Whalewatcher - Rockaway Beach, OR

Newly remodeled, oceanfront home w/ocean views, close to sand!
Whalewatcher 5 out of 5 48 ratings 41

 Ocean Front  Ocean View  Internet Private Washer Dryer  Cable  Limited Mobility Access  Disability Access

Bedrooms: 2 plus loft
Beds: 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed
Bathrooms: 2.5
Max Occupancy: 6
Pet Policy: No pets

Whalewatcher 935 N Pacific St, Rockaway Beach, OR 97136

Fresh from a remodel, this luxurious Rockaway Beach vacation rental provides a spectacular coastal getaway to you and five of your friends or family members.

The beach comes to you during your stay here as this lovely abode. Located on Pacific Street, driving to and from the many nearby attractions for a day of fun is a snap. And with Lake Lytle just to the east and Rockaway proper less than a mile away, this home will quickly become a favorite vacation spot for everyone.

Words and pictures hardly do this gorgeous home justice. Pristine contemporary furnishings, beachy grey floors, and stainless steel appliances bring a sense of elegance and are beautifully enhanced by the calming blue walls and large windows.

Take a seat on one of the grey sofas and kick your feet up on the leather and wood ottoman/coffee table to watch a movie on the flatscreen TV, or just take in the stunning ocean views from the enormous windows. Cable, a Blu-ray player, and WiFi are included here so feel free to bring along your favorite movie or easily look up directions to a new restaurant.

Sip your morning coffee sitting at the solid wood dining table for six while gazing out at the crashing waves, or grab a deck of cards for a fun game night! The back deck has wood lounge chairs and folding chairs so you can even cozy up outside to listen to the sounds of the ocean as the sun sets.

Prepping meals is a dream in this gorgeous kitchen complete with stainless steel major appliances, an island stove top, crisp white cabinets, and smooth quartzite countertops. There's no need to waste money going out to eat for every meal each day when you have everything you need to create delicious meals right at home! Also included are a microwave and plenty of cookware and dishes.

For your convenience, the half bathroom just off the main living area also has a stacking washer and dryer, so feel free to pack light and have peace of mind that you'll always have clean clothes for the next day's activities.

The master bedroom is nicely designed and furnished with a king-size bed. Rinse off the sand before hopping into bed in the attached bathroom's stand-alone shower.

Upstairs is another bathroom with a stand-alone shower, a queen-size bed in a bedroom, and two twin beds in the loft. With four beds, this home can comfortably sleep all six guests, which ensures everyone is well rested for another day of sightseeing and hiking through the lush green forest of Northern Oregon. All the beds have comfy carpeting for extra comfort.

Between surfing, swimming, and soaking up some sun on the sandy shores, browsing through boutiques, and finding the best eatery in town, you can all stay happily occupied, but there's definitely much more to see if you do feel like exploring a little farther out. Fishing charters, crabbing, and more can be found 20 miles south at Tillamook Bay, and don't miss out on taking a tour and sampling amazing cheeses at the Tillamook Cheese Factory. You can even snap fantastic pictures of the famous Haystack Rock while hiking at Oswald West State Park, just 15 miles away.

For a beach getaway in style and with all the comforts of home, book this family-friendly Northern Oregon Coast vacation rental.

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  • 0 Children
  • No pets
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Features & Amenities

  • Activities

  • Adult Games
  • Badminton
  • Bikes
  • Child Games
  • Dock
  • Foosball
  • Gaming System
  • Golf On-Site
  • Kayak
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool Table
  • Tennis
  • Features

  • Fireplace
  • Washer Dryer: Private
  • A/C
  • Disability Access
  • Furnace
  • Jet Tub
  • Pool
  • Propane/Gas Home
  • Sauna
  • Space Heater
  • Media

  • Internet
  • Cable
  • Movie Library
  • Movie Player: BluRay
  • Music
  • Netflix Streaming
  • TV
  • Wireless Router
  • Outdoor

  • Hot Tub
  • Grill: gas
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Fire
  • Patio

Guest Reviews

  • Whalewatcher

    Dennis G.

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    Open the shades, sit in the dining room at the table or in the comfortable couches, watch the surf and listen to some relaxing music! Throw in some fresh seafood meals and a favorite beverage it is a mesmerizing experience.
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    Vanessa B.

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    We loved our stay in this well appointed house. Great location, amazing views, perfect place for a restful beach retreat!
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    Jim R.

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    Great place
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    Raul G.

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    Spent 3 nights in this beautiful house at the end of Jan 2017.
    Everything was great, even the weather.
    The house is beautifully furnished, has nice remodeled bathrooms and kitchen. It has a nice patio and big living-room windows for watching the ocean. Lots of board games, TV and internet for when there's rain outside. The weather was awesome, in the 50s with very little rain and just enough wind to do some kiting :)
    My only issue would be that the house doesn't have AC (not many houses on the Oregon Coast have it) we didn't need it off course, but I can imagine in the summer it'd be a nice thing to have.
    Otherwise, perfect in any other way, we look forward to coming again soon!
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    Jodie H.

