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DON\'T FALL FOR IT!
by Scott Stewart
DON\'T BE FOOLED BY THE VIEWS! This house is Stunning! Stunning that anyone thinks this is acceptable! Dont believe the description or the misleading pictures! This is a very smelly, dirty, ( no, not just typical coast smell) It is a really run down, not taken care of home with great views. I can\'t possibly list all of the disgusting disappointments with this home. First! The smell of mold hits you in the face! It is overpowering and visible in many places. Nothing in this home is cleaned properly. Dirt and stains on white towels and carpets. Dirty comforters and pillow cases. The kitchen has almost nothing and what they do have, needed cleaned before we could use it. No pots or pans. Certainly not enough cups, plates and utensils for large groups! Maybe enough randomness for 8! There was 1, yes 1, 8 inch low side frying pan! The appliances are old & iffy. The fire alarm goes off randomly at all hours, for zero reason. The Hot tub won\'t get slightly warm, let alone hot. It is surrounded by rust and cigarette butts. Bedrooms don\'t have curtains that block out light. They are broken and have holes. The beds are REALLY old, uncomfortable & dirty. I could go on! We are completely shocked that anyone would rent it out in this state of disrepair! It is a OLD, dirty house that no one has invested time or money into since 1980! It should be marketed as a big old really dirty, really run down house with great views! When we called and asked for help, we were told we could leave, but no other place to stay or help. So we were supposed to pack up everyone and have no place to go. It was and is not a great rental and the experience was very disheartening.
January 3, 2022 - Website
Plenty of space so you can be together or alone in the same house
Perfect!!!!!! Just Perfect
August 21, 2021 - Website
Pirates Cove Depoe bay
by Shawn T.
Beautiful view, beautiful home, great for large groups.
Wasn't as clean as I liked, when we pulled up previous guests had filled the garbage can and had piles of garbage all around the can itself. Need a much bigger garbage outside can for a house that sleeps 17.
One of the bunk beds was broken and not usable. One or two Kitchen cabinet doors broken and wouldn't stay closed. 30 minutes after our arrival smoke alarm went off call maintenance it stopped before he arrived, couldn't find anything wrong. He did take some of the excess garbage around the can. Hot tub not hot.
Beautiful house and views, would stay again, even with the issues I listed.
August 15, 2021 - Website
Great Reunion House
Perfect house for large group.
Location, Location, Location...PERFECT!
by Sheryll Moke V.
The views from Pirates Cover were exceptionally beautiful! We saw seals, sea lions, cormorants, puffins and lots of WHALES! If you love to cook all your meals (which I do), you will find the kitchen sorely lacking. This house would be a five star experience if the owners would update their kitchen supplies. A $200 spend would fix the decrepit kitchenware. It needs a new can opener, a set of various sized mixing bowls, measuring spoons, Pyrex casserole dish and decent glassware. There were plenty of coffee mugs and plastic margarita glasses but nothing else. The space was GREAT for family time, the kitchen table was huge and ...did I mention the views!? FABULOUS!
by ELIZABETH R.
The house, aside from stained carpeting in the living/dining area was spotless. The linens were nice, the kitchen was semi-decently stocked but we did have some issues. Half the hot tubs jets didn't work. The sound on the tv did not work. The coffeemaker brewed but was barely warm. Half of the toaster never popped up-fire hazard. Window coverings were torn or the springs were sprung. Hard to sleep in on vacation when you can't keep your room dark. The location was amazing and we'd stay again if these small items were fixed.
by John P.
Great Family time
by Aimee W.
The house is in a fantastic location. Close to the beach where we could take our dog, huge windows to watch the waves and seals. Only downside is the carpet. With a rental that allows dogs, you would think they would pull out the carpet and put in some cheap flooring. There are stains upon stains from dogs that have stayed there. If you plan on cooking there, bring everything you need to cook with.
COVID-19 Escape and visit with very missed children grandchildren
by Brenda T.
