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Dog-Friendly Getaway with Outdoor Firepit & Balcony - Steps from Beach Access
A small family, two traveling couples, or a few close friends will love staying at this charming Florence getaway, which offers easy access to the beach and typical home comforts including free WiFi, cable, and a private washer/dryer. A second-floor balcony provides partial ocean views, as well as a nice place to hang out with your loved ones.
Situated about four miles north of Florence proper in the Heceta Beach community, this home is just across the street from an easy access point to the beach, so you can walk out your front door and be on the sand in minutes. Old Town Florence is a few minutes away by car, as are a casino, two golf courses, and the rest of the town's attractions. Devil's Elbow State Park and the highly photogenic Heceta Head Lighthouse are just a few miles north of this vacation rental, perfect for hiking, fishing, and beachcombing. Stop in at Sea Lion Caves, the country's largest sea caves, to see the animals in their native habitat.
The house itself sits on a heavily wooded lot, which makes the space feel private and secluded. After a long day on the beach, come back to your cozy vacation rental and use the fully equipped kitchen to put together a home-cooked dinner. Relax in the living room while you browse cable channels on the flatscreen TV, or use Roku to stream something on demand. In the evening, head out to the outdoor firepit and roast marshmallows, or hang out on the second-floor balcony and admire distant views of the sun setting over the ocean. Don't forget to take your dog for a walk - your canine companion is more than welcome for a small nightly fee!
Whatever brings you to Florence, you can't go wrong with a stay at this charming vacation rental. Book today!
1 dog welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: Parking for 2 vehicles is available.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Charter
Gas grill : Private
Julie C.Jan 2023
The house was a cozy, comfortable place. We brought our own pre-made food, snacks and drinks and the stocked kitchen made it perfect. We were there during the January king tides. After wave watching and beach walking it was so relaxing to come back to our warm, dry house. I can't wait to return when the weather has warmed up and can take full advantage of the balcony, deck fire pit!
Sylvia C.Nov 2022
It was nice and cozy! Loved the views from upstairs, close to beach, private, and kitchen was well stocked for cooking.
Meg C.Sep 2022
So cute. Well stocked. Very clean. Across from beach. Love all the plants. Easy to get in and easy communication. Would def come again. Thank you so much.
Mary H.Aug 2022
Our group gathered at the kitchen table, the cozy living room and the shady lower deck.
Christy s.Jul 2022
The house was good. close to beach, comfy beds. However there were a few problems. The house was dusty, dead flies on window sills. The dryer door had to be kept closed with tape. The kitchen faucet didn't work properly. Other than those things it was nicely decorated, comfortable furniture, lots of great windows and light, nice deck.
Christy, thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We’re so pleased you enjoyed our home and its lovely location. That being said, we apologize for the cleanliness issues you encountered and want you to know you can always reach out to us during your stay and our team will address your concerns. We also want to note that since your visit, the dryer door has been replaced and the kitchen faucet repaired. We appreciate your feedback and enjoyed having you as our guest.
Leanne B.Apr 2022
Across the street from Heceta Beach. Cozy, well equipped, and perfect for a small family
Peter H.Apr 2022
We loved this place. It was comfortable and charming. Lots of space for us and our dog. And of course right across from the beach. It doesn’t get any better than that.
KRIS M.Apr 2022
The quiet mornings and the smell of the ocean air!
Robin H.Mar 2022
We loved our stay here. It was quiet and private with easy access to the beach. The property was cute and tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay again.
Alan N.Jan 2022
Well decorated, 2 bedrooms, great location very near the beach. Improvements:
1. Have a recycling bin/service -- had to send everything to the landfill.
2. Fix the latch on the clothes dryer -- duct tape to hold it closed is not too great
3. The bedrooms have LOTS of windows plus skylights, which is good for the views (especially from the second floor). However, need darkening curtains -- after the sun comes up it's very bright which makes it hard to sleep.
4. Missed any local TV channels, so couldn't get local weather/news.
Hi, Alan! The curtains are replaced, and we are working on the dryer. Unfortunately, there are no recycling options at this time. Hopefully we can host you again! Thanks!
Gene A.Dec 2021
We had a wonderful time, awesome accommodations, will return.
Yvonne L.Nov 2021
Well maintained and perfect to a retreat!
Lela M.Nov 2021
Family loved the cozy feel and place was set up so tasteful. Very warm and inviting and the balcony off the main bedroom provided a stunning view of the ocean.
Jeffrey B.Oct 2021
Cozy and comfortable, well supplied beach house with some ocean views. Everything was as advertised, and no problems encountered!
William H.Aug 2021
Good location across from the beach and a full service resort, with restaurant and lounge. Nice to have your own kitchen and laundry in the middle of a vacation.
