Searching for a beautiful home this fall just for the two of you? Planning an anniversary to the Oregon coast but don’t need all that extra space that most vacation rentals offer? Check out these 5 gorgeous homes with room for 2 to 4 guests! A few are even pet friendly, and perfect for bringing the pups on your getaway to the coast this fall! Have your best couple’s getaway yet with Oregon Beach Vacations!
1. Agate Beach Cottage at Meritage – This beautiful townhouse in Newport with an ocean view has one bedroom and two baths and can accommodate up to four guests. If you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, this home is perfect for you! This stylish and classy vacation home has the most beautiful view of the Oregon Coast! You’ll want to come back again and again! Book today!
2. Breeze Cottage – This adorable cottage located in Depoe Bay with an ocean view is perfect for you and your loved one! With one bedroom and one bath, you’ll love the blue interior and the well thought out decorations found throughout this adorable vacation rental! Book today!
3. Driftwood Cottage – This new home located in Seal Rock is an amazing oceanfront with one bedroom, one bath, and pet friendly! You and your loved one can escape to the coast along with your favorite four legged friend in comfort and style! Book today!
4. Rememberance – This beautiful cottage in Depoe Bay has a lovely ocean view! With one bedroom and one bath, you and your loved one will be able to enjoy the Oregon coast and your time alone in comfort and beauty! With a luxury jetted bath tub, you can soak away your troubles every night! Book today!
5. Sand Dollar Cottage – This beautiful cottage in Seaside has a partial ocean view with one bed, one bath, and room for three guests! You can even bring your furry four legged friends with you! You’ll have plenty of things to do at the nearby promenade! A lovely jetted tub awaits you and your loved one where you can soak away your troubles this fall on the Oregon coast! Book today!
Finding a beautiful vacation home for 4 or more guests and a dog can sometimes be a challenge. Here at Oregon Beach Vacations, we want you to get the most out of your precious vacation time without the stress of figuring out what to do with the pups. Check out these ten beautiful dog friendly vacation rentals on the Oregon coast, and have your best vacation yet!
1. Barry’s Fishing Peer – This gorgeous home located in Garibaldi is perfect for 8 guests and 2 dogs with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths! A fenced in yard is available to keep an eye on both the pups and the children, while also enjoying a beautiful view of the Pacific from the deck. You’ll have the time of your life here at Barry’s Fishing Peer! You can even rent out the adjoining building, Rick’s Fishing Peer, for more guests! Book today!
2. Beach Bungalow – Roads End – Located in the Roads End district of Lincoln City, this beautiful home can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests and 2 dogs, with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. You’ll be in close proximity of several restaurants, a grocery store, and even the Chinook Winds Casino! Make some holiday memories and book today!
3. Browne’s Beach N’Pad – This lovely vacation rental located in Lincoln City has room for 8 guests and 2 dogs, with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths! With beach access not far and a fenced in yard, you and your family have plenty of outdoor options this fall! Book today!
4. Corona – Bring the beers, family, and doggies to Corona this fall! Located in Waldport, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for up to 8 guests and 2 dogs! With a beautiful ocean view, you’ll want to come back again and again! Book today!
5. Edgewood Escape – Located in Seaside, this quaint vacation rental has room for 12 guests and 2 dogs with 5 bedrooms and 3 baths! The beach and promenade are just four short blocks away and offer all kinds of new excitement for the family! Book today!
6. Fantasia – Located in Pacific City, this vacation rental can sleep up to 8 guests and 2 dogs, with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths! Beach access isn’t far from this beautiful home, and you’ll be able to check out unique restaurants and other shops around this little beach town. Book today!
7. Lake Point Hideaway – This beautiful lake front home in Neotsu is perfect for you and your pups! With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, you’re sure to have a great vacation hanging out by the lake! Book today!
8. Ocean Watch at Surfland – This new property to Oregon Beach Vacations is in Newport and has a front row seat to an amazing ocean view! With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, this two story home can accommodate up to 12 guests and 2 dogs! Located on a quiet street off of Hwy 101, you’ll be able to rest and relax in style and comfort! Book today!
9. On The Beach – This lovely home located in Newport is perfect for 6 guests and your favorite furry friends! With 3 bedrooms and 1 bath, there is plenty of space for you and your loved ones to enjoy a weekend on the Oregon coast! You’ll have unbeatable views of the Pacific from this oceanfront home. Book today!
10. Terns Nest by the Sea – This lovely 2 story home in Depoe Bay is perfect for your party of 6 with 2 pups! With 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, you and your family will have plenty of room this fall. Make sure to check out Spouting Horn right off of Hwy 101 while you’re here! Book today!
