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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.

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.

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.

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’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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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

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

 

 

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Oregon Coast Picks of the Week, July 16

 

Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.

07/16/08

Secrets of the Season

Oregon Coast Picks of the Week, July 16

Cape Kiwanda, where the Dory Days Festival will be held this weekend

(Oregon Coast) - Here we are, smack dab in the middle of the summer, and the Oregon coast is hopping with stuff to do and things to experience.

The weather will be quite cooperative and even extremely welcoming, considering the lingering heat in the valley. So far, the past week on the coast has been paradise to say the least, with mostly blue skies, little wind and temps in the comfortable 60’s and lower 70's.

Friday will see more clouds than sun, with highs in the low 60's and lows at night in the upper 40's. Saturday will be partly cloudy, with highs in the upper 60's and nighttime lows in the low 50's, guaranteeing some excellent beachcombing and even sunbathing conditions. Sunday will again be partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 50’s and highs in the upper 60's.

This brings on a myriad of reasons to hit the coast this weekend and the next week. Here are BeachConnection.net's picks for that time period.

Seal Rock, just south of Newport

Sunday, July 20. "Tidepooling at Seal Rocks." Cynthia Trowbridge will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip. Cynthia, a marine ecologist, has studied intertidal invertebrates and seaweeds in Oregon, Japan, the British Isles, New Zealand, Australia, and elsewhere. Cynthia recommends wearing knee-high boots to cross some pools and to keep your feet dry.

Meet on the beach near the NW Cross Street pullout at Seal Rock (about Mile Post MP 151.2) by 7:30 a.m. Directions: drive south on Hwy 101, about 0.4 mile past the entrance to Seal Rock State Park (about MP 150.8) on Hwy 101, to a small pullout (MP 151.2) about 80 ft south of the Hwy 101 intersection with NW Cross Street. If there is no room for parking, park 200 feet farther south or an additional 600 ft to the south at the largest pullout and walk back to the MP 151.2 pullout. Then CAUTIOUSLY walk down either the steep, slippery trail to the south or the gentle, drier trail to the north of the pullout. Seal Rock, Oregon (just south of Newport). Contact Range Bayer for more info, at 541-265-2965.

Village Market & Deli

Winetasting events at Village Market & Deli, Newport. For some excellent vino fun, check out the moments of la dolce vida in Newport this weekend and next. July 19, it’s winetasting with Aaron Coe of Casa Bruno. On July 26, it's Michael Ginder of Cline and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Village Market & Deli 741 NW 3rd Street, in the Historic Nye Beach District. Newport, Oregon. 541-574-9393

On Saturday, July 26, Sharnelle Fee, who directs the Wildlife Rehab Center of the North Coast, speaks on "Wildlife Rehabilitation" in Seaside. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will bring along pelicans, northern spotted owls and other birds undergoing rehabilitation at the center. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Coastal Natural History Center. All CNHC events are free. 2674 Hwy. 101 N. Seaside, Oregon. (503) 738-5618.

July 19. Sea Lion Encounter at Oregon Coast Aquarium. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be kissed by a sea lion? Come find out in this special behind-the-scenes program, where you visit with the husbandry staff and find out first hand what it is like to care for sea lions. Tour includes a photo of your kiss. Please register in advance by calling 541-867-3474 Ext. 2313. Ages 8 and up. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. In South Beach, across the bay from Newport, Oregon.

Siletz Bay, Lincoln City

Have your tide pool and eat it too! There are two funky ways to dig into tide pools and clamming on the central coast. On July 19, it’s Tide Pooling with Lee Gray the Wild Gourmet. Signup at 7:30 a.m. at NW 15th Street Beach Access. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-3798. On July 20, it’s Bay Clamming with Lee Gray the Wild Gourmet. Signup at 8 a.m. at Siletz Bay Park Gazebo. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-992-3798.

Dory Days in Pacific City. It happens July 18 –20. There’s a bazaar, pet friendly parade, floats, fish fry, dune games and more. Fishing contest. Pacific City, on the beach.

Roving Interpreters Around Yachats. Dig deeply into the beaches in the Yachats area during the weekdays as well as the weekends.

Strawberry Hill beach access, just south of Yachats

Each Wednesday through Sunday, there’s a roving interpreter at Yachats’ Smelt Sands State Wayside and the 804 Trail (Memorial Day-Labor Day). Learn the trail's history and find native plants. Begins at Smelt Sand parking lot and heads north. Smelt Sands State Wayside, one mile north of downtown Yachats, on Hwy 101. At Yachats State Park, hear programs about tide pools and the whales seen from the park's platform. Find Yachats State Park at the west end of 2nd St in downtown Yachats.

