Backyard Pond in Spring with Bull Elk doing Head Jostling Backyard Pond in Summer, the view from our Deck
Wildlife & Greenspace Serenity near Ocean Beach
Wildlife & Greenspace Serenity near Ocean Beach
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Wildlife viewing and nature area serenity located just five car minutes away from the Ocean Beach, the Nehalem River and Bay, marinas, state parks, and coastal villages including Manzanita.
Observe an Elk herd(grazes here some days) blue herons, a pond or glimpse of the bay; listen to Redwing Blackbird songs; all as you sip your morning coffee on our sunny east facing deck. Relax in the evening to the seasonal songs of crickets or a chorus of frogs.
Our home welcomes all gender affiliations.

The space

Our house is a 1500 sq ft ranch style home. You have your own bedroom and private bathroom. Your bedroom is 11'3" square. It feels larger because of a 6ft sliding glass exterior door. You have a TV in the bedroom for streaming Netflix. Your private bathroom is across the hall and has a standard 5 ft combined tub/shower with great water pressure.
You are invited to share the common areas of the home including two outdoor decks, with the 65 yr old host and her two cats. The common area is basically one open great room (living room and dining room combined) The great room has lovely, south facing view windows and a gas fireplace. There are two very pleasant outdoor decks.

Our home is located in a beautiful, peaceful setting and it is our priority that you will be able to enjoy a restful time here.

We have a very messy, stuff filled attached garage. No room to park a car but we can squeeze in your bicycle or fishing rod upon request.

Guest access

Your private Bedroom and Bathroom are signed Airbnb. Please no food or drink other than water in the bedroom. We don't provide breakfast, however, please help yourself to the K-cup coffee located on the kitchen counter. Our Kitchen is available for your use for light breakfast and lunch prep. We request that you do not use our kitchen for cooking your dinner. In the past, to accommodate guests who cooked their dinner at our house, we discovered that we ended up having to eat out. We don't charge enough for that to be sustainable. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Please also enjoy our front and back decks. The back deck faces east and is lovely in the mornings. The front deck faces west and is a warm and delightful in the afternoons and early evenings.

We invite you to also share our common area great room with us. It is a sunny, open feeling room with view windows. Please ask host for an initial demonstration before using the living room gas fireplace. Please limit food and drink to decks, dining room table and kitchen counter. Thank you! Sheila

Interaction with guests

Host works part time but will try to be available as needed. We are happy to share our knowledge of the area with you. This can include restaurant recommendations, hiking trail suggestions, and information about local art and music happenings.

Other things to note

We have two indoor cats.

Laptop friendly workspace
Indoor fireplace

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $26 CAD
Security Deposit $257 CAD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

-PLEASE DO NOT LET OUR TWO CATS GO OUTSIDE! Coyotes are present and may kill them. If we aren't home and you are doing a lot of entry/exit when it might be difficult to be vigilant about keeping them inside, feel free to shut them in our private master bedroom.

- External garage door must be kept closed at all times, please.

- NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE BEDROOM. (Water OK) Please limit food and drink to eating areas: the dining table, kitchen counter, and decks. THANK YOU

- There is a $20.00 non-refundable cleaning deposit. Cleaning fee covers laundering bed linens and towels, and general light house cleaning only so any exceptional messes, stains or damages will be taken from the security deposit.

-Please use ONLY WATER to clean kitchen tile counter tops, NO CLEANING PRODUCTS such as 409 etc on tile.

-To prevent water damage and mold in the bathroom, please turn on the fan when bathing or showering and wipe up any extra water on the bathroom floor.

- Please be respectful about keeping excessive sand out of the house. Do not wash sand down house drains!!! Warm and regular water faucets are available out side on the back deck to wash sand off your feet if needed. Thank you.

- Sorry, no fish cleaning on site

- Please request assistance from host before using gas fireplace for the first time Thank you.

- No lit materials in the bedroom or house, please.

