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

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

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 Northern Coast

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Beautifully Updated & Appointed Vintage Home... Mere Steps to the Cafe!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Perfect Thanksgiving getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home was just what our family needed for a long holiday weekend. The word we kept using was "meticulous" ~ attention to every detail was paid. Beautifully restored home, great kitchen for cooking, close to the beach and to Gearhart's small town hub. We will be back this summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Molly !! We loved hearing about your family plans for Thanksgiving and are so glad that Tarry by the Sea got to be part of special new memories! See you in 2017!!
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Perfectly elegant place for a family retreat in a quiet, but centrally located village in Gearhart.

  • 5 of 5

Gearhart was a super cute area to stay, close to Seaside and Astoria. Nicely centrally located between the two. There was an adorable café & restaurant within walking distance that we ate at several times (amazing food & service). You could walk to the beach from the house. The house was clean, comfortable and well thought out for visitors. Claire (the owner) has done a wonderful job making this a perfect home away from home. This house has a lot of space to spread out in and was perfect for our family retreat. Propane fireplace, comfortable beds, tons of clean white towels, bright kitchen, and truly a nice place to take a vacation. The care Claire has taken to make sure your experience is wonderful, your needs are meet, and your comfortable is noteworthy. Thanks for creating such a wonderful oasis!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Fiona! We are thrilled that you guys had a sweet time with family! Nothing like the Oregon coast in the fall! Please come stay at Tarry by the Sea again!!
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Great beach getaway home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Tarry by the Sea! The house is fully stocked and nicely furnished. We particularly enjoyed cooking in the beautifully remodeled kitchen. Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The house is perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming get-away

  • 4 of 5

Super cute, clean property! It's beautifully decorated & I loved the generous size of the kitchen. Beautifully remodeled & updated!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful, cozy home at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We recently experienced a girls weekend at Claire's beautiful home in Gearhart and it was perfect! Sweetly decorated and ready for friends, family, and fun! Also, just a few steps away from the beach, food, and coffee:) Would love to return in the summer! Thank you Claire!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kristin! I'm so glad the timing worked out for your girls time away at the beach even if the weather didn't cooperate! Girls weekends are magical all on their own aren't they?! Come again soon--!! Warmest cheers--Claire
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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

Gearhart Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
May 25 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years Eve 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.8%

--Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed and deposit received.
--All major holidays have a 3 night minimum stay

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Gearhart Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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