The Whalen House - Pacific City, OR

Enjoy serenity from this bayfront, dog-friendly home w/ private hot tub
The Whalen House 4 out of 5 13 ratings 12

Private Hot Tub  Bay Front  Ocean View  Gas Fireplace  Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable  Outdoor Fire  Wood Stove

Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Futon, 1 Sofa Bed
Bathrooms: 2.5
Max Occupancy: 13
Pet Policy: Dog Friendly

The Whalen House 25990 Sandlake Rd, Pacific City, OR 97135

Escape the everyday stresses of life and enjoy a quiet family or friend getaway at this dog-friendly Tierra Del Mar vacation rental, which has room for 13. Wake up to incredible ocean views from this bayfront home and soak in the steaming hot tub before climbing into a comfortable bed each night.

If you're looking for seclusion to spend some quality time with loved ones while enjoying the great outdoors, this is the place for you! Set in between Tierra Del Mar and Cloverdale, a drive into town for a few essentials is a breeze, but there's no need to go anywhere when you have all the comforts of home inside and the shores of Sand Lake just out your back door.

This fun and funky home will bring back childhood memories of spending time in Grandpa's cabin. Tall ceilings, ample windows, and bright walls and furnishings are sure to make you feel right at home.

After a day of hiking along the coast, sink into the sofas in the spacious living room. Gaze out the windows at the bay while warming yourself in front of the wood-burning stove, or head into the family room to watch a movie on the cable TV (DVD player attached). A desk is located in the family room, where you can use the in-home WiFi to post pictures and look up directions to tonight's eatery of choice.

Although going out to eat is always fun, you can save time and money by cooking up your own delicious meals at home! The kitchen comes equipped with major appliances like a fridge and oven/stove top, as well as a microwave, dishwasher, coffeemaker, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, and so much more. Toss some ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning and let them cook away without effort while you head out for a day of hiking - you'll come home to a hot meal all ready to fill empty bellies.

Two dining tables, including one off of the kitchen that is warmed by a gas fireplace, offer space for everyone to eat, and after cleanup is through, bring out the board games and wine! The hot tub on the deck is a great place to relax after a meal as well. And on warmer days, eat picnic-style in the grassy backyard.

The first floor offers one bathroom with a stand-alone shower attached to the master bedroom. A king-size bed occupies this welcoming room, which also has a comfortable rocking chair facing lovely water views, ideal for cozying up with a good book. A washer and dryer are set on the main level and make packing light a reality.

Three more bedrooms, each with a comfortable queen-size bed, a cozy nook with a twin-size bed and small TV, and one and a half bathrooms complete the upstairs. With five total beds plus a futon and sofabed, there's space for all 13 travelers to rest well.

Please note that up to two dogs are allowed to come along on the trip, but there is a nightly fee, and the dogs must stay downstairs.

Relish in the small-town feeling of Tierra Del Mar. Walk down the stretch of sandy beach nearby to start off your morning right, then bring the kayaks out to explore the city by water. Pacific City is a short five-mile drove south and offers delicious eateries, shopping, and horseback ride tours. Cape Kiwanda is a fantastic place to hike, snap breathtaking photos, and take time for a picnic.

No need to travel far, though. Bring or rent ATVs and take in Sand Lake to its fullest! Ride over dunes and past crashing waves.

Make and renew memories with loved ones at this Northern Oregon Coast vacation rental.

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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Adult Games
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace: gas, wood stove
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home: Propane
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: DVD, VCR
  • Music
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub: Private
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • The Whalen House

    Janet M.

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    We had a very nice 4.5 days at the Whalen House for Thanksgiving, a 2nd Birthday and to welcome home my son from the Peace Corps (he served in Senegal) It was cold, wet, raining, but we did not care. The kitchen is stocked for cooking and the house set up for large noisy family. We would absolutely reserve again.
  • The Whalen House

    Marlana R.

