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The Little Brown House (MCA #705) - Manzanita, OR

121 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Futon 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 2 dog max  (50 lb weight limit) 
73 North Ave, Manzanita, OR 97130

Dog-friendly downtown home moments from the beach w/ distant ocean views

This adorable two-bedroom is perfect for small families or a close group of friends. Only a few blocks from both downtown and the beach, you're in the perfect location for exploring everything Manzanita has to offer, with a wamr wood stove and sunny deck awaiting back at home.

What's nearby:
Manzanita is packed with charming shops and restaurants to explore, like the Manzanita News and Espresso for breakfast or Manzanita Grocery & Deli for lunch and shopping. The town also features a wide variety of art galleries, Cloud & Leaf Bookstore, and a great location near the soft sands of the beach. Hiking at Oswald State Park and Neahkanie Mountain are both less than 10 miles to the north.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen (no dishwasher)
Up to two dogs under 50 pounds welcome for a small nightly pet fee

Manzanita Certificate Of Authority: MCA #705

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AMENITIES

Children

Baby gates

Features

Fireplace

Washer/dryer : Private

Wood stove

Kitchen

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet : Charter

Cable : DirecTV

DVD player

TV

Outdoor

Deck

Scenic

Water view

121 reviews

Terrence R. Dec 2018
Location
Debra J R. Oct 2018
to the Little Brown House this spring.
Hadi A. Oct 2018
Pretty clean place in a nice spot! close to downtown and the ocean
robert h. Aug 2018
Location was good with a great deck for relaxing.
Debra T. Aug 2018
It is close to the beach and town. Very convenient! Had a great stay!
Laura P. Jul 2018
Definitely recommended. Fast answers and nice, clean, spacious place. Very happy with it
Terence T. Jul 2018
Great location, 1/2 block to the beach.
Gloria F. Jun 2018
Will not recommend.
Manager response:
We encourage all guests to reach out during their stay so that we can make sure they have the best possible time.
Ned D. Jun 2018
Nice little house, close to the ocean with views of the waves from the living room and deck. The wood stove made for cozy evenings.
Indi E. Apr 2018
This house was great for a couple things: the deck with a view of the ocean, and the proximity to the ocean itself. The house itself is really not all that nice and felt pretty cramped with the 5 adults we had, but it served its purpose while we were down on the coast. The natural beauty is pretty great so there isn't much of a point in just laying around the house anyways, right? The bedding felt pretty cheap and it was strange to have carpet in a beach house, but all in all, it was a good place for us to crash at night after exploring. While there wasn't a significant problem and I would do it over again if this was the best spot available for the price, if we head back to Manzanita we will try another place to stay.
Brooke B. Apr 2018
Quick walk to the beautiful beach was amazing. The house was nice, but expensive for what we received. Functions more like a hotel room than AirBnB. For instance, I enjoy the personalisation of an owner-operated property to leave a review in a little book, have coffee left over from another visitor, sometimes flowers or bottle of wine or breakfast treats. We had utensils and cups, plates, etc...but nothing personal for our visit (which included a child and dog).

No dishwasher makes things a little difficult and the upstairs had a tendency to get super hot from the fridge running constantly.

