You will love this newly remodeled Beach House with three Master Bedrooms and a total of four full baths nestled in amongst the shore pines. Spending time gazing at the views from the 950 sf deck that wraps 360 degrees around the home will make you feel at peace. With the , the Pacific Ocean, 7 mile long Rockaway Beach, the jetty, and Nehalem Bay within a two block walk, the coastal mountain range, nearby lakes, and Neahkahnie Mountain there is always plenty to do and see. Please reach out to us. We want Our Beach House to be YOUR BEACH HOUSE. . .
- House1473 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, American Sign Language
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 21, 2018
About Tina Buchanan
We are Rex and Tina, the owners of Driftwood Getaway. Although we live in Portland, the Oregon Coast, specifically Rockaway, is our second home. I was raised in the Aloha area but, I visited my grandparents here almost every weekend growing up and when Rex entered my life, this town became a second home for him, too. In fact - we were married here! We really enjoy the beautiful stretch of beach here, as well as the surrounding mountains. The town is quiet, not too busy even when busy on the holidays, and is a casual place to get away from our work lives. I am a Sign Language Interpreter and Rex is a Real Estate agent and Architect. We have a new son and are excited to make the coast a special place for him, too. Our dog already loves it here.
Tina Buchanan purchased this House in 2013
Why Tina Buchanan chose Rockaway Beach
A couple of years ago we began searching for a house to make into a beach home. We wanted a place to bring our future kids so that they could have the great beach experience I had growing up. The opportunity to turn it into a business was also in the forefront of our minds. We knew it would be our home but also a rental. The search was on to find a house that we felt was the "one". I remember seeing this house on a Saturday morning. From the outside - we really didn't think this was the "one". A little tall and boxy was my thought. But, the inside was playing another tune. It was dry, clean, and full of potential - THREE master bedrooms and an extra bathroom! TWO blocks from the beach! Open and a wrap around deck! So it was stuck in the 70's - with Rex's skill as an architect, we could transform this place into what we wanted. So we set out to do just that. The fact that we could accomodate three couples or families with their own masters was a real deciding factor for us. The clean lines and location were a bonus. We offered, negotiated, closed and started construction.
What makes this House unique
Really, I see the benefits in the layout of the house. Three bedrooms, each with a toilet and shower room and a vanity/dresser - not a typical set up in a beach rental. The wide open kitchen is perfect for feeding big groups. The great room is a nice gathering place. The wrap around deck is THE spot to catch the breeze, see pockets of ocean and gaze at the mountains. Not to mention the fact that star gazing is AMAZING at night! The shore pines on either sing with bird calls and you can spot several species.
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Perfect Multi-Family Retreat
We have stayed at this house the last two summers and plan to make it an annual trip. The house is perfect for our needs! It's well-maintained, fully stocked, quiet, and absolutely delightful! The wrap-around porch is our favorite part. We also love that each bedroom has its own bathroom w/shower. The owners have also made some improvements over the last year, including a new fire pit in the backyard.
Perfect Beach Getaway
The house is in great condition, very clean, and such a close walk to an amazing beach spot!! All the bedrooms having their own bathroom was amazing, the kitchen has everything you could need, and the outside fire pit area was comfy and felt safe to have my kiddo around. We would stay here again for sure!!
We spent mornings on pristine Nedonna Beach, afternoons reading or playing board games and evenings making s’mores around the backyard fire pit. What a wonderful week! The kitchen was spacious and easy to navigate. The living room was comfortable and the table behind the sectional sofa (next to the dining table) was just the right size for a puzzle that could be worked on through the week. We followed the sunshine around the 360 decking — morning coffee at the back, mid-day lunch and board games in the SE corner and early evening rocking chairs on the front. Our only criticism is the outdoor deck table, which is a rickety oval that pulls apart at the center but for a long wood board nailed across the side. We hope it will eventually be replaced with a more functional outdoor eating / games table. All in all, we definitely recommend and we look forward to going back next year for another school’s out for the summer get-away. Thank you for sharing your glorious beach home!
weekend stay at Rockaway
8 of us stayed in this beach house. It was very comfortable and very close to the beach and the jetty at Nehalem Bay.
special and quiet - close to beautiful beach.
We felt the rental description should have mentioned there are no closets available. Also, there are very steep stairs leading to living area which are difficult for an older person. Also, the fridge is not hooked up for water and ice and there were no ice trays provided. Generally, we enjoyed our stay. Lovely owners.
Perfect Multi-Family Retreat House
This was the perfect house for our multi-generational family gathering at the coast. The three bedrooms each had their own bathroom, which meant our three families (2 sets of grandparents and my family with husband and son) had our own spaces, but we could gather in the kitchen and living room for meals and family time. The porch that circles the entire upper floor was delightful. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment and utensils. The extra touches from the hosts (toiletries in the bathrooms, extra towels in the drawers, individually wrapped condiments in a tackle box in the kitchen, and bottle of wine when we checked in) were icing on the cake. We will definitely stay here again. Our compliments to the hosts!
We are located 2 blocks off of the beach near the jetty at the mouth of the Nehalem Bay. 2 blocks to the beach head or If you walk 1 block you can walk through the woods directly to the bay where you can see Neakanni Mountain.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please note that there is a $40 cleaning fee for pets plus $10 per dog per day charge.