The Happy Clam is a stylish comfortable home with walls of windows, including a two story great room. This makes for wonderful viewing of the water and sky. Inspiring in any kind of weather. The location is ideal:
* sits right on the quiet south jetty with great views from the bay to the ocean - birds and seals are constantly in view as are fishing boats cruising by
* is at the epicenter of fun stuff, all within walking distance - a serene beach, clam beds, biking, pier for crabbing, marina, Rogue Brewery, marine attractions including the fabulous Aquarium, restaurants, shops, glass blowing, bike trails and miles of beach.
* is wonderfully comfortable for a great night's sleep, lounging, and fully equipped for fun activities including games, ping pong, pool table, foosball
* close to fun festivals, 5 min. walk to WINE AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL and others.
5 BEDROOMS TOTAL with addition of main floor apartment or:
MAIN HOUSE (Sleeps up to 11): The main part of the house is on the second and third level which is also why the views are so good. There we have 3 bedrooms (1-King and 2 Queens) plus a bunk room (very small room with bunk beds) and a loft area with a pull-out couch (full). The bedrooms all have walk-in closets and baths. There are 3 HDTV's and plenty of couches and chairs. The master bedroom has a double walk-in closet, so large we put a twin mattress in one side for an extra sleeping place.
The dining table seats 8 (10 can work) and the kitchen counter seats 3. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, pans, pots, cutlery, spices, flour, sugar.
APARTMENT (Sleeps 2): We have recently remodeled a space on the first level of the home into a cheerful downstairs apartment. It has a bedroom with a queen bed, a bath, a small living room and kitchen plus another HDTV. We do not rent this separately but it can be added to the main house. With this, The Happy Clam can easily open up handle up to 13 people. It's nice to have this space for those that are bit noisier or need more quiet time -- depending on the group.
The Happy Clam is great for smaller families and is also perfect for expanded family get-togethers, retreats, book and other clubs, reunions, birthday or other special days (including surprises) - or just plain getting away from the routine. There is no bad season to hang at the Happy Clam. It's always relaxing and never boring.
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We've been coming to Newport for many years for vacations and shared a home with many other families near Nye Beach. When we found this home on South Beach we were overjoyed to find such a great house, with wonderful view and in an incredible location.
The Owner purchased this house in 2009
We used to climb down big cliffs to get to the beach. Now we can walk one direction on a flat road along the jetty to the beach or go the other direction to the pier and marinas and aquarium. It's truly a great spot -- always something interesting to look at. The kids love to throw crab pots off the pier or just find treasures on the beach or out in front of the house when the tide is low.
I get a kick out of watching the seals and the birds splashing and diving.
The house has lots of windows and light - so even if it's winter, there's usually good light or at least lots of weather to look at. Some of the best weather in Newport can be in January and February. The master is as large as the living room so it's like having two living spaces. There's a big screen TV in the living room and the master bedroom. We sometimes send the kids up to the master and the adults stay in the living area so it's nice to have that separation of space sometimes. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet so the clothes can be hidden from the bedroom and it's more relaxing that way. Also each of the bedrooms has a bathroom attached.
Nine of us were here for a family reunion from grandparents to grandchildren. What a great house for all of us. Not crowded at all. Experienced storms and beautiful sunshine, visiting the lighthouse and long walks. All in all a fun relaxing time in an idyllic home
The happy clam was clean and bright.... perfect for our family gathering. We used the upstairs and also the cozy downstairs apartment. There is plenty of space in the home for people to gather together or have some alone time too. We all thought the house was actually nicer than it looks in the listing photos. It was a fun and easy walk along the jetty to the beach and we all enjoyed walking over to the brewery for dinner one evening. We hope to stay there again sometime and would recommend it to others.
