by Jeff Bogle
This utterly charming six-unit motel, located just two minutes from the 7-mile stretch of sand and surf on Rockaway Beach between Nehalem Bay and Tillamook Bay, offers families self-sufficient, apartment-style guestrooms with a master bedroom and living room with futon and/or bunk beds, all new appliances in a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TVs, DVD players and free Wi-Fi. For very large families or family reunions, the Sea Haven has a massive six-bedroom Guest House next door that can accommodate up to 18 people on 10 beds! The motel features a wood fire pit with a barbecue grill and crab cooker, and a picnic table to eat and make new friends. There are beach toys available to borrow.
Our Editor Loves
- Beach toys to borrow
- Rooms with bunk beds
- Free Wi-Fi
- Water Sports
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Originally we chose Sea Haven because they allowed pets. Five year later, even without our beloved pet, we chose to go back on our trip celebrating our anniversary. We appreciated the very efficient use of space of our room, all at a good price. If you plan to do some cooking, heating of food, or just want a full size refrigerator, stove and microwave with pots, pans, dishes and glasses, you couldn't ask for a better set up, all very clean. The kitchen and counter top island layout made for a practical use of space. If you plan to cook crabs or do outdoor grilling, there is a picnic area with a table, boiling pot and a barbecue.
The interior was pleasantly decorated in a seaside motif. The futon couch was great to sit and watch the World Series on the television. There was also a small tv in the bedroom with a comfortable bed. There's not a lot of floor space in the bedroom of our unit, but we took one of the stools from the storage above the bedroom and it was a perfect night table. The owners are very generous in the availability of towels (with a hamper in the bathroom!)
Maureen, one of the owners, was there to make sure we were all set for the night. She greeted us warmly as you would old friends and even had fresh flowers and a congratulations sign for our 30th anniversary celebration! She was very helpful in recommending some of the attractions in the area. We highly recommend the Sea Haven Motel for a great place to stay in Rockaway Beach.
This little gem was very nice and it was priced right. It looked a little old but the room was very nice with a full kitchen. The bed was comfortable and I would stay here again. If you are looking for a family place to stay this is it.