-Maximum 2 guests per bedroom

- Please do not chase or attempt to pick-up our ducks. They like people but don't like being handled.


You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - 1) Two indoor cats: Mozzie and Lukey 2) Ducks. Friendly but they don't like being touched or picked up.
Some spaces are shared - Outdoor Decks. Great Room that includes living room, dining room and kitchen counter eating peninsula.
Amenity limitations - Your simple breakfast and lunch preparations are welcomed in our kitchen however we request you refrain from cooking your main meals in the kitchen


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

60 Reviews

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Amy User Profile
October 2017
A very homely bedroom and private bathroom really near the water and beach at Manzanita. Just a 20 minute drive into the heart of Seaside. All the beauty of the area but quieter and less touristy. Highly recommended!
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.
Response from Sheila:
Thank you. Please visit again. There are actually some more beautiful beaches and gorgeous hikes that you haven't done yet!
October 2017

Susan User Profile
September 2017
Sheila is a super host who went out of her way to make us feel welcome in her very clean comfortable home. We felt at home to use the kitchen and enjoy the deck. The house is very close to Manzanita which has two good supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants. Easy drive to Cannon Beach. The huge beach at Manzanita is wonderful as well. Would highly recommend staying at Sheila's to enjoy this beautiful part of the coast.
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.
Response from Sheila:
It was such a pleasure to meet you and Garth. I would love to hear an account of your journey as it unfolded as you continued down the Oregon coast to Coos Bay.
September 2017

Éléonore User Profile
June 2017
I stayed at Sheila's for a few days to explore the hiking trails of the Oregonian coast. Sheila's place is ideally situated, with many trails just a short drive away. The location is very quiet and Sheila is a fantastic host. Even though we arrived past midnight, she was there to welcome us and she had great hiking and eating recommendations. The room and bathroom were spotless. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone travelling to this area!
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.
Response from Sheila:
It was such a pleasure hosting you. You are welcome anytime. I think there are a few trails you haven't done yet!
June 2017

Kyle User Profile
May 2017
We had a great stay with Sheila. She was very helpful giving us ideas of things to do and places to eat. She has a very nice place which is close to everything but you feel very private.
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.
Response from Sheila:
Thanks for being great "rainy day" guests. I hope we will have the pleasure to host you and your friend again. Maybe you can get some surfing in next time. Best wishes in your endeveavors.
May 2017

Anthony User Profile
October 2017
Perfect location for exploring the beautiful coastline between Cannon Beach and Manzanita. Sheila was a great host, we arrived pretty late but she waited up for us and she gave us excellent recommendations for where to go for breakfast (Handy Creek Bakery and Cafe in nearby Wheeler).

Sally User Profile
October 2017
Our stay at Sheila's place was great! The accommodations were quite nice, sparkling clean and very comfortable. Sheila was wonderful with suggestions of places to see and local places to eat, also very helpful with directions. I highly recommend staying here.
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.
Response from Sheila:
I really enjoyed you and your daughters stay. Please feel invited to stay again on one of your future trips to Oregon.
October 2017

Tracy User Profile
September 2017
Sheila's place is very clean and the room is set up nicely. We felt welcome and Sheila is interesting and enjoyable to talk to. She suggested good restaurants and hikes in the area. We had a great time!
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.
Response from Sheila:
The entire elk herd was right out side our fence grazing all afternoon the day of your departure. I was so bummed that they had not returned just a few hours earlier so you could have seen them!! I guess you and your daughter will just have to come stay again sometime!
September 2017

Oregon, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Sheila User ProfileSheila is a superhost.

60 plus year old female with 19 year old son, 2 cats and a flock of ducks(the latter live outside of course). We enjoy a 1600 sq ft, 3 bedroom two bath, lovely/modest newer home in beautiful pastoral/wetland/natural green-space/pond setting with bay view. Close to Ocean Beach, State parks, Hiking, River and Ocean fishing, wildlife viewing and quaint rural village towns.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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