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Ocean View, Light-Filled Home with Decks, Pets Welcome, Fenced Yard.Great Value!

Samantha Willow

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Samantha Willow

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Ocean View, Light-Filled Home with Decks, Pets Welcome, Fenced Yard.Great Value!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Netarts House Rental Photos and Description

Ocean-View House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6 adults).

Opening the front door, there's an ahhhh moment as the light pours all around you, and your eye is immediately drawn beyond the windows to the drama of the ocean filling the bay. (Stay the week and get one night free, all seasons.)

Though you are only 2 short blocks from wriggling your toes in the sand, with easy access to multiple beach, bay, and water activities, you could just watch, from inside or out on the decks: the tide coming in and flowing out, eagles soaring and perching in view, hummingbirds darting, pelicans swooping, and herons fishing. Meanwhile, boaters, crabbers, canoers and kayakers, ships at sea, sailboaters, paddleboarders, windsurfers in the bay and ocean, and even hang-gliders provide endless entertainment.

Inside is a mini-pool table, flat screen TV, games, puzzles, kites, books, CD, record and tape player, a children's play basket, a clawfoot soaking tub for luxuriating, and a setting so open and comfortable you'll immediately feel at ease. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms located across a wide hall from each other, there's sufficient privacy for 2 couples. One of the bedrooms has its own private bath and queen bed. The other has a king bed with a bit of an ocean view, with a skylight allowing the moon to shine through. Yet some prefer sleeping under the stars on the pull-out queen couch in the great room with the skylight above.

And the sun! Protected by the capes to the north and south, the sun will be shining here when fog envelopes everywhere else. On such days, you can often wear as little as a tank top and shorts on the south deck, even in cold weather, as it's so protected from the wind. You can gaze at the ocean from both decks. It's so peaceful and quiet, the ocean is usually the loudest sound around.

Outside in the fenced yard, your dog can cavort. You might want to use the kayak on one of the sleepy rivers between here and Tillamook, only a few miles away. Or, if experienced, paddle it in the bay when the tide is coming in, and the wind and sea are calm. On the beach, within walking distance north, is Oceanside with its cute cafes, espresso, and famed restaurant, Roseanna's. When it's windy there, you can always retreat to the protected cove that is Netarts where there's also a fabulous restaurant even closer-by to the south with a great bay-view outdoor patio, the Schooner. Plus, there's a fresh seafood shack, Floyd's, in walking distance open now Mondays - Saturdays. A small grocery 2 blocks away has everything you forgot to bring. Should you care to shop, 2 blocks away is a curio store that always has fresh-baked goodies on hand. Seven miles away in Tillamook is the popular Tillamook Cheese Factory, golf, movie theater, and numerous other possible excursions. From mid-June through September, Tillamook also hosts a downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 to 2. In the spring, whale-watchers flock to nearby Cape Lookout.

If you haven't experienced it before, it's hard to describe the unique drama of a bay AND ocean view. There's all the healing action of the ocean breakers - each unique but overall relentless and timeless, but also so much more: an ever-changing scene of the ocean retreating to uncover the tip of the Cape Lookout peninsula in all its permutations. As with a sunset, if you look away, a new scene meets your next glance. Now enough sand has been revealed for pelicans and sea lions to be basking on the sand. Now a crab boat has been hauled up on shore, and people are walking on the sandspit. You want to get OUT there and explore with them! There wasn't that log marooned on the sand when last you looked. You're getting hungry but can't tear yourself away! Slide the table up to the picture window for a virtually non-stop gaze-fest!

Sometimes when you go to the beach, it's to relax; sometimes it's to play, explore, and be active. It's all available here. Come enjoy!

Keywords: ocean-view, beach house, ocean walks, decks, light-filled, pet-friendly, fully fenced yard, value, non-touristy, quiet, great restaurants walking distance, closest ocean beach to Portland, non-smoking, great beach walks, whale-watching

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Samantha Willow (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Samantha Willow

We are retirees living in Portland, who love that it's only a short scenic drive to Netarts for canoeing, kayaking, beach strolls, low tide adventures, and just relaxing. Being able to rest while being entertained by the view is a big plus. A lot of places have a great ocean view, but you have to go out on the deck. Or stand. Here, you can sit back, put your feet up, and gaze the whole live-long day at the dramatic changes of the bay and sand bar into ocean, and back again, with sea lions and birds and water sports of all kinds passing by. The fact that unloading means merely dropping our supplies inside the door, makes it possible to enjoy the beach immediately. (See below re: the 1 minute drive to be ON the beach!)

