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Zen Beach Retreat-Relaxing Spa - Steps to a Sandy Beach! Free Night!

36 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Yachats House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 5)

Rates vary from $100 to $350 a night.

**Oct. 1st - May 31st The third night is FREE - excluding holidays - Not included in VRBO quoted total, please send inquiry for exact pricing. (lowest listed rate is free) **

PLEASE NOTE: Our Rates Fluctuate on a daily basis based on time of year and availability. (Like a Hotel) The actual rate could be lower (example: weeknights) or higher based on the time of year and availability. Please send inquiry for an exact quote. The quote we send will include FREE NIGHT if eligible.

Rates vary from $100 to $350 a night.

The Zen House is a peaceful beach retreat ​in Yachats​. ​This is a romantic, ​zen, ​one-of-a-kind home ​with easy, safe access to a gorgeous sandy beach​,​ and ​ocean views filtered through trees. Renovated in 2008​,​ ​this home has a lovely living/dining area, ​unique ​furniture ​ and decor​,​ and​ ​an upper ​deck. ​Relax ​and refresh ​in the ​Asian bath and spa room, which is​ equipped with a gas stove, ​a cedar ​sauna, ​a ​two-person Japanese soaking tub​,​ and glass brick shower which juts out into the garden to capture the morning sun, which filters through the surrounding greenery, offering a hint of nature while you shower.​ ​Wake up in the morning and wander into your private meditation garden ​where you can​ follow the trails and explore the abundance of nature, or sit ​and listen​ to the sounds of the ocean and the birds. Or, perhaps later you'll sip ​tea, ​coffee, or wine​ on the​ upstairs​ deck ​ while​ listening to the waves and looking at the ocean.​ This home offers an abundance of options for relaxing and having fun, both inside and outside. ​ ​If you are feeling more energetic,​ ​stroll two minutes away to a beautiful, wide, sandy beach that goes on for miles. ​ ​This two bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has a great ​layout. The master bedroom is on the second floor of the main house; the second bedroom is a studio apartment above the garage with a private entrance​​. The studio has a double bed, sink, refrigerator, TV/Cable, and a small futon. A ​second story ​deck connects the master bedroom and the studio apartment, providing both great privacy and separation, but also connectivity when desired. There is a second bathroom with a shower in the garage below the studio apartment. ​Be our guest and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of this Asian-style retreat home. ​This is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience,​ that will complement your special vacation​, ​honeymoon, or family getaway. ​

Please Note: We do not use VRBO's online calendar, but we do keep the calendar on our website up-to-date. Please email us or see our website (www.sweethomesrentals.com) to check for availability. Thanks!

All rates are subject to change based on availability. Nightly rates are locked in at the posted rate at time of booking.

Keywords: House, vacation rental, pet friendly, private spa, sauna, soaking tub, romantic get away

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sweet Homes Rentals (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amazing house and garden! We will take the memory of the week here home to sustain us through the long, dry summer. (The online pictures don't do the place justice). Our favorites:

1. Miles of sand beach almost ours alone.

2. Amazing garden and shower that shares it.

3. Soaking tub

4. Sleeping in the trees to the sound of the ocean.



Hope to come back this winter for storm watching!
Aug 2010
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Reviews

4.6
based on 36 traveler reviews

Zen Beach Retreat-Relaxing Spa - Steps to a Sandy Beach! Free Night!
average rating of 4.638889 based on 66 reviews
Montana
5

Great home near friendly Yachats

  • 5 of 5

This house was clean and well-maintained. We really researched our options before choosing this home for our stay at the coast, and this home delivered. The owner was helpful, responsive, and easy to work with. We liked being a very short walk to the beach. The home worked well for us and our 2 young children (7 month old and 3 year old). They actually slept in the walk in closet off the main bedroom and it worked great! Grandma and Grandpa joined us and stayed above the garage. They were very pleased with their room, and the separation from the main house was also some nice privacy. The locals in Yachats were so welcoming and friendly. We especially enjoyed the food/music at the Drift Inn. We loved seeing Devil's Churn at high tide, and did some hiking in Cape Perpetua. We would definitely recommend this home to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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A peaceful retreat in a hidden gem of the Oregon coast!!