Elizabeth S.Aug 2021
A little piece of heaven. Beautiful , cozy , clean and very private little home. I would give this home a perfect 10. It has everything you need and it’s cozy and comfortable and quaint. I can’t rave enuff about this place would definitely go back and highly recommend ❤️
Victor G.Aug 2021
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Andrew D.Jun 2021
Nice beach getaway. Very quiet neighborhood with nice ocean view across the street. Could use a little TLC but overall nice
Karen C.Jun 2021
Great location. Super clean and well stocked. Comfortable bed. Beach is right across the street.
Jessie G.Jun 2021
Location was great, right across the street from the beach! House needs some upkeep but overall a great experience.
Kerry D.May 2021
View from balcony and all the windows.
Matthew S.May 2021
Great house. Excellent location. Comfortable and cozy. Great kitchen. Beach access. View from deck. Fire pit. Everything you need for a great get away!
Jeffrey S.May 2021
Very cute place. Everything was very comfortable and the house was well stocked. The beach was across the street but still tucked away for a quiet get away. The upstairs bedroom has a great view but up very steep stairs. Wasn't a problem, but FYI. Will come back again.
Eddie K.May 2021
Great location and nicely equipped. Other than not having a dishwasher, it was comfy with lots of windows and little views to the ocean.
TANYA T.Mar 2021
I loved being a 1 minute walk from the beach and the great view of the ocean from the upstairs bedroom. The stairs going to the bedroom are more like a ladder and not very safe, and the lights/outlets in the downstairs bedroom did not work. House needed a deep clean. Furniture was comfy, and the deck and outdoor area was very nice.
Tanya, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness and maintenance issues you encountered during your visit. We encourage guests to reach out to our property management team directly via the contact information provided in check-in instructions, as our professional, dedicated team is standing by should any need arise. We will be sure to pass your suggestions regarding the updates needed to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We hope for the opportunity to better serve you in the future!
Yesenia N.Feb 2021
My partner and I have been coming to this home for 4 years and we absolutely loved it. This time around we had some concerns as it was not clean. We found hairs on the toilet, shower, floor, and on most if not all the towels. Hairs all over the bedding, carpet, the white comforter had some food stains(?) And some of the plates in the kitchen were greasy as if not washed good. This was quite concering during a pandemic.
Rocky B.Jan 2021
Our first time here and likely not last. We enjoyed the tucked away privacy and that it was quiet (apart from nearby new construction going on). The dwelling was built in 1960 with a major remodel in 1999 per Zillow.com. Kitchen had everything we needed, including the little details such as available filters for the coffee maker. The only coffee we found was a small amount in an opened bag in one cupboard. We had brought our own as we didn't expect fresh ground coffee anyway. We arrived about 5 minutes early and waited outside just a few minutes as the housekeeper was just finishing up. We would have gone the full 5 stars except for the fact that the place does need some TLC inside and out. (Noted privately to Mgmnt.) The view from the upstairs bedroom is nice and just enough view of the ocean to see some boats out there and the crashing waves onto the beach. As first stated, we will certainly consider another stay and the TLC issues are not complaints but hopefully received as helpful! Not reflective in the star rating was an unfortunate experience where we unexpectedly lost all power (for 6 hours!) the first morning. A new building was being constructed and the power line to Day Dreamer was taken down so they could crane in the trusses for the new place. We had not warning at all from the workers or electric crew. Although we had to shower in the dark, we were appreciative of the large water heater! We could not fix our breakfast as planned but we were able to find a place on the highway (Fresh Harvest) open and doing breakfast take out. The weather was not as conducive as we would have liked for strolling the beach but we found a vast array of books for reading! We would say, if you are looking for a private place to stay while visiting Florence, definitely consider this place. And bring binoculars for the upstairs view (inside or off the deck).
Hi, Rocky! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and apologize there were any issues with your experience. We are looking at options for lighting for any other unexpected power outages that may happen and apologize there was no warning from the construction crew. Hopefully we will have the chance to host you again!
Theresa R.Nov 2020
Very relaxing home
Courtney H.Oct 2020
This was the perfect getaway for us--couple and their dog. We spent the week here to celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. The house was clean, comfortable, and exactly as advertised. We loved the close proximity to the beach and the view from our bedroom. While we were there, we saw a bald eagle in flight, a whole pod of seals (one of whom followed us as we walked up the beach), and saw the moonset at dawn from the master bedroom. The place is filled with love. Really perfect for a private getaway!
Greta S.Oct 2020
I loved the location of the house, because it was so close the beach and the privacy. The kitchen was well stocked with amenities. Also, the cleanliness was top notch. Definitely booking the Day Dreamer next year for my birthday!
