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Whale Watch - Lincoln City, OR

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Max. occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom 4 dog max 
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Cottage with Wraparound Deck & Ocean views - Close to Beach & Town, Dog-Friendly

Perched on a hill in a quiet section of town in Road's End lies this cozy, dog-friendly Lincoln City vacation rental; a peaceful one-bedroom beach cottage offering privileged views of the surf from almost every window.

Ideal for a romantic getaway or simply a much-needed escape from the everyday stresses of life, this tucked away gem is just four blocks to sandy beaches and coastal treasures of Lincoln City.

Homey decor and the cozy yet open layout of this single-level home invites weary travelers to drop their luggage and stress at the door and quickly make themselves at home. Copious windows placed throughout perfectly frame the rugged and beautiful coastal landscape while allowing in an abundance of natural light to decorate your view.

When cooler coastal temperatures hit, fire up the authentic wood stove (Presto logs provided), sink into one of the three recliners and let yourself be mesmerized by the crashing waves as a storm rolls in.

Queue up a movie in the DVD player or on cable to watch on the HD flat-screen TV in the living room while the smell of popped corn fills the room. You'll find plenty of comfy seating here, as well as a new sofa that pulls out to a queen-size sleeper for two extra guests, allowing the home to comfortably sleep four. For those who need to keep their pulse on the outside world, free WiFi will keep you connected.

Steps away, you'll find an open and well-stocked kitchen ready to cook up your culinary creations and the fresh seafood you caught that day. Plenty of counter space makes food prep easy, and all the necessary utensils, dinnerware, and cookware will be provided for you. Serve up your meal on the dining table with room for six in the adjacent room, where you'll be treated to exclusive oceanfront dining morning, noon, or night.

Recruit a loved one to help with the dishes afterwards (no dishwasher here!), which won't be a bother with peeks of ocean views in sight.

You'll drift into dream time with ease in Whale Watch's comfortable king-sized bed, while the sounds of crashing waves calm your mind, body and soul. A private flat-screen cable TV atop the dresser creates the perfect setting for a lazy rainy day in bed. Give your beloved pet dog a nice belly rug as the rain pours outside - dogs are welcome for a small nightly fee.

A full bathroom will be found nearby and includes a shower/tub combination. An in-home washer and dryer will help to keep up on hiking and outdoor gear after a long day of beach and mountain explorations.

Miles of Pacific Ocean views will quickly lure you out to the large wrap-around deck in the drier months. Grab a mug of morning coffee or an evening glass of wine, relax into the Adirondack chairs and take a deep breath of coastal air. You're on vacation now!

And what's a vacation without barbecue? Feel free to fire up the gas grill on the patio and make your vacation complete. And don't forget Fido! Whale Watch welcomes your four-legged friend for an additional nightly fee.

One of the most popular tourist towns on the Oregon Coast, Lincoln City provides endless attractions for outdoorsy and city folk alike. When you do feel like heading out, why not enjoy a day hike up Cascade Head mountain to the north or explore the seven mile stretch of sand and hidden beaches nearby. Top off the night with some blackjack or a concert at the infamous Chinook Winds Casino, or catch a movie out at the Bijou Theater.

From fishing, boating, and hiking to outlet shopping, gallery-hopping and glass blowing, this Northern Oregon Coast vacation rental has something for everyone any time of year.

