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Upper (A) unit-Fireplace-Kitchen-Deck-Wood and Tile

Bedrooms 1
Space 340 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Duplex Studio, Queen Bed, Full Kitchen, Deck, Fireplace, Huge Views

HEART OF THE HILL is a wonderful beach cabin with two fabulous studios with breathtaking ocean views.

This listing is for the A unit, upper studio.

Not suitable for children.

The upper studio, A unit, has two David Schlicker stained glass windows in the vaulted ceilings that add to the panoramic views. It is at street level for easy access if mobility is an issue.

The lower studio, #4472777, is down a short flight of stairs with the same wonderful view. Please check it our if the A unit is not available for your dates.

Located in Oceanside, Oregon, about 9 miles west of Tillamook, Heart of the Hill sits 150 feet above the sand which allows for the watching of whales, birds (Three Arch Rocks, a game preserve, is directly in view), hang-gliders, surfers of many types, and general beach activity.

It's a picturesque 5 minute walk down to the beach on the circuitous streets of Oceanside, a hidden, small, gem of a town with little commercialization, and great beaches and vistas. The Maxwell Mountain Tunnel is a unique gateway to Tunnel Beach and it's agate hunting and tide pools. Netarts Bay is a southerly two mile beach walk.

The house features wood floors and ceilings, lots of ceramic tile, a propane fireplace, private glass paneled deck, complete kitchen, and comfortable accommodations. Heart of the Hill is a terrific romantic getaway spot.

This calendar reflects the A unit only.

Listing #4472777, the B unit, has it's own calendar.

More Details

Ron Young
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Ron Young

Ron and Kate met in 1971 at University of Oregon. Ron graduated with a Psychology Degree and Kate with an Elementary Education Degree and Masters in Library Science. We married in 1975.

Ron worked at Oregon Health and Sciences University for several years .He then became a Master Carpenter and worked in commercial building for a decade. He then returned to college and received an Elementary Education degree and taught 6th grade for 12 years. He then returned to carpentry and bought old houses he remodeled and flipped. Kate was an Elementary Education Librarian/Media Specialist for three years then retired to have three children - one daughter and two sons, and 3 granddaughters. In 1983 Kate started her own dry bean soup mix business called SOUPerior Bean & Spice Co. which she sold in 1996 and went back to the library. In 2004 North Clackamas School District cut all library positions due to budget issues. Kate taught 5th grade until 2008 when she retired.

In 2001 we 'found' this property in total disrepair. It took Ron and our two boys 18 months to pour a foundation, totally gut the inside and rebuild, new siding, roof, plumbing and electrical. A true labor of love to bring it to its present glory. We hope you enjoy staying at the Heart of the Hill, a very special place to make memories.

Ron Young purchased this house in 2001

Why Ron Young chose Oceanside

Quiet, beautiful, slice of heaven on the coast. Great place to get away to relax, walk on the beach, search for agates and rocks, enjoy the tide pools, birds, Stellar Sea Lions and if you're lucky see a whale swimming beyond the rocks. Glorious sunsets throughout the year and maybe a BIG storm to watch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for making it so easy to visit here. Our second this year! H.O.T.H. demonstrates your high standards of cleaniness and workmanship. My favorite: sitting in a chair looking out those big windows watching the changing seascape! See you soon.
Dec 2014
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Oceanside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Convertible Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Beach View, Ocean View, Stained Glass Windows (Schlicker), Panoramic Views of Three Arch Rocks and Beach, WiFi internet, Close to crabbing, fishing, hiking, surfing, By Maxwell Mountain Tunnel, Tide pools, Agate Hunting.


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average rating of 4.794872 based on 227 reviews

Lovely little retreat with perks

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and peaceful with a view that stretches for miles from Cape Lookout towards the South to Haystack rocks and Mt. (??) To North. Absolutely loved our time at Heart of the Hill. Had a pleasant exchange with the owner and look forward to future stays.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this little place!

