Historic waterfront home w/ ocean views, great location, dogs OK!
This gorgeous oceanfront, dog-friendly Depoe Bay vacation rental is a whale-watcher's dream! With a charming vintage style, an unbeatable location on a clifftop overlooking the sea, and all the comforts of home, this beautiful house will help you create truly unforgettable vacation memories with your loved ones.
Located just on the south side of Depoe Bay, this home is nestled on the rocky coastline overlooking the sea. Depoe Bay has a rocky shore, though several fantastic beaches are within a 10-minute drive away, including Devils Punch Bowl to the south, plus Fogarty Creek and the sandy shores of Lincoln Beach and Gleneden Beach to the north.
As you drive up to this welcoming, brightly colored home, you will feel an atmosphere of history. This home was built in 1937, and inside you will see many fascinating antiques from the same era that give the house extra charm.
Walk past the planters and through the front door to find yourself in a bright and inviting space. Large picture windows let in plenty of sunshine and allow front-row seats to the views of the sea. A gas fireplace keeps the space extra warm and cozy. A living room has several places to sit and chat, gaze out the windows, or watch some TV. Though the views will provide plenty of entertainment, while you're here you will also have WiFi access, cable TV, a DVD player and selection of DVDs, board games, and a huge library of books to keep everyone busy.
The cook in your group will be pleased to find a full kitchen, complete with all major appliances and even some fun extras including a French press, blender, mixer, and slow cooker. Just next to the kitchen is a dining table and a room that also has a lovely windowseat where you could sit and read a good book. This first floor also has a full bathroom that features a tub/shower combination. There's even a large laundry room, which will surely come in handy at some point during your stay!
One of the three bedrooms is also on this main floor. Boasting a soft and warm queen-size bed, an antique style, and a sitting area where you can relax and gaze out to sea, this room will make you feel right at home. Walk upstairs to find the remaining two bedrooms and one more bathroom.
Once you're upstairs, stroll into the master bedroom to find an enormous space with a luxuriously large king-size bed, a TV, huge picture windows that allow fantastic views of the scenery, and a door leading to this level's full bathroom. This bathroom, also accessible from the hallway, offers a stand-up shower. The final bedroom has a lovely queen-size bed, another television, windows that look out over the sea, and a small balcony that looks north over the town of Depoe Bay.
This upper level balcony is an ideal place to watch for the harbor seals and sea lions that live nearby and commonly visit the bay to play and watch the humans. Since Depoe Bay is known as the whale-watching capital of the coast, you will want to watch carefully for any signs of blowspouts, fins, or even an occasional pod of whales traveling along the shore (peak whale-watching season is October through May of each year).
The downstairs living room and its enormous windows would also be a fantastic place to do a little storm-watching while nestled up on the sofas with a fire flickering in the hearth. You could even enjoy a jaw-droppingly beautiful sunset from the comfort of your own living room. With three bedrooms and an additional sofabed in the living room, this home can accommodate up to eight guests (six adults maximum, please), so bring the whole family or a group of special friends to spend an unforgettable beach vacation together. You're even welcome to bring your furry friends with you (up to two dogs), though please note that an additional nightly fee applies.
Depoe Bay may be a small town, but it has no shortage of charm and fun activities to offer visitors! Head just north into the center of town and visit the Whale Watching Center and get some tips on how to spot some marine life, or book a spot on one of the many whale-watching tours or oceanfishing charters that leave from the bay. In fact, this town boasts the smallest bay in the world, so be sure to walk down close to the harbor and watch the boats, or spot some of the seals that frequently visit looking for scraps from the fishermen.
In town you will want to stroll along the souvenir shops and try some saltwater taffy, get a seafood lunch at Tidal Raves or The Sea Hag, and walk over to the west side of the road and watch the waves crash against the rocky cliffs. If you feel like a trip to the beach, you could drive north a few minutes to Fogarty Creek, south about 10 minutes to the wonderful Devils Punch Bowl State Park, or north into a nearby town for easy access to the sand. The primarily residential Lincoln Beach and Gleneden Beach are just about 10 minutes north by car, though of course you could keep driving a few more minutes to get to the bustling Lincoln City!
