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Darren Karr

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

NO Tax! NO extra fees! Pets welcome! 1 Block to Beach, King Bed, Free WiFi

59 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Coastal Oregon House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

NO Tax!

NO Booking fee!

NO Pet fee!

NO Extra guest fee!

ATTENTION: VRBO has recently added a 10% "service fee" (paid by the guest) to every booking that VRBO processes. If you'd like to avoid the service fee, send an email to indicating the dates you'd like to book. I'll return a PayPal (you can use your credit card) invoice so you can pay the deposit or make payment in full securely and with confidence. Once payment is received your dates will be booked for you. This is the easiest method to book your dates and avoid the service fee, but if you prefer, you're also welcome to call (or text). If I don't answer, please leave a message or send an email. I'm on the East Coast. Thank you! Darren Karr 503-544-2084.

Of course, if you're more comfortable booking through VRBO, please do!!

Our calendar is up to date!! Pets are welcome!!!

When we purchased this quaint cedar-shingled cottage, we landed a prime location in the northern end of Seaside, Oregon, the quintessential beach town.

The cottage has easy access to the beach (one block) and promenade, offering countless activities for both kids and adults.

We’ve outfitted the house with your comfort in mind. This means making it easy to relax the minute you walk through the door.

Our house includes:

*2 clam guns, a clam net, a clam digging shovel (also good for digging a fire pit on the beach!). All you need is a license! Clamming in Oregon is open all year, but some dates are closed for health and safety reasons.

*1 crab trap, 1 crab ring, a crab boiling pot. You can catch crab off the 12th street bridge (about three blocks from the house). Crabbing is open year round in Oregon.

*1 gas BBQ, 1 charcoal BBQ

*Beach chairs, beach toys, buckets, shovel, etc.

*High Speed WiFi Internet

*Xbox 360 with two wireless controllers.


*Netflix - watch thousands of movies through the Xbox...FREE of charge.

*Wood burning fireplace and gas fireplace

Relax by the wood burning fireplace, walk to downtown along the ocean shore on the promenade, play in the water, barbecue your favorite meal, have a bonfire on the beach...It’s all ready and waiting for you!

Our house is pet friendly!

About Seaside:

Seaside is a perfect place for family fun, romantic getaways, outdoor enthusiasm, conventions, business meetings, family reunions, weddings, …or simply to get away from it all.

Seaside has much to offer including its spectacular ocean views, year-round events, excellent shopping, great dining and a variety of activities that differ from season to season. There is always something to do in Seaside.

Keywords: House, King Bed, 1 block to beach, xBox, wifi, netflix, free, fireplace, beach, HD, TV, internet

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Darren Karr (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Darren Karr

We grew up and lived in the Portland area and enjoyed Seaside for most of our lives. Recently, we moved to Alexandria Virginia! We hope our house has everything you want and need. If not, please let us know!

Darren Karr purchased this house in 2007

Why Darren Karr chose Coastal Oregon

We love Seaside. It's only 1.5 hours away from the Portland area and is the quintessential beach town. Seaside offers everything we looked for in a beach town.

What makes this house unique

Our house is our second home. We set it up so we could visit at any time and not have to worry about bringing a bunch of things with us. We want this to be the same for our renters. We want our guests to feel at home at our house and we make it as easy as possible to do that. We also have an easy entrance system in place so there's no need to stop by and pick up a key. We also make it easier on our guests by not asking them to do laundry, vacuum, or dishes when they leave. We want your stay to be as relaxing and trouble-free as possible.


based on 59 traveler reviews

NO Tax! NO extra fees! Pets welcome! 1 Block to Beach, King Bed, Free WiFi
average rating of 4.6271186 based on 59 reviews

Great vaule.

  • 5 of 5

No frills, older house. Place to stay and be by the beach. Very comfortable for family with 4 kids and dog. Will book again.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! The house was built in 1926, and we've done our best to preserve it's authentic beach cottage feel, while at the same time giving our guests as many frills as possible. Among other things, we offer HD TV through DISH and a 42" HD television; our internet is the fastest speed available, with WiFi; we have crabbing, clamming, and fishing gear; beach toys and other beach gear. If you have suggestions for anything you think we should have in the house, please let me know!! Darren Karr
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Great location for a beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our two dogs really enjoyed this beach vacation. Located close to the beach was great which also includes a nice peaceful walk to downtown on sand. The fenced yard was enjoyed by our dogs. The home is supplied with everything we needed plus lots of games and outside supplies. Altho we were more interested in the big screen tv, we could have gone crabbing, razor clamming or biking. Home was very clean and the gas stove really warmed up the home in the morning. We drove to Astoria to see the Columbia River Maritime Museum and around Cannon Beach. We didn't take time to go to the Outlet stores or Theatre but they both located within a few blocks but we did hit a lot of the restaurants and they are all very good. I texted the owner and he answered back within just a few minutes which was really nice.

We highly recommend this beach getaway and plan on using again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time at Seaside. The beach house was perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of two grandparents, two parents and two grandchildren (2&1/2 year old boys) and 2 labs. The beach house is very kid and dog friendly with a fenced yard where they could run. We all walked along the promenade to town and the little boys did fine. The beach is really close too. The house was clean and just what we anticipated it would be from the description listed. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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May 2016 Very Homie

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time and will surely go back to stay. Easy walk to the beach and the dogs had so much fun also. Darren is a kind man and easy to interact with.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very well equipped, rustic and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this property. It's rustic and cozy but very well equipped with satellite TV, Netflix, xbox, etc. The layout is a bit odd with just one small bathroom off the kitchen but I'd recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charm close to beach.

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything plus more. Crabbing gear and fishing poles. Makes it easier to travel and to travel light knowing that if we forget something it's there already. Beds where very comfortable! Kids loved the bunk beds. Walking distance to beach.

Only con was bathroom is in a bad place. Having to wait in garage for someone to get done is hard. And it makes privacy a issue if your with friends.

Last con was not knowing that there was a person coming to do yard maintenence. Kids where playing in yard when a random guy walks threw gate. This is a problem. Scared my kids and put my wife and I on edge.

Other then those 2 cons great place to stay and relax and would stay here again in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Beach promenade that stretches along the beach from the rental to downtown Seaside and beyond. Outlet Store Mall shopping.


Rates & Availability

Seaside House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 5 2016 - Aug 10 2016
1 night minimum stay
Aug 11 2016 - Aug 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Aug 15 2016 - Aug 25 2016
1 night minimum stay
Hood to Coast
Aug 26 2016 - Aug 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
End of Summer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 2 2016
1 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 4 2016
1 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
1 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Discount Season
Dec 26 2016 - Dec 29 2016
1 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning Fee $95

2 night minimum stay on weekend nights unless otherwise noted. A one night weekend stay may be requested or possible when only one night is available.

Reduced weekly rates may be available.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Coastal Oregon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 1 set of bunk beds (two beds total).
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Extra refrigerator and freezer in Garage, large doggie bed, USB charging stations, Beach Toys, Crab Trap, Clam Digging Equipment, Skim Board, Boogie Board

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