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Hillcrest Hideaway, Convenient in-Town Location, Ocean View, Artful, Dog Ok

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Seven (7) over-sized steps lead into Hillcrest Hideaway


Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bungalow
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Spacious, Private, Bungalow, Fully-Equipped, Artful Decor, Two Blocks to Beaches

HILLCREST HIDEAWAY in Gold Beach is a comfortable, clean--non-smoking--and spacious one bedroom (1,100 sq.ft) ocean view bungalow privately tucked into a convenient, central in-town location, ideally suited for two adults. It's a handy 'base' for exploring and researching Oregon's South Coast, be it for pleasure, business, relocation, or just a chance to relax and get away from your hectic routine--Priced Right and a Pleasant Surprise. Questions? Call our Manager Patti Joyce 541-373-3873. (8 am - 8 pm)

Within 1-2 blocks you'll find the McKay's Grocery, Gold Beach Bookstore (50,000 volumes!), Rachel's Coffeeshop, Corner Drugstore (excellent wine selection), Oceanway Health (massage & Yoga), Sunset Pizza, Barnacle Bistro, Anna's By the Sea, Gold Beach Fitness Center, Art Galleries, Rogue Myrtlewood Gift Shop, Liquor Store, Napa Auto Parts, an ATM machine at Umpqua Bank, Ellensburg Theater performances and more... After a long day of driving or exploring, there's is no need to get back in your car. It's all close-by.

Three blocks away, a short stroll, are the businesses of Gold Beach Harbor. Here is the launch-center for Jerry's Rogue Jets-an exhilarating whitewater tour of the Wild & Scenic Rogue River as well as a worthwhile visit to Jerry's Museum & Gift Shop. Fishermen's Direct Seafood is must-stop for locally fresh & canned fish, and other delectable items. Porthole Cafe and the Nor'Wester restaurants have harbor-views. 5-Star Charters offers ocean bottom fishing and sight-seeing excursions. There's great bird-watching in this vicinity and sea lions are often sunbathing along the shoreline. You're also welcome to visit our local Wild Rivers Animal Rescue. Visitors are encouraged to help socialize the pets with play time or take them for some much-needed and appreciated exercise. Oh yes, and the Post Office is here too.

For a great daily walk--try the 45-minute easy 'loop' takes you to the beach, harbor area and back to Hillcrest Hideaway. A map provided in the Guest Book illustrates the best route.

The Guest Book is filled with articles about the Gold Beach area, excursion/hikes/picnic suggestions, menus, more maps, a tidebook, in addition to tips on where to get awesome cinnamon buns, creamy cappuccino, crispy and flavorful fish n' chips, the best sweet potato fries, stacked sandwiches, and for those seeking a healthier cuisine, homemade soups, gluten-free, and organic options etc.... oh, and for the beer aficionado, beer samples at our Arch Rock Brewery. The Owner and his friends have lived here a long time and are willing to share their intimate and expansive knowledge of the Gold Beach! Questions? Call our Manager is Patti Joyce 541-373-3873. (8 am - 8 pm)

HILLCREST HIDEAWAY's décor is comfortably casual and contains an eclectic display of art and collectibles reflecting the Pacific Northwest. It's entry doors are craftsman-made from Redwood, embellished with stained glass. Three large, west-facing windows span the width of the dwelling for optimal ocean horizon & surf viewing.

A bright and cheerful full-size Kitchen is thoughtfully equipped with new-in-2015 refrigerator and stove, coffeemaker, coffee-grinder, blender, and toaster. A microwave oven, waffle iron, cookbooks, baking & roasting pans, teas, basic spices, utensils are also supplied. The Owner even has a lemon tree and invites you to pick one. A few herbs in outdoor planters are seasonally available to clip and enhance your meals.

The walk-in Laundry Room has an 'Exchange Pantry', if you need something take it, replace it with something if you can. Empty 'growlers' from our local Gold Beach Arch Rock Brewery sit on a shelf for our guests use should they choose to go by the tasting room and want to bring some back for themselves.

