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Give the Gift of Lodging on the Oregon Coast
(Oregon Coast) – So you’re one of those people with little or no imagination: you regularly choose gift certificates and some one-size-fits’em-all approach to that-which-will-appear-under-the-tree.
Heck, maybe you’re even a re-gifter!
OK, we’re just kidding there. We watch a lot of Seinfeld at BeachConnection.net.
You’re not cheap, just imagination-challenged. Why not hide that approach well by giving the gift of lodging from the Oregon coast. Think about it: your loved one(s) get to enjoy some beach time because of you. They’ll love you even more. And it’s entirely possible they’ll take you with them.
You both win bigtime.
BeachConnection.net discovered bundles of such places on the Oregon coast that offer gift certificates – and not just lodgings. You can get some good eats, gourmet ice cream, books and other gift ideas. There's even a Discovery Cruise in here.
The Tides by the Sea. Give a little bit of history too with this stunning condo/hotel by the ocean. If this 80-year-old place could talk… 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.
Zinger’s Homemade Ice Cream. Extremely yummy ice cream that’s made in-house and gives gourmet a new dimension. “Yup, we have’em – in any denomination,” said owner Mike Exinger. “Folks would have to send a check to the PO Box (since we’re closed in December) and we’ll get them out.” Online emporium (www.cafepress.com/zingers) has the new 2007 line of logo clothing (and they do take credit cards): get a t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, or a pair of Zinger’s boxer shorts. Broadway Ave., Seaside. Homemade@ZingersIceCream.com for more information.
Rogers Inn Vacation Homes. Their gift certificates actually come with staying at one of their lodgings and taking advantage of their winter special, which is $192.50 for two nights lodging. With that, you get certificates for two spa treatments at Day Spa on Broadway, two dinners at Guido & Vito’s Italian Eatery and two root beer floats at Flashback. 888-717-7367. www.RogersInn.com.
Perfect for the beach bum/bookworm in your life. 37 N. Edgewood.
Three Cannon Beach properties in one: The Waves Oceanfront Motel, The White Heron Lodge, or The Argonauta Inn. Gift certificates can be customized and sent that day to the purchaser or the recipient. 188 W 2nd Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110, or phone 503 436-2205 or 1 800 822-2468. www.thewavesmotel.com.
Arch Cape House. Stay in a castle on the coast. They not only have gift certificates all year, but incredible wedding possibilities. Social hour in the eve; gourmet breakfast in the morning. Look for East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848
Various Eateries and Lodgings in Cannon Beach: The Surfsand Resort, Wayfarer Restaurant, Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill and The Stephanie Inn, as well as The Inn of the Four Winds in Seaside. All have some kind of gift certificate situation or another. www.martinhospitality.com. See the story on this for more details
San Dune Inn. Gift certificates offered in any denomination (one night, two nights, etc. or a flat dollar amount). Dorcas Lane. Manzanita, Oregon. (888) 368-5163. www.sanduneinn.com
Grazelza Gunch House. Holiday gift certificates for this stunning vacation rental in Oceanside are available. Give the gift of a beach house – for a night or two, anyway. In Oceanside. (503) 768-3086 in Portland, (503) 801-4433 on north Oregon coast. www.oceansidegraz.com
A-1 Beach Rentals. Gift certificates for any of their 15 homes in Lincoln City. Also, in December and January, they are offering $25 gift certificates to the Sip and Sand restaurant for a two-night or longer stay (Sundays through Thursdays). 503-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com
'D' Sands Condominium Motel. Tourists can purchase a gift certificate for any dollar amount they wish. 171 SW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-527-3925. www.dsandsmotel.com
Inn At Spanish Head. Gift certificates are on sale now – perfect for Christmas, say managers. 4009 SW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-8127. www.spanishhead.com
Coast Inn Bed & Breakfast. Exceptional lodging always a welcome gift. 4507 SW Coast Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 888-994-7932. www.oregoncoastinn.com.
Cavalier Beach-front Condominiums. Come and get’em, the certificates are hot and yummy as wassail on a Christmas night. 325 NW Lancer St. Gleneden Beach, Oregon. 888-454-0883. www.cavaliercondos.com.
Trollers Lodge. Can do via phone with a credit card number (Visa or MC or Discover); can do specific dollar amount or specific room or house. 355 SW Hwy 101, Depoe Bay * (800) 472-9335 or (541) 765-2287. www.trollerslodge.com.
Inn at Arch Rock. Overlooking oceanic fun in Depoe Bay. 70 Sunset NW. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 800-767-1835. www.innatarchrock.com.
Surfrider Resort. Gift cards are available in any denomination, and can also be used at the Surfrider Restaurant or any of their Westover Inns sister properties. 3115 NW Hwy 101. Depoe Bay, Oregon (just north of Depoe Bay, in the Lincoln Beach area). (800) 662-2378 or (541) 764-2311. www.surfriderresort.com
Starfish Manor Hotel. Online purchase available. 2735 NW Inlet Ave Lincoln City. 800-972-6155. www.onthebeachfront.com.
Inn. Online purchase available. 3135 NW Inlet Ave., Lincoln City.
Anchor Pier/Discovery Sea Life Cruises and Rocket Rides. You can give a gift certificate for the new upscale bayside lodging called Anchor Pier or for a sea cruise, or their fast paced equivalent, the Rocket Ride. 345 SW Bay Blvd., Newport, Oregon. (541) 265-6200 w 1-800-903-2628. www.AnchorPier.com
Nye Cottage Beads. Gift certificates for all sorts of bead goodies. 208 NW Coast Street, Unit 1. Newport, Oregon. 866-592-5556. www.nyecottage.com.
Starfish Point. Beautiful lodging overlooking the ocean. 140 N.W. 48th Street. Newport, Oregon. 800-870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com
Rogue Ales’ House of Rogue Bed and Beer. These will get you goodies at all their outlets, including Portland and Astoria. 748 SW Bay Blvd on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. www.rogue.com. For reservations and gift certificates: Stacey@rogue.com or 541-961-0142.
See Vue Motel.
Overlooking very secretive beaches south of Yachats. 95590 Hwy 101 S.
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