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The SeaQuest Estate
Ranked #1 of 12 Yachats B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cleveland
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of our favorites”
Reviewed October 2, 2008

My sister and I stayed at this Inn during our drive up the coast and loved it. Yes, it's cluttered. Yes, it needs to be redecorated. Yes, there are some weeds in the garden. But look past those insignificant things and you'll find amazing views, a thoughtful and kind innkeeper (Nerina), and an outstanding breakfast.

Nerina is a graduate of a top culinary institute and we were the lucky beneficiaries of her experience. She also showed us some of the amenities for guests including a refrigerator for our personal items (a nice bottle of Oregon wine), a computer with internet, outdoor items such as jackets and sand pails, detergent for our hand washable items, books, games, and more.

And after dinner when the sun had set we simply moved to the fireplace for a cozy evening. We would most definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — Innkeeper - Nerina
  • Stayed September 2008
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Los Gatos, CA
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2008

Th Sea Quest is an outstanding Inn on a beautiful setting overlooking the Oregon Coast . The Inn is warm,inviting,comfortable, clean,cozy and casual-everything we were hoping for. You walk right out your bedroom door onto a bluff and down to the beach. AND-the Inn keeper, Narina, is an exceptional host as well as a fabulous gourmet cook and baker-she made our stay memorable with her kind attention to every detail-A GREAT find on the Oregon coast

  • Liked — Beach front setting
  • Disliked — leaving
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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southern US
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144 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2008

We were very surprised when we arrived. If you want total isolation, this is the place - seven very long, lonely miles south of Yachats (which itself is a quaint, neat little town – stay IN town if possible). Although we appreciate relaxation and solitude, this bordered on creepy. The land and beach are beautiful, but the structure itself is in disrepair and the property is for sale. Grown up weeds in yard and around driveway. Seems like it had long passed its hey-day - somewhat sad and run-down feeling. Overall, the inn was very cluttered. Internal water filters not working well, and even though we understood that this is a beach property on well water, sink water was disturbingly salty when brushing teeth. The sign said "no vacancy" but we were the ONLY guests. There was someone else there (aside from the innkeeper), but he appeared to be a permanent or semi-permanent resident, not a regular guest. Innkeeper was efficient and mostly pleasant, except when she seemed a bit annoyed when we told her we couldn’t stay for breakfast b/c of our flight schedule. Internet photos are deceptive. Steps to the beach were broken and basically non-existent and were dangerous to crawl down - and the beauty of the isolated beach is one of the only positive features of the property. Adirondack chairs were broken. Patio off our room had rusty furniture and cluttery - not inviting. However, there was a respectable offering of snacks and beverages. Overall, very disappointing for the price and wished we had stayed in Yachats proper.

  • Liked — the beach - natural property adjacent to the building
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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Gaspe Coast
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2008

The web showed this to be on a windswept beach, and seemingly modern.
But how wonderful was the reality for us. Wild and deserted, like a cabin in Big Sur, for sure.
We loved the old wood, the driftwood out your door, the homey atmosphere, though it was only built I gather ten years ago, after having been before a family home, and it feels like that.
We loved this place. Every room (we saw others) has a great view of the ocean.
The innkeeper, Nerelle, is a perfect sensation, modest, attractive, hardworking, does yoga and meditates.
She makes whatever you want for breakfast, even non-fat milk, egg-whites, omelettes, porridge, whatever. She stops at nothing to make your stay perfect.
We wished we could have stayed a week. A good fire upstairs, a comfy wide room with big windows. We just loved this place.
Easy to find, just off the highway, but quite secluded.

  • Liked — its secluded feel
  • Disliked — room was a bit small
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Va
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2007

I've done quite a bit of touring through Europe, Asia, and the U.S. It's rare to come across a place so unique that it makes an indelible impression, and so welcoming that you know you must go back to that place even if it's 3000 miles away.

Sea Quest Inn is one of those places.

1) the setting is absolutely spectacular. I was there in late November. I can only imagine (for now) what it would be like here when the sun is shining and the temperature is warm. I did a short run south along 101 and back, and the scenery was so beautiful that the hills felt flat.

Cape Perpetua SP was beautiful. The rough coast (don't miss Devil's Churn), forest walks, and the climb up to the overlook were amazing.

The Dunes to the south, and the town of Florence certainly deserve a whole day, if not more time. The Dunes were amazing and unique compared to other parts of the west coast. Florence has a very cute old town with nice shops, and much better restaurants than Yachats. (Don't be misled by the strip malls on the main route...the old town is worth a visit.)

