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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,619 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8

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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

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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Amenities

Rockaway Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1619 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, 2 Sofa Beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
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 4.7674417 based on 87 reviews
Bothell, WA
5

Great 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:

Spent a Relaxing week in early May at this beautifully decorated place. Just steps from the beach with Gorgeous Ocean Views, this place had everything we needed. (Could do with some new pots & pans though) It is a great place to spend time with friends and family. Nannette was very thoughtful and helpful !🌺

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The owner enjoys decorating and recently invested in refurnishing her condo. She will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed the new decor too and had such a great time there with your friends and family. We're so sorry about the pots/pans and are working on bringing them up to our standards right away. We hope to welcome you back to Rockaway Beach soon!
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Portland, OR
5

Great Rockaway rental!

  • 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:

The Gilkefeller has an amazing location, is well-equipped, and beautifully/comfortably furnished. We loved the easy access to the beach and the ability to sit on the patio or decks and watch all the views and action. It exceeded our expectations!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Starfish Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We love reading how much you enjoyed the location of The Gilkefeller along with it's front row view of the beach. It is a lot of fun to watch the action on the beach from one of the balconies. We are a local manager of boutique accommodations and aim to provide all the amenities one would want and need during their stay at our properties. Your 5 star review lets us know we're doing things right. We look forward to having you back soon!
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Brush Prairie, WA
4

The Gilkefeller

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than 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:

Overall, our experience at the Starfish rental was very good. The only issue was with the internet. It only worked on the last evening we were there. Someone from the management company had to come into the unit and spent over an hour there trouble shooting. The internet connection has a history of unreliability.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Please accept my sincere apology for the internet being down during part of your stay. After troubleshooting with Charter, the local internet provider, the issue has been resolved so that future guests will have reliable service. Thank you for staying with us, and please do not hesitate to contact us directly with any further comments. Starfish Vacation Rentals
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Issaquah, WA
4

Birthday Celebration

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Property was beautifully decorated and spotless with two exceptions, dried urine on toilet seat (male?) in the bathroom off the kitchen and a dirty spatula with dried food on it in a kitchen drawer. If you’re comfortable being a solid 30 minute drive from Cannon Beach and looking for quiet, this is a great place. The view is spectacular.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of The Gilkefeller. We're thrilled you enjoyed the oceanfront view! We at Starfish Vacation Rentals pride ourselves on our high cleanliness standards, and are sorry to hear about the missteps in this area, no matter how small. I've already passed along your feedback to our property care team. We do hope we'll have another opportunity to welcome you to one of our homes soon.
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5

Fantastic beachfront

  • 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:

The view and beach access alone are enough to stay again. Very clean home, comfortable furniture and fun games/puzzles provided. Although Rockaway isn't a "tourist" place with tons of shops or great restaurants, it's a quick drive up the coast to Cannon Beach. I wouldn't recommend this exact rental if you have small kids.. The 3 flights of stairs would probably put a damper on your stay, unless you're used to it.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Starfish Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the view and convenient access to the beach, just steps outside the door. Rockaway is a great place to escape from the more crowded nearby towns, but still offers a variety of casual restaurants and shops, along with an 8 mile stretch of soft sand for flying kites, building sand castles, and long beach walks. This three story townhome provides amazing views of the beach, but due to the two flights of stairs, is not recommended for anyone with mobility concerns. Thanks again for staying with Starfish Vacation Rentals. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Salem, OR
5

Rockaway

  • 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 nice condo, comfortable, clean and quiet. Kitchen was well stocked. Fabulous view and easy beach access!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review. The team at Starfish Vacation Rentals takes great pride in providing well-stocked, clean beach side accommodations, and we're pleased to hear that these were such positive aspects of your stay! We hope to welcome you again when your plans bring you back to the Oregon Coast.
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Clamming, crabbing, Tillamook air museum, Tillamook Cheese Factory, Cape Meares Lighthouse, Nehalem Bay Winery nearby

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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