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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

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



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Holiday Highlights of the Oregon Coast

Nye Beach hosts a month-long celebration.

(Oregon Coast) – The winds pick up this time of year, but so do the spirits of those on the coast. The entire shoreline of Oregon is celebrating the holidays in some unique ways. Various special concerts and performances come out of the woodwork. Holiday lights appear in the wildest places. You have holiday bazaars, cooking classes, English tea parties, one lighthouse will get especially gussied up, and Santa shows up on the beaches, all over the place.

Then, for the grown-ups, New Year's Eve means some wild times that will be memorable (or quite possibly you won’t remember them at all).

Look for plenty of celebrations in Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport and lots in Yachats and near Florence.

Beginning November 28. Feed the seals, Feed the people at Seaside Aquarium. Seaside Aquarium is offering a special admission rate of two cans of food per person from November 28th through December 23rd. Food donations will go to the South county food bank. Help them support those in need. The aquarium is open everyday from 9 am to 5 pm. On the Prom. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-6211.

Downtown Seaside.

November 29 - December 20. Nye Beach Holiday Celebration. Four weekends of something different from the holidays, happening in the Nye Beach district of Newport. Strolling musicians, Santa, massive holiday decorations, giving to charities, real roasted chestnuts and events that coincide with the festival itself. Nye Beach will be gussied up in white lights – including some residential buildings. Wine walk and wish list events as well. See full schedule and story here. More information can be obtained by calling the Dapper Frog at 541-265-3764, or Village Bistro and Deli, 541-574-9393.

December 1. Winter Celebration Opening Ceremony at Little Log Church Museum, Yachats. Followed by a performance by the Sweet Adelines and refreshments at the Yachats Ladies Club. 7 p.m. at Little Log Church Museum; 8 p.m. Yachats Ladies Club. Both located on the corner of W 3rd and Pontiac Streets. Yachats, Oregon.

December 4. Manzanita Christmas Tree Lighting. Held in front of the Windemer Real Estate Office (Farmers’ Market area). Manzanita, Oregon. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (503) 368 3454.

December 5. Holiday Wine & Appetizer Party Class, at Lincoln City’s Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts. In this demonstration class Chef Justin Wills of Tu Tu Tun Lodge will create an array of appetizers perfect for any holiday party. Willis will also explore wine pairing. This demonstration class runs from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and cost is $70. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 557-1125.

Seaside Aquarium features special admission prices during the season to help the needy.

December 5 - 6. Sea of Lights at Oregon Coast Aquarium. Ring in the holidays as the Aquarium becomes a winter wonderland surrounded by thousands of twinkling lights. Festive caroling, a Christmas village and a visit with Saint Nick and photos by the big Christmas tree in the lobby. Hot chocolate and holiday treats. Many gift ideas in the Aquarium gift shop. Admission: Aquarium members free; non members free with donation of a new, unwrapped toy or 2 items of non-perishable food items for Lincoln County Food Share or pet food for Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Without donation; adults $2, kids $1. All ages. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Oregon Coast Aquarium. Newport, Oregon.

December 6, 13 and 20 (every Saturday). Seaside’s Gingerbread Tea at Butterfield Cottage. Enjoy a bit of living history with your tea. 2 –4 p.m. $5. Adults, $3. 12 & under. Seaside Museum & Historical Society. 570 Necanicum Drive. Seaside, Oregon. 503-738-7065.

December 6. Holiday English Tea with Santa, Cannon Beach. 11- 5 p.m. Cannon Beach Library, Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-1391.

December 6. Christmas Tree Lighting in Tillamook. Tillamook City Hall. 210 Laurel in downtown Tillamook, Oregon. 503-842-5378.

December 6. Holiday Bazaar, Highway 6, near Tillamook. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tillamook Forest Center. 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, Oregon. 503-815-6803. www.tillamookforestcenter.org

Newport's Lighted Boat Parade happens December 6.

December 6. Holiday Boat Parade Lights Up Yaquina Bay. Newport is home to the largest fishing fleet in Oregon and the boat parade will feature a variety of watercraft, including charter boats, fishing boats, sail boats and even sea kayaks. Beginning around 5 pm and lasting until approximately 6:30 pm, the parade is traditionally viewed from the docks, restaurants and shops on the historic Bayfront. Or be in the middle of it all by enjoying the spectacle from one of several tour and charter boats. Newport, Oregon.

