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Charming Beach House Retreat- Paradise for families: Tree House, Views...

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm, 2 Bathroom (2 Queens, 2 Twins and a sofa sleeper )- sleeps 8 comfortably

Wonderful Manzanita Oregon Beach House Retreat with DSL internet access ( WiFi wireless internet access).

Nestled below majestic Neahkahnie Mountain on the north side of Manzanita, this home is a tranquil romantic retreat or family paradise vacation at any time of year.

Three bedroom, two bath beach vacation home is situated on a large lot in a beautiful setting. Large panoramic windows overlook Neah-kah-nie Mountain and meadows where the resident elk often graze. There is a nice view from every room. (the photo of the beach is not the view from the house, it is the beach you see when you walk 7-8 minutes down the street.) This location is very unique. You look outside and feel like you are in the mountains and walk just minutes down the street to a gorgeous beach! Downtown Manzanita is close by as well.

This Manzanita vacation home has beautiful hardwood floors, high-end linens and a fully equipped kitchen.

We took pride to provide the highest quality furnishings, linens and kitchenware. The sheets are high thread count 100% cotton, the duvet covered comforters and pillows are high-end down. Each room is designed very tastefully. We have children, so we decorated the twin room with them in mind. (Regatta theme) There are also books, board games and dvds for all ages, child's table and chairs and a large yard to run and play with a tree house and swing set (tire swing and climbing platform).

We love to cook (and eat) and invite you to take full advantage of our amply equipped kitchen. There is a coffee maker, toaster and microwave, waffle maker, rice cooker, roaster, grill, blender, popcorn maker...and much more. There is a deck, table and chairs in the back and a charcoal barbecue for outside grilling.

Just a short walk to a spectacular beach (see photo of beach) and a one mile walk to downtown Manzanita, Oregon.

This home is a wonderful place to have a fun, relaxing family vacation or a romantic beach getaway.

More Details

Property Manager
Leah Murakami
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Leah Murakami

I discovered the magic of Manzanita in 1996 when I was in Air Force flight training in Southern Oregon. On the weekends,we would take the opportunity to explore the Pacific Northwest. The most memorable was one to Manzanita. We flew into the small airstrip at Nehalem State Park (south end of Manzanita) and walked into town. Immediately I knew this town was very special. The beaches, the mountain, the sunset, the quaint town and all it had to offer were incredible. Years later, after having traveled extensively, I realized even more how amazing Manzanita is and decided it was the place I wanted to spend vacations with the family and friends... so I returned to find the perfect home for us. We found it!

As with Manzanita, our home is unique and wonderful.

We are happy to share it with you. It's perfect for a family vacation or a romantic getaway.

Leah Murakami purchased this house in 2004

Why Leah Murakami chose Northern Coast

Our home is located only a short walk to Manzanita beach, yet its tranquil and sunny location is sheltered from the wind by Neahkahnie Mtn. It's the perfect spot to relax after a day at the beach. The kids can play in the huge backyard with the swings, tree house, kids deck...while you relax in the house or our lovely main patio deck. We have Wi-Fi throughout the house and also the deck so you can work while sitting outside amongst nature.

The town of Manzanita with its unique shops and restaurants is close. Manzanita also has an excellent 9-hole golf course.

This town is surrounded by Nehalem Bay State Park to the south, with a boat launch, horseback riding,trails for hiking and biking, and Oswald West State Park to the north, with hiking trails and a spectacular surfing beach (Short Sands Beach). The trail head of Neahkahnie Mtn is only a mile from the house with a challenging hike that rewards you with beautiful views. There are endless things to do and see: clamming, fishing, hiking, mushroom hunting (best in the fall), biking, beach combing, golfing, horseback riding, shopping, day trips to Cannon Beach, Astoria, Tillamook..or just relaxing at the beach down the street or at our wonderful house.

What makes this house unique

Huge yard with tire swing, tree house. Fully loaded kitchen with rice maker, waffle maker, high end pots and pans, blender, griddle, much more.

It's perfect for families with children, young and old. For families with small children, we have a jogger, small table and chairs, high chair, pack n play, toddler cot, safety railing for a twin bed and much more. If flying in, there's not much you need to bring.

We have Wi-Fi, cable TV, lots of DVDs for the family.

Gorgeous views of Neahkahnie mountain and a short walk to spectacular Neahkahnie/Manzanita Beach. Just an all-around wonderful house for all ages.


Nehalem House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • - This is our second home. Please treat it as well as you'd treat yours and return things to where you found them.
  • Be respectful of our neighbors. Some of them live here year-round and would appreciate keeping any loud noises to the beach.
  • We allow dogs on a case by case basis with a small pet fee. We ask that the dogs stay off the beds and furniture and you clean up after him/her.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa for child or small adult and toddler cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Beach House Retreat- Paradise for families: Tree House, Views...
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 36 reviews
San Diego, Ca. USA

Great location, great house, great owner.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. My daughter and hubby visited from Portland. Crabs were eaten.

Beaches were walked, and sunsets watched. Deer walked across the front lawn.

There is approximately zero traffic or other noise (most of the time).

The beach (a very wide beach) is within walking distance, or a 2 minute drive.

This house is not fancy, but it is clean and spacious.

