Hiking Cascade Head – Otis, Oregon

The top of Cascade Head overlooking Otis, Oregon. You can even see Lincoln City from here.
The top of Cascade Head overlooking Otis, Oregon. You can even see Lincoln City from here.

If you’re staying at one of our Oregon beach vacation homes this summer and looking for a tough but beautiful hike to go on, why not check out Cascade Head in Otis! Just 25 minutes north of Lincoln City, this beautiful hike takes you through thick forest on a well marked path until you finally reach Cascade Head, a beautiful hilltop covered with long grasses and colorful flowers with views for miles in every direction.

Flowers and tall grass on Cascade Head
Flowers and tall grass on Cascade Head

You’re going to want to bring a water bottle with you for this hike and possibly a light snack too. Don’t forget your camera to take plenty of photos and videos of your long trek through the woods and to record the impressive views from the top of Cascade Head!

When you reach the very top of Cascade Head, pull out your phone to check your elevation! You're 1370 feet up!
When you reach the very top of Cascade Head, pull out your phone to check your elevation! You’re 1370 feet up!
Make sure to follow the rules when hiking up to Cascade Head
Make sure to follow the rules when hiking up to Cascade Head

Dogs and horses are not allowed on this hike, as the park is trying to preserve nature as best they can in this part of the woods. No bikes are allowed on the trail either, but biking would be difficult to do anyway, as there are many stairs and tree roots to navigate through on a narrow path.

You'll encounter some steep steps on your hike up to Cascade Head
You’ll encounter some steep steps on your hike up to Cascade Head
Just one of the seven bridges you'll need to cross to get to Cascade Head
Just one of several bridges you’ll need to cross to get to Cascade Head
Roots on the trail to Cascade Head
Roots on the trail to Cascade Head

There are also bridges you must cross on this particular trail. Small children are not recommended to accompany you on this hike unless they can be carried on your back as it is very steep and difficult.

Elk off of N Three Rocks Road
Elk off of N Three Rocks Road

There are several routes you can take to get to Cascade Head. One of these routes can be found via N Three Rocks Road off of Hwy 101. Continue traveling down this road until you find Savage Road, where you’ll make a right. Keep going on Savage Road until you reach the roads end. There will be a few parking spaces in front of the beach and next to private property. If parking is unavailable here, head back to N Three Rocks Road and find parking in the Trailhead Parking area. Watch for signs on Savage Road, as there are many houses back here and parking is prohibited at them. Please note that fishing and hunting are also not legal back here.

Make sure to stay on the path!
Make sure to stay on the path!
Rocks in the Pacific
Rocks in the Pacific
Cliff side with amazing views
Cliff side with amazing views
Beautiful scenery from Cascade Head
Beautiful scenery from Cascade Head

From the beach, hike back up the road until you reach this sign.

Start your hike here!
Start your hike here!

You can begin your hike from here. There are also more hiking entrances, but they are not in this area.

Follow the signs to stay on the trail.
Follow the signs to stay on the trail.
When you get here, keep heading straight.
When you get here, keep heading straight.
Sign on the trail to Cascade Head
Sign on the trail to Cascade Head
You're almost there!
You’re almost there!
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head

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Rocky beach near Cascade Head
Rocky beach near Cascade Head

The beach where you parked is extremely rocky and not very suitable for playing on, but if you can get across the water to the sand bar, then you could potentially play in the sand. Canoeing and kayaking are fun activities to do at this beach. Please note that you cannot reach Cascade Head from the beach area. The cliff side is very steep, even if it does not appear to be so from far away, and the rocks are covered in seaweed and dangerous to climb on.

Beach near Cascade Head
Beach near Cascade Head

Enjoy your hike up to Cascade Head while relaxing in one of our beautiful Oregon vacation rentals on your next visit down to the coast! For more beautiful photos of Cascade Head, check out our other blog post, Panoramas – Oregon Coast!