But you still have the amazing location in Manzanita. So it depends on your priorities. :) Comfortable to sleep and stay for a couple days.
David H. Dec 2017
150y to the start of the gorgeous beach -- just visible from the deck -- and a few blocks to town. Cute little place, dog friendly -- what more could you ask? We had a terrific winter getaway to the lovely Oregon coast, and no complaints about the house. Easy and fun.
Terrence R. Dec 2017
No comment, I don't do reviews
Renee H. Nov 2017
The little brown house was just perfect for two people and two dogs. We loved all the little decorative touches and the welcoming package and sundries from Vacasa. It was cozy and cute and had everything we needed. We definitely stay here again.
Cynthia B. Oct 2017
Little is correct. If you want rustic this is your place. Great deck to watch the surf, but can not see the surf from inside the house unless you stand at the door. The bed is hard and a double. The living room furniture is very uncomfortable. If you are not going to be in the house a lot then this a a good location house.
Tracey F. Sep 2017
The house was adequate for 2 but any more than that would be awful. Neither the bathroom nor kitchen would be amenable for more. The location is great for the beach and for a few block walk to ‘downtown’.
Kate H. Sep 2017
This house has a GREAT location and is only 1/2 a block to the beach. There's a great outdoor patio on the 2nd floor that you can see the ocean from too. House is older, but clean. Be prepared, the house is pretty tiny. My kid loved the few toys and book that were there, but we didn't love that there weren't any sheets for the couch bed, no board games, and no beach toys. I know, houses aren't required to have this stuff, but it sure is nice when they do!
Lea B. Sep 2017
Nice, quiet cabin, really nice for 2 or 3. A block to the beach. Great little getaway.
Patricia S. Aug 2017
Close to the water and a great place to stay.
Chris B. Jul 2017
It's a simple little house just down the street from the beach in Manzanita. It's not fancy or anything, it's comfortable and just right. It could use some simple repairs (the screen door slams shut, the shower door is wobbly) and maybe updated appliances, but everything is functional and works as expected. The beds were comfortable and everyone slept soundly.
Manager response:
The shower door has been fixed, and we have adjusted the setting on the storm door to make it more user friendly. Thank you!
Heather H. Jul 2017
Perfect for 2 people and a dog. We loved it. Short walk to town.
Omar S. Jul 2017
My wife and I loved staying in this beautiful little home by the beach. The deck, the proximity to town and the beach were perfect - as was the wood burning stove and pleasant living area upstairs. i would definitely recommend this place for a couple.
Daphne P. Jun 2017
The place is small which makes it quite the getaway for 2 people. The view of the ocean from the living room and deck was spectacular.
April W. Apr 2017
Our family enjoyed being so close to the beach . The queen size bed was comfortable and our girls enjoyed the bunk beds. It had everything we needed. It was on the smaller side , but worked for our family of four with our dog. Thank you.
Renee R. Apr 2017
The cabin was private and very clean. The furnishings are dated but so one would expect for a beach hang-out that is dog and kid friendly. The queen bed was comfy. The heating took quite a while to warm the house, but the wood stove is extremely warm and snug. For warm weather, the house is well designed for cross-drafts so I would imagine it would be very comfortable then as well. There is plenty of room to hang-out and the dishes were plentiful. Proximity to the beach is great and the peek-a-boo view is just right.
Stay in Manzanita and take a day trip to Cannon Beach: you will be very glad that you did!
Kay C. Feb 2017
Great place to stay for a short amount of time. Bunny theme throughout the home was quite humorous! Bunk beds are nice for Children. However, it would have been nice, if ,there would have been an additional full size bed available in the property. Futon was really uncomfortable, due to bent frame. Overall. place was really charming and close to the beach. Nice Deck and cute kitchen. We really enjoyed our stay here! What a great gem to stay at for a beach get away!
Stephen M. Dec 2016
Assuming problems I mentioned are fixed, we might stay again but certainly not with more than 3 people (or 2 adults and 2 smaller children). Location is good, and the deck would really be nice during better weather.
Mark H. Nov 2016
One block from the beach, a few blocks from the main drag--pretty much a perfect setting. Kitchen upstairs, with a huge balcony with a view. We found it peaceful. Has the amenities (wifi, tv, equipped kitchen). Top-notch.
Kathy M. Sep 2016
We had a good time at the little brown house. Very clean, and it was a bit larger inside than it appeared in the photo. We were quite comfortable with four adults. The deck was nice and big with plenty of furniture. The living room futon was comfortable--as was the master bed. There were plenty of nice towels. I appreciated having filtered water. Beach access was easy, and the neighborhood was very quiet. The stairs in the house are very steep. That wasn't a problem for us, but anyone with a balance problem or mobility problem should be mindful of the stairs. I would not bring a toddler there due to the stairs and the insufficient baby gate at the top of the stairs. A lovely stay, all the same. We'd go back.
Elmer B. Aug 2016
Our stay started off the wrong foot..check-in is at 4P and we got there 4:15p and the cleaning crew was still there and needed fifteen more minutes. For our short stay this place worked out nicely though. If we were to have more of an extended stay you would likely need your rental to have a little more amenities compared to the other rental options. The location is more than ideal!

