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OCEANFRONT-Shorty's Hideaway-Right on the Beautiful Sandy Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Shorty's beach front home. Just steps to miles of pristine sandy beach. This vintage 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. You can also walk and launch your kayack in the Nestucca River, or walk down the street to the stables and go horseback riding on the beach.

Restaurants and shopping are less than a mile away, and so is the Oregon Coast bike path. Haystack Rock and the sand dunes of Cape Kiwanda are in walking distance along the beach. You can watch the dory boats launch from the beach as well as numerous surfers riding the waves as well as the whale migration.

There are lots of nice homes in Pacific City, but not many right on the beach. Sit on the dune behind the house and watch your kids and dog play on the beach, while the sun goes down for that spectacular sunset.

We hope you will give us a try, and if you do, you will come back as many already have........Shorty

Keywords: ocean front, beach front, sand dunes, pacific city, pacific city rental

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Property Manager
Ellen Gaddy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

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 Northern Coast

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.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

OCEANFRONT-Shorty's Hideaway-Right on the Beautiful Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.4736843 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Excellent view, very clean, good beach access ! Feels very homey. Kitchen well equipped. Nice to have large garage!Only drawback is no wifi and need to buy firewood. In a perfect world would have Oceanside patio as nice as the front

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but with a few flaws

  • 2 of 5

The location of the house can't be beat - beautiful views and literally on the sand. The manager was very accommodating as we arrived an hour early and were welcomed in. My only complaints would be the cleanliness of the house and the fact that there is no bathtub. We came with small children - one still crawling and the tops of his feet were black within 10 minutes of arriving and there were cobwebs framing the living room windows. Also with little ones a tub is needed for bathing and washing sand off but both bathrooms just have shower stalls. I would stay there again simply for its location but without the kids.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a very clean, retro style cozy cabin. Two bathrooms with showers and 2 bedrooms. Everything was perfect. Service check on arrival by property management to ask if everything was fine. We will be dreaming of returning. We had three very tired teenage boys and 2 happy dogs.


  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA, USA

cozy, charming house

  • 5 of 5

My folks have been coming here for at least a couple of years, always bringing their two collies for fun in the surf. This time I went along for the weekend. What a charming house; as another reviewer mentioned, the pictures don't do it justice. The views from the living/dining room and master bedroom are superb. Everything is extremely comfortable (new bath towels are plush!) and simple at the same time, the way a beach house should be. The place is immaculately clean, and that is really saying something when a house fronts a sandy beach. Great walking beach for pups and people, and I enjoyed hiking around the Cape Lookout area - also, don't overlook Whalen Island for walking. That's quite an interesting estuarine area, and an easy trail that all ages should be able to handle.

Because of an earlier review, I wanted to throw in my two cents about home fragrancing. I have some bad chemical sensitivities, and mold/pollen allergies, and I noticed nothing whatever in this house to cause me any problems. There's air freshener provided, as you would expect in a rental that is pet-friendly. If you can't handle any fragrance in your laundry detergent, just bring your own, as I always do. Definitely no mold to be seen or smelled. Very very clean.

I look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

We Loved This Place!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice... this place is fabulous. The home is immaculate and had lots of space for our family of Grandparents, parents and two small children. The kitchen was very well equipped.. ok, no dishwasher, but we didn't care. The location is unbeatable. We had almost an entire beach all to ourselves. We flew kites, played bocci ball, built a campfire, sandcastles, you name it. Only a mile or so from Cape Kiwanda, and driveable to so many coastal attractions. We saw a whale, seals and so much more. Also, check out Munson Creek Falls, beautiful!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully cute place to stay that exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

After reading the previous review a week before our trip I got a little nervous from the post, but arriving at the house my husband and I quickly realized that person was WAY off base in their review and obviously crazy. My husband is a Neurologist and agrees that her medical talk in her review was completely invalid. The place was absolutely charming and a perfect beach getaway house. I have an extremely sensitive nose and did NOT smell ANYTHING like mold, mustiness, or other annoyances such as overly smelly plug ins. The place was extremely clean and well kept. It's an older house with charm that fits perfectly right on the beach. The master bathroom was absolutely beautiful and very new and up to date, as well as both bedrooms and the second bathroom. It was wonderfully stocked and even had board games to play. The windows functioned perfectly and let a lovely beach breeze in throughout the entire house and allowed us to hear the ocean waves which was heavenly. There was no construction going on at all or vehicles driving on the beach (and we were there during the week and weekend). The beach access was amazing and felt like it was our own private beach. The view of Haystack Rock was amazing and being able to watch the waves from inside the house was stunning. We spent about equal time inside and outside and enjoyed every second of our stay here. We walked each day to the town for lunch and dinner (sometimes on the beach and other times on the road) where we enjoyed Pelican Brewery and Ben & Jeff's which were about a mile away (There were also a few other places there too that we didn't make it to). We also enjoyed Twist - a cute little wine tasting shop (which also had beer on tap & shopping) and Los Caporales - an amazing Mexican restaurant, both of which were only a few blocks away from the house and took us about 5 minutes to walk to. It was awesome that we never had to drive at all and could walk everywhere we went (although you could easily drive as parking was plentiful). This house honestly was amazing and we will definitely be coming back. We were celebrating our 12 year wedding anniversary and it was perfect. Even our dog came with us and loved it too. Ellen, the manager, was also wonderful in all her communications with me and answered any questions I had very quickly. She was extremely accommodating and I am so grateful to have found this gem of a place to stay. I highly recommend it & will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles

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

Pacific City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Winter
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 16 2017 - Apr 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 16 2017 - May 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 22 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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***

MasterCard or Visa accepted. Please call to secure reservation since dates are not held through email. 541-921-2016

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Pacific City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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