An old waterman's cabin (24 x 26) is dry and has a wood stove but not a working bathroom as yet. Or camp up on a clearing in the forest on the ridge. Either way you have privacy and the use of a dock on a deep water slough (tidal river), including kayaks and all necessary equipment. Good bird and seal watching. 5 mi to town by boat, 10 by road. The 4.5 miles of drive from the highway is gravel, the last 2.5 miles is one lane, sometimes potholed, but all kinds of cars have made it. I live in a permanent home on the land. Hundreds of acres of uninhabited forest and marsh around my land. Please note: this is not a cheap base camp for town or for outdoor partying. It's for visitors who enjoy forests, marshes, natural history, solitude, wildlife, or kayaking. I'm glad to provide basic kayaking lessons if you like. Easy RV dry camping up on the ridge clearing or for a small RV near the cabin and my home.
Early May to late September tend to be months with fairly aggressive mosquitoes outside and around the cabin and on the marsh. Once on the water they are almost never a problem. Fewer in the woods, but they are there.
Kayaks are available for all skill levels. One reason there's an extra charge for more than 3 is maintenance and cost of kayaks. (In general, however, just renting one kayak for one day in town would be the same as 6 people camping here using the kayaks, so I hope that's reasonable.)
- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 5PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Tidal Waterfront, Dock & Cabin
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Our stay a the Tidal Waterfront was an exciting adventure! The property is located in a remote location south of Newport. Wallace provides detailed directions to help get you to the property, I recommend screenshotting them on your phone as the service can be spotty. There is plenty to do out on the property from foraging, hiking, kayaking, fishing, and crabbing. Wallace was always there to lend a helping hand and gave us a 101 on kayaking. If you are interested in kayaking, ask him where the best spots are on his property. You will be in for a treat. The cabin is unfinished, rustic and is used to store some of his belongings. It is a great place to stay warm and dry, but make sure you bring something to sleep on. There are also a couple of tent sites available near the cabin. The beach is about a 20-minute drive from the property. The rustic nature of this site might not be for everyone but our group had a great time and we will back again soon!
We had a wonderful stay at Wallace's tidal front cabin! Deep in the woods and extremely private, this little gem is very peaceful. It was an adventure to get there in the dark, I recommend planning your arrival during the day, but we made it safely. Wallace greeted us and had already lit a fire in the wood burning stove, so the cabin became warm and toasty quickly and kept us warm through the night as we added wood. In the morning we took in the breath taking views, explored the surroundings, kayaked, and enjoyed the birds and seals we saw in the bay. The cabin it self is, well rustic! Not many creature comforts and a little moldy. But the fire place is great, the propane stove works, as does the sink hooked up from the rain barrel. It's drier and warmer than a tent for sure! Wallace is a fantastic host, he gave us great directions, kayaking instructions, and was just so very kind, we felt right at home.
This place is exactly as described. The area is incredibly scenic and right on the water. Wallace is a wonderful host is eager to tell you about his property and where the best kayaking is! We saw seals, plenty of birds and some mushrooms.
The cabin itself is from the early 1900's and a warm, dry place to spend a rustic weekend by the coast. Directions to the place were easy to follow (given it is down a long winding road).
We fully intend on going back!
Great place to stay and we look forward to returning. We stayed during the rainy season and were still able to enjoy the outdoors with a little dressing up for the weather. Wallace was great and showed us how to use the kayaks and where to explore. We enjoyed visiting with him and learning some of his knowledge. The cabin was rustic, dry, private and had plenty of books to read. Thanks Wallace.
Myself, my significant other, and another couple (see Nina's review) ventured out to Wallace's cabin for a much needed relaxing weekend. Getting there in the dark was certainly a challenge – but with Wallace's detailed directions, we made it safe and sound.
Wallace was incredibly generous and welcoming, even had a fire set up in the wood stove for us when we arrived! I woke up to a message from our host, with a spot-on accurate weather forecast, and he even had incredibly helpful suggestions on where to watch some of the epic, big waves rolling in that weekend.
This piece of property is absolutely stunning in its beauty. Words just don't really do it justice. The cabin is set back from the tidal slough a bit, but you can see the water from the front door. It is definitely rustic, but it is warm and dry – and on a couple of mid-January nights, that is just what was in order. There are tons of books in the cabin as well, on backpacking, mushrooms, bushcraft and so many other topics. He was an awesome rain barrel catchment system set up, which is run on a pump system to the kitchen sink, and has a nice little four-burner propane stove which you can use as well.
Wallace gave myself and Nina a kayak lesson, and was even kind enough to let my dog try and join in on the fun.
The property itself make it well worth the trip back, but Wallace is genuinely one of the most generous, kind, welcoming hosts I have ever had the pleasure to meet. We'll most certainly back, and probably more than once.
I wish I could give this listing 10 stars. Wallace went above and beyond as a host. He is a kind soul that generously shares his love of nature and tranquility. The cabin was a nice bonus that kept us dry from the rain — Wallace even lit a fire for us to get the chill out of the air. The kids absolutely loved the zip line. There are also horseshoes and wiffle balls to play with. Option of canoeing made this place the best value all around. Wallace, thank you so much for everything. We did not want to leave.
Incredible Weekend! Wallace was the perfect host and the cabin was a serene getaway. The use of the kayaks alone was worth the whole trip. The gorgeous views and wood stove were icing on the cake :) It may seem a little daunting getting out to Wallace’s property, but he provides incredibly thorough directions that make the trip much easier. Definitely take the time to paddle out to the bay and see the wildlife living there! Thank you Wallace for allowing us to visit your little piece of paradise :)
That Cabin is interesting and the slough is cool. Mosquitos are horrible so come prepared. The slough and Yaquin Bay are great for paddling about while observing the flora fauna and water fowl. Overall I really enjoyed my time there and do plan to go back for a future visit.
This site is beautiful and the kayaking on a beautiful sunny day was exceptional. At one point on my morning kayak after seeing flocks of egrets, cormorants, sandpipers, a great blue heron, osprey and a kingfisher, there were 20(yes I counted) seals following me. Wallace is a kind and tolerant host and put up with our dogs who were not perfectly behaved. The cabin is unfinished but it keeps the damp out and has water, a refrigerator, stove and microwave. Bring a camp kit.