|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Deer Hollow is a three bedroom, two bath coastal home on a quiet cul de sac in one of the more laid-back & least commercialized Oregon communities with a spectacular beach and an historic golf course.
The house is freshly furnished in a sophisticated and eclectic style, a warmly comfortable and welcoming fashion that feels much more Portland than Provincetown, more Oregon than Oahu.
It's a coastal home for grownups rather than a cool beach cottage for kids. The furniture and appointments throughout are an eclectic mix of old and new, antique and modern, fine art and fun- chosen to encourage lounging, and lazing around. It's a kind of quiet sanctuary that's great to come back to after a busy day in the surrounding area... or to choose instead of a busy day.
And it's in a great neighborhood, only a block from the eastern edge of the historic Gearhart Golf Links and an easy walk to the beach.
Gearhart...: Gearhart is one of the more laid-back & least commercialized Oregon communities boasting a spectacular stretch of beach. But that's only one of the assets that led Travel & Leisure magazine to name it 'one of America's best little beach towns.' The 'city center' covers all of two blocks but it includes a charming bistro/cafe, one of the better bakeries on the North Coast, a freshly upscale and fairly sophisticated market, a couple of gift shops, and a glorious source of locally made fudge and saltwater taffy. Just a little bit northwest, the access road to Gearhart's amazing beach (on which you can drive) is just across the street from the clubhouse for the town's historic and beautiful 18 hole links. In the other direction is Highway 101 with the town's liquor store, a pretty good Asian restaurant, a very good American diner/cafe, and one of the most fun and an affordable antique/collectible/decorator shops that we never pass up the chance to visit.
Nearby Attractions...: Within a few miles of Gearhart, visitors will find a wide range of potential entertainments. About 8 miles south, the village of Cannon Beach is a busy treasure trove of art galleries, boutiques, and good restaurants. It's also the gateway to Ecola State Park with some of the more spectacular views to be found on the North Coast. Immediately south of us is the even busier quintessential seaside resort town of Seaside which is hugely popular with young people. North of us, is the Old Fort Stevens Park, a remarkable chain/complex of sites on a peninsula that offers beach access on both the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. Ten minutes north of that is the historic City of Astoria, blessed with an abundance of antique shops and art galleries and not a few good dining spots. Further north, across the spectacular bridge, guests have access to Washington's Long Beach Peninsula with some of the best oyster beds in the world, lots of beautiful parks and marinas, and excellent bird-watching
Owners may come and go...: Guests should be aware that the owners keep an apartment with a separate entrance above the garage and may come and go at reasonable hours and times. They will make every possible and reasonable effort not to intrude or impact on the privacy or pleasure of their guests.
We're a married couple (in California, anyway) who've traveled together from Italy to Indonesia over the past 36 years. At every opportunity we've stayed in vacation rentals - homes, condos, and apartments- to feel more like residents than tourists. We've put everything we learned (and a lot of what we bought) into this house because we want our guests to enjoy their stay here the way we enjoyed the best of our travel experiences.
Larry McDonald purchased this house in 2010
Long before we could afford to buy a vacation property we would drive out to Gearhart from Portland for the day. Turning the dogs loose on the beach for hours, exploring the amazing Ft. Stevens State Park a few miles north and the antique shops here and in Astoria. When we came into some money in 2010, the first thing we did was buy and furnish this house. And we've lavished a load of love on furnishing and maintaining it.
What a special place to meet & spend time with pals from Seattle! Many good memories of times past in Gearhart!!! The golf was a treat; a little rain, a little wind... and a set of clubs taking a dip in the pond at the 6th hole! We had a good time!
Now, this house is great! Very well equipped with all the special things that make a visit extra special. Well equipped kitchen, lots of supplies and a nice touch with all the "Ducks." Thanks so much for making your place a special home for your guests.
On a "down note" (1) the Beavers lost and (2) the USA lost the Ryder Cup (again). Oh well, we had a great tie a really enjoyed seeing the herd of elk wander thru the neighborhood.
We were so impressed with Deer Hollow. This was one of the best homes we have ever rented on vacation. The home is so nicely appointed. It has everything that you need. It's a short distance to the beach, which is the best dog walking beach I think we've ever been on. And it was such a pleasure to work with the owner. He could not have been nicer and more accommodating. I would highly recommend this home. We definitely hope to return for another visit.
lovely , well maintained home, had a great time. would highly recommend.
We spent a week at the Deer Hollow house this past Christmas holiday and had a wonderful time. The house was warm, inviting, and decorated for the holidays!! The kitchen was fully stocked and ready to go. The layout of the house allows for private time and has a great common areas. The house is very peaceful and on Christmas Eve we were visited by a large herd of elk. The beds were comfortable and the house was very clean
Everything was exactly as promised...and then some! This is not our first time to visit, and it won't be our last. We love everything about the property and the location. It is so quiet here, but still close to everything we want/need. We love to golf and beach. It couldn't get any better than this. The owners are also simply the very best. Thanks so much! See you soon!
This was our second time to stay at this lovely Home. If you refer to my first review last September 2012, you will see nothing but kudos. So all I can add is that it was as wonderful or if possible better. As the old saying goes "Love is better the second time around" and it was. It is furnished just as it states, the kitchen is very well stocked. It is perfect for dogs. Our Sammie loves the back wooded deck to lie on in afternoon. It is close to the golf course, walking distance to town, and close to the fabulous Oregon Beaches.The owners are so wonderful and are there to help with any thing you might need. But they have done everything so you couldn't want much. I would recommend this highly to anyone. We hope to be back.
Well, I don't know where to begin because everything was perfect. It was in a great location. It was close to the Beach and to the Village. The owners have put a lot of energy and personal touches into making this a lovely home. Each room had its own feel to it and the decorating was superb. The kitchen was truly a gourmet kitchen and had everything one could ask for. The pots and pans were of great quality.You could fix a Thanksgiving dinner and not need a thing. The house was immaculate. The owner could not have been more helpful and accommodating. It is truly a pet friendly home and our Border Collie immediately found her doggie bed. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and family, but we would get first dibs on it. We even saw a family of deer browse through the yard a few times. We will definitely be back.
Now really what more could any ask for!!
Excellent birding in spring and fall; Elk wander through the yard in season and deer are here year round. Wonderful and easily accessible state and national parks and recreation areas, including the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park to the north and Ecola State Park, one of Oregon's most spectacular, to the south.
Deep sea fishing out of Astoria, clamming on the nearby beaches in season. An exciting zipline adventure nearby.
Real fun for foodies. Access to amazing fresh seafood plus lots of regionally grown produce at the Astoria Farmers' Market. Some seriously good and innovative restaurants here, in Seaside, in Cannon Beach and in Astoria.
Antique shopping is a primary activity for lots of visitors to the area for very good reason.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest|
From $200-$360/nt - $1200-$2000/wk US Dollars
MINIMUM STAYS: 2 nights year round; 3 nights holiday/event wknds year round;
1 Nove-15 June: $200 for 2 persons, $40 each additional person (inc. kids);
16 June-31 Octo: $200 for 2 persons, $50 eac additional person (inc. kids);
10% or more discount for stays of 7 or more nights year round, inc. holidays.;
$30 per dog, 2 dog limit.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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