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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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 i s 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
- 1050 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 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
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Climbing
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:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min 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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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.
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.
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Links to more information:
- CLICK HERE - Images of Manzanita
- CLICK HERE - 15 miles North on Highway 1 Canon Beach is chock full of galleries and restaurants but much more crowded than manzanita - a good place for an afternoon
- CLICK HERE - Columbia River Maritime Museum: about 30 miles north of Manzanita, this meuseum is state of the art. Located in Astoria Oregon, the largest and most developed town on the Oregon Coast
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A transformed fishing shack, Sunbursts boasts comfort and access.
sunbursts kitchen fully equipped
SUNBURSTS COTTAGE: COME AND RELAX
Sunbursts Living Room
Sunbursts's study and sleeping bench
Approaching beautiful Manzanita
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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