Sapphire Sands is an enchanting, self-contained guest addition nestled within shore pines just 300 feet from beautiful Heceta Beach. This private, cottage-style studio is located on 1/3rd acre and you'll have exclusive use of the North half of our property during your stay, including an attached garage for parking; a charming, private courtyard / hot tub area adjoining the cottage; a patio with Char-Grill & fire-pit, and a lovely sun-room. A great place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries!
This lovely, private, cottage-style studio nestled within shore pines on an after-dune is just steps from Heceta Beach. and has it's own private entrances and there are no shared walls with the owner's residence. The cottage has a charming attached covered courtyard with hot tub that is completely fenced in and reserved for your exclusive use during your stay. In addition to the cottage, you'll also have exclusive use of the North side of this large property, including a lawn area, sun-room, and patio with grill and fire-pit. Walk to local restaurants or cook in the charming kitchenette with one of the many available kitchen appliances. Old Town Florence is an easy 10 minute drive away. We embrace and strive to embody the original community spirit of Airbnb, meaning we respect your privacy but are there for you if you need us to share our thoughts about the best restaurants to eat at, the best paths to the beach, fun things to do in our area, etc. NOTE: If you'd like to rent an expanded version of the cottage, which includes the studio and also the 2nd and 3rd floors, please see our other listing for couples and solo travelers, 'Heceta Beach Vacation Cottage' here on Airbnb. For larger groups, check out our listing 'Looney Dunes', which allows you to rent the entire Cottage (sleeps up to 7 people).
Guests often tell us how much they enjoy celebrating birthdays and wedding anniversaries here, and that they love the peace, privacy, and solitude our guest cottage offers (the cottage doesn't share any walls with the main house where we live). The plentiful indoor and outdoor amenities (including beach chairs & mats, etc) will make it challenging to decide whether to go sight-seeing along the spectacular Oregon Coast or stay "home" to enjoy this beautiful and enchanting property - especially when a spectacular, expansive stretch of Heceta Beach is only steps away!
The nautical-inspired galley-style kitchenette has a stainless steel mini-fridge with freezer, and there's a large electric skillet; combination toaster / convection oven (with Pizza Stone); microwave; electric pot (for rice, soups, steaming vegetables, etc); crock-pot; blender w/ ice-crusher; 12-pot programmable coffee-maker; electric kettle, etc, for those times you want to stay in and cook. The kitchenette is fully stocked with dishes, glasses, wine glasses, etc. We provide coffee, tea, hot chocolate, some spices, and pop-corn!
The bed is a very comfortable Queen bed with Resort 'Cooling' Memory Foam mattress with high quality linens and cozy blankets, and there is ROKU TV; DirecTV Now; and a Blu-Ray DVD player, as well as some books, magazines, and other reading materials. There's also cards, puzzles, and some board games.
The sun-room is lovely to have coffee or tea in, and a great place to read, catch up on emails, and relax. The covered courtyard area with hot tub attaches to the cottage, making it convenient and private, and we provide you with quality spa robes and extra-large spa towels. There's a Char-Grill and Fire-pit on the private guest patio and we provide the charcoal and firewood. We also provide beach chairs, mats, and even a kite and sand castle-making kit!
*We accept one night stays and same day bookings may be possible, but not guaranteed. If you want to rent an expanded version of Sapphire Sands (includes the 2nd floor living room / dining area with pot-belly stove and 3rd floor ocean view loft) check out our listing 'Heceta Beach Vacation Cottage'. If you want to bring up to 6 people, check out our listing 'Looney Dunes Beach House'.
The entire North side of this one-third acre property is reserved exclusively for you during your stay. You can also use herbs and vegetables from our garden.
Interaction with guests
Our Style As Hosts: All guests are greeted upon arrival for a brief tour of the property and amenities. The rest of the time we do all we can to remain at a distance and protect your privacy unless you need us for something. We do have two well behaved medium / large sized dogs that are kept separate from guests. You can book an 'Equine Learning Experience' with me and my horses for a fee at the local stables, or I can provide you with a discount at the stables for a guided trail / beach ride.
Other things to note
-Must be at least 28 years old to rent the cottage
--Check-in is between 4 pm and 10 pm. Please notify us ASAP if you plan to check in late.
-Cleaning fee includes hot tub.
-There is only one bed - It's a Queen bed with Memory Foam mattress and even guests with back issues have told us it is extremely comfortable.
-Fireplace is an electric fireplace with heater.
-There's a table for two in the studio perfect for romantic dinners in.
-This cottage property is a 500 square foot studio (with an additional large covered courtyard / hot tub area that adjoins the studio) and is suitable for 1 to 2 people only. You also have exclusive use of the sun-room and a private patio and the entire North half of the property during your stay (over 2000 square feet of additional space).
-The only strong cell phone service is Verizon. We do have fast, secure WiFi at the cottage.
-A FREE ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION is just half a block away from the cottage.
