Loved the view and being so close to Newport!
Loved my stay at Sunset Cottage. Well appointed, comfortable, and perfect for myself and dog. The fenced backyard is great for late night potty breaks. The high bank location prohibits direct beach access but you don’t have to go far, either north or south, to get on the sand. Loved our stay!
We loved our visit here. The house was clean. The bedding and towels were clean. The kitchen had all of the right things you needed to make a meal.
Nice home. Had a lot of spices and to use and a beautiful view.
Loved the view! House was well stocked and comfy. The sliding glass door needs repaired. Otherwise a great first VACASA stay!
Thank you for your review, Pamela. we are delighted that you enjoyed your time here and appreciate your feedback about the door. We'd love to host you again very soon.
Great view to watch waves.
We loved being able to hear the ocean waves from inside the home!
The view was the only good thing
Thank you for staying with us, Jodie! We are glad you enjoyed the surrounding scenery. While we encourage you to call us during your stay so that we have the opportunity to address matters at hand, we understand that you are simply trying to enjoy your vacation and may feel hesitant to bring forth complaints at that time. However, we take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded this information to the local staff to review and update the home as needed for future guests. We look forward to hosting you again!
Typical beach cottage with a stunning view overlooking the beach It’s older but functional. Unfortunately it wasn’t very clean. (Hair in bathroom sink, dust under the chairs, mold in the shower).
Great view of the ocean but that was it. There is virtually no upkeep of the outside. Huge overgrown briar bush in the back yard which blocks the view of the ocean. Weeds in the walkway. The duplex needs a paint job very badly. Boards falling off the fence. There was no table on the deck which was pictured in the ad. Only two deck chairs for a house capacity of 4 and they were covered in green algae and were filthy. There was no coffee pot in the coffeemaker. The dryer didn't work. The floors were dirty and obviously hadn't been mopped. Burned out light bulbs and extras are stored in a closet that is blocked by the couch. No cell service inside the house. No dishwasher. Bring your own knife sharpener! I will not rent this property again.
Thank you for your review, Robin. Landscaping will be out to cut back the bush. Maintenance is repairing the fence. The coffee maker and light bulbs have been replaced. Housekeeping has taken care of the floors, and we have verified the dryer is working. We do hope to host you again for a more comfortable stay!
In looking at some of the reviews I’m
a little blown away that anyone would say anything negative about this house. It was clean, comfy, and well stocked. Best of all was the view of the ocean, which could not be beat. In addition, it’s dog friendly with a fenced back yard. We were very happy with our stay.
The ocean view is great. Nothing else about this particular property is great. It is literally falling apart, sometimes in our hands, while we were there. It needs a lot of maintenance. The dishes are a mismatched and hodge podge collection from several different garage sales, maybe? The bathroom has the remnants of a towel rack, with no towel rack, the bbq literally fell apart from rust when we went to use it, the bathroom door hinges are literally about to fall out of the door jamb, the kitchen faucet leaks water all over the place, the entryway has a bare lightbulb without any globe cover, the front door is rusting out, the outlet cover near the bedside lamp fell off when we went to use it, the HDMI cable for the cable tv did not work, There was more, but I think that gives a rough idea.
Thank you for staying with us, Heather. We are sorry the home did not meet your expectations. Thank you for making mention of the items in the home that are in need of some TLC. We take this feedback seriously and please know that local staff works diligently to assist with any issues that need addressing that guests encounter during their visit. We confirm the door hinges have been repaired, the towel bar has been replaced, the kitchen faucet has been repaired and Spectrum is scheduled to repair the cable. Maintenance has been dispatched to the home to address the other issues as soon as possible. We apologize for any missteps, as it is never our intention to disappoint. We hope to have the opportunity to better impress you in the future.
I really liked the location of this duplex. It is right off Hwy 101 but I never heard traffic. Parking was easy. The view is fantastic and the backyard was perfect for my dog. There is no easy beach access but you can drive three minutes to a State Park with plenty of parking and easy access. The backyard is fairly private but the people in the duplex next door are right there. I had quiet neighbors so it was good. Also the backyard has no back fence so it's quite a drop. Might be scary if you have toddlers or younger, less cautious dogs.
