USA Oregon Northern Oregon Coast Rockaway Beach Listing #754

Cottage by the Sea - Rockaway Beach, OR

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Max. occupancy: 6 1 Double Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom 1 dog max  (40 lb weight limit) 
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Dog-friendly, welcoming classic beach cottage with water views!

This warm, inviting and recently renovated Rockaway Beach getaway sits on the west side of Highway 101, just across a quiet street from miles of sandy beach. Perfect for memorable family vacations, this three bedroom cottage is filled with cozy charm and nestled between a natural wetland pond and the ocean in the popular southern area of town. From the moment you first drive up, you'll be charmed by the beachy exterior and big front porch, complete with Adirondack chairs for sitting back and relaxing with a morning cup of coffee!

Once inside, there's ample coastal character, with ship replicas on the mantle, a white paneled ceiling, and seashells decorating the tables; but, you'll also find a touch of traditional style courtesy the oriental rugs and hardwood floors. There's a colorful brick wood fireplace so bring some wood with you, cable TV with DVD player, comfy seating, and room for the whole family to spread out and watch a movie or find their own quiet place to curl up with a good book.

The full kitchen is well-stocked with all the appliances, pots and pans, dishes, cooking utensils, and dinnerware you need to serve a group of hungry beachcombers. Pick up some fresh seafood at the market and whip up a delicious fish dinner in no time! There's even a dishwasher for easy clean-up. The full sized washer and dryer are also located in the kitchen and ready for your wet beach clothes after a day of exploring.

A formal dining room has ample seating for meals or there's plenty of space on the back deck to have an outdoor feast. Accessed through a glass door from the kitchen, the deck is outfitted with an outdoor table and patio umbrella for shade. After spending the day at the beach, fire up the gas grill and cook up some juicy burgers for a laid back summer barbecue. And after the kids have gone to bed, you can spend cool, clear evenings on the deck with a glass of wine.

This home has three bedrooms and one full bath, all located on one level. Two of the bedrooms contain trundle day beds, each with its own collection of colorful throw pillows. With flexibility in mind, these beds can convert into two twin sized beds, perfect for two younger kids to share a room, or stay as a single twin bed for an older child. These rooms are decorated pleasingly for maximum comfort, with dressers, reading lamps, and soft bedding. The couch in the living room converts to a queen-sized pull-out sofa bed for extra sleeping options.

The third bedroom has a full sized bed with a cozy comforter, bedside table, reading lamp, and a window that lets in lots of natural light. It has a vintage, vintage-chic feel that will have its occupants feeling soothed and contented in no time. With its three bedrooms, this cute little cottage will sleep six. It's also dog-friendly as well, so bring your furry family member along for some quality time playing in the surf for an additional fee.

While this cottage is definitely welcoming and very comfortable, one of the best features is its prime location. Right off the back patio and yard is a large, natural wetland pond with lily pads, aquatic plants, and other scenic features. A very relaxing afternoon can be had watching the kids play in the back or being on the lookout for great blue herons out in the pond.

With beach access right across the street, you are literally steps from miles of pristine sandy beach. Spend the day building sand castles, flying kites, looking for shells, or simply laying out under a big umbrella. The cottage is also located only a half mile north of one of the most recognizable views in Rockaway Beach: Twin Rocks. Be sure to bring your camera for some stunning sunset pictures starring this geologic feature.

Want a little change from all the peacefulness of your beach cottage? Head about a mile north and hit the quaint downtown area for shops, restaurants, and galleries. Stock up on local saltwater taffy and handcrafted fudge at The Picnic Basket, or maybe start the day with a hearty homemade breakfast at the Whale Spout.

For a fun day trip, drive north up the coast stopping at Wheeler for a little antiquing, Manzanita for lunch at Bread and Ocean, then onto Cannon Beach for an afternoon of hiking in Ecola State Park or gallery-hopping along the picturesque downtown streets.

If you're ready to make some family vacation memories on the Oregon coast, come enjoy this cute and cozy Cottage by the Sea!

*Please note that to provide you more comfort, this charming vacation rental has a heat pump which will truly make a difference in the winter months.

County permit number: 851-16-000037

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



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Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Space heater

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Kitchen & dining






Lake view

Water view

Beach access

Mountain view


Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

DVD player

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private



71 reviews

Joy J. Jul 2022
We had a great time and the house was exactly what I was hoping for. This was our first vacation in 3 years and we wanted a quiet beach getaway. It was wonderful to be able to have our dog with us.

