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Find hidden treasures in the dunes from Feb-April on our beach, Great Fun!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Three Bedrooms, Two Full Baths, Sleeps Six in Two Queen Beds And Two Twin Beds

The sunroom doubles as a dining room and writing room, with huge south and west windows. The owner’s favorite early-morning writing room can be closed off by double-pane sliding glass doors to allow other family members to visit, listen to music or watch television. If you need to work while your family relaxes, the spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean waves from the sun room will salve your soul.

Everyone loves the family room and open kitchen area where blue tooth speakers allow you to select the playlist of your choice.

The kitchen is fully-equipped and allows cooks to participate with family. Microwave oven, gas oven, four-burner gas stove, side-by-side refrigerator and all the necessary pots, pans, and utensils are provided for wonderful meals.

Cable television,including Netflix, Wi-Fi, and clean, comfortable furniture with premium mattresses provide all the comforts of home. The large hot tub is on the patio in the side yard protected from coastal winds. This private residence is only 150 feet from a gorgeous sea grass dune trail leading another 100 feet to the most beautiful and safe recreational beach in southern Oregon, known for its driftwood structures and stunt kite flying. No need to climb down a dangerous cliff to get to the beach!

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Mary Matheson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Mary Matheson

Len & Mary Matheson grew up in Southern California and now live in Missouri. Active grandparents and professionals, they enjoy hosting family and friends in their home on the spectacular southern Oregon coast.

Mary Matheson purchased this house in 2006

Why Mary Matheson chose Coastal Oregon

Far from the crowds of California and the summer heat of the midwest. Once we arrive and walk on the beach, the cares of the world melt away.

What makes this house unique

The southern Oregon coast is known for its spectacular cliffs. Sebastian Shores is located at beach level. Our Seaview Grotto home is a few feet off the beach, nestled in a fern grotto with southern exposure, protecting the hot tub from wind, while allowing sunbathing during the day and stargazing at night.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gold Beach in Curry County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double sinks for master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Downstairs bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Downstairs bedroom with plush pillow-top twin beds.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with full bath and plush pillow-top queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Downstairs bedroom with plush pillow-top queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Goldbeachvisitorscenter.org - check this out as soon as you get to town for things to do(walk from our house) Massages available Sports and fitness club available while you're in town Jerry's Jet boat - make reservations


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Find hidden treasures in the dunes from Feb-April on our beach, Great Fun!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This home fully met ~ and even exceeded ~ my expectations. The owner was extremely accommodating and easy to work with! She provided a crock pot after a simple inquiry because our weekend looked like it would be filled with rain! My mom, sisters and I fully enjoyed this wonderful home! Easy access to the beach when the sky cleared, luxuriating in the hot tub at our convenience, and enjoying a full kitchen instead of eating out. Absolutely loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, CA

Enjoyable one week vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our group. My wife and I had the upstairs bedroom and bath to ourselves. My mother and our youngest daughter shared one of the downstairs bedrooms and a friend stayed in the other downstairs bedroom where they all shared the common bathroom. We all spend much time together enjoying the spacious living area upstairs along with the adjacent well equipped kitchen and lovely dining area. The house being in a small private community of similar homes was nicely located near the edge of town to provide a peaceful setting while close enough to all of the towns' amenities. The location of the house within the small community was ideal being situated well below the highway and against a hill to provide privacy and quite while still being just a very short distance from the beach. We all enjoyed adventures to the redwoods, up the Rogue River, walking on the beach, strolling in the forest, and exploring the town of Gold Beach. For our group this was an exceptional value, and the property manager provided superior support. We would go again, and we will recommend this home to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mark for letting me know how much you enjoyed your stay in our home, SeaviewGrotto. You did all the things we love to do ourselves when we come to Gold Beach. Like you, we think the private colony of Sebastian Shores is great. I will be sure and tell Clare , our manager, how much you appreciated her support. Looking forward to having you all again. Mary and Len Matheson
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very well maintained home, clean, comfortable, nicely furnished and decorated.

  • 4 of 5

The location was great - quiet area with quick access to the beach. The hot tub was a great plus and used every day. The only negative was a lack of space outdoor to sit and visit. Gold Beach is a very nice town near many wonderful locations for every kind of vacationer. The owner was very nice and went out of her way to help us with whatever we needed to give us the best vacation. The property mgr was also very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed, beautifully decorated, comfy

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the Seaview Grotto. The house is lovely, very well appointed and was just right for our family. I like the labeled kitchen cabinets..so helpful. Plenty of hooks on the walls. Hooks are so useful and there aren’t nearly enough of them for vacationers. We slept in the upstairs bedroom and that bed was so comfortable!! We enjoyed the hot tub, the beach (although very windy) and met some neighbors who were very friendly. We took the Jerry’s Jet boat trip…as my son said, “it was the most fun I’ve ever had”. We spent a lot of time just “hanging out". Since the beach was so windy, we drove up the Rogue..not that far..and found a turn out. We spent the day on the river just reading, swimming and resting. Very soothing and lovely.

