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Panoramic Views-Upper Studio -A unit-Fireplace-Kitchen-Deck-Wood and Tile

Bedrooms 1
Space 340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Duplex Studio, Queen Bed, Full Kitchen, Deck, Fireplace, Huge Views

HEART OF THE HILL is a wonderful beach cabin with two fabulous studios with breathtaking ocean views.

This listing is for the A unit, upper studio.

The upper studio, A unit, has two David Schlicker stained glass windows in the vaulted ceilings that add to the panoramic views. It is at street level for easy access if mobility is an issue.

The lower studio, #4472777, is down a short flight of stairs with the same wonderful view. Please check it our if the A unit is not available for your dates.

Located in Oceanside, Oregon, about 9 miles west of Tillamook, Heart of the Hill sits 150 feet above the sand which allows for the watching of whales, birds (Three Arch Rocks, a game preserve, is directly in view), hang-gliders, surfers of many types, and general beach activity.

It's a picturesque 5 minute walk down to the beach on the circuitous streets of Oceanside, a hidden, small, gem of a town with little commercialization, and great beaches and vistas. The Maxwell Mountain Tunnel is a unique gateway to Tunnel Beach and it's agate hunting and tide pools. Netarts Bay is a southerly two mile beach walk.

The house features wood floors and ceilings, lots of ceramic tile, a propane fireplace, private glass paneled deck, complete kitchen, and comfortable accommodations. Heart of the Hill is a terrific romantic getaway spot.

This calendar reflects the A unit only.

Listing #4472777, the B unit, has it's own calendar.

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Ron Young
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Ron Young

Ron and Kate met in 1971 at University of Oregon. Ron graduated with a Psychology Degree and Kate with an Elementary Education Degree and Masters in Library Science. We married in 1975.

Ron worked at Oregon Health and Sciences University for several years .He then became a Master Carpenter and worked in commercial building for a decade. He then returned to college and received an Elementary Education degree and taught 6th grade for 12 years. He then returned to carpentry and bought old houses he remodeled and flipped. Kate was an Elementary Education Librarian/Media Specialist for three years then retired to have three children - one daughter and two sons, and 3 granddaughters. In 1983 Kate started her own dry bean soup mix business called SOUPerior Bean & Spice Co. which she sold in 1996 and went back to the library. In 2004 North Clackamas School District cut all library positions due to budget issues. Kate taught 5th grade until 2008 when she retired.

In 2001 we 'found' this property in total disrepair. It took Ron and our two boys 18 months to pour a foundation, totally gut the inside and rebuild, new siding, roof, plumbing and electrical. A true labor of love to bring it to its present glory. We hope you enjoy staying at the Heart of the Hill, a very special place to make memories.

Ron Young purchased this house in 2001

Why Ron Young chose Coastal Oregon

Quiet, beautiful, slice of heaven on the coast. Great place to get away to relax, walk on the beach, search for agates and rocks, enjoy the tide pools, birds, Stellar Sea Lions and if you're lucky see a whale swimming beyond the rocks. Glorious sunsets throughout the year and maybe a BIG storm to watch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for making it so easy to visit here. Our second this year! H.O.T.H. demonstrates your high standards of cleaniness and workmanship. My favorite: sitting in a chair looking out those big windows watching the changing seascape! See you soon.
Dec 2014
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Oceanside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Convertible Bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Beach View, Ocean View, Stained Glass Windows (Schlicker), Panoramic Views of Three Arch Rocks and Beach, WiFi internet, Close to crabbing, fishing, hiking, surfing, By Maxwell Mountain Tunnel, Tide pools, Agate Hunting.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Views-Upper Studio -A unit-Fireplace-Kitchen-Deck-Wood and Tile
average rating of 4.952381 based on 209 reviews

Outstanding views and great setup

  • 5 of 5

Excellent setup for a studio - everything we needed and more. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing week at "Heart of the Hill". Ron, the owner, called to check in with us several times during our visit. From the beginning, he was easy to work with and especially helpful in our case. We arrived late due to a medical emergency on route. He was very accommodating.

The rental is a exactly as described. We hope to return on our next trip the Oregon coast.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view, relaxing, comfortable studio

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently enjoyed four nights in this wonderfully comfy studio, Unit A. We walked into a cozy, welcoming space that was just the right fit for the two of us. The view is great and the deck is semi-enclosed with glass so it is usable even when there are chilly winds. We were lucky and had sunny, blue sky weather for most of our stay. The walk to the beach through the neighborhood is short and peaceful.

