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Sharkalope - On The Beach! Sleeps 16. Hot Tub. Arcade.

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Sharkalope - On The Beach! Sleeps 18. Hot Tub. Arcade.

Beach, hot tub and retro arcade… need we say more? Our home is a large Oceanfront home originally built in 1925 that sits on a 1/2 acre oceanfront parcel directly in front of the Twin Rocks. We have a large yard and path which connects the house directly to the beach. There are great views of the Twin Rocks from house and the deck, or get closer and hang out on picnic table overlooking the beach. We have a hot tub off the deck and a retro arcade in the basement, with Skeeball, pop-a-shot and retro arcade games.

The 3-level house was remodeled in 2014, but we kept much of the original 1920’s beach house charm. The main house is on the top 2 levels with 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, TV room and great room (living/dining). The lower level apartment has 2 more bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a kitchenette, plus the arcade. The house has a total of 6 bedrooms and 3 baths and sleeps up to 16 people.

Upstairs, on the top floor, there are 2 large bedrooms each with a king bed. The east room has a view of the mountains and west room has a great view of the ocean and Twin Rocks. The 2 upstairs bedrooms also have queen size beds that can be pulled out from under the main beds to sleep additional people. The top floor also has a full bathroom and a TV room.

The main floor has small vintage kitchen, a bathroom with a clawfoot tub and two smaller bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin bunk beds. The main floor also has a great room with a large dining table and a living area where everyone can gather around the wood stove and play games or watch the waves crash on the Twin Rocks.

The lower level apartment has two small bedrooms, each with a queen bed, plus a kitchenette with a small dining table. The apartment has a separate outside entrance on the east side of the house, or can be accessed from the main house through an interior door on the lower level arcade room.

Outside the main house front door, facing the ocean and Twin Rocks, is a deck and a hot tub and a private path through our yard leads about 200 feet to a very quiet section of the beach right in front of the Twin Rocks.

The basement has a retro arcade game room. Games will vary and may include Skee Ball, vintage pinball machine, shuffleboard, air hockey, pop-a-shot two player basketball game, Donkey Kong multicade (with 60 games including Pac Man, Dig Dug and many more) and Area 51 2-person shooting game. All games are set for free play, so no need to bring quarters. Please note that some arcade games may not be operational during your stay, these are older games that sometimes break and we can't always fix them right away.

There is plenty of parking, with enough room for about 6 cars.

About Rockaway Beach:

Rockaway Beach is a small coastal resort town located only about 1.5 hours from Portland. It has a beautiful 7 mile continuous beach anchored by Tillamook Bay to the south and Nehalem Bay to the north. It’s a great location with everything you need within a short drive.

Things to do:

Walk to town (about ½ mile) and visit the shops and restaurants

Walk or drive to the beach and enjoy the 7 miles of continuous sandy beach

Take the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad from Rockaway north to Wheeler and south to Garibaldi

Hike or mountain bike the logging roads in the forest behind the city. Enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean from the top of the hills

Visit The Original Pronto Pup to see the world’s largest corn dog and ride the mechanical corn dog (the Pronto Pup is the earliest known corn dog and was invented in Rockaway Beach in 1939)

Charter fishing for lingcod, rockfish and halibut in Garibaldi

Rent motor boats and go crabbing in Garabaldi and Nehalem Bay

Fishing in the many lakes right in town (Lake Lytle, Spring Lake, Nedonna Lake)

See one of the largest western red cedars in the country right in the heart of Rockaway

Kayak in the many waterways throughout Tillamook County

Visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory

Pedal the Tillamook Bay Railroad with Oregon Coast Railriders in Garibaldi

Explore the tide pools at Three Graces Rocks at low tide just south of Barview Jetty

Go clamming in Garibaldi

Drive North through Wheeler, Nehalem, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Seaside and Astoria

Drive South through Tillamook, Neskowin, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay and Newport

Other Things to Note:

Prices are subject to change and are not guaranteed until booking is confirmed.

Well behaved pets may be allowed with host's permission and a small fee (2 pets maximum). Please check with us if you plan to bring pets.

3 or 4 nights minimum stay in Summer, 4 nights for Summer holidays, 3 or 4 nights for Winter holidays and 2 nights the rest of the year.

Maximum occupancy for the property is 16 people.

An additional cleaning fee may be required if excessive trash is left in the house or yard. Rockaway Beach does not have curb-side recycling, so guest are required to take recyclables (glass bottles, cans, etc) to the local recycling centers in Rockaway or Tillamook.

We try our best to keep the arcade games working, but they sometimes break. We don't issue refunds for any arcade games that are not working.

Additional details and check-out procedures will be provided by the host in the house manual.

House Rules:

Please no...

no parties (without owner approval)

no fires (other than in the fireplace and on the beach when allowed)

no fireworks

no littering

no smoking

Quiet hours between 10 PM and 8 AM

Help us keep our place nice and clean for guests!


More Details

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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Rachelle

We live in Portland and love to travel to the coast or the mountains when we can.

Rachelle purchased this house in 2013

Why Rachelle chose Rockaway Beach

This property is absolutely amazing! On a quarter acre of oceanfront land, it has a direct view of Twin Rocks and Rockaway's 7 mile beach.

