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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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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



High Wind and Flood Watch for NW Oregon and Coast

Pizza Garden and its deck during nicer weather.

(Oregon Coast) - From Portland to Astoria, down to Newport and back over to the mid-Willamette Valley and eastward, northwest Oregon is in for some interesting times over the next few days.

Big rains, high winds and the likelihood of flooding are set to hit the coast range and the Oregon coast, with authorities keeping an especially watchful eye on rivers in northern Tillamook County. Coastal residents are used to storms and floods, but some predictions from local authorities have them spooked – almost.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said the first storm system will affect the southern Washington and north Oregon coast on Tuesday night, resulting in increased winds through Wednesday. Gusts of up to 60 mph are possible on the headlands and beaches, while the towns may see regular winds around 30 mph.

Those will increase again with another weather disturbance as a cold front moves through on Wednesday, with stronger winds occurring in the afternoon and evening. Sustained winds may be around 45 mph in the towns and upwards of 60 mph on the beaches and headlands.

The Pizza Garden building back in 2007 (photo Rachel Sip)

“A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event,” said the NWS.

Then there is the flooding possibility along the coast, coast range mountains and even in the Portland and Willamette Valley.

A flood watch has been issued for the north and central Oregon coast, as well as the coast range and the Portland area. For the north coast, this is in effect from Tuesday through Friday, as heavy rain and rising snow levels in the mountains compound already high river levels. Much of this warning is for the area north of Tillamook, into southern Washington, but the central coast is expected to get is share of seriously heavy rains.

Big storm surges helped erode a cliff so badly it ruined part of the highway near Newport.

The rivers of biggest concern are the Nehalem, Wilson, Trask and Nestucca in the Tillamook County region, some of which also pose problems in the coast range. The Siletz River on the central coast is also a problem place, said the NWS. In southern Washington, authorities are warning about the Willapa and Naselle. The Portland area and northern part of Oregon are also of concern, including rivers such as the Willamette, Johnson Creek, Luckiamute, Clackamas, Lewis and Tualatin, along with north central Oregon rivers Pudding, Sandy and Hood river.

“Small stream and urban flooding is also likely in some areas,” said the NWS.

Landslides and debris flows are also possibilities, which have been a major problem in the Portland area recently. The NWS advises those living in areas prone to flooding should take precautions in case waters do rise to levels harmful to life or property.

“The cold front will move into the area Wednesday night and push through the remaining part of the area Thursday morning,” said the NWS.

A road on the outskirts of Nehalem gets the full flood treatment in 2007.

Five to ten inches of rain are expected in the coast range mountains over that time, as well as in the Cascades, mostly north of Mt. Jefferson. One to two inches may come to the valleys. The coast will see about three to five inches of rain north of Tillamook, while the central coast will likely get as much as three inches.

While the southern end of Seaside will again likely flood in a big way, the Nehalem River is foremost on the minds of locals like Phil Kaufman, who owns a pizza shop that sits right up against the river. If Nehalem floods, it hits the area around his Pizza Garden first much of the time, although his building was raised high after the big flood of ’96.

Tillamook County sheriff officers have been handing out upgrades from a flood watch to a flood warning in the area, but many residents are weary after such warnings last week, when many in Nehalem set up huge sandbag barricades and walls – and nothing happened.

Kaufman said there appears to be no such preparation this time, although officials are predicting a worse flood scenario than the one that didn’t happen last week.

Storm surges practically knock at the back doors of vacation homes in Lincoln City.

“No one’s taking it seriously this time,” Kaufman said.

The paper warnings handed out to residents say the river could crest around 27 feet, which is one foot higher than Kaufman’s deck. That would bring flood waters into his pizza business.

Traffic up and down the coast may be impeded and slowed, while to and from the coast should present no problems.

Highway 30 is an alternative route to Seaside and Astoria, should that part of 101 just south of town become impassable for a while. This usually clears up after a matter of hours, and it does not affect traffic south of Seaside, towards Cannon Beach and Manzanita.

Nehalem, on 101, may become heavily flooded for a while, but there is usually a detour route available around those spots.

Other trouble spots could be in Tillamook or in the coast range on the way to the central coast, but there are also detours available around those.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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