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2 Tier Theater, Hot Tub and Sauna. Sleeps 16. 3D Tour

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths. Over 6000+ square feet.

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Finished in 4/2010. Across from beautiful Olivia Beach in Historic Nelscott area of Lincoln City, this home was built to create memories for groups. Perfect retreat center for church groups, quilting clubs, Bunko groups, family reunions, etc. 2 guest garages, a large RV garage and 2 large driveways provide ample off street parking for 9 vehicles. There's an elevator to the main floor for guests with disabilities, (however, this is currently not an ADA rated home) and is perfect for loading/unloading food and luggage. There's a 15 station intercom system throughout the house. The theater with a balcony is great for watching a blue-ray movie, sporting events on the multiple sports channels available or for a power point presentation for a training class, seminar or worship service. There's even an antique pump organ. 2000 sq ft of deck with 6 picnic tables outdoors, sauna, hot tub, patio with Chiminea fireplace and built in seating and a hot & cold shower. You'll never want to leave.

This property was built to the uniform building code in 2009, and based on occupancy calculations that were in force at that time, this 6200 square foot home can easily accommodate up to 40 occupants. However, due to changes in the Lincoln City Vacation Rental Dwelling ordinances that will take effect in January, 2018, unless we are able to make major renovations to bring the property up to current commercial code, we will no longer be able to serve the size of groups that we have for the past 7 years. We will be limited to an overnight occupancy of 16. We are currently researching what these commercial improvements entail to verify the feasibility of making the changes.

In the meantime, there are several properties in the Olivia Beach development across the street that can accommodate overflows of between 8-12 occupants. If you would be interested in researching these alternatives for groups over 16 in size, please call them at 866-994-7026 or online at Please feel free to call me for further details at 503-544-1190.

Rental Policies: Check-in is 4:00 pm, check-out is 11:00 am. Times are strictly enforced and the fine is $50.00/hour charged against the guests security deposit, however, guests may schedule in advance an earlier check-in or check-out with owner if possible. Due to the technical nature of the components in the home, the owner will meet the guest at the home to go over use of the various systems. Therefore, extremely late check in is prohibited. Guests must make prior arrangements with owner for approximate time of check in if after 4:00 pm and no check-in will be allowed after 9:00 pm.

A Leaving Checklist will be provided and must be followed when departing. A guest's security deposit may be charged if the checklist is not followed.

Unruly or Disruptive Behaviour Prohibited: THIS IS NOT A PARTY HOUSE! Unruly, loud, obnoxious behavior such as lude remarks, profanity, use of illicit drugs, setting off fireworks, public drunkenness, throwing anything off the decks, not abiding by Lincoln City's quiet hours of 10:00pm to 8:00am or misuse of the home in any way, including inviting unauthorized guests that owner was not notified of at the time of rental are all grounds for immediate eviction by the owner with no refund of unused rents or security deposit. This is a family neighborhood; please respect the rights of the neighbors and the physical property.

Pets are not allowed on the premises at any time. A pet on the premises or evidence of a pet will result in immediate eviction of guests and visitors and forfeiture of all rent and deposits. Smoking is also not allowed on the premise.

Use Common Sense: Please use common sense when renting. Do not leave children unattended on any of the decks, children should not use the library deck at all. Use of the library deck is limited to 4 adults. Sitting or standing on any of the deck railings is prohibited. Children under 12 are not allowed in the hot tub. Children are not to use the sauna, barbeque, or chimenea fireplace. Please make sure all screen doors are closed and latched as wind can catch them and tear out the door jams. All fireplaces are on thermostats - please do not turn them below 60 degrees or above 75 degrees. Please keep noise to a minimum on front decks even during daylight hours so that you don't infringe on neighbors.

More Details

Debbie Williams
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Debbie Williams

My husband Don and I bought our home in 2003 and fell in love with Lincoln City. It offered us the relaxed atmosphere of a small town, the beautiful ocean with world class surfing competitions, boating and kayaking opportunities on Devil's Lake, a great community center, live theater, a great public library, culinary center with amazing cooking classes, a free museum, shopping at the Lincoln City Outlet Mall, antiquing, galleries, restaurants and much, much more. It became clear that this is where we would be staying and decided to develop our businesses here and provide for our family also. We opened a quaint eatery (Nelscott Cafe') within walking distance of our home in 2009. We also decided to provide a place for our family to congregate and provide for others to do the same. That decision led us to build this retreat center. We have since sold the restaurant, but purchased the Subway restaurants in town, come by an enjoy a great sandwich!

