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Street view of By the Sea with a small deck with gas BBQ and deck chairs

BY THE SEA

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

141 NW 16th Av 1427 Rockaway Beach, OR 97136 United States

Rockaway Beach - A cute, comfortable cozy cottage with two bedrooms and 1 ½ baths. Every room is colorful and charming with classic furnishings and country touches through out. The living room has TV/VCR/ basic cable. You'll love the antique cabinetry, hutch, sideboard, hard wood floors and wrought iron floor lamps in this home. The kitchen is fully equipped and has recessed lighting. The bedrooms are made up with beautiful bedding and quilts, with sweet touches that will make your stay wonderful and warm.

Just 2 houses from the beach. You can sit, relax, and watch the waves from the deck. Great for a single family or a couples getaway. Also this home is walking distance to the beautiful Lake Lytle, where there is great fishing and swimming. For a long weekend or a week or two, this is a great home with lots to do and see- come and stay by the sea. This home is great for those just wanting to get away and an easy walk to downtown Rockaway Beach.


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Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 1 story, Built in 1941
Unit Code BYTS
Beds 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 1.5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 4, 4 dining seats
Floor Area 995 square feet
Pets Dogs allowed.
Standard Amenities pets considered
Living Ceiling Fans, Linens, No Phone, Washer & Dryer
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Bank, Nearby Post Office
Kitchen Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Toaster Oven
Entertainment Books, Cable TV, DVD Player, VCR
Outdoor BBQ Grill, Deck
Geographic Near Beach
Convenience Nearby Grocery
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Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 68 reviews)

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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

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  • Comfy weekend home, quick walk to the beach.

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2017

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    Kylene D from Chehalis, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We loved the home and felt very comfortable there. It was perfect how close we were to the water. All our needs were taken care of, we just couldn't figure out the washer.

    • Manager Responded on 11/3/2017

      We are so glad you enjoyed the location of the adorable By the Sea. Sunset Vacation Rentals looks forward to helping you book your next stay here at the beach.

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  • You can't beat the view & Beach access

    Stayed 3 days ending in October, 2017

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    a guest from Boise, ID recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful Ocean & Beach views

    • Manager Responded on 10/12/2017

      We are so glad you enjoyed the location of By the Sea. Sunset Vacation Rentals looks forward to helping you plan your next stay at the beach.

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  • Awesome beach rental

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2017

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    Shawn R from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    The location of the beach house was awesome, just steps away from the beach. The amenities were nice, kitchen was stocked with plenty of cookware and dishes etc....The on-call staff were great when I locked myself out with a quick response.

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  • Love the Oregon Coast, Loved Rockaway beach and Loved By the Sea

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2017

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    Lesley B from North Vancouver, BC recommends this vacation rental

    We loved every thing about this cottage, the size, the closeness to the beach and the lil town of Rockaway beach. The cottage was clean and well stocked.
    Don't want to brag too much or you will be booked up and we won't be able to come back!
    Thank you for the use of the Cottage

    • Manager Responded on 9/30/2017

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Sunset Vacation Rentals and we look forward to helping you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Can't get much closer to the beach! Pleasantly surprised!!

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2017

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    Julie H from spokane, WA recommends this vacation rental

    I had saved this cute little cottage on another site over a year ago and had planned on renting it in the future. VRBO was much more affordable. This is a great 2 bedroom vacation rental just steps to the beach. The place is much cuter in person and some updates have been done and that was a pleasant surprise. I would love to make this our yearly home retreat but the guest limit of 4 does not give us the opportunity to rent this cozy cottage again, unfortunately. If you need internet, which EVERY other rental provides, there is no service provided here. There are wifi spots in town which we did utilize and the chamber of commerce was very helpful, but would have been nice to have internet. It is a dog-only friendly rental, but the carpet could have been vacuumed better as there was dog hair that would stick to our clothes if left on the carpet and the toilet continuously ran as it probably had a fill valve leak, not noisy, but costly to the owner. The kitchen had every imaginable tool you could think of, even if you wanted to prepare a holiday meal.

