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

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
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

More Details

Property Manager
Ellen Gaddy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 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.


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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

OCEANFRONT-Shorty's Hideaway-Right on the Beautiful Sandy Beach
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 24 reviews
Portland, OR

very nice beach house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fun stay at Shorty's. Rental is right on the beach. Great location, with a state park down the road. Rustic interior, but very clean, with nice furniture, nice cable tv, comfortable beds, 2 bathrooms, no complaints. Kitchen is a bit outdated, with no dishwasher or garbage disposal. Rental has a garage, but I could not get the garage door to open, so had to leave my my car out in the elements. Overall, one of the best values on the beach I've stayed at. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Shorty's Hideaway. The garage door has been repaired. Shorty's Hideaway Management.
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Sweet Little Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cute little cabin right on the beach was perfect for a mini-vacation. We have a 13-yr old dog who cannot do stairs or steep trails to the beach, but he still loves to walk on the beach, so this was perfect to take a short, flat trail to the sand and ocean (except for the small sand dune). The location is close to the state park, so quieter than if we were closer to town, which we prefer. The 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms have been updated and remodeled very nicely. When they redo the 1960's kitchen this will be perfect. We really appreciate that this cabin is pet-friendly and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed Shorty's Hideaway. Clean and comfortable and such a beautiful view.

Kitchen was very well stocked with pans, dishes and utensils. Comfortable beds and right on the beach...what more could you ask for.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feb. 22-25 2017

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay. The house was what I'd call homey, you know the feeling that it has been happily lived in and is more than willing to share some. As for having no dishwasher, since when have soap and water killed anyone. Also, thanks for the update on bringing our own wood from home, we really enjoyed having a fire. Plan on staying again.

Thanks, Kevin & Renee' Anderson

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR USA

Great spot on the coast

  • 5 of 5

Shorty's Hideaway is a great little gem in Pacific City. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but inside, it is very well appointed (everything you would need in the kitchen, nice towels, comfortable furniture, big windows that face the ocean, big garage to hang your wet gear). Access to the beach is literally out the back door.

The only bummer is that there isn't a deck or patio on the ocean side of the house - to be able to sit and enjoy the view. This was our second stay at Shorty's and I would highly recommend it - perfect for two couples and their dogs.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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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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
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 $50 + 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***

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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