In Lincoln City you will find everything you could need, including a huge variety of eateries, plenty of shopping, golf courses, a casino, and a miles-long stretch of beautiful beach. Go ahead and spend a day exploring the city, because it has plenty to offer! If you feel like heading south along the highway instead, in just 15 minutes you can get to Newport, which offers a famous aquarium, antique shops, and a charming atmosphere. Whether you stay right here in Depoe Bay or explore the rest of the coast, you will have plenty of ways to have fun here!
Come stay at this historic oceanfront Central Oregon Coast vacation rental and enjoy a seaside getaway spent watching for whales and relaxing in this lovely house!
You never want for anything while staying at this house. Kitchen is well stocked with appliances, pots and pans.
Great ocean view and in the perfect location. Loved hearing the ocean while falling asleep. Weather was absolutely perfect for sitting out on lovely deck with a glass of wine and enjoying the view.
This is my family's second visit to Whale Vista and it's even nicer now with new vinyl windows and some other improvements. Basically, though, it's just a cozy, comfortable home filled with unique decor, wonderful books and music, and views that can't be equalled anywhere. Going upstairs to the two spacious bedrooms and large bathroom really does look like you're on a ship as all you can see is an endless expanse of ocean. It's absolutely stunning. The home was furnished with all conveniences and is just a block to the charming waterfront town of Depoe Bay. My two grandsons had a blast at the Whale Watching interpretive center and thought it was so much fun to walk under the bridge to get to the other side of the highway. The town's excellent pub is right across the bridge from Whale Vista and provides excellent food with smashing views of the world's smallest working harbor and the sea. I love this house with all it's quirks and charm. It feels like home.
The setting of this cozy house is perfect for whale, storm and boat watching. You'll need to want to listen to the surf as it thunders all night long below your bedroom windows! Nicely set up for having company over for dinner, or just sipping tea reading a good book.
Cozy, magical ocean view!
Such a warm and cozy with an amazing view.
The view is awesome, saw whales every day, many times just a few yards from the rocks. Close to town. Beautiful sunsets each evening and comfortable and accomadations
Such a nice place to stay! We saw so many whales and the house was lovely. Thank you!
The views were the best! Cannot believe all the whales we saw from every room. The home was cozy and the beds were comfortable.
Wale Vista was perfect for our stay in Depoe Bay. Great views, very cleanly and great for whale viewing!
Without a doubt, the view is second to none. We loved sleeping with the window open listening to the waves and having gorgeous ocean views greet us first thing in the morning. We saw lots of whales from the many pairs of binoculars throughout the house, and some were close enough that you didn’t even need binoculars. The home is quaint and comfortable although a little outdated. I would recommend replacing the pullout couch or not counting it as a comfortable sleeping option. Realistically, the home comfortably sleeps 6. The pull out couch works better as a couch sleeping option for 1 smaller person. The kitchen area comfortably seats 5 but was a stretch for our 7. In the end though, an overall great experience mostly due to those to-die-for views.
What an amazing view! The binoculars were great to have for whale watching. We will go back!
Loved this place and will definitely be back. Only issue we had was the pull out couch was horrible to sleep on. We had 8 guests so 2 slept on the couch while the other small beds were a little tight to sleep on as well. Be nice if the rooms had all queens and couch a more comfortable couch but other than that, you really can't beat the location and view! will bring extra padding next time. :)
This is our second time staying in this beautiful home. Clean, well-appointed, charming and spectacular views from almost every room in the house! This home won our hearts on our last visit and we've grown even fonder of it this time! Lord willing, we will be back again and again!
This house is always perfect for our girlfriend getaway. Anything we have ever needed in the kitchen has been there. The view is spectacular. Set up is great with bedrooms/bathroom upstairs and bedroom/bathroom downstairs. Furniture is obviously gathered from places far and wide and so cool to live with for a few days. You cannot go wrong with this lovely house.
