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Cozy River Cottage on the Oregon Coast

Nehalem, OR, USA
  • Cottage500 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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 flying...beachcombing...horse back riding...surfing...at 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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PJ Swan

Member Since 2006
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
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 Tillamook County

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, 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).


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Tub/shower combo, 1 sink

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Clear view of coast range.
            • Water View
              The only thing between you and the river is a parking spot and a few trees. You'll see Elk, otters, eagles, heron and lots of other birds. Lovely sunrises common.
            • Waterfront
              The property across the river is grass and trees and mountain views.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Parking
                          Room for 1 vehicle directly in front of cottage.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Available just few steps away in the clean community laundry facility.
                        • Internet
                          Free wireless internet for registered guests.
                        • Linens Provided
                          All linens for up to 4 people provided.
                        • Living Room
                          Couch, Rocking chair, padded foot rest holds blankets if guests want to feel more cozy.
                        • Heating
                          Gas furnace
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Usually available on request, requires special arrangements.
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Available just few steps away in the clean community laundry facility.
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Strong wifi connection free to all guests.
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              We also have hot dog sticks for use at the beach.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Plenty of plates, cups, bowls, glasses, etc. Plus blender, and more.
                            • Kitchen
                              Everything you need to prepare meals on site including coffe maker and water filter.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Clean with plenty of space.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      We feature a paperback book exchange. Leave what you've finished, take what you'd like.
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      A few misc. games and cards.
                                    • Music Library
                                      Ecelectic mix.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Charter cable, a channel guide is provided.
                                    • Stereo
                                      The small stereo has an adapter for your Ipod or other MP3 player.
                                    • Television
                                      Recent upgrade includes flat screen.
                                    • Video Library
                                      A small ecelectic collection.


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          The front deck is covered, has a porch swing along with table and chairs.
                                        • Golf
                                          Nice little 9 hole course just minutes away in Manzanita, fun little course.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Kayak and paddle board rental available in towns nearby just a few minutes away.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Clean and cozy!

                                                                  David P.

                                                                  Everything was just as described. Clean and cozy and comfortable. Nice view of the river. Close to everything.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you enjoyed your stay, thanks for taking time to write a review. Happy Travels!

                                                                  Adorable, peaceful cottage!

                                                                  Amy B.Meridian, ID

                                                                  I loved staying at this cottage! It was the perfect size and provided everything I needed for my week vacation with my dog. The view of the river and mountains were beautiful and I enjoyed relaxing on the deck with a glass of wine. The neighbors were very friendly. Manzanita and beach access were only 5 minutes away! Location was perfect for exploring up and down the Northern Coast. Thank you PJ for sharing your beautiful cottage. Will definitely be coming back to stay again!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  So glad you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to my next visit as well. Happy Summer all!

                                                                  This truly was our cozy little Home Away from Home at the Oregon Coast !!

                                                                  Penny W.Whitman County, WA

                                                                  We loved coming "home" to this quiet cottage on the river after spending time exploring nearby beaches, local hikes, antique shops, and more. The people who live at this RV park are so friendly and welcoming; they also make it feel like Home :)

                                                                  This was one of our best beach stays ever !!

                                                                  Wonderful little cottage with amazing views

                                                                  Patricia T.

                                                                  Manager and residents were very friendly. Sorry to leave. Could have stayed for a month!

                                                                  Super peaceful

                                                                  Aleta A.

                                                                  It was a wonderful stay, beautiful view, and perfect sized cabin.

                                                                  Very happy - Exactly as expected - Photos accurate!

                                                                  Bronwyn B.

                                                                  I loved my stay in this tiny, clean cabin. I didn't use the bedroom upstairs, but I checked it out. Yes. The ceiling is low, I am short and could not stand up in that room. Keep that in mind if you plan to use that space for adults!

                                                                  Overall, the cabin had everything I needed for a simple getaway. I loved drinking coffee on the porch in the morning and watching the river. I was there during the week and it was very quiet and relaxing.

                                                                  There are some good restaurants nearby (Wanda's, Bunk House) and it is a short drive to other amenities like beaches, parks and larger cities like Rockaway and Manzanita.

                                                                  The internet did not work consistently for me, but I didn't mind as I could do everything I needed on my phone. If you absolutely must have a strong internet connection, this may not be the place for you.

                                                                  I plan to return to this rental next year!


                                                                  Nehalem, OR, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Additional Guest Fee

                                                                  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.

                                                                  22 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

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