Debbie Williams purchased this house in 2010

Why Debbie Williams chose Nelscott

We bought the land in 2004 before the quaint village neighborhood of Olivia Beach was built across the street. After witnessing the development of this lovely family community, we asked them to build us a home that could accommodate our growing extended family. I had also attended many women's retreats through our church and noticed things that were missing in the homes we stayed in. I've tried to include everything I noticed was missing - a large kitchen with 3 ovens and large cook-top, 2 dishwashers, large eating areas, separate spaces for people to congregate and lots of sound insulation. Also, an elevator to provide access to those that have difficulty with stairs. I also wanted to provide a space where groups could have training sessions without moving a bunch of furniture in the living room, hence, the theater. We built the home with ample off street parking and also tried to build it so that large groups would not adversely impact the residential neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Open living and dining areas to allow for large groups. 2 tier theater. Ample off street parking. Large back deck for outside dining. Many smaller common areas for small groups. Flexible sleeping areas. Well equipped gourmet kitchen. 3 smaller kitchenettes. Elevator for mobility challenges and loading/unloading. High end finishes and furnishings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely place for a retreat! Everything is so luxurious and very convenient. Thank you for making it available to us. I love the way you have painted and decorated. Kay Dilner

What a great place to spend time! This is a lovely, welcoming, comfortable place. Love the decorating and the extra little outches 0 the dispensers in the showers - amazing! Thanks for letting us come and spend the weekend here. It was fabulous. Kathy Smart

What a beautiful, amazing retreat center! The warmth and coziness of the home with the luxury of an exclusive resort, nestled in a serene community! You have provided a place to withdraw, refresh and renew - thank you for this wonderful weekend. His richest blessings - Sandy

I can't wait to come back! Amanda Allquist
Apr 2010
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Nelscott House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 28
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bamboo Suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lodge Suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Billiard Room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Captain's Suite
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Bath
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Main Bath
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , Main Floor Powder Rm
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , Theater Powder Rm
    Bathroom 10 - outdoor shower , Deck H & C shower
  • Luxurious soak tub in main floor master bath w/double sinks, tile counters and floors and 4 foot wide shower w/seats. All baths have tile floors and counter tops. 6 baths with hairdryers and 4 foot wide showers with seating inside. All full baths have shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers for your convenience. No waiting for the shower or bath when vacationing with a large group. There are also 4 washer/dryer units for your laundry needs.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 28
  • Large Master Suite - 1 king , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Gas fireplace/surround sound, window seat bunk
    Bamboo Suite - 1 queen , Writing desk/corner elect. frplc
    Pirate's Cove Bunk Room - 3 double , 5 twin/ single , X-box
    Gull's Bunk Room - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single , Wii game system
    Captain's Suite - 1 king , 3 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Gas Fireplace, private deck
  • 16 can sleep comfortably in beds with room to spare. There are additional areas located in the office, library, billiard room, lodge family room and living room. Each bedroom features a different theme. The main master suite we call the Queen Mum's room as it is luxurious and stately with a separate soak tub and shower. There's the Bamboo Suite with bamboo bath faucets, light fixtures and pictures - it even has a Koi pond elevated bath sink. The Lodge Suite features log furniture and decor, the Pirates Cove room has very sturdy ship-style beds. The Gull's Room is beach themed and the Captain's Suite looks like the back of a ship. You're sure to find a favorite!
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The gourmet kitchen features the largest french door refrigerator w/water & ice dispenser you can buy. There are also 3 other mini-frig's on the property. There are 2 quiet Bosch dishwashers, a 48 inch gas range w/2 convection ovens, 2 broilers, 6 gas burners and a griddle/grill. There's also another convection oven, 4 microwaves and all the cookware you could want. There are 7 gas fireplaces for you enjoyment. A gas double grill w/a built in pop refrigerator & seating for up to 60 guests on the 2000+ square feet of decks. The Marquis Spa allows up to 7 to comfortably ease away the tensions of the day in the hot tub and there's a 3 person sauna adjacent and a hot & cold outdoor shower to wash away the sand from your beach visit. Fax/printer also. Located across from Olivia Beach you're just steps away from a beautiful park with volleyball, picnic tables and beach access. You'll also enjoy your own patio fire pit w/built in seating next to the tranquility garden in the backyard


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Women's Church Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Dawn Treader is a wonderful place for making memories, relaxing, fellowshipping, laughing, and doing it all in amazing comfort. The rooms are beautiful and comfortably decorated, spacious, welcoming, and easy to get a good night's sleep. There is every amenity that you would find in an upscale resort...and attention has been paid to every detail that women like...a bountiful supply of towels, shower amenities, hair dryers, etc. And the kitchen...oh my, you just have to see it for yourself. We loved the fact that our ladies' with knee issues had the use of an elevator, and while the house is very large it also has a snug and homey feeling There are nooks and crannies to carry on conversations, decks to enjoy coffee and listen to the surf, and of course a bit of outlet shopping for free time. The beach is a lovely walk and is always delightful. We have definitely enjoyed our time here, learned about the Lord, and delighted in fellowship. Thank you for a beautiful home that made us feel like queens. ladies of Woodstock Bible Church, Portland OR

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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50th Wedding anniversary family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family reunion. We had the best time and there was plenty of room for the kids and adults. Something for everyone. We celebrated our parents 50th wedding anniversary while we were there. My sister made a movie of photos throughout those 50 years. It was so fun to be able to watch that in the movie room that had ample room for everyone. We loved the short walk down to the beach. Thank you for providing such a lovely home for us to enjoy this special milestone in. We had an amazing time.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so honored and pleased to provide an enjoyable place for families to celebrate such amazing milestones in life as a 50th wedding anniversary. This was exactly the purpose of building and offering this home, for families to make memories and deepen relationships, for our family and for those who want to partake of the beautiful Oregon Coast here in Lincoln City. Thank you so much for your care of the home, you have added to the spirit of joy in this place.
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Family Christmas and Bringing in the New Year

