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39 vacation homes around Pacific City, all fully furnished and beachfront, 20 of which are pet friendly.

A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside.

20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches



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Looking Back: Eerie Calm Before Oregon Coast Storm of 07

Published 03/04/2011

(Seaside, Oregon) – It tore up the coast with gusts over 100 mph in many places, knocking out power for a good week or two on parts of the north Oregon coast. Numerous buildings were damaged, and plenty of objects like signs and trees were toppled. The coast range passes to and from the beaches were shut down for a few days because of large trees blown onto the road. It caused a lot of flooding in some areas, which resulted in a few deaths (above: famed Goonies Rock, at Cannon Beach, taken just a few days before the storm).

It was the big Storm of 07 on the Oregon coast, which wreaked havoc over a period of three days, from December 1 through December 3. But before and after, there was an exceptional calm, an extremely pleasant, lulling calm. In retrospect it’s an eerie one.

Just a few days before, around November 27, the coast was basking in a few days of beautiful weather. Sun and no clouds resulted in brilliant, blue skies and bright, shiny waters, albeit a bit chilly.

It’s amazing what a difference a few days can make.

Earlier on this day in late November, it was actually somewhat warm on the beaches – at least in Seaside. With the sun hitting the water so hard, it makes the area feel warmer than it really is, because the sun reflecting off the ocean heats the immediate area up a bit more. Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff were engaged in a video project, which included taking scenic footage of things like the pipe from Seaside Aquarium, which lay quite exposed on this low tide event.

A bit later, near dusk, things get considerably more chilly, as the wind kicks up a bit and the light lessens. Spots like Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach are exceptionally calm and serene. The ocean surrounding Indian Beach and the landmark “Goonies Rock” (which made an appearance in the cult film from the 80’s) was not only really sedate this day, but tide levels stayed quite low, making the beach bigger.

Up on the high vantage points, you can see wispy clouds that only exist in tranquil skies.

It really looks – and almost feels – like a summer’s day here, except the air does have that winter cold.

From the high vantage points, you’re able to look down on those Cannon Beach landmarks like Chapman Point and then Haystack Rock in the distance. Immediately below you, however, is the secretive Crescent Beach, which is hidden behind the rocky point of Chapman Point, and usually only accessible from a mile and a half hike from the road. But on this day in late November of 2007, tide levels allow you to walk in and out.

It’s a stunning, breathtaking scene. And no one goofing around the beaches knew something historic and deadly was just around the corner.

By December 1, the storm was kicking in, with a one-two punch of high tides, flood warnings, and a series of storms slowly combining into one.

December 2 and 3 saw the worst of it, with 130 mph gusts in numerous spots on the coast. The north coast got it worse than the central coast, and one place – Inn at Seaside – looked like this quite quickly.

Storm winds busted out a window of one house in Seaside, soaking the upper floor with torrential rains. It literally sucked the window out and tossed objects around inside the room like a scene from the Poltergeist flick. Jenny Maxwell, a writer for Oregon Coast Beach Connection at the time, lived there.

“The floor, damp and dilapidated, gave way beneath my feet, causing me to shatter three ribs as I fell through it,” Maxwell said.

Keith Chandler, manager of Seaside Aquarium, was unreachable during much of the storm, but managed to get through to Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s Portland office briefly on December 2.

“It’s like Hiroshima out there,” Chandler said. “There are trees down everywhere. Siding is all over the place. The aquarium’s billboard on the north end of town is knocked over, and most road signs are gone. I think it’s worse than the Columbus Day Storm. There’s more damage.”

The north was literally cut off for about two days, but the minute the passes were cleared of trees, some staff made it out from the Portland office to survey things, document the damage, and make a video of some of it. Power was still out in Manzanita, Cannon Beach and Seaside, and would be for another week or two.

Then, yet again, that winter calm and serenity descended on the north coast. This photo was taken from the Neahkahnie overlooks above Manzanita. A beautiful, windless sunset, with puffy, peaceful clouds dominated the scene. Even the fishing boats were out in full force, trolling the waters.

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Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms. Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly. Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine and book signing events.

All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly

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Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.

Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.


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