USA Oregon Northern Oregon Coast Rockaway Beach Listing #1118

Ocean Shells Cottage - Rockaway Beach, OR

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Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 dog max  (40 lb weight limit) 
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Dog-Friendly Cottage with Private Hot Tub, Close to Beach & Downtown

This darling three-bedroom Rockaway Beach vacation rental with a private hot tub will entice guests who desire a cozy home base to explore the North Oregon Coast. Rockaway Beach encompasses seven miles of gorgeous beach that is perfect for long walks, flying kites or running with the dogs.

Recently remodeled with brand new stainless steel appliances and gorgeous countertops in the kitchen, this quintessential beach cottage is just across the street from the Pacific Ocean and charming downtown. Even though it's not an ocean view home, the closeness to the beach and miles and miles of beach create an ample realm for adventuring, and the iconic Twin Rocks to the south is a lovely backdrop for sunset photos. Downtown Rockaway Beach hosts a number of restaurants including the Whale Spout for fish and chips and clam chowder, the Cow Belle Cafe for hearty breakfasts, or take-out pizza at Upper Crust that you can enjoy at your beach house. The Sand Dollar is the only oceanfront restaurant/bar in town and has a wonderful staff and menu sure to please.

The inviting interior features a classic beach cottage-feel with wood-slat ceilings and wainscoting for plenty of cozy coastal ambiance. The soft throw rugs on the gleaming hardwood floors is a warm touch and the cheerful decor will make you feel right at home.

The living room offers peaceful respite when you've had your fill of sand between your toes and the salty ocean breeze. Come back from a beach walk and curl up on the couches when you want a relaxing evening in. There's a flatscreen TV on the mantle, as well as cable and a DVD player. Pop some popcorn and lounge on the throw pillows for a movie night, or use the WiFi to check your email.

The modern kitchen is well-stocked with stainless steel appliances and utensils for all your culinary needs including a refrigerator, stovetop/oven, dishwasher, toaster, and even a coffee grinder. Bring back fresh seafood ingredients to prepare a tasty and memorable vacation dinner, or pack a picnic lunch to enjoy at the beach. A gas grill on the deck is also available for your use adding to the already abundant opportunities for mealtime preparation.

When it's time to sleep, everyone will have sweet dreams in this adorable cottage. The three bedrooms combined have two queen-sized beds, a king-size bed, and two twins. Each room is pleasantly furnished with bright bedding and endearing nightstands with reading lamps. And in the master bedroom upstairs, you'll even have a beautiful claw-foot tub, with a wood vanity and lovely vessel sink in the hallway.

Altogether, this home can comfortably accommodate eight guests (six adults). Up to two canine guests (each 40 pounds or less) can join in the fun at the Ocean Shells Cottage for an additional nightly pet fee. A washer and dryer is also included so you can wash away the sand and grime after a full day out on the beach with your four-legged friends. And don't forget the relaxing hot tub - soak your cares away!

Filled with cozy furnishings and charming accents, you'll love staying at this cottage during your next casual weekend getaway or memorable family vacation to the North Oregon Coast!

City/town permit number: 2362

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.

