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Green Flash Cabin, Oregon Coast Heaven! Featured in SUNSET MAGAZINE.

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Retreat Cabin, 1 bedroom, 1 bath (sleeps 2)

Listen to the quiet…

Do this for yourself. Our year-round private retreat has magnificent 180-degree views. Three sides of the large windows and deck are west and south-facing, overlooking sunsets, the ocean and miles of forest.

Newly built in 2011, we have furnished this cozy but contemporary 900 sq ft 1 bedroom, 1 bath home as a pristine getaway. It is located 500 feet above the valley, with southern exposure. Three sides of windows and decks show off a view from many vantage points. It is likely the most elegant “tree house” you have ever seen. SUNSET MAGAZINE featured it as one of 3 BEST PLACES ON THE OREGON COAST in the "Call of the Oregon Coast" issue of September 2012. (Please note that the second bedroom has a futon only, and our maximum is 2 guests. The futon is not particularly comfortable! But it is a lovely room with a small desk to work on.)

Best features: The cabin is sited to take advantage of the incredible views and feeling of peace. In the Spring and Fall deer and elk will be wandering the property (patiently watch during the early morning or evening hours.) The deep bathtub has a skylight to see the stars, and two large windows with a forest view. Total relaxation... The cabin was custom designed so that every room has a full view of this stunning part of the Oregon coast.

One large bedroom with a wonderful ocean view, Queen Temperpedic-style mattress, a tub with hand-held shower head with forest views. The TV (with many DVDs to choose from) is set up to watch cozily from the bed. THE BEDROOM AND BATH ARE ON THE SECOND FLOOR. Contemporary minimal style, large windows on three sides of the cabin, full kitchen, deck.... Check the reviews! Our guests love this cabin. There is also a small office where you can write or read.

The modern kitchen has brand new stainless appliances, views as you cook, and lots of dishes, pots/pans, and an electric coffee maker. (Please note that there is no microwave. And we do not have WiFi in the cabin, although the 3G connection is excellent. And Wifi is easily accessible at the café in Neskowin.)

The cabin sits high above a large, forested valley, with just a few other homes It is just one mile north of the lovely, small beach village of Neskowin, along the north/central Oregon Coast, a 2-hour drive from Portland. NOTE: There are only a handful of residents in this area, and it is a ONE-LANE GRAVEL ROAD FOR ONE MILE. Please consider if this sounds too remote for you...it is one mile from HWY 101, and another one mile to the village of Neskowin. www.greenflashcabin.com

Sunset Magazine recommended our cabin as one of three best places to stay along the gorgeous Oregon Coast, in the September 2012 edition, 'The Call of the Oregon Coast.'


Keep in mind that the location of this cabin is one mile east of Hwy 101, sitting up high along a valley that has few residents. It has a one-lane gravel road that cannot be found by GPS. (I have explicit directions, of course!) If this sounds too remote for you, then you may want to be closer in to town. But if it sounds appealing, it is honestly just fantastic. It is two miles to the beach.

This is a retreat destination, without the ammenities of a microwave, WiFi or cable TV (although 3G access is very good). There is a TV for watching our large collection of DVD movies. The claw foot soaking tub with a side-mounted faucet has a flexible head for 'showering' while in the tub, but does NOT have a stand-up shower head or surround. We have a brand new electric range with oven. In addition, there is a dishwasher, electric coffee maker and toaster, plus plenty of dishes. While in the kitchen you are surrounded by views of miles of unspoiled wilderness.

The 'Green Flash' is an atmospheric phenomenon that, when the conditions are just right, you will actually see a very bright lime green flash - similar to a light bulb flash - right at the moment when the sun drops below the horizon at sunset. I have seen this only once during my many years at the coast. It was truly memorable...

Just a 5-minute drive to the village of Neskowin, you’ll be far from the beach shops and boardwalks of larger beach towns. In Neskowin you will find one golf course, one grocery store, one art gallery and one wonderful café – the only commercial businesses. Enjoy 7 miles of gorgeous beach walking, evening bonfires, surfing, skim boarding and tide pool exploring. Within a beautiful 10-mile drive is Pacific City, where there are numerous fun shops, galleries, restaurants, a surf shop, another wide and walkable beach, plus the tide pools and hiking of unique Cape Kiwanda.