  • 4 of 5

The Zen house was a wonderful retreat for myself and my sweetie. We were just a heartbeat away from cape perpetua where we hiked to the top (you can drive) for an outstanding view of the coast. We also went to several little stops right after cape perpetua Devils churn and several beaches strawberry hill to name one and found lots of agates and shells. The house is up for sale so we had tons of cars stop in the driveway and turn around and anytime we were out with the animals people stopped and asked about the place which was a bit annoying. The place does have a completely separate room but I do not feel this is a comfortable retreat for 5 people if you are looking to congregate play games as the living room truly only has comfortable seating for two. The futon is very old and I don't believe usable for an adult only a small child my family actually slept on the recliners which are extremely comfortable. The soaking tub and sauna and shower are as many have said the highlight of this home and honestly would bring me back again. The trail they talk about that is down the road away is less steep but if you have anybody who is not a strong walker as my mother was not it is jagged rocks and we all had to assist her. You have a beautiful ocean view from the top master and the windows on this room are out of this world for your morning and evening view you will not want to close the drapes. The deck is awesome and the star filled sky was spectacular. Overall my stay here was fabulous I would only recommend this place for couples personally but overall it was a spectacular vacation and I'm zen fully happy

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We agree that the floor plan is funky and that is part of the charm. We are delighted that you were left "zen-fully" happy and we look forward to hosting your next stay at the coast!
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5

Zen House

  • 5 of 5

Aloha, My stay with me 9-year old daughter was excellent. Terrific location about a block down an unpaved road to a lovely, broad, and clean beach and only a few minutes from Yachats. The house itself was cherry--well-appointed with a fine kitchen and utensils, lovely and spacious bedrooms with quality bedding, and a comfy if cozy living room/dining room. The best was the shower, huge and deep bathtub, and sauna. Outstanding features that added to our visit. Finally, our host was very welcoming and understanding, deducting a pet fee (paid in advance) when she discovered we'd come without one. I'd not asked, mind you, she just volunteered to do it! Oh, I have to add that my young daughter especially appreciated the well-tended flower garden and separate bedroom over the garage.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We are so happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay! We look forward to hosting your next visit to the Oregon coast.
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Redding, CA
5

An Excellent 12 Day Stay

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived, we found that we liked The Zen House very much. And as the days passed, we grew to like it more and more. The owners obviously love their place, and have added many creative touches that add to the efficiency and rustic charm of this cozy home. Immaculately clean, well-equipped kitchen, abundant electrical outlets, reliable WiFi, superb sauna and 2-person soaking tub, delightful garden, second story deck with partial ocean view, and comfortable living area. The broad, 6+ mile beach, perfect for long strolls can be accessed just 200' away, and both Yachats to the south and Waldport to the north can be reached easily on foot, especially at low tide. Zen is also perfect for dogs. Our two dachshunds loved the sights and scents of the garden, and running free on the beach. This home is a gem in our favorite part of the Oregon coast and we look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your vacation at the Zen House! Please come back and see us again soon.
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Eugene, OR
5

A home that lives up to its name!

  • 5 of 5

You may see reviews of this place that point out flaws that are unforgivable, but take them with a grain of salt. They tell only a small part of their story. Most people who stay here are enjoying Zen for all its worth and not picking out the imperfections that come with any structure this age. It is as wonderful as portrayed online, and fairly priced. Please read the owners' response to complaints & know that they care for this haven they are renting. If you're appreciative, objective and optimistic, you'll enjoy your stay beyond description. If you are more picky and anal retentive, you will find things for your self-fulfilling prophecy. This place is zen if you let it be, no place is zen if you don't. We loved it and are planning our return. You should try it, and you'll probably do the same.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honest Review

