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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


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"The Old School House": Vacation Rental, Family Reunions, Weddings & Retreats
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Perfect place for small Wedding Reception

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect. The pictures don't do it justice. The rooms were spacious and lovely decorated. Everything was extremely convenient. I would recommend this place to anyone. It was a fantastic experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome property for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

The house and grounds were exceptionally clean. Beds, linens, towels, and kitchen equipment were of high quality and sufficient to meet the needs of a "full" house. Family visiting from Maine, New York, Maryland, Florida, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, California, and Washington were very impressed with the Oregon Coast location and park-like setting. We were able to set up rented tables and chairs on the lawn for our large group evening meals without interrupting the badminton/volleyball games. The fire pit was enjoyed by many eating S'mores and recanting family memories. Parking is very limited on the property for a large group, however we were able to park on town streets across highway 101 without difficulty. It was a challenge for those with mobility issues. The old fir flooring is lovely - and noisy with 14 staying in the House. The owners were prompt with rental communications and queries about the property. The property is exactly as advertised on VRBO!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

with 15 adults (all cousins) the youngest being 58, it was a wonderful gathering place for a reunion. Everyone had their own space, as well as a several great gathering areas for visiting. For the able, Manzanita was just a short, enjoyable walk away. Weather could not have been better.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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