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Cozy, All Wood, Handcrafted Cabin - Spectacular 200 degree Ocean View. SPECIAL

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, w/2 Bedrooms + Loft, Bath. Separate Studio below (Sleeps 4-9 )

MIDWEEK SPECIAL, through April 30: if you book for two nights during the week – Sunday through Thursday - get an additional weeknight for free! Except for holidays and spring break.

Spectacular 200 degree view - lovingly hand crafted, cozy cabin located on the Oregon coast, in the secluded village of Oceanside, west of Tillamook. Beach walks, coastal forest hikes, reading, kite flying, bird watching, crabbing, fishing, windsurfing, boogie boarding, hang gliding, clamming, mussels, blackberries and huckleberries, an historic lighthouse and the Tillamook Pioneer Museum, Museum of Flight and the Cheese Factory are all right at hand (see web links, below).

Our cabin is all wood with lots of windows - cozy and warm for storm watching as well as summer fun. Less than a block from the beach, it is perched on the hill, with a breath-taking,, unobstructed view of the ocean, Netarts spit, Cape Lookout, and 15 miles of beach and breakers. Sea lions, seals, pelicans, eagles and lots of other sea birds make their home there and nearby are some of the best whale watching sites on the coast. There are long sandy beaches to walk on if you walk south, and tide pools, caves and big rocks to climb on if you walk north. There are agates and sand dollars to gather on the beach. Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout and the Cape Mears estuary and spit are all close, each one featuring nice hikes.

The house sleeps four to six with two double bedrooms, an open sleeping loft with fold out couches and an open living/dining/ kitchen space, with comfy built in couches. There is also a completely separate studio apartment downstairs with its own entrance, that can be rented on its own. It has the same view and sleeps 2-3, with a queen bed and a couch bed. Both units have large decks overlooking the ocean, sheltered from the wind by glass railing. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a view. There is a washer and dryer in the upstairs unit. There is no TV, but lots of books to read.

Keywords: Beach House

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Bill Bulick and Carol McIntosh
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Bill Bulick and Carol McIntosh

Bill grew up outside of Pittsburgh; Carol grew up in Everett, Washington. We met at Reed College in 1972 and have lived in Portland since then, except for 2 ½ years spent in Europe in the late 70s living in Greece and Italy. We have lived in inner Southeast Portland’s Ladd’s Addition for over 30 years. We love the Portland area both for its natural beauty and urban amenities. Bill has been a musician, concert and festival producer, the first Program Director of Pioneer Courthouse Square, Director of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and a cultural development and planning consultant, until retiring last year. Carol worked in advertising for many years as a graphic designer and marketing strategist and currently consults on marketing and information services. Our interests include yoga, qigong, exercise, music, cooking healthy meals, attending cultural events, neighborhood involvement, reading and spending time at the coast.

Bill Bulick and Carol McIntosh purchased this house in 1990

Why Bill Bulick and Carol McIntosh chose Northern Coast

We discovered Oceanside through a friend in the late 70s, fell in love with its quiet beauty and began dreaming of having a place there. We bought a lot in 1985, when they were surprisingly reasonable. After our daughter was born in 1989, we built our cabin with the help of a friend, a crack team of carpenters and Carol’s father. We wanted our daughter Eva to have the experience and memories that Carol grew up with on Puget Sound–sand castles, swimming and boogie boarding, collecting agates, wading in tide pools, boating, crabbing and clamming, hiking in the sylvan forests, attending the county fair and June Dairy Parade. Oceanside is a world unto itself–one of the quickest and prettiest drives from Portland and, yet, off the beaten track and full of wild beauty–and there’s even a great coffee shop and a couple of good restaurants.

What makes this house unique

Our cabin is a simple and elegant design, all wood, with post and beam construction to maximize the use of space, light and view. We positioned each window ourselves to frame a special part of the view. The house faces south to capture a 200° view of the ocean, beach breakers, Netarts Bay and Cape Lookout–and to maximize light and warmth in the winter, and stay cool in the summer. The cabin has an open, living/dining/kitchen area with cozy built-in couches for reading, lounging and staring at the spectacular view; a fully equipped kitchen for rustling up great meals; and a loft upstairs for kids to play in, or more private lounging. We keep books, CDs - but no TV - boogie boards, beach toys and rubber boots on hand for guests’ use. The house overlooks the town–great for knowing when to join in on the Fourth of July parade, dog show, Volunteer fire department breakfast, or art fair–but feels quiet and secluded, nestled into a giant spruce tree.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Cozy, All Wood, Handcrafted Cabin - Spectacular 200 degree Ocean View. SPECIAL
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

