21 Best VRBO Rentals on the Oregon Coast

Posted by
Mac Misseldine
April 30, 2020
Updated January 10, 2024

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Image: The Sea Glass, VRBO

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Formed by volcanic activity and erosion over millions of years, the Oregon Coast is home to a unique collection of volcanic headlands and rock formations that’s unlike anything you’ll see anywhere else in the world.

If you’re a local, you already know what I’m talking about – a natural allure that keeps you coming back again and again for more, even though the water is too damn cold to swim in.

If you’re new to the Paific Northwest, picture strips of sandy beach book-ended by forested headlands, sea stacks and natural arches, creating a scenery so beautiful that you’re perfectly content appreciating the views without dipping your toe in the deep blue water.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a Portland native gearing up for your annual weekend at the beach, I’d like to offer a simple suggestion: ditch your hotel and upgrade to a vacation rental. For some, that may mean splurging on a beachfront cottage that’s steps away from the sand and surf, or a clifftop chateau with stunning panoramic vistas.

For others on a tighter budget, that could mean a condo above a cafe in town, or a larger home just a few minutes from the coast but drastically more affordable. Either way, vacation rentals provide what hotels and motels simply can’t replicate – the comforts of home and a unique sense of authenticity.

It’s well worth taking a mental break from your workday to explore all of the options at your disposal on VRBO or Airbnb, but for those who are short on time, we’ve put together a list of the best VRBO rentals on the Oregon Coast to jump-start your search.

No matter your group size, sense of style, or budget, there’s something here for every traveler – especially those who appreciate the road less traveled.

Related Read: The 11 Best VRBO Rentals in Oregon

1. The Sea Glass

oregon coast vrbo rentals

Why you should stay here: This stunning beachfront property is perfect for traveling trios of friends and large families with older children who appreciate private bedrooms.

  • Location: Arch Cape
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
  • Pets allowed: No

If you’re looking for upscale accommodations with prime oceanfront views, the Sea Glass is for you. Sitting atop a bluff in Arch Cape, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the picturesque Oregon coast and stunning sunsets.

You’ll find the best views on the property from the large outdoor living area, where you can soak in the views from an Adirondack chair while grilling up some dinner on the Weber gas grill. There’s also a hot/cold outdoor shower where you can rinse off the sand after a long afternoon at the beach.

Inside the Sea Glass, there are two comfortably furnished living areas where you can enjoy your time with friends and family. The over-sized picture windows offer ample natural lighting and capitalize on the gorgeous views, and the home is filled with beach-themed art and decor to complete the ocean-side vibes.

The home also features classic beadboard paneling, rich cherry floors, a wine cooler, and four private bedrooms with luxury linens.

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2. The Pilot House

the pilot house oregon

Why you should stay here: An opulent suite in the heart of Astoria’s historic waterfront, where you’ll be surrounded by rich maritime history and panoramic views of the Columbia River.

  • Location: Astoria
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Pets allowed: No

Travelers who appreciate historic accommodations will love the Pilot House in Astoria. The Pilot House suite is located in the upper level of the historic Pier 14 Pilot Station, which was restored in 2005 and listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

The Pilot House combines the ritzy amenities of a four-star hotel with the comforting warmth of a private home, and there’s ample space for large groups with 1,700 square feet of living space. The spacious living room features rich leather furniture, the gourmet kitchen has everything you need to whip up a feast for 10, and the master bedroom comes with a Jacuzzi bathtub and a private deck facing the river.

Of course, the real treat with this property is its proximity to the waterfront. Guests will enjoy panoramic views of the Columbia River from almost every room, and you’re just steps away from the Astoria boardwalk.

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3. The Yurt on the Bay

yurt on the bay oregon

Why you should stay here: Glamping in a luxury yurt on the Oregon Coast? Count us in.

  • Location: Bay City
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

“Unique stays” are growing more popular with travelers, and the Yurt on the Bay definitely deserves its place with the most unique vacation rentals in Oregon. Whether you’re a camping family looking to splurge on a glamping trip or an adventurous couple simply looking for something different, you’re sure to love this oceanfront property.

The 525 square-foot yurt provides everything you need for a glamping trip with cozy beds, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and a clear dome for stargazing, but it’s what’s on the outside that’ll really win you over.