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    If you want to be right on the beach this is the place!!!! Beautiful inside and view amazing!!!
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    Paul J.

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    The home was very clean inside when we arrived. Views out of the downstairs windows were fantastic, who needs TV. There is no fireplace which might be an issue for some folks. Easy access to the beach and you can see Arch Rock to the south weather permitting. Great place would return in a heartbeat.
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    Jacque B.

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    This was so beautifully updated and clean. They had everything we needed and then some. Right on the beach with stairs made from rocks leading down to the beach. We could not have asked for a better place to have stayed.

    The Browns in Washington state
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    Brian K.

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    Just finished five nights in this perfect slice of paradise!! The Whalewatcher has amazing views, easy beach access, and clean, modern furnishings. Already booked a return visit over New Year's holiday!!
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    Julie R.

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    Excellent beach house! Steps to the ocean and a 24 hr view. Can't beat it. Also this house was fully stocked with good kitchen supplies and nice appliances. We were super impressed. Everything was really nice and remodeled. The beach is just amazing. We loved our time there!
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    Steffany E.

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    We loved this home, we have been renting homes on Rockaway for a few years now, but this was by far our favorite. The updates to the home are perfect, the colors are beachy and soothing. Great location - a short climb down the rocks on we were on the beach. All the little extras (sand toys, kite, games, etc) at the house were great. The weather was perfect and it was not too busy.
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    Chris J.

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    This is a quiet spot for a relaxing vacation.
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    Cindy S.

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    It had been over a dozen years since we had visited this quaint seaside village! We were pleased to see that it hadn't changed much and hadn't become commercialized! We loved walking for miles along the beach, shopping and of course the fresh fish options!
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    Nicole O.

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    We lucked out with some really nice weather, so the semi-private beach was nice. View was amazing - really nice sunsets. We were able to collect shells every day and even saw whales off in the distance. There were a few minor issues with the home that the company said they would address. For the most part, we were happy with our stay.
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    Timothy G.

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    Spotless. Excellent location right on the beach! Wonderful kitchen utensils. Very nice furnishings. Comfortable beds. Great shower. Would recommend to friends.
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    Jody W.

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    This was a beautifully remodeled home and has an excellent view. The home had everything we needed and we enjoyed every minute of our visit. We only recommend a few things to make it more handicap friendly. The staff was readily available and helpful. We will definitely stay there again and have recommended it to family and friends.
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    Harry E.

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    We were extremely pleased with the home. We felt that the king size mattress should be replaced, but the rest of the home was fantastic. It sits right on the beach and has a fantastic view. Everything in the home was clean. We loved it and hope to rent it again in the future.
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    Brian K.

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    We were so blessed to have stayed here for the second time. You will not be disappointed if you book the Whalewatcher!!
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    Joan F.

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    this is a great property - beautiful view and wonderful kitchen
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    Manisha T.

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    All six of us were very happy with the rental property. We loved the view of the ocean, the decor, and cleanliness of the home. We enjoyed cooking in the cozy kitchen and watching movies on the t.v. It rained all Saturday, but we managed to walk on the beach and collect some beautiful shells and rocks. I would highly recommend this place to all my friends and family and I plan to bring back my family again!
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    Lora B.

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    Great location and the beach was amazing! So many things to do.
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    Michael G.

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    Absolutely spectacular ocean front location and property
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    Andrew R.

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    It does not get any better than that, beautiful
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    James H.

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    Wonderful location and reasonably priced. We hope to return next year.
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    Donna R.

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    The house was perfect. We loved every minute of our time there. The furnishings and décor were lovely and it was very relaxing. One word of warning would be that if you or a member of your party have trouble walking or taking stairs, do not expect to just walk down the path to the beach. Rock stairs were fairly difficult to maneuver for some of our party. The beach is great for walking so it is worth the block or so walk to the hotel to use their stairs. All in all - perfect vacation!!!
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    Denise M.

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    Lovely home, awesome view, wonderful walking beach - relaxing vacation!
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    Teresa A.

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    Spent a wonderful, long weekend at Whalewatcher and enjoyed every aspect of our visit. We've traveled and stayed at many locations along the Oregon coast, but this was our first visit to Rockaway Beach area. It's a very quiet location and small town, which was what we were looking for. Not many restaurants or grocery stores in the area, but we were able to find what we needed in adjacent towns nearby. The remodeled home was very comfortable for our group--2 couples and an infant. The view is spectacular! Hope to return to this location again.
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    Michele B.

