USA Oregon Northern Oregon Coast Gearhart Listing #10155

Blue Heron Family Retreat - Gearhart, OR

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50 reviews
Max. occupancy: 13 (7 adults) 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 6 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 12 comfortably  1 dog max  (50 lb weight limit) 
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Cozy, modern family-friendly home, w/ hot tub, walking distance to the beach

Escape to the Blue Heron Family Retreat. Natural light pours through the many large windows of this modern home, with views of elk that wander into the yard or bald eagles, hawks, blue heron, and more overhead. Stay warm and cozy on the rainy days, get out and explore the beaches, lakes, and trails, or take a quick bike ride or walk to the Del Rey Beach for early morning seashell strolls, midday picnics, or to catch sunsets at the end of the day.

A sleepy village on the Northern Oregon Coast, Gearhart is the perfect destination for anyone looking to step away from the coast's more visited towns. Blue Heron Family Retreat is located just 10 minutes north of Seaside and 20 minutes south of Astoria. Grab your beach towels, some firewood, and a kite and enjoy the miles and miles of uncrowded sand and surf, perfect your swing at the Highlands 18-hole golf course, enjoy a pint at the local McMenamins Pub, head to Ecola State Park for a hike and sunset views, or pull razor clams from the local beaches at low tide.

Back at the house is an open-concept design which includes vaulted ceilings and a remodeled, fully equipped chef's kitchen, kids lounge area with TV upstairs and separate adults lounge area with TV downstairs, free WiFi and a private washer/dryer are also provided for your convenience.

Watch the sunrise or dine under the stars in the sunroom. Pop some popcorn for movie nights by the fire, take some cocktails out to the porch and enjoy the warm evening air. Then, lounge in the hot tub after you put the kids down in the bunkroom - it sleeps 6! Only one small dog (under 50 lbs) per stay — please keep it downstairs, off the furniture, and always clean up after them outside. Finally, this is a family-friendly non-smoking house, and please keep the noise level down after 9 pm to be considerate of our sweet neighbors.

Make your next Oregon Coast getaway truly special with a stay at our quiet, modern home. Book your reservation today!

A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
This rental is located on floor 2.

Parking Notes: There is room for four cars in the driveway. Please be aware that on-street parking is not allowed in this area. Thank you!

County permit number: 20190020

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.





