Rockaway Beach - Valhalla is perfect for family reunions or large retreats with its spacious floor plan and extra ammenities. As soon as you walk into this luxurious two-story home, you will notice the recently updated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and the large granite countertops. The dining room features a sliding door out to the deck where you can move your dinner parties on sunny days or walk a few more steps and have a picnic right on the beach! Circle around to the living room that has an enormous brick fireplace and plenty of room for everyone to sit down and relax by the fire. Go upstairs and step through the double doors... into the master bedroom where you will be blown away by the spectacular ocean view. Step out onto the balcony and sip your coffee as you watch the birds swoop down to the ocean. On the other end of the house, is a large kid's room with four twin beds, a TV with VCR and plenty of room for them to play. Centrally located upstairs is a large jucuzzi tub, perfect for soaking your worries away or head over to the sauna and feel your stress melt away.
Nice vacation home. This was out 4th summer renting this home. We are planning on coming back next summer.
A couple of things do NEED attention.
1. Except for the front porch, none of the outside lights work.
2. Gates and deck are rotting. They need to be repaired.
Left on 09/05/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Tina B.
I think my title says it all. The worst thing about the cleanliness would have to be that there was drops of blood on the master bedroom comforter and sheets. I left a list of things that We all thought needed to be done hopefully your cleaning team gave it to you.
Left on 08/18/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Stan C.
This house has excellent access to the beach. The one drawback was that even though there is a bedroom on the main floor, there is not a full bathroom on the main floor. If you have someone who can not navigate stairs, it can be a problem. The kitchen is very nice with updated appliances.
Left on 07/30/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Lori B.
This is our second time at Valhalla and we absolutely love it. It is a perfect house in the perfect location. The only thing missing was a full propane tank of gas on the barbecue - we ended up eating leftovers our last night instead of the steak we had planned!! But that was minor compared with the beautiful experience we had once again. Love this place!
Left on 07/24/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Connie G.
Overall the house was in very good shape and we were pleased with the responses to our calls about too much garbage for us on arrival. Some garbage was removed almost immediately. The pocket door in the master bathroom did not work and that was a big problem for us as we needed the privacy for that bathroom that the door would provide. The clothes dryer needed two cycles to dry for every load of wash no matter how small. The lower deck gates need to have the closure apparatus repaired as they can be pushed open easily by children and do not stay locked. We plan to come back again as this is the very best house we have ever found - it is on the beach and has beautiful views of sunsets and the ocean. We have rented this house for three vacations. We all love it. Read more
Left on 07/17/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Rich B.
House has two very good assets. One, the kitchen is nice and open and large and accomodates big families. Second, the large upstairs sleeping room worked out great for our 6 grandkids to sleep together. Had a couple of important maintenance needs, though. the dining table chairs need sliders so you don't have to hear a loud screech every time a chair is moved. Second, the master bath pocket door is broken and prevented other family members from having bathroom privacy.
We rented Valhalla for a work function and it was fabulous! There was plenty of room, the beach access was magnificent, the view from the master bedroom was spectacular (full moon + ocean), the kitchen accommodated our large group well and the place was
really clean. Definitely going back!
Left on 11/09/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Anne V.
Sunset Vacation Rentals does an excellant job maintaining this home. We have rented through them before and will rent through them again in the future. If we had to say anything negative about this home... it would be that being a premium property which demands premium rates it would be nice if there was better than the bare minimum cable coverage...though we do not go to the beach to watch television it would be a good additon especially during the winter months.
We loved the house--plenty of room, lots of hot water, beautiful location. Our bed was quite nice (smaller room upstairs) and the pillows were great. The best part of the house was the balcony overlooking the beach! I enjoyed having a w/d in the house, also. Seems like it could've been a little cleaner, but I understand we were there at the end of summer and it was probably used quite a lot throughout. I think we left it cleaner than when we got there (and I know it's hard to keep that sand out!) The vacuum and dishwasher didn't work super well but were adequate. I think the kitchen supplies were plentiful but were just randomly all over the place (no order). I know these are quite insignificant details, but everything else was very nice. We looked in the garage for a shovel and it smelled really bad! Overall, a really nice place we would stay at again.