--Owners live on the South side of this large property with their dogs in separate dwelling. The guest cottage is separated from the main house by a breezeway, and guests have their own garage, hot water heater, electrical, etc.
-If you'd like to rent an expanded version of the cottage, which includes the studio and also parts of the 2nd and 3rd floors, please see our other listing for couples and solo travelers, 'Heceta Beach Vacation Cottage' here on Airbnb. To rent the entire Cottage (sleeps up to 7) check out our listing 'Looney Dunes Beach House'.
By booking this property via Airbnb you are agreeing to the following:
--Due to Airbnb Host Protection policies as well as liability issues, we do need you to inform us of any unregistered 'day' visitors you plan to have over to the Cottage prior to your check-in date. Additional overnight guests may be able to be accommodated but need to book separately through Airbnb and agree to our Booking Policies and Terms.
-MINIMUM AGE: Must be 25 years old to rent the cottage.
-OWNER ACCESS TO PROPERTY--Owner may enter the suite and associated grounds to check on the property’s condition, conduct maintenance or repairs (including hot tub inspection, cleaning, and suite and yard maintenance), garbage pick-up, or to verify compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. We will always strive to notify you first and we understand protecting your privacy is important.
-MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: You are renting a self-contained cottage-style studio that is on a large, shared property with the owner (owner lives in separate dwelling on the opposite side of the property). Accommodations are limited to two (2) adult occupants aged 25 or older.
-KEY RETURN: For guests’ safety, the keys to the Sapphire Sands are not able to be duplicated. $100.00 will be deducted from guest’s security deposit if the keys are returned (this is what the one, lone locksmith on the coast charges us).
-NO PETS: No pets are allowed on the property.
-NO SMOKING POLICY: No smoking of any kind (pot included) is allowed anywhere on the property. Smoking in the suite or anywhere on the property may result in forfeiture of the entire security / damages deposit. Renter may also be liable for loss of business due to inability to rent suite due to smoke smell and ensuing clean up.
-SHOES & SAND: Please remove your shoes in the mud-room before entering the cottage and shake off any sand from your clothes. Rinse off any sand before entering the hot tub to protect your security / damages deposit.
--NO HAIR COLOR OR DYE may be used in the cottage or anywhere on the property.
-NO FIREARMS ON THE PROPERTY: Guests will be subject to expedited eviction with no refunds of all rental monies if a firearm is discovered on the premises. Guests understand and acknowledge that any firearm found on the Property or left on the Property will removed by the appropriate authorities, not by the Owner and your security / damages deposit will not be refunded
-NO FIREWORKS ON THE PROPERTY - Immediate eviction will result and your security / damages deposit will not be refunded
-HOT TUB WAIVER: **ONLY REGISTERED GUESTS MAY USE THE HOT TUB UNLESS ADVANCE PERMISSION FROM OWNER RECEIVED (AND HOT TUB WAIVER SIGNED BY VISITOR(S). Guests will use the hot tub at their own risk. Children may NOT use the hot tub. Owner will not be responsible for any injuries sustained by guests and/or visitors of the guests using the hot tub.
-HOT TUB USE: Hot tubs are clean and ready for your use before your arrival. Please call us immediately when you arrive if the hot tub needs attention. Please make sure to call us during your stay if hot tub needs to be serviced. We want you to have a great stay and want to accommodate you as best we can.You must rinse off any sand and body lotions before using the hot tub or your entire security / damages deposit may need to be used to clean the hot tub and reimburse any guest following you who could not use this key amenity.
-NO HOUSE PARTIES: We accept singles and couples over the age of twenty-eight (28) ONLY. No parties or events are allowed on the premises. You certify that you understand the limitations placed on the number of persons permitted to occupy the premises and agree to abide by such limitations. Failure to abide by these limitations may result in immediate eviction without refund.
-NO ILLICIT / ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES: This is self-explanatory, and includes illegal / illicit internet activity.
-REFUNDS POLICY - EQUIPMENT MALFUNCTION / NUISANCES: The owner(s) of Sapphire Sands Vacation Suite will make every effort to ensure that the guest’s stay is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable. The owner(s) cannot guarantee that the guest’s vacation stay is flawless or that the Property and its amenities are flawless. However, the owner will make reasonable efforts to respond to deficiencies and malfunctions in the Property and it's amenities. Guest agrees that NO refunds, discounts, or transfers will be granted for the malfunction of any appliance or amenity, inclement weather, mechanical breakdowns, or other adverse circumstances beyond our control.
-LIABILITY: Guests agree to indemnify and save Owners free and harmless from any claim or liability for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from, related to, or in connection with the rental of the above premises, including but not limited to any claim or liability for personal injury or damage or loss of property which is made, incurred or sustained by guests or any guest invitees.
I'm a licensed therapist and national life coach. I was truly fortunate to be able to find this beautiful, unique, and peaceful property and I love sharing it with others. Heceta Beach is spectacular and the neighborhood is very friendly.