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Oregon Coast Real Estate Watch: New Condo-Hotel Opens Its Doors


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Oregon Coast Real Estate Watch: New Condo-Hotel Opens Its Doors

Example of bedroom at the Rivertide

(Oregon Coast) - A new idea is springing up in Seaside: a condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel for visitors to the area, but also offers ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity for real estate purchase, as condo owners share in the revenues of their unit.

It’s all part of a greater trend in Seaside where a host of new condos are expected to be a boon to the town’s economy.

Rivertide Suites is the newest condominium hotel on the northwest coast, opening its doors to the world on August 22. Rivertide Suites is located right on the Necanicum River; just three blocks from the beach, next to the Seaside Convention Center and just enough out of the way that guests and owners are cloistered from the hustle of downtown in a quiet, riverside setting.

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.

Seaside's Promenade

For owners and guests, the Rivertide offers a host of unique luxury amenities. Units 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 with each of the suites, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two. The two bedroom units have two bathrooms and are 800 to 850 square feet.

All suites have a full kitchen with granite countertops, an eating bar and separate dining area, and they are full stocked with cookware and dishes. They also have cable TV and DVD players, fireplaces, jetted tubs, pillow top mattresses, washer/dryer and wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. Hotel guests will have bathrobes and slippers available.

Each unit has individual air conditioning and heating.

Business travelers will also find many attractions, with two hospitality/meeting rooms that can hold as many as 60, a business center and catering.

Rivertide Suites

Small electric carts will ferry guests and owners around town.

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A fully equipped exercise room will be available, along with an Olympic size inground pool and spa for recreation. The jaw dropping “crow’s nest” sits on the roof and allows stunning views of the ocean and city. In the mornings, a buffet breakfast will be served, with outdoor seating on the river and barbecues available for the use of guests and owners. The lobby area also boasts a hearth room with an old English-style library. Rivertide Suites will also be pet-friendly, with a special run and wash area.

For owners looking for a part time home on the coast, Rivertide Suites presents a unique opportunity. A little over half of the spacious 70 units have been sold so far, running $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they are rented out as hotel rooms, with the owners sharing in the revenues. All upkeep and maid service is taken care of by the Rivertide Suites management, so each unit is kept in immaculate, pristine condition year round. They come fully furnished.

View from the Rivertide's "Crow's Nest"

The building was created with a variety of safety features in mind – beyond the posh surroundings. Security cameras, double-thick walls that don’t allow sound transfer, and prestressed construction techniques that make the building tsunami- and quake-proof are just the beginning. It also has a 45-kilowatt generator, for those winter storms that occasionally knock out power – the only one in Seaside.

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

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.

The third and fourth floors will open for stays on August 22, with the second and first floor rooms shortly after that.

The Rivertide Suites is part of a greater trend in Seaside that is bringing a variety of condominiums to the area, which will also bring the impressive economic impact of room tax from 70 more rooms and city taxes from over 100 new part time residents. The impact of a constant stream of guests in these 70 new rooms and their spending power in town is also highly anticipated.

Beaches of Seaside

Principal partners in the Rivertide Suites are Terry Bichsel (owner of Seaside’s Best Western Ocean View Resort) and First West Realty of Portland. First West Realty is also a principal partner in the Seaview Condominiums at the Prom, which features luxury condominiums right on the ocean, at the northern end of Seaside. This project has three units still available for sale, coming with a solarium, recreation room, secure parking, large balconies and peerless views of the coastline. Units are 1,400 to 2,300 square feet and are priced $839,000 to $1,400,000.

Principal partners in the Rivertide Suites are Terry Bichsel (owner of Seaside’s Best Western Ocean View Resort) and First West Realty of Portland. www.rivertide.primeplaces.net

First West Realty is also a principal partner in the Seaview Condominiums at the Prom, which features luxury condominiums right on the ocean, at the northern end of Seaside. This project has three units still available for sale, coming with a solarium, recreation room, secure parking, large balconies and peerless views of the coastline. Units are 1,400 to 2,300 square feet and are priced $839,000 to $1,400,000. www.seaviewattheprom.com

For more information, contact Ellen or Les Bick at 503-297-3910.

For more information on the hotel, see (503) 717-1100 or visit www.rivertidesuites.com.

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A1 Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. 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. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.

D Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. 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. www.dsandsmotel.com. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.

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