Storm season is finally upon us, and that means getting the best seat in the house to watch the Pacific ocean get swept about while waves crash against the Oregon coast and lighting and thunder spread across the grey skies! If you’re searching for a vacation rental with the best views of Oregon winter storms, look no further! We’ve listed ten beautiful homes for you to explore with your family this winter season! Stay safe and dry with Oregon Beach Vacations! Click on a photo to book or get more information on the home you’re interested in!
1. Bay Echo – Nestled right in front of Hwy 101, right across from Depoe’s Bay Spouting Horn, is Bay Echo. This beautiful townhouse is perfect for catching Oregon’s winter storms, along with giving you the best seat in the house for witnessing the sprays of water coming off the Spouting Horn at high tide. With two bedrooms and two baths, this vacation rental is perfect for 8 guests!
2. Falcon’s Nest – This beautiful pet friendly vacation home in Arch Cape is perfect for storm watchers everywhere! Sitting high above the ocean, your views of the Pacific will be unmatched. You’ll see for miles, perfect for viewing the lightning storms this winter! With three bedrooms, this vacation home is perfect for 8 guests!
3. Oceanside Paradise – This lovely ocean view home welcomes 8 guests and pets! You’ll have incredible, unmatched views of the Pacific ocean while staying here! If storm watching and solitude is your thing, look no further! With little to no cell service, you’ll be able to relax in peace and quiet, until the thunder starts booming that is!
4. Sand Castle – This beautiful three story home is located in Lincoln City, right on a cliff side overlooking the grand Pacific Ocean. With a dozen wall height west facing windows, you and your family are sure to have the best seats in the house for all of Oregon’s winter storms this season. This four bedroom home is perfect for 12 guests! While you’re here this winter, remember to search the beach for glass floats, hidden along the coastline in the annual Finders Keepers event, running from October 22nd to May 29th!
5. Sand Dune – Looking to vacation in Rockaway Beach and catch all of Oregon’s crazy storms? Sand Dune is perfect for those who love beach access, sand, and great views of the Pacific. This three bedroom home is perfect for 6 guests.
6. Seas the Day – Located on a hill overlooking the Pacific, Seas the Day is perfect for storm watching while still being far enough from the water. You can head outside and watch the storm from the west facing deck, or stay indoors and watch from the ceiling to floor windows. Whether your upstairs, downstairs, or outside, you’ll have the perfect view of Oregon’s winter storms this season! Seas the Day has three bedrooms and is perfect for 6 guests! Remember to check out the beach while you’re staying at Seas the Day! Finders Keepers, a hidden treasure of glass floats, will be in effect from October 22nd to May 29th!
7. Seaside Walk – Located in Yachats, Seaside Walk is a new property located right on the Pacific ocean. You’ll have the best views of all of Oregon’s winter storms this season, all while enjoying a beautiful home with gorgeous wood floors. This three bedroom, four bath home is perfect for 8 guests and your favorite pup!
8. Spirit in the Sky – If you’re looking for a place to stay in Rockaway Beach, why not check out Spirit in the Sky! This beautiful ocean view home has its own personal deck where you can see miles of coastline, not to mention most of Rockaway Beach, and is perfect for Oregon storm watchers! With two bedrooms and two baths, this home will comfortably sleep up to 6 guests!
9. Sunset Ridge – If oceanfront homes are your Achilles Heel, check out Sunset Ridge. Located above the beach in Lincoln City, this home is perfect for capturing photos of Oregon’s winter storms. Beautifully decorated, inside and out, Sunset Ridge allows pets and can sleep up to 12 guests, with four bedrooms and four baths. While you’re in Lincoln City, remember to scour the beaches for glass floats and other treasures during Finders Keepers, October 22nd through May 29th!
10. Whale Pointe – This oceanfront, pet friendly home is perfect for checking out Oregon’s winter storms and Pacific ocean sunsets. With a huge deck and gorgeous viewing windows, you can storm watch both inside and out! Located in Depoe Bay, this two bedroom, one bath home can comfortably keep your party of 6 safe and dry while you storm watch in style!
It’s that time of the year again! Finders Keepers, an annual event that occurs on the beach in Lincoln City, is back! We’ve got plenty of beachfront homes available for you to stay in while you scour the coastline looking for your own glass float to bring home!
Finders Keepers is an event where “Float Fairies” hide glass floats along the beach from October 22 to May 29. The glass floats can be found by anyone and are yours to keep! Over 3,000 glass floats are hidden during these seven months, while a total of 2,016 are numbered and can be registered through several means. The 2,016 registered glass floats represent the year. Next year there will be 2,017 of these special floats to find.
