From the moment you walk through the front door of this premier home, you’ll be wowed by impressive ocean views framed by floor-to-ceiling windows! The indoor living area flows through French doors to the spacious, ocean-facing deck, ideal for outdoor dining and appreciating the lovely sunsets. This beautifully maintained single-story, 4-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home provides the ultimate in family-friendly convenience and comfort.
- Rancho del Mar sleeps up to 11 guests.
- The master bedroom features a pillow-topped king-sized bed and stunning ocean views.
- The very private second master suite has a queen-sized bed with minibar and half bath.
- The youngest guests will love their own nautical-themed retreat: a playroom with foldout futon, flat-screen TV and DVD player, and adjoining bunk room with twin bunk beds.
- A cozy fourth guest room features a twin-over-double bunk bed and desk work station (if you must).
Kitchen, dining, and living areas:
- A bright, airy design provides ample space for enjoying one another’s company or finding a spot where you can relax apart from the group.
- With granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, the exceptionally well-supplied kitchen delights even the most gourmet chefs.
- Enjoy unhurried meals and lively conversation around the spacious custom-built dining table.
- The dining and kitchen areas open to a tastefully decorated living room highlighted by a stacked stone fireplace and custom-milled fir mantel.
- Build a crackling fire, then sink into the comfortable wraparound sofa while losing yourself in a novel or watching your favorite movie or sports channel on the cable-equipped, flat-screen HD TV and Blu-ray DVD player.
- You can also stream music or connect to the Bose surround sound system with your own device with free WiFi.
- An outdoor hot/cold shower provides easy cleanup after a day at the beach, the covered barbecue area ensures the chef stays dry, and the fire pit on the deck keeps guests toasty even with a chill in the air.
- In-floor heat warms your toes, and dimmer-switched custom lighting creates a relaxed ambiance throughout.
- A convenient red wagon totes boogie boards, sand toys, and chairs to the beach by day and marshmallow sticks for s’mores and stargazing by a roaring bonfire after dark.
- The house renovations included extra thick gypcrete, sound-proofing for windows, and special insulation. It’s also got a 50-foot setback, fence, and mature landscaping. All of these help to offset highway noise, as does a happy family or group of friends enjoying time together at the coast!
- Just 90 seconds away, a secluded coastline beckons you to explore tide pools teeming with sea creatures, visit the caves and waterfall at Hug Point, and walk through the arch at low tide.
- When you are ready to venture further, nearby Cannon Beach offers a plethora of swanky restaurants, fine art galleries, shops, and the famed Haystack Rock.
- For adventure seekers, Ecola and Oswald West State Parks, Short Sands Beach, horseback riding, crabbing, clam digging, and fishing are all just a short drive away.
**This is a no pet home. If this policy is violated, you will be asked to leave and forfeit any rental payment as well as be subject to possible fines.
- Baby crib
- Combination tub/shower
- Outdoor shower
- Sleep sofa /futon
- Twin/ single
- Live theater
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo System
- IPod Docking Station
- Surround Sound
Great design and close to the ocean
This is a great family house. We live on a golf course so being right on highway 101 was noisy to us, but the house has a great sound system and Pandora covered up the noise well. The property manager could not have been nicer or more accommodating.
Wonderful Beach Retreat!
Our entire family enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing beach getaway at this family-friendly home. This home is very well maintained and has so many great amenities. Thank you, Danna and Geoff!
Phil and Barb T.
Beautiful Family Friendly Home
Absolutely beautiful place to stay. This home has been renovated from top to bottom with a wonderful coastal vibe. The owners went above and beyond to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We are a family with young children and we absolutely felt at home. So nice not having to worry about toys,highchairs, playpens....they had everything we needed and then some. We would definetly reccomend this home.
Annual Family Reunion
Everything described and more: Personalized welcome and basket. Extremely well stocked kitchen and beautifully appointed bedrooms. Bunkroom and "kids lounge" gave kids an area away from comfortable large open 'great room' with a view. A can't say enough good things about the professionalism of the mgmt. group. My family wants to go back next year and plans to take another famil with them. Great addition to the VRBO group.
Wonderful house for a 70th birthday weekend
I spent a long weekend at Rancho del Mar with my family at the end of February.
What we liked:
* The house itself is beautiful. The owners did a major renovation a few years ago, as detailed in a coffee table book with before-and-after photos. Everything from the heated floor to the fireplace, the sound-system, the kitchen, etc. was done with craftsmanship and love. And to top it off the house has a great ocean-esque decor: the water pitcher has crabs on it, the light fixtures are sand-plated, the bottle opener is sandle-shaped, and so on.
* The location was convenient. It's a 2 minute walk down to Arch Cape's beach. About a 10 minute drive north to Cannon Beach. And about 30 minutes south to Tillamook. A good spot to explore the area.
* It's a ranch-style house, all 1 floor. We had my 100-year-old grandmother (!!) with us so it was a good fit.
* We worked with Danna at the property management company to set up the rental and she was great. Everything worked out smoothly.
* The house is located next to Highway 101. It's the first house on the right when you turn off the highway. If you're a very light sleeper, this could be an issue, especially in 2 of the 4 bedrooms that are located closer to the street.
* Although the house is ranch, most of the rooms have 1 step leading into them.
Arch Cape Getaway
House was beautiful and had a great layout. Great for families with children. Close walk to a beautiful and peaceful beach. Beach not as crowded as Cannon Beach. House a little too close to 101 but traffic noise not that bad. Would stay there again.
