat, and comfortable. The weather was nice, and so we were able to take advantage of the fire pit and outdoor chairs. A short walk, and we were on the main street in Manzanita where we enjoyed one of our evening meals. I'd highly recommend the old schoolhouse for a group looking for a terrific place to get away, get a lot of work accomplished, and relax after the work is done!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for a small retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spent 2 nights at the Old School House for a small group retreat. Enough beds for everyone, impeccably clean, beautifully maintained, and updated "home." The grounds were well cared for as well -- with lots of space outdoors to enjoy the weather and the natural setting. A short walk to get to town and the beach, but those who don't want to walk can jump in a car and be there in a matter of minutes. The grounds keeper stopped by to make sure we didn't have any questions and he was friendly and answered questions about restaurants, local hiking trails, and other local information. Overall, a great stay! We would love to return for another retreat!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding at the Old Schoolhouse

  • 5 of 5

We had a "weekend wedding retreat" for our daughter and new son-in-law. The house is huge! and has a large working kitchen with all of the cooking supplies you need, including dishes, glasses, cups, eating utensils, etc., for over 20 people. Our son in-law's family came in from California, and each couple had their own bedroom! The bathrooms are large and well supplied with clean towels, soaps, toilet paper, and the entire home is CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN! I could go on forever praising this unique property! It was a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion Excellence!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been having reunions for close to 40 years. Historically we have met Labor Weekend, most often in Pasco Washington. We have been in "search" of a new location and this past Labor Day, we all gathered at The Old School House. What an amazing home and location the School House was! We played croquet, football, board games, cards, walked to the beach, sat around the fire and just had fun visiting!! There was SO much room for everyone to be comfortable. With a large main kitchen AND another full kitchen in the basement, we had more than enough room to prepare meals, etc. The basement area is perfect for gathering large groups, but we were blessed with amazing weather and spend all of our time outside! Even in the evenings! With 9 bedroom and 5 bathrooms everyone was comfortable. The owner was wonderful to work with and the support staff, on site, were very responsive to our questions and needs.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Manzanita Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Big wave Cafe
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Manzanita Beach, 4 mile ocean front
Car: necessary

on a GPS map the address could be under Nehalem, Or. 97031


Rates & Availability

Manzanita House Rental Rates

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High Season
Jun 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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