AMENITIES

Children

Children's games

Features

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Fireplace

Partial AC

House rules

Dog-friendly

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Location

Beach access

Mountain view

Media

Internet : Century Link

TV

Cable : Charter

DVD library

Blu-Ray player

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games

Outdoor

Gas grill : Private

Patio

Deck

Firepit

Enclosed yard

130 reviews

DREW R. Aug 2022
Perfect setup for our family. Easy walk to the beach and everything in town. 1 shower is tricky at times, and it's definitely not designed for big guys (I'm only 6' and I was crammed in). Great little yard for the pup and kids, great deck space and hot tub. 2nd time staying there and once again we loved it!!
Stacy T. May 2022
Quirky, cute and well done! The location is AMAZING! One block from the awesome beach! RockaWay Beach is off the beaten path-but with the house being 20 min to Tillamook and 20 min to Mazanita-its a great place to land. Wonderful sheets, great beds and cozy blankets blankets make this home feel like you are staying at a friends house.
Joan S. May 2022
Beds were so comfortable, kitchen had everything we needed, furniture very comfortable, great location, very short walk to the beach, and across the street from gift shops, grocery store and restaurants
Toni K. Apr 2022
Loved the kitchen (well stocked), close to the beach, loved loved the claw foot bathtub in the bedroom upstairs. But please fix the hot tub was not hot at all.
Manager response:
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to hear your feedback about your stay, Toni! We appreciate you bringing the tub temperature to our attention. Rest assured that we will follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your feedback. We're looking forward to hosting you again for another enjoyable stay!
Steven G. Jan 2022
Super close to the beach and a playground for kids. Walking distance of town! We loved the location and the house set-up was perfect for two families. Hot tub was very clean.
Tracy P. Oct 2021
Beautiful home, perfect for the family. Just a block from the beach. Loved the fenced backyard for my dog and son. Kitchen had everything we needed for our dinners. Will plan to go back again.
Jessica S. Oct 2021
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us! Absolutely loved how unique and very beach themed it was :) And the perfect short walk to the beach and central to exploring the Oregon Coast! Definitely will need to visit your home again and share it with others. Highly recommend!!!
Nichole M. Aug 2021
Our group of 7 enjoyed our stay at Ocean Shells Cottage. Beds were comfortable, everything was clean and it was well stocked. The ocean is only a block away and the local shops are fun. We will be back!
Lisa M. Aug 2021
We had a great time! Four adults and a 7 year old, we all had plenty of room. Beds were super comfy, TVs in all bedrooms, tons of nice cookware. Bring your own sandwich baggies or Tupperware to store any leftovers if you plan to cook in as we did. Took us a minute to find the hot tub as the back yard and side yard are separate, but it was clean and perfect. Almost right across the street from flamingo Jim’s which is a must for us when we go to Rockaway. You can walk to almost everything from this home. It truly is snuggled right up next to the neighbors, so Theres not a lot of privacy outside of the home, but also not an issue for us as most of our time was spent either inside or at the beach, which is about a minute walk. All in all we had a wonderful stay!!
Susan L. Jul 2021
We stayed here over the 4th of July holiday. This town gets busy for the big day, but we always had a spot to park and loved at how we could go through the back door and be so close to the beach. The things that were previously given 1 star before, we’re not 1 star worthy. The cottage was super clean when we arrived. Hot tub was clean and warm. The stairs were a bit slanted, but have been covered with carpet. Not sure about the previous comment on your head hitting the ceiling when you are going to the restroom…my hubby is 6 feet tall and didn’t have an issue. The train does cross in front of the house, but it’s not annoying. It didn’t seem to go every hour…so I don’t know. Neighbors were friendly and honestly, there is nothing we felt was missing. The kitchen was stocked full of everything you could imagine. We’d come back for sure. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Sadie D. Jul 2021
We had a awesome time, and very nice place. we would stay there again on our next time on the beach.
Glenn B. Jun 2021
Loved the area.
One block from the ocean isn’t bad.
Very well equipped kitchen.
Beds were wonderful.
Kiira N. Apr 2021
We loved how close the house was to the beach and the layout of the house was fine. The BBQ did not work (and we planned a dinner around that working) and the hot tub wasn’t as clean as you’d expect it to be.
Manager response:
Hi, Kiira! We are so glad you enjoyed the home's location. We apologize the grill was not working for you and are getting it replaced this May. Thank you!
Tiana F. Mar 2021
This rental was amazing! So beautiful and unique. Everything was clean and maintained well. Plenty of towels and blankets to spare!

The house was cold when we first arrived, but there were individual heaters in every room so the house warmed up quickly.

The only thing that stood out to us that was bad was the hot tub. It was easy to get to and unlock, but the chlorine was extremely strong. We couldn’t stay in for too long as our eyes would start to burn. Also, plenty of spices but no oil to cook with. We had a hard time not getting things to stick in the pans.