Manager Response: We are so happy you and your children enjoyed your stay and especially the secluded Arch Cape beach. The house is beyond the 50' set-back from the highway with mature pine trees and a fence at the edge of the yard. The interior has been upgraded to include sound-mitigating walls and windows - hence low noise in the house. We do hope to have you back again.
We had such a wonderful stay at Rancho del Mar. The house is just as gorgeous as the photos and everything was in great condition and comfortable, not to mention beautiful. There's a lovely view from the deck and it's just a short walk to the beach, which you largely have to yourself. Danna was so responsive and helpful in our arrangements. The house was well laid out so that even with 8 people, we had plenty of space to spread out.
We brought our two kids and my mother and dad. It was really lovely. Our son has asthma and food allergies and it was a good place to stay. It was a super place and we'd love to come back.
Excellent Modern Beach House Retreat
Rancho del Mar was a great place to relax with easy access to the beach directly in front or a short drive to many State Parks for longer hikes and more beach walking. The owner really thinks of everything and house was well stocked. We made waffles, had a spontaneous dance party and generally feel in love with the place. We'll be back.
Family get to gather on the Oregon coast
We had a great time. Great view. Even had a couple of days of great weather. Hope to come back soon for a long stay. Management very helpful and nice. Beautiful house. We'll arranged we had a lot of kids and adults
Charming Stay at the Coast!
This home was a delight! We had family in town and decided to stay at the coast for a few days. There was more than enough room for everyone, party of 6 and the owners have thought of everything in helping making our stay an easy and comfortable one. Ocean view is beautiful and location is perfect with easy access into Cannon Beach or Manzanita, or for exploring many coastal towns in general. Highly recommend, would stay again in a heartbeat!
This house was perfect for a relaxing beach weekend with friends. Everyone was impressed by the thoughtful setup of the house, and how comfortable and well stocked it was. We would absolutely stay there again. The owner was very accommodating and pleasant to interact with. The ocean view from the comfortable master bed is amazing!
Rancho Del Mar, everything we dreamed of
The house was perfect for the family of 10 ages 7-55. There wasn't anything we needed because the house was well stocked from kitchen ware to beach supplies - marshmallow roasting sticks, shovels to dig a pit on the beach. A welcome basket of assorted treats was a pleasant surprise! The deck was amazing and great for gathering, eating, relaxing all at the same time! Yes it is close to the road but rarely interrupted our adventures and pretty darn quiet at night. The beach was secluded and far from the bustle of Cannon Beach [which we did visit]. One of our adventures included the hike to Ecola park, spectacular and the best of Oregon! Most grocery supplies were available in Cannon Beach, our next adventure we would bring meats and fish from Portland - that was in limited supply at the local store. Our favorite clam chowder was served up at the Local Grill, great outside seating. Everyone we encountered in and near Cannon Beach was friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Great Place To Stay
The house is very nice and well equipped. Fun for the kids with the bunk beds and play room and very close to the beach. We would come back again.
Wonderful family-friendly home in Arch Cape
Our family (with two girls age 2 and 4) and another family (with two kids the same age) had a wonderful week at Rancho del Mar. The house was fully stocked in terms of toys (indoor and outdoor) and DVDs/Netflix for the kids that we didn't even have to bring anything from home to entertain them! There was also ample space inside and outside the house for the kids to run around, and the beach was just a short walk down the hill. Blackberry bushes were nearby for picking. The beautiful, well-appointed house was perfect for our two families as we essentially had our own "wing" of the house, which is important for different sleep/nap schedules. We cooked almost all meals at home - the dining room easily fit us all and we also dined on the massive patio. The kitchen is very well equipped. The beach was nice and quiet, with a private feel. The very comfortable house is a quick jaunt over to Cannon Beach and Manzanita but we really enjoyed the feel of Arch Cape. The house is beside the highway so you can hear the traffic but the proximity to the road would not prevent me from staying there again. The customer service was absolutely fantastic - very prompt responses to my various questions. I really enjoyed my stay at Rancho del Mar and have already recommended this property to others.
My husband and I spent a wonderful week at Rancho del Mar - not only was it spectacular but the manager of the home was excellent in her response to us. I have rented many places and this was the first for that kind of service! We loved the home - had dinner on the deck quite a bit and spent many days on the beach and surrounding area - perfect!
senior women friends on holiday
We had a good time on a stormy weekend. Lovely,clean,well furnished,great view and access to ocean.Bunks and step downs to bedrooms some challenge for seniors.
Manager Response: So glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed Rancho del Mar. It's a great home for a group of friends to cozy up and watch the storms roll in. Thanks for noting that there is one step down into 3 of the 4 bedrooms in case this could be an issue for some.
Rancho del Mar at Arch Cape
We had a great time at this cozy, updated home at Arch Cape. It's a very spacious home, with lots of attention to detail and functional layout. Danna was able to correct an unfortunate hiccup that was outside of her control relating to the home not being ready for use. She made it right, and I am positive that it was a one-time issue. She is very reachable and professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a rental property.
We had 11 guests; 3 couples, and 5 older children. We especially loved the gorgeous view of the ocean from the family room. Too bad it was too chilly and rainy to enjoy the spacious deck with such fantastic views. I feel like the photo of the water doesn't do the actual view justice. You feel very close to the water.
