About the property
- House900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Year round bird activity makes this home appropriately named “The Swallows.” Many call The Swallows “A little piece of heaven”, and it is!
The Swallows is located at the end of a quiet little street on the northwest end of Yachats. The house is just one block from seven miles of sandy beach to the north. To the south is the beginning of the historic 804 Trail which meanders along the coastline with breathtaking views of waves crashing on rocks and scenic sunsets. You can walk the trail all of the way into town which in total is about a half hour walk- one way. Stop off along the trail to the Adobe for a meal in their oceanfront restaurant.
You can see the ocean from the living room and dining room and on a nice day sit out on the deck with a cup of tea, soaking in the rays and listening to the sounds of the pounding ocean. The house is a very comfortable, bright , cheery, well stocked abode that is cozy in all seasons, with warm fluffy blankets and comfortable beds.
On a rainy day, enjoy a walk along the 804 Trail and then come home to snuggle in front of the cozy gas fireplace. Curl up with a book from the bookshelf, or enjoy a puzzle or game provided for your pleasure. If you’re a Duck or Beaver fan, you can even grab a game on the television.
We love dogs and gladly welcome yours, though we do ask that you pick up after them and keep them off the furniture and blankets. Dog towels are provided for you as well.
The beach at The Swallows is dog (and people) heaven – we hope that you enjoy!
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
About Nikki Hamilton
We fell in love with Yachats and the 804 Trail back in the early 1990's. This is where we always went for a change, rest and rejuvenation. We would always rent a house on the "fish streets" with our three children, as we loved the proximity of the beach and trail and so much peace and quiet. We felt like the people who had homes here were so lucky, and we held out hope that someday we could be as lucky too! We frequently rented "The Swallows" and by a twist of fate reached out to the owner at a time when she was looking to make a change, as were we....and, the rest is history.
Why Nikki Hamilton chose Yachats
We bought this property because of LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. It is the kind of get-away that most people would appreciate: comfortable, cozy, bright and fun. It is a very personal kind of place..a great little retreat to the coast.
What makes this House unique
We love the quiet and the sound of the surf in every room. We are yet to finish reading anything....the sound of the surf has us asleep in no time at all.... The house is cozy with a great view of the ocean and a gas fireplace that makes even the rainiest of days a pleasure. We like the easy and uncomplicated atmosphere and the proximity of Overleaf Lodge, Fireside and the Adobe for some special amenities.....It is nice to walk over to the Adobe for a meal and then, walk back (their chocolate cake is to die for!) Yachats and the area around have many things to offer in way of entertainment and nature excursions. Newport with its aquarium is not far and we love to eat pastries at the Green Salmon or go for dinner and listen to music at the Drift Inn.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect "Explorers' Retreat"
We LOVED hiking the 804 Trail to the end, both north and south--watching birds, collecting special stones, as well as many other adventures on the craggy coast and forest trails. It's easy as well to walk to the Yachats Brewery and Bread and Roses Bakery, the grocery and the library. After each day's explorations, we happily returned to "The Swallows" for cheer and reflection. A very cozy space, with every provision one could want--cheerful and charming touches and a cottage that hugs you and welcomes you home.
I am so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for writing such a sweet review! We would love to have you back anytime the beach beckons you!
Comfortable and quiet home
We enjoyed our stay in this comfortable home. It looked like the bathroom had been recently remodeled, and the kitchen was fully equipped. We liked the deck with chairs that looked out toward the ocean.
Perfect beach cabin!
Cute, clean and cozy. Just as described. Stormy weather prevented us from exploring too much but central location for when we hopefully return.
A great spot to unwind
The beds were perfect, the view amazing, and every amenity was provided (spices, condiments, extra blankets, dog towels, good instructions, coffee filters, flashlights, maps, etc etc etc). The walk along the coast to town is a little over a mile and gorgeous -- saw whales, sea lions, tons of birds, tide pools and crashing waves. The cell service, thank god, was sketchy, but the internet was super reliable and fast. Bring boots in cooler temps for beach walking because you need to cross a few shallow streams to get any distance. We surf fished for perch and actually caught enough for a nice dinner. Yachats is a gem, and this place is perfectly situated far enough from town and the highway to make for a peaceful vacation with no crowds or traffic.
Thanks for writing such a nice review! What a delight to hear that you enjoyed your time at "The Swallows." I haven't been perch fishing in years - but what fun to hear that you caught your dinner! You folks were awesome guests - please come back anytime!
Cute Neighborhood Home with Partial Ocean View
My husband and I enjoyed a quick two night getaway at The Swallows. It is a lovely, comfortable home, but once again, I was fooled by the photos and description into believing the home was closer to the ocean than it actually is. The view was partial, from one seat in the dining room and from one spot in the living room. Not exactly "ocean view from the living room and dining room" which leads one to believe the house is pretty much on the ocean. No, the house is three houses back from the beach, although it was a short walk down to the 804 trail to the south, and a sandy beach to the north. Other than that disappointment, the home is very comfortable, and would be ideal for a family with children who don't mind sharing a queen bed, or two couples. The separate den is ideal for separating folks who want to watch TV from folks who want to relax and visit in the living area. One of the queen beds was memory foam and very comfy, we chose that bed. The second queen bed was covered in a plastic sheet (I presume for kids) but I suppose that could be removed for a second couple. It was not memory foam, felt more like a regular, older mattress and not quite as comfortable. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at The Swallows, but I will really scrutinize ads in the future to be sure they say "oceanfront" not "oceanview". This house has a VERY PARTIAL ocean view.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. It sounds like overall you enjoyed your stay but thought the house was more oceanfront. I have to say that your review did surprise me because all of our reviews have been very positive regarding the view. Another guest wrote that the view "exceeded their expectations." Regardless, you were disappointed and I am sorry for that. I took all of the photos of the house and labeled them so that hopefully the amenities and proximity to the beach would be made clear. Please remember it's totally okay to ask prior to booking if the house is oceanfront - this would take the guesswork out of it for you... we are always happy to answer any questions that come up.
All the best,
Everything was lovely. Clean home. Courteous response to any questions or help. We even stayed an extra day because we enjoyed it so much !!!!
Thanks for your review. We were happy to have you as our guests! Thanks for taking good care of our home. Please come back and stay with us anytime!