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The OwlHaven, with its 6 bedrooms and 5 baths, was tailor-made for large families or several families traveling together. Three master suites all feature king size beds. There are also 3 queen bedrooms, two sets of bunk beds, dining room seating for 16, a big family room downstairs, and a comfortable living room upstairs featuring expansive ocean views. This home provides a wonderful mix of public and private spaces, perfect for a group of up to 14, not counting babies and toddlers.
Designed for Comfort
The entire home was designed with you and your family in mind. Public spaces are generous, ensuring that no one will feel cramped even with many people in the room. Though most of the bedrooms are on the cozy side of life, beds are generous and comfortable, and each room has a TV. Insulation in every wall offers noise control, making it more likely that you’ll still be able to sleep in, even if toddlers awaken early. Individual temperature controls allow you to control sleeping temperatures to suit you.
Upstairs, the west side of the house is loaded with ocean-view windows. The living room and dining room span the full 53 foot length of the house.
The living room is full of comfy seating, and the dining room features a 10 foot custom walnut table, as well as additional bar seating against an ocean-facing window.
Also upstairs is a custom granite kitchen that includes a gas range, a corner pantry, two dishwashers, a large standard refrigerator, a wine fridge, and enough counter space to make cooking together feel like a party. There’s even a lowered bit of counter space allowing someone in a wheelchair to wheel under and comfortably participate in the cooking party.
The 14 by 28 foot deck is accessible via a 6 foot sliding glass door. Glass in the south wall serves as a wind block on blustery days, and the woods at the south end of the yard gives the deck a tree house feel. Sit down, put your feet up and enjoy broad views of the ocean, as well as peeks of the Alsea Bay bridge past the woods.
Speaking of blustery days, the living room features a gas fireplace controlled by a thermostat, making it easy to find a cozy place to sit and warm up after beach time on a cold day. The front of the fireplace features a safety screen that keeps little hands from being burned. There’s lots of other cozy seating in the room as well including two sofas, and three big loungy chairs.
Also upstairs in the main master suite, which features a comfy king bed and lots of accessible features. Large east-facing windows bathe the room with light. The wall-mounted smart TV makes your favorite shows easily accessible. A cozy south-facing balcony offers a perfect perch on which to enjoy your morning cup of coffee in solitude, with bonus peeks of the Alsea Bay. The morning mist over the mountains is amazing.
The master bath features a double-sink vanity, closet space, and a separate enclosed space for shower and toilet.
The shower features multiple adjustable shower heads, grab bars for safety (one still to be added next to the seat), cubbies for your shower items, a seat at one end, and a zero-clearance entry.
Also upstairs is a hall bath with a shower, ensuring that even when the house is full, there will be plenty of bathroom options available.
Come on Downstairs!
Downstairs on the first floor, you’ll find comfortable family room seating around a 49 inch TV. But the real star of this room is the sleeping space: pirate ship bunk beds built into the walls, perfect for keeping your little buccaneers dry and active even on a rainy day. Ship’s wheels and portholes add to make-believe fun.
On this lower level you will find 2 additional king-bed master suites, each with its own bathroom, TV, chair, and a sliding glass door onto the patio. The sliding door gives you a perfect way to sneak into the hot tub in the evening with a glass of wine after the kids have been tucked into their pirate-ship beds. Here’s the west master and its bathroom.
And this is the east master with its own bathroom.
Downstairs you will also find three queen bedrooms. The first and largest of the three has been affectionately dubbed the princess room, due to its crowning glory– a tiny crystal chandelier. It features east and south views through huge windows, and a window seat, a perfect spot to sit and read a book. It is conveniently located next to the hall bathroom.
Here are photos of the downstairs hall bath, which contains a tub for washing off sandy kiddos after an afternoon at the beach. If kids are very sandy, you can stop first at the spigot on the south patio, which features hot and cold water. (And speaking of hot water, this home is fitted with two hot water heaters to decrease the chance that
your teens a mysterious someone will have used all the hot water before you get to it.)
An adorably cozy queen bedroom is tucked in under the staircase and features ocean peeks through its large expanse of west-facing glass. If you get bored of watching the ocean from your very own bed, this bedroom also has its own TV.
The final queen bedroom ‘nook’ is your chance to try tiny-house living. The pillow-laden bed fills one side of the room wall to wall, leaving just enough space for a walkway from the doorway to the closet and desk area. Opposite the bed is the TV wall outfitted with Playstation. Can you envision your kids sprawled across that bed playing games to their hearts’ content?
Also on the lower level is a large laundry room complete with a utility sink and double washers and dryers. Here you will also find two high chairs for tiny members of your group. Additional child-friendly amenities include plastic dishes and eating utensils, and toddler cots for little ones who prefer to sleep close to mom and dad. The toddler cots are conveniently stashed under the beds in the two downstairs master suites.
The Great Outdoors
Outside, along with plenty of deck and patio space, there’s a fenced yard that faces the south and looks toward a lovely wooded area. Let your kids loose to play there in the sand while you sit up on the deck with a cold drink enjoying the ocean view, secure in knowing that they’re safe and contained. Babies can be kept up on the deck with you thanks to a built in baby gate mounted at the top of the stairs.
