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My Cousin's Cottage-- Quiet Retreat, Easy Private Beach Access

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Wide, sweeping ocean views and fantastic sunsets are yours in this lovely area of Oregon's central coast.. Just a quick walk to the Silver Sands neighborhood steps to the beach to enjoy! This two-bedroom vacation rental is newly updated for you and your family. This affordable lodging allows you to splurge on other local treats. Nestled in a wooded setting, in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood between HWY 101 and the beach, , 'My Cousin's Cottage' is freshly painted, carpeted, renovated and decorated with plenty of high-end art, and interesting antiques. Treat yourselves to this quiet retreat away from jangling phones, TVs and other electronics. A sanctuary-like comfortable space with natural woodlands surrounds you as you enjoy the quiet back deck with your morning coffee and conversation or just a good book. In the evening, a lovely glass of local wine or microbrew could accompany the yummy seafood from the abundant ocean ports just minutes away.

The master bedroom, with its 1800's antique walnut bed, features a small private bath and a large walk-in closet. You'll love the casual, eclectic assembly of fun, interesting furnishings and art. The guest bedroom has a queen size bed, large closet and large tub/shower bath across the hall.

Plenty of windows to enjoy the woodland views, bask in the ocean breezes and hear the surf. Family meals are easy with fully equipped kitchen, dining area and rear deck allowing relaxing, fun meals indoors or out.

Even when you are on vacation, you too can wash clothes-- (full laundry facility with washer, dryer).

Well-behaved, tidy dogs are allowed. Dog-friendly equipment is on site-- small backyard is fenced.

No smoking is allowed on the property.

Garage (one car) is over-sized, with lighted work bench if you really want to repair that bicycle. Concrete driveway allows for two cars in tandem.

This rental provides easy access (less than 20 minute drive) to the nearby coastal towns of Newport, Seal Rock, Waldport, and Yachats. Many local fun festivals take place for the whole family (and dogs, too) year round. Explore the myriad of terrific eateries and shopping along with hiking and biking trails, State and National Parks nearby. Farmer's markets, microbreweries, wineries, and delicious wonderful bistros and bakeries are all around and manned by intriguing locals.

Kids will have days of fun at the renowned aquarium and historic port in Newport and then return back to splash in our neighborhood stream. Fly kites on the beach, build sand castles, play frisbee, watch the seals and walk miles with Fido. Build forts and fires-- enjoy sunset cook-outs. Driftwood State Park(well named) is adjacent to our neighborhood. Our magnificent beach is exceptional-- open, long and wide with gradual shallow depth--easy wading (fun in a negative tide!). Lots of beach grasses, interesting beach combing--especially after those famous winter storms!

To maximize your privacy, cleaning services are not included during your stay. Mandatory housekeeping service at the end of your stay ($75 minimum-up to 3 hours).

Our Silver Sands Neighborhood is quiet and peaceful with many local residents and only a few rentals. This is NOT a party place. Minimum age is 26 years old to rent this property . Please observe the 15 MPH speed limit.

Plenty of free WIFI hotspots in the area. Cell phone service is reliable-- feel free to call me if you need anything during your stay.

Check in time: 4 PM / Check out time: 11 AM

Deposit Policy: All payments must be complete with VISA/MC/check, money order or cashier's check within 7 days or reserved nights will be released. The first 2 nights of reservation will be payable upon booking; in the case of a weekly rental, 50% of the reservation will be payable upon booking. The remaining balance will be payable 14 days prior to the arrival date. An additional damage deposit of $250 is required which will be refunded 7-10 days after departure.

Keywords: Seal Rock, Central Coast, Oregon, USA (Ocean side of Hwy 101 just South of Seal Rock and north of Waldport)

More Details

Cindy Barnard
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Cindy Barnard

After many fun years in the health care industry (research pharmacist , pharmaceutical sales and marketing) , I moved from Colorado to enjoy my family ties in Oregon --where my grandfather homesteaded. I live full time in Ashland, Oregon. I enjoy travel, walking cooking,, gardening, bridge, theater, good friends and my doggy, Honey.

Cindy Barnard purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Cindy Barnard chose Waldport

I loved to join my cousin in her home here at Seal Rock after moving to Oregon. When her happy, long stay (23+ years) in this home ended, I purchased the cottage to enjoy with friends. I have had fun renovating and invigorating the home to share as a rental with others in this special spot. I hope you enjoy your time here. It is a fascinating area.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking with my grandsons, friends and my lab on this beach is wonderful--no matter what the weather! I can watch them play and run for miles and know that this area of the Oregon coast is especially safe and friendly for my loved ones. Good coffee, family, friends and doggy-- beautiful sunsets. Wow! I am blessed!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a good place to just do what you want! Took some drives, shopped a little. Did a crazy Passover took us two days. Read watch movies eight and eight. Took our little dog to the beach. He ate a lot of sand but he ran and ran – 12 years old. Love the house and all the wicker! The yard and blooms are so nice! Love the time here!
Jun 2016
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Waldport Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • main bath--tub with shower master bath-- shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) new box springs and mattress in guest room, Double Beds (1) Antique headboard/footboard in Master bedroom -- allows for crib and/or sleeping bags for children
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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My Cousin's Cottage-- Quiet Retreat, Easy Private Beach Access
average rating of 4.5 based on 85 reviews

Cute and comfortable place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place and close to beach access. The house had everything we needed. Even with the rainy weather, we had a great time just being away from the hustle of the real world. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this nice review— glad you had fun!! The rain and fog on the Oregon Coast don’t always come at the best time on OUR vacation calendars, but those magnificent forests and gurgling streams’ calendars rule!! Thanks for the understanding and the feedback, Cindy
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Quiet and lush setting

  • 4 of 5

nothing fancy but all we needed! Best part is the short but beautiful walk down a quiet street to easy access to beach. My dog and I beached combed for hours! Thanks Cindy, it truly is a quiet retreat!

PS only reason I did not give it a 5 is because I don't want people to think this a luxury home, but who needs that at the beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback!! — nope, it’s not luxury! Never wanted that at the beach.. How could I make it dog friendly and reasonably priced with all that silk and foo-foo! Ha! Lovely guests like you guys and your pup make it fun for all of us.. thanks again! Cindy
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Charming, cozy and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay this last weekend was lovely. The cottage is cozy, inviting and snug: perfect for cold and rainy days at the coast! It’s also perfect for enjoying beautiful and sunny days as well! There was so much natural light in the house, it made greeting each day cheerful! My only “negative” is that there wasn’t a third bedroom! I’d love to come back with my gal friends for a ladies weekend, but being that there are 6 of us, it would be a no go I’m sure ;) beautiful home, Cindy! Thank you for sharing!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a glorious treat to receive your review, so glad you enjoyed your time at the cottage! Come back anytime! Cindy B.
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My Cousin Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cindy was very prompt with her responses and very friendly! The cottage was super clean and cozy! It had everything you could want. Just a short walk to the beach and a short drive to shopping and dining. Loved it and would book it again. Thanks Cindy!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The place was perfect and Cindy was so wonderful. Would recommend this place to anyone looking to get away for a couple of days!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming ln Good Weather

  • 3 of 5

On a clear summer day this would be a lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Newport Aquarium, Sea Lion's Caves, tide pools, shelling, clamming and crabbing, whale watching, berry and mushroom picking, art galleries, wineries.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 1.8%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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