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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.

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

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.

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.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

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.

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

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.

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.



Oregon Coast Lodging Look: Harbor at Depoe Bay

Published 08/10/2010

By Andre Hagestedt

From the balcony of the Harbor at Depoe Bay, all sorts of lovely things come into view.

(Depoe Bay, Oregon) – It's hard to miss it as you  pull into Depoe Bay. Just a tad north of the bridge, a rather regal construct of condos seems to wrap itself around part of the bay. And as you find yourself on the southern side of this blue behemoth, the true size becomes apparent, as does the view that the folks inside get to drink in, visible by not just the ocean expanse below but the presence of balconies stretching towards it. You become a little envious. You know they’re getting a wondrous eyeful.

It’s one thing to get a glimpse of the view that guests at Harbor at Depoe Bay are soaking in as you're zipping by in your car; it’s another to actually partake in it.

Early October means more of that precious “second summer” on the Oregon coast, sometimes known as the only summer by some, as September and October are not only the warmest time of year in this area but by far the most inviting – especially when the months of June through August haven’t been very cooperative, as they do some years.

It’s in these balmy, even sensuous atmospheric conditions that I wander into the Harbor at Depoe Bay, a grouping of 15 condos set over exquisite sights. 

Things are even more glorious this time of year, with less winds, warmer waters and definitely more sun. It’s almost tropical at times. From my two-floored condo, the balcony practically leads me out over the ocean, and it is a breathtaking deep blue, so calm it’s almost like a lake with really laidback waves lapping lazily at the rocks below. This in itself is mesmerizing.

Checking in is definitely a different process. There is no distinct office in the condo facility, so you simply call up host Dan Arb and he guides you into the room. On this occasion, he came to greet me in person – a tall, lanky fellow with a decidedly sunny disposition.

I was a bit floored at first by the surroundings. It was laidback yet upscale, imparting that beachy sense of sand-covered feet and pant legs wet from the ocean as well as champagne nights. My condo came with pleasant yellow walls, which got even cheerier when the sunlight came streaming through the windows. Yellow definitely created a particularly upbeat reflective effect with the sun.

There were two bedrooms, two floors and two bathrooms – obviously more than enough that just little ol’ me would require (1250 square feet of oceanic fun). So I stayed upstairs, although couldn’t resist exploring every nook and cranny, including opening up the patio doors in that downstairs bedroom and wandering out and then back in, as if this gesture somehow meant I’d fully taken advantage of this stay. I couldn’t help but laugh at my exploratory sense in this circumstance.

Upstairs, the kitchen was a bit elevated above the living room, allowing for seriously unobstructed views from the kitchen table, should there be anyone sitting in the fine furniture that gathered around that living area. The kitchen comes with any feature you may need to cook up a culinary masterpiece: fully stocked with pots, pans and whatever else. Since I don’t cook, the kitchen became my workspace, which I promptly filled with my two trusty and faithful laptops. This allowed me to work with the sunlit waters spread out before me. This is as delicious as any gourmet meal.

The wi-fi here is excellent: something absolutely important in my line of work.

The living room is also stuffed with amenities: a massive HD TV (and another was in the bedroom downstairs), an electric fireplace, and binoculars for whale spotting or simply checking out any of the boats wandering in and out of the bay. Then there’s that balcony.

As a professional beach bum, it’s my job to check out such views and photograph them in great detail. Also part of this job description: reveling in such views during various times of the day or year.

By day, the ocean and its captivating stillness kept me enrapt, and there’s that interesting rock structure jutting out into the water nearby. At night, the ocean comes alive in a whole new way. The lights of the town twinkle in the varying degrees of hazy, moist sea air that come with the dark. Waves crash with greater intensity down there, and their sound is even more prominent because of the lack of traffic and other ambient noise around you – not to mention, when other visual elements are blacked out by the night, you naturally focus in on the surf a little more.

Then there's the smell of the ocean itself. For whatever reason – whether it's some naturally occurring phenomena or just the aforementioned lack of visual stimulus – the ocean air is much thicker and more alive. One especially knockout moment was exiting the front door and getting hit by a fishy aroma – albeit a very pleasant one, more reminiscent of seaweed or something – along with salt air and a host of other layers of smells I can’t identify. It’s like sniffing a fine wine.

It was after dark and I was talking to my brother on my cell phone, and I had to stop the conversation, take in a deep breath and briefly go on about the sudden change in air and atmosphere.

Also intoxicating was the sight of a lamplight in the condo complex, surrounded by an ethereal yellowish glow that’s created by thick, ocean air that becomes a kind of mist - but not quite fog. This subtle detail about the coast at night never ceases to fascinate me.

In and around Depoe Bay, the adventures are numerous. Sipping wine at Depoe Bay Winery, downing chowder at the Chowder Bowl in town or Mo’s Chowder in nearby Otter Rock, along with various forays into kooky nightlife at the karaoke bar across the street. I also took in an outstanding tuna melt in Lincoln City, about 15 miles to the north, at the view-heavy Fathoms Restaurant, inside the Inn at Spanish Head.

Depoe Bay's bridge at night, with that intoxicating sight of mist around streetlamps.

The Spouting Horn is close to the Harbor at Depoe Bay: a small chasm in the rockface near the bridge that can shoot up giant spouts of sea water during heavier surf conditions. Clearly, these weren’t the conditions, but all of this would be spectacular from the balconies during any given winter or spring day. Most people get to see it from the point of view of the bridge, but from these spots you can see it shooting off in its entirety.

Each of the condos has a different look and décor: some have painted walls, vaulted ceilings or the wood paneling that originally came with the structure. Every owner of the condo decorates theirs in their own way, but they are all open for renting. They all have the same floor layout and awesome views, but each has a distinct flavor. Each has two bedrooms, but they include a pull-out futon to bring the population up to six in the rooms.

20 NW Sunset St., Depoe Bay, Oregon. 541-961-1628. www.harbordepoebay.com.


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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.

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.

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.

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.
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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


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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.

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