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6 BDRM Newly Remodeled Luxury Oceanfront Home

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths3
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

6-Bedroom Contemporary Oceanfront Home on 7-mile-long Manzanita Beach

This luxury home is atop a rise, with unobstructed ocean views. it’s just a step outside the door to picnics on the beach, building driftwood forts, long strolls along the surf and evening bonfires.

Lago Mar I is huge, at 4,500 square feet, but it has numerous getaway spots, making it ideal for large gatherings. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the vaulted living room bring the outdoors inside, with stunning ocean views. The interior is bright and airy, with contemporary furnishings and carefully selected art. I built Lago Mar I for gatherings of family and friends, and you’ll love how many ways there are to reconnect here. After having fun on the beach, gather around the stone fireplace, relax in the hot tub, have a meal on a wind-protected dining porch, play a round of pool, watch a movie in one of two home theaters or put on your own house party with the whole-house Sonos sound system, in the ocean-view Lounge with its fully equipped bar.

One of the top things my guests rave about? The master bedroom, upstairs, is surrounded by windows on three sides, offering phenomenal ocean views. Nighttime is equally spectacular, with stars blanketing the sky from every window.

If you can tear yourself away from the fun at the house, the charming town of Manzanita, with weathered, shingle–sided buildings, is just a 5-minute walk away. It has some seriously great boutiques, a fabulous bookstore, several top-notch restaurants, a bakery, a great wine bar and a village pub that’s a renowned local gathering spot. Nearby, crabbing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and fun activities on adjacent beaches offer tons of additional recreational possibilities.


The 6+ bedrooms are luxuriously appointed, with pillow-top mattresses and high-end, hotel quality linens. There is also a sleep sofa in the den, a kids’ loft with a full-size bed, and a crib. Sleeps 14-16.

• The Master Suite, upstairs, is a private enclave with a king-size bed, en suite bathroom and expansive ocean views.

• The Junior Suite, on the main level, with a king-size bed and ocean views, has an en suite ¾ bathroom.

• The Patio Suite, on the basement level, has a king-size bed, ¾ bath and separate entrance, with an east-facing covered patio.

• Near the entrance, the Queen Suite, with a ½ bath, features a comfortable reading nook.

• Beyond the Lounge, the Queen Bedroom, with ocean views, has its own ¾ bathroom across the hall.

• Just beyond, the Bunk Room is a vibrant space with XX TV, a Sony Game System and two bunkbeds.

Entertainment Options:

• Fully equipped, spacious Game Room with pool table, games table, mini bar, third home theater and powder room

• Art-filled Lounge with a home theater (including a projection system, full-wall projection screen and surround sound) and fully-equipped bar

• Convertible Media Room/Conference Room with a 75-inch plasma screen, surround-sound home theater and Xbox gaming system

• Whole-house Sonos music system

• Oceanfront hot tub for 8

The Essentials:

• High-speed Internet

• 7.5 bathrooms; full amenities with luxurious towels and robes

• Laundry room

• Supplementary sleeping: sleep sofa, kids’ loft with full-size mattress, and crib

• Nespresso espresso and coffeemaker

• Parking for 3 cars in the driveway and 3 street spots

Nearby Attractions:

• Oswald West State Park—This 2,484-acre recreational paradise encompasses Neahkanie Mountain to the north, where a 4.5-mile loop hike yields birds-eye ocean views

• Hug Point State Recreation Area—The beach here is a hidden gem, with sea caves, a waterfall and the vestiges of a historic cliffside road

• Cannon Beach—art galleries, numerous restaurants and abundant shopping

• Nehalem Bay State Park—A 4-mile-long sand spit that encompasses a campground and miles of trails through dunes

• Nehalem Bay River—Crab shacks, and SUP and boat rentals

• Nehalem—A bend in the road with several top-notch local-foods cafes

Nearby Drinks and Dining:

• Vino Manzanita Wine Bar—A jazzy vibe and good selection of wines

• San Dune Pub—On the list of one of the top 10 bars outside Portland

• Bread and Ocean Café—Quiches, salads and home-baked pastries with indoor and courtyard seating

• Blackbird Bistro—The best dining in town, focusing on fresh-caught seafood and local produce

• Wanda’s Café and Bakery (Nehalem)—Inspired salads and sandwiches served in a 1950s time capsule

• Buttercup Ice Creams & Chowders (Nehalem)—House-made, small-batch ice cream and innovative, made-from-scratch chowders for take-out

• Newman’s (Cannon Beach)—The best fine-dining restaurant in the area, with French flair

We have a regular Three-Night Minimum and One-Week minimum during July, August and Holidays. Other than July, August and Holidays we may have some flexibility in price for either non-weekend or extended stays.

