Quiet, Secluded, Edge of Forest. 3 Bedrooms. Short Stroll To Beach.
Home-grown Oregonian. Musician. Gardener. Muddy boots type. I love adding a book to the library, finding a new toy for the kitchen, landscaping with native plants and, as well, slogging it out in the rain, rebuilding a fence when a tree has kindly dropped a limb on it (OK, maybe more fun when it's all safely over and I'm warm and dry). I also love sharing the house with our guests, many of whom have returned again and again for 15 years or more, the memories of themselves and their children becoming intertwined with the house itself.
Susy purchased this House in 1987
Why Susy chose Tierra Del Mar
* Long, quiet, pristine beach where you can often wander for hours without encountering another person. Dunes, bluffs, and shore pine forest adjacent to beach are protected land and accessible only on foot or by horseback. No structures or development at all – just peace and quiet. * Unsurpassed beach for kids, dogs and other humans: The vast majority of the beach being far away from any roads or structures, dogs (and kids) can safely run to their hearts' content. Within 10 Miles (!): Unique dichotomy of utter seclusion, with no commercial establishments whatsoever, in Tierra del Mar with near-by Pacific City’s (5 miles south) plethora of fun things to do: *** Pacific City: Excellent pubs, restaurants, and shops in nearby Pacific City. Crabbing, clamming, fresh-water river fishing, boating, kayaking; deep sea fishing and dory boat excursions launched from the beach at Pacific City. Surfing, scuba diving, wind surfing, jet skiing as well as hang-gliding along with equipment rentals for all of the above. *** On the quiet side: Two capes (Cape Kiwanda and Cape Lookout), each with their unique character. Bird & wildlife sanctuaries. Estuary and protected breeding grounds for birds and wildlife. Waylen Island State Natural Area. Unique whale-watching vantage points. Dunes. Lots and lots of hiking in nearby state forests. Surf fishing, clamming at Tierra del Mar’s beach. Great biking (rentals available) along 3-Capes Road.
What makes this House unique
* Quiet and secluded, tucked away at the edge of native Sitka spruce and hemlock forest, our lovingly furnished house is an easy one block to the beach. The 1000-sq-ft wraparound deck offers a unique reverse-birds-eye view up into the huge trees that stand within touching distance. Wildlife abounds, our landscaping with native foliage blending seamlessly into the woods. * Kid's Bunkhouse: Tiny, extremely cute (!) complete with its own skylight, set of bunkbeds, and Kids' Decor, it is located a few feet from the main house, opening onto the kitchen patio. * The house unashamedly reflects my own tastes: Lots and lots of books and board games. Although there is free high-speed WiFi and flat-screen for DVDs for streaming, we intentionally have no television. The quiet atmosphere encourages coming home from hours at the beach to laze by the fireplace, reading, snoozing, watching a movie or re-discovering the art of dominos; maybe later cooking up something purely for fun, or relaxing on deck listening to bird song and the ocean's roar and doing... nothing whatsoever…
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Well-behaved dogs welcomed.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Absolutely no smoking.
Dogs must be kept off furniture at all times, be clean and dry when in the house and may not be left unattended in the house at any time.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Wonderful Location Beautiful Beach
Susy's house is clean, comfortable and well stocked with everything you need for a great beach getaway. We were 6 adults and one toddler and we had a great time. It helped that we were blessed with an incredible sunset on our second night - truly a magical landscape.
The master bedroom is incredible! Skylights over the bed provided the perfect opportunity to enjoy the stars. The floor to ceiling windows allowed us to watch the sunrise through the trees, enjoying an epic surrounding of Sitka forest. The beach is an easy walk and provides access to Sitka Sedge, where you can explore trails from the beach, through the forest, to an inlet. You could walk beaches and trails for hours without walking the same path twice, and run into twenty people during that time. Fantastic hiking all around. Restaurants nearby. The kitchen is stocked with everything we needed to prepare a full Thanksgiving meal. I didn’t read the description well enough and assumed the three bedrooms were all in one unit. The bunkhouse is separate, so we had our two kids take turns with the guest bedroom and sofa. It worked fine. Susy was a pleasure to work with, and the space provided rest and a great location for adventure.
Forest green meets beach
Back porch and master bedroom views are absolutely beautiful, very peaceful and relaxing. Short walk to the beach, 4min. Short drive to groceries and dining. We had an amazing time! Thank you!
Tierra del mar
Amazing beach. Property is on other side of main road from the beach. Very short walk to beach. Lovely to be away from the crowds at pacific city. Could have easily stayed another few nights! Communication with Susy was great. We would definitely come back to Tierra del Mar!
Quiet little retreat
We had a wonderful time at this cozy little cottage in Tierra del Mar. It was situated perfectly in a little nook of trees backed against a nature preserve. The beach was close enough for evening bonfires and the busy town of Pacific City was near enough to be useful but not so near to be a nuisance. The master bedroom is lovely and waking up to trees all around was wonderful. The wrap around porch was nice.
3 day stay
Its the little things that add up to a prefect stay. Fire place, king size bed, room for kids. Short walk to the beach.
Off the Beaten Track...For 40 miles, Highway 101 turns inland between Tillamook and Lincoln City, 5 miles north of Pacific City and due west of Portland. But running along the coastline (and unknown to most travelers) is beautiful 3 Capes Road. Nestled between 2 of the majestic capes is the tiny beach-front community of Tierra del Mar. This is the Oregon Coast of the old days. Even at the height of the summer season, you can usually walk for miles without encountering another person.
The beach runs from Cape Kiwanda nearly to Cape Lookout, 8 to 10 miles of mostly deserted white sandy beach. Backing on miles of protected land, a walk in either direction on the beach passes nothing but natural bluffs and grasslands. A few miles north lies an estuary where you can spot everything from herons and eagles to seals and foxes. At the other end of the beach is the rarely visited north side of majestic Cape Kiwanda, where climbing the high dune to the top to view the spectacular rock formations and caves far below is an unforgettable experience.