Saltair- Charming beach side cottage
Your kids will immediately run upstairs and claim the sleeping loft for themselves. You’ll be delighted when you check the cabinets in the kitchen. Spices and kitchen basics and good quality pots and pans are plentiful, even the gourmet chef of the family will be pleased. And the extras will make you smile, too. Blender to make Tillamook ice cream milkshakes? Check! Espresso machine? Check! Forks for roasting marshmallows at the patio Chimenea? Crab crackers? Oyster shuckers? Sharp knives? Check, check and check! The house holds 8 people, four in the sleeping loft with twin mattresses, and two bedrooms for couples in queen beds downstairs. The renters say having two bathrooms is a definite A plus!
Enter the beach at the paved access path across the street where you walk under a canopy of trees that opens up to the seven mile stretch of a sparsely populated beach. After a restful night in beds made with quality linens, take your cup of coffee and crossword out to the bench at the end of the path and say good morning to the Twin Rocks rising majestically out of the waves from the end of the path.
Your kids will find beach toys at the back door, kites in the closer, games and puzzles under the window seat and many current and favorite DVDs. Have a toddler? A drawer full of socket protectors and a safety gate are here for you and the four mattresses in the sleeping loft are easy access beds for the little ones. The loft window has a safety guard.
Winter: Gale winds might blow but the house is sturdy and as tight as a drum. Go on, brave the weather to walk on the beach then throw your wet clothes in the washer and dryer while you shower in one of the two bathrooms. Take an afternoon trip on Highway 101 and catch a glimpse of the whale migration at the vista points. Cozy up in the window seat with a good book and watch the tall fir trees in the distance dance in the wind. Open the doors under the window seat to find all types of family games. Santa finds this house at Christmas, too!
Spring: What will be up in the garden next? What will the next hour bring in terms of weather? You’ll get it all in any given day, except snow and ice. Get out the kite and go up the beach to mingle with the professionals while they fly their big guys at the annual Kite festival. Do a bonfire on the beach and grab the marshmallows and get roasting.
Summer: You have seen Norman Rockwell paintings. Well there is a connection when you think of the small town Fourth of July parade and fireworks held here in town. Hear that steam engine train whistle? Yes, this is the real thing, take your family for a ride on the train and go along the bay to past jutting rocks and fishing boats at the mouth of the jetty to Garibaldi and back. The garden is bursting with color and hummingbirds love the fuchsias. How many butterflies do you see?
Fall: Here’s a secret many vacationers don’t know. Some of the mildest and most beautiful sunny weather can happen in September and October at the Oregon Coast. If you have never been to the coast during these months, you are missing out! Get your Netarts oysters from the docks in Garibaldi and smoke them on the barbecue for a wonderful appetizer before your crab feast. Drop another log on the fire in the chimenea and feel how the stone patio warms you up in the cooling night air. Your family tradition should be Thanksgiving at the beach! Watch the game on the cable TV while the turkey is cooking in the oven.
Want to see more? There is a video walkthrough. Go to Utube and search for 'Rockaway Beach, Oregon Saltair rental cottage' Winter or summer, this is the place to stay.. The Oregon Coast is a great destination whether it is a stormy winter night or a clear blue kite-flying day.
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|May 24 2015||Sep 29 2015||$175||$175||$1,020||$4,200||2 Nights|
|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 11%|
|Deposits: 1/2 total rental fee (includes cleaning and damage deposit)|
|Payment Options: PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: $65 cleaning fee $100 refundable security/damage deposit. This can be returned if there are no necessary repairs.|
- 2 Queen Beds
- 4 Twin Beds
- Beach Chairs
- Hardwood Floors
- Linens Provided
- Beach Towels
- Parking Included
- Full Kitchen
- High Speed Internet
- Alarm Clock
- DVD Player
- TV (Cable/Satellite)
- CD Player
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Ceiling Fan
- Charcoal Grill
- Coffee Maker
- Shopping Area
- Miniature Golf
- Whale Watching
- Basketball Court
- Grocery Store
- Deep Sea Fishing
12 miles to the Tillamook Cheese Factory with daily tours. Garibaldi is 4 miles to the south and with charter boats available for hire for fishing, crabbing and whale watching. Nehalem Winery is just north 15 minutes and all along the Pacific Coast Highway (101) are antique shops in the little towns dotting this scenic drive.
Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Rockaway Beach, Oregon
October whale watching stay
December 24, 2014
Went to stay at this great cottage once again! This house has everything and a close walk down to the beach! We drove to Depoe Bay to go whale watching and the drive was amazing. We saw plenty of whales too.
September 4, 2014
The cottage is welcoming, very clean and comfortable. We felt right at home. The kitchen was well stocked with all the utensils and appliances you would ever need. The beach was close and the nearby restaurants were very good. We definitely hope to return.
Awesome beach cottage!
August 20, 2014
Beautiful beach getaway. Nicely furnished and updated! Everything as presented in the pictures. Location to the beach was perfect. We loved it and definitely plan on staying there again for a longer period of time!
Olympia Washinton, USA
Perfect cozy retreat
October 6, 2013
Originally found Saltair Cottage on line. Happened to be in the area and did a "drive by"! Looked like it would work! It was beyond all expectations! Tasteful interiors, every amentity we could possibly want/need! Could hear the sound of the ocean from the deck! We will definitely return--already checking the calendar for a possible date. Ms. Jenkins was so helpful in making our stay as comfortable as possible! Thank You for the experience and the opportunity to share YOUR lovely space with us. Janet
Jacqueline Kimball Fahey
Lake Oswego, OR
August 31, 2013
Once again my family had a wonderful stay at the Saltair Cottage in Rockaway Beach, OR. This beautiful home never disappoints and has everything you need for family fun at the beach. My son finally got the chance to fly the kite and had a great time. Can't wait for next spring and summer when we will visit again!
Oasis at the beach
October 29, 2012
My famiy of 3 stayed at Saltair Cottage for three nights. Everything about the house is relaxing, thoughtfully planned, clean and well-maintained. Rather than staying at a vacation rental, it feels like you are staying at a tasteful friend's second home. We cooked one night and found everything we needed in the functional kitchen. The yard and patio are beautiful, as is the connecting path (across the street) to the beach. The beach at Rockaway is long , peaceful and uncrowded. The city is fairly sleepy and doesn't offer a lot of choices for dining out, but Nehalem and Manzanita aren't too far away. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay and will likely return.
Thanks, Scott, I appreciate the thoughtful review! Saltair is a great base location for restaurants and other attractions both north and south along the coast, and as you found out, equipped to let you stay home and cook your own meal. For those who have rented any other place in the past with one small pan matched with one large lid, two forks and fourteen spoons will find the kitchen utensils you need for many fine meals.
A wonderful seaside vacation
September 7, 2012
Our entire family had a fantastic and relaxing time at the Saltair cottage! The cottage was very clean and furnished way more than we expected. You can't ask for better access to a more private part of the beach and it comes out right at twin rocks. Combine all that with a short walk to downtown Rockaway or a short drive to Tillamook and we had all we needed for a memorable vacation.
The perfect retreat
July 24, 2012
My husband and I selected this beautiful cottage for our vacation from the internet, and the actual experience didn't let us down. The cottage is as clean and charming as it looks, with plenty of room for families (even though it was only the two of us) and everything you could need for added comfort. We had plenty of dishes, towels, blankets, appliances and even some cupboard basics were there. Internet and phone connections (if you really want to stay connected) were perfect. The garden was beautiful and the patio a nice place to dine outside. Best of all was the beach, which was a very short walk via a paved path from the house. There is a perfect view of the twin rocks, and there is plenty of room to feel like its your own private beach. We woke every morning, grabbed a cup of coffee and went walking on the beach... Fresh seafood is readily available in nearby Garibaldi, and there are plenty of shopping, restaurants, parks and hiking trails a short distance away. This is a base camp for a coastal vacation and a perfect retreat. We would love to return some day. Lastly, the cottage owner deserves praise for a beautifully decorated and maintained home. It was a pleasure to work with her.
