USA Oregon Northern Oregon Coast Oceanside Listing #1175

Berni's Ocean View Castle - The Potter's Wheel - Oceanside, OR

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Max. occupancy: 5 (4 adults) 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Sleeps 4 comfortably  4 dog max 
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Beautiful Ocean Views with a Private Patio - Dogs Welcome

Berni's Castle is a big, beautiful historic landmark on the North Oregon Coast, and this two-bedroom, dog-friendly Oceanside vacation rental is part of the sprawling 'castle'. This private apartment used to be Berni's workshop. Here, you'll have ocean views from the full kitchen, living room, and out on the balcony for a memorable coast retreat.

You'll also have use of a common deck with a grill. If you're renting all of Berni's Castle or enjoy making a few new friends, the lower deck with grill will be a fun socializing spot.

The living area is full of large, ocean view windows, comfortable furniture, and a TV for evenings spent inside watching cable or a DVD. There's also an iPod dock for music, WiFi, and plenty of board games to spread out on the coffee table, as well as a gas fireplace that provides warmth in ambiance only, as it is not reliably functional.

When it's time for meals, in addition to all of the major appliances, you'll also have panoramic ocean views from the bright and well-stocked kitchen. There are also a lot of bonus gadgets here like a coffee grinder, blender, and a mixer. You may want to whip up a batch of cookies for after dinner, or start the day with fruit smoothies before heading down to the sand.

In the morning, take your coffee out on the balcony to listen to the ocean and watch the waves roll in. If you feel like a fancy coffee drink, make the 5 minute walk to Brewin' in the Wind and bring a latte and pastry back to this Oregon Coast vacation rental.

Both bedrooms have queen size beds, one with a vaulted ceiling and a paddle ceiling fan. This Oceanside vacation rental will sleep four guests quite comfortably, with a maximum of five guests. And if you need to do any laundry while on vacation, there's a private washer and dryer for guest use. And, if you decide to bring your dog pals, there's an additional fee (two dogs maximum, please).

The sleepy beachside town of Oceanside is popular, yet not normally crowded, with a long stretch of sandy beach and gorgeous views of Three Arch Capes National Wildlife refuge just off the shore. Spend sunny afternoons walking in the sand, flying kites, or just hunting for shells. When you work up an appetite, you'll want to stop in at Roseanna's Cafe, a local favorite, for fresh seafood, hearty lunches, or a piece of homemade pie.

If you don't want to stay put, there are plenty of day trips you can plan in the area. Spend some time at Cape Meares National Wildlife Refuge, two and a half miles north in Cape Meares, where you can hike around and take photos of the historic lighthouse. And, just 11 miles east on Highway 101, you can stop by the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory for samples of Oregon-made cheddar and scoops of freshly-made ice cream.

Further north, there's the galleries of Cannon Beach and to the south, bustling Lincoln City with the Chinook Winds Casino, a large outlet mall, and many glass blowing studios. But really, your most favorite activity may be sitting out on the balcony back at your castle getaway, with a glass of wine or watching a winter storm from the warmth of the living room.

However you spend your time at this Northern Oregon Coast vacation rental, you'll leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed, and looking forward to a return visit.

*Cellphone coverage is quite poor in Oceanside - guests may use their phones in Netarts, three miles away*

