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Amazing Ocean Front Vacation House!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,588 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

More Details

Shawn Steward
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 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.


Kiwanda Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1588 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
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
  • limited accessibility ...
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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Amazing Ocean Front Vacation House!
average rating of 4.639344 based on 61 reviews
Portland, OR

Stormy weather beach getaway with friends

  • 5 of 5

Our family met friends and their kiddos at this beautiful beach house. The weather was temperamental but when it was too stormy to be outside we all enjoyed hanging out inside, playing games, cooking, watching movies and looking out at the ocean and haystack rock. I noticed the previous reviewer notes having an obscured view but ours was uninterrupted other than by heavy rain which was fun to watch from the warmth of the open plan interior of the home. We enjoyed our stay very much!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! So glad your family had a wonderful time at our beach house. As stated in my response to the previous guests who gave less than stellar reviews because of circumstances out of human control, the weather at the Oregon Coast is ever changing and can be extreme at times - especially in the winter months. We were able to have the sand shoveled between storms, and luckily the wind didn't move the sand in front of the house to block the views we normally have. So great you had a nice time - thanks again for your review.
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Amazing Beach Front View Property

  • 5 of 5

Picture Perfect views from all the windows. Amazing setting up on a sand dune looking down on the beach and the haystack. Great kitchen and excellent kitchen utensils and pots and pans. We had a little incident with the barbecue and accidentally burned the surface of the deck. The owner was very gracious about this. We appreciate that. We highly recommend this very special property

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little beach house

  • 5 of 5

I think the description is quite accurate. We had good weather and the kids loved playing in the sand. The dune does pile up a bit, but it didn't block our view and the kids had a neat area to play which was private and somewhat protected from the wind. I will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a wonderful stay in pacific city!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay st this beach house! The kids loved being right on the sand and the adults loved that the kids were so entertained. You could walk into town for ice cream, the brewery, tacos, surf shop etc (tho we often took the 1 minute drive with babies) and groceries were a short drive. The set up was great for 2 small families in seperate areas.

The sand dune was high, "obstructing" our view I guess, but it didn't bother us one bit. A local told us it was quite high right now, yet we could still see over it to the water when standing in the living room. If anything it was fun to climb the dunes and dig out a spot for a Bon fire.

Downfall, was no wifi for us as we are from out of country so roaming is more challenging but we made it work. As small business owners we had to stay connected, otherwise, come and disconnect!!

Constructive criticism for the owners, wine glasses would be great! Wine does not taste the same out of plastic :)

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

Wonderful Weather, Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at your beach house this past weekend and was able to enjoy 70 degree weather! Thanks for having such a clean/tidy house that the kids love to stay in (bunk beds are the best)!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vancouver, WA

Favorite getaway

  • 5 of 5

We love coming here whether it's for a couple's getaway or bringing the kids! This last visit was no exception. Super comfortable, plenty of space and everything we need for a relaxing time. I love being right on the beach so that the kids can just go out and play and I can watch from inside if it's chilly :) We come here throughout the year and really love it at any season!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: 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

Rental Basis:
per property
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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
Tax Rate 11.8%

*SUMMER, SPRING & HOLIDAY RATES: $350.00 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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