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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.

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.

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Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.

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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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.

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

Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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

Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages

 

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Nature Still Rules Upscale North Oregon Coast Village

 

Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.

07/05/08

Secrets of the Season

Nature Still Rules Upscale North Oregon Coast Village

(Cannon Beach) - Metaphorically speaking, if most of the north Oregon coast is family-oriented towards a more general population - one that has their kids in public schools - then the analogy could be made that Cannon Beach leans towards those with offspring in private schools. Upscale is the operative word throughout this cozy hamlet, one which also carries the rather nebulous reputation for being an art mecca. There's an attempt at grabbing a Carmel, California vibe, with the town decreeing that all buildings must have cedar shingled siding. While that brings sameness to the surroundings, it is classy and pretty.

Still, it's the natural world that matters here.

Mysterious sights in a hidden cove just below Ecola State Park lookouts

Cannon Beach sits up against its rather spectacular stretch of beach with an upscale vibe that evokes Carmel, partially because of the proliferation of cedar-shingled siding. It's a long, thin town, meandering a few miles, with Hemlock as the main drag. This street, from north to south, carries a huge array of art galleries and specialty shops, and a cavalcade of can’t-miss restaurants. There are a host of upscale hotels and eateries that ante up the strain on your wallet, but all are worth it.

Most of the time, the beach is one long stretch of sandy repose, accentuated by the monolith called Haystack Rock, which often serves as an icon for Oregon beaches in the national press. It’s the third largest such basalt structure in the world. Like in Seaside, sticking to the extreme northern and southern beaches will keep you away from the masses and let you bound around the beach with a little more privacy.

Haystack Rock

Ecola State Park is another highlight, with its variety of rock cliffs overlooking dramatic vistas, and a great view of the mysterious Tillamook Head Lighthouse about a mile offshore. This ancient sentinel was built on a precarious perch out to sea back in the 1800’s, and many lives were lost doing so. In fact, workers housed in Seaside at the time, waiting to begin their shifts there, were sequestered from the general public so they couldn’t hear how many others were actually getting killed on the construction project. It was decommissioned in the 50’s and is now a wildlife refuge. It also houses the ashes of the deceased who have paid ahead to make such final arrangements.

Ecola contains the amazing crescent-shaped beach of Indian Beach, with its mix of rocky slabs and sandy tracts. It also draws many surfers.

Somewhere between Ecola and the northern end of Cannon Beach is a magnificent hidden cove called Crescent Beach (which can be seen from the cliffs looking south, towards the town). It’s only accessible via a mile and a half hike that begins along the road going into the state park.

Southern end of Cannon Beach, where people rarely congregate in large masses

At the northern edges of Cannon Beach, looming above it all is Tillamook Head, where a stunning hiking trail takes you six miles over the headland, past amazing viewpoints and over to Seaside. There’s a primitive campsite lurking along this route, a major historical site marking the Corps of Discovery’s stop along here, and the spooky ruins of a small army outpost sit cloistered in the forest somewhere.

60 vacation homes to choose from, all in Cannon Beach or Arch Cape. Massive, grandiose homes with historic character to brand new; even condos near beach. All oceanfront or very close. Sleep as many as 12. Highlights include garden areas, clawfoot tub, hot tubs, decks, a solarium and maybe even an electric organ. Some homes are in a condo complex w/ swimming pool. Some pet friendly. From Cannon Beach to the Arch Cape Tunnel and Oswald State Park, you’ll find bunches of beaches slightly cloistered from the throngs, especially on either side of the tunnel. 101 becomes a winding, slithery drive, along high cliffs with breathtaking views. You’ll discover Hug Point here, with its assortment of eye-popping pleasures: a waterfall, freaky sea caves and that wondrous remnant of a road blasted out of the rock back in the beginning of the century. You can find the last hints of an ancient traffic light and electrical system embedded in this rock, still frozen there in time.

View of Crescent Beach, from Ecola State Park

It's in this area, just south of town, where some of the most magnificent scenery lies, as well as a fair number of hidden beaches in the jaw-dropping category.

The town has acquired the reputation for being a kind of center of art and the artsy, but even many local tourism officials will secretly admit that’s way overplayed these days. It comes from having been an artist enclave for a few years – decades ago. But in fact, Cannon Beach lost all most of those artists long ago, with the price of local housing long ago skyrocketing beyond the reach of starving painters, sculptures and such. It does house more galleries than any other town on the Oregon coast and retains affection for all things arty, however.

But in the end, it’s still just a place on the beach. It is, after all, the beach the really matters. See of Cannon Beach at the Cannon Beach Virtual Tour

The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com


Arch Cape Property Services. 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.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.


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.
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.
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.

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

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com


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