An Historic and Beautiful Oregon Coast Excursion

The Pacific Northwest is known for it’s dramatic and moody coastline, full of clean ocean breezes, plenty of rain, and of course, moss and fog. We’ve always been drawn to the vibe of the Oregon coast, and recently had the chance to stay in an amazing and historic beach home in the town of Manzanita, which in our opinion, is quintessentially Oregon, and one of the best towns on the coast.


The Reed House is part of The Houses on Manzanita Beach, a beautifully curated collection of rental properties that can accommodate big families, friends, and groups in style.  The Reed House in particular is special, built in 1916, and directly across from the beach. Updated thoroughly a few years ago, the home features a large, charming, and flowing living room, full of colorful and high quality furniture and artwork.


The 100+ year old home can sleep up to 20 people, and each room features a great mix of historic and modern design, creating a really unique character throughout.  It’s clear the owners spent significant time and effort to make the home far from the generic, ‘beachy’ cliches of seashells and rope art.  Indeed, we found a number of clever details in the home that were worth writing home about.


An enormous and modern kitchen makes any beach stay better, and this kitchen is impressive, with white marble and ample appliances to satisfy any aspiring chef.


The beach beckons from the front balcony of the Reed House.


A classic metal grating takes center stage on the upstairs floor, allowing guests to see up through the floor, and adding a quirky charm to the floor plan.


A vintage phone booth adds a great sense of ambience and history to the house, and the phone actually works! It’s a time capsule, indeed.


A plethora of lounging choices, including a large, communal fire pit.


Neahkahnie Mountain hugs the coastline, as clouds and fog roll in. The hillsides add a protected feel to the Manzanita area.


An Oregon coast sunset may be more rare than one in Miami, but that makes it all the more satisfying and special.  All in all, a highly recommended stay, and a really special way to experience the authentic Oregon coast. See more at