    Pros: Close to the beach, well-stocked

    Cons: No internet, could use a little more carpet attention, Max 4 guest limit

    • Manager Responded on 8/8/2017

      So glad that you enjoyed your stay at the By the Sea! We are attempting to get all our homeowners on board with getting WIFI, as there are few that don't have it yet. I have passed on the information about the carpets and the constantly running toilet and will have these issues addressed immediately, thank you for making us aware of them. Sunset Vacation Rentals looks forward to assisting you with any future reservations!

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  • Really wonderful Visit to the Ocean!

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2017

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    Janine L from Springville, UT recommends this vacation rental

    We used this home as overflow from our Family reunion that we held across the street. This home looks small but is very open and nice inside and accommodated 12 adults easily for evening meetings, games and talking, with the children watching a movie across the street. It is very close to the ocean and was perfect in every way for what we needed!

    • Manager Responded on 7/7/2017

      It is always great to hear that By The Sea was able to accommodate you in every way you needed. Sunset Vacation Rentals would love to help you plan your next trip to the beach.

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  • Lovely Beach Stay

    Stayed 4 days ending in April, 2017

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    Michelle M from Lake Stevens, WA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful getaway it's our dog. We were steps from the almost empty beach. The cottage is clean and comfortable and we love it's quirky personality.

    • Manager Responded on 4/17/2017

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Great Vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2016

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    a guest from Caldwell, ID recommends this vacation rental

    Very good vacation rental experience! By The Sea is a favorite rental, and it was very clean and just perfect. My only suggestion would be to add to the available dishes a couple of vegetable type serving bowls.

    • Manager Responded on 9/23/2016

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Sunset Vacation Rentals and we will pass along your recommendation regarding the dishware. We hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Easy beach access

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2016

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    DERICK T from american fork, UT recommends this vacation rental

    The house was pretty nice, easy location for hitting the beach with young kids they loved it.. It was pretty clean as well there where a few things annoyed like the blinds in the bedroom almost ready to fall off but other then that it was good for the price

    • Manager Responded on 7/21/2016

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and will take care of the blinds in the bedroom. We hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Great place!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

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    a guest from Denver, CO recommends this vacation rental

    We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend and really enjoyed it. About a mile outside of downtown Rockaway was the perfect distance to get some peace and quiet. Simple but cute furnishings, and loved the ocean view!

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  • Good stay for the price

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2016

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    Kory K from Cheney, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Overall, we had an enjoyable time. The cottage is very dated, but the location and privacy make up for it. It would have been nice to know that the 1.5 bathrooms didn't include a bathtub, making it very difficult to give our 1-year old a bath after spending the day in the sand. The pictures we saw implied that the cottage was directly in the beach, however that wasn't the case and there was another house in between. Knowing what we know now, we'd still likely return next year.

    • Manager Responded on 5/30/2016

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We will update the wording on the description to better clarify the Shower Only bathroom and the location. We hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Perfect Location!

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2016

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    Marissa H from Vancouver, BC recommends this vacation rental

    This place is in a great spot, on a quiet end of town just two doors down from the beach. You can watch the waves while reading a book from the living room, or wile sitting on the porch. The house is bigger than it looks and had plenty of room.

    • Manager Responded on 5/30/2016

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Beautiful Family Escape!

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2016

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    Allison R from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We had an incredibly relaxing weekend for Mother's Day in Rockaway and loved staying at By The Sea! We could hear the ocean at night and relax on the porch in perfect view of the waves (when we weren't down on the sand!). The house had everything we needed, was laid out perfectly and felt cozy and inviting -- we will be back for many more visits!!!!

