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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

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.

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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.


Famed Indoor Attractions of the Oregon Coast

Seaside Aquarium

(Oregon Coast) - It's no secret: the coast can be temperamental in atmospheric disposition. Spring, especially, is when these manic weather tendencies hit the beaches of Oregon, and even early summer means tempestuous, rainy moments in abundance. Then, winter, of course, has its stormy days that beg for four walls rather than a beachcombing session.

In those times of trying weather, the coast does not fail for a moment in abundance of repose and drier opportunities. These are just a few of the answers to the search for wet weather options.

Seaside Aquarium. One of the oldest aquariums on the west coast. Check out various freaky fish in these historic diggs. Explore an intertidal zone complete with tide pool life, see a Tiger Rockfish search for prey, check out the weird octopus or two, or ogle the enormous whale skeleton. Plus, playing with and feeding the seals has been a favorite here decades. On the Promenade in Seaside. Call: (503) 738-6211. www.seasideaquarium.com.

Under the sea at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

Oregon Coast Aquarium. Dive into all sorts of marine life close and personal, especially with its Passages of the Deep - a giant glass-like tube that contains a 360-degree view of three distinctly different underwater habitats. Currently featuring the Odd Water display, the aquarium is making waves in the world of art and marine biology. South Beach - across the bay from Newport. Call: (541) 867-3474. www.aquarium.org.

Hatfield Marine Science Center. Check out the pharmacological applications of various sea goo, the world-famous whale research of Bruce Mate's work and the awe-inspiring VENTS program, which digs into the underwater volcanoes lurking off our shores. South Beach - across the bay from Newport. (Call: 541-867-0100.) hmsc.oregonstate.edu

Undersea Gardens, Newport

Mariner Square, with the Undersea Gardens, Wax Works and Ripley's Believe It Or Not. Where else can you take a walk beneath the waves, see startlingly real wax replicas of various movie stars and historical figures and get an eyeful of some of the weirdest factoids in the world? Each keeps different hours and admission charges. 250 Bay Blvd., Newport. Call: (541) 265-2206. www.marinersquare.com

Tillamook Air Museum. Find such awe-inspiring items as a PV-2 Harpoon, a 1934 Bellanca Air Cruiser, a PBY-5A Catalina and even a Bf-109 Messerschmitt. The aviation wonders here never stop. It's also the site of numerous special events for pilots during the year. 6030 Hangar Rd., Tillamook. Call: (503) 842-1130. www.tillamookair.com

Tillamook Cheese Factory. More indoor fun - but the kind you can eat. From the viewing platform you can see how cheese is made in various stages. During the summer, they serve some 2800 ice cream cones a day. 4175 Highway 101 North, Tillamook. Call: (503) 815-1300. www.tillamookcheese.com

Nehalem Bay Winery

Nehalem Bay Winery. On that engaging inland curve from the Nehalem Bay and Manzanita area, this building is found in the middle of wondrous farmland and a bundle of small mountains clustered around it – a little bit like something out of “The Sound of Music.” Taste a multitude of delicious vino made with their special coastal touch, all served with an effervescent sense of fun. Highway 53 – between Wheeler and Nehalem. www.nehalembaywinery.com.

Sea Lion Caves. This famous attraction that has allowed visitors to check out the home of sea lions since the 30's. An enormous cavern – one of the world record-holders in size, actually – is the home to stellar sea lions in great masses. It sits 11 miles north of Florence.

Sea Lion Caves on a misty but sunny day

You'll often find these creatures lounging outside the caves on high, precarious cliffs that make you wonder how the heck they got up there.

The cave itself is a fascinating trip back in time. It was formed some 25 million years ago when a lava flow cooled into the basalt rock that is now the cave. At one point, a weakness in the rock turned into a crack, then allowed the sea to eat its way into the basalt over the millennia and make the cave. You can still see the original fault running through the cave that started it all. 91560 Hwy. 101 N. Call: (541) 547-3111. www.sealioncaves.com

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

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
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.
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.


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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

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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