This is the third time we have stayed here and we always enjoy it. It could benefit from some updates but a wonderful view and always peaceful.
The house was nice and fit 3 grown men perfectly. Could possible fit a couple more. Surrounded by house and a motor it still felt like we were by ourself how quiet the area was. A few things to upgrade or fix are the dryer didn’t really dry and a porch light would be awesome. Would definitely go back to the Crab Shack!
Steven, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the beautiful view. We have passed your feedback regarding the dryer and a porch light to our local manager to address. We hope to host you again soon!
Nice location and great view. A bit underwhelming but I would stay there again. The furniture and bedding appeared "second hand", the couch was comfortable enough but the recliner was broken and the sliding glass door was difficult to close and lock. I think a little bit of maintenance and some TLC could make this place a true escape. Overall it was a nice place to retire to each evening.
Hi Doug. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. We passed your comments along to our local manager to review and we appreciate guest’s preferences as a means to continually improve. We look forward to hosting your next stay!
Beautiful views but could please supply some decent higher deck chairs to enjoy the balcony and views! Thank you!
Tami, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We will be sure to pass your suggestions along to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We look forward to hosting you again!
The Crab Shack was a wonderful place for my husband and I to spend a few days. Our whole goal with this location was to be able to wake up in the morning and drink our coffee staring at the ocean. I mean…. The views this place provides are 10/10. It’s not a 5 star hotel, but that’s not why I booked it. Plenty of space for 2 people and the small kitchen gave us exactly what we needed. Beach access is literally steps away and we were able to go down during high and low tides. When the tide is at its lowest there are many tide pools and opportunities to explore. Also, a quick drive to many locations: Tillamook (10 mins), Oceanside (5 mins), Cape Lookout State Park (10 mins) and Cannon Beach (little over an hour). Great spot for someone looking to explore all the coast has to offer!
It’s basic and suits our needs just fine! Decently appointed kitchen. Mind your toes on the raised square in the living room. Also be careful near the back door…weird step! One ultra firm mattress one a lil on the soft side. A perfect place to enjoy watching the surf!
Beautiful views from living,roon, little sun room and bedrooms. Plenty of pots and frying pans. Linens were clean and fresh.
Cozy cottage, great views! We will come again!
I don’t expect white glove cleanliness, but when there’s dead ants everywhere, visible cobwebs, rusty metal, and mildewed and rotten wood, it’s hard to get excited about the funky layout and decent location.
We are embarrassed to read cleanliness was lacking in any way and will discuss this with our housekeeping team. Hopefully we can better impress you next time!
The house was clean and cozy. The view from the front deck was lovely.
Quirky little beach house was fantastic!
The views are incredible with the high and low tides coming . Easy access to the beach too!
It's all about full ocean front access with this very basic accommodation. Windows in living room and front bedroom afford unobstructed viewing, as well as deck.
One bed was full mattress on queen box spring. Place needed painting. Some blinds were broken. The screen sliding door did not work. The so called half bath was a lone toilet squeezed in between the washer and laundry sink. Open.in a room filled with many paint cans and jumk. Parki g was funky. Carpet was in need of shampooing. Poor lighting in bedrooms. Also $100 a day added to day rent maki g it over $300 a day. Not worth the cost. The views wete spectacular though.
Hello, Sharon! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate you bringing these matters to our attention and apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced due to the condition of the home. Please be assured that our staff are aware of this and have scheduled updates to be done this upcoming January. We hope for another opportunity to better impress you in the future!
The cottage was perfect and quiet even though it’s tucked back next to a motel. The convenient beach access was perfect and the view was amazing! A coffee maker was provided, but no filters. There was also an oven for cooking, but no pot holders. Fortunately, two hand towels were available. Overall, the place was cozy and we had a great time!
Awesome view and perfect size for us
We loved the view! We enjoyed sitting in the two chairs facing the ocean/bay but did note that the recliner is busted and doesn't recline or have a functional footstool. The place is fully stocked even with washer and dryer. The kitchen is a bit funky because the ceiling slopes way down and my husband hit his head by the microwave. LOL. But that didn't matter since it's all about the location and the view. If you like clamming, then this place is perfect since there are several places to clam down below the house. It would be awesome if the house had a shovel and bucket for people to use to go clamming. We didn't bring supplies so missed out. Small grocery story a block away that has takeout chicken curry. yum!