    • Manager Responded on 5/20/2016

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Finding Peace By The Sea

    Stayed 3 days ending in April, 2016

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    Michelle M from Lake Stevens, WA recommends this vacation rental

    My family had a wonderful time in this charming cottage. My dog had an even better time! The cottage was clean and quite spacious and very dog & kid friendly. I loved the cabinets in the kitchen and living room. We were just a few steps from the beautiful beach and fell asleep listening to the surf. It was wonderful. We can't wait to come back!

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  • By the Sea

    Stayed 2 days ending in February, 2016

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    Leann C from The Dalles, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Great

    • Manager Responded on 3/8/2016

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Nice beach house on Rockaway Beach, Oregon

    Stayed 7 days ending in December, 2015

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    Alan K from Omaha, NE recommends this vacation rental

    We spent a week at By the Sea for Christmas. This was our second time. The beach house is very cozy, very warm and inviting. Some of the amenities are showing some age,such as the VCR or the dishwasher which was really noisy. However, if you are looking for a nice place to stay that is relatively inexpensive and is right next to the beach, (though not directly on it) this is a great deal.

    We will probably return, a great place to spend the holiday with family.

    • Manager Responded on 1/7/2016

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach. We will pass your comments regarding the VCR and dishwasher to the owner.

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  • We enjoyed By the Sea

    Stayed 3 days ending in November, 2015

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    William H from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Very comfortable home. Much bigger than it looks from the outside.

    • Manager Responded on 11/17/2015

      We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope we can help you plan your next vacation here at the beach.

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  • Cute little place very close to beach in Rockaway

    Stayed 4 days ending in October, 2015

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    Nicki F recommends this vacation rental

    The best part about house was the location to the beach! House is dated, so if you're looking for something extravagant, keep on looking. The size is for a small family. Only one small shower, so it's not ideal for more than 3 or 4 people. If you want a budget rental that is cozy and near the beach, this isn't a bad place. We had a pleasant time and overall enjoyed our stay.

    • Manager Responded on 10/23/2015

      Thank you for your review of By the Sea. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. If you are planning to come down again with a larger group we would love to send you some other options that would work better for you. This a a great unit for a couple or small family.

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  • Rockaway Beach Cabin

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2015

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    a guest from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Completely enjoyed staying in this rustic little cabin by the sea! This is not a luxury beach home, so if that is what you are looking for stay away... but if you would like to stay in a simple well maintained home a stone's throw from the sand this is the place! I loved that the art and furniture, though not new, was obviously deliberately curated for the space. The beds were comfortable, and the home was very clean, with fresh paint, etc. Certainly a good value! The only thing that I would change would be the addtition of some doors or curtains on the lower kitchen shelves as they are just left open. Good for easy access but not so great family of four will be back!

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  • By the Sea Stay

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2015

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    a guest from Everett, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Although our stay was brief we were very pleased with the house. The view was nice and great location with a short walk to the beach. The house was clean and well appointed. We will consider this house again in the future.

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  • Fun in Oregon

    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2015

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    Chad B from Great Falls, MT recommends this vacation rental

    It was a fun and relaxing vacation. The beach was such a short walk that it was easy to carry all the things my family needed to each a day on the beach. My 2 children and my dog absolutely enjoyed the beach the must. The cottage had everything we needed and was very comfortable to stay in.

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  • July 2015 By the Sea

    Stayed 8 days ending in July, 2015

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    Pam D from Vancouver, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Great location! Very responsive management team. Very clean, good ammenities. Furnishings could use updating and no WiFi. We return each year to spend a week or more??

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  • A nice beach stay

    Stayed 2 days ending in June, 2015

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    John M from Portland, Or recommends this vacation rental

    Great location and nice house...could use a new couch and master bed. Need to clean under the walkway...garbage from over-turned can.

    All in all would recommend,

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  • It was a very nice stay, accomodations were good.

    Stayed 3 days ending in June, 2015

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    a guest from Milwaukie, OR recommends this vacation rental

    the only problems we had was the washing machine wouldn't open when we left, then my husband went back in and it opened. so I don't know if you just had to wait 5-10 min until it opens. I think the directions on it could have been a little more clear.

