Loved the location of this property. Perfect for a small family getaway. Just a short walk to the beach. Perfect view. Awesome!
Based on the competitive price, I was afraid Bears Head wouldn't live up to the pictures. It did, though...very cute property and gorgeous view. The fact that one bedroom must be accessed from outside (separate condo) was no big deal for us. Actually offered a little privacy. Only negatives- the kitchen is a nice space, but the pots, pans, utensils, etc. should be replaced. We cooked a couple meals on some sketchy equipment. Easy fix, though. Only other comment is regarding the booking service and staff, not the property. We left a large box of unopened wine, plus some barware, in the kitchen. It was somehow never found. Vacasa was poor about following up as well. But again, not the owner's fault....lovely place overall.
Hi, Matthew! Thank you for staying with us and leaving your review. Since you submitted it, the situation with your belongings has been handled, and we will be replacing any cookware in need of replacement. We hope to see you again!
The ocean views were spectacular. Enjoyed from within the home and outside decks and fire pit area. Large main living area with a separate studio. This worked well for our family reunion of 8. My son and his family stayed in studio, the rest in main house. Could use some sprucing up and deep cleaning for musty smells
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We are letting our local staff know about the smell, to make sure that this gets addressed right away. Thank you for the feedback!
The house was perfect for a getaway from the city. Close to both Cannon Beach and Manzanita, it was easy to find delicious dinner in the evenings. Plenty of space for the family to relax.
The location, the view, the yard, the floor plan - it all makes for a PERFECT get away. Not to mention the home has everything you could think to need!
Couch smelled a bit of dog/cat (perhaps urine) but we figure that’s the trade off for having a pet friendly place! Our pooch loved the yard!
Everything was seemless. Internet worked great too which is SO IMPORTANT because there is virtually no cell service heres
The property is clean, amazing views , well stocked Kitchen-No compalints there. The biggest dampener on our trip were power outages -three ourages lasting more than four hours in three days that we were there. There isnt any cellphone reception here , so we had to drive out to find cell reception to get any sort of updates on when to expect power back up. We had little kids with us-no cellphone reception , no heating , no stove, no Internet adds up to a stressful stay, especially when it keeps repeating every day. It was an inconvenient stay without electricity.
Studio and the main house weren’t connected from inside so we had to come outside and either use main door or patio door to go from studio to the main house and back, which was really inconvenient (especially for the kids) given that it was cold, rainy, and windy outside
Living room was too dark at night even with all the lights on. The owner should add more lights in the living room of the main house.
Beach is gravel and not sandy, not suitable for a run, not kid friendly.
We are very sorry that the storms caused multiple power outages. We completely understand the guest's frustration, as it is very difficult to relax when this occurs. Unfortunately, outages are out of our control but, when they do occur, we try to ensure the home is equipped for them. Thank you!
We rented both the main house and the small apartment for five people. It was comfortable and clean. The view is spectacular and was perfect for a stormy weekend. We would love to come again.
The only down side may be that the beach is not very walkable. It's quite rocky and the access is difficult. We drove to another beach to do our walking.
We could not have been happier with our rental on the Oregon coast! It was a perfect jump-off location for our daily excursions (whale watching, hiking, beach walks, restaurants in Cannon Beach, etc.), and a wonderful place to come home to. The views are stunning and the sound of the surf soothing. The home is well appointed and comfortable. We really enjoyed nightly bonfires in the backyard. And did I mention the views!
Of all the great things mentioned in the listing, they fail to mention how secluded the beach is. It's the best part. There is a set of stairs at the south end of the street that lead to the beach. There was never more than 20 people in sight amd we were there peak season.
The house was great, the views were great, and the weather was great.
We cooked dinner 4 nights for 12 people. The large grill only works on one side, however we used the one from the other end of the patio and it worked great.
Big thanks to the owners for allowing us to share your wonderful home. We tried to leave it better than we found it.
We will definitely be staying here again!
The maximum occupancy for this home is 8. Therefore, as per the owner's request, no guest renting the home can exceed that limit, and there is no camping in the backyard. We always want our guests to share in staying at our beautiful homes, but they must comply with Vacasa policies. Thank you.
If you love the sound and view of the ocean waves this is the place for you. We were five siblings and a spouse having a mini reunion after my daughter's wedding and it was a perfect ending to a perfect event.
Great artwork in a comfortable environment.
Loved the open living area with a beautiful view of the ocean. The artist/owner's paintings added to the playful decor. Small beachfront but conveniently located nearby public beaches such as Oswald Park and Hug Point.