Our home was originally built in the 20's and has gone through a few transformations from hotel, to home, to bed and breakfast and back to a home again it has a ton of character. We bought and remodeled the house, leaving the hardwood floors and awesome (but updated) vintage kitchen.

What makes this house unique

We've got an amazing view of the beach and Twin Rocks, a hot tub, an arcade and a ton of space for fun, food and family.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Rockaway Beach around the Tillamook County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Downstairs Apt Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Upstairs Master Oceanview - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
    Main Floor bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Upstairs Mountain View - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed
    Main Floor bunk-bedroom - 1 Bunk Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Upstairs bedrooms are very large and have king beds with queen pull-out beds that are normally stored under the king beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing


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Sharkalope - On The Beach! Sleeps 16. Hot Tub. Arcade.
average rating of 4.6285715 based on 35 reviews

Perfect for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time this weekend for my daughter’s wedding! There were plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone to have their own space. The game room was amazing and entertained every age in our group! We want to make this a yearly tradition at Sharkalope!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pros! ocean front with Twin Rocks and Hot Tub, Cons! Flooding showers, games not working, cobwebs

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a great trip to Sharkalope. The location was outstanding and the hot tub was perfect and great to have a pet friendly home to bring our dogs.

There were a few things that could be improved.

- The shower upstairs was leaking and huge drops of water were coming through the ceiling on the main floor. When we called to notify the owners, it sounded like they already knew about the problem but we were not told about it. It would have been good to know. Also fixing issues like this before mold sets in or anything worse would be a good idea.

- One of our teens was freaked out by many spider webs and spiders in the house. Perhaps a deep clean of exterior webs and home would help ease people who are phobic about spiders.

- Some of the games dont work. I suggest you move games that dont work so kids dont get disappointed. We saw a notice in the welcome email but I think it would be good to just edit the playroom with functional games.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House was just as described. Great location and well stocked with all the essentials.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of beds, clean and super cute older beach house. Lots of charm!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A welcoming escape to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

A charming home with a lovely feel to it. Fun place for all ~ the beach just footsteps away set right in front of Twin Rocks, lots of room for my big family to sleep comfortably, an arcade downstairs that all ages enjoyed ~ it was a welcoming escape to the ocean for everyone. The hosts were very accommodating ~ the WiFi was down but the owners tried to help with troubleshooting as best as possible. Wonderful memories made along with the celebration of my son and new daughter’s wedding ~ thank you for having us 😊

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an ideal beach house for extended family or several families to share. We had a blast!

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great option for a large group. I spent my 30th birthday out at Rockaway with friends and this house was a perfect find. I was concerned about how large the common space would be for all of us, but the pictures don't do it justice, there is plenty of room for lots of people to spend time, play games, share meals, etc. plus the large deck out front. The beach is so accessible and directly in front of the twin rocks, so ideal for beautiful photos! All of the amenities were available in the kitchen, plenty of utensils, cooking necessities, and cleaning supplies. Three bathrooms for a large group is also ideal, and it's nice to have one on each floor. The house in general is decorated so cute, and just feels like a cozy beach home should!

A couple details that would have been helpful for our planning. The recyclables need to be carried out because there is no recycle service in Rockaway. There is however a recycling center near by, but if you check out on a Sunday, note that it is not open that day so you will have to take it all home with you.

The hot tub was great, very clean, but we did have trouble staying warm and it would take a long time to heat up again after use. The arcade downstairs was fun to have, but the air hockey game did not work properly (no air coming out of the top), and the donkey kong and area 51 wouldn't turn on either.

The house location is about 20 min from Tillamook, which is a great small town to spend the afternoon in with shops, the cheese factory, breweries, and access to great seafood.

We loved the Sharkalope, thanks for letting us stay at your wonderful house!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £152.48
Pet Fee £38.12
Refundable Damage Deposit £381.2

Check in time is at 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am. Guest agrees to depart on time and acknowledges a late check-out fee of $50 will be charged if you depart later than 11:00 am, and $50 for every 30 minutes after until you have vacated. During the peak season we often have same day checkin/outs so it's important for the cleaner to get in promptly at 11am. Special arrangements for late check outs must be made in advance of check in.

Guests must follow check out policies in order to receive their deposit back (a full list of check out tasks is located in the house manual). Please feel free to email owner

Please note that we have a strict maximum of 16 people as per city code - that includes any children above the age of 1. This maximum is subject to the total number of guests permitted on the property (not just those spending the night). No large parties or gatherings are allowed that would violate the occupancy limits as this overoccupancy can results in revocation of the vacation rental license. Therefore, violating this term will result in immediate eviction and a minimum fine of $500.

Well behaved pets may be allowed with Host permission and a small pet fee. Please let us know when requesting to book if you plan to bring pets. All pets must be approve prior to check in.

An additional cleaning fee of at least $50 may be charged if excessive trash is left in the house or yard. Rockaway Beach does not have curb-side recycling, so guest are required to take recyclables (glass bottles, cans, etc) to the local recycling centers in Rockaway or Tillamook.

No parties
No fires (other than in the fireplace and fire pit)
No fireworks
No littering
No smoking inside (pick up your butts outside)
Quiet hours between 10 PM and 8 AM

Additional details and check-out procedures are available in the house manual.

Help us keep our place nice and clean for guests!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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