Pros: Perfect size, well appointed home. Really short walk to beach access. Beach has very few people and it's an absolutely gorgeous stretch, clean soft sand and amazing view of Twin Rocks. Small sleepy beach town. Plenty of seating in the home and outside on the deck. Beautiful yard, lots of beach toys and board games provided. Daytime steam train was a special treat for train-geek husband. Washer and dryer in the kitchen so you can wash all the towels and sandy beach clothes you need to. Plenty of bedding and blankets provided. Beds are comfortable and seem fairly new, on the soft side. Newer propane grill was easy to use and fantastic. Lots of room in yard and driveway for kids to play. We cooked most meals at home, all appliances are newer and worked great.

Cons: Water pressure in the shower is TERRIBLE to the point it's dangerous in that slippery tub too high off the floor. It's very difficult to get hair and body rinsed, and the tub stays too slippery without enough water flow to clear out soap. The house itself has great water pressure, the tub/shower does not. The bathroom door gets stuck on the frame and really needs to be fixed so you can easily close and lock it. The pillows are terrible, they flatten down to a hard pancake, miserable for side sleepers. Far more pros than cons, would return again to this vacation home.
Gillian M. Jul 2022
We loved our stay here! Super close beach access. Beautiful big yard for the kids to play in. Ample outdoor seating. Good sized kitchen and living area. Loved the addition of the dog kennel. Thank you.
There was no extra toilet paper or garbage bags, but called Vacasa and they brought some over.
A small suggestion, Black out curtains in the east facing room would be nice.
Beach toys, chairs, boogie boards, lots of towers and blankets... just a great little place!!!
Lance W. Jun 2022
Very nice cottage. Beds were small. (Full, and 2 twins). Modern appliances and every thing you need. Would definitely rent again!
Lisa L. May 2022
I rented this cottage for 5 days. My son and his family came to visit on the weekend. It was perfect. Rained on and off but my dog loved running on the beach that seemed to go on forever and the kids had a blast flying kites. Rooms are small but nice big living room. Perfect for a quiet getaway.
Tony B. Mar 2022
Close to beach
Harriet C. Dec 2021
We loved the privacy and location of this cute, cozy cottage. Short walk to the beach, and well appointed kitchen...a lovely respite.
Jennifer W. Dec 2021
So I love this house and the location cannot be beat. You are one block from the beach on the beach side of the highway and the deck and pond are lovely. The space is wonderful. Big kitchen, laundry, dining room and big living room. Soooo nice with kids. However... the beds are not super comfortable and the fireplace/chimney are super smoky. Like I said, I have stayed in this house 5 times despite this and have two more reservations in the next year... so those are my two little issues with the house, the rest of it is heaven.
James E. Nov 2021
My second stay here and I like it even better now. Well stocked and spacious kitchen means you can cook and relax while doing it. The grounds are especially inviting, with a reading bench overlooking the pond and I nice yard. I always use the fireplace to make the living room even more cozy in the evenings, and of course, the beach at twin rocks just seconds away is the best. I’m hooked.
Heather V. Aug 2021
Love how cute, cozy, and quaint the Cottage by the Sea is - it is was in a perfect location between town and the beachside property we bought in 2020.
The beds were comfortable, the seating worked well, great reception with WiFi and the TV, and a wonderful backyard to hang out in, get some sun, and enjoy the afternoons.
A few hiccups were the burner on the stove that didn't work, and subsequently the oven door that refused to stay closed, and the sap/tar that was on the picnic table bench that I didn't realize was there and sat in it!
Overall a few little things that did nothing to dampen the great time we had and or hope to get back there again!
Thank you for sharing your adorable little cottage :)
Kaitlin H. Aug 2021
This house was very cozy and homey. It was a great landing pad for our group during our annual girls' trip! The yard is gorgeous and the beach access is excellent!
Tina E. May 2021
Charming, comfortable, clean, close to beach, well equipped kitchen, plenty of bedding extras, cozy living room seating and wonderful outdoor area.
Richard S. Apr 2021
Already did this loved the place.
Brianna A. Nov 2020
Cute house in a nice location close to twin rocks, house could use an over all deep cleaning.
Manager response:
Hi Brianna, thank you for your review. We appreciate your communication and we will follow-up with our housekeeping team to see that future cleans are completed to our standards. We hope to host you again!
Kate R. Oct 2020
Beachy cottage vibe just minutes from the beach. Well equipped kitchen, great back deck and front porch.
Allie C. Sep 2020
Extremely short walk to beach.

