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Where the Forest Meets the Ocean!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Relax in an architecturally designed home set on a private 1-acre wooded property that is perched on a hill over looking the Oregon coast. Yachats is a quaint and peaceful village with small shops and friendly people. Spend an afternoon browsing through the shops or relaxing on one of the many decks while enjoying the breath-taking view of the ocean. The house is only one mile from the beach and adjacent to many hiking trails, such as Cape Perpetua, which offers interpretative walks of coastal features. Oregon weather is variable. Many past guests have enjoyed the sunsets and storms while perched on this peak 700 feet above the ocean.

This home is an open plan with high ceilings and skylights to bring in the morning sun. The fireplace can warm up your evening on those stormy nights. This retreat has an ocean view from the master bedroom, with a King-size bed and a large master bath with tiled shower and large jetted tub. The second bedroom has two twin beds and its own private deck and bathroom. Perched above is a sleeping loft with its own crow’s nest. A laundry and half bath are available on the main level. This is a great house for socializing. The open plan allows for good conversation, good cooking and good friends.

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Kip Amend
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Kip Amend

We designed and built this home for the family. The home has the personal touches that make it a special place to us and our guests.

Kip Amend purchased this house in 1989

Why Kip Amend chose Yachats

We have continued to make Yachats our favorite place to visit on the Oregon Coast. There is always something new to discover.

What makes this house unique

The kind words from our guests tell the story of the home for us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

WOW! What an intensely relaxing atmosphere! Sitting high above the world, the ocean view is intoxicating. It is amazing how far you can see from this bird's eye perch. There was plenty of room here and we each had a carved-out corner of this very interestingly designed home. The ceilings are high, giving it a much larger feel, but each sleeping area is uniquely tucked into the design. The use of transient light is lovely, using well placed interior windows and panels to carry the outside light throughout the home. The kitchen is expansive, giving plenty of room to create. At night, we enjoyed sitting by the fire in the rock fireplace, sipping wine and listening to the wonderfully stormy weather combined with the sound of the surf. We'll come back again and again. Thanks for just what we needed!
Oct 2011
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. 101
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Beachcombing, kite flying, meditation.


Yachats House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , sink and laundry with washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , generous-sized tiled shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large tiled shower
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - Loft - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1) In Large Master suite, Double Beds (1) In loft bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in the second bedroom with TV and private deck., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen hideabed in living room. Great to use in front of the fireplace.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Great place for romantic evenings or special times with close friends and family.


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Where the Forest Meets the Ocean!
average rating of 4.935484 based on 34 reviews
Bakersfield, California

Lovely Home in the Woods Above the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Horizon Hill House. The location is wonderful; the neighborhood is very quiet. You hear only the wind whispering through the pines and the distant roar of the surf. Views of the ocean and forest are very nice, and the home is clean, comfortable and architecturally interesting. We enjoyed walking to town for dinner - the walk back is a great workout with wonderful scenery. Owners are prompt and pleasant communicators. All in all, a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The walk back (uphill) is a good way to work off dinner, indeed! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Diamondhead, MS

Beautiful view , great house- enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were so at home in this cozy house. Plenty of room for 4 adults. Kitchen had everything we needed and we enjoyed Robert's trail. Yachat's Sunday market was wonderful. Great time! Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene, Oregon USA

Lovely Spacious Home High in the Trees

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I greatly enjoyed Kip and Dena's place. There was a wonderful feeling of solitude high in the hills above the Pacific, yet we were just a few minutes from the center of town. We would highly recommend the great food at Ona's as well as delicious Italian food at Heidi's. Also enjoyed a tasty breakfast at the Driftwood, an historic Yachats dive now converted into a charming restaurant. Local Ocean in Newport has been a favorite for years for what I consider to be the best seafood on the coast. The house was clean upon arrival, the beds comfy, wifi good, cable tv good and super quiet.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the variety of dining is good in Yachats...a walk up the hill to the house can be good for the digestion after dinner!
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Charming house in gorgeous spot.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Horizon Hill House. We enjoyed the architecture of the place which maximises views and the feeling of being amongst the trees. The beds were all comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, both bathrooms were good. It was clean and felt well loved. Yachats is a lovely little town - close to some beautiful beaches and walks. I would thoroughly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Sarah. Summers in Yachats are especially nice on Horizon Hill! We appreciate that you could share your time away so far from home with us.
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Sooooooo Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

Following a bad experience at a previous vacation rental (not at this site), we once again put our faith in the positive reviews of others and we were SO glad we did! This wonderful home is lovingly offered to guests and we enjoyed it immensely! It was everything we could want and more - very clean, cozy, and comfortable, with delightful artwork and collectibles to gaze upon indoors, and breathtaking ocean views beyond the gardens surrounding the home. I searched long and hard before we reserved this vacation rental and I could not be happier with our experience there! I even came away with the names of a few musicians I discovered in the CD collection, and we enjoyed the nice array of DVDs. Yachats is a beautiful small town and a wonderful spot to explore Florence and the surrounding coastal areas. The ocean is incredibly life giving and if this rental is available again we would love to return on an annual basis. Kip was wonderful to deal with. We would love to return!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We manage our property ourselves and do not depend on a large corporate clearinghouse, It is important to have personal contact with our guests. Respecting their needs is important and we want our company to feel comfortable with their vacation home. Thank you for your kind words!
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Las Vegas, NV.

A spectacular dwelling!!

  • 5 of 5

This property certainly met, really exceeded, all of our expectations. One has an otherworldly feeling living so high atop the hill surrounded by trees and overlooking the ocean. There was an overhang of clouds during our stay which contributed to the surreal atmosphere. Picture windows and skylights abound and give one the feeling of living both in and outdoors at the same time. Yachats itself is a quiet little village, but not without its "happenings" such as a wonderful annual world music festival we were lucky enough to attend while there. It is also close to some spectacular state parks, many trails and of course that ocean! A "getaway" in the truest sense and one which we would certainly want to revisit in future. Thank you, Dena and Kip!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The location of he House has definitely been a retreat for those who come from warmer climates. Watching the fog arrive and the passing of the clouds can never get old!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

2 night minimum for Standard dates. Nightly Rate: $140.00
2 night minimum for High Season. Nightly Rate: $220.00
3 night minimum for Holidays and Spring Break: $220 per night
$100 cleaning Fee
Tax is 9% (N.I.C. cleaning fee).
Please ask about our pet policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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