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Sunbursts Cottage, Mca #1011, Inviting, Close-in Wooded Setting

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Sunbursts Cottage, MCA 1101 Inviting and close in to beach and town.


Last updated: 05/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Reinvented from an original fishing shack to a lovely 3 bedroom vacation home.

Ten years ago we gutted a 1930s 650 square foot fishing shack and expanded the footprint to create a three bedroom, two bath beach house. A labor of love, Sunbursts boasts three beautiful cedar sunbursts, three decks and a porch, a propane stove, and is nestled among heavy foliage just 4 blocks from the ocean.
Sunbursts' three bedrooms are cozy, one with a queen sized bed and two with full sized beds. A study just off the large, airy kitchen holds a sleeping bench. Two full baths, and a large living room area with DVD/video player complete the 1050 sq. ft. layout. The cabin is complete with linens, dishes, etc. with a drawer full of family games and puzzles, and a great collection of books and films. Wifi is available 24/7.
Manzanita's Hoffman Cultural Center programs events and just up the highway is Astoria with its Victorian houses and amazing maritime center, and Canon Beach with its art galleries. Between these two towns is an outlet mall and a hospital. We now have an Urgent Care center just to the south of Manzanita!
For more information about Manzanita see SUNSET July 2013, page 14.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1050 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2

    full sized mattresses...moreless

  • Bedroom 3

    full sized mattresses...moreless

  • Sunbursts has three cozy bedrooms. The 'master' has a queen sized bed and the other two have full sized mattresses. All rooms have a closet. Linens and blankets supplied....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Sunbursts has two full bathrooms. The shower in one bathroom is easily accessible for seniors or disabled. No bathtub....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Manzanita is truly a small village with all the essentials for a comfortable vacation. There are at least two spas for facials and/or massages, three women's apparel shops, wonderful coffee and sweet shops and a new high end restaurant, Blackbird. A true contribution is the Hoffman Center located on Laneda that provides cultural activities, a ceramics studio and a drop in writing center. The town also boasts a strong library, also on Laneda - both of these facilities are supported by the Manzanita Community....moreless


  • Books:

    Two shelves of great books including naturalist nonfiction, fiction, children's books, etc....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    a drawer full of games and puzzles including my favorite Upwords...moreless

  • Music Library:

    In the kitchen there is a shelf of an assortment of CDs - from folk to rock to classical and spiritual....moreless

  • Stereo:

    CD player in pie cooer...moreless

  • Television:

    DVD player, no local television...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Sunbursts is at the foot of Neakanie Mountain, a wonderful day hike with views of ocean....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Sunbursts is just 4 short blacks to a lovely, quiet 7 mile beach....moreless

  • Village:

    Just one and a half blocks from quaint downtown Manzanita with shops, restaurants, galleries...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Sunbursts dining area is in the kitchen - the table seats 6 but more could eat in that area. there are two tables on each of two of the decks, one for two to three, the other for at least 6 persons....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    and drier up above - 3 years old...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane stove...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane stove and backup electric heaters in all rooms...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi speed internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    In Linen closet several sets of queen and double bed linens...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has a couch and two easy chairs, several lamps, TV/DVD player...moreless

  • Parking:

    easily space for two cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    local telephone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels for both bathrooms and the kitchen provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    stackable washing machine with washer down below...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Two coffee makers - a drip and an espresso pot....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 6-8 - all utensils...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is fully equipped and was recently remodeled. All dishes, silverware and pots and pans there for your use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    an apartment sized refrigerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric four burner stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Manzanita boasts a full golf club....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks are for rent in the next small town of Wheeler....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    charcoal grill on upper deck...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis court in Manzanita's local park about 7 blocks south of Sunbursts...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    at Nehalem community center there is a large swimming pool indoors open to the public...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,000 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 12%


Sunbursts is a welcoming place. Sometimes there are things that you wish were there or that have gotten broken. Please either buy or replace the item with one of equal value and let me know about the problem. I will reimburse you for any reasonable addition to the house and I won't be unpleasantly surprised when I arrive there for my own vacation! Washing and drying sheets and towels that you used must be done before you leave the house. Make sure you leave clean sheets folded on the end of each bed used. Also please post a review on VRBO. Thanks

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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110 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland, Or.
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sand Dune, 3 blocks
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 101
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bread and Ocean
0.02 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Sunbursts Cottage, 1011:

Manzanita is a small oceanfront town located just off Highway 101 and close to two other small villages, Nehalem and Wheeler. With only 30 rental properties, Manzanita is always a restful place to take a vacation. On its main street, Laneda, you will find restaurants [the wonderful Bread and Ocean, delicious Mexican food, and pizza and ice cream parlors], a natural food store and two other grocery stores that provide fresh and seasonal foods. JUSt 3 miles south of Wheeler [6miles from Manzanita in total] is a fish marina, Kenny's, where you can buy live crab, oysters, and clams. Yoga classes are offered in both Manzanita and Nehalem almost everyday of the week. Just south in Nehalem and Wheeler [2-3 miles] are a winery, kayaking rentals, antiquing, and sewing center. In Nehalem the community center has a full service gym and a swimming pool. Along the 7 miles of coast find hikers, wind surfers and paragliders and great kite flying opportunities. A pie shop and restaurant are just off Highway 101 on Manzanita Ave.

But perhaps the most restful activity is found walking along the many miles of beach or making a campfire as the sun goes down.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I am recently retired professor of American Literature from Portland State University. My family moved to Oregon in 1974 and on our many trips to the coast we all dreamed of owning our own cabin. Now that my children are grown and my grandchildren live so far away I am so pleased to have a space to which I can invite them all to share some family time. To make this possible for us, I decided to rent the house for vacation times - mostly I rent to friends and colleagues and hope if you decide to rent that you will treat Sunbursts with care.

Why the Owner Chose Manzanita, OR, USA:
Visiting a good friend in Manzanita, I always passed this little shack, set back from the road - it was painted a dark brown with brown and yellow checked curtains and though seemingly abandoned it looked inviting to me. During a particularly difficult health crisis of one of my children we passed this cabin with a For Sale sign. Perhaps just to feel empowered I called and placed a bid on the property! Oh heavens, it was mine!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Next to birthing three children, Sunbursts Cottage is my most creative achievement. I had assumed I could just move right in after the sale went through, but when we tried to level the floor, the porch and plumbing fell out! The next two years my partner Harris, a construction engineer, and I, totally remodeled this little space and just 5 years ago completed an expansion. I love to come here on my own or with friends and family but I also love renting it to others to enjoy. I sometimes bring work - the quiet and the accessibility of food and hiking trails provide a great environment for my online teaching. but even better, I just relax - read, walk, drink wine and visit with neighbors.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

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  • Sunbursts Cottage, MCA 1101 Inviting and close in to beach and town.

    Sunbursts Cottage, MCA 1101 Inviting and close in to beach and town.

  • Sunbursts entry

    Sunbursts entry

  • sunbursts kitchen fully equipped

    sunbursts kitchen fully equipped



  • Sunbursts Living Room

    Sunbursts Living Room

  • Sunbursts's study and sleeping bench

    Sunbursts's study and sleeping bench

  • Approaching beautiful Manzanita

    Approaching beautiful Manzanita

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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