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Panoramic Oceanfront views & sunsets, Soaking Tub, King bed! Walk to town!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,619 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

Welcome to The Gilkefeller! This premier oceanfront town home in Rockaway Beach, offered by Starfish Vacation Rentals, boasts a modern three-story design and two balconies, all ideally situated to capture breathtaking views of Twin Rocks and the expansive stretch of unspoiled sandy coastline that borders the property. This upscale 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home combines the plush amenities of a chic boutique hotel with all the comforts and conveniences of home.

The entire upper floor offers dramatic ocean views. The gourmet kitchen has gorgeous granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and it is well-supplied with high-end cookware and fashionable tableware for preparing and serving delicious meals at the large dining table. The bright, airy living room is furnished with a comfortable reclining leather couch, gas log fireplace, cable-equipped television, and DVD player. From the upper balcony, immerse yourself in refreshing ocean breezes while sipping a glass of wine and grilling on the gas barbecue.

Two large sleeping rooms on the middle floor and two queen sofa sleepers on the ground floor accommodate up to six guests: the spacious master suite boasts its own ocean-view balcony, luxurious Jacuzzi soaking tub, and comfortable king bed; a second guest bedroom offers a queen bed and adjoining full bathroom. Each room includes a flat-screen TV.

On the ground level, mix up a drink at the minibar and walk out the door to golden, soft sand between your toes. Rockaway Beach offers seven miles of pristine sand, perfect for long walks, exploring for treasures, flying kites, creating elaborate sandcastles, and building roaring bonfires. Beach chairs, wetsuits, kites, sand toys, and towels are provided for hours of convenient fun right out your back door!

When you are ready to venture off the beach, you have restaurants, ice cream parlors, and quaint antique shops within a five-minute walk. Traditional festivals—Kite Festival, Pirates Festival, Arts &Crafts Fair—are sponsored throughout the year, and you can enjoy concerts in the nearby park during the summer months. Just a short drive away are Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Three Graces tide pools, Nehalem Bay (for great crabbing, clamming, fishing, and fresh seafood), the Tillamook Cheese Factory, Oswald West State Park (with miles of hiking trails), and Cape Mears Lighthouse.

Whether getting together with girlfriends, vacationing with family, or enjoying a romantic weekend with your sweetheart, you are sure to appreciate the understated elegance of The Gilkefeller and its serene yet central location.

More Details

Property Manager
Starfish Vacation Rentals
Speaks: english, french
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

What makes this townhome unique

Over the years our family has had many beach adventures in Rockaway. One of my favorite times is when family and friends come to visit and I get to play tour guide and take them to all of our family’s favorite places. All of our friends who visit the Oregon Coast and Rockaway fall in love and are amazed at the beauty, peace and great memories that are created in this special place.

I would love to share with you some of my favorite things to do around Rockaway. First of all we love the view from our beach home. The Pacific Ocean is right outside with a 7 mile long white sandy beach. Some days I wake up and have my coffee on the deck viewing the majestic Twin Rocks right there in front of me. Other days I take the kids for an early morning walk on the beach to find whole sand dollars and sea shells.

My favorite lunch is halibut fish tacos at Dos Rocas. It is so close to our home that we can walk. The fish tacos are the best! After lunch we like to hang out on the beach, fly kites and make sand castles. The kids love to collect scraps of beach drift wood to put in a pile for our sunset bonfire and s’more roast that we must have every evening after dinner.

In the summer months, there is an old steam train that takes tourists from Rockaway to Garabaldi and back traveling right along the coast. My favorite view is when the train passes the Three Graces Tide Pools and the rock formations that are on the south side of Rockaway. If you are really lucky you might see a bald eagle perched on a rock top. The Three Graces is a fun place for kids to explore during low tide to see starfish and other sea life. After the train arrives back in Rockaway it is fun to get an ice cream or salt water taffy at the local candy shop, then walk down to Flamingo Jim's for some souvenir shopping.

This is just a sampling of our favorite activities. I hope you can come experience for yourself the majestic beauty and all of the fun that Rockaway Beach has to offer!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you, Danna! We had a wonderful stay. The house was just perfect. We will be back.
May 2012
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Map

Clamming, crabbing, Tillamook air museum, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Nehalem Bay Winery nearby

Amenities

Rockaway Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 1619 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) in second bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa in 1st floor bonus room folds out to full-size bed
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach chairs, sand toys, marshmallow roasting sticks, kites, kids wet suits

Reviews

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Panoramic Oceanfront views & sunsets, Soaking Tub, King bed! Walk to town!
average rating of 4.739726 based on 74 reviews
West Linn, OR
5

Gilkwfeller

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Always helps when the weather is perfect. And it was! Nice condo. Comfortable beds. Awesome beach and sunsets from the beach or from balcony. Picture appears to have condo right on sand but there is a street (dead ends in front of condo) that cars like to park at for sunset or short walk. (They aren't supposed to). Took the scenic train ride. Lovely! Best clam chowder at the Old Oregon Smokehouse. Yum! Overall, a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for posting a detailed review of our property. So glad you had great weather for your stay and that you found your way to the Old Oregon Smokehouse. It's a favorite of ours too! The photo with the red chairs shows the road in front of the condo. As this reviewer mentioned it's not heavily used since it's not a through street.
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Portland, OR
5

Fun at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Very fun.....too short wished I could have stayed longer

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Starfish Vacation Rentals
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Seattle, WA
4

Great Beach Stay

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is a great townhouse in a good location on the Northern Oregon Coast. It was awesome being so close to the ocean and the house was so well stocked. We had an issue with a slow training tub and Starfish addressed it as soon as possible. There was a strange experience with a beach wedding happening one day during our stay and the wedding set up a generator. It was not fun listening to that hum for hours, but this was not the fault of the house. Also, guests next store were chain smoking on their balcony which would blow into the house, so we couldn't leave open the sliding door which was a disappointment.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Independence, OR
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Loved the location. We had a great time and plan on going back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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College Place, WA
5

Rockaway getaway

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

What a great location and nice home! We enjoyed the views, easy beach access and the comfortable home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

LOCATION IS PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

ENJOYED A WEEK OF PEACE AND QUITE IN A BEAUTIFUL FULLY EQUIPPED CONDO IN A PERFECT SETTING. THE BEACH IS BEAUTIFUL AND NOT AT ALL CROWDED. THIS IS A WEEK WE LOOK FORWARD TO REPEATING.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Notes

  • Property Protection Plan - $45, Cleaning Fee - $125, 2.5% Processing fee waived for e-check payments. Get a complete quote and Book Online at bookings.StarfishLuxuryRentals.com

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