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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Brenda Gunderson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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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 22 traveler reviews

WORLDWIND - Pet Friendly Retreat W/ Hot Tub & Fireplace - 2 Blks to Beach & Town
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 30 reviews

Great home within walking distance of the beach and downtown.

  • 5 of 5

This home is set up with all the comforts of your own home. It is nicely decorated and makes you want to relax. We all had a great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy home in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Manzanita is just right for a family hangout. Much less touristy than Cannon beach. The house was roomy and comfortable. The kitchen was terrific, sharp knives even! We played some musical beds (there were 8 of us) as the upstairs rooms are much nicer and more comfortable. The Host is very friendly and easy to reach.

We played games, soaked in the hot tub, cooked, enjoyed the delicious local pizzeria, rented "fun bikes" on the beach, counted bats on our evening dog walks, watched the Olympics...very relaxing. The hike up Neahkanie (I might not have that quite right) is steep but lovely. The recommended trip over to Hug Point was also a delightful outing. I know that the Host is intending a few updates downstairs and once that is done, I would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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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Oswald West State Park
"Beautiful beach just a ways North on 101. It is fun to walk down to the beach and watch the ..."
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San Dune Pub
"Live music, sports on big screen TV's, outdoor patio and great food"
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
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Manzanita House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Rates
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Special Winter Rates
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Pre-Spring Rates
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Rate
Apr 11 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Jul 7 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Indian Summer Rates
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Base Cleaning Fee Varies $120
Pet Fee $45
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

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Manzanita House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In downstairs bedroom
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • 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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