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  • Terrific

    Stayed 2 days ending in May, 2015

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    Tracey D from Estacada, Or recommends this vacation rental

    House was great! Need new deck chairs.

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  • Very relaxing

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2014

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    Reba M from Vancouver, Wa recommends this vacation rental

    The house is in a great location with a view of the ocean when you are sitting on the porch and gazing out the front windows. Very quiet and rustic cute inside. They could use a new couch (very uncomfortable) and some privacy blinds in the front windows. We would stay here again.

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  • Great summer vacation!

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2014

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    Laura D from Dallas, OR recommends this vacation rental

    This was our annual family reunion beach trip to Rockaway. We have been going there for 50 plus years staying in various cabins. By the Sea was in a great location and had everything we needed. We were a little disappointed we did not have cable for 3 1/2 days, but the movies that were in the house saved us! And we visited more with our grown up children. We will keep this one in mind for next year, however, our family is growing with 2 new grandchildren on the way and we may need something bigger! We really liked the location of this house, the beach was so close, it was wonderful!

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  • July 2014

    Stayed 6 days ending in July, 2014

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    Pam D from Vancouver, WA recommends this vacation rental

    This was our second stay and foe a longer period (6 nights) and we were not disappointed! Very nice, clean home with a wonderful ocean view and 1/2 block from the beach.

    Furniture starting to show wear and tear but overall In Good shape:)

    We will be back!

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  • Salty Dawg

    Stayed 2 days ending in February, 2014

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    Lance O from Milwaukie, OR recommends this vacation rental

    This is an outstanding cabin a literal stone's throw from the beach. A wonderful place to take your kids and play cards at night and run your dog in the morning on the beach. We absolutely will return.

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  • Nice House!

    Stayed 2 days ending in January, 2014

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    Dawn G from West Linn, OR recommends this vacation rental

    The house was nice and cozy with a comfortable bed, plenty of clean towels and a well equipped kitchen. The only negative was that the front windows did not have any kind of privacy curtains and while the house is located on a quiet street, it would still be nice to have a bit more privacy at night. We ended up putting blankets over the wicker shades so it all worked out just fine. We would return to this home in the future.

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  • Pleasant

    Stayed 3 days ending in January, 2014

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    Sidney P from Kirkland, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Pleasant house, decent location 50 yards from the beach. TV reception failed during Seahawks playoff game. Reasonable value for price and would stay here again.

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  • By the Sea Oregon

    Stayed 7 days ending in December, 2013

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    Alan K from Omaha, NE recommends this vacation rental

    We stayed a week at Rockaway Beach in Oregon in the By the Sea cabin. It was a great stay. The cabin was warm and cozy, more comfortable than it first appeared when we first got there. The view of the beach is not direct, but it is visible from the dinner table quite easily. You are about 50 yds from the beach, with other houses in the path, but if the view is not your primary reason for going to the beach, it is just fine. Beach access is very close and accessible.


    There were a couple of very minor problems (the lighting was not good and overall the place was a bit dark for reading),but overall it was a very nice place, clean and warm for December in Oregon.
    The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, as was the laundry room. Every room had a TV although we made little use of them.

    We would go back (and probably will) and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a bit of beach time in the off season.

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  • Perfect little house

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2013

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    Alicia P from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    The size is perfect for four and a small dog. A vintage feeling kitchen with pretty much all that you need to cook meals. Incredible access to beach. Quite little street, very local feel. Perhaps there could be a few instructions on using the VCR and DVD player. Other than that it was great! We'll definitely be returning..

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  • Labor Day 2013

    Stayed 3 days ending in September, 2013

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    Pam D from Vancouver, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful location, perfect for a get away weekend! We will be back!

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  • By the Sea

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2013

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    a guest from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Washer not working but office explained... also sent kitchen towels since we couldn't find any. Cute cottage - could use another lamp in living room - hard to read at night.
    I would come again...

