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Heceta Beach Vacation Cottage

 Florence, Oregon

Heceta Beach | Florence, Oregon

4 guests      2 bedrooms   5 beds    2 baths


Heceta Beach Vacation Cottage (formerly ‘Sapphire Sands’) has expanded! Now all 3 stories of this truly enchanting 1435 sf home (w/ kitchenette) are available for your stay. Nestled on 1/3rd acre just 300 feet from the shore, the Cottage is a two minute walk from public beach access and local eateries and a 10 minute drive to town. An ideal choice for couples or a small group of friends seeking stylish accommodations in a beautiful, serene setting. Great place to reconnect, unwind, and relax!

*We offer Free WiFi; Internet-Streaming TV (ROKU / SLING); Self Check-In; and Luggage Drop Off Options. Also: Infants and Children aged 8 years and older will be considered but our property insurer requires certain safety restrictions. 




From fresh water lakes to miles of sand dunes, Florence, Oregon is a favorite destination for visitors across the globe. The historic riverfront town of Florence is just an hour west of Eugene, and is filled with fun things to do, including beach combing, ‘rock hounding’, agate hunting, sand boarding, bicycling, golfing, storm watching; whale watching; and equestrian adventures!

BOOKING DETAILS: When there are more than two guests, a 2nd Master ensuite with Queen Bed and Bath will be made available via the ‘extra guest’ fee. Also, nightly rates will vary according to time of year, holidays, and local events.

DESCRIPTION: There really is no other place quite like this property in the Heceta Beach area. The Cottage (which was completely renovated in 2009) is located on a 1/3rd acre after-dune surrounded by shore pines and greenery, offering guests a serene, private, and secluded space to relax in while enjoying rustic yet modern accommodations. You can walk to a spectacular stretch of Heceta Beach in under a couple of minutes, and two different popular local eateries (Jerry’s Pub and the Surfside Restaurant & Lounge) are also just a short walk away. Charming ‘Old Town’ Florence and other popular local attractions like the ‘Sea Lion Caves’ and ‘Frontier Dunes’ are less than a 10-minute car drive away. If you’d like to ride horses on the beach or on a coastal trail, there’s a local stable nearby (ask me for a $10.00 off discount card).

AMENITIES include a private Hot Tub area that attaches to the 1st floor Master ensuite; a lovely Sun-Room where you can relax to the sounds of the sea; Kitchenette; Patio with Grill and Fire-Pit; CD player; Blu-Ray DVD player (we supply some CDs, DVDs; Puzzles, and Board Games); Spa Robes & Spa Towels; Beach Chairs and Mats; a Picnic Backpack For Two (and even a Kite and Sand-Castle Building Kit); and an Attached Garage for easy parking and unloading. We also provide plenty of wood for the Wood-Burning Stove and Fire-Pit, and a starter bag of Charcoal for the Grill (you’ll also be supplied with one Duroflame log for each night of your stay if you prefer not to have a real wood fire in the wood stove). The Cottage has ROKU / Sling TV, which will allow you to watch many popular cable channels, including ESPN.

COOKING: If you’d like to cook and eat in, the Cottage’s serviceable galley-style kitchenette with Sink, Electric Kettle, and Programmable 12-cup Coffee Maker also has many cooking appliances, including an Electric Convection Toaster Oven with 13″ Pizza Stone; an Electric Skillet; an ‘Instant Pot’; a Crock Pot; etc. There is a mini-fridge in the kitchenette and a full-sized refrigerator right outside the kitchenette door (in the garage) for perishables. There’s also a Char-Grill out on the Guest Patio. Please note that there is NO STOVE. If you’d like to grab a full breakfast early, the Surfside Restaurant & Lounge opens at 7 am daily.

YOUR PRIVACY: Owners live in what used to be a completely separate house on the opposite side of the property for better service, and your privacy is ensured (only a breezeway connects the two houses today). You will likely never see us during your visit, unless you’d like a tour of all the many indoor and outdoor amenities during or after check-in.

FAMILIES: Our Cottage is not child-proofed. We are open to hosting small families; however, our property insurer has certain restrictions around this due to safety issues concerning our property: 1) Children must be infants or aged 8 years or older and able to climb up and down stairs safely. 2) The hot tub will be locked off and will not be available for your stay. Also, the only bathrooms are in the two Master ensuites. Children sleeping in the 3rd floor loft will need to use the 2nd floor Master bathroom.

GUEST ACCESS: The entire North side of this one-third acre property is reserved exclusively for you during your stay. You can also use herbs and vegetables from our garden.



-Our property insurer requires that our guests be at least 28 years old to rent the Cottage.

-We do our best to keep our cleaning fees reasonable. The fee includes careful maintenance of the Hot Tub before and during your stay, as needed. We only ask that you leave the Cottage Property and the Hot Tub in the same condition you found it!
-We are not able to accept pets or animals for health and safety reasons.
-The only cell service on the property is Verizon. There is no landline, but there is free, secure WiFi and the connection is very fast.
-We live on the South side of this large property with our two well behaved dogs in what used to be a completely separate house. The two houses are now connected by a breezeway. Guests have their own garage, hot water tank, etc. The dogs are kept separate from guests unless you’d like to meet them. You will likely never see us during your visit, unless you’d like a tour of all the many indoor and outdoor amenities.
-There is no washer or dryer in the Cottage but there are two laundromats that are just a short drive away.
-The cheery galley-style kitchenette is small but serviceable and loaded with appliances for cooking. It does not have a stove. The fridge is a mini-fridge and there is now also a full-sized refrigerator in the garage adjoining the kitchenette to accommodate more groceries during longer stays.
-The 6-person dining table is on the second floor. You will need to carry your food up the stairs to eat there. There is a two-person dining table in the first floor Master Suite, as well as chairs and table on the patio and in the sun-room.
-There’s an EVC at the resort one block down the street from us. Last time we checked, it was free to use and our guests have charged their cars up there.
– The Cottage is located about 300 feet from the beach on an after-dune. We are not a beach-front property and we are surrounded by shore pines. There are ocean views from the 3rd floor loft. Being set back as we are on an after-dune means we are sheltered from some of the heavier winds that Heceta Beach at times experiences, yet you can walk to the beach easily in just a couple of minutes.
-We have a World Map on the garage wall – We invite you to join other guests and put a pin into the location you are from!



You will have exclusive use of the indoor and outdoor amenities available on this one third acre property. Outdoor areas for guests’ exclusive use include a hot tub in a covered rustic courtyard; private patio with fire-pit, patio furniture, and charcoal grill; a lawn area outside the cottage; and a lovely cedar-shingled sun-room to relax in while listening to the nearby sounds of the surf while reading a book or drinking tea.  A beachfront restaurant and lounge; Mini-Mart; popular local pub; and a park offering public access to Heceta Beach are all within easy walking distance from the cottage. Historic Old Town, the Sea Lion Caves, C&M Stables, three different golf courses, Sand Boarding and several great hiking trails are all just a short car drive away. Click on the links to each rental configuration to see a detailed description of the cottage and all of the featured indoor and outdoor amenities.