Left on 08/09/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Natalie S.
Everything was great. The kitchen faucet was loose when we arrived and there was no seal around it. If water gets splashed on the counter (as it generally does during dishwashing) it leaks into the cabinet below. Just so you are aware. The absence of beach chairs was a little annoying. They cost about $10 at your local rite aid. It wouldn't be much of an investment. Other than that we loved it. It was great for the kids and great for the adults. We would definitely consider it again in future.
Left on 04/28/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Laura Y.
can't beat the location and beach access, you can sit on the balcony and patio and feel like you're practically on the beach! upper balcony even has wind block. large equipped kitchen and island was excellent for large group cooking, would definitely come back here again, only wish the minimum night stay was less in the summer!
Left on 12/19/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Angie H.
We really enjoyed staying in this home with a large family group. Kids could play in the very spacious upstairs room with twin beds and hardly be heard downstairs in main room as it was on opposite end of home. The master bedroom was the most spacious I've ever seen with an amazingly private large deck just steps from the bed. The kitchen island is huge and was perfect for extra Thanksgiving food. Staff was very helpful in accomodating extra needs for us also. Quiet spot with great beach access a few feet from the back deck. The only trouble with it is that it's a little dangerous for older folks as you must climb approx 15-20 feet down large boulders to get to the beach. Great place though!
Left on 09/25/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Sarah J.
the beach access just wasnt kid friendly. the trash can outside was full when we arrived. otherwise great. Would definately look at another property because of the access to the beach for the kids safety..thanks
Left on 09/09/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | David B.
We very much enjoyed staying here and the location right on the beach is awesome. TV only has basic cable, though so if you want to watch the big game on FSN or ESPN, you'll have to hit the local sports bar. Also, the hot tub is not really a hot tub but more like a large jetted tub --no internal heat.
We loved it! The place is in the perfect location-close to town and RIGHT ON the beach! The house was very spacious and well-equipped (although we couldn't get very many radio stations). I would come back again and again - if I had the money, I would love to buy the place - perfect!
Left on 08/17/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Cathy H.
We vacuumed and swept several times and found a lot of dog hair. We had people in our group with animal allergies and selected this house because the information read, "No Pets". Otherwise there were just minor problems such as bathroom locks that were in poor condition. We loved the location. Read more
This home is a STRICT non-pet home! I am sorry to hear that someone snuck a dog in! We will have to do some investigating!! I am glad to hear that other than that you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the review. SSVR
Left on 07/15/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Jane H.
The week was great. The only disappointments came from the nonworking CD player, no DVD player for the kids films, the microwave ceased working on day 2 and the steps were broken from the front deck to the water - everything else was great.
We had a wonderful time and loved the house. The view was fantastic and it felt like the ocean was coming right into the master bedroom. We did not plan on watching TV, which was a good thing because neither of the two TV's worked. There was a VCR, but no connecting cable. The stereo did not function either. For our stay, this was ideal, but if you want electronics, it may be best to bring your own.
Awesome location, gigantic home, perfect for large groups but ..
Left on 12/07/2008 for a stay in November 2008 |
amenities were aging. Bathrooms (2 of 3), linens and pillows were quite old (3rd hand). However, SSVR is awesome. They have always provided outstanding service. This house, however, was not ready for renters who cared about fresh/new linen, bedspreads, blankets and lighting that worked. The location and view is incredible and made up for this shortfall. Path to beach was difficult to navigate down rocks, but if you're at all nimble, not a problem.
Left on 10/14/2008 for a stay in October 2008 | Gene H.
Fabulous location for a family gathering. The view is outstanding and there is plenty of room inside for all sorts of activities if the weather is a bit on the chilly side! Enjoyed ice cream, Lattes, and the arcade a couple of blocks away.
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