We loved the view and location. The bed in the master bedroom was great. The hot tub also was very nice. You can see beautiful sunsets and open the windows for air and to hear the ocean. The bathrooms were very clean with many extra towels. Nice water pressure in the shower and enough parking for several vehicles. There is an excellent pizza place across the street and a liquor store in walking distance. Some of the furniture was broken such as the chair in front of the window that would fall crooked if you sat on it wrong. One of the bar stools fell a part when I went to pick it up to push it in. One of the kitchen cabinet doors fell off when I opened it to get a glass ( that we purchased because there wasn't any, just coffee cups) out of the cabinet, so we had to fix that. There was only 1 very small frying pan so luckily we had brought our own. We also had to buy hand soap & dishwasher detergent. I wish we would have had blinds on the windows in the bedrooms. Maybe if covid wasn't still going on these things may not have matter so much, but we didn't want to eat in restaurants so being able to cook and eat at the house was a must.
The view makes this home a "luxury" rental
This home was styled as it appears in the photo, but the actual condition of many pieces of furniture and rooms left much to be desired. We had a family group of eight staying in the house, and we ran out of forks more than once — it's hard to imagine that it's fully equipped for 17. Much of the sleeping capacity comes from a bunk room, which is in the back half of the converted garage and has three full/twin bunk beds that sleep nine. We did not have any guests sleeping in this room, but the mattresses felt thin. None of the bedrooms had complete window coverings. Some windows had tinted film or decorative blinds, but everyone woke up with the sun each morning. Many items throughout the house were in disrepair: the treadmill didn't work, the hot tub required a maintenance call, light fixtures in the bathrooms showed exposed wires and insulation and the coffee table had a loose leg, for example. The kitchen had odd items like a waffle iron but no large mixing bowls.
We enjoyed the beautiful view and spent lots of time watching the ocean. We also saw harbor seals and bald eagles. You do have to drive to find public access points to the beach. The house is located close-in, a short walk from Depoe Bay shops and restaurants, and just off 101.
Overall, it felt like the view was what earned this home its "luxury" status. Much of the decor was dated and it felt like it had once been a family home, but is no longer given much attention or care by property management. This home would be a fine choice for a large group, but the luxury status should be taken with a grain of salt.
February 16, 2021 - Website
by Christine U.
Great girls trip, we all thoroughly enjoyed view from living room and kitchen! Slept like a baby even thought it was super stormy! The home is older but super close to everything, we Will return.
Two things that must be addressed on website!
1. Back upstairs deck has been totally removed so jacuzzi is not covered and protected like it shows in pictures, also that 1 step to nowhere,?!PAINT YELLOW! can't see at nite, dangerous!
2. Need fence or something solid to stop dog or child from drop-off in Backyard, sign NOT enough! One step and it won't be good-
February 6, 2021 - Website
Spectacular View, we here for winter storms
Did a remote work/school from home with the kids. Great location, phenomenal view and easy access to walking trails near the point in Depoe Bay. Minutes away from downtown Depoe Bay.
December 31, 2020 - Website
Loved Pirate's Cove
by Eric G.
The house was as promised. Very clean with basic amenities included. And the view of the ocean is fantastic. Definitely would stay again.
December 8, 2020 - Website
All about the view
by Richard N.
This house is located with an amazing ocean view. But, the house lacks basic care, bathroom lights have exposed wires, porch is falling down and blocked off, hot tub chemicals were far too strong and property description is deceiving. The # of bedrooms and bathrooms is overstated.
With a little love this could be a nice place.
November 29, 2020 - Website
Amazing view, lots of beds, clean...however...
by Shelley M.
Such a beautiful setting! The house however shows a great deal of wear and tear. The “bunk room” is a space that has been created in the back half of the garage. Worn/broken furniture (one bunk, sleeper sofa, dining room chairs, coffee table). No screens on 2nd floor windows that are accessible/operable by small children. Few/missing/broken window coverings in all bedrooms = little/no privacy in ground floor rooms. No working DVD player in house, missing TV remote. Poorly equipped kitchen for a house that hosts 17. Poor communication from host re: a date change made within 1 hour of booking (took 3 weeks to resolve).
October 5, 2020 - Website
Pirate Cove house Depoe Bay
by Joe B.
