About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
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 vrbo.com/914857
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 vrbo.com/914857 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
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- May 24, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful home and location,
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.
We are so glad you had a great time!
Wonderful location and house
We've stayed at many VRBOs and the Happy Clam is very near the top of the list. The location is great and very walkable to Rogue Brewery, Hatfield, and the Aquarium. The views are wonderful no matter the weather and the house is well appointed. Very large master suite with nearby bunkbeds on the top floor, two very nice bedrooms with attached bathrooms on the second floor, and garage/entertainment room on the ground floor. Owners are thoughtful in what is included, with crabbing and BBQ gear available, lots of games, and very adequately supplied bathrooms. I personally loved the kitchen; as an avid cook, I notice when cookware is well cared for, non-stick pans are fully functional, knives are sharp, basic spices and oils are available, and a wide range of cooking utensils are present. We will definitely return.
Wonderful Place to Stay!!!
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!
Neat house in great location
Loved the house, the unique location. Easy to walk to many attractions. Even had great December weather!
Fantastic as always
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.
wonderful views, easy access to bay and town
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
ENTIRE HOUSE RENTAL IS REQUIRED FOR 10 OR MORE GUESTS, please make reservations through vrbo.com/914857 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