Coos Bay Beach House with Sunset Views--Clamming and Crabbing(28 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house overlooking Coos Bay and the undeveloped North Spit.
The Beach House is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house overlooking Coos Bay and the North Spit. and is furnished with quality furnishings and art throughout. It is located enroute to Charleston and a vast array of beaches along Cape Arago Highway. It is 4-7 miles from Charleston, Coos Bay and North Bend, depending on which direction you go.
Enjoy beautiful sunsets and BBQs from the back deck. Wireless internet is provided that is password protected, along with cable TV, a full kitchen to cook in, a washer and dryer, and much more! There is direct access to 249' of waterfront along Coos Bay via a trail down to the beach (fairly rugged). Easy access to the beach is available 1/4 mile down the main road and includes parking and picnic tables.
The living room has flat screen TV, DVD player, electric fireplace, and a selection of books, magazines, local restaurant menus, things to do in the area, board games, and puzzles. The cable TV has music and movie channels in addition to a large number of regular channels, and there is a radio/CD player in the kitchen.
There is a large upstairs bedroom with a king bed, great waterfront view, cable TV, and small stereo. The two downstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed (one with a waterfront view) and cable TV. One of the downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms is separated by the laundry area (with a door that can be closed to the main house) and has a private entrance through carport.
The kitchen includes a stove/oven, full size refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, toaster, blender, crockpot, griddle, rice cooker, large pots to cook crabs/clams, pots, pans, and assorted cooking ware and dishes--everything you need to cook with. A starter supply of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, sugars, creamer, salt, and pepper is provided, along with a spice rack with 12 basic spices.
The washer and dryer also includes a starter supply of laundry soap and fabric softener sheets. The bathrooms include soap, shampoo, and conditioner. A hair dryer, ironing board, and iron are also available for use.
The unfinished basement level has an outside entrance and lots of storage room to store bicycles, kayaks, fishing equipment, tools, etc. In addition, the house is located on three lots with plenty of space to park an RV, boat, ATVs, etc.
Clam buckets, shovels and rubber boots are provided for clamming, along with crab pots for crabbing. The Empire pier for crabbing is located .7 mile down the road, and several Charleston boat docks (also for crabbing) are located 4 miles south. Clamming is primarily large gaper clams in front of the Beach House (limit 12 each; they're quite large). There are excellent clam beaches within 2 miles to dig for Martha Washingtons (limit 20), gapers, etc. (total limit 20 in aggregate, except for soft shell clams). We're happy to guide you in the right direction to make your efforts successful.
For those traveling with young children, there is a large basket of toys, children’s books and board games, a portable playpen, and table-top high chair.
The house is located on three city lots with plenty of space to park an RV, boat, etc.
Member since: 2014
- 1400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- The upstairs bedroom has a beautiful view of the bay and has a king bed with built in shelves along the headboard, a clothes armoire, a large chest of drawers, a two-drawer nightstands, cable TV, and a small stereo. Both downstairs bedrooms each have a queen bed and cable TV and one has a DVD player. Both downstairs bedrooms have a closet (one is walk-in) and dressers....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Housekeeping during stays can be arranged separately.
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
Two 21-speed mountain-type bicycles are available for guest use. Helmets are also provided. There is a rugged paved bike path along Empire Blvd. that leads towards Charleston but ends at Dairy Queen....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 - Dec 29, 2016
2 night min stay
Fri, Sat, Sun
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
- Pet Fee $25 + tax
- Tax Rate 8.8%
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Guests are responsible for any damage caused to the property beyond normal wear and tear. No smoking inside. Guests must let host know if they are bringing any pets for pre-approval. If your pet has a tendency to get up on furniture, you must bring your own sheets/throws to cover the furniture they may get up on. Any damages from pets, including extra cleaning, will be an additional charge to the guests.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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If you're interested in trying your hand at clamming or crabbing, the Beach House is your place. Clam buckets, shovels, and a variety of sizes of rubber boots are provided for guest use, along with crab pots ready to go (except for bait, which we can help guide you on). You will need to purchase a local shellfish license. If you're an Oregon resident, it is $9 annually. Nonresident shellfish licenses are $26 annually, or your can buy a 3-day license for $17. We're happy to assist you with the information you need to make your hunter-gathering experience a successful one!
The Beach House is conveniently located within a triangle that extends about equal distances (4-5 miles) to Coos Bay, North Bend, and the fishing village of Charleston. There are numerous festivals, music performances, and plays throughout the year in the vicinity, which extends 20 miles south to Bandon.
Charleston is a fishing town that includes two marina areas for pleasure and commercial boats. It also has a large Coast Guard station, fish processing, a number of restaurants from casual to fine dining, plenty of places to buy fresh seafood, and it is the gateway to ocean beaches located to the south.