City/town permit number: 5576

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



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining





Ocean view

Water view

Beach access

Mountain view


Internet : Charter



DVD player

Netflix streaming


Gas grill : Private


Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

182 reviews

Sally K. Mar 2022
Nice relaxing home with great views of the ocean. It has a fully equipped kitchen and large comfortable bed.
Eva P. Feb 2022
Ocean views and clean and comfortable home.
Paul W. Feb 2022
This house has a great view of Cascade Head, an easy walk to the beach (take the short cut partway up 51st) and was very clean. Great house for a couple.
Davee G. Nov 2021
This is our favorite place in lincoln city. We tried vrbo and was very dis-satified. Will stay with vacasa from now on.
Sharon B. Nov 2021
We loved being able to have our coffee and watch the waves come in.
Eva P. Nov 2021
Cozy, quiet and clean house with beautiful views.
Nichole S. Nov 2021
Cozy and affordable cottage with nice view.
Lynnette L. Nov 2021
Great views, quiet street, well appointed kitchen, crazy comfy bed, pet friendly.
Peter A. Oct 2021
Wonderful time at the Whale Watch.
Scott S. Jul 2021
Quiet, close to beach, close to town
Dani G. Jul 2021
Simple and clean. Easy walking distance to the beach. Feels roomy for the size. Nice views.
Melaney M. Jun 2021
This house was spotlessly clean and comfortable. It had everything I needed for a three-day stay and communications were clear and helpful. The neighborhood is quiet, and I couldn’t have ask for a better place to stay when attending an art workshop at Sitka Center for Art and Culture.
Dustin E. Jun 2021
Last weekend was my second stay at this home and it is amazing! The views of the north of end of town from the wrap-around deck and from the living room are quite exceptional. Plus this home has one of the most comfortable king beds I've ever slept in! I highly recommend this home!
Bob F. Jun 2021
Lovely views from two sides. Nice bed. Needs some updating and maintenance.
DAPHNEY C. Jun 2021
Great view and the wrap around deck is a plus. Comfortable king size bed.
Sean M. Apr 2021
We only had 2 nights but had a lovely time at this home perched on a bluff. Running on the beach was just a short walk away and the sunset was glorious.
Heidi F. Mar 2021
Quiet, clean, comfortable!
Views were outstanding!
If they updated their furniture I would rate it a 5 star.
Heather H. Mar 2021
The view, the bed, the fireplace, open floor plan. Everything was well stocked and clean. We did have to buy presto logs, but that was no problem. The location was nice and quiet yet close to stores and shops. Thank you for allowing us to stay an extra night.
Lisa B. Mar 2021
This home was comfortable and great for our family of three plus our dog. The king bed was comfortable, relaxing views from the big picture windows and wrap around deck, kitchen was well stocked and the Netflix was great for nighttime. The neighborhood was very quiet and lowkey. We really enjoyed our time there. The only negative is the yard had a lot of dog doo-doo so you really had to watch when taking your pet out.....but that is really more on the previous should always pick up after their dogs!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Lisa! We apologize for the issues with previous guest pets. We have provided your valuable feedback to our local manager. We hope we have the chance to host you again!
Tracy J. Feb 2021
We've stayed at Whale Watch several times over the years and love it even more now that there's new floors and a new couch!
We hope to come here again soon!
Shelley S. Jan 2021
This was a great home! Enjoyed it very much. Beautiful views! Comfy bed with Lots of pillows. Cozy home and was glad they accept our furry friends. We would definitely come again.
Kelley F. Dec 2020
Loved the cozy atmosphere, wood stove, wrap-around deck, view of Roads End, big bed, and dog friendly nature of the house. Great, clean home perfect for a weekend getaway for 2.
Lynnette L. Dec 2020
The home is super cozy. You can’t beat the panoramic view. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. It’s been at least 10 years since I stayed at Whale Watch and it’s still the perfect little getaway! Thumbs up!!!
Claire S. Nov 2020
Clean home with beautiful views. Just a 10 minute walk down to the beach. Not the most modern or stylish vacation rental but had everything we needed for the weekend.
Elke A. Nov 2020
Repeat customers, we love the views from all the windows, and it is just a few minutes of walking to the N end of the beach. Very dog friendly home! Kitchen is well equipped, and the bedroom has a super comfy newer king bed. Reasonable, as it is not super fancy, but super cozy, fireplace & large deck included! Our style!!
Davee G. Nov 2020
We have been here 4 or 5 time. We look for this house when we are going to Lincoln City
Manager response:
Hi Davee! Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed another stay with us and hope to host you again!
Johnny K. Oct 2020
Great view nice house loved the location
Elke A. Oct 2020
This is a smaller home, but has beautiful views from living & bedroom, big picture windows! Full spacious kitchen nice shower. The ocean ( via footpath ) is less than 10 min away.. Quiet north end of beach.
Dog friendly, so our dog can join us next time.(Wanted to check it out first).Wrap around deck is perfect for a pet, & trail/ grass right below. Newer sofa, king bed, TV, washer & dryer. Very good value for the coast, and a lovely getaway place!