The Living Room offers a west-facing couch with kick-back seats on either end, great for reading, relaxing or taking in the ocean view. There's a bookcase containing tomes with a wide range of authors and subjects: Shakespeare, Wallace Stegner, Ansel Adams, Ken Kesey, Laura Hillenbrand, Zane Grey's-Rogue River Feud, just to name a few. A large oak desk overlooks the horizon, creating an ideal workspace for lap tops, writing tasks, puzzles, or simply daydreaming. WIFI available & a land line for local phone calls. Newly added Internet Radio with stations available from all over the world! Very cool.

A spacious Dining area has a table with (4) four chairs, two windows, and art all around.

In-between is the dining and living areas stands a brick fireplace which holds a wood-burning stove insert, perfect for taking the nip out of chilly evenings. A ceiling fan can be used for circulating its toasty heat or when a bit of cooling is necessary--a rare occasion in Gold Beach.

The Den/TV room takes you from the beach up into the mountains with its woodsy, cabin-like décor. A comfy futon couch. For your pleasure, the Owner has installed new-in-2015, 48-inch flat screen TV with Charter Communications Cable.

A standard bathroom experience-- basic shower/tub set-up has been upgraded with clear sliding glass doors, enhanced with a supply of soft Turkish Cotton towels and fishy-beachy art. Some soaps and shampoos supplied, if you choose.

In the Bedroom, a charming, wrought iron, Queen-size frame holds a Sealy Pillowtop mattress, quality sheets, soft & medium/soft pillows, blankets, and bedding. The art for this room was selected to evoke a calm & peaceful ambiance. An east-facing window brings in the morning light at just the right time. A romantic chandelier w/dimmer switch compliments the space.

Outside the residence of Hillcrest Hideaway, it's surprisingly private, for being in the midst of town. Tall, old growth hedges provide a wind barrier and a sense of being in a little world of its own. A west-facing deck with chairs provided allows you to soak in the afternoon sun, view the ocean, feel the breeze, and relax. On winder days, move the chairs to the protected front courtyard area. A propane Weber 'Q' 1000 grill will be ready for your needs. There's a few herbs and a lemon tree too.

Down the block is the Gold Beach Pioneer Cemetery, or 'God's Acre' as it was once called, next to the historical Presbyterian Church. There is a self-guided walking tour book available at Hillcrest Hideaway for any history buffs interested in taking a stroll thru time to learn about the trials & tribulations of hardy folks who first settled the area.

Non-smokers only please. Owned and operated by LOCALS whose knowledge of the area can enhance your visit and stay. Patti Joyce, your Manager, lives nearby. WARNING: Visiting Oregon's South Coast can become an addiction!


Touted as the 'Siskiyou Coast', One Million Acres encompass: Five Wild & Scenic Rivers, Three Wilderness Areas, 80 miles of World-Class Spectacular Coastline & Beaches, Offshore Wildlife Refuges, Botanical Preserves. It's a special, special place. Look for the article in Guest Book entitled 'Paradise Found' that highlights its many unique features.

HIKING: This is a Hiker's 'Mecca'.
The Oregon Coast Trail takes you to secluded beaches, rugged coastline, and breathtaking vistas. Accesses are from numerous trail heads along Highway 101. The Siskiyou National Forest is the most diverse and intact temperate forest ecosystem in North America with a wide range of designated trails ranging from easy to difficult. Information on some favorite hikes is in the Guest Book.
BEACHCOMBING: Miles of pristine, sandy beaches to meander, north & south, often with loads of driftwood and other treasures.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Speaks for itself, stunning grandeur & wildlife in every direction.
ROGUE RIVER JET BOAT TOURS: May - October. Jerry's Rogue Jets, an exhilarating and memorable excursion.
BIRDWATCHING: Over 300 identified species of birds have been identified in this area.
DECEMBER-MARCH: Winter Steelehead travel up the Rogue this time of year. Good eating and great fighters!
MARCH-JUNE: Spring chinook (or king) salmon are caught between Gold Beach and Agness (2 to 35 miles upriver). Similar to fall chinook, these 'springers' are in peak physical condition as they leave the cold waters of the Pacific and come into the Rogue system in search of their spawning grounds. Known for their mouth-watering flavor, spring chinook range in size from 10 to 40+ pounds.
JULY-DECEMBER: Troll (fisherman talk for putting around in a boat with a line or two out) the Rogue River Bay for Chinook salmon which, once hooked, give even the most experienced angler a challenging fight. These fine fish also range from 10-40+ pounds. Summer Steelhead (or half-pounders) also provide excellent fishing during these months.
SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER: Coho (silver) salmon and, of course, the fun-to-hook summer/fall Steelies. Silvers range in size from five to 15 pounds and Steelhead from 3/4 pound to two pounds. Nothing is more fun than fighting these fish on light tackle, especially a fly rod. Fishermen are encouraged to catch and release these beauties, allowing them to live and reproduce, ensuring future runs.
WHALE WATCHING: From Hillcrest Hideaway, binoculars are supplied. Also, keep glancing out to sea every time you’re on a bluff hiking, biking, walking. Chances are you’ll eventually spot a plume of water spouting from a blowhole.
~The California gray whale's 12,000-mile migratory route is between December and May. Till February they’re heading south as far as the Arctic, and tend to travel 2 miles offshore; from March through May they’re on their way back north, and cruise closer in, just beyond the surf line. The rest of the year you might catch sight of one of the 'locals' , juvenile male whales that have taken up permanent residence off the Oregon coast.

