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Green Flash Cabin, Oregon Coast Heaven! Featured in SUNSET MAGAZINE.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 83 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Retreat Cabin, 1 bedroom, 1 bath (sleeps 2)

Listen to the quiet…

Do this for yourself. Our year-round private retreat has magnificent 180-degree views. Three sides of the large windows and deck are west and south-facing, overlooking sunsets, the ocean and miles of forest.

Newly built in 2011, we have furnished this cozy but contemporary 900 sq ft 1 bedroom, 1 bath home as a pristine getaway. It is located 500 feet above the valley, with southern exposure. Three sides of windows and decks show off a view from many vantage points. It is likely the most elegant “tree house” you have ever seen. SUNSET MAGAZINE featured it as one of 3 BEST PLACES ON THE OREGON COAST in the "Call of the Oregon Coast" issue of September 2012. (Please note that the second bedroom has a futon only, and our maximum is 2 guests. The futon is not particularly comfortable! But it is a lovely room with a small desk to work on.)

The first town shown in this beautiful video is Neskowin, where you may soon be going. https://vimeo.com/224505602?ref=tw-share

Best features: The cabin is sited to take advantage of the incredible views and feeling of peace. In the Spring and Fall deer and elk will be wandering the property (patiently watch during the early morning or evening hours.) The deep bathtub has a skylight to see the stars, and two large windows with a forest view. Total relaxation... The cabin was custom designed so that every room has a full view of this stunning part of the Oregon coast.

One large bedroom with a wonderful ocean view, Queen Temperpedic-style mattress, a tub with hand-held shower head with forest views. The TV (with many DVDs to choose from) is set up to watch cozily from the bed. THE BEDROOM AND BATH ARE ON THE SECOND FLOOR. Contemporary minimal style, large windows on three sides of the cabin, full kitchen, deck.... Check the reviews! Our guests love this cabin. There is also a small office where you can write or read.

The modern kitchen has brand new stainless appliances, views as you cook, and lots of dishes, pots/pans, and an electric coffee maker. (Please note that there is no microwave. And we do not have WiFi in the cabin, although the 3G connection is excellent. And Wifi is easily accessible at the café in Neskowin.)

The cabin sits high above a large, forested valley, with just a few other homes It is just one mile north of the lovely, small beach village of Neskowin, along the north/central Oregon Coast, a 2-hour drive from Portland. NOTE: There are only a handful of residents in this area, and it is a ONE-LANE GRAVEL ROAD FOR ONE MILE. Please consider if this sounds too remote for you...it is one mile from HWY 101, and another one mile to the village of Neskowin. www.greenflashcabin.com

Sunset Magazine recommended our cabin as one of three best places to stay along the gorgeous Oregon Coast, in the September 2012 edition, 'The Call of the Oregon Coast.'

TWO-PERSON MAXIMUM. NO DOGS ALLOWED.

Keep in mind that the location of this cabin is one mile east of Hwy 101, sitting up high along a valley that has few residents. It has a one-lane gravel road that cannot be found by GPS. (I have explicit directions, of course!) If this sounds too remote for you, then you may want to be closer in to town. But if it sounds appealing, it is honestly just fantastic. It is two miles to the beach.

This is a retreat destination, without the ammenities of a microwave, WiFi or cable TV (although 3G access is very good). There is a TV for watching our large collection of DVD movies. The claw foot soaking tub with a side-mounted faucet has a flexible head for 'showering' while in the tub, but does NOT have a stand-up shower head or surround. We have a brand new electric range with oven. In addition, there is a dishwasher, electric coffee maker and toaster, plus plenty of dishes. While in the kitchen you are surrounded by views of miles of unspoiled wilderness.

The 'Green Flash' is an atmospheric phenomenon that, when the conditions are just right, you will actually see a very bright lime green flash - similar to a light bulb flash - right at the moment when the sun drops below the horizon at sunset. I have seen this only once during my many years at the coast. It was truly memorable...

Just a 5-minute drive to the village of Neskowin, you’ll be far from the beach shops and boardwalks of larger beach towns. In Neskowin you will find one golf course, one grocery store, one art gallery and one wonderful café – the only commercial businesses. Enjoy 7 miles of gorgeous beach walking, evening bonfires, surfing, skim boarding and tide pool exploring. Within a beautiful 10-mile drive is Pacific City, where there are numerous fun shops, galleries, restaurants, a surf shop, another wide and walkable beach, plus the tide pools and hiking of unique Cape Kiwanda.

This beautiful part of the north/central Oregon Coast is just a two-hour drive southwest of Portland, between Lincoln City and Pacific City, north of Cascade Head. There are many hikes, shops and restaurants within a ten mile drive - either north to Pacific City or south to Lincoln City. This is a wonderful, scenic part of the Oregon Coast, with access to incredible headland hiking and long sandy beaches. You can walk for miles.

Check out Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, a most wonderful facility located along the south side of Cascade Head. They offer a wide array of classes and workshops all summer. (about a 7- mile drive)

TO OUR WINTER GUESTS: Having lived in Neskowin for 13 years, I learned ta lot about the Oregon Coast: Winter can be the best time of year for several reasons. The weather changes quickly, it can be warm and sunny one day, stormy the next. Either way is good! I have played golf in 65 degree weather on Christmas Day, or I have spent hours watching the high tides and howling wind from our warm and cozy living room. The winter coast temperatures are virtually always much warmer than inland, usually in the 50's and 60's. Fewer people, more quiet...consider.

