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Final Weekend of Oregon Coast Spring Break Still Has Some Rooms


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Secrets of the Season

Final Weekend of Oregon Coast Spring Break Still Has Some Rooms

Ethereal surroundings to be had at Turk's Lodgings (see Cannon Beach below)

(Oregon Coast) – It’s the final weekend of the coast’s spring break season, and it’s still expected to be a big one. Especially on the north coast, in towns like Seaside, many businesses there are bracing for the impact of hordes of Seattleites, along with a portion of tourists from some Oregon school districts and a few colleges.

It’s the last of BeachConnection.net’s lodging availability reports, until the big one on Memorial Day. Some 300 lodgings from Astoria to Florence were contacted, and a decent helping returned the inquiries with some availability. No surprise, the central coast has more, but more north coasters reported back this time around.

As always, call ahead to double check on what is available, as many are reporting rooms are going fast for this coming weekend.


Britta’s Inn Bed and Breakfast. Reports availability. 1237 Kensington Ave, Astoria, Oregon. 503-325-4940. www.BrittasInn.com.


Holiday Inn Express Seaside. Still spots open. 34 N Holladay Dr. Seaside, Oregon. 503-717-8000. www.hiexpress.com/seasideor.

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

Rogers Inn. Openings reported. 436 So. Downing. Seaside, Oregon. 888-717-7367. www.RogersInn.com.

Gilbert Inn Bed & Breakfast. Stately Victorian-era building with bundles of charm. 341 Beach Dr. Seaside, Oregon. 800-410-9770. www.gilbertinn.com.

Seaside Vacation Homes. Still openings left for the weekend. Seaside, Oregon. (888) 738-0982. www.seasidevacationhomes.com

Cannon Beach

Turk’s Lodgings. Cottage is available: set in primeval wooded forest, thick with atmosphere, high above ocean cliffs. Arcadia State Park is across the road. Sleeps two to four. Two miles south of Cannon Beach. 503-436-1809 (local). 1-866-906-8875. www.turkslodgings.com.

Stunning vistas at Arch Cape, just south of Cannon Beach

Arch Cape House. A castle by the sea. Antiques in all rooms, gourmet breakfast in the morning. One of the coast’s most stunning yet best kept secrets. East Ocean Lane, just north of the Arch Cape tunnel, four miles s. of Cannon Beach. Arch Cape, Oregon. 800-436-2848. www.archcapehouse.com.

Arch Cape Property Services. Oceanfront and ocean view homes in that rugged area south of Cannon Beach. 32009 E. Shingle Mill Ln. Arch Cape, Oregon. 866-436-1607. www.archcaperentals.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.

Rm4Two. Furnished apartment for two adults open for the weekend. 132 E Harrison St, Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-9121. www.Rm4Two.com.


Spindrift Inn. Still a few rooms available: kitchenette suite and a two queen rooms open. 114 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. 877-368-1001. www.Spindrift-Inn.com.

San Dune Inn

San Dune Inn. Cuddly and quirky little motel with serious charm and character. Some units still open. Wireless and pet friendly. Dorcas Lane, Manzanita, Oregon. (888) 368-5163. www.sanduneinn.com.

Serendipity Inn. Four-bedroom vacation rental in Manzanita. Sleeps 10-plus. 476 Laneda. Manzanita, Oregon. www.rentalsinmanzanita.com. 503-730- 5135.

The Nehalem River Inn. Perfect romantic getaway for couples at a quiet, peaceful retreat, along the Nehalem River – a ways inland from the beach. Stunning fine dining restaurant is part of the business. Rates available from $79-$150/night. 34910 Highway 53. Nehalem, Oregon. (503) 368-7708. www.nehalemriverinn.com.

View from Tradewinds


Tradewinds Motel. Beautiful oceanfront property, with many possibilities for larger groups, if needed. All sorts of amenities. 523 N. Pacific St. Rockaway, Oregon. 800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com.


Edgewater Motel and Vacation Rentals. Oceanfront cabins and condos overlooking the bay and ocean. Kitchens, fireplaces, Jacuzzi bath tubs, Cable, DVD ,VCR. Cabins sleep 4 to 8; condos sleep 8 to 12. 1020 1 St. Netarts, Oregon. 888-425-1050 Or 1-503-842-1300. www.oregoncoastmotels.com.

Sea Sweet Vacation Rentals

Sea Sweet Vacation Rentals. Shimmering pair of rental homes overlooking the Oceanside area from a stunning cliff top. Both deluxe, luxury suites with two or three bedrooms, Jacuzzis, kitchens and stunning décor. Sleeps five or eight. Also, cozy little rental apartment down the street. Between Netarts and Oceanside. Still featuring winter prices. 503-815-3937 or 503 398 4671. www.oregoncoast.com/skymac.

oregon coast lighthouses on dvdSeaRose Bed and Breakfast. Still some openings. From your window, you can watch the waves roll in along the pristine sands of Oceanside, hang gliders circling above and beachcombers picking up agates and sand dollars. Library, and guests get access to Tillamook ice cream, popcorn, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. One of the rooms open has private deck, clawfoot tub. 1685 Maxwell Mountain Rd. Oceanside, Oregon. (503) 842-6126. www.searosebandb.com

Oceanfront Cottage. Opening for the weekend. On the ocean. 1785 Rosenberg Loop. Oceanside, Oregon. 888-858-7373. www.oceanfrontcottage.net.

