expand arrow-rightsvg-balloonsvg-carsvg-dogsvg-fireplacesvg-flat-screensvg-heatersvg-laundry-washing-machinesvg-snowflakesvg-hot-tubsvg-swimming-poolsvg-wheelchairsvg-wifiarrow-right

Find hidden "treasure"in the dunes Feb-April on our beach.Great fun for all !

Gold Beach, OR, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Three Bedrooms, Two Full Baths, Sleeps Six in Two Queen Beds And Two Twin Beds

The sunroom doubles as a dining room and writing room, with huge south and west windows. The owner’s favorite early-morning writing room can be closed off by double-pane sliding glass doors to allow other family members to visit, listen to music or watch television. If you need to work while your family relaxes, the spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean waves from the sun room will salve your soul.

Everyone loves the family room and open kitchen area where blue tooth speakers allow you to select the playlist of your choice.

The kitchen is fully-equipped and allows cooks to participate with family. Microwave oven, gas oven, four-burner gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator and all the necessary pots, pans, and utensils are provided for wonderful meals.

Cable television,including Netflix, Wi-Fi, and clean, comfortable furniture with premium mattresses provide all the comforts of home. The large hot tub is on the patio in the side yard protected from coastal winds. This private residence is only 150 feet from a gorgeous sea grass dune trail leading another 100 feet to the most beautiful and safe recreational beach in southern Oregon, known for its driftwood structures and stunt kite flying. No need to climb down a dangerous cliff to get to the beach!


Mary Matheson

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 21, 2018
About Mary Matheson

Len & Mary Matheson grew up in Southern California and now live in Missouri. Active grandparents and professionals, they enjoy hosting family and friends in their home on the spectacular southern Oregon coast.

Mary Matheson purchased this House in 2006

Why Mary Matheson chose Gold Beach

Far from the crowds of California and the summer heat of the midwest. Once we arrive and walk on the beach, the cares of the world melt away.

What makes this House unique

The southern Oregon coast is known for its spectacular cliffs. Sebastian Shores is located at beach level. Our Seaview Grotto home is a few feet off the beach, nestled in a fern grotto with southern exposure, protecting the hot tub from wind, while allowing sunbathing during the day and stargazing at night.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master bedroom with full bath and plush pillow-top queen bed
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Downstairs bedroom with plush pillow-top queen bed.
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Downstairs bedroom with plush pillow-top twin beds.


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Double sinks for master bedroom.
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Downstairs bathroom.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Located in a private residential colony at beach level. No need to climb down a dangerous cliff to get to the beach!
            • Beachfront
              150 feet from sea grass dune trail leading another 100 feet to the most beautiful and safe recreational beach in southern Oregon, well-known for its driftwood structures and stunt kite flying.
            • Ocean View
              Best view in the dining room or what the owners like to call the 'writer's room'. Plenty of sunshine and time to get thoughts down on paper for the journal or book you've always wanted to write.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                          wireless, instructions in the Welcome letter
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Garage
                          Two-car garage.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Individual electric heating in each room, plus gas fireplace in Family Room.
                        • Fireplace
                          Thermostat controlled on the wall by the kitchen-turn to 70 and fireplace ignites
                        • Linens Provided
                          All linens provided and in each bathroom
                        • Living Room
                          Cozy ambience is open allowing for conversation, or casual dining at the kitchen bar.
                        • Parking
                          Additional cars may park in the driveway. Please do not park on the street as this blocks emergency vehicles.
                        • Towels Provided
                          beach sized towels for the spa in the lower lever to be found in a big basket.
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Coffee grinder provided so you can have the fresh brewed taste
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Fully equipped kitchen and service for 8, Plenty of room for food and pantry items, Crock pot for slow cooking while you spend the day playing,
                            • Oven
                              gas operation
                            • Pantry Items
                              Many food items come and go with our guests, the pantry is unpredictable. Two great grocery stores minutes from the house.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Gas range and oven
                            • Toaster
                              Wide enough for bagels


                                • Dining
                                  Sunny and light, overlooking the wetlands and the Pacific ocean.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Browse the books, borrow one and leave one for someone else. Check out the Gold Beach Book Store for used and new books or events and art shows
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      There is a game box in the living room for adults and children of all ages.
                                    • Music Library
                                      Blue tooth speakers charter cable music
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      Netflix is available for your viewing enjoyment
                                    • Toys
                                      There are beach toys and chairs in the garage. Fort building with drift wood is an all time favorite pastime .
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Protected from the wind by the hot tub.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber Charcoal Grill outside the front door, next to the Hot Tub and shielded from the wind.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  The hot tub is on an oversized lot with enough room to picnic. See photos.


