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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.

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


Storms Make for Fun and Freakish Finds on Oregon Coast

Funky storm debris on Seaside's beach is framed by a double rainbow (photo Seaside Aquarium)

(Oregon Coast) – With all the recent storms and gargantuan wave action of November, lots of interesting tidbits have been discovered along Oregon's coastline. Those storms created some major displays of wild foam that went rampant along the beaches. After each storm session, new goodies were popping everywhere along the coast.

Some of those finds included rarely seen live turtles on these shores that were found in Gearhart and Newport, and which are now being rehabilitated at Oregon Coast Aquarium.

In Seaside, the first big storm of November resulted in some engaging interaction between the Seaside Aquarium and a visiting family.

The aquarium’s Tiffany Boothe said the large surf along the coast has distributed a hefty amount of marine grasses and kelp along the beach. Entangled among the grass and the holdfasts (a root-like structure that attaches kelp to hard surfaces) are decorator crabs, cancer crabs, juvenile red rock crabs, porcelain crabs, and small hermit crabs.

Visitors from Idaho helped Seaside Aquarium staff look for post-storm beach critters.

Staff from the Seaside Aquarium took advantage of this unique opportunity to collect some of these crabs, especially as some calm, lovely weather kicked in after the storms. 
"When we do collect from the wild, which is very seldom, we do it in the summer when the tides are a little lower, the water a littler warmer, and the surf a lot calmer,” Boothe said. “This gave us an opportunity to collect a few specimens which would have turned into seagull food.

“The decorator crabs excited us the most, they are often very difficult to find in the wild.  As you can see from the photograph they blend in with there surroundings.  In fact, they glue pieces of plants, shells, and even anemones to their shells in order to blend in more.”

When the crabs are removed from one tide pool and put into another one, they will take everything off of their shell and start decorating their shell with stuff from the new tide pool.

Tiny live crabs inhabit some finds on Seaside's beach (photo Seaside Aquarium).

“We were able to collect quite a few crabs and there were still plenty for the gulls," Boothe said.
A curious family from Idaho passing by came to see what aquarium staff were looking for. At first they assumed aquarium staff were clamming, but as soon as they explained to the group what they were doing, the Idahoans joined in on the fun by helping with the search through the grass.

"They were so exited to help," Boothe said. "Most visitors to the Oregon coast would never see these types of crabs, especially on an open sandy beach. We gave them a family pass to the Seaside Aquarium so that they could come in the next day and see the crabs they helped collect on display."

The finds have continued around the coast. CoastWatch official Phillip Johnson reports having found a toy soldier in the sand at Beverly Beach in Newport.

Waves batter Hug Point in late November during one big storm.

CoastWatch agents are many along the Oregon coast, and they regularly post reports on the organization's website. Throughout the fall, they’ve been noting lots of dead birds because of the deadly foam that happened in September and October, but that seems to have dissipated now. While the reports of dead birds went down substantially as November wore on, they picked up again after all those storms.

They've made many reports about interesting stuff found in the sand.

In Arch Cape, a CoastWatch scout reported seeing perhaps as much as five feet of sand loss at that beach, as well as just south of there. They also said there was more erosion of bluffs near that north coast beach.

Near Cape Lookout State Park, a decomposing sea lion was found near the forest line. The CoastWatch scout said it looked like the creature had come to rest there on its own power but died where it stopped.

On November 30, CoastWatch reports seeing bundles of dead wildlife in the Pacific City area, on the Nestucca spit. “There was a layer of sand over the parking lot on the lee side of the foredune; we have never seen that before in our many years visiting this beach,” said the agent for CoastWatch.

Massive foam this season has created odd sights like this in Depoe Bay (photo Depoe Bay Winery)

The Nehalem Bay and its sandy areas has seen tons of new logs, as well as lots of kelp, beachgrass and other beach sundries lying around. One report says many small logs that have been in the water awhile have been found, some with barnacles. Unusual finds included several dead fish.

“We picked up small pieces of plastic and pieces of rope,” CoastWatch said. “Five water bottles, bottle caps, Bic lighter, balloon scraps, small pieces of Styrofoam and candy bar wrappers – perhaps from Halloween.”

Near Waldport, around Beachside State Park, lots of logs populated the beaches, although not many critters like shellfish, crabs or jellyfish. A large seal was found there, partially buried in the sand and decaying. CoastWatch reports a little bit of erosion.

The cliffs around the Seal Rock area are susceptible to erosion during storms.

Near Seal Rock, the organization reports the soft cliffs of those beaches have been eroded a little by wind and surf. Initials that were carved there last summer are mostly gone.

Around Lincoln City, Coastwatch scouts spotted two male sea lions recently. They were mobile, but the fact they weren’t really interacting suggested they might be ill.

In the Road’s End neighborhood of Lincoln City, some CoastWatch scouts were residents that reported on the tornado that hit in early November. In other storm-related finds, there were some small landslides on the hills of that area in the middle of November.

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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

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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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.