Max occupancy: 4
1 Queen Bed,
1 Double Bed
1 dog max
88385 First Avenue, Florence, OR 97439
Dog-friendly getaway with outdoor fire & balcony - steps from beach access!
A small family, two traveling couples, or a few close friends will love staying at this charming Florence getaway, which offers easy access to the beach and typical home comforts including free WiFi, cable, and a private washer/dryer. A second-floor balcony provides partial ocean views, as well as a nice place to hang out with your loved ones.
Situated about four miles north of Florence proper in the Heceta Beach community, this home is just across the street from an easy access point to the beach, so you can walk out your front door and be on the sand in minutes. Old Town Florence is a few minutes away by car, as are a casino, two golf courses, and the rest of the town's attractions. Devil's Elbow State Park and the highly photogenic Heceta Head Lighthouse are just a few miles north of this vacation rental, perfect for hiking, fishing, and beachcombing. Stop in at Sea Lion Caves, the country's largest sea caves, to see the animals in their native habitat.
The house itself sits on a heavily wooded lot, which makes the space feel private and secluded. After a long day on the beach, come back to your cozy vacation rental and use the fully equipped kitchen to put together a home-cooked dinner. Relax in the living room while you browse cable channels on the flatscreen TV, or use Roku to stream something on demand. In the evening, head out to the outdoor firepit and roast marshmallows, or hang out on the second-floor balcony and admire distant views of the sun setting over the ocean. Don't forget to take your dog for a walk - your canine companion is more than welcome for a small nightly fee!
Whatever brings you to Florence, you can't go wrong with a stay at this charming vacation rental. Book 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.
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Charter
Washer/dryer : Private
Nearby activities & attractions
Gas grill : Private
Robin N.Jan 2020
I absolutely LOVED staying here. The home is super cute, cozy and well equipped. I lacked for nothing. The home is clean with all kinds of nice amenities like toiletries and kitchen consumables to get you started (dish soap, laundry soap, paper towels etc.). The beach access is DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET and Fred Meyer is just 2 miles away, I actually walked there for some exercise. The home itself is in a little alcove of trees so is protected from the street and view of traffic. It was incredibly comfortable and I 100% enjoyed my stay.
For future travelers, read the other reviews as well. When they say the staircase to the upstairs bedroom seems like a ladder, they weren't kidding. My foot did not fit on the treads so I had to go up and down sideways clinging to the rail. There's no way I could have come down in the middle of the night to use the restroom. What a shame there isn't at least a half bath up there because the room is beautiful. I had to stay downstairs instead. The downstairs bedroom is fine, but the mattress is just a 6" piece of foam. My back was killing me by the end of 4 nights. If I had a suggestion at all, it would be for the owner to switch the mattresses since most of us seem to using the "guest room" instead of the main bedroom anyway. :) I'd also put a writing desk upstairs as I would have loved to sit and read or write up there while looking out over the ocean.
This was the perfect get away for a single person or for a couple. I think I'd feel a little cramped with any more than two people except maybe a girlfriend gathering. Even then, the one tiny bathroom might pose some challenges. LOL
Thank you for being so thoughtful in your decor and furnishings and with all the little extras you provided. This was my first experience with a vacation rental and it was just about as perfect as it could get. I highly recommend Day Dreamer to anyone looking for a peaceful home away from home for comfort and relaxation. Thank you!
We greatly appreciate your feedback and have shared your review with the owner so they can consider your suggestions for improvement. We do hope to see you again and appreciate you choosing Vacasa!
Adrienne D.Jan 2020
This home was so comfortable and immaculately clean. The small details really made this home special- the couch was amazingly comfortable, plenty of cozy throw blankets to go around when movie watching and the kitchen was stocked with all the right things to make cooking a breeze. The beach access is right across the road which was really convenient.
Steve N.Nov 2019
We truly enjoyed our stay! House is cozy and nicely furnished. It’s right across the street from the beach and we spent endless hours on the beach with our dog. The kitchen is nicely equipped with everything you need for meal prep. The only thing I would mention is that the larger bedroom is upstairs, accessed by a steep staircase. Our dog is a rescue and needs to be in the room with us, so we used the bedroom downstairs which was not a problem for us. The stairs could be limiting for elderly or disabled guests.