This was the perfect house for my husbands 40th birthday fishing trip! We (3 couples, Dad, Dad-n-law, and Brother) had all the room we needed at The Happy Clam. The set-up, with the addition of the downstairs apartment, was perfect for us, giving everyone their space and privacy when needed, but still plenty of room to all hang out comfortably in the open kitchen/dining/great room. With the perfectly appointed and well-stocked kitchen and large dining table, we were able to stay in one night to enjoy our catch. And the nearby bayfront gave us plenty of options for dinner on the other night. The brewery, in walking distance, made for a fun pre-meal happy hour, and the jetty walk right out the door was great for enjoying the fresh ocean air.
The owners were wonderful, very helpful and attentive when needed, even returning a call from half way around the world when we were locked out of the downstairs apartment! They happily answered my MANY questions during the planning phase, as there were quite a few because of trying to coordinate for a large group, some who'd never even met each other. (I was worried about everyone being comfortable with sleeping and bathroom situations, but in the end, there was nothing to worry about.) This was the absolute perfect rental house, and we truly hope to rent it again in the future!
Clean, comfortable, well-stocked, easy to find, great location, ample parking, comfortable beds, nice views, big, plenty of seating, all bedrooms have their own bathroom, fun gameroom in the garage, helpful owners. Perfect rental house, that doesn't even feel like a rental!
We were a group of 9 who were gathering from across the globe (England, New Zealand and USA) for a family reunion. The Happy Clam was perfect for us all to spend time together and have space for quiet moments when we needed to. The house had everything we could have wished for - great views, very comfortable house with everything provided that we needed. The smallest details had been thought of and we all felt as though we were living in hotel quality accommodation but with all the comforts of home. The description of the house was accurate and the whole property was clean and smelt fresh on our arrival. The owners were exceedingly helpful, patient and friendly as we organised our booking from the other side of the world with all the complications of time zones and transfers of funds that this entailed. Diredtions to the house from both Portland and Eugene were accurate and helpful. Access to the house was easy. We would definitely recommend this house to others and will let all our friends know that if they are planning to visit Newport to book this house.
We rented the Happy Clam for a long Thanksgiving weekend for family from Salem and Minneapolis. We had 3 generations there and everybody had a wonderful time. The beds were really comfortable, the showers were great (and hot!) While we brought a lot of supplies and equipment to have nice family dinners, most of it was unnecessary as the place was well stocked. Next time I will bring bottled water, though, as the coast water did not sit well with all of our party :( Very enjoyable weekend and we hope to come back again. One of our party just had bilateral knee replacements and was able to be comfortable in the basement apartment as there were only a couple of steps going into the place.
The Happy Clam is an amazing location and a lovely home. Our group of 9 ladies was very comfortable there. One had a little trouble with the stairs but had a great time anyway. We had a card game going at the main dining table, a puzzle going at the table in the loft and liked that sense of still being in the same room. We were together for great meals at that dining table and got to watch 7 sailboats during one dinner. There were pleasant walks right from the front door. We went out to a pier halfway out in the bay, and also walked down the road to the south jetty. We saw killer whales heading into the bay on that last walk! The beach by the jetty is quiet and uncrowded. Even watching the bridge and the vehicles UP THERE was fascinating. We got out a little to antique stores or to pick up something we needed, but we were quite content to "live" in that wonderful house for a couple days. Thanks for sharing it. Everyone enjoyed it so much, I do expect you will here again from some of us in the future.
The view is absolutely amazing! Our group was delighted to find this treasure. The Owners are very nice to work with and super helpful. The service provided was perfect. The Owners are proactive in keeping the home in great shape and it shows!
Our friends enjoyed the "apartment" guest house section of the home- it provided an extra hint of privacy. PRICELESS.
We have already made arrangements to return. The deposit was refunded in a very reasonable time frame... sooner than expected.
As we left this beautiful home, we were all discussing what adventures our next visit will bring. There is so much to do and enjoy within a mile radius, we simply did not have enough time!
Thank you Sherie and Gary for sharing your wonderful home!
Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Glass Blowing, Marinas, Roque Brewery Headquarters, Kite Flying, Horseback riding, Live Theatre, Art Museaums,