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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 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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OCEANFRONT-Shorty's Hideaway-Spend More Time At The Beach-Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.6060605 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in the most perfect spot! Super easy access to the beach and close to restaurants and the little grocery store. Ellen was really easy to communicate with. The house was incredibly clean, well stocked and comfortable. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great property and close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Don’t forget wood for the fireplace. It is not provided. (Though should be). We had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, warm, and right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Shorty’s! The layout is great-cozy but open. The bedrooms are nice, and great master bathroom! The kitchen has everything you need. We’ll keep this one on our list!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Shorty' Hideaway stay

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at Shorty's for a short vacation to relax and get away from our busy schedule.

The house was very well stocked, clean and pleasant. The phrase "Just steps to miles of pristine sandy beach".. is a bit of a stretch... the Ocean Beach is about 300 yards away down a hill, the walk down was not bad but the walk up in the sand was not so easy. Other than that the place was as advertised.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice two bedroom house, great location

  • 5 of 5

Two fine bedrooms, good central dining/living room area and functional kitchen - and all on the beach. A good place to stay in Pacific City.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachfront is Right!

  • 5 of 5

This place is definitely older and well-loved. Your backyard is the beach, and you can't beat that. It is as the reviews and description state...near the water, clean, homey, and everything was in working order. Shorty's Hideaway is a perfect name because it is barely tall enough to see over the dunes when coming back from the beach. I did have deck and patio envy of the neighbors, and I wish the windows in the living spaces could be opened. With the wind, the backyard of weeds does not offer a place to really take full advantage of the view, and the patio furniture consists of plastic chairs in the garage. About 20 yards down though, and you have the best spot for a cup of coffee or cocktail in the sand, and for THAT alone, I would return.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.8%

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.