We will definitely be coming back to this rental in the future!
Manager response:
We appreciate your review, Tiana! The hot tub has been taken care of, and we do apologize it was an issue at all. Thank you!
Lauren R. Jan 2021
This house is funky in a great way - it's an older home that has been lovingly updated to have a beachy cottage feel. The downstairs layout is open with comfortable seating. We enjoyed the selection of DVDs and games. It was just my husband and our daughter so more than enough room. The third bedroom which we did not use is right off the kitchen which may be problematic if a group is staying there. Additionally, the upstairs bathroom is a shared bathroom between the two rooms which may also be inconvenient for a group. My daughter loved the twin beds in the second bedroom. The house utilizes wall heaters to keep it warm and I am always wary of those from a safety standpoint along with them drying out my skin. The hot tub was wonderful and truthfully the biggest reason we selected this house. I think it had some sand in it and seemed like it could use a good cleaning/servicing but didn't stop us from using it. The kitchen is extremely well stocked! Overall this was a great experience and we hope to be back. P.S. Very close to the beach but also very close to 101 so there was some highway noise to contend with.
Manager response:
Hi Lauren, thank you for staying with us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! We're so sorry for the issues with the hot tub cleanliness, we will follow-up with our housekeeping and maintenance team to ensure future cleans will be completed to our standard. We look forward to hosting you again!
Tim W. Jan 2021
We had no issues with this place loved it. May want to up grade some photos on the site since some aren’t the same anymore but would stay here again for sure..
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Tim! We have scheduled a photo shoot so we can update the pictures to reflect the improvements made by the owners. We hope to see you again!
Jesse N. Oct 2020
The house was adorable! Perfect location. I would recommend it to anyone with 6 or less.
Teresa F. Sep 2020
This house has several major structural issues. The stairs are uneven, not level and several boards in the stairs are split in the middle. There also is no hand rail on these very steep stairs that are painted the same color as the walls. None of the doors close properly including the exterior doors. There is a 6 foot deep gap in the stairwell between the wall and brick that is open to the crawl space below the house. There was a distinct smell of wet dog downstairs. The soaking tub upstairs does not have safety mat for the bottom so it was like standing on ice trying to get out it was so slick.
The neighbors are a complete nightmare. They were playing music and screaming/singing all day long-we could not enjoy the back patio because they were so loud. They seemed to have some mental health issues and we did not feel comfortable asking them to be more appropriate with their noise level. The toilet in the master bedroom is so close to the wall you hit your head wiping yourself! The tourist trolley train that runs every hour during the day -blowing a whistle every time it passes-is less than 20 feet from the front door!! I cannot believe the reviews from previous people did not address any of these things. The positives are it was relatively clean and the kitchen is well stocked with an abundance of dishes, cookware etc. I absolutely would not recommend this house. I do not understand why Vacasa would allow a house with these extreme structural issues to be one of their rental properties.
Manager response:
Hi, Teresa! We will speak with the owners about the possibility of a handrail, and we have installed carpet on the stairs to help as well. Any unpleasant odors have been eradicated from the home, and the back door has been adjusted to shut well. Thank you!
Rebecca S. Aug 2020
This beach house was beautifully decorated and the furniture was well thought out. Comfortably fit me and my seven friends. Hottub was amazing, great to have on those cold nights. The beach is across the street literally a 2 min walk! Loved it!
Riyanka G. Aug 2020
Maintenance manager was great and it’s a really great spot!
Maile B. Jul 2020
Cleanliness was A-1. Location to beach was fantastic. The only complaints are that the backyard is very close to other homes which might not bother other people but hearing people cough and dogs barking out the windows at us was a little strange. The cottage had all of the creature comforts and was wonderfully furnished. I’d stay again during the winter months when being inside is more the name of the game.
Gina B. Jun 2020
The hot tub, location, comfy beds and the whole house in general were perfect for us! I definitely want to stay here again. The yard was great for our dog. It is the perfect location close to the beach. The only reason I gave this place four instead of five stars is because of the cleanliness. It needed a good dusting and the floors/stairs mopped.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, Gina. We strive for a standard of excellence in ensuring the home is clean and accommodating for our guests. If there are any concerns or areas in need of additional attention, we hope to be notified so we can make sure any issues are addressed. We look forward to hosting you for a great stay in the future.
Kathleen O. Mar 2020
We loved this sweet, quiet, quirky little cabin! It had all the amenities we needed and a fantastic bed! The hot tub was amazing too. We will definitely be back!
Hollie Y. Oct 2019
This house was adorable. Had such a great time there for an all girls birthday weekend. We thought we were missing the hot tub key. Called and they were immediately responsive. Turns out it had fallen off the wall, and was under the rug! The beds were comfy, plenty of towels and even extra blankets for 6 guests. Beach is a block away. Quiet, comfortable and unique place!
Vicki W. Oct 2019
This was definitely our favorite house. We will return next year.
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ...walk to town walk to the beach.
LOREN R. Aug 2019
It really is pet friendly! Cottage was well supplied and cozy. Hot tub was fabulous. Close to the ocean and 'downtown'
Tod C. Aug 2019
Nice accommodations with good beach access
Karen P. Jul 2019
Lovely cottage 3 doors down from the beach! Charming home with literally everything you might possibly need.
anna m s. Jul 2019
We had a lot fun. We were only steps from the beach and the town. The house was very comfortable and well supplied. We will definitely be back next year.
Valentina F. May 2019
So Close to the beach and we very much enjoyed the hot tub
Amanda R. Apr 2019
We love this house. This has been our 3rd time staying at this home in Rockaway. All of the beds are super comfy, ALL of the linens are very nice plus there are closets with more linens and blankets that are super cozy and nice. The master bedroom has a sliding door so you can leave it open with the fresh ocean air and the sound of waves to help you sleep better at night. Also has a claw foot tub to soak in. After spending the day at the beach you can come back to a nice hot tub to warm up in, or have a little outdoor fire in the backyard. The kitchen is fully stocked with,again, nice dishes and utensils. Also has a variety of dvd's and board games to help with entertainment at night. Furniture is nap worthy for you mid day nappers. I could really go on and on with this house.....oh..if you have little ones, bring a few quarters so they can get a gumball from the machines.
Our two families cant wait to get back there next year!
janet r. Sep 2018
The home is very well supplied with kitchen and other needed items.
Shannon J. Aug 2018
This house is so cute and wonderful getaway spot. So close to the beach with everything you need!
CORY T. Jul 2018
The backyard was perfect, with plenty of area, the fenced in yard, fire pit, porch and grill, and the balcony off the master bedroom. This home is very spacious and relaxing!
DAVID H. Jul 2018
Upstairs rooms are sorta funky cool. Well equipped.
Previous tenants had caused some problems, but Vacasa was on it.