We love Bear's Head and have returned five times. Unmatched views, beach access and amenities. Listen to the ocean as you fall asleep, make a campfire in the backyard, or just hang out on the lawn overlooking the ocean all day like we did. Lots of great activities in the area--hiking, Kelly's for fresh crab, cute shops and dining in Manzanita and Cannon Beach.
This home has a very large deck overlooking a beautiful 180 degree view of the ocean. Truly one of the best ocean views we have experienced from an Oregon coast rental. Big kitchen, comfortable beds, and a wood burning fireplace...we could not have asked for more. Overall we had a fantastic experience and cannot say enough about the professionalism of booking with Vasasa.
Only warning I would give future renters; I cannot imagine one family renting the main house and another separate renter occupying the attached unit. It would be very, very awkward to share the deck. I understand Vacasa only rents both units as one, so kudos to them; otherwise the lack of privacy would ruin a vacation.
Overall, perfect beach home with amazing view.
Nice house, very comfortable and quiet. Beach is rocky but accessible at low tide by those younger and more agile. Sandy beach access is just a short drive down road so that is a plus. The view from the house and the apartment suite was amazing, saw seals every day and also numerous fishing boats. Great house for those that can't walk a lot and just want a great view and relaxation. The house was well stocked with supplies and cooking utensils. We enjoyed grilling on the gas BBQ and there was an ample supply of gas. We did miss agate hunting on the beach, there really aren't any, but did find lots of sand dollars! Overall a great house that we would highly recommend.
This is a great house in a beautiful and peaceful location. Whether inside or outside, your view of the coast is unobstructed. The beach access is about a block away and requires a little scramble to get to it but that didn't stop us from getting on the beach. The house is well appointed and maintained.
Nice place. Beautiful view. We saw lots of whales passing through. Nice quiet neighborhood.
The house is lovely, the view spectacular. Very quiet and peaceful.
As other reviewers have said, the view from this house makes it an absolutely outstanding place to stay. The view is possibly the best we've ever seen from a vacation rental property. We were not aware, however, that there was no beach access from the property and that the potential drop-off at the edge of the yard could be dangerous for some. The accommodations were exceptionally clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, dinnerware, etc. We suggest that bath towels/bath mat be replaced. Many towels were ragged. The replacement comment goes for the bed linens which were quite worn. Wish we had known in advance to bring our own matches or lighter to start the fire. For first-time renters, be aware that the access road to the rental house is narrow and rough. All in all, however, it was a good stay, with just a couple of situations to be aware of.
We're sorry there was no beach access from the property. The HOA is in charge of the project of rebuilding the path. The towels and linens have been replaced, along with the living room couch. A living room chair has been removed by the owner. Thank you.
Home has GORGEOUS views but does NOT have beach access a couple blocks away. You must get in car and drive to beach. Was disappointed your write up says it does. Disappointed you provided not even a starter set of firewood for fireplace. Must drive to store and purchase. We stayed for 5 nights and was left dish soap etc for maybe two days. Had to call to get adequate supplies which we did get about 8 hours later. Do not stay here if you have small children, very unsafe at cliff edge. Beds only Full size. House and studio would sleep no more than 6. Overall the view makes this house and we thoroughly enjoyed looking for whales.
We are sorry to see this guest experienced any disappointments during their stay. The beach path is washed out until the HOA rebuilds it; we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause our guests. We do provide a starting amount of supplies that will last a couple of days. Thanks!
It is a beautiful house with outstanding views. We stayed for a couple nights and even though it was March and the weather wasn't great it was still so much fun. We had a fire going pretty much the whole time and enjoyed just watching the waves. We will definitely be coming back! Hopefully in the summer next time.
Great panoramic view from the main room. Furniture could use some updating and a second couch or chair/ottoman. Fireplace works great -- definitely take advantage of it during your stay! Being on a bluff gives you great views of the ocean. Be aware that you need to walk a couple of blocks to get to an area where you can make your way down to the beach. We didn't use the condo unit at all. It is attached to the main house -- however, there is access only by going outside and entering through a separate entrance.
Make sure you pack the groceries you need! The nearby stores are a bit pricey. However, if you forget something, the stores are fully stocked.
We are so happy that you enjoyed the fantastic views from the home while basking in the warmth of the fireplace. You’ll be happy to learn that the couch has been replaced and is ready for lounging!
Since we were there with our daughter, son in law and new grandson, the separate cottage area was just PERFECT !!! The location is lovely and the way the home is set up allows for STUNNING views!! We look forward to our next stay at this property!
Also, VACASA was stellar in answering all questions and their communication - I highly recommend VACASA!
Very Peaceful off the beaten path oasis
Pros, Clean house,Good facilities within the home,Wonderfull view of ocean unobstructed,Large back yard.