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here a few times now, and enjoy it completely each time!! Best view, cozy and charming.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sioux City, IA

Great little cabin on the ocean

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. The owners are responsive, quick to send instructions on getting into the property, excellent check in experience. The cabin is very clean, bed super comfortable and the view out 2 giant windows was fantastic. The kitchen had pans, frying pans, utensils, everything we needed to cook some simple meals - clam chowder, eggs Benedict, Italian pasta, there were some ingredients in the cupboard - salt and pepper, flour, sugar, spices. There were just 2 of us, but would have had room for a third person or child on the fold out couch, and the kitchen table was big enough for 3. It was cold and rainy one of our days and we turned on the stove. It gave off a nice heat, just right for the space. The woodwork and cabinets are lovely, obviously this place was constructed with much TLC.

There are some nice hiking trails in the area. My favorite is by Cape Meares Lighthouse. At the top of the hill, before going down to the lighthouse, there is a small area to park and a trailhead. If you go left, the trail is only about 1/4 mile and goes to an ancient tree. Nice little walk if you have small children with you or an older person who isn't able to walk far. If you go right, the trail goes all the way to Tillamook Bay. The hills are steep, but trail uses switchbacks. Some areas can be muddy. We found interesting plants, slugs, birds. It was a good afternoon hike. Most people go to the lighthouse and the octopus tree. Those hikes are quite short. The forest is lovely all around here. Another nice hike is Munson Creek Falls, on hiway 101 about 7 miles south of Tillamook. Trail runs by a stream and has nice colors in the fall. You can't get all the way back to the falls bc of a logjam in the trail, but the trail itself is the attraction more than the falls I think.

When passing through Netarts, be sure to stop at Lexi's thrift store, fun place to photograph. You can also buy the best oysters anywhere in the country right there in Netarts. We like to lay them out on a cookie sheet and steam them in the oven. Lay them with the flat "lid" on top so the juice ("liquor") stays in the bowl part of the shell- the juice is good too!

Thanks Ron and Kate for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect jewel on the oregon coast

  • 5 of 5

Cozy with all the necessities, and that view! It truly is the “Heart of the Hill”.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The view is great (better than I expected based on the photos provided online) and neighborhood is quiet enough to hear the surf.

The "streets" are more like alleyways though, so don't expect to park or maneuver anything fullsize in the space available.

If you use Sunset & Ocean streets as a crossroads destination instead of the house number address, GPS will guide you correctly. (very helpful after dark)

The weather was unexpectedly balmy during our stay. Instead of needing the multiple heaters, we found ourselves wishing for a fan since we didn't want to leave both doors open for airflow.

Thanks again! Keep doing what you're doing; it's a great little space!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view, cozy and convenient.

  • 4 of 5

Bathroom heater didn't work. Everything else seemed to work okay.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Hwy 131
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

Oceanside is a unique village built on a hill, like an amphitheater. The views are exceptional, as are the beaches. Three Arch Rocks, a National Game Preserve, is home to a Stellar Sea Lion colony and thousands of sea birds, and is seen prominently from our houses. The 'tunnel' connects Oceanside beach to Tunnel beach, where rock formations provide tidepools and vistas that are rare on the Coast. Hangliders and Paragliders are often seen sailing off Maxwell Mt., the highest point in Oceanside. Agate hunting is another local activity, while walking the miles of sandy beaches. Whales can be seen regularly much of the year. Bald eagles live nearby, and are also seen regularly throughout the entire year. Good surfing waves are right here, and sea kayaking is also done here by the adventurous. Hiking in the Three Capes Scenic area, of which we are a part, is another activity enjoyed by many. Fishing and crabbing are nearby in Netarts and Tillamook Bays, and of course, in the Ocean.

Other Activities: agate hunting, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Holidays require 3 day minimums - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, New Years, Thanksgiving.
One night stays are subject to a $25 'one-night' fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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