View of ocean and Twin Rock from the deck
Sharkalope - 6bd/3ba, Oceanfront, Arcade
Hosted by Rachelle
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16 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
3 baths
16 guests
6 bedrooms
10 beds
3 baths
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Remodeled Ocean Front home originally built in 1925, located on the beach directly in front of the Twin Rocks. 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, Hot tub, arcade, large yard.

Total accommodation: 18

The space

Sharkalope:

Beach, hot tub and retro arcade… need we say more? Our home is a remodeled ocean front home originally built in 1925 that sits on a 1/2 acre oceanfront parcel directly in front of the Twin Rocks. We have a large yard and path which connects the house directly to the beach. There are great views of the Twin Rocks from house and the deck, or get closer and hang out on picnic table overlooking the beach. We have a hot tub off the deck and a retro arcade in the basement, with Skeeball, pinball, pop-a-shot and vintage video games.

The house has 3 levels. The main house is on the top 2 levels with 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, full kitchen, TV room and great room (living/dining). The lower level has 2 more bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a kitchenette, plus the arcade. The house sleeps up to 18 (16 on beds and 2 on sofas).

Upstairs, on the top floor, there are 2 large bedrooms each with a king bed. The east room has a view of the mountains and west room has a great view of the ocean and Twin Rocks. The 2 upstairs bedrooms also have queen size beds that can be pulled out from under the main beds to sleep additional people. The top floor also has a full bathroom and a TV room.

The main floor has small vintage kitchen, a bathroom with a clawfoot tub and two smaller bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with twin bunk beds. The main floor also has a great room with a large dining table and a living area where everyone can gather around the wood stove and play games or watch the waves crash on the Twin Rocks.

The lower level apartment has two small bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with a full futon bed, plus a kitchenette with a small dining table. The apartment has a separate outside entrance on the east side of the house, or can be accessed from the main house through an interior door on the lower level arcade room.

Outside the main house front door, facing the ocean and Twin Rocks, is a deck and a hot tub and a private path through our yard leads about 200 feet to the beautiful 7 mile stretch of beach right in front of the Twin Rocks.

The basement has an arcade game room with Skee Ball, vintage pinball machine (pinball is currently out of order, but it looks cool), shuffleboard, air hockey, pop-a-shot two player basketball game, Donkey Kong multicade (with 60 games including Pac Man, Dig Dug and many more) and Area 51 2-person shooting game. 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 plenty of parking for at least 6 cars or even a boat trailer

About Rockaway Beach:
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.
Things to do:
Walk to town (about 1 mile) and visit the shops and restaurants
Walk or drive to the beach and enjoy the 7 miles of continuous sandy beach
Take the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad from Rockaway north to Wheeler and south to Garibaldi
Hike or mountain bike the logging roads in the forest just west of the center of town. Enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean from the top of the hills
Visit The Original Pronto Pup to see the world’s largest corn dog and ride the mechanical corn dog (the Pronto Pup is the earliest known corn dog and was invented in Rockaway Beach in 1939)
Charter fishing for lingcod, rockfish and halibut in Garibaldi
Rent motor boats and go crabbing in Garabaldi and Nehalem Bay
Fishing in the many lakes right in town (Lake Lytle, Spring Lake, Nedonna Lake)
See one of the largest western red cedars in the country right in the heart of Rockaway
Kayak in the many waterways throughout Tillamook County
Visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory
Pedal the Tillamook Bay Railroad with Oregon Coast Railriders in Garibaldi
Drive North through Wheeler, Nehalem, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Seaside and Astoria
Drive South through Tillamook, Neskowin, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay and Newport

Guest access

Guests have access to everything within the house and apartment including the hot tub and private arcade game room.

Interaction with guests

We communicate mostly through email and text.

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.


Amenities

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 couch
Bedroom 2
1 king bed, 1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

CHECK IN/OUT POLICIES
Check in time is at 4:00 pm and check out time is 11:00 am. Guest agrees to depart on time and acknowledges a late check-out fee of $50 will be charged if you depart later than 11:00 am, and $50 for every 30 minutes after until you have vacated. During the peak season we often have same day checkin/outs so it's important for the cleaner to get in promptly at 11am. Special arrangements for late check outs must be made in advance of check in.