If you find a glass float, or five, with a number on the bottom, you can register it by calling 1-800-452-2151, texting FLOATS to 24857, or stopping by the Visitor Information Center, located at 540 NE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City. They can also be reached at 541-994-3302.
Wondering how you find these glass floats? The floats are only placed on the beach during the daytime. They are dropped throughout the day above the high tide line and below beach embankment. Glass floats are placed on the beach rain or shine. For your best chances of finding a float, make sure to begin your hunt at beach access locations. During special drops, you may also be lucky enough to find other glass art pieces, sand dollars, sea stars, shells, crabs, and coins.
Finders Keepers is an annual Lincoln City tradition that began in 1997. It has since grown tremendously. Real glass floats lost at sea from Japanese fishing boats are rare to find since changing over to plastic floats. Come down to the coast next weekend and search the coastline for your very own glass float treasure!
When you stay at an oceanfront vacation rental in Lincoln City, make sure to check out the amazing food offered here in town! Lincoln City offers all sorts of unique restaurants to give you and your family the variety you’re seeking while staying on vacation! Enjoy the food while staying on the Oregon coast with Oregon Beach Vacations!
1. Momiji Express – Snuggled in the Lincoln City Outlets, this Chinese/Japanese restaurant will delight the senses of everyone in your group. They have amazing sushi, noodle, and rice dishes for everyone to enjoy. The portions are huge here, so why not order a few different dishes for your group and then help yourself to a little bit of everything! With fantastic and friendly service, you’re going to love Momiji Express!
2. Hwy 101 Burger – A must have for all families coming down to the Taft district in Lincoln City. They have delicious burgers, fries, and milkshakes! They’ll even spell your name with ketchup in the secret sauce they give you along with your meal. With a pool table, arcade machines, and an interesting car theme throughout the restaurant, this is a must try for the whole family! Make sure to have cash on hand, as this is the only type of payment they accept!
3. The Wildflower Grill – This cute cottage turned restaurant can be found upon arriving to Lincoln City if you are coming from the north. If you’re coming from the south, this will be one of the last restaurants on your way out of town. The Wildflower Grill specializes in seafood, as we are on the Oregon coast, but they also have chicken and steak dishes, along with a kid’s menu. They have fantastic service and the cutest flower garden right in front of the restaurant. Feel free to take pictures with the family among the flowers while you wait to be seated!
4. Kyllo’s Seafood and Grill – This lovely restaurant can be found around the mid point of town and is situated on top of D River flowing out into the Pacific Ocean. Built on stilts, Kyllo’s offers a gorgeous view of the Pacific ocean while you eat an amazing seafood meal with the family. If seafood isn’t your taste, they also offer chicken and steak meals. Come down at night and watch the sunset after a long day exploring!
If you’re looking for a good hike while you’re on vacation in Lincoln City, make sure to check out the following locations. They are all within a 40 minute drive or less and offer beautiful views of the Oregon coastline!
The Knoll – Located in Roads End, just north of Lincoln City, is a grassy hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Roads End, along with Lincoln City and Devil’s Lake. This beautiful patch of land can be discovered by hiking up a steep hill. It’s completely worth the sore calves when you see the view. Make sure to bring water, a snack, and your camera to capture the glory from this little spot of land in Roads End!
Cascade Head – Located only 25 minutes north of Lincoln City through a forested area, the views from Cascade Head are worth your time and effort! You’ll hike through the forest for about 45 minutes to an hour depending on your speed, and then you’ll come out onto the lower hill. You can see for miles from here. Keep hiking and you’ll end up in some more forest and eventually begin climbing up to the higher surrounding hills. All in all, this round trip is around 3 or so hours. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while you take a rest before heading back down! Make sure to bring your camera! The views from here are breathtaking!
Cape Kiwanda – Located in Pacific City, this amazing hiking area is just 35 minutes north of Lincoln City and offers some of the best possible views of the coastline. Starting on the beach, you can walk in the sand until you get to a giant hill covered in sand. Hiking up this hill is no picnic, as every step you take in the sand pushes you back down slightly. It’s worth the view when you get to the top. You can also head slightly north and climb up some big rocks, lightly covered in sand. Remember to watch your footing while hiking up these areas. Small children should be accompanied by adults at all times. When you make it up this hill, head towards the water to take in some spectacular views of the Pacific and Haystack Rock. If you’re daring enough, you can even climb over to the huge rocks across the way; just be sure to wear hiking shoes if you’re going to be doing all of that. Afterwards, why not relax at the Pelican Brewing Company for some delicious food and beer. After all, you earned it!