The property delivers stunning 180-degree views of Tillamook Bay, which you can enjoy from your lounge chairs around the fire pit or from the picnic table while you’re enjoying alfresco dining.

The property is large enough to accommodate boats and RVs, and it’s dog-friendly – though there’s a 25-pound limit and additional nightly fee for pets.

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4. The Seastar Retreat

seastar retreat oregon

Why you should stay here: Enjoy seaside living at its best in this bluff-top apartment with epic birds-eye views of the coastline.

  • Location: Brookings
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: No

The Seastar Retreat is perfect for couples and small families. You won’t have full run of the house, but the second-floor apartment over the owner’s home affords plenty of seclusion and the incredible panoramic views are absolutely worth sharing.

Step inside and you’ll find an open-concept living area with comfortable furniture, a fully-stocked kitchen, and large windows to soak in the sunlight and views. There’s a queen bed in the master bedroom, and a sleeper sofa in the living room that can accommodate two more guests.

When the weather is on your side (which is never a guarantee on the Oregon coast), grab a good book and enjoy the coastline views from your private deck. If you hear the beach calling your name, it’s just a short walk to the secluded cove below the bluff.

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5. The Horner Beach House

Horner Beach House

Why you should stay here: This quaint seaside cottage can accommodate large families with gaggles of kids, and you’ll enjoy prime views of the star attractions – Haystack Rock and the Needles.

  • Location: Cannon Beach
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: No

Originally built in 1928, the Horner Beach House was recently remodeled into a beautiful vacation rental that’s perfect for large families. As one of the original homes on the hill it offers incredible panoramic views of the ocean and easy access to the beach, and it’s conveniently located just one mile south of the popular downtown district.

The Horner Beach House can accommodate up to eight guests with 1,500 square feet of living space, two bedrooms, and 1.5 bathrooms.

You’ll enjoy views of the Needles and Haystack Rock from the deck and west-facing windows, and when stormy weather keeps you from hitting the sand and surf you can warm up by the fireplace while enjoying your favorite show on cable.

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6. The Shoreline Cottage in Cape Meares

shoreline cottage cape meares

Why you should stay here: This small cottage delivers big coastline views, which you can enjoy from your private hot tub and backyard fire pit.

  • Location: Cape Meares
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

The Shoreline Cottage resides in a secluded coastal community near the popular Cape Meares Lighthouse and National Wildlife Refuge, so there’s plenty to explore between the local beaches, hiking trails and historic landmarks. You’ll enjoy a front-row seat to beachfront views from the backyard, which are especially fun to soak in around the fire pit or in the hot tub with an ice-cold drink in your hand.

Step inside the cottage and you’ll find a well-kept interior with wood floors, comfortable furniture, cozy beds, and plenty of picture windows to let in the sunlight and ocean vistas. The property can sleep up to six guests with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and you’re welcome to bring your dog along for the adventure for an additional nightly fee.

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7. Osprey Cove

osprey cove

Why you should stay here: Osprey Cove is built for outdoor enthusiasts, and is especially popular with hunters, fishers, hikers, and water-sport fans.

  • Location: Coos Bay
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
  • Pets allowed: No

If your budget is keeping you from splurging on an oceanfront property, take a look at Osprey Cove. Its scenic riverfront position is just as beautiful as the ocean, and it’s just around the corner from the pristine beaches of Shore Acres State Park.

You’re also conveniently close to downtown Charleston, where you can spend the afternoon enjoying delicious seafood and exploring the local shops.

When you’re not enjoying the gorgeous riverfront views from the comfort of your porch, Osprey Cove offers everything you need to relax and enjoy time with your family inside. There’s a cozy pellet stove to keep everyone warm, a fully-stocked kitchen for preparing fresh meals, and TV/WiFi to keep you entertained when it’s too rainy to venture outside.

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8. Rocky Reef

rocky reef

Why you should stay here: Rocky Reef delivers the perfect combination of seclusion and scenic vistas, so you can enjoy panoramic coastline views in relative isolation.

  • Location: Gold Beach
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: No

The nearby beaches may be crowded, but thanks to your perch atop a bluff on several private acres, guests at Rocky Reef won’t hear anything but the crashing waves against the rock formations below.

