Let's start with... we stayed here last year (2016)... have it reserved for this year (2017)... already plan on staying again next year (2018) and will continue to for many years to come! After many rentals over the years, our Family has finally found a 'HOME' at the Beach.
We love the Manzanita area. Located close enough that we are able to visit Newport, Tillamook, Seaside or Astoria as part of a day trip. The proximity to the Beach allows quick and easy access without having to eat sand with every breeze. The huge upstairs allows us to play pool, games or whatever while relaxing as we view the Ocean through the window.
For the Beach Combers, there is a massive amount of sand with many nooks that collect interesting items during the tidal changes. Plenty of room for flying kites, building Castles or having a Bonfire for some beachside Smores.
If you're a Fisherman (I recommend Neoprene waders - our water is COLD) , there are several areas just South of Chinook Lane Access that you can catch Crabs or Fish from, as the Pacific Ocean waters dig out some deep holding troughs to pull some decent fish out of with Redtail Surf Perch being the primary dweller that loves fresh baits drifted in the Surf Suds. The beach also holds a generous population of Razor Clams. And if you so desire, you can go Deep Sea fishing out of Tillamook, Depoe Bay, Newport (must see along the Waterfront) or Astoria. There are also a large number of places to purchase Fresh Seafood (or Steaks) from.
Then for the Sightseers out and about, this place is great... I bring a Spotting Scope and take pictures of the Sunsets, the Ocean and things on the Beach right out of the upstairs window in the Game room or take it down to the beach and look for miles down the beach. I have a few pictures of Whales there off of the beach. Photographers will love this place as well. There are also some very nice People and Tours for watching the Whales.
And for the shopper, there is the Downtown area or many nearby towns, including the Lincoln City Outlet mall.
The Property Managers have been excellent, the towns people great and the property itself is only missing a few of the Kitchen Tools that I like to use, but the majority of people would know nothing of. The house has a lot of stairs however they do have 'Baby gates'. The house is kept looking nice and up-kept and they have a very nice wash station for rinsing off located just off of the Garage with WARM water. It is a fantastic place to stay... and we cannot wait for June!
Our family has rented beach houses in Manzanita for several years. This was voted favorite summer rental. Our group ranges, from young grade school age to retired grandparents. Our large group likes a house with a working hot tub & several bathrooms. Nobody had to wait for a bathroom here. The pool table was a plus & well utilized. We also like that this house is dog friendly. Sunsets were beautiful from the upstairs Rec Room. The smaller children loved playing downstairs. A bonus for this house is being so close to the beach! Nice deck & BBQ. The kitchen is great, but could use more wine glasses. We have already booked the house for next summer. If you are thinking of renting this house in the future, you better do it quickly. It books up fast!
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