Kitchen was great! Except why 40 glasses and like four plates? It has basic condiments and all the pots and pans you could want. Super clean fridge.
Mostly as a solo traveler I felt really safe and relaxed. It helped that the neighbors were quiet and seemed nice.
The view and the deck are absolutely amazing. The interior is basic and missing some creature comforts. First of all, I assumed a fully equipped kitchen included a dishwasher. That's on me for not paying better attention but was one more thing. The kitchen overall was very poorly equipped. No mixing bowls, extremely dull knives, no counter space next to the stove or sink, only three mismatched glasses that could be considered wine glasses and one of them was plastic, only one hand towel which made drying hand wash dishes a pain in the neck when we ran out of space on the dish rack. Then it was little things like really weirdly placed light switches and yes there was Wi-Fi but it was poor. I like to bring my fire stick along on vacation to connect easily to my TV streaming services and it was so slow it couldn't connect. Browsing on a phone was okay but beyond that it was kind of obnoxious. This really just felt like a motel room locking that feeling of a home. So all in all not a bad place to stay. Just set your expectations as Shilo Inn with an incredible view. We also ran into the property manager for the duplex next door. That rental has beach access and a hot tub for a similar price. I suggest googling to find them instead of staying at this place with no beach access.
Hello, Holly, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the views. Thank you for providing your valuable feedback, as we use your comments as a means to continually improve. Please know that local staff is available to assist if there are issues with the amenities offered. We hope to have a chance to host your next visit, thank you!
If you want to stare at the ocean for days, this is the place. We stayed here March 2021 because we didn’t want to fly to our usual during Covid. The MBR sports a queen size bed that is decent to sleep on. The other BR is really only good for one person, according to my teenager. The kitchen does actually have everything you need to cook, including a nice assortment of knives. Decent fridge, electric oven and stove, rice cooker, pots and pans. Thrown off at first because there are paper plates in the cupboard, but there’s 4 of each of the real thing as well. They’ve made the place liveable even tho it is still a bit funky- don’t judge it on the front door or you’ll never get inside. Go there for the deck and the ocean and the nearly completely empty beach. Bring: camping chairs, firewood, games and books, and a rubber spatula (they only have the rigid kind.)
We loved this newly updated duplex away from the busyness of town. The view was amazing from the kitchen, the dining table and the living areas. The house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The beds even had comfy mattress toppers. The walls are a bit thin, but fortunately the neighbors weren't too noisy. The only downside was the landscapers mowing the lawn at 8am -- not ideal for people on vacation and wanting to sleep in. We will be back!
Loved it! Clean, warm, nice. Everything you could need. Absolutely stunning views. I would definitely come back. Please add inside floor mats due to the rain.
Hi, Cindy! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit! We have ordered two floor mats for each exterior door that should arrive before the end of February. Thank you!
Location is great. Very quiet and peacful beaches. Even though you can't get down to the beach from the house, to get to the beach is about 5 minute drive.
Spacious with beautiful views.
The floors was dirty and had to be swept and vacuumed before we could take our shoes off. The silverware had dried food all over them. Dog hair found in one of the beds. Never was dusted.. Dog poop found on the lawn never cleaned up. No TV channels...had to buy movies for entertainment at night. The deck not in very good shape. Parking is horrible. The only good thing about the stay was the veiw of the ocean.
Danielle, we are sorry to hear that your experience with us was not the pleasant and relaxing vacation for which we strive to facilitate. We apologize for the cleanliness and maintenance issues you encountered that negatively impacted your stay. Our local manager confirms the home has been deep cleaned and dusted and there is parking available for two cars, as advertised. This home doesn't have cable as a listed amenity but guests are able to log into their own online streaming services. We will follow up with the housekeepers to ensure they are paying close attention to detail and that the home is prepared for incoming guests. Again, we are very sorry for this disappointing stay and hope you will allow us the opportunity to host you in the future.
The view is to die for! Well equipped kitchen, comfortable and clean duplex. Private back yard w fire pit. Perfect for our stay.
This duplex unit has pretty much everything you need. It is in a great location. No beach access, which would have been nice, but only a short walk or drive to an entrance. The drawback is that you have to get back onto highway 101. I have read reviews that complain about the place being shabby. Taking into consideration what ocean air does to houses, it's not that bad. Sure, it's a little worn. But it is clean. The shared walls are thin so you'll definitely great your neighbors and the deck is not very private. All in all, my family enjoyed our stay!
