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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.

A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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


North Oregon Coast Town Explodes with Fun in Fall

Goonies Rock - near Cannon Beach - was featured in the movie that was largely filmed in Astoria.

(Astoria, Oregon) – At the very northwestern tip of Oregon, Astoria is a boomtown of frivolity during the season, and beyond. The town that is set to turn 200 years old gets heated up in autumn and winter with nature hikes for mushroom hunters, holiday celebrations, and a celebration of the movie “Goonies,” among dozens of other possibilities.

Celebrate Fall Mushrooms at Fort Stevens State Park. You can dig into the great outdoors this fall on a guided mushroom hike at Fort Stevens State Park. Foragers meet park ranger guides at DeLaura Beach and trek about one mile hunting for local mushrooms. Tours are offered Fridays at 1 p.m. through the end of November (except Nov. 6). In addition, Fort Stevens State Park offers educational programs on Saturdays in November about Oregon's "Mysterious Mushrooms," which cover regulations, uses and identification of wild mushrooms across the state. There is no charge for the programs, except parking, which is $3 for the day.

For more information or to reserve a spot, contact park ranger Dane Osis at (503) 861-3170 ext. 41 or visit http://www.oregonstateparks.org/park_179.php


Holiday Cheer in Astoria and Warrenton. Looking for a spot to hunker down this holiday season?  Astoria and Warrenton are chock full of holiday-inspired festivities and unique coastal shopping. After noshing on comfort food and browsing the downtown galleries for gifts, stop by the historic 1885 Flavel House for Plum Pudding Dec. 12-30 (excluding Dec. 24-25) and enjoy warm plum pudding, a cup of hot tea and a self-guided tour of the house and museum.

Or, sip a bit of the bubbly at The Cellar on 10th on Saturday, Nov. 14 during the annual Holiday Sparkling Tasting from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. For a complete list of the best things to do, see and try this holiday season, call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807 to turn a cold winter weekend into a memorable getaway.


Never Say Die at "The Goonies" 25th Anniversary. Astoria is gearing up to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1985 cult classic movie, "The Goonies," June 4 to 7, 2010. With Goonies fans eager to reminisce about secret caves, lost maps and treacherous traps, anniversary events will include:

Stars from the movie signing autographs and sharing stories about the film. Bus tours to movie locations, including the opportunity to go inside the "Goonies" house, the Clatsop County Jail and more. "The Goonies" showings at local movie theaters. An outdoor concert at Warren Park, possibly featuring performers from the movie. Bowling nights at "Chunk's Alley." Commemorative "Goonies" craft beers from local breweries. Weekend passes and individual tickets will be available, and as plans move forward, more information about the anniversary events will be posted at their site. For more details, call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807.


Fishermen Hook Audiences during Astoria's 13th Annual Fisher Poets Gathering. Weathered by ocean waves, salty spray and life on rough waters, more than 60 commercial fishermen and women will dock their boats and take to the stage this February during the 13th annual Fisher Poets Gathering.   Emotional poems, rowdy rhymes, boisterous shanties, humorous readings and vivid personal stories – all inspired by earning a living in the fishing industry – will captivate audiences in the historic maritime town of Astoria.

The Gathering happens Friday through Sunday, Feb. 26-28, 2010. Restaurants, pubs, museums and performance venues throughout downtown Astoria. Weekend admission buttons for all events will be available for a small fee. Specific performers and more event details will be posted on http://www.clatsopcc.edu/fisherpoets in January 2010. For more information, call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807.


New Supper Club in Astoria. The owners of the popular restaurant T. Paul's Urban Café just opened a new eatery this August called T. Paul's Supper Club. The supper club serves up a delicious gourmet menu of steaks, burgers, pastas and more in a warm, cozy atmosphere with eclectic décor.  A welcome addition to Astoria 's thriving restaurant scene, the T. Paul's Supper Club is sure to become a new favorite of residents and visitors alike.

Astoria's Bicentennial Celebration. The oldest U.S. settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria, Ore., will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2011. To honor the historic significance of its founding in 1811, the city will host special events throughout 2011 including festive celebrations, lectures and special exhibits, all kicking off May 21, 2011. Only a year and seven months to go!  For more information, visit www.astoria200.org.

More About Lodging near Astoria (seaside lodging).....

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.

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

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
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.
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.


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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.