I chose to purchase this home for a couple reasons...the location of the home on the coast, it's smack dab in the middle close to everything......and the comfort of the home itself. It's perfect for family and my guests have felt the same judging by their comments. Waldport's a sleepier beach town, not as tourist oriented yet, but still has plenty to do. The drive to Newport is quick and beautiful if you're looking for more, gallery hopping, shopping, variety in dining, etc. but when you come back to the house, it's so nice and peaceful. The bigger grocery store in town is within walking distance, so if you don't feel like doing anything just go stock up at Ray's and when you get back, you can just get lost in your own world. I love that.