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Oceanfront- Sea Gem Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Sea Gem Cottage is an oceanfront home six miles south of Newport, Oregon. Our home now has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a loft. The entire house has been completely remodeled with the additional bedroom and loft added as of February 2016.

There are bamboo floors throughout the house and travertine tiles in the bathroom. The home is decorated with modern furnishings. There are spectacular views of the beach and surf from every room of the house. The bedrooms have queen beds with storage drawers and wardrobes for your extended stay. The downstairs great room has seating for 6 at the dining table and a wall mounted television with media player.

Stairs from the great room lead up to the loft area. Here you can find two twin beds on the garden side of the loft and a lounge area on the ocean side.

The house sits on a 40 foot tall bluff with a private path and stairs leading to the beach. The beach stretches for miles in either direction allowing for long walks on the beach where you rarely encounter another person.

Keywords: Oregon, Oregon coast, Newport, South Beach, ocean, beach, view, house, cottage, private, WiFi, modern, romantic, getaway, whale watching, sea gem

More Details

Winter Chung
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Winter Chung

Winter and Neil purchased this property in 2009 to be used as a getaway from their daily lives in Portland, Oregon. After completely remodeling the cottage, they began renting it so that others could also enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast.

Winter Chung purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Winter Chung chose South Beach

The Newport area is the most beautiful and scenic part of the Oregon Coast in our opinion. There is abundant wildlife as well as the conveniences of a nearby city. Whales and seals have been viewed from the cottage. Seagulls and pelicans fly by the windows and float in the wind. The privacy granted by having a house on the ocean cannot be matched by a hotel or condo.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage was built in the 1960's, but has been completely remodeled with tasteful, modern decor, yet keeping some of the original charm. It was then added on to in 2016 to include a loft and second bedroom. It is challenging to find modern properties with beach access on the Oregon Coast, and this cottage will not disappoint.


South Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, no bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • The loft is accessible and suitable for guests over 10 years old that can safely climb ladder stairs.
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Our property is suitable for 4 adults and 2 children. Our property is NOT suitable for family gatherings or parties.


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Oceanfront- Sea Gem Cottage
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 108 reviews
salem, OR

Beautifully remodeled beach cottage w/ front row seat on the ocean!!! Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve rented dozens of vacation homes over the last 2 decades and this was the most well thought out, clean, and beautifully decorated of them all! And you can’t get any closer to the beach and crashing waves than this! We were sad to leave. But we’re so grateful to have found this absolute “Sea Gem!” Looking forward to returning in the future! Major thanks to the owners for sharing their Newport cottage!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alpine, Utah

Perfect retreat! This cottage exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights here and loved every minute. The home was very clean and comfortable with all the amenities. We loved the full ocean views from the main floor as well as the loft. It provided easy access to hiking, lighthouses, good food and miles of open and secluded beach. Definitely on the return list.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house, appropriately named as it is truly a sea gem! Can’t wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is exactly what is advertised. Clean, quaint, modern and cozy! The location was perfect and the beach was wonderful. We never wanted to leave and were lucky enough to add another night to our stay! The kitchen is smaller, but as advertised. We still made many meals, but only a convection microwave, something to take into consideration. Once we arrived, there was no need to go anywhere else, although Newport is so close if needed. The beds were very, very comfortable, which was a huge bonus! The hosts were communicatative and helpful. What a great location and a “gem” of a house! Can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To clarify, we do have more than just a convection oven, there is a full size stove. There is no space for a traditional oven, but the convection oven/microwave is very useable for small 9x9 baking dishes, cake pans, or meatloaf size pans, all of which are provided. It does bake just like a regular oven, just don’t plan on cooking a big turkey.
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Austin, TX USA

Perfect home with perfect view

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Sea Gem Cottage for 3 nights in January. It was the perfect place to watch the changing weather while staring at the ocean waves. The location is super for driving to nearby state parks/lookouts/lighthouses, and nearby Newport has great restaurants and other conveniences. The home itself is immaculate, with every detail well-thought out. The large sofa area in the loft is perfect for snuggling with a good book, and the(downstairs, ocean-side) bed was among the best we’ve slept in. Waking up with such beautiful views and easy walk on the beach with no one else in sight was a dream! Winter’s directions and communication were easy. If Sea Gem is open for your dates, do not waste time booking it!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and situation.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Very clean on arrival, wonderful views and exposed to the weather which was great. Close enough to enjoy Newport and all the sights. Right beside the beach for a paddle and for a bit of whale watching

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach house with a million dollar view

  • 5 of 5

The best VRBO property that we’ve ever stayed at. Private, quiet and a beautifully appointed interior. Everything is so well thought out and maintained. This part of the beach seems very secluded with few people; it felt like we had the ocean to ourselves.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Local Ocean Seafoods
Devils Punch Bowl State Park
Nana's Irish Pub
Saffron Salmon
Tanger Outlets
Panini Bakery
Ona Restaurant and Lounge
Hatfield Marine Science Center - Oregon State University
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
Nearest Airport
146 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Beaver Creek State Natural Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Ona Beach State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Car: necessary

Sea Gem Cottage is located in South Beach, 6 miles south of Newport. Newport is the largest city on the Oregon coast and has a variety of attractions.

- Oregon Coast Aquarium

- Oregon Hatfield Science Center

- Whale watching tours

- Fishing and crabbing excursions

- Movie theater

- Ripley's Believe it or Not

- Rogue Brewery

- Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

- Yaquina Head Lighthouse


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $85

There is a $15 fee per night for each additional guest past 2.

Check in time is 3:30pm
Check out time is 11:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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