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Beautifully Updated & Appointed Vintage Home... Mere Steps to the Cafe!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom/2 Bath 1800 sq.ft. Nestled on .34 Acres, 2 Blocks to Cafe!

Tarry by the Sea is a delightful 1914 vintage home located in the village of Gearhart, Oregon. Tarry is the consummate refuge; a place to unwind, put your feet up, and renew.

All inquiries from are responded to within 4 hours of receipt to the best of our ability. Inquiries from HomeAway are not compatible with the VRBO system and our immediate responses can take several days to leave the system. For quickest booking, find this this property in VRBO listing number #484284 and promptly book your stay!

Walk to the ocean for breathtaking views of the sea and beach comb to your hearts content. Relax on our enclosed sun porch while you read, nap, or leisurely access your internet favorites with our WIFI connection.

Whip up something yummy in the newly remodeled kitchen! Get away from it all & enjoy Gearhart's quiet and sleepy tempo. Come and Tarry by the Sea!

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Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Claire

We live in Portland and have always vacationed along the Oregon Coast. Whether it was in an RV hitting up all the antique stores, or us kids loading up on old books and reading all the way along hwy 101, the beach has very special memories. I (Claire) have been coming to Gearhart for beach get-aways with friends for years. I never knew we would find this neglected vintage home and have the opportunity for my Dad and I to restore it!

Claire purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Claire chose Gearhart

Gearhart has been the destination of choice for years and years. Whether for a week long stay or just a cup of coffee and a quick walk before returning to Portland, this has always been a very special place.

We wanted a place where we could be within two blocks of the cafe and quick access to the beach.

When we saw the beautiful dark wood, exposed beams and all of the charm we knew we were done for. Restoring this wonderful 100 year-old vintage home has been a labor of love and we are thrilled with the beautiful result. Oh how we hope you adore it and return year after year!

Tarry was pretty much abandoned with just a few summer visitors each year. So when we purchased her in 2013--we had our hands full just getting everything up to speed. Gutting the kitchen to the studs, installing insulation & new 2' blinds to go with the brand-new windows throughout were just a few of the big projects. This year, we rest. In 2015 the front porch gets a complete overhaul and then the exterior will get it's new paint job--beautiful coastal gray, white trim and dashing red on a new front door.

What makes this cottage unique

I've always dreamed of a place where family and friends gather, create new memories, rest and get away from the crazy pace of life.

The new windows let the light pour in, the wonderful bedrooms make a bookworm want to read all day, the gleaming original fir floors all reflect it's 100-year old charm.

Enjoy the encased summer porch, the two huge yards, the fire-pit and the perfect proximity to golf courses, McMenamin's pub, the cafe & restaurant. Walk on the beach or further down, drive on the shore. Hunt for whole sand dollars and dream, rest, read, puzzle and connect in this very special home.

Situated on 1/3 of an acre, there is plenty of room for football and the outdoor fire-pit is the piece de resistance after a day at the coast.


Gearhart Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1--Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located off the mud room--Perfect spot for beach clean up!
    Bathroom 2--Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Extra spacious--plenty of room & lots of fluffy towels!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1-The Astoria - 1 queen , Fantastic & oversized room with a seating area & TV
    Bedroom 2--The Gearhart - 1 queen , Extra luffy pillows makes this a perfect spot to retreat!
    Bedroom 4--The Manzanita - 2 twin/ single , Light & bright with two twin beds--super comfy!
    Bedroom 3--The Cannon - 1 queen , Enjoy the overstuffed chair--perfect for that new book!
  • All four bedrooms are on the 2nd floor with 400ct sheets, goose down comforters (and goose down alternatives) & extra Martex fleece blankets for those stormy nights. Several antique wrought iron beds and one bed made from a 1914 five-panel door we found in the garage! Lights are on dimmer switches and fans are in the closets. Brand new windows in every room bring incredible light inside! The sun comes up on one side and says 'good night' on the other. We are book worms so you'll notice that for every bed, there are three pillows per person. Plump them up, sleep in, read a whole book, relax. Ahhhh.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • surfing
  • tennis


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Beautifully Updated & Appointed Vintage Home... Mere Steps to the Cafe!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews

Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We are thrilled with Tarry by the Sea. Such a sweet house. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and organized, super comfortable. Would definitely come back. :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located, new bathrooms and charming bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home that has everything you could possible need. Wonderfully decorated and so very comfortable. Fantastic bakery and restaurant just a couple of blocks away. The beach is just a short walk and it's a great place to find sand dollars at low tide. We celebrated my mother's 80th birthday and decided it was the perfect place! Thank you Clair and Mark for sharing this wonderful house!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful getaway house!

  • 5 of 5

While modern and functional, the charm of this beautifully restored 1914 home is in tact. We loved the nooks, crannies, vintage doors, and creaky floors. It's located in the heart of Gearhart with easy access to the beach, gift shops, restaurants, and a friendly community. Our only suggestion is have a baby gate available for the stairs.

Consider leaving the Cannon Beach and Seaside crowds behind and stay in quaint little Gearhart, at Tarry by the Sea.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely renovated older home in convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Tarry was perfect for our family group. We made good use of the well-organized kitchen as we like to cook and granchildren aren't so happy in restaurants. Everyone enjoyed the 4th of July small-town parade and impromptu fireworks on the beach. Kite flying was awesome, as were walks on the beach at sunset. Loved the large west-facing porch for visiting and reading. Also large yard for frisbee and kickball.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
94 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
McMenamins Sand Trap
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Gearhart Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Pacific Way Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Gearhart is a sleepy little village reminiscent of New England coastal communities. Astoria is 20 minutes north and filled with antiques, coffee shops & all kind of historical markers. Be sure to catch Fort Stevens and the Peter Iredale shipwreck. There's also a yearly battle reenactment that is fun for the whole family. With Seaside's boardwalk, promenade, aquarium, restaurants & shops just minutes away to the south, there are lots of fun activities for kids and adults alike. Fifteen minutes south of Gearhart is Cannon Beach, filled with art galleries, coffee shops, boutiques and the iconic Haystack Rock. Gearhart's own Pacific Way Cafe & Bakery, the McMenamin's Sand Trap pub (live music on the weekends!) and golf options galore ensure that staying at Tarry by the Sea will be a memorable experience for all our Guests.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $250

--Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed and deposit received.
--All major holidays have a 4 night minimum stay
--Cancellation policy: 60-days for low season, 90-days for holidays and summer July-August-September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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