Can't beat the location
Can't beat the location
Submitted: December 31, 2012
Stayed: December 2012
The first home we built in Bandon was on this bluff over the beach, probably 500 yards from this house. So when we came back to Bandon for Christmas, we knew the location and even knew the house. It was a natural.
The view - sunny days or stormy - is dazzling. The house is large and comfortable. The photos and listing descriptions are quite accurate.
They say the house will sleep 10, and it will if you're really really good friends. The four bedrooms handle 8, and there are two roll-aways. Catch: there are two rather small bathrooms.
But the comfortable living room, the dining room and the enormous game room/tv room provide lots of hang-out places for large groups.
The house was generally well maintained. There is wi-fi in the house, which we used a lot. There is a landline phone which was not working -- that appeared to be a phone company issue, possibly storm-related. When we had questions, the owners were very quick to respond -- couldn't have asked for more.
While we know Bandon well, visitors have an array of information available at the house; everything from attractions to restaurant menus to tide tables. And the house is supplied with cards and puzzles and such if you just want to tuck in and watch storms.
I've never understood going to visit Bandon and NOT being on the beach. Sorta the point. On sunny days (we didn't see any) from this house you not only get a knock-your-socks-off view, but there is a path down to a deck which itself overlooks the beach, and a path from there down to the sand.
Bandon, by the way, has for our money the most gorgeous beach in Oregon, and this is the best of Bandon.
Dealing with the owners of this house pre-trip was easy. They are quick to answer questions or make arrangements via email, and are simply good, nice, honest people.
Overall: excellent. This is not your home, it's a vacation rental, and as such has the usual glitches, but they pale next to the comfort of your stay.
Realistically, everything here is a drive - a short one - away. Grocery stores, Sprague Community Theater, Old Town restaurants. We recommend Alloro restaurant & wine bar; The Loft restaurant (both in Old Town); a visit to famed Bandon Dunes golf resort - just for food and drink and a look, it you're not a golfer; a stroll down Second Street and its gallery, bookshop, bakery; Bandon Mercantile, for kitchen gear and stuff you didn't even know you needed until you see it.
We're tickled we stayed in this house.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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