County permit number: 851-11-0632

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Water view

Beach access


Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

DVD player

Wireless router

Sound dock


Gas grill : Private



Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

141 reviews

Dale K. Jul 2022
We loved this rental. It was very comfortable and has a great location. Beautiful view and balcony. Easy walk to the beautiful beach. Great restaurant (Roseanne’s Cafe) within three blocks walk. Great location to access parks, trails and many very good restaurants. Pretty, low key community that is perfect for walking our dogs around the little town or accessing the interesting beach area.
Lillian R. May 2022
This cozy apartment has a gorgeous view and is set up well for a small family or group of friends to be very comfortable. The bedrooms and living spaces were very clean. The kitchen was outfitted with some good equipment although it could use some extra coffee mugs and a bigger stock pot large enough to cook crabs. The walk to the beach takes about 7 minutes and is not very direct given how the streets are oriented, so someone with mobility issues would be better suited to drive the short distance. The beach is lovely and we also enjoyed the quick drive to the Octopus Tree and Short Beach which are a few miles away.
wes p. Apr 2022
Dandy ocean view. Nicely remodeled kitchen. Quiet neghbors.
Lincoln H. Apr 2022
Amazing views and proximity to the beach. Very clean and easy check-in/out. Some attention to detail lacking though: beds very soft and not comfortable, linens/bedding very basic, good kitchen while missing basics like oil/butter/salt/coffee filters/coffee/tea/kettle. Accommodations are basic but functional. Location is up a steep hill but with parking directly outside. Beach is a 10min walk downhill (15min back uphill). Just needs some care and TLC to make this a 5* property.
Chris R. Mar 2022
I was very pleased with the accommodations . The space was just the perfect size for 2-4 people. The bathroom has plenty of room to store your stuff on the counter or in cupboards. The kitchen was nicely stocked, and the whole feel of the place was just peaceful and relaxing. I think some door mats or a rug in the living room was literally the only thing missing in the unit. Fantastic view too. I give it 4 stars because it's a hike to get to the beach. We drove every time. If it was the summer and you wanted to pop in and out all day, it wouldn't be that great. But, it wasn't, and we didn't, so we loved it.
Tracy S. Feb 2022
I've stayed here twice, and in-between those stays it has been upgraded with new kitchen, laundry, fireplace, and carpet. The place was really clean the second time around, mattresses were comfortable, outside deck was clean, and views were amazing. We had a great experience and would stay here again. One thing needed is more blankets for the master bedroom, as my friend was cold at night.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Tracy. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time in this home. Thank you for letting us know there is room for improvement. We always appreciate feedback on how to make our guests stay more comfortable and will pass your suggestion of adding additional blankets to our local team. We hope to host you for another pleasant stay in the future!
Cary M. Nov 2021
The view from the front room and kitchen was spectacular! The community of Oceanside very quaint and and relaxed, was just what we needed.
Jimmie R. May 2021
Nice place for the money with a beautiful view of the ocean. Clean and comfortable. A great place to relax. Not a lot of local places to eat or shop. Although just a couple of miles down the road was the Upstairs Bar and Grill. Good food at a reasonable price. We would go back again.
Benjamin P. May 2021
Comfortable, clean space with all the essential amenities. Excellent view from inside and from the deck. Short but steep walk to the beach.
Nichole T. May 2021
Great little place with an amazing view! The kitchen was well stocked and clean. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay with the much needed ability to unplug (helped by the lack of cell service and spotty wi-fi noted on the page before booking). However, we did notice that the sky light in the bathroom had not been cleaned for a while as there were a lot of cobwebs.
Leslee P. May 2021
We love Berni's Castle. They have everything we need, its always lovely.
Scott C. Mar 2021
Comfortable apartment with great views. Very nice upgrades to Living room couch, and Kitchen. The views are outstanding. Easy access.
Kathy P. Mar 2021
The pictures don’t do this place justice. The view amazing. Well stocked with all we needed. We’ll be back again.
Suzanna Y. Feb 2021
Lovely apartment with sweeping views of the ocean - we will definitely be back!
Phyllis H. Feb 2021
I never thought I could feel so relaxed. a paradise home, with all the great amenities.. a deck from which you have full view of the ocean and sunsets. a great kitchen. super heating. overall a favorite vacation spot and I can't wait to return in summer.
Gary M. Feb 2021
My wife and I have stayed in each of the units of Berni's over the last 20 years. We love it! Easy access to the beach, great views, and well appointed and functional lodging. Highly recommended.
Patricia F. Oct 2020
Spent a girl's weekend for my 50th. We all had a great time. The view was amazing, and it was extremely relaxing, rather if it was sitting around the table eating and playing cards, visiting on the deck to hanging out on the couch, beachcombing and hiking the elk flats trail. I loved every minute. My only thing is, the couch had sand on it when we arrived at 9pm. Usually this wouldn't be a big deal, but with covid I couldn't help but wonder if anything else was missed by housecleaning. And by the way I love Vacasa and wouldn't rent through anyone else.
Heather M. Aug 2020
The view is stunning. The apartment is spotless. Easy walk to the beach along small roads with wild blackberry bushes. We loved watching the sunset and the stars from the deck. Highly recommend this place.
Ranessa W. Jul 2020
We loved our stay at Bernie's Castle. We didn't even need to venture outside of our Vacasa home because it was so cozy and gave us those beach vibes with no worry about the current situation (Covid 19 times). They had plenty of cookware and spices to make meals there and we wanted for nothing our whole stay. Thank you!
Gary H. Jun 2020
Nice view from the hillside where the unit is. Coffee machine but no coffee and filters so bring own. One restaurant in town which was closed for coronavirus. Very small town no shops that we found. Very small unit. Somewhat dated and I have four stars because of the ocean and there was a sea cave on low tide.
Emily B. Mar 2020
Amazing views, roomy space for 2 with vaulted ceilings in the bathroom and one of the bedrooms. Easy access to the beach but quiet space since it is located farther up the hill. Kitchen was great, though there were ants on the counter by the stove. The windows had a lot of smudges, but in general the place was great and we’d love to come back.
Lloyd L. Mar 2020
the location
Darlene R. Mar 2020
This is our third time staying at this lovely spot where it can be raining outside and you can still enjoy the view. We stayed twice in the past few months because the winter rate was excellent and we just enjoy the quietness of Oceanside. Thank-you for allowing our dog to enjoy the trip as well!
Teresa L F. Feb 2020
Berni's Potter's Wheel unit has a broad expanse of windows looking right over "downtown" Oceanside and it's lovely beach. Even the day it rained we still loved the view. We'll have to come back in the summertime just to see the difference.

