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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.

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


Holiday Brings Mixed Economic Messages to Coast

Note: holiday lodging did suddenly get scarce. See the lodging availability update for openings

Predicted glorious weather like this has created a run of last-minute reservations on the coast, changing what was looking like a lack-luster burst of tourism. Pictured: Cape Foulweather, near Newport.

(Oregon Coast) – The weather reports say it's going to be warm, but what is typically one of the busiest weekends of the whole year on the Oregon coast wasn’t looking so hot earlier this week. Reservations were down at most lodgings, and as BeachConnection.net began research for its regular lodging availability updates, a horde of replies came back indicating copious openings – when there is usually just a few.

Economic factors were getting blamed. Lodgings were talking about slower numbers during the winter and spring, and reservations being down in general for high-density times like this weekend. But they were well aware of impending weather reports that were starting to announce stellar conditions, and they had a feeling things could turn around.

And then the story suddenly changed.

Michele Franck, at Oregon Beach Rentals in Depoe Bay, said things were looking quite slow and reservations were sizably down for Memorial Weekend. But on Thursday, the TV weathermen began shouting about the weather.

“It was bad until today,” Franck said on Thursday. “Good weather report and gorgeous days in town gave people encouragement to call. Numbers are good and calls are still coming in. People are certainly checking prices. But I am pleased with our reservations.”

The Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach.

Wendy Higgins, manager of Ocean Lodge in Cannon Beach, was worried for a while, as most people generally book well ahead of time for weekends like this.

“Reservations were slower coming in this year,” Higgins said. “A month ago, looking ahead, we were a bit concerned. People are waiting and not booking out as far. We are full on Friday and only have a couple rooms left on Saturday and Sunday.”

In Pacific City, Nicole Twigg, of Kiwanda Coastal Properties, echoed what most lodgings were saying: they’re filling up, if not already filled up now with plenty of last minute calls.

“I think people are not planning as far ahead as they have in previous years,” Twigg said. “We are getting a lot of last minute calls from people asking for discounts. It seems people are just choosier where and when they are going to spend. We still have about 20 percent availability, where in previous years we would be filled up.”


No one seems to be hurting for filled rooms, but many are down a little.

Like The Inn at Seaside’s Kristine Gottsch, who noticed a drop. “Last year, The Inn at Seaside was sold out two weeks in advance of Memorial weekend,” Gottsch said. “This year, we only had ten rooms booked in advance. We are down ten percent on Friday night from last year.”

She noticed some other interesting trends.

“Last year, guests booked more two-night stays and three-night stays,” Gottsch said. “This year, fewer guests are booking two-night stays. Callers are shopping our rates and saying, ‘We’ll call you back.’ Some callers say, ‘Is this really the best price you can give me?' "

Coastal restaurants are a bit worried about the coming summer numbers as well.

Gottsch and several other lodgings on the coast have noted that tourists seem to want more kitchenette rooms so they can prepare their meals instead of going out to eat. It’s a sure sign many visitors are cutting back on something, even if they’re not axing their coastal trips altogether.

Oregon coast restaurants are somewhat on edge as well. It’s been extremely slow during the winter and spring for most. This often means depending on the summer season to erase the debts incurred during the rest of this past year. If they’re unable to pay off their debts completely during summer’s typical crazed conditions and set something aside for the winter, the winter of 2010 looks bleak for many eateries.

Sporting a good price seems to be a major key with lots of lodgings. Gottsch said the The Inn at Seaside dropped its prices a bit. This year, room prices there are down about $30 compared to last year.


Whale Point Resort in Depoe Bay kept their prices low in winter and even dropped them a little. Manager Patt Dardis said that kept them more than slightly afloat over the tides of this rough coastal winter. Business for them is up a little for the year.

Donna Weiss, of Weiss’ Paradise Suites, said she was down a bit for this holiday and the summer in general, but she’s hopeful. Again, the enticing price aspect came into play.

“Summer reservations seem to be coming in slow, but better than I thought,” Weiss said. “We are ahead a little over last year for January through now, so that is good. I think things will be a little better than last year for this summer. But it will take more work to book and maybe more special discounted rates.”

Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals is one of those experiencing an up year.

Other firms, like Oregon Beach Vacations, are up for the year and for the weekend, said co-owner David McElveen. The agency has rentals in just about every city on the 180-mile range of the coast’s upper half, and expanded their rental pool from around 100 to 260 in the last two years. Revenues are up there, McElveen said, while there are more openings than last year’s Memorial Weekend (something that can be explained by the fact they simply have more homes in their pool).

At Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals, the news is good there, showing more hope for a coastal tourism economy that’s a bit nervous about the coming summer.

“We have actually seen an increase in reservations this weekend over last year,” said manager Brian Olson. “We saw a lot of last-minute reservations due to our offering a special 'rent two and get the third night free.' While we still have limited availability, we are pleased with this weekend.”

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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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history

The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches

A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca

Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway

Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town

The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City

Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks

Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale

25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes

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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.

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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