Tarry by the Sea...

Great Memories Start Here 

Tarry by the Sea is a short, two-hour drive from Portland, west on US 26. 


The cottage was built in 1914. Over the years, the house has changed hands many times, and in 2013, we purchased this historic home, renovated & restored it, and updated it to reflect its wonderful heritage. Care has been taken to balance the original charm of the house, while adding necessary 21st century amenities. 

As you enter our living room through the main entry, be sure to glance to your right and note the historic picture of the two ladies and their dog. This picture was taken in 1914 when the house was built. This framed copy was enlarged from a small print found behind a wall during the 2013 renovations! 

Tarry by the Sea not only will accomodate your extended family, but it does so with a relaxing, easy feel—welcoming your guests with modern-day amenities! Play games at the dining table. Watch movies and cable TV in the evening. Surf the Web via our complimentary WiFi. Prepare delicious meals in our totally-remodeled gourmet kitchen! At Tarry by the Sea, you'll enjoy all modern amenities, along with the old-fashioned pleasantries and flavor of the original, historic 1914 house! 

Be sure to check out our main slideshow, featuring many pictures of the cottage, located at the top of our HOME page.

Read below for some of the specifics of your next vacation destination! 


Upstairs: four bedrooms

Our bedrooms are named for nearby delightful towns that you simply MUST explore!


The Astoria

This is our Master Bedroom, featuring a luxuriously comfortable queen bed, and extra space that allows for two sitting chairs and a flat-screen television with DVD player & Dish TV. The queen bed has a memory foam topper, fresh encasements, plush bedding, 400 ct. sheets, and lots of extra pillows. There is a goose down comforter in the duvet. Extra Martex fleece blankets and sheets are in the closet. Next to upstairs bath. Click on the first picture below, then use your arrow keys to see all of them!


The Gearhart

Comfortable Queen bed sleeps two. Be sure to check out the headboard: It's made from one of the original 1914 five-panel doors in the house! The bed has a memory foam topper, rich encasements, plush bedding, 400 ct. sheets, and lots of extra pillows. There is also a goose down comforter in the Pottery Barn duvet cover; extra Martex fleece blanket & sheets are in the closet. It's a deliciously quaint room, perfect for the romantic couple (or ample room for your single guest)! [Click away on the pictures below!]


The Manzanita

Two high-perched, luxurious twin beds: perfect for kids or adults! Of course, there are deluxe encasements, sumptuous bedding, 400 ct. sheets and tons of extra pillows. 


The Cannon

Comfortable queen bed and sitting area. The bed has a luxurious memory foam topper, rich encasements, new bedding, 400 ct. sheets, and lots of extra pillows. Goose down comforter is in the duvet cover. Extra fleece blankets are in the closet.


Total capacity for all bedrooms: 8.  All beds feature memory-foam mattresses, extra pillows and plush comforters. 


Bath: Updated and fully modern: Full deluxe shower:  



Main Floor

Living Room

Cozy, yet large enough for family gatherings, our main room features a new couch & loveseat, new end tables, new coffee table, and a beautiful entertainment center with a flat-screen television (Cable TV) as well as a new gas fireplace, nestled in the house's original mantle.


Dining Room 

A rich gathering place for the whole family, with a large table and benches. Evening dinners here give way to memorable family gatherings: Card games, Scrabble, just old-fashioned fun! (Ever play "Spoons?") We provide many games in our dining room entertainment hutch! 


Gourmet Kitchen

Totally remolded and updated in 2013! Fully funished with everything you'd expect in a modern 2013 kitchen: Granite counters, microwave oven, new lighting, all modern appliances. 


Our Relaxing SunRoom

Just off our living room, our secluded, enclosed SunRoom will be your refuge. Relaxing, cozy, and quiet, many of our guests find this to be their favorite spot. Grab your favorite book, bring your cup of tea and a warm blanket, and snuggle onto the couch under the warm string lights. You won't want to leave! With ample couches and chairs, this is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy quiet, reflective times by yourself—as well as fun activities with the family. 




Laundry: Full-sized washer and dryer. 

Main bath: Full tub/shower, toilet & sink; all up to 21st century standards! Functional, immaculate & beautiful!   



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