Children's games

High chair



Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

DVD library

DVD player

VHS library

Wireless router

Netflix streaming


Nearby activities & attractions

Boogie board

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games


Gas grill : Private


50 reviews

Madeline B. Sep 2021
This is a gorgeous, well-appointed home with absolutely everything you need. It's located a short distance from Del Rey Beach in a quiet neighborhood in Gearhart. Rooms are all sizeable with lots of space to lounge, play games, eat and enjoy being together. And the hot tub is so amazing!!! My friends and I stayed here after Hood to Coast and it was an incredible place to rest, recover and celebrate.
Heidi K. Aug 2021
We enjoyed a terrific week as a family in this house. The kitchen and living space made cooking together and sharing family time in the evening wonderful. We loved the hot tub as well. Location was great with easy beach access and lots or areas to hike.
Manager response:
Hi, Heidi! We are pleased your stay was enjoyable and memorable. We greatly appreciate the feedback to continually improve our service. We hope to host you soon.
Shannon C. Aug 2021
The house was perfect for our group of 3 families. The kids loved having their own loft area with the built in bunks. The beach was not too far away, we enjoyed walking there. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. I would definitely rent this home again.
Karen P. Jul 2021
We had a wonderful visit with 2 families of four. Perfect for families with a big, well-equipped kitchen and lots of fun design elements throughout the house. Loved the location close to the beach. By far the nicest and most accommodating house rental we’ve had at the coast.
Beryl H. Jul 2021
Spiral staircase not appropriate or safe for oldsters or young children. Railing in loft spacing unsafe as little ones can go through. Great home for older kids and families without oldsters
Manager response:
We have sent your feedback to the local staff for further review. We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement and will work diligently with the homeowner to make any updates. We look forward to hosting you for your next vacation!
Leeanna 1. Jun 2021
Great house, the location to the beach is amazing, the hot tub was clean, the house is much bigger then the pictures make it seem. Only complaint was the sink in the kitchen has a handle leak that was annoying to wipe up constantly.
Manager response:
Hi, Leeanna, thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the disappointment. We would have been happy to assist with the leaky faucet if we had been notified during your time with us. Our local team strives to provide every one of our guests with the best vacation possible. We are so sorry if our standards were not met during your time with us! We take guest feedback seriously and have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can address this issue as needed for future guests. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again soon!
Darin P. Jun 2021
Nice house. Open layout.
Tiffany L. Mar 2021
My adult and younger kids were so excited to stay and enjoy the super fun vibe of this modern house. Everything was as described and the hot tub was perfect for our rainy spring weather. The residential neighborhood was convenient to the highway, but incredibly quiet and well-maintained. The beds were all very comfortable, but our 6'3" teenager was too tall for the bunks, so he slept on the main level sofa! The kitchen has a huge amount of counterspace and was VERY well stocked with everything, including spices, but could use a couple new non-stick skillets (not a big deal). I have never seen so many plates and glassware in a rental and it was great! We also appreciated that they left us plenty of dishwasher AND washing machine detergent. We love this area because of its proximity to the hiking in Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach shopping and Haystack Rock, Short Sands & Hug Point beaches (north of Cannon), and the Astoria Column. A couple of constructive criticisms I have are: 1) the spiral staircase is the only way to the second floor and is really NOT an option for toddlers and elderly guests. I recommend some traction strips on the edge of the stairs as several of us slipped in socks on the way down and were mildly hurt/frightened! This is a liability for the owners. 2) There are only 2 bathrooms and the one on the main level is en suite and was used by our friends. So we usually had to go up the spiral stairs to take a nature break. 3) It is a pleasant, 1-mile walk to the sand. But this part of the beach allows cars and there is a good amount of automobile traffic, making it less scenic and unpleasant for walking. We preferred to drive into Gearhart and park at the end of Pacific Way and stroll on those quiet, car-free dunes. 4) This property is managed by Vacasa and at one point I needed to call them to make a payment (the online payment option wasn't working) and I was on hold for literally 55 minutes and was told every few minutes that they are experiencing a huge amount of calls from the pandemic. When I did get a rep on the phone, she sounded frustrated and somewhat rude. This was a bad experience and shame on Vacasa for not properly staffing their call center. Buyer beware!
Manager response:
Thank you for choosing to stay at our home, Tiffany! It was a pleasure hosting you and we are happy to hear you enjoyed the amenities provided, our fully stocked kitchen, and the convenient location of this rental. We appreciate your valuable feedback and have shared your comments with our property manager to assess the stairs and consider any adjustments due to your safety concerns. We sincerely apologize for the long hold times when trying to contact our team, we are currently handling a higher than normal guest communication. We are adding additional staff to our customer experience team to better assist our guests as quickly and efficiently as possible. We look forward to hosting you again!
Melissa H. Jan 2021
We loved the hot tub and ample beach towels to utilize. The kitchen is amazing and we had a great time cooking. The beds were comfy and there were lots of spaces to hang out and play with our family.
Margaret R. Oct 2020
This was a comfortable and well-equipped home, but were were surprised to find it was not particularly safe for very young children. The upstairs guardrails are widely spaced and both of our kids (1 & 4) could easily pass through. The backyard is also not fully fenced, so all dogs and children traveling with us had to be under constant/very close watch. We lost a full day of our long weekend to coordination with management about a broken dryer, oven, bbq, and central heat... and while they were kind and responsive, the compensation they offered was definitely lacking. Nice place, we just didn't have the nicest experience.
Manager response:
Hi Margaret, We appreciate you sharing your feedback and concerns with us directly following your visit in order for us to address the areas in need of attention throughout the home, and for allowing us to refund you for the inconvenience. We will work with our local team to ensure these items are corrected for future guests, and we hope for an opportunity to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience in the future!
Jeannine V. Sep 2020
It was amazingly peaceful and a soothing environment. The kids loved the floor plan and the bunk beds. We will definitely be back next year!
Amy U. Aug 2020
This is a gem of a house with everything you need for a beach getaway.
Emily W. Aug 2020
We loved staying in this house with our family. Great modern space, fully stocked, nice neighborhood but still very private. Short walk to the beach, or a super quick drive to a parking lot next to the beach. We really loved our stay.
Jami Y. Jul 2020
We had huge daddy long leg spiders and other large bugs found while getting ready for bed and in our shower. The A/C takes a few days to actually start working so pray for cool nights and no kids that need afternoon naps.
Manager response:
Thanks for your review, Jami! We apologize for the issues you encountered regarding pests and the air conditioning being insufficient. We have worked closely with the local staff to ensure that the air conditioning is in good working order and that cleaning measures have been taken to prevent the presence of insects. We hope for the chance to exceed your expectations in the future!
