Sea Lion Surf -- Just steps from Heceta Beach

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“ Excellent ”
14 Reviews
88516 2nd Ave, Florence, OR 97439


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $150
Per week: $945
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Florence vacation home rental
Sea Lion Surf is a fully furnished Three Bedroom, 1 bath, 1200 square foot beach view rental just 100 feet from the beach, in Florence Oregon! This is the quintessential beach house. It started it's life as a top of the line single wide circa 1965. Sometime in the 80's someone built a structure over the whole place, which doubled it's square footage, and made it extremely quiet. This gave it a spacious living room, 2 large bedrooms, 1 small bedroom and a gorgeous glass sun porch. In the late 90's it received all new double paned vinyl windows, and in 2004 it was the recipient of all new carpet, paint and kitchen appliances.

This home has been comfortably decorated as a tropical paradise. With light and airy rattan & wicker, overstuffed cushions & down throw pillows you can truly unwind and relax. The living room and kitchen adjoin, so no one will miss what's going on.

The master bedroom, has a tropical paradise down comforter, and a wonderful sitting area that includes wicker chaise lounge, where you can sit and enjoy the sunny afternoon view. The small bedroom, has a full size bed with jungle motif, and the second bedroom with futon, has an abundance of sun and a great view, it is decorated in a sea shell motif.

The best part is the glassed in sun porch which is as big as the living room, but is it's own separate room. It seems most of our guests spend their time there. Watching the beach, and sunset, and enjoying the all day sun
Area Information
Florence, Oregon is a top retirement choice located on the central Oregon coast along U.S. Highway 101, the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway, providing convenient access to a host of outdoor recreational activities and breathtaking scenery. The Florence, Oregon area is popular as a diverse and rich "playground" destination, where lush green forests meet the ocean's edge along one of America's most beautiful and dramatic coastlines. We are fortunate to be situated amid the Oregon Dunes and Siltcoos Recreation Areas, providing a host of outdoor activities. In addition, we are conveniently located to major Oregon Coast attractions such as the Sea Lion Caves, Heceta Head Lighthouse, Oregon Coast Aquarium, casinos and outlet malls.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 $150 $150 $945 - 2 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 9%
Deposits: 1/2 Down when making a reservation.
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: 85.00 Cleaning Fee 10.00 per night Pet Fee Rate Based on 2 Adults Additional Adults 12.50 per night


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 2 Double Beds
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (3 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
  • Bowling
    (4 miles)
  • Surfing
  • Boating
    (3 miles)
  • Lake
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (5 miles)
  • Whale Watching
  • Canoeing
    (3 miles)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Florence, Oregon

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sarah fogg

sarah fogg

Fort Bragg, CA

Christmas at the beach

December 30, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in spite of pouring rain. Location is amazing. House and furnishings are worn but comfy.

Brad Fortna

Brad Fortna

Northern California and Seattle

Cozy Value

December 3, 2014

If you`re looking for a great value, this is the place. The beach is across the street and the house is warm and dry and comfy. The downside is very little privacy due to glass on the entire north side. Could use some better window treatments to provide privacy at night. The other downside is the bathroom. I nice facelift is in order as this 40 year old mobile home bathroom has never been remodeled. Starting to smell a little moldy. Nice to have laundry but it makes the bathroom pretty cramped. The vacation rental people treated us great and we enjoyed the process very much WiFi was nice too and we felt very connected to the world while being relaxed at the beach Florence is amazing. From the beach, Rhododendron Drive takes you all the way back into Old Town. Forget the directions to take 101 and enjoy the old road Next time we`ll probably go with a different property F & B

Michele Grgas Thomas

Michele Grgas Thomas

Crescent City, CA

Jewel of a Location!

February 26, 2013

We especially enjoyed the proximity - just a few steps away - to the wide sandy beach. The house was the perfect size for our group - 4 adults and one child plus a lazy dog. We had decided in advance to cook all our meals there and found the kitchen a little lacking in amenities. There were some nice platters etc., but not the right size pans for our needs. We enjoyed our two nights there - again primarily because of the proximity to such a great beach and a friendly eclectic neighborhood. When it was time to leave and we wanted to clean up the sand we brought in, the vacuum didn't pick up anything. Needs a new one! Appliances are not new - but they're all there including washer and dryer. We felt very very welcome when we walked in and discovered a lovely card and welcome gift - very thoughtful! And the rental agent was VERY sweet and accommodating and treated us very fairly. Considering the price and the location it's a jewel!

