Summer Camp FAQ


Q. What do the owners like best about Summer Camp?

A. The following:

  1. The whole cozy, intimate nature of Summer Camp. It's a great place for families to spend time together.

  2. We LOVE the bunkhouse!

  3. Everything is brand new :)

  4. The iPod-driven whole home-audio system: We can go to the coast, dock an iPod and have music everywhere (house, decks, bathroom, bunkhouse.)

  5. We love that we can easily walk to the beach and walk to town.

  6. We love the rear deck. This is the best place to put on your favorite music playlist, hang-out, cook on the grill and have cocktails.

  7. The wood stove.

  8. We love the outdoor shower with 'endless hot water'.

  9. We love the craftsman wood working throughout the cottage and bunkhouse.

Q. Why Manzanita vs. other towns on the Oregon Coast?

A. Manzanita is considered one of the 'undiscovered jewels' of the Oregon Coast. Although Manzanita is only 15 miles south of Cannon Beach, the two towns are worlds apart. Manzanita features a magnificent beach along with a 'laid-back' small-town atmosphere. Because of the unique geography of the Manzanita area (Mt. Neahkanie to the north), Nehalem Bay to the south, Manzanita frequently gets sun, when Cannon Beach and Gearhardt are 'socked-in.' Manzanita features excellent recreational opportunities including: hiking, biking, kayacking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, tennis, volleyball, golf, surfing, beach walking and crabbing.

Q. Tell me more about the house location.

A. The location is great, it's about a 100 yard walk to the beach. This short walking distance to the beach is very convenient, at the same time, Summer Camp is far enough away from the ocean that you don't get blasted by wind and sand when you're hanging out on the deck. It's also a short walk to downtown Manzanita. Downtown Cannon Beach is a 15 minute drive north.

Q. What do I need to do to reserve the cabin?

A. VRBO is the easiest way to reserve the cabin. You can also contact Peg via email or phone [541-490-2166], sign the rental agreement and make a 50% deposit.

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?

A. Check, Visa/Mastercard, PayPal.

Q. Is wood for the wood stove provided?

A. There is typically a huge supply of wood stacked outside the house - you're welcome to use this wood. If for any reason the wood supply has been depleted at the house, you can purchase wood at the Manzanita Grocery store.

Q. Why time is 'check-in' and 'check-out'?

A. You can 'check-in' after 5 PM, you must 'check-out' by 11 AM. (If there was not someone at Summer Camp the night before your visit we may be able to arrange an earlier check-in time -- but this would be an exception, not the rule.)

Q. Are the bunk-beds big enough for adults?

A. Yes - these are big, beefy, built-in adult-sized bunk-beds. The 'bunk-to-bunk' height is a generous 28 inches. The length of the opening for the mattress on the bunk beds is 77.25 inches.

Q. How big is Summer Camp?

A. The main cottage has 2 bedrooms (queen beds), 2 full bathrooms, a kitchen, and a great room. The bunkhouse has 1 room with 8 built-in bunk beds, a 1/2 bath and an outdoor shower. Using the ‘normal’ beds, Summer Camp can sleep 12.The main cottage is 1400 sqft. The bunkhouse is 260 sqft. The deck is 700 sqft.

Q. Does Summer Camp sleep 12 comfortably?

A. Summer Camp does have 2 queen beds and 8 twin beds spread across 2 bedrooms and the bunkhouse, so 12 people can sleep comfortably. There is additional high-quality futon couchin the living room that increase the maximum sleeping capacity to 14. During the day, people can 'spread-out' between the cottage, bunkhouse, front deck, rear deck and of course the beach. The high capacity of Summer Camp is best suited to:

  1. One large family

  2. Two families vacationing together

  3. One family + guests

  4. An extended family

Q. What's Summer Camp like in the 'off-season'?

A. We love Summer Camp in the 'off-season.' September and October can be beautiful. May and June can also be fantastic. There is plenty of good beach days in Sept/Oct/May/June. Even the winter can be incredible - there is definitely more rain and general 'weather' in the winter, but a winter storm on the Oregon Coast is awesome. Warming-up by the wood stove after a walk on the beach is great. You'd also be surprised by the number 'blue-bird' days you can get on the coast in winter - it can be miserable in Portland, but clear on the coast. There's also nothing like having the Manzanita beach to yourself.