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Spirit of the Sea ~Ocean Front, Hot Tub, Direct Beach Access!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

'Spirit of the Sea' is a spacious, peaceful beachfront home with elegant furniture and a wide deck affording magnificent ocean views, set high on over an acre, next to undeveloped, forested coastal land. The home is ringed by pines and the deep green growth of the Northwest. Easy private access down some steps to miles of virtually deserted beach both north and south. The beach is five hundred feet wide at low tide. You’ll be both exhilarated and soothed by the unceasing roar of the Pacific breakers rolling in, by the flight of gulls, pelicans, and eagles, by the wind in the trees, and by the nearby creek flowing out of the forest over rocks down to the sea. Fly one of our kites, build a sandcastle, search for agates, make a beach bonfire or use our indoor fireplace and wood stove. Luxuriate in the oceanfront hot tub, read while swinging gently in the hammock, grill your salmon and dine on the deck or at our large dining table, relax and watch the night sky over the Pacific.

Description of rooms and sizes: Living room: 16’ by 17’, cathedral-ceiling space with large windows looking down the coast, sliding glass door to spacious deck, 2 large sofas, 32” television with DVD player, CD player/stereo, fireplace, telephone, cabinets with books, games, puzzles, information on the Newport/Central Coast area.

Dining area: 10’ by 14’, seats ten at table, plus kitchen bar with four stools. 2 folding tables with chairs available. Ocean views.

Deck: 550 sq-foot deck with large wooden picnic table, chairs, barbecue grill

Kitchen, 15’ by 12'; fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender, bagel toaster, popcorn popper, hand mixer, fondue pot, spices, several sets of dinnerware. Best ocean view of any kitchen we know.

Master bedroom, top floor: king-size bed, double futon, 18' by 17' plus 6' by 7' reading area, TV, fabulous ocean views, bathroom with shower.

Main floor corner bedroom, 12' by 12', double bed and twin bed, TV, ocean and forest views

Main floor middle bedroom, 12.5' by 9.5', queen size bed, forest views

Main floor bathroom jacuzzi bathtub shower

Ground floor sleeping area, 20' by 30', four bunk beds, two double futons, 36" TV, separate door to hot tub, ocean and forest views.

Hot tub: On ocean side, perfectly placed to experience the sights and sounds of the Pacific. Seats seven.

Garage: Washing machine and dryer, space for two vehicles, space for three more cars adjacent.

Amount of people and parking: Maximum occupancy: 14-16

Vehicles permitted: five



2 dog maximum, strictly enforced.

Local Activites Calendar: Wine & Seafood Festival in February, Jazz Festival in October, The Kite Flying Contest June 26 & 27, Surfing Competition/Long Board Classic in September, Blessing of the Fleet Mar 20, Spring Whale Watching in March: Meet the California gray whales on their spring trip past Newport!, Brewer's Memorial Ale Fest May 21-23--The largest dog-friendly beer festival in the world! , Sand Dunes with Quad rentals about an hour south down Hwy 101, Newport Airport has 2 daily flights to/from Portland International.

More Details

jeff utter and sharon whittle
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About jeff utter and sharon whittle

Sharon is a psychotherapist, Jeff is a pastor and college professor of religion. We have four wonderful children, two sons and two daughters. Originally from the Northeast, we have lived for many years in California, and we love the American west.

jeff utter and sharon whittle purchased this house in 2002

Why jeff utter and sharon whittle chose South Beach

We both feel very connected to the natural world. Sharon especially loves the sea, and Jeff loves the evergreen forest. We both need plenty of peaceful, quiet time, which this location richly affords. We love to hike the beach and the forests. The house is set well back from the main road and has few close neighbors. It is spacious and open, and allows us to entertain guests while giving everyone their private space.


South Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dogs only with a 2 pet maximum, strictly enforced. $25 per dog, per stay. Maximum of 5 cars allowed. No antibacterial products or clorox in septic
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master Bathroom 1 (upstairs): Large shower, sink/vanity, . Bath 2 (main floor): Whirlpool tub and shower, sink/vanity. Paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels and firewood are not provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom has king size bed and full size futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 full futon sofas and 2 bunk beds [4 twins] on lower level
  • All rooms have access to wireless internet. Master Bedroom 1 (upstairs), 18’ by 17’ with additional reading nook and spectacular views: King bed, double futon bed, phone, television, walk-in closet Bedroom 2 (main floor, corner): 12’ by 12’, double bed, twin bed, rocking chair, view of pines, partial view of ocean Bedroom 3 (main floor): 11’ by 10’, queen bed, rocking chair, view of pines. Bedroom 4 (downstairs): Combination recreation room and sleeping area, 20’ by 30’, two sets of bunk beds, two double futon beds, 36” television with DVD player, wood stove, books, videos, and games for children. Private entrance with hot tub just outside; ocean view through the pines. Closets: in all bedrooms and in main entryway Linens, towels dish and laundry soap provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Garage Space for two vehicles; three additional vehicle spaces outside. Wood fires must be kept moderate and screened. Cable. Many videos to choose from. Children's videos also! Private hot tub Seats 7 people looking out over the ocean! NEW GAS BBQ ON DECK! New wide 550 sq. foot deck on west and south sides of home, with ocean views from both sides! Beachfront With direct private access to miles of sandy beach! Oceanfront, Direct beach access to miles of sandy beach both north and south! No long distance service available. Must bring a prepaid calling card to call long distance from this home. Dogs only with a 2 pet maximum, strictly enforced. $25 per dog, per stay. , Puzzles, games, kites and toys for the beach! Minimum Age Limit for Renters MUST BE 26 YEARS OLD TO RENT THIS HOME. Deep Sea Fishing Charters, Crabbing (Newport is known as No. 1 location for Dungeness crab), Clamming, Newport's Old Town Bayfront shops & eateries, Hatfield Marine Science Center.