Gabriel Q. Aug 2020
Location is perfect, a short walk to the beach, views are amazing although as some reviews say it could be better with a trim for a big tree. House is old but very clean and in decent condition, perfect for a couple, good size, nice property, nice neighborhood, surrounded by houses but feels very private. It has everything you need to cook (blunt knives are the only improvement there), be careful with the grill since it has no spark so you need to get creative in a safe way to lit it up. Furniture could definitely use an update, specially the bed. Having Roku was nice, wifi worked well. Didn't like that we were expecting presto logs for the fireplace as the description promised and there weren't any, the fireplace was one of the reasons we booked this place. Also, instructions from VACASA and on the house fridge differ about doing the dishes so we did them as the fridge instructions told us, not a fan of having to do the dishes at the end when I'm paying a cleaning fee. There were no instructions for recycling (looks like there's none going on) so we took the recyclables out and put them next to the trash. Overall this is a pretty good place, with updated furniture and coming through with the presto logs for the fireplace it's a 5 stars location to me, will consider coming back.
Davee G. Jul 2020
We really love it. We were here in 2005 and came back, expect that forward 😁
If there is anything to change or add I cant thing of them now.
Kara M. Jun 2020
This home was great for my family! It had amazing views but was up in a quiet neighborhood. The home was well furnished and well taken care of.
Lacey M. Jun 2020
We absolutely loved our stay at the Whale Watch home. The kitchen was great, has everything you need to cook (except the food). Bed was comfortable and the wrap around deck was so nice to go out and enjoy the views! We will be back again!
mary k. Mar 2020
Views galore. Can see the ocean and beach from almost every window. Very comfortable 1 bedroom cabin in a quiet location. It has everything you need.
Diane G. Jan 2020
Been coming here for 15 years. Love location, view, house and value.
Aubrey A. Dec 2019
My bf and I come here almost every single year! It's the perfect house!
Shellie B. Dec 2019
Loved our stay at Whale Watch. We ended up having amazing weather that lead to beautiful views from the living room.
Keely E. Dec 2019
It was an absolutely amazing house and it was so cozy and warm. I can’t wait to come back again!
Jack S. Oct 2019
We love the little Whale Watch, we stay for a week at a time a couple times a year in the off season (March and October). There has been some recent upgrades since our previous visit, nicely done.
Wendy M. Sep 2019
Lovely little beach house, perfect size for me and my dog. Nice quiet location, great view. All the comforts of home. Nice deck and chairs to enjoy a sunny day and look out over the ocean. We even had a young buck deer in the yard one morning. Comfortable bed, newer washing machine and dryer work like a charm. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Marilyn B. Aug 2019
This home was the icing on a perfect vacation. From the ocean views and sounds, the cozy comfort and awesome sunsets, I cannot wait to return!
Heather B. Aug 2019
We ALWAYS love every bit of our stay at Whale Watch. It's very clean and has everything that we need for our stay. We've never been disappointed and are ready to book for next year!
Samantha C. Jul 2019
The view is so worth it. The tree tops could be removed for an even better view but sunset from here was unbeatable! The location was close to everything and very convenient.
Angela B. Jul 2019
Loved the location and the price for a private house. Wish the owners would replace the old carpet with hardwood floors (sand and water don't really mix well with carpet) and the nasty old couch. Maybe even cut back the huge tree that blocks a large portion of the beach view...but now I'm being picky) Other than that, would book again without hesitation.
Manager response:
Angela, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We have passed your suggestions along to the local property manager and the couch has been replaced! We look forward to hosting you again!
Molly R. May 2019
The views were amazing and the rental had everything that we needed. Would totally stay in again!
Virginia B. Apr 2019
Place was comfortable with a beautiful view very quiet driveway was not good but over all was nice
Ryan A. Mar 2019
I loved the view. The house was nice, comfortable and a perfect getaway for 2.
Michelle R. Mar 2019
Enjoyed my stay, kitchen stocked well with cooking supplies but bring your own spices. Great view, and the King Bed gave the best sleep ever! We will definitely rent this place again. Thank You to my host who got right back to me about the dryer, I hear it is good as new now.
Randy L. Jan 2019
A nice and cozy house great view of the ocean. We would stay there again.
Roger A. Dec 2018
Just Awesome!!!!! Thats all.
Aubrey A. Dec 2018
This was our second time at this house and we loved it so much! The view is amazing and the home and extremely cozy! It's close to the grocery store and close to the beach! We will for sure come back again
Daniel S. Nov 2018
We love staying at this cosy little house.
tim m. Oct 2018
Quiet comfortable and relaxing I had a great time. Pet friendly that was a big plus for me.
Jennifer P. Sep 2018