Beach below Cascade Head
Beach below Cascade Head
Sunset near Cascade Head
Sunset near Cascade Head

Panoramas – Oregon Coast

Incoming storms on the beach - Lincoln City
Incoming storms on the beach – Lincoln City

Are you and your family traveling to the Oregon coast in the near future? Maybe you’ve thought about it but just haven’t been convinced on whether or not it’s the right place for you? Maybe you’re just not sure what part of the coast is the best place to explore? Perhaps these beautiful panoramas can help make up your mind! With so many places to explore and see, the Oregon coast has something for everyone.

We at Oregon Beach Vacations have homes from Gearhart all the way down to Yachats. With hundreds of things to see and do along scenic Hwy 101, you and your family will find a new adventure awaiting you every day. Come check out the Rogue Brewery in Newport, or fish in the Yaquina Bay. Explore miles of coastline, or go surfing in Beverly Beach. Hike the Knoll in Roads End, or head out to Otis and hike Cascade Head.

Come stay in one of our cozy vacation rentals and explore the area surrounding your new home away from home. Be sure to capture memories by shooting your own panoramas, and check back often for new panoramas being added on a regular basis!

View from Cascade Head - Otis, Oregon
View from Cascade Head – Otis, Oregon
Sunset - Lincoln City
Sunset – Lincoln City
View from the Knoll - Roads End
View from the Knoll – Roads End
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
Sunset on the beach - Lincoln City
Sunset on the beach – Lincoln City
Rainbow on the beach - Lincoln City
Rainbow on the beach – Lincoln City
Rogue Brewery - Newport, Oregon
Rogue Brewery – Newport, Oregon
Boiler Bay - Depoe Bay
Boiler Bay – Depoe Bay
About halfway up the dune in Pacific City
About halfway up the dune in Pacific City
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
Hiking through the woods in Roads End
Hiking through the woods in Roads End
Haystack Rock and the beach - Pacific City
Haystack Rock and the beach – Pacific City
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
Sunset
Sunset off of Hwy 101
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
View from deck in Lincoln City
View from deck in Lincoln City
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
View of the Pacific - Lincoln City
View of the Pacific – Lincoln City
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
Sunset on the beach - Lincoln City
Sunset on the beach – Lincoln City
Beverly Beach
Beverly Beach
View from the top of the dune in Pacific City
View from the top of the dune in Pacific City
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
Lincoln City beach from the cliff side
Lincoln City beach from the cliff side
Foggy day on the beach in Lincoln City
Foggy day on the beach in Lincoln City
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
Lincoln City Sunset
Lincoln City Sunset
View from Whale Watcher in Lincoln City
View from Whale Watcher in Lincoln City
View of Otter Rock
View of Otter Rock
Beautiful sunset from a deck in Lincoln City
Beautiful sunset from a deck in Lincoln City
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
Between Beverly Beach and Devil's Punch Bowl State Parks
Between Beverly Beach and Devil’s Punch Bowl State Parks
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
Yaquina Bay
Yaquina Bay
View from Cascade Head
View from Cascade Head
View from Oceanfront Solitude - Gleneden Beach, Oregon
View from Oceanfront Solitude – Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Sunset on the Pacific - Lincoln City
Sunset on the Pacific – Lincoln City
Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon
Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon
Beach below Cascade Head
Beach below Cascade Head
The bottom of the steep dune in Pacific City
The bottom of the steep dune in Pacific City
Lincoln City Sunset
Lincoln City Sunset

19 Ways to Have the Best Vacation Ever

Sunset on the beach - Lincoln City, Oregon
Sunset on the beach – Lincoln City, Oregon

Is it difficult for you to relax and unwind while on vacation with your family? Is it impossible for you to put down work and spend time with the relatives? Are you constantly thinking about getting back to the daily grind instead of focusing on the here and now? If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then let this how-to guide show you how to have your best Oregon coast vacation ever!

Smile, laugh, be silly! Don’t let thoughts of returning to work make you grumpy on your northwest vacation. Live in the moment and enjoy the quality time you’re spending with your family, friends, and loved ones.

Put your phone down! You’re on vacation, remember? Leave work where it belongs: at work! You can catch up when you return. In the meantime, trust that the people you work with can keep the place from burning down while you’re away.

