Westport Winery Seaside Retreat
Westport Winery and the Roberts’ family have added a luxury lodging
component to their already diversified winery offerings. Westport Winery
Seaside Retreat is the family’s vacation home on the golf course in
Seaside, Oregon, just south of their Seaside tasting room. The residence
features the winery’s classic District 13 Coast Guard exterior paint
scheme as they do on all their properties.
home constructed over the past twelve months was designed for the
family’s primary use as they commute between their Aberdeen and Seaside
locations. Winery co-founder, Kim Roberts said, “We all live on property
at our Washington location and we don’t have much time away from the
business. At the same time, we work when other people play, so our
Seaside home is empty all summer and most weekends making it a perfect
The home’s interior reflects the family’s
love of wine and the beach, beginning with their own wine labels on the
walls to each room having a unique ocean theme. Many of the tables
display a private shell collection on loan from a long-time family
friend from their days owning Lahaina Divers on Maui. For this reason
alone, the property is not suitable for children, nor is it
The layout features an open-concept living area
perfect for vacationers with a large living room, dining room and
gourmet kitchen. The living area has sliding doors on each side of the
gas fireplace with panoramic views of the fairway and mountains beyond.
There is a big screen television above the fireplace. The dining table
is perfect for groups of six for everything from holidays meals to games
to crafts. It is beautifully lit by a custom chandelier designed by
winemaker Dana Roberts.
The kitchen is fully equipped
including all major appliances, dinnerware, cooking and baking pans,
small appliances (rice cooker to waffle iron), and the basics in spices.
Plus, there is a propane barbecue grill on the patio complete with six
Adirondack chairs and a table for cocktails as guests watch the golfers
and wildlife in fenced comfort. In addition to all the features in the
kitchen, including a four-seat bar with quartz counters, the home has a
large laundry room and pantry.
For relaxing slumber, there
are three king bedrooms each with its own attached bathroom. All of the
bathrooms have step-in showers with an additional tub in the master
suite. From pretty linens to luxurious mattresses the bedrooms are built
for relaxation. Two bedrooms have regular sized televisions and the
master suite features a big screen. With the three bedrooms the absolute
top limit is six guests which is also mandated by the special permit
issued by the city.
On the street side there is a shortcut
through the lovely landscaped garden toward The Cove, the prominent
surfing and walking beach just a half a block south. In the opposite
direction, it’s an easy walk to the golf course club house, restaurant
and bar. And heading northwest the property is just a block from a
neighborhood grocery, pub and the popular Osprey Café. All guests
receive complimentary wine tasting in their tasting room at 810
With so many great destinations in easy walking
distance it’s especially nice that there is paved on-site parking for
three cars, plus a two-car garage. The City of Seaside does not allow
on-street parking, so guests need to plan accordingly. There are also
“good neighbor” rules, a tsunami evacuation route and an emergency alert
radio in the cottage. This is a non-smoking and non-vaping property
both inside and out. There are keyless entries for visitors which also
have security cameras.
Bookings and inquiries are available exclusively on Airbnb at https://abnb.me/wm8iVGkHCT. The winery staff is not
trained on answering questions or taking bookings, so all inquiries need
to work through the online reservations. Family friend Kegan French is
the onsite property manager in Seaside. He communicates with all those
interested in renting the property. The base rate is $275 per night with
a three-night minimum plus a $95 cleaning fee and a refundable deposit.
Prices go up in the busy summer season.