Allison B. Jun 2020
A few bullet points about this amazing home:
- The kitchen is super well equipped, there were plenty of glasses, cups, plates and it was well stocked with pots and pans of all sizes, serving dishes, mixing bowls, etc. Every tool we needed was available.
- We loved the extra touches like the record player, popcorn popper (with plenty of corn kernels ready for popping), tons of board games, throw blankets, and beach towels.
- Based on previous reviews (and because the pictures are a bit different than the virtual tour) there IS a very comfy couch downstairs, as well as two comfy chairs.
- The bunk beds are normal twin sized (they looked like they might be shorter in the photos).
I would absolutely recommend this beautiful, comfortable home, especially for large groups!
RACHELLE J. Jun 2020
We loved this home! We enjoyed the hot tub and the private setting in the backyard! The house is great and has everything you need! The neighborhood is nice & quiet. About a 20 minute walk to the beach! We saw a ton of elk on the grassy sand dunes at Del Rey Beach. Beautiful beach (just wish cars were not allowed on the beach)! Only a 20 min drive to Astoria and Cannon Beach. Really enjoyed our stay!
Yvette H. Jun 2020
This house was perfect for our group of 8! The kids loved the bunk room and spiral staircase. The adults loved the hot tub, record player and fun kitchen appliances like a popcorn maker and panni press 😁 The house had TONS of towels and lots of fun extras like board games, puzzles, boogie boards for the beach, and more! We drove 2 minutes up the road directly to the beach! We would definitely stay here again
Michele A. Mar 2020
Spacious home in a lovely neighborhood. Had everything we needed and then some. The kitchen is awesome to cook in with a gas stove and lots of counter space. We even extended our stay for a day!
Geraldine G. Feb 2020
Our family enjoyed our stay and can see ourselves booking this place again. The main floor was very spacious, kitchen is modern and clean, easy to cook and entertain at the same time. No issues with amenities or utilities upon arriving. Main floor is concrete so it gets a bit cold, bring house slippers or thick socks. Main floor also remains cooler than upper level, large temperature difference when turning on the furnace - we made good use of the wooden stove. Only recommendations we have to make this property 5 stars would be adding comfortable seating on the main floor as this is where we spent a majority of our time. Also including a broom and reliable vacuum would be a plus.
Sarah K. Nov 2019
The house is in a wonderful neighborhood, close to the beach. The set up of the house itself is awkward, a lot of hard surfaces, including furniture. It needs some more comfortable seating areas, a comfortable seating area downstairs would be a huge improvement. The kitchen is fantastic!!! The shower door upstairs is broken, you can’t open it easily and there is no closing it, the toilet up there also needs some attention. We were told the property manager would call us within the hour, two hours max, we never heard from them. We made do with what we had but shouldn’t have had to. It is a nice house with lots of space, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Manager response:
We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, Sarah. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we apologize for the oversight in communicating with you regarding the shower door. We are currently working with a service vendor to make the necessary repairs and adjustments. We hope to host you for a great stay in the future.
Kasie S. Aug 2019
The neighbor hood is a very quiet place .Love that the beach is a short drive down the road , we have a big family it fit us all very well the only thing i really found was there wasnt any dish rags and the house gets really hot during the day so its pretty warm through out the day and night, there was 1 working fan but for our family size we ended up buying 2 more there is talk about the shower not working they both worked fine ,it took my kids a little to figure out how to work shower on main floor .The hose out front was a major plus to wash the sand off the kids it has hot and cold water was a great place to stay for a quiet peacful stay my crowd is a little on the louder side ( have a great time woohoo were on vacation). But we were very respectful of the working and non working neighbors complaints 😉 while we were there i did get a call after 1 am the morning of my check in. Which was 4 pm later that day for a noise complaint the guy sounded very confused when i told him we didnt check in til 4 pm later that day, and thought the house was empty had to explain it to him he was calling the wrong guest at 1 am ,so the guest befor us were a little loud for some neighbors which he did not apologize for calling me at 1 am while i was in bed before my 6 plus hr drive but the plus side was it gave us a heads up on the neighbor hoods noise tolerance. I would definitely stay at this house again ... My family had a great time !
Louise G. Aug 2019
The house was clean, open concept and well stocked. It was a short walk to an amazingly peaceful and almost private beach. Our family enjoyed the BBQ, hot tub and comfortable beds. Plenty of room for the 6 adults and 3 kids. The only thing that would have been better would be to have the master bathroom complete with a shower. It had a tub but the shower was not functioning. It was listed as a 1 and 1/2 bathroom in the description, so, my bad.
Kurt S. Jul 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this home and fabulous convenient location for all our activities !
Davina B. Apr 2019
It was such a comfortable stay it was hard to leave. The whole family loved it! Much Thanks to the owners for having us.
Anna-Marie C. Jan 2019
Super clean, lovely amenities, obviously well cared for, and helpful management. We very much enjoyed the stay!
Erin C. Nov 2018
We loved all the different sleeping arrangements for our group of adults and kids. Was great to have the upstairs space for kids, but would have loved a space downstairs for adults to hang out and be comfy. Overall a super spot.
Tianna B. Nov 2018
This house was beautiful, great location and very clean. I would totally recommend this rental. Plus the hot tub was such a nice treat after a day of surfing.
billy z. Aug 2018
It was perfect for our young kids grandparents and our family. The 6-person triple bunk bedroom was quoted as Epic from our 4 kids. The location was Central to Cannon Beach and Astoria. Also close to shopping if you need it. Kitchen and dining area was perfect for a larger group.
Todd H. Aug 2018
We had such a great time at this house for a fun beach get away. The house was perfect, clean and open floor plan. The kids loved the bunk beds. The beach nearby was perfect. We will come back here again!
Phil L. Aug 2018
We only had 8 but this was a spacious home even for the max 13 capacity. The open concept was very nice. Excellent layout and many areas for relaxing. . The place was very clean, hot tub kept hot, nice board game and puzzle selection, close to the beach and golf course. The house is better than the photos show.
Deborah B. Aug 2018
Love how close it is to Del Rey beach access!
Courtney G. Jul 2018
Interior design aesthetics & perfectly crafted space for our multi generation family vacation.
Jeremy E. Jun 2018
Quietly tucked away neighborhood minutes away from beach access at Del Ray and a short drive to Seaside. House was great for a few families to enjoy time at the coast!
Nick S. Apr 2018
The layout was great! Especially for the kids! I noticed they are in the process of installing a hot tub in the back, which will be a great addition... beach is super close as well!
Miles B. Apr 2018
The design of the home was great and the location nice and quiet but close to the beach and city.
Michael S. Feb 2018
Pretty clean, fairly close to attractions. No view but good place.
Kelly R. Jan 2018
Blue Heron Retreat is a very nice home and I'm sure would be very enjoyable to many of Vacasa renters. Unfortunately, there were a couple characteristics that made it unworkable for us.