This beautiful part of the north/central Oregon Coast is just a two-hour drive southwest of Portland, between Lincoln City and Pacific City, north of Cascade Head. There are many hikes, shops and restaurants within a ten mile drive - either north to Pacific City or south to Lincoln City. This is a wonderful, scenic part of the Oregon Coast, with access to incredible headland hiking and long sandy beaches. You can walk for miles.

Check out Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, a most wonderful facility located along the south side of Cascade Head. They offer a wide array of classes and workshops all summer. (about a 7- mile drive)

TO OUR WINTER GUESTS: Having lived in Neskowin for 13 years, I learned ta lot about the Oregon Coast: Winter can be the best time of year for several reasons. The weather changes quickly, it can be warm and sunny one day, stormy the next. Either way is good! I have played golf in 65 degree weather on Christmas Day, or I have spent hours watching the high tides and howling wind from our warm and cozy living room. The winter coast temperatures are virtually always much warmer than inland, usually in the 50's and 60's. Fewer people, more quiet...consider.

Call me with any questions! Stephanie 503.484.7148

Green Flash Cabin, LLC

More Details

Stephanie Wiarda
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2017

About Stephanie Wiarda

After living in Neskowin for 13 years, I moved to Portland with my family in 1991. I am a silversmith who handcrafts jewelry, and also manages several vacation rentals in addition to my own. I love my job, gardening, kayaking, biking, hiking, spending time with my dog, and taking off for a few days at the coast.

Stephanie Wiarda purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Stephanie Wiarda chose Coastal Oregon

Neskowin is a small, special place that has changed little in the 30 years since I lived in and now visit the area. It is quaint, friendly, relaxed, has headlands, a miles-long beach, eagles, majestic forests, hiking trails....everything you would want in a coastal village.

What makes this cabin unique

Time, quiet, privacy, beauty, nature, peace, sunsets, tidepools, elk, deer, eagles, reading on the deck, dozing on the couch, walking on the beach. Time, quiet, privacy.

It is a 5-minute drive to the beach and village where there is one cafe, one small store, and access to the beach. Keep your eyes peeled for seals in the surf and sand dollars on the beach. I even found a whale vertebrae in the sand a few years ago!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a wonderful weekend. It was more than we imagined. A beautiful house with an amazing view. So rejuvenated when we returned home. The house is simple yet more than we expected. I can't wait until our next getaway there.
Feb 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Neskowin in Tillamook County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • river
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Clawfoot tub to fit two.
  • The bath has vaulted ceilings, with the large clawfoot tub surrounded by windows. The faucet and hand-held shower is side mounted. The morning sunrise flows into the bath area. Please note that there is NO standing shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , Ocean view from bed
  • The Master Bedroom is loft-like and open, with vaulted ceilings. Bath is attached. While you are settled into the bed you can watch a movie, star gaze, listen to the trees in the wind, and wake up to the best ocean view in the cabin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
The atmosphere among the very few valley residents is very quiet and respectful of the natural setting. Due to flea problems in this coastal area, pets cannot be considered. Our well is 550 feet deep and tastes like water you have never tasted before. Wonderful. There is NO TV service, although a TV is provided, along with a number of videos. We cannot get WiFi in the cabin, but if you use a 3G IPad or laptop air card it will work fine. Your own cell phone is the only option for phone service, but it should also work well.


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Green Flash Cabin, Oregon Coast Heaven! Featured in SUNSET MAGAZINE.
average rating of 4.851852 based on 65 reviews

Beautiful, nice and private and so worth it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to stay on the coast for our honeymoon and the Green flash cabin was absolutely perfect! It was nice and private which we wanted over a hotel, close to any city we wanted to explore and we loved having a kitchen to cook in for the week. It was also super easy to get to with her clear directions. Beautiful views and a wonderfully cozy cabin made for the best honeymoon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard to make the cabin as perfect as possible, and so appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know they love it!! Thank you.
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Beautiful cabin...beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

