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The Dorothy Lou Family Home; 2016 remodel, short walk to beach, view

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,830 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfy 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home 1 Block To Beach

Extensive 2016 remodel in this attractive three level home good for families or couples wanting some privacy. Ground floor queen bed as well as a fold out couch allow for 4 to sleep in one room. This room has a large flatscreen TV and gas fireplace creating a cozy atmosphere. There is a bathroom with tile shower on this floor. A modern kitchen and open living area on the 2nd floor capture views of the ocean and access to a west-facing and south deck with BBQ. This floor also has a small TV room that serves as a bedroom with foldout couch, and a bathroom with 2 sinks and a claw foot bathtub, and adjoining large capacity laundry room. The master bedroom on the 3rd floor faces west to see Haystack. The other 3rd floor bedroom has 2 queen beds, antique furniture, a reading nook, also with Haystack view, . The top floor bathroom has an attractive tile shower, & skylight. Your "must have wi-fi" members will enjoy high speed connection with good reception in all locations of the home. Flat screen TV and a nice sound system on the 2nd floor offering iPod or iPhone connection to play Pandora selections, if desired. TV in master bedroom and ground floor as well.

This was a family home for 30 yrs, chosen by my mother, Dorothy. Though she's gone now, the many years we enjoyed visiting this home have great memories. We hope that by sharing this unique home and nice location with others, you might develop similar fond memories of Cannon Beach and the time spent in this home.

More Details

Karl Hadley
Member since: 2005
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:
February 18, 2018

About Karl Hadley

Hi, we are Karl & Kelly, co-owners of The Dorothy Lou. We are native Washingtonians & we enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, boating, good music and good food often shared with family or friends. We're experienced property managers, having operated a Hood River VRBO vacation home for 20 years. We bring those skills and customer service to this home in Cannon Beach, OR.

Karl Hadley purchased this house in 2012

Why Karl Hadley chose Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach is a long time favorite destination of ours, and Karl's mother, Dorothy, purchased this home in 1980 when her mother died. On Dorothy's passing in 2013, we just couldn't sell the home, so we decided to buy it, and did an extensive remodel in 2016. To honor my mother's memory and her affection for Cannon Beach, we've named the home after her.

What makes this house unique

It is just a short 2 minute walk to the beach, and situated away from the more crowded area of Cannon Beach proper. Haystack is in sight & just a 10 minute stroll away. You'll also enjoy quick access to Highway 101 if you want to explore towns to the south, like Manzanita, Nehalem, and Tillamook, or beaches like Snug Point, or Oswald State Park. To the North is Seaside, Gearhart and Astoria, with great history of the Lewis and Clark Trail, Maritime museums, great golf courses, restaurants and breweries.


Cannon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1830 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Skylight - toilet , shower , Has a skylight
    2nd floor - toilet , tub , Pedestal tub in combo laundry room/bath room
    Ground floor bath - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower-remodeled
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • The Reef - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4 ; flat screen TV/gas fireplace-1st floor
    Snug Point - 2 queen , sleeps 4-top floor
    Master - 1 queen , top floor ocean side
    TV-Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2-2nd floor--smallest room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cannon Beach offers year round enjoyment, peaceful beach walks, friendly locals and great food and beverage. Hiking and exploring nearby beaches and parks offers endless excitement and interest.


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The Dorothy Lou Family Home; 2016 remodel, short walk to beach, view
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
Edmonds, WA

Lovely home with loads of space for us (parents with 3 teens)

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Cannon Beach, the house was perfect, comfortable and nicely done, with great beach access.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home, good location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this property 9 nights with six adults and two children for annual family beach trip. It's large and well furnished. Great, well stocked kitchen. Lots of games, 3 tvs, and beach toys/chairs in a sturdy wagon. Very clean. Close to the beach, good food market, coffee shop and bakery. Quiet neighborhood. Owner responded promptly to emails We recommend this without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very roomy, well-kept, clean, close to the beach property, for a beautiful stay at Cannon Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our Family Group of 8 recently spent a week at the Dorothy Lou Family Home!

We loved our stay in the Home! There was plenty of room for all of us, and we found the

Home very clean, and comfortable. The Kitchen very well stocked with cooking pots and

pans, utensils, dishes, and needed items to enjoy many meals there. The Home was

within walking distance to the Beach, and beautiful views of sunsets and Haystack Rock

as we sat around the campfire at night! We would recommend this Home to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Wonderful Family Friendly house close to beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Dorothy Lou house. There was plenty of space to spread out on the 3 different levels. The kitchen was so well stocked we wish we had time to cook. The bathrooms are beautifully renovated. We loved that there was a wagon that we could haul firewood and chairs to the beach each night for a camp fire. Thanks again for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful get away....

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home...we will be back. Just a short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderfully clean and well equipped with everything we needed. We have a large family and the home was very spacious with plenty of beds and private space. The street was quiet with a quick walk to the beach. Although it rained and was quite cold, we enjoyed the easy walk to Haystack rock and the warmth of the house when we returned! We enjoyed the location, not too close to the busy streets of Cannon Beach but very easy drive to restaurants and shopping. Karl was great to work with, very quick responding to emails, sent emails during our stay and was happy to help with anything we may need. Thanks so much! We'd love to come again during warm summer months!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
92 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Seaside Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cannon Bach
Car: recommended

Cannon Beach is a favorite Oregon Coast beach, well known for spectacular scenery, and a welcoming town with interesting shopping. The beach has miles of sand, welcoming the contemplative stroller and serious runner alike. Rent beach trikes for faster exploration and excitement.

The beach is a great playground for kite enthusiasts and Frisbee/football throwers. It is a romantic and magical place that draws couples wanting to reconnect, and families looking for a destination with enough interest for all members.

Haystack Rock is a well-recognized monolith, home to many Puffins. At low tide, witness sea anemones and starfish which live in tide pools at the base of Haystack Rock. Often, park rangers or other volunteers are present to educate about this ecosystem.

Cannon Beach is well know by 'foodies' who come to the beach to enjoy the numerous options for excellent cuisine.

Bill's Tavern and Brew House creates some fine beers-take some home in a growler, or enjoy a meal and beer in the brew house.

Numerous nearby parks including Ecola, Indian Creek, Hug Point offer great exploring and sight-seeing opportunities. Nearby Seaside has a fun pinball arcade, bumper cars and an older, but very interesting aquarium, with seals that will splash water on you if you don't feed them quickly enough.

Nearby towns of Manzanita, Nehalem and Tillamook have more shops, restaurants, unique, scenic beaches, and even a cheese factory offering tours.

There is no end to the relaxed exploration and beauty of this destination. Come see for yourself!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Damage Deposit $500

Cancelltion policy: If cancelling more than 6 weeks before your arrival (or 8 wks for summer or holidays), then a full refund minus a $35 fee is given. If you cancel within that "late" window and the home is re-booked by another guest, the same refund applies. If you cancel in the aforementioned "late" window and the home is not re-booked, there is no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.