Leah was more-or-less immediately responsive to questions.

From my perspective, it doesn't get better than this.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Wonderful home in a great town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and enjoyed every minute! The house is located in an ideal location with stunning views of Neahkahnie Mountain. Even on a gray day, it's stunning. There aren't sidewalks on the road to the beach, but we were still able to safely and pleasantly walk to the beach with our preschooler several times (took 5-10 minutes). The backyard is huge with a great tree house, fire pit, deck and grill....we enjoyed a BBQ feast on Labor Day followed by s'mores. The house is well-stocked and comfortable and we had all that we needed. Getting groceries in town was very easy. FYI - the amount of pre-checkout laundry (linens, towels) required of renters is above the norm, so be prepared to spend time doing that before checkout.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and clean

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Manzanita and we had a wonderful time! The house itself was clean and had everything we needed. The town is quiet and the locals are friendly. This is NOT a party town like Seaside! There is everything to do here. Hiking just up the road is amazing. Kayaking and boat rentals in Wheeler are decently priced and the staff is super helpful. The beach really is just a walk down the street and beautiful! Thank you Leah for providing such a great atmosphere to sleep and eat while we explored the many things there are to do in Manzanita!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome. You were a pleasure. We are happy you got to do so much while visiting. Please return.
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Scotland, UK

Delightful stay in Manzanita.

  • 5 of 5

Our whole family loved our stay in Leah's home in Manzanita. We were a party of 8 - 4 adults and 4 children and there was space for all, as one was a baby, and 3 of the little girls shared a room. Everything worked very well and Leah emailed with thorough information when needed. The girls adored the garden and tree house and gave the grown ups a show on the secluded second deck, which looked just like a stage to them. The glorious beach was a walk away, though we sometimes drove if we were carrying a lot of stuff and everyone had great fun in the sand and surf. Even the baby loved the water and the beach! We had some meals in the sweet town and visited places nearby too. The girls particularly loved the steam train ride and horse riding on the beach. This is a lovely home to stay in and we loved our holiday experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the house and Manzanita. We hope you return soon!
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Schools Out Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We kicked off the summer by spending a long weekend at this house in Manzanita. It was a wonderful time for all! The kids enjoyed the play set and tree house in the backyard, one night we used the fire pit for s'mores. The house is so comfortable, we felt right at home. The kids room had some great games available, Head banz was especially fun for our school aged kids. We were able to find a quiet corner for the baby to nap every afternoon. I was delighted to find a high chair and pack n play available. We enjoyed several home cooked meals and found we had everything we needed in the kitchen. We enjoyed a movie using the blu ray player and found the electronics easy to use, everything worked really well. The location is super convenient to the beach and to the quaint beach town. The weather was fantastic and we just had a perfect time!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had a wonderful time in Manzanita and at the house. We hope you return soon!!! Thank you for your review!
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McMinnville, OR

Perfect for our families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on a gorgeous fall weekend. It's a quaint house with enough room for two families of four people (assuming the kids are small). We LOVED the location -- close to the Spirit Tree, walkable to beach, grocery stores very close. House had everything we needed except one thing: Crab utensils! There were nut crackers we used, though. Beds are comfy. Want to know my favorite thing about this house? And keep in mind that I'm a travel writer by trade... KITCHEN KNIVES. The chef's knife was sharpened. Yay!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
San Dune Tavern
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
in town
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many in town
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Manzanita and Neahkahnie Beach
Car: recommended

Here's some information about things to do in or near Manzanita.

Oswald West State Park is located a few miles north of our house. This is a great place for the family, and one of our favorite destinations. The short walk from the parking lots to the beach is beautiful (rain forest with bridges, rivers etc) and the beach is wonderful.

Hug Point - about 10 minute drive north of our house on HWY 101. During low tide, you can go inside caves and see lots of sea life in tidepools.

Arcadia Beach - just north of Hug Point. It's best during low tide. Beautiful beach, lots of tide pools and large rocks jutting out of the water.

In Manzanita, you have everything you need from ice cream stores to very nice restaurants. You can go horseback riding, rent a kayak, rent a surfboard (Oswald West beach is great for surfing), go fishing in Nehalem River just south of Manzanita. The mountain you see from our house is called Neahkahnie Mountain. There's great trails to hike, and an amazing view of the coast.

Nehalem, couple miles south of Manzanita, is located on the Nehalem River which empties into Nehalem Bay. The river offers excellent fishing. The Nehalem Dock offers a small float with benches for sitting and enjoying the peace of the river (located next door to Nehalem Dock Restaurant). There is a public boat launch just south of Nehalem with a large parking lot and easy access for kayakers wishing to paddle on the river or up to the estuary at Wheeler. Wheeler, a few south of Nehalem offers several large antique stores. It's a small but nice town to visit.

Tillamook is about 30 minutes south and they have tours at the Tillamook Cheese factory. I prefer to be outside, but the kids enjoyed it. There is also an Air Museum in Tillamook.

If you chose to not go anywhere but the beach down the street, that's great too. The attached picture of my son walking on our beach at sunset.


Rates & Availability

Nehalem House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Aug 22 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 19- Oct 31, 2018
Sep 19 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $150

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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