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Crabalope - Ocean Front, 5 bedroom, 3 bath with Hot Tub and Arcade!

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Amazing views of the ocean right in front of the Twin Rocks!

Ocean Front. Amazing Views. Arcade. Hot Tub.

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Kitchens.

Amazing views of the ocean right in front of the Twin Rocks! Two separate cottages with a common porch are rented together with a combined 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 2 separate kitchen/living/dining rooms on a large ocean front lot with a hot tub and an Arcade!

Our ocean front beach house is on a big, private lot in south Rockaway Beach located right in front of the Twin Rocks. The house consists of 2 units with separate entrances that are connected by a common porch. Each unit has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining and living rooms with amazing views of the ocean. The 5th bedroom, 3rd bath and laundry room are located downstairs and accessed through a separate outside entrance.

Sliding glass doors in the dining rooms lead to a large deck in the back of the house with a hot tub and panoramic views of the ocean and Twin Rocks. A private path leads through our yard directly to the beach right in front of the Rocks.

The house even has its own arcade downstairs in the garage to entertain the kids (and adults) when the weather is bad. The arcade has foosball, ping pong and full size video games including a Asteroids Deluxe, a driving game (Over Drive), a zombie shooting game (House of the Dead), Donkey Kong multicade (60 classic games in 1), and even a Claw Machine! 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.

The 5 bedrooms each have queen beds and there are 4 sleeper sofas in the living rooms and one more sleeper sofa in the 5th bedroom (10 people in Queen beds plus 5 people on sleeper sofas for 15 total).

With 3 separate spaces (North Unit, South Unit and downstairs 5th bed/bath), this is a great place for an extended family gathering or a multi-family getaway or for any large group that wants to vacation together, but still have some private space.

There is enough parking in the front for about 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 15 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 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2017

Why Rachelle chose Northern Coast

The views are amazing!!!!!


Rockaway Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Crabalope - Ocean Front, 5 bedroom, 3 bath with Hot Tub and Arcade!
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
Camas, WA

Excellent for 2 families + 2 grandparents

  • 4 of 5

This is the coolest rental layout for a multi-family rental! I took another reviewer's advice and booked Crabalope for my family of 4, my brother's family of 4, and my parents from out of state. The arrangement could not have been more perfect – we even brought the dog! The property's decor has been recently updated in style with bright white accents, cute Ikea furniture and linens, and fresh countertops. (Mattresses, too, according to one review.) On the downside, the deck and yard are pretty rough, there are very few outlets (none in the upstairs bedrooms; take note if you have a CPAP machine), the kitchen could use nicer and many more items, the towels need replacing, and basics like bedroom clocks and hairdryers could be added. Back on the upside, the manager's response time was instantaneous, and the property looks out onto the beach, about a football field away. The front yard is slightly hilly with shrubs (just as pictured), so when you're on the deck, you can't really see the beach. But, walking out to it was easy, and we spent lots of time playing out there. If you have a wagon, bring it to lug your beach stuff! We all concluded that the home was a 3, but the total experience for our three-family vacation was a definite 5. Thank you, Crabalope!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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What a beautiful location! The houses are clean and the hot tub was a real plus.

  • 5 of 5

We rented both houses and the basement room. Having two kitchens was great. Twin rocks is right out the front window and the walk to the beach is a breeze. We enjoyed the tub and spent the day on the beach.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. My family of 4 visited with my sister and her family (kids and grandkids), having two separate houses together was perfect where we could have alone time but still be all together. The walk to the beach was not too long and the beach was wonderful. Very clean and peaceful, not crowded at all. It may have been the time of year but we probably only saw 10 people a day. I would recommend this place to anyone, we will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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There was room for us all. Easy beach access.

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful family experience. The beach with the twin rocks right there was very nice. Weather cooperated, for November.

Also, the deck was in need of repair and the hot tub stopped being hot. This did not deter our family experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week long stay in the middle of October 2016. We arrived two days after the big storm/tornado in Manzanita. We were admittedly a little concerned with weather. Rachelle was very easy to contact and assured us the property was still there and ready for our arrival.

We had a total of 9 people and one dog. Grandma/Grandpa stayed in bottom apt. My wife and I in north unit. Our Daughter in the other room of north unit. Our friends in south unit and their two boys in the other room of the south unit. Perfect place for this. Everyone had their own private space yet we all came together and "Traded houses" each evening for meals and cards. The proximity from the house to the beach is maybe 50 yards down your own private sandy path. You'll feel like a Kennedy walking down the dune from the compound to a huge Hyannis Port beach!

Only critical feedback I have is the kitchens. They are both appointed with old second hand or thrift store type utensils, pots, pans and kitchen appliances. For example the coffeemaker in the north unit was in pretty rough shape. The toaster was a 4 slicer and one side didn't work. We had to go out and buy a crab pot, etc... Seems trivial but worth noting. Plates and silverware/knives were nice. Everything is usable and all our meals turned out wonderful but you may need to improvise a bit here and there. Considering how many people can stay in the place, the garbage situation stinks (loads of pun intended). The two small bins will fill up fast! Four bins would be great since its actually two units.

We've stayed at many VRBOs and this is a wonderful option for the price. Don't hesitate to book!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for large family!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been happier!! There was 9 of us; mother, stepdad, dad, 2 sisters and boyfriends and kiddo and a dog. The house was clean and super cute with beautiful views of the ocean. We enjoyed having family dinners on the porch while watching the sunset. Great, easy walk to beach. Owners were easy to get hold of and were very helpful. We will go there again thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rockaway Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Summer
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years 2017
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Day Weekend 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2018
May 24 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
May 29 2018 - Jun 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2018
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
Peak summer 2018
Jul 9 2018 - Sep 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Prices are subject to change and are not guaranteed until booking is confirmed.
Well behaved pets are allowed with host's permission and a small fee. We don't issue refunds for any arcade games that are not working.
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.
Guests must rinse all sand off before entering the hottub. Yes, some sand will get in but large amounts can clog the filter and damage it. Plus, if the filter is clogged, it will get dirty (and nobody likes a dirty hottub).
No fires or fireworks on the property. Beach fires are permitted by the city of Rockaway, however.
Be nice to our home and arcade.
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.
Turn hottub down to 90.
Please close and lock all windows and doors (except exterior front porch door - it should be left unlocked)
Place keys back in the lockbox

Please note that not cleaning up or leaving additional trash/recycling/other, damage to the property, 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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