In town we tried both restaurants, the Blue Agate Cafe and Roseanna's. Both had good food. If you want an ocean-side seat pick Roseanna's. We also ate at The Schooner in Netarts, and the Rockayaki Oysters there (a mashup of Rockefeller and Motoyaki) were on my husbands "top ever" list for food. Since it gets so dark in February, I can see the outside seating at The Schooner would be a hot ticket during the long days of summer. If you like Karaoke there's a lively crowd at the Upstairs Bar & Grill in Netarts, and it appears to be a popular locals hangout if you want to avoid tourists.

We found Short Beach and recommend it for it's wonderful short wooden walkway trail to the beach and the unusual "flying" concrete waterfall. We only found a few small agates in the sand. There's also a tunnel through the headlands below Berni's on the Oceanside beach, but it's safest to explore at low tide. We could see that the ocean regularly flows through that tunnel.

If you are concerned about Tsunamis, most of Oceanside is well up the hillside, so we consider it a safe place to hunker down for a cozy vacation get-away.
Darlene R. Jan 2020
Loved the view from this comfortable spot where you don't even have to go outside to enjoy the ocean. Fully equipped kitchen has everything you need to complete your stay.
Shelley C. Jan 2020
This home was spotless! Perfect view of the ocean, comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, a deck and a perfect location in Oceanside. We can hardly wait to come back again.
Mary M. Oct 2019
Have stayed here several times and it did not disappoint. Had a great time and the house is great!
Thomas G. Sep 2019
Quiet, clean, great views. Can't wait to go back!
Brittany B. Sep 2019
The views from this house are stunning. You are able to walk to the beach and local spots, which was very convenient. The kitchen is fully stocked for cooking. I would definitely stay here again.
Richard E. Jul 2019
all around great was clean,comfortable and easy access to all areas
Sandra D. Jul 2019
Berni's Castle (no matter which unit - we have stayed in all three) is hard to beat. The accommodations are well stocked with quality articles and the views are to die for. Granted, the castle is perched on the side of a steep hill so the three block walk back from the beach can be rather breathless, but from the balconies the views ARE to die. If you have a physically impaired loved one (as we do) he/she can still enjoy the ocean without ever facing the hill descent to the beach. Oceanside does have a nice cafe and popular coffee shop/eatery, but the kitchens in the units are well stocked with quality cookware so we always load up on groceries in Tillamook and do most of our own cooking. If you are looking for a quality, comfortable place in a quiet community for your beach get away, you won't go wrong with Berni's Castle.
Wanda W. Jul 2019
We loved the beach view and charm of Oceanside. The location was great for driving north, south or inland. We chose Oceanside because it is less touristy and commercialized. The house has some age on it but super clean. They are replacing non-working fireplace in near future.
Kathleen R. Jun 2019
Kitchen was so well equipped and a delight to work in. Beds were good.
Loved it!
Katherine G. Jun 2019
We love the view! The home is clean, and the beds are comfortable. We particularly appreciate the accessibility for those who don't get around quite as well.
Carole C. Apr 2019
I had a wonderful stay, it was comfortable and quit.
Jennifer R. Apr 2019
View was amazing!
Emma M. Apr 2019
This home was fantastic, so much more than we expected!
It was warm & cozy, with a gas fireplace, comfy couch and views out over the waves. Kitchen was well equipped, with more than we'd expected, they even supplied baking utensils. They supplied binoculars for watching the sea lions and birds on the rocks.
The home was clean and fresh, the furniture and decor was homey and used, so we felt we could relax.
2 bedrooms would be a very comfortable fit for 2 couples or a couple and kids. Even with a small footprint, the property felt larger with the wall of windows and a view you had difficulty dragging yourself away from.
Short walk down to the beach, but the hill is somewhat steep, so not for everyone.
Roseanna's Cafe (walking distance, same as the beach) was fantastic. Amazing pasta dishes, crabcakes and wine.
Little or no cell phone reception (not necessarily a bad thing!) but the Wifi worked great and there was a landline phone.
Would definitely stay in this property again in the future.
Scott C. Feb 2019
Well appointed apartment. Beautiful view. snowstorm hit while we were there but cabin was warm and cozy. Fireplace added to the atmosphere. close to beach for walking. close to Tillamook for brief shopping, rooms were clean and well maintained.
Stephanie B. Nov 2018
We loved the beautiful ocean view. The beach was about a ten minute walk down the hill. The unit was pleasant. The only negatives were ants in the kitchen and a gas artificial log living room stove that cut off a few minutes after being turned on. We would have enjoyed being able to use the stove.
