I grew up playing, beachcombing and jumping waves in Netarts Bay, as we were fortunate to have a family beach cabin right on the bay not too far from Happy Camp.  Back then, it was a campground with tents, small trailers and fires dotting the shoreline at dusk.  

Beyond the camping area is an eclectic, fun-loving oceanfront resort called Happy Camp Hideaway, built in the early 1900’s and located at the mouth of the bay.  The centerpiece is The Homestead House, a Southern plantation style home built in 1902 and was made entirely of logs that washed ashore during frequent storms.  The two-bedroom end cabin, fondly known as “Cabin #9”, was originally the carriage house for the camp.  The remaining eight cabins were built in the 40’s and even though they’ve been remodeled during the years; they retain the cabin-like feel of days gone by. 

Bruce and Teresa Lovelin purchased Happy Camp Hideaway in the year 2000, moving from Portland to Netarts to live and manage the resort full time.  They lived not too far away in a home that was built by Bruce’s family.  In 2005, the campground was sold and vacation homes were built along Happy Camp Road, adjacent to the resort. 

Since then, the Lovelin’s have had the pleasure of managing and renting out some of those larger, more luxurious homes out as well as several homes in the Netarts area.  They currently live onsite with their sweet dog, Miss Sandy Paws, and enjoy visiting with guests from all over the world.  Many of their guests come every year and stay in the same cabin or home.  It’s like a big family reunion! 

Currently Happy Camp Hideaway is comprised of 17 homes & cabins with 13 being pet friendly.  Hideaway amenities include firepit, beach chairs, pirate play area, kayaks, etc.

The latest and greatest from Bruce: “We are offering an all-access track chair for use, through David's Chair.com.  All folks will have access to the beach through an electric powered, all terrain wheel chair for free!   Reservations through the David's Chair.com website or by stopping by and seeing me or Teresa.”

Contact Info to help you plan your “Happy Camper” vacation:

Phone: 503-842-5953

Email:  happycampnetarts@aol.com

Website:  https://www.happycamphideaway.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/happycamphideaway

Blog contributed by Cyndi Lewis, Rob Trost Real Estate

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