Sona Tra (Gaelic for "Happy Beach") Arch Cape
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.
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.
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.
Highlights at Sona Tra:
Two Cable-Equipped Flat Screen TVs
Wood Burning Fireplace
- Combination tub/shower
- Twin/ single
- DVD Player
- Game Room
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Full Kitchen
- Coffee Maker
- Scenic drives
- Whale watching
- Massage therapist
- Medical services
- Ocean View
- Water View
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Deepsea fishing
- Pier fishing
- Sound/bay fishing
- Water tubing
- Children welcome
- Non smoking only
- Pets considered
- Wheelchair inaccessible
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Washer & Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Beach Towels
- Beach Chairs
- Area - Arch Cape
- DiningSeats - 8
- DisplayRate - 220-275
- LocationField - Starfish Vacation Rentals
- Property Type - House
- View - Oceanfront
|API season||8/31/2019 - 12/31/2020||3||$325||$2313||$10736|
|API season||1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021||3||$325||$2518|
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.
The two balconies fro the master bedroom were lovely - especially the one with the view and the sound of the sea
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.
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
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!