Manager response:
We would have happily inspected the stove for this guest had we been made aware of the need. A tech is scheduled to repair it, and we have eliminated the ants. Thank you!
Mary L. M. Sep 2018
Loved the view and and comfortable accommodations.
Ann M. Sep 2018
The view is spectacular, the decor and furnishings wonderful and the kitchen is amazingly well equipped.
Lloyd W. Aug 2018
Would stay here again!
Michele C. Jul 2018
Beautiful view! One of the best!
Constance G. Jul 2018
Berni's Ocean View Castle, specifically The Potter's Wheel was the perfect spot for our vacation. We were visiting from out of state and wanted to spend a few days on the coast. The views from the property were stellar. You could leave the windows open and hear the waves all night long. No traffic. No loud neighbors. It was terrific and a perfect escape. Highly recommend!
Lisa M. Jul 2018
I loved Bernie’s Castle. I have stayed at many different places in Oceanside and this is by far my favorite. I will be back!
Lindsey A. Jul 2018
Comfortable beds and furnishings, well-stocked kitchen. Great view from the balcony, 5 min walk downhill to the beach. Would stay here again!
David P. Jun 2018
excellent accomodations
Kimberyle h. Jun 2018
Basic rental, sufficient for two couples. Surfaces very clean on checking. Floors need a deep clean though. We kept the ants at bay by wiping counters with vinegar and keeping food in the refrigerator.
Jillian K. May 2018
I cannot even put into words how wonderful Berni’s was. Oceanside was a perfectly peaceful coastal location for us. We enjoyed long walks on the beach (w/ lattes from Three Arch Inn) and through the forest, beach combing, and cooking seafood/relaxing/sipping cocktails/dancing around the living room/reading/even doing laundry to THAT VIEW. Beds are comfortable, kitchen is very well stocked (even with basic spices), and the shower was nice with ample space for your toiletries in the bathroom. No cell service but not an issue with there being WiFi. There is a little ant problem, which we addressed by keeping the kitchen clean and the chairs on the deck need to be replaced, but we found these issues minimal compared to the positives. Planning to return someday!
Jodi V. May 2018
The view here is everything and it's a well stocked and charming apartment. Private deck overlooking the beach and view of 3 arch rocks and Maxwell mountain. Would definitely come back again.
Rick F. May 2018
The View was amazing even if the weather wasn't. Had all the Comforts of home and then some. If you get a chance you must stay here. Very peaceful and relaxing.
Kathleen D. May 2018
The apartment was very comfortable, the view was great. We enjoyed our stay.
Kevynne L. Apr 2018
Bernie’s Castle is a great option in Oceanside. We have stayed in all 3 units @ one point or another & all are nice. All well furnished with the best views in town.
Rena W. Mar 2018
Place was cute, clean and comfortable with a great view. Doesn't get any better than that!! Can't wait to go back.
Jaclyn J. Feb 2018
This house was the perfect landing spot for a weary soul! Ocean views, ocean SOUNDS, and a cheerful space made this place a wonderful vacation spot!!
Julie B. Feb 2018
The views from the property were spectacular! I was a bit disappointed in the quality of the furnishings but overall it was a nice place. Clean and well laid out. There were ants in the kitchen and no soap in the bathrooms. Would be nice to have had some foil or plastic wrap in the kitchen. Internet was pretty non-existent and no cell service at the house.
Manager response:
We are sorry about the few ants that appeared in the kitchen area. We have since sprayed and laid traps, and so far the issue seems resolved. The owners are thinking about replacing the furniture in the future. The home is advertised as having no cell coverage and had we known about the internet issues, we would have fixed it immediately. The internet is normally very reliable. Thanks!
Kimberly R. Jan 2018
We enjoyed our stay here. The house was warm and cozy. It had all the amenities we needed. We loved waking up each morning to see the three arches rocks, what a treat.
Taylor D. Dec 2017
We went for a two day company retreat to plan for 2018 and it was the perfect location. The setting and view were very relaxing and we were able to get a ton done without feeling overwhelmed.
Frank B. Oct 2017
We enjoyed our stay again, highlighted by a stunning display of the milky way on one of our nights.
Vicki H. Oct 2017
The views are amazing and just walking distance from the beach. My husband and I enjoyed sitting on the porch watching the waves crash on the rocks, relaxing, watching movies, walking the beach and hitting local restaurants during our stay. There were so many nice touches, like movies On Demand, Wi-Fi, plenty of soft towels, spices, the BBQ (which worked GREAT!), comfy beds, and more.

