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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.

 

Time to Play Oregon: Manic Street Preachers, Grimes, Charlelie Couture

Published 03/27/2015

By Andre' Hagestedt

(Oregon Coast) – Sometimes, my former life as a music journalist gets tangled up in my newer life of being a professional beach bum. Meaning, these days it's my job to cover the Oregon coast and play in the sand.

Periodically, it strikes me how many amazing regional artists perform on this coastline, but it also hits me how many really fascinating bands I know of that don't get to this unbelievably gorgeous state. For whatever reason.

So it's here I present three bands you've probably never heard of – but should. You really should. And once you do, you need to join the outcry to get them to this pretty place known as Oregon. Sure, Portland is the most likely destination. But let's see if we can't get them to do at least a secret gig on the Oregon coast.

Charlelie Couture. A French singer who is probably rock n' roll's greatest secret, and certainly the greatest musical secret living in the U.S. That's right. He doesn't even live in France anymore. He lives in New York. He's huge in the French-speaking world, but ironically, though he lives among us, we don't know him.

Charlelie is really a kind of musical miracle, having not just artistically survived since his debut in the 80's but become more innovative with age. While most rock stars in their 60's are living off fumes from their previous decades, Mr. C. continues to break new ground. In the past 20 years he's toyed around with surreal hip hop, grinding blues/RnB, a kind of Australian-influenced country music and hordes of genres and musical fusions that defy definition.

He's like a kind of French Neil Young, but even that is a limited description. One minute he can be lush and romantic like Bryan Ferry, the next a quirky, jagged jazziness like Frank Zappa or Tom Waits, or often somewhere between Randy Newman and Dire Straits.

His palette is not just enormous but his songs are frighteningly good. A plus for Oregon: he did come out to Portland a few years ago to mix his Fort Reveur album at Sean Flora's Rock 'n Roll BnB Studios.

Grimes. This electronica wonder is one of the few hopes of newer, younger musicians - a category which is often too afraid to really push boundaries. Grimes is really just one girl: Canadian Claire Boucher, and she seriously needs to spread the word to Oregon.

You could say she's a bit like “What if Enya got married to Tangerine Dream?” But it's obviously way more modern and cutting edge than that. Portlanders in the know will be reminded of locals Dahlia, who ruled stages there about ten years ago.

At once ethereal and jarring, she runs a wide gamut of experimentalism and beauty, like a rave gig with mind-blowingly emotive layers. You can hear her in the background of a credit card commercial these days, but it's just a tiny taste of a girl who is destined to be a music innovator giant.

Manic Street Preachers in Seattle, 2009

Manic Street Preachers. Around since the early 90's, this British behemoth was actually one of the most popular bands in the whole world for a while – except for here in the U.S. In spite of massive record sales they are the penultimate indie band in many ways. With a penchant for political fieriness they drift between this snarling, metallic punk rock-meets-glitter rock and then striking, cajoling poppiness. But always with a slightly incendiary message.

Their 1992 masterpiece “Motorcycle Emptiness” is an amazing mix of crunchiness and soaring, heavenly melodies, like Bach meets metal.

They are on a rare tour through the U.S right now, which brings up the matter: dudes, you need to play Portland (or even better the Oregon coast).

 

 

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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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