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BREAKERS END
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This quintessential and historic cottage is located at the end of Breakers Avenue in Neskowin Village, along the Northern Coast of Oregon.  It is newly renovated with an ideal balance of higher end features & cottage charm.  The master suite was renovated in 2016 and the original cottage structure was renovated in 2020.  At just over 1,000 square feet this cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.  Breakers End can accommodate a total of 6 guests (4 adults max).  Fondly known as "The Bath House" among locals, this cottage was originally built in the 1920s as a public bath house for beach goers & was converted to a private residence in the 1940s.  It is a cherished piece of history along the Oregon coast, situated very close to Proposal Rock & an approximate 2 hour drive from Portland, Oregon.

RENOVATION HIGHLIGHTS
Highlights of the remodel include heated floors throughout the entire home, vaulted ceilings with shiplap style detail & beams, all new windows, updated bathrooms & fixtures, and a brand new kitchen with Thermador side-opening full size oven, Bosch refrigerator, Bosch slim dishwasher, GE Monogram induction cooktop & Pental Quartz countertops.  The cottage is outfitted with gear from Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Rejuvenation, Serena & Lily, and Schoolhouse Electric along with some favorites from Ikea.  Both bedrooms each have one king size bed and one pull out loveseat for children.  Breakers End is ideal for one family, and is a tight squeeze for two families.  If you are looking for a small cottage that's close to the beach with premium finishes, then this cottage is a great selection.

1948 PHOTO - American Home Magazine - Throwback to when Breakers End was the only home at The Point after its conversion from the original Neskowin Bath House for public beach visitors in the 1930s.

LAYOUT

The cottage is just over 1,000 square feet. The kitchen, dining & living areas are to the left upon entering from the back (the main entrance), and the two bedrooms are to the right and are connected to each other (no hallway).  

 

KITCHEN & DINING

The kitchen & dining are combined into one space, and the dining area features a built in bench and table that comfortably seats six guests. The kitchen is well designed to maximize space and includes standard appliances such as coffee maker, toaster, microwave, and blender.  The kitchen is also decked out with a selection of gear not typically found in vacation rentals: Le Creuset baking pans & dutch oven, All Clad induction pots & pans, Crate & Barrel dinnerware, Crate & Barrel silverware, Wusthof knives, Williams Sonoma stemless wine glasses & Pottery Barn acrylic tumblers and coastal themed serving ware.  

 

LIVING ROOM

The living room connects the dining & kitchen end of the cottage to the bedrooms, and even has an authentic porthole interior window.  The living room has a double sided fireplace with hearth, a comfortable Pottery Barn sectional couch & Roku TV (no cable channels).

 

BEDROOM #1 - NAUTICAL BEDROOM

This bedroom is newly renovated and features a vaulted ceiling, nautical chandelier, and pendant lights over the bed. This bedroom has a king size bed & pull out loveseat for children.  The newly remodeled full bathroom is located just outside of the bedroom, and includes a shower which is hiding the original cement base under new tile, from the days when Breakers End was the village's public bath house for beach goers.  The mini loft-like area seen in photos is not typically accessible to guests without advanced request for ladder - liability release & adult supervision required. 

 

BEDROOM #2 - MASTER SUITE

The master suite was renovated in 2016.  It has French Doors opening onto the front patio, an attached laundry room, and en suite full bath with tub-shower combination.  This room features "bat & board" walls and a sloped ceiling. You can open the French Doors and hear the ocean waves.  Originally, when the master suite was added in the 1960s, the only access to the master suite was from the exterior, however when it was renovated in 2016, a small door was added in the corner of the nautical bedroom which provides interior access directly to the master suite (aka "Jackson's Door").  This door serves as the only interior entrance to the master suite, and measures a mere 17" wide.  Guests are welcome to lock this door and exclusively use the exterior entrance if preferred.  If guests prefer interior access to the master suite, it is only accessible by walking through the nautical bedroom's skinny door.  Please see 3D virtual tour & photos for details. The master suite has a king size bed & pull out loveseat for children, as well as a Roku TV (no cable channels).

