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USA Oregon Northern Oregon Coast Oceanside Listing #1176

Berni's Ocean View Castle - Home Sweet Homestead - Oceanside, OR

57 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6 comfortably  Dog-friendly 
1630 Sunset Avenue Suite #3, Oceanside, OR 97134

Charming, historical, dog-friendly home with gorgeous ocean views

A historic coastal landmark, this three bedroom Oceanside vacation rental, otherwise known as part of Berni's Castle, is a coastal gem. Once a simple cabin, this vacation home has been lovingly transformed into a stunning beachside getaway!

With architectural design touches like wainscoting, window seats, and large picture windows, your stay here will be filled with ocean views and vintage charm. Settle back into the sectional sofa in the living room for a night of cable or DVDs on the flat screen TV.

A small game room has a collection of puzzles and games, as well as majestic views of the Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge. From the built-in window seat, you can curl up with a good book, or watch out the window for migrating gray whales. The old-fashioned pellet stove adds warmth in aesthetics only, as it can quite finicky and does not function reliably.

The gourmet kitchen boasts custom wood cabinetry and a convenient eating bar. In addition, there's a refrigerator, range, dishwasher, blender, mixer, and microwave. Dinner at the dining room table will be accompanied by a view of the ocean. Savor a stunning sunset while you finish the last of the wine. Or, if the weather is nice, head out to the deck for panoramic views. Also outside, there's plenty of room for a crowd if you want to plan an outdoor meal on a warm summer day.

The three bedrooms each have their own style. One has a French country theme and its own private balcony. At night before bed, you can step outside and breathe in some fresh ocean air and in the mornings, there's no better spot to have a cup of coffee or mug of tea.

The second bedroom has another queen bed and great ocean views, while the the third bedroom has two twin beds. This Oregon Coast vacation rental is also dog-friendly with an additional fee. Six guests can comfortably stay at Berni's Home Sweet Homestead Castle, with a maximum occupancy of eight allowed.

Other amenities here include WiFi, a private washer and two dryers, a stereo, CD, and iPod dock and a patio. But probably the best amenity of all is the amazing location, just a five-minute walk from Oceanside's long sandy beach. Fly your kites, beach comb looking for shells, or just spread out a big beach blanket and relax on the sand.

If you work up an appetite, restaurants include Roseanna's Cafe and Brewin' in the Wind coffee house - both are walkable right from your house. Farther out, there are more options in Netarts to the south or Tillamook to the east. If you do head in that direction, you should plan a stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory, along Highway 101, for a tour of the factory, cheese samples, and a snack at the Creamery Cafe.

This Oceanside vacation home is conveniently located south of Rockaway Beach and north of bustling Lincoln City. Ideally situated for day trips all along the north Oregon Coast, or just staying put and wandering Oceanside's long stretch of sand, your whole group will agree that no matter how you spend your time, this is a unique and special coast getaway spot.

*Oceanside has poor cell service throughout the town - guests are advised to make phone calls in Netarts three miles away*

*Please note that this home has 17 steps down to the front entry door

AMENITIES

Activities

Board games

Children's games

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Kitchen

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : Century Link

Cable : Charter

DVD player

Sound dock

Stereo

TV

Scenic

Water view

57 reviews

Karl H. Jul 2019
The house was very comfortable and well stocked with everything we needed - including board games, great books, and the Disney channel (we have two elementary school aged children). Gazing at the gorgeous views while reclining on pillows on the seat by the window was a peaceful way to begin each day.

