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by Deborah O'Roak
Otis, Oregon
Is there no better place
to be. . .
than in magic?
Is there no better time
than now?
The waves of the sea
gently meditate
my soul
as I bask in the
window seat
of the world.
Looking directly west.
What a view !
Is that the moon
rising so full?
Maybe I am
the man in the moon
as I sleep in a
room full of dreams.
What land am I in,
what country,
what year?
I am here
this place
it doesn't matter. . .
the time. . .
only the present.
I am here,
in a house built
of love,
of dreams,
of magic. . .
with you.
Such a place,

Comments From Previous Guests

"The best place to stay in Lincoln City.  The amenities were excellent and the view was spectacular. The kids loved the hot tub."   --  Tina  (Vancouver, Washington)

"Worth coming all the way from Alaska for.  Love all the personal touches."   --  Kawashima  (Petersburg, Alaska)

"Awesome warm home with 5-star amenities.  What a perfect place to spend my 30th."   -- Conlon  (Eugene, Oregon)

"Absolutely marvelous!  By far the best home on the coast.  Thank you for your attention to comfort and detail.  We hope to return next year."   -- Halversen Family & Friends  (Salem, Oregon)

"What a joy to be here at WATAVUE.  Your home has provided warm hospitality and a literary and visual feast for our time together."   -- Keene  (Eugene, Oregon)

"This will always be remembered as one of our most favorite vacations!  Great friends, lots of R+R and a beautiful and relaxing home to do it all in.  You have outfitted your home with everything anyone could need and have done it with great style and detail!  Your home is lovely and we enjoyed everything about it.  We'd love to come back again."   -- Rayter  (Rocklin, California)

"Was really a great place.  It was so peaceful and really a fun time.  Just was really amazed at the house;  always was finding something new and different.  Would really love to make it back again."   --  Galbut  (Denver, Colorado)

"This is such a marvelous place, a bright, clever, meticulous, welcoming, humorous, happy, homey, nurturing, ever so groovy, cherishing kind of place.  A top o' the hat & three cheers to the artistically & domestically brilliant folks who erected this home."   --  Pace family  (Vancouver, Washington;  Portland, Oregon;  Chicago, Illinois;  Washington, D.C.;  California and New Mexico)

Private bath garden.

"Your beautiful home is over-flowing with extraordinary warmth and personality.  Thanks so much for sharing it with us.  We now have our own fond memories of a family celebration for mom's/grandma's 80th! "   --  Beck  (Twin Falls, Idaho)

"Nice House!  Awesome view from frog's room.  Love lounge/book room & soaking in hot-tub.  Whole family enjoyed the tailored robes & slippers.  We'll be back next year. . ."   --  Alvey Family

"The house accommodated 18 people nicely!  We had fabulous meals with two professional cooks supervising."   --  Frack, Colgan, Smith party  (Portland, Oregon)

"What a great house!  I am going to find it hard to leave but look forward to coming back.  As an artist I was so inspired! "   --  Sove  (Vancouver, Washington)

"The vision and passion into the design of this place was ideal for our team retreat."
  --  Scio High School Girls Basketball Team  (Scio, Oregon)

"Awesome Place!"   --  Urell  (Powell Butte, Oregon)

"Loved the house and view."   --  Nisley  (Culver,  Oregon)

"What a fabulous house!"   --  Pisinger  (Pasco, Washington)

"We've appreciated the opportunity to stay in your lovely home.  It's easy to see that a lot of care and love and time and money has been put into this home - from all the lights to all the books, it's a home and time we will remember.  Thanks."   --  Moe  (Portland, Oregon)

Back yard.

"Amazing house!  The fabulous kitchen satisfied the gourmet cooks in our group.  The extra touches made this house feel like a home - we spent more time exploring the treasures in the house than we spent at the beach.  Exquisite taste!"   --  Track, Colgan, Smith  (Newberg, Oregon)

"Well equipped, beautiful."   --  Hume  (Bend, Oregon)

"Way cool home!  The 'Shower Power' really got the sand off.  Our kids loved the croquet and all the nooks and crannies to play in.  WATAVUE!  Fits this home well.  We hope to return."   --  Jewell  (Atlanta, Georgia;  Portland, Oregon;  Germany)

"This place is awesome."   --  Monson  (Redmond, Oregon)

"It was perfect for our family Christmas.  We will be back next year."   --  Keehner  (Salem, Oregon)

"Thank you so much for sharing your home."   --  Bailey  (Bend, Oregon)

"Loved the white and silver."   --  Judisk  (Bend, Oregon)

"Most beautiful house I've ever seen!"   --  Oldfield  (Eugene, Oregon)

"Fantastic!  We had the time of our lives, everything was perfect.  What a comfortable house.  Everything we needed to make our vacation complete!  Thanks for such a neat home.  We would like to come next year again.  You made it so easy for us.  I really think that we have found a little piece of heaven here on earth.  See you again."   --  Lane & Farnes & Pfau  (Missoula, Montana)

Back yard.

"Fabulous memories made here - thanks for the lovely home.  It made our family gathering even more enjoyable."   --  Grunwald  (Snellville, Georgia;  Antioch, Benicia, and Folsom, California)

"Great books.  Great spot.  Great time!"   --  Hendricks  (Arlington, Virginia)

"This was perfect for our women's retreat!  Thank you for sharing this beautiful home.  The view is a blessing.  It was so comfortable and relaxing here."   --  Chehalis Women's Foursquare Church  (Chehalis, Washington)

"This is a peaceful place."   --  Denning  (Portland, Oregon)

"Your home was too fun and we hope to come back soon!  I want to find another glass float - a great gift for Jean . . .  on her 80th b-day.  Very kid-friendly -- my daughters hate to leave! "   --  Roeser  (Mountain Home, Idaho)

"Love the house, look forward to coming back each year!  Great hot tub, great weather!  We were able to enjoy the deck and all! "   --  Goodell's  (Grants Pass, Oregon)  Bardwell's and Swart's  (Yakima, Washington)

"Thank you so much for the use of your beautiful home.  We will be sure to be back again!.  We had a blast -- your home decorating is spectacular!"   --  Shorborg  (Bend, Oregon)

"What a fabulous house! "   --  Pisinger  (Pasco, Washington)

"Beautiful home with wonderful extra special touches.  Great vacation.  Thanks."   --  Gates  (Aberdeen, South Dakota)

"Window seat was everyone's favorite."   --  Walton  (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Welcome !

"What a view! "   --  Walton  (Troy, Michigan)

"Our once-a-year Filler family reunion was a great success.  We loved your home.  It's fabulous!!  Back to Chicago for us, but hope to visit your lovely abode next year."   --  Filler  (Chicago, Illinois)

"We had the best time ever - in the most incredible house on the coast!!!  We love it - we'll be back."   --  anonymous  (Seattle, Washington and Eugene, Oregon)

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