Hillcrest Hideaway, Convenient in-Town Location, Ocean View, Artful, Dog Ok(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Bungalow
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Spacious, Private, Bungalow, Fully-Equipped, Artful Decor, Two Blocks to Beaches
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!
SOUTH COAST AREA ACTIVITES
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
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Non-Smoking Property.
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
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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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.
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.
- Primary: +1 541-373-3873 Call Manager Patti Joyce. Available 8 am - 8 pm.
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Seven (7) over-sized steps lead into Hillcrest Hideaway
Bright kitchen, new appliances.
West-facing, ocean view windows, comfy couch with kick-back seats on either end
Queen Bed-Sealy Pillow Top, soft morning light
Moose - your quiet, easy-going roomate
One bathroom. Turkish cotton towels.
Washer-Dryer & Exchange Pantry
48-inch Samsung Flat Screen, cable TV
Private, west facing deck with view of ocean
Ocean horizon & surf views
A bit of whimsy....
Privacy gate, & front courtyard of Hideaway
East facing kitchen windows
Spacious dining area
Panoramic Ocean Horizon View
Desk faces west, looking towards the horizon
Stain glass rear door. Lovely.
Clean, neat shower & tub.
Den-TV viewing room with futon couch and over-sized footstool
Wood-burning insert stove, ceiling fan for comfort
Dog(s) with Responsible Humans, Welcome! Beds, bowls, brush, & towels supplied
Large hedges surround most of the property for privacy
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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