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Happy Clam


Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 13 Sleeps

The Happy Clam is a stylish comfortable home with walls of windows, including a two story great room. This makes for wonderful viewing of the water and sky. Inspiring in any kind of weather. The location is ideal:

* sits right on the quiet south jetty with great views from the bay to the ocean - birds and seals are constantly in view as are fishing boats cruising by

* is at the epicenter of fun stuff, all within walking distance - a serene beach, clam beds, biking, pier for crabbing, marina, Rogue Brewery, marine attractions including the fabulous Aquarium, restaurants, shops, glass blowing, bike trails and miles of beach.

* is wonderfully comfortable for a great night's sleep, lounging, and fully equipped for fun activities including games, ping pong, pool table, foosball

* close to fun festivals, 5 min. walk to WINE AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL and others.

MAIN HOUSE (Sleeps up to 11): The main part of the house is on the second and third level which is also why the views are so good. There we have 3 bedrooms (1-King and 2 Queens) plus a bunk room (very small room with bunk beds) and a loft area with a pull-out couch (full). The bedrooms all have walk-in closets and baths. There are 3 HDTV's and plenty of couches and chairs. The master bedroom has a double walk-in closet, so large we put a twin mattress in one side for an extra sleeping place.

The dining table seats 8 (10 can work) and the kitchen counter seats 3. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, pans, pots, cutlery, spices, flour, sugar.

APARTMENT (Sleeps 2): We have recently remodeled a space on the first level of the home into a cheerful downstairs apartment. It has a bedroom with a queen bed, a bath, a small living room and kitchen plus another HDTV. We do not rent this separately but it can be added to the main house. With this, The Happy Clam can easily open up handle up to 13 people. It's nice to have this space for those that are bit noisier or need more quiet time -- depending on the group.

The Happy Clam is great for smaller families and is also perfect for expanded family get-togethers, retreats, book and other clubs, reunions, birthday or other special days (including surprises) - or just plain getting away from the routine. There is no bad season to hang at the Happy Clam. It's always relaxing and never boring.

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Best ever of all the vacation homes we have previously rented.
Jun 2014
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24 Reviews

based on 24 traveler reviews


Beautiful home and location,

  • 5 of 5

The happy clam was clean and bright.... perfect for our family gathering. We used the upstairs and also the cozy downstairs apartment. There is plenty of space in the home for people to gather together or have some alone time too. We all thought the house was actually nicer than it looks in the listing photos. It was a fun and easy walk along the jetty to the beach and we all enjoyed walking over to the brewery for dinner one evening. We hope to stay there again sometime and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great time!
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Irvine California

Yes to Happy Clam

  • 5 of 5

The Happy Clam is a fabulous, spacious home and everything was provided to make our visit a wonderful experience. The owners were accommodating and easy to communicate with for all questions. The location ON the water is stellar and cannot be beaten. Close to aquarium and Hatfield Marine Institute. Next year we need to request sooner bc this year our dates were sadly taken. Lucky people who get to visit this home.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Happiest of Clams

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the Happy Clam on many occasions, but this is our first review. The house is perfect for a group or large family to socialize and relax in an exciting atmosphere with a working marina, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) station, OSU marine science center, aquarium, Rogue brewery and distillery. The house is fully equipped, always clean, and in a peaceful setting. Each bedroom is tastefully decorated and has all of the comforts of home. The kitchen and great room have expansive views of the Yaquina Bay channel, lighthouse, and historic bridge. Newport is the most welcoming and diverse coastal town in Oregon with many great restaurants and attractions. The historic bay front is a short drive or walk over the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year renting the Happy Clam for our family gathering and we've already booked it for 2016. This is an exceptional house with a great layout for any size of gathering. The house is always clean and tidy; warm and comfortable. There have been many great mornings sitting out on the balcony, enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the boats head out of the bay. The location is great, close to the brewery, very close to the beach and a fun walk (or easy drive) over the bridge to the bay front. We've enjoyed our stays and look forward to many, many more. Thank you Gary and Sherie for sharing your great beach house!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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End of Year Event!

  • 5 of 5

We are a quickly growing heating and A/C business and wanted to hold an End of Year Event to thank our employees. The Happy Clam gave us all the room we needed. With the amazing views, spacious kitchen, lots of sleeping room and plenty of parking it sure fit our needs. Everyone was able to come and go as they pleased. Plenty of comfortable seating in the living room area for everyone to sit and visit. The many walks down to the beach were a much needed relaxation. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has a large group that wants to get away and still enjoy all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

My group of 12 had a great time at this beautiful home. It had everything we needed and was perfect for both privacy and getting everyone together. It worked great for the Seafood and Wine Festival because it was a quick 5 minute walk to the festival so people could come and go as they pleased. We also had no problems walking to the beach and across to tourist areas. My deposit was returned in a timely manner and we will definitely stay here again. The view was also fantastic!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

* Beach combing

* Surfing, horseback riding and bike trails near home

* Great restaurants, live theatre, art galleries

* Fishing, crabbing, clamming

* Nearby Lighthouse

* Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center

* Rogue Brewery Headquarters with restaurant & picnic tables


* Glass blowing

* Golf


Rental rates


  • Nightly Rate: $225 - $499

    Weekly Rate: $2075 - $3465

    Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

  • Summer Season and Holiday Rates: June 13 - Sept. 7 $395/night main house; $495 main house with apartment ( 4 night minimum)
    Seafood & Wine Festival: $1850 for 3 night min.
    Winter season Sept. 8 - June 12 (excluding holidays) Main house: $225/night Tues-Thurs $275/night (Fri-Mon) main house with apartment; $325 (Tues-Thurs) $375 (Fri - Mon) 2 night minimum stay in winter season.
    All guests pay a 9.5% city tax and a 1% state tax.
    cleaning fee: $175 main house; $200 main house with apartment and all groups over 10 residents
    $350 refundable securtiy deposit

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Outdoor Grill


  • * Open, two story living room and kitchen with deck * King bed in master * Queens in two of the bedrooms * Bunk room and pullout couch * Additional APARTMENT (1 gueen bed, 1 bath, second small kitchen and living room can be added to main house, access off entry hallway) * Large kitchen, stocked with spices and cooking supplies * Large dining table, seats 8 to 10 * Kitchen counter seating for 3 * 3 TV's, stereo, ipod players * Game table with board games and books * Pool Table, Ping Pong and Foosball Table * Crab Pots to throw out off the pier (within walking distance)

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