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

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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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 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 4 more on sleeper sofas, for a total of 18.

Pets are permitted with owner approval (each pet must be approved and max of 2 pets total).

The 3/4 acre property is right on the beach and the house sits on the east side of the lot, about 500 feet from the ocean. A private path through our private 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.

The two garages each have an arcade game room with 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) and a Dig Dug multicade (with 60 games including Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Dig Dug and many more), Area 51 and Extreme Hunting 2-person shooting games. 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 4 vehicles in the driveway. There is no additional on street parking because the house is located on a private road.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

Why Rachelle chose Northern Coast

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?


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Octalope - Large Ocean Front House 6 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 2 Kitchens and Arcade
average rating of 4.076923 based on 13 reviews

Great place to stay to get away with a big group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 12 of us (six couples) and this place easily provided individual rooms for each couple with beds to spare, which can be difficult to accommodate. The hot tub and game rooms gave us plenty of entertainment through the weekend, and the short path to the beach made for a pleasant wooded walk to a relatively isolated beach area. The duplex make up of the house ensured that we had a "social" room for hanging out and a "quiet" room for reading or getting away for a couple hours. We would absolutely consider going back to this place again in the future. In the interest of providing some constructive feedback, I would only say that not all the arcade games were working right (though we had super mario, basketball, ping pong and foosball, so we were plenty happy with those options) - but that's certainly not enough of a reason to pass over this little gem IMO.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super get away house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion with 7 adults and 5 young grandkids- there was plenty of space for everyone. Kids enjoyed the arcades and everyone enjoyed the beach. Perfect place for time on the coast!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Comfortable house and a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We reserved the entire house. It was well equipped and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay. The Internet access worked well. We were out and about along the coast most of the time, and we had great weather, so we didn't spend a lot of time in the house or make use of the various recreational offerings.

The nature of the house design, with the main living area on the second floor, means that there are 4 stairwells -- 2 indoor and 2 outdoor. If you have toddlers or people with mobility issues, be sure to be careful. One member of our party uses a cane and she struggled with the exterior stairs. On our last day, we realized that it would have been better for her to have been using the interior stairs and going in and out through the garage.

Be prepared to take all of your recycling out and potentially all of your trash as well. The exterior trash was full when when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot for families

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for a great weekend. We rented both sides for a big birthday long weekend. It's not set up super well for large group meals, but that's pretty minor considering the great garage games (Double Shot rocks), and the short walk to the beach for walks and campfires. Great spot. Thanks for sharing.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Stay at Octolope

  • 3 of 5

The beach was lovely and very private, but the house is in serious need of tender loving care. Lights do not work, a bathroom light plug does not work, light bulbs are out, kitchen draws are broke, a screen door needs fixed, and the yard is in great need of work. The price was reasonable, but it could have been a very nice place to be if these easy fixes were done.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family location with great beach access

  • 5 of 5

It was very hard to find a place that would accommodate 6 couples with some kids thrown in. Octalope has six bedrooms with a queen size bed in each bedroom. We really wanted to be on the beach so we wouldn't have to load everyone into the cars to drive somewhere and this place is a very short walk through the woods to a huge beach. It was really nice to be able to walk down to the ocean and walk back to the house for snacks, bathrooms or to nap a kid. We had awesome fires on the beach each night as the sun set.

The video games in the garages were a HUGE hit with the kids too. So was the hot tub.

We had a great time at the town celebrating the 4th of July. They had great races on the beach and a kids treasure hunt and nice parade too. Love the small town feel of Rockaway Beach.

After our stay, the owner contacted me to let me know that part of the hot tub was broken. I was pretty sick about what it was going to cost us out of our deposit to get it fixed. I was really surprised when the owner kept a relatively small amount of our deposit to cover the repair. She was very fair and easy to work with.

I would definitely recommend this place for a family with kids (young and old kids).

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Rockaway Beach


Rates & Availability

Rockaway Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 29 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
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Rockaway Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
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 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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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