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Oregon Coast Lodgings Offer Specials, Gas Cards
(Oregon Coast) - Exactly how much high gas prices are affecting travel and tourism on the Oregon coast is a little up in the air as yet. It depends on whom you talk to you. Some are reporting drops in business; others are not. One big prediction is that those who normally take long drives through several states won’t be doing that this year, and instead be traveling to the coast. Seaside and Cannon Beach officials say they normally do well in such pinches on the travel budget because they’re close to the metropolitan area of Portland.
Keith Chandler, manager of Seaside Aquarium, predicts a banner year for the attraction and the town, based on the fact 1977 - with its gas lines and inflation - was the best year ever for the aquarium.
Still, others in Seaside and Cannon Beach may give you less optimistic outlooks for what’s happening with their business.
In any case, the funk over fuel has many lodgings on the Oregon coast offering more specials to cajole the tourists – including the coveted gas card.
Here's a few that reported back to BeachConnection.net.
Anndrienne's Beach Retreat is a singly owned vacation rental home in Cannon Beach. They are offering a $100 gas card if you book for the months of either July or August. This vacation rental sits behind a well-manicured garden, in the Midtown section of Cannon Beach. A spacious beach cottage with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sleeps six. Two queen beds, one queen futon and a double futon. A beautiful wood-burning rock fireplace is the centerpiece to this recently remodeled home, done in whites with a very beachy décor, including travertine and fir floors, new carpet and gas heat. It’s four blocks to the beach, on a quarter acre private lot in a quiet neighborhood, and it’s a short walk to several restaurants, the gym, liquor store and coffee shops. You’ll also find a small BBQ, full kitchen necessities, cleaning supplies, phone, bedding, washer and dryer, as well as videos and wood for the beach or the fireplace. TV, VCR and DVD. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-1726. www.beachretreat.zoomshare.com
Manzanita Rental Company is running their special from June through to September. Pay for six nights and get the seventh for free. “Helps pay for the gas,” said owner Kay Christiansen.
The rental agency features more than 70 homes on the beachfront of Manzanita, near the golf course, or up on mysterious Neahkahnie Mountain with its fantastic views and legends of buried treasure. They are perfect for an intimate getaway or for large groups. Large, modern homes or classic beach cottages with character may have features like hardwood floors, small apartments with separate entry, light knotty wood walls, open beam ceilings, skylights or lots of windows, or perhaps a landscaped yard. Amenities could include: rock fireplace, large deck complete with a hot tub, breakfast bar, woodstove, Jacuzzi tub, gas BBQ, large living spaces, reading nooks, free DSL, games and books and even a swing set for children. Some pet friendly with a fee. Full kitchens and other features like DVD players, TV, washer, dryer, etc. 686 Manzanita Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 800-579-9801. 503-368-6797. www.manzanitarentals.com
Nehalem River Inn and Restaurant. 5 Year Anniversary Special!.Take a three day weekend and pay for two nights at the Inn and get the third one free. Or take a little longer, pay for three nights and get the fourth free. If you book for four or more nights, get a complimentary bottle of wine, red or white: your choice!
Restrictions: Special good for all days of the week, including weekends, except Memorial Day weekend. No pets, no children (1 exception noted), no smoking. Children are okay when booking the Champagne Cottage. On Highway 53 - just 1.3 miles east of Highway 101. 34910 Highway 53, Nehalem, Oregon. (503) 368-7708. www.nehalemriverinn.com
A Yellow Rose. This bright and cheery vacation home is going for $195 per night in June. First five June reservations get a $25 gas card.
