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Green Flash Cabin, Oregon Coast Heaven! Featured in SUNSET MAGAZINE.

Neskowin, OR, USA
  • Cabin900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Retreat Cabin, 1 bedroom, 1 bath (sleeps 2)

Listen to the quiet…

Do this for yourself. Our year-round private retreat has magnificent 180-degree views. Three sides of the large windows and deck are west and south-facing, overlooking sunsets, the ocean and miles of forest. This beautiful video of the Oregon Coast starts out with the Neskowin beach: https://vimeo.com/224505602?ref=tw-share

Newly built in 2011, we have furnished this cozy but contemporary 900 sq ft 1 bedroom, 1 bath home as a pristine getaway. It is located 500 feet above the valley, with southern exposure. Three sides of windows and decks show off a view from many vantage points. It is likely the most elegant “tree house” you have ever seen. SUNSET MAGAZINE featured it as one of 3 BEST PLACES ON THE OREGON COAST in the "Call of the Oregon Coast" issue of September 2012. (Please note that the second bedroom has a futon only, and our maximum is 2 guests. The futon is not particularly comfortable! But it is a lovely room with a small desk to work on.)

The first town shown in this beautiful video is Neskowin, where you may soon be going. https://vimeo.com/224505602?ref=tw-share

Best features: The cabin is sited to take advantage of the incredible views and feeling of peace. In the Spring and Fall deer and elk will be wandering the property (patiently watch during the early morning or evening hours.) The deep bathtub has a skylight to see the stars, and two large windows with a forest view. Total relaxation... The cabin was custom designed so that every room has a full view of this stunning part of the Oregon coast.

One large bedroom with a wonderful ocean view, Queen Temperpedic-style mattress, a tub with hand-held shower head with forest views. The TV (with many DVDs to choose from) is set up to watch cozily from the bed. THE BEDROOM AND BATH ARE ON THE SECOND FLOOR. Contemporary minimal style, large windows on three sides of the cabin, full kitchen, deck.... Check the reviews! Our guests love this cabin. There is also a small office where you can write or read.

The modern kitchen has brand new stainless appliances, views as you cook, and lots of dishes, pots/pans, and an electric coffee maker. (Please note that there is no microwave. And we do not have WiFi in the cabin, although the 3G connection is excellent. And Wifi is easily accessible at the café in Neskowin.)

The cabin sits high above a large, forested valley, with just a few other homes It is just one mile north of the lovely, small beach village of Neskowin, along the north/central Oregon Coast, a 2-hour drive from Portland. NOTE: There are only a handful of residents in this area, and it is a ONE-LANE GRAVEL ROAD FOR ONE MILE. Please consider if this sounds too remote for you...it is one mile from HWY 101, and another one mile to the village of Neskowin. www.greenflashcabin.com

Sunset Magazine recommended our cabin as one of three best places to stay along the gorgeous Oregon Coast, in the September 2012 edition, 'The Call of the Oregon Coast.'


Keep in mind that the location of this cabin is one mile east of Hwy 101, sitting up high along a valley that has few residents. It has a one-lane gravel road that cannot be found by GPS. (I have explicit directions, of course!) If this sounds too remote for you, then you may want to be closer in to town. But if it sounds appealing, it is honestly just fantastic. It is two miles to the beach.

This is a retreat destination, without the ammenities of a microwave, WiFi or cable TV (although 3G access is very good). There is a TV for watching our large collection of DVD movies. The claw foot soaking tub with a side-mounted faucet has a flexible head for 'showering' while in the tub, but does NOT have a stand-up shower head or surround. We have a brand new electric range with oven. In addition, there is a dishwasher, electric coffee maker and toaster, plus plenty of dishes. While in the kitchen you are surrounded by views of miles of unspoiled wilderness.

The 'Green Flash' is an atmospheric phenomenon that, when the conditions are just right, you will actually see a very bright lime green flash - similar to a light bulb flash - right at the moment when the sun drops below the horizon at sunset. I have seen this only once during my many years at the coast. It was truly memorable...

