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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Pacific Seawatch?

Pacific Seawatch is a residential community overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean, the Nestucca River and the Nestucca Bay, in Pacific City. The community is a combination of single family lots and townhomes, a beautiful clubhouse and plenty of green space and common areas.

What are all those wooden posts throughout the Pacific Seawatch community?

The developers of Pacific Seawatch thoroughly examined the view from each lot and put in place height restrictions to ensure that all homes will have the best possible view after all the homes in the community are built. The posts are roughly situated near the center of each lot and indicate the maximum roof height allowed on that lot.  This is helpful in determining the view from any location within Pacific Seawatch. 

Do all the lots in Pacific Seawatch have a view?

Yes!  All lots have a view of the ocean and many also have a view of the Nestucca River, Haystack Rock and Cape Kiwanda.  The lots on the south side of Pacific Seawatch also have fabulous views of the Nestucca River estuary and Pacific Ocean beyond Bob Straub State Park.

What is a Townhome?

A townhome is a single family home on its own lot that sometimes has one or two common walls with the homes next to it.  The townhomes in Pacific Seawatch will be designed and built by the developer.  All you need to do is choose a lot and floor plan!  The Homeowner’s Association takes care of the exterior of the townhome for you so this type of home is perfect if you travel a lot or just don’t want to worry about the exterior upkeep of your home and yard. A detached townhome is one that does not share any common walls with another residence, but enjoys the other benefits of the Homeowner’s Association maintenance.

Can I design and build the house of my dreams in Pacific Seawatch?

Yes.  Approximately half the lots in Pacific Seawatch are stand-alone lots and do not have homes designed for them.  You may chose a builder and have a home designed and built for you.  Just follow the Design Guidelines and CCR’s.

Does Pacific Seawatch have CCR’s?

Pacific Seawatch has both CCR’s and Design Guidelines that are intended to create a positive living experience and to help create long-term value for everyone in the Pacific Seawatch community. The CCR’s and Design Guidelines are managed by the Homeowner’s Association.  The documents can be viewed on this website.

Does the Homeowner’s Association levy dues?

Yes.  The HOA collects dues every year to maintain the common areas, take care of and operate the clubhouse and to put money into reserves for things like road maintenance.  (The roads in Pacific Seawatch are private.)  The dues for single lots are $675 for 2016.  Additional dues are collected for townhomes because the HOA takes care of the exterior maintenance of the homes, purchases insurance on behalf of the townhome and puts funds into a reserve account for the eventual replacement of things like siding, garage doors and roofs.  The additional amount collected for townhomes for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 is $1,950.  The amount of dues collected each year is dependent on the costs needed each year to cover the expenses and is expected to go up or down each year depending on projected expenditures. 

What is the Clubhouse?

The Clubhouse is a facility owned by the property owners of Pacific Seawatch and managed by the Homeowner’s Association.  It has a heated indoor pool with a lap lane, spa, fitness center, restrooms with showers, common meeting room (perfect for watching the “game” with friends), and a 9-hole putting course.  All property owners in Pacific Seawatch are allowed to use the facility from 6 am to 11 pm daily and are issued a card key for entry after orientation by the Club House Manager.

What utilities are in Pacific Seawatch?

All the utilities in Pacific Seawatch are underground, including the power, phones and cable.  Pacific Seawatch is part of the Pacific City Joint Sewer and Water District; therefore, all homes have city sewer and water.  There is not any natural gas in the Pacific City area at this time, but you may choose the option of using propane for heating and cooking.

Which lots require geo-hazard reports and what are they?

Geotechnical investigations are intended to make recommendations on how best to construct your Pacific Seawatch home based on the topography, soils and environmental conditions.  Lots 41 – 61 in Pacific Seawatch require the individual property owners submit the geotechnical findings of a certified geologist to the Tillamook County Department of Community Development prior to design and construction of homes on these lots.  These reports, and their approvals by Tillamook County, ensure that the home you build on your lot takes into consideration the geotechnical recommendations and building codes as well as the environment of the Oregon Coast.  As this process is unfamiliar to many people, we are happy to help lead you through these procedures when you are ready.