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    This house was not the easiest to find since some map programs take you to the wrong place and there is no cell phone service in the immediate area. The house definitely has enough space to accomadate a lot of people but the layout is a bit choppy. It is a little bit of an older home and there are some minor things that could be updated and the floor slopes a little toward the center fireplace. There was plenty kitchen stuff for cooking your own meals including a glass 10x13, lots of pots and pans, strainers, cutting boards, etc. Good yard for kids to play, hot tub was in good condition. I wouldn't really call this an "ocean" view home. It is right on the bay(Sand Lake) which is good in its own way, but you are not close enough to actually see or hear ocean waves. There are great beach accesses just a little south down the road, though. Overall, we had 4 adults, and 10 kids (1 under age 2) and this house fit all of us and we were very comfortable.
  • The Whalen House

    Aimee J.

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    This was the perfect house for 3 couples and kids. Plenty of space for us all to spread out and not feel remotely close to cramped. We rented this house to attend a wedding and get family time together, I would be happy to stay here again because it was such a magical experience.
  • The Whalen House

    Ryan J.

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    Nice large space to accommodate a large group. Furnishings a little dated but clean and comfortable, and what one would expect for a coastal home. The large windows were great for day gazing at the lake and surrounding area. The ocean is pretty far off in the distance but you could see some waves crashing.

    The beds were really comfortable except for the single twin. The house was clean and the kitchen well stocked.

    The hot tub is a little distance from the main home so bring shoes to wear back and forth since it can get muddy.

    Overall, good stay and we'd come back.
  • The Whalen House

    Saffron W.

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    The location was difficult to find but the view was awesome from the house. The hot tub was extremely dirty, not warm enough and in the end unusable because the vacuum to clean it with was not found. The gas heating was questionable and hazardous and then they were asking money for the firewood which ended up being the only way to heat up the house. There was not beach access from the house which would have been nice for the dogs but the back yard was pretty sufficient.
  • The Whalen House

    Carl P.

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    The view from the living room is just spectacular. A great escape from the city hustle and bustle. Room for two families plus pet. Bring your own firewood to save money, or bring cash to use the home facility ($7/bundle). Regarding recent post specific to spiders, we saw none in the three days we stayed there, so that has been taken care of :)
  • The Whalen House

    Elizabeth H.

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    Lovely house for a group or family. TV room had no comfortable seating, but who needs tv when you have the view to enjoy.
  • The Whalen House

    Sheena M.

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    The home was adorable, just like the pics. A little funky like beach homes often are. :) There were plenty of comfortable spaces to sit, and the beds were cozy.
    However, there was a serious spider issue. I don't have any bug phobias. But this was ridiculous. They were everywhere and HUGE. We're talking about the size of a silver dollar or bigger. Every window and doorway had several webs. It looks like no one has taken a broom to the outside of the house ever. I get that it's the county and bugs are more prevalent, but this was something else. I had a hard time relaxing. :(
  • The Whalen House

    Lee D.

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    Overall, good location with some reservations as listed. Had a wonderful time and would rent again.
  • The Whalen House

    Michael D.

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    We were excited to get away from it all, and it doesn't get much further from everything than this home. Barely paved roads, and no cell phone reception in the area, so make sure you print your map and directions to take with you. Unfortunately, we were greeted with full, stinky garbage cans and the odor of something that had hidden away in the wood pile and died. Whenever the breeze was just so, that odor would waft through the property. Inside wasn't much better. Most of the furniture wouldn't be fit for a 2nd hand thrift store, and their cleaner had taken the day off. Wet clothes in the washer, dirty floors, no toilet paper to be found, and even crumbs on the table from previous tenants. The closet door upstairs doesn't open due to the carpets, and their solution was to remove a bunch of slats so you can reach through the closet door. That pretty much sums up the quality of this rental.
  • The Whalen House

    Dalyn L.

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    The Whalen house provided an amazing getaway for my family and I! Stunning views, plenty of space, great hot tub, wonderful fire pit, wildlife all around, and very close to the beach! It is a home away from home, we will definitely visit again!
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    Tammy S.

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    The house was great but I emailed and called staff and received no response. Also there was cable advertised and was not actually working.
  • June, 2016

    Teri M.

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