Well, this is a gem in Newport! Its location is just fantastic and unique. The large windows give you a fantastic view. The wrap around deck gives you so many outside spots to view all of Newport, almost a 360 degree view!
One direct observation that I loved - the house is very low-technology.
We go to the coast to get away from that stuff, so, honestly, if you want every immediate and currently available amenities of digital life, this is not the best fit for those folks who 'must be conneted' at all times. It makes me love this house even more - do not change that feature at all!!
That said, the home is on the top of a hill and on the end of a street, which creates an oasis of seclusion in the middle of Newport. Super cool! It is only a 5 min drive to the Aquarium, a 10 minute casusal walk to the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse , a must-visit for those who love old homes and historic preservation of lighhouse history! Transparency - I am food biased, and the location was only a 5 min drive from the 'CRAB' shack just south of the Yaquina Bay bridge on the right - my goto for fish & chips and delicious seafood of all types, made fresh daily!
Its also a 3 minute walk from several restaurants of different cusine and price - you will have options available to you with just a little walking and adveterous spirit! Explore the area around her house with your feet - you will find so many neat little things, if you just put down the phone or camera, and open your eyes and heart to your real-time surroundings. Electric and Alive! If you stay at the Oregon Coast - you owe it to yourself to at least try this!
Back to the Denise's house - the kitchen is small to the eyes, but well laid out and actually easy to prepare meals in. Its a amenity that often gets overlooked at Air Bnb's, but when we felt like being lazy or the weather turned inhospitable to walking and strolling the beach, the kitchen was our source of comfort and happiness!
Overall, the Ocean Cottage is truly a home away from home, and you will come away feeling more relax, balanced, and spiritually happy. You will leave feeling lucky that you got to enjoy this unique residence. Thanks again, Denise & Wolf, and we will be back for sure!
Peace & Love! - Kenneth & Theo Ulappa