Whether you’re spotting whales during seasonal migration, watching flocks of seabirds fly by at eye-level, or enjoying stargazing with minimal light pollution, this enviable vacation rental is the perfect place to enjoy quiet, awe-inspiring moments on the Oregon Coast.

Step inside the private home and you’ll discover coastal-casual decor with comfortable furniture. The three-bedroom house can accommodate up to five guests, and there’s a fully equipped kitchen with an exchange pantry to whip up fun meals.

If you feel like dining outdoors, you can grill up dinner on the stainless steel BBQ and enjoy your meal from the large viewing deck’s outdoor furniture.

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9. Cozy Cottage at Nehalem Shores

Cozy Cottage at Nehalem Shores

Why you should stay here: This intentionally simple vacation rental delivers everything you need for an Oregon Coast adventure without breaking the bank.

  • Location: Nehalem
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

The Cozy Cottage at Nehalem Shores is another budget-friendly option that delivers far more than its price point. Situated in a clean and quiet RV park on the shore of the Nehalem River, you’ll enjoy excellent fishing just a few steps away from your front door, and you’re conveniently located near several popular beaches and village shopping districts.

When you’re not enjoying surf and sand at the beach, there’s plenty to do around Nehalem Shores. Besides fishing, you can paddle along the river on a kayak or paddle board, or just sit back and enjoy the simple pleasures of wildlife viewing.

There are some fun antique shops and wine tastings nearby, or you can head over to Manzanita Beach for horseback riding, beach-combing and surfing.

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10. Eagle’s View

Eagle's View oregon

Why you should stay here: With a name like Eagle’s View, you can expect jaw-dropping bird’s-eye views of the coastline from this enviable vacation rental atop the cliff.

  • Location: Neskowin
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Traveling with a large family or group? Eagles View has ample space for up to eight guests and two dogs thanks to three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and plenty of square footage to sprawl out on cozy furniture and enjoy the views.

Speaking of the view, while the home itself is beautiful it’s the clifftop views of the Oregon Coast that take the cake here. You’ll enjoy breathtaking vistas of the coastline including Proposal Rock, and a private hiking trail will take you right down to the beach when you’re ready to hit the sand and surf.

Eagles View is packed with amenities, including a private hot tub, a jetted bathtub, a full kitchen, and multiple fireplaces. The home has several televisions and WiFi for rainy days when you’re stuck inside, and it’s a short drive to nearby attractions in Lincoln City to the south and Pacific City to the north.

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11. Traxler’s Surfside Cottage

Traxler's Surfside Cottage

Why you should stay here: Enjoy all of the luxury trimmings of a brand new home that’s steps away from the sand at Heceta Beach.

  • Location: Florence
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1-2 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Travelers who prefer modern interiors with luxury amenities will love Traxler’s Surfside Cottage in Florence. The brand-new beach house features an open floor plan with modern amenities like granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, wood floors, and new furniture, so you’ll feel like you’re spending the weekend in a model home.

Large windows throughout the house ensure you can always enjoy the beachfront views, and there are decks on the main and second floor where you can enjoy the view from outside.

It’s a short walk down to the beach, making this an excellent choice for families with kids who plan to hit the surf and sand every day.

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12. Top Floor Oceanfront Condo in Lincoln City

lincoln city condo

Why you should stay here: Enjoy fine dining inside your penthouse condo, then watch the sunset over the ocean from your private hot tub on the top-floor deck.

  • Location: Lincoln City
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: No

If your idea of the perfect Oregon Coast getaway involves wining and dining, this top-floor oceanfront condo in Lincoln City is for you. Scan through the enticing pictures and you’ll quickly see why, as the property sports an upscale interior with a full kitchen, luxury amenities, and a private deck with your own personal hot tub.

It’s impossible to resist the call of the beach from this oceanfront condo, and fortunately it’s a short walk down to the sand from your building. If a sudden storm hampers your plans, you can still hit the heated indoor pool, put in some time at the private exercise room, or unwind with drinks and friends in the game room.

This is a vacation rental that offers the comforts and amenities of a modern four-star hotel without the crowds.

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13. Oceanfront Cottage at Neahkahnie Beach

Oceanfront Cottage at Neahkahnie Beach

Why you should stay here: The recently remodeled beachfront home features a rustic-modern interior with luxury appointments, and there’s a private fire pit where you can enjoy bonfires on the beach.