A great place to stay
July 14, 2012
We were delighted to find this cottage in Rockaway. We've just begun exploring this area of the Oregon coast and were delighted to find Saltair. We enjoy the Rockaway beach and were thrilled to be so close to trails to the beach. The cottage was just the right size for the 4 of us. Our 15 year old granddaughter liked claiming the loft area as her own! We will definitely plan on returning.
Brooklyn, NY USA
A perfect Oregon Coast experience
January 5, 2012
Saltair has a cozy cottage feeling without being small at all. It is warm, comfortable, and has a great layout. The kitchen, dining, and living rooms opened up to each other nicely, which made it very enjoyable to spend time with other guests while cooking, playing games, reading, or watching some tv. It was incredibly close to the ocean, on a quiet road, and with all the amenities we needed. It was also immaculately maintained. And as a bonus, the owner was very easy to communicate with and amicable too. Will definitely be coming back!
One of our Best Vacations
October 10, 2011
We spent the last week of September at Saltair. The place is immaculate. The owner has obviously put much thought and care into making it comfortable, cozy, snug, inviting, homey, attractive. I could go on, but you get the picture. With the exception of fresh food everything you could need is there, even down to sharpened pencils! The pretty cottage garden is a really nice touch. Not to mention location: a short walk through a lovely wooded path and you're at a long, clean stretch of beach. Our stay at Saltair was well worth the long drive from Billings Montana, and we are already making plans to return in 2012. Janine and Roger Pryor
Central Point, OR USA
Family reunion stay
August 31, 2011
Saltair Cottage was wonderful. We were impressed with the decor and cleanliness of the cottage. The children really liked the loft sleeping area. Our niece is hoping to book Saltair for a family vacation at a later date.
Wetmore, Colorado, USA
at the beach
August 8, 2011
What a great little place. It had everything we needed and we so enjoyed our time there. We'd like to come back again soon ans a longer amount of time.
Amazing house, wonderful weekend
June 2, 2011
I am from Eugene and had a friend visiting from Colorado. We wanted a cozy little house as a home base for a weekend away over Memorial Day, and I am incredibly glad that we ended up at Saltair. The house was clean, tastefully decorated, quiet, and fully stocked. The two queen-bed bedrooms were great - we both slept better than we had in weeks. The loft would have been great if we had a larger party with kids. We like to cook, so the kitchen was delightful with good utensils and a wide variety of spices/oils/etc. It was a short walk down the path to watch the amazing sunset over the ocean, and we could hear the waves crashing from the front porch. Jeannine was incredible - very quick to respond to questions. She had clearly listened to the requests of previous visitors (as evidenced by the visitors' log in the house) and had made small but meaningful improvements on an already great house. There were a lot of little touches about how the house was stocked and arranged that made the stay even better. I've already recommended Saltair to coworkers and friends, and I will definitely be checking its availability the next time I go for a coast getaway.
Beyond our Expectations!
January 8, 2011
This cottage can be described with one word: PERFECT. Every single thing we needed was there. I absolutely could not believe it. The place is super clean, wonderfully decorated and located right across the street from beach access!! The cupboards are stocked, including spices and other pantry items, the linens are plentiful and the kitchen appliances and washer/dryer allowed us to feel right at home. The beds are VERY comfortable, including the mattresses in the upstairs sleeping area where I slept with my grandkids. The double bath layout is exactly what we needed with 3 generations of females! This is a charming, well lit, extremely tidy cottage with MUCH more room than the description online conveys. The layout is fantastic for both privacy and enjoyment with a small group of people. I felt like I was staying in someone's home that they had allowed me to use on a very special trip. To make our perfect stay complete, the weather for the entire week in late December/early January was sunny and clear every, single day. We drove across the country to meet my mother and spend a week with her at the coast and I selected this cottage sight unseen. I could not be happier!
October 10, 2010
We were delighted with Saltair. it was nicely decorated, had comfortable furniture and had every appliance or utensil you could imagine. The landscaping was beautiful and the ocean was a brief walk, as represented. Given the opportunity to be in the area again, we would definitly book this cottage.
September 2, 2010
We enjoyed our stay very much. The cottage was very comfortable and well maintained with a charming garden in front. We plan to visit again.
