The Zen House is a peaceful beach retreat in Yachats. This is a romantic, zen, one-of-a-kind home with easy, safe access to a gorgeous sandy beach, and ocean views filtered through trees. Renovated in 2008, this home has a lovely living/dining area, unique furniture and decor, and an uper deck. Relax and refresh in the Asian bath and spa room, which is equipped with a gas stove, a cedar sauna, a two-person Japanese soaking tub, and glass brick shower which juts out into the garden to capture the morning sun, which filters through the surrounding greenery, offering a hint of nature while you shower. Wake up in the morning and wander into your private meditation garden where you can follow the trails and explore the abundance of nature, or sit and listen to the sounds of the ocean and the birds. Or, perhaps later you'll sip tea, coffee, or wine on the upstairs deck while listening to the waves and looking at the ocean. This home offers an abundance of options for relaxing and having fun, both inside and outside. If you are feeling more energetic, stroll two minutes away to a beautiful, wide, sandy beach that goes on for miles. This two bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has a great layout. The master bedroom is on the second floor of the main house; the second bedroom is a studio apartment above the garage with a private entrance. The studio has a double bed, sink, refrigerator, and TV/Cable. A second story deck connects the master bedroom and the studio apartment, providing both great privacy and separation, but also connectivity when desired. There is a second bathroom with a shower in the garage below the studio apartment. Be our guest and enjoy the wonderful ambiance of this Asian-style retreat home. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience, that will complement your special vacation, honeymoon, or family getaway.
Standard: 2 night minimum; Summer & Holidays: 3-4 night minimum.
We had a great time at the Zen House. The house is wonderfully decorated with Zen inspired architectural and artistic elements. The beach is just a block from the house! The house has a very nice bathroom with wondeful open shower, sauna and bath, and a nice deck upstairs to sit in the sun in the morning to sip a cup of coffee. I would definitely recommend staying here - you'll have a great experience.
This was our 2nd visit to the Zen Beach House in Yachats. As vacation rental hosts ourselves, we are rather picky about the places we stay. The Zen Beach House is beautiful, quiet, clean, and thoughtfully-equipped with everything a guest could want, ...and more. The meditation gardens are wonderful, and the furnishings and artwork are lovely. While the long empty stretch of beach beckons from only a block away, it's hard to leave the Zen Beach House bathing area, with its gas heater, Japanese soaking tub, glass-encased shower and cedar sauna. Exquisite! Someone commented in the guestbook that the Zen Beach House was not just a house but an experience! We share this feeling, and very highly recommend a stay here.
This year was our third week-long stay at Zen Beach Retreat--and it is a true retreat for us, leaving the fast pace of city life once we enter the door. The high ceilings, wood and windows give this house such a serene atmosphere. The biggest draw is definitely the soaking tub. Very unique room design, with the feeling of soaking in the outdoors while actually being cozy inside the house. Not to be missed. Many pluses here: the deck, the glass block shower, sauna, and separate studio bedroom. Oh, and the, garden and well equipped kitchen! We ended up cooking almost all our meals, really relaxing rather than spending time driving into town to wait for tables. It's a best kept secret that the house is a super short walk to one of the very best strolling beaches in Oregon. Great, flat expanse where you will have plenty of space to enjoy the ocean view. Best of all, our dog can join us for our stay. The house is very well maintained and clean - there's a pretty comprehensive guide to the house left for guests and it's been very useful. We had fast response from the property manager regarding a change to the lockbox. Our recent experience was wonderful - has been every visit. We're already planning the next time.
This house was such a lovely retreat for us. It was quiet, close to the beach, lovely tub and sauna, and just generally cozy:-) It was also very close to nearby towns that offered wonderful dining and fabulous seafood. I would definitely recommend this beautiful house on the Oregon Coast!
This house was clean and well-maintained. We really researched our options before choosing this home for our stay at the coast, and this home delivered. We liked being a very short walk to the beach. The home worked well for us and our 2 young children (7 month old and 3 year old). They actually slept in the walk in closet off the main bedroom and it worked great! Grandma and Grandpa joined us and stayed above the garage. They were very pleased with their room, and the separation from the main house was also some nice privacy. The locals in Yachats were so welcoming and friendly. We especially enjoyed the food/music at the Drift Inn. We loved seeing Devil's Churn at high tide, and did some hiking in Cape Perpetua. We would definitely recommend this home to friends and relatives.
As an antidote to kitschy beach decor, this home exudes peace and comfort. The sauna and tub are the perfect place to recover from a long beach walk, though we also brought bikes and headed up the lovely Yachats River Rd. The beach nearby was nicer than expected, partly because we had calm, clear weather. If reviews could hold a photo, I'd include the shot of a surprised deer in the garden, eying me over the bushes. Highly recommended, thanks for sharing.
The Zen Beach House was the perfect place for a week of reflection and rejuvenation. The house is so Zen, with lovely details, and the energy of the place was just what we were hoping for. The wood-burning stove, the sauna, the soaking tub and the lovely glass block shower made us feel pampered without leaving the house! The beach is close enough that we could hear the waves crashing each night. The Zen House is completely private and very serene and peaceful. Hard to leave, but we intend to return at the next opportunity.
We spent hours online searching for a rental house on the central Oregon coast that would provide for a peaceful, relaxing & romantic New Years Eve... a place that was also within walking distance to a nice beach, where dogs were permitted, and it had to be clean and well kept up. When we walked into the Zen House, I fell in love! It was all of these things, and even better than I had hoped for. We enjoyed a beautiful, warm fire every night. The bed was very comfortable and clean. We walked for miles with our dogs on the beach just down the street, and we went golfing in Florence at Sandpines (which was very nice course though very cold and windy). My favorite thing was the spa / bathroom. The house was design with such care and attention to details. I highly recommend the Zen House. We will definitely return!
An amazing house next to a very wonderful beach. Although this property is not ocean front it is a gem! The spa in the house is heaven, very beautiful. We spent a lot of time in there relaxing, soaking, sweating. You basically have your own spa inside a very sweet little house. The bed is ubber comfy and the kitchen is very functional. The garden is really sweet and full of birds.
The Zen house was exceptional. Everything in the house was just right including the comforting energy of the space. Our favorite was soaking in the Japanese tub, taking a sauna and then a shower in the outdoor like setting. Just steps away from a perfect beach a nice long walk every morning really set the tone. The owners are very accommodating and friendly. We will definitely stay here again!