You get an ocean view with this beauty in Lincoln City – from the rooftop, no less. There’s a hot tub and it sleeps ten, with three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The beach is a quick walk, to Lincoln City’s gorgeous, pristine sands. There’s an enormous eating bar, custom dining room, a new open kitchen and plush furnishing, including a leather king bed. The deck has a BBQ and a vast view of the ocean, mountains and the town. Each bedroom is uniquely decorated. The master suite has a huge closet, flat screen TV and a full bath. Pine floors give way to vaulted ceilings. There’s a kid’s crayon twin room that has four beds a big closet for toys. There are books, movies and games to pass the time on the rainy days, along with Internet, unlimited long distance, an I-Pod docking clock radio, TIVO and a gas fireplace. Oregon Beach House Rentals: 888-755-7783. www.cottagesbythebeach.com/yellow_rose.htm
Liberty Inn is running a midweek special: Sunday through Thursday it’s $85 per night (plus tax). This rate applies to most rooms, includes breakfast and is based on 1-2 persons.
Liberty Inn features an elegant, spacious lobby with a grandiose fireplace. Rooms come with distant views of the Pacific or choose a quiet natural forest view in a peaceful setting. All rooms are decorated with cherrywood furnishings and a host of other amenities: refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, iron w/ ironing board, writing desk, DVD player, sitting area, cable TV with HBO and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms boast a natural gas fireplace; the hotel also features two suites with an in-room Jacuzzi. A complimentary breakfast buffet in the morning features fresh Belgian waffles, biscuits, gravy and more. An indoor pool, exercise room and spa complete the amenities. The hotel is handicap accessible, with an elevator and guest laundry. Combine adjoining rooms to accommodate larger families, and the meeting facilities hold up to 80 people. A complimentary 24-hour door-to-door shuttle to the casino is provided. 4990 NE Logan Rd. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-1777. 877-994-1777. www.libertyinn.com.
Olivia Beach has two specials running through June.
Stay three nights at the “Seaclusion” home and get a $50 gas gift card. Or stay Sunday through Thursday and get three nights for the price of two. Good during June only. Valid on certain homes, call for details.
Olivia Beach, located at the southern end of Lincoln City, is a cutting-edge idea in the middle of a coastal forest: a pedestrian-friendly community within a community, all within a short walk to the beach. Five breathtaking beach homes are currently open to rent, with more on the way. Parks, green spaces and wetlands in the midst of wooded paths dominate this family-friendly fun spot, also making it prime for biking. Cozy yet classy homes come with numerous amenities. Some you may find include: hot tub, campfire pit, gourmet kitchen, wi-fi, video games, outdoor shower, granite countertops, wood floors, covered front porch, backyard, deck, patio furniture, garage, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fully stocked kitchen, luxury furnishings, outdoor shower and much more. Some pet friendly. At the southern end of Lincoln City. 866-994-7026. www.oliviabeach.com.
Bella Beach. There are three specials running. One: Stay Sunday through Thursday and get three nights for the price of two. Good during June only; valid on certain homes, call for details. Two: Stay for $99 a night from Sunday through Thursday in June. Valid on certain homes; call for details. Stay 3 nights or more and get a $50 gas card (not valid with any other offers).
Bella Beach is in an idyllic setting, featuring a charming, stunning collection of homes by the sea. Over 40 upscale homes are for rent in park-like surroundings, next to the pristine beaches of this area just south of Lincoln City. Rustic architectural themes abound, where garages are tucked away behind the buildings and front porches with a neighborly feel are the emphasis. Peace and quiet is a way of life here, with features like gas fireplaces, wi-fi, wood floors, washer/dryer, luxury furnishings and granite countertops among the many you’ll find. Bella Beach offers up accommodations for groups as large as 60, if you happen to have a business retreat, wedding or reunion of some sort. Some pet friendly available. Also perfect for intimate, two-person getaways. In Lincoln Beach, between Depoe Bay and Lincoln City. 866-994-7026. www.bellabeach.com.
Starfish Point is located in Newport, on a scenic, forested bluff, overlooking the ocean. There’s even a private walkway to this rather intriguing stretch of Agate Beach, where you can walk up to the bottom of Yaquina Head. All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation. There are plenty of interesting and nice touches, like little candies shaped like starfish. Or there’s the "Captain's Room" in each unit, allowing you extended views of the coastline - while cuddling or relaxing. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport, Oregon. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com
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