Portland, OR USA
August 24, 2010
Five of us "thiry-something" women rented this house for a little R&R and a break from the kids for a few days. It was everything we hoped for and more! The house was adorably decorated, clean and cozy. It had all the amenities we needed too, even a little food processor. We used the grill to cook both nights and would have used the chiminea to roast our marshmellows had the friendly neighbors not invited us to join them in their bonfire. We loved having the beach just a half block away. We watched the sunset both night and enjoyed the seclusion. It was a wonderful, much needed respite. I will definitely rent this house again with the family. It's also the very nicest house on the entire street. The garden blew me away. So very beautiful!!!
Melanie & Jack
Lake Oswego, OR USA
August 13, 2010
Bright, clean, close to the beach, all the comforts of home. We will return to this wonderful beach get away.
Wenatchee, WA USA
Beautifully Cared For Cottage
August 8, 2010
We loved our stay here. It was charming and surprisingly roomy. All the amenities were there for us. Just steps to the beach on a quiet lovely street. We didn't use the loft but it would be great for families with kids. Rockaway Beach is a quiet stretch of beach, which is just right for us. Thanks, Jeannine.
Nancy & Larrie Kaastad
Perfect cabin at the Beach!
July 22, 2010
We recently stayed two nights with our son and his family including their 4 year old and six month old boys. This was definitely our dream cabin, loved the decorations and the added touches. It looks just like the pictures! We can't wait to return to Saltair!
Perfect Little Cottage!!!
September 15, 2009
This place was perfect for our stay. It was right near the beach, which the kids loved. It was decorated very nicely and is obviously taken care of. It very easily became our home away from home. We can't wait to go back there!
July 22, 2009
This was our third time visiting Saltair, and it is always a wonderful experience. I love how the whole home is decorated in dreamy blues and whites...perfectly complimenting the serine environment outside. What a retreat!
Bainbridge Island, WA
June 29, 2009
We were extremely pleased with the Saltair cottage. It was very cozy, yet very roomy and clean. The distance to the beach was nominal. We would definitely recommend it.
Seattle, WA USA
Saltair is our new annual vacation destination!
June 22, 2009
My daughter and I just returned from a week's stay at Saltair Cottage. Let me say that we were beyond impressed; the experience fully exceeded our expectations, and they were high already! Charming, clean, spacious, comfortable, well-maintained, beautifully landscaped, completely equipped with anything & everything. We will be back next year!
Kingsville, Ontario Canada
May 6, 2009
My mom (86 years old) and myself just spent 5 days at Saltair. What a cute and cozy little cottage. I loved having a thermastat in each room and the heated bench in the kitchen. It was a perfect spot for exploring both north and south along the coast of Oregon. We stocked up at Fred Meyer on our way from the Portland airport and were able to make fast, easy suppers at the end of full days of exploring and picnic lunches to take with us. We had terrific nights sleep on the most comfortable beds. There was so much to enjoy right at the cottage, but we were on the go most of the time. We had great weather and our pictures turned out fabulous. The coast is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. The 3 cape scenic loop drive from Tillamook was fantastic. A volunteer was at one lookout with a telescope to show us birds nesting on the rocks. Oregon is beautiful and the people are very friendly.
October 28, 2008
We stayed at Saltair Thursday night and left Saturday morning during Mid-October. The weather was amazing all weekend and the cottage was wonderful. The cottage is kept in great condition and the lawn is immaculate. In my opinion, the best looking cottage on the street. The cottage was very clean and included all amenities and then some. We would definitely stay here again. Overall great experience.
Relaxing home by the sea
July 28, 2008
This was our second time staying at Saltair and we found it to be even better than the first. This is an impeccably maintained home in a great location. We will definitely be back. Thank you very much.
Portland, OR USA
Charming for sure!
July 14, 2008
My selfish side wants to keep Saltair our own secret, but the truth is, our second trip to Saltair was even better than our first...which was wonderful! The garden was gorgeous,the path to the beach was magical and convenient. The cottage is very clean and well cared for, with such a lovely and tasteful decor. Everything we needed was provided, even a juicer for fresh squeezed orange juice! The kids loved it as much as my husband and I. It is perfect for either one family, two families or just one couple's get away. If you ever wanted to stay in one of those Thomas Kincaid cottages,this is it!
