Sand Castle 1 - Rockaway Beach, OR
Max Occupancy: 8
2 King Bed,
4 Twin Bed
4 Dog Max
(45 lb weight limit)
727 N Pacific, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136
Waterfront, dog-friendly home a few steps from the beach w/ WiFi & hot tub!
Looking for a beach cottage to call home while visiting the beautiful Oregon Coast with all your fantastic friends and family? For antique charm, and modern amenities for extra comfort, this Rockaway Beach vacation rental will keep you high and dry, even while the ocean roars just outside your window.
Just north of downtown Rockaway Beach, Sand Castle Villa is located along the beautiful Pacific St, with some of the best views of the Oregon Coast you'll get while driving - or walking, or biking, or whatever! You can also walk to Rockaway Beach proper to play tourist in the galleries and adorable beach trinket shops, or eat local delicacies whenever your heart fancies. Visit one of the various parks - or enjoy the stretch of beach right outside your back patio!
Unit 1 of the Sand Castle Villa is half of a larger vacation home available for rent (visit the Sand Castle Villa page for booking details); the units themselves can be rented separately or together - they're joined by a lock-off door in the living room, so if you only need one half of the home, you'll still enjoy total privacy.
This section of Sand Castle Villa is a three bedroom, three bathroom rental; the upper floor includes the open kitchen/dining/living space and one bedroom/bathroom. Downstairs are the two other bedrooms and bathrooms.
Entering from the downstairs, you'll notice the tile floors and beach-themed decor; simple white walls catch as much of the natural light as they can, and floral patterns keep this beach cottage feeling as cozy as Grandma's house. Downstairs is a master bedroom with a king-sized bed and access to the patio, and a second bedroom with four twins in bunk bed style. With quilts, patterned dust ruffles, and solid wood furniture, you'll get a sense of the familiar and cozy, with a few beachy twists!
Upstairs, the third and final bedroom has a leather recliner, a mounted TV, and a king-sized bed with a private bathroom. Walk into the living space and the first thing you'll notice is a full set of windows facing out towards the beach, including a patio with chairs so you can go breathe in the salty air with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee in your hand. The dining alcove sits six for breaking bread with of all your favorite people, crossword puzzles in the afternoons, or an early breakfast alone before the rest of the house wakes up.
Enjoy the ambiance of the secluded sitting area with a couch and a big reading chair. There's also a wall-mounted flatscreen TV with cable & DVD, or you can poke around online using the available Wi-Fi. Don't forget to soak in the warm waters of the hot tub!
The kitchen is ready for you to rock out a family favorite, or simply to snack away while waiting for the next adventure to begin. With plenty of counter space - including an eating island with bar stools - white appliances, including a dishwasher, and a double oven for extra cooking space, you can cook away to your heart's content - and clean up quickly, too! There's also a washer/dryer for those mid-vacation loads of laundry. This side of the duplex comfortably sleeps eight guests, and has a garage and plenty of on-street parking.
Experience all the joys of living on the beach - the sound, the smell, the access to sand; enjoy combing for sea shells or flying kites, long sandy runs or whale watching. Take a little road trip up to the Manhattan Beach State Park, or visit Lytle Lake just a few minutes up north from you. Your dogs - welcome for a small nightly fee - are sure to love the great outdoors!
But most of all, this is a great place to enjoy the people you've brought with you. Bond, laugh, and make memories - Sand Castle Villa will be your launch pad, your refuge, and your focal point during your next Oregon Coast vacation.
Washer Dryer : Private
Internet : Charter
Cable : Charter
Hot Tub : Private
We loved how it was right on the beach. The hot tub was a treat too!
Fabulous house. Incredible view. Comfortable beds. Loved the hot tub & fireplace. Cozy living space. Bring your own pans, because the ones provided are terrible. Also, DVD player didn’t work. Enjoyed our time, mostly. Customer service tho is crap. Our front door wouldn’t lock. (Electronic code type). We called customer service and explained what was going on. No one ever came to fix it or called us back with instructions on what to do. Wasn’t fun leaving all our belongings in an unlocked house whenever we wanted to leave. For this reason I doubt we will rent from this company again. 👎🏻👎🏻
We are sorry to see this guest had some issues with their stay. We did call and leave a message with this guest regarding the lock and DVD player and are disappointed to see they did not receive it. The lock is currently working, and we have replaced the DVD player. Thank you!
