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The 11 Best Oregon VRBOs for Your Next Getaway

by Arthur McMahon
Updated October 15, 2021

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Any trip to Oregon is likely to be a good one, but choosing the right Oregon VRBO can be the extra detail that makes your good vacation great.

Oregon is such a unique state with such a huge variety of stunning sights that it can be a downer to spend the day in the mountains but go back to a generic corporate hotel at night. So renting a unique Oregon vacation rental can help add a personal, local touch to your lodging – and save some money in the process.

The Beaver State is pretty big, so sifting through to find the ultimate VRBO can be quite a challenge, or at least time-consuming, at the very least. And selecting the right vacation house in Oregon is almost as important as picking your travel destination itself. Are you on your way out to Mount Hood? The Coast? Crater Lake?

Wherever your plans take you, there’s a rental on this list you’ll want to return to again and again. These are the best VRBOs in Oregon, from the desert to the beach and everywhere in between. Where do you want to stay?

1. Falcon Cove Beach House

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Why you should stay: Seclusion and big ocean views minutes from Cannon Beach.

  • Location: Arch Cape
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $195/night

Nestled in the forested hillsides of south Falcon Cove Beach, this oceanfront home offers both privacy and expansive ocean views. The floor-to-ceiling windows put you right up in front of the wave-crashing action and let in a refreshing wash of natural sunlight that bathes the home’s interior in its brilliance.

Feeling at once like a beach bungalow and a treehouse, this place has a fun atmosphere. You can surf, beachcomb, or hike right outside the front door, or just further explore just around the bend at Oswald West State Park. The happening coastal town of Cannon Beach – famous for the picturesque Haystack Rock – is only eight miles away.

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Related Read: The 9 Best Beaches in Oregon to Enjoy the Pacific Vibes

2. Mount Hood Creekside Chalet

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Why you should stay: Mountain majesty near some of Oregon’s best ski resorts.

  • Location: Rhododendron
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $159/night

The natural wood and stone design of the Mount Hood Creekside Chalet mirror the national forest surrounding it. This lovely Oregon vacation rentals fits right in with its setting, but it’s far from rustic. In fact, some might call it lavish. It features all the comforts of home while embracing the look and feel of “roughing it” in the wilderness.

The cabin is located near the picture-perfect Mirror Lake, and is only minutes away from the mountain hub of Government Camp. Within minutes you can be dining at a local restaurant, riding the ski lifts, or hiking one of the many nearby trails. Mount Hood Ski Bowl is under six miles away and and Timberline is about five minutes further.

Though seemingly far-removed from the city, Portland is only an hour away, and its lively suburbs are even closer.

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3. High Desert Cabin

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Why you should stay: Panoramic desert views from a high-class cabin on 20 private acres.

  • Location: Prineville
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $260/night

There may be no more awesome central Oregon escape than this amazingly well-situated and well-appointed High Desert Cabin. Sitting on the front deck, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world high up in the hills as you look down on vast stretches of sagebrush desert and the massive Prineville Reservoir.

Get ready to relax the day and night away. When the sun dips low, the stars shine bright — you’ll never want to take your eyes off the sky. If you get the itch for adventure, though, the reservoir is a short drive down the road, and the town of Prineville isn’t far in the other direction.

“The views are phenomenal and the home is spacious yet cozy. We simply love everything — the pool table, the expansive property for hikes, the fire pit — it really couldn’t be more perfect. We can’t wait to come back!”

Cheryl D.
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Additonal Read: The 9 Best Small Towns in Oregon for a PNW Escape

4. Whimsical Dunes

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Why you should stay: It’s bright, colorful, and primed for experiencing the best things in Oregon.

  • Location: Waldport
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $161/night

Whimsical Dunes is a joy-inducing loft home in the Bayshore Community of Waldport. The large bay windows provide a direct line of sight to the crashing ocean waves (as does the oceanfront deck) and you can walk directly from the deck into the dunes and beach grass en route to the shoreline. There’s also a hot tub with a view.

As for the location, Waldport is a quiet seaside town with long stretches of sandy beaches as well as miles of bay and river ecosystems ripe for wildlife viewing. The bigger town of Newport is about 12 miles up the coastal highway in case you want to head to the Oregon Coast Aquarium or hunt for agates on the beach.

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5. Tumalo Lake Lodge Hillside Cabin

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Why you should stay: A luxury cabin near epic outdoor fun and all the happening events in Bend.

  • Location: Bend
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $259/night

Consider this Hillside Cabin to be the ultimate vacation rental in Oregon near Bend for adventurous couples and small families. You’ll quickly fall in love with this high-end cabin with its plush accommodations, beautiful design, and proximity to everything you want to see and do. And you’ll have the azure waters of Tumalo Lake just outside your front door, which in and of itself is reason enough to stay in this neck of the woods.