We loved the outside shower, and the convenience to the laundry room from the back door. The radiant floor heating keeps the place warm and cozy. You are less than 2 minutes walk to the beach. Arch Cape is very private and we would return there again, over Seaside and even Cannon Beach.
I can only see 2 drawbacks that our family experienced. First, the house is right around the corner from Hwy 101, so you can hear the cars drive by, especially at night. I understand that the walls were "sound-proofed," but I guess the windows allow the sound in. If you have light sleepers, this may be an issue. Also, if 3 adult couples are sharing the space, one of them(me & my hubby) will end up on a full-sized bed on the bottom of a bunk bed. There is a futon, but we didn't see that as a better option. The king and queen beds in the other two rooms are very, very spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms are very roomy and well-stocked with plenty of towels.
Our family wouldn't hesitate to return again to this home.
Manager Response: We make every effort to ensure our guests' complete satisfaction - we sure appreciated your patience while we corrected the unforeseen arrival issue. So glad to hear that you enjoyed all the great features of Rancho del radiant floor heat, the outdoor hot/cold shower, the proximity to the water, lots of fluffy towels. You are house is closer to the ocean than it appears in the photos. It is the 4th house from the ocean and yes, the first home off the highway. While there is a 50 foot setback and the home has many sound-deadening upgrades, as you noted, if you are a light sleeper, you may still hear highway noise. Thank you for your review and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again!
By the Sea, By the Sea.....
Excellent home...and I do mean " home"...just a cozy, wonderful lay-out; perfectly and thoughtfully appointed.....we loved it and we'll be back!!
We rented this lovely home for a sorority reunion which was hosted at a home close by. This was used as sleeping quarters and group gatherings. There was plenty of room and everyone was very comfortable. Great deck, nice amenities, lovely view. Many of the ladies stated they would love to rent the home again. Thank you for sharing this wonderful home.
our beach trip kept us in stitches!
We had a wonderful time at this property from beautiful walk on the beach to watching a storm from the beautiful picture windows. This home is very inviting with a great stocked kitchen. Loved everything about it.
Manager Response: So glad you and your friends enjoyed your 2nd stay at Rancho del Mar. We look forward to having you back next year!
Amazing Beach Rental
We had a wonderful 3 day get away at this beach rental. Beautiful inside, excellent floor plan, gorgeous view and great location. We can't say enough about how impressed we were during our stay.
Manager Response: We love hearing that you had an excellent time at Rancho del Mar. This is a perfect family house - especially since the kids get their own "wing" and the parents have a spacious living area with amazing views. The ocean is actually much closer than it appears in the photos. We look forward to having you back soon!
Another perfect beach vacation
Once again the property was perfectly appointed with a kitchen containing every appliance/conviences and many "staples and spices" A new deck and fire pit was perfect and there is a very nice view of the ocean. Linens and 'theme rooms' are lovely. The south wing is perfect with a kids bunk room, play room and a great bedroom/bath for adults. Owners have provided many special touches.....this was second time and we will rent again. A real gem.
Manager Response: We're glad the weather cooperated so you could enjoy the new deck and fire pit. We always love having your family as our guests and will look forward to your return visit next year!
The best family vacation!
We truly enjoyed our stay at Rancho Del Mar. The home was beautiful, spacious, and clean. The views (and sounds!) of the ocean were wonderful, and the walk to the beach was short and pleasant. My family can't wait to return.
Perfect for Families!
Our family of 6 stayed here for spring break and had plenty of room; we even had friends over for dinner and roasted marshmallows on the deck. The house is beautifully appointed, convenient to both the ocean and the road to Cannon Beach, and the owner was easy to work with. We've rented many houses and apartments - this one is among the best.
Rancho Del Mar Review
Fantastic! Very comfortable for a large group. I definitely will return here again!
A beautiful escape
We had a fabulous time. The weather was gorgeous and we spent so much time on the deck enjoying the view!
Boast family vacation
Great location and setup
Spring trip to Oregon
Rancho del Mar was very well equipped and offered a great lay out for our family. The kids loved the playroom and we all enjoyed the new fire pit. Lovely décor throughout made our stay very comfortable and relaxing.
Wonderful in all respects
Rancho Del Mar is everything the other reviewers have described it to be! Clean, well-stocked, and in a wonderful location, the property exceeded our expectations. The beach at Arch Cape is large and private, and although we have always stayed near Cannon Beach, we have become partial to this new location. Danna was exceptional to work with from beginning to end. Our multi-family group is looking forward to annually returning to this wonderful Oregon coast oasis. Recommended without reservation!
Bodacious Beach House
This large and roomy beach house has all the comforts of home, and then some. It's close to a marvelous beach, but also right on the major highway, so road noise is ever present, especially when enjoying the beautiful deck and lovely ocean views. We appreciated how well decorated and appointed the house was including marshmallow roasting sticks for the outdoor fire pit. Only thing missing was any kindling or newspapers to help start a fire with the logs provided. No hatchet to make kindling, either. It was problematic when trying to start a fire. We appreciated the attentive service and easy booking with the owner/manager. We enjoyed our stay and loved how convenient it was for day trips to Tillamook, Oswald West Park, Cannon Beach, and Ft. Stevens.
Great time had by all!
The kids loved being so close to the beach, the kitchen was well equipped and the beds very comfortable.
Amazing home, perfect for families!
