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Oregon Coast Lodging Availability Update: Fourth and July 6 Weekend


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(Oregon Coast) – The holiday makes things a little funky this year, as it falls in the middle of two weekends, leaving lodgings on the Oregon coast packed to the gills on three different times in one week.

There are still some openings for those who hadn’t made Fourth of July reservations on the coast yet, but they’re few and far between. Plus, the weekend of July 6 promises to also turn the Oregon coast into tourist’s Mecca, and that weekend is also completely booked up in most hotels, motels and vacation rentals. Oregon Coast Beach Connection has contacted some 300 lodgings and found this bundle still with openings. But they’re going to go quickly, as most lodging businesses are saying they’re getting a flurry of calls about recommendations on where to stay or referrals, since they have no room at their inn

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

Because the holiday falls right before another busy weekend, Oregon Coast Beach Connection is bundling the two lodging update reports together. The Fourth of July weekend happens on a Wednesday, and Wednesdays are our deadline for lodgings to get hold of us regarding openings. So it could assumed many wouldn’t be able to do that on the usual Wednesday for a variety of business reasons.

Newport's Jump-Off Joe

Oregon Coast Beach Connection’s weekly lodging reports will return to each Thursday as of next week, for the weekend beginning July 13.

As always, call ahead to confirm availability, as that can change quickly. This report covers openings in Gearhart, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, Nehalem, Manzanita, Rockaway, Cape Meares, Oceanside, Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Newport and Yachats.

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Gearhart Ocean Inn. A two-bedroom unit is open July 7 (Sat). 67 N Cottage Ave. Gearhart, Oregon. 800-352-8034. www.gearhartoceaninn.com.


Ocean Front Motel. Rooms up against the ocean and Seaside’s Promenade. 50 First Avenue. Seaside, Oregon. 866-808-5661. www.oceanfrontor.com.

Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals. Various openings for weekend and the holiday. One bedroom suite for two. Two bedroom duplex unit for two adults and up to three children. Three bedroom house for six adults or families up to 8. Three or four night minimum stays. Insanely cool garden covers the building, making one of the coast’s more unique places. 741 S. Downing St. Seaside, Oregon. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com.

Seaside Vacation Homes. Stunning ocean vistas from high above Seaside at the Trendwest Resort. There is still a two-bedroom, two-bath unit open there for July 3 – 5. The newest luxury condominium complex on the Oregon coast. Individual balconies, with great amenities such as swimming pools, spas, a fitness room, concierge service and access to a variety of gift shops, restaurants and entertainment. Fully equipped kitchen, dining area, breakfast counter, a gas fireplace, an outside barbecue, multiple televisions with DVD players and a stereo system. Seaside, Oregon. (888) 738 – 0982. www.seasidevacationhomes.com


THE TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. 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. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.

Arch Cape/Cannon Beach

Arch Cape House. This castle-like structure has one room still left for the holiday. Stay in true royal style, where antiques rule the interior, and the outside is somewhere between a Swiss ski lodge and a European mansion. Gourmet breakfast in the morning. Look for East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848.

Hidden beach at Falcon Cove

Arch Cape Property Services. Still open is the "Falcon's Nest" vacation rental home. Open through July 8. Typically they rent by the week, but are willing to take a four-night minimum for this one. This home has an incredible view with relaxing hot tub: oceanfront home in the very quiet, secluded Falcon Cove (between Cannon Beach and Manzanita). Spacious three bedroom, two bath with beach access just a short stroll away. www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.

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.

Rogers Inn and Vacation Homes. Vacation rental home open in Cannon Beach. Oceanfront; 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, can sleep 6 to 8 at $335 per night. Look for #187 on the website. Rental office in Seaside: 436 South Downing. 888-717-7367. www.RogersInn.com.

Tolovana Inn. Some availability all through the week and weekend. Glorious upscale resort at southern end of Cannon Beach. 3400 South Hemlock. Tolovana Park (Cannon Beach), Oregon. 800-333-8890. www.tolovanainn.com.

Inn at Arch Cape. One room open July 1 – 4. One room open July 6. 79340 Hwy 101.
Arch Cape, Oregon. 800-352-8034. www.innatarchcape.com.


Rockaway home offered by Sunset

Sunset Vacation Rentals. There’s still a home in Manzanita available with three bedrooms, 2 ½ baths with awesome ocean views. It’s a brand new construction that rents for $400 per night. There’s another in Rockaway that sleeps four, has two bedrooms, and one and a half bathrooms. Normally, Sunset has 70 homes to choose from in north Oregon coast hotspots like Manzanita, Neah-Kah-Nie, Rockaway Beach, Nedonna Beach and the secretive Falcon Cove. 186 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-7969. 800-883-7784. www.ssvr.com.