Just a 5-minute drive to the village of Neskowin, you’ll be far from the beach shops and boardwalks of larger beach towns. In Neskowin you will find one golf course, one grocery store, one art gallery and one wonderful café – the only commercial businesses. Enjoy 7 miles of gorgeous beach walking, evening bonfires, surfing, skim boarding and tide pool exploring. Within a beautiful 10-mile drive is Pacific City, where there are numerous fun shops, galleries, restaurants, a surf shop, another wide and walkable beach, plus the tide pools and hiking of unique Cape Kiwanda.

This beautiful part of the north/central Oregon Coast is just a two-hour drive southwest of Portland, between Lincoln City and Pacific City, north of Cascade Head. There are many hikes, shops and restaurants within a ten mile drive - either north to Pacific City or south to Lincoln City. This is a wonderful, scenic part of the Oregon Coast, with access to incredible headland hiking and long sandy beaches. You can walk for miles.

Check out Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, a most wonderful facility located along the south side of Cascade Head. They offer a wide array of classes and workshops all summer. (about a 7- mile drive)

TO OUR WINTER GUESTS: Having lived in Neskowin for 13 years, I learned ta lot about the Oregon Coast: Winter can be the best time of year for several reasons. The weather changes quickly, it can be warm and sunny one day, stormy the next. Either way is good! I have played golf in 65 degree weather on Christmas Day, or I have spent hours watching the high tides and howling wind from our warm and cozy living room. The winter coast temperatures are virtually always much warmer than inland, usually in the 50's and 60's. Fewer people, more quiet...consider.

Call me with any questions! Stephanie 503.484.7148

Green Flash Cabin, LLC


Stephanie Wiarda

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About Stephanie Wiarda

After living in Neskowin for 13 years, I moved to Portland with my family in 1991. I am a silversmith who handcrafts jewelry, and also manages several vacation rentals in addition to my own. I love my job, gardening, kayaking, biking, hiking, spending time with my dog, and taking off for a few days at the coast.

Stephanie Wiarda purchased this Cabin in 2011

Why Stephanie Wiarda chose Neskowin

Neskowin is a small, special place that has changed little in the 30 years since I lived in and now visit the area. It is quaint, friendly, relaxed, has headlands, a miles-long beach, eagles, majestic forests, hiking trails....everything you would want in a coastal village.

What makes this Cabin unique

Time, quiet, privacy, beauty, nature, peace, sunsets, tidepools, elk, deer, eagles, reading on the deck, dozing on the couch, walking on the beach. Time, quiet, privacy. It is a 5-minute drive to the beach and village where there is one cafe, one small store, and access to the beach. Keep your eyes peeled for seals in the surf and sand dollars on the beach. I even found a whale vertebrae in the sand a few years ago!


    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Master Loft
        1 queen, Ocean view from bed
      • The Master Bedroom is loft-like and open, with vaulted ceilings. Bath is attached. While you are settled into the bed you can watch a movie, star gaze, listen to the trees in the wind, and wake up to the best ocean view in the cabin.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Full 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Clawfoot tub to fit two.
      • The bath has vaulted ceilings, with the large clawfoot tub surrounded by windows. The faucet and hand-held shower is side mounted. The morning sunrise flows into the bath area. Please note that there is NO standing shower.

      Location Type

        • Beach
          Neskowin’s wide walking beach is seven miles of headland views, a small creek, dunes, and wide open space. Heaven.
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
          A great view, high and set back off the ocean about a mile. Tsunami proof.
        • River
        • Village
          The sweetest village on the Oregon coast. There is one cafe, one gourmet grocery/take out/wine shop and lots of adorable cottages to see while you stroll to the incredibly beautiful beach.