We enjoyed watching the storms roll in and out of the coastline. It was very relaxing and peaceful.
Cute place with a perfect view and access to the beach. Hot tub is a bonus.
Janette P. September 2017
Very comfortable, clean with an amazing view!! Access to the beach was easy and the hot tub was wonderful.
I would and will be staying again
We enjoyed our time in the Sand Castle. The ocean views from the living room and hot tub were wonderful. Comfortable beds and nice linens made our stay pleasant.
Things that would have improved our stay are as follows: the bunk bedroom smelled like cat urine , clothes/ linens would catch in dryer and leave rust stains on them, and no available extra trash bags.
FYI--you need to contact the electric power company regarding the poor/ arcing connection that is providing power for this property and several of the other adjacent properties. It looked and sounded like the hot tap feeding the transformer was arcing. This could damage electrical equipment in this properties. I just have 30 plus years of experience with these types of problems working for power companies.
We are happy to see this guest had a good visit. We appreciate the insight into the potential electrical problem and have made an appointment with PUD to have them inspect it. The property manager has spoken with housekeeping who will make sure any unpleasant odors are dealt with and that adequate supplies will be provided for our guests. Thank you!
The beach is perfect for walking and the house is beautiful. We selected this property because it is located just steps from the beach we drove from Idaho and prior to arriving we were notified that there were cockroaches on the property. They offered to exchange the house for a property that was very nice but not located on the beach. We chose to stay in spite of the roaches because we really wanted to be able to see the ocean. It would have been nice if we were offered some discount for the inconvenience of having cockroaches in the kitchen for a week.
My family and I enjoyed a nice spring break here in mid-April. The weather is always iffy this time of year and we had both sun, wind and rain. The beach was nearly empty most days and is easy to walk. When Vacasa says right on the beach, they meant it, as we walked through the back door, down the stone steps and were on the beach. The home is cozy but has plenty of space with all the basic amenities. A bathroom for each bedroom is nice as our nine-year old didn't want to share a bathroom with his grandmother. Overall, an excellent place to stay - we'll be back again soon I'm sure!
The best elements of this property is the beach, which is literally right out of the back door. Although the picture on the website is a bit deceiving--there is a rock/boulder wall that does serve as a barrier. However, this home had easy accessible rock stairs to the beach. Three bathrooms were a plus in this comfy home. You get what you see in the pictures...This is a small condo, but it's location was pretty terrific.
Best it melts at high tide.
Easy access to ocean front, truly steps from the back patio. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hot tub was wonderful after diving at Netarts and enjoying the beach.
Christine H. February 2017
Exceptional view and great location for area. Well equipped property.
our stay was almost perfect....loved the accommodations ....will go back : )
This is a beautiful location to stay. We pretty much had the area of the beach to our selves. The location is great to get to fun other beaches and little towns. We would stay here again.
We had lots of room for our family , extra nice to have 3 bathrooms.
While the house may not be huge, having a bathroom for every bedroom really helped us minimize the chaos. The bunkbed room was a hit with our 4 teenage girls. Unbelievably we didn't run out of towels. The hot tub was serviced immediately upon our request. Everything about this property is the view (the furnishings are a bit outdated, but still completely functional). If an "I've seen everything" teenage girl stops open-mouthed and says nothing for a full 10 seconds upon coming upstairs and looking out the window, you know it must be spectacular. Also, the site says there is no grill, however we found a charcoal grill in the garage. Quick trips to Manzanita and Canon Beach were good, although the latter was very crowded with tourists and stores and restaurants. If you want a true 'getaway' this location provides it.
Nice place, had a great time.
Great place and great location!
If you have a small family of 4-6 this is the place for you! The views are amazing! Location is right ON the beach can't get any closer! The living room is a bit on the smaller side But didn't matter for us we were there for beach hot tub and bbq ??