This special little, mostly unknown, gem of an area hosts a beehive of quiet, nature-based activity and enjoyment of the ocean, none of it intruding on, merely enhancing our own low-key enjoyment. Think picturesque! Crab boats, paragliders, kayakers, paddle-boarders, the lone adventurer exploring the sandbar only accessible by boat, with the incoming tide beginning to wash over it.... Exciting!

Samantha Willow purchased this house in 2006

Why Samantha Willow chose Netarts

Many decades ago my babysitting money went into my folks buying a beach cabin in Oceanside, 2 miles away (now for sale!). I grew up making forts on the beach, log dams on the streams, and exploring adjoining beaches inaccessible from the beach except at low tides. (Lost Boy Cave! Devil's Punchbowl!) As adults, my husband and I discovered canoeing across Netarts Bay to the sandy peninsula off Cape Lookout (that you see from our windows). After nearly being dragged out to sea once, we learned how powerful bay tides can be! We also discovered that when it's fogged in or windy everywhere else, Netarts is sort of a sunny 'banana belt'! And at 1 1/4 hours from Portland, we can be breathing ocean air, with our toes in the sand in almost no time. Plus, with Oceanside being the often fogged-in, or windy, picturesque destination 2 miles to the north, and Pacific City being the happening surfing spot 30 minutes south, Netarts is rarely crowded with tourists, though the bay waters often teem with crab boats and all manner of water craft!

What makes this house unique

What meets the eye when you walk in the door is what sold me on this beach house in that first instant. Your eyes are drawn immediately to the ocean out the windows. A little punch of awe. Plus, I love all the light pouring in. Makes me feel part of the nature you see all around. You'll rarely find a beach-view house so perfectly situated to take advantage of sunny days, where you can be out of the wind, with such easy access to the beach and so close to it (while still outside the tsunami zone!). It features expansive views, and is all on one level, so the floor plan kind of flows. The fenced grassy yard makes entertaining your dog easy, and allows for a game of croquet. Walking on the beach to Oceanside for fish tacos or pastries is a favorite treat. When we're feeling lazy, we drive around the corner to Happy Camp where we don't even have to do stairs to be on the beach.

A phenomenon I've long noticed, walking from Netarts to Happy Camp on the beach, I've decided to call a 'vortex'. Ahead to the north at the horizon you see giants! As they approach, they shrink to normal size. There's some amazing optical illusion occurring! It happens when you're standing somewhere around the piers, and the 'giants' are on the Happy Camp side of Fall Creek. Check it out! Then tell us what you think!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This time a visit to the Blue Heron Cheese Factory/Petting Zoo was in order. This place and the soft roar of the tides helped me recover from respiratory problems and helped me better deal with my stepmom's death. Thanks again for the opportunity to heal, renew and plan in this delightful place.
Jan 2012
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Reviews

4.9
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Ocean View, Light-Filled Home with Decks, Pets Welcome, Fenced Yard.Great Value!
average rating of 4.8644066 based on 69 reviews
4

Great location lights of light. fun time

  • 4 of 5

Loved it as soon as I walked in.had a nice like mud room to put all of our extras stuff and then all the light when u got into the home.lots of windows.sat on both decks and yes lots of birds to watch and listen to.beautiful beach short walk and a work out coming back up.burned a few calories from good beach eats.clammed and crabbed on netarts beach.wonderful time with our friends . owner samantha couldn't have been nicer.thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at this awesome beach retreat home. Fabulous great room and deck with view of Netarts Bay and Ocean. A short walk to Netarts Bay where the grandkids enjoyed playing at the beach. Location is fantastic!! Owners are very accommodating and helpful. We are looking forward to our next vacation at this Beach Retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland
5

Tranquil and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our 23 year old niece to Netarts for her first ever trip to the Oregon coast. We loved the huge windows and openness of the great room and found plenty of comfy seating to watch the waves and many species of birds. I have to say the bird watching was fantastic! Though we chose to have a delicious dinner out at the nearby, Schooner Cove Restaurant, the kitchen appeared very well equipped for cooking. This is a tranquil, comfortable home. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for letting us stay at your beach house! Everthing was wonderful and we had no problems during our stay. We loved the layout of the house as it allowed us to each retreat for alone time while still being together. My older daughter also loved doing cartwheels in the Great Room!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Gresham, Oregon
5

winter escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time being together 24-7. Like everyone else, we are too busy most of the time. We laughed, cooked, played games and just thoroughly relaxed. The view from the living room is spectacular. The owners have done a great job making guests feel welcome. All you need to do is show up. Everything else is there!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Columbus, Ohio
5

