Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
elaine or Larry
About elaine or Larry
We have three amazing sons and three fabulous daughters-in-law, plus six marvelous grandchildren! Our Labradoodle, Darby, comes to the beach with us and loves it here. We have a rescue Yorkie as well, Parker. I am retired and my husband is still working as a General Contractor.
elaine or Larry purchased this Cottage in 1995
Why elaine or Larry chose Florence
Florence is an easy two hour drive from our home outside of Springfield on the McKenzie River and a great getaway. At the beach we like to take naps, sit on the deck, take naps, play games, take naps, watch movies, take naps, gamble a little and then go to bed with window open to hear the ocean.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have the nicest neighbors. In fact, our friends that watch over the cottage live right across the street. Our housekeeper lives in Old Town. They keep a close eye on the place. Don't break the rules, they ARE watching! We couldn't rent this home without them.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Such a cute little house! Very comfortable. I honestly felt right at home, slept like a baby. Beautiful view! Just a short walk to the beach.. I plan to return with the kids next time.
Quaint home with convenient access to area sites
I stayed here with my two grade school aged kids and we had a blast! The dunes and driftwood forts accessible by following the “Hobbit Trail” were some of our favorites, but we also took the short drive to explore Dunes National Park. From our home base at Sand Harp we were also able to easily get to the Sea Lion Caves to the north and Umpqua Discovery Center to the south.
The cottage was clean and well stocked. I found the kitchen to be one of the best in all my years of renting vacation homes. The neighbors across the road were friendly and helpful.
Fortunately the weather was fairly warm (for the Oregon coast) while we were there because the house was a bit on the cool side, especially in the bunk/laundry room where my kids slept. I could see that being an issue during cooler months.
Overall, I highly recommend this rental and hope to return in the future.
Perfect place to use as a home base to explore the OR coast. Great beach in front of the house. Nice neighbors too!
we had to leave early
The house was very cold. It was like sliding into an iceberg when we went to bed. The electric base heaters in the bedroom did not work. No instructions about how to use heaters. The wood for the fireplace was cut up 2x4s. Some may have had paint on them. When we used the fireplace smoke went into the living room. We could not contact our landlord because of no phone coverage. We finally gave up and spent $300 for a motel. If it was warm the house would had been fine. The bed is comfortable. The kitchen is adequate with a nice breakfast nook. The deck was ample and would have been great in warm weather. It was quiet and the walk to the beach fun. Sorry we could not enjoy it. Nancy and Bill Manfredi
Nancy and Bill, We are so sorry you were cold while staying at our little cottage. We have 4 space heaters and baseboard heaters in great room and bedroom. Unfortunately the baseboard heaters were probably shut off at electric box. Sorry you were not able to get a hold of us. We probably need to have more wood delivered. Didn’t know it was down to scraps. If you every come back this way we’ll make you a deal. We just hate disappointing folks.
Cute beach house
Great set up, safe and closed off for dogs.
House has a great feel in a old beach house kind of way.Love the location,the large deck, quiet, habbit trail access to beach is awesome!
Great little getaway for people with pets
We stayed 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. They had everything we needed and the bed was so comfortable. It was really nice having a fenced yard for the dogs. However, I kept a close eye on mine because she can be an escape artist and there was some spots she could sneak away. We really enjoyed the Florence Dog park in town. Since we were traveling a long distance, it made it nice to have somewhere to let the dogs run at nice with it getting dark so early. We didn't walk down to the beach from the house but the view was really beautiful.
Heceta Head Lighthouse tours, Hiking, Clam digging, 4 wheeler & sandrail rentals, Sandboarding park, Whale watching, Old Town shopping, Lakes everywhere, Horse rentals at Baker Beach.