We just came home from a couple days at a really sweet 3 bedroom VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) home just a few miles north of Gold Beach, Oregon and it was so good we want to share it. The home is on 5 private acres on a dead-end road near the hamlet of Ophir, OR. The location is on a cleared outcrop that juts out over the forest below to offer a 180 degree panoramic view of the ocean.
Sally and I have visited Gold Beach for years, it is a favorite of ours between Brookings, Port Orford, and Bandon each of which we’ve visited numerous times too. But Gold Beach has some special attractions, foremost being the jet mail boats that run up the Rogue River. Even more notable in my opinion though is Gold Beach Books, an incredible two-story emporium that may find its match somewhere else on the West Coast but I’m doubtful. Why in Gold Beach of all places? That’s another story, but for now if you read a lot or treasure rare books you absolutely must visit this phenomenon.
And if you are looking for a tranquil getaway in the meantime, here is the link to the owners’ VRBO listing: https://www.vrbo.com/652033, just copy and paste it into your browser.