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Johnny and Julie Mathison

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Charming Renovated 1922 Bungalow in Heart of Yachats Village

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

This historic 1922 bungalow in the heart of Yachats village was restored from the foundation up, started in 2010 and completed in 2012. It's located at 362 W. 2nd Street and as the name says, everything is just a “stone’s throw” away. You’re just two doors down from Yachats’ State Park where you can whale watch, play frisbee, or wander down to the rocky marine preserve where tide pools and agates abound. Watch flocks of pelicans wheel by, as otters and seals peek from the surf. When the tide is low, you can walk all the way down to where the 804 trail meets the ocean at the Adobe, and from there it is just another short walk along the 804 to the sandy beach – seven miles of it.

Or, head into town, just two blocks away, where you’ll find restaurants like Heidi’s Homemade Italian and the Drift Inn or head down to the Wine Place for some fine wine tasting. Enjoy some of the many events held at the Yachats commons, or wander through the farmer’s market in front of the commons on a Sunday morning. If you have kids with you, you’ll find a playground just behind the commons with the best tree house on the coast. Just a block and a half from your doorway, you’ll find the Little Log Church, now a historical museum, or wander over to Toad Hall or Rain Dogs for some gift shopping. And for breakfast and the best locally roasted coffee, we recommend The Green Salmon, just two blocks from your doorstep.

If you want to stay inside, you’ll find retro charm and modern comfort. A wood-fired stove warms the living room, next to a sofa and two easy chairs and a bookcase full of everything from mysteries to classics. There’s even a piano for the musically inclined. One bedroom features a queen bed and a foldout double. The other features a king, four-poster bed, mood lighting and a faux fireplace for warmth and atmosphere. The dining area seats 6 to 8, or head into the kitchen and enjoy the great view from the retro bar. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and entertaining, including a microwave. And beyond that, the den opens up on an incredible view through four large picture windows. Enjoy the sight of Cape Perpetua as the sun sinks toward the sea. Relax in the cozy sofa or armchair and watch TV or one of the many DVD’s on hand. There are plenty of board games and puzzles in the den as well, and at night, the sofa folds out into a double bed. The bathroom is also fully remodeled with a roomy, tiled shower and bath tub (and a great shower head!).

This little gem of a house is a unique property. The historic Yachats village neighborhood comprises just a few square blocks, and this is one of the few remaining original bungalows restored to its former glory. Unlike many properties, no driving is required once you park your car! It’s great for a couple seeking a romantic weekend close to everything, for a family with kids looking for some easy, family fun, or two couples enjoying a joint vacation. It sleeps four comfortably in the first bedroom, two in the den, and two in the second bedroom (you can fight over who gets the king-sized bed). Whatever your requirements, give Stones Throw Bungalow a try, and we promise you’ll enjoy your stay.

Keywords: walking, coastal, hide-away, ocean, tide, pools, restaurants, view, fireplace, fire pit, trail, close, state park

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Johnny and Julie Mathison (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Johnny and Julie Mathison

We're a family of four with two young children.

Johnny and Julie Mathison purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Johnny and Julie Mathison chose Coastal Oregon

We fell in love with Yachats years ago and knew when we found this unique, historic bungalow that it was ideal for restoration. Yachats is a special village, like a step back into simpler times. We've always loved the natural beauty, but what we learned after spending time in Yachats is just how wonderful the community is. It's a tight knit community filled with people who care and get involved. We hope you find it to be as special as we have.

What makes this bungalow unique

Historic character coupled with modern comfort and attention to detail. Materials and design were selected to harken back to the 40s and 50s. Very few vacation rentals are situated in this historic neighborhood, so close to everything. We've also retained the beach bungalow style.


based on 37 traveler reviews

Charming Renovated 1922 Bungalow in Heart of Yachats Village
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
Taos, New Mexico USA

Great find in Yachts!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 night stay with our son and daughter-in-law in Julie and John's very well kept "Stones Throw Bungalow" in Yachats. The location couldn't have been better just a blink away from the ocean and 2 blinks to the main street…we never needed to move our car. We loved the layout of the house with a TV room at one end and quiet living/dining room at the other end, perfect for "Readers". Kitchen had great cookware options: pots, pans, dishes etc…however no condiments, a few would have been nice. Beds were firmer than any of us were use to so not terribly comfy but doable. Communication couldn't have been better, Julie was always right back with answers to our questions, very responsive owners. Great washer and dryer…overall a wonderful stay. Don't miss "Green Salmon" for unique coffee and tea drinks and very nice breads and coffeehouse food.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, UT

