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Karl Hadley

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

The Dorothy Lou Family Home; 2015 remodel, short walk to beach, view

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cannon Beach House Rental Photos and Description

Comfy 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Home 1 Block To Beach

Extensive 2015 remodel in this attractive three level home good for families or couples wanting some privacy. Ground floor queen bed as well as a fold out couch allow for 4 to sleep in one room. This room has a large flatscreen TV and gas fireplace creating a cozy atmosphere. There is also a bathroom with tile shower on this floor. A modern kitchen and open living area on the 2nd floor capture views of the ocean and access to a west-facing and south deck with BBQ. This floor also has a small TV room that serves as a bedroom with foldout couch, and a bathroom with 2 sinks and a claw foot bathtub, and adjoining large capacity laundry room. The 3rd floor has the master bedroom, west-facing to see Haystack. The other bedroom has 2 queen beds and a reading nook, also with Haystack view, and antique furniture. The top floor bathroom has an attractive tile shower, & skylight. Your "must have wi-fi" members will enjoy high speed connection with good reception in all locations of the home. Flat screen TV and a nice sound system on the 2nd floor offering iPod or iPhone connection to play Pandora selections, if desired. TV in master bedroom and ground floor as well.

This was a family home for 30 yrs, chosen by my mother, Dorothy. Though she's gone now, the many years we enjoyed visiting this home have great memories. We hope that by sharing this unique home and nice location with others, you might develop similar fond memories of Cannon Beach and the time spent in this home.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karl Hadley (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Karl Hadley

Hi, we are Karl & Kelly, co-owners of The Dorothy Lou. We are native Washingtonians & we enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, boating, good music and good food often shared with family or friends. We're experienced property managers, having operated our Hood River VRBO vacation home (56526) since 1995. We bring those skills and customer service to this home in Cannon Beach, OR.

Karl Hadley purchased this house in 2012

Why Karl Hadley chose Coastal Oregon

Cannon Beach is a long time favorite destination of ours, and Karl's mother, Dorothy, purchased this home in 1980 when her mother died. On Dorothy's passing this year, we just couldn't sell the home, so we decided to buy it, patch up some neglected items, and use it as a vacation rental. To honor my mother's memory and her affection for Cannon Beach, we've named the home after her.

What makes this house unique

You are just a short walk to the beach, and situated away from the more crowded area of Cannon Beach proper. Haystack is in sight and a short walk. You'll also enjoy quick access to Highway 101.


based on 24 traveler reviews

The Dorothy Lou Family Home; 2015 remodel, short walk to beach, view
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home was very clean and well stocked for a week long stay with 3 adults and 3 children, with plenty of room for more. There are beach towels, beach/sand toys, beach chairs, a wagon to haul your supplies. Lots of games and puzzles and children's books. Very nicely renovated bathrooms.

Beach access a quick straight walk from the house. Nice quiet street. Nice, reasonable grocery store just a few blocks south. Lots of fun to explore around Cannon Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for families

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week at the Dorothy Lou and had a fabulous time. There was room for toddlers and babies to take naps while the rest of us had plenty of space to gather and talk, and the three bathrooms made a big difference. The finishes in this home are lovely. The kitchen is fully equipped, including kid-proof dishes and cups. Being so close to the beach made it easy to get towels and toys and toddlers transported, and the beach itself is beautiful. There is even a secure deck right off the living room, so little ones could play with water toys and still be close to us. We'll be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, spacious, bright home just 2 blocks from the beach. The house is stocked with everything you could possibly need. The location is ideal.....either a quick drive to downtown or a walk along the beach. We appreciated the quiet, peaceful neighborhood feeling. We also loved walking down the street in the mornings to a great little coffee shop nearby. Front and side decks are a perfect place to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the view. This home helped make our spring break trip with our 4 kids amazing! Thank you Karl!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As Good as it Gets! A Block from the beach and a kitchen fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

OMG, this place is so perfect. I travel with kitchen items in tow because I don't like not having what I need to get the job done. There was no need at this place. I know there are restaurants in C.B. but cooking in saves $$ and is more comfortable for some types of vacations. We wanted R&R and we found it. Quiet and just a block to the beach, perfect!