Visiting the tide pools on the other side of the tunnel at the end of the beach was our favorite activity. The beach was relatively empty even though we visited in July, and it was a perfect spot for building sand castles and flying kites. It's not the best beach for swimming since it's a bit rough (and cold), but we knew that before we booked.
Hong J. Jul 2019
The house was clean, organized, and the absolute best view/location. We have a family of 7 adults and 2 kids staying and everyone was comfortable and had enough space. One thing that we would like to suggest to upgrade is the mattress in the bedrooms. They are a bit too soft. We prefer a firm mattress. Other than that everything was great we had everything we need to enjoy our vacation with family. Thank you.
Kristen R. May 2019
The view was fantastic!! As soon as my girlfriends and I got there we opened a bottle of wine and sat on the deck enjoying the view and chatting.
It was a perfect setup for a girls weekend. Kitchen was fully stocked, bedrooms were clean and nice and bathroom/showers were great!
Julie C. May 2019
The new deck was great for sunny days. Bernie's had everything we needed for a weekend getaway.
Jennifer C. Nov 2018
We loved the high-end interior, the two bay windows with tables (perfect to set one up with a puzzle leaving the other for meals) and especially the large comfy window seat. Goregeous view, beautiful deck on top, another below with fun swing. Comfy beds. Great location. Was a wonderful getaway.
Karen T. Oct 2018
This is a great place with a wonderful view.
Susan B. Aug 2018
The house was gorgeous, exceptionally clean, spacious, and well stocked. We will definitely come again!
Meghan N. Jul 2018
Absolutely beautiful space with the sweetest little window nook where you could read and watch the waves. I will be going back! My only suggestion is bring your own pillows, but i’m Pretty picky when it comes to pillows.
Wilson L. May 2018
Amazing view from the apartment. Well stocked kitchen and close proximity to beach. Had so much fun with my family, friends, and dog!
Julie C. Feb 2018
This place was great for me and my four friends who came for the weekend.
Catherine C. Jan 2018
We love Oceanside and Bernie’s castle is the perfect place to stay!
Ross P. Sep 2017
This was our third visit to Berni's Castle unit 3 We love this unit because of the view, it's location, the well supplied kitchen, large table and size of unit. It's nice for our family members and grandchildren. You do hear noise from the units above, but it's mostly just chairs being moved or walking. There was an issue with ants in the kitchen after we left out a glass with juice in it out over night , but Vacasa responded promptly. We also reported to Vacasa that the sofa needs a good cleaning. We will return to this unit because of the view, the well appointed kitchen, large table, size and very clean bathrooms. We also love the jig saw puzzles, games and books provided for you.
Cheryl H. Sep 2017
We enjoyed our stay at Berni's Castle Apt. with 3 bedrooms and spacious living area. The unit was very clean and has well appointed furnishings.The 2 bathrooms are very narrow but adequate. Loved the open floor plan and well stocked kitchen. Great beach view from two bay windows and a wonderful day bed by a large window. There were books,games and binoculars (we watched whales spouting) for guests to use. The house is uphill and e few blocks from beach but there is parking close to beach access. I would recommend this property to friends.
Stephen T. Aug 2017
We were in Oregon for a family holiday around the eclipse and spent 4 nights in Oceanside. We loved Berni's Castle! The views are incredible - as soon as you walk through the door the ocean is set out in front of you. We could have spent many more hours just watching it. The kitchen was one of the best equipped that we have seen in a holiday rental and all the other facilities were good too. Oceanside is a quiet town in a beautiful location with a couple of good places to eat.
Yuko C. Aug 2017
We just LOVED this rental home! Everything we needed was there and the view from the window was to die for! We were a party of six, but the house was very spacious and never felt crowed. We loved the day bed next to the window. Wish we could stay for an extra day or two and can't wait to go back!
Katy S. Jul 2017
Lovely place. Beautiful view and Oceanside is a great spot.
Jenny F. Apr 2017
We love Oceanside for it's peace and quiet. It's off the beaten path of 101. Bernie's Castle is definitely the nicest place we've stayed at in Oceanside. Nicely updated home with beautiful views. You won't be disappointed.
Ross P. Jan 2017
The house has a great view
Holly B. Oct 2016
The view was stupendous, the apartment was comfortable and well appointed, especially the kitchen - the best equipped beach house kitchen I've ever stayed at. We stayed in unit #3 - would have been nice to have a convenient deck, but easy access to outside. Overall, highly recommended!
Richard G. Sep 2016
Great location - very clean - beautiful views - great experience!
Tom T. Aug 2016
Breathtaking views. Very spacious and comfortable. All amenities were available and appreciated. Would certainly stay here again.
Susan M. Aug 2016
Great place!! Very nice place to enjoy with family and friends for a long weekend!
Amanjeet N. Aug 2016
5 guys, getting away for the weekend. It was a perfect relaxing weekend, zero complaints.
Thomas H. Jul 2016
Our stay in Bernie's Castle #3 was perfect for our family vacation. The views from our place were spectacular to say the least. Everything was available for us to cook, relax, do laundry, etc. The kitchen was superb and one day we went to the Cannery in Garibaldi to get fresh oysters, crab, sea bass and red snapper... what an awesome dinner we had!! And after enjoying our days on the beach we slept soundly in the very comfortable beds! This is a terrific place to vacation and we will return!!!
Jennifer H. Jul 2016
Berni's Castle is in a wonderful spot, with a fabulous view of the Three Arches and the beach. The set up is perfect for a family with older kids or two couples and a child (which we had). Only slight drawback is you have neighbors upstairs and down--we were not the only people staying in the castle!
Linda & Murton K. Jul 2016
Beautiful Place.
Margo M. Jun 2016
Beautiful views! Fully functioning and updated kitchen. The only suggestion we would offer to the owners would be to have some binoculars or a telescope available. We love Oceanside and it's wonderful beaches. Tillamook Cheese Factory is only about 15 min away. Overall, a lovely vacation rental!
April S. Jun 2016
