Sona Tra (Gaelic for "Happy Beach") Arch Cape

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Oceanfront w/easy beach access, Large yard, 2 Balconies, Ping Pong, King bed

Pets Welcome

Bedrooms

3

Baths

2

Sleeps

8

Welcome to Sona Tra, a classic 3-bedroom, oceanfront beach house with designer upgrades in quiet Arch Cape, just 10 mins. south of Cannon Beach. This charming, well-equipped home is pet-friendly*, family-friendly and boasts captivating ocean views, easy beach access, and a game room the whole group will love.

Ideal Location in Arch Cape

It's easy to see where Sona Tra (a Gaelic expression meaning “Happy Beach") got its name. Tucked in a calm, quiet community between two popular beach towns — Cannon Beach to the North and Manzanita to the South — Arch Cape is perfect for families looking to avoid the crowds but stay within close range of beach town attractions like cafes and restaurants, boutique shops, and art galleries.

This oceanfront home's low bank access makes Sona Tra a rare treat in every season – from storm watching and whale watching in the winter to tide-pooling and sunset waterfall picnics in the summer.

Inside Sona Tra

Inside, you’ll find a blend of classic beach house style and French Provencal design, with natural beach hues and textures reflecting the rugged and elegant beauty of the Oregon coast. The spacious, open layout encourages relaxation and togetherness, with comfortable furnishings, modern amenities, and incredible ocean views from its many vantage points.

Master Bedroom – Upper Level:

Rest easy in a plush king-size bed in this loft-style bedroom (no privacy door). French doors lead to a private glass-wrapped balcony with panoramic ocean views. An additional East-facing balcony overlooks the mountains. Enjoy the privacy of an en suite bath with a dual vanity and shower / tub combo.

Guest Bedroom – Main Level:

This calming bedroom includes a comfortable queen-size bed, soft lighting and ample closet space. The second full bathroom is right across the hall and includes a walk-in shower.

Guest Bedroom 2 – Main Level:

The kids will love this spacious bedroom tucked between the laundry room and the garage which doubles as a game room. The room sleeps four in two twin beds and a twin daybed with a trundle, and includes a cable flat screen TV, DVD player, and Nintendo Game Cube.

Living Spaces:

With picture windows framing the ocean and comfy furniture surrounding a wood-burning, stone fireplace and a cable flat screen TV, the inviting, open living room will be the go-to spot for relaxation.

The kids and pets will love playing in the big backyard when not at the beach. And if the weather turns, there are plenty of board games and Ping-Pong in the garage to keep the group entertained..

Kitchen & Dining:

The impressive, fully equipped kitchen features granite countertops, state-of-the-art appliances, and a gorgeous stone accent wall. With its open layout, the cooks can still chat with the group while prepping dinner.

Take in incredible ocean views from the open dining room with seating for eight. In the warmer months, fire up the gas grill in the backyard and enjoy alfresco meals at the picnic table while listening to waves crash.

Explore Nearby:

A bounty of beauty awaits within a 5-20 minute drive – from hiking the Oregon Coast Trail, visiting iconic Haystack Rock, kayaking in Nehalem Bay, and taking in breathtaking views from Neahkhanie Mountain.

At Starfish Vacation Rentals, we are dedicated to helping you create a vacation experience uniquely suited to you. Ask about our concierge services to make your stay even more special.

*There is a $40 per night ($200 max) taxable pet fee that is not included in the nightly rate.

*You must be 25 + years of age to rent this home.*

Highlights at Sona Tra:

Two Balconies
Gas Grill
Remodeled Kitchen
Backyard
Free WiFi
Two Cable-Equipped Flat Screen TVs
DVD Players
Washer/Dryer
Wood Burning Fireplace
Ping-Pong
Board Games
Boogie Boards

Amenities

Amenity
  • Combination tub/shower
  • King
  • Queen
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Tub
  • Twin/ single
Attractions
  • Bay/sound
  • Caves
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
Dining Checkbox
  • Dining
Entertainment
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
General
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
Leisure Activities
  • Beachcombing
  • Photography
  • Scenic drives
  • Walking
  • Whale watching
Local Services And Businesses
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services
Location Type
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Outside
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports And Adventure Activities
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Pier fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sound/bay fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water tubing
  • Wind-surfing
Suitability
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets considered
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
Suitability Chkbox
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Living
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Chairs
Area
  • Area - Arch Cape
DiningSeats
  • DiningSeats - 8
DisplayRate
  • DisplayRate - 220-275
LocationField
  • LocationField - Starfish Vacation Rentals
Property Type
  • Property Type - House
View
  • View - Oceanfront
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Season Period Min.Stay Nightly Weekly Monthly
API season 8/31/2019 - 12/31/2020 3 $325 $2341 $10695
API season 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021 3 $325 $2493 $11985