  • 2 of 5

The online description of the house and beach access were not completely accurate. This is not a three bathroom house, as the master bath consists of only a toilet and sink (technically making it a 1/2 bath). The only shower facility in the main house is the glass block shower downstairs off the spa room. This wasn't made clear in the description or floor plan of the property. The bathroom for the studio apartment above the garage is down a long flight of stairs and in a back corner of the garage. With our vehicle parked inside the garage, the access to that bathroom was a tight squeeze along the wall. The sink and refrigerator in the studio apartment weren't operable during our stay. The cable TV never worked in the studio apartment the whole time we were there. We contacted the manager about the TV, but nothing was done to correct it. The beach access had washed out in a storm sometime ago and the only safe access was a short block away - not an issue for us, but could have been for others. The zen garden obviously needed attention as it had become overgrown. The deck and the furniture on the deck were in serious need of a good cleaning - we didn't use them at all during our stay. The bath towels were in the dryer when we arrived and the manager took them out, folded them and left them on top of the dryer in the laundry room. Certainly not the sanitized, fluffed and folded laundry service that we had been told to expect. This review sounds very negative, but we did enjoy our time at this property. We just felt it wasn't exactly as advertised and we wanted to let potential future renters know about our experience. We've rented houses on the Oregon coast in the past and we will rent them in the future. We prefer renting houses over staying in a hotel/motel. While we enjoyed our stay, given all of the issues we experienced, we probably will choose a different property the next time we're vacationing at the Oregon coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, We're sorry that the Zen House did not meet your expectations. As you can see from previous guest comments the home has been enjoyed over and over by many happy travelers! We must correct a couple of things in your review: We do not advertise the home as having 3 bathrooms. As you can see in the written description here on VRBO it clearly states that the home has 1.5 bathrooms, with a spa bathroom with a toilet, tub, and shower and listing only a toilet off the master bedroom. We apologize that you misread our floor plans on our website, but the large soaking tub and shower are shown on the first floor, while the bedrooms are shown on the second floor as well the half bathroom attached to Bedroom #1, the master. Also, we didn't know about the bathroom and TV situation as both were working prior to your arrival. We do ask when we greet you at the home, to call us immediately if there is anything that needs repair and we will send a maintenance person over immediately to take care of the problem. We're sorry that we missed the opportunity to fix these issues and but they have since been repaired. As far as beach access, we also make this information available at time of check in. It is also in the information book that we have in the house. We do let guests know that there is access (with a steep incline at the end of the street but easy public access less than a half a block, about a one minute walk) to the North. One of the amenities that we offer is that we launder our boutique hotel quality towels and linens off site with 100% natural cleaning products. On a very rare occasion, we have to run a load at the home instead of our laundry facility. When we do this, we still use the same quality sheets and towels and the same laundry detergent. We do realize that everyone's expectations can be different from one to the next but would like to once again point out that many people have left very positive comments about their stay at the Zen House. We look forward to hosting you in one of our Sweet Homes in the future! All the best, Todd & Kate
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Eugene
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
1 Block Away
Car: necessary

Beach access 200 ft, miles of wide, white, sandy beaches, Romantic Beach walks.

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Rates & Availability

Yachats House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
August
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
 
LD Weekend
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Sept
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$195
Fri,Sat
 
 
Oct
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
November
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$125
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
November_2
Nov 28 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$50
From
$100
Fri,Sat
 
 
December_2
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$100
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
December_3
Dec 26 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
January
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
January_2
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
February
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
February_2
Feb 20 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
March_2
Mar 17 2017 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
March_3
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
April
Apr 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
 
 
May
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
 
 
May_2
May 30 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
June
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
June_2
Jun 4 2017 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
June_3
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
June_4
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
July
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$225
Fri,Sat
 
 
August
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $140
Tax Rate 14.5%

*Oct. 1st - May 31st The third night is FREE - excluding holidays - Not included in VRBO quoted total, please send inquiry for exact pricing. (lowest listed rate is free) *

PLEASE INQUIRE FOR AN EXACT QUOTE: Our Rates Fluctuate on a DAILY basis based on time of year and availability. (Like a Hotel) The listed rates is an average rate. Quote will include FREE NIGHT if eligible.

$100 - $350/Night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Yachats House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Spa - toilet , tub , shower , Japanese soaking tub, dry sauna, & glass block shower.
    Off Master Bedroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds in Master Bedroom, Double Bed in separate studio above garage with small futon (suitable for children).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Beautiful sauna. The hot tub is a two-person Japanese Soaking Tub (non jetted), large and beautiful private meditation garden, Deck with ocean view. There is a separate studio apt above the garage - with it's own entrance and bathroom downstairs.

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