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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.

 

Biggest Oregon Coast News Stories, Developments of the Year

Published 01/01/2011

Sick sea lions on the coast are still a major news story

(Oregon Coast) - Four major developments dominated tourism on the Oregon coast this year: the economy, the weather, an excessive die-off of Brown Pelicans and then a dangerous disease that hit sea lions. But other developments affected things, either prominently or in a way not obvious to the average spectator.

The year began with the economy still sour, which has continued to hurt businesses all year.

Right off the bat, however, in January, authorities began noticing an excessive number of brown pelicans lingering along the coast, when they should have already migrated. Then, they began washing up dead or exhibiting behavior which is uncharacteristic for the species – such as begging for food, no fear of humans, eating bread crumbs as handouts.  Many of the birds were emaciated or starving, and this was the reason for an apparent lack of fear of humans.

Brown pelicans on central coast (photo courtesy Whale Watch Center)

State authorities had to urge people to not feed them. Meanwhile, they theorized one reason for the problem was the particularly crazy storm season that winter, which might have prevented them from migrating and changed their eating habits.
Brown pelican story here.

In February, there was a big stir with a possible tsunami on the coast – albeit a small one. An 8.8 earthquake hit Chile and this caused a tsunami advisory here, although they only expected some slightly larger than normal wave action, if anything. That did not materialize, however. https://www.beachconnection.net/news/tsunam022710_436.php

Glass floats in Neskowin this winter (photo Proposal Rock Inn)

On February 9, a star of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” hit series passed away. Captain Phil Harris was honored in Astoria several times in late winter.

During the winter and spring, the beaches saw a rather startling return of the famed Japanese glass floats. These were a staple throughout much of the early and mid century, but mostly disappeared by the 80’s. This winter saw a huge run of them. https://www.beachconnection.net/news/jglass042010_419.php

This was a bit of ominous news, however, as some environmental scientists in Oregon saw this as a bad sign that the so-called “garbage patch” in the Pacific – a mass of plastics floating in concentration in one area of the ocean – was spiraling stuff off onto these beaches. Indeed, a huge run of plastics from Asia was found on the beaches over the year, and lent more evidence to this theory. It is still probably the most overlooked story on the Oregon coast. https://www.beachconnection.net/news/garpat062410_526.php

A brief respite from the "bummer summer" in Newport

Then the “bummer summer” hit, starting off with what local media called “Junuary.” This colder, wetter than normal summer was big news in Portland, Salem and the rest of Oregon as well, but on the coast it never seemed to let up.

The odd and ironic thing, however, was that June was much nicer on the coast than inland, yet businesses there were hurt even more by the perception that it was an extra crummy June there.

Lincoln City

Lincoln City resident Sheridan Jones keeps track of weather in the area. He noted there were five days from June 1 to June 23 that were sunny all day. 

There were ten more days when the sun dominated the afternoons – although the mornings started off with all kinds of weather, like clouds, hail, rain, etc.

That leaves a total of 15 days out of the 23 that the sun either appeared frequently or dominated the day. In the end, that was way more sun than Portland got.
https://www.beachconnection.net/news/weathg062410_437.php

By the end of the summer, the coast had only seen a handful of sunny days. There was a brief heatwave in August that sent folks to the beaches in droves.

Bland summer weather in Waldport

Don Weller, at Newport's Ona Beach BnB and Bunkhouse, said he received a small rush at his tiny place, which only has three rooms. “The main point is, until the weather turned, we were getting nothing,” Weller said.

That little bit of summer provided some economic relief from a tourism industry hit with a double whammy of bad weather and tourists' empty pocketbooks.

In June, Astoria held its massive "Never Say Die: The Goonies 25th Anniversary." Among other popular features, lovers of the cult classic film got to see or mingle with original cast members including Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Joe Pantoliano and Curt Hanson.

By October, another alarming development hit the beaches: sea lions dying off from a disease that could be contracted by humans and dogs. The disease is called leptospirosis, and it’s still infecting California sea lions in enormous numbers, something made worse the by fact there’s a huge boost in the population of California sea lions in this area. It often kills them and their bodies wash up onshore. The disease can spread to humans and dogs who come in contact with an infected sea lion.
https://www.beachconnection.net/news/washup112710_518.php

Some of the biggest news on these shores is still brewing. A rarely seen shipwreck has made an appearance in Rockaway Beach – the second time it was visible in 35 years. https://www.beachconnection.net/news/shipwr122310_346.php

The Sea Horse Motel was a bit of a wreck in December

Back in December, just before the little town of Aumsville got hit with a freak tornado, some massive and even more freakish gust of wind tore off the roof of the Sea Horse Motel in Lincoln City. It removed 500 feet of its roof, leaving 15 units of the motel with no covering. Story here

Coming up this year, the Dennis Edwards Tunnel will be shutting down at nights for about five months. The tunnel is on Highway 26 between Portland and the north coast. It will remain open during the daytime and all night on weekends and holidays. But you can be sure this will dominate the news on the coast for some time in 2011.

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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.
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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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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.

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.