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  • Great Beach Get Away

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2013

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    Michael D from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    What nice place to stay close to other attractions. Tillamook air museum. The Forestry Center. Also Pacific City Pelican Brewery & Pub right on the ocean

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  • Great beach cottage

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2013

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    Jan V from Sandy, UT recommends this vacation rental

    We'll be back....Thanks to Jenni T. at Sunset for her prompt and efficient help....

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  • Weekend getaway.

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2013

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    Peter V from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Cozy home with very easy access to the beach.

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  • By the Sea a great rental

    Stayed 2 days ending in March, 2013

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    Suzanne L from Portland, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great time at this cabin. It was actually nicer than the pictures on the internet showed. Very comfortable and beachy. I would definitely rent it again.

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  • march stay

    Stayed 6 days ending in March, 2013

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    Sally W from Hermiston, Oregon recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great stay, weather cooperated, and the beach within seconds from house. It was a quiet neighborhood so great for kids.

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  • Relaxing retreat

    Stayed 2 days ending in February, 2013

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    Leann C from The Dalles, OR recommends this vacation rental

    This is our second time to rent this house & we thoroughly enjoyed it. Master bed & couch a little uncomfortable, but we'd still rent the house again. Beach access is close by & easy. Nice & quiet area.

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  • Our favorite getaway

    Stayed 6 days ending in October, 2012

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    Laura P from Tahoe City, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We've chosen this location twice because its located so close to the ocean and is so quaint.

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  • Perfect Vacation!

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2012

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    Lina B from Tigard, OR recommends this vacation rental

    I stayed in the rental for 3 nights in August, 2012. The house exceeded my expectations! As previous people mentioned, almost everything is antique-old there and has a slight smell that can be fixed by opening windows, however, everything is functional and the house a certain charm to it. I found plenty of kitchen appliances - coffee maker, new toaster oven, toaster, hand mixer, even deep fryer, though had to improvise with pans. I understand people ruin nonstick pans fast, so it's probably hard to keep up with getting new ones. I found some spices, flour, sugar, probably leftover from the previous vacationers. This place even had a grill on the porch, which I was very excited to see! The listing and agent said - no grill. My husband and his friend fell in love with the very comfortable couch and were wondering where they could get the same one for themselves :) House is generally clean, but things like fans and doors, windows could use an occasional wipe down.
    The highlights for me where the great view of the ocean from the big windows in the front room and the master bedroom, the grill, washer/dryer; all-in-all it’s a cute comfortable house. Location is great, a few steps from the beach, on the outskirts of the town which meant, cleaner sand, less people; not so close, but still within walk-able distance to downtown and the tiny grocery store. The main TV is upgraded to a flat screen, has basic channels; it would have been very nice to have internet.
    One thing to note next time, bring your own food! Restaurants in town were overpriced and not-so great/old food, many places close at 5pm so have dinner early, other places opened and closed randomly... The only grocery store is very minimal and overpriced; if you are planning to have a bonfire on the beach, get wood on the way to town since grocery store sells it for $7/bundle. The fun thing to do in town is take the sightseeing train ride to Garibaldi.
    BIG THANK YOU to the owners of the house for sharin

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    Stayed 5 days ending in August, 2012

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    Viki N from Caldwell, ID recommends this vacation rental

    Loved the shabby-chic decor! The location was fabulous. It was very close to the beach, and it was so easy to get down to the beach. It was very nice having the 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. I will definitely rent this beach house again. My sisters and I had a great time there.

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  • Rockaway Beach July 12

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2012

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    Gino A from Rancho Cucamonga, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Restfull

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  • A Mother and daughter beach getaway

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2012

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    Jennifer M from Kenniwick, WA recommends this vacation rental

    It was a cozy little place just steps from the beach! Perfect for a couple or a small family. We enjoyed our stay very much!

