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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

Susan Danielson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 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.


Manzanita Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Very Important to follow guidelines for getting settled and departing!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - full sized mattresses
    Bedroom 3 - full sized mattresses
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Sunbursts Cottage, MCA #1011, Inviting, Close-in Wooded Setting
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews

Good location nice place

  • 3 of 5

Well stocked with games and books

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Laid-back weekend

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Perfect family rental!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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portland, OR

A cozy and quiet retreat close to nature and the beach.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beaverton, Oregon USA

Dawn S

  • 5 of 5

Have been meaning to leave a review for a while though I was not the person who booked the stay I have enjoyed several visits to this lovely home for girls weekends with my very best of freinds Jennifer T. I love everything about this cozy cottage from the lovely reading nook, to the best most comfy sofa ever. When the cross breeze from the open living room windows hits you it's devine and if there is soft music filtering in from the dinning room music center then all the better. I found it welcoming like a summer camp retreat for grown ups with just enough wimsey to inspire coloring on a quiet morning out on the sunny kitchen deck. The fire place is lovely and every time I've been blessed to be invited back it feels like I'm coming home. I look forward to renting it in the near future with my hubby hopefully for our anniversary I know he will be just as much in love with it as I am

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Portland, Or.
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Sand Dune, 3 blocks
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Bread and Ocean
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
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.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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