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Shelter Cove Cottage: Secluded Location ~ Views of Pacific Ocean & Lighthouse

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,924 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Master Bedroom Ocean View w/ French Doors to Deck.

Shelter Cove Cottage is a secluded and privately located custom 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home nestled among large native pine trees with stunning, majestic views of the Pacific Ocean. The Great Room, with its “wall” of windows, along with the dining room and Master Bedroom, have magnificent views incorporating the Port Orford Heads State Park and historic Cape Blanco Lighthouse, two Oregon State treasures. Built with a combined feel of both New American and Ranch Style architecture, Shelter Cove Cottage offers a quaint and charming home-away-from-home atmosphere. The large, newly renovated kitchen is fully equipped with cookware, utensils, dinnerware and linens for your dining-in pleasure.

The illuminating night views of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse and the sound of the ocean can’t help but create a romantic setting during winter months. Perhaps a leisurely day of lounging on the deck, taking in the refreshing and clean salt air while listening to the sounds of the ocean waves and the wind in the trees is the ticket to ensuring an atmosphere of rest and relaxation. Shelter Cove also offers high speed internet, cable TV with DVD player, and a telescope for whale watching and stargazing.  

For the adventurous spirit, there is a large garden with pathways to explore and direct access to Agate Beach State Park, where searching for agates may very well lead to viewing whales at play. Shelter Cove is also a bike friendly lodging facility for the avid cyclist in need of a place to rest, relax and recharge before continuing his or her journey along the Southern Oregon Coast.

If vacationing with children or grandchildren, daytime adventures bound to delight can be found at the South Coast Game Park, located approximately 19 miles north, and the Prehistoric Gardens, located approximately 13 miles south.  As Agate Beach is just a hop, skip and jump from Shelter Cove’s back door, agate hunting or just a simple fun day in the sun building sandcastles on the beach may be in order.  

There are several places of interest in the city and only a short distance from the quiet and peaceful seclusion of Shelter Cove. Port Orford has several art galleries owned and operated by local artists who contribute their own sense of creativity and charm.  Port Orford residents, visitors and tourists are fortunate to have our very own Food Co-Operative (open year round) and Saturday Farmer’s Market (June to September), both featuring locally grown produce, baked goods and a variety of artisan wears.  Several eating establishments are located within the same area, offering their own specialty items, including homemade bread, muffins and delicious gourmet imported salami’s and cheeses.  

Regardless of your reasons for visiting Port Orford, your stay at Shelter Cove Cottage will provide your body, mind and soul some much needed rest and relaxation.​

More Details

Property Manager
Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2017

About Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator

Locally owned and operated, Seaside Enterprises ~ Port Orford (“Seaside Enterprises”) is a professionally integrated, technologically innovative and diversified cost effective internet-based company specializing in the hospitality industry. We provide vacation services to local community home and condominium owners (“Homeowners”) currently invested in the industry, or those interested in becoming vacation guest lodging proprietors. We strive to deliver consistent, high quality and affordable services as unique and special as Port Orford. The attention to the smallest detail, and commitment to superior customer service, is what sets us apart from the competition.

Seaside Enterprises offers a variety of vacation services that coordinate every aspect necessary to keep your vacation rental booked, stress-free and ready for enjoyment. Protecting your vacation rental investment, while simultaneously catering to the well-being of Guests, is the corner stone of our business practices.

Seaside Enterprises primary focus is centered around increasing homeowner annual profit margins, while simultaneously creating a one of a kind Guest experience. Offering an array of diversified, yet integrated services specifically tailored to each individual client’s needs, as well as adding personal touches for Guests, makes accomplishing this task relatively easy.

The ultimate goal for both business and leisure travelers is to create a stress-free experience. Our Motto: "Rest, Relax, Recharge!"

Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator purchased this house in 2005

Why Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator chose Coastal Oregon


We were drawn to the private, romantic feel of this home nestled among large pine trees with gorgeous views of the ocean, beach, surf, Cape Blanco & whales. We enjoy the beach access next to our home right down to Agate Beach. We hope you will be lucky enough to enjoy a visit by a whale pod while searching for agates on the beach below. Please walk on our garden pathways while enjoying the flowers and beach view. We fell in love with our home & believe you will too.

What makes this house unique


Forest setting with gorgeous beach ocean views, relaxing ocean waves & refreshing fresh clean air. Very photographic area.