Additional 11.8% Vacation Rental Tax plus $300 Cleaning/Prep Fee

Off season Check-In 4:00 PM & Check-Out 11:00 AM with a one hour adjustment to 5:00 PM and 10:00 AM during the busy season. E-Mail is preferred method of inquiry.

City of Manzanita Certificate of Authority - MCA #365

More Details

Brian Heberling
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Brian Heberling

I was born and raised on Lake Sammamish in Bellevue, Washington, and am the owner of a modern design-build firm. A real estate investor and company founder, I take great satisfaction in building highly functional, beautiful, environmentally conscious homes in spectacular settings. Outside of my work, I'm a sports fan and am avid about rock-and-roll. For years, I managed a rock band that played throughout Washington. I’m the third generation of my family living on the lake, and in the summertime I enjoy waterskiing and boating.

Brian Heberling purchased this house in 2004

Why Brian Heberling chose Northern Coast

On an Oregon Coast road trip in 2002 I fell in love with the charm of Manzanita and its amazing, 7-mile-long beach, and over the next 2 years I acquired three vacation rental houses here, including this fun-filled, artsy oceanfront home. I was drawn to the house because of its remarkable setting, on a promontory overlooking the beach, and just a short walk from the heart of the village. After a major remodel, Lago Mar I is a sparkling contemporary home perfect for large groups and multi-generational family gatherings. It's filled with fun amenities, from home theaters and games room to media room and outdoor dining deck with BBQ, plus an oceanfront hot tub.

What makes this house unique

Oceanside living with the beach just outside the door; endless ocean views; play options galore, with two home theaters, a pool table, hot tub and great gathering spaces; fully equipped, high-end kitchen; and close proximity to Manzanita and nearby beaches and hiking trails.


Manzanita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Junior King Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , This maple and stone bathroom features radiant heating.
    Queen Suite Bathroom - toilet , This a 1/2 bath, with a bathroom with tub across the hall.
    Patio Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Radiant floor heating adds to the coziness.
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This full bathroom has two sinks and a tub/shower.
    Queen Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower , This bathroom is across the hall from the Queen Bedroom.
    Master King Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , The 2-person stone shower has exquisite ocean views.
    Games Room Powder Room - toilet
    Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , This full bathroom with deep tub is next to the bunk room.
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , The outdoor shower is situated on the hot tub deck.
  • The King Master Suite bathroom is a private enclave. The Asian-style, two-sink vanity features raw-edge stone sinks and mirrors that reflect the surf. The 2-person shower has some of the best views in the house, with full-length windows on two sides (with privacy frosted glass 3/4 of the windows' length).
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master King Suite - 1 king , The Master King Suite is the entire top floor of the house.
    Bunkroom - 2 bunk bed , A fun zone for kids with Xbox gaming system
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , A quiet retreat with a bathroom across the hall.
    Loft Space - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This hideaway loft has a full-size futon; for an agile teen.
    Junior King Suite - 1 king , One of the best views in the house, with its own bathroom.
    Patio King Suite - 1 king , On its own floor, French doors open to a covered veranda.
    Queen Suite - 1 queen , A relaxing sea-theme room with reading corner and bathroom.
  • The Master King Suite is absolutely spectacular, with windows on three sides of the bed yielding astonishing ocean views. The Junior King Suite has a private entrance and gorgeous ocean views. The Patio King Suite has a private entrance, as well, with a small patio. Since the home is on a quiet side street, all the bedrooms are relaxing and quiet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

6 BDRM Newly Remodeled Luxury Oceanfront Home
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews

Really enjoyed our time at the house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fun reunion weekend at the house. There is plenty of space and we look forward to returning with our families! It was raining the entire time we were there, so we spent most of the time inside which didn't end up being a problem since the house provides lots of activities to do. When the sun did come out one morning, we took a walk on the beach which made us realize that this house could be perfect for a summer getaway.

We walked into the small town which is only a 2 minute walk, it's very close. Highly recommend the restaurant Blackbird which was fantastic!

