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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.

Generously appointed rooms or spacious two-room suites. Continental breakfast. Heated salt-water pool and spa, fitness room, high-speed Internet, some Jacuzzi spas and ADA accessibility. Some pet friendly. Business and meeting facilities. Catering services available.

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

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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 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.





Oregon Coast Best of Awards for 2008

Terra Cotta Cafe in Manzanita.

(Oregon Coast) - It's the Second Annual Oregon Coast Beach Connection Best of Awards, spotlighting the niftiest in lodging, dining, natural events and nightlife. The list was compiled by BeachConnection.net staff and freelancers, based on experiences over the last year.

Best Fine Dining: Terra Cotta Café, Manzanita. It’s like heaven came to you and crawled in your mouth. Slightly innovative dishes - but not too esoteric - come with a welcome helping of a homemade feel. 725 Manzanita Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. (503) 368-3700.

Best Family Restaurant: Angelina's Pizzeria & Café. Not only are pizza and calzones a universal favorite among little ones, it's all gourmet enough to please the grownups. Not to mention their hot sandwiches – which include stunning housemade breads – are more than slightly spectacular. A recently enlarged seating accommodates more families now. Hwy 101, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 717-1230.

Dining outdoors, on the bay, at Pacific Oyster.

Best Seafood: Pacific Oyster, Bay City. Plenty of stuff to please more grown kids to smaller ones, along with ecstatically delicious seafood for all ages and tastes. Of particular note is their seafood stews. Unbelievable. 5150 Oyster Drive, Bay City. (503) 377-2323. www.pacseafood.com/

Best New Restaurant: Pizza Garden, Nehalem. So good it hurts. Exceptional pasta and soaring gourmet items to top off your pizza with. Where else can you get a "designer pizza?" Hwy 101, Nehalem. 503-368-7675.

Village Bistro and Deli, Newport.

Best Dessert: Zinger's Ice Cream, Seaside. You can't beat its housemade flavors, full of lovingly produced goodness, real ingredients and wide assortment. Their fruit flavors actually have real chunks of fruit in them, like the sparkling mango or earthy marionberry. 210 Broadway. (503) 738-3939. www.zingersicecream.com.

Best Single Dish: The pulled pork sandwich at Village Bistro & Deli: it’s actually infused with a bit of espresso. BeachConnection.net staff hasn’t found any barbecue nearly as good in the Portland area. NW 3rd, Newport, Oregon. Website here.

Fathoms, Lincoln City.

Best Wine Spot: The Wine Place in Yachats. Interesting, informative tastings every weekend at this cozy little wine seller. (541) 547-5275.

Coolest View: Fathoms Restaurant at Inn at Spanish Head in Lincoln City. You’re essentially about ten floors above the surf, with a window to the watery world. Absolutely wondrous. SW Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-1601 or 800-452-8127. www.spanishhead.com/site/restaurant.html

The typical remodeling innovations of Gene Scrutton of A1 Beach Rentals in Lincoln City.

Best Lodging Renovation: A1 Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. Co-owner Gene Scrutton is a master with wood paneling and river rock fireplaces. Several of the homes under their aegis have been redone using this stunning technique. It’s visually some of the most pleasing interiors you’ll ever find on the coast. (503) 232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com

Best New Lodging: The Surftides in Lincoln City. Now, granted it’s not technically new. But they redid it into one of the more spectacular and hip spots on this whole shoreline. It’s a whole new look and a whole new vibe for the coast. 2945 NW Jetty Avenue. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 994-2191. www.surftidesinn.com.

San Dune Inn, Manzanita.

Most Fun Lodging: San Dune Inn, Manzanita. You can’t beat this quirky little charmer for the fun and funky. Regulars here get so comfortable with the staff they sometimes play pranks on each other. Plus being extremely dog and family friendly, with a load of amusing distractions, is a big help. Dorcas Lane, Manzanita. www.sanduneinn.com. 503-384-5163.

Best Bar: Pudgy’s, Seaside. The service is pretty good but the regulars and the strange sights can be unbelievably hilarious. We can’t tell you what we saw once, but it was the funniest damned thing. They’ve also got one of those fab internet jukeboxes that let you play all the pop crap you can handle, or for the more discerning there’s plenty of obscure, arty stuff, like U.K., Roxy Music, Bauhaus, Peter Gabriel, etc., along with loads of the awesome indie rock and punk from today or bygone eras. 227 Broadway. (503) 738-8330.

Pudgy's is also known as the "Star Trek" bar for its gleefully retro interior.

Best Bartender: Sean at the Warren House in Cannon Beach. Just your average surfer dude with a particularly sunny disposition, a riotous sense of humor and a nice touch on the drinky-poo’s. S. Hemlock, Cannon Beach.

Best Live Music: Landmark Lounge, Yachats. It’s by far one of the coolest bars in the state, loved by locals, Portlanders and Eugenians alike. The occasional big name act or lower tier national act coming through yields some extremely pleasant surprises. It’s well worth a trip to the tiny town. Hwy 101, Yachats. (541) 547-5459.

The eclectic decor of the Landmark's stage.

Biggest Scientific Revelation of the Year: All the sand erosion last winter that revealed tons of strange interesting beneath the sand, including the big discovery of the historic cannon and such.

Most Interesting Science Person of the Year: Terry Morse, Newport. He’s a bit of a rogue scientist: on his own, finding cool stuff on the beaches and reporting them on his rather unique blog. He likes to re-animate some of the stuff too, like a mad scientist.

Freakiest Natural Event: The north coast saw a ton of clams at the end of the year – and it’s still happening. Between Seaside and Warrenton, you can find way more than usual at the tideline.

2008 saw some fascinating things come to light as sand levels revealed some historical wonders, such as this historic cannon from an ancient ship.

Biggest Bummer News: Kernville Steakhouse is going down soon, if not already. This upscale wonder on the outskirts of Lincoln City deserved much better. Many mouthwatering times were had here.

Special Thumbs Down Award for 2008: Gas prices. They had visitors in a battle with their wallets for much of the summer. Then once the season died down, prices dropped. Thanks a bunch, oil speculators. We give you not only a thumbs down – but a middle finger salute. We sincerely hope you folks have all been laid off.

Town to Keep an Eye On This Year: Manzanita. There’s a lot brewing in this ultra-lovely tiny burgh (which so happens to be our home). New restaurants will be popping up, they’ve just added a handicap access at the main beach access, and some other new buildings are housing some interesting shops. Some of what we’re hearing may be rumor; others are definitely happening.

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

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com


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The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com


Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.


Arch Cape Property Services. 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.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.


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.

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