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Where the Forest Meets the Ocean!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 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 Coastal Oregon

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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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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Where the Forest Meets the Ocean!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 31 reviews

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: Jul 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: Apr 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: Jul 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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  • 4 of 5

We love the Yachats area; however with the "someday" tsunami threats we have kept ourselves away. This house is perfect for those who want the ocean view & sound with the ability to sleep at night knowing you are 700+ feet up. You will feel nestled in the forest with its shade, ferns and lovely breezes and if you walk just a tiny bit further up the hill you will have a breath taking view of the coastline (that many don't see). Very secluded & quiet.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You realize how much power and size the coast has when you visit the top of the hill...looking across to Cape Perpetua to the South and North to Seal Rock and Yaquina Head along with the top of the Alsea Bay Bridge on a clear day.
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Wonderful Stay At Your Welcoming Home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several coast rentals over the years and this now shares the top of our favorites list. A new experience to stay at the top of the hill overlooking Yachats! We stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and spent our time using the well stocked kitchen (full Thanksgiving dinner among our meals!) and enjoying the fireplace in the living room. The master bedroom has a comfortable bed with wonderful windows overlooking the treetops and ocean-as does the livingroom and loft. Our son took one of the beds in the twin room and our daughter was excited to have the loft to herself. We used the telescope in the loft to look at the comet streaking by. When we wanted to add an extra day, Kip was very easy to get a hold of and accommodating. Lucky to have some incredible weather but even on our last day when the clouds and rain came in, the house was super cozy. We will be back in the future. Thanks from my family for adding to our holiday.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We tried to create a special spaces in our home where guests can have a place to go for privacy or relaxation. Watching a comet or spying on whales is fun on the "birds nest" deck. Thanks for sharing your holiday with us!
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19718 Cardiff Park Lane, Houston, TX 77094

Wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a wonderful setting; very peaceful & quiet. House is very comfortable, and the sunset view from the deck outside the living room is not to be missed. Kitchen is well appointed with plenty of dishes, cookware, utensils, etc. This VRBO house is one of the very best of the houses we've rented over the years. House is perfect for families, or two couples traveling together

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We attempt to provide the items that make staying with us a bit more convenient & comfortable for our guests. If something needs replacing, we appreciate knowing about it.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. 101
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Beachcombing, kite flying, meditation.


Rates & Availability

Yachats House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Standard Spring
Mar 27 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Deposit $100
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 Deposit which is partially refundable based on the housekeeper's 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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