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The Whale Watcher at Rainbow Rock - Ocean-Front Views!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Brookings Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Get away from it all or stay connected to it all in this wonderful home. This home is great for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family vacation. Enjoy the views of the gentle waves washing up on the beach or the white water washing over the off shore rocks. Watch otters, whales, seagulls, pelicans, fishing boats, and even surfers.

This is a great home base for all that the Southern Oregon Coast has to offer. You can jump right on to the Coast hiking trail from the condo for hours of hiking exploration. Rent kayaks for a river or ocean trip.

Charter a boat for a great fishing experience with a local guide, or try your hand for Surf Perch right from the beach. There are days worth of hiking and beach trails all within 20 min from the home.

When you are ready to come in from the great outdoors this home greets you with superior amenities. Stay connected with high speed Wi-Fi (Bring your own laptop). Enjoy your favorite TV shows, sports teams, and movies on the high definition flat screen TV. Light a toasty fire and grab a good book or a loved one and snuggle up for a quiet evening.

There is a great jetted tub to soak road or trail weary bones. Books, puzzles, and the great views are all available for your pleasure. Of course this home is stocked with all the necessities of a functioning home. Linens, beach towels, cook ware etc. are all ready for your use.

Please email us if you would like to see some more pictures.


Keywords: Condominium

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Holly Hatch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Holly Hatch

Hello! We are Lonnie and Lori. We love the ocean and have always dreamed about having a place to get-away and relax. We are really excited to share our home with you and hope that your stay will be very memorable.

Holly Hatch purchased this condo in 2008

What makes this condo unique

The view is our favorite part of our home. We can sit for hours and watch the water and there is always something changing. Of course we are always on the look out for whales, but watching the surfers at the end of the beach and even the fisherman has become quite entertaining. At night we crack open the sliding door and listen to the soothing sound of the ocean. During crabbing season there are a lot of boats out at night that have big lights and you can see the crew working. Vacations are meant to be relaxing and replenishing so we tried to capture the sprit of that in our home and it feels great to us. We furnished it with comfortable but modern furnishings, left clutter to a minimum, and let the view take center stage. We hope you enjoy our home as much as we do.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful even in the rain!
Mar 2014
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The Whale Watcher at Rainbow Rock - Ocean-Front Views!
average rating of 4.5 based on 32 reviews

Brookings Vaca

  • 3 of 5

Thanks, for everything, sorry for the delay, just got back to email access. Awesome views and wonderful weather.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

the property was clean, well stocked with essentials and an overall great place to stay. I have already shared with multiple people what a great time we had there. We WILL be back to the Whale Watcher!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best views we've had!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at many places with "ocean-front" views, but we've never had a better view than this property offered. The minute we walked in, our jaws dropped! We didn't have to go anywhere to enjoy the site and sounds of the ocean. This property is close to the highway, but it was hard to distinguish the sound of cars from ocean waves when inside; on the balcony it was more noticeable. The hike down to the beach was beautiful, with all kinds of wildflowers and wildlife (we saw bunnies, all kinds of birds, and deer). It was strenuous coming back up, but we didn't mind as it gave us a good workout. Rainbow Rock is such an amazing formation and my kids had a lot of fun running through the cave and climbing the nearby rocks. The condo itself was well-equipped with soft towels, blankets, and a fully stocked kitchen, which was nice since we ate most of our meals at the condo (no restaurant had a view like this!). Half way through our visit, we opened up the balcony storage and found the BBQ and camp chairs, and we wish we had noticed them earlier. We also didn't notice the firelog left for us to burn in the fireplace until we were packing up to leave. It would have been nice to have a fire in the fireplace. (I guess we should have been nosier.) The furniture is a bit sparse in the living area, the surfaces and decor are dated, and there were some minor maintenance issues (some cabinets wouldn't close as they should, the sprayer in the sink wouldn't work, it looked a little scary under the sink), but we didn't mind because it was otherwise very clean, and the view trumped everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Clean

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a great time while staying here. The unit and clean and well maintained. The two recommendations I would make:

1. Hang curtains in both bedrooms. The way both bedrooms are positioned, the excessive light from the parking lot shines directly into the bedrooms. At 1 in the morning it felt like sunrise was happening.

2. The sliding door could use a little maintenance to the balcony. A little rough to open and close.

Otherwise, we have a wonderful time and plan to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laura, thank you for the feedback. We had the door repaired after you stayed, so that should not be an issue. We are looking at the window coverings and will try to correct that in the near future. Thank you for staying in our unit and we hope that you will come back again! Lori and Lonnie
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Spacious Condo with Killer Views

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our long weekend staying at this condo. The views are incredible, with easy access to a very secluded beach (even by Oregon standards). We really felt like we'd gotten " away from it all" and yet we were just a few minutes drive from Brookings. Beds were comfortable, the condo was clean (although I do feel the insides of the cabinets could use a wipe down), and the kitchen was well stocked with good pots and pans, a good set of knives and most everything we'd need for cooking in. We did hear some traffic as this unit is in the building closet to Rte. 101, but it wasn't was bad as I initially feared (didn't keep us up at night) and we could occasionally hear our neighbor's kids crying, but, again, it wasn't untenable and didn't interfere with our enjoyment of the place. We will definitely try to stay here again the next time we are in Brookings.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View! Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your condo! The view was incredible and we were able to hike directly to the beach below. The condo has all the amenities of home! The property was clean and comfortable. We will return to this property when visiting our relatives in Oregon in the future and highly recommend this property to anyone!

Panoramic views of the ocean from living room, kitchen sitting area and lanai. The wood floors, spacious floor plan and high-speed WiFi all made our stay wonderful. Don't miss a trip to the harbor to purchase fresh live crab from the N dock and they will cook it for you right there for you.

Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Brookings Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 16 2016 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
May 15 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 1.8%

During winter rates, this property offers the 3rd night free ONLY if you send in an inquiry, not a direct booking; during summer rates, the 7th night is offered free. Discount will be applied with a confirmed reservation. If you want that free night in the winter, please send in an inquiry, do not book directly with VRBO. Thanks!

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Brookings Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Main bath with jet tub, master bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Master bedroom has a full bathroom and walk in closet
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom has closet and dresser.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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