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Chic Beachfront Dream Cottage sits upon the Sand & Seagrass!

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Barefoot, easy living family-friendly beach cottage across from Mo's Restaurant

Mermaids Landing is a picture-perfect, super comfortable, extremely functional little beachfront gem of a beach cottage that lives very big! With a magazine-quality decor and easy care finishes, it's just the place to spend a weekend... or a month or two on the Oregon coast!

Writers & painters love it! Also great for those 'girlfriend getaways', honeymoons and other special occasions... most of our guests say they don't want to leave!

The great room is big enough to host a party, but intimate enough just for two! Satellite TV, filled bookshelves, lux white leather sectional sofa, and a fantastic coconut shell chandelier! A daybed that also converts to a queen bed allows 4 people to be very well accommodated in this special place!

The compact, but very functional as well as artsy kitchen is an entertainers delight (6 burner gas cooktop, quality small appliances & equipment as well as pretty dishes and plenty of glassware)!

Two unique, very beachy 'dock' decks add real character to this cottage, one the entry porch and the other heads from the great room out toward the beach. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee, summer barbecues and/or wine afternoons!

Upstairs, the bedroom is a true respite, light & airy in creams & aqua with vaulted ceilings, a subtle 'wave' wall (so soothing to drift off to sleep or awaken to), and an extremely comfortable king bed (seriously: 6 people have purchased the same bed after sleeping in it, and the 7th just said they plan to!) There's a computer desk at the window for those who must do a little work; the view from it might make it a bit hard to concentrate on work however!

A full size washer & dryer plus a custom bath: lighthouse stripes climb one wall, while a custom (created by the owner) glass tile octopus surrounds a porthole in the shower, giving you peek at the bay even while you wash!

Be forewarned: a stay at mermaids cottage may be addictive... you WILL be back!!

We accept pymt by personal check, visa/mstrcard or direct bank deposit. A 50% deposit reserves your stay, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival date. Book your spring and summer stays now!

More Details

Sue Lyons
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Sue Lyons

Babyboomers that love to travel, Susan and Greg have opened their special homes to vacationers for 19 years. Originally from Alaska, currently splitting their time between Washington, Oregon and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (where vacation homes Casa Kaeli and Casa Susana are located.)

Susan is a fused glass artist, decorator and aspiring writer, Greg a finish carpenter and maintenance man extraordinaire!

Most important in their lives are their many friends (some they met as rental guests) and wonderful family (3 grown children and 9 incredibly gorgeous & smart ~ of course ~ grand kids!)

Sue Lyons purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Sue Lyons chose Central Coast

We built Mermaids Landing in 2012 as a 'temporary' cottage, actually the future double garage of a larger planned beach house. After living in the cottage for a summer, we realized we loved little now!! We are happy to share this special retreat so that others can enjoy it too!

What makes this cottage unique

Stained concrete floors downstairs make for easy-care, barefoot beach living! The open plan make this space absolutely delightful with a ton of light and excellent views of the water, sand and ever-changing weather patterns. Take your morning cup of coffee for a beach walk, sit around a beach bonfire at night. In between, there are countless things to do... or just do nothing. Either way, we are certain you will be more than delighted with this simple but beautiful beach abode... deigned especially for casual living at the Oregon Coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at this cottage. I loved the decor; it was very unique and special. The view of the bay was fabulous. The kitchen had everything I needed to make a great meal and I could have left my french press at home since it even had that! We would stay here again.
Jun 2013
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Lincoln City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom sports a lighthouse striped wall, custom glass tiles and glass vessel sink. You can actually look out at the bay while showering, through the porthole encircled by custom glass tiles the form an octopus! Full sized washer and dryer just outside the door.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large bedroom features soaring ceilings, soothing 'wave: wall and 'beachy' white, beige & aqua decor and excellent views over the sand beach and water beyond. King size memory foam bed (6 people have actually ordered the same bed after sleeping a few nights at mermaids cottage!), flatscreen TV w/DVD player, and a writing/computer desk at the windows.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
You will absolutely love this barefoot beach cottage! Just down a little sandy path to the water's edge, to a family friendly beach where bonfires are allowed. The cottage itself is trendy & chic, but very comfortable and casual. Just what you want for an Oregon Coast vacation! We can almost guarantee that you won't want to leave!!


