3 Bd 1 & 1/2 bath home 1/2 block frm beach fncd yard, dog friendly & ocean view
Sandra & John
About Sandra & John
We are originally from Louisiana and moved to Oregon in 2011. We live in Portland and love finding homes that need love and renovating them. We bought a mid-century split-level home in Portland with a one-bedroom apartment downstairs so we listed it on VRBO a couple of years ago and love having a short-term rental and meeting new people. John is a Naval Spec Warfare Veteran and is also an artist dealing in woodworking, furniture building and acrylic art. I am a voice-over artist and you can hear me on OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) which is the Oregon PBS television station. Our Portland VRBO listing is #740612
Sandra & John purchased this House in 2018
Why Sandra & John chose Rockaway Beach
We rented a house in Rockaway Beach New Years Eve 2017 and fell in love with the town & beach, so we started searching and found the house that we lovingly call the Rocka-Waves retreat. We purchased it in June 2018 and loved that it was one of the original homes in Rockaway Beach and was built in 1918. At that time, Rockaway Beach was the premier tourist area for Portlanders and was accessed by a train that traveled from Portland to Rockaway Beach. We love the area, the town, the neighbors, and all it has to offer!
What makes this House unique
A great floor plan with one bedroom on the main floor and two bedrooms upstairs plus bathrooms on each floor! An electric fireplace in the living room and for extra ambiance there's an electric fireplace in the downstairs master. Plus it's only half a block from the beach and in the heart of town so you can walk to everything.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Dog must be on a Vet approved flea regimen.
Dog towels & blankets are provided & must be used on furniture & beds if pups get on them.
Dog waste must be scooped from yard & put in outside trash can.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Charm & Character
Great little getaway cottage. The home really had a welcoming feel about it. The hosts have thought of every incidental and provided them. This place is a perfect shore getaway. The beach is absolutely beautiful! The only reason it's not straight 5 stars is the lack of good restaurants right in town. Most places had lower quality "cafeteria type" food. However, that was offset by the fact that the place is just a short ride north or south to some very good places to eat. Overall this is a wonderful place and John & Sandi are fantastic hosts!
We had a great time good weather house was perfect everything we needed could not ask for better tim
The house was perfect location everything in walking distance loved it
Cozy And Clean
We loved the cozy feel of the house near the beach and downtown. Walking distance to both the beach and shops and cafes made it relaxing.
Awesome Location - Wish We Could Have Stayed Longer!
The home was clean and had everything a family could want: towels, beach towels, some board games, crayons, and more! Well stocked kitchen (both condiments and dishware/cookware).
Something that not all family friendly properties think of, but these hosts did: waterproof mattress covers for the kids' beds. Went to add one for my youngest child and found one already there! WOW! This kind of attention to detail takes a lot of the stress out of taking a vacation with the kids!
And the location is really convenient to all the restaurants in Rockaway Beach's downtown area, gift shops, etc... And just a short walk to the beach, pirate ship playground, and Oregon Scenic Train depot! A great spot with just the right amount of room for a family. :)
Great host! Great place! Highly recommend.