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Sharkalope - On The Beach! Sleeps 18. 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 remodeled 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, pinball, pop-a-shot and vintage video games.

The house has 3 levels. 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 sleeps up to 18 (16 on beds and 2 on sofas).

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, one with a queen bed and one with a full futon, 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 the beautiful 7 mile stretch of beach right in front of the Twin Rocks.

The basement has an arcade game room with Skee Ball, vintage pinball machine (pinball is out of order), 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 for at least 6 cars.

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.

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. 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 18 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

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

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 Northern Coast

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 built in the 30'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.


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: 18
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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 18
  • 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 18. Hot Tub. Arcade.
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews

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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a good experience. ANTS!

  • 1 of 5

First off we love Rockaway, it's quiet and the beach is awesome! The house was a different story, we arrived to the sharkalope to find contractors staying in the house, we found him smoking outside on the deck. Owners appartently messed up our arrive dates and had their contractors stay at the house while they were remodeling another, understandable mistakes happen. We were told that the cleaner we not able to come clean the house till the next day. We had to change out the sheets downstairs were they stayed, and clean the dishes in both kitchens. The worst part was that we woke up the next day with ants all over the basement apartment. They were in our suitcases, bathroom toiletry, bags, everywhere! After we shook out every piece of clothing and moved upstairs the cleaners came only to tell us that they were there to clean the downstairs apartment because supposedly that was all the contractors used. I pointed out the ants and the cleaners said that ants arnt normally that bad and set some more ants traps (maybe we just had bad luck). The traps they set drew in more ants in the bathroom! We ended up not using the apartment, knowing that ants would reappear everywhere, which was a bummer because we had to bunk with my in laws due to our 12 person party. The owners were generous enough to refund us for the first night but I much rather would of arrived knowing the house was freshly cleaned and vacant. I felt that we should not of paid the cleaning fee but the owners disagreed. Overall the sharkalope was not up to par for us. Beside the location and the basement games we did not enjoy the house. Due to our experience alone we cannot recommend house nor will we restay in it.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable oceanfront house with great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to the Coast. There was plenty of sleeping space for everyone and we enjoyed all the property had to offer. Great location and fun arcade.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Spot and Wonderful View

  • 5 of 5

This place was great!! Easy to accommodate all the friends and had the best beach entrance and view! <3 Also, the hot tub worked great was super new and clean! The only downside is we never got the wifi working, but that really just kept us off our phones. :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun for a big family!

  • 4 of 5

Sharkalope is one of those real beach houses that feels like a beach house. The white washed wood floors and the retro beach decor is charming and much appreciated over the standard decor that feels like you could be anywhere The proximity to the ocean and view of the Twin Rocks was amazing! The bedroom set up is perfect for extended family or multifamily. The beds were comfy with plenty of extra linens. Lots of puzzles, games and books and magazines. But best of all was the awesome game room with a full arcade! We had such a blast playing all the games! The weather was cold and stormy, but with the fireplace and game room we were more than happy to hang at home and watch the 10+ foot waves crash on the rocks! The only thing holding me back from 5 stars is the kitchen is really small and not adequately equipped for the amount of people the house sleeps. There isn't much that can be done about the size, but maybe more pans and serving bowls. I wouldn't let this stop you from renting this super fun authentic beach house. We would love to come back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do it justice. Absolutely fantastic house. Can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

House rules
Please observe this house rules while on the property…
Music and (other loud noises) should be kept down after 10pm. Some folks on our street live here, so please be curteous to them when it gets late. And remember, we do not allow parties without prior guest approval.
No fires or fireworks on the property. Beach fires are permitted by the city of Rockaway, however.
Be nice to our home and arcade. We’ve spent a lot of time fixing up for your friends/family and ours to enjoy. Thank you!!

When you’re departing the house, please make sure to do the following:
Remove all trash from inside and outside of the house (we’re prone to ants) and place in the trash receptacle outside. Haul away any trash that doesn’t fit in the receptacle.
Clean up any trash or cigarette butts from outside.
Remove and haul out all recyclables.
Remove all your food from the refrigerator.
Wipe down counters or any surfaces with food remnants (again ants!!)
Load dishwasher and start or hand wash dishes
Strip linens from bed, place in washer and start. Please place additional linens and soiled towels in the laundry basket next to the washer.
Turn off all games and lights in the basement.
Turn off all heaters, lights and any other electronics in house.
Please close and lock all windows and doors. The lock on the sliding door in the North unit does not work, so please place the piece of wood in the track to prevent it from opening.
Place keys back in the lockbox

Please note that leaving additional trash/recycling/other, damage to the property, additional cleaning, or missing articles can result in loss of deposit! Thanks for understanding.

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.