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • whitewater rafting
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Goldbeachvisitorscenter.org - check this out as soon as you get to town for things to do(walk from our house) Massages available Sports and fitness club available while you're in town Jerry's Jet boat - make reservations

                                                                      38 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      A perfect beach getaway!

                                                                      Jennifer S.

                                                                      Sea View Grotto was relaxing, comfortable, and well-appointed. The owner, Mary, was fantastic to work with, taking care to make sure we had everything we needed and providing easy check in/check out. The beds and bedding were super comfy, the home was extremely clean and roomy for the four of us, the kitchen was well-stocked, and the hot tub offered perfect soaks after brisk walks on the beach. We enjoyed the private location and beach access. A trip to town was very convenient, and exploring the amazing beaches and scenic vistas in the local area made for a fun family trip. We highly recommend tidepooling at Myers Beach during low tide. We'd love to stay here again, and we can't wait to go back!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you Jennifer. I am delighted that you all had such a great time and did not have to worry about a thing except to relax, explore, and enjoy the private setting of the hot tub after a stroll along the beach. I enjoyed helping you plan your trip and was almost as excited as you for this get-a-way. Looking forward to having you return to SeaviewGrotto.

                                                                      It was ok.

                                                                      Julia B.

                                                                      Pretty house but found mold in the coffee maker, dirty gross pan/cookie sheet put away in the cupboard and frozen fruit dripped all over the inside of the freezer, this was all the day we got to the house. Over all an ok stay though.

                                                                      Comfortable and well cared for with a private lot shielded from the wind.

                                                                      NeilPhoenix, Arizona, USA

                                                                      The weather was beautiful! The beach is huge and gorgeous. The Rod n Reel Restaurant on Wedderburn has some of the best clam chowder we have ever had.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much for your comments about the house. We love that you can even sun bathe in the sheltered area you spoke about. While we can't take credit for your fabulous weather, you picked a great month to visit to enjoy all that the beaches have to offer. You are always welcome at SeaviewGrotto. We appreciate the care you took while enjoying the comforts of our home.

                                                                      Mediocre house with worse view and horrible customer service

                                                                      Melissa H.

                                                                      Seaview grotto is a misnomer. The only glimpse of the sea you get is from an awkward room that may have been designed as a deck then converted or poorly incorporated into the construction plans of this awkwardly laid out quasi-house on a remote corner of the otherwise pleasant Sebastian Shores community. Worse than that, the owner was so horrific to deal with, she managed to ruin my stay in an otherwise relaxing beach town by accusing me of tracking soot onto carpets and threatening to charge my credit card for over $200 for carpet cleaning (at the end of a busy summer season of multiple other renters, by the way). If there was any soot at all, it was due to the immense fires in the area and the lack of air conditioning on 80 degree days which necessitated opening of a window. After she threatened to charge me for carpet cleaning, I offered her a possible explanation, but she proceeded to make harassing emails and rude phone calls. I was so appalled at her lack of customer service and incredibly unprofessional behavior, I have regretted the decision to spend any amount of money on this "vacation rental" as it was only stress inducing! Do your family a favor and stay elsewhere, where your patronage will be appreciated and your hosts will be kind and hospitable rather than rude and confrontational!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      As the owner of SeaviewGrotto, I am very sorry this guest had an unpleasant experience . The all seasons porch of which she speaks was a contractor decision for all Northern exposed homes. Our guests speak highly of this room as a gathering to eat and play games. Please see other reviews.

                                                                      We made modifications to the home for this guest for the September thru August rental, as requested, and expected that the terms of the contract signed would be honored. We value and enjoy good relationships and communication with our guests as other reviews will show.

                                                                      Quiet relaxation

                                                                      Margaret B.RED BLUFF

                                                                      Great house. Super short easy walk to smooth sandy beach. Love the dinning bonus room. We played cards and enjoyed the view of ocean. We had the windows open so u could hear the surf.