Suzanne C.Sep 2020
Olga N.Aug 2020
We really liked this house and we would definitely recommend it to anyone, but we probably won't stay there again. Read on. The house is very small but very well set up given constraints of the space. Very clean, well maintained, has enough supplies (towels, sheets, dishware, etc.) for 4 people. Very close to the beach and accomodating dogs - huge pluses. I loved the room upstairs and the view from both the room and the porch, I loved that they had so many places to sit and stretch your legs after a long day of hiking. I loved the entire contactless experience with instructions provided in advance and the key in the lockbox.
The stairs to the bedroom - this is not legally a staircase, rather a ladder to the attic, but that didn't bother us, we are all in a good shape.
The only reason why I said I wouldn't stay there again is because the house is good for anyone 5'10" or shorter. My husband and my first son are both 6'3"+. There are a few spots in the house where they constantly had to watch their heads (and banged a couple of times). The shower is also set up low, they had to bend down in a small space to get their heads under the shower :).
All in all it's a excellent house for the price, location and everything it has. If I have a trip to Florence with my girlfriends I would definitely book it again.
Robert M.Jul 2020
Upstairs bedroom was airy and spacious with a fabulous view. The bed is comfy.
The cute, homey kitchen had everything I needed for cooking. We loved the tablecloth and decor.
Small bathroom had oodles of towel racks and storage. Shower works great!
One drawback: Only one-and-a-half rolls of toilet paper for two people...for a week!
Good WiFi signal but no cell phone access
Close proximity to the beach--it's just across the street. We went often.
Foliage and fence around the home gives feeling of privacy and being far away from other people. Attractive flowers and deck added a beachy ambiance.
We loved the quiet--no parties or traffic--just the ocean's soothing sounds.
The location is close to wonderful things to do such as hiking, kayaking, dining, sightseeing, kite flying, and shopping in Old Town. You can't get bored.
This house fit our needs perfectly. We are happy with our week and felt we experienced the perfect honeymoon location.
Cheryl G.Jun 2020
Location, everything we used worked well
Tiffany J.Apr 2020
Loved the house nestled in the shore pines! Felt like our own private treehouse with a view of the ocean. To the homeowner, I know they must require some maintenance cleaning the roof from needles but please know it is worth it, the trees are what make this spot so special! Thanks for sharing.
Yesenia N.Feb 2020
My significant other and I have booked this place before. We came back after 2 years and enjoyed every second of it. Being just a minute away from the beach and having great privacy! We stayed out at night and watched the gorgeous stars under a cloudless night, while also enjoying a nice campfire in the front yard. Will definitely be coming back again.
Robin N.Jan 2020
I absolutely LOVED staying here. The home is super cute, cozy and well equipped. I lacked for nothing. The home is clean with all kinds of nice amenities like toiletries and kitchen consumables to get you started (dish soap, laundry soap, paper towels etc.). The beach access is DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET and Fred Meyer is just 2 miles away, I actually walked there for some exercise. The home itself is in a little alcove of trees so is protected from the street and view of traffic. It was incredibly comfortable and I 100% enjoyed my stay.
For future travelers, read the other reviews as well. When they say the staircase to the upstairs bedroom seems like a ladder, they weren't kidding. My foot did not fit on the treads so I had to go up and down sideways clinging to the rail. There's no way I could have come down in the middle of the night to use the restroom. What a shame there isn't at least a half bath up there because the room is beautiful. I had to stay downstairs instead. The downstairs bedroom is fine, but the mattress is just a 6" piece of foam. My back was killing me by the end of 4 nights. If I had a suggestion at all, it would be for the owner to switch the mattresses since most of us seem to using the "guest room" instead of the main bedroom anyway. :) I'd also put a writing desk upstairs as I would have loved to sit and read or write up there while looking out over the ocean.
This was the perfect get away for a single person or for a couple. I think I'd feel a little cramped with any more than two people except maybe a girlfriend gathering. Even then, the one tiny bathroom might pose some challenges. LOL
Thank you for being so thoughtful in your decor and furnishings and with all the little extras you provided. This was my first experience with a vacation rental and it was just about as perfect as it could get. I highly recommend Day Dreamer to anyone looking for a peaceful home away from home for comfort and relaxation. Thank you!
We greatly appreciate your feedback and have shared your review with the owner so they can consider your suggestions for improvement. We do hope to see you again and appreciate you choosing Vacasa!
Adrienne D.Jan 2020
This home was so comfortable and immaculately clean. The small details really made this home special- the couch was amazingly comfortable, plenty of cozy throw blankets to go around when movie watching and the kitchen was stocked with all the right things to make cooking a breeze. The beach access is right across the road which was really convenient.