This location was a huge disappointment. The only thing positive about this cabin is the view and the location. House is run down and dingy, missing basics in the kitchen (butter knives, pot holders, etc). Pots are old scratched Teflon (which scratched Teflon is a carcinogen). Did not used the toaster because it was too dirty. Furniture and beds weren’t comfortable. There was an ant infestation (as in ants were in the bed, crawling on us while sitting in chairs and all over our bottles in the kitchen. There were blood drops on one of the comforters and the fire extinguisher was 16 YEARS expired. This place is not worth the money...nor the hassle in trying to get things resolved with Vacasa.
Thank you for your feedback, Karen. We appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention. We apologize that your experience in our home was not the vacation for which you had planned, which we strive to provide our guests. The comfort and satisfaction of our guests is our priority. We have inventoried the kitchen to add any needed supplies and the linens and ants have been addressed. We apologize for the oversight with the toaster. We appreciate you bringing these concerns to ur attention immediately, and allowing our local staff the chance to promptly address them. We hope you will allow us the opportunity to provide you with an exceptional vacation experience in the future.
Loved the view from this quaint house. Not too far from town and the community was friendly.
The only issue was the huge ants in the house. Even found a couple in my luggage, that was placed on a table in the bedroom, as we were packing to leave. It’s for this reason I didn’t give it 5 stars.
Hi, Anny! We appreciate you bringing the ants to our attention; we will get them taken care of right away. Thank you for staying with Vacasa!
Awesome view of the bay and ocean.
The view is amazing. Can't beat it. We stayed in all weekend and finished a puzzle in record time. With that said, this place appears as though no one has pride in owning a perfect little pieceof beach heaven. I would only xome back if there were some major updates.
We are sorry to hear you had some disappointments with the home and always welcome feedback to help us improve. We hope to see you again, Kristina!
The Crab Shack looked like a small place when I pulled up but inside it was very roomy with 2 bedrooms and a pull-out sofa in the living room, the kitchen was well-stocked, and they had the most comfortable chairs to enjoy the view from the windows facing the deck. I'd definitely enjoyed my stay there and would gladly book it again if I returned to Netarts.
The view is amazing, water access right out the back door, warm and cozy. All the amenities we needed. It was quiet and wonderful. Parking is slightly limited but manageable.
Nice little place to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Bay and ocean...
The view, ease of renting and proximity to the beach.
Quaint little shack....great view.
Private, meditative, good enough appliances, great linens. Just a great 3-day 'decompress' getaway.
This was a perfect location for location for us to not be disturbed. All we ever heard were the sea birds. The motel next door was never an issue and the amenities were exactly as discribed.
The view. Comfortable and quiet.
So let me first say there was no odor. Ever. We liked the place so much that we extended our stay a fourth night. The things I look for...clean bathrooms, clean kitchen, quality linens....were absolutely top notch. Of course there were some carpet stains...blame it on the renters! The size was just right for two couples to relax, cook a little, and enjoy that five star view. The beds were very comfortable, the electric recliner looking out at the ocean was fought over, and we never even saw a neighbor much less felt the adjoining motel was seedy and invaded our privacy. The one minor issue we had was dealt with the same day. We wish we could’ve stayed longer and would definitely recommend this cottage, little “quirks” and all. We would rent again without hesitation..
Great view of the bay. Had all we needed. Small = Comfy.
A little bit hard to find but great place to stay and watch the tides.
Spacious, clean and great view of the ocean. The overall cost of rental was really $203.00 per night. The advertised price was $ 140.00 per nite,so just beware,they don't let you know this until the end. Over however a great place to stay.
The view was amazing and the as cold were great!
This was a perfect place for our family of 5. The view was spectacular! The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook our meals, lots of pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, cutting boards and bakeware. Our rooms were clean and cozy and everything worked great! I would definitely stay here again!
this is a great little location tucked in, very near the beach. Newly improved stairs take you directly down to the beach at Netarts bay!
Liked the proximity to the gorgeous view with the privacy of an unconnected little cottage.
Comfortable with great views.
I agree with other customer reviews about a weird lingering odor in the middle of the living room. Also a little critter scared the crap out of us the second night when we were in bed. Didn't help since we finished a scary movie at 1 am. It sounded like an small animal with nails running across wood and scratching stuff. I figured it was under the floor and running around the foundation. Next morning I checked out the south side of the house and found a soda can size hole in the metal netting that leads to the underside of the house. Might want to fix that or else you'll get some really spooked guests. I'd stay here again only if I was looking for a place to sleep but go hike, clam or crab most of the day.
