USA Oregon Northern Oregon Coast Gearhart Listing #662

The Latourette House - Gearhart, OR

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Max. occupancy: 8 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 7 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms  plus loft 3 bathrooms 1 dog max 
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Historic Home on One Acre Meadow, Near Beach & Golf - Dog-Friendly

Originally built in 1892 (the very first home in Gearhart), this Gearhart vacation rental has been lovingly maintained and makes a wonderfully unique vacation getaway.

Perched on a full acre of grassy meadow ringed by old-growth pines, the home sits just three blocks from the beautiful sandy beach and only four from the shops and cafes of charming Gearhart.

The Latourette House has 2,500 square feet of unique living space. The sun-drenched living room has ample windows, along with a cozy wood-burning fireplace for chilly evenings. This is the ideal spot to settle in with a good book for a quiet afternoon, or break out one of the provided board games for a little healthy competition. There is even a day bed that can be used at night by a guest.

At mealtimes, you'll find the kitchen is equipped with all the modern conveniences of home, including a dishwasher, oven with stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Adjacent to the kitchen, the formal dining room with antique light fixtures and a gorgeous hutch awaits your home-cooked breakfasts and leisurely dinners.

A door from the kitchen leads out to the patio, with a charcoal grill for summer barbecues. Outdoor seating nooks are scattered across the wraparound deck and throughout the grassy yard, and if you watch closely, you might spot a deer or elk wandering past!

With four bedrooms, three full baths, and a unique summer sleeping porch with netting instead of glass windows, this home has plenty of room for eight guests. The largest bedroom offers a queen bed, a second fireplace, and a cable TV with DVD player, along with a private door leading out to the wrap-around deck.

The second bedroom has a double bed, a third room has a twin bed, and the fourth bedroom offers two twins with another TV set. There are three full bathrooms, one with a beautiful soaking tub and two with walk-in showers.

The upstairs summer sleeping porch, enclosed by netting rather than glass windows, is a one-of-a-kind spot that our younger guests will love! Over the years, it has become a makeshift art gallery or family journal with names and memories from the past of when the owners were kids and growing up in the home. You are welcome to view the make-shift journal, but please do not add anything to it. Please note that while the beds are comfy and the linens warm, the space does not have heat—it is wonderful for summertime sleeping in the fresh air, but not suitable for colder weather.

The home even offers wireless Internet access and a washer/dryer, so it's wonderful for a working getaway or long-term stay. Dogs are welcome with an additional nightly fee, and please inquire for special arrangements to accommodate a wedding or large reunion!

This one-of-a-kind Northern Oregon Coast vacation home has welcomed families to beautiful Gearhart for decades! Will yours be next?

City/town permit number: STR20-00197

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

AMENITIES

Children

Children's games

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : Charter

TV

Cable

On-site activities

Board games

Outdoor

Balcony

Patio

Beach chairs

Deck

Firepit

47 reviews

Melanie J. May 2022
House was old but very clean. I don’t mean old in a negative way, just not modern. Had every amenity needed. Lovely yard and great location.
Lach L. Apr 2022
First off- this is a super cute historic house located in a great quiet coastal community. The yard is big and great for kids to play in or for a nice small fire.

There are a lot of beds too- which is great for a crowd! However, it's worth noting that the beds are all.... historic... feeling. If you are prone to tossing at night you'll hear the bedframe protest. The sleeping porch is great for teenagers or kids who want to do a sleepaway camp type experience as its lined with four beds with a liberal indoors graffiti policy that feels really campy in a good way. Adults or finnicky sleepers may notice that the porch slopes away from the building and consequently the beds do as well.

My only real grouse is that the mattresses were truly not comfortable, feeling alternately rock hard or pillow soft. As someone whose back is past its prime I definitely paid a price for sleeping like that.

