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Brenda Gunderson

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

WORLDWIND - Pet Friendly Retreat W/ Hot Tub & Fireplace - 2 Blks to Beach & Town

20 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Manzanita House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 2 Kitchens, Close to Town & Beach, Family Friendly

Beautiful, private home in a quiet neighborhood just a few minutes walk to the beach or quaint downtown Manzanita.

Comfortable, yet bright, original decor with overstuffed couches and chairs in an open living/dining space with vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows to let in the light or watch a winter storm. Two full kitchens with all the accoutrements you'll need for cooking/entertaining.

Separate apartment downstairs with 2 bedrooms and a futon, perfect for two families or a little extra privacy. There are two spacious bedrooms upstairs, one is a master suite with an attached bathroom.

Enjoy gathering outdoors and grilling on the private upper deck or soaking in the large spa on the downstairs patio. Other amenities include a big screen TV, wifi, surround sound powered by SONOS, small office space and washer & dryer. Plenty of toys for the kids, a foosball table and some beach equipment available in the garage.

Our home-away-from-home is perfect for your next family vacation, romantic get away or work retreat.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Brenda Gunderson (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

About Brenda Gunderson

My husband Dave and I are both native to the Northwest and currently live in Portland. I am a Artist, Realtor and a Portland native, and Dave is a semi-retired commercial fisherman and marine electrician from Alaska.. so of course he loves the coast. We like to buy and fix up properties and have some other rentals in Portland, so when times got tough, we knew it made sense to rent out our beach house to help cover the cost of owning a second home. In the 6 years we have been doing short-term rental in Manzanita, we have enjoyed the experience of sharing our little piece of Oregon paradise. We have been married 7 years, and between us we have three children, 4 grand children, and a siberian husky, McKinley. Whenever we think we might be too busy to head off to the coast, we just take one look at our dog and picture him running down the beach with his tongue hanging out and the decision is made.

Why Brenda Gunderson chose Coastal Oregon

One of our favorite things about our beach home is the location. My husband and I love Manzanita. It isn't as touristy as many beach towns, but there are enough shops and restaurants to entertain us and everyone is friendly. The little grocery store in the middle of town seems to have everything and the Sand Dune pub often has excellent food and live music (and they let dogs come through to sit on the back deck). The open stretch of beach is amazing and protected from the wind and weather somewhat by nearby Neakahnie Mountain, but we still get enough wind to attract Kiteboarders on some afternoons. Speaking of mountains, the trailhead is only 5 minutes away and we enjoy hiking to the top for exercise and taking in the amazing view. We love to crab/fish in Nehalem Bay, bike/walk at the nearby statepark or head 20 minutes North to watch the surfers at Oswald West State park and explore the caves at Another favorite past time is antique shopping in Wheeler just 10 minutes south, or collecting driftwood and mussels at Manahattan Beach wayside near Rockaway about 20 minutes south. We love the privacy and quiet our home offers too for the times we just want to hang out and relax. I don't think we've ever come to our home in Manzanita and not enjoyed our stay.

What makes this house unique

With the warmth inside and set back in the trees, a few blocks from the beach, the storm can be raging and you'll feel safe and warm. With the bright decor you are uplifted, even on the gloomiest days. On sunny days you can catch rays on the private back deck and hardly know the wind is blowing or that nearby neighbors even exist. It is a second home for us, not just a vacation rental and we think this feeling of 'home' will shine through, from the decor to the books, games, kids toys and well stocked kitchen, you'll have everything you need to snuggle in and feel comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful Happy Birthday Sarah Weekend. The weather was beautiful, we enjoyed kite flying on the beach, local crabs & oysters for dinner and all around everything about this cozy fun beach house! We hope to be back for more fun, more soaks n the hot tub, more foosball tournaments and fires on the deck.