Coming April 20th is a hot tub on the patio below the deck, which will provide another great place to warm up in any weather. In front of the house you’ll find generous parking, enough for 4 cars on a concrete pad, and 3-4 more in the gravel facing the fence.
If you’re really energetic, a walk into town across the Alsea Bridge is totally doable. The center of town is only 1.5 miles away.
Want a swim? The Bayshore Beach Club (right next to the easiest beach access ) has a lovely sheltered pool, heated to 87 degrees and open June through August, and available for you to use for a small daily fee. Play tennis? Access to the Bayshore tennis courts is free.
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We do not claim to offer a fully accessible home. However, we do have many adaptations to simplify movement for those with different physical abilities. Here’s a list of what the home contains. Please evaluate to decide if this home is workable for you. Feel free to ask questions if you need more specific details.
Main Living Areas
- Shallow wheelchair ramp connecting paved driveway to front door of home. Front threshold into the home is less than an inch higher than the front porch.
- Sidewalk along west end of home connecting front door to concrete patio at south end of home
- 3 foot wide doorways in every room of home except nook at the bottom of the stairs and exterior slider door onto the deck. Both these doors have a 32 inch opening.
- Hallways are at least 44 inches wide throughout the home.
- Staircase is 48 inches wide, allowing easy movement up the stairs for a helper carrying a wheelchair.
- Harmar stair lift (350 lb capacity) provided to easily move between two levels of home. Wheelchair has rechargeable batteries allowing multiple trips up and down the stairs in the event of a power outage. There is a small additional fee charged for use of this chair to ensure it remains in good working condition for those who need it.
- Lowered wheel-under portion of counter in kitchen to allow for easy participation in food prep.
- Below-counter microwave for easy access.
- Please let us know if you would like us to roll up area rugs in the master bedroom, living room, or family room before you arrive to ease wheelchair movement between spaces.
Accessible Master Suite
- 3 foot wide doorway into master bedroom
- 4 feet wide clearance around three sides of king bed to allow for easy movement. (Chaise lounge is light and can easily be moved where you prefer it to be.)
- Lowered closet rod in closet, as well as some low shelving for easy access from a seated position.
Accessible Master Bathroom
- Out-swing 36 inch bathroom door for easy entry into the bathroom
- Wheel-under sinks in master bath with 28 inch minimum clearance for knees and sink top not higher than 33 inches.
- Mirror over left-hand sink is lowered for easy use from a seated position. Teak shower bench can also be brought into this space for someone who is not in a wheelchair but needs to sit in front of the mirror while using this space. Magnifying mirror can be tilted up or down for use at various heights.
- Separate toilet and shower area with 4 ft x 4 ft foot clear area between shower and toilet for easy turning radius. This room has an out-swing door for easy movement even when door is open.
- Zero-clearance shower threshold to allow easy wheeling into the shower
- Shower sprayer mounted on wall next to shower seat can be used at several heights while wall mounted, or removed to be used in the hand-held position.
- Sturdy teak shower seat with grab bar on wall. (Grab bar coming in April.) Seat can be moved to any place in the shower area for user’s unique preferences and needs.
- Grab bar at toilet, shower exit, and next to shower seat(coming). See photos below for description.
Are there any other things that would improve your vacation experience or add accessibility?
Please let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- House sleeps 14 (children age 2 and under not counted in that total)
- 6 bedrooms, including 3 king bed master suites and 3 queen bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms, including one accessible shower, three other showers, and one tub/shower combination.
- 2 “Pirate Ship” bunk beds, to sleep four
- 3 foot wide doorways and 4 foot wide staircase
- Hot tub on a covered patio
- Stair lift for easy wheelchair access
- Baby gates, toddler cots, potty seat, high chairs.
- Plastic plates, bowls, cups and cutlery
Tech & Toys
- TV’s in every bedroom. ChromeCast TV’s in Princess room, East Master, and Yellow Room (free phone download here). ‘Smart’ TV’s in upstairs master, west master, and nook bedroom.
- Gaming system with an assortment games in Nook bedroom
- Cable TV on living room and family room TV
- DVD player on family room TV, plus small collection of family friendly movies
- Wi-Fi throughout house served via high speed router
- Collection of games, books and puzzles for various ages
- Children’s toys including Lego Duplos
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Here’s where our home sits, just north of the Alsea Bay Bridge. You can just see the bridge on the far left in this photo. Our home sits on a hill near the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and Alsea Bay, with views of both from the various windows in the home. The beach is 0.8 miles away through the Bayshore neighborhood– a leisurely 15 minute walk or 3 minutes by car.
There’s easy beach access and lots of parking around the Bayshore Beach Club. Here’s where the pool is too. The pool open during the summer. It is wind-sheltered and heated to 87 degrees, making it pleasant for swimming even when temperatures are in the 60’s. Beach access is open year round.
Nature Centers and Museums
Oregon Coast Aquarium — 13 miles north (wheelchair accessible)
Hatfield Marine Science Center — 14 miles north (wheelchair accessible)
Pacific Maritime Heritage Center — 15 miles north (wheelchair accessible)
Yaquina Head Lighthouse –31 miles north (wheelchair accessible)
Yaquina Bay Lighthouse — 19 miles north
Heceta Head Lighthouse — 23 miles south
In addition there are dozens of hiking trails on the central Oregon coast. Click here or on the map for lots more details
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