We stayed 3 nights and it was so refreshing that it felt like a week. We highly recommend this place!
Tina M. Oct 2017
The view from this unit is great.
Kari C. Oct 2017
We came to Oceanside because we wanted more of a sleepy, coastal town experience. We booked the Potter's Wheel because of the magnificent views of the ocean, and the quaint, cozy cottage photos online. It did not disappoint and was exactly what we were expecting (except the views of the ocean are even better!) Everything was clean and well maintained upon our arrival. The kitchen is well appointed and this worked out well because we ate in the entire time we were there. We wanted a very relaxing few days, not having to venture out a lot if we didn't want. Walks on the beach, a quick stop at a local fish market in Tillamook and an hour or so up to Cape Meares Lighthouse made for a most relaxing and enjoyable stay. The weather was lovely the entire time, so sitting out on the deck enjoying wine in the evenings or coffee in the morning was absolutely the best part of this experience. The beds were comfortable and shower pressure was good as well (can be a problem sometimes, but not here).
Highly recommend this lovely ocean view cottage.
Alisa C. Oct 2017
This is a well placed unit with a spectacular view. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen well equipped. The unit was spotless. They could use some screens on the windows and there is a plumbing problem which creates a loud tapping noise in one of the bedrooms that I would make sure is fixed before renting this unit.
Manager response:
We appreciate this feedback. We will be placing screens on the windows in the near future and will also investigate the plumbing.
Emily N. Oct 2017
Charming little town! Three blocks from the ocean and still a spectacular view of the water. Great beach. And a heckuva hike back home! The kitchen is well stocked with quality cooking gear. It was fun to make fabulous meals while enjoying the sound of the surf.
James T. Sep 2017
We've been going to Oceanside for a long time and we love it. This unit (Potters Wheel) is nice, with great views. A few things to note because it's not clear in the description. This unit shares a wall. The people next door were quiet which was nice. And, this unit is upstairs, there is a unit below. Nobody was below during our stay-- so no noise. The kitchen was well outfitted. Everything else was as advertised and nice.
Martha H. Sep 2017
Great views. Unit was clean. Fully stocked for cooking. Mattress in one of the bedrooms was terrible. Soft, old and would sink when u sat down.? Also....only one wash cloth in the bathroom and three bath towels. Should be four as four were to stay there. We were grateful that the other couple could not make it.
Ryan D. Aug 2017
Great location with wonderful views! Perfect for a couple or small family.
Tammy H. Aug 2017
Love staying at this place. Looking forward to going back next year
Elizabeth H. Aug 2017
This was our first time in Oceanside and being this far north along the Oregon coast. The weather was a bit cooler than we expected; highs for us in August were low 60's. The fog came and went throughout the day and the view was lovely. Bernie's cottage has wifi but it is important to note that none of us had cell phone service in Oceanside. This may be one of the reasons the town is not overly crowded which was nice. The house was clean and stocked with all the basics. We had a very relaxing stay and would visit again!
Darlene R. Jul 2017
We really had a great time and like this spot a lot! We would definitely come again and stay here.
Sacrajit G. Jul 2017
We loved our stay. House was well maintained and appliances were all functional. Kitchen and every appliance cleaning supplies were were well stocked. Just a couple of mins walk down to the beach. A small parade in the morning and fireworks on 4th of July were icing on the cake!! Will definitely visit again 😊
Joyce C. May 2017
Arrived with reservation for Unit 3 of a 3-unit Bernie's Castle. Found the stairs for Unit 3 very problematic for two of us (in mid-late 70's) and our 2 little dogs. Vacasa staff and owners kind to let us switch to Unit 2. Wow, what a view!! Modern furnishings and updated everything. Kitchen very nice and well supplied (although we didn't cook except to use microwave for popcorn/hot chocolate). Good shower, attractive furnishings. Note that owners do not want dogs on furniture. (Wish I'd known that before renting unit.) Otherwise fine for dogs who don't need yard but just walks. Quiet location high on hill so makes view even better. Everything lovely.
Stephen H. Apr 2017
We spent a week here in April and couldn't be happier. Oceanside is quiet but perfect for relaxing, beach walking, and hiking. The view from Berni's is maybe even better than in the pictures. Although the weather was off and on for us, we got out to walk every day and loved watching the ocean from this comfy spot. The master bed was also comfy, which is not always true in rentals. Highly recommended. We hope to come back.
Annette H. Apr 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Potters House. Gorgeous views and it was very classy and updated in terms of decor, tile, flooring, light fixtures, windows, window blinds, great roomy bathroom, and plenty of towels. Kitchen very well stocked. Master bedroom bed was soft but very comfy. King size would have been better just because we are used to that.
Ahoi M. Mar 2017