Nearness pro: Steps to beach, just around a beach-style church. Couple blocks to most things in the mini-town.

Nearness con: right across rails to 101 main drag, and right up against multiple neighbors. not the most private or serene location, outdoors or windows open.

The rails may could actually be a pro, since no real trains, only one late-morning tourist train, forward then reverse. Kids dug it.
Cathy W. Jun 2018
This house was very comfortable and clean, very close to the beach, shopping, restaurants. We enjoyed our stay, wish we could have stayed longer.
Kathryn J. Jun 2018
We loved our stay!
TIM B. Jun 2018
Enjoyed the stay the only reason for a 4 and not 5 is because of the train and the hot tub the neighbors can look over you.
Kristin L. May 2018
This was our second time staying at the Ocean Shells Cottage & we can't wait to return! So beautiful, relaxing, comfortable, etc.... We love it at ROCKAWAY BEACH!
Kreg B. Apr 2018
We loved everything about the house and our stay at Rockaway Beach ! Would love to go back someday !
Diana F. Apr 2018
This house looks really small from the outside but it is perfect on the inside. The space was perfect for 7 of us we didn't feel cramped together. The kitchen allowed us to cook and eat our meals in the the house to save us from eating out. The walk into town was perfect since you are already there. And being only 1 block from the beach allowed us to see the sunset every night by walking out the back door. The only thing that was not perfect was the master bedroom bed was probably the most uncomfortable bed I have slept on. And the cleaning crew didn't have the house ready for our 4pm check in. Otherwise the only other suggestion I would have is just to leave enough dishwasher pods to do a load of dishes every day and 2 pods of laundry soap instead of 1 just to allow people like me to do an extra load of towels the day before to help in the cleaning process.
Andrew G. Jan 2018
Perfect for a quick weekend getaway. Fire and Hot tub kept us warm, and the weather was nice enough to clear up for a couple of town/beach walks. Had a wonderful time.
Jennifer B. Nov 2017
This home looks smaller than it really is. We had 8 of us, plus two dogs, staying here and had plenty of space. We loved the set up of the rooms upstairs: An old fashioned style master suite, plus a large room that would be great for kids. Downstairs room was small and simple, but sufficient.

The kitchen was well stocked, we were extremely happy with that as we had Thanksgiving Dinner here. Ample sitting space for relaxing around the TV.

We loved that the house had a fenced yard (2 in fact!) as we had dogs with us. This is one of the few homes we found that had a fenced yard, allowed dogs, and was close to the beach!