In summary, all the seasons and cycles of Oregon's South Coast spawn opportunities for discovery and recreation--uncrowded Paradise. Gold Beach is not for everyone, yet that is the beauty of it
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • Bungalow
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Mature, responsible adults are welcome....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking on premises....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Hillcrest Hideaway is set up for 1-2 adults. Various aspects are not appropriate for children....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets accompanied by Responsible Humans, Welcome. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen Bed with Sealy Pillowtop mattress. Romantic iron-frame and chandelier. Small east window brings in soft morning light, at just the right time. Folding twin-size floor mattress available....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Turkish Cotton towels. Beachy decor. Tub-shower combination with clear, sliding doors. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Non-Smoking Property.


  • Books:

    Bookcase, contains wide variety of tomes...moreless

  • Games:

    Book-lovers Trivial Pursuit & Oregon Puzzle, Cribbage, Backgammon, Cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter Communications Cable - Basic...moreless

  • Television:

    48-inch Samsung Flat Screen...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Panoramic Horizon View with some surf. Beach is two blocks west....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    Spacious, bright dining room, seating for (4) with two windows. Or, several restaurants nearby...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Ceiling fan and ocean breezes...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric Baseboard...moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI Internet RADIO-very cool! Grace GDI-IRC7500 sounds great....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Quality Cotton Sheets & Pillowcases...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Ocean-facing with Large Windows to maximize View...moreless

  • Parking:

    On Street Parking in Front...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls-only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Turkish Cotton...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent provided...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wood burning insert. Some wood and kindling supplied, enough for a fire or two....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Melita Coffee Maker or individual drip filters or use the French-press. Coffee bean grinder. Kettle for hot water/tea brewing....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Earth-tone Stoneware, setting for (4) plus extras. Belgique & Farberware Cookware, enamel coated fry pans, cast iron skillet, roaster pan too...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Bright, with east-facing windows to allow in sunshine. Custom maple cabinet doors. ...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee, teas, some spices stocked. 'Exchange Pantry' has a variety of items: take something if you need it, leave something if you wish....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Kenmore: New in 2015...moreless

  • Stove:

    Kenmore: New in 2015, electric cook top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisine Art. There is also a Hamilton Beach blender....moreless


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Private Front Courtyard and Rear Yard...moreless



Write a review 4.9
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8.8%


Pet (Dog) Fee - $25 for additional cleaning required - per pet. Limit of one pet unless otherwise arranged.

Cancellations: In the event you cancel this reservation with good cause, your cancellation must be received within (30) calendar days of arrival to receive a refund of your deposit. 7% Transient Lodging tax is not applicable for stays of 30 days or more. If it is automatically calculated into your reservation fees at the time of booking through VRBO, this amount will be refunded to you by check.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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Car: Recommended

Hillcrest Hideaway is the perfect, central-location 'base camp' for enjoying the Southern Oregon Coast......Gold Beach sits amidst a spectacular natural playground of one million (1,000,000) acres that encompass: Five Wild & Scenic Rivers, Three Wilderness Areas, Offshore Wildlife Refuges, Botanical Preserves. It's off the beaten path, far enough, to find a slower pace to recharge.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1984