I first stayed at Bernie's Castle 47 years ago and it was one of our favorite spots on the coast back then. Berni was still alive and living there at the time. I moved to Washington and it was with great delight I discovered Berni's Castle was still in business and very happy to discover the remodel was so well done with excellent craftsmanship and quality furnishings and finish. The bathroom is clean and nice and everything works very well. We were tickled to find Berni's wonderful hand made tiles in the Potter's Wheel. A very nice touch. The kitchen is well stocked and lacking nothing. The water is good. The heating system is excellent. The windows open and close easily and are good quality. The blinds work well and look nice. This is a classy place to stay and even in stormy weather, which was the case our last two visits, the view out of the windows is so stupendous we were quite happy to stay in and take our walks on the beach when the rain moderated. Bernie's Castle is our favorite place to stay on the coast. I am 70 years old now and we plan to go back there again and again as long as we are able.
Justin R. Feb 2017
Best sunset I've ever seen.
Rebecca H. Jan 2017
I went for a solo Retreat during the winter time. Iceland to Portland the day they had 10 inches of snow so it was a little scary to getting through Tillamook pass. However I plan on taking my parents next fall before it gets cold because I can only imagine the drive to be beautiful. The parking was a little tight when other guests showed up for the weekend. Bernie's Castle was a welcomed place for me to watch incredible sunsets and lose myself watching the tide roll in and out. I will make this an annual trek.
Brooke S. Nov 2016
We stayed in Bernie's Castle #2. The view was better than what you see in the photos. It was simply beautiful.
Patty K. Oct 2016
Location is great. View is outstanding
Michael F. Oct 2016
Great view and clean, comfy apartment!
Tina L. Sep 2016
Stunning view, well stocked. Great condo!!!
Michael J. Sep 2016
We definitely enjoyed the property. The view and the space were 5 star. The location is not as close to beach but the view made up for that. What we would have liked to know is that there are no grocery stores in town and no shops, very minimal restaurant choices...we didn't come prepared for this. We made the trip to Tillamook for groceries. We had never been to this part of the coast so we experienced something new but would probably not return... not as much variety of things to do close by.
Heather O. Sep 2016
We will be back!
Jonathan D. Sep 2016
Bernie's Castle is a great place for people looking to get away from the big city. It had enough room for 4 people and was pet-friendly with a great kitchen for cooking. There are places to see and eat within driving distance but the beach was great for sun and walking.
Elizabeth M. Aug 2016
We very much enjoyed this property and would return. Especially loved that we were able to bring our 10 yr old Lab!
John J. Jul 2016
Just a few blocks up the hill from the beach and main thoroughfare, Bernie's Castle is not far from Oceanside's tiny but vibrant downtown. Meals were excellent at each of the local restaurants. Town residents are friendly and courteous. A great little town to visit if you like to hike and explore.
Tim J. Jul 2016
This property was beautiful. A kitchen, washer & dryer, and minute drive to the beach only added to the surreal view. Great sunsets and cool breeze. The prefect getaway!
Chris P. Jun 2016
Excellent place, made for a great vacation
Ash S. Jun 2016
The search for a near perfect pacific coast experience was rewarded by this quaint dwelling nestled on a hill above the pacific coast. The view was simply breathtaking and the beach and rocks were wonderful to explore especially at low tide. We found secret caves exposed at low tides and a tunnel from one cove beach to another that allowed travel even at higher tide levels. The road dead ends at the Mears lighthouse park so through traffic is limited which is perfect when compared to other locations such as Cannon beach. Loved this location and look forward to returning for a full week someday.
Sally C. May 2016
Oceanside is so incredibly beautiful and you can really appreciate it from this cottage. The view was breathtaking and the cottage is just perfect. It was just the right size for 3 to 4 people. The furnishings were very nice, the layout very pleasing, the beds comfortable, and the whole experience memorable.
Wil M. Apr 2016
We had really nice weather for our stay, yeah. Ocean city is a small quaint town on beach. The beach it's self was beautiful, and the view from the apartment was spectacular. The apartment it's self was very clean with all the ammitities, quite comfortable for up to 4 people. Tillamook is just 9 miles away very convenient with plenty of other beaches and sites to see just mimutes away. We would most definitely stay here again.
Dale D. Apr 2016
Tide Pools, long beach walks, great restaurant, with opportunities to go clamming and hike the scenic bluffs right around the corner. I'd say its the ultimate Oregon Coast getaway!
Tom B. Mar 2016
As most people the view was amazing. The kitchen was fully stocked as was the bathroom. We would definitely go there again.
Jennifer O. Feb 2016
Views in the photos are 100% accurate and it is so gorgeous seeing the ocean and the Three Arch Rocks that can be seen through all the windows that take up the entire Western side of this unit. Everything really is provided here with a very well equipped kitchen with pots, pans, spatulas, foil, seasonings, blender, coffee grinder and maker, filters, all linens, silverware and plates/bowls/cups/glasses. Come with groceries and you're all set!

