About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
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.
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!
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Beach House
We had a great time and would happily rent again.
Loved the home
Great old themed home. Everything we needed to have a great time even being stuck in doors with the rain.
Had a great trip
Owner was very quick to respond and assist with a couple minor issues, house was more than adequate for our large group of three families. Arcade was a big hit with the kids. Would definitely visit again
An epic stay at Sharkalope
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!!
Great time on the beach!
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.
Our stay was better than I could have imagined.
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.
Additional information about rental rates
CHECK IN/OUT POLICIES 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 OCCUPANCY 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. PETS 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. TRASH SERVICE & CLEANING FEE 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. HOUSE RULES: Please... 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!