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Panoramic Oceanfront views & sunsets, Soaking Tub, King bed! Walk to town!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,619 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to The Gilkefeller! This premier oceanfront town home in Rockaway Beach, offered by Starfish Vacation Rentals, boasts a modern three-story design and two balconies, all ideally situated to capture breathtaking views of Twin Rocks and the expansive stretch of unspoiled sandy coastline that borders the property. This upscale 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home combines the plush amenities of a chic boutique hotel with all the comforts and conveniences of home.

The entire upper floor offers dramatic ocean views. The gourmet kitchen has gorgeous granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and it is well-supplied with high-end cookware and fashionable tableware for preparing and serving delicious meals at the large dining table. The bright, airy living room is furnished with a comfortable reclining leather couch, gas log fireplace, cable-equipped television, and DVD player. From the upper balcony, immerse yourself in refreshing ocean breezes while sipping a glass of wine and grilling on the gas barbecue.

Two large sleeping rooms on the middle floor and two queen sofa sleepers on the ground floor accommodate up to six guests: the spacious master suite boasts its own ocean-view balcony, luxurious Jacuzzi soaking tub, and comfortable king bed; a second guest bedroom offers a queen bed and adjoining full bathroom. Each room includes a flat-screen TV.

On the ground level, mix up a drink at the minibar and walk out the door to golden, soft sand between your toes. Rockaway Beach offers seven miles of pristine sand, perfect for long walks, exploring for treasures, flying kites, creating elaborate sandcastles, and building roaring bonfires. Beach chairs, wetsuits, kites, sand toys, and towels are provided for hours of convenient fun right out your back door!

When you are ready to venture off the beach, you have restaurants, ice cream parlors, and quaint antique shops within a five-minute walk. Traditional festivals—Kite Festival, Pirates Festival, Arts &Crafts Fair—are sponsored throughout the year, and you can enjoy concerts in the nearby park during the summer months. Just a short drive away are Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Three Graces tide pools, Nehalem Bay (for great crabbing, clamming, fishing, and fresh seafood), the Tillamook Cheese Factory, Oswald West State Park (with miles of hiking trails), and Cape Mears Lighthouse.

Whether getting together with girlfriends, vacationing with family, or enjoying a romantic weekend with your sweetheart, you are sure to appreciate the understated elegance of The Gilkefeller and its serene yet central location.

More Details

Property Manager
Danna Kittell
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

What makes this townhome unique

Over the years our family has had many beach adventures in Rockaway. One of my favorite times is when family and friends come to visit and I get to play tour guide and take them to all of our family’s favorite places. All of our friends who visit the Oregon Coast and Rockaway fall in love and are amazed at the beauty, peace and great memories that are created in this special place.

I would love to share with you some of my favorite things to do around Rockaway. First of all we love the view from our beach home. The Pacific Ocean is right outside with a 7 mile long white sandy beach. Some days I wake up and have my coffee on the deck viewing the majestic Twin Rocks right there in front of me. Other days I take the kids for an early morning walk on the beach to find whole sand dollars and sea shells.

My favorite lunch is halibut fish tacos at Dos Rocas. It is so close to our home that we can walk. The fish tacos are the best! After lunch we like to hang out on the beach, fly kites and make sand castles. The kids love to collect scraps of beach drift wood to put in a pile for our sunset bonfire and s’more roast that we must have every evening after dinner.

In the summer months, there is an old steam train that takes tourists from Rockaway to Garabaldi and back traveling right along the coast. My favorite view is when the train passes the Three Graces Tide Pools and the rock formations that are on the south side of Rockaway. If you are really lucky you might see a bald eagle perched on a rock top. The Three Graces is a fun place for kids to explore during low tide to see starfish and other sea life. After the train arrives back in Rockaway it is fun to get an ice cream or salt water taffy at the local candy shop, then walk down to Flamingo Jim's for some souvenir shopping.

This is just a sampling of our favorite activities. I hope you can come experience for yourself the majestic beauty and all of the fun that Rockaway Beach has to offer!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you, Danna! We had a wonderful stay. The house was just perfect. We will be back.
May 2012
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Amenities

Rockaway Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 1619 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in 1st floor bonus room folds out to full-size bed
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach chairs, sand toys, marshmallow roasting sticks, kites, kids wet suits

Reviews

Nothing beats the beauty of the Oregon coast -see for yourself!

VRBO Bear stayed here

Oct 25, 2015

I enjoyed every minute of this vacation; from the beautiful scenic drive to Rockaway Beach until our trip back through the beautiful Tillamook State Forest. Nothing makes a trip to the beautiful Oregon coast complete quite like a relaxing, beautiful, perfectly maintained town home to stay in. I was really impressed at the care that was put into making this vacation rental such a wonderful place to stay. Everything we needed was already stocked and waiting for us. Every floor of the townhome has great natural lighting and an unforgettable view. The main level den/bar and a garage were just icing on the cake of this wonderful townhome. I truly feel that this rental would be well suited from anyone looking for an escape to a nice quiet relaxing coastal town. I loved the location with Tillamook just down the road and Astoria an easy day trip towards the north. I was blown away by the parks and scenic lookouts along the way to these amazing tourist destinations. We also enjoyed Hug Point State Park, it will always have a special place in my heart. If you have never been to the Pacific Northwest and want an experience of a lifetime I highly recommend you try out this vacation rental. Thank you so much for opening your doors and sharing your home with me.