Richard F. Aug 2016
The deck is the best part of this property. Overall the property is as described. No kitchen towels or oven mitt. Kitchen could use additional lighting. Most electrical outlets need to be replaced. Could use a new vacuum cleaned. Had to remove about 2 pounds of human hair from the roller to get it to work at all.
Bob P. Aug 2016
The house is small but we had 5 adults staying there for four days and it was quite comfortable. The location is ideal with a short walk to the beach or town.
Michael D. Jul 2016
Good little place - could use new carpet in the upstairs due to mild pet odor (kept smelling cat litter box odor when we returned from outings and had the sliding glass door closed). Not a huge deal but a little annoying. Other than that VaCasa is a great management company and we really like this place overall for location and simple amenities.
Manager response:
We apologize that there appears to have been an unpleasant odor during this guest's stay. Housekeeping and the Property Manager have all confirmed that there is no odor in the unit, and we want to assure our guests that there has never been a litterbox in the unit as cats are not allowed on any Vacasa property.
Jen M. Jun 2016
The house was perfect for our family and in a great location!
Thaddeus S. Jun 2016
Bruce R. Jun 2016
Although the location of the rental was good we were disappointed with the maintenance, quality of furnishings, and amenities this house offered. This vacation rental needs some upgrading, updating, and repair. I'll be looking elsewhere next time I stay in the area.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was disappointed; we will take this feedback under consideration.
Taylor C. Jun 2016
Beach access was great from the house. From there though- blinds were rusty and dusty, there were sixteen end tables in the house, one end table near the kitchen was completely delaminated, the refrigerator door storage was broken, the kitchen sink was slow to drain all weekend, blinds to back deck were broken with one shade not being present and the top cover falling off. The futon upstairs is insanely uncomfortable to sit on.
Manager response:
We apologize for the maintenance issues and inconveniences experienced with this reservation; the Property Manager and owner will work together in phases to complete improvements as they are able to.
Cheryl R. May 2016
Great experience
Julie K. May 2016
The little brown house is not big enough for 6 people, comfortable for 2 and a dog.
Jill M. Apr 2016
Loved our stay here. We had an ocean view from the deck, easy beach access, and a short walk into town. We will be back!
Abigail H. Apr 2016
Manzanita is among our favorite spots and it never disappoints. The house is small and a little dated, but there is a partial ocean view from a very nice deck. A comfortable mattress and a wonderfully quiet street made for a restful weekend. Overall, we had a lovely stay.
Sandra A. Apr 2016
We had a wonderful time, perfect for the four of us and our little fur baby. Very close to the beach and a short distance walk to downtown Manzanita. Short drive to other places too. Definitely coming back.
Sheila M. Apr 2016
Cute beach house. Perfect for a couple or small family. Close to town and the beach.
Beth B. Mar 2016
Great location, can see beach from deck! Quiet retreat, close to town.
Jenn H. Jan 2016
This little house is perfect for a small group that wants to be close to the beach.
Ruth M. Jan 2016
The little brown house has a perfect location one block from the amazing manzanita beach.The view from the deck and living room is lovely,watching the waves rolling in at different times of the day, in varying lights was amazing. The cabin *is* small and only really suitable for a couple or family with 2 small kids. It would be cramped with more. Furnishings are cozy,clean and warm. The main bed, although only a queen, was really comfortable.
On the negative side, the garbage can in the kitchen had not been emptied after the previous renters which is kind of gross. The kitchen is small and if you're planning on cooking a gourmet meal, it can get tricky. The oven only has one shelf which only takes one pot or dish,( and the oven seems to run hot), but there is a bbq which I used to help out. Although there were logs, there was no kindling or axe so lighting the fire was tricky until the second day when we grabbed some small pieces of driftwood to get it going. The cabin could use a few staples like aluminum foil and spices and oil etc. to get you on your way. And it would have been nice to have access to cleaning supplies like a broom and vacuum cleaner, because 2 small kids make a continuous mess!
Overall though, the positives greatly out weigh the negatives and they seem like easy fixes. Great location and really cute and cozy.
Valerie A. Nov 2015
Can't beat the location and view for the price. November visit cold and clear. Quiet nights.
Steven W. Aug 2015
Very close to the beach. You can see and hear the beach from the deck.
Kate H. Aug 2015
The location is great, short walk to beach or town, and that is really what you want from a beach house right? You can see a sliver of beach and water off the corner of the deck too.
It's nice that they provide some beach towels, as a lot of rental homes don't.
If you have a group for whom one full size bed and a twin bunk bed works, and no crawling babies, this is a great place.
The bunk bed is sturdy
For an additional sleeper or two, sleeping on the Futon couch is ok, but the neighbors have a lot of barking dogs (at 4:30am? - they might run some sort of dog boarding?), and the fridge is sort of loud when its motor kicks in. Also, we didn't have an extra set of sheets or blankets for the futon.