View Cape Blanco, whales & elevated beach view from great room, master bedroom, deck & garden. Search for agates & sea life on beach via access next to home. Located only 1 mile from Hwy 101 but no auto traffic noise. Frequent deer sightings. Enjoy walks with ocean views from nearby Port Orford Heads Park.(historic location of the lifeguard rescue station). Port Orford is the most westerly town in the contiguous US.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port Orford in Curry County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1924 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest Bathroom Located in Hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom: Ocean View through French Doors.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Guest Room #3: Single Day Bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
World Famous Steel-Head Fishing Along Nearby Elk River (Port Orford), Sixes River (Port Orford) and Rogue River located in Gold Beach, 30 Minutes South of Port Orford.


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Shelter Cove Cottage: Secluded Location ~ Views of Pacific Ocean & Lighthouse
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Awesome vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Shelter Cove ! The house is beautiful and very welcoming. The views of the ocean are mesmerizing! And "Thank You" Kimberly for personalizing everything to make our visit so special.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lisle, IL

SPECTACULAR Home on the Southern Oregon Coast!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say about the home we stayed in in Port Orford? I LOVED it! Wonderfully furnished, incredible views, very spacious. If I could move in permanently, I would! The home owner has thought of virtually every need imaginable.

The property manager also went above and beyond to make sure our stay was the best it could possibly be. Just fantastic and incredibly attentive to detail.

Thank you! We couldn't have enjoyed our stay more!!!

I HIGHLY recommend this property if you are looking to visit the Southern Oregon Coast!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our three grandchildren enjoyed our stay at Shelter Cove Cottage very much. Close to beaches, handy to food and services, fun places to eat. The house was good for family living with everything needed to cook and entertainment center. Nothing that we needed was lacking. Fun experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views, location, beaches, comfort, and more VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! Kimberly was so welcoming...thank you for the welcome gifts...what a great surprise! The house was immaculate. Beds comfortable. Patio and gardens beautiful. Path to beach was gorgeous by itself. Then you enter the stunning beach....wow! We spent time on local beaches, Bandon, Brookings, hiked the corridor to Secret Beach (wow!) and Humbug. The home was central to all things we wanted to do. And so cozy and relaxing...i could stare at the views forever! Negatives: just that I want more time! :)

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Terri B.: Thank you for your wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure being able to assist with your vacation plans to Port Orford, as well as meeting you, your husband and Mo-Z (of the canine persuasion). Shelter Cove does have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, Port Orford Heads and Cape Blanco Lighthouse, with easy beach access a definitive asset. The splendor of the ever-changing ocean colors through the large Great Room windows for colder days, and outside decks off the Great Room and Master Bedroom for when the sunshine's through the conifers makes for a pleasant vacation. The ability to truly Rest, Relax and Recharge is the ultimate goal. Staying at Shelter Cove Cottage, without a doubt, affords such an opportunity. Again, we appreciate your positive comments. It truly was a pleasure to be of service. Knowing everyone had a memorable, relaxing vacation is the entire purpose of becoming a “Host” for our wonderful Homeowners. We hope you have the opportunity to visit Port Orford in the near future. Yours Truly, Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator ~ SEASIDE ENTERPRISES ~ PORT ORFORD
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Cozy, wonderful- getaway

  • 5 of 5

Hospitality was wonderful! Cute town, beach access great! House had everything needed.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Holiday Stay

  • 4 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this home with the million dollar view! Our holidays include major cooking adventures and the kitchen at Shelter Cover Cottage was ready for us!

Had a great time!

Donna Rhee

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
North Bend
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Agates & Redfish
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Bandon Dunes World Famous Golf Course
Nearest Train
165 Miles
Eugene, Oregon
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several Good Restaurants Nearby
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Agate Beach Access ~ A Hop, Skip and a Jump!
Car: necessary


Located along the Southern Oregon Coast, Port Orford is where the ocean breeze meets the forest trees. Travelers, whether for business or leisure, visit Port Orford's quaint and pristine small fishing village to Rest, Relax and Recharge. The quiet solitude and picturesque surroundings allow an atmosphere of serenity, thereby creating the opportunity for revitalization to all who visit.