 

DECK

Breakers End has a large deck on the back that is approximately 600 sq ft and gets great sunshine!  It has outdoor seating for both lounging and dining, as well as a charcoal bbq & fire-pit table. The newest addition to the deck is an outdoor shower - perfect spot to wrap up a day at the beach!  Note: outdoor cushions are stored during winter months (typically Nov-Feb).

View 3D virtual tour here!

Feature in The Oregonian 

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

Breakers End is just a skip & a hop to the beach, and it's easy to walk around the village and explore.  Ideally located in the middle of both ocean and creek access paths, it is approximately 150 feet from the cottage's path to the top of the beach access - Breakers End is the 3rd home back from the ocean, and is located in The Point, a private cul-de-sac that's perfect for kids to ride bikes and climb trees.  Alternatively, the river path is a great way to pop over to the river which is an ideal way for families with young children to enjoy the beach.  When the tide is out you can wade right across the river to South Beach and explore the Ghost Forest as well as tide pools around Proposal Rock.  While you can hear the ocean & might catch a glimpse of the ocean from certain spots, Breakers End is not ocean front and does not have a view of the ocean.  It is tucked back with great beach access.

•Approximate two hour drive from Portland, Oregon
•Just over 1,000 sq feet
•2 bedrooms - both feature king size beds & sleeper sofas for children
•2 full bathrooms
•6 guest max (4 adult max)
•2 car max - no boat or RV parking
•Newly renovated
•High end kitchen
•NuHeat heated floors throughout the entire cottage
•Dining nook with built in bench
•Double sided wood burning brick fireplace
•Large 600 sq ft outdoor deck
•Outdoor shower & foot wash
•Outdoor heater seasonally available (propane tank)
•Weber charcoal BBQ
•Roku TVs in living room & master suite (no cable TV channels)
•Wifi
•Dogs are welcome for an extra fee ($100/1 dog or $150/2 dogs)
•Portable Crib (4 Moms Breeze)
•Ideal for one family & a tight squeeze for two families
•Electrolux washer & dryer
•Exterior Nest Cams record audio & video in publicly viewable exterior areas
•Non-smoking property
•Tillamook County Short Term Rental Permit #851-17000032-STVR
•Flex Check In & Flex Check Out options to extend your stay - subject to availability.
•10,000 sq foot lot 
•Ghost Forest - remnants of ancient Sitka Spruce forest estimated to be 2,000 years old
•Proposal Rock
•Pacific City - 10 miles
•Lincoln City - 13 miles
•Newport Aquarium - 40 miles
•Depoe Bay - 25 miles
GHOST FOREST - just South of Proposal Rock and most easily visible at low tide in summertime.

FYI & SETTING EXPECTATIONS

•Breakers End cottage is not ocean front & does not have true ocean views - you might be able to see a sliver of ocean, but not even a peek-a-boo view is advertised.  Surrounding homes were built in the 1970s around The Point & Breakers End is nestled in among the trees & homes.

•Check in time is 4pm & Check out time is 11am.  See Rates section for information about Flex Check.

•By nature, the heated floors heat up about one degree per hour, so if you'd like to take a chill off more quickly there are several space heaters available for guests.

•The master suite is only accessible from a 17" wide door via Bedroom #1 or exterior door.

•Breakers End is a small cottage - photos were taken with a special lens to capture as much of the space as possible.  The overall square footage is just over 1,000 square feet.

•The pull out couches are for toddlers/children and can be made up in a number of ways based on a guest's needs - all sheets & blankets are provided in dresser drawers. 

•There are 2 Roku TVs at Breakers End.  There are no cable TV channels.  

•Guests do not have access to the large shed by the deck.

•In accordance with Tillamook County COVID-19 guidelines there are 24 hours between guest bookings.  Cleaning team launders sheets, towels & bed quilts between every single guest.  

•Cancellation policy is No Refunds, however if Tillamook County restricts short term rentals due to COVID-19 at time of a guest's reservation then a 100% refund will be made.