I have stayed in many VRBO’s and I can honestly say, Mary's was one of the best. So homey!

Thank you for all you’ve done to make the Seaview Grotto such a lovely place to relax and rejuvenate.

We’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for all the kind words about your stay at SeaviewGrotto. I am especially glad you appreciated the helpful hooks and labels. These are the things I like when I rent someone else's house. I like the way you explored and found a sanctuary out of the wind up the Rogue River !! Look forward to having you again Karen, anytime. All the best, Mary and Len
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean, comfortable and convenient rental for Gold Beach and the southern Oregon coast. It's great being close to the beach and able to see the Pacific from the dining area. We were there for a mini-family reunion and there was plenty of room for everyone and a nice open feel that allowed us to prepare meals, relax and visit. We walked to the visitor center next door and they were extremely nice and helpful in planning area activities. There is so much to see and do in the area - the beaches, rivers and forests are awe inspiring and the quaint small towns are a lot of fun.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean and convenient

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our family to visit our oldest son and his new family. We loved the house, the views and the location. A short walk to the beach, we were able to bring our dog and she loved the beach and playing Frisbee in the surf! There was plenty of room for the entire family and we were able to have our new grandson (and his parents) over for several visits. The hot tub was a big plus for us after the six hour drive! Thanks for a great mini vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for your review. We love that our house is used to bring families together for reunions. Since you have a new grandson, come back as often as you can. Warm regards, Mary and Len
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland,N.Bend,Medford,OR. Crescent City, CA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gold Beach
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Brookings, Gold Beach
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
101 aka Ellensberg Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several Excellent Restaurants
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Mt. Hood
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Pacific Ocean
Car: necessary


Seaview Grotto is located at the southern edge of Gold Beach in Sebastian Shores, the last private 'on-the-beach' residential colony on the Pacific coast of the United States. Although the wide and sandy beach is public, it is used almost exclusively by homeowners and guests of the Sebastian Shores colony, making it safe and comfortable for notables who want to be left alone. Pass your day on the beach building driftwood art, bird watching, kite flying, reading or napping, and shell collecting. Walk north on the beach 100 yards to the Gold Beach Visitor Center and ask the friendly docents to help you plan your stay, then continue 1.5 miles along the beach to the Rogue River as it enters the Pacific Ocean. South from Sebastian Shores, wade through or leap across Hunter Creek and stop at Kissing Rock, a beautiful example of the Oregon Coast's ancient volcanic origin. If you're with someone you love, help the rock keep its reputation. The low tide pools are exciting to explore. Walk, run or ride your beach cruiser bicycle through Buena Vista Ocean Wayside State Park to Cape Sebastian, 3 miles further south.

Wind Surfing and Paddle Boarding

World-class ocean windsurfing and paddle boarding at Pistol River and freshwater windsurfing (and lessons) at Floras Lake are major attractions.

Family Activities

Free berry picking along every back road is popular with families in July, August, and September. Spectacular hiking abounds for people at all levels of ability on well-maintained trails. A campfire on the beach (away from the sea grass dunes) is a wonderful evening activity.

Shopping & Dining

The town of Gold Beach boasts the best bookstore and art gallery in southern Oregon with baristas and a pastry chef famous known for her creative use of local fruits and berries. The Gold Rush Center is home to wonderful local artists and craftspersons. Two supermarkets and a fish market have all the provisions for wonderful home-cooked meals at Seaview Grotto, but Gold Beach has several excellent restaurants within walking distance and the elegant Tu Tu Tun Lodge and Spa with its exquisite riverside dining room seven miles up the north shore road of the Rogue River. The cliffs at Otter Point and Nesika Beach can be carefully explored a few miles north of town.


Two intimate and fun (and inexpensive) public golf courses are nestled in banana belts within 30 minutes. The fantastic Bandon Dunes golf complex is less than 1-hour north, with 5 spectacular courses. Golf Odyssey reports, “on this remote stretch of the wildly stunning Oregon coast, where the finest golf courses in the whole world quietly await you.”

Wild and Scenic Rogue River

Two miles from the house, the Rogue River enters the Pacific Ocean from its origins 215 miles east in Crater Lake. Famous for Salmon and Steelhead trout, Gold Beach winter fishing in a heated boat could not be more relaxing. The Rogue National Wild and Scenic River is surrounded by forested mountains and rugged boulder and rock-lined banks. Two jet boat companies provide safe and comfortable but very exciting trips up into remote canyons where Bald Eagles, Otters, and Black Bears abound.

Coastal Redwoods

Considered to be one of America’s most beloved treasures, the old growth Coastal Redwood forests begin just below the California border, 30 miles south of Gold Beach. Stop by the Visitors Center in Crescent City to choose your Redwoods experience. These majestic trees cannot be captured on camera – they need to be experienced! Fishing, hiking, bird watching, and Roosevelt Elk are all part of you Redwood Forest visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gold Beach, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £39.12
Security depoit £234.7
Cleaning and service £97.79
Tax Rate 7.0%

To secure a reservation, contact Mary at 636-346-8868 and check on availability.

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