Beachside Cottage - Private, Peaceful, Spacious
From $130 / night
|Per night:||$130 - $170|
|Per week:||$790 - $1,020|
Pets allowed: No
Families love all the conveniences the Hermit Crab offers: a fully stocked gourmet kitchen, the comfortable beds with extra linens and blankets, comfy seating for everyone in the living room with oversized couches and recliner, and two very clean bathrooms with extra shelving for everyone's personal items. There is also a parking area large enough for your fishing boat!
Kids of all ages are drawn to the loft where they can hang out close by to play foosball, play Wii games, watch Netflix, read or play one of the many board games. At night the large fire pit is a definite favorite for gathering and roasting marshmallows, reminiscing about the day, and telling stories.
Don't order yet!" There is also a large back deck with a BBQ, large picnic table, and lounging chairs - plenty of room for dining or lounging with friends and family. Just around the corner from the fire pit is a full sized horse shoe pit.
Once you’ve experienced the Hermit Crab you’ll want to come back for more!
**10% DISCOUNT for repeat customers.
**(no pets, no smoking)
DINING & WINERIES: Several tasty restaurants in Rockaway, Nehalem Bay, Manzanita. Nehalem Bay Winery just a few minutes away.
FISHING: Stocked trout pond 1 block away. Jetty Fishery, Brighton Marina, Wheeler Marina all within 1-5 miles along Pacific Hwy 101. They have crabbing, salmon fishing, boat rentals, gift shops. Garibaldi, 15 mi. south on Hwy 101, has several marinas that offer deep sea charter fishing for halibut, tuna, salmon, bottom fish, whale watching, as well as Eco Tours, Scenic Excursions, sailboat charters, and weddings and ceremonies at sea.
HIKING and BIKING: Explore trails or find geo caches walking distance from the Hermit Crab like Nehalem Split Trail. There are also several popular trails along Hwy101 including Ecola State Park, Neahkahnie Mountain, Nehalem Bay State Park, Oswald State Park to name a few.
TRAIN TOURS (seasonal): Hop on a tour train right in Rockaway where you will be taken along the Pacific Ocean through the many little beach communities located along the shore.
|Sep 10 2014||Jun 17 2015||$130||$140||$790||$3,423||2 Nights|
|Jun 18 2015||Sep 09 2015||$170||$170||$1,020||$4,080||2 Nights|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 11%|
|Deposits: $150 refundable deposit|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: $60 cleaning fee. No pets. No smoking.|
- 1 King Bed
- 1 Queen Bed
- 4 Twin Beds
- Full Kitchen
- Parking Included
- Beach Towels
- Game Room
- High Speed Internet
- Hardwood Floors
- Linens Provided
- View (Mountains)
- Alarm Clock
- Coffee Maker
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Hair Dryer
- Charcoal Grill
- Miniature Golf
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Shopping Area
- Horseback Riding
- Basketball Court
- Whale Watching
- Grocery Store
- Live Entertainment
- Movie Theater
Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Rockaway Beach, Oregon
Amazing Beach Home!!!
February 25, 2015
My family and I went to the Hermit Crab for a 3-day weekend. What an amazing home! It provided all the comforts I was looking for plus some! The beds were very comfortable and the space immaculately clean! The backyard fire pit allowed the kids and us to make s'mores and enjoy camp fire stories well into the night while being right at home! The kitchen was very well stocked with supplies so cooking was easy. AND we were a few minutes walk from the beach which we spent most of the day at! This home provided everything I could have hoped for and more! I look forward to returning to the Hermit Crab again and again! It was very special! :-)))
The Dalles, OR, USA
Everything provided. . .
December 1, 2014
The kitchen provides everything imaginable. The bedrooms were private with comfortable beds. We liked that the beach was such a short walk away. The pride of the owners is evident at every point.
We love it!
August 1, 2014
My family and I have stayed here multiple times and love the location, the privacy, the quite neighborhood, and having the whole beach to ourselves. Gina is very easy to work with and answers any questions you might have. The only thing we wish was updated is the upstairs full/queen bed. Other than that, we have no complaints and will be back again when we can.
Loved it here
July 25, 2014
Great place for a family. Provides many extras - games, toys, well stocked kitchen supplies. Easy walk to beautiful beach and fishing pond. Owner was great to deal with. Very comfortable, bright, clean home. We would love to stay again.
Eastern Washington USA
We had a magical time!