Nampa, Idaho USA
June 20, 2008
This place was absolutely wonderful for our 25th anniversary. We were here for an entire week and not a disappointing moment went by. You made our stay here absolutely the best and we have spent some time at the World Mark in Depoe bay, Seaside, Newport, Yachats, Bridal Veil and so on inland as well. This was the best. I would definitely recommend this place to any one that would want a nice place to stay. We found the beach a quiet and wonderful place to go. We also appreciated the quiet street that it was on and just a block from one of the busiest highways in the Western portion of America. Thank you The Zimmerman's
Melonee R Clark
Marcola, OR USA
Wish you were here...
May 2, 2008
The cottage is quaint and wonderful. Very clean and cozy. Just a short walk to the beach. Wonderful for a family or just two. The owners were easy to work with. We will be back.
Vancouver, WA USA
Comfy and cozy
April 2, 2008
We had a great long weekend at the Saltair, two families with children. The room upstairs is perfect for the kids, and the two queen bedrooms were great for parents. We were happy with how clean and neat the house was, also a very short walk to the beach. Overall i would recommend.
October 31, 2007
If you want a sure thing, this is it! There is no one I wouldn't recommend this perfect vacation house to. It is large enough for two families to share, with two equal bedrooms and a loft with enough room for all the children, while also being small enough for a romantic weekend with a loved one. This home doesn't lack for anything, including Shout it Out, kites and charcoal, and to top it off the fabulous beach is right there, literally, after a short walk down a meandering paved path. I'd recommend you go, and I suspect you'll go back again and again just as we have.
Scappoose, OR USA
A Perfect Getaway Cottage
October 3, 2007
Saltair is a charming, peaceful retreat, inside and out! Whether sitting on the patio enjoying the wonderful landscaping and a nice cozy fire, or relaxing in the open and airy livingroom, Saltair is sure to please everyone. My daughters enjoyed having there own space upstairs in the loft and we all loved having two bathrooms. The eat-in kitchen is a bonus and everyone loves the 'heated' bench at the table! The is a very well appointed house, it has everything you need and is a stones throw from the beach. You won't be disappointed.
July 27, 2006
Cozy,clean,light,airy,a treasure. This sweet cottage is well cared for and in turn we felt well cared for during our stay. We found many extra touches that gave us delight and warm feelings. The short path to the beach is beautiful, as is the beach itself. Our nine and ten year old girls loved the sleeping loft,window seat to sit on and play games or to read,the kites and beach toys, and we all loved having two bathrooms. The quaint kitchen was charming and well stocked. We are looking forward to a return trip!
May 18, 2005
super house, great location. very easy to work with owners. highly recommended!
Completely Relaxing Beach House
May 18, 2005
My staff conducted our retreat at this beach house in May, and it was absolutely perfect. The house had everything we could possibly need and then some. We cooked, listened to music, watched a few films, flew a kite on the beach... We will definitely be back.
Beautiful place for a getaway!
May 18, 2005
Saltair is just lovely - spacious and bright with the sounds of the ocean lulling you to sleep. With the water a stone's throw away you can spend time on the beach, patio, or the cozy kitchen all within the same hour. This is the perfect place for a personal vacation or work retreat. Tastefully decorated in shades of blue it feels like the coastal cabin you have always wanted. Rockaway is a great town with the summer jazz festival, kite festival, friendly people, and so much to do at your doorstep. I highly reccomend Saltair.
Fantastic cabin, amazing price
March 29, 2005
I don't have enough good things to say about this place. It is spacious, brand-new remodel job, excellent decorations (so beachy!) literally next to the beach, well-stocked kitchen, everything you could possibly want. It rained while we were there and we hardly noticed. The cabin heated up quickly and had a heater in every room, and two bathrooms which was key since the rain didn't stop us from going to the beach. I would highly recommend this place to anyone- we are in our 20s and loved it, and I know if my parents were to come they would love it too. Definitely planning on going back!