Cons, Back yard would be deemed unsafe for children due to large severe drop to
No convenient access to beach requires driving north to Arch Cape or Hugs point.
I know the cove very well since I used have a family home not too far from this one. This house is set in a nice spot with an incredible view and a good size back yard for games and so on. I enjoyed the open view that the kitchen and leaving space has to offer. Winner house on the perfect Oregon coast !!!!
We had a wonderful.y relaxing visit. The views from the house and deck were beautiful with the sound of the ocean nearby!
Great community, easy living, and an unobstructed view of the Pacific. COUCH is famously terrible at this point. Bring a cute blanket as we did to cover it.
You can't beat the view and the good layout of the house. Best for no more than six adults if you don't want to feel crowded. Great location on the coast and beautiful locale on a country road.
With 6 adults, finding a place to stay on the ocean is a challenge. First off is it affordable, second will it be big enough?. Yes for us on both points! We rented both sides of this place (the studio can be rented separately). I wouldn't rent just the main house, but that's just me. I think it would be awkward sharing the same deck, porch, etc with strangers. Worked out great for us. The kids and their friends stayed in the house, while hubby and I took the studio. I wished the beach access would have been on the property, but it's just down the block, easy walk and we picked wild blackberries and had a snack every day we went! The living room furniture is worn (we brought comforters as we had read previous reviews), but beds were AWESOME! Everyone slept well and that's what counts. Kitchen appointment was fabulous. Next to new fridge and washer & Dryer. Lots of pots, pans, plates, etc. We cooked all of our meals but one for the whole week, so that is great. Great window views as well as from the deck. Only real con for us was the garbage, it was over full when we got there and didn't get emptied for 5 days, critters got in and made a big mess.
We are very excited this guest thoroughly loved the home and that if fit their needs superbly. The living room couch has been replaced and the chair has been removed. Thank you.
This is our second time staying here and we love it. However, the leather couch and leather chair in the living room are old, stained and disgusting. As much as I love the house,I won't be back until they replace these two items. We had to cover them in clean sheets to feel comfortable using them. Again, I love the house and will come back if they replace the couch and chair.
We are sorry the furniture in the home was not in the best condition. The couch has been replaced and the living room chair has been removed from the home. Thank you.
This house was perfect! The view was perfect, location amazing, layout was great and loved the extra attached private studio. The art work was so neat, we loved it! We will definitely be back again for another stay! Thank you for sharing your amazing home!
We were so floored by the ocean views from the house! The pictures do not do it justice. We loved the expansive windows that gave us scenic ocean views from inside the house and the outdoor furniture and fire pit made for a perfect lounging experience.
This house was absolutely ideal for our large family with 3 couples, a baby and a dog. It accommodated us beautifully and we could enjoy each other's company without being on top of one another.
Indoor furniture and bedding is outdated, dingy and ready to be replaced.
Our family had a great stay here. The view was fantastic and the home was very comfortable. We'd love to stay here again one day.
It's a great location, very secluded and quiet. The view of the ocean from the deck and the house, is amazing. It's conveniently located between Manzanita and Cannon Beach. My only complaint would be the cleanliness of the studio and the worn furniture, otherwise it was a great weekend!
Beautiful view and great location. Will stay again!
What an awesome view and great place to stay for a Thanksgiving weekend. Weather was perfect so it added to the enjoyment. Love the fire pit on the edge of the property right above the ocean. Would definitely come back and stay again.
Bears head house and studio was more than we expected we will truly try to go there again love the area and the place
I intend to rent this house every chance I get.
I wish I could live here! The house is spacious, beautiful and has the most amazing view! Internet service was awful and the wifi didn't work but at this location who needs a phone! (unless you need to work)
This is the ideal beach location, and the house has a fantastic view. We would definitely go back. One of the prettiest beaches I have ever seen.
We rented both the house and its attached studio apartment. We loved its quiet neighborhood location and largely vacant beach just a few minutes south of the bustle of Cannon Beach. The living space of the house works beautifully and the sweeping ocean views from its windows and deck are soul satisfying!
Our cell phones had no service in this location; Internet connection was "sketchy" at best and non-existent in the studio apartment.
Our daughter and her 7yr old twins stayed in the studio apartment. The floor around the futon was not clean. We searched for bed linens for it: found a fitted sheet in the closet but it was torn and needs replacing. The duvet for the futon was tossed (not folded nor rolled) onto the closet floor and a flat sheet was found crumpled (not folded) in a storage drawer beneath the bed. Not a reassuring welcome that all was freshly laundered...