This place has a fantastic view! The house/kitchen was well stocked with linens and gadgets; I can't think of anything we needed that they didn't have available. The walk to the beach is a little scary, on the side of the highway where cars are driving way too fast. I wouldn't want to do that walk with small kids. Mine are 8 and 10 and it still made me nervous. You can drive to beach access just down the road, literally 2 minutes and much safer. Seal rock with tide pools is also super close and the kids loved it. The view at this place is what makes it 5 star for sure.
They views from the porch and the men living area are outstanding. It's easy to find and get to. It's pretty centrally located for doing other things.
We loved this home for the 2 of us plus our pup! The deck and yard was perfect for our dog, plus relaxing and reading with beautiful ocean views.
We found a little path to the beach about 4 houses down that only required a few minute walk on 101 then an established path down to the sand! We had the beach to ourselves every time!
Beautiful view, cute home. Ten/fifteen minute drive to downtown, and beach access nearby.
We loved the location of this home being close to Yachats and very close to Newport. This home is a little bit older, but was the perfect place for my husband and me to enjoy 11 days at the beach! The deck is a great place to relax, watch the sunset, eat and enjoy a locally brewed beer.
This older but comfortable duplex had a beautiful view and the deck was perfect for sitting and relaxing while watching the ocean.
This house has an unbeatable view. We took our two dogs here and had a great time. The house could use a little TLC and there were a few odd things (ie; the light switches for each bedroom were in the hallway, 2 electrical outlets in the kitchen didnt work) but it is a cute house and close to Newport.
Thank you for staying with us, Patricia! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will work with our team to identify areas for improvement. We look forward to hosting you again!
This was a perfect location for our familymoon, so peaceful. Although I forgot my wedding dress hanging on the back of a bedroom door, everything else was absolutely perfect. Thank you Vacasa. We also enjoy our stays at you locations. Perfect wedding weekend.
Very clean, well stocked kitchen, and a beautiful home away from home in a picturesque location. I was thrilled with our stay.
The house was beautiful and welcoming the beach was a short drive to the state beach and the aquarium it was the perfect to celebrate our 36th anniversary
Cute little cottage for a nice get away. The view is spectacular! Well worth every penny.
I really appreciated the comfortable beds and the well-appointed kitchen. The deck was the perfect place for sitting in the afternoon. I did not enjoy, though, having to walk on the side of Hwy. 101 with my back to traffic to find the path through the bushes that leads to a sand path that leads to a slippery, rocky downhill slope to get to the beach. The house is nice but the difficult walk to get to the beach means I won't be coming back.
Ocean view and the fire pit were highlights. Cozy little spot. Great for lounging about
This house is not perfectly polished, but a great place to relax. If you're able to set aside your obsession to detail, and not compare it to your own 'perfect home', you'll do just fine with this cottage on the bluff. If you require easy access to the beach, which we did not, this is not the place for you. It is nicely equipped, and perfectly located. If you main desire is to have a place with a view of the ocean, this is the place for you.
Perfect place to watch all the ocean. We saw whales, sea lions, and lots of birds.
When I first saw the price of the Sunset Cottage, I immediately read all the reviews because something HAD to be wrong for prices that low. The worst review mentioned outdated decor, dirty carpets and holes in the floor. Uh oh. I kept reading reviews because I really wanted to make this trip happen. Then I noticed a comment from the management that said the property had been shut down for repairs. All the comments after they reopened the property were pretty positive so we decided to take a chance.
My husband, daughter and I stayed for 6 days at the Sunset Cottage and absolutely fell in love.
On day one we were greeted by TWO Barn Swallow nests on either side of the house with babies chirping away! (Not too loudly so don’t worry). Over the course of the next couple of days we got to watch the babies as they learned to fly and left the nest.
We saw so many native birds such as Turkey Vultures, Osprey, Bald Eagles, Whimbrels, Crows, Seagulls, Cedar Waxwings, and too many shorebirds to count. We also saw harbor seals and gray whales swim by on four different days.
