We just got back from the Shearwater and already miss the sound of the crashing waves. We felt very comfortable leaving the windows and master sliding door open during the night and really enjoyed the fresh air and sound of the ocean. The house is also perfect for families with small children. The deck is safe for little ones and Debi and Rob have done a great job providing child friendly items (a bucket of toys, baby monitor, Dora pop up tent, bath toys) to help little travelers feel at home. The beach is a very short walk and restaurants, etc are very easy to get to. This house is also a great in between spot for day trips like the aquarium and the Tillamook Cheese tour. All in all, it was great and we would highly recommend it to others.