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“Great Getaway”

Review of Zen House

A serene master bedroom with ocean peaks from the deck.
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A serene master bedroom with ocean peaks from the deck.
Beach Access for The Zen House. Zen House is just a short walk to this fabulous beach.
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A serene master bedroom with ocean peaks from the deck.
Beach Access for The Zen House.
Zen House is just a short walk to this fabulous beach.
A soaking tub for two found in the Spa bath.
Sauna compliments Spa experience.
Spa bath - entrances to glass brick shower and sauna.
New comfy sleeper sofa and view into entry hall.
Beam ceilings and colorful accents in a private setting.
Living room with wood burning stove and comfy dining area
Kitchen opens up to the dining area.
Kitchen perfect for intimate cooking.
Detached loft  second bedroom above garage is illuminated by large picture windows .
Peaceful design and flat-screen HDTV.
Detached loft  second bedroom above garage.
Cozy bath in garage below the loft bedroom.
Attached half bath to the master bedroom.
Rest, relax and recharge at Zen House.
Come and enjoy the Zen House experience as clouds float by..
Seven miles of beach for your exploration
Enter an oasis of tranquility at Zen House.
Sit and listen to the sounds of the ocean and the birds.
This is a romantic, zen, one-of-a-kind home.
A walk along the shore offers beauty and natural wonders.
A second story deck connects the master bedroom and the studio apartment.
Hear the ocean roar as you enjoy the comfort of the second floor deck.
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Rental Home -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Yachats, Oregon

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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Ken P
Mulino, Oregon
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Getaway”
Reviewed December 12, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

This is a quiet house with no close neighbors. Since we were here in December we did not sit out on the deck of the master. The surf can be sen from the master. The wall of windows in the master was great for letting in light, while the main room tends to be darker. Only real complaint we had was there was not a grate in the fireplace so that was difficult to even burn a fire log with any success. There is a gas fire place by the soaking tube that gives off a good amount of heat. The sauna was a special treat. It was only a 2 minute walk to a set f stairs that gave access to the sandy beach. It does not have central heating, but there are several in-wall space heaters and individual thermostats thru-out the house.

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Liked best: sauna, soaking tub
Liked least: No central heating
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
Dec 13, 2016
"Thank you for staying with us at the The Zen House and for writing a review! I am glad that you got to enjoy the peaceful Oregon coast, the soaking tub and to take the chill off with the sauna. We appreciate your suggestion about the grate for the wood burning stove and will pass that on to the home owner. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again!"
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Redding, CA
Reviewed March 5, 2015 for a stay in February 2015

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Liked best: Location, Sauna, Garden, Pet Friendly.
Liked least: Would be good to have bathroom in unit above garage.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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IdahoDrag...
Boise, Idaho
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Honest Review”
Reviewed October 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
5
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The online description of the house and beach access were not completely accurate. This is not a three bathroom house, as the master bath consists of only a toilet and sink (technically making it a 1/2 bath). The only shower facility in the main house is the glass block shower downstairs off the spa room. This wasn't made clear in the description or floor plan of the property. The bathroom for the studio apartment above the garage is down a long flight of stairs and in a back corner of the garage. With our vehicle parked inside the garage, the access to that bathroom was a tight squeeze along the wall. The sink and refrigerator in the studio apartment weren't operable during our stay. The cable TV never worked in the studio apartment the whole time we were there. We contacted the manager about the TV, but nothing was done to correct it. The beach access had washed out in a storm sometime ago and the only safe access was a short block away - not an issue for us, but could have been for others. The zen garden obviously needed attention as it had become overgrown. The deck and the furniture on the deck were in serious need of a good cleaning - we didn't use them at all during our stay. The bath towels were in the dryer when we arrived and the manager took them out, folded them and left them on top of the dryer in the laundry room. Certainly not the sanitized, fluffed and folded laundry service that we had been told to expect. This review sounds very negative, but we did enjoy our time at this property. We just felt it wasn't exactly as advertised and we wanted to let potential future renters know about our experience. We've rented houses on the Oregon coast in the past and we will rent them in the future. We prefer renting houses over staying in a hotel/motel. While we enjoyed our stay, given all of the issues we experienced, we probably will choose a different property the next time we're vacationing at the Oregon coast. We would recommend this property to a friend if they were aware of the condition of the property and were okay with it. The beach especially was lovely.

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Liked best: The privacy and the lovely beach.
Liked least: As mentioned before, the house wasn't as advertised and had some condition issues. We cleaned it thoroughly before leaving and left it cleaner than when we came - even though they had charged us a cleaning deposit.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2014
Hi Sharon,

We're sorry that the Zen House did not meet your expectations. As you can see from previous guest comments the home has been enjoyed over and over by many happy travelers!

We must correct a couple of things in your review:

We apologize the description advertised the home as having 3 bathrooms, and have since revised the ad to list the home as having 2.5 bathrooms. We are sorry that you misread our floor plans on our website, but the large soaking tub and shower in the spa bathroom are shown on the first floor, while the bedrooms are shown on the second floor as well the half bathroom attached to Bedroom #1, the master.

Also, we didn't know about the bathroom and TV situation as both were working prior to your arrival. We do ask when we greet you at the home, to call us immediately if there is anything that needs repair and we will send a maintenance person over immediately to take care of the problem. We're sorry that we missed the opportunity to fix these issues and but they have since been repaired.

As far as beach access, we also make this information available at time of check in. It is also in the information book that we have in the house. We do let guests know that there is access (with a steep incline at the end of the street but easy public access less than a half a block, about a one minute walk) to the North.

One of the amenities that we offer is that we launder our boutique hotel quality towels and linens off site with 100% natural cleaning products. On a very rare occasion, we have to run a load at the home instead of our laundry facility. When we do this, we still use the same quality sheets and towels and the same laundry detergent.

We do realize that everyone's expectations can be different from one to the next but would like to once again point out that many people have left very positive comments about their stay at the Zen House.

We look forward to hosting you in one of our Sweet Homes in the future!

All the best,

Todd & Kate
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John C H
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Almost perfect”
Reviewed June 4, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed in the Zen House for six nights. The house itself was very good with excellent facilities including a sauna that my wife enjoyed several times. I admit to being less than enamored with the rock floor shower--hard on old man tender feet! The largest downside was that it was too close to busy highway 101. Unfortunately, we could hear more traffic than ocean most of the time, though the latter was only 200 feet or so from the door. But the location was excellent, 20 miles or so south of Newport and very close to Cape Perpetua, a stunning spot not to be missed. This was a very good spot, almost perfect.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 20, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience at the Zen Beach House with others! This home is buffered from Highway 101 by another home as well as lush vegetation consisting of trees and bushes and ground cover that reduces the traffic noise of the nearby highway. We have spent time in this home and have not noticed the noise from the highway, though it is possible that you could periodically hear traffic on the highway. Most of our guests find the Zen Beach House to be a quiet, peaceful retreat and are rejuvenated after their stay.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you and your wife stay in the future.

Warmly,
Kate and Todd
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OR
Reviewed April 24, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

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Oregon
Reviewed April 13, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2013
Thank you Jennifer,
We feel the same way about the Zen House. I look forward to the rejuvenation of spirit and the peace that I feel after my visits. Hope you can come back again soon!
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

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Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
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Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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