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Spirit of the Sea ~Ocean Front, Hot Tub, Direct Beach Access!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

grand and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We were one of 3 families that stayed here for the PAC gymnastics competition in Newport. We all enjoyed the great views, and loved the fully equipped large kitchen. The big dinning room table came in handy for our shared dinner after the meet! Comfortable place for a gathering. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful spot to be with the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful autumnal equinox celebration! So much laughter, food, rejuvenation and time spent beside the splendor of the ocean! We hope to enjoy this special spot on the Pacific again in the future! Truly a place to feel the Spirit of the Sea!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grace and friends, we are so glad you had an enjoyable and meaningful time at Spirit of the Sea. Many blessings to you--and come back!. --Jeff and Sharon
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Views where AMAZING!! Perfect location with miles of beach to walk! Appliances and beds need update.

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful time! Views where amazing anywhere from the house to the hot tub! Would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great time was had by all

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 50th anniversary with our children and grandchildren in August with a week long stay at Spirit of the Sea. The accommodations were roomy, the view wonderful, the weather perfect and the location very convenient for our sightseeing up and down the coast. With the big dining table there was plenty of room for meals and games. We enjoyed having the beach pretty much to ourselves for exploring and flying kites. The younger folks used the hot tub on a daily basis especially in the evening. The kitchen had everything that we needed to prepare meals, but the only drawback was the microwave which was very slow and required full power to heat anything. Jeff and Sharon were good to work with and were very responsive to our needs. If we were to do something like this again, this is where we would go.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week with 12 family members. The house accommodated all of us very comfortably, and was great to have the basement to put all the teenage grandkids! Loved the big kitchen, that had everything we needed to cook for us all. Very well stocked. And having the nice big dining table was an added plus. Loved all the things to do, and of course we all loved the beach. Our only complaint was the filthy dirty carpet that had stains all over it. You could tell it had not been cleaned for a very long time. Laminate, tile or wood floors would be nice, and much easier to keep clean. Would definitely come back again. Over all, was a great family vacation, and I would recommend Spirit of the Sea House to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad that being at our house was a good experience for you. We are surprised to get your feedback about the carpet. This is a high quality carpet which we purchased two years ago. Sharon had the carpet cleaned and scotch-garded in late June of this year. We clean it regularly--and this is the first negative feedback we have had about it. We will look into the problem of the stains. It may be that renters are not removing their shoes, as we request, before they come into the house.
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I want to live there!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this home. Our family of 16 usually go camping for a week in the Stanley Basin in Idaho, but I wanted my grandkids to see the ocean so we found the Spirit of the Sea. Beautiful home, views are amazing, beach is private, all the comforts of home. The kids, all of them, are ready to go back. It was a fun filled week! Jeff & Sharon are great people to work with. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Once you have stayed at 'Spirit of the Sea', we promise you will catch its spirit and want to return. 'Spirit of the Sea' is in a secluded, quiet, forested area, and yet just a few miles from Newport’s historic bay front with its art galleries, fishing fleet, sea lion colony, Oregon Coast Aquarium, Marine Science Center, boating, crabbing, and clamming opportunities, and variety of fine restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the Lost Creek State Park (right next to our house!), Cape Perpetua, and Beaver Creek Natural Area. Newport's FABULOUS Oregon Coast Aquarium (rated as one of the top 10 in the nation), Horse back riding on the beach, Sea Lion Caves, Yaquina Lighthouse, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Chinook Winds Casino an hour north, Historic Nye Beach, Glass Blowing ,Rogue Brewery

Other Activities: Shelling, Wildlife Viewing, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Kayaking, Parasailing.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning (House,Hot Tub) $225
Tax Rate 10.0%

Hot Tub Fee $ fee: 2 Dogs Maximum,$25 Per Dog. June, July, August 5 night minimum Holidays are peak season rate $375 Christmas- New Years, Easter,l $375 {3 night minimum]wine festival $400 [3 night minimum]

.. Contact Owner for more details.......

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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