Want to get away for the last three-day weekend before school starts and summer ends? Our house is still available and we're discounting it accordingly.
Spring break for Portland Public Schools (and in other areas as well) arrives next week. If the thought of children going stir crazy in your house makes you shiver, why not take some time and head out to the beach?
Our house is available next week. It can sleep up to 14 people. Get some friends to go out to the coast with you. With high-speed Wi-Fi at the house, you can even continue to get work done from there while the kids play in the sand and nosh on smores.
BTW, if you haven’t been to the house in awhile, you’re in for some surprises. First, it is no longer green. New paint job ahoy! Also, the deck has been refinished. We have replaced the sofa and the TV is now a HDTV. There is a Blu-Ray player. And Dana recently bought a very nice knife set for the kitchen. Basically, everything you need to enjoy your vacation.
So per usual, we’re giving a last minute availability discount. The discount is 15% off our normal winter rate or if you book five days or more, we’ll give you 20% off our winter rate. Our winter rate is $169 per night.
But with the discounts, the rates are:
Standard deposit, cleaning fees and Rockaway Beach room tax apply. See our rates page for details.
We've launched a new web site and you're looking at it!
The site hasn't changed much from the previous web site. The main reasons for the move were mainly behind the scenes. The old web site was using a plugin that was no longer being maintained.
The main reason for announcing the change is to explain why we haven't blogged about the house in ages, and to let you know that there are new posts coming soon.
We're now introducing Winter Weekend specials. We've been looking for a way to balance the need to book multiple days at a time (to avoid gaps in the calendar and frankly to ensure that people have enough time in the house to relax and enjoy themselves) with the fact that a lot of people can't take an extra day off from work and only have a weekend to visit the coast.
We think we've come up with a pretty good solution that makes the most out of a typical weekend.
Our house, thankfully, has been booked most of the summer so we haven't had much time to visit and see the changes happening in Rockaway Beach lately. We finally visited our house a couple of weeks ago, and we found some significant changes in town.
First, the one thing that Rockaway Beach always seemed to be missing was a salt water taffy and candy store. Thankfully, that void has been filled with a new branch of the Cannon Beach favorite Picnic Basket Candy Store.
We've reduced our rental rates. The new rates are:
The previous rates were $189 for winter and $245 for summer. The rate reductions are based on a better understanding of our costs now that we've owned the house for a few months.
If you are interested about how we determine the rates that we charge, we've provided a detailed explanation below.
We're finally ready to rent the house, and we want to celebrate. We're hosting an holiday party/open house. If you want to get a sneak peek at the house, please feel to come by and say hello.
We've found three new places to eat in Rockaway Beach which is always great news in a small town like Rockway.
The Cow Belle Cafe has good country food. The biscuits and gravy is the best I've found on the coast (Grammy Lucys in Portland has the best in Oregon). The restaurant shares a kitchen with the saloon next door. If you are unaware, you may get startled by the divider opening as the saloon places an order.
Clara's smoke house has great smoked food. It isn't a restaurant per say, but you can't go wrong with their premium smoked salmon.