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Dennis and Peggy Awtrey fell in love with Manzanita after years of vacationing on the Oregon coast. They had just finished remodeling their historic home in Phoenix, Arizona when the lot of their dreams became available; a rare find overlooking a seven mile beach on the Pacific Ocean in the artistic community of Neahkahnie. After purchasing the lot in 2005, the Awtrey’s selected James Cutler, world renowned architect, to design their home to be shared with guests as a memorable Bed and Breakfast. Dennis moved to Neahkahnie in November 2008 to oversee the construction and ultimately acted as the general contractor. The Awtrey House was completed in May 2011 and the Awtreys have settled into their dream house and the Northwest lifestyle.

Dennis Awtrey is known for his 12 year career in the NBA. As a 6’10” center, he was a three-time Academic All-American basketball player for Santa Clara University. He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1970. In addition to the 76ers, Dennis played for the Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics, Seattle SuperSonics, and Portland Trail Blazers. His career was highlighted by two trips to the NBA finals, winning the championship in 1979 with the Seattle SuperSonics. In 2002, Dennis was inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame and in 2011, he was inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor.

Life is made richer by the people we meet and our experiences along the journey. We have traveled far and wide and our most memorable times were spent in conversation with interesting hosts and guests of intimate and informal bed and breakfasts. We followed our dream and built The Awtrey House in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, on the stunning Oregon coast at the edge of the magnificent Pacific Ocean.

If you are searching for solitude in an intimate setting this is truly your escape—the only sound you'll hear is the peaceful song of the ocean. Keep to yourself if you like, take long walks on the beach, or join us in the great room for a glass of wine or some tea. Maybe we'll head out to the terrace to soak in the crisp ocean air and get acquainted while we search the horizon for whales. We look forward to meeting you and providing you with a memorable experience at The Awtrey House.

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Dennis Awtrey was honored by Santa Clara University with the retirement of his jersey.