First, though the house is available to dog owners, I would encourage you to look elsewhere for traveling with pets. The owner requests that dogs not go up to the second floor loft area, and in fact, the steep and narrow spiral staircase made it impossible for our larger dogs to go upstairs. Not wanting to be separated from our two furry family members, this meant having to spend nearly all of our time on the lower level with its hard cement floors and no soft furniture.

Second, there's no cable service to the house, only internet streaming via Netflix and others. While this disclosed in the description, we glossed over it and were disappointed that watching sports, news, and favorite network shows wasn't an option.

Also, this was the first home we've rented with a wood burning fireplace or stove where there wasn't at least a small supply of wood provided.
Holly C. Jan 2018
The house is clean on a residential street with a good deal of privacy. The beds were very comfortable, which was a plus because many of the rentals we've used do not. The tvs do not have cable, which impacted us only because we are big sports fans and were looking forward to watching some games. There is an awesome set of triple bunks, which our kids adored....until my daughter fell off the ladder and broke her arm. Nonetheless, we were happy and comfortable here.
Manager response:
We are very sorry to see an injury was sustained while our guests were staying here and hope everyone is doing well.
Paul N. Sep 2017
We had a wonderful time celebrating my wifes' birthday with 3 young families. The double triple bunk beds were a big hit with the kids. The home is quiet and private enough to not see any neighbors if you want, with the back yard connecting to a large meadow of open space. It is also very close to the beach, golf, and even Astoria is only 10 miles away.
Lonnie T. Aug 2017
The house was great. It had everything we need. It was nice to wake up to the elk out back. Nice to be a block.from del ray beach a beach u can drive on.