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Unobstructed Ocean view! It's time to book for summer!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

We just happened upon this property. A friend of ours was looking for land to build on, he loved the view at the property but the cottage was so quaint and adorable that he couldn't bear to do a tear down. Lucky us...he told my husband about it and he bought it on the spot. Our middle son and I went to look at it the next day...we also fell in LOVE!

We have Douglas fir floors throughout except in laundry/bunkbed room, bath and king bedroom. High toilet, step in tub/shower, pedestal sink in bathroom. Bedroom has new king size 'Select Comfort' bed, chest of drawers, closet and wicker chaise lounge. The blue and yellow themed kitchen has open cupboards and mosaic tile countertops furnished with everything you need to feel right at home. Coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, four burner electric stove and oven, toaster, blender, deep fryer, crockpot and large pots for steaming your crab catch!

The fireplace is so comfy and cozy. Wood is provided behind gate in carport during the winter. For summer use bring your own wood. We use the fireplace almost year round. We have a large couch, recliner and futon (that makes into dbl. bed) in main room. Wood dining table with 4 chairs and four extra card table chairs w/table in bedroom closet. We also have a portable high chair to secure to chair for baby/toddler feeding.

We have improved the trail to the beach twice...the last time with our friendly neighbors help. We enlarged the deck to 800 sq. ft. of unobstructed ocean view. We have a swing set in the back of the property along with a fire pit. There is a teak dining table with umbrella and six large chairs on the deck, plus three chaise lounges. We also have a glass table for four on the deck for your enjoyment. The yard and deck area are closed in for pet protection.

We have had many family get togethers here over the years. Sand Harp Cottage makes a great place to have meals, play games, take beach strolls, watch fabulous sunsets and have lots of fun together.

Come stay at Sand Harp Cottage and make your own memories!

Keywords: Sand Harp Cottage....a one (plus) bedroom cozy coastal cottage with fabulous view.

Your fondest memories are waiting for you here!

More Details

elaine or Larry
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About elaine or Larry

We have three amazing sons and three fabulous daughters-in-law, plus six marvelous grandchildren! Our Labradoodle, Darby, comes to the beach with us and loves it here. We have a rescue Yorkie as well, Parker. I am retired and my husband is still working as a General Contractor.

elaine or Larry purchased this cottage in 1995

Why elaine or Larry chose Florence

Florence is an easy two hour drive from our home outside of Springfield on the McKenzie River and a great getaway. At the beach we like to take naps, sit on the deck, take naps, play games, take naps, watch movies, take naps, gamble a little and then go to bed with window open to hear the ocean.

What makes this cottage unique

We have the nicest neighbors. In fact, our friends that maintain the cottage live right across the street. We couldn't rent this home without them.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say thanks for the great stay. We truly enjoyed our time and wanted you to know everything was perfect. We have rented many places over the years and this was the best by far. You keep the place so well stocked for every little need and it was great! Perfect view, awesome walk to the beach and the quiet neighborhood was very much appreciated by these two people who live out in the middle of nowhere :) Thanks and we hope to rent from you again!
Nov 2014
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Florence Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/tub combo, pedestal sink, higher toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed (1) This is a 'Sleep Number' bed! Extra sheets, blankets, and pillows in cupboard and closet., Sleep Sofa or Futon (1) Sheets and blankets available in linen closet in bedroom., Bunk Beds (2) We keep a fitted sheet and coverlet on the bunks. Bring sleeping bags for them if you wish.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have rebuilt and somewhat maintained the trail to the beach since 1995. We have always called it the 'Enchanted Forest Trail' as our great niece, Kennedy, named it years ago. Some of the locals have named it the 'Hobbit Trail'. Whatever you call it, it is a moderate walk to beautiful Heceta Beach...1/3 mile plus a short climb up berm.


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Unobstructed Ocean view! It's time to book for summer!
average rating of 4.5 based on 54 reviews
Twin Falls, Idaho

Great little getaway for people with pets

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. They had everything we needed and the bed was so comfortable. It was really nice having a fenced yard for the dogs. However, I kept a close eye on mine because she can be an escape artist and there was some spots she could sneak away. We really enjoyed the Florence Dog park in town. Since we were traveling a long distance, it made it nice to have somewhere to let the dogs run at nice with it getting dark so early. We didn't walk down to the beach from the house but the view was really beautiful.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you could need

  • 5 of 5

Nice little house. Loved the big deck and the fenced in yard for the dogs. Beautiful view. The trail to the beach is awesome. We found a great place at the north jetty to take the dogs and it was just a couple minute drive from the house. Sorry we couldn't use the fire pit because of fire restrictions. Dogs loved the dog beds.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay

  • 4 of 5

This is a unique place and we very much enjoyed our stay. I found the proximity to the beach and the view from the deck are wonderful, complimented by the closeness of amenities such as the grocery store.

Pleasantly surprised and thankful.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean front surprise

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing, ocean-front getaway in your beachy cottage. We will definitely be back! The hobbit trail was a surprise on the dune walk to the beach - like walking into another magical world.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this house. Great view to the sea and a beatifull quit beach. After a two and a half weeks trip in the States, this was definitely one of our highlights.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay! Had fun on Hobbit Trail and beach too!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mo's Seafood
Great views! Good Food!
Fred Meyer One Stop Shopping
We do most of our shopping here. Great for EVERYTHING!
Waterfront Depot
Our very favorite restaurant! Crab Encrusted die for!!! You need a reservatio...
Sandpines Golf Links
Chens Family Dish
We like this place. Food is good, very clean.
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Eugene - Mahlon Sweet Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Jerry's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Sand Pines
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Driftwood Shores
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Heceta Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Trail to Beach
Car: recommended

Heceta Head Lighthouse tours, Hiking, Clam digging, 4 wheeler & sandrail rentals, Sandboarding park, Whale watching, Old Town shopping, Lakes everywhere, Horse rentals at Baker Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Pet Fee $30

No tax on rental for 30 days or more.

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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