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Charming Cottage, 5-7 min Walk To Beach, $80-$125/nt, $250-$500/wk, $750-$1200/m

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, big sunny kitchen, cozy living room with wood stove

Our bright charming Yachats vacation cottage has two bedrooms, 2 full baths, large, sunny, fully equipped, country-style kitchen, wood stove in a cozy living room, washer and dryer, free DSL Wi-Fi with printer, TV/VCR/DVD, and a sun room opening onto a south-facing deck. This room with adjoining bath has a couch that folds out to sleep 2 and large windows looking out onto grass, trees, and beautiful flowering bushes on the edge of the Siuslaw National Forest. It is perfect for painting, writing, meditation, gathering with friends, or just contemplating nature.

The house is only a 5 to 7 minute walk to the 804 Trail where the rocky beach, with spectacular waves, meets 7 miles of sandy beach stretching north to Waldport. A footpath into the Siuslaw National Forest, with a walking trail leading to a babbling mountain stream, starts at the end of the street. We are 3 miles from Cape Perpetua, the highest point on the Oregon, Coast.

Sleeps up to 6.

No pets. No smoking.

More Details

Lyle McCormick and/or Linda Taylor
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Lyle McCormick and/or Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor teaches literature and writing at Oglethorpe University. She has published well over 100 poems in a number of journals including The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Ohio Review, Black Warrior Review,…

When at the Forest Hill cottage, Linda enjoys sitting and writing on the front porch where she can hear the many variety of birds.

Lyle McCormick is recently retired from more than 12 years working as a contractor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although not a published writer, he says being at the cottage on Forest Hill brings him back to himself.

Lyle McCormick and/or Linda Taylor purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Lyle McCormick and/or Linda Taylor chose Central Coast

We fell in love with this cottage for its fir wood floors, which we day lighted, and it's large, old fashioned windows. We fell in love with this quaint cottage for its beautiful setting near old growth forest and both rock and sandy beach, and enjoyed the 2+ years of renovating and furnishing it. It was a creative project for us.

What makes this cottage unique

Linda loves to use it as a place to work on poetry and her novel. Lyle loves the serenity of the surroundings and the rejuvenating effects of being by the ocean and the national forest. We both enjoy the walks on the 804 that we make everyday, getting breakfast at the Green Salmon coffee shop, watching the sunsets, and experiencing the local culture in this friendly, small town.


Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
"Highest point on the Oregon coast. Hiking trails of various difficulties, a nearly 600 year..."
The Drift Inn
"Great food, festive atmosphere, music (local talent) virtually every night."
Adobe Restaurant and Lounge
"Great place to watch the waves as you enjoy a wonderful lunch or dinner."
Luna Sea Fish House
"One guest said, "Eat at Luna Sea Fish Fish House, yummy great fresh fish, and the clam chowd..."
Gerdemann Botanical Preserve
LeRoys Blue Whale
"A great restaurant for families."
Heceta Head Lighthouse
"The light house and the central Oregon coast are what makes a trip to Yachats a lasting memo..."
Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Eugene, Oregon
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Adobe Resort
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Blue Whale and Green Salmon
Car: recommended

Yachats, known as the “Gem of the Oregon Coast”, is adjacent to Cape Perpetua, which is its highest point, offering breath taking views the ocean, headlands, and forest. The town itself is also known as a friendly gathering place for artists, artisans, writers, free spirits, and lovers of nature. This community provides a rich context for anyone involved in these things. In addition to a great place for fishing and crabbing, the town offers good restaurants with live music, and festivals in spring, summer, and fall. Although the Spring, Summer and Fall are spectacularly beautiful, many come in the Winter to watch the storms come in off of the ocean. The town provides activities for children and youth, and the neighboring towns of Florence and Newport offer many recreational activities including dune buggy rides, whale watching trips, and helicopter rides. The Alsea, one of two lovely rivers near us, is particularly known for canoeing, kayaking, camping, and other recreational opportunities.


Yachats Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - full size bed
  • Large main bedroom with queen size bed. Second bedroom with full size bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing


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Charming Cottage, 5-7 min Walk To Beach, $80-$125/nt, $250-$500/wk, $750-$1200/m
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
Mount Angel, Oregon

Comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage is cute, clean and has everything you need including washer and dryer which are some times hard to find in a reasonably priced rental. Even though the house is on the east side of hwy. 101 we could still hear the ocean. So nice to hear when drifting off to sleep in the comfortable bed. Lots of music, games and books for entertainment. We spent a lot of time at the beach and came back to cook and rest. Thank you to the owners Lyle and Linda for sharing their home with travelers and to Pat who keeps the cottage clean and organized.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for mentioning and thanking Pat, who does such a wonderful job not only cleaning but managing the cottage when Linda and I cannot be there. Thank you, too, for not only mentioning some of the amenities such as the washer and dryer, but also emphasizing the comfortableness and coziness of the cottage. Those qualities, as well as the feeling of being welcomed, are what Linda and I most want for our guests. I hope you can come back soon!.
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  • 1 of 5

house was not cleaned when we arrived, they need to put curtains on the windows and update the furniture in the living room, and we have a bigger tv in our bedroom,would not rent again

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage - walk to beach and forest trails.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. Comfortable, quiet and sleep to the sound of the ocean crashing on the shore. Spent two weeks here and loved the cottage more each day. Botanic garden directly behind and lovely forest hike at end of road one block away. Abundant wildlife - we had deer, bunnies, chipmunks and birds visiting us daily. Very private, no traffic on street. Amazing food at every restaurant we ate at in town. Grocery store is small but has everything you need. You can't beat this cottage for the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage was warm and inviting. It is surrounded by nature with a large yard and lovely sunroom

  • 4 of 5

The owners Lyle and Linda and caretaker Pat, quickly responded to my questions. The charming village of Yachats has a nice selection of restaurants and gift shops. I found everything I needed at the C&K grocery which has a nice selection of organic and some gluten free foods. The city of Yachats provides a variety of activities such as the Agate Festival.which was very informative and a lot of fun.