Steve N.Nov 2019
We truly enjoyed our stay! House is cozy and nicely furnished. It’s right across the street from the beach and we spent endless hours on the beach with our dog. The kitchen is nicely equipped with everything you need for meal prep. The only thing I would mention is that the larger bedroom is upstairs, accessed by a steep staircase. Our dog is a rescue and needs to be in the room with us, so we used the bedroom downstairs which was not a problem for us. The stairs could be limiting for elderly or disabled guests.
Sharon S.Nov 2019
Quiet, across the road from beach, pet friendly, very clean and comfortable. Great for having local friends visit
Ruth C.Jul 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed this home. It was perfectly situated -- only a few steps to the beach and was pet friendly. The home is well equipped with virtually everything you need. The upstairs bedroom is bright and has great view. The bed was very comfortable. The only drawback were the stairs leading to that bedroom. They were very steep and narrow. Instructions for the TV would have been helpful as it was somewhat challenging trying to figure out how to watch a simple tv channel. Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this rental.
Steve T.Jul 2019
We have rented many homes on the Oregon coast and for our 25th wedding anniversary, we did it again. We loved the Day Dreamer! It was cozy and clean. We like to cook and there was plenty of cooking tools and utensils etc. We could have stayed for weeks with all of the linens available!
The stairs (or the ladder, as we came to call it) are a little steep so if you've got knee problems, plan to sleep in the downstairs bedroom.
The walk to the beach takes just seconds but why go to beach when you can hang out on the upstairs balcony and here and see the ocean while reading a book!
We will definitely add this to our favorites list!
Lana G.May 2019
We had a lovely stay at our rental. The beds, comfy, the kitchen well appointed, and the location ... perfect. It rained the whole time we were there, so did not get to enjoy the wonderful setting.
Theresa R.Apr 2019
It is amazing
Carmelita B.Nov 2018
We loved the great location to the beach and private outdoor area. The lock box was pretty jammed when we checked in and we were worried that we weren't going to get it open. The heaters took a full day to really heat the home up but everything else was top notch!
Kimberly M.Oct 2018
Nicely decorated and clean. Heceta beach is across the street and easily accessible. We enjoyed the night sky and a cozy fire in the firepit while listening to the waves. The lush landscaping provided shelter from the wind. It was a welcome respite.
Linda K.Sep 2018
Location was wonderful - easy access to ocean, to Florence and coastal activities. Home was clean & well cared for. Biggest challenge was the steep stairs to the master - used the secondary bedroom instead as no bathroom on the upper level. Kitchen well stocked.
George V.Sep 2018
My wife and I especially loved the privacy and seclusion so close to a terrific beach. The house itself was homey, well appointed and well equipped. The house is just across the street from an expansive and beautiful beach. Unlike many beaches on the West coast, dogs are allowed off leash and dog loved the freedom and new places to explore and run. We would definitely rent this house again. We are a retired couple and this offered the quiet and beauty we are looking for.
Stanley C.Sep 2018
Vegetation and location make this house private from neighbors. A bit of a climb to the master bedroom. Close to the beach which is nice. Not on a busy road. Well equipped kitchen.
Celene C.Jun 2018
Loved the bedroom on upper floor. Kids stayed on bottom level. Clean & close to Heceta beach. Very charming;)
Kathleen T.Jun 2018
Great weekend in Florence. Easy walk to restaurant and shorter trek to the beach. Great spot for restful vacation.
Barbara W.Apr 2018
I will be coming back :) such a cozy place , beautiful balcony view of the ocean. You could hardly hear the traffic, as the house is close to the road. Very serene, well maintained, well decorated. Love it .
Scot C.Mar 2018
House was very clean and comfy. Close to beach and shopping.
Jessica C.Feb 2018
The location, view, and area are very nice. The stairs to get up to the main room are steep, but worth the climb! The house is in good shape and it's well stocked to cook in and relax.
Theresa R.Feb 2018
Very relaxing and peaceful
Marissa H.Dec 2017
The house was beautiful and well kept. The view was amazing, especially from upstairs. Unfortunately, we didn't get to enjoy that much, as the staircase was too steep for our pup. The beach access was perfect, a quick walk across the street and there we were!
On the downside, when we arrived only one heater was working. This left us very cold, however, the maintenance team was quick to respond the next morning and get the heaters working! Also, we ran into a sugar ant problem, which ruined a bit of our food the first night. Once we bought some ant bait, they were pretty much under wraps and our stay became significantly more pleasant.
After those quick little remedies, our stay was comfortable and relaxing. We would definitely stay here again.
Kathleen R.Dec 2017
Great location near beach. Light and bright small home, private setting. Amenities well stocked.