                                                                      Enjoyable one week vacation

                                                                      The house was perfect for our group. My wife and I had the upstairs bedroom and bath to ourselves. My mother and our youngest daughter shared one of the downstairs bedrooms and a friend stayed in the other downstairs bedroom where they all shared the common bathroom. We all spend much time together enjoying the spacious living area upstairs along with the adjacent well equipped kitchen and lovely dining area. The house being in a small private community of similar homes was nicely located near the edge of town to provide a peaceful setting while close enough to all of the towns' amenities. The location of the house within the small community was ideal being situated well below the highway and against a hill to provide privacy and quite while still being just a very short distance from the beach. We all enjoyed adventures to the redwoods, up the Rogue River, walking on the beach, strolling in the forest, and exploring the town of Gold Beach. For our group this was an exceptional value, and the property manager provided superior support. We would go again, and we will recommend this home to our friends.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you so much Mark for letting me know how much you enjoyed your stay in our home, SeaviewGrotto. You did all the things we love to do ourselves when we come to Gold Beach. Like you, we think the private colony of Sebastian Shores is great. I will be sure and tell Clare , our manager, how much you appreciated her support. Looking forward to having you all again.

                                                                      Mary and Len Matheson


                                                                      Gold Beach, OR, USA

                                                                      Locale Seaview Grotto is located at the southern edge of Gold Beach in Sebastian Shores, the last private 'on-the-beach' residential colony on the Pacific coast of the United States. Although the wide and sandy beach is public, it is used almost exclusively by homeowners and guests of the Sebastian Shores colony, making it safe and comfortable for notables who want to be left alone. Pass your day on the beach building driftwood art, bird watching, kite flying, reading or napping, and shell collecting. Walk north on the beach 100 yards to the Gold Beach Visitor Center and ask the friendly docents to help you plan your stay, then continue 1.5 miles along the beach to the Rogue River as it enters the Pacific Ocean. South from Sebastian Shores, wade through or leap across Hunter Creek and stop at Kissing Rock, a beautiful example of the Oregon Coast's ancient volcanic origin. If you're with someone you love, help the rock keep its reputation. The low tide pools are exciting to explore. Walk, run or ride your beach cruiser bicycle through Buena Vista Ocean Wayside State Park to Cape Sebastian, 3 miles further south. Wind Surfing and Paddle Boarding World-class ocean windsurfing and paddle boarding at Pistol River and freshwater windsurfing (and lessons) at Floras Lake are major attractions. Family Activities Free berry picking along every back road is popular with families in July, August, and September. Spectacular hiking abounds for people at all levels of ability on well-maintained trails. A campfire on the beach (away from the sea grass dunes) is a wonderful evening activity. Shopping & Dining The town of Gold Beach boasts the best bookstore and art gallery in southern Oregon with baristas and a pastry chef famous known for her creative use of local fruits and berries. The Gold Rush Center is home to wonderful local artists and craftspersons. Two supermarkets and a fish market have all the provisions for wonderful home-cooked meals at Seaview Grotto, but Gold Beach has several excellent restaurants within walking distance and the elegant Tu Tu Tun Lodge and Spa with its exquisite riverside dining room seven miles up the north shore road of the Rogue River. The cliffs at Otter Point and Nesika Beach can be carefully explored a few miles north of town. Golf Two intimate and fun (and inexpensive) public golf courses are nestled in banana belts within 30 minutes. The fantastic Bandon Dunes golf complex is less than 1-hour north, with 5 spectacular courses. Golf Odyssey reports, “on this remote stretch of the wildly stunning Oregon coast, where the finest golf courses in the whole world quietly await you.” Wild and Scenic Rogue River Two miles from the house, the Rogue River enters the Pacific Ocean from its origins 215 miles east in Crater Lake. Famous for Salmon and Steelhead trout, Gold Beach winter fishing in a heated boat could not be more relaxing. The Rogue National Wild and Scenic River is surrounded by forested mountains and rugged boulder and rock-lined banks. Two jet boat companies provide safe and comfortable but very exciting trips up into remote canyons where Bald Eagles, Otters, and Black Bears abound. Coastal Redwoods Considered to be one of America’s most beloved treasures, the old growth Coastal Redwood forests begin just below the California border, 30 miles south of Gold Beach. Stop by the Visitors Center in Crescent City to choose your Redwoods experience. These majestic trees cannot be captured on camera – they need to be experienced! Fishing, hiking, bird watching, and Roosevelt Elk are all part of you Redwood Forest visit.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Pet Fee
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      Damage Deposit
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      To secure a reservation, contact Mary at 636-346-8868 and check on availability.

                                                                      38 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.6/5
                                                                      Enter dates for accurate pricing
                                                                      For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                      Property # 451899