Beautiful home, gorgeous views, close to beach and absolutely perfect for families with children. Our family of 8 (children ranging in age from 5-16) stayed here for one week in July and loved it. The house was spacious, had beautiful views of the ocean, well stocked with games, puzzles and toys to keep the kids entertained, and it was literally a 3 minute walk to the beach. We loved how quiet and private Arch Cape was compared to the crowded beaches of Cannon Beach. I would definitely stay here again, honestly after spending a week in the area, I don't think there is anywhere else I would want to stay. Rancho del Mar was perfection.
Lovely quiet spot near beach
The house was great with enough privacy for separate families and nice furnishings. Quiet neighborhood and nice outdoor area.
Indian Summer Family Retreat, Near Beach
We gathered as a family for a long weekend -- four family members from the Portland area, four from the East Coast, two from the Southwest. The floor plan was ideal for our contingent. We prepared each meal in the well-equipped kitchen and enjoyed gathering as a group around the large dining room table, which also served as a focal point for childrens' quiet-time activities. (We kept the white upholstered dining-room chairs covered with protective towels, and also reserved the upholstered chairs for adult use only.) The beach was a short walk and largely unpopulated most of the time, offering uninterrupted time with a glorious view over the broad beach and the Pacific Ocean. We took two off-site outings, one to the Tillamook factory and the other to the small aquarium in Seaside, where adults and children alike enjoyed the demonstrative seals and hands-on exhibits. All in all, a wonderful, relaxing weekend. (The only hesitation I had at giving a "five-star" rating to the property's location is that it is adjacent to the highway. The noise was barely discernible, but we were conscious about keeping exterior doors locked at all times and keeping eyes on children for safety's sake.)
N Marion '66 Girls Annual Weekend Reumion
The house is wonderful. We did have a problem with a smoke detector beeping but they came right out to repair it. The only other problem was a lot of bugs, especially in the bedroom either wet bar. We left a note and sure the problem has been addressed.
Manager Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our home, and are so sorry about the bugs. We have the home treated regularly by an exterminator, but there was some sort of "bloom" just before your arrival and these bugs were EVERYWHERE in Arch Cape. They left as quickly as they appeared and we did discover a small gap in the molding where they had been able to enter the home. We have sealed that up to prevent any future unwanted "guests."
We loved our stay!
We loved our stay at Rancho Del Mar. The house was beautiful, the views were beautiful, the location was great, and the management was very accommodating. The property was very clean. I would definitely recommend this home to a friend. In fact, I will likely be coming back again! Thank you, Starfish Vacation Rentals for a great stay!
Rancho Del Mar, November
It was really fun; we loved the house. the only thing I felt like we could have used more of was supplies. there were only a few napkins, not very much laundry or dishwasher soap, and only one extra roll of paper towels and one extra trash compactor bag. with 12 people staying for 3 nights, it was a little limiting. also, the dryer went out on the last day so we could not use that to help with the cleaning. other than that, the house is beautiful; the remodel was very well done!
Manager Response: We are so glad you loved our home and the remodel! We are sorry about the dryer going out the morning of your departure - those things cannot be predicted, but the repair man came and fixed it right away. As for the supplies, I am not sure what happened. Normally guests tell us we have a very well-supplied home, but it sounds like our housekeeper may have overlooked restocking some items. We go out of our way with communications prior to and during your stay to ask if you need anything - wish you'd let us know so I could have had staff bring you what you needed! Thanks for choosing Rancho del Mar for your weekend getaway!
Another great stay......!!!
Gathered the family from Seattle to Little that 89 yr old great grandma could meet her newest great grand baby!! This is a great house, beautifully appointed w lovely linens, comfy beds, well-equipped kitchen...great view and deck - short walk to the beautiful beach! Bedrooms located so that everyone has quiet and privacy away from main living area! We've rented this home twice now!
Manager Response: We are thrilled that you came for a 2nd stay. The layout works great for families to gather in the main living area and then retreat to separate areas when quiet time is needed. We hope you'll be back again soon!
Rancho del Amazing!
It was wonderful! The home was immaculate and incredibly well stocked. Very comfortable and cozy with all amenities at hand. I thought the stocked fireplace ready to be lit was a great touch.
Manager Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you to our home. Our housekeeper will be glad to know you appreciated his special touch with the fireplace (wood, kindling and paper..waiting to be lit).
Rancho del Mar Arch Cape
Rancho del Mar was a wonderful vacation rental with updated furnishings and all the amenities you would expect! The house was exactly as described and pictured in the VRBO listing. I wouldn't hesitate staying here again.
The home is located near Hwy 101 so light sleepers may be bothered by this property location. The beach was mostly rocks until low tide. However, Cannon Beach is only 8 mins from the house.
Make sure to visit Oswald State Park and take a walk through the old growth forest to a secluded beach!
The owner was very friendly and meet every request. Thank you for the amazing stay!
Manager Response: So glad you enjoyed our home and that you made it down to Oswald State Park - just 5 minutes south. There are so many hiking trails and beautiful vistas, plus as you mention, a secluded beach (AKA Short Sands Beach). The Arch Cape Beach has a band of rocks that is more prominent in the winter. There is more sand in the summer months even at high tide. Thank you for being our guests - we do hope you'll return and become one of our "regulars."
Didn't want to leave!
