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College Football and Oregon Coast Beach Vacation Rentals

College football season isn’t forgotten in Oregon, even when you stay in any of the great beach home rentals Lincoln City, Oregon has to offer.

No doubt going to the game gives the best experience. And the beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon can provide a homebase for such an experience. Whether you’re going to Corvallis, Eugene, Portland, Salem, or another location in the Willamette Valley, Lincoln City can be a comfortable drive away — not too far for a day-trip and a great game.

And Oregon vacation rentals near Lincoln City can provide a great ocean view. That just caps the night after a great game and a great day.

Watch your favorite team here!

But you don’t have to worry about making the drive over the mountains and into the Valley. No, with the large televisions available in many vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, you can enjoy the game — more than one, even — from the comfort of your home away from home.

While tailgating and going to the game can be a blast, staying at home has its perks also. For one, the food and beverages will cost less. Once the tailgating is done and kickoff comes, any concessions will really increase the cost of your outing.

Second, no need to worry about driving a long distance and paying for parking. You’re already there!

Third, you’ll have a more comfortable seat, and it will be much closer to the bathroom.

Fourth, you’ll be able to see instant replays, player stats, and all the other things that are available to those watching on TV. The jumbo-tron at the stadium is great, but it’s far away.

Fifth, watch more than one game! You can flip back and forth, and when one game is done just wait for the next to come on! No walking forever to your car, sitting in traffic, and driving for a long while afterward. Just relax and let the college football come to you.

Step away from the TV and take in the ocean…

And sixth, did we mention that ocean view? Oregon coast beach house rentals frequently come with a great ocean view. So when you’d like a break from the screen — or you need to decompress after a turnover — you can step outside and let the fantastic view soothe your nerves.

And then stay for a few more days and find some of the many things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon.

What’s not to love? Book Oregon beach house rentals today to have a great weekend during college football season!

Oregon Coast Adventures and Things to do near Lincoln City, Oregon

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Bring your adventurous spirit when you come to Oregon and book beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon serves as a great base for all sorts of outdoor adventures.

You’ll find hiking trails of all levels of difficulty, kayaking in calm water or more active areas, whale watching opportunities, and many other great outdoor activities. All of it within a short drive from your beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon really should be a destination for your vacation.

One great center of activity is Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area. The Lake itself, a short drive from every beach condo rental in Lincoln City, Oregon, is protected from strong coastal winds. The waters remain relatively calm, and they are teeming with life.

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When staying in vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, Devil’s Lake will be a great destination for kayaking and fishing.

Those looking for slightly more challenging conditions for kayaking could head over to Siletz Bay, which is more exposed to ocean conditions, or further up the Salmon River before it reaches the Bay. Then, of course, there is the ocean itself.

When you’ve had your fill of water sports, lace up your sturdy boots and take a hike! Oregon coast beach rentals are never very far from great hikes in the coastal hills and mountains.

One of the most famous is the trail up “God’s Thumb.” This rocky outcrop provides a hike of a little over four miles. It is moderately difficult, but the payoff at the top is spectacular. The views over Lincoln City, and out into the ocean really make it worth every tiring step.

Another great hiking option is the Cascade Head Trail. This hike of more than six miles ends at a summit of 1200 feet. Various trailheads connect to the final main path, and at least one intermediate point provides fantastic views before the dramatic panorama of the summit.

The area around Lincoln City, Oregon features a number of other great hiking trails, including the Hearts Cove Trail, and trails that provide breathtaking views of waterfalls and that accommodate wheelchairs.

The outdoor adventurer has every reason to book a stay at Oregon beachfront property. Book your stay today!

Plan Your Fall Vacation in Lodging Near Lincoln City, Oregon

Thinking about fall vacation plans should start with booking your beach house. Lincoln City, Oregon is a great place to vacation all year, and the fall is no different. Since the weather remains predictably moderate to comfortable all year round, staying at beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon is never out of season.

Whale watching, hiking in the nearby mountains, searching for glass floats, heading out on Devil’s Lake in a kayak or pontoon boat, enjoying delicious sea food, catching local glass artisans in action, and just taking a relaxing walk along the beach remain excellent things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon

A1 Beach Rentals offer beach house rentals that offer amazing sunsets!

Our local movie house, the Bijou Theater, also maintains an eclectic and interesting list of films on offer. As examples, the end of summer will feature David Bowie’s 80s classic Labyrinth, followed by Gene Wilder welcoming you to his “world of pure imagination” in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. With their desire to attract a fun loving and nostalgic crowd, the fall lineup promises to be just as interesting! 

The seven miles of sandy beaches certainly aren’t going anywhere. So no matter which of the many Oregon coast vacation rentals you snag, you’ll be in a position to stroll for as long as you like along the beach. Let the rhythm of the surf ease your mind while the fresh sea air refreshes your senses. And who knows, maybe you’ll spot a glass float!

As a reminder, the glass floats are basically an ongoing treasure hunt near Lincoln City, Oregon beach vacation rentals. Local glass artisans make the unique floats and hide them up and down the beach where anyone may find them. If you find one, it is yours to keep! The artisans who make them just ask that if you do find one, you register finding it on their website, and you only take one per year — let others participate in the fun!

