Garrison Lake Cottage is a newer 2 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod with Garrison Lake frontage and an ocean view. The cottage is fully set up for housekeeping and sleeps 4. Downstairs there is a foyer, living room with sofa and chairs, kitchen/dining room, bedroom and full bath, and a laundry room with washer and dryer.
The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed. Upstairs the “attic” bedroom has 2 twin beds. There is a bath with shower and also a studio area overlooking the lake and ocean. The studio is minimally furnished with table and chairs, a rocking chair and a computer desk.
The cottage is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with no immediate neighbors. It sits on a knoll 20’ above Garrison Lake. A dune separates the lake from the ocean. Across the bay is a public fishing pier, a boat launch and Tseriadun Park which gives access to Agate Beach.
Port Orford is a quiet fishing, artist, retirement community of about 1,200 people and is located 65 miles north of the California border. Climate is moderate; if you want to 'beat the heat' this is the place. The well-known Bandon Dunes Golf Course is 30 miles to the north. The 25 mile drive from Port Orford south to Gold Beach offers spectacular ocean vistas.
My husband and I are retired, he an electrician, me an artist. We are Wisconsin residents and Port Orford, OR is our winter home due to the fact that all of our children and grandchildren are on the west coast.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2008
We used to live in Grants Pass, OR, and found the coast to be an enjoyable place to visit. Port Orford is quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of larger communities yet close enough to drive to Coos Bay / North Bend where there is shopping and an airport.
We have city amenities yet are on a quiet wooded cul-de-sac. Lake and ocean views are beautiful and relaxing. Neighbors are friendly.
This was our first VRBO, and it set a high standard of excellence for every VRBO we go to in the future. The cottage faces the lake/ocean and we were fortunate to be visited by deer and a baby doe that had us locked in a staring contest for quite a while. We were fortunate to attend a local bingo night, which I won $13.00, and spent at the local library book store. We had our bikes and traveled from one end of the town to another before stopping for lunch. Do yourself a favor, stop looking for other properties because you have already found it by looking at Garrison Lake Cottage.
My Mother, brother, and I truly enjoyed our stay at Garrison Lake Cottage. It is at the end of the road and seems perfectly private when looking out of the large windows facing the lake and ocean. We loved Jane's artwork in the home. We got a "loaded" pizza, a huge 1/2 chef's salad, and big French dip sandwich at Siren's Cove Café. The service was great and the food excellent... There are many places to take photos close to the cottage. We were lucky to see a bright rainbow over the "Heads" beach area...Thanks Jane. Loved your cottage.
Betty, Myra, and Mike
We stayed 2 nights in this nice cottage beautifully located right on the Harrison lake which is separated from the ocean by a dune.
There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one on each floor.
There is also a quite large living room with a nice view and another quite large room which could be, probably, classified as a study on the second floor. The view from this room is even better.
Though the owners do not live nearby they are extremely responsive and pleasure to deal with.
The surrounding is beautiful and very relaxing. There are several secluded ocean beaches nearby, one of them ("agate beach") is within walking distance from the cottage.
Perfect little cottage. Clean, modern, cozy, quiet, all the amenities you need . . . a great place to stay in Port Orford. Easy walk to beach and town. Would definitely recommend this property!
We spent a wonderful week in this cottage. The pictures do not do it justice. I was in love as soon as I walked in the door!!! Perfect Location for traveling up and down the coast. During the week we went Elk Viewing in Reedsport, Botanical Gardens in Charleston, Wild Park Safari near Bandon, Horse back riding on Bandon Beach, Jerry Jet Boats on Rogue River, and Trees of Mystery in Northern California. Clam Chowder at Tony's Crab Shack in Bandon is a must :-). On one of the last days there were deer in the back yard. Born and raised in Las Vegas I have never seen anything like that, I must have taken a million pictures. I would highly recommend this cottage, it is clean and well kept. Not much nightlife in Port Orford, but after sight seeing all day it was nice to rent movies from the Fun Zone in town and curl up on the couch with a glass of wine.
The Garrison Lake Cottage is a wonderful little home! The description should also include how much awesome bird watching can be done from the house and yard. The house is modern, yet very comfortable and cozy. We had a great time!