Our family of 5 (parent, 2 teens, and grandma) had a wonderful stay at Rancho del Mar. The home is very spacious, comfortable, and clean. We appreciated all the small touches - thick, bright white towels, luxurious bedding, well appointed kitchen with even spices and other odds and ends that you really don't want to have to buy for one meal! All of our communications were responded to promptly and in a friendly manner. The owners are very professional and hospitable. Highly recommended.
Manager Response: We didn't want you to leave either! It was a pleasure having you as our guests and hope you'll return for another visit. It's always nice to know that our efforts at special touches for our guests are appreciated. Thank you for your 5 star review!
Birthday at the Beach
We loved the property and the rental process. The property was beautiful, clean and inviting. And the process from initial contact to departure was efficient and guest centric which was greatly appreciated.
Beautiful and cozy
This was our second year staying at this home. It was still beautiful, very well cared for, and the perfect spot for outlet family! Plenty of room for all eight of us. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed to enjoy some delicious meals, and the view was incredible. We will definitely be back!
We loved staying at the Rancho del Mar
The property was just as expected. It was clean, beautiful, and comfortable. The kitchen was stocked nicely with all your cooking needs. We did however, run out of some supplies like compactor bags,(probably because we used paper plates, plastic cups, and had quite a few soda cans.) We also had to pick up more toilet paper while we were out. (we had a few toddlers with runny noses.) Other than these minor inconveniences we had a lovely stay.
Manager Response: So glad you enjoyed our home. We love to cook, so we keep the kitchens at our homes well-stocked! So sorry that you ran out of a few supplies. We start our guests with 3-4 large rolls of TP per bathroom (10-12 rolls total), 3-4 compactor bags and all soaps and paper goods too. We hope you'll be back soon!
Arch Cape, OR Beach House
This house is very comfortable for one or two families. It is beautifully decorated in modern decor, and very accommodating for children. Our children greatly appreciated the provisional stock of indoor and outdoor toys, as well as fun books and family games. They also loved the "kid cave" preceding the boys' bunk room, and the antique pink car and dollhouse with accessories in the girls' bedroom. All appliances work very well, and the check-in process was very easy with the mobile application. We will stay at this property again!
A magical experience
It was easy to pick Rancho del Mar after its glowing reviews and the contract process was very smooth. The house is in pristine condition and is quite comfortable. The amenities were great and we all loved the house, its view and our week in Arch Cape.
Wonderful family stay
We rented this home so that we could have our children and grandchildren spend the week on the Oregon Coast with us. It was wonderful. We were minutes away from the beach, where the kids had a marvelous time finding whole sand dollars and looking at tidepools. The home was beautiful and well stocked with toys that all of the grandchildren loved! It was a wonderful place to spend time with our family.
Week Escape to Paradise
The house was immaculately clean, accommodating and full of amenities. Every detail had been thought out - like a home straight out of a show on HGTV. It was such a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. We enjoyed our gorgeous views of the sunsets every evening along with our long walks on the beach. Highly recommend for families, girls weekends or small family reunions. Will definitely be back.
Beautiful Home in Fantastic Location!
We had a wonderful time at Rancho Del Mar. We just stayed there for 3 days in early July. The home was thoughtfully prepared when we arrived, including the advance delivery of groceries that I had requested. Our group was myself, my husband and our 4 year old twin boys. The boys were so excited to see the beach from the house...and even more excited to find the toys and books in the playroom. Yay, happy kids!
The location between Cannon Beach and Manzanita was perfect. We walked down to the beach and played every day we were there, usually more than once. The beach by "our house" was actually our kids favorite beach of the couple we visited.
We ate lunches out, but the house was well equipt and it was very easy to prepare our breakfast and dinners at the house. I even bound an oyster knife and all the tools we needed to eat the crabs we brought home from our crabbing adventure. (Crabbing at Kelly's was so fun we went twice...go!)
Overall a great experience and wonderful house. One other note, we have rented many vacation homes and the experience with Starfish Rentals was by far the most professional experience we've had.
Manager Response: Stacy, we love knowing that our home was enjoyed so much by your family. We try to keep it comfortable for families (well-supplied for all ages), and the beach in front of the house has always provided hours of fun for our kids too. Kelly's Marina is great - they will even teach you how to crab and then will clean your catch for you. Sounds like you all went home with some fabulous vacation memories. We hope you'll be back for some more next year!
Wonderful house - but it is very close to a noisy Highway 101
We thoroughly enjoyed this house and its adjacency to Cannon Beach (the women loved Ocean Spa) and Hug Point State Park. Arch Cape is a bit of a respite from Cannon Beach and is a good location for exploring the coast. The house is well designed and equipped, clean, and has a nice view of the ocean. The deck and fire pit looking out over the ocean was a particular favorite of our group. The management company supplies wood (the management company is really great) but we recommend you bring an axe or hatchet to chop-up it up. We enjoyed the quick access to the very clean beach where there is a delightful stream that our 3 year-old granddaughter found to be more fun than the ocean! Sleeping accommodations are good (the view from the master bedroom is simply fabulous) but if there are more than 3 couples the fourth couple will have to use bunks or a futon. Not a big deal because the bunks are comfortable. This is a great place for little ones with a 'Pak and Play', nice high chair, and many great toys and kids books provided. A very nice touch. Our only issue with the house was the traffic noise from the immediately adjacent Highway 101 - particularly when sitting on the deck. This may not be an issue for you more 'urban' dwellers, but our group included folks who live on large parcels or in quiet suburbs. There is not an issue with safety for the kids because there is a fence and vegetated buffer that separates the house from the highway. We noticed that traffic dropped off significantly after 8:00 PM leaving the evenings on the deck very pleasant. But the log trucks started running promptly at first light. We recommend this house because of its location, quality and features - just know that there will be traffic noise and either bring ear-plugs (which worked pretty well) or find a house closer to the beach. :)
Manager Response: Thank you for the awesome review. It's great that you enjoyed our home - it's one of the most popular homes in Arch Cape. It is extremely well-stocked, amenities well-planned, and is especially family-friendly. The fenced-in deck with firepit is a much-used feature of the house (there is a hatchet, but it had been accidentally you'd called us, so we could have helped you locate it!). It is, as you noted, the first home off the highway, but with a 50 foot set back, mature landscaping, a fence, and special sound-proofing windows and walls, most guests over the last six years since being renovated have not found it to be a significant issue.
