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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.

A cuddly pet- and family-friendly beauty that boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. Immaculate rooms - great sense of fun and quirkiness. Free wi-fi. There are also free movies. Small pet fee.

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.

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


Oregon Coast Picks of the Week of December 14

Giant frozen squid are littering Oregon's beaches - for a little while longer (photo Seaside Aquarium)

(Oregon Coast) – It's a week full of promise and frivolity in both the natural and manmade worlds. Nature has left some freaky stuff on the beaches in recent weeks, and there's tons of holiday fun, along with some fascinating events for those who love birds. Some lodgings and restaurants are joining hands for some powerfully enticing specials, and BeachConnection.net has randomly picked two lodging choices you must really check out (or rather, check into, if you’ll excuse the punning).

Weird Beachcombing. It’s no secret that hundreds of Humboldt squid have been washing up along the coast, but now it’s spread from reports on the north coast all the way down to Florence. You don’t want to touch these creatures, by any means (that can bring on disease), but they are interesting to look at.

Live crabs emerge from bundles beach grass found on the beach (photo Seaside Aquarium)

Their days on the beaches are numbered, however.

Seaside Aquarium has been hauling them away on the north coast, and it won’t be long before other entities along the coastline start yanking them off beaches in Tillamook, Lincoln, Lane and Coos counties – and more. So get out there this week to catch sight of something rather rare and extraordinary on these shores.

Also, the large rush of storms in recent weeks has washed up all sorts of wacky treasures from the natural world. You may find living crabs among the oddball beach debris, as well as egg casings from one species or another.

It's like a Christmas party at a lighthouse, between Florence and Yachats

December 19 and 20. 13th Annual Heceta Lightstation Victorian Christmas Open House. From 4 – 7 p.m. The Queen Ann-style keeper’s house will be decorated Victorian flourishes inside and out. Enjoy warm drinks and treats, and performances by local musicians. Santa Claus will be there, and Oregon State Parks volunteers will offer historic tours of the lighthouse.

There will be a holiday raffle with great prizes from local business. Coastal Journeys will offer shuttle service from the Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Area parking lot to the front door. Or bring warm, rainproof clothing, a flashlight and enjoy a beautiful walk up from the parking lot/beach. Parking fee $3, or use Oregon Coast Passport. 541-547-3696. 14 miles from Yachats.

Culinary fireworks at Newman's at 988

Culinary Escape at Cannon Beach. Ocean Lodge and Newman’s at 988 have teamed up to offer some delicious discounts. If you stay at Ocean Lodge during the weekdays – Sunday through Thursday – you can experience Chef John Newman’s culinary fireworks for a special price. A three-course meal will go for $29 per person, to midweek guests at Ocean Lodge only. Newmans at 988 serves an ala carte menu as well as a chef’s prix fixe menu that changes nightly. This offer is good through January 17, 2010 and excludes holidays. Not valid with other coupons or gift certificates. 888-777-4047 or 503-436-2241. 2864 South Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com 

Birders Events, Newport

Newport and birds just seem to go together.

Thursday, December 17 brings a special program about them to the Hatfield. Ram Papish presents "Bogoslof: The Island of Fire and Ice in the Bering Sea,” at 7 p.m. in the Education Wing Room 30/32, in the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Use the staff entrance (not the entrance to the Visitor's Center), follow the signs, and park near the Library. Cost is free. 

This tiny, isolated island in the Bering Sea is experiencing a wildlife population boom even as other colonies decline. Ram and five other researchers had a rare opportunity to spend a summer on Bogoslof to study the predatory/prey dynamics that could be a key to explaining these dramatic ecosystem shifts.

Ram is a wildlife photographer and artist (http://www.rampapish.com/) as well as a biologist.

Hatfield Marine Science Center. 2030 Marine Science Dr. Newport, Oregon. 541-867-0167.

Saturday, Dec. 19.  "Birds of Beaver Creek & Seal Rock."  Laimons Osis will lead this Yaquina Birders & Naturalists field trip. Meet at the Ona Beach State Park parking lot by 8:30 AM.  Duration: morning.  Cost is free.

Contact Range Bayer at 541-265-2965 for more information on both events.

Schooner’s Cove Inn. You can literally walk out your door and onto the beach. All oceanfront rooms and suites have newly remodeled kitchens, and bathrooms. Take in the ocean air from your own deck, or relax on a beachfront lawn complete with picnic tables and barbecues, where you can dine next to the beach. There’s an oceanfront spa on the premises as well. Rooms have gas fireplaces, free wi-fi, DVD players with DVD rentals, HBO, in-room gourmet coffee and it has laundry facilities for guests. Handicapped access, and AAA diamond rating. Depending on the room, you may find a separate bedroom with a queen bed, living area and hide-a-bed; rooms with a king bed; some rooms host larger groups or families with a bedroom and a semi-private sleeping area. Some units cater to couples and romantic moments at the beach while others host families or multiple guests. 188 North Larch Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (800) 843-0128. www.schoonerscove.com

Oceanfront Cottage, Oceanside. Three bedrooms and a deck in one magical cottage with a sensational view, not simply overlooking secretive Oceanside but right above the beach. The charming rental home comes with two baths with pedestal sinks, oversized soaking tub in the master bedroom, wood burning fireplace with wood provided, as well as an electric forced air furnace. There are down comforters on every bed, and electric blankets to help in those engaging coastal winters. Washer and dryer available for guests. A full chef’s kitchen for any of your cooking whims, including includes Jenn-Air range, disposal, dishwasher, microwave and more. A large deck lets you watch your kids play in the sand from the cottage, and there's also a gas barbecue. Also, enjoy TV with cable, DVD/VHF and wi-fi. It’s a nicely furnished oceanfront home - perfect retreat for family vacations or romantic get-away weekends. Oceanside, Oregon. 1-800-723-2383 or (877) 552-0514. (cell). www.oceanfrontcottage.net

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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.
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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