Reviews

Lovely Sona Tra
We had a great stay at Sona Tra. The home was lovely, nicely furnished and comfortable. The location was spectacular and peaceful.
Jon W.
Mar 2020
Great Beach Get Away
This home couldn't be better located on the beach. And the while the views are awe inspiring the thing that really set this home apart from others we have stayed at is how truly clean it was. For a house that allows dogs it was remarkable. I would give the clean rating 10-stars if I could.
Peter Z.
Jan 2020
Wonderful Stay at Sona Tra
The home was beautiful and well appointed. Perfect location in a quiet spot of Arch Cape but close to Cannon Beach and Manzanita. Great customer service from Nannette at Starfish Rentals. We would definitely come back here again!
Laura W.
Dec 2019
Beautiful property, perfect location, high quality all around
My husband and I stayed here in late September. The stay was wonderful, and we anticipate coming back to Sona Tra in the future. When we vacation, we want to feel the luxuries of home and then some. Sona Tra met every expectation. The highlights:

LOCATION. The location is perfect. It was quiet, peaceful, and secluded. We had the beach to ourselves most of the time. It is in close proximity to Cannon Beach and Manzanita, so you still get the benefit of some shops, coffee, and food (our favorites were Manzanita News & Espresso and Sea Level in Cannon Beach). Sona Tra is also right next to Oswald West State Park (check out the tide pools).

PROPERTY. The house and property were as described. The furnishings are higher end, and the property was very clean. It does have a few elements that are not updated, but are in impressively good shape. It still felt very clean. The pillows are to die for (I actually looked them up and purchased some for at home). I haven't slept that good for 3 years (which may be due to my toddlers, but I'm attribute at least 75% of it to the pillows). The kitchen is fully loaded (blenders, counter top mixer, and I think there was even an instapot/rice cooker). The best part by far though was the master bedroom. There is a balcony on one side looking inland and a balcony looking over the ocean. Both are stunning. (Keep in mind the master is upstairs and there is no door).

PROPERTY MANAGMENT. The instructions we received were clear, access to the property was easy, and they checked in once we arrived to make sure everything was satisfactory. No complaints here.

HIGHLIGHTS/SUMMARY. Hands down, we would come back to Sona Tra. We didn't bring the kids this time, but being in a less populated area, it would be a great location to bring them. The house is very kid friendly (we even noticed some gaming systems, lots of DVDS/kids books, etc.) It was also great for a couple's getaway.
Amy R.
Sep 2019
What a view - what a house!
View was exemplary. The house was well equipped with a large living space for all guests
The two balconies fro the master bedroom were lovely - especially the one with the view and the sound of the sea
Anne S.
Jul 2019
Family fun
We had a Wonderful vacation at Sona Tra .. spending most of our days on the beach directly in front of the house. We were very happy with this property and would highly recommend.
Guest
Jun 2019
Beautiful Beach View
Lovely remodeled home, great for our small family
Guest
May 2019
Great week in this house!
Six of us spent this past week at this house....never stayed at Arch Cape and will definitely return....the house was very clean....well stocked kitchen....best mattresses we have slept on in a vacation rental home! Great location to beach.
Donna A.
Apr 2019
Exceeded our expectations
A blissful four days ended too soon! The location alone makes this a magical spot - Arch Cape is a bit off the beaten path, away from the crowds at Cannon Beach, but close enough to Cannon Beach that it's easy to pop in for lunch, dinner, and groceries. The house itself is immaculate and very, very comfortable. We've had some less than stellar experiences at other properties recently, and are pretty picky, so this place was a welcome change. Aside from the location and crazy views, the house was just right. Did I mention I mention it was immaculate? It was also very well equipped - kitchen was well set up, and functional, wifi was excellent, towels galore, and the king bed upstairs was super comfortable. Property management was helpful, but unobtrusive. All in all, it was a perfect stay, and we hope to be back!
Guest
Mar 2019
Perfect spot to sit and relax!
Very happy with this spot in Arch Cape. Away from the bustle of the city, right on the water, couldn’t ask for more! Thanks DK for another great stay!
Jeff S.
Jan 2019

Manager Response: Thank you Jeff for staying with us again this year. It's a treat and an honor for us to welcome you and your family back! Sona Tra is excellent for those looking for solitude and a front row seat to the ocean! We hope you'll be able to getaway to the coast again soon.