We have taken care of the hole and appreciate having it brought to our attention. We are also working on a deep clean of the house to remove any odors and any possible interior affects of the critters. Thank you!
This is a modest little cabin perfect for small family or couples. It’s not the most luxurious but it’s comfortable and clean. You can’t beat the price for the amazing views and quick beach access. Getting down the staircase may be hard for someone that has health issues or younger children but an easier access is just a minuets car ride down the road. It is a quiet beach perfect for an off the grid get away. There are a couple of cute shops and a market for last minuet needs. A few nearby restaurants. It is a short drive into town for a bigger grocery store and within 15-30 minuets you can be in a larger town with lots of city attractions. There are at least 2 nearby state parks for hiking and site seeing. Overall one of my new favorite places on the coast by far. Certainly a hidden gem. We are happy we found this place and plan on returning. Thank you!
House is basic. Views are wonderful. Kitchen is very basic. Bring your own condiments as there is nothing here. Only paper towels and soap are provided. No baggies nor any real serving dishes. Pans are very very used. Might want to bring your own. Only two paperbacks and two puzzles. No real amenities. So be prepared.
New pans, serving dishes, and some games will be placed in the home before the end of March. Thank you!
Saw this place before online and that was obviously before the recent upgrades! Man what a difference! Wow!
I needed a last minute getaway, which was fortunately labor day weekend. I needed peace and quiet following the death of an immediate family member. The location was nice and quiet. I kept all of the blinds on the side of the house closed so that I didn't have to see the trashy hotel right next door. (Pictures of the property don't disclose this)
The home had quite a smell to it, so as long as I stayed in the sun room facing the bay with the doors and windows open it was bearable. The furniture was old and broken. The recliner didn't recline. Very disappointing.
Priced very high given the location and condition of this home.
We are so sorry for the loss of a loved one. The owner has hired a commercial team to remove the odors within the home. The broken furniture has been replaced with a new futon and improvements made with the flooring, new paint and an updated bathroom.
Comfy home but we had to throw all our clothes (including those we hadn't worn) in the washer when we got home.
Amazing view! Loved the easy walk down to the beach. Want the ocean without the waves? Your all set. Want the waves? Walk a 100 yards down the beach, or just wait for high tide.
The house is comfortable with all the necessities.
We will definitely consider this location again.
We loved the location and the view from the porch and front windows. Beds were ok. Furniture old and broken. It was very clean. This would be an awesome place with a few upgrades.
If you are looking at this from any website besides VACASA, go there before you book. You will be charged fees from everyone. I paid 43% above the advertised price by the time they all got their share. Beware.
The owner has completed a remodel of the home that includes new flooring and paint, an updated bathroom and new furniture. Thank you.
House is clean, comfortable and cozy, close to the beach and has a wonderful view. Although it says it sleeps six (which is true), fitting six people into this house would be uncomfortable for many. It's more suited to a couple or two, or a small family. Overall this property was great for my husband and me and we look forward to staying here again.
The view is the best part of this location. The house is located behind an old motel.
The furnishings were shabby. Overall we felt the price was too high for what you get.
We're excited to report that the owner has replaced the furniture with a new futon. The home has been improved with new flooring, new paint and an updated bathroom. This bungalow is the perfect escape at the beach.
This house had an awesome view,the deck was great and the constant ocean breeze was superb! BUT, the inside of the house is really awful! Very bad musty mildew smell especially in bathroom and kitchen! Furniture needs upgrading,sliding door is difficult to close properly,blinds do not close,overall cleanliness was poor!
We apologize for the inconveniences this guest experienced during their reservation. Housekeeping is performing a fall deep clean of the home and will look for what might be causing any mildew smells, and the Property Manager is actively working on repairing the blinds.
It's a good experience to live here. Beautiful views!!
This was my first time using Vacasa for a vacation rental. I was really pleased with the email communication that included everything I needed to plan accordingly. This house was amazing and perfect for our family. We will be using Vacasa and staying at this house again in the future, thank you.
Not fancy, but clean and cozy with a beautiful view and not a ton of people around.