  • 5 of 5

This retreat home was a wonderful way for our family to celebrate Christmas after the actual day and bring in the new year. We had four families and seven children who found exciting things to do all day. The kitchen had everything one would need to prepare any meal including a crock pot. The amenities were so much fun our family never wanted to leave to find something to do. The beach is just a short walk and provides nice exercise, the hot tub was very clean and perfect temperature, and the theater provided enough movies you could always find something you wanted to see. Everything was beautifully decorated for the holiday. The attention to detail and decorating was evident and enjoyed. Our young children did not want to go home and compared their stay with Disneyland and put it right at the top of their fun list. I would highly recommend any family or group get together to visit the Dawn Treader. You will be amazed and delighted.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Better Place For a Family Reunion or Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

After coordinating Women's Retreats at Dawn Treader, I was finally able to show my family what a fabulous place I have been raving about for 3 years. Debbie does an amazing job of providing everything we could possibly need - even 2 waffle irons. I had the fun of walking each family through the house as they arrived and watch their jaws drop at the beauty and attention to detail. Debbie was available to answer questions and give us info as needed. She also followed up and even asked if we had any suggestions to make the home even better. We had lots planned for 21 adults + 14 kids and the decks, theater, access to beach and grassy area all made the facility perfect for us. Our retreat group is set to go back in 2015 and hopefully, every year after. Thank you, Debbie, for your vision!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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50th wedding anniversary family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at your house, Debbie. This was the best vacation of my whole life - especially since all our family, except one grandson, was able to be there. We loved the spaciousness of the house and can tell a lot of thought and prayer was put into it. It was so nice to have all the space for everyone. No one was ever crowded and the kids all loved it - they want to live there!!

We thought the pictures on the internet of the house were great, but seeing it and living in it for a week were wonderful. Pictures didn't do it justice! We will remember this vacation always. THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reunion Ready - Break out the family recipes!

  • 5 of 5

This home lives up to the hype. The pictures and descriptions provided are spot on and you can rest assured your family will have a relaxing time reminiscing and cooking up a storm in this delightful home. My family (my parents, my 4 brothers and I plus our significant others and children) of 20+ just finished our stay here. The oversized kitchen and dining area meant everyone could hang out and cook and with three ovens, a 6 burner range and every kitchen tool known to man, boy were we able to cook up a storm! The thoughtful layout also meant we had a kids table and an adults table which made meal times a dream.

There are TVs in nearly every room, but with a home theatre, who needs TV. There are many gathering places throughout the house, so little groups naturally form and allow for relaxed interactions without forced conversations or uncomfortable seating arrangements. I loved watching the cousins connect and multiple generations easily interact with one another. It also helped that each adult couple (6 total) had their own room they could retreat to for peace and quite. This was in addition to the two kid rooms. I can't tell you how happy my husband and I were to be able to vacation with out children without having to share a room with them.

I was a little concerned about beach access prior to our arrival since the house isn't directly on the beach. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how close the beach is. It is just a short walk or bike ride (bikes are provided) away. It was actually nice to not be right on the beach as it minimized the sand and noise. The beach is clean and sandy. There are bathrooms and warm showers for washing feet. There are also many families who host campfires at the beach after dark.

The house is well appointed and includes many touches that make it feel like home: ample throw blankets in the common areas, stools in the kids bathroom so they can reach the sink, mini fridges throughout, plenty of parking, etc. There is also a ping pong table in the garage that was a ton of fun. There are a couple of geocaches nearby as well that make for a fun outing.

This was my families first reunion as adults and it couldn't have gone more smoothly. I can't recommend the Dawn Treader more highly and have left its sanctuary with a heart full of love and hope for a future filled with more gatherings like this one.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. We really try to live up a servant's heart example. Thank you for also letting us know about a few minor details that need attention (loose hinges, base of faucet loose in kitchen). All have been tightened and fixed. Again, we wouldn't be able to provide as complete and enjoyable of a retreat if it weren't for guests like you and your family. Blessings.
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Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Dory Cove
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Lincoln City
Car: recommended

Located across the street for picturesque Olivia Beach in the historical district of Nelscott in Lincoln City, Oregon this home is tucked back into a hill overlooking the community with ocean peaks. Steps away from the beach, park with volleyball, picnic tables and fire pit, shopping at the Nelscott strip, quaint restaurants, live theater at Theater West and a 6 plex cinema. Also minutes to the Tanger Outlet Mall, Chinook Winds Casino and boating on Devil's Lake. 15 minutes to Neskowin to the North or 10 minutes to Depoe Bay to the south.

Other Activities: Glass blowing, galleries, volleyball, community center, Tanger Outlet malls


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $385 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.3%

Please inquire about special rates for non-profit groups. Also inquire about renting small attached unit which sleeps up to 4 separately but only if larger portion of the home is not being rented. This is great for advance team to prepare for the larger group.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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