Waldport is a nearby town that has a hardware store. Newport which is about 30 min. drive from Yachats has a Waldgreens Pharmacy and limited physicians services.

Newport offers some beautiful scenery including the Yaquina Lighthouse, an Aquarium and the OSU Hatfield Marine Science center including a very interesting. museum. Heading south from Yachats you'll see the beautiful Heceta Light house and an active group of sea lions. You can see the sand dunes in Florence from this rest stop.

The pounding of the waves could be heard and felt up at the house and on clear nights, the Milky Way was breathtaking.

While the interior could be updated a bit including a full size sofa in the living room.

The cottage was spotless when we arrived

and its 'obvious that the cottage is well maintained.

I was kindly reminded of two safety issues. Follow the tide tables and never turn your back on the ocean. Sneaker waves can appear out of nowhere and pose a severe safety problem. Keep yourself and kids away from rocks and logs that are close to the water.

Pets; especially small pets must be close to you on a leash at all times. Coyotes, mountain lions and cougar can be nearby in the woods. Bears don't have a deep hibernation due to the warmer weather.

It was a beautiful six week experience and I hope to visit Yachats again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for pointing out so many ways that Yachats and the Central Oregon coast are so charming. Lynne, you are the first guest that suggested the interior might use some updating. Linda and I spent many months and many thousands of dollars updating the house from the way it was when we purchased it, and much time and care went into making sure the updates did not detract from its original charm. The cottage is charming, but is not huge, and there is no way a full-size sofa would fit in the living room, so we have a love seat which fits the size and character of the room and the entire cottage. The safety issues, as you present them, are not very inviting. Yes, one can watch the tide tables, but one of the beautiful things about the Ocean is how different it is when the tides are going out and coming in. If you stay on the 804 trail, you will be safe. Also, because we are on the edge of the Siuslaw National Forest, there are coyotes and bears, etc. However, if you keep your pet on a leash, as you suggest, and don't let them out unattended at night, there should be no problem. The issue of the pet's safety is no longer an issue for anyone staying at our cottage, for we no longer accept any pets.
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A beautiful and comfy place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my mom in the past and just loved it there. I recently got engaged and we wanted to do something nice to celebrate. My fiancé never experienced Oregon before. He just loved his experience there! Sad to leave but we'll definitely love to stay again!

Thank you,

Chris and Julie

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a treat it has been to have you stay again, and a what a compliment it is that based on the experience of your earlier stay with your mother, you chose our cottage as the place to bring your new fiancé and introduce him to Oregon. It pleases Linda and me very much that you found the cottage to be comfy, for we renovated and furnished it with the hope that not only we but our guests, as well, would find it to be warm and inviting. Perhaps we succeeded too well for we, too, are always sad when it comes time to leave. However, it's great to hear that you definitely want to stay again...for both of you will always be welcome. Again, thank you.
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Fabulous Gettaway from the heat in Sun City Summerlin

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just far enough away from the 101 Hwy to be very quiet. We enjoyed not only the home and all of its amenities, but also the wonderful shielded outside porch in the back. Only wished that, as a photographer, I had been there while the 15 ft. X 15 ft. red rhododendron and the 8 ft. X 8 ft. white rhododendron were in full bloom (May June?) The cottage had everything we needed.

Besides walking the 804 we found a great walking beach 1/2 way towards Waldport, where we walked for about 2 miles every day. (This wonderful daily walk made me feel 10 years younger - which is a miracle since I shall be 75 soon.) On the Beachside Beach I found not only agates but also jasper according to the Rock Shop owner down the lane.

The weather during our 37 day stay was wonderful. It's wonderful to be able to open the windows and let the fresh air in (instead of the 100 + heat in the Las Vegas area) I happen to love a llittle drizzle - since it just curls my hair more. I had brought along a little flat screen TV in order to watch my shows and international movies via my ROKU. Since the cottage offers great WIFI, the ROKU was possible.


John & Verena


  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again our wonderful guests have discovered things we have not been aware of in and on the wonderful beaches in and around Yachats. We knew it was a great area for agates, but we never knew one could find jasper. Also, our walking has been pretty much restricted to the 804, so thank you for discovering the great walking beach as you go toward Waldport. The outside deck is waiting, so PLEASE DO RETURN!!! We love SHARING OUR COTTAGE with such lovely guests as you and your husband.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

The Security/Damage Deposit is refundable after checkout pending inspection by the person who cleans for us. Please ask to see our Terms of Rental and Cancellation for further details.

The 11.8% tax covers the Oregon (1.8%) and Lincoln County (10%) lodging taxes, and are not charged for rentals of 31 days or more.

For parties of 5 or more adults, 20% will be added to the rental rate for the fifth and each subsequent adult.

If you wish to reserve the cottage by paying just the Security/Damage Deposit, please contact the owner to arrange for multiple payments. The remaining rent and fees will be due no later than 30 days prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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