Go outside! If you work in an office setting, getting outside isn’t always an option. While on vacation, you should make sure to get plenty of vitamin D to help you stay healthy and glowing. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

Beverly Beach State Park
The beach at Lincoln City

Do things together as a family! It’s really easy to go on vacation and just drive the kids to the theater while you take a nap at home, but vacations are for quality time! Hit the beach together and have a picnic. It’s fun yet affordable, and your family will appreciate the effort you’re making.

Try a new restaurant! Vacations are the perfect opportunity to go outside of your comfort zone and try something new. Always have Chinese? Why not visit the local Mexican restaurant instead? Always opting for the cheaper, faster food service? Why not treat your family to a nice sit down meal. It’s a vacation. Live a little!

Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon
Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon

Check out the local points of interest! If you’re vacationing in a small town, check out the local shops and attractions. Small towns always have one of a kind shops that you can’t find anywhere else. If you love your souvenirs, you’re sure to find the most unique gifts at one of these local stores.

Get a good pet or baby sitter, whichever suits your needs! If you’re going on vacation without the kids or pets, it can get a little stressful, especially if you don’t feel comfortable with who you decided to leave them at home with. Do your research, and if possible, have a close friend or relative look after them for you, so that you can relax and unwind on your once in a blue moon Oregon vacation.

Pack sooner rather than later! If you’re like a majority of the population, you probably wait until the last second to get your packing started. Rather than stress out right before your vacation, start packing at least a week in advance. If you’re traveling with family, write a list of everything you plan to bring, and start the list early. Put it on the fridge or another frequently visited area of your home so when that next item comes to mind, you can easily put it down on paper.

View from Whale Watcher - Lincoln City, Oregon
View from Whale Watcher – Lincoln City, Oregon

Double check your house before leaving! Nobody wants to experience a Home Alone moment while on vacation. Windows and doors locked? Check. Stove and lights turned off? Check. Kids and pets in the car? ….Check!

Bring a good book! Books were made for vacations, unless of course you’re an avid reader. Even if you’re not a bookworm, why not pick up that book you’ve had your eye on for months but have been too busy to read because of work and living and stuff? You won’t regret it!

Leave the video games at home! If you’re hoping to spend some quality time with your kids, bring some board games instead. Card games like Uno and Phase 10 are fun for the whole family to join in on, and who doesn’t love an old fashioned game of Monopoly or The Game of Life?

View from Oceanfront Solitude - Gleneden Beach, Oregon
View from Oceanfront Solitude – Gleneden Beach, Oregon

Plan for the weather! Look ahead at the weather forecast of your Oregon vacation destination and plan your wardrobe and accessories accordingly. You’ll be awfully sad you didn’t bring that umbrella if one of your days turns wet, or extremely cold if you’re hanging out on the beach at night in nothing but a tank top and shorts.

Indulge yourself! Everyone is always trying to look their best these days. Why not take a little detour on your vacation and treat yourself? Eat the dessert and buy the shoes. This is your chance to splurge a little, so take advantage of this moment!

Shop for groceries! If you’re looking to save a little bit while still having a good time, why not head to the nearest grocery store and pick up some items? Eating out can get expensive. Wouldn’t you rather spend that money on doing something exciting with your family?

Bring a camera! It’s these special moments that we want to capture the most, so make sure to pack the camera along with batteries or film! You’ll definitely want to be able to show all your friends and family who couldn’t come on your vacation all of the new things you did.

View of Otter Rock, Oregon
View of Otter Rock, Oregon


Bring any and all the comforts of home you need!
Some people are homebodies who can’t stand being away from home for long periods of time. Bring your own blankets and pillows if they are the only way you can get a good nights’ sleep. Does your child sleep with a nightlight or favorite stuffed animal? Remember to bring it to ensure a restful sleep for them as well as yourself at your home away from home.

Stop for directions! Lost? Just say so! Stop at a gas station or other service station and ask for help if you’re having trouble getting to your destination. Nobody will laugh at you, we promise.

Remember the beach toys! If you’re traveling to the coast and staying on the beach, remember to bring the beach toys for the kids or the kids at heart. You’ll soon regret it if you find yourself in the sand with no way to build a sandcastle.

Have fun! You’ve earned this vacation, for yourself and everyone traveling with you. Remember to laugh, have fun, and most importantly, be safe!