  • Location: Manzanita
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 1-7 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

The Oceanfront Cottage at Neahkahnie Beach commands a hefty nightly rate, but it’s worth every penny thanks to its prime location and fresh renovations.

Capable of accommodating up to eight guests, the Oceanfront Cottage features an Instagram-worthy kitchen with European styling, a side-by-side refrigerator, stainless steel appliances, and Pratt & Larson tile.

There’s a large wood-burning fireplace in the living room, where you can enjoy a good book by the fire surrounded by big views of the ocean through the large windows. At the end of the day, retire to the master suite with a plump pillow-top king bed, private deck, and European-style bathroom with a Hansgrohe Rainshower.

When you’re ready to venture outside, step through the sliding doors into the backyard where there’s ample space for a game of croquet or volleyball in the grass. Host a bonfire at your private fire pit just off the beach, or follow the short, private trail to Manzanita Beach for some fun in the sand and surf.

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14. Sea Gem Cottage

Sea Gem Cottage

Why you should stay here: This modern home may be small, but it delivers big ocean views from atop a 40-foot bluff.

  • Location: Newport
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2+ nights
  • Pets allowed: No

The Sea Gem Cottage takes advantage of every inch of interior space thanks to its open-concept design, making it feel far larger than its actual 1,000 square feet. Between two bedrooms and a loft there’s plenty of room for a family of six, and the modern decor will make you feel like you’re staying in a well-kept model home.

You’ll steal glances of the ocean throughout the house, but the best views are found on the back porch. Grab a cold drink and kick back on an Adirondack chair to enjoy the sights and sounds of the crashing waves 40 feet below you. When the beach calls your name, there’s a private path with stairs to take you down to the sand.

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15. Berni’s Ocean View Castle

Berni's Ocean View Castle

Why you should stay here: Choose from one of two open-concept suites at this grand property, both offering ample space for large families and big views of the ocean below.

  • Location: Oceanside
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1-6 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

There are two pet-friendly suites for rent in Berni’s Ocean View Castle – The Potter’s Wheel and The Crow’s Nest. Situated two blocks from the beach on a large sloping hill, both vacation rentals offer fantastic views of the ocean and easy access to Oceanside Beach State Park.

Each suite can accommodate up to five guests and two pets, and the large picture windows ensure you can enjoy the Oregon Coast views from every room. You’ll have access to a large, well-equipped kitchen, an open concept living room with cable TV, and a private balcony to enjoy the sunsets.

There’s a grill on the shared lower deck, so you can make some new friends while grilling up some burgers and hot dogs for dinner.

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16. Secluded Beach House in Otter Rock

Secluded Beach House in Otter Rock

Why you should stay here: This secluded getaway hits the sweet spot between privacy and prime location, offering killer ocean views with convenient access to popular local spots like Newport, Lincoln City, and Depoe Bay.

  • Location: Otter Rock
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

If your idea of an Oregon Coast vacation is more about the views than actually being on the beach, this Secluded Beach House in Otter Rock is for you. As the name implies, you’ll enjoy jaw-dropping views surrounded by nothing but peace and quiet, far-removed from the crowded beaches and resort towns.

The beach house can accommodate up to six guests with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and you’re welcome to bring Fido along for the adventure. The bedrooms offer comfortable queen beds, and there’s a jetted tub in the master where you can relax after a long day on the beach.

When you’re ready to hit the beach, there’s an access trail down to the sand. The owner also provides boogie boards, wet suits, boots, gloves, and beach toys, so you don’t have to lug your own gear.

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17. China Mountain House

China Mountain House

Why you should stay here: This luxury abode feels like you’re living in an art gallery with magazine cover-quality decor and jaw-dropping ocean views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

  • Location: Port Orford
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

Not to condone vacations that are solely curated for Instagram reels, but if that’s your thing, drop what you’re doing and book a weekend at the China Mountain House in Port Orford. Trust me – you won’t need any filters to look like you’re living the high life in something off the pages of Architecture Digest magazine.

Of course, a good vacation should go beyond the glitz and glam, and you’ll get plenty of substance here to make it worth your stay. In addition to the stunning architecture and artfully selected interior decor, massive floor-to-ceiling windows deliver unbelievable ocean views from just about every room in the house.