The drain in the tub in the studio backs up. The towels hanging on bars were clean, neat and dry but the surplus towels folded on shelves were damp.
She felt she would not want to rent the studio unless she had family/ friends in the main house such that she would have access to its kitchen, laundry and the full expanse of the deck.
In the main house the drain in the master bathroom is slow. The bed frame (in the second bedroom) needs to be tightened (it "sways"). The red bathmat in the larger bathroom was wet when we arrived.
Overall, we were pleased with our choice of this pretty vacation rental and its superb location. Our criticisms can be easily remedied. Guests need to be aware that they will probably not have cell phone service nor Internet connection in this location. There is a landline phone.
We appreciate you sharing your experience with us so that we can take care of maintenance and make improvements. The Property Manager will work on the maintenance items you have brought to our attention, and we will work with housekeeping on making sure the home is properly readied for our guests. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the location and hope you ate up the view!
This is the place to be on the Oregon coast. The beaches are empty, the view from the house and yard are magnificent. The house is very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked.
The house is situated perfectly on a bluff to give you a spectacular view of the ocean below. We loved hearing the waves crashing from the house and enjoyed go down to the beach, access was just a short distance away. The panoramic views from inside the house were incredible and being off the beaten track the beach wasn't as crowded as in Cannon Beach or even Seaside. I loved the location and can't wait for an opportunity to book here again sometime.
We loved our time here - the stunning views from the house, cozy and comfortable home - everything you need to stay in and cook, quiet neighborhood, great walks on the beach, and much more. Thank you! Can't wait to come back!!
Bear's Head provided a delightful visit over our four day stay. Despite a gloomy forecast, we enjoyed two fully sunny days, one with brief showers and peek-a-boo sun, and one dramatic day of wind and surf. The comfortable house and studio were just as described, and the local Vacasa staff was immediately helpful when one very minor glitch arose. The nearby beach access was too challenging for rickety human knees and canine paws, but a quick drive (less than 5 minutes) to nearby Hug Beach parking area got us onto an almost deserted, almost endless beach with ease. And the dramatic views from the back decks, lovely grassy yard and most of the interior spaces will satisfy anyone who wants simply to stay put. We hope to return many times!
Hi Hi! Thank you for the review! We are glad you had such a great time here!This is the perfect home to come and relax in while taking in the amazing panoramic views of the beach and ocean. There are windows across the entire wall leaving you with breathtaking sights while cooking in the fully stocked kitchen, or curling up on the couch. We hope to see you again soon!
We very much enjoyed our stay here. The view was incredible! We loved that it was in a quiet neighborhood away from the crowds and had easy access to the beach just down the road. We appreciated that the house was dog-friendly for our three dogs, yet still very clean. We had a great time and are looking forward to coming here again!
The location of Bear's Head was perfect. It was so nice to be away from the crowds and so close to the beach. The view was spectacular.
The guest house bed sagged in the middle and the condition of the towels and linens need to be addressed. They are old and look it. The house could definitely have been cleaner.
It was overall a great vacation.
We are happy to hear you loved the view! This home has plenty of deck space that is perfect for relaxing, soaking up some sun, and watching the waves roll in! I have notified to the local manager about the linens and the bed, we will assess their condition and replace if necessary. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you soon.
The view is breathtaking. The back porch was very comfortable, we spent a majority of the weekend bundled up on adirondack chairs watching the ocean. The beach is easily accessible a short walk down the road. The kitchen was well stocked and the gas grill was handy for our first night. The only aspect that could use some improving here are the very uncomfortable beds. Both my husband and my mother's boyfriend are quite tall and the small beds with footboards made sleeping nearly impossible. As a group we found the mattresses to all the beds were old and soft. Unfortunately, I love this home but question if we would stay here again as I feel I would need to bring air beds or a camping cot to sleep well enough to enjoy this otherwise relaxing home.
When we opened the Red Front Doors we stepped inside & ALL of us started screaming & jumping up and down!!! Could not believe the ocean right out the windows & the fun furnishing ( lamps paintings etc)!!!
Enjoyed everything about the place!!
Want to come back whenever we can swing it!
Thanks to the owners for sharing this piece of Heaven with our family!
Spent the weekend here with the girls and when we walked into the house the first thing we saw was the amazing view. We were lucky enough to stay on one of the most beautiful winter weekends so the sun was shining and we were able to spend lots of time on the deck and enjoying the view from the large dining room table.
This property worked very well for our party. (Two couples and adult daughter - and our dog.) Loved the location. The view from the house and deck is spectacular.
Beautiful spot to relax and enjoy nature and family. Wish the weather had cooperated a bit more, but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The beach is pristine and beautiful.