Also, we didn’t have to do much cleanup. Starting the dishwasher and a load of laundry and we were pretty much on our way home. It was nice to not have to worry.
James D. Aug 2019
We loved the location and interior. Quiet😀
John K. Sep 2018
Rhonda M. Aug 2018
The cottage is cozy and quaint , authentically historical. The kitchen and bath were sufficiently updated so as to be effecient and very clean.
We have stayed in much more modern and ‘fancy‘ places but usually found the kitchen tools and implements to be lacking. Cottage by the sea had everything we need and I really appreciate having decent pans to cook with. We thought there were no tongs, but kept opening drawers and found not one but three. Thank you!
Location to the beach was a very short walk. Perfect
Judith K. Jul 2018
Decor and nice kitchen.
Brian H. Jul 2018
Very nice cottage that is very well decorated with very though out details! Really enjoyed our stay.
Mara S. Mar 2018
We enjoyed the easy access to the beach. The decor was appropriate to the house, vintage/garden/beach style. While it is clear the home is old, it is well maintained, clean and very guest friendly. We appreciate being able to bring our puppy and the yard was great for our daughter to explore. The view of the pond satisfied our need to be near the water when the beach was too windy. Comfortably with one bathroom, it is good for a group of 4 but can sleep a couple more. We appreciated being able to shut the bedroom doors and keep the main living area warm. The large fireplace was especially wonderful for warmth and coziness.
Andrew N. Jul 2017
The location, history and layout of the house is nice, but it is hard to appreciate any of that when the mattress in the main bedroom is awful (lopsided & squishy). Also, the TV didn't work (screen would flash off & on) and there were rusty screws exposed on a piece of outdoor furniture.
Manager response:
We certainly understand that guests have specific and discerning tastes when it comes to the firmness of a mattress. The owners had recently added a new mattress before this reservation. A new bed frame was installed since then. The TV was in perfect working order but detailed instructions have been added for ease of use. Thank you.
Robin R. Mar 2017
This is a very quaint house. Well stocked bathroom & kitchen, although the kitchen could use a toaster. If you have AT&T as your cell provider, you will not be able to use your phone. We were able to use our T-Moble phone. Internet worked really well. The water pressure in the shower wasn't that great & we ran out of hot water after a 15 minute shower. The tub/shower is raised, so my friend FELL while trying to get out of the shower. The 2 roads to get to the house off of the highway are FULL of potholes. There is a train that goes back & forth during the day that is VERY loud. It does not run at night, however.
These are the reasons that I won't rent this house again:
I could not use my phone.
The water pressure in the shower sucked.
The queen bed was not very comfortable.
Eunice T. Nov 2016
Older home with good kitchen & nice big fireplace. Two blocks from the beach.
Sean O. Oct 2016
We had a very extended stay at the cabin waiting for our house to be ready to move into. If you want a cool old place with not a lot of frills but plenty of character this is the place. Loved the old place. Very comfortable.
Gary L. Sep 2016
Great property and a good time was had by my wife and I.
Neta C. Sep 2016
This little cottage is a perfect location for a quiet, private getaway to enjoy the beach. There is a little noise from hwy 101 on the back patio but not noticeable on the sweet front porch or in the house. It is close enough for quick walks on the beach or just to run out in the dark and enjoy the stars. The general condition of the house took me back to my rundown childhood home with some deferred maintenance. The location makes up for a lot as the charms of rockaway beach and twin rocks are amazing. A little brush clearing would be nice so we could see the pond with its lilies and swooping swallows in at least a small area. In summary a fine little beach house if you are not expecting modern, but clean and with comfortable spaces, a bit shabby for the price.
Sharon W. Aug 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage! Clean, well equipped and short walk to the beach!
Deirdre O. Jul 2016
Ann V. Jul 2016
Rockaway is a great beach for walking- nice long uninterrupted stretch of beach.
This cottage is in a nice central location.
Christina O. Jun 2016
The house was the perfect size, the Twin Rocks at the neighborhood beach were gorgeous, the beach was not nearly empty, and the grill and outdoor table are perfect for nice family meals. i love the vintage persian rugs in the house and the old photographs, it is so cute! We had trouble from the rental company trying to get ahold of someone to get the lock box code to the house.
Leslie C. Sep 2015
close to everything, especially the beach, great area with some of the best sunsets overlooking twin rocks
Carolyn W. Aug 2015
Great location except no view. Don't count on assistance from the rental association and be sure not to use the kitchen fan unless you have a fire extinguisher handy!
Sandra H. Jul 2015
Nice location. Easy walk to a beautiful beach. House was clean and well equipped. The property is listed as sleeping 6 but honestly 4 would be maximum as the rooms are so small and are already wall to wall furniture. No closets so no where for addition guests to store gear. Should be listed as sleeps 4.
Margaret L. Jul 2015
Central location to other sights up and down the coast. Dated but everything works, is clean, roomy, great deck, w/d, well equipped kitchen. We enjoyed our stay.
John F. Jun 2015
The cottage was lovely with nice historic family photos on the wall. It's an older home and isn't fancy but had everything we needed. The kitchen was nicely upgraded. The kids especially enjoyed making s'mores using the outdoor firepit. We fell asleep to the sound of the frogs from the nearby pond. Only problem we couldn't figure out how to get the TV working.