At Strawberry Hill, explore tide pools with the Roving Interpreter and hear about harbor seals resting nearby on the rocks. Find Strawberry Hill 5 miles south of downtown Yachats on Hwy 101. 800-551-6949.

Rockin’ blues with The Summit Underground, at the Landmark in Yachats. Friday, July 18. 9 p.m. Riley is a consistent and generous blues player who has lived the life all his life. This band is 15 years old, a testament to the mellow style and the depth of appreciation its members have for the music. The blues lives because musicians live the blues. Mike is backed by Vegas and LA session harp player Kooch Kucera and Bongo Bob Pettit on drums.

The Landmark is located at 111 Hwy 101 in Yachats. www.landmark-yachats.com for music calendar, menus and Yachats trivia or call 541-547-5459. All shows are free unless otherwise noted. They are all over 21.

Depoe Bay Inn (formerly Harbor Lights Inn), Depoe Bay

Hotel Pick of the Week: The Depoe Bay Inn (formerly Harbor Lights Inn), Depoe Bay. 13 lovely rooms overlook what is known as the “world’s smallest navigable harbor” in quaint Depoe Bay, where balconies allow you to savor the calming view. A jetted tub, exquisite surroundings, full breakfast in the morning and even rooms that come with binoculars round out some of the highlights of this coastal secret. Units at The Depoe Bay Inn (formerly Harbor Lights Inn) also come with wi-fi, VCR/DVD players, an iron, hair dryer, ceiling fan and fireplaces. The building is handicap accessible, and some tubs are ADA accessible. Pleasant extras include an umbrella, plenty of movies in the lobby, a choice of king or queen beds, plus tables, chairs and a desk. The patios/balconies come with chairs and small tables to enhance your watching of the boats make their way through the bay. A new feature is the event or group facilities, for reunions or meetings with a touch of coastal class. 235 S.E. Bay View Ave. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 800-228-0448. www.depoebayinn.com

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
Condo-hotel that offers the amenities of a fine hotel, but also includes ownership of a vacation home on the north Oregon coast. It is a unique opportunity, as condo owners have an opportunity to share in the revenues of their unit. All have either spectacular, nearly aerial views of the ocean and city, or they gaze out at the lush forests of the coast range mountains. There are private balconies in all rooms, which come as studios or units with one bedroom or two - as large as 850 square feet. Each is fully furnished. $189,000 to $449,000, (with most in the $300,000 range.) When owners are not using their units, they may be rented out as hotel rooms, and owners may share in those revenues.

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

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. 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. 523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com



The Ocean Lodge. 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. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com


Arch 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 sea.
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 866-436-1607.


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Where the Columbia meets the Pacific, Land of Lewis & Clark and loads of atmosphere & history


SEASIDE
The Promenade, Tillamook Head, family fun & broad, sandy beaches

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


NEHALEM BAY
Manzanita's beaches, Nehalem and Wheeler's quirky beauty; laid back Rockaway


TILLAMOOK BAY
Garibaldi, Barview, Bay City, Tillamook & an oceanfront ghost town


THREE CAPES LOOP
The hidden secret of the coast: Cape Meares, a lighthouse, Oceanside, Netarts and Pacific City


LINCOLN CITY & THE CORRIDOR OF MYSTERY
Miles & miles of unbroken beaches, Cascade Head, Neskowin and many manmade attractions
DEPOE BAY
A spouting horn downtown, freaky hidden cliffs and whales, whales, whales
NEWPORT
Time-tripping Nye Beach, a bustling bayfront, marine science-central and two lighthouses

WALDPORT / SEAL ROCK
Pristine, even secretive sands and wild geologic landmarks

YACHATS
Constantly dramatic wave action, a mix of the rugged & upscale

UPPER LANE COUNTY
25 miles of deserted beaches & oodles of wonders

FLORENCE
A lighthouse, ancient bayfront and miles and miles of fluffy dunes

Newly renovated, 30 upscale rooms, on north end of Lincoln City, close to everything. Spa-like feeling, w/ luxury linens & robes, pillow top mattresses, flat screen TV's, granite counters and more all add to pampering. Oceanfront and ocean view units w/ gas fireplace. Hot Tub units. Romance packages. Luxury Room for every budget: meeting and wedding spaces too.

17 lavish, beachfront suites feature Jacuzzi or outdoor hot tub, gas fireplace, luxury robes & linens, TV, two-headed showers. Three large suites have kitchens. Private deck w/ BBQ available. No smoking or pets. Perfect for romantic getaway, honeymoon.

Inn at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.