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Shelter Cove Cottage: Secluded Location with Ocean & Lighthouse Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,924 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1920 Sq.Ft. Home with Agate Beach Access

Shelter Cove Cottage is a secluded and privately owned custom 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation home nestled among large native pine trees with stunning, majestic views of the Pacific Ocean. The Great Room, with its “wall” of windows, along with the dining room and Master Bedroom, have magnificent views incorporating the Port Orford Heads State Park and historic Cape Blanco Lighthouse, two Oregon State treasures. Built with a combined feel of both New American and Ranch Style architecture, Shelter Cove Cottage offers a quaint and charming home-away-from-home atmosphere. The large, newly renovated kitchen is fully equipped with cookware, utensils, dinnerware and linens for your dining-in pleasure.

The illuminating night views of the Cape Blanco Lighthouse and the sound of the ocean can’t help but create a romantic setting during winter months. Perhaps a leisurely day of lounging on the deck, taking in the refreshing and clean salt air while listening to the sounds of the ocean waves and the wind in the trees is the ticket to ensuring an atmosphere of rest and relaxation. Shelter Cove also offers high speed internet, cable TV with DVD player, and a telescope for whale watching and stargazing.  

For the adventurous spirit, there is a large garden with pathways to explore and direct access to Agate Beach State Park, where searching for agates may very well lead to viewing whales at play. Shelter Cove is also a bike friendly lodging facility for the avid cyclist in need of a place to rest, relax and recharge before continuing his or her journey along the Southern Oregon Coast.

If vacationing with children or grandchildren, daytime adventures bound to delight can be found at the South Coast Game Park, located approximately 19 miles north, and the Prehistoric Gardens, located approximately 13 miles south.  As Agate Beach is just a hop, skip and jump from Shelter Cove’s back door, agate hunting or just a simple fun day in the sun building sandcastles on the beach may be in order.  

There are several places of interest in the city and only a short distance from the quiet and peaceful seclusion of Shelter Cove. Port Orford has several art galleries owned and operated by local artists who contribute their own sense of creativity and charm.  Port Orford residents, visitors and tourists are fortunate to have our very own Food Co-Operative (open year round) and Saturday Farmer’s Market (June to September), both featuring locally grown produce, baked goods and a variety of artisan wears.  Several eating establishments are located within the same area, offering their own specialty items, including homemade bread, muffins and delicious gourmet imported salami’s and cheeses.  

Regardless of your reasons for visiting Port Orford, your stay at Shelter Cove Cottage will provide your body, mind and soul some much needed rest and relaxation.​

More Details

Property Manager
Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator

Locally owned and operated, Seaside Enterprises ~ Port Orford (“Seaside Enterprises”) is a professionally integrated, technologically innovative and diversified cost effective internet-based company specializing in the hospitality industry. We provide vacation services to local community home and condominium owners (“Homeowners”) currently invested in the industry, or those interested in becoming vacation guest lodging proprietors. We strive to deliver consistent, high quality and affordable services as unique and special as Port Orford. The attention to the smallest detail, and commitment to superior customer service, is what sets us apart from the competition.

Seaside Enterprises offers a variety of vacation services that coordinate every aspect necessary to keep your vacation rental booked, stress-free and ready for enjoyment. Protecting your vacation rental investment, while simultaneously catering to the well-being of Guests, is the corner stone of our business practices.

Seaside Enterprises primary focus is centered around increasing homeowner annual profit margins, while simultaneously creating a one of a kind Guest experience. Offering an array of diversified, yet integrated services specifically tailored to each individual client’s needs, as well as adding personal touches for Guests, makes accomplishing this task relatively easy.

The ultimate goal for both business and leisure travelers is to create a stress-free experience. Our Motto: "Rest, Relax, Recharge!"

Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator purchased this house in 2005

Why Kimberly A. James ~ Vacation Services Coordinator chose Port Orford


We were drawn to the private, romantic feel of this home nestled among large pine trees with gorgeous views of the ocean, beach, surf, Cape Blanco & whales. We enjoy the beach access next to our home right down to Agate Beach. We hope you will be lucky enough to enjoy a visit by a whale pod while searching for agates on the beach below. Please walk on our garden pathways while enjoying the flowers and beach view. We fell in love with our home & believe you will too.

What makes this house unique


Forest setting with gorgeous beach ocean views, relaxing ocean waves & refreshing fresh clean air. Very photographic area.

