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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.

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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.

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.

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


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Oregon Coast Foam Puts on Spectacular but Deadly Display

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Large, billowy foam creates a wild sight in Cannon Beach Friday.

(Oregon Coast) – Recent storm action out to sea has kicked up the surf of the Oregon coast this past week, creating some monster waves to the delight of surfers and huge chunks of billowy foam that amuses beachgoers.

But birds have not been so happy, getting killed in large numbers, in part because of that foam.

Sea foam itself is primarily created by the tiny skeletons of a kind of phytoplankton called diatoms, and it is harmless.

Bill Hanshumaker, public information officer for the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, said it starts with the breakdown of the skeletons of tiny single-celled plants. When high wind and waves churn air into the water, their dissolved organic matter helps to create bubbles.

Foam gets large and frothy in Newport (from 2006)

Protein from the dead microscopic plants increases the seawater's surface tension, producing bubbles when air is added.

Add to that enormous wave action from stormy winds and you get monster chunks of billowy foam, at least on the north coast during this week.

The problem now is that a single-celled algae called Akashiwo sanguinea has been growing in Oregon and Washington waters, and that has been killing seabirds in abundance. It appears to be mixed in and churned up because of the stormy waves.

The algae – although harmless to humans or pets – washes off the natural oils that seabirds have to keep them insulated from the cold. Without that oil, they get hypothermia and die. They've been washing up on the beaches covered in foam - usually dead.


Normally, these algae multiply off California’s waters, but it hasn’t been seen in Oregon and Washington before, puzzling scientists across the northwest.

Whale biologist and ocean tour guide Carrie Newell, who is based out of Depoe Bay, said there hasn’t been any rough waves or masses of sea foam on the central coast. That region hasn’t had any reports of dead birds either, so it appears to be limited to the northern Oregon coast and Washington coast.

Newell said she didn’t have a clue why the north coast was so different than the central coast in temperament in recent days.

“Maybe there was more of a phytoplankton bloom up there, and then they die and they make the foam,” Newall said. “And then there were more winds up there to stir them up. I don’t know.”

Rain in Manzanita also created what is called "Lake Post Office" this week behind the town's post office.

Whatever deadly aspects the ocean has had for seabirds, it’s created some spectacular sights on the north coast, however. Thursday, the beaches there were covered in gargantuan, unpredictable waves. Local surfers had been waxing on about it all week. Places like Arch Cape appeared to be completely underwater, from the vantage point of the highway above. Manzanita’s beach was full of huge breakers, and then wild sneaker waves that would send masses of foam flying halfway up this usually broad, sandy strand.

Friday saw sizably less waves, although they were still rather dramatic.

Keith Chandler, of the Seaside Aquarium, noted the huge difference.

Big surf was plainly evident even from a block or two away in Manzanita.

“The sea was half as big today as it was yesterday,” Chandler said. “Yesterday was huge mammoth, waves. It was a boiling cauldron of death out there.”

Friday, large heaps of foam inhabited Cannon Beach as well as Manzanita, making for lots of strange sights. The beaches found people weaving in and out of them and checking them out closely.

Chandler said Seaside didn’t appear to have the same foamy action.

Fairly active conditions are expected to last for a few more days, which will likely keep lots of the foam around the beaches of the north coast.

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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
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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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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

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
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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