We love the coziness of this little house. Its quiet and we feel tucked away. If it were my place i would replace the toilet. Super low to the flooe & water pressure is ridiculously low. Bed is great. Always very clean. We will rent this unit again.
marlise f. Aug 2018
Beautiful Views
Comfortable house
Mariel B. Aug 2018
Simple, but very adequate house with a stunning view at the pacific ocean. There is allways a nice place to sit, as well in and outside. The garden is full with lovely flowers and humming birds. Kitchen is well equiped and we had a deer with bambies in the garden.
Austin W. Jul 2018
Loved the views. Also felt very private.
Sara K. Jul 2018
We loved the view, and the bed was very comfortable. The not so good... the couch is very dirty and the carpet feels grimy and smells like pets. We moved the couch and there are bad pet stains underneath.
Manager response:
The couch and carpet have been scheduled for a professional shampooing. We appreciate having these things brought to our attention.
CINDY H. Jul 2018
A happy repeat visitor . Very, comfy and clean. Quiet with wonderful views.
Sandy G. Jul 2018
What a wonderful house. So homey and comforting. The king size bed is the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. The veiw is beautiful from every window in the house. So many different species of birds to watch. We will definitely be back. Thanks for sharing your house.
Katherine S. Jun 2018
Nice little get away with an ocean view. The place was super clean!
Bianca S. Apr 2018
Good spot, close to beach.
Jonathan M. Feb 2018
The house itself was great. Very comfy with a great view. The pet policy, however, was a bit draconian. We arrived at the property to find a note saying that we were not to leave our dog alone in the house EVER. This seems a bit overbearing, not to mention totally unnecessary for our particular pooch who is both laid back and well behaved. This policy was not made clear at any time before we arrived and left us feeling a bit unwelcome in this home. Not sure we would ever return with this rule in place.
Rosana W. Jan 2018
Nice place for couple or single. Nice views I got a great picture of the sunset from the deck
Kirsten C. Nov 2017
This place was so clean and cozy. We loved being able to bring our pup. The view is amazing! We will definitely be back!!
Lacy N. Nov 2017
Perfect place to relax and take in the views. The cleanliness was unsurpassed! Comfy bed, Lots of surrounding wildlife, Walk to everything, and semi secluded! I now understand why most reviews say they are many times returning guests .. we will be back :)
John R. Oct 2017
the view is everything with this property and while the furnishings need replacement, it is a great location and met our needs ,since we are not that fussy.
other people may want to go over the river and through the woods to visit grandma's house. while the many comments by others who stayed there are almost all valid, the owners are being responsive to change what's needed.
We'll be back
Manager response:
Thank you! We look forward to seeing this guest again!
Patti A. Sep 2017
If you want to exsperience the Oregon Coast this place is awesome. The location is perfect. This nostalgic cottage has everything to offer then some. A true coastal gem...
Stacie S. Aug 2017
It was a great little weekend get-away. The view was great and watching the hummingbirds along with the view of the ocean just added a little bit more to our mornings.
Carole A G. Aug 2017
Quiet place for two - nice views
Aubrey A. Jul 2017
The house was very homey and the view was amazing. Especially the sunset. And the little shops on the strip were great. The house itself was just perfect for a weekend getaway.
Terrie W. Jun 2017
This house is as described and as all the other reviews have stated. It was perfect for my small dog and I. The layout of the place is perfect. It feels like home only there are terrific views and no yardwork. I would love to come back again.
I did have to purchase presto logs. I got the small hour and a half logs at nearby Safeway. But honestly, I used them only for ambiance as it was warm in the house.
Until next time!!! Awesome place!!!
Robert V. May 2017
The house was very easy to find and conveniently located.....loved the wrap around deck and the view was fantastic....bring your was PERFECT for the 2 of us to "get away from it all"!!
Todd H. May 2017
Great location, great view, great house.
Clarence H. Apr 2017
Everything you could want in a one bedroom beach house, definitely will be back!
Gail K. Apr 2017
Very cozy. Clean. Fabulous location......... Great view. High quality mattress. Truly nice........
Jack S. Mar 2017
The location and view of the ocean is terrific. The king sized bed is very nice and comfortable. The wi-fi is weak. One of our suggestions is to get comfortable furniture for the living area, it's pretty bad. If you have pets you may not mind but my wife and I didn't appreciate the fleas crawling on us. The positives do slightly outweigh the negatives however.
Manager response:
We apologize for the disappointments this guest experienced. The items mentioned have been brought to the attention of the owner for their consideration.
Diane G. Dec 2016
This is our favorite small house in Lincoln City. The view is incredible. The house isn't fancy but is very homey. We have stayed here at least ten times with myself, my husband and daughter and Dobie, the dog.