There were plenty of towels, blankets, supplies, and kitchen items!

Jennifer O. Oct 2017
it was cute. I liked it.
Tracy H. Sep 2017
Such a cute beach house with everything you would want for the perfect beach stay. Steps in town and to the beach, close but quiet neighbors, easy access to Highway 101 for exploring. They thought of everything, all you need to do is bring you!
Janet R. Sep 2017
House is very well maintained, and we enjoy the small beach town atmosphere of Rockaway. We have stayed here three times and had a very positive experience each time.

Staff was very helpful when I needed to change the dates of our reservation.
Shaun D. Jun 2017
My Family stayed at this cottage for a week and couldn't have been happier. The layout is very nice if you are traveling w/ any elderly people. My grampa, age 83, cant climb stairs but the bedroom downstairs worked perfect. We also had 2 kids, ages 5 & 10, and they had a blast. The house is located a 1/4 block away from beach access and is well stocked with beach toys and pet supplies (leashes, dog bowls, pet bedding) There are board games,DvDs, and each room has a flat screen tv w/ cable. The couches and chairs in the living room were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. ( no blender though ) This house is cozy and decorated exactly as a beach cottage should be. We loved it!
Abby K. May 2017
We loved this little place! The houses were so close to each other that you could high five your neighbor, but it didn't matter! Our dogs loved the little fenced in yard, and the hot tub was a total delight. The house was equipped with everything from cooking utensils to movies galore. The town offered up some really cute little places to eat and shop, however we were eager to cook in and enjoy the view from the top deck! With access so close to the beach you can literally taste the salt on your lips, this location is impeccable. Keep in mind, its not ON the beach, but rather a row of houses divides you (totally fine though!). Cute, quiet, quaint neighborhood with a beach town charm! Highly recommend for families and/or lovers! Thanks Vacasa! You did great!
Megan O. May 2017
Stay here! There is plenty of space for your family and friends, and the proximity to the beach and the little shops in the town can't be beat. The houses here are quite close together, so don't come expecting privacy, but do expect easy access to the ocean, a hot & functioning hot tub, and lots of room for relaxing. You won't regret it!
Sarah L. Mar 2017
The weather wasn't super cooperative but the house was well stocked and adorable. Perfect for our family and our toddler's first beach trip. We were pleasantly surprised with the mud room that had toys for dogs and kiddos. Thank you for making us feel at home.
Mary A. Feb 2017
My 2 daughters one husband and I used this house as a much needed vacation and reunion. This house is so spacious, yet cozy. It was a perfect space to connect or find room for solitude. The furniture is awesome/comfortable. Town right out the front door and the beach almost right out the back door. We wanted for nothing, except Saran Wrap......the store was a quick walk. The extras were plentiful, games, movies, wi fi and cable, updated kitchen and barhrooms...plenty and then some of linens, towels, blankets, etc. and the hot tub was private. I want to come back with same two daughters and husband and perhaps my estranged son and grandchildren. A perfect setting. M Anderson
Hilary S. Jan 2017
The house is adorable with the kind of nooks and crannies that a proper beach house should have. It's very comfortable. Bring wine glasses if you want them and pepper. There is a broken counter next to the stove and when we leaned on it our bottle of Oban was catapulted across the room. Super cute, comfortable place overall, just a little quirky.
Dane F. Nov 2016
This was very nice for my wife and two small kids. We probably could have comfortably had two small families here, but no more. House is very tastefully designed and the hot tub was nice to have at nights. The price for the house was great except the $150 dollar cleaning fee seemed steep. I wonder if there is a way for them to refund some of the fee if you leave the property in good condition with them only needing to do minimal work.
April S. Nov 2016
