Debi and Rob


About Us


Greetings from your hosts, Rob and Debi Hertert. We are a husband and wife team who want to share our love for Portland and the Oregon coast. Our goal is to help you have the special kind of Oregon Coast experience you’re looking for while staying at one of our vacation rentals.


We have been married for over 45 years and have lived in Oregon since 1976. We have raised our three children here and are the proud grandparents of 4 youngsters.  We bought The Gullhouse in the tiny coastal village of Seal Rock in 2000 as our family vacation home.  In 2008 we began renting it out to the general public. We liked the experience of being vacation rental hosts so much that by 2009 we added two additional rentals, The Romance of the Sea and Shearwaterhouse, in Lincoln City, Oregon.  In 2014 we launched the Portland Garden Apartment, next to our home.

Each home has its appeal to different folks, and each has its own personality.  We do everything we can to create a positive experience for our guests.  To ensure our high standards (and your comfort), we periodically stay in each of our homes as if we were the guest. We sleep in every bed.  We use every bathroom and cook in each kitchen.  By doing this we can maintain the quality that makes our places so very popular and comfortable for our guests.  We also rely on feedback from our guests, reading each comment form and doing what we can to correct any issues.

Oregonians are a warm and friendly folk, happy to share and proud of being part of a population that is interested in the economy, the planet, recycling, biking, breweries, wineries and great healthy food.  Artisans and musicians make their homes in our smaller communities and share their expertise.  We have some of the most stunning scenery in the states and we love to share with you our homes and our communities. We want our guests to have a unique and individualized Oregon experience.  Rob and I enjoy our interactions with our guests, and our only regret is that we don't get to meet more of you face to face.

Come stay with us, it is our honor and privilege to have you visit.

Rob and Debi Hertert

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