True to it's title!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much! It truly was cozy and we loved being inside while the rain and wind storm raged outside! The all wood cabin was nice and clean and it felt like being in someone's home; very inviting. Beautiful ocean views, especially from the loft bed! All the beds were comfortable to sleep on and the cabin was well stocked for our comfort. The only thing we found missing were paper towels/napkins. I'm not sure if they normally have them or not, but maybe bring some just in case. We bought some and were all set. The wifi worked great. It is a perfect spot for a get away. We alternated between playing games and cooking meals at the cabin, to getting out on the beach in our rain gear, exploring and hunting for agates. We have always loved the off the beaten path feeling of Oceanside. It is near enough to Tillamook if you need anything, but it really has a nice local community kind of atmosphere. I would recommend this place for every season! The owners were wonderful and really took the time to communicate well. They've even compiled a packet with all the info you might need, including pictures and local activities! I was really impressed with the care they have put into their home and how they care for vacationers. They even trusted us to clean up on our own so we could avoid an extra fee! We would most definitely return here if we ever get the chance!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two thumbs up!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. We rented both units as there were six adults and three children. We had plenty of room. The cabin was clean and comfortable, well furnished and the view was incredible! A hidden treasure for us was all of the blackberries that were around the cabin. Blackberries over Tillamook vanilla ice cream was heaven! The location of the cabin was just perfect for a short walk to the beach. The little town of Oceanside is off the beaten path, which made our stay very relaxing. It is a quaint community and fun to walk around. Our grandchildren loved exploring along the beach. We found many agates and jasper on Agate Beach. When the tide was low, the tide pools on Agate Beach were amazing! Starfish, crabs and sea anemones galore! We hated leaving and are planning a return trip already. The owners were great to work with and answered our questions timely. The WiFi worked great. We even found a place on the patio where we could pick up a cellphone connection. For the most part, we really enjoyed being "disconnected." We found that everything we needed in the way of food could be found in Tillamook (a short drive away) at the Safeways or Fred Meyers. We almost hate telling others about this great cabin as we want to keep this secret for ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blanchard, Idaho

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE this house. This is our second time here and we are not even thinking about looking at other places. The first time was in Sept '15, just me and my wife. We loved it so much we were planning our next stay before we even left. This time around (July '16) we brought our kids, ages 23, 17, 8, 5 and 2. We filled the house and still had room for 2 family member who came for one night. The main house is very cozy and just feels like home. Though rustic, simple, and small, every part of it is comfortable and accommodating. The view is awesome from sun up to sun down. A 5 minute walk down the hill and we were on the beach. The owners had the wet suits, boogie boards and booties to use when we went to hit the surf. Everything works and it is very clean. There is a 3 ring binder that the owners have put together with ideas of what to do in the area, many of which we did. The Blue Agate restaurant is located at the bottom of the hill, which serves excellent food for reasonable prices, breakfast, lunch & dinner. We visited the Cape Meares Light house, which is only a few miles away. We stopped and explored the Lost Boys caves at low tide. Again we are planning for our next trip and we have not even left yet. We scouted a treasure trove of agates, shells & memories, saw deer, elk, sea lions, jellyfish, starfish, sea anemones, seabirds, kite surfers & wind boarders. Whether it is a romantic get away for you and your spouse, or a family vacation, you will do right by staying at this property. The owners are very easy to work with and fast to answer emails and questions, from start to finish.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Best of everything!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been visiting the coast for 12 years. We have stayed at many houses and hotels. We never were happy with the house, location, view of any of the places. This Oceanside house has the best of everything. A superb view, easy access to the beach, comfortable house and affordable! We have stayed 3 times now and plan on making this the house we stay at every time. The studio and main house are nicely decorated and have relaxing feels. Great owners!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Gem

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from our spring break trip with friends to Oceanside, and this lovely rental. We had four adults and four boys (ages 10-15) so we rented both units. This was one of the best trips we've ever been on. Even our always-wants-to-be-plugged-in teenager had a blast. All four kids used the wet suits provided and went boogie boarding. We slept in, took long walks, played board and card games, and spent time on the beach and on the deck. We saw whales two days from the rental (for real!), and it was awesome to watch the surfers and para-gliders too. Truly incredible. The views and location of this rental are fantastic, and the feel of it is incredibly cozy. We will definitely plan to come back, this time with wood for a beach fire, and skim boards! Thank you Bill and Carol.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

All Wood Craftsmanship with Amazing Views, Close to Ocean

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed here several times and absolutely love both the studio (sleeps 3) and the larger 2 bedroom plus loft unit upstairs that sleeps many! Both have complete kitchens with good cookware, decks and amazing views. You will be cooking, eating and hanging out with these beautiful ocean views - big windows and lots of 'em! The owner built this house utilizing innovative, traditional craftsmanship. We loved how strong the house felt in a windstorm. The decor is lovely, lots of beautiful hand-woven and other types of rugs and tapestries. The owners have great taste and the result is very comfortable, homey and charming. The owners, Carol and Bill, are easy to reach by phone or email and very easy-going.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Three Capes Scenic Loop
Nearest Restaurant
70 Metres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

Coffee Shop, Crabbing, Collecting mussels and clams


Rates & Availability

Oceanside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 12 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.8%

Mid-week special, November - March: rent 2 weeknights, get a 3rd weeknight for free.

Deposit of 1/2 the rental to confirm reservation. Balance in full 2 weeks out, and/or before releasing key code and logistics info. Cleaning fee is $50, or you can do it yourself.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Oceanside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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