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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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

 

A Green New Year's Comet for Oregon, the Coast? Yes Indeed

Published 12/31/2014

(Oregon Coast) – Sky watchers throughout the western states are already clued in and spotting it, albeit with binoculars. But it's quite possible a fuzzy green comet named Comet Lovejoy will become visible to the naked eye over the next few days, or at least by the middle of January. (Above: star movement at Manzanita).

Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, has only recently begun appearing in the northern hemisphere, and as of December 29 it was clocking in at a magnitude 5.0 in brightness and growing. Some scientists predict the green object could be bright enough to see with the naked eye in the night sky, even in light-polluted suburbs, while one theory puts forth it may even get bright enough to be seen during the day later in January.

From New Year's Eve through January 2 the comet will be at the foot of the Lepus constellation, just to the right of Canis Major. See the printable chart here.

If conditions stay clear on the Oregon coast, it may well be easier to spot without the aid of optics, perhaps even New Year's Eve. A gradually increasing full moon may get in the way, however. For those in the Portland area, it's best to get out of city lights. But views from bigger towns in Oregon will get better as January waxes on, and it may well be seen from the suburbs.

See a photo of Comet Lovejoy here.

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy 28th December 2014 from Phil Hart on Vimeo.

Sky and Telescope Magazine described it as a “biggish puffball moderately concentrated toward its center, with a hint of an asymmetric shape and possibly a hint of the long,” The green is quite prominent to viewers.

The moon goes away on January 7, which is about when the comet should be getting to its brightest phase. That stage will last about two weeks, even though it will begin to move away from the Sun.

It was discovered in August by Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy – making it his fifth comet find.

Scientists say the green glow comes from molecules of diatomic carbon becoming fluorescent in the ultraviolet light of space. This is a fairly common color for comets.

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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.

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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.
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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