You know how some places at the beach smell like they are closed up and a dog might have been on your pillow? This place does not. It is very clean and so well-equipped with the finest things including high thread count all cotton sheets on the bed we used. No pets no smoking which is fine with us, no wonder the place is so tidy. The kitchen and bathrooms were recently redone and they are well appointed. There is a bathroom on all three floors and the great room on the main floor includes seating for the whole family as well as some reading chairs that are so comfortable you'll want to read all day if it rains. (room to spread out on the table AND have another table to play cards) The gas stove heats the house nicely and the old fashioned claw foot bathtub is a great place to retreat to after a day walking the beach.

There is high-speed cable internet, free long-distance, big TVs, and lots of beach gear. I would say that three couples could easily share this place and still feel a sense of their own space. There are plates and glasses for the little ones and new appliances that are nicer than mine at home.

We understand this was a family place for generations and it is named after the matriarch. You will leave there with a smile, wanting to know when you can return but also thanking Dorothy Lou for the visit to "Grandma's House" (which has been fully modernized). Can't recommend this spot more highly, we left feeling refreshed we had all kinds of weather and not a moment we wished to be elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving in Cannon Beach with our adult kids which is becoming our family tradition. We rented a different home last year and this year rented the Dorothy Lou. It is a lovely, well-appointed home very close to the beach. The home has been remodeled recently and boasts a terrific interior. The kitchen has everything you need, which is a real factor for us traveling from far away. The view of the coast is great...we could look out the windows at the surf and listen to the roar of the waves at night. Close enough to the center of town but not too close where fighting traffic would be an issue. We spent a lovely weekend together and this sweet property fit our every need like a glove. We're already hoping to stay again in 2016!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, close, cozy, and cute!

  • 5 of 5

Three floors of open area and smaller spaces for curling up to read, make this the perfect spot for a group. It is both functional and beautiful, with a view of the ocean and Haystack Rock. The beach is one of the most beautiful with sand and large rocks that collect tide pools full of creatures. Town is easily accessible by Cannon Beach shuttle, car, or walking. Even stormy weather is wonderful in this warm, naturally lit, and well equipped home -full size washer and dryer, dishwasher, enough plates, silverware, glassware, cookware, baking dishes and spices etc. for a huge group. I can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
92 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Seaside Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cannon Bach
Car: recommended

Cannon Beach is a favorite Oregon Coast beach, well known for spectacular scenery, and a welcoming town with interesting shopping. The beach has miles of sand, welcoming the contemplative stroller and serious runner alike. Rent beach trikes for faster exploration and excitement.

The beach is a great playground for kite enthusiasts and frisbee/football throwers. It is a romantic and magical place that draws couples wanting to reconnect, and families looking for a destination with enough interest for all members.

Haystack Rock is a well-recognized monolith, home to many Puffins. At low tide, witness sea anenomes and starfish which live in tide pools at the base of Haystack Rock. Often, park rangers or other volunteers are present to give educational talks about this ecosystem.

Cannon Beach is well know by 'foodies' who come to the beach to enjoy the numerous options for excellent cuisine.

Bill's Tavern and Brewhouse creates some fine beers-take some home in a growler, or enjoy a meal and beer in the brewhouse.

Numerous nearby parks including Ecola, Indian Creek, Hug Point offer great exploring and sight-seeing opportunities. Nearby Seaside has a fun pinball arcade, bumper cars and an older, but very interesting aquarium, with seals that will splash water on you if you don't feed them quickly enough.

Nearby towns of Manzanita, Nehalem and Tillamook have more shops, restaurants, unique, scenic beaches, and even a cheese factory offering tours, and a WWII airplane museum within a huge blimp hangar.

There is no end to the relaxed exploration and beauty of this destination. Come see for yourself!


Rates & Availability

Cannon Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dorothy's Favorite 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 10 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Premium 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dorothy's Favorite 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancelltion policy: If cancelling more than 6 weeks before your arrival (or 8 wks for summer or holidays), then a full refund minus a $35 fee is given. If you cancel within that "late" window and the home is re-booked by another guest, the same refund applies. If you cancel in the aforementioned "late" window and the home is not re-booked, there is no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Cannon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1830 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Skylight - toilet , shower , Has a skylight
    Bunk room bath - toilet , shower
    2nd floor - toilet , tub , Pedestal tub in combo laundry room/bath room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 queen
    TV-Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2
    Snug Point - 2 queen
    The Reef - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Beds for 5 and a large flat screen TV with couch & Lazy Boy
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cannon Beach offers year round enjoyment, peaceful beach walks, friendly locals and great food and beverage. Hiking and exploring nearby beaches and parks offers endless excitement and interest.

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