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Stylish, oceanfront getaway with stunning views - dogs welcome

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

You can't see much of Arch Cape from the highway, a fact contributing both to the little community's privacy and its attractiveness. Just past Arch Cape, about four miles south of bustling Cannon Beach, the coast road sweeps even further eastward, bending around the dense foliage of Oswald West State Park. Take the road through that lush green buffer, and you're there - at gorgeous Bear's Head! From the wrap-around deck of this lovely two bedroom home perched on a bluff above the Pacific, you'll have a front-row seat to waves, whales, and the beautiful and moody weather that characterizes the Oregon Coast.

Please note, this listing is for one half of the property. If the separate studio is reserved, the outside spaces will be shared.

But you needn't be on the deck, with its charming Adirondack chairs, and umbrella-topped dining set, to appreciate the panoramic view. Inside or out, the ocean is always there in front of you, brought to you through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap around the home. When the chilly winds bite, throw a log in the river-rock fireplace. Make yourself some cocoa or coffee, slip a movie into the DVD player and watch a flick or your favorite show on the DirecTV cable. And don't forget to load up your iPod so you'll have some tunes to play on the iPod dock! There's also internet access, so bring your laptop along as well.

The decor is colorful and edgy, with original pieces of art throughout. The interior space is seamless and modern, with leather chairs that are plush and comfortable. There's a full modern kitchen with microwave and dishwasher, flanked by a wrap-around bar where hungry diners can chat with the chef and munch on hors d'ouevres while they're waiting. The dining table, with room for six, comes with an added treat of the terrific view! If you're planning to dine out, there are 35 restaurants about 12 minutes away in Cannon Beach. Head south to Manzanita (about 7 miles; 10 minutes) where you'll find 10 eateries.

Bear's Head sleeps four comfortably - along with your dogs, for a small nightly fee. Along with a queen bed and private bath, the master bedroom also comes with a great ocean view. In the other bedroom, you'll find a full bed and easy access to the hall bath with tub and shower. There's also a washer and dryer so you're not toting laundry home or looking for a laundromat.

Bear's Head is all about location! Situated on one of the most picturesque and rugged parts of the Oregon Coast, there's very little traffic and the area, unlike its neighbors to the north and south, is relatively free of businesses. In winter and spring, grab the binoculars and watch for whales as they spout and breach on their migration! The Pacific Crest Trail - the popular hiking trail that runs along the coast - is right up the hill from the front door. The views from nearby Arch Cape and, a little farther, Cape Falcon, are awe-inspiring! Oswald State Park - where forest runs to water's edge - envelopes the area, offering opportunities for hiking, picnicking, or just a walk on the beach. The fishing is great in nearby (about 7 miles) Nehalem where you can cast your line the Nehalem River. And, if you just have to have that souvenir, head up to Cannon Beach where the streets are lined with boutiques, shops, and galleries.

Come to where the ocean meets the forest in a beautiful and pristine surrounding. Come to Bear's Head in Arch Cape on the rugged, Oregon Coast!

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, OR - Oregon Coast Office
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Vacasa, OR - Oregon Coast Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Arch Cape House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Stylish, oceanfront getaway with stunning views - dogs welcome
average rating of 4.2083335 based on 24 reviews

Our recent stay.

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed before and enjoy the view. This trip we had no internet access that proved to be a problem as I needed to take some on-line testing.

The regular beach access was washed out, so you need to drive to the next bay to get onto the beach; too far to walk.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Ants, Creaky Beds and Backs

  • 3 of 5

We loved this property so much we decided to come back for another stay this year. We were welcomed by the same beautiful views and sounds and the same cozy layout of the main house.

We were also welcomed by ants, lots of them, swarming the kitchen over the food we bought or cups of soda left out. Very unexpected and unpleasant.

I've personally dealt with pest control issues at a few different homes and they will not go away no matter how much you clean. You HAVE TO GET RID OF THE NEST.

The mattresses in both rooms are so uncomfortable it was difficult to sleep. The age of them shows through when you get on the bed in the master bedroom and it creaks so loudly it can be heard throughout the entire house when you lay down or rollover.

Overall we still love this property, but it definitely needs TLC to make it worth the drive and the money.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We sincerely apologize for the issue with the ants; we are actively looking for a solution to keep them away. Thanks!
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We've returned to this house 3 times!

  • 4 of 5

Bear's Head offers tremendous views and sits on a decent chunk of lawn for enjoying the surf and sunsets! It's in a quiet wooded neighborhood between Manzanita and Canon Beach--so there's fun cafes and shops to visit. The home is nicely appointed with whimsical artwork and a festive flair! Lighting can be an issue, as some of the walls are black, and the kitchen has a decorative, but limited light. Well stocked with plates, pots, pans, etc. Nice "butler's pantry" off kitchen to store all your provisions. Great for 2 couples or more if you include the additional studio apartment. Love this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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The house is absolutely amazing. Very stylish with lots of amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The fire pit in the back yard was a bonus as there's also an indoor fire place. We played croquet overlooking the ocean and did a little fishing. The raccoons do show up at night so be prepared. We named one Carl. Thank you so much for a relaxing stay. We'll be back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a fun and funky house! The firepit in the backyard came in especially handy since we were there during a rainy week - we were able to hop outside and roast hot dogs and make s'mores during a brief sun break.

The view from the house is amazing!

You are a short drive to Short Sands and Hug Point which are two of my favorite beaches in the area.

We had no issues sharing a common wall and outdoor space with the couple - and their dog- in the studio next door. There's plenty of room and view to share.

I will rebook.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Bautiful , serene & relaxing

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I stayed at this beautiful home at the end of February 2017. The home is quiet and comfortable with charming artistic accents. The kitchen is well stocked with everything that a cook could want. The home is clean with great water pressure! Although this was a great home, it is a "shared" home which was not clearly reported when I rented the home. There is a smaller part of the house that looks like a rec room with a separate entrance. Much to our surprise while eating breakfast and enjoying the view, a young couple appeared in the backyard looking in the windows at us. They only stayed two nights, but I would have liked to be informed that this is a "shared" house before renting.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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