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    We absolutely loved our stay at the Whalewatcher. I could sit and stare at the ocean for hours. Very quiet and laidback. We took walks on the beach and cooked several meals in the perfectly stocked kitchen.
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    Jeff C.

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    Nice property. Great beach. Rockaway is a sleepy town with not much to do. If you want quiet, this is the place.
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    Lessy P.

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    I highly recommend this place, it has a gorgeous view and the house is spotless!!
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    Pamela K.

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    This was our first experience with VACASA, and we were impressed! They have it down to a science -- everything we needed or wanted was available when we walked in the door: extremely clean; newer furnishings, appliances; upscale linens and bedding and plenty of extra towels; kitchen furnishings include any small appliance we could have imagined and pots and pans that were new. There was a supply of soaps and shampoo.
    There are windows on the entire west side of the house, steps away from the beach. Very comfortable house with huge master BR on the main floor; upstairs a private BR and twin beds in the alcove. Individual room thermostats kept it cozy. Two retired couples had a very enjoyable week there. We will be back.
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    Ginevra L.

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    This place is gorgeous , well furnished and very comfortable. Really beautiful, right on the beach. Lovely!
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    Doug M.

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    Our family had a great time, including our 4 and 7 year olds who went down to the beach in their pajamas to dig up beach hoppers and came back up when it was lunchtime. The renovations are great and the views out over the beach and ocean are unrivaled. The house even had a super set of binoculars hanging on the wall as you walk in to watch the whales.
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    Clara K.

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    I rented the Whale Watcher for a family gathering; my daughter, her husband, their 1 year old and my in-laws (in their 80s). All I heard is "wow" when they walked in to the place, what a view. The house itself is also very nice with quality appliances, furnishings, towels and bedding. They really enjoyed their stay and we all enjoyed having the beach all to ourselves this time of year (late December). Rockaway is a great place to go if you want to get away from the crowds.
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    Joan F.

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    We have been renting cottages at Rockaway Beach for 25 years and although we have enjoyed ourselves every single time we've been to Rockaway, Whalewatcher was the best rental we've ever had! So pretty and clean, great kitchen amenities, fabulous location and view. We will request this cottage first every time we go!
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    Laurel M.

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    This newly remodeled place was a perfect getaway. Right on the beach (the ocean sounds at night were incredible), we never used our car for three days! It was spotless (the remodel has just been completed and Gina did a beautiful job of cleaning)!
    Anyone would love this place! We'll be back!
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    Mary J.

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    Four adults could not have been happier. Adorable! Very clean! great location and very quiet. We will return as often as possible.
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    Joan/Maureen W.

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    great place, great time
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    Tuire R.

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    This home is absolutely beautiful! Three good size bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Everything was clean and very tastefully decorated. Plenty of dishes and pots and pans. Also included were a couple of beach chairs in the closet. We will for sure stay here again.
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    Bob J.

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    You need to stay at this house, just incredible.
    Small walkway thru the grass...20 feet long and you are at the sand.
    Loved every part of this house. I called the Vacasa twice, and each time the answered right away, and were very easy to work this.
    Small deal is to add the WiFi password on the check in docs that Vacasa sends out. We found it, which is a big deal at all...Just more of an FYI
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    Amanda G.

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    I can't say enough good things about this property. It is exceptionally well-kept and very, very clean (even the comforters and rugs). It has beach access via stone steps and gorgeous, spacious sandy beach as far as you can see. We brought two young kids (2 years and 4 years) and we spent most of our time at the beach or on the porch. We gave the kids the upstairs space with two twin beds and they felt so special. We were able to do a little cooking and grilling too. If you want to relax and be right on the ocean, this is the spot. We will definitely be back!! It's worth every penny.
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    John E.

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    We could not have been happier at this place. Pictures are sometimes deceiving on the internet and you never know what you are really going to get, but you will not be disappointed with this home. It was very clean, the decor was beautiful, and had all the comforts of home. If I could live here I would. It had a nice loft area upstairs with puzzles and games for kids. The views were amazing! The kitchen came with pretty much everything you need to cook with other than spices. I would however, recommend stocking up on food items in town just a short trip north of Rockaway Beach in Manzanita (about a 15 min drive.) The local store in Rockaway was only good for very basic items and there is not much as far as restaurants. We came from FL with our 2 teenage kids and this was the perfect family trip to get away, relax, and spend time together. We had several campfires on the beach at night and made smores, what a treat. The view from the kitchen table and living room was just beautiful. The back deck comes with a place to sit and relax and includes a grill to cookout. The beach is just steps away. The Oregon coast is absolutely amazing to see! We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this beach rental.
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    Russ F.

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    Barbara A.

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  • November, 2015

    Lea K.

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  • October, 2015

    Kristen B.

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    Meredith S.

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  • August, 2015

    Jen T.

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  • August, 2015

    Brent M.

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