The location itself couldn’t be more perfect. Yes, it is right on the 101 but when the windows were open, the ocean was much louder than any traffic. It’s a duplex but the only time we heard our neighbors was when we were all outside and occasionally the plumbing. There are only a handful of houses on that stretch of highway which makes it seem like you are very secluded. Much more private than staying at a place in town.
There is no beach access from the property due to the 35 foot drop at the end of the back yard. Some of the neighboring houses have stairs but I can’t imagine it’s exactly cheap to build or upkeep. There is a slightly overgrown path about four houses south that is pretty easy to access though there are loose rocks where the path meets the beach so use caution when descending. You also have to walk on the 101 for a short distance to get to the path so be very aware of your surroundings and don’t go at night. We didn’t know about this path until the night before we went home and a new neighbor told us. Our loss, your gain.
The house itself was very clean and brightly lit. It is a bit warm in the evening as the sun is going down because the big windows face west toward the ocean so that’s to be expected. We opened all the windows to cool it down and kept the blinds closed while we were visiting other beaches and attractions.
We wanted to focus on relaxing by the beach instead of eating at restaurants so we brought enough groceries to last the week. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we could need and there was plenty of space to store the food. There is no dishwasher but they provide ample dish soap, towels and a dish drainer so hand washing is a breeze. The gas grill out back worked great and seemed to have plenty of propane available. There is a fire pit but there were a lot of “no burn” signs in the area so we didn’t attempt to use it.
The furniture in the main living area is clearly newer and the dining table and chairs are very cheap but they served their purpose. Besides, you are staying at the beach. Who cares how fancy the furniture is?
The flooring has clearly been redone since the previous reviewer mentioned dirty carpets and holes in the floor. The floor is a pretty, gray, mock hardwood and very stable. There are dips in the floor but none of the spots felt spongy at all, just uneven. They do ask that you remove your shoes in the tiny entryway before going in so if you have foot issues, be sure to bring some house slippers so you can have some comfort.
Although they did not detract from our stay, these are the few negative things we did find with the house:
BEDS - Very clean but they definitely need to be replaced. My daughter loved hers but she is 10 and was sleeping on a full size bed all by herself. The bed in the master bedroom has a foam topper on it that is way too soft and the whole bed sinks to the middle. It didn’t cause too many sleepless nights but it wasn’t comfortable either. Also, both beds are on wheels which do not seem to lock into place. The bed in the second bedroom kept hitting the plug to the bedside lamp causing it to flicker. A curtain over the closet with the washer and dryer would also be nice.
REFRIGERATOR AND STOVE - They work great. They just need to be leveled. They are very uneven. Things all roll to one side in the fridge and the door flies back into the counter if you don’t catch it. The stove is also on a slant so cooking can be a challenge when the food rolls to one side of the pan.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR - The door needs to be replaced as the framing around the glass is cracked and broken causing the glass to feel a little loose in the frame. The door doesn’t slide open very smoothly but this seems to change based on the temperature so I don’t think there is much to be done about that. Also, there is no screen door. This wouldn’t necessarily be a problem because we didn’t have too many issues with flys or other insects. However, those Barn Swallows I mentioned above? They WILL fly right in if you have the door open too wide.
BACKYARD - Two more deck chairs would be nice as we spent a lot of time sitting out on the grass watching the waves. My daughter was fine sitting on the ground but if you have four adults staying, they’ll all want a place to sit. Maybe a table as well.
The following things are a bit more nit picky and really not a big deal but we wanted to mention them.
TOILET - The toilet works fine however, flushing it can be a bit tricky. Sometimes, we had to hold the handle for a full minute before it would fully flush. Not a big deal, just something you should know before you think the toilet is broken (which is what my husband thought at first).
SHOWER - the faucet for the shower is reversed. The ‘H’ is actually cold, while the ‘C’ is hot.
SECURITY LIGHTS - It would be nice if there was a way to turn off the security lights. They didn’t affect our sleep or anything. We just really wanted to see the stars better and the ability to turn off the lights outside would have been wonderful.
All in all, this was the best vacation we have had in a long, long time and a lot of it was because of the Sunset Cottage. I could write a separate, equally long post about all the things we did on our trip but this is a review of the house, not of the area. We are already planning another visit as soon as we can and we will be renting this house again for sure.