Good stay, would stay at this house again. Large house, nice view of ocean.
by Jeanette M.
The views from this house are amazing. We sat outside in the grass or inside and watched whales, harbor seals and all kinds of sea birds. The house is large and spacious. The management company responded right away when we had an issue with one of the toilets. While the kitchen is stocked pretty well for your cooking needs the knives are dull and ****. Which I've found in every single vacation rental I've every stayed in, so I just bring my own knives...While the house was surface clean,( counter tops, kitchen, bathrooms were clean) it really needed a DEEP clean. There was grime along the floor boards which look like they haven't been cleaned in years, mold in the window tracks and the fake plants that are everywhere were covered in dust and cobwebs. Oh and there are no shades on the windows even in the bedrooms...
Big home with a great view!
There was so much room in this house it was huge! There was beautiful views of depot bay and we loved the hot tub!
The TVs didn’t work no matter what we did. Thankfully we brought a computer and there was an hdmi cord so we could still watch movies. The blinds in each room were non-existent or broken. This house needs new blinds in each room so you can actually sleep. The street light was blaring in the Indep all night and then with no blinds it was hard to sleep in on a vacation. If the tv and blinds issue were solved I would come here again.
Family get together
by Luci L.
The office was very helpful, and allowed us to check in early as the house was ready. It is a beautiful, clean and well taken care of home for a very large family. The view is absolutely breath taking. We will be renting this house in the future.
January 30, 2020 - Website
Fantastic home and Views!
We loved our stay at Pirate's Cove, the views were awesome! It was lovely to get away for a couple of days. The only thing I would hope is that the TV/remote situation gets resolved as the remotes don't seem to control anything.
November 19, 2019 - Website
Its all about the view
This home is a great vacation rental. The views are spetacular. Big great room to accommodate all guest. The houses backyard has a steep ledge with no type of barrier. This is a concern for small children. We have small children and had a stress free stay with one rule no outside play. Thank you for letting us have our family reunion at your home!!
October 9, 2019 - Website
Perfect for large group.
by Patricia L.
This home was perfect for our large family group. We had 16 children and grandchildren and everyone had a bed and why 4 bathrooms no one was ever waiting. Yes I suppose some would say the place needs updating from its 80’s look but with its spectacular views from near every room who noticed. The furniture was in good condition and comfy. Lots of pots and pans for cooking. We had a fish fry and crab boil after a day a sea and had everything we needed. The only issue we had and many others have had is the TV in the so called TV room didn’t work. We were counting on the second tv with 6 children. The house was clean, lots of towels and extra bedding. Never ran out of hot water with what seemed like never ending showers. We would definitely stay again.
October 1, 2019 - Website
A Group Getaway
by Lorie G.
This house is great for a large gathering of friends or family. The views are wonderful and we could see whales spouting off in the distance. It’s a quick walk into the town. Lincoln City is not far away if you need a bigger shopping trip.
September 24, 2019 - Website
Nice view but many solvable problems
by Linda H.
The house has a stunning view but there were some very disappointing problems.
The garbage disposal didn’t work & maintenance service couldn’t fix it so we couldn’t use that half of the sink, water would back up & not drain well.
The back right burner on the range wasn’t working.
The kitchen was fairly well stocked but the coating on frying pans were badly scarred & not desirable for use. There was no cookie sheet for baking our fish & the other cake-type baking pan was very old & had a very badly scarred coating.
There was another refrigerator in the garage that would have come in handy but it was not working & smelled bad.
The gas fireplace didn’t work.
Some of the window shades are torn & difficult to raise after pulling down. None of the windows had screens on them.
Only one small deck on ocean side of the house was locked off because it is rotted & unsafe. There was no barbecue.
Sofa sleeper on the lower level is so bad I had to put the mattress on the floor & still I could feel every coil in it. The TV in that room did not work & the outside door in there was locked off.
We felt like the carpets could use a good shampooing but otherwise it was clean.
For the high price we were charged, all the listed complaints should have been rectified as there is documentation in the "guest book" of most these deficiencies.
September 22, 2019 - Website
by Melanie M.
