Surfing Bear's Beach House Rental


The front of the house features a front porch for sitting and visiting.

A great get-away

Looking for a quiet place to retreat from the rat-race and spend some time at the beach? Rent the Surfing Bear's Beach House!

This is a beautiful brand new 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1600 sq. foot home in Nehalem Bay (three minutes south of Manzanita). Fully furnished with a king-sized log bed and walk in closet in master bedroom, two twin beds in the second bedroom and one queen bed in the third bedroom. A DVD player is ready in the living room; unlimited long-distance phone and free wi-fi throughout the house. Bikes, helmets, kayaks with life vests, and beach toys are available. Fire pit and outdoor table and chairs on back patio. Spacious kitchen and large island with seating around.

Our Beach House is located in a quiet neighborhood, tucked back near tranquil Nehalem Bay. A wildlife estuary surrounds the bay with bald eagles, beavers, and other wildlife. Elk are often seen roaming in your back yard.

Enjoy fun activities on your beach vacation? Crabbing, clamming, fishing and golf are close by, and shopping adventures await you in Cannon Beach, just fifteen minutes to the North. Or take a day-trip visit to Tillamook, about 26 miles to the South, and visit the Tillamook Creamery Association's Cheese Factory, where you can see how cheese is made and try a sample of Tillamook's best.

Dine alfresco on the patio, and when the sun goes down, enjoy a cozy evening toasting marshmallows around the fire pit.

Dine alfresco on the patio, and when the sun goes down, enjoy a cozy evening toasting marshmallows around the fire pit.

If recreation close to home is more to your liking, launch your kayaks five minutes south at the Nehalem Bay boat dock. This is located next to Hal's Emporium (a great place to shop). The bay is very calm here with inlets to still waters where even children can practice paddling. Shopping is also fun in the quaint towns of Manzanita (five minutes North) and Nehalem.



Local Activities

The surf at Oswald West State Park was made for skim boards!

The surf at Oswald West State Park was made for skim boards!

Perhaps nowhere else in the state is the restorative magic of Oregon so pervasive as it is on the coast. What some of the affluent seek, spending fortunes around the world, is available free for anyone who has the good sense and insight to spend a day or longer just being part the land-sea ambience. Peace of mind, tranquility, renewal—call it what you will; a feeling of self-forgetfulness and calm is the reward for the solitary beachcomber, the explorer of tide pools, rocks, and lonely stands of coast pine and spruce.

–Paul M. Lewis, Images of Oregon

Oswald West State Park

Step out of your vehicle and into a place with natural beauty that truly inspires. Just a quarter mile from any of the parking areas to the beach, yet the rigors of everyday life are stripped away by the time your feet hit the sand. Although the walk is short, there are several different trails to the beach and lead you to the Cape Falcon overlook or to the Oregon Coast Trail. Be sure to pick up a map on the way into the park. All of the trails to the beach are through a mature forest; one trail follows the winding path of the Short Sands creek. This trail gives way to the spectacular view of the ocean and the creek meeting. This is your first glimpse of the ocean and Short Sands beach.

Along the hiking trail at Oswald West State Park.

Along the hiking trail at Oswald West State Park.

The beach is nestled in a cove that provides you with a feeling of total privacy. Popular with surfboarders and boogie boarders, the beach is always alive with activity. Surrounded by the mountains, the beach at Oswald West gives you a sense of being transported away from the trials of everyday life. Lose yourself; find Oswald West State Park.

Oswald West State Park web page on


Looking down from Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain into the Nehalem Bay area.

Looking down from Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain into the Nehalem Bay area.

Neah-Kah-Nie Mountain

Neah-Kah-Nie in the Tillamook language can be translated as “the place of the supreme deity.”

A legend, dating back to the mid-1800s and the first Hudson's Bay Co. employees to arrive in the area, claims the mountain conceals a lost treasure, hidden by Spanish sailors in the late 16th century. There are various versions of the legend, but the most common ones involve a group of sailors carrying a chest up the hillside, then digging a hole and lowering the treasure inside. As the story goes, one of the sailors then plunges his sword into one of the men with them, apparently an African slave, and his body was then thrown in on top of the treasure; the idea being, Native Americans would not disturb a man's grave, so keeping the treasure under a dead man would prevent the Native Americans—who, in most versions of the story were watching the activity closely from nearby—from digging it up.

Neahkahnie Mountain on Wikipedia

Late afternoon kayaking on the Nehalem River.

Late afternoon kayaking on the Nehalem River.

Nehalem River

Seemingly, an endless supply of experiences awaits the traveler to this peaceful area. Spend a lazy day kayaking up the Nehalem. Glide silently through the waters that bring Salmon from the Pacific to gravel spawning grounds over 100 miles upstream.

The use of our kayaks and life-vests is included in the price of the rental. Please be courteous to the next user by returning them clean and in good condition.


Crabbing in Nehalem Bay.

Crabbing in Nehalem Bay.

Seafood fresh from the bay

Nehalem Bay is a great place for fishing and crabbing. With the rental of a small boat and crab rings, plus some bait, you can bring up some delicious Dungeness crab and get them cooked for you at the local shop. Take them home and prepare your very own gourmet seafood fare.


Explore Nehalem Bay\'s tidepools and sea life.

Explore Nehalem Bay's tidepools and sea life.

Tide Pools

Tide pools are tiny, unique, ever-changing ocean microcosms where sea creatures live and rest from the pounding of the ocean's roar. Each tide pool you find will be host to strange and interesting aquatic plants and animals that are as different as the people viewing them. Take time to discover what others will just pass on by.


