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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.

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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.



Bizarre Beastie News from the Oregon Coast, Other Oceans

By Terry Morse

It turns out, whales can be victims of bone-eating worms (photo Whale Watch Center, Depoe Bay)

(Newport, Oregon) – Every once in a while, Newport's Terry Morse pulls some wild and weird oceanic facts out of his scientific thinking cap. This week, he’s dug up some truly spectacular ones from the Oregon coast and other oceans around the world.

Heat Wave? If You're a Sea Star, "Drink plenty of fluids."

Sea stars in the intertidal zones can be subject to heat stress during midday low tides, but little is known about how they tolerate it. A recent laboratory study of the ocher sea star, Pisaster ochraceus, suggests that they may do this by "drinking plenty of fluids."  In brief, when exposed to warm water at high tide and high air temperatures
at low tide, ocher stars in aquariums increased the amount of water in their coeloms (large body cavities).  Because water has a high capacity to absorb heat with little change in temperature, this increased the thermal inertia of the starfish, their ability to maintain a lower body temperature in warm conditions.  Read about it
at Science Daily's site.

Cannon Beach: tide pools host sea stars that can be stressed out during low tides.

One caveat: the laboratory stars were exposed to one simulated low tide a day, rather than the two they would experience in the wilds of Bodega Bay. Thus, it isn't entirely clear to what extent this water absorption occurs in free range sea stars, and whether it helps them cope with the heat at midday low tides.

As the Worm Turns

It has been known since the 1980s that “whale falls” - whale carcasses that sink to the ocean bottom - support a diverse community of scavenging organisms. In 2004, scientists discovered a genus of polychaete tubeworm, Osedax, in Monterey Bay that bores into whale bones and feeds off materials in the bones with the aid of symbiotic bacteria. It has been determined that these worms are in the same biological family, Siboglinidae, as the giant tube worms found at deep sea vents.

Subsequently, Osedax worms have been found nearly worldwide.  In some species, dwarf males live as "harems" in the tubes of much larger females.

Read about these fascinating worms at

According to just-published research, there may be as many as 12 species of Osedax found in Monterey Bay alone, at depths between 30 and 3000 meters (100 - 10,000 feet).  Because they were so recently discovered, it isn't known yet whether they specialize on whale bones or can be found on other carcasses as well, such as those of sharks or sea turtles.

You can download the newly published paper at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7007/7/74. Even if you don't want to read the technical details, it is worth looking at for the attractive color photos of 10 of the Monterey Bay species.

Marine animals - such as this dogfish - may cause as much ocean mixing as wind and tides (photo Oregon Coast Aquarium)

What a Mix-up!

According to a paper being delivered at a meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics (but not yet peer-reviewed and published), marine animals may cause as much ocean mixing as wind and tides, due to the motion of their bodies through the water.  A significant portion of the mixing is purportedly due to tiny animals, such as krill, not ocean giants like whales and basking sharks.  According to the Cal Tech scientists who conducted the research, the magnitude of the "biogenic mixing" may be great enough that it would have to be included in ocean and climate models used to study atmospheric phenomena such as El Nino, and global warming.  Read about it at Science Daily's site.

It's Census Time Again

Wouldn't you love to help save these little guys if you were a whale? Some species of whale apparently do try (photo Seaside Aquarium)

The ten-year-long Census of Marine Life, scheduled to end in 2010, continues to urn up an amazing variety of deep-sea organisms, including 9 species of dumbo squid (which swim with flaps that resemble the ears of Disney's Dumbo the Elephant), an oil-eating tubeworm, and an Antarctic Osedax whalebone worm.

Read all about it at Science Daily. Visit the Census of Marine Life website (http://www.coml.org/ to learn more about the Census, and to see photos and videos of some of the astounding creatures Census scientists have discovered.

Save the Seals!

The Natural History Magazine website has a report of Antarctic humpback whales apparently intentionally saving seals under attack by orcas.  Details at http://tinyurl.com/y96wjdc.

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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.
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.


Unusual Travel Articles TravelParanormal.com allows you to submit your own creepy tale or debunk one - or see up-to-the-minute news headlines about travel and the paranormal.

Watching Transformations of Oregon Coast Beaches Seasons change and so do beaches, revealing different sides and a variety of eye-popping sights

Staggeringly Cool Ideas for Oregon Coast Romance Be it the season of Valentine's or be it any time of the year, Oregon's coastline has essentially cornered the market for cuddle-inducing possibilities and gushy activities for the hand-holding set

Day or Night Mysteries and Merriment on Oregon Coast It's more than just nightlife that comes to life, but the beaches offer major opportunities

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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.

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