Lincoln City

One of A-1's rental homes

A-1 Beach Rentals. Open: two oceanfront homes, each sleeps ten; one oceanfront that sleeps six. All have hot tubs, all in Lincoln City area. Look to website to see other openings. 503-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.

SeaGull Beachfront Motel. 1511 NW Harbor. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-422-0219. www.seagullmoteloregon.com.

Lincoln City Vacation Homes There’s something for everyone among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront or just a few steps away from the sand – 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, depending on the home: 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 are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home. Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.

Starfish Manor Hotel. 17 Luxury Oceanfront suites - some with hot tubs. 2735 NW Inlet Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-972-6155. www.onthebeachfront.com

The Nantucket Inn. Low bank beachfront Jacuzzi suites. 3135 NW Inlet Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-972-6155. www.thenantucketinn.com

The Nelscott Manor. Oceanfront with oceanview Jacuzzis. 3037 SW Anchor Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-972-6155. www.nelscottmanor.com

The Sands Condominiums. Numerous spots available. Oceanfront, and all units are condominiums with separate bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Each has different amenities: see website for complete list. 1525 NW Harbor Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3443. www.thesandslincolncity.com.

Inn at Spanish Head

Inn at Spanish Head Resort. Openings overlooking the ocean, along with Easter weekend deals. Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. 800 452-8127. www.spanishhead.com.

The Coho Inn. Vacancies still at this lovely, modern facility overlooking some very distinctive beaches of Lincoln City. Balconies and stunning views. 1635 NW Harbor Ave, Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3684. 800-848-7006. www.thecohoinn.com.

Sunset Landing RV Park. RV and camping sites available for this weekend. On the Siletz River - four miles from Hwy 101 and Lincoln City. Boat Launch and Moorage is also available. 4270 Siletz Hwy. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-8880. www.Sunsetlanding.com

Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging. Reporting availability. They feature an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub that overlooks the ocean, and daily continental breakfast. Pet friendly with no pet fees! All rooms are non-smoking. 1301 NW 21st St., Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-662-2101. www.seahorsemotel.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

Depoe Bay

Oregon Beach House Rentals. Homes, condos, cottages and more in Newport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City and Neskowin. 888-755-7783. www.cottagesbythebeach.com.



Embarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina. All room types available. Stunning property overlooking Yaquina Bay. 1000 SE Bay Blvd. Newport, Oregon. 800-547-4779. www.embarcadero-resort.com

Best Western Agate Beach Inn. Openings reported. Spectacular views of the ocean and Yaquina Head lighthouse. Indoor pool and hot tub. Onsite restaurant and sports bar. 3019 North Coast Highway, Newport, Oregon. 800-547-3310. www.agatebeachinn.com.


The SeaQuest Inn Bed & Breakfast. Rooms still open for the weekend. On the beach, seated on a 2 1/2 acre bluff overlooking the outlet of Ten Mile Creek. 7 miles south of the town of Yachats between mile marker 171 & 172. 95354 Highway 101 S.
Yachats, Oregon. 800-341-4878. www.seaquestinn.com


Cliff House Bed & Breakfast. Availability. At Yaquina John Point, near Waldport. 1450 Adahi Road. Waldport, Oregon. 541-563-2506. www.cliffhouseoregon.com.

Ambrosia Gardens B&B. Two rooms available. The Carriage House is pet and child friendly. Full breakfast included. Rates $110 - $125. 95435 Hwy 101 S. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3013. www.ambrosia-gardens.com

A Bit of Heaven Cottages. Ocean view "green" vacation rental, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, no smoking, no pets. Nightly rate $105-115. 17 Reeves, Circle, Yachats. 541-547-4026. www.abitofheavencottages.com.

Angelic Vacation Rentals. Family-owned ocean view vacation homes located just blocks from downtown Yachats, on wooded lot with flowing stream and gazebo, or private backyard with sunroom. Both properties are steps to 804 Trail. $75 - 125 per night sleeps six to ten. No smoking or pets allowed. Yachats, Oregon. 541-484-0521 or 541-682-5307. www.geocities.com/godspirit1.


Lighthouse Inn. Historic 26-room hotel one block from Old Town. Lobby Art Gallery with fireplace, free wireless Internet access and some pet-friendly rooms. 155 Hwy 101, Florence, Oregon. 866-997-3221. www.lighthouseinn-florence.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.

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.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with data ports. Oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a 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 are pet friendly.523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com

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.

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


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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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