The view from the home is fantastic! We really enjoyed visiting Cape Mears Lighthouse, Netarts, Oceanside beach, Cape Mears State Park and Tillamook. The property location is ideal for the surrounding things we wanted to do; however, there were a couple of drawbacks. First, the property parking situation is ridiculous. We drove a standard sized truck and it was really tight to park. The homeowner across the street doesn't park her vehicle in her driveway - she purposely parks it in the street. The overflow parking is around & down the street yet there were no spots available - let alone the 3 story hike up if you needed to unload your items. Not only did we have a problem parking in unit 3 but also the other tenant in unit 2 and they had a suv. Nevertheless, we were able to unload and we parked in front with minimal part of the truck bed sticking out. In regards to cleanliness - the property restrooms were very clean - this is always a huge thing for me as I have to have a clean restroom = A+. Although, the kitchen - more than half of the plates were chipped, inside kitchen drawers dirty and the kitchen bay window bench seat had sand all over it. Now this tells me that the linens was not washed - not good! Then this caused concern as when I went into the bedrooms, I noticed that there was a card on all the beds stating if the bed wasn't used, to leave the card on it to help conserve water. Okay, I understand the concern with saving water; HOWEVER, when was the sheets last washed? With the amount of time either the property sits or gets rented.........it still gets dirty and needs to be clean & fresh. We are paying for a home rental like a hotel - things need to be clean. Uuugghh, I was not very pleased as the bedspread looked like it was chewed through on one end. To add, the living room & both dining areas have views for days - lovely! Yet, the sectional needs to be cleaned or replaced - quite sticky and felt unclean. Overall, we cooked, slept and enjoyed the view from the vacation rental - we didn't spend too much time in the unit as we were out enjoying being at the beach and visiting places. I rate this place an overall B- on cleanliness & parking although the view is an A all by itself and an A for allowing pets to stay at this rental. Our dog really enjoyed vacationing with us and it was a blast to bring him along. Thanks Vacasa for allowing pets to stay with us during our stay!
Nancy K. Jun 2016
Enjoyed the beautiful sunsets to be seen from here. The unit was clean, well stocked and was great to have a second table to use for games, puzzles.
Michael J. May 2016
The property is actually a try-plex with two apartments upstairs and one apartment downstairs. We stayed downstairs. The entry door is at the bottom of some steep, cement stairs. It's not a safe descent for anyone with age or other conditions. When there are guests staying in the upstairs apartments, it sounds like a herd of elephants have taken up residence to the folks in the downstairs apartments. More access to books, games, puzzles, and movies would be very appreciated.The view of the ocean is beautiful. A short, steep walk to the beach itself is necessary. There are few, if any, amenities in Oceanside. A nine mile drive to Tillamook is the closest place for groceries, restaurants, etc.
Kevin C. Apr 2016
My family and myself enjoyed Bernie's very much. Worth every penny.
Jessica R. Apr 2016
Berni's Castle is a very special place. I have been here many times and every time I get lost in the dreamy coastal town of Oceanside. The views from the Homestead unit are incredible. Perfect for watching the weather change and waves roll in and out. The place is stocked perfectly for people who love to cook and have a good time. There is lots of room for large groups to spread out. It is comfortable and homey too. The window seat/bed in the center of the main living area is the best seat in the house and it is perfect for napping in the sunlight or even sleeping by moonlight.
Aron Y. Mar 2016
The property is in excellent condition with high-end appliances and well-stocked kitchen. It is comfortable and has a great view.
Dave C. Mar 2016
We spent a week here and really enjoyed the property. It has everything needed. Only downsides were not so comfortable beds and a bit noisy from neighbors walking or moving chairs up stairs. We will stay here if possible in the future. You can't beat the view here.
Jeff M. Mar 2016
This was our first time renting a house vs staying in a hotel. After this experience, I'm not sure we'd every choose a hotel again. The house is very up to date inside. Beautiful stocked kitchen, two full baths with plenty of hot water, and lots of space to hang out. The views from the many, many windows is spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back in the future.
Sandra D. Feb 2016
The views were terrific from the Oceanview Suite #3. We thoroughly enjoyed being there during the rainy & foggy weather.
Brenda F. Oct 2015
We were exhausted after our drive from the Boise area. When we opened the door and entered Bernie's castle we were immediately taken back by the view! Everything was clean, the furniture and beds were all comfy, and we had everything we needed. It was so relaxing and enjoyable, and we are all looking forward to visiting again. Thank you!
Joyce L. Sep 2015
Our group enjoyed the place in spite of the small problems. Kitchen is big and great for large groups. I love the fact that there were two separate area for the tables, so we can play games and visit in separate areas, but not be so far from each other. Loved the view!
Jacklyn S. Jul 2015
This is an amazing place. Gorgeous view, clean, comfortable So nice without being too fancy. Incredibly well equipped with everything (except binoculars). We loved it.
Hope L. May 2015
I loved this place for the great views we had everything we needed for cooking our own meals so that was great too. We even used the BBQ one night and ate on the deck. We lucked out with the great weather. We even spotted some whales one evening sitting around the table. That was awesome!! I think the stairs going in could be redone but over all great place.
Kevynne L. May 2015
We loved everything about this place except that the coffee pot didn't work. Seeing as we paid a decent cleaning fee, seems odd housekeeping didn't notice the last people left water reservoir in coffee maker full and didn't at least empty, or check to see if it was not working. Tells me maybe not a thorough job was done.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see that the coffee pot was broken during your stay; we are providing a new one in the property right away. We hope you enjoyed the breathtaking views!
Rosalie K. May 2015
We stayed in Unit 3, which from the location's site seemed to be either a stand-alone house or at least a top-most unit. Unfortunately, there were two other units on top of Unit 3 and on the 2nd night of our week-long stay there were some very noisy people in Unit 1 who clomped around over head until nearly 2:00 a.m. I touched base with the Vacasa staff and was told that the uppermost residents were be contacted and advised that there were residents below them, and the rest of the stay was relatively quiet. But if you're sensitive like I am to people walking overhead, beware of Unit 3!