July 18, 2014
My family rented the Hermit Crab for a month and it was perfect for all 5 of us. Its fantastic location -- close to the beach and also a stocked trout pond (my son and 4-yr-old daughter were in heaven!), just north if downtown -- was great for us. The house has ample sleeping space, nice amenities (including a nice tv, direct tv and ipod dock/speaker, foosball table, games, etc),.deck with picnic table and nice charcoal grill, and beautiful setting surrounded by green.plants and trees, all if which made our stay the best it could have been. Some beach rentals smell musty, but not this one. It's immaculate, smells good, and the is stocked with top-of-the-line dishes, utensils, etc. The owner, Gina, was available and happy to provide everything we needed. It was hands-down the best vacation I've had in years. We will definitely be back to The Hermit Crab...thanks, Gina!
October 16, 2013
The Hermit Crab had everything we needed. Perfect layout and plenty of room for cars and large boat. Gina, the owner, was great to deal with providing all the information needed to make are stay a pleasant one. We will definitely be back.
Lots of Beds and Close to the Ocean
September 20, 2013
Had a great weekend with a group if friends, plenty of rooms to beds to sleep in and a big common area where we could hang out. Great big deck and just a few blocks from the ocean. Definitely recommend for groups looking for a place to share for a weekend getaway!
West Linn, OR
Clean and Relaxing!
September 3, 2013
This was our second visit to the Hermit Crab. Our family had a whole week (last week of August) to enjoy the clean, quiet, comfortable house just 3 blocks from the beautiful beach. Plenty of room for everyone (2 adults and 4 kids.) During our first stay 2 summers ago, we had 2 adults and 6 kids in our group, and everyone fit comfortably then, too. We love the beach. We love the house. We love the cute town of Rockaway Beach. We will definitely be coming back to the Hermit Crab.
Beaverton, Oregon USA
August 25, 2013
Cute and cozy! Loved the beach access! Firepit out back was an added bonus!
August 19, 2013
We booked the Hermit Crab for a 5 night stay. Gina, the owner, was super easy and nice to work with. We were beyond surprised when we got there to see how "stocked" the refrigerator and pantry were - literally every condiment and spice was covered! We appreciated how clean and tidy everything was and absolutely loved the easy 2 block walk to the beach.
June 26, 2013
We stayed in the home for 2 full days and it was very relaxing. It was very close to the beach and we enjoyed the outdoor activities such as the fire pit and BBQing. The only feedback Is that the BBQ grill was a bit dirty when we first used it, however, once we cleaned it, it was good to go. I would definatelly stay there again and I would strongly recomend it as the house was clean, the location was great and it was very relaxing.
C Anahi Garibay
Great relaxing place
June 5, 2013
This place gets better and more relaxing as we return. This year's the second year we come and it was great! Not only was there free fishing the weekend we stayed, we had a relaxing time with our family. Home away from home!
Chippewa Falls WI
Fun was had by all !
May 29, 2013
Our stay at the Hermit Crab way exceeded our expectations. The owners really go out of their way to ensure that your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. We definitely recommend staying at Hermit Crab and we hope to return in years to come.
September 18, 2012
We had the perfect place for our family of five. The kids loved the bunks. There was plenty of space for us. The kitchen was well equipped for our "at home" Meals. Close to the beach and so peaceful. The fire pit was great! We had smores.
Great home! Incredibly child friendly
September 5, 2012
I always dread going to beach houses because they have all this beautiful decor that I'm terrified my three children are going to ruin. This home was absolutely beautiful and very child friendly. It was clean and spacious. Great location. We stayed labor day weekend and the beach was still a nice quiet place. Love it. Can't wait to come again next year.
Loretta Blankenship Savri
Sweet Home, OR
August 24, 2012
We brought 4 boys under the age of 6 and my 14 month old was able to walk to the beach, so it is a short trip. The house is clean and well stocked. The fridge had a problem and the owner had a new one there in hours and then sent a huge gift basket to apologize.(well done if something had to go wrong.) A few tips, if you want more condiments than ketchup/mustard, bring them. I had to go to the store, which was a bit annoying since I had hoped to never leave the house/beach. If you have a baby, bring a baby gate. (this would have made our life so much less stressful) I was pleasantly surprised by the little extras like marshmallow roasting sticks,beach toys, kites, laundry detergent, movies and game selection, 3 televisions, hairdryers, great coffee, etc. The beach location was perfect! It was like having a private beach because it wasn't right in town. Also, do your grocery shopping in Tillamook on the way in if you are coming from the south. The small store in town is very small and high on prices. Overall I would very much recommend this house and this beach.