Call me with any questions! Stephanie 503.484.7148

Green Flash Cabin, LLC

More Details

Owner
Stephanie Wiarda
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Stephanie Wiarda

After living in Neskowin for 13 years, I moved to Portland with my family in 1991. I am a silversmith who handcrafts jewelry, and also manages several vacation rentals in addition to my own. I love my job, gardening, kayaking, biking, hiking, spending time with my dog, and taking off for a few days at the coast.

Stephanie Wiarda purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Stephanie Wiarda chose Coastal Oregon

Neskowin is a small, special place that has changed little in the 30 years since I lived in and now visit the area. It is quaint, friendly, relaxed, has headlands, a miles-long beach, eagles, majestic forests, hiking trails....everything you would want in a coastal village.

What makes this cabin unique

Time, quiet, privacy, beauty, nature, peace, sunsets, tidepools, elk, deer, eagles, reading on the deck, dozing on the couch, walking on the beach. Time, quiet, privacy.

It is a 5-minute drive to the beach and village where there is one cafe, one small store, and access to the beach. Keep your eyes peeled for seals in the surf and sand dollars on the beach. I even found a whale vertebrae in the sand a few years ago!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Such a wonderful weekend. It was more than we imagined. A beautiful house with an amazing view. So rejuvenated when we returned home. The house is simple yet more than we expected. I can't wait until our next getaway there.
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Neskowin, Oregon

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • River
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • mobile phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Clawfoot tub to fit two.
  • The bath has vaulted ceilings, with the large clawfoot tub surrounded by windows. The faucet and hand-held shower is side mounted. The morning sunrise flows into the bath area. Please note that there is NO standing shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Loft - 1 large double bed , Ocean view from bed
  • The Master Bedroom is loft-like and open, with vaulted ceilings. Bath is attached. While you are settled into the bed you can watch a movie, star gaze, listen to the trees in the wind, and wake up to the best ocean view in the cabin.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wooden decking
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
The atmosphere among the very few valley residents is very quiet and respectful of the natural setting. Due to flea problems in this coastal area, pets cannot be considered. Our well is 550 feet deep and tastes like water you have never tasted before. Wonderful. There is NO TV service, although a TV is provided, along with a number of videos. We cannot get WiFi in the cabin, but if you use a 3G IPad or phone it should work fine if it can connect to the cell tower across the valley. Your own cell phone is the only option for phone service.

Reviews

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5

Beautiful, nice and private and so worth it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to stay on the coast for our honeymoon and the Green flash cabin was absolutely perfect! It was nice and private which we wanted over a hotel, close to any city we wanted to explore and we loved having a kitchen to cook in for the week. It was also super easy to get to with her clear directions. Beautiful views and a wonderfully cozy cabin made for the best honeymoon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work hard to make the cabin as perfect as possible, and so appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know they love it!! Thank you.
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5

Hands down best spot on the coast for a couple looking to get away. :)

  • 5 of 5

Very cool cabin with unbelievable views of the pacific and very cozy relaxing vibes. (Sunsets are beautiful)

Wonderfully secluded and great layout with lots of widows that give a big open feel in a small package.

It is the best place on the coast to relax with someone special.

Do yourself a favor and spend some time here. :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Refuge

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at the GFC. The week began with heat and heavy smoke from fires elsewhere in Oregon, moved on to fog ebbing and flowing into the valley around the cabin, later brought a good solid rain, and ended with perfect end-of-summer weather. Throughout, the GFC was a beautiful refuge.

What we appreciated most:

- Warm welcome and occasional chats with the local owner

- Picture-perfect setting, with 180-degree views of forest, ocean and skies

- The tasteful, and uncluttered esthetic of the cabin, which respects the beauty of the surroundings

- Bathing in the trees -- oh, I mean in the tub!

- Cooking in the kitchen, which had ALMOST all that we needed

- The Library Thrift Shop in Pacific City, which miraculously had just what we needed to supplement kitchen supplies, and at a great price

- Comfortable bed

- Good and interesting selection of videos, which sure beat what you normally find in vacation rentals

Suggestions:

- Receptacles for recycling

- Small CD and/or iPod/iPhone unit for playing music (The one mentioned in the listing was not in the cabin when we were there.)

- More information about the local area, e.g. Books on local plant/animal life, hiking and kayaking; menus for recommended restaurants, etc. We found our way around just fine, but it would have given us a head start.

Lastly, as others have commented, the road to the GFC is unpaved and -- at times -- a bit steep. Take a 4-wheel drive, if you have one, to help with traction.

All in all, we felt very much at home in the cabin, and sure hope to be back. Thanks so much for making this treasure available to visitors!

J&J

Portland, OR

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate great our guests, and thoughtful reviews. Thank you so much for appreciating the cabin and the amazing coast.
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5

Perfect honeymoon getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay at the GFC was wonderful. We loved the large windows, view, wraparound deck, bathtub, and seclusion. We plan to go back again and again over the coming years. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Great spot good view loverly cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Best Win in Neskowin !

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two-day trip here. The location is quite secluded (which we enjoyed) and the views are even better than pictured. Thanks for the lovely accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Watch the sun set with an evening beach fire. Elk, deer and many birds surround the cabin area at different times. Many classes and workshops are available at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Shopping and movies will be in Pacific City or Lincoln City - each a ten-mile drive.

90 miles SW of Portland, north coast, 1 mile N of Neskowin

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Neskowin, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2018
29 Dec 2017 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$179
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$191
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$318.78
cleaning A$95.63 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.8%

No pets considered.
TWO-person maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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