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The Whale Watcher at Rainbow Rock - Ocean-Front Views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Get away from it all or stay connected to it all in this wonderful condo. This condo is great for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation. Enjoy the views of the waves washing up on the beach or the white water washing over the off shore rocks. Watch otters, whales, seagulls, pelicans, fishing boats, and the occasional surfers.

This is a great home base for all that the Southern Oregon Coast has to offer. You can jump right on to the Coast hiking trail from the condo for hours of hiking exploration. Rent kayaks for a river or ocean trip.

Charter a boat for a great fishing experience with a local guide, or try your hand for Surf Perch right from the beach. There are days worth of hiking and beach trails all within 20 min from the home.

When you are ready to come in from the great outdoors this condo greets you with superior amenities. Stay connected with high speed Wi-Fi (Bring your own laptop). Enjoy your favorite TV shows, sports teams, and movies on the high definition flat screen TV located in the living room. Light a toasty fire and grab a good book or a loved one and snuggle up for a quiet evening.

There is a great jetted tub to soak road or trail weary bones. Books, puzzles, and the great views are all available for your pleasure. Of course this home is stocked with all the necessities of a functioning home. Linens, beach towels, cook ware etc. are all ready for your use.

Please email us if you would like to see some more pictures.


Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Holly Hatch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Holly Hatch

Hello! We are Lonnie and Lori. We love the ocean and have always dreamed about having a place to get-away and relax. We are really excited to share our home with you and hope that your stay will be very memorable.

Holly Hatch purchased this condo in 2008

What makes this condo unique

The view is our favorite part of our home. We can sit for hours and watch the water and there is always something changing. Of course we are always on the look out for whales, but watching the surfers at the end of the beach and even the fisherman has become quite entertaining. At night we crack open the sliding door and listen to the soothing sound of the ocean. During crabbing season there are a lot of boats out at night that have big lights and you can see the crew working. Vacations are meant to be relaxing and replenishing so we tried to capture the sprit of that in our home and it feels great to us. We furnished it with comfortable but modern furnishings, left clutter to a minimum, and let the view take center stage. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful even in the rain!
Mar 2014
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Brookings Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Main bath with jet tub, master bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Master bedroom has a full bathroom and walk in closet
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom has closet and dresser.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Whale Watcher at Rainbow Rock - Ocean-Front Views!
average rating of 4.5526314 based on 54 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Whale Watcher over the weekend and as soon as we walked in we were in love! The views from this condo are breathtaking to say the least! We all want to stay here again as soon as possible!! The owners provided everything we needed, the only thing we had to bring was food and our clothes. The condo was clean and cozy and decorated so nice. The pictures do not do this place justice! You will not regret booking this beach front home for your family vacation! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed this rental. We hope to book with you in the future. Thank you for staying with us on your vacation. Thanks- Paragon Property Management
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  • 5 of 5

Spectacular property. The view is incredible (warning - add a glass of wine or cup of coffee and you’ll be pulled into a trance staring at the beautiful water and shore line).

The kitchen is equipped perfectly, there’s a gas grill, a fire log (agree with earlier posts about buying more if you want longer fires).

An early morning hike down to the water is magical.

The condo is clean, well kept and in a great location to explore.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've stayed here. The view is fantastic. The condo is comfortable with a small viewing area to sit and watch the ocean. There's a spotting scope to view whatever is out there. The bedrooms are nice. One bathroom has a shower. The other has a deep tub with jets. The only recommendation I would make to anyone staying there is bring extra fire wood if you want a fire in the fire place. There was one Presto log, but that doesn't last long.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grants Pass, OR

Well you can't beat the view it is very stunning. But condo is not very clean.

  • 3 of 5

We loved the view and the location to Rainbow Rock Beach but the upkeep of the house was lacking. There was not one sharp knife in the house, the bedroom windows need to have drapes on them as the parking lot light shines in and makes it seem like daylight all night long. The towels smelled and did not appear to be clean or have been washed with any sort of laundry detergent. The Jets in the tub had mold in them and the living room rug is filthy. As we were getting ready to barbecue steaks for dinner after a very active day we found the propane bottle was empty! That setback dinner about an hour having to wait for maintenance to bring us a new one. Then the second day we were told we had to move our cars to a different area in the parking lot because they needed the space to park some type of equipment. It just seemed like too many inconveniences for what is supposed to be a nice rental at a premium price. So the location and the size and setup of the condo is nice but it really needs to be cleaned up and more attention paid to the housekeeping aspects.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. We appreciate all notes that help us make this a better place to stay. The owners have put black-out drapes in the bedrooms to cut down on the light. Cleaning notes have been forwarded to housekeeping, and we have purchased a second propane tank so we can rotate them. We are very sorry about the inconvenience of moving your vehicle on top of the other things. Thank you again for the feedback and please know that your issues are being addressed.
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Redding, CA

Lovely view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Whale Watcher was as advertised. We spent a lovely Thanksgiving weekend there. Thanksgiving Day was all socked in but the next day was lovely and sunny. We accepted both as they were. The house was clean and very well laid out. My husband was especially happy in the fact that the shower handle was very responsive and easy to operate!!! :o) Top of the line washer and dryer. The kitchen had everything that we needed. The knives do need to be replaced, however, they were not sharp. But there is an electric wine cork 'puller' for those who like wine!!

As mentioned by someone else - the furnace filter is in desperate need of replacement. My husband did vacuum it and the vent on the door to the furnace BUT the filter NEEDS to be replaced. The furnace works VERY well - in spite of the filter - amazing!!!!

We were pleased with all of the accommodations and would recommend Whale Watcher to anyone going to Brookings.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for your review and observations! After hearing about the issues after your stay with us at the condo, we sent our maintenance guy out to replace the furnace filter. We are happy to hear about your stay and that is was so enjoyable. The owners are visiting through Christmas and will be updating the knife set as well. We truly appreciate all input about the rental and its needs. Thanks- Paragon Property Management
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This is a wonderful Oceanside property. Loved the easy access to beach and bird watching.

  • 4 of 5

Would have given 5 stars but the unit needs deep cleaning...airconditioner filter, top of frig, under countertop appliances. Overall was an awesome experience! We even saw 9 seals sunning on a nearby rock outcrop. Lots of birds for birdwatchers. One suggestion...darkening shades for bedrooms. This was our second stay at this condo, so that says a lot. Thank you for sharing your property with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 1.8%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.