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Cozy River Cottage on the Oregon Coast

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights


Nehalem Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy the Oregon Coast rain or shine from this sweet spot on the Nehalem River. The cottage is located in a quiet clean RV park (Nehalem Shores) just a few minutes from good food, shopping and the beach. Great fishing on the river out your front door. The villages of Manzanita, Nehalem and Wheeler are nearby. The cottage is clean, light and bright with lots of windows so you can enjoy the river view and all the wildlife that goes alone with it (elk, sea lions, bald eagles and more). It's a great place to come home to after a day at the beach or a great spot to spend the day reading, relaxing and enjoying the river view. When the weather is rough at the beach our place is protected by trees. Enjoy fantastic fishing, paddle boarding or kayaking on the river, shopping nearby antique shops, wine tasting or kite back Manzanita Beach. You'll love the cozy feel of this sweet little cottage along with the river and wildlife viewing from the front porch. Laundry services and free wi-fi are available and the locals are super friendly. All this just a short drive from Portland but well away from the busy tourist hubub. Great vacation spot and an excellent value!

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

PJ Swan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2016
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About PJ Swan

I grew up in Oregon and my husband is a transplant from New England. We both love the Oregon Coast with all the beautiful beaches, parks and hiking. It's a great place to go for a few days to relax, explore and generally enjoy our beautiful state. This photo is us taking a break from playing at Manzanita Beach.

PJ Swan purchased this cottage in 2006

Why PJ Swan chose Coastal Oregon

We live in the high desert of Central Oregon where the sun shines a lot and we get very little rain. Driving over the mountains to the lush green coast feels delicious. We love how the cottage is protected from coastal winds when it's stormy and the quiet is such a treat compared to busy towns like Cannon Beach, Seaside and Lincoln City. The dogs love the beach too.

What makes this cottage unique

One of our favorite things to have a fire on Manzanita beach as the sun sets. It's a relaxing way to end the day after kayaking, biking, shopping or whatever. We have a fire pit by the cottage too if the beach is too busy.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Cozy River Cottage on the Oregon Coast
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful riverfront cottage! Amenities are exactly as pictured. I am looking forward to my much longer stay next year. I have already rented it for the month of June, 2017!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My mother and I stayed at this little cottage for three months while looking for a home on the Oregon Coast. We stayed for three months and really enjoyed the cottage and the environment. The cottage is very cute and clean with all the things one needs to feel right at home from the moment one arrives. All you have to do is run to the fresh foods grocery in Manzanita for your favourite foods. The furniture is comfortable and the TV is great. The neighbourhood and neighbours are very nice and it is quite and peaceful. We were able to relax and concentrate on looking for real estate at the cottage. Also, going to the beach is very fun and all the restaurants in Manzanita and Cannon Beach makes ones stay very pleasurable. We just loved it and plan on returning every winter. The owner PJ is very nice and low key so as to make your stay yours and one does not ever feel pressured or pushed. It is quite like a retreat and we loved it very much. Hope you enjoy it too. Regards

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Little Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited the Cottage for a birthday/ anniversary weekend and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. The Cottage was cute, clean and well supplied. Be careful going up or down from the loft. Actually a pretty big space up there, nice and bright. It would work for kids or another couple but, not older people.

Beautiful view of the river and hills beyond! Manzanita is sooo close. Great beach! Nehalem is a nice little town. The RV park is very easy to find if you go the right direction. We drove into town from hwy 26 to 53 and missed the signs.

PJ was great to work with!

We are looking forward to going back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good little place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time here. A few things are worth noting: 1) The loft ceiling is about 3 feet, good for kids but grownups be forewarned. Otherwise it's a pretty cool space. 2) If there are more than two people in your party, be prepared to use the public shower facilities a few doors down. The water heater will not handle more than two military-style showers within a short time frame. 3) The cable TV is very basic, but the owners have thoughtfully provided a written guide that we found helpful. For Comcast users it was a bit of a drag. Those things aside, this was an excellent value in a great location, a very short drive to everything and right on the river. Beautiful sunrises! The owners are generous with supplies and amenities, we lacked for nothing. Clean, tidy, and cute place with simple, very reasonable check-out instructions. I recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best time ever!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this cabin! It was so calm, relaxing and peaceful here! The cabin was just as described. It was so well put together and we had everything we needed. All we had to do was bring the food!They had movies, games and puzzles to work on. It was probably the most that I have relaxed in a long time. The homeowner was so helpful and easy to get ahold of so we could spend an extra night!!We went crabbing , fishing and I even got a little shopping in too. We would absolutely love to go back, no question!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy valley,Oregon

Our getaway river cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, my wife and I and our little Yorkie Lola had fun. We went fishing,crabbing and the girls went shopping. Our friends stayed at Nehalem bay state park so we were close enough to meet and go places together. We would recommend staying here. It was neat and clean, small but was nice one day and massive wind and rain storm so having a place like a mud room or drying room would be cool to dry out beach clothing...the storm was cool to be inside to hear and watch and the rain on the roof was awesome to listen too for napping and sleeping...we liked the coziness of this cabin,up stairs loft was fun to sleep in but don't plan on standing to change clothes and don't drink and try the steep stairs up to it lol all is good...:-)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Manzanita Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wanda's Cafe and Bakery
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Manzanita Beach
Car: recommended

Located on the Nehalem River, great fishing, access to dock and moorage as available. Nice quiet RV park with friendly residents and guests.


Rates & Availability

Nehalem Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Low Season
Nov 12 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning $50

3 night min. June 1 - October 1
Please submit an inquiry via this website and we'll send you a rental agreement for payment purposes.
Rates flexible depending on length of stay.
Monthly rentals will have an additional fee for electricity and propane use.
1 to 2 people staying only a short time cleaning fee is $50.
Rates increase with more people in the cottage.

We prefer payment by check, please add 3% for credit/debit card payment.
Reservation is ‘confirmed’ when payment in full has been processed.
$100 security deposit required at time of reservation. Unit is inspected after departure, credit card account billed for any damages. This includes any damage to unit (including smoking indoors) or violation of park rules.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nehalem Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combo, 1 sink
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) has a cozy comforter and plenty of blankets for cool nights. The window in the bedroom faces a lush green hillside affording plenty of privacy. 1 Double size futon is up in the loft where guests can enjoy the river view with plenty of privacy. Warning: the loft ceiling is low, ideal for children or adults who are don't mind a little bending over (it's about 4 feet high).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The porch swing is delightful for morning coffee, evening glass of wine or anytime to enjoy the river.

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