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USA Oregon Northern Oregon Coast Gearhart Listing #10155

Blue Heron Family Retreat - Gearhart, OR

32 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 (6 adults) 2 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 6 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms 1 dog max  (50 lb weight limit) 
88860 Blue Heron Road, Gearhart, OR 97138

Cozy, modern family-friendly home, w/ hot tub, walking distance to the beach

Escape to the Blue Heron Family Retreat. Natural light pours through the many large windows of this modern home, with views of elk that wander into the yard or bald eagles, hawks, blue heron, and more overhead. Stay warm and cozy on the rainy days, get out and explore the beaches, lakes, and trails, or take a quick bike ride or walk to the Del Rey Beach for early morning seashell strolls, midday picnics, or to catch sunsets at the end of the day.

A sleepy village on the Northern Oregon Coast, Gearhart is the perfect destination for anyone looking to step away from the coast's more visited towns. Blue Heron Family Retreat is located just 10 minutes north of Seaside and 20 minutes south of Astoria. Grab your beach towels, some firewood, and a kite and enjoy the miles and miles of uncrowded sand and surf, perfect your swing at the Highlands 18-hole golf course, enjoy a pint at the local McMenamins Pub, head to Ecola State Park for a hike and sunset views, or pull razor clams from the local beaches at low tide.

Back at the house is an open-concept design which includes vaulted ceilings and a remodeled, fully equipped chef's kitchen, kids lounge area with TV upstairs and separate adults lounge area with TV downstairs, free WiFi and a private washer/dryer are also provided for your convenience.

Watch the sunrise or dine under the stars in the sunroom. Pop some popcorn for movie nights by the fire, take some cocktails out to the porch and enjoy the warm evening air. Then, lounge in the hot tub after you put the kids down in the bunkroom - it sleeps 6! Only one small dog (under 50 lbs) per stay — please keep it downstairs, off the furniture, and always clean up after them outside. Finally, this is a family-friendly non-smoking house, and please keep the noise level down after 9 pm to be considerate of our sweet neighbors.

Make your next Oregon Coast getaway truly special with a stay at our quiet, modern home. Book your reservation today!

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.