We loved the design, the location, and the quiet. A few more amenities would have tipped it to 5. The owner explained they were working nearby on another project and they were not loud at all....however seeing the car nearby kind of negated the solitude we were expecting. However, this was a small detail. The cabin is beautiful. The huge bathtub and deck were our favorite.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful setting. The pictures do not do it justice. The cabin is wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was there when we arrived and told us about a trail we needed to hike. It was amazing. Great weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the Green Flash Cabin and it was just as wonderful as we remembered. The location up a windy, forested gravel road is very "Oregon". We enjoyed watching the storm clouds drift in from the ocean and it was very cozy listening to the rain and wind. The cabin itself is spotlessly clean. We met the co-owner upon our arrival (we were a bit early since we were getting anxious about the weather/daylight) and he was kind and welcoming. Although the Oregon coast isn't known for being a great destination in December, we feel like it's the perfect time to come to the Green Flash Cabin. We were happy to hike at nearby Hart's Cove which is one of our favorite places on the coast. We appreciated the many nice touches in the cabin and are grateful to have had the opportunity to stay someplace so special. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband & I recently spent our honey moon at the green flash cabin, it was nothing short of perfect! It was the perfect relaxing getaway that we needed after planning a wedding! Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We always appreciate it when guests let us know that they love the cabin.
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Not good! We decided to get away for a big birthday and anniversary. We booked Green Flash cabin after hearing it was featured in Sunset magazine. The View was fabulous but that was the only thing . Pretty rustic. It contained only a bathtub which my husband did not fit in so he could not shower or take a bath. The bathroom was connected to the bedroom and only had a big wooden sliding door with gaps so no privacy (not romantic at all) the towels smelled really bad, bed did not feel fresh and very uncomfortable I got spider bites while sleeping. Oh also the furniture was very dirty. We left asap. However the owner said that she is under no obligation to refund us because it is peak season. Very disappointed. Huge waste of savings.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As our future guests can see, we have 49 wonderful reviews and a 4.9 rating, out of 5 maximum. These guests stayed 3 nights before they complained. The ONLY complaint I heard at that point was that the tub was too small and the bed was too small. I responded that the tub and bed are clearly described and the photos show exactly what the situation is. (The tub is an extra-large claw foot, as it is built for 2 people.) The bed is clearly stated as Queen size. It is a new IKEA firm foam mattress with a temperature-sensitive topper, and 100% cotton sheets, all detailed in my description. If this is not acceptable then I hope guests would find more suitable accommodations. The guest's first email asked for "at least a partial refund before I completed the HOMEAWAY survey," which was, in fact, given. Their complaints had nothing to do with the quality of the cabin. I responded that I would give them a full refund if I could rent their dates, and a one night refund if not. I did refund 1 night, which is what was asked for - a partial refund. The towels and sheets were absolutely fresh out of the wash, as always. The earth-friendly detergent probably didn't smell like the Tide others may use, but it certainly cleans equally well. We have allergy-prone guests who often ask if we use non-scented products, and we feel it is important to respect that issue. Our amenities state that the property "is unsuitable for the elderly or infirm." The contract also states, "We encourage all renters to purchase travel insurance." We do have a fairly strict cancellation policy but have NEVER before kept anyone's money, as it was always due to a guest's personal emergency, such as a health crisis, and the guests were fully refunded. It was nearly a week before I heard about a spider. Our cabin is built with cedar inside and out, and is located in the middle of the woods. It is 5 years old so everything is quite new, but in the fall, yes it is possible that there was a spider inside. I know the degree of cleanliness because the cleaner is very diligent, and takes great pride in every single surface being cleaned between each guest. We try every day to live up to being one of the "Three Best Places to Stay on the Oregon Coast," in Sunset Magazine, September 2011. Please let me know if I can share any further information, as I am always available to our valued past and future guests.
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Car: necessary

Watch the sun set with an evening beach fire. Elk, deer and many birds surround the cabin area at different times. Many classes and workshops are available at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Shopping and movies will be in Pacific City or Lincoln City - each a ten-mile drive.

90 miles SW of Portland, north coast, 1 mile N of Neskowin


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Neskowin, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer/Fall 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Aug 2019 - 22 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning £57.85 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £192.83
Tax Rate 11.8%

No pets considered.
TWO-person maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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