Be forewarned as of February 2016 to check the road conditions to Oceanside, as there is still a road closure for part of the Cape Meares Loop as well as rough road conditions on the open portion where it is a guided one-way road each side leaded by a pilot truck taking turns for each side of traffic. Unknown when all of these road conditions will be resolved.
Dan R. Jan 2016
Weather required us to stay put and enjoy the beautiful view from anywhere, while fixing meals, reading or playing games. VERY RELAXING!!
Jay M. Dec 2015
I've been coming to Oceanside for years, but this was the first time I stayed at this particular property. After spending 3 nights there, I'm sure we'll be back.

My partner and I arrived just in time to catch a brilliant sunset from the balcony. The views here are stunning. We immediately raised the blinds on all the west-facing windows and left them up our entire stay.

I was pleased to see the gas stove was functional (previous reviews hinted that it wasn't). Sure, it doesn't put out much heat, but it does create a nice ambiance on a chilly evening.

The entire property was neat and tidy. The exceptionally well-equipped kitchen was a bonus. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything missing. (If you've stayed in many other rental properties, you learn not to take a nice kitchen for granted.)

Furnishings throughout the house are perfectly acceptable. Some people have complained about the size of the sofa, but I think this has more to say about the reviewer than the actual sofa.

Same goes for the parking situation. A few previous reviews complained about parking. Sure, if you're driving a full-sized double cab pick-up, front parking may get a little tight for you (and your neighbors), but there is plenty of space for a normal sized car. Don't let those reviews scare you. And besides, there's a larger parking area behind the house. It's not an issue.

We were the only guests during our entire trip, so I can't attest to how quiet the walls and floors are, but the sound of the ocean below should block out much of the noise.

I tend to come to Oceanside more than other parts of the coast because it's a little off the tourist track. The little village is quaint and quiet. If you're looking for more entertainment options, I suppose you could drive into Tillamook, but why bother? Pack a good book and enjoy the views.

As mentioned by others, not a drop of cell service (AT&T in my case), but the internet service was dependable and reasonably quick. If you depend on LTE service, maybe stick to the larger cities (or just use the wifi). Again, this is not an issue and hardly unique to this particular property.

Overall, I highly recommend the property. I'm sure we'll be back!
Nancy C. Nov 2015
The Potter's Wheel was squeaky clean, well-outfitted with everything you would need. Quality everything from pans to linens, felt so comfortable we didn't want to leave. The view is one of the best I have seen on the Oregon Coast. Honestly, I feel like I shouldn't give it an honest review because we want to come back and it might be all booked up!
Chelsea I. Oct 2015
Loved our stay here!! The view was amazing and we were able to watch the whales outside on the patio! We will definitely be back!
Debbie C. Oct 2015
The view from this unit is just breath taking.... We were there a stormy weekend and enjoyed every moment...
Sandy S. Oct 2015
I've been coming to Oceanside for thirty years and just love the town. I have always rented another unit just below this one. We decided to try something different, and we are very glad that we did. This is a very comfortable unit with an unbelievable view. I also appreciate how the different units are separated so you really don't hear noise from the other residents. My dogs loved it too. We will most definitely be returning.
Nancy B. Aug 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Ocean Side. The weather was perfect, our cottage was clean, comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. We appreciated the washer and dryer as we didn't have to pack so much. A great spot on the Oregon coast!
Nancy B. Aug 2015
You will enjoy this little two-bedroom beach house on the best beach in Oregon. They need to make some changes in housekeeping and repair but with these, you will love it here!
Frank &. Jun 2015
We had a wonderful stay and plan to return.
Jill W. Jun 2015
The beach at Oceanside is one of the best on the coast. Grab a cup of coffee at Brewin in the Wind and enjoy a long walk on this beautiful coast. We also enjoyed the short trips up to Cape Mears and Cape Lookout State Park (both less than ten minutes away). The view from the property cannot be beat! We often got dinner to go and ate at home because we had the best view in town.

