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Gary Gamer and Sherie Hawley

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

One of the Best Locations in Newport - Relax & Enjoy the View!

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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5 Bedrooms (3 queens, 1 King 1 small bunk room), sleeper (Sleeps 13)

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 from 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, 5 min. walk to WINE AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL and others.

5 BEDROOMS TOTAL (including small bunk bed room)L with addition of ground floor apartment or:

MAIN HOUSE ( up to 09 guests): The main part of the house is on the second and third level which is also why the views are so good. 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 HDTV's 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.

APARTMENT (Queen bed): We have recently remodeled a space on the first level of the home into a cheerful downstairs apartment. It has 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.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Gary Gamer and Sherie Hawley (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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 Coastal Oregon

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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based on 24 traveler reviews

One of the Best Locations in Newport - Relax & Enjoy the View!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 70 reviews

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: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time!
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Irvine California

Yes to Happy Clam

  • 5 of 5

The Happy Clam is a fabulous, spacious home and everything was provided to make our visit a wonderful experience. The owners were accommodating and easy to communicate with for all questions. The location ON the water is stellar and cannot be beaten. Close to aquarium and Hatfield Marine Institute. Next year we need to request sooner bc this year our dates were sadly taken. Lucky people who get to visit this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Happiest of Clams

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the Happy Clam on many occasions, but this is our first review. The house is perfect for a group or large family to socialize and relax in an exciting atmosphere with a working marina, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) station, OSU marine science center, aquarium, Rogue brewery and distillery. The house is fully equipped, always clean, and in a peaceful setting. Each bedroom is tastefully decorated and has all of the comforts of home. The kitchen and great room have expansive views of the Yaquina Bay channel, lighthouse, and historic bridge. Newport is the most welcoming and diverse coastal town in Oregon with many great restaurants and attractions. The historic bay front is a short drive or walk over the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting the Happy Clam for our family gathering and we've already booked it for 2016. This is an exceptional house with a great layout for any size of gathering. The house is always clean and tidy; warm and comfortable. There have been many great mornings sitting out on the balcony, enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the boats head out of the bay. The location is great, close to the brewery, very close to the beach and a fun walk (or easy drive) over the bridge to the bay front. We've enjoyed our stays and look forward to many, many more. Thank you Gary and Sherie for sharing your great beach house!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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End of Year Event!

  • 5 of 5

We are a quickly growing heating and A/C business and wanted to hold an End of Year Event to thank our employees. The Happy Clam gave us all the room we needed. With the amazing views, spacious kitchen, lots of sleeping room and plenty of parking it sure fit our needs. Everyone was able to come and go as they pleased. Plenty of comfortable seating in the living room area for everyone to sit and visit. The many walks down to the beach were a much needed relaxation. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a large group that wants to get away and still enjoy all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

My group of 12 had a great time at this beautiful home. It had everything we needed and was perfect for both privacy and getting everyone together. It worked great for the Seafood and Wine Festival because it was a quick 5 minute walk to the festival so people could come and go as they pleased. We also had no problems walking to the beach and across to tourist areas. My deposit was returned in a timely manner and we will definitely stay here again. The view was also fantastic!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 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
Nearest Point of Interest
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

South Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
min.summer rates only
Jun 9 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
non summer/holiday rates
Sep 7 2016 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

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South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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