July 25, 2012
We enjoyed our entire week at the Hermit Crab....we were so close to so much to do that we took full advantage of it!!! We traveled to Newport to the aquarium & then another day to Seaside!!! The weather wasn't too bad...but we still enjoyed the ocean & the firepit at night....we will be back!!! Thank you!!!
Brisbane , Australia
Hermit crab beach house
July 3, 2012
Exceptional, we were extremely happy with everything. Close to the beach, all the items provided for a pleasant vacation.made it so easy since we travelled from Australia we could not bring slot with us.
June 16, 2012
Great house. Very spacious and had everything we needed. We all had a wonderful time and wished we could have stayed longer.Thank you.
Sioux City, IA
August 13, 2011
Our Family rented the Hermit Crab this July. It was specious and had everything anybody could want. It was clean and litterly steps from the beach. We made smores in the firepit, grilled on the grill, and my boys flew kites on the beach. There was plenty of room for all 6 of us and the foosball table and Nintendo were a plus in the evening. I would highly recommend it to anybody. Thanks for a great vacation. The Craig Family
Portland, OR 97229
Clean and Cozy Beach House
April 19, 2011
What a perfect location for a get away! The house is clean, roomy and well stocked. The lot is roomy and streets are very quiet. Beach access is easy and if you're lucky the weather will cooperate too. We'll be back again.
Wonderful vacation home
November 30, 2010
A group of 8 of us recently went to the hermit crab for thanksgiving weekend. We had a wonderful time. The house was stocked with almost everything we needed to have a thanksgiving dinner for the group and the amount of space accommodated everyone. The house has 2 rooms with large beds and one room with 2 bunk beds, so it is a bit of a squeeze with 8 adults. The area is very cute, it is a short walk to the beach and a short drive to other beaches (ie- cannon beach). I would definitely stay again!
Pocatello, ID USA
November 30, 2010
Enjoyed the open floor plan and the additional private apartment with a loft. Ideally located
September 29, 2010
It was a very pleasant experience. I plan to go back in the near future.
June 30, 2010
We prefere to not stay right on the beach, it was just a short walk away. The yard was lush and quiet, the house was well stocked. Our family of seven had a great time!
Moses Lake, WA
Winter Family Reunion
January 1, 2010
I rented the Hermit Crab for a couple of nights the end of December because I wanted my adult children to come with me to visit my mom in assisted living nearby in Tillamook. This Beach House was very new, no musty smells...more like a resort. Very nice kitchen and appliances, comfy sofa and loveseat, everything is quality! We loved the gas fireplace! Best of all, the price in winter is excellent!! The 6 of us had a fantastic time and there was plenty of room for everyone. Winter at the ocean is still mild and we spent time on the beach each of 3 days. Great time of year for picture taking and whale watching! We were told that 30 whales pass by every hour...I did actually see a whale spout on this visit! The owner, Gina, is fabulous to work with and very helpful. You can't go wrong in renting this home...we are hoping to be back in summer (the normal time to visit a beach).
Hermiston, Oregon USA
December 1, 2009
This is a lovely home with all the amenities. The short walk to the beach was lovely and the beach outstanding. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family at the Hermit Crab. "Don't be crabby, you're at the beach!"
The Perfect Getaway!!
May 19, 2009
We just had the pleasure of staying at The Hermit Crab! What a beautiful comfortable house. Very clean full of amenities and well stocked. My girls had the best time, they loved the bunk beds and my husband and I loved the close walk to the beautiful beach!!! We have definetly found our new retreat for weekend getaways, we were so sad to leave. Thanks Gina for letting us enjoy your beautiful house. Hope to see it again! The Daviau's
rapid city, SD
Rockaway beach house
September 22, 2008
We had a wonderful time staying at the hermit crab. The house was amazing very clean and neat. The price of the house was awesome compaired to what you would pay for a hotel. Everything was provided for us, and that was very nice. If were ever near the Oregon coast the hermit crab is where we would like to stay again.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Home Away From Home
August 26, 2008
What a great home for our family of 8! Everything we needed and then more. Spices, condiments and even Starbucks coffee to brew fresh each morning. Nintendo, Foosball, DVD s, Beach toys, and books all available for our use. It was wonderful to walk the beach, hunt for shells, watch the waves and then return to our cozy home. The weather was typical, the chowder awesome, and the people very friendly. We would definitely love to go again! The Burtons were a pleasure to book with. From The Bergmann 8
July 1, 2008
We had such a nice and relaxing time at your home. It was perfect! (although we counted 250 - 300 steps to the beach! he he he :) ) Your home was clean and very inviting! we felt very comfortable and loved the foos ball table! thank you again!