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  • relaxing

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2012

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    DJ M from Bothell, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Super great place. Quiet, simple and memorable.
    My 11and a half yr old son asked when we could come back.
    That was worth the whole trip. Town pizza joint is really, really good.
    Waking up and going to sleep with crashing waves is worth the rental.
    Have a fire on the beach or play some games after dinner; you'll have yourself lifetime memories with this place.

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  • Rockaway Stay

    Stayed 2 days ending in July, 2012

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    Laura M from Vancouver, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Our experience was very relaxing. Loved the rustic comfy feel of the place. We have had bad experiences in the past & your place gave us hope back that we could find something awesome like your place. We highly suggests staying here to those who want to get away from everything. We thank you and will stay again.

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  • Good ole Rockaway standby

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2012

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    Clinton S from Boise , Idaho recommends this vacation rental

    Close to beach. It is definitely retro and the appliances show it. Fridge gave up on our last day. Would be nice to have internet. Overall good value though. This is 3rd time at this house in last 2 years.

    • Manager Responded on 6/11/2012

      6/6/12 ...The fridge has been repaired. Thanks for letting us know!

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  • great get away

    Stayed 2 days ending in January, 2012

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    Ben K from Redmond, OR recommends this vacation rental

    very quiet place! just what you need to get away from it all. will return for sure.

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  • Review by Leann C

    Stayed 2 days ending in January, 2011

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    Leann C from The Dalles, OR recommends this vacation rental

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  • this place was wonderful

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2010

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    Debbie E from Rainier, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed the cabin very much. The view of the ocean was great and just a short walk and you're on the beach! The only thing that would have improved the stay was if yiu had fewer dining chairs and more comfortable living room chairs. And possibly a dvd player. In the winter there isn't much porch sitting. But overall it was great and I have already recommended it to friends.

    • Manager Responded on 2/20/2012

      Thank you for your suggestions. A new couch for the living room was purchased

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  • Decent small house pet friendly close to beach

    Stayed 2 days ending in October, 2010

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    a guest from Hood River, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Could use some front porch seating, only one broken chair available. Coffee table in LR also broken. Could use some more reading lamps, maybe replace 1980s TV in bedroom?! Good for bringing dog to beach, spacious and building generally in good repair.

    • Manager Responded on 2/20/2012

      Coffee table has been repaired and we will pass on your suggestions to the owner.

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  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 4 days ending in September, 2010

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    a guest from Boise, ID recommends this vacation rental

    Only downer was the hot water heater - it was not functional the first night. But a phone call was all it took - Sunset got right on it.

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  • Review by Timothy G

    Stayed 3 days ending in August, 2010

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    Timothy G from Sequim, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Owner's neice (or so she said) was found one day in the property having accessed it with her own key. Said she was looking for her uncle's guitar. They were staying directly next door in the adjacent house. I found this uninvited access into a rented property to be totally inappropriate. Owner's or their families should be required to knock (waiting until renters are in the house) and request entry like any other visitor whenever the property is occupied. She seemed surprised that we came just as she was in the house.

    • Manager Responded on 2/15/2012

      We apologize that this happened to you during your stay. This issue was brought to the owners attention (they live out of state) and they put a stop to it immediately.

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  • By the Sea

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2010

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    Pat L from Lewiston, ID recommends this vacation rental

    This may not look like much from the front, but it's very nice and updated inside. The location was wonderful. The decor was retro and we liked it. Some of the electric outlets weren't working but everything else was good. We'd go there again.

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  • Christmas Blessing!

    Stayed 2 days ending in December, 2009

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    Kim G from Milwaukie, OR recommends this vacation rental

    This was the perfect cottage for our Christmas get away! The house furnishings were very charming and the overall house itself was very cozy! We would love to come back and stay again!

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  • Steps to the Beach

    Stayed 6 days ending in August, 2009

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    Molly J H from Milwaukie, OR recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed a wonderful week in this quaint house just steps from the beach. Loved the laundry facilities and the open floor plan. We would absolutely stay here again!