About the owner: PATTI JOYCE is manager for Hillcrest Hideaway. The Owner, Stephan, grew up in Southern California and first visited Gold Beach as a young man with a group of friends. The Southern Oregon Coast attraction was immediate and everlasting. He acquired this small property and has enjoyed using it as a 'base camp' over the decades, making improvements along the way. His reforestation career has taken him all over the Pacific Northwest, but this remains 'home' on occasion. You will find evidence of his journeys on display with an eclectic array of art and collectibles as well as a touch of his romantic-side & 'inner-child' thus reflected in a few fun elements too. Today, Stephan's work continues to demand travel and long periods away, accompanied by his canine companion, Dobie, so he decided to share his Hillcrest Hideaway with others.

Why the Owner Chose Gold Beach, OR, USA:
Stephan was smitten with the South Coast, and found an affordable foot-hold here. Through the years, he's turned his bungalow into a casual, charming & comfortable abode. HILLCREST HIDEAWAY is in a CONVENIENT LOCATION. COMFORTABLE & AFFORDABLE. It's a welcome retreat in a small town, with a slower pace, a simpler lifestyle--a quiet escape to relax, away from the hectic pace. SURROUNDED BY AN AREA OF UNSURPASSED GRANDEUR & WONDER that you can explore for a lifetime.

The Unique Benefits at this Bungalow:
Anything you need during your stay is only moments away, an easy walk or short drive. Gold Beach is your central location for day trips south to the California Redwoods or north to Bandon and Port Orford. Back at Hillcrest Hideaway 'base camp' you can watch the moon set over the ocean on the right nights at the right time as well as take in the daily show at sunset. There's a large ocean-facing oak desk, ideal for lap top or writing tasks while being distracted by the view. The kitchen has east-facing windows, bright & cheerful, and the back west-facing deck can be sunny all afternoon. A wood-burning insert stove takes the chill off those rainy months. There's delightful, soothing, interesting array of things all around.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Seven (7) over-sized steps lead into Hillcrest Hideaway

    Seven (7) over-sized steps lead into Hillcrest Hideaway

  • Bright kitchen, new appliances.

    Bright kitchen, new appliances.

  • West-facing, ocean view windows, comfy couch with kick-back seats on either end

    West-facing, ocean view windows, comfy couch with kick-back seats on either end

  • Queen Bed-Sealy Pillow Top, soft morning light

    Queen Bed-Sealy Pillow Top, soft morning light

  • Moose - your quiet, easy-going roomate

    Moose - your quiet, easy-going roomate

  • One bathroom. Turkish cotton towels.

    One bathroom. Turkish cotton towels.

  • Washer-Dryer & Exchange Pantry

    Washer-Dryer & Exchange Pantry

  • 48-inch Samsung Flat Screen, cable TV

    48-inch Samsung Flat Screen, cable TV

  • Private, west facing deck with view of ocean

    Private, west facing deck with view of ocean

  • Ocean horizon & surf views

    Ocean horizon & surf views

  • A bit of whimsy....

    A bit of whimsy....

  • Privacy gate, & front courtyard of Hideaway

    Privacy gate, & front courtyard of Hideaway

  • East facing kitchen windows

    East facing kitchen windows

  • Spacious dining area

    Spacious dining area

  • Panoramic Ocean Horizon View

    Panoramic Ocean Horizon View

  • Desk faces west, looking towards the horizon

    Desk faces west, looking towards the horizon

  • Stain glass rear door. Lovely.

    Stain glass rear door. Lovely.

  • Clean, neat shower & tub.

    Clean, neat shower & tub.

  • Den-TV viewing room with futon couch and over-sized footstool

    Den-TV viewing room with futon couch and over-sized footstool

  • Wood-burning insert stove, ceiling fan for comfort

    Wood-burning insert stove, ceiling fan for comfort

  • Dog(s) with Responsible Humans, Welcome! Beds, bowls, brush, & towels supplied

    Dog(s) with Responsible Humans, Welcome! Beds, bowls, brush, & towels supplied

  • Weber-Q Grill

    Weber-Q Grill

  • Large hedges surround most of the property for privacy

    Large hedges surround most of the property for privacy

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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