About this listing
Private hot tub overlooking the ocean and harbor. Romantic, relaxed getaway or rejuvenating adventure, you'll find it here. Experience one of the best ocean views on the Oregon coast from your own room and deck. You will not be disappointed. Over 250 couples have rated it 5 Star!
The Mermaid guest suite is in a separate wing of the house and consists of bedroom with a queen size pillow top bed and a living room with sofa that can be opened into a queen sized bed. (There is a small extra charge if you have more than two guests in your party.) The suite overlooks the ocean and harbor with mountain foothills in the background. Just through the sliding glass doors of your living room is a large deck with hot tub overlooking the ocean. We have a private acre lot so bathing suits are optional! Here you can relax and watch the moon glistening on the waves, the fishing boats arriving and departing, or the fog creeping down the mountains. Observant guests may see osprey, otters, harbor seals, sea lions, whales, or even the occasional mermaid.
You are welcome to use our large front room, joining us in lively conversation or reading a book and sipping on a glass of Oregon wine. For the music lover we have a baby grand piano for you to play while we form an appreciative audience.
Brookings-Harbor is on the Wild Rivers Coast of Oregon, 20 miles north of Crescent City, California and midway between Portland and San Francisco. Brookings has several excellent restaurants and art galleries. Live music is frequently featured in various venues. We enjoy a variety of natural beauty in this area, from some of the oldest Redwood groves to whitewater rivers to sand dunes to our beautiful rocky coast. We can point you to innumerable hiking trails along the coast or in nearby redwood forests.
Our common living room with gas fireplace and full ocean view. There is also an upstairs TV room with a 60 inch TV, Schwinn Exercise bike, treadmill and elipitical as well as yoga mats. Dining room with ocean view. Kitchen available, but please just give us a heads up if you will be using to make a large meal. Large, meandering Ocean front deck in addition to your private deck. Two ocean front benches (ask about the hidden Brambles bench). Baby grand piano for the musically inclined.
Interaction with guests
We can interact as much or as little as you'd like. We love to meet new people and change strangers into our new best friends.
Variety, from small Fishermen's homes to large upscale homes. Deer wander the neighborhood freely (heck on gardens but lovely to look at). Several great restaurants within walking distance (Superfly,
Many parks and restaurants are within walking distance, most within 4 to 8 blocks. Hiking will require a car to get to trailheads, except for Cheto Point Park, which is great and a few blocks away. We think the best 40 minute off the beach hike in OregonIs just 5 miles up the Chetco River with redwoods, water falls and often no other people. Parking is included in our driveway for your car.
Other things to note
We can often arrange an in-home massage if you'd like one.
The two rooms in the mermaid suite (living area and bedroom) can be divided by a heavy ornate pull curtain, so that when the sofa bed is opened up into queen size bed you have two private sleeping areas, both with access to the bathroom without going through the other sleeping area.
We are a smoke free home, although you are free to smoke on the deck (that includes marijuana, whether it be medicinal or recreational, which is now legal in Oregon). You are welcome to use many of the facilities in our home as you would your own... exercise equipment, living room with fireplace, dining room, porch swing, the larger television upstairs for broadcast TV (you will have a smaller TV in your own room where you can watch movies). Please ask about use of washer/dryer, kitchen facilities, BBQ, bicycles. This usually can be arranged.
John - I'm a retired psychologist, uprooted a couple of years ago from San Diego. My interests are Cuban history and culture, wine, health, yoga, travel. Nancy and I have been married over 40 years and have four adult children.
Nancy - I'm a physician working for the California Dept of Corrections and my interests include yoga, horseback riding, knitting, travel, storm watching, and reading.