Guests must follow check out policies in order to receive their deposit back (a full list of check out tasks is located in the house manual). Please feel free to email owner

OCCUPANCY
Please note that we have a strict maximum of 16 people as per city code - that includes any children above the age of 1. This maximum is subject to the total number of guests permitted on the property (not just those spending the night). No large parties or gatherings are allowed that would violate the occupancy limits as this overoccupancy can results in revocation of the vacation rental license. Therefore, violating this term will result in immediate eviction and a minimum fine of $500.

PETS
Well behaved pets may be allowed with Host permission and a small pet fee. Please let us know when requesting to book if you plan to bring pets. All pets must be approve prior to check in.

TRASH SERVICE & CLEANING FEE
An additional cleaning fee of at least $50 may be charged 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.

HOUSE RULES:
Please...
No parties
No fires (other than in the fireplace and fire pit)
No fireworks
No littering
No smoking inside (pick up your butts outside)
Quiet hours between 10 PM and 8 AM

Additional details and check-out procedures are available in the house manual.

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Briean User Profile
June 2015
Sharkalope house is perfect. The pictures don't really do it justice. It has amazing design, great amenities and beautiful beach access. Really peaceful and calm. Very clean and well organized, with all the kitchen/bedding stuff you'd need. Rockaway is super cute and the beach is sandy and quiet. We'll be back for sure!

Ida User Profile
September 2017
This place is a little slice of heaven for all who come to enjoy it. Laughter, smiles, great conversations, and wonderful memories are all things that will happen at this amazing place.

Heather User Profile
August 2017
Perfect for a family getaway, steps from the beach with a gorgeous view from the house. The arcade was so much fun for the kids (and the adults) we had an absolute blast and would definitely come back!

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
We booked Sharkalope as a fun getaway for a group of old high school friends and kids. We had 6 adults and 6 kids, ages 3-8. It was exactly what we were looking for. We loved the short walk to the beach, the awesome arcade, the clean hot tub, the decor, and basically everything about it. The arcade was fun for all ages and entertained the kids and adults, the beach with twin rocks right out front was stunning. The kitchen was fully stocked and also provided a good selection on staples in the cupboard. There was a variety of board games/card provided, and a bbq to use. It was a big house with tons of room. It even has a small apartment downstairs that we didn't even use. We could have had another family stay and been completely comfortable. Rachelle was wonderful to work with. She responded immediately when contacted and was quick to answer our questions. We hope to stay here again. Wonderful memories made.

Judith User Profile
June 2017
This was a great beach house! It is close to a lovely clean beach and also close to the highway and town. We had a wonderful time and the house is very comfortable.

Dave User Profile
May 2017
My friends and I rent a place on Airbnb as a group for one long weekend each spring, and we've never been happier with a home. The living room was a great spot for the 9 of us to hang out together, the kitchen's natural light made meal prep a joy, and the front yard offers some cozy outdoor comfort with a path straight to Twin Rocks and miles of beach. Rachelle was immediately responsive when I messaged her with questions. Also: there's Skee Ball, a hot tub, and a Sharkalope (though not in the hot tub, fortunately). What more do you need?

Lacey User Profile
April 2017
You couldn't ask for a better location- ample parking, working hot tub, lots of options for sleeping, fun vintage arcade, great porch & just an all around neat old house. Everyone loved the place & we even mastered the art of cooking for the group with only 2 or 3 of us in the small kitchen. Our group of friends makes a trip to the coast every year & I think this place will certainly be on our list for future reservations! Thanks for a wonderful weekend!

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About me. Well, I live a pretty fun life. I'm VP Operations and Finance at a software company that gives me unlimited vacation so I get to travel, play and spend time with my friends and family often. I have a good solid mix of healthy chaos and relaxation and love dancing, yoga,…
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