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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


Oregon Coast Winter Highlights

Garibaldi hosts an interesting market every Saturday.

(Oregon Coast) - Along these shores, as winter quickly slides into spring, things are starting to percolate. The Oregon Coast Aquarium hosts dozens of interesting things for kiddies and larger kids. Newport’s Seafood and Wine Festival is sneaking up, and the town also features a festival that involves, well, murder. Garibaldi has a unique indie food and crafts market, Lincoln City gives you a way to eat stuff off the beach, and Tillamook hosts a giant food festival. And then there’s that magnificent display of whales migrating that everyone gets to be a part of.

Some of the best events on the coast are happening in the next month or so, just as spring break gets into full swing.

Every Saturday Through April. Garibaldi Saturday Market. Indie-made products from the Northwest. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lodge at the Old Mill. 210 S. Third St. Garibaldi, Oregon. (503) 322-0322.

Newport features numerous high-profile events throughout the season.

February 20, 21, 22. Newport Seafood & Wine Festival. Adjacent to the Rogue Ales Warehouse, 2320 OSU Drive, just south of downtown Newport. Advanced online tickets are now available. Friday, Feb 20 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. $10. Saturday, Feb 21 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $15. Sunday, Feb 22 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $5. Advance group tickets are also on sale, allowing larger groups a special entrance. Groups of 15 or more can call the Chamber office (800-262-7844). The site is handicapped accessible and smoke free, with a special outdoor smoking area. Parking at the facility is $5. Shuttle buses will run for free from Newport, and a shuttle schedule and map will be available on the chamber's website as well as the chamber center. 800-262-7844 or see www.newportchamber.org/sw_general.htm.

You can have your beach and eat it too in Lincoln City.

February 21. Coast Festival Run 5K. Scenic paved course through Nye Beach, down to bridge, through Yaquina Bay State Park and back to Performing Arts Center. A fairly flat, fast, and fun course. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Newport, Oregon.

February 21. Tide Pool Edibles with Lee Gray the Wild Gourmet. That’s right, it’s about eating stuff off the beach. 3:30 p.m. at NW 15th Street Beach Access. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-3798.

February 22. Bay Clamming with Lee Gray the Wild Gourmet. 3:30 p.m. at Siletz Bay State Park in the Taft District. Gray does more of these throughout the winter and spring: it’s a virtual smorgasbord of stuff to eat on the beach. Call him for more info on March events, or see BeachConnection.net’s Lincoln City calendar. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-3798.

Look for some interactive murder mystery skullduggery in Newport's Nye Beach.

February 21. A Flock of Fledglings: Parent’s Day Out. "A Swell of Smells" Can you smell through your arms? Of course not, but an octopus can! Children will leave this class knowing the noses of many of our aquarium critters. Register in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 5301. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 4&5 year olds NO parents $30, $25 members. Oregon Coast Aquarium. Ferry Slip Road, South Beach – across the bay from Newport. www.aquarium.org.

Oregon Coast Aquarium features a monstrous load of fun events like this, almost every weekend – for kids of all ages. Some of these include getting up close and personal with all sorts of freaky, watery beasts. See their website for more dates and events.

March 14 & 15. Nye Beach Murder Mystery Weekend. Nye Beach’s Sixth Annual Mystery Weekend is an interactive event that begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center. It’s one of the more fun and unusual events along the coast. Mystery Packets may be purchased for $5 and suspects will be introduced and the particulars of this crime will be shared. Suspects will be available at Nye Beach business locations until 5 p.m. so "sleuths" may interview them and also collect clues in their effort to solve the mystery. The “reveal” happens on Sunday at 6 p.m. www.nyebeach.org or 866-592-5556.

Look for whales in the spring from Manzanita's overlooks.

March 21. Chili Cook-Off at the Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts. Enjoy Chili from restaurants all over the state. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-557-1125.

March 21-22. Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair. Approximately 70 artists are selected for the superb quality of their art. Northwest arts and crafts and beyond. Free. Fair proceeds are dedicated to producing the Yachats Walking Guide. 9 - 5 Saturday and 10 - 4 Sunday. Yachats Commons Auditorium, W 5th & Hwy 101, Yachats, Oregon. (541) 547-3530, 1-800-929-0477.

March 21 - March 29. Spring Whale Watch Week. Whale watch interpreters take over various high points along the coast, helping you spot the migrating whales. Some of the places you’ll find them will be at Cape Perpetua Overlook, Cape Perpetua Visitors' Center, Devil's Churn Viewpoint, Cook's Chasm Turnout, Nye Beach, Cape Foulweather, the Whale Watch Program’s headquarters in Depoe Bay, Inn at Spanish Head, Cape Lookout, Cape Meares, the overlooks above Manzanita and Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, among numerous others. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (541) 765-3304.

Pacific City goes bonkers for birds in April.

March 21 & 22. Taste of Tillamook. Featuring Tillamook County's restaurants, microbreweries, wine cellars and seafood producers. Cooking demonstrations, Black Box Chefs competitions and live entertainment. Tillamook County Fairgrounds. 4603 East Third Street. Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-2272.

April 3- 5. Birding & Blues Festival. Live music, guided field trips, indoor seminars and workshops. Bay by boat tours, raffle of lodging, art, gift baskets and more. www.birdingandblues.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.

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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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

Secrets of the Season

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.

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

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.