Beverly Beach State Park
Beverly Beach State Park

June Summer Vacation – Lincoln City

View of the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon
View of the beach in Lincoln City, Oregon

Lincoln City is the number one vacation destination on the central coast of Oregon. With thousands of vacation rentals on the beach or with gorgeous ocean views, why not come to the most relaxing place in Oregon with your family this June? When you get to your Oregon Beach Vacation rental, you’ll find that you have plenty of things to do while staying in Lincoln City. From walking the seven long miles of beautiful sandy coastline to dining at all sorts of different and exciting restaurants to trying your hand at crafting a blown glass creation to take home as a souvenir, you won’t get bored here.

D River in the middle of Lincoln City
D River in the middle of Lincoln City

With five districts named after the original settlements of the town, this stretch of the Oregon coast is all located right off of Hwy 101, both to the west and the east. Devil’s Lake, located to the east of Hwy 101, has plenty of vacation homes in the area if you’d prefer a lake view. The Lincoln City Outlets has newer shopping outfits at discount prices with stores to interest everyone in your family. Chinese food, frozen yogurt, and a snack bar are all available to dine at while spending some vacation time away from the beach.

There are also family favorites in Lincoln City, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Subway and even a new Taco Bell. If you’d rather try more local cuisine, check out Hwy 101 Burger located at the south end of Lincoln City in the Taft district. They have delicious burgers and fries the whole family is sure to love.

If you’re looking for a more luxurious dining experience, try Fathom’s Restaurant located at Spanish Head located in the Nelscott district of Lincoln City. You’ll have fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean while enjoying a delicious dinner. If you love seafood, check out Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market for local seafood that you can take to your vacation rental and cook up for the whole family!

Up north, near the Roads End area of Lincoln City, is the Chinook Winds Casino and Resort. If you’d like to check out the buffet or catch a concert, this is the place to go! Free concerts at the Chinook Winds Casino this month in June include Hang ‘Em High (June 3rd and 4th), Crooked (June 10th and 11th), and Briana Renea (June 17th and 18th). If you’re willing to spend some money, check out Vince Gill headlining June 17th and 18th!

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The view from the Knoll of Roads End

Check out the Knoll in Roads End for a hiking trail that opens up onto a spectacular view of the Oregon coastline for miles. You can even see Devil’s Lake from this viewpoint, along with hundreds of vacation homes, Roads End State Park, and the Chinook Winds Casino.

Driftwood between the Bay and the Pacific
Driftwood between the Bay and the Pacific

The Siletz Bay Music Festival kicks off June 22nd and lasts until June 30th. Concerts will be held at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort, along with the Cultural Center and Eden Hall in Lincoln City. There are all types of music genres to choose from. Ticket prices range between $25 and $125 for the concerts, and there are also several free events available as well. The farmer’s market is also held at the Cultural Center every Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM if you’re interested in fresh fruits, veggies, and handmade gifts from local vendors. The annual Lincoln City Kite Festival is June 25th and 26th and will be held on the beach near the center of town. It will be a ’60s theme so be sure to wear your tie-dye shirts to this amazing event and enjoy all of the lovely kites that will be on display this year!

You never know what you might find on the beaches in Lincoln City
You never know what you might find on the beaches in Lincoln City

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Of course, the reason you’re at the coast is for the beach! Miles of sandy shore is available and waiting for you to explore. From mid-October to the end of May, make sure to scour the coastline for a glass float made right here in Lincoln City! They are scattered daily throughout these months for visitors to find and keep, so make sure to come back this fall to try your luck! Come down to the Oregon coast and check out Lincoln City! We have the perfect vacation home for you and your family! Make this your best summer yet by staying with Oregon Beach Vacations!

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15 Commonly Forgotten Vacation Items

It’s that time of year again! Long summer nights, breezy days on the beach, and warm sunshine licking at your ice cream cone. Summer weather is a great reason to come down to the Oregon coast, soak up some sun, and leave your stress behind. But what about when you forget to pack that most necessary item for your long trip away from home? We’ll show you a list of 15 commonly forgotten vacation items and offer advice on how to help you remember them!