We love theplace. This was our third visit here. We will come again. Saw whales from the deck. Easy walk to town!
What a lovely home! The living area is so inviting and comfortable and the view stunning from both living area and bedrooms. Whale Vista is so convenient to all the places we enjoy in the Lincoln City/Newport area. We can't wait to come back in the near future.
This was our second trip to Whale Vista during the winter - and once again we were delighted with the view from each bedroom as well as the living room. Great home for 3 couples and their well behaved furry friends! Perfect location to explore the Oregon Coast... we hope to return next year.
It was wonderful to storm watch and have the gas fireplace warming the home. So much serenity, peace and fun to be with friends. Lots of puzzles and games and books and the VIEWS amazing.
If you enjoy hearing the crash and thunder of the surf as you lay in bed, and watching whales, boats and birds on the ocean, this is the rental for you.
Thank you so much for opening up this spectacular home for others to enjoy! All of us had to pinch ourselves (especially in the morning) to believe we got to make ourselves feel so easily and naturally at home. We even appreciated the art and decor, which we hope you take as a huge compliment!
We have stayed here for the past 8 years. The property management team has changed. In the past, upon our arrival we were greeted with a note from the owner and a bottle of wine with granola bars. This time we were left a Vacasa greeting bag filled with paper towels and extra dishwasher soap. We got the overwhelming hint that we were expected to clean up. The bedding is getting too old to keep using...especially in the down stairs bedroom. Extra pillows in the closest were stained and the pillows on the bed were old and flat.
I have never had to give this rental a poor rating and truly I am so sad to say that the quality of care has spiraled down.
We are sorry to read about this guest's disappointment. Housekeeping has inspected all bedding and linens to see if anything needs to be replaced. Thank you!
Stunning scenery. Lovely home. Comfortable and pleasurable. A delight.
The house is very comfortable with an amazing view. We saw whales each day and had an amazing time. Depot Bay is a short walk away with many shops and places to eat. We went on several hikes in the area and saw some amazing views.
This house is great! The views for whale watching are incredible and the overall location of the house is great as you can walk to everything. Our first night there, we walked to the restaurant Tidal Raves, which we highly recommend. We will definitely return.
We all really enjoyed staying in this lovely house with its spectacular, unobstructed views. We could see the whales in Depoe Bay through the large windows in every room in the house. The views from the back deck could not be more beautiful or relaxing. The house was in great condition--clean, comfortable, well provided. It's a short walk into town. Very restful. We would love to come back.
Very comfy, homey and relaxing! Loved the view and neifgnorhood
Wonderful place for relaxing & unsurpassed whale watching. Interesting shops & good restaurants within walking distance. Boat ride from the Marina in town and several walkable beaches nearby provided the highlights of the trip. City type big box or grocery-deli shopping nearby in Lincoln City and Newport, but house is in a peaceful-at-night, small-town location. Great escape!
This hone is amazing. We loved every minute of our stay. Very comfortable, great location, well stocked with kitchen items, comfy beds, and the view is breathtaking. HIGHLY recommend.
This is a charming, comfortable home with a fantastic view.
This property was exactly as described. We loved our time here and could have spent every waking hour just watching the changing ocean views and the whales!! Some so close we could hear them when they surfaced. We loved everything about this place and would definitely stay again.
This home has plenty of rooms and space to enjoy a relaxing week at the Oregon coast. The home is also sitting in a prefect spot to view whales and other ocean wildlife.
Enjoy our stay every time we book through Vacasa! This is our 5th stay with Vacasa in the area!
Love the location and all the large windows. Very comfortable one of the most relaxing vacations I have had in years.
Incredible views. Great accomodations for up to 6 people if they're couples or a large family. Easy walk to downtown area with views of the bay and the harbor.
This is our new favorite house on the coast. All the bedrooms have views of the ocean and we all enjoyed hearing the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below.
No need to leave all the comforts of home to enjoy the full beauty of the Pacific Ocean. We loved sitting back and watching the ocean--on two levels!--with a cup of coffee and no need to go anywhere else. After all, there is always the possibility of seeing a whale!