Wonderful 2 bedrm house in scenic Yachats

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a delightful 3-night stay at this clean, comfortable house just a quick 1-2 minutes walk from the impressive rocky coastline where we delighted in watching the waves crash ashore during high tide and exploring the tide pools at low tide. All the coastline in the area of Yachats is very scenic and interesting, with Cape Perpetua, Devils Churn, the visitor center and many coastal access points (both rocky and sandy where kids can play in the sand and water) are a short drive to the south. We drove the entire Oregon coast on our trip and Yachats is right up there as being among some of the other very scenic areas along the Oregon Coast. It is well worth a stay in Yachats and this clean and pleasant house has everything you need to do it. It's comfortable and affordable. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Everything went as planned and expected and communication and coordination was quick and easy from beginning to end.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place to stay. It is so close to the beach, we loved it.

  • 4 of 5

We have always liked Yachats and the coast. My wife and three children spent a week here on our family vacation. We especially liked the fact that it was so close to the beach. We enjoyed looking for agates, searching the tide pools for starfish and other sea life. We could walk to the beach easily.

This was the first time that we have used a vacation rental home for our family vacation. We previously had always stayed in a motel. What a great experience we had on this trip. It made our day so much more enjoyable to be able to return home to "our house" where we could relax and reflect upon all the things that we had done and seen during the day.

The house was very cozy, comfortable and nicely set up. We had plenty of room for everyone to sleep. It was wonderful to have separate rooms instead of my wife and I squeezing into a single hotel room with all our children. We enjoyed the kitchen and being able to prepare our meals, since we love to cook.

I would recommend this vacation home to anyone headed to the Oregon coast. We hope to return to Johnny and Julie Mathison's vacation home in the future when we come back to visit the coast.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little houe just two houses down from the ocean.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on July 4th and Yachats was hoppin! What a great place to enjoy fireworks:) The owners were amazing to deal with and understood when we had a small issue. We had enough beds that we didn't have to share(my husband and i with our 3 kids). The beds were pretty comfy and big, good pillows, lots of extra blankets and sheets, but i'm used to memory foam so it's hard for me to switch. The washer and dryer were very useful and large, they had soap there to use for laundry and dishes. I love the little bathroom and the water saving toilet. The kitchen was had most of what we needed. We kept things wiped off to prevent little ant guests but they still showed up. We just killed them as we saw them, not really a big deal. We thought the furniture was oddly placed with the sofa bed in the only room with a tv and the furniture wasn't very comfy unfortunately except the awesome bar stools, i loved those! We played monopoly twice and the table and chairs are old and felt like we may break them, which a couple do have spots that slip out so we just kept pushing them back together. They are neat and antique though. There are movies to watch and games to play. My daughter and i wished for a full length mirror;) but we got by just fine without one. It was great being right in town and could walk where we wanted. Only two houses down from the ocean! The wifi worked well. We had service with verizon but not tmobile, just fyi. We also liked having a covered porch for our wet shoes and the rain protection for us getting them on. We found traveling north to waldport 10 min was easy and you can get gas there along with some cheaper yet still good options for food. We found some unique locally made souvenirs in the shops within walking distance, which is important to us to buy something made in town if possible. Overall we are pleased with our stay and enjoyed our week in Yachats!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Renton, Washington

Great place for Relaxing beach side vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, cozy, well set up and made us feel home. It is quite close to the beach which was very convenient. Julie and John were gracious, made sure we had everything we needed and communications were clear. Our family had a wonderful and relaxing time here and we will definitely be back for more.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated little beach cottage- we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This house was so charming- we can't wait to come back! It was perfectly stocked with everything for myself and my 3 children: movies, boardgames, a backyard with firepit... downtown was steps away, and we enjoyed walking to the park each morning and trying to spot whales. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Tide-pooling, agate hunting, playground blocks away, Cape Perpetua nearby, steps to whale watching at State Park


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Yachats Bungalow Rental Rates

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May 25 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $125
Tax Rate 9.8%

Refunded in full with 30 days notice of cancellation. Within the 30 day period, refunded for any amounts re-rented.

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Yachats Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) nice 4 poster, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one in queen bedroom and another in sunroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Backyard fire-pit, tiled shower and bathtub, retro bar with stools and view, sun room with large view windows, front and back yards, enclosed rain porch, wood floors, fully renovated and newly furnished, two fold-out double beds, faux gas fireplace in master bedroom, closet, formal dining room table

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