Hi Summer, thank you for staying with us! We appreciate the comprehensive feedback you have taken the time to share. The necessary maintenance items have been scheduled on our maintenance agenda to have addressed. We look forward to hosting you for a truly exemplary stay in the future!
My husband and I had a great time at the cottage. It might have been rainy but it is the coast and we did get down to the beach several times. While it might not have had everything we had all we needed to do the cooking we did and have no complaints. Celia M.
Was a perfect place to stay for our small family. Beautiful views and a nice stay.
I love the view and comfort.
The view was amazing!!!! but there’s no beach access n 15 minutes to grocery which was ok. the slider door does not open properly none of us could really open it too easy besides that nice
Really beautiful and peaceful ! Would definitely try fish and chips in Newport !
We had the best time. The kitchen isn't that stocked. But we made it work. Great place for a getaway
The view and overall trip was amazing!
This property has a very displeasing smell inside. Be sure to burn candles and bring air freshener spray.
We have closed this unit until certain repairs are made that will eliminate any unpleasant odors. It will be open for bookings as soon as the work is done. Thank you!
Let me start by saying that some of the horrible reviews made us scared to visit. However, upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised. Lets start with the issues: ALL PURELY COSMETIC. the yard isn't neat, there are stains on the carpet - clearly it's been well used by children and possibly pets, furniture is old and outdated, and there are soft spots in the floor - as this house has clearly been on the beach a while. Other than that, I was very happy. The view from the yard was perfect, we spent every morning and night there. The grill comes fully prepared with propane, there are complimentary dish soaps, laundry detergent, and bathroom soaps, beds are comfy. For regular folks with family and a dog, we LOVED this place. If you're boujee, this isn't the place for you. If you're looking for a great deal for yourself/kids/pets to stay while vacationing at the beach, you can't beat this for the money.
This home is a accident waiting to happen! From large hole in the dining room which was covered up with an area rug to the slider frame pulling away from the glass to the soft spots in and around the bathroom to the very uncomfortable bed, this place was a joke. When we first walked in, it was extremely hot in there from the sun. Discovered there are no windows facing the ocean that can be opened for air and the only option is the slider, which has no screen door allowing the resident birds to fly in. So, upon opening the slider, we discovered the frame is broken and the pulling away from the glass, so you have to very carefully try to slide the door open using the entire door and not just the handle. There were missing blinds and the carpet, besides the hole, is extremely dirty and spotted. I didn't want to walk around barefoot and so we all wore shoes to walk around inside. The main bedroom has an overly soft mattress with no support. The owner simply placed a mattress topper on it and called it good. So now, it requires your spouse to grab ahold of one side to keep from falling into the middle of the bed while you get in on the other side. Sort of felt like the old waterbeds before they came out with waveless mattresses. There was a broken patio chair on the deck, two patio chairs in the lawn and no outside patio table (I was told the wind blew it down the cliff and was never replaced). The bathroom was ok, but definite floor damage with soft spots in and around the bathroom door. The only newer furniture was a cheap dining room table and chairs and a cheap entertainment console. Everything else was very old, perhaps yard sale or second hand store bought that had a musty smell. One of the dining room chairs broke when my 45 pound child sat in it and the cord to one of the blinds in the bedroom broke. The biggest mystery of all was the air freshener strategically placed outside next to the underside of the house. It makes you wonder what critter may have died under the house and perhaps is causing a stench? Vacasa staff were great and very responsive to my concerns and provided me a full refund. However, renter beware... this place needs to be condemned until the owner has the place renovated and stocked with decent furniture. I will say the kitchen, bathroom as well as linens were clean and well stocked and there were newer appliances and tv/cable/dvd/internet worked fine. But, please don't rent this expecting a nice comfortable stay. The view is great if you are out in the yard or viewing from the dining room window, but is blocked by overgrown vegetation from anywhere else in the home. It is part of a duplex, so you don't have fantastic privacy (we ran into our neighbors out of the deck and can hear them walking around next door) and it is right on the highway, so expect a lot of road noise. There absolutely no beach access from here and while the park is about a half mile or so down the road, you do not walk to walk along this highway as it is too dangerous, so you will definitely want to drive there. Last, we kept passing the place on the first day or two because there are no markings from the road and if you use GPS, it will tell you that you are at your destination after you have already passed the driveway. Once the repairs are made and place cleaned up and updated, it might make for a good rental, but for now, it should be pulled from the listings. Renter beware!
