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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms (2 queens, 1 King 1 small bunk room), sleeper (Sleeps 9)

Note: for larger house option accommodating up to 13 guests go to

The Happy Clam is a stylish comfortable home with walls of windows, including a two-story great room. This makes for wonderful viewing of the water and sky. Inspiring in any kind of weather. The location is ideal:

* sits right on the quiet south jetty with great views of the bay to the ocean - birds and seals are constantly in view as are fishing boats cruising by

* is at the epicenter of fun stuff, all within walking distance - a serene beach, clam beds, biking, pier for crabbing, marina, Rogue Brewery, marine attractions including the fabulous Aquarium, restaurants, shops, glass blowing, bike trails and miles of beach.

* is wonderfully comfortable for a great night's sleep, lounging, and fully equipped for fun activities including games, ping pong, pool table, foosball

* close to fun festivals and events: just several minutes walk to events at the brewery, marina/pier, aquarium, science center or fun bike ride to South Beach State Park

4 BEDROOMS TOTAL (including small bunk bedroom)

This listing is for the MAIN HOUSE of the Happy Clam, up to 09 guests. For more, the entire house is recommended (go to for reservation. The main part of the house centers on the second and third levels with wonderful views. There we have 3 bedrooms (1-King and 2 Queens) plus a bunk room (small room with bunk beds) and a loft area with a pull-out couch (full). The bedrooms all have walk-in closets and baths. There are 3 HDTVs and plenty of couches and chairs. The master bedroom has a double walk-in closet, so large we put a twin mattress in one side for an extra sleeping place.

The dining table seats 8 (10 can work) and the kitchen counter seats 3. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, pans, pots, cutlery, spices, flour, sugar.

Many if not most groups of 7-8 or more want to rent the entire house, which includes a cheery APARTMENT we open up on the ground floor. The rates are about $100 more per night. In the apartment, there is a bedroom with a queen bed, a bath, a small living room and kitchen plus another HDTV. We do not rent this separately but it can be added to the main house. With this, The Happy Clam can handle up to 13 people. It's nice to have this space for those that are bit noisier or need more quiet time -- depending on the group.

The Happy Clam is great for smaller families and is also perfect for expanded family get-togethers, retreats, book and other clubs, reunions, birthday or other special days (including surprises) - or just plain getting away from the routine. There is no bad season to hang at the Happy Clam. It's always relaxing and never boring.

See Rental Agreement at booking for complete cancellation policy

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Gary Gamer and Sherie Hawley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018

About Gary Gamer and Sherie Hawley

We've been coming to Newport for many years for vacations and shared a home with many other families near Nye Beach. When we found this home on South Beach we were overjoyed to find such a great house, with wonderful view and in an incredible location.

Gary Gamer and Sherie Hawley purchased this house in 2009

Why Gary Gamer and Sherie Hawley chose South Beach

We used to climb down big cliffs to get to the beach. Now we can walk one direction on a flat road along the jetty to the beach or go the other direction to the pier and marinas and aquarium. It's truly a great spot -- always something interesting to look at. The kids love to throw crab pots off the pier or just find treasures on the beach or out in front of the house when the tide is low.

I get a kick out of watching the seals and the birds splashing and diving.

What makes this house unique

The house has lots of windows and light - so even if it's winter, there's usually good light or at least lots of weather to look at. Some of the best weather in Newport can be in January and February. The master is as large as the living room so it's like having two living spaces. There's a big screen TV in the living room and the master bedroom. We sometimes send the kids up to the master and the adults stay in the living area so it's nice to have that separation of space sometimes. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet so the clothes can be hidden from the bedroom and it's more relaxing that way. Also each of the bedrooms has a bathroom attached.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Best ever of all the vacation homes we have previously rented.
Jun 2014
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South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Large walk in closets adjoined with bathrooms, Master bathroom with beautiful light and Jacuzzi
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3) 2 queens in main part of house and an additional queen bedroom with the apartment -- apartment is a 5th bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) There is an extra twin bed in the walk-in closet in the masterbedroom -- not included in the rest of the listing., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out couch in loft area, same level as master., Bunk Beds (1) Small bunk room off loft area, same level as master and two bunk beds in very small room -- nice and quiet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
one of the best neighborhoods on the Oregon coast for views and activities