We left a very small list of comments/suggestions for them which aren't too big of a deal. But the main issue was the internet was very unreliable which proved frustrating at times. Hoping that gets fixed because we hope to return!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kennesaw, GA

We love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time we rented this house. We loved it as much this time, as the first. It's perfectly laid out for the 10 family members who stay with us. The living room view of the ocean is breathtaking, and the hot tub looking out at the ocean is always a joy. The kitchen is perfectly equipped and the pool table downstairs is always fun for all. This house is highly recommended as a great family place to gather.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathy, Thanks for your kind words about our beautiful beach home! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. The amazing views are one of the top things our guests comment on, and it’s the reason we bought our home in the first place. We pride ourselves on having everything you might possibly need for cooking for a crowd, but it’s always nice to have confirmation that our kitchen surpassed your expectations! And of course, our games room is a big hit with families—we’re happy that you enjoyed the chance to gather. We look forward to hosting you and your family again! Best wishes, Brian and Leslie
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Boise, Idaho

Family Spring Break Trip

  • 5 of 5

The home was just right for our 12 member family. Plenty of room to spread out and also great areas to congregate as a group. The beach access out the back deck was very convenient. The beach views were spectacular. Carmen, the property manager, was very responsive to our requests. She is very personable and makes you feel welcome immediately upon meeting her.

Brian, thank you for sharing your great home with us!


  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Manzanita beach home! We designed our home specifically to create fun spaces for gatherings of family and friends. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed our home's location. It's such a luxury to be able to walk from the front patio straight out to the beach--which is definitely one of the nicest beaches on the entire Oregon Coast. And thanks for your kind words about our concierge, Carmen. We'll pass your compliment along to her! We really appreciate your staying with us, and will hope to host you and your family on a future occasion. Best, Brian and Leslie
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An amazing experience...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Lago Mar I house in Manzanita! What a terrific place! With all of the comforts of home and a clever design, the house had plenty of space for our small family reunion with 16 people and four families. It was incredibly clean and well appointed. The location is also terrific - the beach is right off the patio, and the town of Manzanita is absolutely charming! The entire reservation process was seamless - both the owners and concierge were so helpful and friendly. Overall, we highly recommend this property and hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear that you had such a fabulous time with your family at Lago Mar I! Your family gathering is exactly what we had in mind when we designed and outfitted our home. It's so gratifying to hear from you, and know that you had such a good experience relaxing and exploring the town. The beauty of Manzanita is that there is always more to do, so we'll be happy to guide you to new adventures on your next visit. We'll look forward to hosting you on your next visit!
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Great home, great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this home about 8 times over the past few years and we always enjoy our time. Brian and Carmen are very accommodating and, even though the house had some damage from the tornado last fall, we still enjoyed our time. We love that the house is right on the beach, walkable to town and has had multiple updates since we first started going. We look forward to our annual trip to Manzanita and love their hospitality and the beauty and peacefulness of the house.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kathy and her 3 adult children's families' annual Christmas celebration

  • 5 of 5

For 5 years, all 14 of us have enjoyed our 'Family Christmas At The Coast' in this absolutely PERFECT home! I've heard a few grandchildren call it 'our Christmas home'! We really aren't there on Christmas, but we do the usual Christmas things, plus other events that are now traditions. What matters now is that we can all enjoy being together, in one place, at one time, in this perfect home! Every family, adults, every older child, younger ones too, have places to be, play, watch tv (usually football), walk on the beach, but there is also plenty of room to all be together, too, for our family times to open gifts, play games or do projects on the big table, or enjoy great meals fixed in the very well equipped kitchen. Note, more dishes than usual (which are provided)? Well, there are a few more dishwashers, besides extra refrigerator space..... The list of extras can go on and on, actually!! I can highly recommend this lovely home to anybody..........well, unless it is the time that 'WE' think it is 'OUR' Christmas home!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Walk for miles on the beach right from home, Fun Bicycling (three wheels) on the Beach, Hiking in the nearby State Parks which flank Manzanita - Oswald State Park and Nehalem Bay State Park, Kite Surfing, Golfing (nice nine-hole golf course one-half mile away), Kite Flying, Picnics/Camp Fires on the Beach, Antiquing in nearby Nehalem and Wheeler, visiting Nehalem Falls, driving through the Beautiful Nehalem River Valley, Just Plain Relaxing


Rates & Availability

Manzanita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Mid Season
May 1 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 28 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Mid Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer & Holidays
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Mid Season
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
October - November
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
November - December
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter - Spring
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Mid Season
May 1 2018 - May 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 27 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Mid Season
May 30 2018 - Jun 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer & Holidays
Jul 1 2018 - Sep 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Fall Mid Season
Sep 5 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
October - November
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2018 - Dec 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 27 2018 - Dec 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.8%

Cleaning/prep fee of $300 in addition to rental. Normal one week minimum. Other than July, August and Holidays we may have some flexibility in rates for either non-weekend or extended stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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