We had an absolutely wonderful time and experience. This home was perfect for our family (6 adults and 3 toddlers)and the set-up for the kids was fantastic!
Manager Response: Glad our home was perfect for your families needs. Thanks for booking again with us next summer too. We'll be looking forward to your return!
Buchanans Stay at Rancho del Mar
Very nice and the extended family liked it. We want to stay again in the future
Manager Response: We loved having you and your family stay with us. You were great to work with - hope all the grandchildren were entertained by the toys, games, DVDs, and puzzles when they weren't busy on the beach!
Delightful, easy access to the beach, it was raining most of the weeken aand we had room to be comfortable with all of us inside. great little touches like birthday cupcakes in the fridge. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds.
Manager Response: So happy to hear that you had a wonderful birthday weekend in Arch Cape and that your family was comfortable. Even with the rain, it sounds like you were able to sneak in some beach time when during the sun breaks! We hope you'll all be back!
Manager Response: Thanks for the 5 star review!
This house and location are absolutely amazing! We had 9 guests a toddler and a baby and the house wasn't too small or too big. The kids loved all of the toys and the adults loved the house. The location is absolutely insane. We got married on the beach down at Hug Point and our guests wouldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was. It was a perfect and very special weekend. The only can was that there was no furniture on the deck outside. It made sitting and watching the ocean a bit difficult.
Manager Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the unspoiled beauty of the area. Normally October is a swing month as far as weather. Since it had already been so wet and windy we had put the furniture away for the winter months to keep it and the house protected. Normally it's a safer bet in the winter months to enjoy the ocean from the home's large living room and master bedroom.
Perfect family getaway
We had a wonderful stay! The home was very clean and organized and well stocked with items we could need. The layout was perfect for accommodating our young kids but still giving grown ups space away from the noise they bring. We would definitely stay again!
Manager Response: Thank you for your recommendation - we're so glad your family all got to spend time together and yet the little ones had their own playroom. We would love to have you stay again!
Amazing Quilting Weekend
The Unbiased Ladies Quilt Groupfrom Portland met at Rancho del Mar for three days of sewing, quilting, eating, laughing, and general camaraderie. The weather was amazing! We had hail, pouring rain, and brilliant sunshine. High tides and unpredictable downpours and, of course, our main objective - quilting, kept us mostly indoors. The house is perfect for a group - well organized, and lots of space. We had such a good time!
Manager Response: It sounds like you all are a fun group of ladies who have a great tradition going. Thank you for being our guests and for the awesome review! We agree - the home is well-designed for a large group - plenty of space to spread out, yet the living room is a nice space to all gather together and enjoy the view! We hope to have you back again next year!
Beautiful Home, Probably Not Best for a Number of Friends
This house is great and exactly as advertised. However, renters should be very clear that there is an (amazing) Master bedroom, a second bedroom for a couple, and then two rooms with lots of bunks. Great for lots of kids, I'm sure, but not great for full-sized adults.
Manager Response: So glad you and your group enjoyed our home for Super Bowl weekend! The master bedroom has a brand new (in 2017) king sized mattress and the second "adult" room has a comfy queen bed. As shown in the photos, the third and fourth bedrooms have bunk beds with high quality mattresses as well. Thanks for staying with us.
Gorgeous vacation rental
Perfect accommodations with a beautiful ocean view and just a short walk to the beach.
Manager Response: It's always a pleasure to welcome you back to our home! Thanks for the great review and we look forward to your next visit!
love the home it was the best choice ever
Manager Response: We're thrilled to hear this was the perfect home for your family. We enjoyed working with you, and hope your little ones liked the toys, books, and games at the house.
Great family rental
Home was super clean and had everything we needed! The patio has a beautiful view and is surrounded by a bit of wilderness for privacy. Very nice. It is very close to the highway, but not a big problem as there is a security fence and gates to patio.
Manager Response: It was a pleasure to welcome you and your family. Thanks for the compliment on the cleanliness - our housekeeping team is excellent! The deck and fire pit are a highlight especially when it's too windy on the beach for a bonfire. The north side of the property is a preserved green space with mature vegetation and pine trees which makes it very private. The home is just west of the highway with a 50 foot setback and a fence and mature landscaping on the east side of the yard. The beach is a short block away. Thanks for staying with us!
Better than I expected!
This vacation rental is a perfect home away from home; we had our kids, along with mother-in-law, and everyone had plenty of space and was happy! The app was so easy to use for all of the important and thoughtful details, such as directions to the beach and local shops/places to visit. This house is a jewel, although I might regret revealing as I am sure it will be quickly booked up! Some have mentioned the noise from HWY 101; yes, you are directly off of 101 but we all slept through it and found it very convenient to hop on the HWY and go. Thanks for the opportunity to stay and looking forward to our next trip already!