Bottom line- if you're an easy sleeper with a big traveling entourage, this place is awesome. For my part, I'm going to have to find somewhere with mattresses that aren't as antique as the furniture!
Manager response:
Hello, Lach! Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We regret that the bed was not suitable for your party and appreciate this feedback as an area to improve upon in the future. We hope to host you again soon!
David M. Apr 2022
This older charm has so much room to move about. One of the best parts was the sitting room with a fireplace. We haven't sat and visited as a whole family in a long time. Thank you for everything, will definitely be back here..
Alyssa B. Sep 2021
Clean
virginia m. Aug 2021
The house was clean and charming. Great outdoor space. My granddaughter was absorbed in a game and looked up and out window. There was a deer looking at her through the window. Good space for group.
Jeff C. Aug 2021
Peace and quiet surrounds this 1892 gem. It's how the beach should be enjoyed. Deer and elk are frequent visitors.
Peter J. Jun 2021
The La Tourette House is over 100 years old and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Given its age, it was surprisingly comfortable. A very quiet and peaceful location for a much-needed short break.
William N. Aug 2020
Large lot with nice walk to beach. Big home with lots of bedrooms
Aimee L. Aug 2020
Loved the rustic feel and spacious location. The yard was amazing for my kids with a giant sand box, lotsa outdoor toys, a separate fire pit and picnic table area and a swing! Great neighborhood for bike rides and delicious coffee, bakery, and sweet shop nearby! Great little walk to the beach which was really beautiful!! House was a little drafty and location didn’t have any restaurants within walking distance that were open but it’s an amazing place to socially distance and enjoy the beach!
Jill H. Jun 2020
This is a house on historical registry and has lots of interesting pictures. The main living room area is bright and really nice to hang out in It was very clean and comfortable with a nice path for dog walking
Luke O. Aug 2019
My family and I had a lovely time at The LaTourette House and would stay again.
Marylyn Y. Oct 2018
Great place to stay - close to beaches and house is authentic.
Sally S. Aug 2018
Very well kept. Loads of seating. Great place.
Susan H. Jul 2018
A handful of girlfriends stayed here for a weekend. This was the perfect house for us! Plenty of rooms, beds, and separation of space. The classic charm of this historic property made for a most memorable event. It was worth splurging a little!
Glenda P. Apr 2018
For anyone who has lived in an old farmhouse this will bring back lovely memories. From the old creaky wood floors to the upstairs bedrooms full of character, this home offers all the warmth and charm one could ask for on a vacation. The screened in porch/bedroom is a fantastic place to sleep even in April! The kitchen is well stocked with an eclectic array of dishes including 2 vintage cast iron skillets. The linen was clean and there is ample space in the sitting room which is flooded with natural sunlight.
I highly recommend this to any family or a small group retreat gathering.
Andrew E. Mar 2018
This home, over 100 years old was absolutely the best place for our spanish immersion experience. There were six of us but we could have fit 5 more people. The best part was the charming living room!
Lori A. Mar 2018
The weather did not cooperate. It rained most of the time. The house was large enough for all of us to be inside playing games and such. We still had a great time and loved seeing the old pictures and reading some history on the house. We would go again.
Robert H. Aug 2017
It was a nice quiet weekend. Would have liked to spend more time at the beach and have a good BBQ. We had to cook in the house because the little BBQ was dirty.
Megan A. Jul 2017
We had a great girl's weekend at the house! Perfect in every way.
Theresa M. Apr 2017
This house is good for a larger group of people. It is very old, so expect the usual old house quirks. The upstairs doesn't get much heat . The lot is big with plenty of room for activities. People in the area regularly cut through the yard to get between streets, which was a nuisance since we had dogs who didn't like strangers wandering through the yard. The beach is a little farther than expected and once you get through the neighborhood there's a decent walk through dunes before you get to the water.