Best House Ever!
Beautiful weekend, comfortable home and excellent company
Guest
Nov 2018
Oregon Coast Weekend
We had a wonderful stay at Sona Tra, great location and cute beach house, the perfect size for our family.
Cheryl G.
Oct 2018

Manager Response: We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your time in Arch Cape. Sona Tra is a unique home with incredible ocean front views We are pleased to hear that it suited your family so perfectly. Gather your family and stay with us again soon. - Starfish Vacation Rentals

Wonderful retreat at the ocean
Excellent property right on the beach in quiet Arch Cape. An older beach house that has been renovated and updated with high quality furnishings, bedding and kitchen supplies (Cuisinart, Breville, etc.).
Great open space in main living area, nice separation with none of the 3 bedrooms right next to one another. Nice touches like a supply of puzzles, books (kids and adults), sand toys and beach chairs made it easy to just show up and relax. And the service was great - we took advantage of their grocery shopping service and appreciated the email after our first night checking in to see that we had everything we needed. Loved it!
Guest
Sep 2018
Gorgeous ocean retreat!
Beautiful most amazing peaceful ocean retreat! Most amazing views in nearly every room. Comfy beds and furniture. Smart TV which was a nice touch. Well stocked kitchen with everything you need including some spices! Super peaceful and away from the crowds but close to shopping and other activities. We honestly did NOT want to leave. LOVED this place so much and look forward to going again..hopefully soon!
Guest
Sep 2018
View of Castle Rock just off shore - as seen from the upper balcony of Sona Tra
View of Castle Rock just off shore - as seen from the upper balcony of Sona Tra
So close to the ocean you can almost feel the spray from the waves
So close to the ocean you can almost feel the spray from the waves
Managed by Starfish Vacation Rentals, you are assured an elevated vacation experience
Managed by Starfish Vacation Rentals, you are assured an elevated vacation experience
Fully equipped kitchen - just like home (with an amazing view!)
Fully equipped kitchen - just like home (with an amazing view!)
The kitchen features an extraordinary view
The kitchen features an extraordinary view
Modern stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, make chef's work easy
Modern stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, make chef's work easy
Stairs in the background lead to the loft style master bedroom suite
Stairs in the background lead to the loft style master bedroom suite
A crackling fire in the wood fireplace provides the perfect backdrop to storm-watching in the winter
A crackling fire in the wood fireplace provides the perfect backdrop to storm-watching in the winter
Plush furniture, from chairs to pillows, are covered in natural linens and accented with blue tones.
Plush furniture, from chairs to pillows, are covered in natural linens and accented with blue tones.
Dining for 8 against the picture windows and ocean backdrop. Why not bring down the telescope and look for the whales!
Dining for 8 against the picture windows and ocean backdrop. Why not bring down the telescope and look for the whales!
Oversized windows perfectly capture the ocean views and bring the outdoors in
Oversized windows perfectly capture the ocean views and bring the outdoors in
View of Castle Rock just off shore
View of Castle Rock just off shore
The master suite with en suite bath offers stunning oceanfront views (note that the suite is open to the downstairs).
The master suite with en suite bath offers stunning oceanfront views (note that the suite is open to the downstairs).
King bed in master suite is wrapped with luscious linens, a plush duvet, and plump pillows for a dreamy night's sleep.
King bed in master suite is wrapped with luscious linens, a plush duvet, and plump pillows for a dreamy night's sleep.
One of two spacious balconies off the master suite
One of two spacious balconies off the master suite
Wind-protected east-facing balcony off the master suite
Wind-protected east-facing balcony off the master suite
Gorgeous mountain views on the upper east facing deck off the master bedroom
Gorgeous mountain views on the upper east facing deck off the master bedroom
Master bath retains the original '60s craftsmanship.
Master bath retains the original '60s craftsmanship.
Guest bedroom with queen bed and full-sized closet
Guest bedroom with queen bed and full-sized closet
Main floor bathroom features a walk-in shower and original 60's cabinetry
Main floor bathroom features a walk-in shower and original 60's cabinetry
Spacious laundry room with full size washer/dryer and a wooden wine cabinet.
Spacious laundry room with full size washer/dryer and a wooden wine cabinet.
Twin room (4 twins in total) is tucked away from the main living space down a short flight of stairs
Twin room (4 twins in total) is tucked away from the main living space down a short flight of stairs
A twin trundle accommodates one more in this room for 4.
A twin trundle accommodates one more in this room for 4.
TV comes equipped with game console and a selection of games
TV comes equipped with game console and a selection of games
Convenient mud room makes for easy transition after a day at the beach
Convenient mud room makes for easy transition after a day at the beach
Have your meal at the picnic table and then retire to the Adirondacks
Have your meal at the picnic table and then retire to the Adirondacks
Convenient access to the beach from the yard
Convenient access to the beach from the yard
Parking for up to 4 vehicles in front of the home.
Parking for up to 4 vehicles in front of the home.
Search for sea shells on the often deserted Arch Cape beach
Search for sea shells on the often deserted Arch Cape beach
Cheers to good vacation memories!
Cheers to good vacation memories!

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