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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


Rockaway Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Apt Bath - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Upstairs Master Oceanview - 1 king , 1 queen
    Main Floor bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Mountain View - 1 king , 1 queen
    Main Floor bunk-bedroom - 1 bunk bed
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 double
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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 4.56 based on 25 reviews
Seattle, Washington

An epic stay at Sharkalope

  • 5 of 5

This was easily the best house we have stayed in on the coast. Great views of the ocean and walking distance to places in Rockaway. Between Pop a shot basketball and puzzles, we had so much fun! Great house. Everything in listing was very accurate. Host was on top of communicating as well. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was better than I could have imagined.

  • 5 of 5

The property was even better than represented. My family (14 of us) was very comfortable during the week we stayed. As it turned out everything we needed other than clothes was provided. The beds were clean and comfortable. The kitchen was fun to cook in. I really can't say enough positive things about our stay. I would HIGHLY recommend this property. Thank you Rache!le. You have been a pleasure to work with. The only negative at all was we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time on the beach!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time on the Oregon coast at the Sharkalope! Plenty of sleeping quarters, and lots of fun in the Arcade. The house is on the beach, kitchen had plenty of utensils, plenty of blankets for the beds, and plenty of parking.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property has great potential but...

  • 2 of 5

My wife and I were there with our family--6 adults and four small kids in all. The house is large enough to accommodate all of us with plenty of sleeping and eating space. It's right on the beach--just a short walk through the dunes and grass and you're there. You're always in hearing distance of the ocean which is quite soothing--especially at night with the windows open. We liked the sort-of classic beach house vibe as well; the sharkalope in the front room was a nice touch! However, this property is in dire need of updating and repair. Both bathrooms need complete re-doing with new fixtures and floors. The kitchen--even moreso. It's small with older appliances and counters and it needs more counter space to prepare meals for a large crowd. The kitchen shows its age, especially with the sink and the metal cabinets the sink sits in--looks straight out of the late 1940s. Some of us found it charming--an appropriate period piece to go with the rest of the house. But most of us would have preferred a more user friendly and functional kitchen with a better layout.

Everybody liked the hot tub--especially the kids after playing at the beach for hours. But there was no hose or water spigot to rinse off in anywhere near the hot tub before going in so the kids unavoidably tracked quite a bit of sand into the tub.

There's a great little arcade in the basement with several electronic games including air hockey, skee ball, a pinball machine and the like. It kept the kids occupied after the beach while the adults were getting dinner ready. And there's top notch laundry equipment in the basement as well to get all the sandy clothes and towels clean and dry.

We have owned several rental properties over the years; currently we have a house at Mt Hood as a vacation rental among others, so we have some experience. This house house needs some updating and improving with some TLC and it would be a true gem.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome, close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a large group and great location close to the beach

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for families and large groups

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The house was plenty big for the 14 of us that stayed here. The kids loved having an arcade...and so did some of the adults! Easy access to the beach and the view the Twin Rocks were big pluses.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Calendar last updated:
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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.


Dos Rocas Mexican Restaurant -- CLOSED
"This place is great! The owner is local and the food is probably the best in Rockaway. He ow..."
Beach Bite at Rockaway
"Good food. Not too expensive. It's our second favorite place to eat in Rockaway."
Beach Pancake & Dinner House -- CLOSED
"aka. Grumpy's Cafe - cheap food, quick service, food is just okay. We really like the owners..."


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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