WE HAD A WONDERFUL TIME WITH MY FAMILY. PLACE WAS VERY WARM, CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE
The house is beautiful but getting a little worn.
The view and location can't be beat unless you prefer a sandy beach within walking distance.
The house contains many and unusual pieces of furniture and lamps and knick knacks. The house is very cozy and roomy. View of the ocean is awesome.
Kitchen is well equipped with everyday appliances, etc.
Neighborhood is very quiet and easy to get to.
unique ocean front views within easy walking distance of downtown depoe bay
Loved this place and how you can see the incredible view from everywhere. All of the rooms were incredible views and well appointed. So peaceful and wonderful.
The views were fantastic from this house and great in good or poor weather to watch from the warmth of the house! We really enjoyed the views, the fireplace and the coziness of this home. We will plan to return.
A few places were a bit dusty (such as on the TV stand) but overall comfortable and cozy.
The house is filled with great antiques and is homey, comfortable and sits right on the ocean with fabulous views! The amenities are great...you don't lack for anything. We forgot my dog's seizure medicine in the fridge when we checked out...I got a friendly call from Joe at VACASA and he mailed it to me in overnight delivery that day! I was thrilled...of course we paid for the shipping but the fact he was so kind and willing to run to the post office to get it in the mail that day was above and beyond and I so appreciated his kindness. We will definitely keep using VACASA as our resource and look forward to staying at Whale Vista again soon????
Whales were playing just out in front of the place. The view was gorgeous.
The house is lovely, comfortable and well situated for whale watching all day long. Beds were comfy, and everything worked. There are lots of good restaurants nearby, but two that were walkable were Gracie's Sea Hag, and a Thai restaurant. They were both very good. We really enjoyed the short trip to the Yaquina Lighthouse. You could spend hours there, checking out the little museum, the seals, birds, and even some surfers, who clambered down the rocks to put in. We saw some really great rides. Whale Vista is a great place to stay!
We loved the house mostly for the views, but all the furniture and art is also fantastic. Will recommend to all my friends.
We recently went to Whale Vista for a long weekend with 6 adults, 2 kids, and 2 dogs, and had a fantastic vacation! Whale watching on the deck was fun for everyone, and the house was warm and cozy when the weather was less forgiving. Bring firewood if you're expecting dry weather, because there is a great chimnea in the back! This was a wonderful get away spot with easy access to close by beaches and other amenities.
Charlie And Lynn R. Sep 2016
Great location. Fantastic ocean view and whale watching.
The house is very cozy, we never really left. We enjoyed cooking and watching the whales
This house is Special, the vibe was great from the moment we walked through the front door. One can easily see the owners have put a great deal of thought, and love into this amazing home, lots of personality, warmth, and charm. Very comfortable furnishings throughout, and the views ! Oh the views ! We had front row seats to some of the best Whale watching on the Oregon coast. We saw so many during the entirety of our stay. This home provides binoculars in every room so you wont miss a moment enjoying the show these incredible animals put on. The sunsets are no less impressive at Whale Vista as well. We watched them from inside the house, and out on the deck, just beautiful.
Really, this is a wonderful home, and we cant thank the owners enough for sharing it with complete strangers. We definitely recommend vacationing here, you will make memories you'll never forget !
What a gorgeous view and great accommodations. Even comfortable beds in every room.
Came for our daughter's wedding and had our sisters there with us. Everyone loved the whale watching, any time of day! The beautiful weather was a bonus.
This was our second stay at Whale Vista and we were just as impressed with it as our first visit. It's a beautiful home in a perfect setting. As an added bonus we were able to see the whales every afternoon from the deck.
Very, very nice. We loved our vacation house. Thank you very much.
Beautiful views! The home was as described
Cozy home with a great view of the bay. Well furnished and equipped. 2 blocks from the main shopping & dining area. 15 min drive from Lincoln City.
Place was in a great location, awesome whale watching. The 3 bedrooms were good sized and great for 3 couples. Furnishings were cozy, would stay here again!
