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Amazing Ocean Front Vacation House!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Want a great family vacation place? Our house is located directly in front of Haystack Rock in Pacific City, Kiwanda Shores development. Perfect Family house, remodeled recently. Sit on the deck and watch the kids surf, or get in the water in a few short steps. Nice private location with Sand Dune buffering one side of the house - wide open views of Kape Kiwanda and the giant dune on the other. Numerous activities in Pacific City, or no activity at all - it's an easy place to just relax on the deck and watch the ocean.

A few notes: No Smoking inside or near the house - we like clean smelling beach and ocean. Owned by Surfer and Snowboarder, so it's not your grandma's beach house - but not party central either! No shoes in the house at all - in keeping with Island customs of respect for household.

PLEASE NOTE! THIS HOUSE IS LOCATED ON THE OREGON COAST - WE CAN NOT GUARANTEE SUNNY WEATHER AND A CLEAR VIEW OF THE OCEAN!!! While our house IS located on the front row - with nothing but sand between you and the ocean - the winds can reach up to 100 mi/hr creating a berm in from of the house. Most of the time we are able to shovel the sand out of the way, making for a perfect view of the ocean from the house. But other times, we have storms moving in and out - especially in the winter months - pushing the sand, blocking the view.

A beautiful place - for having fun with family and friends!

Keywords: beach house, ocean front, surf access, ocean view, front row, handicap access

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Shawn Steward
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Shawn Steward

I bought this house many years ago, with a dream of having a little place to go with the family and learn to surf better. Still a crummy surfer - but if I ever get better, I'll walk right off the deck and be in some of the best surf in Oregon. I prefer renting to families and small groups.

Shawn Steward purchased this house in 1997

Why Shawn Steward chose Pacific City

Pacific City is a great little beach town that doesn't have that trashy tourist look that most of the other Oregon Beach towns have so lovingly acquired. A real fishing town, with seriously good beaches and waterways.

What makes this house unique

Crabbing, whale watching, beach walks, giant sand dune hikes, surfing, sand boarding (which never works as good as it should), Bingo at the senior center on Wednesday nights, good restaurants and coffee house.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

Amazing Ocean Front Vacation House!
average rating of 4.673077 based on 52 reviews

NO WATER VIEW in the winter months :(

  • 3 of 5

There was an 8' sand burm blocking the entire water view of the beach. You can see the Hay Stack Rock stick out, that's just because it is so darn big. I later read they use large excavators to take down the natural the burm for the summer months, but that wasn't noted in the advertising. The wind and water naturally create this burm, they have to maintain it to keep it at bay, not with a hand shovel as they note in another comment.

The kitchen basics where not stocked very well: no dish washer soap, no cookie sheets, no cooking spray, spices ? and the two small fridges are a no go for a three bedroom house. You anticipate bringing food, but not kitchen basics when you travel to the beach.

They have a really great spot here, it's walking distance to fish tacos, The Pelican and Coffee shop etc. We have been to Pacific City many times and will come back to the area. Just not sure this home is worth the money without the summer view and has slightly dated feel.


  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lan, Thanks so much for your review and suggestions. The Oregon coast is a beautiful and unpredictable weather environment. On the Ocean Front, sand can rise 2-3 feet on any given day - especially if the wind is blowing hard. As discussed in our calls to you and with the Cape Kiwanda sand removal staff when you were at the house, Tillamook County restricts and guides when/how homeowners can remove sand. On your trip we and the staff tried every way possible to meet your request, but were not permitted to remove sand by the County on that day. Regarding the stock of the house, we will double check with our housekeeping staff on the items you mention. Their inventory reflects that these items were in the home on your arrival. Thank you again for your comments and suggestions. We are longtime VRBO renters and have had many successful and happy renters.
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Clean, comfortable, well stocked house in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable well stocked beach house. The beds were really comfortable. The property was well maintained and clean. The owners were REALLY good to work with. When we arrived the property was not cleaned. We contacted the owners, they answered the phone immediately, and took swift action. The owners contacted the housekeeper who was there within a few minutes. They reduced the charges a fair amount for the inconvenience. One disappointment was that we could not see the ocean very well because of a the large sand berm that was in front of the house (this is different from the grassy berm beside the house.)

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate reviews from our guests. Much to our dismay, Brad and his family arrived to a dirty house - our worst nightmare!! Thankfully, they were very patient and understanding - thank you Brad H!! The housekeeper was there in no time, but very very apologetic... As for the sand hill blocking the view to the ocean, we are constantly shoveling to restore the view, but the weather at the Oregon Coast is extreme and unpredictable to say the least. The configuration of the sand and surrounding dunes change almost daily, it is therefore difficult to keep up with Mother Nature. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will consider another stay at our little beach house. Happy Holidays to you and yours!
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Lovely setting but beware the MiniFridge!

  • 4 of 5

The location is amazing! Right on the beach. A few caveats include: be aware there are two very tiny mini fridges ONLY for your refrigerating pleasure. We did not read the ad thoroughly (our fault!) and showed up with ten tons of food. Which did not fit. Not even close.

The beds are very comfortable except the thin mattresses on the bunk bed, do not recommend larger people sleep on them.


  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home and its location were wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The home was lovely- nicely decorated, nice open living spaces, fully stocked kitchen. The bunk room was great for the kids. Spectacular beach-front property. We will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Perfect Setting!!

  • 5 of 5

We took our son and his family to this beach house to celebrate his graduation with a Masters Degree from Oregon State University and it was perfect! Great location, perfect weather for the Oregon Coast and we had a great time. Could not have picked a better place!

Randy & Joanne Camp

Corvallis, OR

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love love love this house

  • 5 of 5

So nice staying at this house. On the beach, great location, perfect atmosphere for a great weekend away.

Thanks Guys!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
98.35 Miles
Portland International Airpot
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Pelican Brew Pub
Nearest Golf
28.9 Miles
Salishan in Gleneden Beach
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Pelican Brew Pub
Car: necessary

Located near Pelican Brew pub, one of the best Brew Pubs in all of Oregon. Walking distance to Kape Kiwanda Dunes.


Rates & Availability

Kiwanda Shores House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Refundable damage deposit $250

*SUMMER, SPRING & HOLIDAY RATES: $375.00 PER NIGHT (FEB 13 - SEPT 30), Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years
*WINTER AND FALL RATE: $250.00 PER NIGHT (OCT 01 - FEB 12) excluding holidays
*LOST KEY FEE: $250.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kiwanda Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1588 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shower; Two Sinks; Toilet
    Second Bathroom - toilet , shower , Euro-Feel; Double Head Walk-in Shower; Heated Floors
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 queen , Queen Bed w/Memory Foam Mattress; DVD/TV; Private Bathroom
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Bed w/Memory Foam Mattress; DVD Player
    Third Bedroom - 1 baby crib , 2 bunk bed , 4 Twin Beds; Baby Crib Avail; VHS Player; High Chair Avail
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We have garbage service every Wednesday; Mid-stay cleaning is also available - just book through home owner.

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