We enjoyed perusing the eclectic shops nearby and walking the entire length of the beautiful sandy beach. Luckily we brought wet suits as the ocean was still cold mid-June. The spectacular Twin Rocks is right in front of you as you round the corner to the beach. Some friendly locals recommended a great fish and chip place and smokehouse, and they were right, the food was delicious. We also had a nice visit into Gibraltar. We liked that the location was quieter than Cannon Beach.
Tracy B. Jun 2015
Very short walk from beach. Cute old beach home.
Ryan L. May 2015
wireless signal extremely weak.
Manager response:
We apologize that the wireless was not as strong as you would have liked. We hope you enjoyed the other amenities, such as the cable and fireplace. We also hope you made use of the easy beach access just across the street. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
JOHN L. Sep 2014
Cottage very well equipped with everything needed for a long or short stay. Should we return to the Rockaway Beach area, we would like to use the cottage again.
Michael E. Sep 2014
Wonderful property. I would recommend this any time. Just around the corner from the beach. Minutes away from town, Rockaway and Garibaldi. Exactly what we were looking for on a weekend getaway. Thanks.
Nancy L. Jul 2014
The ladys I was with had a problem with the shower They thought the tub was to high from the flood when you got out. They would of like a bath mat in the tub that would of helped. But other then that I would recommend the cottage to others
Becky M. Mar 2014
Enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back. Home was very well stocked with kitchen supplies and linens. Very short walk to the beach.
Damien F. Oct 2013
We really enjoyed our stay in this cottage. It was just a half block or so to walk to the ocean, where you were immediately greeted by miles of beautiful sandy beach. The sunset was spectacular against the twin rocks. The cottage itself was very comfortable. It was wonderful to have a full kitchen and laundry facilities. And I don't think I've ever seen a vacation rental with such a well-stocked kitchen! It had everything from an immersion blender to a double boiler! The customer service was excellent; staff was available and helpful 24/7. We would certainly stay here again.
Kelly M. Oct 2013
The location is excellent, steps to the beach. Kitchen is very well stocked with everything you need. fireplace works well. allows dogs and price is very reasonable. The house is VERY old (over 100 years) and a bit ratty as far as furnishings, rugs, condition goes. There are some repairs that should be done, namely the kitchen floor is very rotten near the door and needs repair. some baseboard heaters should be replaced, they don't work. Probably would not stay again as the general run down nature made it feel a bit unclean, even thought it isn't. Served us well for a last minute weekend and vacasa is very easy to work with. Will use their service again.
Mardi R. Aug 2013
Great spot. Very nice, well equipped kitchen. Just right for a coastal getaway!
Alayna C. Jul 2013
Had a book that talked about the history of the cottage...was a great read.
Candace M. Jul 2013
Cottage by the Sea is the closest cottage you can find without being directly on the beach. Great access to surrounding places of interest, clean home, well supplied. The flowers surrounding the home are beautiful. You could call it Flower cottage by the sea,.
Sally W. Jul 2013
The house was clean and ready for us. It is a short walk to the beach or town. The neighborhood is quiet. It was a great stay.
Patricia G. Jul 2013
Great location, good beaches, and excellent base for exploring the coast from Manzanita, north to Cape Meares to the south.