If you’re vacationing in Newport this fall, there are four places that you have to check out. Bonus? They’re all inexpensive or free! If you and your family love spending time outdoors and exploring what the natural Oregon coast has to offer, come check out the following attractions: The Hatfield Marine Science Center, Donald A. Davis Park, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, and Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park. All of these places are within minutes of your vacation rental in Newport, South Beach, and even fairly close to Depoe Bay.
The Hatfield Marine Science Center is the perfect place for young scientists to explore and learn about the natural life surrounding the ocean and the animals that inhabit it’s deep watery recesses. The people at the Hatfield Marine Science Center will help you learn all about sustainable fishing, tidal pools, erosion, and much more. Outside of the center, look for whales and other marine animals, or watch the sunset as it settles over the Pacific. Located at 2030 SE Marine Science Dr in Newport, Oregon, you can walk down to the beautiful Yaquina Bay Bridge and take amazing photos of the waterfront or get food and drinks at Rogue Ale’s Brewery while you’re waiting for your group to exit the center.
The Donald A. Davis Park, located at 840 W Olive Street in Newport, is a lovely area perfect for the entire family. Situated right by the ocean, this park has gorgeous views of the Pacific ocean and even lovelier views of the sunset, especially during the summer months. With a cute, cobblestone pathway, benches and other sitting areas, and even a gazebo, the Donald A. Davis Park is a great spot to host a picnic. Along with the great views and plenty of seating, this park features a Vietnam Veterans Memorial and some other artwork.
The Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area can be found at 750 NW Lighthouse Dr in Newport. You can find Oregon’s tallest lighthouse in this area, along with plenty of grass to sit down on and enjoy a nice picnic or sunbathe. This is a popular area for marine wildlife viewing and is also home to Cobble Beach. Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is perfect for the family or even a date. Come watch the sunset with your loved ones near a lighthouse that’s been in existence since August 20, 1873!
Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park is located right off of Hwy 101 in Newport. This beautiful scenic point is a must see and is well known for its’ punch bowl like shape. Geologists believe that Devil’s Punch Bowl was created when two sea cave roofs collapsed. Either way, it’s an amazing thing to see for yourself. With plenty of picnic areas around the area to settle down and enjoy lunch on, you can even do some whale watching from this state park. Fun for the whole family, come enjoy the sunset down at Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park and make sure to capture all of your memories of this incredible natural landmark.
Newport’s Historic Bayfront can be found at SW Bay Boulevard in Newport and is home to dozens of shops and restaurants the whole family can enjoy. Same Case built the first hotel in this area and named the town Newport in 1866. Explore the old part of Newport with family today and travel back in time to discover a different side of Newport.
Nobody says vacations have to be expensive. Come check out any one of these lovely locations in Newport, Oregon on your next vacation to the coast. There are plenty of things to see and do while on the coast. Enjoy your stay with Oregon Beach Vacations today and stay safe!
The total solar eclipse, happening on Monday, August 21st 2017, has been a topic of interest for many years. It’s presumed to be the most viewed eclipse ever, in part due to blogs like this. It’s also happening during the summer, with optimal viewing areas from many large cities across the United States. The best part about this upcoming eclipse? It’s going to be starting right here in Oregon, just two minutes north of Depoe Bay at the Boiler Bay Scenic Viewpoint Area, also known as Government Point.
At precisely 10:15:56.5 AM PDT, you’ll want to be in this exact location to watch the solar eclipse begin. Bring some snacks and cold drinks while you wait, along with sunscreen. Seeing as it will be August, summer will be in full swing and you’ll be thankful for the refreshments. Look around you before the solar eclipse is set to happen. In the sky surrounding you, you’ll be able to witness a sunset in every direction, because that is essentially what’s happening with the solar eclipse. If you are prone to light sensitivity, see about picking up some Mylar eclipse glasses or a #14 welder’s glass to witness this amazing event with comfort. Also, and maybe this goes without saying, but hit the restroom before the big event so you’re sure to catch the entire thing!
It will only last a minute and 58.5 seconds, so make sure to get here early and have your cameras ready to take video! Don’t waste your time trying to take the perfect photograph; it won’t happen, especially in the short amount of time you’ll have. Instead, take these short two minutes to look up at the sky and really experience everything about this special moment. You never know when you might get another chance!
If you’re living in or staying in Salem, you’ll also be lucky enough to view this beautiful phenomenon that hasn’t occurred in 38 years! August 21, 2017 is presumed to be an incredibly busy vacation day, so book now to make sure you’re as close as possible to the Oregon coast and able to witness this incredible moment in time!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
From the beach, hike back up the road until you reach this sign.
You can begin your hike from here. There are also more hiking entrances, but they are not in this area.
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.
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!
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!