We absolutely loved this place. Super cute, clean and fantastic location. We will be back!
Noah M. Oct 2016
We stayed here with three couples for a couple nights. The home was great: clean, comfortable, lots of space for everyone and a great kitchen. The hot tub was also really nice. While the home is just a block or two from the beach, you should know that it's also right off the main road, so that's what the view from the living room is. It's not terrible, and for the cost I can't complain, but it definitely took me a little by surprise, so just know that going into it. Even so, we had a great weekend getaway.
Kristin L. Oct 2016
This house is wonderful. Enjoyed every second. Located in a perfect area for beach & town. Can't wait to go back!!
Janet R. Sep 2016
Excellently maintained home. A good location in an old fashioned "beach" town. The best clam chowder and fried oysters available nearby. A grocery store for current needs, and the nearby crabbing is wonderful. We enjoy our relaxing stay here and have for the last three years.
Lisa M. Aug 2016
This home was super cozy and such a great location. Just a quick walk to the beach access, one block away. The hot tub was a nice treat for a cool day! The entire house was well-appointed with everything we needed and the accommodations were very comfortable. The master suite was so charming and we loved having such lovely features as the in-room tub and sink/vanity. There is even a peek-a-boo view of the water from the balcony! Everything was just wonderful and we could not have been happier with our stay.
Cheri T. Jul 2016
Located in the perfect spot in town the beach is minutes away! Very clean and decorated perfectly for a beach cabin- There were 3 couples that stayed there and we were all comfortable!
Tabitha P. Jul 2016
This is a darling house, albeit a little quirky. Sadly, it's sandwiched in between two other properties. There a peek a boo view of the beach & sunset from the upstairs balcony, and its proximity to the beach can't be beat. We had everything we needed, including crab crackers, a giant pot, BBQ, and beach chairs. My kids loved the cute beach decor, and were in awe when they discovered what that extra remote in the master was for ;)
The train only went by at 11 & 1, so was absolutely no distraction at all. Thank you for letting us bring our furry friend- that was a huge bonus!! Rockaway has enough going on to keep you entertained a day or two, and is close enough to Cannon Beach & Tillamook to spend other days exploring up and down 101.
Breal S. Jul 2016
We had such a fun stay. It was great having laundry and a huge kitchen. There aren't many grocery stores nearby, so make sure to bring the essentials and the mini mart down the road should have any randomly forgotten items. The house was beautiful and only a block away from the beach. Our favorite feature was the hot tub in the back yard.
Jill L. Jul 2016
Wonderful house, comfortable furnishings and just the right size for 6 adults. 2 min walk to the beautiful sandy beach and 5 min walk to stores/dining. Please add a sun umbrella (or be sure to bring one) so the nice deck can be fully enjoyed. The enclosed backyard had grass/flowers and was perfect for my pooch.
Randy S. Jul 2016
Very nice house, stair way is a little awkward to upstairs. House has the nice beach feel.
Melody H. Jun 2016
If finding a budget friendly place with very close beach access is the most important item on your checklist then I would definitely recommend the stay here. If you're looking for more things to see and do, you'll need to plan for a full day of travel up and down the coast. It was a good experience and u think people should definitely consider staying at this particular home.
Joyce H. Jun 2016
We had a wonderful time in this cozy home, and loved how close it was to the beach! While the neighboring houses were very close, it still felt very private and serene. Would definitely come back!
Kristina R. Jun 2016
Fun house. Loved the short walk to the beach, and the long soak in the clawfoot bathtub (and hot tub).
Jennifer H. May 2016
Marilyn B. May 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at this Cottage. The location is wonderful and is super close to the beach. The house is extremely well stocked with everything to make you feel like you are home.