We loved our time in depoe bay! We loved the amount of binoculars for ample whale watching, and frequently sipped our French press coffee looking out at the ocean. Great location, walkable to the whole city. The gas fireplace was nice for the chilly evenings, and the chimenea cooked the perfect smore. Would definitely stay again!!
Great location and beautiful view.
We have stayed in this home twice. You can not beat the views. Amazing! This is a fun home for couples and families. We know why it is named Whale Vista. We saw many whales. We highly recommend this home.
I would happily stay here again
The Whale Vista was a perfect getaway. It was everything we saw in the pictures and more. The home is very cozy and perfectly over looks the Pacific Ocean. We would definitely stay here again without question.
The house once belonged to my sister, so it is always a very special place to my family.
we have be to a few vacation houses but this house was over the top - the views from the downstairs and upstairs bedrooms overlooked the bay where we saw whales and seals. It was also fun watching the boats go in and out of the harbor. The eclectic decorations made this house a fun place to stay.
We met our daughter and granddaughter at this property. The view was great. We saw a bunch of whales from the deck. Everything was clean and it felt like home (we have been in the B&B business fro 9 years, and we really appreciate that). Thanks Kevin Ortenblad
The property and location were wonderful.
this is our second stay at this wonderful place. It is well above what you might expect. Can't say enough how much we enjoy staying there
We were pleasantly surprised at just how beautiful this home was. The furnishings, the house, the view, every detail was just lovely. I don't think that I have ever been so comfortable on vacation before. The owners have paid so much attention to making their guests comfortable.
What could be more relaxing than being in a cozy, beautiful home overlooking the ocean?
This home fit everything we needed. We wished we could have shared it with friends but due to their time constraints it didn't work for all of us. We will surely rent in the future and invite others to come along! The home accommodates many and I love to have our dogs with us.
The house is so much fun. Cool furnishings and décor. Very comfortable for our group and the view is spectacular.
We will be back for a longer stay. We found this home to be beautifully furnished and the location and vista unbeatable!
If you love staring at the ocean and spotting whales and have kids who like their space this is a perfect place. Kid friendly beautiful views and clean. We had a lovely stay.
My husband, two dogs, and I celebrated my 50th birthday at Whale Vista! Saw plenty of whale action right from the cozy living room of this cottage. The town has volunteers at certain times of year to help you figure out how to spot whales, and we talked to them to learn that. We saw a whale breach as we walked through town one morning! We brought all of our groceries along and just stayed at the house, cooking and baking, so we can't comment on Depoe Bay, though we did get one of those huge fritters from Sea Breeze Bakery on our way out of town. It takes 2 people several days to eat one!
The house is very well stocked for both watching whales (binoculars everywhere!) and cooking. We found everything we needed and some things that you wouldn't expect. Parchment papers? I don't even have those at home :) Lovely place to relax, listen to the ocean, read, rest, and enjoy the company of people you love. The dogs really liked Whale Vista, too, especially resting in front of the fire.
Get your favorite little group together and enjoy this sweet old cottage by the sea.
Wonderfully vintage home. View amazing -that will keep us coning back !!!
Great location for walking the step in depoe bay.
The marvelous thing about Whale Vista is that all three bedrooms have spectacular ocean views. Everyone feels as though they've hit the jackpot upon arrival. The beds are beyond comfortable. Cozy fireplace. Fun to watch the boats leave and return to the "world's smallest harbor" Great space whether you're seeking a launch pad for grand adventure or in need of a deeply relaxing retreat.
We were very happy to have a whole pet friendly house to ourselves with a fabulous ocean view and glorious light. For those who live with snorers, the lovely choice of beds was great. Loved the gas fireplace--warmth and ambiance to go with the stormy weather.
Very cozy, comfortable cottage; interestingly eclectic furnishings; with spectacular ocean views from just about every room. Note that there are steep stairs both inside and out so could be challenge for some folks. Beds are wonderful. Big windows overlooking the surf pounding on the rocks below make it a great place to watch a winter storm.