Manager Response: We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had a wonderful spring break. Happy family members = excellent vacation memories. We created our app as an insider's guide to share the best of Cannon Beach and surrounding areas with visitors. It's great to hear it was helpful to you. We look forward to having you back!
Lovely house full of all the amenities you could desire. Lovingly cared for, comfortab and perfect for a long weekend with two families.
Spring break visit
We stayed for Spring Break with our three children, 5 and under. The kids loved playing with the toys at the house especially the dollhouse. We loved the open floor plan as we were able to cook meals and keep an eye on the kids at the same time. We used the pre-arrival grocery shopping option which worked great as we didn't need to worry about dinner once we did arrival.
The walk to the beach was short enough for our 2 year olds to do with some assistance from an adult when going over the rocks. We enjoyed watching the tides come in and out from the house.
Overall we enjoyed our stay.
Manager Response: We have really equipped our home for families including lots of family-friendly amenities (like the dollhouse, Legos, sand toys, etc). It's nice to hear these things were loved by your kids and also that our pre-arrival grocery shopping service was helpful as well. We hope you'll be back and bring other families too!
Loved Rancho Del Mar!
My girlfriends and I just loved the house. And the back deck fire pit and view is amazing!!! Super clean and updated interior was awesome too. We loved everything about it and would love to rent it again! We even left something there and they called us right away and offer to mail it to us.
The house is beautiful and well decorated. The view is incredible. My family enjoyed our time there and was able to truly relax.
40th Birthday & 4th of July Celebration
We wanted to celebrate my 40th birthday and follow-on 4th of July with family on the beautiful Oregon coast. Rancho del Mar fit all of our desires for this trip and lived up to our expectations. Easy access to the beach made enjoying the surf and sand easy. In addition, the proximity to nearby attractions, Tillamook, Oregon Coast train rides, Cannon Beach, and many state parks, was a huge draw.
Two Thumbs Up for Rancho del Mar
Our week long family vacation was awesome at this rental. On our first day I accidentally backed the car into a beautiful large pot of flowers. I was worried the owner would be upset and we would be charged a high fee. Neither happened. I owners were friendly, low stress and accommodating. This home was beautiful, clean and luxurious. The deck, fireplace, garden, home entertainment center and kitchen were top notch. Perfect for a family with kids.
Destination Organo coast
Rancho Del Mar home is a beautiful home, with everything you could need to make your visit there a pleasure. Home was spotless and everything exactly as described. I personally loved the coastal decor beautifully done from the paint colors to the bedding and accessories.The location could not have been more perfect. Awesome view of the ocean, easy beach access, beautiful neighborhood. We made day trips to beautiful hiking nearby, coastal towns with great shopping and resturants. We especially enjoyed Cannon Beach and Manzanita! Only an hour drive to the beautiful coast of Washington, Long Beach as well. The light house is a must see! We also especially enjoyed the outdoor patio with its incrediable view, we enjoyed a fire nearly every night.
Heidi & Craig L.
Manager Response: We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful stay at our home. It sounds like you enjoyed many of our area's best during your week-long visit - hiking, shopping, beach time, restaurants, and a trip to the light house! We love the fire pit on the deck too - it's a great ending to the day to gather by a crackling fire while watching the sun set over the ocean! We hope to welcome you and your family back soon.
Happy birthday trip
It's a lovely house and the weather was great
I enjoyed the down time
A week in Paradise!
Rancho del Mar is such a "cozy, warm, beautiful home away from home!" We found it to be over the top CLEAN, very well stocked, and the view is simply BREATHTAKING! The owners have done a wonderful job of thinking ahead of what their guest will want and need during their stay. Most of all, when you open the door, "you feel welcome, and when its time to leave, you are already thinking ahead, of how soon you can come back!"
Janet and Larry P.
Wonderful winter retreat
This was a lovely place to spend Christmas. Comfortable for large group..private space for everyone. Extremely well outfitted. We all congratulated ourselves for choosing the “perfect “ home.
We stayed at this house several years ago and were delighted to see it was available for this trip. The house itself is so welcoming - it’s spacious, peaceful and has everything guests might need. And the location is perfect - the beach is a short walk away, and we also loved visiting nearby Hug Point. The rainy weather didn’t allow us a chance to use the outdoor fire pit - but we hope to return, and enjoy another idyllic beach vacation.
Manager Response: It was so nice to welcome you back. We try to anticipate all of our guests' needs, and we're happy to hear you found all that you needed for a relaxing stay. So sorry the weather didn't cooperate, but please do return so you can all sit around the fire pit, gaze at the stars, and roast marshmallows!
Best Vacation Rental!
This house is amazing. They go above and beyond to make you happy. The house has everything you would need. It's so spacious, there were 11 of us staying there and never felt cramped. They provide so much for their guest, everything is upscale with a lot of personal touches. I highly recommend this house and would rent it anytime we visit Cannon Beach.
We loved staying here in Arch Cape. Your home was stunning. You thought of every detail and it all made it so comfortable. It was impeccably clean and well taken care of. The views were amazing and we enjoyed a few outdoor fire nights. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home and we look forward to visiting the area again sometime! P.S. Our favourite place was Hug Point at low tide...wow!!!
