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Perched high on a secluded bluff, seemingly afloat above the trees, with a breathtaking view of the rugged Southern Oregon Coastline, sits the vacation destination you have been dreaming of...
Welcome to the China Mountain Guest House... also known as "The Muse"
Imagine the urbane, art-filled ambiance of a downtown loft for 2 people surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature. The Muse offers you style, elegance, and calming rejuvenation ...and need more room this rental season? Our Main House - China Mountain House - is also available. See the China Mountain House website (chinamountainhouse), our additional listing on FlipKey/TripAdvisor, or send us a message from this page for more details.
Located in Port Orford, Oregon, the property is 60 miles from the California border and surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery on the West Coast. Our vacation rental is one of ten homes out of over 100,000 listed on FlipKey and TripAdvisor included on TripAdvisors new list of Americas Best Vacation Rental Views. You'll find us at #5 on the list.
Lose yourself in the view, enjoy the wind protected deck, explore the surrounding coastline, raft or fish in any number of rivers, or challenge your game by playing one of the world-renowned courses at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, only 30 minutes to the North.
You can choose to do everything or simply nothing at all...
Description Of The House:
- Sleeps 2
- 600 square feet
- 10 foot high ceilings and glass walls facing the ocean
- Efficiency kitchen with basic appliances and cherry cabinetry
- Rain head multi-head shower in a cedar lined semi-outdoor room
- Theater system with a 47" flat screen and film library
- 14' x 28' deck overlooking the ocean, trees, and beach below
- Just over 200 feet above the ocean with a view of nearly 40 miles of coastline
- Queen size bed with ocean view through the courtyard and living area
- Electric fireplace in bedroom area
- Decorated with pieces of original art
- Bed linens and towels are provided
- Internet WiFi access
Area Description: Port Orford, Oregon
The beaches along the coast of Oregon are some of the most spectacular found on the entire West Coast. The town of Port Orford is approximately 60 miles (96 km) north of the California border and home to some fantastic scenery, a working fishing port, and world-class golf just 25 miles (40 km) north at Bandon Dunes.
Explore the Southern Coast and find yourself in a wide variety of settings. You can be in the Redwoods of Northern California, on the Rogue River for world-class fishing, hiking the Coast Range Mountains behind the house, or even in sand dunes that follow the coast for nearly 50 miles...
United Airlines (Skywest) serves the Coos Bay/North Bend area which is an hour to the north. Direct flights from Portland, Oregon and San Francisco are available on United. United Airlines also serves Crescent City, California - an hour and a half to the south - and has direct flights to San Francisco....Read more
Left on 08/23/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | ConyerssieurReviewed Aug 23, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
The layout and decor of the cabin is very relaxing and enjoyable. We really appreciated the privacy - it was just us and nature! The town of Port Orford is a very enjoyable place, with all the food places, the beach, nature, etc, but what really helped our stay be memorable was the cabin. Thank you so much! I'm sure we'll be back again!
“Escape (not the Piña Colada Song, more like a Jobim bossa nova)”
Left on 05/21/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Ed & BennieReviewed May 21, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
My husband & I stayed at Chmt House for a week in april. We're extremely picky and have a difficult time finding places that meet our expectations for style + value but this house did not disappoint. We were thrilled from the moment we pulled into the drive. Primarily looking for something close to Bandon Dunes that would afford privacy and spectacular ocean views. The layout of the house is designed for old-fashioned relaxtion (sunbathing, reading, sketching, bird watching, cooking, cocktailing) as well as high tech cinerama-style entertainment. This is not your typical "home theater" it is a Home/Theater. Location: know that it's a good 30 minute walk down the mountain road to get to the beach and into town. Driving to town you'll find a supermarket, liquor store, cafe and the not-to-be-missed Crazy Norwegian's Fish & Chips. Day hikes and lighthouses in the area are picture perfect too. We drove down from Oregon Wine Country in 5 hours. Do make absolutely sure to arrive before sunset and in good time for mixing martinis. You'll want to pick up some groceries in Port Orford town before you arrive and make a simple pasta your first night (trust me). The owners, Gary and Jennifer, made the entire reservations process a breeze and check-in was quick, simple and much appreciated after the long drive. The house was well stocked with 'daily necessities' and interesting books, movies, music. Our only less-than-100-percent comment is this: because of the hilltop location and the wind the house has its share of 'the natural elements'. Just open the doors & windows and let things come and go freely. You will also find the bathwater to be iron-rich. Add some bubbles. The website photos are fantastic but the real deal is impossible to portray in a snapshot. Sure the house looks fantastic but you will not believe how good it feels. After that first martini kicks in while the sun is setting and Miles Davis plays on the hi-fi you'll already be plotting your return visit. Cheers!
Left on 05/10/2010 for a stay in November 2009 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 10, 2010Stayed Nov 2009
Our second stay at CMH. We love it, it is secluded but not desolate. The modern feel on the coast is what we are looking for. Bring your iPod and favorite DVD's the audio/video gear rocks. They also have a nice selection of DVD's and CD's.
The one improvement I would make for the foodies is a thorough inventory of the cooking tools and equipment. If you have a must have item you might be surprised that it is there and yet there may be that one all important tool that stops the production.
We'll be back, if you'll have us!
Left on 04/08/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | victoriaReviewed Apr 8, 2010Stayed Jul 2009
My husband and I were lucky enough to spend our honeymoon at the China Mountain House last July. From serene ocean views to lovely walks along the beach to the town of Port Orford, nothing was missing. The location was secluded and we enjoyed a lot of relaxation on the fantastic deck overlooking the ocean. The only sound you could hear were the crashing waves!
The house is fully equipped with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We were able to get fresh fish from the docks in town and then enjoyed bbq'ing and cooking to our hearts content.Not to mention the excellent entertainment system to watch movies in the evening!
The house is also centrally located between many small coastal towns and we enjoyed doing trips around the area. Eating lots of fresh seafood of course!
Thank you to Jennifer and Gary for providing a wonderful and relaxing retreat. We couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon. The booking experience was easy and Gary was great at answering any questions we had. We will definitely be staying there again!
Victoria and Bryon Stolle
Left on 04/05/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | SandiReviewed Apr 5, 2010Stayed Jan 2010
Although the photos of China Mountain House are striking, they do not convey how lovely this home truly is. There are views from every window which give one the sense of being part of the natural environment. It's a great house from which to watch the changes of weather, and the panoramic views of the coastline are breath taking. The interior of the house is bright and airy. Every amenity is present. We felt fortunate Jennifer and Gary agreed to share their beautiful home with us.
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