For the explorer, Port Orford offers adventure by providing several historical points of interest. The port of Port Orford is the most unique dock in Oregon as it operates one of only two dolly docks located within the United States. For those unaware of the dolly dock principle, Port Orford’s commercial fisherman are only able to enter the water via crane, making for a fascinating afternoon watch.

Visible from 22 miles off shore, the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, a Port Orford treasure, is considered the furthest most westerly point within in the continental United States. Built in 1870, Cape Blanco still guides fisherman, sailors and boating enthusiasts safely to shore. The location of Shelter Cove Cottage presents a one-of-a-kind experience, not only due to the daily breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean but due to the ability to see the Cape Blanco Lighthouse in the distance as it lights up the Pacific Northwest coastline.

Nearby is the beautifully restored Victorian Hughes House Museum built in 1898, which became a member of the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and provides an inside look at Port Orford's historical and humble beginnings. The Lifeboat Station Museum, featuring a restored Coast Guard Station, shipwreck memorabilia, and many artifacts from the years when the Coast Guard Station was providing services to ships, is rich in historical information relating to World War II.

For a little bit of culture, there are several art galleries owned and operated by local artists who contribute their own whimsical sense of creativity and charm. Other crafty residents with their own unique artistic flare can be found at our very own Saturday Farmer’s Market from 9:00 am to noon, which also offers an array of baked goods, fresh and locally grown organic produce, pottery, jewelry and other keepsake mementos that are sure to delight. Around the corner is Port Orford’s very own “CommUnity” Co-Op, featuring organic produce, a variety of organic bulk food products, locally caught seafood and locally raised beef. Port Orford also has a wonderful, fully stocked quilt shop that offers quilting classes for all skill levels.

On February 18, 2010, the Common Council of the City of Port Orford added a “Dark Sky” Ordinance (No. 367-87), limiting “…outdoor lighting used for residential, commercial (and) public areas” in order to reduce light pollution and enhance our pristine night’s sky. Port Orford is the first city in Oregon to implement such an ordinance and one of the many fascinating, unique and innovate features that make Port Orford a great place to visit.

On May 17, 2012, a portion of the city of was deemed a “Community Stewardship Area” or “Natural Resources Inventory” (“Stewardship”) via an amendment to the “Comprehensive Plan Inventory” initially adopted July 20, 2005. The Stewardship is a “biologically diverse” area spanning 1,320 square miles and encompassing “…terrestrial, freshwater, intertidal, and ocean environments,” created to protect Port Orford’s natural habitat. The City of Port Orford, in conjunction with our local Port Orford Ocean Resources Team and the Pacific Marine Conservation Council, created the amendment to assist in the preservation of wildlife and, in turn, future sustainability for Port Orford inhabitants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Port Orford, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.7
Pet Fee £115.7
Refundable Damage Deposit £308.52
Tax Rate 8.8%

SHELTER COVE COTTAGE is a Privately Owned Vacation Home, which does not accept reservations without at least 24-hours prior notice.

Payments (less a $150.00 Reservation Processing Fee AND any incurred transaction fees) are fully refundable up to 30-Days prior to Guests arrival. Reservations made after the 30-day period are non-refundable ~ no exception!

As this is a PRIVATELY OWNED VACATION HOME, please be sure to plan your trip well in advance. If you cancel before the 30-Day period, there is possibility of re-renting the Vacation Unit. If you cancel after the 30-Day period, especially during Holidays and Peak Season, the chances of another opportunity for a paid reservation during the same duration are slim to none.

Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.


~ CHECK-IN: 4:00 pm
~ CHECK-OUT: 11:00 am

Shelter Cove Cottage's occupancy is specifically LIMITED to the MAXIMUM number of 5 people designated at any time during Guests stay. Failure to report actual number of Guests prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of the Property Damage Deposit of $ 300.00. If number of Guests exceeds Maximum limit of 5, Guests will be asked to vacate immediately and all monies paid will be forfeited.

Shelter Cove Cottage is an entirely non-smoking facility. Evidence to the contrary will result in forfeiture of the entire Security/Property Damage Deposit of $ 300.00.

Seaside Enterprises ~ Port Orford and the Homeowners trust Shelter Cove Cottage Guests will be respectful by leaving the home in the condition in which it was found upon arrival, requiring only "normal" cleaning. Additionally, furniture should not be moved from its preset location. There is a $30.00 per hour (one hour minimum) charge to return furniture back to its proper location.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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