Blue Heron House

Vacation rental in Seaside, OR on the Northern Oregon Coast

The house is located in the resort town of Seaside, on the Necanicum River, 5 blocks to the beach, near the city center, and has an outdoor 6 person hot tub. It is a peaceful setting where blue herons and other marine life are frequent visitors to the river shore. Seaside is 75 miles west of Portland on the northern Oregon Coast (1 1/2 hour driving time). The Amtrak bus from Portland stops right next door.   


The house features:
  • 3 bedrooms (linen and blankets are provided)
  • room 1 = queen bed
  • room 2 = full size bed
  • room 3 = full size bed and set of bunks
  • den with a hide-a-bed (can be 4th bedroom option)
  • 2 full baths (one w/ tub/shower, one w/shower) (towels provided)
  • equipped kitchen and dining room
  • w/ microwave, range, full size refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, coffee maker, pans, dishes, & utensils
  • large living room
  • w/ Vermont Castings gas fireplace, cable TV, VCR and DVD player, a few games
  • 6 person outdoor hot tub
  • deck and large yard
  • w/ river view and river access, gas and charcoal barbecues, outdoor tables and chairs
  • laundry room w/ washer & dryer
  • off street parking
  • free wireless internet access with your lap top


Living room with gas fireplace      

Fully equipped kitchen               

Dining room

Den with hide-a-bed                

The area features:
  • Festivals & Events - the town hosts many year round events. Here’s a sample: Seaside...And All That Jazz; 4th of July Celebration; Hood to Coast (200 mile relay run from Mt. Hood to Seaside); National Beach Volleyball Tournament; Sand Castle Sculptures (Cannon Beach); Kite Competitions; & Yuletide at Seaside.
  • Canoe or Kayak - right from the house on the calm waters of the Necanicum River. Canoes and sea kayaks are available to rent right next door.
  • Biking - all types can be rented or bring your own and ride the 2 mile ocean promenade or mountain bike the trails.
  • Shopping - Broadway (9 blocks) features locally owned shops, galleries, bookstores, antiques, arcades & many cafes. Seaside Outlet Shops and Cinema are 3 blocks away.
  • Hiking - there are a number of hiking trails in the area including the designated National Wild and Scenic Tillamook Head Trail. This 8 mile trail cascades high above the ocean from Seaside to Cannon Beach, through old growth forests, to secluded beaches and coves. Or explore the Necanicum Estuary, just a few blocks from the house, where the river meets the ocean and home to many birds and marine life.

View of the Necanicum River and    
Tillamook Head from the backyard   

Seaside offers                     
miles of sandy beaches            


  • ... Cannon Beach (6 miles) - is a unique coastal town with numerous galleries and the renown Haystack Rock and Ecola State Park.
  • ... Astoria (18 miles) - the oldest west coast town is home to the Maritime Museum and the Astoria Column.
  • … Fort Clatsop National Monument (16 miles) Lewis and Clark Fort, and Fort Stevens State Park (10 miles) where the coast meets the Columbia River: miles of bike trails, historic military bunkers, Native American long house, museum, and beaches.


View of Cannon Beach and Haystack  
Rock from nearby Ecola State Park   

Rates for 2009/2010*:

low season: mid week: $160/night; weekend: $175/night
(Sep 6 - Feb 28, excluding Thanksgiving Day & weekend, Christmas break, and President's Weekend)

mid season: mid week: $175/night; weekend: $200/night
(Mar 1 - May 20, plus Thanksgiving Day & weekend, Christmas break, and President's Weekend)

high season: mid week: $225/night; weekend: $275/night
(May 21 - Sept 5)

Hood to Coast wee
kend  $300/night  (ALREADY RESERVED)

*Rates are for up to 6 people, $10/person/night beyond 6, maximum of 12 people

2 night minimum, 5 night minimum in high season, 7th Night Free, longer minimum stays possible during mid season
$300 refundable damage / excessive cleaning deposit, no extra cleaning fee
Cancellation policy: 1/3 of total lodging forfeited if canceling more than 30 days from arrival date; no refunds within 30 days of arrival.

For more information and reservations

Contact: Jim
Phone: 503-827-0405 (Portland)
Email Click here!