Vacasa has always been great.
Elizabeth B. Nov 2016
We loved the Whale Watch house, our 2 dogs had a great time taking walks around the neighborhood and frolicking on the beach. Our daughter was very comfortable on the fold out sofa. Great house for a small family traveling with pets.
Gloria S. Nov 2016
We use this alot,its like our beach house
Patricia T. Oct 2016
If you keep your expectations low , you will love this place. The bed is comfortable and the towels are of good quality. The view is lovely. However, there are some pretty big issues with the water pressure and the internet connection. Be careful when cooking, as there is no ventilation in the kitchen so using the oven or just boiling some water for tea will cause the smoke alarms to start screeching. The bathtub/shower floor buckles when you are moving around in there (I weigh 127 so it's not a size thing) and feels like it may just fall through the floor. The hot water takes a while, but there is plenty of it, once it decides to show up. The furniture in the living room is ok, but one of the recliners should be replaced. It is really rickety. The carpet was clean and in good shape. The large dresser in the bedroom, while a cute vintage style, some of the drawers were unusable as they had exposed staples/nails poking up and the threat of ruining clothes is very real. The drawers were raw wood, no liners. Weird. The driveway was a little treacherous for our car. It slopes downward and is paved with brick in two 15" wide strips. If your tires are not on there just right, you could pop a tire. We have manual transmission and I had a hard time using this driveway. All this being said, it was a good deal for the price we paid. We have paid a lot more to stay in Lincoln City and each of those places had some issues. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would consider renting this place in the future.
Manager response:
We appreciate receiving this feedback. This is an older home with some older home quirks, but everything functions fine. The Property Manager has taken care of the exposed nails in the dresser and will speak with the owner about upgrading the internet.
Cindy H. Oct 2016
We are frequent visitors to Whale Watch. It is still the perfect getaway for 2 people and a pet. Great views, comfortable bed and homey atmosphere. We saw a mama dear and her family. We went on a whale watching cruise in Depot Bay and saw lots of whales. We were celebrating our 36th anniversary, so we finally made it to The Bay House. The food and service were excellent. It was expensive, but well worth it. The weather was perfect, so I got to spend time on the wrap around porch and read while hearing the surf, feeling the sun and looking up to wonderful views. It is a challenge to read, with the ocean view drawing me in. The house was clean and inviting and I thank the staff for keeping it that way.
Thomas M. Sep 2016
Nice vacation home with a beautiful view. Interior is not the newest but well maintained.
Daniel C. Sep 2016
Nice views! Wrap-around deck. Relaxing spot.
Karen S. Sep 2016
We enjoy the beautiful ocean view which included several glorious sunsets. The King-size bed was very comfortable. Overall we enjoyed Whale-watch. However, the place needs a new toilet, washer, barbecue, and better water pressure.
Dave S. Sep 2016
Spectacular views of the ocean, with great photo opportunities. Wonderful master bed. Proximity to the beach is better by vehicle as it requires a robust walk if one is older. Driveway is a bit scary but these are minor items. All in all a comfortable stay which we would be happy to do again.
Rachael B. Aug 2016
Older place, but well kept. The deck could use some maintenance, but the view is very pretty, bird watching is fun in the back yard. The location is great, with a beach within waking distance and easy to access to sights along the coast. We enjoyed our stay. One note to tall people, the ceilings a very low, my 6'2 husband could reach the ceiling by just putting his hands up.
Jennifer P. Jul 2016
Great place to stay. Great view
John H. Jul 2016
My parents stayed here while a larger family gathering was happening nearby. They were quite happy with the location, peace and quiet, view, condition of the home and the thoughtful extras throughout.
Stuart L. Jul 2016
Cute and cozy ....close to town and still isolated.
Glenn G. Jun 2016
Nice quiet little house with beautiful views.
Excellent location with a short walk to the beach. Some updating needed inside.
Kimberly G. Jun 2016
Great little beach house! Very short walk down to the beach and the wraparound deck were both huge selling points for us. The house itself is quite cozy. It felt like we were staying at a family cabin. We would definitely stay here again!
Janet-lee M. Jun 2016
Great place to leave daily grind behind - sooooo much better than a hotel room! We loved having a real kitchen and a homey atmosphere. Such an excluded, private feel for a romantic stay - (only complaint there -the king-size bed was too big!) And what a view!!! from almost every window, when the trees get trimmed it will be just about unbeatable!
Hollie C. Jun 2016
Quaint little house. Just the basics but that was all that I wanted/needed. Saw 3 deer while walking my dog.
Joan K. Jun 2016
This is a true beach cottage. It has a spectacular view facing north to Cascade head. We really appreciate the ability to bring our dog.
Mike D. May 2016
We wanted a small rental to spend a little quiet time relaxing away from the hustle and bustle and we found it at this little house at the north end of Lincoln City. The house is fairly old and no frills but good for our two dogs. Located on one of the higher hills in the area it had great views of the ocean to the north and west. The gravel road loop is very quiet and little to no traffic which was nice for walking our dogs. I would recommend staying if your into quiet relaxation.
Brianna V. Apr 2016
We stayed here for five nights. We loved the wrap around porch with the amazing view. The bed was comfortable and the house had everything we needed!
Wayne K. Apr 2016
Cozy cabin, great views, comfortable bed.
Michel W. Mar 2016
We stayed at this cozy, beautiful home in a very quiet neighborhood, and so appreciated looking for whales from the front porch!! It was a short walk to a quiet beach also! I hate to complain, but the bed was much too soft for me, and the pullout was very old and I didn't want to put my kids in it for fear they would fall through the bent frame. Everything else was great though! We loved being away from the busy town!
Kate M. Mar 2016
Lovely views and very comfortable place to stay. Easy walk to the beach and Casino. Some of the furniture was pretty well used but we would definitely stay there again.
Diane G. Feb 2016
We have stayed at Whale What about six time. My dog was a baby the first time. We love the view and location. The house isn't fancy, but it works great.