Make a list – The first thing to do when preparing for vacation packing is to make a list of everything you need to bring. Once an item has made it into the car or luggage, cross it off your to-do list. Make sure the list is in a place that is frequented and can’t be lost. Try the fridge, or write it on a white board if you have one.

Bathroom items – Toothbrushes, razors, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, floss, toiletries, soap, etc. These items are some of the most forgotten items on vacations, and it makes sense. These items are used on such a daily basis that they become a normal part of our routine. And since we leave them in the bathroom, as that’s the only place they are used, no wonder we forget them. Hmm. At least this stuff is cheap to buy and can be found anywhere!

Vision items – Glasses, contacts, contact solution. While many people won’t forget glasses or contacts if they wear them on a daily basis, contact solution often gets left behind. If you’ve already put your contacts in, why would you need that big bottle? People who need glasses for reading also tend to forget these at home. While putting on your glasses or contacts, remove them from the bathroom and into your bag or an area with more traffic. You’re more likely to glance down in that room than the bathroom and see the stuff you still need to move it into your luggage.

Chargers – Now that we are fully submersed in the technological age, chargers are needed for just about everything these days: cameras, phones, laptops, tablets, hand held gaming, etc. While everyone should put down the technology a little bit while on vacation, cameras and phones are necessary for emergencies and capturing memories. When you wake up in the morning on the day of your trip, try and grab not only your phone but the charger too when you go to unplug your phone. Do the same with any other devices you wish to take with you. This way you remember the charger but also have fully charged devices ready for your long drive or flight.

Umbrellas and rain gear
– The Oregon coast is known for rain so remember to take an umbrella or rain coat if you want to be prepared for the worst. You can also check the weather for the area you’ll be staying in to see if bad weather is on the horizon. Of course, the weather can change at any moment, so it’s best to be prepared. Leave umbrellas and rain coats by or in front of the door, and on your way out you’ll be more likely to notice them.

First aid kit – Accidents happen, even while on vacation. If you or your family are prone to small nicks and cuts, make sure to bring a first aid kit along with you, stocked with band-aids, Neosporin, and hydrogen peroxide to protect against infection.

Makeup and makeup remover – Many forgotten items can be found in the bathroom. Try the same trick that you’d use with your other bathroom products here. Once you have finished applying your makeup, move it into your suitcase while it’s still on your mind. If you forget makeup remover, this is something that can also be found anywhere on your trip.

Cash – Some places while on vacation only take cash, and while you may be able to find your bank in the city you are staying, this may not always be the case. Head to the bank the night before your trip or as you’re leaving to ensure that you have plenty of extra spending money on you.

Prescription medicine – A lot of people forget these pills, because, once again, they are usually found in the bathroom. It’s probably a wise tip to just raid your bathrooms before each and every vacation. Check, double check, triple check, and then check again. Our minds often overlook things we take on a daily basis as insignificant because it’s second nature. If you forget your medication, find a local pharmacy and request a refill. Unless this happens on a daily basis, most places will understand and give you the pills you need for your three day weekend.

Underwear – Another necessity of life, underwear is often forgotten rather than clothes. If you forget yours, just buy a few new pairs while on vacation. You probably needed some anyway, right?

Belt – Nobody wants saggy pants! Try and wear your belt on your trip to the coast or attach it to another pair of jeans and then pack them into your suitcase.

Headphones – Nobody wants to have to listen to someone else’s music while they are trying to enjoy their movie or game. While headphones can be found for fairly cheap on the road, why not plug your headphones into your phone or tablet while they are charging overnight. As you remove the phone, charger, and headphones, you’ve remembered three things at once. Go you!

Beach accessories -Sunglasses, bathing suit, sunscreen, etc. You’ll be out in the sun this summer and these items are must haves for the beach. If forgotten, just hit up your local Wal-Mart or Target for affordable replacements.

Reading material – A lot of people have Kindles and Nooks nowadays so they can take their reading anywhere. If you’re a paper kind of person, hit up the local library where you’re staying, and get a book for free.

