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39 vacation homes around Pacific City, all fully furnished and beachfront, 20 of which are pet friendly.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

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.

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

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.

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.

 

Fun And Fascinating This Week on Oregon Coast: Agates, Wind, Beer, Brown Goo and Murder Mystery

Published 03/08/2011

(Oregon Coast) – If you like agates, murder mysteries, oddball science, shipwrecks, finding whole sand dollars, winter storms, blues music, fine food and fine beers and wine, the Oregon coast is where you should be this week.

Right now, agates are aplenty at numerous beaches along the Oregon coast, including Oceanside (above), some areas just south of Cannon Beach, and numerous others. Look for the appearance of gravel beds, like this one at Oceanside this weekend. Tierra Del Mar near Pacific City is often a good spot for this, and parts of Lincoln City and Newport sometimes really come through as well during winter months.

A big winter storm is set to hit the coast the middle of the week. Wednesday and maybe Thursday. Somewhat high winds and waves will be knocking things around those days, yielding some awesome sights. Apparently things will calm down by the weekend, but there will still be plenty of rain.

Either way, after these storms and high tide levels are done with is a good time to look for ocean treasures that have washed up on beaches, like various oddities both manmade and natural. There are no specific reports of this, but this time of year can produce those coveted Japanese glass floats.

For a trippy trip through time, you may want to check out the Wreck of the Peter Iredale on the north coast, at Warrenton, close to Astoria. The 100-year-old skeleton of ship sits on the beach of Fort Stevens State Park, and is a combination of spooky and stately.

Even more engaging is the proliferation of black sands here – apparently quite dirty and filthy. But not entirely so, although the fact vehicles can drive along here definitely adds to the darkness of the beaches. However, much of it comes from the huge number of phytoplankton that inhabit these waters, a product of the nutrients that flood the area from the Columbia River. Often what you’ll see – certainly this week – is a brownish, blobby texture to the surf. These are the immense numbers of phytoplankton, specifically diatoms. It’s a good thing.

Those same nutrients that feed all the phytoplankton feed enormous beds of sand dollars just offshore. This results in lots of them around Gearhart and the very northern tip of Seaside, next to the mouth of the Necanicum River. On the immediate sides of this river, the beaches are usually quite unpopulated and yield even larger numbers of these sand dollars. But because of the lack of foot traffic, you’ll find more unbroken sand dollars here than anywhere else on the Oregon coast.

The best way to find them is hit the 12 Ave. access at the north end of Seaside – pictured above – then walk almost half a mile towards the river mouth.

Saturday, March 12: Nye Beach Murder Mystery. This time around it’s “Murder Mystery in the Summer of Love – A Guru Goes to His Grave,” a very hippie happening kind of mystery, where the public interacts with actors dressed in period costume to help solve a crime. Purchase mystery packets at Nye Cottage from 9:30 a.m. until Noon, for $10 per packet. Nye Cottage is located at 208 NW Coast Street, Newport, Oregon. Search for clues throughout the day, and the big reveal is at the end of the day. 541-270-2234.

Blues on Thursdays, at Bay House in Lincoln City. Gritty and downhome blues is on the menu each Thursday with blues powerhouse guitarist Henry Cooper at this little upscale lounge. The former Duffy Bishop Band axe-slinger wields some relaxing tunage while still keeping it rough in the best of blues traditions. The Bay House's happy hour menu also serves up a mean mini-burger, filled with copious amounts of gourmet ingredients, like bleu cheese crumbles and a monster mustard. 5 - 7:30 p.m. The Bay House, 5911 SW Hwy. 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-996-3222.

March 10 to 13. Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival. Cannon Beach hosts a massive food fest with the, featuring a weekend of wine tastings, wine pairing dinners and a wine walk. Indulge in the weekend by purchasing a glass for $25, which gets you into various events. A bevy of restaurants host special wine dinners, including Newman’s at 988, Arch Cape Inn and Retreat, EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School and Inspired! Café at DragonFire Gallery, among others. Some will feature live music. http://www.cannonbeach.org/ chamber/events/ cannon-beach-chamber-events.htm

March 11 – 12. Pouring at the Coast. Oregon craft beer tasting and food pairing festival. Some events around town. $10; other ticket prices. Seaside Civic & Convention Center, 415 1st Ave. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6391.

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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.

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.

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.

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.
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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

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
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.

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