2) The Sea Quest Inn itself is totally unique. This is not your stream-lined/elegant destination. To the contrary, the decor could be overwhelming, and may not be to everyone's taste. The work tchotchke (see definition below) comes to mind. Another way to say it is that there is not much empty space. Well, if you want clean, white surfaces then this is not your place. Come here if you want a very warm, inviting, comfortable place to relax, and to use as a base to explore the beautiful Oregon coast.

Other things that have been mentioned in other reviews:
- no tv, but I think that's a good thing
- internet access provided at one computer, along w/ printer
- wifi worked well
- small fridge available/shared
- plenty of indoor/outdoor games, etc provided
- very nice bathrooms
- plenty of extras available (teas, excellent hot chocolate, coffee, cheese and crackers, etc.). Homemade pastries, cookies....all you could want.

3) The Innkeeper, Nerina, is great. She is a total professional, with all the advice you need and very friendly. We were lucky to have her to ourselves much of our stay. I probably shouldn't say this part, but since we were the only only guests our last morning she made us custom omelettes (instead of what she had planned out), and actually knew us well enough by then that she only needed to confirm our preferred ingredients. I am somewhat known as a food snob, and not really a big breakfast person, yet Nerina's breakfasts impressed me completely. She knows her way around a kitchen, for sure, and her presentation is amazing, in particular the fruit salad tower, which I photo'd for future reference.

Definition of tchotchke:
Main Entry: tchotch·ke
Pronunciation: \ˈchäch-kə, ˈtsäts-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Yiddish tshatshke trinket, from obsolete Polish czaczko
Date: 1971

Stayed November 2007
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Calgary
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2007

We just got back from a 3 week, 8 state, 7000 kilometre road trip, and the Seaquest B&B was our favourite stay during the trip.

The weather was stormy and wet, but the Seaquest was cosy inside and standing out on the coast and watching the breakers and the surf was amazing.

I can't think of a negative thing to say. The breakfasts were great, the common areas were comfy, the views were outstanding. They've thought of everything.

  • Liked — View
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2007

I found the Sea Quest because Heceta Lighthouse B&B was full and they suggested the Sea Quest. Am I GLAD!!!

This is a stunning location on a point right on the ocean, a lovely house and excellent service and hospitality. We stayed for two nights in the Monserrat Room and loved every minute. If there was any "issue", the only one was a lovely, large bathroom with no door! We were disconcerted at first, but the location of the entry door still allowed for privacy when needed. Make no mistake -the room was very comfortable, with an ocean view and private door to a small patio and the ocean.

They have thought of everything. The kitchen is off limits (almost always true) but there is a frig downstairs to stow some wine or whatever you want. There are crackers, cheese, fruit, and juice and tea and coffee and ice and fresh water always available. There are little sitting rooms on the lower level. Even the "gift shop" is so discreet you won't realize it's there at first.

There is no TV and cell phone service is a no-go, but they provide a computer with internet access; (in a lovely little sitting room that looks out over the ponds in the "back" yard) and local phone is free.

The huge-yet-cozy great room is truly delightful and if you can match the view for perfect, I'll give you a quarter. See the attached photo of my husband seriously relaxed in the great room (and I'm standing in the MIDDLE of the room; nowhere near a wall - it's a big room, with several "areas" and tables for eating and games, but it feels cozy and relaxed. There is also a photo from the balcony looking west. I have also attached a picture I shot from a mile up the road back to the Sea Quest (look hard; you'll find it!) so you can get a sense of the stunning surroundings.

The resident manager, Nerina, is very accommodating and anxious for things to be right. And she is a dynamite chef as our breakfasts were OUTstanding! If you go there, beg her for blueberry pancakes. She also made a smoked salmon quiche that she served with fresh, sliced tomatoes and it was superb (and I am not a salmon fan!)

I am delighted we had this experience and I recommend the Sea Quest most highly. Have a great visit!

  • Liked — Everything is so quiet and beautiful
  • Disliked — Nothing. We even had perfect weather, although the Sea Quest probably doesn't get credit for that.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The SeaQuest Estate

Property: The SeaQuest Estate
Address: 95354 Highway 101 S, Yachats, OR 97498-9713 (Formerly SeaQuest Inn Bed & Breakfast)
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Yachats
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Yachats
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seated on a 4 acre oceanfront bluff, the SeaQuest offers a breathtaking and tranquil setting, 8 large private en-suite oceanfront guest rooms, spacious "wall-of-glass" great room with wrap-around balcony overlooking the wild blue ocean, huge gourmet kitchen, and limitless opportunities to explore the dramatic, natural beauty of the scenic Oregon coast. ... more   less 
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