The crab shack was simple, nicely located, clean and beds were comfortable. It had everything we needed but the place could use a little TLC.
This vacation rental was fun! Good size for two couples and two small kids, if not a bit tight, but we didn't mind! The town and surrounding communities were nice.
Good value, was perfect for our purposes.
Great views cute place needs work and better cleaning.
Clean great little house. Best view, especially in the middle of the night when the moon shines across the ocean. In May there was virtually no one on the beach. This is a great place to stay.
Pros: Great location. Wonderful view in the winter time and a short walk down the hill to the beach. Cons: The motel next door had some loud tenants and there was a weird smell inside the house. The shack itself could use some cosmetic improvements inside. If you're over 6' tall the low ceilings might not work. Otherwise it had all the essentials.
The place was fun -- spectacular view, efficient heat, comfortable, loved
the easy chairs looking out at the beach.
Loved our stay at the crab shack....the sounds of the waves and the birds were amazing. The most comfortable beds! We would definitely stay again.
No complaint about the view, but the place could use some updates from stove to new(er) kitchen wares and towels. Easy access to market and the beach (within walking distance). Place is small but overall a nice experience.
We had a great time at the crab shack! The view was amazing and we loved being able to see the ocean first thing in the morning. We also had a great time clamming on the beach. Would definitely come back. If I had anything bad to say it would be that the ceiling in the kitchen and the laundry room is short......so tall people beware.
An adorable cottage experience with an incredible view! Beach access is close and almost private. Thankfully, the house even has a set of sand toys. Our children were so delighted to find so many large unbroken shells! The wildlife was also impressive. We saw sea lions, fish, many kinds of birds, and live crabs and clams under the sand. Overall it was a fantastic family escape to the beach!
This little house was a wonderful retreat;) we had an excellent time and the staff was amazing. A bit dicey getting to beach, kinda intense for the little ones (4 and 5) but they did it!! We had a wonderful time;)
This is a perfect place for two - eat in front of the sliding glass doors and see the ocean from the bed. The beach is very close, down some steep steps, but the ocean is quite close visually. Definitely recommend to others.
The Crab Shack was exactly as described ! Perfect Bay and Ocean views from the living area and bedroom, fun to wake up with the window open and the waves crashing in the distance. Low key, solitary beach for two miles, amicable people visit and live here. Plenty to do here and in both directions.
We had a great time last weekend at the Crab Shack; in fact, we agreed that this was our best trip ever. The house was filled with sunlight when we arrived, cozy, windows looking out over Netarts Bay with a great view. This is a small beach house, however, things are laid out nicely so that the sense of space is maximized. Our son loved the little patio; it was fantastic to sit out there at nightfall with a glass of wine and gaze at Venus and Mercury and those twinkling stars.... all in all, a great family time for us. (and Yes, as others have mentioned, this is near a motel and shares a driveway-- we came the weekend of the Netarts Chili Cook-off and even with the extra guests and their revelry, the noise didn't bother us at all and the guests were very friendly as we passed.
Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with Vacasa. We understand that many components can influence a trip, but are absolutely delighted to hear that the cute and cozy Crab Shack helped to make this the "best trip ever"! We are so glad that you were able to easily explore Oceanside and Netarts while taking full advantage of everything that the home has to offer - including a fully stocked kitchen, incredible view, and a patio that is perfect for stargazing! While there are always opportunities for improvement as we strive to make each home as enjoyable as possible, we really appreciate your feedback and hope that you will come visit again soon.
Came here with my girlfriend for Valentine's Day weekend and it was everything we hoped for. A cozy shack right on the ocean with easy access to a romantic walk on the beach. A perfect getaway.
Thank you for sharing your Valentine's Day with Vacasa. We are happy to hear that the home was everything you expected, and love it.
Needed some getaway time and this was a perfect fit.
We had a great weekend getaway. The view was wonderful to wake up to! The house is simple and perfect for an Oregon coast weekend.
Gorgeous views of the changing tides from the balcony and one bedroom make this house work. Steep steps take you to a beautiful sweep of beach. One block walk to small market for basics.
The four adults in our party had a marvelous, relaxing few days at this cozy property, in spite of foggy, drizzly weather. Netarts is a wonderful, out-of-the-bustle spot on the Oregon coast, while still being in easy reach of parks, ocean beaches and larger cities. The cabin has all the amenities any vacationer needs to enjoy himself/herself. I highly recommend the Crab Shack in Netarts for a relaxing vacation.
