About the Owners

A Warm Welcome from both of us….


Yachats has been a favorite Oregon beach destination for both of us for many years. David’s family lived near the coast when he was young so his ocean experiences were deeply embedded long ago. I, Barbara, grew up in the mid-west and was an adult by the time I experienced my first ocean adventure. I was 21 years old on my first visit to Yachats and I fell in love with the scenic area, especially Cape Perpetua. Over the years, visits to the Oregon Coast became my favorite relaxation destination.

Living in Yachats

We were thrilled to become the owners of the Sea Anemone in 2013.

"This property fulfilled my dream of owning a beach home in Yachats, Oregon. I love every room in my house. The sight and sound of the surf is meditation on many levels."  Barbara

For three years our home was managed by a vacation rental company. We discovered we missed the opportunity to connect personally with our guests and our desire to form on-going relationships in the process. After much discussion and planning, we  decided to manage our rental home independently as of February 1, 2017.

Personal customer service is our number one focus.

Our Promise: Customer Service

My 31 years experience in the customer service business with companies like Gingiss Formalwear (10 years), Nordstrom (12 years), and J.R. Simplot (9 years) laid a good foundation for working with and helping people. Over the years David and I have enjoyed being guests at other’s vacation rental homes and B & B's. We know what guests look for in accommodations.

Enjoying  your vacation home lodging is a big part of your vacation experience.

Why we love Yachats

If you are anything like us, you will also enjoy these reasons why we love it here.

  • Yachats is off the beaten path so it isn’t too crowded. It is tucked between forested hills on the east and dramatic shores on the west.
  • You find pristine beaches for walking, and tide pools on the rocky shore for exploring.
  • Hiking is abundant in the lush spruce forests of the Siuslaw National Forest.
  • Fresh seafood, micro-brews, wine tastings, art in all kinds of mediums, music, coffee, ice cream and chocolate are just some of the local offerings in our charming little town of about 700 residents.
  • The people who live and work in Yachats are fun, kind, creative and unique individuals who welcome you to their places of business.

Our Vacation Rental Home

The Sea Anemone rounds out your stay in Yachats by providing a cozy, safe and secluded place for you to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. We really love our beach house and we enjoy furnishing for the comfort of you. Customer service is a big deal for us and we find that managing our rental home independent of a large rental company gives us freedom to get to know you on a more personal level.

We strive to provide a positive guest experience for you.

Amenities that make a difference

Comfortable beds with quality linens and plenty of fluffy towels in the bathrooms are at the top of our list of amenities, and we do have a lot of amenities. One guest suggested we be called the ‘Sea Amenities’.

A professional housecleaning team takes care to clean and prepare our home between guests.

Our house is easy to find

Our house is one mile north of Yachats off Hwy 101. We are simple to locate and places you close to the historic 804 beach trail for easy beach access. I suspect the ocean views from our main living area and deck will make you smile. We are pet friendly, too.

Your travel itinerary

Check out my blog for help in planning your Central Oregon Coast vacation in Yachats. Our house works well for small families, a retreat with friends, or a romantic getaway.


Our house, where memories begin…