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

Beach Break Vacation Rentals. Still vacation rental openings for the 4th, including oceanfront, riverfront, and handicap accessible. Three or four night minimum. Properties from Cannon Beach to Cape Meares. 36480 Hwy 101 N. Nehalem, Oregon. 877-655-0623. www.beach-break.com

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't missThe Nehalem River Inn. Still openings for both weekend and the Fourth, as well as reservation space at their restaurant. A romantic country inn with all the trappings aswell as a stunning fine dining establishment with all organic meats and produce. Room rates $99 - $175. The Nehalem River Inn. 34910 Highway 53 (just 1.3 miles off of Highway 101). Nehalem, Oregon. (503) 368-7708. www.nehalemriverinn.com.


Old Wheeler Hotel

Old Wheeler Hotel. This place will make your relevant other purr with romantic tinglies. Beauty resonates and oozes from this place, with a soothing color scheme, a bay view from every room, hard wood floors and a classical décor that's warm, inviting and imparts sumptuousness. They’ve still got availability for the Fourth and the preceding week. The rate is $85 for Friday and Saturday and July 3: only $75 on weeknights. Check out Manzanita’s fireworks from here. Each room has a vibrant charm to it that's the result of a myriad of nice little details - from the bedspreads and the art on the walls, to the intricate light fixtures and the stuffed animal you may find on your bed. Hwy 101 and Gregory, Wheeler, Oregon. www.oldwheelerhotel.com. 877-4theview.

View from Sea Sweet


Sea Sweet Vacation Rentals. Availability at their smaller units during the week of the 4th. There’s a “million dollar view” of the beaches around Netarts and Oceanside for a reasonable price. You’ll find breathtaking views from both, from either the stately balconies or the living rooms, allowing you to glimpse 180 degrees of coastline – from Cape Lookout to the south, nearly aerial views of Oceanside’s Three Arch Rocks to beyond Maxwell Point to the north. There’s quite the nifty little community fireworks display, which you can ogle from here. 503-815-3937 or 503 398 4671. www.oregoncoast.com/skymac

Lincoln City

Beachfront Manor

Beachfront Manor Hotel. There’s still Fourth of July frivolity to be found in Lincoln City at this gorgeous new hotel – one that’s not too ritzy for the pocketbook, either. 30 upscale rooms only look expensive. Located on the north end of Lincoln City, close to shopping and on the beach. It’s decorated with a "spa-like" feeling, featuring pillow top mattress, luxury linens and robes, flat screen TV’s, microwaves/small refrigerators, custom art work, granite counters, upgraded soaps - all add to the pampered feeling. Oceanfront and ocean view units have a gas fireplace to enhance the relaxation. To really spoil yourself and that special someone, reserve one of the oceanfront Hot Tub units. Romance packages available. 2855 NW Inlet Ave., Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-877-953-7300. www.onthebeachfront.com

Delicious beachy luxury at A1 Beach Rentals

A1 Beach Rentals. Open for the weekend: RSS Royal Pacific home - large house full of tons of amenities, on the ocean. Lincoln City, Oregon. 503-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.


Lincoln City Vacation Homes Some openings for the weekend and the Fourth: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.

Starfish Manor

The Starfish Manor. Serious romance and upscale fun. Oceanfront Jacuzzi suites. 2735 NW Inlet Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-9300, 800-972-6155. www.onthebeachfront.com

Nelscott Manor. Deluxe, luxury rooms that ooze romance with generous flair. 3037 SW Anchor Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-972-6155. www.onthebeachfront.com.

'D' Sands Condominium Motel. Still openings July 3 – 5. Quick, grab this L City beauty before it’s too late. Every room is beachfront, and it's all right up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach, next to the D River. Each room, comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some have gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players with movies available for renting (and movie rentals come with free popcorn). There's a heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep anywhere from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925. www.dsandsmotel.com.

The Ashley Inn & Suites. Openings on holiday and the weekend. Many amenities, beautiful property inside and out. 3430 NE Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-427-4539. www.ashley-inn.com.

Inn At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. 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. 4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161. www.spanishhead.com

Econo Lodge. Rooms for both the holiday and the following weekend. Near the center of all of Lincoln City’s action, and a quick walk to beaches. 1713 NW 21st. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-998-5281. www.choicehotels.com/hotel/or143.

