The SpaceWe live in a large home on 2 acres on the gorgeous Oregon Coast. The home is split into the upstairs and downstairs. The upstairs is our private residence, and the downstairs is dedicated entirely for AirBnB guests.
Each of the 3 bedrooms is individually appointed with a locking door for privacy and security. The rest of the downstairs is shared with other guests and consists of a large common area with kitchenette, dining area, seating area, laundry room and full bathroom.
Your bedroom has a Queen bed with a Tempurpedic mattress and a fairly large closet for extra space.
The common areas are shared among the AirBnB guests like a nice hostel, but kept separate from our residence upstairs so guests have a space of your own with their own entryway.
The kitchenette has a microwave, toaster, coffee/tea bar, electric kettle, mini-fridge, water dispenser, and cups/dishes/silverware, but there is no oven, stove, dishwasher, nor sink. There is a bin for dirty dishes and I clean the dishes upstairs once a day.
For rainy days, we have a books and games shelf with a traveler's book exchange.
For sunny days, guests also have access to outdoor seating areas for drinking in the beautiful view, and the large front yard for lawn games.
We also have a garage and a workshop on the property. We use the workshop for our home business making leather goods and bicycle accessories (called Walnut Studiolo).
We have bike mechanic tools and a bicycle work station for cyclist guests to use upon request. Guest AccessThe downstairs has its own separate entrance at ground level.
Bikey guests are welcome to lock them up on the front porch, bring their rides inside, or lock in our garage. Interaction with GuestsI can interact with guests as much or as little as you want, but the space is set up for privacy. I love to travel and meet locals, and AirBnB is one of my favorite ways. I've enjoyed being an AirBnB guest around the world, including in Iceland, Vietnam, France, Canada, and the USA since 2011.
Now I'm excited to pay it back as a host. As a traveler myself, I totally get it, whether you want alone time or you'd like some conversation. I'm happy to help if you want local recommendations, but equally happy to respect your space for private time. The NeighborhoodWe love where we live! In the best of both worlds, country + coast, near the woods, ocean, and river, yet also super close to trendy coastal beach towns.
We are located on windy rural country highway 53 connecting the grand coastal highway 101 with highway 26 heading back to Portland. Just 1.5 hours from Portland!
We are a short drive to several popular coastal beach towns, which have restaurants, boutiques, and culture. The closest towns are Nehalem, Wheeler, and Manzanita. Manzanita, only 5 miles down the road, was recently dubbed "Portlandia-by-the-sea" by Sunset Magazine and has a vibrant culture with terrific wine bars, pubs, art galleries, boutiques, coffee shops, natural grocery stores, and more. We're also half an hour north of the Tillamook Cheese Factory, and half an hour south of super trendy beach town Cannon Beach with its famous Haystack Rock.
Our location provides easy access to your favorite outdoor activities. We are within 1 mile of world-class fishing on the Nehalem River, and 5 miles of one of the longest beaches in Oregon at Manzanita/Nehalem Bay State Park. We're also near multiple beaches, parks, and forests, for surfing, hiking, kayaking, beach bonfires, and more. Getting AroundThe easiest way to get to our place is by car. We provide on-site parking.
By bike, we are located just 2 miles off Highway 101, which is the Oregon Coast Bike Route, and just 1 mile from the planned Salmonberry Rail to Trail Bike Path (not open yet), which will connect Portland to the Coast.
By public transportation, you can "Ride the Wave!" by taking the Tillamook Public Bus from Portland's Union Station or Greyhound Station to downtown Nehalem. For routes and schedules, go to: (URL HIDDEN) From Nehalem it is a 3.5 mile walk or bike ride. We may be able to help with a pick-up if given sufficient notice. Other Things to NoteYour host is highly allergic to perfume, cologne, and strong fragrances. Please refrain from using these products in my home.
Likewise, I use only natural, sustainable, low impact, and no-fragrance or naturally (essential oil only) scented cleaning supplies and toiletries (such as Simple Green or Dr. Bronners) in guest areas.