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.
no parties (without owner approval)
no fires (other than in the fireplace and on the beach when allowed)
Quiet hours between 10 PM and 8 AM
Help us keep our place nice and clean for guests!