Steven A. Jan 2016
This place felt like a home away from home. The views were stunning and the house has a very intimate and inviting atmosphere. The fireplace and the wrap around deck set this place apart as an ideal escape. Thanks for the stay and we hope to stay again soon!
Sarah H. Dec 2015
The views on three sides of the property were GORGEOUS! This place is a small, perfectly appointed, cozy home. Perfect for a romantic weekend or a small family getaway. Location is great for all things Lincoln City.
Victoria P. Nov 2015
The (new?) public beach access was key to my enjoyment--I could access the beach every morning on foot within 5 minutes. The three windows looking out onto the beach and ocean are perfect. We loved watching the sunsets both from the rental and the beach so close by.
Nana P. Nov 2015
Nice comfortable house. Loved the picture windows. Did not go outside much because of the monsoon weather. Rain and wind. But hot chocolate and watching the television was fine with us.
Maureen M. Oct 2015
We had an awesome stay here, just my husband and I. We are older so maybe wireless is more important to us as we can't always get around. The wireless was intermittent, as was the TV reception. Worked perfectly after the management found out (3rd day). They were very gracious about it. I would stay there again. Pet friendly too
Kathy M. Oct 2015
Trek to the beach is well marked. Distance to areas of interest are easy afternoon drives.
James S. Oct 2015
Though things are a little"used" in the living area they were very comfortable. The "spectacular" are the views!! Large picture windows facing the ocean with beautiful views in all directions. This gave unbeatable sunsets every evening with a lunar eclipse thrown in for good measure during our visit. My wife & I were celebrating our 55th wedding anniversary & it was the perfect spot.
Davee G. Aug 2015
After renting from homeaway now several time, several different homes, this is the home we will return to often. We loved this place! Thank You Vacasa
Layn H. Aug 2015
all around great place for sure be sure to open up the doors and windows to keep it cooled off in summer months
Thomas K. Jul 2015
Great place with amazing view and beautiful garden
Thomas C. Jul 2015
Really enjoyed our trip to Lincoln City and staying at the Whale Watch. It is an older home and the furnishings could be updated...but who cares when you take a look at the breath-taking view of the ocean from almost all sides of this cottage! We really enjoyed meeting Donna, the owner and Terrell. They were so nice and loved our Yorkie and Sheltie! We will definitely come back again!
Stanley T. Jun 2015
This little hide a way is one of the best rentals you can rent at a great bargain.
Joan K. May 2015
Love the views! A very cozy spot with a short walk to the beach and easy reach of some great restaurants. It is a great beach cottage.
Brenda B. Apr 2015
My husband and I enjoyed the cute little house with its sunny rooms and bright kitchen. It was pleasant to be able to use the woodstove on a cold day, and we loved sitting on the deck on the sunny afternoon, being able to see the ocean. The king bed was really comfortable. We will definitely rent it again some day.
Vickie B. Apr 2015
We loved the view, when the weather keeps you inside, you still enjoy the ocean view!
Nephtali O. P. Apr 2015
Great place to stay... overall 4 star
Manager response:
Hello, thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear you were not satisfied with the cleanliness of the home, I will check with our housekeeping staff about a deep clean here as well as possible covers for the couch. We are very happy you did still get a chance to enjoy your stay here next to the beach in this adorably decorated home. We love the views from the deck chairs while watching the waves roll in. We hope to see you on your next vacation!
Abbi L. Apr 2015
Perfect cozy place to relax and enjoy good food, company and the beautiful Oregon coast. Loved how close we were to the beach, groceries, casino & town. Fire place was a nice touch when the weather changed and we needed to be inside verses listening to the ocean on the wrap around deck. We will be back to enjoy this gem!
Jerry M. Mar 2015
Nice little property, and a great view. The house and furnishings could use some serious updating though. We had a great time, but the place is a little tired.
Erin L. Dec 2014
What a great find!! We were very pleased with this adorable little house! It was truly perfect for my boyfriend, dog and I. Huge, comfy bed! Great bathtub to soak in and the views were spectacular! These pictures don't do it justice! I did not mind washing dishes at all in this house. I know that when we return we will bring more condiments and that is just fine too. When we drove up we were greeted by a family of deer and I knew this was going to be a wonderful 4 days and it was!! Thank you!!
Shayne D. Oct 2014
We stayed for 4 days during the week and was very pleased with the accommodations , just bought food everything was provided. Could not have asked for a better place to stay and the price was great, definitely no more hotel stays to us.
Dell R. Sep 2014
Ocean views, quiet, very convenient to Lincoln City and the Sitka Center, homey, WiFi, kitchen well-furnished, comfortable king size bed, perfect for one or two adults. All around best rental I've found; I'll be back.
Debbie H. Aug 2014
We enjoyed for the most part. The decor was outdated and worn but the bed was a huge comfortable California king. Slept well. Was clean and conveniently located to shopping and sightseeing. The ocean and surf could be seen and heard when the fog was gone, unfortunately for us, that didn't happen much until the day we left. But that's the Oregon coast for you. Property was maintained well for the most part. Price was reasonable.
Traci B. Aug 2014
This is a very clean home. It is older and does not have a dishwasher. The carpet is worn. For the price it is a good overall value
Wayne P. Jul 2014
This was the first time we ever did this - rented a home rather than stay in a motel, and the experience was wonderful. Whale Watch had everything we needed (except our groceries), and it made a great "home base" for our exploring the beach, Lincoln City and other spots from Newport to Cape Lookout. Also great for when we wanted to just stay put and veg - (quilt or read).
Manager response:
Thank you for this great review, and sharing your first experience with Vacasa. We are happy that this house was a great pick for you and can't wait for you to visit us again!
Dana P. Jun 2014
Directions to the home were very easy, everything was ready for us when we arrived. Beautiful Beautiful views, easy walk down to the beach, close drive to stores and other towns. Would highly recommend Whale Watch to other folks
Rebecca G. Jun 2014
Overall, we were very happy with the location and condition of the cottage and property. Only minor issues, like one of the recliners was very squeaky.

