House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)
Why Jerry Schlechter chose Rockaway Beach
This home is located directly on the beach. It is great to be able to run out the front door and down to the ocean without rocks, roads, or any other obstruction. The home is located along a street where there are no hotels or multi family dwellings causing heavy traffic or crowds. This results in a very "private" beach area. The pictures of the home really don't do it justice. To sit in the living room and look out the full length windows provides a view that very few homes have.
What makes this House unique
The 2 living areas provide a separate space that is great for privacy. This could be for another family, elderly parents, or in my case, a place for my boys to go and play games while the adults make dinner, or just relax and read. The lower living area can be closed off by interior doors which really makes it private. Directly in front of the home is the largest sand box you will find. It is perfect for small children who need supervision but want to play directly in the sand.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 5:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Our family of 13 stayed at Majestic Dreams over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Hands down, this was the most beautiful Thanksgiving dinner ever. The sun setting behind Twin Rocks while we were eating was stunning. We paid a premium for this rental due to the holiday weekend...The house is not worth the premium price. Every window that looks out the majestic view has the seal blown and is fogged. The electrical at the hot tub is sketchy. The gas fireplace doesn't work. I'm being picky because I paid a premium price, ordinarily the listed items can be overlooked.
My biggest complaint is with VRBO. The initial price listed looks fine, but they hit you with one fee after another. They even charged an extra person fee and we were two people short of the listed "sleeps 15". I don't want to sell this rental short, its a nice place. However, if you're going to take advantage of peak times and charge a premium, the property needs to be in top shape.
Hello and thank you for your review. For all renters, feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding the reviews. This is a stunning home with awesome views and it is kept up very well. I totally agree with your biggest complaint. I fully understand the increased costs. I have been using VRBO for a very long time, and as the owner I take in less than I did 15 years ago. The pricing has increased dramatically due to fees by VRBO, others, and taxation. Not by any change that I have control over.
Yes there are failed windows which came upon us quickly and we are in the process of getting those replaced. This has become a very big project. We have issues as the manufacturer is no longer in business and they were installed incorrectly. This requires the siding of the home to be removed for a full window replacement. All the windows will be done and the contractor is trying to get a schedule to us. The home will need to be off the rental market for this to happen so that is an issue for us and our guests. The gas fireplace is a ventless fireplace and because of that, it has very sensitive sensors that trigger the gas to turn off. We have replaced them numerous times only to find out the best way is to replace the fireplace burner entirely.
Met the purpose of the stay
We rented this house for a girls weekend. There were 9 of us ladies and had plenty of room and plenty of parking. Feed back from all the ladies were positive regarding the beds, very comfortable. We do a girls weekend every 6 mos and beds are very important part of our to stay. We have stayed at many beautiful homes however if the bed are not comfortable it will be a deal breaker and won't rent that property again. This definitely was not the case. We would stay there again. The owners were very nice to deal with communication was pleasant. The only negative I feel to mention is the kitchen upstairs was pretty dirty. Sticky cupboards and the back splash behind the stove was splattered with grease, pretty gross. The fridge smelled like fish. This however this will not detour us from staying there again as we just used the downstairs fridge. Giving the benefit of the doubt this may have just been an oversight because the rest of the home was very clean. Beautiful views and open concept it really worked well for all us.
The property is lovely, much bigger than I thought. The kitchen was great to entertain in, the view was the best part.
Upstairs bathroom needs maintenance, the sink and shower head are broken. One shade fell down and I folded it and laid it next to the window.
Thanks for the review. I always appreciate the comments regarding maintenance as it really helps with getting it repaired timely.
Thanks for renting...
This house was a perfect fit for our group of 6 adults and four kids. close to a nice spot on a beautiful beach and the kids.. and some of the adults too loved the excursion train that went back and forth very slowly about 4 times a day.
Jerry was very quick in responding to questions I had.
I will stay again if I'm in the area.
Fantastic view, spacious feel, direct beach access
Loved this place for our mini family reunion
Walk for miles on the Beach right from the home