There is a great functional kitchen and we prepared a lot of our own meals but we also had two great meals at Rosanna's Restaurant, a lunch and a dinner, where the food preparation and service were superb. It has a friendly relaxed atmosphere that is characteristic of Oceanside. No cell coverage in Oceanside but the WiFi in the rental worked great. The bathroom is surprisingly spacious for a studio and the tile and decor are charming.

We were fortunate to be there on some of the lowest tides of the year so we had easy access to Lost Boy Beach and all the tide pools at low tide. There were also a lot of exposed rock beds for good agate hunting. We also enjoyed Short Beach, between Oceanside and Cape Meares. I can't believe I have never been there before, thanks Ron for the tip. Cape Meares is also one of my "must do" locales when I am visiting. It is a great location for birders with lots of informative signage and during certain times of the year there are volunteers to point out birds of interest. The lighthouse tour has a lot of fascinating history and the views are spectacular. Don't miss the octopus tree, I've been visiting it since I was a kid many decades ago!

I love Oceanside and have had many memorable stays there with larger family groups in multiple house rentals and I have to say that Heart of the Hill is one of the nicest rentals in Oceanside. I have already sent recommendations to my six sisters who were anxious to hear how we liked the place. Having grown up in the Beaverton area we are all lovers of the Oregon coast and even though now we are spread out across the Pacific region we always come back to the Oregon coast. Thanks Ron and Kate for a spot to add to our favorites list!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Even more quaint in person

  • 5 of 5

Such a perfect getaway spot for a couple. We arrived to a perfect sunset view. The deck is lovely and wonderfully sheltered from the wind. And the placement of the bed and the dining table give you great options to enjoy the views. We could have stayed in the cabin all weekend but we had great spring weather and the beach is wonderful to explore. It's a short walk down to the beach and there are lots of places to explore in either direction. And two great restaurant choices. But the cottage itself is so wonderfully laid out and cosy. The kitchen and bathroom have all the things you'd need, plus a full size refrigerator, small dishwasher and stove if you want to cook more. There are also plenty of games, books and entertainment options (wifi and TV). I wish we could have stayed longer! (We stayed in A)

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, and for being great guests. Hope to see you again.
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portland or

Perfect weekend getaway: affordable, amazing view, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this studio for a last minute weekend getaway with our young son. I agree with previous reviewers who say the view and attention to detail is even better than the pictures show! It was a perfect place to stay and enjoy a relaxing weekend at the coast. Ron was kind enough to let us bring our son (even though it is not labeled as suitable for children) because no one else was in the studio below. We really appreciated this accommodation and loved the place! I think it would especially be ideal for a romantic getaway or quiet weekend away.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA

Beautiful view, charming place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my mother recently. The view is even more stunning than the pictures attest. We sat out on the porch and watched the sunset over the ocean - amazing! My mom uses a walker and/or canes, and it was a good place for her. The bathroom is too small to fit a walker all the way in, but canes/crutches work fine. The kitchen was well-stocked with everything we could have needed to cook our own meals. The fold-out sofa was comfortable for me while my mom had the bed. The whole place includes small artistic and practical touches that really make it a comfortable and fun place to stay. It would also make for a nice romantic getaway. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Oceanside House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Holidays require 3 day minimums - Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, New Years, Thanksgiving.
One night stays are subject to a $25 'one-night' fee.

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.
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Hwy 131
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Ski
150 Miles
Mt Hood
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

Oceanside is a unique village built on a hill, like an amphitheater. The views are exceptional, as are the beaches. Three Arch Rocks, a National Game Preserve, is home to a Stellar Sea Lion colony and thousands of sea birds, and is seen prominently from our houses. The 'tunnel' connects Oceanside beach to Tunnel beach, where rock formations provide tidepools and vistas that are rare on the Coast. Hangliders and Paragliders are often seen sailing off Maxwell Mt., the highest point in Oceanside. Agate hunting is another local activity, while walking the miles of sandy beaches. Whales can be seen regularly much of the year. Bald eagles live nearby, and are also seen regularly throughout the entire year. Good surfing waves are right here, and sea kayaking is also done here by the adventurous. Hiking in the Three Capes Scenic area, of which we are a part, is another activity enjoyed by many. Fishing and crabbing are nearby in Netarts and Tillamook Bays, and of course, in the Ocean.

Other Activities: agate hunting, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, wildlife viewing


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