This is a wonderful place if you want a quiet out of the way spot to watch the tides ebb and flow, enjoy the misty mornings, and drive to area locations to do some outdoor adventuring. The only drawback is the fact that we had to share access to the house with a local rather rundown motel and that the beach access was too steep for less agile folk, like us. The facilities were more than fine, the views spectacular, star gazing wonderful. All in all a superior alternative to a busy beach town.
I really enjoyed my long weekend getaway at the Crab Shack! The pictures don't do the location justice. The beach is just a short trail walk down and you can walk for miles. I walked to Oceanside to eat at Roseanna's restaurant - what a treat. I also walked to Schooner's - yum! For cooking in, I got everything I needed at the market only a block away. I will definitely be back!
We are very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay! It is great to hear that you were pleased with the home and it's beautiful oceanfront location. We hope you'll come back again!
This is the place to be if you are into simple clean vacation stays! This little place has all the ambience of the coast and little to none of the crowded tourist feel. Stocked to the gills with everything you might need too! Can't wait to come back here again.
Good view, comfortable beds , great price, boat parking a little tight, but great shack well maintained,
What a cute little cabin - complete with the most amazing view! It was mesmorizing to watch the tide come in and out in the bay. We spent most of our indoor time in the sunroom! While the path to the beach was steep, it was certainly accessible and convenient. Another highlight was our almost daily trip to "Cool Stuff" (a little vintage store about two blocks away) to see the new items that came in and to have a brownie.
We came to the West Coast for a family wedding. Having a week before the wedding gave us plenty of time to explore the area. The Crab Shack is a great location, perfect for my husband, myself and two girls. We could even fit two more if needed. The kitchen was stocked and having all the linens included was a plus. Also having a washer/dryer was a big plus since we than had to travel all the way over to Mt. Hood and down to Bend the next day. Thank you for a wonderful experience. If I could pick a place to live it would be Oregon!
Wonderful location, walk to everything, attentive staff, highly satisfied. Thank you Vacasa.
The house was amazing. Our children loved the peaceful beach and the breath-taking scenery. Although the house was fairly old and a little small, it fit our family of five perfectly. It was cozy and gave a feeling of being at home. We definitely recommend this house to other families looking for a vacation.
We only had 2 days in Netarts but our experience was wonderful. The first night we experienced fireworks, beach fires, oyster spots! Sea Lions the next with warm ocean tides. The Crab Shack was a perfect choice. The Beach low tide gave a wonderful experience for my two girls to play and explore the ocean. The sunsets are breathtaking. We didn't want to leave even though we need to get back to Salem for a Wedding! If ever in the are we would stay at the Crab Shack.
This place has the greatest views
Very nice place to stay. If u need a place to stay try a rental.
My family (including a 5 y/o and 3 y/o) and my mother enjoyed a post holiday weekend. We picked this house b/c we wanted to storm watch but instead we had sunny skies and an amazing view from this house. The house was clean and I appreciate the few extras Vacasa provides like coffee, soap, etc. We could walk to the store and to the beach and my mother could easily drive to the beach for a more accessible path. Because the weather was so great we extended our check out time to stay on the beach. I am most grateful for the Vascasa staff when my 5 y/o son left his blanket he has had for 5 years they were quick to find it and ship it back. We would stay here again. It is a great spot and a great value.
The property is a very nice bungalow and we enjoyed the beach walks and the quiet area. The appearance is nicer than your photos since the exterior was recently painted. Overall it was a very nice weekend getaway.
The beach views were the best and the beach access is really close by, those motivated can easily walk out of the bay away from the spit and on towards Oceanside where the waves are. Great little rental for the price. The renter at the house closest to use blocked our entry/exit twice though with her car this was annoying but after being assertive she stopped. The house comes with everything you need. When the washer stops it makes a loud metal on metal noise that will wake you up if not already. The house was stocked with all the essentials, paper towels, tp, laundry and dish soap, etc.
Thank you for your review! I apologize for the rude renter next door, unfortunately it is not a home we manage or we would have been able to help a bit more. We will see if there is anything we can do about the washer noise at the end of the cycle. Thanks again!
This is a great, quaint place to stay that is central to lots of tourist attractions. The house is well taken care of and very clean. A great place for a couple or small family. Close to the beach and great views.