Common Questions about Vacation Rental Homes

Common Questions about Vacation Rental Homes

Planning a Cannon Beach vacation? Browse our list of frequently asked questions about Cannon Beach and our vacation rentals here! If you have additional questions, please contact our team at +1 (866) 436-0940 or online here.

Q: When is check-in/out time?

A: Most properties will be available for check-in time at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.

Q: May I get an early check-in / late check-out?

A: During the peak summer months, we will do our best to take your request for early check-in or late check-out. Late check-out during the summer months is seldom available.  We will do our best to get you in as soon as possible. 

Q: What is your Cancelation Policy?

A: Please contact our office as soon as possible in the event you must cancel or change properties. We will only refund your initial/final rental payments (less travel insurance fees if applicable and $165.00 cancelation fee) if the property is re-rented for the same time period. Once your reservation has been confirmed, any cancelations or property changes will be subject to this cancelation policy. To prevent loss of rental payments we strongly recommend purchasing Red Sky Sun Preserver travel insurance.

Q: What is Travel Insurance?

A: You are a valued guest and we want to do everything possible to make your trip enjoyable and worry-free. Because the unforeseen and unexpected can occur, we recommend and offer optional travel insurance through Red Sky. The travel insurance fee covers unexpected events such as illness, hurricanes, travel issues, trip cancelations and/or interruptions, etc. and is available for a fee of 6.95% of the rent total. If you elect to purchase the optional travel insurance, the total premium amount will be added to the initial rental payment. You may purchase travel insurance up to 30 days prior to your arrival date. If you have any further questions, please contact Red Sky at 1.866.889.7409.

Q: Is there a Grocery Store nearby?

A: Cannon Beach has the Mariner Market at 139 N. Hemlock St. (503-436-2442), Fresh Foods Market in Tolovana (503-436 0945), and the Surfcrest Market at 3140 S. Hemlock St. (503-436-1189). If you are doing a lot of grocery shopping we suggest visiting Safeway in Seaside at 401 South Roosevelt Drive. Small quick-stop grocery stores are found throughout Cannon Beach.

Q: May we build a bonfire on the beach?

A: Yes! The fire must be at least 30 feet from any vegetation. Please use small pieces of wood only. Large logs are prohibited. The beach fire must be west of the vegetation line, and there are NO EXCEPTIONS. Please build your fire away from the beach grass & piles of driftwood. Please extinguish the fire with water; don’t bury it as burying it may allow the embers to remain hot and they may continue to smolder for hours. We will advise our guests of any changes to this policy.

Q: Where may I purchase wood?

A: You may purchase wood from the Surfcrest Market (503- 436-1189), The Fresh Foods Market (503-436-0945), and the Mariner Market (503-436-2442).

Q: How do we check-in and get keys/entry code when we arrive?

A: Upon your arrival, you will be getting a text/email with your check in information.

Q: Are linens & towels provided?

A: Yes, all of our homes are provided with linens and towels for normal use. Please bring your own beach towels and blankets to use on the beach.

Q: Is the Kitchen Fully Stocked?

A: In many cases, it’s stocked better than the average home. Most every home includes a refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, dishes, pots & pans, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, small electrical kitchen appliances, and a washer/dryer with the exceptions of the smaller properties, Dolphin Inn North & South (which are equipped with a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker & a toaster; these also have paper and plastic utensils and dish-ware). The Sandcastle Inn Suites, Gull’s Nest Cottage, Scandia North, and The Bungalow have no washer or dryer.

Q: Are all the homes non-smoking?

A: Yes, all of our homes are strictly non-smoking.

Q: May I bring my dog(s)?

A: Many of our homes are Dog-Friendly. Please visit our Pet-Friendly Cannon Beach rentals page to see which of our homes are Dog-Friendly. The fee is $55.25 per pet per stay; any damage caused by a pet will be subject to additional charges.

Our policy for “service animals” as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act recognizes that vision, mobility, hearing and certain other disabilities may need greater accommodation than those with allergic disabilities. Service animals under the ADA are “guide dogs, signal dogs or other animals individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability”. If one of the intended occupants of a rental has a disability and is assisted by a service animal, please alert us in advance as to the specifics so that accommodation can be made while minimizing the potential harm to other guests disabled by serious allergic reactions to animals.

Are dogs allowed on Cannon Beach?

Yes! Dogs are welcome on-leash or under voice control on Cannon Beach. Not only is Cannon Beach a dog’s paradise, but the town also offers every amenity a conscientious dog owner might need to make sure their pet is well taken care of. Visit our Dog-Friendly Cannon Beach page for dog-friendly things to do and more.

Q: May I get a mid-stay clean during my stay?

A: Yes, for an additional charge of $40.00 per hour with a minimum of 2 hours. Prior to your arrival, please let our office know if you will be requiring a mid-stay clean.

Q: Does my home have internet access?

A: All of our homes have Standard Commercial Wi-Fi internet access. 

Q: What is there to do in Cannon Beach?

A: There is no end to the fun and exciting Oregon Coast activities going on nearby. From surfing and beautiful hikes to fine dining and museums, there’s something for everyone here! Cannon Beach is perfectly positioned to be close to some of Oregon’s most stunning natural areas. If you enjoy exploring nature on your vacations, try the hike up Neahkahnie Mountain, wander around Ecola State Park, or take some unforgettable photos at the iconic Haystack Rock. For all your vacation entertainment and vacation planning, dive into the rest of Cannon Beach Vacation Rental’s handy local area guide.

Q: How far is Cannon Beach from Portland?

A: Cannon Beach is approximately 79 miles from Portland, just a 1.5-hour drive! Find additional information on area map page.

Q: Where is the best place to stay in Cannon Beach?

A: Cannon Beach is a small coastal town,. No matter which Cannon Beach vacation rental you choose, you will be close to the beach, restaurants, shopping, state parks and more!

Q: What should I see in Cannon Beach?

A: The Oregon Coast is known for is stunning scenery and beautiful state parks. Browse our recommendations for top scenic wonders along the Oregon Coast for inspiration!