The kitchen and bathroom were ok, but certainly dated. The handle on the shower and the knobs on the washing machine and dryer easily fell off when used. The beds were comfortable and sheets were clean, but the comforters and pillow shams looked dingy. We felt the property would benefit from a good deep clean. There was a lot of dust, hair, etc. on the top of cabinets, behind furniture, etc.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review and your suggestions. The Property Manager will take them under consideration as he looks for improvements for the home. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed the great view so much! Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Nikki G. Mar 2015
We were very happy with our stay. Small but had everything we needed. The parking was limited. We have a full size truck and had to take 2 spots. Luck for us no one was staying next to us. We will be back!
Carol Z. Mar 2015
Fantastic views in a well-equipped rental unit. An otherwise perfect kitchen might benefit from a more simple coffee maker and teapot. From the balcony we saw whales spouting.
Manager response:
Thank you for your 5 star review! This is a wonderful property with an amazing view from up on the hill while still being close enough to some of the more popular attractions in the area like Cape Meares and of course, The Tillamook Cheese Factory! It gives us great pleasure to know that you had everything you needed for your stay and hope that we will have you as a guest again soon!
Johanna T. Feb 2015
This is a perfect place for a getaway. It was clean, comfortable and the location is perfect and made for a nice walk back and forth to the beach.
Lisa L. Jan 2015
We always stay on the Oregon coast at least twice a year. We have stayed at several different rentals from Seaside down to Lincoln City.
Our stay was at the end of January, we love the stormy weather at the beach but were surprised by the amazing weather near 70°! (the weather is usually around 40-50°) The views were stunning, and even though we did have neighbors, we didn't hear them once.
I loved that even though the bedrooms are on the back of the house, you can still hear the crashing waves at night.
The house seems to be well insulated, we turned the heat on in the bedrooms, and i actually had to get up in the middle of the night to turn it off, the heaters stayed off for our entire stay. The stairs to the beach were fine-the railing on the last part of the stairs is a bit rickety, so don't depend on it to balance yourself until it is more secure.
There is no cell service with AT&T or T-Mobile at the house, but you are there to enjoy 'beach time'-doing things at a slower pace. We didn't even turn on the TV until the last night of our stay-the 3rd night.
Some friends of ours haven't seen much of the Oregon coast, so we invited them to stay a few nights. The house is perfect for 4 adults, the couch is plenty roomy, and the adjustable coffee table was great! We know a few other couples, so we will be looking into renting the entire house.
I loved the little fish tiles in the bathroom that the original owner Berni painted, it was a great reminder of how the house got it's start.
I would stay here again and again...and again.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to post a review after your stay last week. We hope that you had a wonderful trip to Oceanside and are pleased that you enjoyed your time spent at this vacation home. It definitely has some amazing views and comforting touches. We are glad that you felt it was perfect for your group. What a pleasant surprise that the weather was so great as well! We appreciate your thoughtful comments and fantastic 5 star rating. Looking forward to hearing from you when you begin planning your next trip to this beautiful house.
Kathryn G. Oct 2014
We had such a relaxing weekend staying here with our friends! We enjoyed adventuring along the beach, which is about a 5-10 minute walk from the house and the view is outstanding! It was comfortable and the kitchen was very well stocked as we cooked breakfast and dinner each day! I highly recommend this rental!
Julie & Bill H. Oct 2014
Right from the start, our lovely Vacasa reservation person was amazingly upbeat, competent and efficient! When we walked in we just stood with mouths open, as what we saw beautiful and perfect. Comfy, but updated throughout, it had everything to create the perfect getaway. We sighed a little when other folks checked in, but never heard a peep, still felt like we had our own palace. The price was great and hope to bring other family next tim ed as well!!
Laurel H. Sep 2014
When we first pulled up to the rental, we thought someone else was in there because we saw light shining through the back window. However, it was from the sun shining through the windows! What a beautiful sight to see!
We loved the property, view, and Oceanside--so much that we are now plotting our move.
Shelly E. Jun 2014
This was our first experience renting a house and everything was great! Vacasa staff promptly returned my inquiry and was always there when we had a question. We stayed in #2 with our teenage boys and had the best ocean view I didn't want to leave! Will be back next year! Thanks
Manager response:
It's great to hear that your first vacation rental was a success! This unit is super comfortable and the ocean view is amazing! Thanks for staying.