View Cape Blanco, whales & elevated beach view from great room, master bedroom, deck & garden. Search for agates & sea life on beach via access next to home. Located only 1 mile from Hwy 101 but no auto traffic noise. Frequent deer sightings. Enjoy walks with ocean views from nearby Port Orford Heads Park.(historic location of the lifeguard rescue station). Port Orford is the most westerly town in the contiguous US.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Port Orford, Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1924 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • HOUSE RULE #1: Cancellation Policy indicates "No Refund;" however, if 60+ days b/4 check-in please contact Seaside Enterprises for assistance.
  • HOUSE RULE #2: Strict Adherence regarding Occupancy and Pets. Contact Seaside Enterprises for Clarification.
  • HOUSE RULE #3: In order to fully understand Rules & Policies, READ Short-Term Vacation Guest Lodging Agreement b/4 Booking.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Guest Bathroom Located in Hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master Bedroom: Ocean View through French Doors.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 single bed , Guest Room #3: Single Day Bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
World Famous Steel-Head Fishing Along Nearby Elk River (Port Orford), Sixes River (Port Orford) and Rogue River located in Gold Beach, 30 Minutes South of Port Orford.


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Shelter Cove Cottage: Secluded Location with Ocean & Lighthouse Views
average rating of 4.763158 based on 38 reviews

Loved Shelter Cove Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at the Shelter Cove Cottage in July 2018 and had a great time.

The comfortable home overlooks a beautiful Oregon coast with lots of windows to enjoy the views. We found the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and linens clean and comfortable. The kitchen was nicely stocked and we were able to enjoy meals at "home". The openness and sunlight of the living room was appreciated. Exploring tide pools, sand combing, playing and relaxing on the beach in front of the cottage was great fun. You even get your own semi-private path to walk down the cliff to the beach. The sunsets were beautiful!

My experience has been that many vacation rentals have something distasteful about them, that nags at you. I'm happy to say I didn't find any problems in this regard at Shelter Cove. Our only suggestions would be to replace the toaster and the grill was old and tenuous in use. However, these are only minor things and not to deter anyone.

We would like to revisit and recommend the Shelter Cove Cottage in the future, as it was so nice, clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 13/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Amazing Ocean Views and Very Private

  • 5 of 5

The views from this place are simply amazing... Looking out the back windows - to the left is a forested cliff, straight ahead is ocean, and to the right is an endless beach. Just gorgeous... We really enjoyed our romantic getaway in Port Orford. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed, and was extremely private. There is also a private trail down to the beach from the property. Port Orford is quaint and nice - we explored the cliffs at the state park blocks away; we loved both the beach in town and the one right down from the property; we went blueberry picking; we ate good food cooking for ourselves and at some of the local restaurants (you should try Edgewaters in Bandon and the Crazy Norwegian had great fried shrimp),... We also took a boat ride from Bandon (about 40 minutes north of Port Orford) with South Coast Tours that was great too - Captain K (Brian) was really nice and a true local! We also spent hours watching the whale spouts right from the porch - very cool. I guess my only 'slightly negative' comment was the property had a lot of rules clearly made to keep it as gorgeous as it is including a firm check-in time (which they adjusted for us due to our travel plans), so just read the paperwork so you know what is expected. There weren't any issues in it for us, but it did make us feel a little unsure beforehand so just be conscious of their concerns. In the long run, we didn't have any problems though and Kimberly was very nice. This property was one of our favorites. We really loved this place and hope to come back someday! We highly recommend Shelter Cove Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fresh breath of air!

  • 5 of 5

I do not think words could express the location of this home. It is truly magical, right beside Heads State Park, with your own beach just steps down the path. Its hard to go do anything because you just want to stay at the house and stare at the incredible views all day, while you have them. I traveled here alone for my birthday and felt completely at home, maybe too much so.

Kimberley went above and beyond to ensure my trip to Shelter Cove was perfect. She brought me a beautiful, heart felt birthday package and gave me some great advice for local places to check out. I just wished I had my dogs with me they would have loved this home! The yards fenced in both front and back with gorgeous flowers and plantlife. The kitchen is equipped and there are plenty of food choices and markets nearby. Very friendly place Port Orford! I loved Griff's seafoods for sale at the marina nearby!

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home - Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Shelter Cove very much. The house was very comfortable and the view spectacular. The house sits up on a bluff but there is access to Agate Beach...kind of a hike but worth it! We did a lot of beach combing, and the dog had a blast! We enjoyed Port Orford and found some great places to eat. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Melbourne Beach, FL

Beautiful and views.

  • 5 of 5

The house was great. A very nice, well appointed home. Easy beach access and great location for sightseeing and food. I would highly recommend this house!!

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful host. We had a very relaxing experience as desired. Very private perfect location with close access to walking park with tremendous views.

  • Review Submitted: 20/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
North Bend
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Agates & Redfish
Nearest Golf
26 Miles
Bandon Dunes World Famous Golf Course
Nearest Train
165 Miles
Eugene, Oregon
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 101
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Several Good Restaurants Nearby
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Agate Beach Access ~ A Hop, Skip and a Jump!
Car: necessary


Located along the Southern Oregon Coast, Port Orford is where the ocean breeze meets the forest trees. Travelers, whether for business or leisure, visit Port Orford's quaint and pristine small fishing village to Rest, Relax and Recharge. The quiet solitude and picturesque surroundings allow an atmosphere of serenity, thereby creating the opportunity for revitalization to all who visit.

