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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

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.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

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.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

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.


Update: More Masses of Purple Sails on Oregon Coast: Sign of Something Else Rare, Too

Updated 04/29/2015

(Oregon Coast) – Another massive wave of velella velella (or Purple Sails) has hit the Oregon coast in the last two days, after taking a little more than a week off. There's more than meets the eye here, say experts, who offer up not just a small health warning but also hint this is a sign you could find something much more valuable.

Seaside was again just smothered in them, as seen in the below photo taken yesterday by resident Angi Wildt. The tiny critters created a national stir with their enormous numbers two weeks ago - more than usual, when compared to many past inundations. Reports are coming in about heavy masses of them all around, including Nehalem Bay State Park, and it appears it just happened in the last two days.

Velella velella are also known as By-the-wind Sailors and are sort of related to jellyfish. They show up because west winds push them along onshore. That dorsal fin-like structure on their top is how they get around, completely at the mercy of winds. If there happens to be a lot of them in the vicinity and the winds are right, you get masses of them hitting the beach, and soon smelling things up with a fishy stink.

Photo: Angi Wildt. Hordes of velella velella in Seaside this week.

While these semi-jellies cannot sting you, Oregon coast officials urge you to not walk on them with bare feet or touch your eyes or mouth after touching them. This can cause pain or illness.

What's behind the huge numbers lately?

Biologists aren't sure why this is so, but they don't necessarily think there is that much more than usual, either. While it's true the huge numbers of strandings backed off for a few years in the late 2000's, then returned last year, the biggest factor in all these beachings is simply a matter of perspective.

The perspective of technology, to be specific.

Keith Chandler, manager at Seaside Aquarium, said these kinds of inundations have occurred forever along the Oregon coast. It's just that now there are cellphones everywhere.

“You're getting so many reports because these days everyone and their four-year-old has a cellphone with a camera,” Chandler said. “So they're out there when it first happens and spreading pictures around instantly. There are just more reports out there.”

Another factor is that they are often covered up quickly by sand from south winds. The west winds stop blowing, and they stop coming in. But this also frequently means the wind is now coming from the south, which causes sand to blow over them and hide them.

“People think they just disappeared,” Chandler said. “But they didn't. They just went back into the ecosystem.”

Chandler is glad to see all the publicity this has generated. Seaside Aquarium photos made it into numerous international articles on the subject, including Smithsonian and National Geographic. But he thinks it's all a bit hyped.

“I'm getting emails from people thinking it's the end of the world or Fukushima radiation or something,” Chandler. “It's ridiculous. It's not. This has always happened.”

When west winds blow, you get a lot of interesting things coming onto beaches. Another example is this bottle covered in sea life that Wildt found. It's a good time to keep an eye out for all sorts of oddities, including tsunami debris. See the full article on Oregon coast oddities washing up.

However, Chandler gave a nice insider's tip about one very coveted, rare object to look for.

“This is a good time to go look for glass floats,” he said. “I usually get word about someone finding a Japanese glass float around these times. They usually don't tell me until about two weeks after, though. But would you?”

Photos below by Tiffany Boothe, Seaside Aquarium.

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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.

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Pacific City, Oregon

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.
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.

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