Friends and Family at Manzanita Magic Upper
Rating Details: The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: During our stay 13 family members or friends passed through to stay 1-5 nights with us. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Our 2 daughters and one boyfriend (Manzanita residents) joined us for meals, movies and games most evenings. The layout of the kitchen/living room area was very accommodating to the ebb and flow of guests and drop-ins. There are 30 steps to get to the top level. I spent a fair amount of time enjoying the beach and ocean from the front deck because of a bad knee. We did a lot of old fashioned visiting, cooked communal meals, and hung out. The house was perfect for all this. The kitchen is pretty well equipped. We had to improvise lids for some of the larger pots as we cooked for 8-11 most meals. My husband lugged his backpack full of camera equipment and his heavy Nikon, but most photos were taken with the little Sony camera or the phone -- expeditions to scenic locations took a back seat to catching up with family and friends. Farthest visitor joined us from Nelson, NZ, and 2 visitors recently moved back to the States after 4 years' teaching on Thailand! Next year I'll have a new knee and we intend to rent this unit again. We enjoyed pies from Sisters and Pete several times, pizza from Marzano's, breakfast goodies from Bread and Ocean and sit down breakfast at Wanda's in Nehalem. On the way back from checking out the antique and consignment malls in Wheeler we had lunch at Handy Creek Bakery. And, with the shifting census at the unit and the fantastic communal dinners we did not get to Blackbird on this trip. We did visit the Friday evening farmer's market to provision the kitchen for our meals. The car parking policy posted on the refrigerator was confusing. The owners should consider marking a spot for each unit for on street parking. And it would be nice to have a way to reset the modem on the 3rd floor if no one is in the 2nd floor unit. Overall, this is a great rental!
MANZANITA MAGIC UPPER~MCA# 277~Walk able to town and across from the beach!