Our go-to place on the coast

  • 5 of 5

This is our Go-To place for peace and quiet on the Oregon coast. I have a lot of allergies, so I was concerned our first time there years ago that the fact that dogs were sometimes there might be a problem for me, but we’ve always found it to be very clean and my allergies have never acted up there at all! We also appreciate that we're getting excellent value for our dollar. We’ve been to other many other places before we found this, but never found a place so well-maintained, and owners so responsive to the occasional problem that’s arisen. Earlier this year when we were there, a small appliance malfunctioned. When we informed the owners, they said we could replace it if we liked and they’d reimburse us. It was no big deal so we declined their generous offer. Then they sent us a small rebate for our inconvenience!! We just feel so ‘at home’ here, while always feeling renewed when we have to head home. The lay-out is warm and welcoming, the beds comfy, and with that killer view we could just spend all day looking out the windows, if we didn’t see such interesting sights that we had to get out there to check ‘em out!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Upstairs Bar and Grill & The Schooner
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
in Tillamook
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Netarts Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Schooner
Nearest Point of Interest
Octopus Tree
Nearest Point of Interest
Cape Meares Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Tillamook Cheese Factory
Nearest Point of Interest
Roseanna's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Tillamook Air Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
The Schooner Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
La Tea Da tea room & gift shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Cape Meares lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Upstairs
Car: not necessary

3 minutes to beach for walks, play, or runs, Superb low tide discoveries, Netarts Bay is so healthy with ocean life that you tend to Bird-Watch all day long inside or outside the house, in the yard and on the decks: not just eagles, herons and hummingbirds, but pelicans in season; Canoeing, Clamming & Crabbing (or get 'em live in small grocery 2 blocks away), Home of oyster-farming, Excellent restaurants in walking distance, Small curio shop that serves fresh brownies 2 blocks away, It's generally so peaceful here that the ocean is the loudest sound you'll hear but there's endless adventuring on foot, bike, or by car nearby, In winter, stormy seas make being warm and cozy inside especially delightful. As the saying goes: 'There is no bad weather at the beach, only inadequate clothing!'

Whale-watching from the Cape Meares Lighthouse a few miles north is a seasonal favorite.

Even though we're outside the tsunami zone, we felt more secure having 2 stocked emergency backpacks on site.

From Memorial Day weekend through the summer, Floyd's - a fresh seafood shop - is in walking distance.

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Netarts House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre-Summer
Jun 12 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Sep 13 2015
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,020
 
 
Post-Summer
Sep 14 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$900
 
 
Winter Break
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $25.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes FULLY REFUNDABLE Security Deposit is $150. For guests wishing to bring dogs, there is an additional $150 FULLY REFUNDABLE Pet Security Deposit.
$25 per night additional charge for holiday weekends/weeks - includes all 3-day Holiday weekends plus 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Holiday/New Year period.
We accept checks when time allows, and VRBO/Homeaway accepts for us three major credit cards.
Summer: $195/nt if booked less than 30 days prior.
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Netarts House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , connects to queen bed bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , clawfoot tub with handheld shower arm
  • 2, one with a clawfoot tub with hand-held shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , has skylight
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , has its own private bathroom with full shower
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , A pull-out sleeper sofa in the Great Room, with foam pad.
  • King size bed in one bedroom. Queen size bed in the second bedroom. If you prefer a firmer bird, simply remove the foam pads. The great room has a queen-sized pull-out couch with an available 2 inch foam pad. Sheets are 500-600 thread count and above. Newborn Crib: A hand-crafted heirloom for use by newborns (22' x 24'), There is also a comfy couch that could be slept on. Additionally, there is also what we call a 'mudroom', formerly a small bedroom, with locking doors and its own entrance, where a blow-up mattress could be brought to use.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Get so much for so little! Fenced yard, so extra pet-friendly; Skylights, Hammock, Clawfoot Tub, full Shower, hair dryer in each bathroom, iron/board,1-person Kayak, Puzzles, Games, Children's Play basket, Croquet set, Hula hoop, mini-pool table & mini-foos ball, Xbox, 4 cup espresso machine, Home on 1 level with 2 steps = easy loading & unloading, Quiet non-touristy non-commercial fishing village with 2 markets: 1 makes burgers, pizza, sandwiches, & sells live crabs and oysters; a curio store 2 blocks away, a great Restaurant, and a seafood shop, all in walking distance; 2 cafes with terrific food & another great restaurant 2 miles away in Oceanside; Museums, kayak tours, air museum, etc. in Tillamook 7 miles away; Boats & crab-pot rentals in Marina 1/2 mile away. Bicyclists can take The Wave bus from Portland for $20 round-trip then bike the 40-mile 3 Capes Scenic route or along Netarts Hwy. Just watching and hearing the tides flow in and out of the bay re-tunes your body's rhythms.

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