Sharon S.Nov 2019
Quiet, across the road from beach, pet friendly, very clean and comfortable. Great for having local friends visit
Ruth C.Jul 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this home. It was perfectly situated -- only a few steps to the beach and was pet friendly. The home is well equipped with virtually everything you need. The upstairs bedroom is bright and has great view. The bed was very comfortable. The only drawback were the stairs leading to that bedroom. They were very steep and narrow. Instructions for the TV would have been helpful as it was somewhat challenging trying to figure out how to watch a simple tv channel. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this rental.
Steve T.Jul 2019
We have rented many homes on the Oregon coast and for our 25th wedding anniversary, we did it again. We loved the Day Dreamer! It was cozy and clean. We like to cook and there was plenty of cooking tools and utensils etc. We could have stayed for weeks with all of the linens available!
The stairs (or the ladder, as we came to call it) are a little steep so if you've got knee problems, plan to sleep in the downstairs bedroom.
The walk to the beach takes just seconds but why go to beach when you can hang out on the upstairs balcony and here and see the ocean while reading a book!
We will definitely add this to our favorites list!
Lana G.May 2019
We had a lovely stay at our rental. The beds, comfy, the kitchen well appointed, and the location ... perfect. It rained the whole time we were there, so did not get to enjoy the wonderful setting.
Theresa R.Apr 2019
It is amazing
Carmelita B.Nov 2018
We loved the great location to the beach and private outdoor area. The lock box was pretty jammed when we checked in and we were worried that we weren't going to get it open. The heaters took a full day to really heat the home up but everything else was top notch!
Kimberly M.Oct 2018
Nicely decorated and clean. Heceta beach is across the street and easily accessible. We enjoyed the night sky and a cozy fire in the firepit while listening to the waves. The lush landscaping provided shelter from the wind. It was a welcome respite.
Linda K.Sep 2018
Location was wonderful - easy access to ocean, to Florence and coastal activities. Home was clean & well cared for. Biggest challenge was the steep stairs to the master - used the secondary bedroom instead as no bathroom on the upper level. Kitchen well stocked.
George V.Sep 2018
My wife and I especially loved the privacy and seclusion so close to a terrific beach. The house itself was homey, well appointed and well equipped. The house is just across the street from an expansive and beautiful beach. Unlike many beaches on the West coast, dogs are allowed off leash and dog loved the freedom and new places to explore and run. We would definitely rent this house again. We are a retired couple and this offered the quiet and beauty we are looking for.
Stanley C.Sep 2018
Vegetation and location make this house private from neighbors. A bit of a climb to the master bedroom. Close to the beach which is nice. Not on a busy road. Well equipped kitchen.
Celene C.Jun 2018
Loved the bedroom on upper floor. Kids stayed on bottom level. Clean & close to Heceta beach. Very charming;)
Kathleen T.Jun 2018
Great weekend in Florence. Easy walk to restaurant and shorter trek to the beach. Great spot for restful vacation.
Barbara W.Apr 2018
I will be coming back :) such a cozy place , beautiful balcony view of the ocean. You could hardly hear the traffic, as the house is close to the road. Very serene, well maintained, well decorated. Love it .
Scot C.Mar 2018
House was very clean and comfy. Close to beach and shopping.
Jessica C.Feb 2018
The location, view, and area are very nice. The stairs to get up to the main room are steep, but worth the climb! The house is in good shape and it's well stocked to cook in and relax.
Theresa R.Feb 2018
Very relaxing and peaceful
Marissa H.Dec 2017
The house was beautiful and well kept. The view was amazing, especially from upstairs. Unfortunately, we didn't get to enjoy that much, as the staircase was too steep for our pup. The beach access was perfect, a quick walk across the street and there we were!
On the downside, when we arrived only one heater was working. This left us very cold, however, the maintenance team was quick to respond the next morning and get the heaters working! Also, we ran into a sugar ant problem, which ruined a bit of our food the first night. Once we bought some ant bait, they were pretty much under wraps and our stay became significantly more pleasant.
After those quick little remedies, our stay was comfortable and relaxing. We would definitely stay here again.
Kathleen R.Dec 2017
Great location near beach. Light and bright small home, private setting. Amenities well stocked.