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Beautiful home and location,

  • 5 of 5

The happy clam was clean and bright.... perfect for our family gathering. We used the upstairs and also the cozy downstairs apartment. There is plenty of space in the home for people to gather together or have some alone time too. We all thought the house was actually nicer than it looks in the listing photos. It was a fun and easy walk along the jetty to the beach and we all enjoyed walking over to the brewery for dinner one evening. We hope to stay there again sometime and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: November 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time!
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Wonderful Place to Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Happy Clam during Spring Break of March of 2017. There were 7 of us including my elderly mom. First off, the location is great. Nice view, quiet area and quick access to the beach, the aquarium and Bay blvd. There is a nice pier practically right outside the door where you can walk out and watch people crabbing.

The setup of the house was perfect for us. There are two bedrooms on the main floor which was nice for my mom since she doesn't navigate stairs very well. Up above were the master and loft area. Below the main floor is the garage/game room with the washer and dryer.

The Happy Clam is nicely appointed and well furnished. The furniture and appliances are very well kept up and up to date. The beds were very comfortable with nice linens. We were very impressed with the giant blue tooth sound system, the large flat screen tv's, gas fireplace, ping pong table and pool table. The kitchen was well equipped for anything you might need. In general, the house was very clean.

I reached out to the owners on a couple of occasions with questions. Gary was very quick to respond and seemed very motivated to make our stay the best it could possibly be. The instructions for your arrival and departure were very simple and reasonable. We would definitely stay there again and hope circumstances allow us to stay there next spring break!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat house in great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, the unique location. Easy to walk to many attractions. Even had great December weather!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic as always

  • 5 of 5

It has become something of a tradition for us to visit the Happy Clam annually. Whether you're out crabbing, combing the beach, walking about town, or just lounging around, it's one of the best locations Newport offers. The owners are very supportive and responsive. You'll get everything the description offers, and undoubtedly more.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful views, easy access to bay and town

  • 5 of 5

We had several generations gathered, 4 families and the accommodations were perfect. The kids 3-12 yr olds had an open play area. they older kids enjoyed ping pong and foosball on a rainy day. The kitchen appliances and utensils were in great condition making meal prep a pleasure. The open floor plan allowed conversations to flow easily. The huge closets were a plus keeping all the luggage and personal items out of view and the size of bedrooms were perfect, the beds were very comfortable. But the views, really, to just sit with my grandsons on the deck or in the living room and watch the boats and ships come and go from port to ocean was worth it all. The sea lions were great enetertainment playing just off the shoreline from the house. This was a great experience and my family would like to do this again. Working with Gary and Sherie was such a big help. They were available always and were kind and considerate, sharing ideas for fun. This was a memory maker.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large home with a cozy atmosphere.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Rogue Headquarters
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Road to Beach
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Bike and horse riding trails
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Marine Hatfield Science Center
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7 miles or more of beach
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Oregon Coast Aquarium
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Glass Blowing

Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Glass Blowing, Marinas, Roque Brewery Headquarters, Kite Flying, Horseback riding, Live Theatre, Art Museums, great sea food restaurants much more, crabbing, clamming


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.3%

ENTIRE HOUSE RENTAL IS REQUIRED FOR 10 OR MORE GUESTS, please make reservations through

Most guests of 7- 8 or more want to rent the entire house for comfort and spreading out the group.

Special rates and minimum stays apply for the Wine and Seafood Festival and the eclipse event in August of 2017. Please make an inquiry to the owners.
Summer Season (Jun9-Sept6): $400/night main house* $500/night entire house w/apartment**
Main holidays: same as summer season Wine and Seafood Festival: contact owner for pricing
Non summer/non holiday rates: weekends - $300/night main house $400 entire house w/apartment;
Mon-Thurs:$320 entire house, $240 main house

Cleaning Fee: $150 - $200 depending on size of group and house option
All guests pay 9.5% Newport city tax and 1.8% Oregon hotel tax + refundable deposit of $350
*main house has 3 bed and bathrooms, small bunkroom, sleeper couch in loft and game room
**entire house includes an apartment on ground floor with bed and bath rooms, living room and kitchen

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.