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Ocean in Front, Lake in Back, Views, Dog-Friendly, Dock with Kayak & Rowboat

Bedrooms 2
Space 768 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Your new favorite vacation rental is just across the street from the sand on the delightfully isolated Cape Meares spit. The home has expansive views from every window. The ocean, Cape Meares Lake and the coastal range hover about in sun and clouds, changing as the day meanders along.

Venture out the front door for a beach walk or launch the tandem kayak from the backyard. You may see Elk, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Osprey and more. The area is rich in history, flora and fauna. When you tire of the great outdoors, put a log on the fire, nestle up and enjoy the “modern rustic” ambiance inside. Read about the nearby town that fell into the sea, (the book’s at the house) and enjoy the distraction of the landscape. Storm watching is great as the clouds roll off the ocean, under the house, and resurface on the lake.

The house features a Great Room (kitchen & living), large deck with grill, wood stove (with free firewood), laundry washer & dryer, 2 bedrooms with 1 queen size bed in each, and 1 bath. The expansive sofa easily converts into 2 twin-sized beds and comfortably sleeps 2. House sleeps 6 total. Free WIFI Internet. No landline phone or television.

The kitchen is fully stocked with a microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, blender and all basic amenities. We have extra bedding, games for the kids, and all you need for a comfortable getaway. We recommend you arrive with food in hand, as the nearest grocery is a 15-minute drive to the Tillamook Safeway.

We're happy to accommodate early check-in and late check-out when available.

Dogs are allowed with a non-refundable $35 deposit. We even have dishes for Fido. Please note: There is a 2 dog max and we request the pups mind their manners and wipe their paws.

Book now to ensure your crew’s escape to one of Oregon’s hidden treasures.

More Details

Genna Golden
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Genna Golden

I live and work in PDX and help run the family business. I have been a lifelong outdoor exploring Oregonian who loves yoga, design, and gardening. I strive to start Happy Hour at a reasonable time and bathe my children at least once a week.

Genna Golden purchased this house in 2014

Why Genna Golden chose Cape Meares

We wanted a vacation spot where our 2 kids could roam about and experience nature for hours on end. We feel so fortunate to have found this place, perched out on the spit. It fulfills every time and we love that it’s only 1 hour 45 minutes from our Portland home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cape Meares in Tillamook County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Hair blow dryer provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ocean-view Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Lake-view Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 2 Single Bed , Sofa converts into two twin beds
  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ocean in Front, Lake in Back, Views, Dog-Friendly, Dock with Kayak & Rowboat
average rating of 4.88 based on 75 reviews

What a beautiful spot and a lovely house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was lovely and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint and very comfortable. We will definitely go back.

  • 5 of 5

The views on all sides are epic. Easy walk to the water. Heard the waves all night. Amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wildlife viewing was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and loved the view.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot to access cape meares!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panama City, Panama

Super comfortable, views all around!

  • 5 of 5

What a comfortable cozy place! Our family (two adults, two kids, perfect fit) loved staying here. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the house is well-equipped in kitchen and bath, the small wood stove keeps the place cozy, and the views on all sides of lake and ocean beaches is simply astounding. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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grants pass, or

Nice cozy place for two

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Cape Meares at different times and have always enjoyed.The last resort was a very nice stay.I know the post says that 6 can stay,but 6 would be very crowded,and you would have to have two sleeping on the couch,but it is doable,being a wrap around couch in the living room.It would be just fine for two couples.The bed was comfortable,and being in the rainy season,the house was very warm,it took very little to heat the house.There are a few games,but if you like board games or cards,bring your own.You have a beautiful view ,ocean in front,the lakefront in back.The cell phone signal is hit and miss,but you have a very good wifi if your into that.The owner Genna was very helpful and quick to respond.You will enjoy your stay at last resort.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Tillamook Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Workmans Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Bay Breeze Golf
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 101
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pacific Restaurant
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Cape Meares
Car: recommended


The spit is rich in history. It was once home to Bayocean Park, a luxury turn of the century resort experience, which required it’s own yacht to reach. Alas, development of only one jetty changed the erosion pattern and the once grand resort slowly fell into the sea. The town is long gone, but what first enamored the developers still surrounds you. You can bike, hike and fish in the area and enjoy wonderful views of Tillamook Bay and it’s marine culture.

There is an interest in rezoning the spit from Recreation Management to Recreation Natural, which would preserve the land as a natural area and eliminate the option to develop. For those who have spent time here, you can see why preservation is in order. A herd of elk roams the land; it is home to Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Osprey, and much more. It is a bird watcher’s paradise, and fishermen may line the lake, depending on what was recently stocked. Boats come and go from the bay, and the night sky is dark enough to study your constellations.


- Explore Cathedral Rocks and the tide pools at low tide

- Bird watch or fish on Cape Meares Lake from our tandem kayak

- Crab, clam or fish

- Hike to Cape Meares lighthouse

- Hike or bike through Bayocean Park

- Surf


- Go to Cape Meares Lighthouse and whale watch during their migration period (we have binoculars for you) then drive down to Netarts and eat at The Schooner

- Go to Munson Creek Falls

- Deep-sea fish out of Garibaldi

- Go north to Tillamook jetty, walk out to the end and whale watch during migration


- Tillamook Cheese Factory

- Tillamook Air Museum

- Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

- Eat at Pacific Restaurant in downtown Tillamook


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.33
Pet Fee £25.27
Damage Deposit £108.31

Bookings cancelled at least 15 days prior to your check-in date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 PM PCT (Pacific Standard Time) on the appropriate day.

VRBO currently charges all guests their own "Service Fee," which is "between 4%-10%" of the total reservation cost. Please contact VRBO for any inquiries on that fee they charge. We do not personally charge any extra fees to our guests, so what you see is what you get. We like to keep it as simple and as low-cost to our guests as possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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