180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Wadport, Yachats & Florence.
Oregon Coast Hotel Gets Another Makeover
rendering of remodel
(Cannon Beach, Oregon)
- Exciting things are happening at the Surfsand
Resort in Cannon Beach,
with another phase in its enormous renovation beginning. Construction
is underway on the Surfsand’s second phase, which will add to the
upscale Oregon coast resort and major tourist attraction another 56 luxurious
The renovation is expected
to take 18 months.
Phase I saw the remodel
of the nearly 30-year-old property earlier this year, which included 50
first-class guest rooms in the beachfront building and a refurbished lobby
that showcases a beautiful art collection featuring the work of local
artist David Marshall.
remodeled east wing will consist of 24 units, including a large meeting
space flanked by two king-sized suites. The ocean view east wing can accommodate
many types of groups and events, from corporate gatherings, to business
functions to wedding parties.
A remodeled east wing
will consist of 24 units, including a large meeting space flanked by two
king-sized suites. The ocean view east wing can accommodate many types
of groups and events, from corporate gatherings, to business functions
to wedding parties.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites,
1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people.
Rent our entire property for 20-26. All units close to beach, river
and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Enjoy comfy robes & slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality
linens and more. See us on The Travel Channel's "Great Escapes"
show in August 2006. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691.
“The ocean view
wing will offer the very ultimate for small corporate groups and large
family reunions,” said Ryan Snyder, president of Martin Hospitality.
“You can sleep up to 16 people. It doesn’t have to be arranged
this way, but can you imagine the fun?”
A brand new weekend retreat
building will be added to what is currently an empty parking lot. This
unit will consist of six two-bedroom suites, each with an additional studio
attached, also perfect for family reunions or “girl’s weekend”
new oceanfront building will have 17 oceanfront rooms; some with private
patios or decks, and all of the new buildings will utilize the same soft,
cool color palate found in the oceanfront building and lobby. Interior
designer Georgia Pope, of Hill Devine Design, has managed to weave together
pale greens and blues - the colors of the ocean -with grounding earth
tones such as brown and a coppery burnt sienna, all for a comfortable
and relaxing room experience. Each of the new rooms will incorporate the
same lavish details already found in the oceanfront rooms: hardwood floors,
granite countertops, large spa bathtubs, maple-encased fireplaces and
flat screen TVs. But the new rooms will include a wet bar complete with
sink, microwave and refrigerator for easy entertaining or snacks.
Skidmore, designer and architect for both Phase I and Phase II, felt it
was important to make sure that the entire project was cohesive, with
results that created one seamless, inviting destination. “Phase
I was primarily a remodel of the existing property, while Phase II is
new construction,” said Skidmore. “But both had to reflect
the Northwest beach character that is so unique to this project, making
the Surfsand one of the finest resorts in the Northwest.”
City Vacation Homes
There’s something for everyone
among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view
to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront
or just a few steps away from the sand – 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,
depending on the home: 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 are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with
complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home.
Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85
to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
Georgia Pope is an
interior designer located in Portland, Oregon. Pope has experience in
hotel, restaurant, healthcare projects and new construction and renovation.
She recently worked with Martin Hospitality to renovate its famous Cannon
Beach oceanside restaurant, The Wayfarer, Martin Hospitality Corporate
offices and the Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill.
Motel, Rockaway Beach
If expansive ocean views, close proximity to golfing,
fishing tours and quick access to seven miles of pristine beaches
is your thing, then this quintessential beauty in Rockaway Beach
is your ticket to vacation fun for families, couples or large groups.
Some rooms are pet friendly. All rooms at the Tradewinds Motel are
immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with
data ports. The oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed,
kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a private deck. Some oceanfront
units come with all those amenities but the kitchens. Both types
sleep up to four people. The non-oceanfront rooms are appointed
with a queen bed, small fridge, and coffee maker – sizable
for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on
a budget. There is an elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite that has
two bedrooms, coming with a kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace
and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For those wanting bigger
accommodations for family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings,
some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
Mike Skidmore is a
registered architect in Washington and Oregon. He is also the founder
and owner of Mike Skidmore Architects in Seattle, Washington. Skidmore’s
project experience includes residential, resort hotels, restaurants, meeting
rooms, mixed-use commercial buildings and other businesses. For more information
With Cannon Beach
located in easy travel range to both Portland and Seattle, Martin Hospitality
has created an accessible sanctuary and several businesses which are Oregon
coast tourist attractions on their own. Martin Hospitality specializes
in high-end hotels, resorts, inns and restaurants in Cannon Beach and
Seaside, Oregon, including the Stephanie Inn, which was recently voted
by Conde Nast Traveler’s readers as one of the top 25 hotels in
the country. Martin Hospitality also manages the Stephanie Inn Dining
Room, the Surfsand Resort, the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge, the Inn
of the Four Winds and the Lumberyard Rotisserie & Grill.
is a 27-year-old company with 240 employees and is headquartered in new
offices at 264 Third Street in Cannon Beach. www.martinhospitality.com.
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years, The Tides has
been a favorite of Seaside visitors. History meets modern luxury
here. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Find
suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes,
one or two bedroom family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining
rooms. There are wonderful oceanview cottages that sleep anywhere
from two to eight people, with two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces
Meanwhile, the heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds with picnic
tables and location at the quiet southern end of Seaside make for
some memorable means of play and repose. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846.
CLIFFTOP IN NEWPORT
POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast - in Newport
- and offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. At Starfish
Point, every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens,
wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private
decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation. We have a friendly
staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140
NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Getting a free,
fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the beginning. Every room
is beachfront, and it's all right up against Lincoln City's most
famous stretch of beach, next to the D River. Each room, comes as
a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some
have gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players with movies available
for renting (and movie rentals come with free popcorn). There's
a heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night.
Rooms sleep anywhere from two, four to six - including a deluxe
fireplace suite. Gift certificates are available, and they offer
special occasion packages as well. To make a reservation and see
a virtual tour of the rooms, visit our website at www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. It's 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.
Enjoy dining in the penthouse restaurant and bar - whether you’re
in the mood for a casual meal or a candlelight dinner. They offer
an array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest
favorites, including a decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from
bedrooms to studios to one-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators
to full kitchens. Hotel amenities include wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise
room and a year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game
room and easy beach access. Full-service conference and meeting
rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive, gorgeous wedding
possibilities. Near the south end of Lincoln City at 4009 SW Highway
101. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161. www.spanishhead.com
Holiday Events Bring Sparkle - and Secrets - to Oregon Coast From
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Storm Watch Spots on Oregon's Coast Tips for some
stunning viewing of the wild waves of the season
Float Giveaway Begins on Central Oregon Coast Newport
starts its glass float extravaganza, with numerous other wonders
or Night Mysteries and Merriment on Oregon Coast It's
more than just nightlife that comes to life, but the beaches offer major
Wines and Wine Bars on the Oregon Coast Wine shops
and wine bars are a growing part of coastal tourism
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