This time of year (and all year long, let’s be honest), Oregonians flock to the coast to experience its many wonders, from the powerful waves to the thick groves of evergreens, and the jagged rocks to the wide stretches of cool sand, not to mention the shops and restaurants situated in its charming seaside towns.
If you’re planning a trip to the Oregon Coast, perhaps the most important detail to nail down is your accommodations. But why settle for your typical hotel when you can stay somewhere a bit more…unique? We scoured the Internet to find some of the most interesting and experiential vacation rentals on the Oregon Coast. We’re talking yurts, Airstreams, treehouses, vintage trailers, tiny homes and quaint cabins — some of which are situated directly along the water.
Take a look at some of our favorite places to go “glamping” along the Oregon Coast — and book your stay before these popular spots fill up!
Situated just steps from the ocean, Tiny Tranquility is a relatively new community of beautiful tiny homes and vintage trailers, all equipped with everything you need to relax, cook, eat and sleep. Each of the accommodations include comfortable seating, a full kitchenette, a bar area for eating or working, one or more accessible sleeping areas with high-quality bedding, a full bathroom with a toilet and shower, a flat-screen TV (some with Netflix and Amazon Prime!), and free WiFi. Plus, enjoy access to the many communal amenities at Tiny Tranquility, including a large 2,400-square-foot lodge, a TV room, a newly built second common area, a BBQ area, two bonfire pits, a community garden, a fitness area, a dog park, and more! Tiny Tranquility is just a few blocks from the beach, which you can easily see from several vantage points on the property.
Pacific City, Oregon
Hart’s Camp is an Airstream hotel and RV park just off the coast in Pacific City. If you don’t have your own RV, stay in one of their seven unique Airstreams, each offering its own private site and well-appointed amenities, inside and out. Features include a luxurious queen bed or bunk-style beds, a fully equipped bathroom, and a kitchenette with all the kitchen gadgets you’ll need. Take advantage of the many amenities at Hart’s Camp, including complimentary Linus bikes, a horseshoe pit, barbecues at each site, cornhole and other games, an outdoor shower, a camp store, and more. Plus, the site is just steps from the beach for more recreation and adventure!
Coos Bay, Oregon
Located just steps from the water in Coos Bay, Bay Point Landing is a modern camping destination with a variety of accommodation options. Choose to stay in one of the modern cabins or Airstream suites — or simply park your RV in one of the RV campsites to take advantage of the community amenities and take in stunning views all the while. Bay Point Landing offers three different styles of cabins — the Kamp Haus cabin, the Dune cabin and the Drift cabin. Each Scandinavian-inspired cabin has been expertly designed and features all the amenities of home. The Airstreams can fit up to four guests and include skylights, a kitchenette, a convertible dinette, a private bathroom with a shower, and an outdoor fire pit!
What began as a bed and breakfast has since evolved into a micro-resort with six individual tiny homes. Located in Tillamook, Sheltered Nook is all about community, providing a place that feels like coming home. Aside from The Mermaid tiny home, which has a different layout, each of the 385-square-foot tiny homes has three queen-sized beds (one private bedroom and two beds in an upstairs sleeping loft), a completely equipped kitchen with full-sized appliances, a cozy living area with an electric fireplace, and a private bathroom with a full-sized walk-in shower. Other amenities include WiFi access, a flat-screen TV, a smart DVD player, and a propane barbeque.
Bay City, Oregon
This 525-square-foot yurt is nestled on the edge of a large bay in Bay City, offering 180-degree views of the water. Take it all in from the front porch, the fire pit area, or in the hot tub. And inside, the yurt is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay — including a handmade alder bed, a futon in the living room for two more sleepers, a kitchen with utensils and gadgets, a bathroom with a shower, and more. Dogs are welcome to come along — but keep in mind there is a nightly pet fee and a weight limit of 25 pounds. The recreation options are endless — whether you want to play golf at the nearby 18-hole course, head to the beach, or take a hike along the coast.
