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Oregon Coast Resort Hotel Goes Under Knife Again

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) - Exciting things are happening at the Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, with another phase in its enormous renovation beginning. Construction is underway on the Surfsand’s second phase, which will add to the upscale Oregon coast resort and major tourist attraction another 56 luxurious rooms.

The renovation is expected to take 18 months.

Phase I saw the remodel of the nearly 30-year-old property earlier this year, which included 50 first-class guest rooms in the beachfront building and a refurbished lobby that showcases a beautiful art collection featuring the work of local artist David Marshall.

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.

A remodeled east wing will consist of 24 units, including a large meeting space flanked by two king-sized suites. The ocean view east wing can accommodate many types of groups and events, from corporate gatherings, to business functions to wedding parties.

“The ocean view wing will offer the very ultimate for small corporate groups and large family reunions,” said Ryan Snyder, president of Martin Hospitality. “You can sleep up to 16 people. It doesn’t have to be arranged this way, but can you imagine the fun?”

A brand new weekend retreat building will be added to what is currently an empty parking lot. This unit will consist of six two-bedroom suites, each with an additional studio attached, also perfect for family reunions or “girl’s weekend” getaways.

The new oceanfront building will have 17 oceanfront rooms; some with private patios or decks, and all of the new buildings will utilize the same soft, cool color palate found in the oceanfront building and lobby. Interior designer Georgia Pope, of Hill Devine Design, has managed to weave together pale greens and blues - the colors of the ocean -with grounding earth tones such as brown and a coppery burnt sienna, all for a comfortable and relaxing room experience. Each of the new rooms will incorporate the same lavish details already found in the oceanfront rooms: hardwood floors, granite countertops, large spa bathtubs, maple-encased fireplaces and flat screen TVs. But the new rooms will include a wet bar complete with sink, microwave and refrigerator for easy entertaining or snacks.

Mike Skidmore, designer and architect for both Phase I and Phase II, felt it was important to make sure that the entire project was cohesive, with results that created one seamless, inviting destination. “Phase I was primarily a remodel of the existing property, while Phase II is new construction,” said Skidmore. “But both had to reflect the Northwest beach character that is so unique to this project, making the Surfsand one of the finest resorts in the Northwest.”


THE TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. 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. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.

Georgia Pope is an interior designer located in Portland, Oregon. Pope has experience in hotel, restaurant, healthcare projects and new construction and renovation. She recently worked with Martin Hospitality to renovate its famous Cannon Beach oceanside restaurant, The Wayfarer, Martin Hospitality Corporate offices and the Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill.

Mike Skidmore is a registered architect in Washington and Oregon. He is also the founder and owner of Mike Skidmore Architects in Seattle, Washington. Skidmore’s project experience includes residential, resort hotels, restaurants, meeting rooms, mixed-use commercial buildings and other businesses. For more information visit www.skidmorearchitecture.com.

With Cannon Beach located in easy travel range to both Portland and Seattle, Martin Hospitality has created an accessible sanctuary and several businesses which are Oregon coast tourist attractions on their own. Martin Hospitality specializes in high-end hotels, resorts, inns and restaurants in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon, including the Stephanie Inn, which was recently voted by Conde Nast Traveler’s readers as one of the top 25 hotels in the country. Martin Hospitality also manages the Stephanie Inn Dining Room, the Surfsand Resort, the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge, the Inn of the Four Winds and the Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill.

Martin Hospitality is a 27-year-old company with 240 employees and is headquartered in new offices at 264 Third Street in Cannon Beach. www.martinhospitality.com.


D Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. 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. www.dsandsmotel.com. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.

Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside

Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families. All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com

Lincoln City Vacation Homes There’s something for everyone among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront or just a few steps away from the sand – 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, depending on the home: 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 are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home. Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with data ports. Oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a 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 are pet friendly.523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com

Inn At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. 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 the penthouse restaurant and bar - for a casual meal or a candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including a decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to one-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Hotel include wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and a 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, gorgeous wedding possibilities. 4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161. www.spanishhead.com


STARFISH POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast - in Newport - and offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. At Starfish Point, every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation. We have a friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com

A1 Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. 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. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.



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