Snacks – If you’re traveling via car to your Oregon coast vacation, remember to bring some snacks for the road. You can always stop at a gas station, but that can get pricey and cut into your spending cash. Hit a grocery store on your way out of town for more fresh choices and cheaper prices.

Remember, it’s a vacation. If you forget any of the following items, just know that they can all be replaced and found elsewhere! Stay safe on your next visit to the Oregon coast!

Hiking the Knoll in Lincoln City, Oregon

If you’re traveling to a vacation rental this summer in either the Lincoln City or Roads End area of Oregon, be sure to check out this hiking area. The locals call it the Knoll.

View of the Knoll from Sal la Sea Drive
View of the Knoll from Sal la Sea Drive

It is a fun workout and extremely steep hike that is about a mile or so long. The rugged forest air is invigorating and you might even see some deer on your trek up. As you near the top of the Knoll, you can hear the rolling waves crashing against the Oregon coastline. The exercise and experience from this hike make it completely worth it. If you and your family are looking for something new and challenging to do while exploring the outdoors in Lincoln City and Roads End, then this hike is for you.

To find the hiking area, head up to Roads End, just past Safeway and the Chinook Winds Resort and Casino. Continue on NE Logan Road until you get to NE Sal la Sea Drive. It’s on the right side if you’re coming from Lincoln City. You’ll recognize it as a dirt road. Drive down slowly; people live down this way, and it is a one lane road. When you get to a fork in the road with a closed gate on the right side, park in that area.

Park here and then head left up the hill.
Park here and then head left up the hill.

Start hiking from here.

And so our hike begins.
And so our hike begins.

Various people live up on this hill and parking is limited. Once you start heading up, it’s all rights from here on out, except when you make it to the top.

Which way, which way? Head right when you get here.
Which way, which way? Head right when you get here.
Another fork?! Head right again.
Another fork?! Head right again.
Here's where the hike really begins.
Here’s where the hike really begins.

There is a foot path to the right of the gate for access.

The beaten path on the right leads the way to the Knoll.
The beaten path on the right leads the way to the Knoll.

It’s about half a mile from here to the top.

The sunlight filtering through the trees.
The sunlight filtering through the trees.
This tree looks like a hand!
This tree looks like a hand!
Luscious foliage and more trees than you can count!
Luscious foliage and more trees than you can count!

You're just about there!
You’re just about there!

Here you’ll want to make a left out into the clearing. The hill is quite overgrown now that we are approaching summer. Watch your step, as animal droppings are quite prevalent when you get to the clearing. The path is defined by beaten down grass, but it’s wise to go single file.

Walking through the clearing.
Walking through the clearing.
You made it! The amazing view from the Knoll of beautiful Roads End below.
You made it! The amazing view from the Knoll of beautiful Roads End below.

Once you get to the view overlooking Roads End, watch your step. A fall from this height could really hurt. Most of all, enjoy yourself! This hike is well worth it when you see the view of Roads End, the Pacific Ocean, and the beautiful Oregon coastline. From this vantage point, you can see the northern part of Devil’s Lake, parts of Neotsu and Otis, Roads End State Park down by the beach, the Chinook Winds Casino and Resort, and lots of beach front vacation rentals.

Heading back after a gorgeous day.
Heading back after a gorgeous day.

On the way back, you’ll want to go right to start heading back down, and then make only lefts.

Heading back down gives you this beautiful view.
Heading back down gives you this beautiful view.

Make sure to bring a water bottle and possibly a small snack with you on this hike. A camera or your phone is also a must, as the view from the top is beautiful. Come up here in the middle of the day or plan it so you catch the sunset. Be safe, courteous, and most importantly, have a great time as you explore Lincoln City on your next vacation down to the Oregon coast!

The sunset after leaving the Knoll.
The sunset after leaving the Knoll.

Vacation Rentals for Newbies

When was the last time that you went on vacation and found the perfect accommodations at an affordable price? Whether you’re looking for the classic beach cottage at homes like On the Beach or a more modern construction at homes such as Beach Daze, if you’ve never experienced vacation rentals we implore you to give it a try today.

What are some advantages to Vacation Rentals?

