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Octalope - Large Ocean Front House 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Kitchens and Arcade

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Octalope - Large Ocean Front House 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Kitchens and Arcade

An ocean front house with 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 separate kitchens and an arcade on a huge lot! This is a great place for a large extended family or for several families to share, or for smaller groups that just need a lot of bedrooms.

The house is located on a quiet, dead-end street in south Rockaway Beach about half a mile south of the Twin Rocks and 1.5 miles south of downtown Rockaway. It is a side-by-side duplex with interior doors that open to combine the 2 units. Each side has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open kitchen/living/dining areas. The house was originally built in the 70’s and was updated in 2014 (new flooring, paint, etc), but we tried to keep as much of the original vintage style as possible.

The two main living areas (kitchen, dining and living) are upstairs to take full advantage of the views and there is a large deck that extends across the entire house that overlooks the ocean and Twin Rocks. Plus there are four bedrooms with queen beds and two bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs you will find two more large bedrooms, each with queen beds, sleeper sofas, full bathrooms and LCD televisions. The downstairs bedroom on the North side also has twin bunk beds in addition to the queen bed. There are also 2 fold down sleeper sofas, one in each living room. That’s enough room to sleep 14 people in beds and 2 more on sleeper sofas, for a total of 16.

The 3/4 acre property is right on the beach and the house sits about 500 feet from the ocean. A private path through our yard leads you down some stairs, across a wooden bridge over a stream and through a small wooded area to a quiet beach with a great view of the Twin Rocks. Along the path, you will also pass our new Hobbit Hole play house for the kids (or adults) to enjoy when they get tired of the beach or the arcade.

There is a hot tub on the lower deck with a view of the ocean.

There are two garages, each with retro arcades. The games will vary, but may include air hockey, ping pong, foosball, Double Shot two player basketball games, Super Mario Bros multicade (with 19 different games including Mario Bros, Joust Defender and many more), Dig Dug multicade (with 60 games including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug and many more), shooting games such as Area 51 or House of the Dead. 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 enough room to park about 6 vehicles in the driveway and the north side of the house. There is no additional on street parking because the house is located on a private road.

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 max). 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.

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Rachelle chose Rockaway Beach

Why not? It's oceanfront and has an arcade. What more could you ask for!

What makes this house unique

Did we mention there's an arcade?


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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • South Master with bath - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    North bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    North bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    South bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    South bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    North Master with Bath - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing


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Octalope - Large Ocean Front House 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Kitchens and Arcade
average rating of 4.2 based on 25 reviews
Vancouver WA

Perfect for a family get away

  • 4 of 5

We celebrated my 50th birthday and this was the perfect place. Plenty of room, short walk to the ocean and the game room for the kids was a big winner!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Perfect quiet family getaway spot :)

  • 5 of 5

We had three small families for the weekend, and it accommodated perfectly. Having the 2nd kitchen and 4 full baths made things run super smoothly for everyone. The views are lovely, the beach access is a pretty walk and very reasonable in distance, and the kids loved the hobbit house. Some games weren't working during our stay, but we had a great time with the ones that did. All in all, a great time, we will definitely visit the Octolope again :)

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wonderful for kids!

  • 4 of 5

This house is just great for kids. No carpets to worry about with spills, it has arcade and table games to play, and the path to the beach with the "hobbit house" is like a true "adventure" for small kids. The house isn't fancy and you don't have to worry about kids destroying anything. One thing to be aware of: there are stairs, and the stairs (both inside and outside) do not have large landings, so if you bring toddlers, you should also bring some kids gates and/or watch them closely.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

The game rooms were a big hit with the guys! The big and small ones. Cute house, perfect accommodations for our group for my husbands 40th birthday. We had a great time! Lovely house. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Perfect for two families.

  • 5 of 5

Very very nice

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great house for our large family. Big enough for us all to eat together and places for quiet time.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house but not so much that we worried about having fun in it. Grandkids loved the arcades in the garage. It kept them occupied in the mornings and late at night. The house was equipped with everything we needed. Walk to the beach wasn't that far and will be wonderful when they get everything done. It provided a bit of adventure while getting to the gorgeous beach. The Little's in our family enjoyed the "nome" house with the dishes and plastic food.They had fun playing. The hot tub was a great addition. Appreciated the fact that there is plenty of parking we had a 12 passenger van a truck and a Honda van and we had lots of room. Loved the fact that there were two washing machines and two dryers... with all of us It really helped and thanks for having detergent for us to use. Used one fridge just for drinks the other for food...worked out perfectly... Beds were OK a little hard for all of us since we all have pillow tops or memory foam on top of ours.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Rockaway Beach


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 18 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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