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It's Fall on the Coast: Summer is Here Again.

Oregon Coast Lodgings Offer Variety of Specials

(Oregon Coast) – With the Second Summer phenomenon slowly winding down, the days getting shorter and the official start of fall already in the air, it’s the beginning of the slow season on the Oregon coast. Less people are hitting the road, the beaches are more deserted, and yet the weather is still beautiful and warm, with even a few record temperatures on the beaches.

Yet the lodging industry on the coast is beginning to see more empty rooms, so their rates are dropping and more specials are popping up. With storm season about a month away, and colder weather just around the corner, the coastal tourism industry is heating things up in their price wars.

It’s a tourism shopper’s paradise out there right now.


RiverDune House & Little RiverDune. Sprawling beauty that sleeps four to ten. No pets. $110 – 315 a night. Special offer: 7th night is free. Click here for more.

The Lighthouse Inn. They’re offering a Fall Kayak-Lodging Package for $99 per person (double occupancy). You get a one-night stay in a queen room at the Lighthouse Inn and a ½ day "In the Flow" kayak tour. Experience the great outdoors and the diverse beauty of the Central Oregon Coast in Florence – while the weather is still good on the coast. 155 Highway 101, Florence. (541) 997-3221. http://www.lighthouseinn-florence.com


Starfish Point. A longtime favorite for many on the coast, with its wondrous cliff top views and private beach access. Plus, it’s pet friendly. Specials: Sunday through Thursday, some units are $125 the first night, $100 each additional night, for two people. Each additional person $15 a night. Runs from Oct.16 - March 17. 140 N.W. 48th Street. Newport, Oregon. 800-870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com.

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Miracles. A romantic condo for two. No pets. Oct through May is $99 per night, midweek. http://www.beachcombersnw.com/00249

The Blue Heron. Sleeps as many as six, located in Road’s End area. $135 - $165/night. If seven nights are booked, the seventh night is free. Click here for more.

Porthole. Beautiful home that comes with a private ocean view; sleeps as many as 10. Normally $120 - $299 a night. Midweek Winter Special: up to 40 percent off summer rates. Please inquire. http://www.beachcombersnw.com/00273

Chinook Hideaway. Sleeps as many as eight. Normally $110 - $225/night. Midweek Winter Special: up to 40 percent off. Please inquire. http://www.beachcombersnw.com/00274


Oceanside Oasis. Vacation rental that sleeps as many as six. Pet friendly. $140 - $160/night. If seven nights are booked, the seventh night is free. Click here for more

Hale Kaalawai. Units A & B of this vacation home, together they sleep as many as 14. No pets. $90 - $295/night. If seven nights are booked, the seventh night is free. Click here for more.

Castle Cove. Vacation rental that sleeps 10. $130 - $175/night. No pets. If seven nights are booked, the seventh night is free. Click here for more.

Grazelza Gunch House. Sure it’s got a kooky name, but it’s a stunner, sitting not far from the main entrance of Oceanside’s glorious beaches. Comes with numerous environment cleansing amenities (for those with allergies), as well as three TV’s, DVD players, a collection of games, dial-up Net access and luxurious surroundings.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. All rooms at the Tradewinds Motel are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with data ports. The oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a private deck. Some oceanfront units come with all those amenities but the kitchens. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed with a queen bed, small fridge, and coffee maker – sizable for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. There is an elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite that has two bedrooms, coming with a kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For those wanting bigger accommodations 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

The specials are:
"Our Hero" Special: Your commitment to helping the rest of us may qualify you for an additional 5% off of your total, after one of the following specials has been applied. Let them know what you “do” when you make your reservation, and they will let you know if you qualify. Only one per reservation, please.

Off Season Special: Book your stay for at least three nights (until June 1st) and you’ll get 10 percent off of your total.

Early Bird Special: During the off-season, book your seven nights' stay for the High or Peak Seasons and they’ll honor the off-season rate.

Fill-in the Blanks Specials: If a home has three (or fewer) nights available in between bookings during the High or Peak Seasons, you may book those nights at the off season rate. If you request 7 nights, but only 6 are available, we'll give you the 6th night free.



Old Wheeler Hotel. October marks the beginning of the Old Wheeler Hotel's "value season". The area is still likely to have some great weather, and they celebrate reduced nightly room rates. Most rooms are now only $80 on weeknights (two rooms are only $65). All rates include a delightful continental breakfast each morning, a complimentary morning paper (The Oregonian) delivered to your door, and complimentary soft drinks and snacks any time of day in the Hotel's bright and beautiful "Common Room." There's fishing, crabbing and kayaking in the bay – just a short distance from the beach. Or just snuggle up, watch one of their classic DVD movies, and gaze out at stunning views of Nehalem Bay. This is, after all, a place that is consistently called “one of the most romantic inns on the Oregon coast.” http://www.oldwheelerhotel.com.


Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals. This spate of lovely weather has been great for this paradise of flowers – it was like spring again in September and October. The property is also a famous face on the coast now: it was actually featured on the Travel Network in September. October specials begin on 10/15: rates are now starting at $89 per night plus tax for a 1BR suite, 2 adults - two nights required. Other special rates in all unit types for stays of three or more nights. Rate will depend on number of people, number of nights.

Also, they will be doing the same special offers for November and December (excluding holidays). 741 S. Downing St. Seaside, Oregon. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com.


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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


THE TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years, The Tides has been a favorite of Seaside visitors. History meets modern luxury here. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Find suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bedroom family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. There are wonderful oceanview cottages that sleep anywhere from two to eight people, with two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens.
Meanwhile, the heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds with picnic tables and location at the quiet southern end of Seaside make for some memorable means of play and repose. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com

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A mysterious lighthouse, upscale yet earthy, a huge monolith, fine eateries & an art mecca
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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.


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 our entire property for 20-26. All units 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. Enjoy comfy robes & slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. See us on The Travel Channel's "Great Escapes" show in August 2006. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com