Forget summer. Whale Vista is perfect for a winter vacation! Raging winds and pelting rain? Who cares? With a crow's nest view out the back windows you can watch miles of dynamic surf churning entire trees and have an unobstructed view of storm clouds surging across the horizon while you bask in the comforts of a well-appointed home with a toasty gas fireplace. Every day afforded at least a glimpse of sunshine and resident whale spouts were easy to spot. A variety of restaurants, some with live music, provided conviviality along with their fare. A delightful week!
Beautiful home and very relaxing. The views are incredible.
Wale Vista is a wonderful place to stay after Christmas. The views --and binoculars provided-- are just great, the furnishings warm and inviting, the kitchen well-appointed, the beds comfy.
I have wanted to come to Depoe Bay in the winter for a long time. We were not disappointed. The house had spectacular views of the ocean. It was perfect for our short stay. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We would like to come back in June for the kite festival.
A lovely home with an incredible view. We had a very pleasant stay and would not hesitate to come back again.
Unbelievable views from the upstairs bedrooms of this lovely home! Winter stormy ocean waves crashing 20 feet below the yard created a lovely back drop for our 3 day mid winter get away.
If waking up and going to sleep with the sounds and sights of the ocean all around you is what you desire, then a stay at whale vista is a must. This charming oceanfront property is a treasure to behold.
We love this home and this location. Hope to come back again.
We loved the little shops on the main road in Depoe Bay. Gracie's Sea Hag had delicious meals. We got some of the best saltwater taffy ever!! Fishing and a whale tour with Dockside Charter was spot on, we'd defiantly go with them again and tell all our friends. We tried Tradewinds for a fishing trip too.
I wish there would have been condiments and a fryer for our fish and chips but we made it work.
Having binoculars and a spoting scope all over the house was awesome. We were watching whales within 5 minutes of getting to the home. We watched humpback and gray whales all 4 days we stayed.
The home was cozy and the location was perfect. The beds were nice and the home was clean. Watching the sun go down was beautiful off the back deck. The home was relaxing and had plenty of space. We loved it!! We didn't want to leave.
Newport and Lincon City are both very close and the beaches inbewteen were very nice.
It was a very nice place to stay
We we loved our stay at whale vista! The house is very clean, wonderfully decorated and comfortable. The views are extraordinary and the location is perfect for trips into Lincoln City and Newport. We hope to be back soon!!
We had the most delightful weekend at this property. The views are even more breathtaking than the pictures can convey. This is the perfect spot for a relaxing weekend. The constant sound of the ocean crashing on the rocks was soothing and therapeutic. We loved opening the windows and falling asleep to that sound! We spent most of the time sitting on the deck listening to, looking at, smelling, and breathing in the ocean! We saw lots of whales too which was a treat. The house itself was very comfortable and well kept up. It was a special place and we will definitely be back!
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at this wonderful home, and we look forward to seeing you for your next getaway.
Whales, whales, whales....everyday right in front of the house. Excellent location, easy walking to all sorts of activities and restaurants. Gorgeous views from all rooms. The big downside for our group was the lack of clean comfortable deck furniture and no adequate place to eat outside.
My husband and I were looking for some peace and tranquility away from high pace work. This home was perfection as it provided us with much needed recuperation and relaxation as it is very quite and peaceful. It is very clean with all the amenities of home. The view is absolutely amazing overlooking the ocean with the most gorgeous sun rise and sun sets . The whales appear to be right outside the windows and the waves were so smoothing....absolutely surreal. We have already shared this home with our family and friends to put on their have to do list. The beach is literally minutes car drive away for an early morning stroll or late afternoon. The back yard was perfect for our two small dogs to enjoy. We enjoyed our time in this home so much that we only left it to eat at Sea Hag and walks on the beach....we are already planning our return trip to this absolutely perfect home! James and Frances
This property was terrific! The view of the bay was spectacular. The home was nicely furnished and had great kitchen and laundry room appliances. They even provided a telescope and binoculars for whale watching.
Great place to get away from it all. Beautiful scenery, lovely house, and charming community. Highly recommend.