You cannot beat the location of this property. You are guaranteed to spot lots of whale spouts and a fin or twelve coming out of the water. Also, seals spend a lot of time sunning themselves on the large rocks of the cove at low tide. Beautiful large dining table, comfortable living room furniture, and a hot tub in full working order are among the pluses. A couple drawbacks...not all the windows (including ones in bedrooms) have blinds or coverings and some of the ones that do aren’t functional. Also, only one modern TV with the capability of HDMI inputs...there’s a large tube TV downstairs not hooked up to cable or a DVD player so providing entertainment for everyone in the family is a little hard but an older game system could be hooked up to the second TV. Lastly, the WiFi network and password provided by OBV did not work at all, but a previous helpful guest had left the correct/working info on a piece of paper there at the house. We would stay again with full knowledge of what to plan for.
by Linda M.
We had a beautiful weekend at this house with amazing views! There are a few disappointments....
The refrigerator leaks inside so it did ruin some food,stove does not work very well,NO coffee filters for coffee maker,NO wifi even though it says it has wifi,empty salt and pepper shakers,and hot tub cover broken ( very heavy to lift) for 1700.00 I would hope that these little things would be a given. But like I said... BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!
February 2019 Family Trip
by Deborah M.
Loved staying in this home! Even though the weather didn’t cooperate, we still enjoyed the wonderful views and the group of seals that came into the cove. Would recommend a stay at Pirates Cove
A great getaway
by Tina B.
This was a vacation we truly needed. A little bit of heaven for sure. We slept with the windows open to hear the beautiful ocean sound all night, woke up to the most beautiful view you could want. The house was amazing. A few cleaning issues and appliances had some issues but overall it was great. We definitely want to come again. While the overall house was clean I am a bit of a freak about baseboards and walls and doors and these need serious attention, we also had a large clump of hair in the closet and that grossed me out. The fridge and dishwasher leaked but they came and tried to fix it, also the stove top doesn’t work real well. It took a very long time to cook. Also for a home that fits so many people I feel the fridge and freezer downstairs should be made useful to those staying in the home. While I express these concerns I will say I would highly recommend this home and would stay again myself. I just feel there could be a few things that could help increase the experience. Also more and or better kitchen supplies, (pots,pans,) The home overall was clean and wonderful. The staff amazing and breathtaking views. Just a few things that could make it a bit better. Highly recommend this home, you just may need to bring some kitchen supplies. Stove top fridge and dishwasher need to be checked and probably replaced. Also the deck is locked and unable to use, would have loved to use it. Overall great but for sure things to improve on for the price and cleaning fees so high these things should be taken care of. Still a great place and again would go back for sure just would hope these things would be taken care of.
February 22, 2019 - Website
Views, views, views
by Nyla M.
It is all about the views in the well appointed house. Almost every window gives you a chance to lose yourself in the ever changing cove. The kitchen is set up with almost everything a cook needs, even a filtered water dispenser in the sink.
The Master bedroom is a haven. There is a second small bedroom adjacent to it which has no views. Kind of an odd set up, but if you are very close with whoever sleeps there, it will be acceptable. Both of these rooms share the master bath with whirlpool tub.
The dining rooms flows into the living room, which is furnished with several comfy couches and chairs. There is a fireplace, which, if you figure out how to work, makes evenings very toasty.
Downstairs there are two bedrooms, both facing the sea, each has it's own bathroom. Dated but clean. And a smaller room with a sofa is down there, too. As is the door outside to the hot tub.
The owners have delayed too much maintenance in this nice home: refrigerator leaks, hot tub cover rusted, broken and unusable, tv cable not wired properly, heating to downstairs bedrooms not very functional, dated fixtures and furnishings. At this price point those things should not be a problem.
But still, you have those views!
October 31, 2018 - Website
Our incredible Depoe Bay vacation
by Loren B.
The trip was idyllic, and the house was perfect. Such stunning views, right outside the windows. We even saw whales in Pirate Cove. It was everything we dreamed!
October 27, 2018 - Website
Great house and location
by Katie D.
It was a very nice home, great for our 17 guests and location. The convince of being between Newport and Lincoln City and very convient. We will rent this house again. Could not get the fireplace to work.
