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Staring Contest

4.5333
(15 Reviews)

Capacity

3 Bedrooms
2 Bath
Sleeps 8

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About

Shore Thing Vacation Rentals is pleased to introduce 'Staring Contest', a beautiful family home that boasts stunning ocean views! Located in peaceful Oceanside Oregon, this home’s large glass doors open to a spacious deck that runs the length of the house, with plenty of room for everyone to relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the famed Three Arch Rocks. When you’re ready to explore the beach or go for a morning run, it's just a short 5 minute drive away.

This house features 3 bedrooms: 2 bedrooms upstairs on the main floor, each with a queen-sized bed with a full bathroom located just outside the bedrooms. One bedroom downstairs with 2 sets of bunk beds and a full bathroom located right outside the door.

The nicely appointed kitchen provides all the necessary tools for preparing tasty meals, and a gas BBQ is available to grill your fresh catch. You and your guests are sure to enjoy leisurely dinners while watching the sun set from the dining room table.

When it’s time to stretch out and relax indoors, the comfortable living room is the perfect spot. Crank on the gas log fireplace for a warm, crackling fire and enjoy a movie on the flat screen TV and DVD player.

This home is just a short drive to downtown Oceanside, where you’ll find 2 cafes and delicious Roseanna's Restaurant. Many hiking opportunities with picture-perfect vistas are nearby: Cape Lookout State Park, Cape Meares Lighthouse and Maxwell Mountain to name a few.

Whether you're strolling along the beach, clamming nearby, catching a nap on the deck, or enjoying a fabulous coastal sunset every evening, this ocean view vacation rental surrounds you with serenity. This is perfect spot for a family getaway or a quiet trip with friends.

** Note: $35 damage insurance is already included in the cost of your stay. If you wish to switch to the $3,000 refundable damage deposit, please let me know.
** Note: Up to 2 dogs are welcome to come! There is a $40 pet fee for the additional cleaning required after your departure.

Features

Amenities

  • House
  • Bunk
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • Full Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Cookware
  • High Speed Internet
  • Landline
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Dining Table
  • Oceanside
  • Hot tub: NO

Proximity

  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby FedEx

Availability

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Reviews

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Well equipped house with gorgeous view!

September 2022
, Vancouver, WA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

We rented Staring Contest, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with a gorgeous ocean view of the Three Arch Rocks. Sunsets are stunning from the deck off the livingroom and kitchen. The house was well equipped. Appliances, that we used, worked properly. The linens, towels and bedding, were nice and plush. The beds and pillows were comfortable. The house floorplan was convenient...most everything needed was on the main floor. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood on a dead end culdesac. The driveway up to the house is very steep! Thankful we didn't bring our low profile car as we would have had to park it at the bottom of the driveway and haul everything up to the house.

A few issues, but nothing that ruined our trip or needed to be addressed during our stay, are:
Stairs up to front door are very noisy and slippery when wet, shower curtain in main bath could use a curved curtain rod so shower curtain doesn't touch you while showering, the main bath shower head could use an extension as it's pretty low for anyone over 5'5", the chair in the livingroom (not peeling leather) is missing some screws and very rickety when sitting (didn't end up needing to use it, used the peeling chair and couch instead), since there aren't curtains on the sliding glass door windows it can get pretty hot in the house (no A/C) so a box fan or oscillating fan would be nice to have on hand, one bedroom only has a lamp on one side of bed so could use another lamp, would be nice to have a wall mounted TV in one of the queen bedrooms on the main floor, and there's no exhaust fan in the downstairs bathroom.

The house does have some minor TLC issues (i.e. cracked/loose tiles on main bath floor, needed paint touch-ups, some added screws on squeeky stairs and deck boards in front of house).

Overall we had a nice, relaxing week stay. None of the above items would prevent us from staying here again. Would recommend.

What a view!

September 2022
, Osteen, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The house was a little hard to find after our day of driving along the coast. Once we got the suitcases upstairs it was hard to move away from the gorgeous views. The beds were comfy and the kitchen had all the tools we needed. Of course we ate and relaxed where we could look out over the rooftops to see the ocean.

House with a view!

August 2022
, Canby, OR Unknown

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a great stay! Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your house wa a clean, and perfect for us! We thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful sunset views from the deck. Such a cozy and peaceful place. We already booked our stay for next summer, and are really looking forward to coming back!

Great getaway home

August 2022
, San Jose, CA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Although it's not on the prime section of beach front homes in Oceanside, it's nonetheless a great location with a beautiful, quieter view from higher up the road. The kitchen is well equipped if you're into cooking as well. The owner was super friendly to deal with when asking to check in early. I'd totally recommend staying here. Thanks for the memories!