Susan Bell

Susan Bell


Sea Lion Surf

September 1, 2012

My 2 adult daughters and I spent 3 days at the house and had a wonderful time - Great view of ocean! Cozy and comfy house. We loved it! And plan to make it an annual event!

Stephanie Cody

Stephanie Cody

Vancouver, WA USA

Wonderful experience~

August 16, 2012

We LOVED this very comfortable beach property. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and fresh smell on arrival. There was a bottle of wine awaiting us that was so appreciated. The home is quite spacious and the beds are very comfy, even the futon! Great beach access and easy drive to the nearest Fred Meyers for groceries. We highly recommend Sea Lion Surf for anyone looking for vacation lodging in the Florence area.

Kendra Holzworth Lebel

Kendra Holzworth Lebel

Gig Harbor, WA

Great location and comfortable lodging

July 16, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at the Sea Lion Surf. The house is not fancy, but it is very well equipped and the beds and linens are very comfy. We appreciated that the property manager was easy to work with and that she made an extra effort to make us feel welcome (thanks for the wine, sand dollar and note!). The location couldn't be better - just steps away from the ocean! We will definitely come back and stay if we find ourselves in the Florence area again!

Pat Still

Pat Still



July 16, 2011

Overall We Were Very Satisfied. The Location Was Great For Access To The Beach. The House Was Neat And Clean, Although A Little Used. Leslie, My Contact, Was Extremely Nice, Leaving Us A Bottle Of Wine And Toys For The Two Boys And Very Helpful With Local Information.

Teresa Estep

Teresa Estep

Sherwood, OR USA

Great stay at Sea Lion Surf!

August 4, 2010

Our family had a great 2 night stay at the Sea Lion Surf. We met Leslie as soon as we arrived and she was wonderful! The house was right across from the water and the kids loved playing on the beach. We could sit on the enclosed porch and watch the ocean too. Perfect in the morning while having coffee! We also liked being able to cook our own food and having everything we needed right there. We would recommend this without hesitation! We had a wonderful time!

Kaili Coughlin

Kaili Coughlin

Vancouver, BC Canada


September 6, 2009

I Stayed At Sea Lion Surf With My Husband, Our Newborn Son Along With My Parents And Little Brother For A Week.i Really Enjoyyed Our Time There It Was Wonderful To Get Away And Be In Such A Relaxed Setting. The Views Were Breathtaking And The House Was Very Cozy.



St Pete, FL

Beach near by

July 27, 2009

Very comfortable space for 4 adults. Nice front sitting room to hang out with view of the beach. Bath and Kitchen a bit older but Well kept, clean. Liked having a washer dryer. Great location across street from beach.

ed buschke

ed buschke

grants pass or

bonnies beach house

June 2, 2009

it was wonderful everything we needed was there and close to the beach it was so nice that when we arrived there were flowers on the kitchen table it was like being at home comfortable and would recommend it our friends and we will be back again thank u very much for sharing your home with us ed

Jeanne Steinberg

Jeanne Steinberg

Bend, OR

Foggy weekend at the beach

August 22, 2008

The location is great and the house is surprisingly large and nicely furnished. We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing time and walked on the beach many times. It felt like we had the beach to ourselves, but that was because of the dense fog! Oh well, was still fun!

Maria Ludvig

Maria Ludvig

El Lago, TX

cottage with a view

August 9, 2008

We really enjoyed this place, especially the sunporch area with a great view. My two boys (ages 12 and 14) really liked the easy access to the beach (across the street) since they wanted to play in the sand and hunt for shells all day. The place was roomy for three adults and two kids. Thanks, Maria

Jeanne Anderson

Jeanne Anderson

Geneseo, IL


July 8, 2008

We actually stayed in Sandpiper, a Whaleswatch cottage in Florence, OR. The owner was wonderful! The sea was a bit of a walk, but it was wonderful to have 3 or four people in a house for the price of a motel room. It was decorated very cute. We enjoyed ourselves!

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