Excellent family home!
We loved our stay at Rancho del Mar. It was perfect for grandparents, parents, teens, tweens, and toddlers.
Manager Response: We loved having you as our guests and are so glad your multi-generational family had the perfect stay! We hope to see you again the next time you visit the Oregon Coast.
Great Arch Cape property for a family getaway!
Enjoyed a too short weekend at the Rancho del Mar property in Arch Cape. House was fantastic, spacious and very nicely furnished. Great view, nice fire pit and a short walk to the beach. Easy access of the highway and a short drive in to Cannon Beach for dinner, coffee or entertainment. Only wish that the sunchairs in the picture was on the deck, could not find them. Would definitively come back and recommend.
Manager Response: Thank you so much for your super endorsement of our home. Our Starfish management team works hard to ensure a welcoming home and relaxing vacation for our guests and your kinds words are a reward for our efforts. We are so sorry that we overlooked bringing the lounge chairs out when we brought the other deck furniture out for the season and wish you'd called us so we could have taken care of that right away. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your brief stay and hope to have you back for a longer vacation next time.
love this place
There were ten of us; six adults and four kids (ages 4-12). We loved this home so much; it was clean and the layout is fantastic for a larger group. We felt that there was a lot of space for everyone, while still feeling connected and together. Everything felt thought of, right down to toiletries available in case of forgetfulness, as well as some spices for use in the kitchen. It was clean, location is great and view is beautiful. Walk to the beach was easy. The location by the highway was only noticed by one of us and was not bothersome apart from a little bit of noise (not a nuisance). We are already discussing our next trip back.
Manager Response: We loved hearing how much you enjoyed your stay at our home, and we would most certainly be very happy to have you back. When we remodeled our home, we wanted to create a large space for gathering as well as room for people to retreat if they desire. We're so happy to hear that worked well for your group. We hope to see you again soon!
June 10 -17, 2018 Arch Cape
Our stay was great. Everyone enjoyed the house and was impressed by the updating from the original house. The location was great and we would rent it again.
great house next to highway
We loved this house, it was clean, well stocked, and updated. The rental company is very easy to work with. I only gave 3 stars for location because of being right by the highway. All the windows have to be open for coolness, but the road noise is loud. The house does feel private, nevertheless. They did a good job updating it. There is plenty of room, the house is well stocked with all you need while on vacation. We had a great time at Rancho Del Mar.
I recommend removing the cushions from the lounge chairs on the deck. In the humidity, they never get dry. .
Most excellent time and accommodations
Manager Response: Doug, it was a pleasure to meet you during your week at the coast. We are so glad to hear that you and your family had an excellent time, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again soon.
A great place to stay...
A great house. Very enjoyable. Staff was very helpful.
Manager Response: Thank you for staying with us again this fall. It is always a pleasure to welcome your group to our home. We're glad you have found the house perfect for your needs and hope to see you back again next fall.
Best Thanksgiving Ever
From the mouth of our granddaughter, we had a wonderful time in a beautiful house at a place we love.
35th Birthday at Arch Cape
Great time! Enough sleeping spots for the 9 people in our group, easy walk down to the beach, great views from the back deck and the outside and inside fireplace was very nice. We cooked all our meals at the house and kitchen worked great for our needs.
Awesome Family Christmas
We had an incredible time. Beach is close, House was just about perfect. The views from the family room and master bedroom were fabulous. We had 6 adults there and never felt crowded. We are already planning a trip back.
The Family all met at the same time a we were surprised at how wonderful the house is. We all had a great time and felt very comfortable everything is there and ready for use. it was wonderful to spend time with the family playing games and enjoying the view. I look forward to renting again.
Manager Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! Rancho del Mar is the perfect home to make lasting family memories. Your feedback lets us know we are providing a home that others look forward to visiting again and again.
Perfect Birthday Guest
My husband's surprise birthday weekend was absolutely perfect - in no small part to amazing weather and a lovely environment at this home! It was designed for entertaining small groups and families - and the house is designed around an extended patio and firepit. Thank you also to your team who made him feel special with the birthday basket!
Wonderful Weekend Getaway!
Seven of us spent the weekend at Rancho del Mar during the first weekend of April and had an incredible time. We made all of our meals at the rental and dishes/ utensils were well stocked. We appreciated the cleanliness of the rental and hope to come back again soon. It was even better than the photographs!
Great house for people of all ages....well appointed, short walk to the beach, and wonderful view!
Brass-Greer family vacation
WE all loved our stay at Rancho del Mar. My two grandsons especially loved having their own room and TV room. WE could not keep them from the water! The adults enjoyed the deck and view.
The only negative of our 4 night stay was the noise from the highway which is directly next to the property. Otherwise the home is truly beautiful with a short walk to the beach and easy drive to towns north and south.
Home was as advertised and such an ideal location and layout for our family group. The only comments are the upper bunk in the pink room is a bit low (it was a bit tough for an older person, rather than kids to stay in the room). We knew of the traffic noise and didn't find it to be an issue - the Oregon Coast is all very close to Hwy 101. The management company went above and beyond to find us a solution when the guests before us filled the trash before we arrived. They were responsive and supremely helpful, which eliminated any stress on our end. The remodel of the home is beautiful and the windows, heated floors, ample kitchen and dining space, plus extras like a card table for puzzles, restaurant recommendations, etc provided an ideal vacation for our family.