We are very sorry to read about this experience and understand what a disappointment it must have been for our guest. We are working with the owner on making repairs and improvements. Thank you!
We had such a lovely trip to this home!! The views of the beach are incredible, and the house itself is so cozy. We had everything we needed to cook a wonderful dinner and an even better breakfast. The backyard is super private, even though this is part of a duplex. The fire pit was definitely the cherry on top - a glass of wine in front of the fire while looking out over the beach was a dream. Plus, beach access is only a few minutes' drive down the road. Can't wait to come back to this home again!!
Although the house could you some work, it was a great place for us to stay for the week. It really felt like home. I wish I would have known there was no beach access from the unit but to sit on the deck and watch the waves suited us just fine. We would definitely Consider staying again.
This cute little duplex was almost everything we needed on our vacation. The view was incredible and we super appreciated the very nice grill, which we cooked most of our meals on. We spent most of our time on the big porch taking in the sight and sound of the ocean. The house was clean and comfortable, though has obviously been on the beach for a while--the floors are uneven, and the bathroom floor creaked ominously and had a couple of suspicious soft spots.
All in all, it was definitely what we needed. The things that could have made it better? A corkscrew to open our wine (there wasn't one anywhere in the kitchen!) and a screen door to the porch (we had two birds fly into the living room and get confused/need help getting out with the door open).
We were so sad to leave!
We have replaced the missing cork screw, and we are discussing the floor with the owner. Thanks!
This location was amazing. The home was a bit tired and dated, but warm and comfortable.
The view is amazing and the beds were surprisingly comfortable. The rest of the house seems to be falling apart. The dining room is literally sinking. Not a right angle to be found throughout the whole house. The carpet is pretty stained. The wineglasses were dirty (likely because the check out requires you wash and put away dishes, meaning that the cleaners never check the dishes to see if they are clean). There are only 3 large plates, so having a dinner for 4 required using a small plate. There is no access to the beach without driving. This house is a duplex, which I missed.
As many have said before, the view was great but would be a lot better if they took out the huge bush in the way. The place was clean and well stocked but the carpets were terribly stained and gave the place a dirty feel. From reviews it seems like this has been a problem for years. New carpet for such a small area can’t cost that much. Also, they have a bad sub flooring problem in the dining room. Very easy to trip and fall if your not careful. While we had a nice relaxing time ( we adapted!) we would not rent this cottage again unless upgrades were made.
We are in the process of taking this home under the wing of our design team which will help with quite a few of the comments in this review. Thank you!
The location was perfect. Just far enough outside of town to get more secluded and the view was amazing. Would have liked a table on the patio, but loved that it was a stocked kitchen. The only noise we heard were the waves crashing. I would definitely come again.
The view and the fact that we could bring our dog made for a great stay.
Overall the home was adorable with a perfect oceanfront view. We loved the deck and all the views from the home. It's perfect for a small family or couple. We will come back in future.
The view was nice, especially since it'd pull you outside... the unit itself is a double wide manufactured home, duplex. The non existent insulation and mismatched walls don't lend to the property's charm. The musky smell can be overwhelming, though, opening windows helps- which means one would then have to deal with the general coldness of the coast. Pick your poison. The smell isn't a coastal salty musk. It's a nose-curling moisture-in-the-walls with the sun cooking the scent out, kind of smell.
Next time, I'd pay a pinch more and head to a different property.
The property manager is currently working with the owner on updating the floors, walls, and furniture. Thank you!
If you want the ocean and walk the beaches and visit the surrounding area you found it here. The location was and had everything needed. Not fancy but comfortable if you want luxury this is not the location.
This was a simple but nice 2-bedroom cottage right on the ocean. The view is spectacular. You should know that there is no way to get down to the beach from the cottage - it's too steep. So you have to go down the road to the state beach.
The view is the whole selling point of the property!! With just a little bit of upgrading this could be a spectacular rental!!
House needs remodeled and was told it is next to get just that as the unit next door was being remodeled during our stay (not an inconvenience).
