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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.

 

Sea Otter Pup Creates a Cute Fest at Oregon Coast Aquarium

Published 12/28/2010

(Newport, Oregon) – Last week saw the beginning of what can only be called a Cute Fest at Oregon Coast Aquarium as a young Northern sea otter joined the frolicking bunch in the otter exhibit tank. Mojo is the name of the new addition, having been rescued from a beach in Homer, Alaska with injuries that included a broken jaw and lacerations.

Photos Cindy Hanson, Oregon Coast Aquarium.

After a stint in the Alaska Sea Life Center and then in Oakland, California, the male sea otter was deemed unsuitable for release back into his native habitat. So on October 22 he was dropped off in Newport, and then last week released into the tank with the other otters to numerous “oo’s” and lots of “awww’s.”

Mojo took to an older tank mate pretty quickly, playing with him right off the bat. When they play, they roll around, groom each other, and nibble on each other.

Jim Burke, Aquarium Director of Animal Husbandry, said the introduction was a slow, careful process, with Mojo in quarantine for two weeks.

“The transition period allowed him to acclimate to his new home and it was interesting to observe,” Burke said. “The quarantine was followed by brief supervised introductions to our other three sea otters, allowing plenty of time for them to get to know each other and figure out how to cohabitate.”

Burke said the pup would not have survived on his own in the wild.


 
It was a Newport-area pilot who ran the little guy up from California.

“I’d like to express gratitude to local pilot Steve Schuster for his generous offer to fly Mojo from Oakland in the middle of the night with nearly gale force winds,” Burke said. “Without him, the cost to bring Mojo to Newport would have been astronomical.”

A member of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game found the injured animal on a beach in Homer. At that time, the sea otter was estimated to be about six months old; too young to survive without its mother. When the sea otter was first found, an officer alerted the Alaska Sea Life Center where the animal was sent for rehabilitation. Mojo is now about eight months old.

Cindy Hanson, the public relations official with the aquarium, said sea otters reach sexual maturity at three to five years. They live about 10 to 20 years in the wild, with an average of 15. In captivity, they can live 15 to 20 years.

Northern sea otters are an endangered species. Because of this, the aquarium cannot grab one for their exhibits from the wild. The benefit in this situation is reciprocal, as Mojo could not survive on his own, and the aquarium now has a new critter for the public to enjoy.

Upon arrival the center in Alaska, Mojo was given a CT scan to look for head trauma. They believe his injuries happened by some sort of encounter with a boat. Healing took around two months.

As the animal healed, he became increasingly comfortable around the rehabilitation staff and interns that cared for him.  Mammalogists report that Mojo is very curious, and easily learned simple behaviors quickly, such as “stationing.” This makes tasks such as weighing stress free. 

The scientific name for the northern sea otter is Enhydra lutris lutris.

Mojo joins three other sea otters at the Aquarium, including Aialik, Judge and Hunter – all of which are rescued animals that could not be released.

“Mojo weighs 35 pounds and is approximately eight months old,” said Judy Tuttle, Aquarium Curator of Mammals.  Tuttle said he is eating all the same food items that the other resident sea otters eat. “After two weeks, he was moved to the otter holding pool for training for introduction to our resident sea otters.”

The Northern sea otter plays an important role in the marine ecosystem by aiding a healthy kelp forest, which are important to thousands of watery organisms. They are also an indicator to the health of other species. Scientists are currently seeing many of them dying of diseases that come from land-based creatures. Since humans and sea otters eat many of the same seafood items, high rates of sea otter disease may be a warning for both human health and marine ecosystem health.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is on Ferry Slip Road in South Beach, across the bay from Newport. www.aquarium.org or call (541) 867-FISH.     

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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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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.

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.