However, I didn't find to have the same great experience with vacasa. The home was in great condition with everything we needed BUT I am pretty sure it was not clean. Pile of towels on bed, food crumbles covered the kitchen counters, hot tub murky and full of sand, and rugs hanging on banisters. Called customer service twice and have still not heard back from them!
Great home, amazing location, everything you need but lacking customer service. We will rent this home again ??
We want to sincerely apologize that the clean for this home was unfinished and that we were difficult to reach. The Property Manager has been made aware and will investigate the situation. We are actively hiring and training more agents for the phones so that we are easier to get in touch with.
Amazing property with a great view
Overall very nice! Great updated furnishings. We personally didn't really like the very small living room area.
We had a marvelous time at this very comfortable location. It was perfect for peace and quiet that we were looking for.
We enjoyed our stay here! The home was very clean and comfortable. Beach access is right out back and that was so convenient since we have 2 young children and 2 dogs. We will definitely stay here again!
Great views and easy access to the beach
It was a great place to listen to the ocean at night, & such a beautiful view during the day. Everything was clean & to have everything from mixer to crockpot pretty much the comforts of home. Great place for a couple or two family's. Would definitly recomend:)
Wonderful place. Only thing it needed was a working Can opener. Incredible views.
What a perfect place to stay. Right on the beach, lots of room, and all the amenities of home. Plus they allow pets!!!!
Best beach weekend ever!!! Would rent from them again in a heart beat.
We had a nice few days getaway here. Wonderful location right on the beach and with a hot tub on the deck to relax in. We look forward to coming back again soon.
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you soon!
The rental property was excellent, well furnished, very clean, awesome beach access. I would recommend this rental for your stay and would stay again. Great time and everything is close by.
Amazing views of the ocean from the living room and hot tub.
This property was just what we were looking for in a quick getaway to the coast. It is right on the wonderful beach at Rockaway that is wide and long and perfect for walks. The property was furnished nicely and supplied well for all we needed. Rockaway Beach has great little shops and eateries that fulfilled our every need.
Sand Castle 1 is better than the pictures show in so many ways - not to mention the incredible view. The property is very well laid out, has great beach access, and has more appliances and amenities than listed (except for a blender, which I hope will be remedied). The property is also updated with very nice materials and appliances (not the top of the line, but durable and newer). The few issues we had were addressed promptly and adequately with just a phone call to Vacasa. During our stay of 9 nights, four adults and three kids were kept very comfortable with areas of privacy for everyone and common areas to gather for meals and social time. We made use of everything from the beach access (just steps off the back porch) to the hot tub to the cable and internet. We cooked a lot of meals, enjoyed views of the coast, slept comfortably, and managed multiple schedules of events for two families. This was easily one of the best bargains for the amenities and layout available on the Northern Coast of OR at the time we stayed.
A few things needing attention included lights that were burned out, a slow drain, trash from a previous stay filling the dumpsters, sand in the hot tub on arrival, and a messy garage. The items reported to management were fixed very quickly. Some of the others we just lived with as they weren't a big deal for us. The management team at Vacasa was quick to help us with a package delivery that didn't work out right as well as addressing issues. Yet, they didn't bother us unnecessarily, giving us a feeling of autonomy during our stay with the option for a helping hand when needed.
There wasn't a lot of extra bedding or small items like condiments and facial tissue. You certainly get what you need, but if you use a lot of these items found in some vacation properties, you may need to pick up the extras.
Overall, this stay was incredibly relaxing and comfortable. Sand Castle 1 provided a luxury in its layout and updates that made it a true "Castle" on the beach in a small footprint. A little extra effort to ensure the final touches are in good working order would earn this place a perfect score (and a report of "paradise") from us!
Great stay. Would not hesitate to come back again.
Christine C. September 2014
My family and I stayed at Sand Castle 1 in early September and we absolutely loved the place. It was very clean, comfortable and spacious. I couldn't believe how well the kitchen is stocked with dishes, utensils, pots/pans -- even a crockpot! The views are fantastic whether the sun is out or not and the house is just steps from the beach. We would definitely recommend this home and look forward to returning for another great vacation. Thanks Vacasa!