About the property
- Cottage1050 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Susan Danielson
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.
Susan Danielson purchased this Cottage in 2000
Why Susan Danielson chose Manzanita
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!
What makes this Cottage unique
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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Good location nice place
Well stocked with games and books
Thanks for your review. Please let me know what else you would have liked.
Charming, comfy, well appointed cottage. Great location. Excellent communications with host. My grandchildren and I had a wonderful time! I would definitely recommend Sunburst Cottage to family and friends!
We had a wonderful weekend staying at the Sunbursts Cottage. The home is laid-back and comfortable - much more like staying with a friend that in a rental - and the kitchen was well-equiped. We hope to stay here again, the next time we make a family trip to the Coast.
Thank you so much for submitting a review and one so positive. I love Sunbursts, most creative thing I have participated in doing and I wanted it to be comfortable for all. Hope to host you again.
Perfect family rental!
This home was so cozy, clean and well stocked! It was perfect for our family. Both teenagers had their own space but also several wonderful common areas to soak up family time, we will book again for sure!
A cozy and quiet retreat close to nature and the beach.
We had a very nice week in Manzanita, with walks on the beach and short hikes in Sitka Spruce forests along the coast. The location of Susan's house is excellent. It's an easy 4 block walk to the beach or 'downtown' Manzanita. The house is quiet, cozy and very comfortable.
The kitchen worked fine, although it would have been helpful to know that the refrigerator is not quite roomy enough for keeping leftovers.
It was nice to have bird feeders up with chickadees and stellar jays eating away and the occasional nuthatch or hummingbird visiting the deck.
It was a wonderful week away from life as usual for the 2 of us. I'd recommend staying there and we would stay there again.
Not impressed :( House very cluttered
I've rented many houses on Homeaway/VRBO and never had experienced such a disappointment. The beds were stained, blankets had hair chunks, refrigerator and freezer were filled of old food, found prescription drugs in closets and kitchen drawers. The refrigerator is very small. Since it was full of old food, we had to buy ice and keep our stuff in coolers. The floors in the bedrooms were nasty. The owner wants you to wash all towels, linens, and take your own garbage home. I wouldn't recommend any children staying at this house, too many random pills in drawers and lots of random decorations everywhere ;( We wanted to leave the day we got there! Very disappointed!
I am very disappointed to read this review which was posted after I called this family to ask them to pay my cleaner the extra she requested given the state of the house when this family left. Sunbursts has always been a comfortable, homey place and this year the whole house was repainted inside to make it particularly welcoming. Clients are asked to change the beds and do the linens and towels so that the cleaning fee can stay modest.Instead, this client didn't change the beds, didn't finish the laundry and left the floors and surfaces full of candy, chips, etc. [as per a phone call from my cleaner]. This family also left the garbage can full and all the wastebaskets in the house full of garbage; my cleaner not only had to clean up their mess but had to take their garbage to the local dump and pay the fee. I try to keep the rate for Sunbursts affordable and the house is beautiful order - please contact me if you do not find the house up to your expectations if you rent from me.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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