Baywood Shores B & B. The newest bed & breakfast accommodation in Lincoln City, right on the Siletz Bay. Two suites available on weekend of July 6th. 1281 SW 62nd Street. Lincoln City, Oregon. www.baywoodshores.com. 800-327-0486.

Liberty Inn. Rooms available for the 4th and the weekend starting the 6th. At the northern end of town, right in front of casino, and a short drive from the wondrous, clandestine beaches of the Road’s End area. 4990 N Logan Rd. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-1777. www.libertyinn.com

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. Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging. Openings on holiday and the weekend. Heated pool, outdoor hot tub that overlooks the ocean, and daily continental breakfast. Pet friendly with no fee. All rooms are non-smoking. Insane views overlooking the beach. 1301 NW 21st St. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-662-2101. www.seahorsemotel.com

Beachcombers Haven. Various vacation rental homes in unusual, even mystical beach just south of Lincoln City: still some availability for the July 4th week. Witness their quaint little parade. 7045 NW Glen Ave. Gleneden Beach, Oregon (five miles S. of L city). 800-428-5533. www.beachcombershaven.com.

Typical landscape and wave drama seen from Whale Point

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 eachDepoe Bay

Seaside Vacation Homes/Whale Pointe at Depoe Bay. Still open is a two-bedroom, two bath condo at Whale Pointe, June 30-July 7. Witness Depoe Bay’s exceptionally cool fireworks display on the third, then take a short drive to Newport or Lincoln City for the big displays there on the Fourth. Luxury everywhere here, where stylishness meets the Pacific. Perfect for romance or for the whole family, Whale Pointe offers indoor and outdoor pools and spas, two workout rooms, a game room, tennis courts and organized weekly activities. Depoe Bay, Oregon. (888) 738–0982. www.seasidevacationhomes.com

Bella Beach Vacation Rentals/BeachcombersNW.com. Awesome, jaw-dropping home in unforgettable neighborhood of upscale homes. Open July 3, 4 and 5. Sleeps eight. Bella Beach, Hwy 101, just north of Depoe Bay – in Lincoln Beach area. 800-667-7607. www.beachcombersnw.com/00279

Lincoln City - Depoe Bay - Newport

Oregon Beach House Rentals. Still a couple intimate to small family openings for the 4th of July week. Small groups: these are your dream homes for the holiday. Depending on where you stay, you may find features like barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most also provide music, books and movies. Some also have air hockey, lofts, a hammock, in-floor radiant heat, custom kitchens, video games, game rooms and arcades. All are fully stocked with linens, bedding, towels, dishes and cookware. Homes in several different central coast areas. 888-755-7783. www.cottagesbythebeach.com


Dolphin Real Estate. Rental home open for the Fourth. One bedroom, one bath, ocean view house that sleeps four. 547 S. W. 7th, Newport, Oregon. 800-365-6638. www.dolphinrealtynewport.com.


Ambrosia Gardens B&B. Three rooms rooms available on July 4, 7 and 8. None on July 5 and 6. The Carriage House is pet & child friendly. Full breakfast included. Rates $110 - $125 for two people. 95435 Hwy 101 S. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3013. www.ambrosia-gardens.com.

Soma On The Oregon Coast. Availability on the Fourth and the weekend. 7365 HWY 101 N. Waldport, Oregon (closer to Yachats). 541-547-3321. www.markstewart.com/soma

Oregon House. Private location offering a peaceful setting for individuals, couples, families and groups. Nestled on a cliff directly overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Yachats, this beautiful property is in the middle of lush forest land and surrounded by miles of hidden beaches. 94288 Highway 101. Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547.3329. www.oregonhouse.com.

New England House. Availability on July 6. B&B overlooking the ocean and the bay of Yachats, it is quite unique since they can only accommodate one couple at a time, or people max. You don't just get a bedroom, but you have the entire second story. 1,100 sq. ft plus a sundeck. 227 Shell St. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-4799. www.newenglandhouse.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.

Lincoln City Vacation Homes Something for everyone: 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. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.

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.


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Newly renovated, 30 upscale rooms, on north end of Lincoln City, close to everything. Spa-like feeling, w/ luxury linens & robes, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV's, granite counters and more all add to pampering. Oceanfront and ocean view units w/ gas fireplace. Hot Tub units. Romance packages. Luxury Room for every budget: meeting and wedding spaces too.

17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.

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Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside

Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families. All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com






STARFISH POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.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.