Children's games

High chair



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Board games

Boogie board

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private


32 reviews

Michele A. Mar 2020
Spacious home in a lovely neighborhood. Had everything we needed and then some. The kitchen is awesome to cook in with a gas stove and lots of counter space. We even extended our stay for a day!
Geraldine G. Feb 2020
Our family enjoyed our stay and can see ourselves booking this place again. The main floor was very spacious, kitchen is modern and clean, easy to cook and entertain at the same time. No issues with amenities or utilities upon arriving. Main floor is concrete so it gets a bit cold, bring house slippers or thick socks. Main floor also remains cooler than upper level, large temperature difference when turning on the furnace - we made good use of the wooden stove. Only recommendations we have to make this property 5 stars would be adding comfortable seating on the main floor as this is where we spent a majority of our time. Also including a broom and reliable vacuum would be a plus.
Sarah K. Nov 2019
The house is in a wonderful neighborhood, close to the beach. The set up of the house itself is awkward, a lot of hard surfaces, including furniture. It needs some more comfortable seating areas, a comfortable seating area downstairs would be a huge improvement. The kitchen is fantastic!!! The shower door upstairs is broken, you can’t open it easily and there is no closing it, the toilet up there also needs some attention. We were told the property manager would call us within the hour, two hours max, we never heard from them. We made do with what we had but shouldn’t have had to. It is a nice house with lots of space, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Manager response:
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Sarah. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we apologize for the oversight in communicating with you regarding the shower door. We are currently working with a service vendor to make the necessary repairs and adjustments. We hope to host you for a great stay in the future.
Kasie S. Aug 2019
The neighbor hood is a very quiet place .Love that the beach is a short drive down the road , we have a big family it fit us all very well the only thing i really found was there wasnt any dish rags and the house gets really hot during the day so its pretty warm through out the day and night, there was 1 working fan but for our family size we ended up buying 2 more there is talk about the shower not working they both worked fine ,it took my kids a little to figure out how to work shower on main floor .The hose out front was a major plus to wash the sand off the kids it has hot and cold water was a great place to stay for a quiet peacful stay my crowd is a little on the louder side ( have a great time woohoo were on vacation). But we were very respectful of the working and non working neighbors complaints 😉 while we were there i did get a call after 1 am the morning of my check in. Which was 4 pm later that day for a noise complaint the guy sounded very confused when i told him we didnt check in til 4 pm later that day, and thought the house was empty had to explain it to him he was calling the wrong guest at 1 am ,so the guest befor us were a little loud for some neighbors which he did not apologize for calling me at 1 am while i was in bed before my 6 plus hr drive but the plus side was it gave us a heads up on the neighbor hoods noise tolerance. I would definitely stay at this house again ... My family had a great time !
Louise G. Aug 2019
The house was clean, open concept and well stocked. It was a short walk to an amazingly peaceful and almost private beach. Our family enjoyed the BBQ, hot tub and comfortable beds. Plenty of room for the 6 adults and 3 kids. The only thing that would have been better would be to have the master bathroom complete with a shower. It had a tub but the shower was not functioning. It was listed as a 1 and 1/2 bathroom in the description, so, my bad.
Kurt S. Jul 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this home and fabulous convenient location for all our activities !
Davina B. Apr 2019
It was such a comfortable stay it was hard to leave. The whole family loved it! Much Thanks to the owners for having us.
Anna-Marie C. Jan 2019
Super clean, lovely amenities, obviously well cared for, and helpful management. We very much enjoyed the stay!
Erin C. Nov 2018
We loved all the different sleeping arrangements for our group of adults and kids. Was great to have the upstairs space for kids, but would have loved a space downstairs for adults to hang out and be comfy. Overall a super spot.
Tianna B. Nov 2018
This house was beautiful, great location and very clean. I would totally recommend this rental. Plus the hot tub was such a nice treat after a day of surfing.
billy z. Aug 2018
It was perfect for our young kids grandparents and our family. The 6-person triple bunk bedroom was quoted as Epic from our 4 kids. The location was Central to Cannon Beach and Astoria. Also close to shopping if you need it. Kitchen and dining area was perfect for a larger group.
Todd H. Aug 2018
We had such a great time at this house for a fun beach get away. The house was perfect, clean and open floor plan. The kids loved the bunk beds. The beach nearby was perfect. We will come back here again!
Phil L. Aug 2018
We only had 8 but this was a spacious home even for the max 13 capacity. The open concept was very nice. Excellent layout and many areas for relaxing. . The place was very clean, hot tub kept hot, nice board game and puzzle selection, close to the beach and golf course. The house is better than the photos show.
Deborah B. Aug 2018
Love how close it is to Del Rey beach access!
Courtney G. Jul 2018
Interior design aesthetics & perfectly crafted space for our multi generation family vacation.
Jeremy E. Jun 2018
Quietly tucked away neighborhood minutes away from beach access at Del Ray and a short drive to Seaside. House was great for a few families to enjoy time at the coast!
Nick S. Apr 2018
The layout was great! Especially for the kids! I noticed they are in the process of installing a hot tub in the back, which will be a great addition... beach is super close as well!
Miles B. Apr 2018
The design of the home was great and the location nice and quiet but close to the beach and city.
Michael S. Feb 2018
Pretty clean, fairly close to attractions. No view but good place.
Holly C. Jan 2018
The house is clean on a residential street with a good deal of privacy. The beds were very comfortable, which was a plus because many of the rentals we've used do not. The tvs do not have cable, which impacted us only because we are big sports fans and were looking forward to watching some games. There is an awesome set of triple bunks, which our kids adored....until my daughter fell off the ladder and broke her arm. Nonetheless, we were happy and comfortable here.
Manager response:
We are very sorry to see an injury was sustained while our guests were staying here and hope everyone is doing well.
Kelly R. Jan 2018
Blue Heron Retreat is a very nice home and I'm sure would be very enjoyable to many of Vacasa renters. Unfortunately, there were a couple characteristics that made it unworkable for us.

First, though the house is available to dog owners, I would encourage you to look elsewhere for traveling with pets. The owner requests that dogs not go up to the second floor loft area, and in fact, the steep and narrow spiral staircase made it impossible for our larger dogs to go upstairs. Not wanting to be separated from our two furry family members, this meant having to spend nearly all of our time on the lower level with its hard cement floors and no soft furniture.

Second, there's no cable service to the house, only internet streaming via Netflix and others. While this disclosed in the description, we glossed over it and were disappointed that watching sports, news, and favorite network shows wasn't an option.

Also, this was the first home we've rented with a wood burning fireplace or stove where there wasn't at least a small supply of wood provided.
Paul N. Sep 2017
We had a wonderful time celebrating my wifes' birthday with 3 young families. The double triple bunk beds were a big hit with the kids. The home is quiet and private enough to not see any neighbors if you want, with the back yard connecting to a large meadow of open space. It is also very close to the beach, golf, and even Astoria is only 10 miles away.
Lonnie T. Aug 2017
The house was great. It had everything we need. It was nice to wake up to the elk out back. Nice to be a block.from del ray beach a beach u can drive on.