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Ocean in Front, Lake in Back, Views, Dog-Friendly, Dock with Kayak & Rowboat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 768 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Your new favorite vacation rental is just across the street from the sand on the delightfully isolated Cape Meares spit. The home has expansive views from every window. The ocean, Cape Meares Lake and the coastal range hover about in sun and clouds, changing as the day meanders along.

Venture out the front door for a beach walk or launch the tandem kayak from the backyard. You may see Elk, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Osprey and more. The area is rich in history, flora and fauna. When you tire of the great outdoors, put a log on the fire, nestle up and enjoy the “modern rustic” ambiance inside. Read about the nearby town that fell into the sea, (the book’s at the house) and enjoy the distraction of the landscape. Storm watching is great as the clouds roll off the ocean, under the house, and resurface on the lake.

The house features a Great Room (kitchen & living), large deck with grill, wood stove (with free firewood), laundry washer & dryer, 2 bedrooms with 1 queen size bed in each, and 1 bath. The expansive sofa easily converts into 2 twin-sized beds and comfortably sleeps 2. House sleeps 6 total. Free WIFI Internet. No landline phone or television.

The kitchen is fully stocked with a microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender and all basic amenities. We have extra bedding, games for the kids, and all you need for a comfortable getaway. We recommend you arrive with food in hand, as the nearest grocery is a 15-minute drive to the Tillamook Safeway.

We're happy to accommodate early check-in and late check-out when available.

Dogs are allowed with a non-refundable $35 deposit. We even have dishes for Fido. Please note: There is a 2 dog max and we request the pups mind their manners and wipe their paws.

Book now to ensure your crew’s escape to one of Oregon’s hidden treasures.

More Details

Owner
Genna Golden
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Genna Golden

I live and work in PDX and help run the family business. I have been a lifelong outdoor exploring Oregonian who loves yoga, design, and gardening. I strive to start Happy Hour at a reasonable time and bathe my children at least once a week.

Genna Golden purchased this house in 2014

Why Genna Golden chose Northern Coast

We wanted a vacation spot where our 2 kids could roam about and experience nature for hours on end. We feel so fortunate to have found this place, perched out on the spit. It fulfills every time and we love that it’s only 1 hour 45 minutes from our Portland home.

Amenities

Cape Meares House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Hair blow dryer provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ocean-view Bedroom - 1 queen
    Lake-view Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single , Sofa converts into two twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

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average rating of 4.875 based on 56 reviews
4

Clean, interesting decor, fun activities close by.

  • 4 of 5

Key take away: quite/peaceful location right up with the ocean and lake. We enjoyed the kayaking in the lake with the house kayak, the short stroll to the beach. The decor certainly set a tone for a quaint, remote, oceanside getaway. Kept clean has plenty of amenities, well stocked towels, clean linens etc. About 15-20 minutes out of town if you need anything else.

Some other considerations: Tillamook is not a very touristy town so dont expect much activity downtown like its northern neighbors (seaside or cannon beach). Property is rather old compared to others in the block. The deck door didn't lock so the younger kids were a little scared to sleep in the living room. The bathroom had inherent relentless odd smell that just wouldn't go away despite cleanliness/ventilation.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Are trip was amazing. The house has a great location to the beach and the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An absolute oasis! Loved it!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great way to escape. Beautiful location!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great location, views, and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first official family vacation and it was the perfect place. Our son just turned one, so him being able to enjoy the beach, along with the local animals was great. We were able to see a family of beavers right in back of the house (on the lake) and also some bald eagles. (Juvenile&Adult) Our son got a kick out of all the local birds flying up to the deck. There are several things to do locally and it was nice because the place was secluded, without a ton of people around. The weather was good to us for the most part and the drive from Portland wasn't too bad, if you're flying in. We just might vacation here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Nice quiet spot.

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect quiet out of the way spot.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Perfect Lake & Beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home with amazing views. Really enjoyed being able to kayak out the back yard on the calm waters of Lake Meares, and then spend the afternoon on the beach or walking the Bayocean Spit.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Tillamook Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Workmans Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bay Breeze Golf
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pacific Restaurant
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Cape Meares
Car: recommended

ABOUT CAPE MEARES

The spit is rich in history. It was once home to Bayocean Park, a luxury turn of the century resort experience, which required it’s own yacht to reach. Alas, development of only one jetty changed the erosion pattern and the once grand resort slowly fell into the sea. The town is long gone, but what first enamored the developers still surrounds you. You can bike, hike and fish in the area and enjoy wonderful views of Tillamook Bay and it’s marine culture.

There is an interest in rezoning the spit from Recreation Management to Recreation Natural, which would preserve the land as a natural area and eliminate the option to develop. For those who have spent time here, you can see why preservation is in order. A herd of elk roams the land; it is home to Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Osprey, and much more. It is a bird watcher’s paradise, and fishermen may line the lake, depending on what was recently stocked. Boats come and go from the bay, and the night sky is dark enough to study your constellations.

ACTIVITIES FROM THE HOUSE

- Explore Cathedral Rocks and the tide pools at low tide

- Bird watch or fish on Cape Meares Lake from our tandem kayak

- Crab, clam or fish

- Hike to Cape Meares lighthouse

- Hike or bike through Bayocean Park

- Surf

IF YOU CAN TEAR YOURSELF AWAY

- Go to Cape Meares Lighthouse and whale watch during their migration period (we have binoculars for you) then drive down to Netarts and eat at The Schooner

- Go to Munson Creek Falls

- Deep-sea fish out of Garibaldi

- Go north to Tillamook jetty, walk out to the end and whale watch during migration

FEELING MORE “URBAN”?

- Tillamook Cheese Factory

- Tillamook Air Museum

- Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

- Eat at Pacific Restaurant in downtown Tillamook

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Rates & Availability

Cape Meares House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 4 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$240
Fri,Sat
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$285
Fri,Sat
 
 
Autumn
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$185
Fri,Sat
 
 
Autumn
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$210
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
 
Autumn
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$160
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$155
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$155
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Pet Fee $35
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.8%

Damage Protection is charged at time of reservation and refunded within 48 hours after check-out. Bookings cancelled at least 15 days prior to your check-in date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM PCT (Pacific Standard Time) on the appropriate day.

VRBO currently charges all guests their own "Service Fee," which is "between 4%-10%" of the total reservation cost. Please contact VRBO for any inquiries on that fee they charge. We do not personally charge any extra fees to our guests, so what you see is what you get. We like to keep it as simple and as low-cost to our guests as possible.

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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