            • Away From It All
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Living, dining and kitchen is an open space surrounding on three sides by large windows overlooking the woods and ocean. Large deck also.
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Fireplace
                      We have an electric "fireplace" that adds atmosphere and heat!
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      The heat is cadet in-wall heaters, in addition to an electric fireplace in the living room.
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      High quality 100% cotton sheets and comfortable pillows.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Although there is no cabin phone land your own cell should work just fine in this location, although I can only vouch for VERIZON. Keep in mind there is no TV service.
                    • Parking
                      One car only.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      One car only.
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Plenty of 100% cotton towels.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Yes wash and dry is in the utility room.


                        • Kitchen
                          All the cooking utensils, dishes, pans, etc, are ready for you.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          An electric drip coffee maker with filters.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All the standard dishes, glasses, flatware, and cooking pans.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Part of the fridge.
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Standard full-size stainless fridge with freezer.
                        • Stove
                          We have a brand new stainless electric range and oven.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Standard toaster.


                            • Dining
                              A table with chairs, as shown in the photos.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people


                                • Books
                                  Misc, in the office.
                                • DVD Player
                                  There are a number of DVD's in the cabin (30 or so), there is probably something that everyone will like!
                                • Television
                                  There is NO TV SERVICE in the cabin, but there is a 32' flat screen. Quite a few DVD movies are available in the cabin, or you may want to bring some of your own.
                                • Video Library


                                    • Binoculars
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      The deck wraps on three sides of the cabin. There is no grill for outdoor cooking. We are in a forest zone and do not have any open flames of any kind. No matches, no smoking.
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • not suitable for children
                                          There is a very high deck, and the railing is wire cable.
                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          This cabin is NOT suitable to those who are elderly or in any way infirm.


                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • rain forests
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • shelling
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • groceries

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • golf privileges optional
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing


                                                            • The atmosphere among the very few valley residents is very quiet and respectful of the natural setting. Due to flea problems in this coastal area, pets cannot be considered. Our well is 550 feet deep and tastes like water you have never tasted before. Wonderful. There is NO TV service, although a TV is provided, along with a number of videos. We cannot get WiFi in the cabin, but if you use a 3G IPad or phone it should work fine if it can connect to the cell tower across the valley. Your own cell phone is the only option for phone service.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: Noon

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              70 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              lovely secluded getaway

                                                              Dan Q.

                                                              My wife and I really enjoyed our weekend at the cabin. It comes across as very thoughtfully and tastefully decorated. Nice attention to details that make it feel like home in a nicely subtle way. Thanks for such a lovely and unique opportunity. We're thinking of a time to go back.

                                                              Secluded and Fabulous!

                                                              Theresa K.

                                                              Have stayed here before and can't say enough good things about this super cute and cozy spot high up and secluded. I LOVE the GreenFlashCabin so much....can't wait to come back!!!!

                                                              Thank you so much for this amazing space. xox

                                                              Wonderful place!

                                                              John L.

                                                              Beautiful place to relax and be amongst the trees. A quick drive will take you to great hikes and beaches.

                                                              Amazing get away from world!!!

                                                              Andrey K.

                                                              Nice place to unwind and relax stayed three days 😏👍

                                                              Great cabin with amazing view

                                                              melissa m.

                                                              We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was very comfortable and clean. The privacy and ocean view were incredible. It was a great spot to have a quiet vacation.

                                                              Hands down best spot on the coast for a couple looking to get away. :)

                                                              Ethan B.

                                                              Very cool cabin with unbelievable views of the pacific and very cozy relaxing vibes. (Sunsets are beautiful)

                                                              Wonderfully secluded and great layout with lots of widows that give a big open feel in a small package.

                                                              It is the best place on the coast to relax with someone special.

                                                              Do yourself a favor and spend some time here. :)


                                                              Neskowin, OR, USA

                                                              Watch the sun set with an evening beach fire. Elk, deer and many birds surround the cabin area at different times. Many classes and workshops are available at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Shopping and movies will be in Pacific City or Lincoln City - each a ten-mile drive. 90 miles SW of Portland, north coast, 1 mile N of Neskowin

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                                                              No pets considered. TWO-person maximum.

                                                              70 Reviews
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