Beach access need put in place. Very steep drop off from back yard (no access to beach). Manager said they are working with property owner on that.
This could very well be an outstanding place to rent and I'm sure it will be from what I got from the manager but during our stay it was only (ok).
We booked this spot for Memorial Day 2017... Arrive Thursday after work and a drive from the Valley... Opened the door to a spectacular view of the ocean and fishing boats. The house smelled clean and was all in order.
Plenty of room for 4 folks for a long weekend... great to have a washing machine and dryer.
We truly enjoyed the deck and backyard looking over the ocean. Even though this had no beach access the Day Use State Park Beaches are about 2 miles away in either direction... wide nice sandy beaches.... with sunshine... we were so lucky.
We enjoyed the beach in the day time and every evening came back for cocktails and treats.... One of the evenings we were witness to two Whales and their calves swimming by... Great Whale watching area... The bunnies and snakes in the garden were all a delight.
Memorable spot and weekend.
We were probably the first to use the property this year. It seems that the issues observed in the reviews from 2016 have been dealt with. I would recommend this others.
This was a get away from it all weekend. Even with drizzle rain, it was great to open the deck door, listen to the waves and read. Very comfy beach cottage feeling. Well equipped kitchen.
This home and location has enormous potential. The views of the ocean are really amazing! The owners/ management are genuinely trying , but a few small upgrades could really put the home over the top. The house was clean when we arrived, but somewhat dated . Amenities were supplied, but sparce. Towels and linens were plentiful, although a bit old. Comfortable, quiet, nice barbeque, no problem with the dog next door. A little difficult for the turn off of hwy 101 getting in the driveway, but otherwise very convenient and centrally located.
Really good value; house is kid and pet friendly. The view from the back deck and yard is amazing. If you are looking for luxury and beach access, this is not the place for you, and you will have to spend a lot more $$$.
A beautiful view in a Oregon close to shopping , beaches and more!
Local beaches are wonderful and location is close to Newport for groceries, etc. The rug was very stained -many, many large stains throughout the house. The carpet cleaning promised by the management in response to another review has not happened. The pictures on the website showing the view are misleading; about half the backyard is overgrown with weeds and bushes that are taller than the fence. All that overgrowth blocked an otherwise great view of the water. Too bad. We won't be going back.
We really appreciate your feedback and are happy to announce that the carpets have been professionally cleaned, the flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms have been replaced and the landscaping team has cut down the overgrowth! Our future guests will have a clear view of the water and the beautiful surrounding area.
This place is so run down, it isn't worth $50/night. It's also a duplex next to a couple of dogs that don't quit barking and owners/guests that smoke on the adjoining patio.
Nice place for people with dogs
Although this property has some issues, overall it is okay, and could actually be fabulous. Whoever is responsible for the outside maintenance isn't doing their job. You can't see the ocean sitting on the deck because of the jungle in front of you. Nothing a little work couldn't take care of. I noticed a review from April of this year about pet stains and smell on the carpet. The management replied that they would get the carpets shampooed right away, so went ahead and booked the property. Don't think the carpets were shampooed, and the cleaning looked a little haphazard in other areas. Wouldn't recommend this property to friends until it has a little work, but it has so many possibilities. Hope whoever owns it takes care of it.
The house is dated and has been well used. However, the view is simply breathtaking. The kitchen is clean and well stocked and the beds are comfortable. There is no beach access in that area but several really nice access points close (not walkable.) It is a great location close to everything but away from the traffic and mass of people.
Unless they spend some money and give this place some needed attention do not waste your time or money. Pet toilet, carpet has numerous pee stains the cottage smells terrible and the neighbors (other half of duplex) have dogs that bark if you go outside. No beach access. Nice view though if you spend a few minutes and rearrange the couch to in front of the window instead of facing the wall and tv.
We are sorry to see that the carpet had a bad odor to it and will schedule a carpet cleaning as soon as possible.
Property was clean and cozy. Furnishings were basic, but in good condition.
We loved the sunsets that we saw sitting on the deck, and also loved the moon shining over the ocean later that evening. The view from the living room and dining room was so relaxing. Even though we could not get to the beach from the property, we could see it as if it was only a stone's throw away! One of the most relaxing weekends I have had in a long, long time.
