The Arch Cape Loft Debuts as Oregon Coast's First Microhotel

How one local architect and lifelong surfer turned an abandoned building steps from the Pacific into the region’s newest modern vacation destination

The Arch Cape Loft Debuts as Oregon Coast's First Microhotel

Author

Graham Hiemstra

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Arch Cape Loft

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The Oregon coast is a truly magical place. It’s prehistoric and remotely wild. Massive rock stacks stand surrounded by the Pacific, cliffs jut out into the ocean at every angle, expansive sand beaches pounded by unrelenting waves. A place where storm watching is infinitely more popular than sun bathing.

Among this atmosphere is the Arch Cape Loft, a new 7-unit microhotel surrounded by the best of what Oregon’s North Coast has to offer.

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Though the region is home to ample impressive natural terrain, design-driven lodging options have remained slim. Airbnbs, bland old hotels, and other vacation rentals are aplenty, but at best most offer a beautiful view or a unique structure filled with musty furniture clearly acquired piecemeal over the years. Arch Cape Loft fills this void with comfortable, modern studio and one-bedroom units housed in a single unique structure just feet from the Pacific.

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Concepted, designed, and built over a three year period by owner Vito Cerelli, a local architect and surfer who grew up just feet from the property and now splits his time between the coast and Portland, Arch Cape Loft stands where a long anbandonded building once languished, bringing new life to the area in the form of a gateway to the coast for fellow outdoor lovers and design nerds alike.

The first of it’s kind on the coast, each individual unit is managed via a Nest smart entry system and features a staggered private balcony with ocean views, freestanding Jotul fireplace, local artwork, and custom milled cedar detailing. Cool and efficient modern kitchenettes and a spa-inspired bathroom make each modest room livable. An expansive ground floor patio offers a space for guests to congregate and further connect with the great outdoors.

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Published 02-25-2020

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