One of the major advantages vacation rentals can offer travelers is a lot of space at a lower price than traditional hotels. Whereas a group of guests could find hotel rooms sleeping two each on the Oregon coast for around $100 a night, that same group could decide to get a vacation rental sleeping 12 for under $385 a night in July. The savings is dramatic, with over $215 or 35% saved on accommodations. Travelers who frequent vacation rentals find they have more money to spend on activities and restaurants in the area, which is part of the draw of visiting our beautiful coast!

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In addition to this savings, the amenities a vacation rental offers cannot be matched by a hotel room; hotel rooms have no space for travelers to gather and converse, or to cook a morning meal before heading out for the day. Vacation rentals are able to offer visitors kitchens and living rooms that enhance vacation time with friends and family. In addition to this, rentals tend to be uniquely situated in the community. Have you ever wanted to be less than a block from beach access? Our homes like Pacific Rest have a backyard with private beach access to the Pacific Ocean! Other homes feature hot tubs or pet friendly accommodations. Whether you’d like to bask in steamy water under the stars or bring Fido on your summer vacation, Oregon Beach Vacations has the perfect accommodation for you.

How does it work?

We get a lot of questions from first time vacation renters on how the rental process works. “Do we go to an office to pick up keys?” and “How do we find the home?” are common questions. After purchasing a home through Oregon Beach Vacations, guests get a reservation confirmation that displays their home, the dates they’ve reserved, and a break down of their purchase. This email also displays a unique 5 to 6-digit number to use in referencing your stay any time travelers call in to our office. Five days before their stay guests receive an arrival email with driving directions and access to the home. Access to our homes comes in either the form of a 4-digit lock box code or a 6-digit keyless lock code, with access located at the vacation rental. This allows our guests to avoid the hassle of coming in to an office to begin their vacation.

When you arrive at any of our homes, you should find basic household supplies intended to be a starter pack to last you for two days. All of our homes are inspected prior to guest arrival and we boast the cleanest accommodations on the Oregon coast. If our guests find anything amiss our staff will happily move mountains to fix any situation. Last year we had travelers who booked a home and didn’t realize that no barbeque was offered. Our staff bought and delivered a grill within an hour of the guest call, and this is the type of service we strive for with all of our clients.

Why Book with Oregon Beach Vacations?

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Oregon Beach Vacations works with over 10,000 guests every year to provide a unique coastal experience and memories to last a lifetime. Whether it is our friendly reservation process or our first-class customer service, guests will find the hassle of a typical vacation absent under our guidance. In addition to this, Oregon Beach Vacations is the largest local property management company on the Oregon coast, giving guests more destinations and homes to choose from than our smaller competitors.


If you’ve never stayed at a vacation rental we invite you to experience the difference today. New guests are invited to use the coupon code “ FirstVR ” at any of our rentals in 2016 for $50 off their purchase price. Come down to the Oregon coast today, and experience everything that Oregon has to offer!

15 Things To Do This Fall

The Fall season comes and goes like a flash, so don’t wait — take full advantage of the crisp weather and beautiful leaves with this selection of exciting (and inexpensive) things to do in Oregon Beach this Fall.

Oregon Beach In Fall
Oregon Beach In Fall

Like many of you out there, Fall is undoubtedly my favorite time of the year. I mean, the weather is perfect (not too hot or too cold) and all the best holidays are right around the corner!

Speaking of holidays, I know that most of us are trying to save our money during the Fall so we can afford to buy gifts for our loved ones — but never fear! The following list is full of events & activities the whole family can enjoy without breaking the bank.

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  • Arctic Circle Newport Turkey Trot

    November 26
    8:30am – 12noon
    Port of Newport Marina RV Park
    2120 SE Marine Science Drive

    It’s the 4th Annual Newport Turkey Trot, sponsored by Arctic Circle of Newport, to feature a 15k, 10k, 5k & Kids Run! Join them Thanksgiving morning for some family fun, burn some calories and help raise money for Sam Case and Yaquina View Elementary Schools.

