About this listing
Cute, cozy and kitschy! A sweet nostalgic hide-a-way, just a couple blocks to the beach. Enjoy listening to vinyl classics on the retro- record player in front of the woodburning fireplace...or relax in the soothing private hot tub under the trees.
This 1940's era cozy cottage has been completely restored back to the charm of the era, with cheerful vintage furnishings and colors. Just 2 block walk to a beautiful 7 miles stretch of pristine sandy beaches and a quaint old-fashioned feel of the town of Rockaway Beach. Relax in front of a cozy woodburning fireplace/woodstove or enjoy a Pacific sunset in the private outdoor hot tub. Listen to some favorite tunes of years-gone-by on our vintage record player with a fun collection of vinyl, or watch one of our many classic movies from our collection. This sweet vintage cottage is a delight for those that enjoy nostalgic, old-fashioned charm.
Nice open floor plan with fully equipped kitchen to enjoy cooking meals in... some kitchen food basics provided, such a coffee, basic spices, etc. A short 2 block walk to shops and restaurants and the beach.
Enjoy the wonderful open-air hot tub in the fenced back yard. Charcoal BBQ available for grilling.
Wonderful open-air Hot Tub available for use w/ $25 Hot Tub Use Fee, covers cost of bringing in tech to heat and balance chemicals...if requested at booking, fee added to total...if requested after booking, fee due prior to arrival.
All our properties are Dog-Friendly, with prior approval and $25/dog Pet Fee, payable at booking or prior to arrival.
Interaction with Guests
Guests have access to cottage through lock-box. Sorry, we live in Portland and only get to visit the beach once a month, so won't be able to meet you personally, but we do have a Care-taker that lives a few miles away, should you need some assistance at the cottage.
The Cottage is conveniently located just 2 blocks from the beach and town center. Please note that the back fence does back up to the open parking lot of the local pizza parlor (please see photos), Pros: it does afford a more open view to the stretch of houses along the beach and easy/convenient access to great pizza :)...cons: some traffic on the other side of the fence, but limited days and hours of operation.
Lots of great little antique/vintage shops in Rockaway and surrounding towns, such as Wheeler (3 miles north), and Garibaldi (5 miles south). Our favorite in town: The Frugal Crow!
During summer season, the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway does and stop in Rockaway, with a fun, 3 hour round trip north to Wheeler and Nehalem Bay, then back south to Garibaldi. If coming from Portland area, there is a very affordable bus/shuttle from Tillamook (12 miles south), called The Tillamook Wave, and Tillamook County has a transit system that goes north to Rockaway Beach and surrounding towns.
Other Things to Note
The Cottage can sleep up to 5 guests...the main bedroom with super comfy king, the second sleeping room is very small (no closet) and has a double futon sofa/bed with single bunk over top...please note; the futon is very firm...there is a foam topper to use if desired.
No charge for children up to age 12.
Hot Fee of $25 required if hot tub access requested.
Dog(s) allowed with pre-approval and $25 per dog Pet Fee.
Thank you for not smoking in our Cottage, or using caution smoking outside and for cleaning up your "butts" outside
Signed Rental Agreement required prior to stay.
In lieu of $150 Security Deposit, credit card information can be held and not charged, unless damages or excessive cleaning required upon departure.
We had a last minute booking, and Stevie got back to us quickly with all of the information we needed. The cabin has some adorable features and vintage charm - I love the old wood flooring and getting to use the record player. We found that it did smell musty, particularly in the living room and kitchen, and was a bit dark. Some things could use some extra TLC - the garden was overgrown and some little things could use replacing. We had a beautiful hydrangea waiting for us on the table when we arrived which was a nice touch. Rockaway is a small, quiet town. The cottage was really close to the beach which was perfect for evening bonfires, but otherwise we spent our days exploring outside of Rockaway.
The cottage looked super cute in the photos but was a little bit more worn looking in real life. The location is private down a dead end street. There was a strong musty smell when we arrived and we had to air it out. Stevie sent lots of instructions and directions about the cottage and was very friendly when I talked to her on the phone. I had to pay an extra $25 fee to use the hot tub. The backyard with the tub is fairly private but there is also a parking lot for a pizza place behind you so it's not totally relaxing. Rockaway Beach has a nice beachfront but there isn't much else in the town. We couldn't find any good food nearby. Overall we were a little disappointed with the experience and would stay in Manzanita next time instead.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at the vintage cottage. The town was cute and the beach was an easy walk. The cottage itself looks nicer in the photos than in person - it just felt a bit rundown with lot's of loose boards on the deck and front stoop, non-functioning tv/vcr combo in the 2nd bedroom and some pretty beat up kitchenware and dishes. The beds were comfy and the hot tub was nice(even though there were a lot of mysterious ball bearings in the bottom of it.) Stevie was a very helpful in making the reservation though at the end of the day we probably won't stay at the cottage again.
Records, cozy fire and hot tub.. oh, my! How could you not love this place? As soon as we walked in we felt like vacation has arrived!
I took my bf here for a surprise bday weekend, and it was a hit. He's a bit fan of records, and he was not let down by the array of oldies, soundtracks..and wouldn't you know it.. Hawaiian music (our fav)! The hot tub was a pleasure to soak in each day (multiple times a day), and then cozy by the fire at night while the rain hit the windows outside. The location is awesome as it's a block from the beach, and right on the strip of little shops. There's also the added benefit that Rockaway is a gorgeous beach that keeps you away from some of the more popular beach craziness, while still being close enough to Nehalem, Manzanita, Seaside and Canon Beach for dinner and shops.
We will surely be back, or check out one of Stevie's other cottages. She was a doll to deal with. Oh, and the bed is wonderful too!
Rockaway is a quiet little beach town and this is a lovely little cottage, super close to the beach. The fire is great and it's well equipped. There are board games to play and the hot tub is lovely. The record player doesn't work -- it's just for show. Oh, and remember to get your own fire wood! There's a fun dive bar in Rockaway and a great ice cream place. Very quiet and off the grid.
We had a great time at this cute cottage. It was just as pictured, and I loved how warm and homey it felt, as if we were staying at a relative's place on the coast. Very close to the beach. I would definitely stay here again.
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About the Host, Stevie
Stevie & Zoe Saleem are the owners of 3 beautiful vacation rentals in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. We have put great love and care in creating three distinctly unique and restful beach retreats to be enjoyed by all. Our Cottages are wonderful romantic retreats for couples or great family and pet friendly retreats for all ages.
We chose Rockaway Beach for our Cottages because it reminded us of the quiet, old-fashioned beach towns our families enjoyed in our youth. It has a beautiful 7 mile stretch of pristine sandy beach, uncrowded and public access on the entire beach...it's one of the few beaches in Oregon that still allows campfires on the beach. It is a quick, easy access from Portland, and an ideal location for exploring the natural and historic sights of Northern Oregon Coast and mouth of the Columbia River.
We hope you enjoy these special places as much as we do.