October 10, 2018 - Website
View as pictured
I wll say the view did not dissapoint!! It was a litte stormy when we arrived and it was amazing to see the waves crash over the rocks. The next day it was beautiful and the view was just as amazing!
The house was clean other than the hot tun was dirty and there were a trail of stains on the carpet. I tried to call a couple of times and there was no answer until our last day, so getting ahold of someone was difficult.
All in all, we had a wonderful time and I would reccomend Pirates Cove.
September 26, 2018 - Website
The place is very well maintained. Sea views are stunning with whales and sea gulls. Opening the doors initially was a bit hard.
September 21, 2018 - Website
Perfect for Large Gathering
by Lorie G.
This house is perfect for a group of friends or a large family get together. The bedrooms, all but one, have a beautiful view of the ocean. We saw many whale sightings from the main room and one whale even came into the closer bay area to show off for us. There is plenty of seating available for all.
The home only has basic cable and we were unable to get the DVD player to work for the movies we brought. We didn't ask for help though so it could be that it would have worked. We had plenty to keep us entertained. The kitchen is very large and accomadates many helpers. Our large group ate all our meals at the house so we did need to supply more paper towels and coffe filters. A few more basic spices would be appreciated.
My only negative thoughts are that the garbage can was full when we arrived but by contacting the management group, someone came the next morning to empty it. Also the microwave wasn't clean. A few more rolls of toilet paper and dishwashing packs on hand for large gatherings would help also.
We were all very happy with our stay and look forward to being there next year too!
August 29, 2018 - Website
Very nice accommodation for a large group
by Carole W.
Our large family had a wonderful 3 days at Pirate's Cove. The 5 bedrooms were clean and well kept and the view is outstanding. We even saw whales in the cove from the living room! The only downside was that the kitchen was not stocked with enough dishes and different sized pots and large bowls for a large group. It didn't come with enough garbage sacks or dishwasher pacs. That would not be hard to remedy. Other than that we loved it.
August 25, 2018 - Website
Family vacation at the coast
Multi generational family vacation. Wonderful location. House accommodated a large group well. Lots of whales, seals and birds. Well appointed kitchen. No curb appeal. Lots of stairs. Close to clamming, golfing, nice beach for kite flying. Hot tub only warm. Fireplace “under repair”. Vacation was everything I wanted it to be. I loved it!
This was a beautiful coastal rental. The views were just incredible. We never used either television even though we had six high school and college students in our group. Everyone watched the whales, seals, great blue herons and bald eagles just a few feet away. The sunsets were awesome as well and the food in DePoe Bay for the two nights we ate out, was outstanding. We fixed most of our other meals in the beautiful kitchen. All of the appliances worked well. The hottub was popular after evenings of games played at the large table. The coffee table was perfect for the puzzles we had going all the time. We had a wonderful time as we gathered family together from four states.
Great for a wedding
It was the perfect location for our wedding! All our family and friends fit comfortably in the home.
by Alex P.
Get this at the right time and see more whales than those on the boats.
Great view, great show
by Ronda M.
The house had beautiful views of Pirate's Cove, and we enjoyed watching all of the wildlife--the whales, seals, sea birds from our windows. We enjoyed the hot tub and enjoyed getting to know the little town of Depoe Bay which was a short walk away.
Wonderful vacation home
by Lisa H.
We enjoyed our Oregon vacation very much. This property had a beautiful view of the ocean and sunset and we could see whales and sea lions in the distance. It was nice to relax in the hot tub after hiking the many trails that Oregon has to offer. This property's location was wonderful to explore the two lighthouses and the beautiful coastline.
by Tana B.
When we walked in we knew we were going to have a wonderful weekend, the view was amazing, everywhere you looked you could see the ocean and beautiful coast, it was great! The house has every thing you need to entertain or just kick back and soak in the sounds of the ocean and unbelievable view, we all agreed, this vacation rental gets a 5 star! Thanks! Tana
Pirate's Cove was like finding buried treasure
by Michael H.
