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OCEANFRONT-Shorty's Hideaway-Spend More Time At The Beach-Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible Beds, (Sleeps 6), 2 Full Baths, BBQ, Garage

Welcome to Shorty's Hideaway ocean front home. Just steps through the sand and dune grass to miles of pristine sandy beach. Walk south to Bob Straub Park and keep going to where the Nestucca River meets the ocean or head north towards the picturesque Cape Kiwanda and Haystack Rock. There is so much to explore along Pacific City's beautiful coastline including beach combing, whale watching and horseback riding. Bring your kayak to launch into the Nestucca River or rent one locally. This 1950's beach house has been in the same family for all these years. They have upgraded it constantly, but still have the knotty pine panels and wood fireplace. The open floor plan is perfect for family and friends to gather and share beach experiences or find one of the stored games for a little friendly competition. There is plenty of room for kids to spread out and within view while preparing meals in the fully stocked kitchen. The comfortable living room has a smart TV with a DVD player or just hang out and watch the surf through the living and dining room picture windows. Stay warm and dry snuggled in a cozy throw and observe the dramatic winter weather. There is a master bedroom with an ocean view and a roomy master bath. There is also a guest room and guest bath located on the other side of the living room and no stairs required because all spaces are at street level. BBQ out on the east patio out of the westerly winds or set in the sun and enjoy that novel you've been meaning to get to.

Sit on the dune behind the house and watch your kids and pets play on the beach, while the sun goes down for that spectacular sunset. Play a little, dream a little while time stands still. Reserve today and find out for yourself why nothing comes close to staying ocean front.

Keywords: ocean front, sunsets, family, pets, pacific city rental

More Details

Property Manager
Ellen Gaddy
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Ellen Gaddy

Shorty built this home in 1952. There have been three generations of his family that have enjoyed the ocean beaches and stayed at this home.

Ellen Gaddy purchased this house in 1952

Why Ellen Gaddy chose Pacific City

This was a great buy in 1952, always wanted an ocean front home.

What makes this house unique

Beachcombing, kayacking, fishing, hunting, para sailing, surfing, relaxing and stress reduction.


Pacific City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
  • 1 Full Guest Bath and 1 Full Master bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - located in the living room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Walk right on to the sandy beach from this house and head south to the river inlet for spotting seals or head north towards Haystack Rock to the Cape at Kiwanda State Beach . You can also launch your kayak on the Nestucca River from across the street or make an appointment for horseback riding from the stables at the end of the street.


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(48 traveler reviews)

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OCEANFRONT-Shorty's Hideaway-Spend More Time At The Beach-Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.6458335 based on 48 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I am always a little nervous trusting pictures when I book a stay somewhere. I was feeling very nervous with Shorty's but there was NO need! The pictures didn't do it justice. Let me just say if you are on the fence about this place, just BOOK IT! This is a small looking house but it has plenty of room. It was so clean and well taken care of. The beds were comfortable and they had everything you would need. We walked along the beach to the Haystack Rock and large sand dune. We found so many sand dollars, my kids were in heaven. We loved our stay and wish were back there right now! Thank you for sharing Shorty's Hideaway with my family, we loved the house, the location and town!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We were comfortable and enjoyed hVing the beach at our doorstep.

  • 5 of 5

The house was well set up with comfortable seating, nice linens, kitchen had everything you needed. Thank you for having a grill . The beach was so peaceful! Our retriever loves running without other dogs around. The open plan and two bathrooms was a plus!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love the short walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Nice house in a great location

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Shorty's, only this time we had two new additions to our growing family join us. The kids loved it, and the weather was perfect. We will absolutely be coming again as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Having a place on the beach...enjoyable, easy walk.

  • 4 of 5

Clean home with many older furnishings. Comfortable mattresses 2 bedrooms & baths. Kitchen kind of small. Many older utensils a nice touch. Also many old salts and shakers which are out of date. Amenities worked except most clocks didn't. Nice easy walk to beach. Plenty of parking. No surprises for us east coast visitors. Would recommend it you don't require the latest and greatest. Larger deposit required than most.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute & great location!

  • 5 of 5

Shorty's Hideaway was absolutely the perfect little house for our trip to Pacific City with my parents. We loved the location, with easy access to the beach, but also close to Pelican Brewery. It was very clean, well stocked and the views couldn't be beat. We also loved that this house was pet friendly. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 101

25 miles north to Tillamook Cheese Factory, Cape Mears Lighthouse, Air Museum. 25 miles south to casino and golf, outlet mall, cinema, live theater. 55 miles south to Newport Aquarium, Yaquina Light House and Outstanding Wildlife Area. 10 miles to Sandlake recreational area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50

Cleaning fee $75 non-refundable
Pets are $25 pet pet per night unless discounted by manager
Holiday periods are at peak rate and require a 3 night minimum
***pay for 6 nights and get your 7th night free***

Manager'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.