The place is not baby proof at all, so was a bit of a challenge with the crawling baby we had with us. (and would be more so in winter with wall mounted electric heat and a wood stove central to the living room) But so long as you don't have a mobile baby to contend with....

and if you like bunnies, this is totally your house, apparently the owner has a bit of a thing for rabbit decor, there are a bunch of bunny tchotchkes throughout the house....
Leah T. Aug 2015
The Little Brown House is a perfect beach getaway for a couple or a small family. There are two bedrooms downstairs (one with a queen and one with twin bunks) and a full size futon upstairs. The twin bunks are only suitable for children, but my husband and I slept on the futon upstairs and it was very comfortable. We had our family of five: two adults, two college kids, a middle school kid, and our dog. The space was cozy and might be considered small by some, but everyone in our family loved it. It was spotless when we arrived and smelled fresh. The kitchen is well-stocked with utensils and cleaning supplies. The dining area is small, so we mostly used it to lay out a buffet and then ate on the deck. The best part about the house is the location -- only a half-block walk to the beach and about 4 blocks to the main street of shops and eateries. We love Manzanita for it's small, beach village feel, and we will make the Little Brown House our annual place to stay. We loved it!
Kevin B. Aug 2015
Exactly as advertised. Cozy, nice deck, very close to the beach, and a short walk to town. Great spot for a small family or very small group of friends to enjoy Manzanita.
Peter H. Jun 2015
The Little Brown House is an absolutely darling little house within walking distance to a gorgeous beach and downtown. We enjoyed our stay tremendously; however, it is worth noting that there is no bathtub in the unit. We made it work, but with small children it can be a challenge to wash sand off of little bottoms without a tub! There is, however, a safety gate at the top of the stairs, which was wonderful with a busy little walker attempting to get into everything. We will absolutely stay in Manzanita again and are very likely to book the LIttle Brown House next time we make the trip.
Michele M. Jun 2015
We had a lovely stay. We especially liked the lay out with the bedrooms on the ground floor and the living space upstairs. The sunny and warm deck, with views of the ocean (even though a block away) was wonderful. This house allows dogs and we were so happy to bring our yellow lab. However, unlike other houses we have stayed in, there was not lingering smell of dogs from previous guests. The owners and caretakers are certainly doing something right.
Erin D. Jun 2015
The house itself is a bit outdated, but we didn't mind. The floor plan was perfect for our family. Wish there had been some beach chairs and sand toys and some games or movies or something at the house. Make sure to bring all your own activities. The location was excellent! Very close to the beach and walking distance to the main street in town. Unrelated to the house, but it was frustrating to find that many of the restaurants in town were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Manager response:
Thanks so much for your review. Providing information about local restaurants is helpful to both our guests and staff, and we're happy to report that this home has a well-stocked kitchen for those times when eating out is not an option.
Susan S. Apr 2015
Our family of 4 escaped for 3 nights to the Little Brown House and had a fabulous time! Manzanita beach is steps away from the house... perfect for flying kites, taking long walks, throwing and kicking balls!
Ashleigh Y. Oct 2014
We had a lovely stay here. The location is perfect with a small view of the ocean from the deck. It's a perfect and cosy home for 1 or 2 couples.
Marcy J. Aug 2014
I would highly recommend the Little Brown House, especially for a solo stay. The space and locale were just right for me and I loved the view to the ocean just a block away. I also loved how the house is situated so that you get both morning light and also evening sunset! While this can sleep up to 4 people I think it would be pretty tight for more than 2.
Manager response:
We appreciate you sharing your 5 star review! The Little Brown House is cozy and comfortable and the location is perfect for a solo star or for a small family. Just a block from the beach and with a lovely ocean view. Thank you for allowing Vacasa to help you plan your getaway.
Paul E. Aug 2014
We enjoyed the stay and location so close to the ocean. We could see and hear the ocean from the deck which was awesome.
Bruce G. Apr 2014
This was a great find for our family of four - two girls ages 10, 8. It was very clean and tidy on arrival with plenty of towels. The lack of dishwasher would get old during a longer stay, but it was no big deal for a quick trip. Great location. We'll be back.
Steve D. Feb 2014
I asked about early check-in, and they sent an email the day before we arrived letting us know it was available early, which was great. We arrived and had a problem unlocking the front door, as the lock would not accept the key. Once we got unlocked with some persistence, we really enjoyed our stay. Good location, comfortable, and a bit rustic. The kitchen is very basic, and there is no exhaust fan, so if I was doing a lot of cooking, or fixing something that was a little smokey, that would be a negative for me. It was not a problem for this trip, but thought it was worth mentioning for any serious cooks. We had a lot of fun. Great price for mid-week.