And thanks to your elevated position in the forest hills above the bay, you’ll enjoy views for miles up and down the coast.

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18. The Coastal Jewel at Sea Rock

Coastal Jewel at Sea Rock

Why you should stay here: A luxury abode in the private Huckleberry Hill neighborhood of Seal Rock, offering beautiful sunset views and convenient access to picturesque Ona Beach.

  • Location: Seal Rock
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

One of the greatest appeals of staying in a vacation rental versus a hotel is enjoying the comforts of home, and the Coastal Jewel at Sea Rock delivers that high-end homey feel in aces.

The luxury home is simply stunning inside and out, featuring upgraded kitchen cabinets, tile counter tops, a large gas fireplace, rich leather furniture, and an enviable master suite with a Jacuzzi tub and private deck.

The Coastal Jewel takes advantage of its prime oceanfront real estate with massive windows in every room and several decks where you can sip your morning coffee as you watch the sunlight wash over the waves in the morning.

When you’re ready to venture out and explore, there’s Brian Booth State Park to the east, Ona Beach State Park to the north, and Seal Rock a little further to the south.

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19. Bali Hai

Bali Hai

Why you should stay here: Offering space for eight, direct access to the beach, and a chef’s kitchen where you can cook for an army, Bali Hai is an excellent choice for family gatherings with bunches of kids.

  • Location: Rockaway Beach
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2-6 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

When it comes to beachfront property, you can’t get any closer to the sand and surf than this.

Bali Hai is situated mere steps away from the beach, offering quick and easy access for kids who want to spend all afternoon at the beach, and a comfortable spot for mom and dad to watch them from the comfort of the wind-protected sun room or backyard Jacuzzi.

Bali Hai looks like a quaint beach shack on the outside, but step inside and you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find a modern interior with an open-concept design that’s great for big groups. There are three private bedrooms with comfy queen beds, and a sleeper sofa that can handle two more guests.

The home takes advantage of its beachfront position with plenty of windows, and the property is pet friendly (for an additional nightly fee).

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20. Wakonda Oceanfront Escape

Wakonda Oceanfront Escape

Why you should stay here: This two-story beach house features windscreens on both the upper and lower decks, so you can enjoy the ocean views with a little respite from the whipping winds.

  • Location: Waldport
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Minimum stay: 1-5 nights
  • Pets allowed: Yes

The Wakonda Oceanfront Escape offers all the comforts of home with an open floor plan, updated amenities, and a gourmet kitchen that’s stocked with everything you need to whip up a meal for your family.

The square footage isn’t much to gawk at, but there’s ample space for a family of five and picture windows throughout the home do a great job of making the home feel even larger.

Like most ocean escapes, the true allure to this property is all on the outside. The Wakonda Oceanfront Escape has partially-sheltered decks on both floors facing the ocean, and it’s a short walk down to the beach.

You’ll particularly enjoy the jetted tub in the master bedroom after a long day at the beach, and you’re welcome to bring your dog along for a small nightly fee.

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21. Trillicum Lodge

Trillicum Lodge

Why you should stay here: The sprawling 2,400-square-foot home sits on a private wooded acre overlooking seven miles of picturesque Central Oregon coastline.

  • Location: Yachats
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Pets allowed: No

With a name that oozes old-money opulence, Trillicum Lodge is an upscale retreat for the discerning traveler who values quality, space, and seclusion.

Situated on an acre of private, wooded land, the custom-built lodge is surrounded by a jungle-like garden and expansive yard, offering ample privacy, peace and quiet. The property overlooks a seven-mile stretch of sandy beach, which is accessible by a short private path out the rear gate.

Inside Trillicum Lodge you’ll find sleeping accommodations for up to six guests, and plenty of space to stretch out with over 2,400 square feet of living space. It’s a great spot to entertain, featuring five televisions throughout the house, three stereo systems, a ping pong table, and even a set of golf clubs you can take to the golf course.

Large picture windows ensure you never lose sight of the magnificent Pacific Ocean, and the wraparound deck offers plenty of room to pull up a chair and watch the sunset over the water.

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Plan Your Oregon Coast Vacation

Now that you’ve picked your Oregon Coast VRBO, it’s time to start planning your adventure itinerary.

Here are a few tips on the coastline’s best hikes, historical sites, and fun things to do:

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