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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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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.

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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




Sneaky Oregon Coast Restaurant Reviews - Manzanita's Terra Cotta


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.


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Sneaky Oregon Coast Restaurant Reviews - Manzanita's Terra Cotta

Four and a Half Stars (out of Five)

(Manzanita, Oregon) - Welcome to the first installment of a new feature at BeachConnection.net: a series of clandestine visitations by two writers on the coast (who will remain anonymous) to various beachy places to munch. They carry with them a fierce hunger – not simply in their bellies, but a hunger to inform as well, along with a feisty wit. The result is something between the Food Network and TMZ. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get hungry - and sometimes you'll just be turned off. It's dining with attitude. And it's about damned time.

Our first up is Terra Cotta Café in Manzanita, which our writer gave four and a half stars out of five. We’re praising quite high right out of the gate, but that won’t always be the case.

You gotta love the Manzanita area and Nehalem Bay area. Yeah, there’s a helping of crusty local redneck guys in cut-off shirts, a la Larry the Cable Loser Guy, along with a smattering of the usual semi-toothless constituency you find on the coast. But largely, Manzanita and the bay area smack of civilization in this curiously laid back, coastie way, where creative-types abound (hey it has more artists than purportedly artist colonized Cannon Beach), and some legendary eateries have occupied this little bit of heaven on the coast. Some of that creativity has rubbed off on the local food hotspots. Of note in the past has been Blue Sky Café and the stunning culinary fireworks of Treasure Café - both now long gone and still lamented to this day.

Luckily, we have Terra Cotta Café in Manzanita.

Now there’s two ways to look at this gem, depending on your personal predilections. One, it’s stuffy and uptight, and you're probably of the heavily-tattooed set and would rather get some greasy fish and chips anyway. The other view is that it’s dreamy (although the preponderance of pastel pinks kind’a make you feel out of place if you’re not gay). It’s thoroughly romantic, intimate (more so if you are a gay couple), and it’s upscale yet beach flip-flop friendly.

Next door, owners Sandy and Harvey ran The Malt Shop for years until recently. This was also famous for exquisite burgers and lots of other pleasures: simple Americana dishes done with mouth-watering flair. They dropped that business a few years ago and ventured into more cutting edge gastronomic territory. A shame, since it was gourmet food for those who didn’t like serious gourmet.

Your experience here begins with the breadsticks. They are unique: they’re not hardened, upright and oblong chunks of bread, but rather, limp, braided creations that sing upon impact with your mouth. They are moist, tender and full of life.

The steak at Terra Cotta

I suck them down like there’s no tomorrow (because, if you're listening to the melee of my growling, starving stomach, there isn't another day). It's gastro-orgasms as I douse them with the real (oh yum) butter.

Next up comes a soft, silky bisque made of artichokes and tomatoes. This is a recipe of Sandy's, and it’s wowing to say the least. The whole thing goes down smooth and creamy, but there’s a touch of a zing, given by the artichokes, yet subtle and far from overpowering.

Then comes the New York steak - which is among the best specimens of steak I’ve ever come across. It’s a perfect blend of charred layers on the outside and rich, juicy meat on the inside.

This whole experience set me back about $18.

Another regular favorite of mine here is the Stuffed Chicken Breast ($15). This deceased fowl comes crammed with spinach and blue cheese, sort of like a cordon bleu, but with more of a Greek slant than a French one. (Do chickens have psychic intuitions about what they’ll be cooked with after death?) It's pan seared and comes with nifty little caramelized red onions. And it’s so damned good it hurts. The chicken is extra tender and juicy, and the tang and tart of the cheese mix harmoniously with that serious flavor of the spinach.


Another interesting concoction is their spaghetti and meatballs. No, not as pedestrian as it sounds, so halt those rolling eyeballs of yours. There’s a hint of spice in this Italian baby, brought on by Harvey’s affection for southwest flavors: like Anasazi meets Italy (without the cannibalism, of course).

There’s a halibut Papillotte and a salmon version, which are wrapped in parchment paper. This strange and mysterious, voodoo-like cooking method locks in some interesting layers of flavors.

The menu consists of a few pasta specialties, many kinds of seafood, and meat and chicken dishes – all with an innovative flair that would make these plates at home on some cable TV foodie show. Prices generally range from $17 to $25. Manzanita. (503) 368-3700.

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

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.

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.


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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.

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