Anchorage, AK USA
June 25, 2008
The beach house was awesome and completely filled the needs of the vacation. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a place to get away to. Thanks! Lisa
Hermit Crab at Rockaway
March 3, 2008
This house was clean, new, well equipped in a quiet neighborhood, with easy beach access. A good value and a reasonable, easy to work with owner.
The Perfect Retreat
October 21, 2007
We had just moved away from family in Boise Idaho to an apartment in Portland. Thanksgiving was coming up and my family wanted to come to Oregon for the Holidays. Not able to house everyone I started looking for a beach rental. After many hours searching we came across the Hermit Crab. It was perfect, enough games for adults and kids, there was never a dull moment! The kid friendly environment with Bunk Beds and Character table settings to the fort outside, was a seller. The BBQ pit is a great asset for those who want to be one with nature. The area is so beautiful tucked away amongst the trees yet a simple stroll to the beach. We will definitely be back!
Morgan, Utah USA
Hermit Crab Review
October 3, 2007
A home away from home...A great place to stay with all the amenities...Ideal location, uncrowded beach and close to all that Oregon has to offer...I shall return.
Brooklyn Center, MN USA
Wonderful place to stay
June 20, 2007
We had a wonderful time last week at the Hermit Crab. It is a beautiful house and the ocean was awesome. It is convenient to the ocean without being right on it. It was really cool to hear the ocean while we were sitting around the firepit. The house is beautiful and was very clean and well stocked with the essentials. Thank you so much for letting us stay there. The Swansons June 2007
The Eldridge Family
CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!
May 30, 2006
We stayed in early May with another family. Between us we had three children under 3. The house was great. So well taken care of and some great amenities. It was perfect for two families because there were bathrooms both upstairs and downstairs and lots of room. It is in a great housing area that is very close to the beach. We really enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and to the beach every day. In fact we already talked with our friends and want to go back in the Fall and try and make this a biannual trip with them. We are recommending the Hermit Crab to all of our friends (just not on the weekends we want to go back!)
St.Paul, OR USA
May 24, 2006
A great accomodation for families, and especially those with little children. We were delighted that there were books and games available for our little ones, as well as kid-friendly cups. The short walk to the beach is safe and we loved that it was really quiet and not crowded. I would recommend this vacation home in a heartbeat!
Aloha, OR USA
Great beach house, great location, great price
May 22, 2006
Beautiful house. Great location. We loved the outside fire place and the game room. Definately will stay there again
Vancouver, WA USA
Our Stay at the Beach House
May 22, 2006
We had a wonderful stay at the Burton Beach House. It was so beautiful and new! We were not expecting the house to be so updated and fresh. Very well worth the money!
Vancouver, WA USA
We had a fantastic time
March 10, 2006
Thanks for letting us use your vacation home. We had a fantastic time. The children were more than happy-they stayed busy the whole time. The weather was warm and sunny-rained at night, but that made it cozy. We got to enjoy the fire pit too! I am looking forward to another trip to the coast real soon.
We will be back
September 28, 2005
Thank you for the nice weekend, we loved the Hermit Crab and her amenities! We hope to rent it again sometime soon.
Pocatello, Id. USA
September 15, 2005
Great place. New,homey, all amenities available. Good for family or couples.The family that owns it are polite and very helpful. Friendly townspeople. No crowds. Beach very accessible. Good fishing, crabbing and hunting. Quaint, peaceful and very comfortable. Will return.
First time to the ocean!!!
September 15, 2005
What a magnificent trip for our family!We never imagined a beach like this existed other than magazine pictures!The people in Rockaway were so enjoyable to get to know. The house is beautiful, well equipped and nicely decorated.The owners are polite and easy to work with. It was nice to be able to call them about any questions.Wonderful hosts! The people, landscape and homeowners have made a family's dream come true. We all hope to come back soon.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Wonderful Beach House
September 12, 2005
A brand new beach house. Very neat. Very clean. Cozy, comfortable and reasonable. Clean beautiful beach, never crowded with people. Lots of sea life. All the conveniences of home, and, you will never want to leave.
...we had a lovely weekend. The sunsets were spectacular due to the smoke from wildfires when we stayed. We took long walks, collected sand dollars, hung out in Cannon Beach and had a good dinner at Dooger's. My husband got a good laugh from the singing fish. It was a great way to spend some family time before my older daughter went back to college. Thanks for making your house available through the auction.
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