For the explorer, Port Orford offers adventure by providing several historical points of interest. The port of Port Orford is the most unique dock in Oregon as it operates one of only two dolly docks located within the United States. For those unaware of the dolly dock principle, Port Orford’s commercial fisherman are only able to enter the water via crane, making for a fascinating afternoon watch.

Visible from 22 miles off shore, the Cape Blanco Lighthouse, a Port Orford treasure, is considered the furthest most westerly point within in the continental United States. Built in 1870, Cape Blanco still guides fisherman, sailors and boating enthusiasts safely to shore. The location of Shelter Cove Cottage presents a one-of-a-kind experience, not only due to the daily breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean but due to the ability to see the Cape Blanco Lighthouse in the distance as it lights up the Pacific Northwest coastline.

Nearby is the beautifully restored Victorian Hughes House Museum built in 1898, which became a member of the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and provides an inside look at Port Orford's historical and humble beginnings. The Lifeboat Station Museum, featuring a restored Coast Guard Station, shipwreck memorabilia, and many artifacts from the years when the Coast Guard Station was providing services to ships, is rich in historical information relating to World War II.

For a little bit of culture, there are several art galleries owned and operated by local artists who contribute their own whimsical sense of creativity and charm. Other crafty residents with their own unique artistic flare can be found at our very own Saturday Farmer’s Market from 9:00 am to noon, which also offers an array of baked goods, fresh and locally grown organic produce, pottery, jewelry and other keepsake mementos that are sure to delight. Around the corner is Port Orford’s very own “CommUnity” Co-Op, featuring organic produce, a variety of organic bulk food products, locally caught seafood and locally raised beef. Port Orford also has a wonderful, fully stocked quilt shop that offers quilting classes for all skill levels.

On February 18, 2010, the Common Council of the City of Port Orford added a “Dark Sky” Ordinance (No. 367-87), limiting “…outdoor lighting used for residential, commercial (and) public areas” in order to reduce light pollution and enhance our pristine night’s sky. Port Orford is the first city in Oregon to implement such an ordinance and one of the many fascinating, unique and innovate features that make Port Orford a great place to visit.

On May 17, 2012, a portion of the city of was deemed a “Community Stewardship Area” or “Natural Resources Inventory” (“Stewardship”) via an amendment to the “Comprehensive Plan Inventory” initially adopted July 20, 2005. The Stewardship is a “biologically diverse” area spanning 1,320 square miles and encompassing “…terrestrial, freshwater, intertidal, and ocean environments,” created to protect Port Orford’s natural habitat. The City of Port Orford, in conjunction with our local Port Orford Ocean Resources Team and the Pacific Marine Conservation Council, created the amendment to assist in the preservation of wildlife and, in turn, future sustainability for Port Orford inhabitants.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$205.11
Pet Fee AU$205.11
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$546.96

SHELTER COVE COTTAGE is a Privately Owned Vacation Home, requiring at least 48-hours prior notice prior to booking.

Payments (less a $150.00 Reservation Processing Fee AND any incurred transaction fees) are fully refundable up to 35-Days prior to Guests arrival. Reservations made after the 35-Day period are non-refundable ~ no exceptions!
As this is a PRIVATELY OWNED VACATION HOME, please be sure to plan your trip well in advance. If you cancel before the 35-Day period, there is possibility of re-renting the Vacation Unit. If you cancel after the 35-Day period, especially during Holidays and Peak Season, the chances of another opportunity for a paid reservation during the same duration are slim to none.
Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

CHECK-IN: 4:00 pm
CHECK-OUT: 11:00 am

Occupancy LIMITED to the MAXIMUM # of 5 people designated at any time. Failure to report actual number of Guests prior to arrival will result in forfeiture of the Property Damage Deposit of $400.00, with the potential request for ALL Guests to vacate the premises immediately, wherein ALL monies paid will be forfeit.

~ PETS ~
Canine companions are LIMITED to the MAXIMUM # of 2; Weight Restrictions - 75 lbs.

Shelter Cove Cottage is an entirely non-smoking facility. Evidence to the contrary will result in forfeiture of the entire Security/Property Damage Deposit of $ 400.00.

Seaside Enterprises and the Homeowners trust that each Guest will be respectful by leaving the home in the condition in which it was found upon arrival, requiring only "normal" cleaning. Please do not relocate furniture from its preset location. There is a $30.00 per hour (one hour minimum) charge to return furniture back to its proper location.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made