Our only issue is that there is some apparent electrical issues that need to be fixed. The lights flicker on and off from time to time and we couldn't use the electric fireplace as it would randomly shut off.

Overall, this place is great and once the electrical issues are addressed, it's close to perfect.
Heather M. May 2016
We absolutely LOVED this property!! The house was perfect for our family. It was an adorable beach retreat. Close to all the shops, restaurants and a quick walk to the beach. Very pet friendly too! We will be back!
Amanda R. Apr 2016
We were very impressed with this cute and cozy house. There were two families that stayed the weekend. The house is so close to the beach we could just walk and be there in 3 minutes. The hot tub was simply amazing. Every room in the house was stocked and ready. We will definitely rent this house again and recommend it to anyone visiting Rockaway Beach.
Denise T. Apr 2016
This was a neat and tidy cottage, well equipped kitchen with everything you might need. No shortage of decks or outdoor space to allow you to follow the sun from morning to afternoon to sunset. A BBQ was listed on the amenities list, however it was too rusted out to be used. Just a tip - don't buy anything you expect to grill until you verify there is a working BBQ on site. It must be very difficult to maintain a BBQ with that corrosive Sea air. The hot tub was in a nice spot, was clean and worked wonderfully to warm us up in the evening. I would return here and recommend this place to anybody. Keep in mind this is a cute renovated old cottage so it shows some wear and tear, but its all part of the charm and character. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy this wonderful cottage.
Manager response:
We apologize that the grill was too rusted for use during this guest's stay. The owner has purchased a new BBQ and will have it ready for guest use at the beginning of May.
Philip D. Apr 2016
super place, hot tub fantastic, heating and electrical will disappoint you. owner needs to upgrade immediately!!!!
Manager response:
We appreciate this feedback and will advise the owner of your comments.
James S. Apr 2016
wanted a house with a livable feel for a week. this house was it. cozy. nice hot tub. fenced yard for pets. great house.
Leila C. Apr 2016
This was our second stay at this property. It is a comfortable cute little house that is perfect for us and our dogs, the fenced yard is great for allowing the dogs to just hang out in the yard with us without the need for leashes. We love the beach here, quiet and clean, plenty of room to let the dogs run. The ample kitchen space and the fact that there are plenty of dishes for cooking and serving are a real plus. We will definitely return again, nice little home away from home.
Lisa S. Mar 2016
This cute cottage is old and charming with a great location and comfortable furnishings. The downside is there's no central heat, only wall units. So it takes a while to get cozy inside, but you can always buy souvenir sweatshirts and socks at Flamingo Jim's across the way!
Deb W. Jan 2016
Fabulous! Everything was perfect! You know how you sometimes get to a place and everything seems clean on the surface but when you look at the shower curtain you can tell otherwise? Well, not here, it was spotless. The house has a wonderfully homey feel...lots of character and clearly loved. Thank you for allowing us to stay. We will be back again@
Kary D. Oct 2015
Thanks so much for all of the little touches. We had a great stay and can't wait to come back again!
Suzanne S. Sep 2015
This house had everything we needed and more. It is adorable, clean, and had every amenity you could ever want. I will definitely rent again.
Sheila B. Sep 2015
Very warm, comfortable place to stay -- we'll be coming back!
Cheri R. Sep 2015
Me, my husband and our dog Jack had a wonderful time playing at the beach and taking long strolls along the beach. This trip was one of renewal for us and this cottage was the perfect fit. Walking distance to everything and beautiful deck top views were icing on the cake. Plenty of space for a family, everything we needed to cook and enjoy ourselves was provided in this very well stocked home. We immediately felt like we were "at home" and since it was only a 3 night stay that was important to us. The train tracks gave us some concern but over a Fri-Mon stay the only train was an adorable tourist train. When we were home we had a hoot waving at the train passengers as they went by. The three of us will be back for another stay and highly recommend this Vacasa listing!
Marta M. Aug 2015
She is a darling cottage in Rockaway, needing a bit more TLC.
Sharon B. Jul 2015
The six of us had a great time, and 4 of us are old, and one of us has a broken knee cap. My 2 young Grand-daughters had the time of their young lives. The train coming by was awesome.
Amber L. Jun 2015
We booked this property for our yearly girls weekend. It was perfect. At first we thought the cottage was in an unusual location. But really it's a 2-minute walk to the beach, the hot tub is private, the backyard has a fire pit and there are two beautiful decks. Clearly the owners take pride in the home. The decor definitely gave you a sense that you were at the beach. They also have thought of everything from the sofas that recline, to free wi-fi(we had a few issues logging on, but that happens a lot on the Oregon coast!), beach chairs, seating outside, but really the location to beach was incredible. Thank you this rental was definitely one our favorites!
Elizabeth M. Jun 2015