December 6 & 7. 81st Annual Christmas Bazaar. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lunch offered 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Yachats Ladies Club House, 286 W 3rd St., Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3205.

December 7. Cannon Beach Chorus performs in Manzanita. $10 donation requested. 7 p.m. Concert will be held in the Hoffman Center Annex, 595 Laneda, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3846.

December 12. Rockaway Santa, Sing-a-long & Christmas Decorating Awards. Rockaway Beach Wayside (if raining, at Firehall). Rockaway, Oregon. 503-355-8108. www.rockawaybeach.net

December 12. Old St. Nick Christmas Tea, Manzanita. Elegantly decorated tables with treasured china settings and crafty centerpieces fit the season. There will be an array of sweets and savories to relish, followed by a spirited program of holiday readings by local writers and around of carols. Proceeds benefit Tillamook Women’s Resource Center. Tickets $6 are available at Syzygy and Nehalem Harbor. Pine Grove Center, on Laneda. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-7140.

Heceta Head Lighthouse has its lovely Victorian celebration this month.

December 13. Children’s Community Holiday Celebration. Arts, crafts, entertainment, games and more. Free. Seaside Civic & Convention Center. 415 First Avenue, Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-8585.

December 13, 14, 20 and 21. Heceta Head Lightstation Victoria Christmas Open House. Heceta Head Lighthouse hosts evenings where local musicians perform holiday favorites while local sponsors provide warm drinks and goodies. 4 – 7 p.m. Santa Claus will also make a special appearance each evening between 5 – 6 p.m. Oregon State Parks volunteers will offer historic tours of the lighthouse. There will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local businesses. Coastal Journeys will offer shuttle service from the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing and a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. The parking fee is $3 or present your Oregon Coast Passport. 541-547-3696. The lightstation is located just 14 miles south of Yachats.

December 17. Holiday Desserts Class at Lincoln City’s Pacific Coast Center for Culinary Arts with Chef Sharon Wiest . In this hands-on class, Sharon will teach you to make an array of delicious endings to your holiday meal. This class runs from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. and cost is $50. Lincoln City, Oregon. (541) 557-1125.

December 19 – 21. Little Nutcracker, Newport. The ballet suite put on by the little ones. 7 p.m. Adults $12 - Seniors/Student $10. Newport Performing Arts Center. Newport, Oregon.

December 26 – January 1. Whale Watch Week. Whale watch interpreters all over the entire Oregon coast, including Cape Perpetua Overlook, Devil's Churn Viewpoint and Cook's Chasm Turnout, Nye Beach (Newport), Cape Meares, Cape Foulweather, Depoe Bay, Ecola Creek State Park (Cannon Beach), and many more. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (541) 765-3304.

Manzanita's wacky parade.

New Year’s Eve on the Oregon Coast: Look for a larger, more detailed listing of NYE coastal events from BeachConnection.net soon. In the meantime, party hotspots to be thinking about are Rick’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill in Rockaway, San Dune Pub in Manzanita, Maxwell’s in Lincoln City, Landmark Lounge in Yachats, and Pudgy’s in Seaside.

Manzanita's Wacko New Year’s Eve Midnight Parade. A little known secret about Manzanita’s New Year’s celebrations is its New Year Parade at midnight, which has been a surreal little local tradition that’s been happening for at least a few years. Generally, people just stagger out of the local bars and perform an oddball parade of sorts – proof again of the kooky and creative side to the fun-loving locals. Now, only the San Dune exists in Manzanita, but some may be coming from nearby The Wateringhole in Nehalem or Sea Shack in Wheeler. In the past, there was, among other things, a large dragon costume. It’s quite a spectacle. In recent years, the city grudgingly gave it’s okay for the parade, partially on the basis it would happen with or without the permit.

January 1. New Years Day Ocean Plunge, Manzanita. Celebrate the new year polar bear-style. 10 a.m. at the Intersection of Nehalem & Beulah Rds, on Neah Kah Nie Beach.

Secrets of the Season

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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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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