Bethany, Matt, Sarah, Heathy, Brook, Cara, Rachel & Lindsey
Apr 2009
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based on 20 traveler reviews

WORLDWIND - Pet Friendly Retreat W/ Hot Tub & Fireplace - 2 Blks to Beach & Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
5

Great location, well-stocked kitchen

  • 5 of 5

Our party of seven (three kids, four adults, two dogs) could not have been happier with our stay. Great location close to the beach and town. All the tools, pots and pans you need in the kitchen to cook for the family. Unlike some other rentals full of random kitchen utensils and bric-a-brac, this house comes with everything you need - including loads of towels!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

You'll love this home!

  • 5 of 5

Bright, warm and friendly home that 4 families easily felt comfortable in for a long weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great time was had by all!

  • 5 of 5

We gathered at Worldwind last weekend -- 13 of us (3 in motels) ranging in age from 5 to 70 and coming from Portland, Iowa, Texas, and Washington. Worldwind was clean, nicely decorated, and well-equipped. Everything from the kitchen to the thoughtful grouping of toys, DVDs, and games made our stay easy and comfortable. The walk to the beach was quick and, although the winds were howling, our 5-year-old twin grandsons had a great time diverting a stream. Downtown Manzanita, with its pleasant shops, was nearby, too. We only wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks to Brenda for making their second home available to us.

Steve and Myrna Sheie

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome. Without such fantastic guests a second home would not be affordable - so it's a win-win. We are so glad our place can be enjoyed by all. We look forward to having you back if you find yourself in Manzanita again.
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5

Thanksgiving 2015

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a great place! Comfy, cozy and plenty of accessories for all to enjoy! Hikes, beach walks, beach fires and lots of great family time. This place has it all! Thanks the Foxes

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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A Welcoming Home Away

  • 5 of 5

This house comfortably slept 4 adults, two children, a teenager, and a dog. On top of that, the kitchen was the best stocked I have experienced in a rental. It also has good beach "toys" and chairs including a cart to take them down to the beach which is about 2 blocks away. It is close enough to the main street of Manzanita for a comfortable walk to a grocery store, good restaurants, and bookstore.

The owner responded to questions immediately; the house was very clean and organized. (Towels for every activity: bathrooms, beach, and cleaning the dog!) Two huge washers and two dryers helped us keep clean.

All in all, a wonderful place to stay with a larger group.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is awesome for a large or small group. The owners have thought of everything and so we did not need to bring anything other than ourselves and out luggage. there is so much to like about this home. On the main floor the colors, the open design and the beautiful windows make the kitchen, dining room and living room a wonderful space to spend time relaxing. The hot tub was a nice bonus. My adult children enjoyed the freedom on the basement space. We have already booked this home for our next beach event. We appreciated being able to bring along our little dog. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Looking forward to having you back.
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nehalem Bay Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
San Dune Pub
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Manzanita Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Numerous
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Manzanita
Car: not necessary

A short walk to the beach and downtown. Hop in the car for a quick drive North to the Nehakanie Mountain trail head...haunted by the legend of lost Spanish treasure. Spectacular view of Manzanita and Nehalem Bay from the top of the 1.5 mile trek. Head south on Hwy 101 to rent kayaks in Nehalem or go crabbing for Dungeness crab at Wheeler Marina.

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Rates & Availability

Manzanita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Rates/ 4th of July
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
4 night minimum stay
$389
 
 
Indian Summer Rates
Sep 8 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Fall Rates
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$269
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$389
 
 
Special Winter Rates
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$389
 
 
Pre-Spring Rates
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$245
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$379
 
 
Spring Rate
Apr 11 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$389
 
 
Spring/Pre-Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$295
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$329
 
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$415
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$389
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $45
Refundable damage deposit $500
Base Cleaning Fee Varies $120
Tax Rate 9.0%

When booking on home away, your payment implies acceptance of our vacation rental agreement, which outlines our house rules, cleaning fees, and cancellation policy. Please make sure you read this agreement before booking. Our home is strictly non-smoking. Cleaning for 2 people $90.00, 4 people $120.00, 5-8 people $140.00, 9-12 people $180.00 Thx

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Manzanita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In downstairs bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • We have a futon as well for xtra sleeping.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing

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