•Spring 2021 there may be construction on the beach access to replace the large rip rap boulders with steps and a handrail to accommodate easier access for all on foot & better emergency access.  This construction may impact the beach access temporarily for 5-10 days & may be noisy.  

•Guests will be given a code for lockbox within a couple days of arrival.

•Breakers End has two exterior Nest cameras which record video & audio in the public area in front of the cottage & side entry. 

•Follow on Instagram for many more photos @neskowinbeachcottage

•If you provide your email address on a booking or inquiry you'll be automatically added to the email list & may opt out at any time. 

NESKOWIN, OREGON
Neskowin is a quaint beach village tucked off of Highway 101 along the Northern Oregon coast between Pacific City & Lincoln City.  Our motto is "Where the streets are sidewalks" - bring your bicycles! This cute village is full of cottages with colorful gardens, families strolling to the beach, and children riding bicycles.  Guests may walk along the river path to reach The Village Scoop for ice cream, Cafe at Hawk Creek or Beach Club Bistro for dinner, or the Neskowin Trading Company for gourmet groceries, wine, and a wide selection of treats including pastries, sandwiches, take & bake pizzas and coffee drinks to kick off your morning. The Neskowin Beach Golf Course is on the other end of the village and has numerous social events and golfing during the summer months. Neskowin has a history of limiting commercial development - valuing nature and the residential community has kept our village small and that's why so many love it!

About the Owner

We have owned Breakers End since 2015 when we stumbled across this cottage for sale and fell in love with the history and charm. We overlooked the low ceilings that measured in at 6' 8" high, and peeked into the attic to see amazing vaulted ceilings hiding above. We could see the potential to renovate it with the goal of finding just the right balance between modernizing and highlighting the historical significance of this unique cottage. It has been an exciting transformation and we're looking forward to welcoming guests to this special place.

Known among locals as "The Old Bath House" or "The Dunes" this home was originally built in 1928 and served as a public bath house for beachgoers visiting Neskowin. While there are cottages of similar age in Neskowin, Breakers End is the oldest “public” structure still standing. In 1947 it was converted to a private residence and remodeled.  The living room previously featured a Jade Tree built into the floor of the interior with roots in the crawl space. This Jade Tree is approximately 70 years old and now enjoys the sunny back deck in a planter. As a public bath house for beach goers, the "Men's Tower" was where the kitchen & dining area currently stand, the "Women's Tower" was the current guest bedroom, and the living room was originally a breezeway with benches connecting the two towers. In the 1960s the master suite was built on the side of the original cottage structure.

For decades, both as a beach facility on a treeless dune and then as a cottage, Breakers End stood alone, but in the 1970s most of the cottage's large sandy site became the subdivision named "The Point at Neskowin" - The Hirsch family, the owners at that time, divided the large sand dune into smaller lots and homes were built around it starting in the 1970s. The Hirsch family was instrumental in keeping commercial development away from Neskowin and Cascade Head, and as you enter Neskowin you’ll see a large wooden fish hanging with the public parking lot sign to honor the root of Neskowin’s name - plenty of fish. The Hirsch family was philanthropic at both the Oregon Coast & in Portland, where they started the White Stag ski wear clothing company which is perhaps most well known for its iconic neon white stag on their old building in downtown Portland.

Hillary also manages her family's vacation home in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, known as the Chesa Madrisa. It is located just a few hours East of Sacramento and the Bay Area in Big Trees, California. The Chesa Madrisa is right next to Calaveras Big Trees State Park and approximately half way between Bear Valley skiing & Murphys wine tasting. www.chesamadrisa.com

Property Type Cottage
Accommodation Entire Home
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Setting & View
  • Near Ocean
  • Village
General
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood Provided
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Pots & Pans
Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 – Shower, Toilet
  • Bathroom 2 – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet
  • Outdoor Shower – Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-6
  • Bedroom 1 – 1 King bed, 1 Sleeper sofa/Futon
  • Bedroom 2 – 1 King bed, 1 Sleeper sofa/Futon
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Family
  • Changing Table
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Beach Essentials
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
Leisure
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
Expectations
  • Surveillance