The strangest thing was that in the middle of our stay a man arrived at the door and said he was an owner and needed to get some things. He retrieved a couple shovels from the back room. It felt a little invasive having a stranger walk through the house when we were all in the midst of various activities. I think it would have been more appropriate to coordinate this visit with Vacasa, or wait a day until we checked out.
Barbara B. Mar 2017
We enjoyed 5 nights here in March with a maximum of 9 people one night and a small dog. The house was great. Old farmhouse that seems to have been added onto over the years. The sunroom was a wonderful place to hang out with people playing games, reading and enjoying a nice fire. Beds were comfortable and the house was clean. The kitchen was well outfitted with lots of pots and dishes. There is a little town area about 2 blocks away with numerous coffee shops, a bakery, good restaurant, small grocery, art shop and candy store. The beach was about 4 blocks away and took a maximum of 10 minutes to reach. Overall I would definitely recommend this home and was very pleased with the service we got from staff at Vacasa.
Nan S. Sep 2016
My family from MN were visiting and the location was perfect for exploring the northern coast. Two couples Plus two singles and my goldendoodle had plenty of space. The kitchen was well stocked for our salmon feast and dining room large enough for several card games. The antique furnishings and decor make it so interesting and homey. You can just feel the history of the home. Our walk to the beach was just the right distance for a short workout and we were met by a herd of about 25 elk one evening right on the path....an awesome treat--but we Detoured! My doodle did run into a neighboring yard a few times as it is unfenced but there were no complaints. A fenced area would be great but we appreciate that such a wonderful property is pet friendly. Hoping to book another memorable visit there next year.
Curtis M. Jun 2016
Nice Old House. I enjoy the age and ambiance of the older historic homes, creeks in the floor and all. When you rent this home at the beach you have to remember that some of the bathroom fixtures were added after the house was built, its that old. If your looking for a luxurious full tilt bathroom with all the amenities your in the wrong house, we did not have issues with the bathrooms, they small but its not where I like to spend a lot of time anyway. The kitchen was adequate, nice dining table, laundry room was appreciated.

What our family enjoyed most was the large sitting room. Lots of wicker chairs, rockers, lounges etc. Full windows for 360 degree viewing, even a fire place (that we did not use). Some of the family rented other properties/hotels but we all gathered at this home in the sitting room, 14 adults with 4 small children comfortably.

I would rent this property again, the only reason 4 stars instead of 5 is that for the cleaning fee that was charged the home was not cleaned to the level of the fee. In fact, for us that was the only drawback to the property, it should have been cleaner. I'm not complaining about the bathrooms, they were clean, kitchen generally ok, floors clean, but the cob webs and attention to the details of cleaning were lacking.
Hattie L. Apr 2016
We loved the home and the proximity to the beach. We lost power to part of the house during our stay and it took 24 hours from the time we reported it for anyone to get back to us. By then I had fixed the problem but it wasn't how I wanted to spend my off time.
Lillian F. Aug 2015
When I originally rented the house it was advertised as sleeping 10 with an additional 6 on the sleeping porch. I rented it for the annual beach trip with three other families. When I double checked the address a month before our trip, the number of guests was reduced to just 7! I had to count on the sleeping porch to accommodate my guests. The description still states that 6 additional beds are on the sleeping porch, but when we arrived we saw that there are only FOUR beds on the sleeping porch. Thank goodness one family cancelled at the last minute! It worked out in the end, but I feel we were way overcharged for the reduced number of guests allowed.
Joy P. Apr 2015
We loved the old house and sunny living room, a beautiful fire in the fireplace in the evenings and the outside campfire area... a great trip to the ocean
Kaira W. Apr 2015
We had a great stay at the Lautorette House. It is in a perfect location, with easy access and plenty of parking and outdoor space. The property is not fancy or updated, but we actually prefer it this way, as it maintains the original charm of the house. The living and dining areas have a lot of space for gathering, and the fireplace is nice to have, too. We also really love how the owners have decorated the home with family photos and drawings of the property and Gearhart. The historical Gearhart books were a nice touch as well. The advertisement said that there were enough beds to sleep 10 adults, but we found out a week before arriving that the beds only accommodate 7. Vacasa was very apologetic and helpful and said they would update the ad, and we were able to make other arrangements for the overflow. Overall, we were very satisfied and would definitely rent the home again. Thank you so much!
Zachary M. Aug 2014
Spent 7 days a the house and everything was just right. Thanks again!
Ann A. May 2014
Really enjoyed the spacious sunroom, the ambience of the historic house & the yard! The books about the history were interesting as well as the photos of family. The kitchen has lots of dishes & utensils, but when making pancakes, I found that neither mixer worked. It would also have been nice to have a few logs for the fireplace & a book with instructions about how/when to recycle, etc. These things of course, did not dampen our enjoyment of this GREAT weekend! Thanks!
Manager response:
Thank you for this great feedback. It's wonderful to hear that you appreciated the beauty of this historic home. It's really one of a kind.
Rachel G. Sep 2013
The Latourette house is very sweet and we had a great time.