Just beyond Charleston, the Cape Arago Highway extends south along the Pacific Ocean for access to a diverse variety of beaches, including Bastendorf (big waves, surfing, beach walking), Sunset Bay (Oregon's most protected beach; great for families with young children; good area to see tide pools at low tide); Shore Acres State Park and Botanical Garden (Holiday lights run from Thanksgiving eve to New Year's Day; there is an enclosed gazebo along the rugged shoreline to watch storm waves); Simpson Reef Overlook (great view of sea lions, seals, and occasionally whales); and Cape Arage State Park (with a trail on each side of the point; one to view sea lions, the other to enjoy an isolated beach). The highway dead ends at Cape Arago State Park.
The towns of Coos Bay and North Bend also offer a wide variety of restaurants, pubs (including the 7 Devils micro brewery), gift shops (including antiques), libraries, museums (art, railroad, printing, historical), theatre (including a multi-complex and the historic Egyptian Theatre), and waterfront parks.
Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I am a biologist and am self-employed as an environmental consultant, specializing in writing Environmental Assessments. My family enjoys the many outdoor sports and activities the Coos Bay area has to offer. We have a sailboat and a 12' skiff to explore the bay, and we enjoy clamming, crabbing, and fishing. I also enjoy snow skiing (love Mt. Bachelor!), bicycling, hiking, kayaking, and scuba diving. When my children were young, we cruised for 3-1/2 years on a 44' sailboat from Washington State to the South Pacific. It is my dream to return to the cruising the world's oceans once more. I graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1984, focusing on marine and environmental sciences. Fresh out of college, I went directly into the Peace Corps and taught middle school science in Swaziland, Africa. This led to teaching high school biology and marine science after the Peace Corps at a private college preparatory school in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Returning to my field in the early 1990s, I worked a number of contract jobs as a biologist, including five contracts as a fisheries observer on commercial fishing boats in Alaska, surveying for spotted owls in Southwest Washington for one breeding season, working for two different tribes (Makah and Coquille), and working for 15 years as an environmental specialist at numerous locations throughout the country for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. On the side, I have had rentals for the past 25 years and even ran a small Bed and Breakfast for several years out of our house in Girdwood, Alaska from 1995-1999. In Coos Bay, I have converted several of my rentals to furnished vacation rentals.
Why the Owner Chose Coos Bay, OR, USA:
I fell in love with the Beach House when I was looking for a rental property to replace a cabin I sold in Alaska. It has always been a vacation rental since I have owned it, although I have had a number of residents rent it for longer terms of up to 9 months. When I was originally fixing it up in 2008, my children were younger and they absolutely loved playing on the beach. The trail to the beach is a bit rugged, which only added to the charm through their eyes. We began to affectionately refer to it as the Beach House and have called it that ever since. I love walking the beach or watching sunsets from the back deck. At night, you can crack the bedroom windows on the waterfront side and hear the ocean. And when ships or tugboats return from or head out to sea, they look huge as they pass by. There is an ocean theme throughout the furnishings and décor, with comfort emphasized instead of luxury.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Aside from beach access and close proximity to all three towns in the vicinity (Charleston, Coos Bay, North Bend), the Beach House has a great back deck facing the beach with a BBQ for guest use. Clamming and crabbing gear and guidance is happily provided for guests who want to catch their dinner. There is a large selection of books, board games, and a basket of children's toys for guest use, in addition to wireless internet, cable TV, and two DVD players.
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3 bedroom, 2 bath beach house overlooking Coos Bay and the North Spit.
7 dining chairs available (others stored in laundry room).
View from dining room into kitchen. Binoculars provided for guest use.
Living room includes flat screen cable TV, DVD player and electric fireplace.
View from living room into kitchen. Full sized stove/oven and refrigerator.
Upstairs bedroom has a king bed, desk and cable TV.
Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, view of the bay and cable TV.
Downstairs bedroom with queen bed (across from kitchen). Includes cable TV.
Bathroom with sauna/shower combo.
Crab pots, fishing poles and firepit available for guest use.
View from Empire Blvd. of Beach House. Carport and lots of south lawn parking.
Clamming at low tide in front of house for Empire (gaper) clams.
Back deck includes propane BBQ, small dining table, and two Adirondack chairs.
View taken from back deck of ship coming in during low tide.
Carport front entrance door. Lots of tourist information and reading material.
In addition to cable TV/wireless internet, a DVD player, &board games provided.
Loads of dishes and cookware, including large pots to cook clams and crabs.
Upstairs bedroom has a great view of the bay.
Downstairs bedroom with bay view, queen bed and cable TV.
Bathroom with tub and shower.
Washer/dryer with starter detergent. Iron, ironing board, hair dryer & chairs.
Clam shovels and buckets for guest use. Small selection of rubber boots.
Trail to beach from house (rugged at 1st with handrail). Close by easy access.
View of house from beach trail. Lower level is daylight storage basement.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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