If you’ve wanted to stay the night in a treehouse — now’s your chance! Perched between two massive fir trees overlooking a steep river canyon, Heartland Treehouse is a beautiful treehouse built from wood milled from the surrounding forest. It has a kitchen and a comfortable bedroom, which leads to the deck completely immersed in the forest setting. Here, you can relax around the fire pit or take an outdoor bath in one of the two outdoor tubs (which have hot water!). If you’re eager to stay here, you’re not alone. This Airbnb is regularly booked out well in advance — but it’s the perfect time to start planning your 2023 getaway in the trees! Follow Heartland Treehouse on Instagram in the meantime to stay up to date on their availability.
Otter Rock, Oregon
Calling all surfers and avid whale watchers! You’ll love staying at this yurt overlooking the Devil’s Punchbowl beach, which offers one of the best surf breaks in the Pacific Northwest. The yurt is equipped with a full kitchen, a bathroom with a shower, a gas heat stove, WiFi, a TV, a BBQ, and an outdoor shower. All you have to bring is your own bedding to put on the two futons and oversized Paco Pads. Completely surrounding the yurt on all sides, the outdoor deck is adorned with twinkling lights and offers beautiful views of the ocean and lush trees.
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
This renovated A-frame is simple, clean and modern — with multiple bedrooms, including the loft with a double bed and the downstairs bedroom with a queen-sized bed. Plus, the common space has a pull-out sofa, which can be utilized as a third bed. Because this property is listed on Airbnb Plus, it has been inspected for quality and has passed the test! It has a full kitchen with a coffee maker, a washer and dryer, a TV and WiFi, and all the bathroom essentials you’ll need, including a hair dryer. Relax around the fire pit or out on the deck, which has a grill and a picnic table. The A-frame is just steps from the beach or the shops and restaurants in downtown Rockaway Beach!
Cannon Beach, Oregon
The Haystack Haus is a well-appointed cabin located on a quiet forested street in Cannon Beach. The 1,200-square-foot cabin has tall windows letting in lots of natural light, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining nook, a roomy living room with a wood-burning stove, and both a queen suite and primary suite, which has its own private lounge area. The large wrap-around deck has a covered dining area, perfect for dining al fresco. The Haystack Haus is just a two-minute walk from the neighborhood beach access, which leads directly to the famous Haystack Rock! Check out the cabin’s website — and book your stay through Airbnb.
Gold Beach, Oregon
Any Airbnb listing opening with a John Muir quote gets our approval! The Bluebird House is a charming treehouse perched high amongst the trees in Gold Beach, offering excellent ocean views from inside and out on the deck. It is situated on 7 acres of mixed terrain, including farmland (with donkeys!), forest and beach, with gardens open year-round. The treehouse provides a comfortable stay, with a loft with two twin-sized beds, a spacious deck, and a simple kitchen space. But the Bluebird House does not have a TV or WiFi, which gives you the perfect excuse to unplug and experience nature to the fullest.
For a more rustic “glamping” experience, consider this tipi resting on a hill in a pasture just 15 minutes from Bandon. It has two comfortable queen-sized beds and a cozy smoke-free gas fire pit, which adds warmth and ambiance. Plus, the tipi is accompanied by a hot outdoor shower and an open-air outhouse. Guests are more than welcome to explore this stunning property, which has cows, alpacas and other wildlife roaming about.
Gold Beach, Oregon
Lilly Glen Treehouse is a luxurious, fairy-like treehouse tucked in an enchanting forest setting in Gold Beach, overlooking a 60-foot waterfall. It has a sitting area with a Smart TV and a DVD player, a small kitchenette with a mini fridge, and a bathroom with running water, a toilet and a huge soaking tub. Retreat to the primary suite or the large loft, each with a queen bed and views of the waterfall. Relax and unwind on the small deck overlooking the creek and gully — don’t miss the magical lighting in the late morning and afternoon, perfect for taking photos!
Where is your favorite place to stay along the Oregon Coast? Let us know in the comments below!