Interesting location cliffside at Pirate's Cove. The house was spacious with wonderful views and just one house off of Hwy 101. Being so close to the highway we were concerned about traffic noise, but we really never heard any. We did hear the ocean though! We found the location to be perfect; just outside of Depoe Bay and mid-way between Lincoln City and Newport making all three communities easily accessible. Nesting pair of Bald Eagles used the Cove to find food which was an absolute bonus to watch with the supplied binoculars. Overall, we were quite pleased with the unit and would rent it again.
Misses were few and slight: We arrived a few hours after check-in was allowed and first thing we saw was garbage overflowing the garbage can. Phone call took care of that asap. The gate leading from the hot tub/patio area was locked so we had to jump the fence or walk around the house to get to the backyard or cliffside. The gas fireplace was unavailable, and the windows facing the ocean had two different types of shades on them which were largely uncooperative.
Good But With Problems
The house was in a great location with great ocean views. Plenty of space. But some major downsides. We were there for a family reunion and planned a pasta bar dinner for the first evening when everyone arrived, thinking that would be very simple. The stovetop did not work well at all. It took over an hour to boil water for the pasta and another 30 minutes for it to cook. A major pain with hungry young children! Don't plan to do any cooking! An even bigger disappointment was no DVD player with the TV downstairs, and we could not get the one in the living room to work. Another pain with young children on rainy days! Bring your own DVD player! The WIFI worked most of the time, but without the help of my son, a computer analyst, we would have lost it completely. Other minor problems--not enough toilet paper, trash bags, and dishwasher soap were supplied, and there were no instructions for anything. The coffee pot was a challenge to operate.
Great group home
by Tawnya D.
Great view and lots of room for multiple couples, or large family groups! House is in good condition. Bring your own games, gaming systems, etc. Just basic TV service available.
Our Trip to Depoe Bay
It was amazing. Whale watching from the living room. It was clean and roomy. A couple of the door knobs where broken but we left a note about that. The main door knob would stick and the master bedroom door wouldn't latch. Simple fixes. Otherwise beautiful house.
Moms Birthday Weekend
Beautiful house, a little short on supplies, such as paper towels, TP, only one set of dish towels, only 2 trash bags. There were no screens on any windows up stairs nor down stairs. The garage has been remolded so the 5th bedroom is out there, the wall heater did not work and the other half of the garage smelled of fish really bad, no privacy window shades, only sun shades so the workers on the house to the left could see right in. The fire place had no instructions, I called and they said someone would come out the next day to check it out. We finally figured it out after we removed the bottom panel and found a valve that we needed to turn on, which then when you wanted to turn it off you needed to turn the valve back off. The bathroom door knobs when locked still open from the inside, meaning if you forgot to unlock the door when coming out and you shut the door we were locked out. Would not recommend this property for young children, cliff has no fence and the windows have no screens upstairs.
Pirates cove depoe bay
by Michelle H.
Pirates cove was the perfect house for our family beautifully decorated and plenty of room for the 16 people we had the staff was very helpful and the view was amazing we will definitely be back
Perfect family gathering home
Pirates Cove was the perfect house for our large family to celebrate my husband's birthday. It was spacious, comfortably furnished, clean, and with the most incredible view. Can't wait to go back!
February 27, 2018 - Website
Seafood and Wine Festival Weekend Stay
by Frank T.
Had a wonderful stay and time at this property during the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival weekend. Great location in Depoe Bay. Stunning views of the pacific ocean from almost every room in the house. House had plenty of room all the guests, large dinning table and nice living room to hang out and relax.
February 22, 2018 - Website
Not the Pirate's Cove.
by Sharon B.
It turns out that we did not stay at the Pirates Cove but at the LJP House (or?). The house is fantastic. It had been dedicated to our wonderful LORD God, and has a sweet and delightful feeling. It is beautiful and well appointed, filled with cozy views and fantastic views of the Pacific. We reveled in the views. We laughed and talked, and the other 7 ladies who were with me ate and ate of the excellent food they prepared. The kitchen had everything except a corkscrew! Everything! My group of friends has been having a yearly Coast Trip for the last 16 years. Everyone agreed that this is a house to return to!