Quiet Vacation Spot

June 2022
, Tucson, AZ Unknown

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
2

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. The location and the views were awesome. The bed, tv, internet service, management company and fireplace were all excellent. The furnishings and appliances are dated. The front door light shorts out. Some of the burners on the stove do not work. The leather chairs are peeling. Some of the hand towels have bleach stains. Main bathroom has chipped tiles and shower head is very low making it hard to shower if you are tall. They are missing curtains on the sliding doors. It was overpriced for the condition of the property. Once these issues are addressed, it will become a perfect place to enjoy the Oregon coast.

Amazing view

November 2020
, Beaverton , OR US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Very comfortable house with beautiful view.Great location. The property manager is wonderful, very responsive, helpful and nice. The kitchen had everything you could possible need.

Amazing view

November 2020
, Beavrton , OR United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Very comfortable house with beautiful view.Great location. The property manager is wonderful, very responsive, helpful and nice. The kitchen had everything you could possible need.

nice get away

October 2020
, Portland, OR United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

best views of the ocean and sunsets. House is cozy and clean, and easy access from Portland

Lovely Stay in Oceanside

October 2020
, Portland, OR United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

The house was in a nice location on a hillside overlooking the ocean. The house was comfortable and clean, and we enjoyed the gas fireplace in the living room. There are some maintenance issues that need to be attended to - the microwave doesn't work, the coffee maker was very dirty, the bathroom exhaust fan is ineffectual, one of the burners on the stove doesn't work, some of the outdoor lights don't work - and those issues proved to be inconvenient. We enjoyed walking on the beach in Oceanside, driving to Pacific City, and exploring Bayocean Peninsula County Park. Be aware that, at the time of our visit, there was virtually nowhere close by to order food. Many nearby restaurants (in Tillamook, Oceanside, Netarts, and Pacific City) are either temporarily closed, permanently closed, or closed on weekends. We had expected that we could order in food for our meals, and it was very difficult to do that. In retrospect, we should have brought groceries for all of our meals and planned to cook at the house. Overall, we had a nice weekend.

Lovely Stay in Oceanside

October 2020
, Portland, OR United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
3

The house was in a nice location on a hillside overlooking the ocean. The house was comfortable and clean, and we enjoyed the gas fireplace in the living room. There are some maintenance issues that need to be attended to - the microwave doesn't work, the coffee maker was very dirty, the bathroom exhaust fan is ineffectual, one of the burners on the stove doesn't work, some of the outdoor lights don't work - and those issues proved to be inconvenient. We enjoyed walking on the beach in Oceanside, driving to Pacific City, and exploring Bayocean Peninsula County Park. Be aware that, at the time of our visit, there was virtually nowhere close by to order food. Many nearby restaurants (in Tillamook, Oceanside, Netarts, and Pacific City) are either temporarily closed, permanently closed, or closed on weekends. We had expected that we could order in food for our meals, and it was very difficult to do that. In retrospect, we should have brought groceries for all of our meals and planned to cook at the house. Overall, we had a nice weekend.

The name holds true!

October 2019
, Sparks Glencoe, MD United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We really enjoyed our stay at this spacious Oceanside home and especially those stunning views! We appreciate all the nice touches like a well-appointed kitchen, working TV with kids shows to access for our little one, and the binoculars really were a treat! Would definitely recommend "Staring Contest"!

Staring Contest was a great House!

August 2019
, Vancouver, WA US

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

My family and I stayed for a few days in Oceanside. We loved the house and Sarah was incredibly responsive and attentive. We will absolutely stay here again in the future.

Cool view.

July 2019
, Portland, OR US

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4

It was really good,spacious..

Quiet Oceanside Home

August 2018
, Fort Collins, CO United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

This is a beautiful home looking over the ocean in a quiet neighborhood setting. My husband, daughter and myself had a great place to come back to after exploring the beauty of the Oregon Coastal area. The home was clean and had everything we needed to enjoy coffee and dinners on the deck. There were a few issues with cleaning product odors which were brought to the attention of the management company.

Quiet Oceanside Home

August 2018
, United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
4

This is a beautiful home looking over the ocean in a quiet neighborhood setting. My husband, daughter and myself had a great place to come back to after exploring the beauty of the Oregon Coastal area. The home was clean and had everything we needed to enjoy coffee and dinners on the deck. There were a few issues with cleaning product odors which were brought to the attention of the management company.