Its so good to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. We look forward to seeing you again!
We loved the view of the ocean and our dogs were very happy to be with us. We all enjoyed the beach and home. We had my sons wedding in the area and my adult children and spouses stayed with us here at bears head. We will return. Thanks it was awesome.
We spent four nights here with friends (shared main house and studio). It was wonderful to just sit on the deck and enjoy the beautiful views. Easy access to gorgeous, unspoiled and barely used beach. Many nice amenities. We would stay here again for sure if the opportunity arises.
I wish it was closer to Cannon Beach.
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that the WIFI was slow and erratic during your stay but glad to hear that it did not effect your overall stay in Arch Cape.
We loved our stay at Bear's Head! The views from the house were simply incredible and the sunny, open layout of the kitchen, dining room and living room meant we could all hang out together and enjoy being by the beach without ever stepping out the door. The surrounding area was quiet and beautiful as well. Perfect house for a winter or summer escape.
We have done rentals on the Oregon Coast through several different companies and none of them are better than Vacasa. This is our 3 rental with them and they are the best by far.
This property was great. The view, location and dÃ©cor were awesome!.
This was our first visit to the Northern Oregon Coast and our stay at Bear's Head was perfect. We were joined by our grown children and the studio proved to be a valuable asset for our son and daughter-in-law to enjoy some privacy. The Arch Cape/Cannon Beach area includes excellent dining and outdoor activities and we were never at a loss for something new to do. Tillamook is a short 45 mile drive and offers additional activities.Our 12 day stay flew by so quickly, leaving us with nothing but great memories.
Our group of 6 spent a stormy weekend at Bear's Head and very much enjoyed watching the waves crash onto the shore. We lost power briefly but that only contributed to the excitement of enjoying the first storm of the season. We'd definitely recommend Bear's Head. The house is well-appointed and roomy. While we didn't get to enjoy any sitting time on the deck, it would be great in warmer weather. Proximity to Cannon Beach makes picking up supplies or having lunch or dinner an easy drive!
Our family met for a 5 day reunion on the Oregon Coast. We stayed at Bear's Head and found the house and studio location perfect for our getaway. The views were awesome, and low tide strolls on the lonely, secluded beach were relaxing. One evening we roasted marshmallows for s'mores on a beach campfire, and another evening we grilled hamburgers on the wrap-around deck, enjoying the sunset. A few glitches such as the stereo being inoperable were minimal inconveniences, as the house and studio had plenty of room to stretch out, the kitchen was well stocked and the beds comfortable. We highly recommend a stay at Bear's Head...RRS
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. We have since resolved the stereo matter.
Great place to stay if you don't want to be right on the beach...has a fabulous view but is up high so beach access is a block or two away. The house and studio were decorated nicely and accommodated our needs perfectly except that the kitchen could use some decent pots/pans/lids!
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We have since placed adequate pots, pans, and lids in the home.
I looked forward to this vacation for a long time. When we arrived at the house, I was more than pleased with the comfort, dÃ©cor, and location. It seemed every detail was thought out. We had everything we needed, and more. We had two young children and an elderly person, and this house was suitable for all. I would like to rent this home again in the future.
We loved Bear Head, the house was perfect, the view unbelievable! We loved being so isolated and quiet yet close to town of Cannon Beach.
We enjoyed ourselves very much. Upon entering the front door we were greeted with a
gorgeous panoramic view of the ocean -- took our breath away. Very quiet and serene setting and we felt very much at home during our stay.
Usually we have had to rent a much larger place to get the variety and privacy we were seeking for our annual Mother's Day retreat. Bear's Hear was big enough for a Mom/Dad and toddler and 2 Mother's in Law to boot. The washer and dryer were convenient so we didn't have to over-pack. The location and an artist/decorator to boot was a surprise that far exceeded our already high expectations!
Loved it would love to go agin thanks for the best vk ever
What a fantastic beach vacation property. Loved it!!!
This home is creatively decorated and inviting. The wrap around deck is a great way for someone physically challenged to enjoy a short hike at the beach. The view is spectacular and we loved watching the high tide burst onto the rocks below. The beach is for driftwood and rock hounds...and the large yard was ample space for our med sized dog to get out and run on anytime. Not the beach site for 'long walkers', until low tide. But for those looking for ample space and an incredible view of the waves, with easy access and more than acommodating home features....I give it an A.
The house and yard are fantastic! I wish the beach was better for walking on, but we did plenty of hikes in the area so that hanging out in the house and in the yard became a relaxing and addictive experience. The view is amazing. the area is sooo quiet and relaxing. Perfect get away that I hope to do again.