Ocean, Lake and Mountain views abound from every spot in the house
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About Genna Golden
I live and work in PDX and help run the family business. I have been a lifelong outdoor exploring Oregonian who loves yoga, design, and gardening. I strive to start Happy Hour at a reasonable time and bathe my children at least once a week.
Genna Golden purchased this House in 2014
Why Genna Golden chose Tillamook
We wanted a vacation spot where our 2 kids could roam about and experience nature for hours on end. We feel so fortunate to have found this place, perched out on the spit. It fulfills every time and we love that it’s only 1 hour 45 minutes from our Portland home.
What makes this House unique
You feel uniquely isolated in nature yet connected to the village of Cape Meares.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Dogs with a non-refundable $35 deposit. 2 dog max
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect Coast Getaway
This was exactly what we were looking for when we decided to spend a couple days relaxing at the coast when traveling from Ohio. It was a cozy beach house with amazing views and access to the beautiful and secluded beach. All of the essentials were provided. We loved having the wood burning stove (huge plus having the wood and starter supplies there and ready) and we would most definitely book again!
Greatest property of all along an ocean and bay🖤
This house is amazing. It’s perfect the moment you pull up to it. The house size is perfect, the bedrooms are a good size and beds are soft and kind to an older back! The view from EVERY SINGLE window is magical. I watched the ocean waves for more than two hours one day and had to pinch myself for how superb the view was. We kayaked off the dock from the property and that same day saw two bald eagles(morning time). Then next afternoon we kayaked off the same dock(that’s why you come to the house right!) and saw a herd of elk moving from the dike road into the nature preserve. It blew my mind. Once in a lifetime for us! We brought outside chairs(just in case)for the side deck and saw every constellation that could be seen that night. The road to Cape Meares lighthouse was closed on both sides but we enjoyed Oceanside and Netarts. The Tillamook Creamery was also a stop! I really can’t say how absolutely amazing our 4 day stay was. Thank you SO MUCH Genna for having literally the most perfect place on the water. We are already planning a trip for summer next year.
So glad you enjoyed. Sounds like you had great timing with the Wildlife.
Excellent quiet getaway.
Great home with a calm and quiet location.
This is the third place we have stayed in CM and by far our favorite.
A great place for a small group or couple.
CM is magical.
This was our second time staying and again it was wonderful!
We love it here on Cape Meares.
ABOUT CAPE MEARES
The spit is rich in history. It was once home to Bayocean Park, a luxury turn of the century resort experience, which guests reached via private yacht. Alas, development of only one jetty changed the erosion pattern and the once grand resort slowly fell into the sea. The town is long gone, but what first enamored the developers still surrounds you. You can bike, hike and fish in the area and enjoy wonderful views of Tillamook Bay and it’s marine culture.
There is an interest in rezoning the spit from Recreation Management to Recreation Natural, which would preserve the land as a natural area and eliminate the option to develop. For those who have spent time here, you can see why preservation is in order. A herd of elk roams the land; it is home to Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Osprey, and much more. It is a bird watcher’s paradise, and fishermen may line the lake, depending on what was recently stocked. Boats come and go from the bay, and the night sky is dark enough to study your constellations.
ACTIVITIES FROM THE HOUSE
- Explore Cathedral Rocks and the tide pools at low tide
- Bird watch or fish on Cape Meares Lake from our tandem kayak
- Crab, clam or fish
- Hike to Cape Meares lighthouse
- Hike or bike through Bayocean Park
IF YOU CAN TEAR YOURSELF AWAY
- Go to Cape Meares Lighthouse and whale watch during their migration period (we have binoculars for you) then drive down to Netarts and eat at The Schooner
- Go to Munson Creek Falls
- Deep-sea fish out of Garibaldi
- Go north to Tillamook jetty, walk out to the end and whale watch during migration
FEELING MORE “URBAN”?
- Tillamook Cheese Factory
- Tillamook Air Museum
- Tillamook County Pioneer Museum
- Eat at Pacific Restaurant in downtown Tillamook