Manzanita Beach has seven miles of uninterrupted beachfront for you to jog, stroll or dig in the sand.

Manzanita Beach has seven miles of uninterrupted beachfront for you to jog, stroll or dig in the sand.

Manzanita Beach

Care-free days await when you take off your shoes and let the sand squeeze between your toes. Write your name in the sand, build a sand castle and stroll hand-in-hand in the surf at sunset. Do everything today, then get up and savor it all again tomorrow.


The town of Nehalem offers quaint shops and pitstops.

The town of Nehalem offers quaint shops and pitstops.

Local Color

Small shops and restaurants dot the Oregon coastline. Grocery stores with wooden-planked floors and a little bell attached to the door that signals your arrival when you enter.

Order up a pizza with local flair and dine on the outside deck overlooking the river and the bay. It is an Oregon experience you won't want to miss!



On the beach!


Qualification for rental: We rent to adults only (age 21 or older only). Neighborhood-disturbing parties are not allowed.

Check-in, Check-out time: Check-in time is 4:00 pm on the day your rental commences. Check-out time is 11:00 am on the day your rental ends.

Occupancy Limit: Maximum occupancy is 8 (eight) people, including children of all ages, and is strictly enforced.


Length of Stay Requirement: For stays from May 1 to September 30, there is a two-night minimum stay requirement on weekend-only reservations when both Friday and Saturday nights are available. Likewise, there is a two-night minimum stay requirement on legal holidays.

Cleaning the Beach House: There is a $75 fee for cleaning the Beach House.

Clothes drying: Towels, bathing suits and other items may not be left on the patio or railings so as to be visible to passers-by.

Children: Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children. Children are expected to play and behave in a manner that does not create any undue disturbance to the neighbors or cause damage to the Property. Children 18 (eighteen) years of age or younger shall not be left in the home unsupervised.

Responsible use of the property: No illegal substances are allowed at the Beach House. Minors shall not be in possession of alcohol.

Smoking: Smoking is not permitted. If this is violated, you may be asked to leave immediately and pay for extra cleaning and repair for smoke odor and damage.

Pets: Dogs are considered on a case-by-case basis. If your dog is accepted, there will be a $75 Pet Fee for one average size dog or two small dogs; or $100 for two dogs of the larger breeds, and you will have to pay for any extra cleaning and repair for pet odor and damage. No other pets will be allowed. Animals are not allowed on the furniture or beds under any circumstances.

Maintenance and repairs: If any items are broken or damaged, or if maintenance or repairs to the Beach House are required during your stay, please notify Us immediately and allow access for Our designated representative to make the necessary repair(s). You must notify Us immediately upon Your arrival if you are unsatisfied with the condition of the Beach House. For such notifications, please call Us at 971-238-4386.

Personal property: Owners are not responsible for any belongings left by guests.

Signs: No sign, advertisement, notice or other lettering shall be exhibited, displayed, inscribed, painted or affixed to or on any part of the Property without Our written permission.

Failure to vacate: If You or a member of your Party fails to vacate the Property by the Check-out time on the last day of your reservation, You will be subject to the repayment of all costs incurred by Us, and other consequences.

Entry: We have keys to all areas of the Property. In case of emergency, We may enter the Beach House and will notify occupant, as soon as reasonably possible, of the reason for such entry.

Guarantee: All information contained in Our website is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed.

Additional charges: We reserve the right to charge Your credit card for damage, theft, or excessive cleaning as a result of Your tenancy in the Beach House.

Modifications: No structural changes, reorganization or removal of furniture, wall hangings, floor coverings, or redecorating of any kind within the Beach House are permitted.

Barbecue and Fire Pit: Grilling is permitted only on the concrete back patio. The Fire Pit shall remain on the concrete back patio.

Propane Use: If you use the propane barbecue, refill the tank before you leave.

Occupancy Limits: Occupancy is limited to 8 (eight) persons, including children of all ages.

Day use prohibited: Only those persons who are occupying the Beach House may use the Beach House, Kayaks or Bicycles, except that You may have daytime guests within the Occupancy Limits allowed for the Beach House.

Reservations: Half down to hold the reservation is required for reservations made three weeks or greater in advance. The other half is due no less than one week prior to your stay. This includes all deposits and fees (security, pet, and cleaning). The entire cost of reservation is required within seven days for reservations made less than three weeks prior to arrival.

Cancellations: You may cancel your reservation at any time prior to 14 (fourteen) days before your arrival.

Locked areas: Areas that are locked, such as Owner's personal storage spaces, for which tenants are not provided a key, are off-limits to tenants. Tenants will be held responsible for damaged or missing items if locked areas are entered.

Departure: At the conclusion of your stay, please return the key to the lock-box, and follow the checklist outlined under "Getting Ready to Leave" posted on the refrigerator.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. Pricing is subject to change.


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Vacation Rates

Rates vary by season. Please see our VRBO listing #499906 for current pricing.

Deposits and fees

Refundable security deposit $
Pet fee $ or $
Cleaning fee $


Please call us first to get the correct amount for your reservation. Then click the "Pay Now" button to enter your Credit Card or PayPal payment. Note: PayPal treats your payment like a "donation". It is not a donation, but this allows you to enter the correct amount into the form before the transaction takes place. Thank you for your understanding.


Download a printable information sheet about Surfing Bear's Beach House Rental that you can take with you.

Download a printable rental agreement (print, sign and fax to 503-617-9896).

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