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Oceanfront views & sunsets, Soaking Tub, King bed! Walk to town!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 66 reviews
Tigard, OR
2

Watch Out...The Owner Bites!

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Normally, at the beach internet doesn't matter. This time however I was using this hometown get work done for a conference near-by. I asked specifically if the internet was working in this home and was assured THE OWNER had just been there and said,"It worked fine". She also said the fireplace wasn't working nor the TV's in the bedrooms, but they would be "stuffed in the closets"... owner forgot to mention that there were cords and mess on the ONE TV that WAS hooked up and that the TV's, the modem and cords were strewn all over the middle of 2 of the bedroom floors BLOCKING the closet with cords every where and super inconveniently left for us to try to move around and NONE of this tangled mess was hooked up for the internet to work AT ALL. Before leaving and heading to the next conference at 11am I needed to use the internet to download everything from the first and we spent over an hour trying to hook up this mess...the owner showed up and was incredibly rude and started screaming,"WHO'S HERE? THIS IS MY HOUSE and IT'S TIME FOR THE CLEANING CREW TO GET IN HERE!"...Such a nice way to be greeted at the beach! Oh and sorry lady, we're just trying to fix your mess up here and get it to work. If you want to rent your place out so you can pay for it...maybe get your stuff outta the way and leave it in working condition! The house just felt like "you're not really welcome here, I just need the money!" AND check in is 4PM, check out 11AM, so "a weekend at the beach does not include any time during the day on the check in or check out days. Check in Friday at 4...out Sunday at 11. So you pay for the sleeping arrangements only and these were filled with the owners stuff.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We work diligently to care for our guests and attend to the details of their stay and are sorry to hear your satisfaction was not consistent with the positive experiences so many others have had at this home. This property just changed hands the week prior to your arrival, and we apologize that the transition caused some problems. There was a quick turnaround with the utilities to get everything transferred to the new owner. Charter had just been there and assured us that the internet was ready - actually the owner herself had used it, so we are investigating what may have caused the issue for this guest. The fireplace does work now that the propane was able to be transferred. The new owner is adding TVs to the bedrooms, something that hadn't been available previously. We apologize these were not properly stowed until they could be mounted this week. Our normal check-in time as listed throughout our guest info is 4pm and our check-out time is 11am. Our housekeeper arrived at 12:15pm, and when she found the guest still there, she politely let them know she had arrived to clean. Above all, we offer 24/7 guest service which we communicate multiple times to our guests. We are sad that this service was not used so that we could have immediately responded.
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Emmett, ID
5

GREAT

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great stay. The TV downstairs didn't work but Nannette came right away and she had to call the cable company because the box needed replaced - really enjoyed working with her - she is a keeper.....also - you might want to fix the doorbell - when Nannette arrived she had to call us on our cell phone because she kept ringing the door bell but it wasn't we didn't hear it...I guess that would be something that people don't worry about because how often would you really use the door bell. The condo was very clean as always - this was the second time we had been there - love the Beach. Thanks for a great stay. David & Sharon White

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Starfish Vacation Rentals
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5

Lovely, comfortable condo!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is time staying at Margaritaville and will not be our last. There is a personal and comfortable feel throughout the home. A very well stocked kitchen made cooking all meals a snap. Walk out the door, right onto the beach. Beautiful views. Treat yourself to a stay here!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Starfish Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We were thrilled to have your family stay again - you're one of our "regulars" now! Glad you found all the necessary tools for cooking up your Thanksgiving meal and that you had a relaxing weekend on the beach!
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Hillsboro, OR
5

Great beach condo

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Condo was very clean, well decorated and well maintained. Has a fantastic ocean view. Easy 5 minute walk to restaurants and coffee shops. Quiet town perfect for relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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cumberland, RI
5

Cleaniest Codo Ever Rented

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Wonderful stay in Margaritaville. Great beachfront location in wonderfully clean condo. Just about everything we needed to get our stay started was there. It was as if we already lived there. Basic food, cleaning and play items were available from start. Would not hesitate to rent this condo again and would recommend to all. If I were the owner I would keep the firm who cleans the condo!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waukesha, WI
5

Great Hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Beautiful , comfortable condo on the beach with amazing views! We stayed 4 nights with 6 people- 1 had some trouble with the stairs as her knees are now bad- but she knew that that may be an issue. I would not recommend this place to someone who has that problem - she still loved the place and the views. The kids played in the beach all day- we all wanted to do a beach fire but we're so tired we were in bed by 9:30 10! Great comfortable beds- everything was wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clamming, crabbing, Tillamook air museum, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Nehalem Bay Winery nearby

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Notes

  • Property Protection Plan - $45, Cleaning Fee - $125, 2.5% Processing fee waived for e-check payments. Get a complete quote and Book Online at bookings.StarfishLuxuryRentals.com
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