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Chic Beachfront Dream Cottage sits upon the Sand & Seagrass!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 21 reviews
Eugene, Oregon

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Mermaid's Landing is very nice. The kitchen had pretty much anything we needed. It is super close to the bay and we could tell the tide by looking out the window. We didn't try clamming, this time, but it is on our list. Love the glass tiles in the bathroom., especially the octopus with the window in the shower. We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your nice review and for choosing our cottage for your recent trip to Lincoln City. You were great guests. We would be delighted to have you back! And you were so very understanding when the new table was late, and just so you know... it is beautiful and will be there for you to enjoy next time :) I'm glad you liked my glass work. Have a great summer.
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, close to the bay, clean, everything needed for entertainment was available. The foam bed was nice too - we might get one. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I almost hate to write this review, letting out the best kept secret on the Oregon Coast! Mermaid's Landing is idyllic - cozy, quiet, artsy, beautifully decorated, and the location is perfect!! Every morning we watched the birds and seals, the view changing with the tides. A medium walk to the Taft area brings you to Mo's and access to the beach, as this property is on the Bay - better than the beach!! We booked for a month, extended an additional week, and wished we never had to leave!! We'll be back!! Suzy and Greg have opened their gem of a cottage to all of us, don't pass this retreat by!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a wonderful review Kathy! You were perfect guests, and we are really happy that you've "found" our special little place on the Oregon Coast. Do come back :) I guess our little secret is getting out, as Mermaids Landing is rented through April already (repeat month-long stay included), so it's good to think ahead to when you may want to return.
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  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at Mermaids Landing. Location was fantastic...close proximity to shops, restaurants and the beach. Perfect location. The cottage is beautifully decorated and provided us with a nice cozy experience. Can't wait to go back. We highly recommend Mermaids Landing.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, quiet retreat with lots of natural light, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

My sister came from Wisconsin for her Spring Break and I wanted to find a coastal home that was quaint and comfortable. This little beach house fit the bill perfectly. Great location, we explored the coast to the south and north. We experienced cold and blustery weather our entire stay but we knew we would return to a cozy, comfy beach cottage at the end of each day.

I will rent in the future and bring my husband for a romantic getaway. This house is perfect for two!

Thank you Sue for letting us enjoy for little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Stormy Retreat on the Bay

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed the layout and location of this cottage. Every item was thought out so that the space was used to the maximum. If you enjoy cooking, there was a great gas range. We were there over Christmas and New Years so we did the traditional turkey dinner and it worked out great. We went down for the stormy season and were not disappointed. We fell asleep every night listening to the waves. In the morning we had a few of the bay from our bedroom. The shower was awesome. Having a washer and dryer made life easier (we were there 4 weeks).

We had a couple of concerns. We didn't use the BBQ as we did not care for where it was located and it was not as clean as we would want. The house was due for a really good dusting. The furniture in the living room was a disappointment as it was supposed to be white leather and it ended up being totally different from what was in the advertisement.

All this being said, we would recommend this cottage to our friends, and would stay here again ourselves. We really did enjoy ourselves.

If your are looking for a great restaurant to go and have seafood, we went to Mo's and their Seafood Chowder was divine!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bay House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Salishan Golf Resort
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Salem Oregon
Nearest Motorway
Oregon Hwy #18
Nearest Restaurant
Bay House, Salty Dog

Right in our local area (Taft), there's a great neighborhood gym (Fitness 101), grocery store, kids arcade gallery, great restaurants, bonfire building, kite flying, kayaking and clamming on the flats and fishing up the Salmon River or along Salishan spit if you've got a boat.


Rates & Availability

Lincoln City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 17 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holidays 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 1 2018 - May 27 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85
Tax Rate 10.0%

This is a no-smoking property. Pets are not allowed, unless authorized by owners.

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.
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