  • Holiday House Christmas Craft Show

    December 4 – 6
    Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-3pm
    Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, 750 SE Bay Blvd

    Celebrating 35 years of unique Christmas crafts on the Oregon Coast. All items homemade and juried. Includes homemade jam, candles, cookies, bread — all freshly baked! Quilted wall hangings, table runners, appliqued sweatshirts, dried apples, Christmas wreaths, lavender sachets and bundles, bath soaps, aprons, tea towels, photography, Santas, angels, snowmen and ornaments galore!

    They will also be raffling off two baskets filled with items that members have made as a way to give back to the community. This year’s raffle proceeds will go to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter Medical Fund to give animals a second chance by receiving important veterinary care.

  • Lighted Boat Parade

    December 5
    5pm – 7pm
    Historic Bayfront

    Take a trip down to the Bayfront and enjoy the start of the holiday season with the Lighted Boat Parade.

  • 20th Annual Festival of Trees

    December 9 – 13
    11am – 10pm
    Center for Health Education, 930 SW Abbey St.

    Beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, visits with Santa, and special events all create a festive environment.

    This year, the Festival theme is “New Beginnings.” Together, they hope to raise funds to purchase automated mannequins that will enhance the staff’s ability to care for infants and toddlers. This state-of-the-art equipment allows clinical staff to practice critical skills needed to diagnose and treat pediatric patients.

  • Holiday Spectacular! Newport Symphony with 2 Great Choirs

    December 12, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    December 13, all day
    Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive Dr.

    The local Central Coast Chorale joins the Corvallis Repertory Singers to perform well known and surprising carols with a small ensemble of NSO orchestra musicians under the baton of Steven Zielke. Works include Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Exaltate Jubilate, and more contemporary composer Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. This is a great opportunity to bring friends and family together to celebrate the season.

Lincoln City

  • Chowder Cook-Off

    Nov 14-15
    Lincoln City Outlets

    Enjoy the comfort food of the Oregon Coast, prepared by some of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest. Best Chowder competition, local beers and wines, live music, hands-on activities and a Native American Heritage Celebration presented by Chinook Winds!

  • “I Hate Hamlet”

    NOV 12 – 14
    7:30
    Theatre West, 3536 SE Hwy 101

  • Chowder Cook-Off

    NOV 14 – 15
    Lincoln City Outlets

    Event features “Best Chowder” competition, local beers and wines, live music, kids’ activities and a Native American Celebration presented by Chinook Winds!

  • Restoration Pow Wow

    NOV 14
    Chinook Winds Casino Resort, 1777 NW 44th Street

    Come celebrate the 38th anniversary of the restoration of official Tribal Status for the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. There will be jewelry, beadwork and other items for sale throughout the day and dancing will begin with a grand entry at 6 PM.

  • Lincoln City Farmers and Crafters Market

    NOV 15
    10 AM – 3 PM
    Lincoln City Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy 101

    All items in this indoor market are handmade or homegrown by the seller.

  • Aeolus String Quartet

    NOV 15
    3 PM
    Chapel at Camp Winema, three miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101

    The Neskowin Chamber Music season continues with a performance from this young group, whose members have won praise for their “high-octane” performances and “smoothly meshed technique.”

  • Science Pub

    NOV 18
    5:30 PM
    The Pelican Pub & Brewery, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr.

    Learn about bat ecology and research underway into the 15 species of bats found in Oregon, while enjoying a pint or two. The speaker is Gregory C. Reed of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Rez Kitchen Tour 2015

    NOV 21
    Chinook Winds Casino Resort Convention Center
    1 – 6 PM

    Featuring live cooking demonstrations, a judged Chef’s Competition, People’s Choice Awards, traditional native music, vendor booths, and free samples of delicious tribally prepared dishes inspired by thousands of years of tradition.

  • Tree Lighting With Santa

    NOV 27
    12 noon – 7 PM
    Lincoln City Cultural Center

    Events include artisan vendors, ornament-making, a cake walk, complimentary refreshments and the arrival of Santa Claus!

  • Not Quite 11th Hour Santa Sale

    NOV 27 – 28
    Friday, noon – 7 PM
    Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
    Lincoln City Cultural Center

    Shop for handmade gifts and goodies for the holiday season.

So, if you’re ready to have a great time this Fall without spending all your hard-earned cash, check out some (or all) of these wonderful events as soon as they roll around!