Amazing views! Well stocked kitchen. We made some great seafood on the gas grill. Comfortable beds. Carpets were stained and had a faint odor of dog pee when the living room got warm. I'd still go back because of the views and value.
We enjoyed our short stay very much. The house has everything you need to make a home away from home.
My partner is very sensitive to chemicals, odors, air fresheners, etc. So it is a challenge to find a nice getaway where it seems that just spaying air fresheners counts as a clean room. I want to express my gratitude that the property was very clean but not overloaded with chemical and air freshers and other cleaners that usually triggers an allergic reaction. Thank you so much!
We're happy to hear that the home was well-stocked and clean and that you enjoyed your stay. We make every effort to use products that do not contain strong perfumes or other chemicals that might trigger reactions in people with sensitivities. We hope to see you again soon, and thanks for choosing Vacasa!
We were traveling with two dogs. It would have been nice to have a small fence at the end of the grassy area so they could be off leash, but that might alter the view. Had a challenge getting the t.v. to work .Unfortunately had lost cell phone service. It would be nice if a set of the house instructions were left at the house. I did not print the ones sent to me via email. That said, could not ask for a better house . We will be back!
Thank you for your review. We are thrilled you had a nice stay at this lovely cottage. It definitely has spectacular views and that could be why the owner has chosen not to have a fenced yard. We are glad that you and your dogs loved the home still! We hope that you had a wonderful trip to South Beach and we appreciate your suggestion to add TV instructions so that future guests don't struggle with getting it to work as well. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again!
First off we would like to thank the staff at VACASA for getting us into such a nice, (and inexpensive) place on such short notice.We really appreciate it.The view was spectacular and watching the storm blow through was exciting and a little scary, but really fun. Watching the seals and sea lions fishing and playing in the waves behind the house was fun
also and the folks next door have a hummingbird feeder outside and the beautiful little birds were everywhere. It was kind of amazing to watch them trying to fly around in such strong winds. Real fun. Watching the little bunny rabbit that lives under the bush beside the deck was fun too. He was so cautious and timid when he came out, always looking over his shoulder, never realizing that we were only a few short feet away watching and taking pics. What a treat. Last but not least, a big THANX to Ted the property manager for getting the cable and wi-fi back on line so quickly.Thank you Ted. My wife wouldn't have known what to do without her facebook to post all those wonderful pics out to her friends and family.We would tell anybody thats looking for a restfull retreat to check you guys out. Thanx again to everyone at Vacasa. TERRI-n-AL THOMPSON.P.S. Our pets LIL GIRL NEWT and SIDEWAYS KLYDDE say Thanx too...
We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much, and we look forward to having you again! Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
walking to beach access along side of hiway. was a little scary a coulple times, mainly if a RV, Trucks, would go over white line. for the dollars you pay I wonder why they have not built stairs like the 1st unit.
Thank you for your review. We're glad you were happy with the home but sorry to hear you were not impressed with the location. There is no direct beach access right from the yard (home is on a cliff) you can be on the sand at Driftwood Beach (north) or Ona Beach (south), in a short drive or scenic 10 minute walk.
Close to Newport it was great!
The directions are wrong. You turn right at the 148 mile marker not 146. We had a bit of an issue finding the turn off due to the directions but once there we were very happy with our stay. The ocean is loud and relaxing from the backyard patio. There is a small fire pit that we also put to good use. There was also a gas BBQ but we didn't have time to use it. There is a great fish market just down the road where we bought fresh caught and smoked salmon and made salad for dinner one of the nights. The location is great and is shielded from the highway by a tall berm. They have about all the utensils you would need to cook, there was even a waffle maker. There is beach access two units over but it is private so you have to drive over to Lost Beach which seamed to be the closest and was about two minutes away. We walked the beach for hours one of the evenings. It was also nice that there was cable with on demand as well as a DVD/BluRay player. We rented movies from Redbox in Newport but once we were at the cottage we realized there was a huge amount of on demand for HBO, Showtime and Cinemax. We loved the stay, very relaxing.
Thank you for your excellent review and feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay in this comfortable oceanfront cottage. We wonder if you might have misunderstood the driving directions as the driveway for the home is at mile marker 146. Regardless, we are so glad that you found the home and enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you'll come again.