The Whale house suited our needs very well and we would not hesitate to stay here again!

It was a large factor in making this vacation one of the most relaxing ever!
Norman H. Jun 2014
The Whale Watch is an excellent rental. The views from the front windows are awesome. The house itself is very comfortable and perfect for the two of us and our dog. One week was not nearly enough time to see and do everything in and around the Lincoln City area in addition to just sitting outside on the deck with a cup of tea enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean.
Ron & Nichole Y. Apr 2014
Whale Watch was a wonderfully quiet & peaceful cottage with spectacular views. (A bachelorette party moved into the plantation-style house across the gravel drive for a night of loud, thumping music, girly giggles & piñata debauchery. We heard none of it inside the cottage. We even slept soundly with the bedroom window open & not a peep disturbed us!). Pleasantly surprised to find cable for the stormy evenings. Cutest stove ever! Our pooches were so happy with the treats & balls. It is not often that pets are made to feel so welcomed. We loved this place! Perfect romantic retreat for our first wedding anniversary!
Manager response:
Thank you for spending your first anniversary with us at Whale Watch. Congratulations! We're so pleased that you were able to have a secluded romantic get away in this home and we're so glad that you were able to enjoy peace and quiet with a bachelorette party happening close by. It's wonderful to hear that the cable tv and pet treats were touches that added to the enjoyment of your stay. We hope you'll come back for many romantic anniversaries n the future!
Anne J. Mar 2014
We were thrilled with the accommodations.....huge windows facing the ocean, a view to wake up to every day! Awesome place, very clean and comfortable, perfect location! My new favorite getaway for Lincoln City. Thank you!!!
Briana A. Mar 2014
We loved it!!! It was myself, fiance, and 7 year old. The house was fully stocked and very clean. We felt comfortable as soon as we arrived. Perfect.
Gloria S. Feb 2014
Stay you will full in love!
Suzanne F. Dec 2013
We had a great peaceful time here!
Linda S. Dec 2013
We love this little place and have been here many times. Great view and neighborhood, always clean and very homey.
Mike F. Nov 2013
This is our 4 th time renting Whale Watch and always feel at home and comfortable here. I would recommend this house to anyone !!!!
Nancy S. Oct 2013
We liked the 2 large picture windows with views of the ocean and bluffs. The kitchen is complete with everything one needs and is very clean. It's not on the beach, but we would rather be on a bluff with more panoramic's very close to the wide beach.
Rachael P. Sep 2013
This is a nice small house great for 2-3 people! The beach access is great and just a short 5 minute walk. My one complaint was there is no grass its all gravel and bark dust. My dog had a hard time going potty because of that. The TV in the living room is awesome and so is the hideaway bed in the couch! The neighbors were also very friendly and let us know if we needed anything they would be happy to help. Overall a great property and would definitely rent it again!
James M. Sep 2013
The whale watch cottage is a really cute place with a beautiful west facing view of the pacific. Its clean and cozy, just right for 2 adults. Its pet friendly, we did not bring pets though. I'm tall (6'2") which made looking out the windows from standing not rewarding because the tops of the windows came up to my chest, and the celing is about 2-3 inches taller than my head. The wood stove is super efficient, and the town is super close. Casino is near by as well. It is a nice place to relax and listen to the ocean, it might get cramped though with more than 2 people.
Jason L. Jul 2013
Absolutley fabulous!!! beautiful view nice & quiet & good for our small dog
John B. Jun 2013
Appreciate that the location is in the north part of Lincoln City. A kite festival took place and really liked not having to deal with the traffic through main town. The views were awesome. Especially our ring side seats during the fire works Saturday night. Probably best fire works we have ever seen. As if to wish us a safe trip home...two fearless young bucks appeared in the back yard before we pulled away. We will most definitely stay here again if fortunate. Once the car was packed, our jack russell wouldn't leave the comfortable living room. I bribed her with a return trip soon to get her in the car.
Linda S. Jun 2013
We have stayed here several times and it is our favorite place for retreat and renewal. It is quiet, safe, clean, and very cozy. The view is spectacular and being able to have our Standard Poodle with us is a gift. We love it!
Joan K. May 2013
Whale Watch is a lovely small house that sits atop a hill giving it splendid views of the ocean and Cascade Head. It is also close to shopping and many good restaurants.
Karin F. May 2013
We have stayed here a few times and love this house!!! There's an ocean view from every room, the furniture is very comfortable and it's a great location!!!
Donnis A. May 2013
Excellent view everything furnished nice place will probably stay again
Terrance S. May 2013
We have stayed in the home twice and will probably stay again. It's a wonderful home for 2 to 4 people. It''s conveniently located and not far from Newport, so there are great beaches for miles. My husband, me and our dog had a great time. If you want to read you can relax in the recliners and enjoy the views. The kitchen, dining room were very bright and also had a wonderful view from the dining room.
Daniel T. May 2013
Great View.