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  • living room furniture needs an upgrade

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2009

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    a guest from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

    the house was great, except for the lousy living room furniture. the couch had a twin mattress for the seat, covered with old fabric to make it look like a real couch. there was no place where we felt comfortable enough to sit down on the furniture. the couch and surrounding chairs are old and dirty, and should be trashed. they look like they were picked up from a free pile, and then covered with matching fabric.

    otherwise, the house is lovely. the washer and dryer are wonderful, the bedrooms and bathrooms clean, and the location is unbeatable - so close to the beach, jetty fishery, tillamook. we want to go back, but only if the living room furniture gets swapped out.

    • Manager Responded on 11/5/2009

      I am happy to report the owners replaced the couch and chairs, and the new additions look great!!

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  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 4 days ending in July, 2009

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    a guest from Omak, WA recommends this vacation rental

    Nice and close to the ocean. It was great to walk up off the beach, past a few houses and then to this house (less than 100 yards) to wash off feet outside on the deck. It is obvious the owners have put effort into upgrading the house itself. Nicely done on the "water closet" in the master bedroom. The next step will be to upgrade the furnishings (the one weak link to this property). It was fun and we would recommend it to friends.

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  • Had a very nice time ,Loved the place. Very nice people on the street.Yes I would come to stay again. Thank you, Lezli Moltzau

    Stayed 6 days ending in July, 2009

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    Lezli M from Bend, OR recommends this vacation rental

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  • love the beach access

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2009

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    April A from Bellevue, Washington recommends this vacation rental

    love the beach, a few steps away. Cottage needs some tender loving care -- flower box was ripped off the front of the house, others filled with weeds. Furniture slip-covers were flimsy and ripped. But overall, clean and location can't be beat. Thanks!

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  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 5 days ending in July, 2009

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    a guest from Seattle, WA recommends this vacation rental

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  • Way closer to the beach then I thought it would be. NICE!

    Stayed 1 day ending in May, 2009

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    Clara O from Sublimity, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Charming place, good size also! Decent price. I'd stay there again.

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  • Review by Megan D

    Stayed 3 days ending in May, 2009

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    Megan D from Edmonds, WA recommends this vacation rental

    The only negative item was that when we arrived we found two very old towels in a cupboard. Later I found wet towels in the dryer, and a set of sheets and the bathroom rugs together in the washer, wet. It took quite a bit of time to get them all dry. Also, I don't feel that guests should have to wash their bedding and towels, that should be part of the what we're paying per night. On a more positive note, we had an absolutely wonderful stay on the Oregon coast. We would love to come back again to this property.

    Thank you for asking about our stay.

    • Manager Responded on 2/19/2012

      We apologize for the wet laundry. The cleaners were cleaning 2 houses that day and were going back and forth switching out laundry and unfortunately didn't get it finished before your check in. We only ask that you strip the beds and start a load of laundry; you definitely do not need to do all of the laundry unless you have the time to do so. I am glad you had a great stay and we definitely hope to see you again!

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  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 2 days ending in April, 2009

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    a guest from Pasco, WA recommends this vacation rental

    This was a nice house, the only complaint we had is the furniture was very uncomfortable, and TVs need to be updated. Beds were comfortable. Location and view was good. Would like to stay again if furniture was updated.

    • Manager Responded on 2/20/2012

      Thank you for your suggestions. We are passing them on to the owner

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  • Rockaway Beach By the Sea

    Stayed 3 days ending in March, 2009

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    Bobbie P from Portland, Oregon recommends this vacation rental

    The cabin was cute, cozy and very clean. I would recommend anyone to go there. It was close to the beach and to town.

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  • Loved "By the Sea"

    Stayed 4 days ending in November, 2008

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    a guest from Richland, WA recommends this vacation rental

    What a charming rental! We enjoyed just looking at the character that his house had. And although it isn't "ocean front", you can enjoy the view from the couch in the living room. I would love to stay at By the Sea again! Thankyou to the rental agency for helping us find this at the last minute!

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