Thank you so much for such a lovely vacation! This home is immaculate and exactly as described. There are also so many sweet touches that are included such as a kite to take to the beach, a bin of toys for the kids, plenty of blankets and high end linens and rugs. Every bed and room was cozy and comfortable. We hope to be back this summe!
Jody P. May 2015
Close to beach, this quiet house is adorable. Had a bit of a concern when we pulled up to see it was located next to train tracks and you could literally see Highway 101 across street. HOWEVER, it was quiet, no trains, and felt safe and secure. Gas bbq doesn't work the greatest, but maintenance came over right away on a Saturday night to see if they could help. By then, we had it lit, but the food cooked incredibly slowly...
Krysta S. Apr 2015
Our family wanted to go to the Oregon Coast with our Lab for Spring break, and found this little house. It was perfect! Less than 1minute walk to a beautiful sandy quiet beach on the ocean, we went crabbing within a 5 mile drive. They had everything we needed in the kitchen, short of a pizza pan. Tons of movies to choose from with wifi for the kids, cable for my husband, and a private bathtub in the bedroom for me :) We plan on going back for sure!!!
Roxanna H. Mar 2015
The photos we looked at online when booking this cottage are what 'sold' us on it. When we arrived, we were a bit disconcerted by exactly where the cottage was. (houses next door are within a COUPLE of feet, railroad tracks in front of house). Thank goodness we opened the door. WOW! This cottage is soo much better than we even had expected! The decor is lovely. Furniture in all rooms is well maintained, extremely comfortable and functional. Many antiques throughout property. The kitchen was incredible. Having stayed at multiple rentals on the coast, this one is by far the best stocked with the highest quality of items I have ever seen in a rental. Enough to cook and serve 8-10 easily. Don't bring a thing, really. Every small appliance, except a food processor, plus plenty of skillets, pots and pans. Extras were great - fenced yard and toys for children, large assortment of movies and games, fire pit, gas grill and HUGE hot tub. Walking distance (1/2 - 1 block) to beach, shops, restaurants, market. We will definitely be back again and yes, I have already recommended it to other family members and friends.
Joseph L. Mar 2015
I think we found our new home away from home. Just off the beach in the small community of Rockaway Beach sits this wonderfully quaint cottage. Everything you could want in a beach house, only half a block from the beach. Plenty of room, blankets and amenities, including your own hot tub! We absolutely loved our stay here and will be coming back again and again.
Andrew W. Mar 2015
This little gem of a house was absolutely perfect! It almost scares me to write this review because I see that sooner than later this house will no doubt be booked all year long no matter how cold or overcast it gets outside.
Manager response:
Thank you for this great review and recommendation.
Jerri M. Nov 2014
We had everything we needed and more in this lovely cottage. So many thoughtful details throughout made this feel like our 'home away from home'. Everything was so well stocked and clean!
We love the remodel but were happy to see some of the vintage charm left behind. Thank you for the before and after picture book. It really shows you how much this home is loved.
Our family would happily rent this home again!
Mary D S. Oct 2014
The only thing I can think of that we missed was a toaster oven and maybe placemats for the table. Otherwise amenities were abundant and thoughtful. It was indeed a very short walk to the beach, as promised, and lawn chairs were much appreciated. Also the ample comfortable seating in the livingroom.
Amy S. Sep 2014
Ocean shells cottage is the perfect mix of turn of the century charm mixed with modern elegance. It doesn't look like much when you first pull up, but this property is truly a hidden jem in Rockaway Beach. I loved everything about this place! From the claw foot tub to the hot tub, the fire pit to the modern kitchen, this house has excellent taste and style. All the kitchen accessories are kitchen aid brand, I cook a lot and everything I needed was there and of good quality right down to the electric sensor garbage can. It is just 50 easy steps to a beautiful sandy beach with an unobstructed view of twin rocks. I wish this was my second home- I absolutely felt at home and loved all the artistic touches.
Cheri Arbini E. Sep 2014
Lovely home, just a block off the beach. Very cozy for families. Kitchen is well stocked for cooking at home!
Janet R. Sep 2014
This cottage was just right for us. The furnishings were wonderful. Our best place yet.
Joy L. Aug 2014
Charming home with very comfortable furniture. Complete stocked kitchen with every appliance you need. Hot tub was a hit. And the claw foot soaking tub was wonderful. Very relaxing and fun trip. Wonderful smokehouse near by. Must order items from them! Also close to Tillamook Cheese Factory. Many things todo and see.
Amber D. Mar 2014
Our family recently enjoyed our stay at the Ocean Shells Cottage over Spring Break 2014. This home is quaint, cozy and totally charming. We found this home to be perfectly equipped with furnishings and accommodations. The decor is fascinating and such a joy to take in. Each nook and cranny feels like a little treasure hunted waiting to be explored. We enjoyed our time at this "easy going - family friendly" getaway in Rockaway Beach, Or!
Tamera P. Mar 2014
The weather outside was raining and stormy, but the cottage was the best part of the stay, very comfortable and well equipped!