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

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,830 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Karl Hadley
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

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 a Hood River VRBO vacation home for 20 years. 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 in 2013, 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

From the home, it is just a short walk to the beach, and situated away from the more crowded area of Cannon Beach proper. Haystack is in sight & just a 10 minute stroll away. You'll also enjoy quick access to Highway 101.


Cannon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1830 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

The Dorothy Lou Family Home; 2015 remodel, short walk to beach, view
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews

Wonderful get away....

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home...we will be back. Just a short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderfully clean and well equipped with everything we needed. We have a large family and the home was very spacious with plenty of beds and private space. The street was quiet with a quick walk to the beach. Although it rained and was quite cold, we enjoyed the easy walk to Haystack rock and the warmth of the house when we returned! We enjoyed the location, not too close to the busy streets of Cannon Beach but very easy drive to restaurants and shopping. Karl was great to work with, very quick responding to emails, sent emails during our stay and was happy to help with anything we may need. Thanks so much! We'd love to come again during warm summer months!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Easy access to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home!! Thank you for sharing this with us. It was the perfect amount of space and room for us. This is our second year having Thanksgiving at cannon beach and your home will be one we would like to return to. Loved the fact that no tv was on the main floor. We played games listened to music and had a wonderful time reconnecting with family. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Impressed by this beach home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is very clean, with an amazing view from the living room to the ocean. A very short walk to the beach. A great coffee shop a block away. The home was very well stocked with dishes, towels, extra bedding, hair dryers, spices and condiments. Girls weekend away for 8 and the accommodations were perfect! Thank you for sharing your vacation home.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 anemones and starfish which live in tide pools at the base of Haystack Rock. Often, park rangers or other volunteers are present to educate 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 Brew House creates some fine beers-take some home in a growler, or enjoy a meal and beer in the brew house.

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.

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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.8%

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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