Nearby, there’s an endless array of fun outdoor activities, including hiking trails, ski slopes, roaring rivers, lava landscapes, and so much more. Plus, Bend is just down the road where you can load up for and refuel after all of your day’s excursions. Consider checking out a few stop on the Bend Ale Trail after an adventurous morning.

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6. Modern Love

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Why you should stay: A stylish neighborhood home with beachy views and vibes.

  • Location: Arch Cape
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights+
  • Rates from: $285/night

Modern Love is a sleek mid-century home with lots of character. This pad sits only one block away from the pristine beach of Arch Cape and a few minutes from Haystack Rock and Cannon Beach.

Sized just right for one or two couples, this hip home is the perfect weekend beach escape for those looking to get away from the city (or anywhere else) for a spell. There are even fun things to do on-site including foosball, ping pong, and backyard BBQing. It’s one of the pricier Oregon vacation rentals on this list, but guests who value design will likely find it well-worth the cost.

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7. Rogue River Lodge

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Why you should stay: Unwind at a historic riverside lodge near Crater Lake.

  • Location: Fargo
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $125/night

On the banks of the upper Rogue River, this award-winning lodge sets the stage for a peaceful riverside retreat. It feels secluded since it’s on a private riverfront lot, but it’s only a quick turn off of the Crater Lake Highway.

The rustic charm of this lodge and its manicured grounds are enchanting — you’ll be hard-pressed to leave, even for a day trip. But with Crater Lake National Park in your backyard, as well as Lost Creek Lake and a wealth of other western Cascade outdoor destinations, you’re going to have a tough time staying put.

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8. Forest Ridge Retreat

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Why you should stay: A stunningly modern basecamp for exploring the southern Oregon Coast.

  • Location: Coos Bay
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $150/night

Forest Ridge Retreat is east of downtown Coos Bay with spectacular views of the forest hillscape outside of town. The unique building and its stylish interior design lie in stark contrast to its overwhelmingly green and natural setting.

You’ll feel as if you’re in the lap of luxury during your stay. Though the place feels remote, town is only minutes away. Likewise, the beach and the dunes are also close, and this home serves as a great launching point for further explorations along the southern Oregon Coast.

Depending on the time of year, you may be lucky enough to see whales or sea lions from the Shore Acres State Park coastline. In fact, they host annual “Whale Watch Weeks” twice a year in December and March.

The layout of the home was perfect and the surrounding views were too.

Lynne H.
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9. Westside Luxury Home

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Why you should stay: Leave the car parked and walk to everything in Bend.

  • Location: Bend
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $205/night

Bend is Oregon’s de facto outdoor enthusiast city — it’s where people from all over the state come to spend their weekends and vacation as they explore the area’s iconic mountains, rivers, and high desert landscape. This Westside Luxury Home is in the center of it all, making it a great place to both explore the city and the outdoors.

This mid-century ranch home has a style all its own, and it comes loaded with plush furniture and awesome amenities that’ll make your stay even better. Newport Market and downtown are minutes away, and several snow-capped Cascade peaks loom over the horizon. It’s one of the best Oregon vacation rentals if you don’t want to rent a car – Bend is super-walkable, and you can book tours for activities outside of town like lava cave tours or whitewater rafting.

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10. Ocean Oasis

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Why you should stay: A massive oceanside home with a secluded, gated entry beach.

  • Location: Neskowin
  • Sleeps: 16
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $695/night

Bring your whole crew and the extended family to this Ocean Oasis for a magnificent stay on a location better than most five-star hotels have. This amazing home is on the rocky cliffs adjacent to the beach, giving you direct access to a nearly private beachfront and endless ocean views.

The rooftop deck, hot tub, and lounge areas are the best place to take in the sights and the ocean spray (so long as the weather cooperates.) There’s plenty of space inside for everyone when the skies turn dark, though, and enough windows for everyone to claim their own. It’s definitely the best Oregon vacation rental in the area for large groups.

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11. Alderwood Cabin

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Why you should stay: Affordable cabin in the woods at the base of Mount Hood.

  • Location: Mount Hood Village
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $91/night

Alderwood Cabin is on a dead-end road in the foothills leading up to Mount Hood. It’s a private, forested retreat featuring solid pine construction and an iron wood stove that’ll have you feeling like you’re far removed from civilization, though you’ll be minutes away from multiple mountain towns.

This cozy escape is an ideal place to stay for year-round recreation around Mount Hood. Hiking trails and the Zigzag River are within walking distance from the backyard, and nearly everything else is just a short drive away. It’s also quite affordable, especially for six guests.

“The cabin has everything you need: a good movie collection, board games, books, excellent wifi, a full kitchen and laundry units, and the hot tub… There was really no reason to leave.”

Malia P.
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