Dianne R. Aug 2013
We so enjoyed our stay at the Little Brown House. Very clean and cheerfully
decorated. Fabulous location, very close to the beach and walking distance
to town. We barbequed on the deck which has a view of the ocean. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and nice dishes. My grand daughters loved their bunkbeds. We would definately go back! Vacasa was wonderful to work with.
Garisha D. Jul 2013
This will be a place we will continue to come back to over and over again. Would not recommend more than 4 people with one bathroom and total size of house. But overall, great place. Provide everything you need and close to everything!
Erin T. Jul 2013
The Little Brown House was perfect for a weekend getaway. It's a little rustic - no dishwasher but, has all the basics you need. Having a nice ocean view from the deck was a bonus! Just steps from the beach and a short walk to town. The location is perfect. Slept 4 adults just fine. Pet friendly. The house had 2 fans which we used since the house got a bit warm when the sun hit it in the afternoon. We can't wait to book our next trip back to Manzanita.
Mark H. May 2013
The little brown house was fantastic plenty of room for 4 adults and 2 kids even when the weather got bad. Loved our holiday weekend there would stay again in future.
Joyce L. May 2013
It cost us 95$ a night. Can,t get a motel for that...so it is good deal nice view of ocean off deck...not real fancy, no dishwasher kind of a pain,,,but again for under a hundred bucks it was fine......
Marylin S. Apr 2013
All and all it was a good place to stay. With very little improvements the place would even be better.
Sandro P. Mar 2013
It was in a good location, very clean and comfortable. Just an overall great relaxing stay.
Megan L. Nov 2012
We enjoyed our stay on this house. Our kids and dog loved playing on the beach. Being so close to the ocean was really great. The only thing we expected were basic spices for cooking. The only thing in the house was 1/2 full salt shaker, no pepper or anything else. If you are planning on cooking, bring your own supplies. Other than that we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
Manager response:
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry that there were no basic spices provided. We provide salt & pepper, sugar, creamer and coffee. If these were not present in the home, we'll make sure to supply them for the next guests.
Heidi S. Oct 2012
The Little Brown House was perfect for a weekend getaway to the beach at Manzanita. Steps from the beach, within walking distance of town (coffee, eats, grocery, library), easy drive to other beach adventures (recommend tidepools at Haystack rock, hike in Oswald West St Park, fresh crab from Wheeler). The cabin was cozy, warm, clean and comfortable. View of the waves. Bring your own firewood if you want a fire but know that the electric heat gets the house plenty warm.
Joanne S. Sep 2012
we had a wonderful time. I'm from the East Coast and must admit the Oregon. coast was beautiful.
The whole community was charming as well as "The LittleBrown House"
Leslie B. Sep 2012
Had a great time at the little brown house. It was great for 2 people, but would be tight for more as there is only one bathroom on the downstairs floor, and the living area (kitchen, TV room was on the second floor). The location was great, easy walking to the beach and town.
Stacy M. Aug 2012
Nice little place. Cute neighborhood. Very close to the beach.
Chris B. Aug 2012
We had a very nice three-day stay here in August. The house is about a minute's walk from the beach and there is a great ocean view from the deck. We have a two-year-old daughter and we appreciated the child-proofing throughout the house; there is a baby gate built in to the top of the main stairs and the whole upstairs deck is fenced in to keep little people from falling (without obstructing the views for big people.) The only thing we didn't anticipate was that there is no bathtub, just a shower - our daughter thought this was just an extra-fun way to get clean, so no complaints on our end, just something to be aware of.
Susan M. Jul 2012
This house is pretty basic, but it does the trick. One block from the beach and a 5 minute walk into town made it the perfect location for us. Nice view from the deck. Technically it can sleep 6, but we found it very cosy with just 3 of us. Any more than 4 would be crowded.
Katie M. Jun 2012
We loved the location of the little brown house! We loved the deck, the town, the beach, the surf, the three wheeled bikes- we had a ball!!!!!!!!
Jonathan B. Jun 2012
We really enjoyed our stay at The Little Brown House. The house is in good shape, and the deck is awesome. Great location as well. We'll be back.
Emily H. May 2012
Thank you so much for allowing dogs!
Maggie B. May 2012
The Little Brown House was a great little place. A lot of the managed vacation homes that you find say they can sleep a large number of people, but this one could actually sleep six comfortably. The main part of the house is on the upper story and the only bathroom on the lower level so you'll have to up and down stairs a lot. The linens were new and attractive and the decor was what I would call American Zen.
I would recommend this place to anyone. Two thumbs up.
Heather C. Apr 2012
Hello! Overall, very happy with the house. One thing-I remember reading on the house description page that it had a record player. This was definitely a selling point. But no record player on arrival :(
Nora L. Apr 2012
Very nice little place enjoyed stay easy walk to beach and small but nice beach view