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The Lakeview Retreat, Romantic Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

View House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We only accept stays of one month or more.

The Lakeview Retreat is a two bedroom, two bath home that is just perfect for a small family or two couples wishing to spend some relaxing moments enjoying the Oregon coast. It has a grand room with a wall of windows that allows you to take full advantage of both the lake view and the lush, green Fairway view.

The Lakeview Retreat has a fully equipped kitchen that enables you to whip up a gourmet feast. Enjoy your meal in the dining room overlooking the lake and the fairway.

The Lakeview Retreat is centrally located so you can spend your days playing on the beach, exploring downtown Manzanita, golfing the links, biking the trails, or fishing and crabbing the waters of Nehalem Bay. The city has built a new bike/walking path that extends from the golf course clubhouse (just around the corner from our home) to the State Park. We are really excited about this new addition to the community and to the convenience of our location.

At night, you can enjoy leisurely evenings watching high-def TV or a Blu-ray or standard DVD on the 42' flat panel TV, or, you can read any of the books and magazines in The Lakeview Retreat's collection as well as play its numerous card and board games.

For those individuals who need to maintain a connection to the 'outside world', The Lakeview Retreat provides free upgraded high-speed wireless internet access. All this, and more, await you at The Lakeview Retreat.

Recent updates include: remodeled main bathroom with shower; Earth-friendly bamboo flooring and low VOC paint in the bedrooms; new 32 inch flat screen TV in the master with HiDef Cable and Blu-ray player; TV in the 2nd bedroom with DVD player (currently not hooked up to cable); new overhead lights in both bedrooms; new reading lights in the master; hot water heater for making tea; large bird seed container fill the bird feeder.

Previous updates include updated towels and linens, new easy to use electronic lock system, new thermostats for increased temperature comfort, freshly painted exterior, motion detector lights on the entryway and patio, new toaster oven.

Keywords: Manzanita, Oregon, Coast, Beach, House, Golf, Romantic, wind surfing, kite boarding, surfing, crabbing, boating, tennis. MCA#473

More Details

Brendan Joyce
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Brendan Joyce

We live full time in Portland with our dogs, but we slip away to The Lakeview Retreat every chance we can get!

Brendan Joyce purchased this house in 2007

Why Brendan Joyce chose Coastal Oregon

We looked up and down the Oregon coast and nothing came close to the intimate atmosphere and convenient location of Manzanita. It is a truly special place that invites relaxation from the moment we enter the quaint laid-back town with its unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. The number of restaurants continues to grow, as do the amenities that Manzanita offers, but it's still not crowded like some beach cities.

What makes this house unique

The view from the living/dining room upon entering the home hooked us from the first moment we entered. It makes for a wonderful experience regardless of the weather conditions outside.


Nearest Golf
Manzanita Golf Course
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Manzanita Beach
Car: not necessary

Bird watching, Deer watching


Manzanita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Large Soaking Tub. Bathroom remodeled.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bathroom off of Master Bedroom. King Size memory foam mattress in Master. Queen size bed in second bedroom. New environmentally friendly bamboo floors in both bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Condiments and other supplies provided in kitchen.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

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The Lakeview Retreat, Romantic Beach House
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews

Lovely Vacation House!

  • 4 of 5

This was my first experience renting through VRBO, and part of that was a bit confusing, but this was a delightful home: very clean and comfortable. We appreciated the notebook with information about the house and area; the kitchen was well equipped; the bathrooms super! The location was perfect for exploring the coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rather depressing

  • 1 of 5

The house needs love. It's for sale with an overgrown unkept yard. It's clean, it has all the amenities mentioned with a lovely view of the lake. The appliances are so out of date I could not figure out the microwave. Bedrooms are dark very dark.

I love funky beach houses but this one is not it. No charm just a place to sleep. There are very nice homes on either side of this house, I'm sure they will be relieved when this house finally sells and is either remodeled or torn down. Perhaps my expectations were too high.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sometimes one just has to say, "Wow!" In the eight or so years of managing this vacation rental we have received one 4 star review. All of the rest have been 5 stars. Several guests this summer immediately prior to this one also gave it 5 stars. Beautiful views of the lake, wildlife, a peak at the ocean, over sized windows throughout the house including the bedrooms, two blocks to the beach and a few steps to the golf course yet less than two hundred per night. Among the cleanest houses with some of the best views that you will find on the coast. We frequently stay in our home, this home, and we have lovingly updated it over the time that we have owned it. Prior to owning this house we stayed in Manzanita many times and there were several rentals that we considered "depressing". Stains in the carpet, odd smells, doors that didn't work right, dark homes without any views, etc. That is not our house in any way. The furnishings are new including the top of the line bedding, the sheets and towels are of the highest quality, and there are new pots and pans. The roof is a new 50 year 130 mph rated architectural shingle, we have replaced nearly all of the light fixtures with modern ones, there are new bamboo floors in both bedrooms, the main bath is newly tiled with a modern shower installed. We could go on and on. At first, we thought this review was erroneous since it doesn't match our lovely home at all but we verified this person did indeed rent it. We received exactly zero complaints or questions from them prior to their review post-checkout. The kitchen appliances all work well. The fridge is new. For future reference, press "Time" on the microwave, enter the time, press start. [The house is up for sale but agents are not allowed to disturb our guests at any time to show the house. We schedule all showings for times when the house is vacant.]
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  • 5 of 5

We once again enjoyed our 5 day stay at the Lakeview Retreat! We had everything we needed to make it great. The house is very comfortable and clean. Hope to do it again soon. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely view

  • 5 of 5

Lovely view house. A pleasure to eat breakfast gazing out at a glistening pond right next to golf club and entertaining wildlife. Only a two minute drive to the enjoyable main street. Dog-friendly (fenced!), older home in the Manzanita beach house tradition on a quiet road suitable for biking and only a few blocks to beach. Clean, comfortable, and only a few eccentricities one should expect in older homes. Owner was very responsive and pleasantly patient with my ineptitude:-) We really enjoyed our stay, so we gave it five stars. But it is probably four based on dated appliances etc., but we really didn't mind any of that as we felt it was charming.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sequim, WA

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a few days by the beach to relax and play bridge. The Lakeview Retreat fit that bill perfectly. It is truly a 5 minute walk to the beach and then 5 minutes down the beach to town. We had plenty of room in the house to spread out and everything we needed for preparing meals. The house is located right on the golf course and even tho we had a day of rain there still are ducks and birds to watch. it is very quiet and peaceful. WE loved our time in Manzanita.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed the home

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet relaxing place to stay. Was nice to see a fence in the back so the dogs couldn't dash down on the ducks and geese.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Pet Fee $40
Damage Deposit $250

3rd Night free occasionally during Off Season. Please Inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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