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39 vacation homes around Pacific City, all fully furnished and beachfront, 20 of which are pet friendly.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

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

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.

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

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.

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.


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Holiday Weekend Offers Finds on Oregon Coast Like Agates

Published 01/11/2011

(Oregon Coast) – The big Martin Luther King holiday weekend usually helps smooth out the rough economic waters of the coastal winter a little bit, and this one should be no different. At least businesses along the Oregon coast are hoping so, as a brief ice storm during this week is leaving some visitors a bit skiddish about heading to the surf. (Above: Agates are found in abundance in Oceanside gravel beds, among other spots on the coast)

But it seems the weather will be long cleared up by then, and a host of interesting aspects along the beaches promises some nifty finds. Agates are plentiful along the coast, some stunning items have been found because of this, weird objects have been revealing themselves in low sand all around the beaches, and lodging prices remain exceptionally low this time of year.

Depoe Bay

Weather this weekend will be more than slightly cooperative, even almost balmy. Temperatures are going to be around the 50's during the day, and winds are predicted to be quite low most of the time. There are strong chances of showers throughout the weekend, and it will likely be at least mostly cloudy, but the rain usually doesn’t last all day in a constant stream. In fact, it’s likely conditions will shift fairly often, while remaining warm the entire time.

Agate hunting has been good along the coast, with some spots like Oceanside showing thick layers where little treasures can be found.

K.T. Meyers, with Newport agate shop Facets, said there have been hotspots found, but it’s impossible to relay these to the public as conditions can change rapidly, even within the same day. Gravel beds that are revealed by low sand can suddenly shift, sometimes within the space of six hours.

Newport's Nye Beach

Meyers said you absolutely have to hit the beach and look for yourself. “But then look 100 yards to the north and 100 yards to the south of you,” Meyers said. “They’ve been finding hotspots anywhere from Yachats to Otis. They’ve been finding some interesting pieces; some artifacts have been found.”

Among these amazing discoveries are agate arrowheads and an Alaskan fish hook made from bone or deer horn, perhaps 100 to 200 years old.

She also added it was important to dispel the myth that you can find plenty of agates at night. “Nooooo,” she said. “The Coast Guard has better things to do than to pick up people out of the ocean who’ve been walking the beach at night with a flashlight.”

Odd finds you may make: a sea anenome attached to a rope washed up on the beach (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Meyers said that besides the obvious dangers of increased likelihood of getting nabbed by a sneaker wave, even with a flashlight you’re not going to be able to see much.

There are other finds to be made at the beach right now, including the treasures that low sand levels might reveal and the oddities the ocean has tossed onshore.

“It is always cozy this time of year to cuddle up by woodstove with a good book and cup of coffee,” said Janice Zagata, at Ocean Inn in Manzanita.

Strange "red towers" may be appear, among other possibilities

Starfish Point in Newport noted beachcombing for interesting objects has been good at their end of Agate Beach, as the ocean has washed up a lot of funky debris.

Also in Newport, Marilyn Taylor from The Landing At Newport, said there’s even more going on culturally. “ ‘A Girl Named Alice,’ as in Wonderland, is still playing at the performing arts center,” she said.

Lodgings are still at tempting, low prices and offering plenty of deals. With a slow economy adding to the slow season, they’ve been anxious to coax people to the beaches.

Brian Hines, owner of San Dune Inn in Manzanita, said it’s been an exceedingly sluggish January so far, but he’s still hopeful for more to book nights for the big weekend.

“Historically, the MLK weekend has meant about 80 percent occupancy for the Saturday night,” he said. “It is of course mainly a federal/state/city type holiday, so the private sector doesn't really factor in - except for any normal Saturday expectations. The changeable weather will be the decider.”

At A1 Vacation Rentals in Lincoln City, Karen Scrutton was simply glad for the economic boost as they’ve been filling up for the coming weekend.


“Been a slow winter and this is an unexpected treat of a weekend,” Scrutton said  

Many, in fact perhaps all, lodgings along the Oregon coast are still sticking to special winter rates for the weekend. Among them include Trollers Lodge in Depoe Bay, OceanEdge Vacation Rentals in Manzanita, and Oceanfront Cottage in Oceanside. A full list of rentals and lodgings with availability and special prices can be found at the Oregon coast lodging section.


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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.

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.

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.

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.
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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

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
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.


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