About the property
- House768 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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 Cape Meares
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.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
peaceful and comfortable
Wonderful easy access to beach, with lots of birds and flowers to enjoy
Comfortable Relaxing Beautiful
Having ocean in front and lake in back was very special. I think I actually enjoyed the lake more. Thank you for sharing your beautiful place.
Cute place in a gorgeous spot
Our second stay here and we will be back for more. This time we even had some sun. The place had everything we needed to keep our four kids entertained and is in such a beautiful spot that even looking out the windows is joyful.
Loved watching the birds
And using the little row boat
cozy beach cottage
we had pouring rain and strong wind the whole weekend we stayed at Cape Meares, how lucky for us that we had such a comfortable place to weather the storm. The huge windows for prime storm watching, comfortable couch and efficient wood stove gave us a wonderfully relaxing stay
This place is perfectly located with the ocean in front and the lake in back. Cape Meares is a great beach.
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
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
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.