180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Wadport, Yachats & Florence.
Oregon Coast Resort Hotel Goes Under Knife Again
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.
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
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
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?”
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
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
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.”
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
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 &
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
CLIFFTOP IN NEWPORT
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
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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