Our home at the end of the rainbow, tucked into the woodsAntique Full/Double firm memory foam mattress with valley views and a desk


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bed

Per Night
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About this listing

- Relax at our quiet bike-friendly homestay right off 101
- Short ride to ocean, river, woods, or the trendy town of Manzanita
- Private bedroom with gorgeous valley views and woods
- Dedicated, shared guest common area with laundry, kitchenette, and more
- Massage chair and disc golf baskets
- Natural, unscented, and sustainable cleaning supplies


The space
The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Amenities

Prices
Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
Cancellation: Moderate

Description
Description

The space

Enjoy the amenities of home in our large home on 2 acres on the gorgeous Oregon Coast, near the trendy towns of Manzanita and Nehalem. We live upstairs, and the downstairs is dedicated entirely for AirBnB guests with its own separate entrance (shared among 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 the other AirBnB guests and consists of a large common area with kitchenette, dining area, seating area, laundry room, massage chair and full bathroom.

Your bedroom has a family heirloom birds-eye maple Full/Double bed with a firm memory foam mattress that is great for bad backs.

The common areas are shared among the AirBnB guests like a nice hostel, but kept separate from our residence upstairs. Guests have a locking space of their own and a separate guest 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 for enjoying while here, a traveler's book exchange shelf, and a massage chair.

For sunny days, guests also have access to outdoor seating areas for drinking in the beautiful view, 3 disc golf baskets for practice, 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 are a bike-friendly household! We have bike mechanic tools and a bicycle work station for cyclist guests to use upon request, and books about bicycling in the area to borrow in the common area.

Guest access

The downstairs has its own separate entrance at ground level so you can come and go when you please.

Bikey guests are welcome to bring their rides inside, or lock in our garage.

Interaction with guests

I 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 neighborhood

We 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 around

The 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 note

Your 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.


House Rules
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is after 2PM

- Your host is highly allergic to perfume, cologne, and strong fragrances. Please refrain from using these products in my home.
- Quiet hours from 10 pm to 7 am.
- Greeted check-in is between 2 pm and 9 pm most days. Please message us prior to your arrival with your ETA.
- We cannot accommodate guests under age 12 or pets of any kind.
- We have an outdoor pet cat. Although he is barred from the downstairs guest area, we still do not recommend our home to those with cat allergies.
- Designated smoking area outdoors for smokers and vapers
- No candles, incense, or open flames
- Check-out is by 11 am


Safety features
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
Availability
1 night minimum stay

Hosted by Valerie

Nehalem, Oregon, United States · Member since July 2011
Valerie

Hi there! 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 am excited to pay it back as a host since we have moved to our dream home on the gorgeous Oregon Coast. We live in a large home with several spare bedrooms near the woods, ocean, and river. It's too great of a place not to share with my fellow travelers.

I've been a lifetime traveler (as an Air Force brat), so I've set up the downstairs to be private for guests, yet communal like a hostel. The downstairs has its own private entrance. Each bedroom is individually appointed with a locking door for privacy and security. The rest of the downstairs consists of a large common area with kitchenette, dining table, seating area, laundry room and full bathroom. The common areas are shared among the AirBnB guests like a nice hostel, but separate from our residence upstairs for privacy.

I'm happy to help if you want local recommendations or good conversation, but equally happy to respect your space if you'd like quiet time.

My husband Geoff and I run a small e-commerce business in the workshop building next to our home called Walnut Studiolo. We make and sell and leather bicycle accessories and more. Running an e-commerce business gives me more flexibility in travel and a global perspective.

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