The view is spectacular and we spent a lot of time in the big double window seat with glasses of champagne just enjoying the view. Generous cable package allowed us to keep up with movies and series. We worked a jigsaw puzzle. We read magazines. We walked into the town and tried two of the three restaurants - we strongly advise you to bring lots of food and cook in the well-equipped kitchen, as the local food is pretty pricey and not exceptionally good.

The beds are incredibly comfortable and made up with super soft linens and there are tons of extra blankets. Most of the nights I slept like the dead and even slept until 8:00 a.m., which is like sleeping until noon for me, a very light sleeper. This was meant to be a loafing and relaxing vacation and the setting was well suited for it. We'd book ourselves back in there, but in an upper unit.

The Vacasa staff, with the exception of someone I spoke with one afternoon to follow up on contact with the local manager, were friendly and helpful. The internet modem is in unit 3 and kept going out, so we were responsible for resetting the modem pretty frequently - not a big deal, as I was relying on the internet fairly heavily. No cell coverage, but a land line.
Corinne N. Apr 2015
Our family had a wonderful time staying at Bernie's Castle. We needed to call the staff for various reasons but they were always very available and helpful. There were a few appliances that did not work and we had some difficulty with wet sheets/towels, but overall we had a wonderful stay. The house is well stocked and has the most beautiful views. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review! I have passed on your feedback to our local property manager and housekeeping department so future guests don't encounter the same issues. We are happy you had a great time and were able to enjoy the amazing views this house has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
Monika D. Apr 2015
Cozy ,lovely place and great view
Jamie C. Jan 2015
Bernie's Castle unit 3 is such a great use if space! The wall of windows, window seats, and layout of the place had us saying, "this is a great place" over and over again during our stay! We will definitely stay here again! I'm recommending it for my parents in march! And who knew the beach at Oceanside was so fun? We loved the Cave tunnel to the other beach!
Judy And Ken J. Dec 2014
We loved Unit #3 but did not realize at the time of booking that there were so many stairs to go down to the entrance. It was an issue for our party as several have difficulty with stairs, and because of two who have very heavy oxygen equipment that had to be carried down to the unit. If we hadn't had someone strong enough in our party to do that, we would not have been able to stay there. I asked owners to change their unit description to include information about the stairs and to also include a photo of the stairs. Other than that challenge, and as long as you knew about it, it is a wonderful unit. Perfect views and lots and lots of windows with ocean view. If it weren't for the surprise of the many stairs we had to go down, and the need for a clean stove top, oven and built in cutting board, I would have rated everything with five stars. Those of us able to do the stairs - or perhaps stay in one of the other two units that do not have stairs to descend, would certainly stay again. I had to call Vacasa on two different occasions and Sandy was most helpful both times. Thank you!