Whale watching is at its peak during the winter and spring, but you may still catch some great sights at sea during the fall. If nothing else, sunsets can be spectacular from Oregon beach house rentals. 

Some people even take advantage of vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon for remote office locations. The availability of wifi and high speed internet in many Oregon coast vacation rentals makes “working from home” a “take it with you” proposition. If your job can be done from anywhere, why not make it somewhere comfortable — somewhere the whole family can enjoy spending time? Bring your laptop out onto the deck and listen to the gulls and the surf as you get your work done. Then, if your family came with you, join them building a sand castle or looking for seashells and other treasures along the beach. 

So resolve to spend time this fall in a place where you can relax, bring the family, get some work done, and generally have a great time: oceanfront property in Oregon.

Sand Castle Building During Your Oregon Beach Vacation

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If you didn’t build an epic sandcastle, did you even stay at the beach? Lincoln City, Oregon beach rentals near the beach are great places to stay while satisfying your sandcastle-building urges.

While you’ll find many things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, one of the most relaxing and inexpensive ways to spend time is just to go to the beach and play in the sand. And with seven miles of sandy beaches, most of the beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon will be near the beach.

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The Oregon weather helps with epic sand castle construction also. Some major enemies of sand castle construction are bright sunlight, hot temperatures, and dry air. Lincoln City, Oregon weather provides a comfortable temperature all year round, and the air, while not uncomfortably muggy, remains suitably moist. So your sand castle creations will stand up longer. 

And if you book your stay at Oregon vacation rentals for mid-August, you’ll be around for the Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest! Open only to amateurs, this sandcastle contest gives vacationers and casual sandcastle builders a chance to showcase their abilities and maybe win a prize! Builders can only use hand tools, like shovels, rakes, straws, buckets, and pre-made forms. No power tools, like power tampers, are permitted. The spirit is to have fun and keep the competition accessible to all who’d like to take part. Professional sand castle builders are not eligible to win prizes. 

So if you’d like to test your skill against other amateur sand castle builders, or if you’d just like a chance to see what incredible creations others can come up with, don’t miss the annual sand castle competition! This is done on the beach along Siletz Bay at the south end of town. This makes it an easy drive from any lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

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And after the competition, whether you took part of just went to view others’ creations, you can head down to the beach near the beach house rentals you booked. The tools you need to build an epic sand castle really are simple:

  • buckets of different sizes
  • shovels, large and small
  • flat-bladed shovel
  • rake
  • spoons and other smaller tools to shape and sculpt. 

If you really want to get creative, bring along a spray bottle to fill with water. This way you can keep your creation wet. Wet sand holds its shape longer.

With this simple list your imagination can run wild! 

But the first step is being there. Book Oregon coast beach vacation rentals today and don’t forget to bring your sand castle tools!

Great Day Trips from Lincoln City Lodgings

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Beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon give you the best opportunity for a great beach vacation. And there are loads of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including the longest stretch —seven miles! — of sandy beaches on the Oregon coast.

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But once you choose from among our great beach home rentals and you get settled in, you can also choose any of a number of great day trips. Nearby to Lincoln City, Oregon lodging you’ll find hiking trails to breathtaking views, picture-perfect lighthouses, lovely coastal pathways, and more! Here are just a few day trip ideas for your Oregon coast vacation.

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

First is the Yaquina Head lighthouse. Yaquina Head lighthouse was first lit in 1873, and its light was made in Paris in 1868. At 93 feet tall, Yaquina is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, and its light can be seen 19 miles out to sea. The lighthouse is still in use. The grounds include hiking trails to spots with great views, and an interpretive center to help visitors know more of the back story of this historic lighthouse. 

Depoe Bay Whale Watching

Another day trip destination — one that is actually on the way between vacation rentals in Lincoln City and Yaquina Head — is Depoe Bay. Depoe Bay has been the setting of scenes in a number of movies, including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Depoe Bay also is considered the best place on the Oregon Coast to spot whales. 

Otter Crest Scenic Drive

In the same direction as Depoe Bay and Yaquina Head is the Otter Crest Scenic Drive. This four-mile one-way drive offers incredible views of some of the most beautiful natural formations and vegetation on the Oregon coast. Two spots to be sure to stop along the way are the lovely Ben Jones Bridge, and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. This collapsed sea cave has waves from the Pacific come crashing in and swirl around, creating quite a scene of splash and mist and sea foam.

Drift Creek Falls

About a fifteen minute drive from most beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon is Drift Creek Falls. The hike in and out is just over three miles, and the elevation gain is not much — about 540 feet — so the hike is not strenuous. But the payoff for that gentle walk really is spectacular. The trail winds through a forest of pine, ferns, and other lovely vegetation, until is comes out at a beautiful suspension bridge suspended about 100 feet above the forest floor. And the view from that bridge includes the spectacular Drift Creek Falls. The Falls fall 75 feet down a cliff face. 

These are just a few of the many great day trips available from Lincoln City, Oregon beach house rentals. Book your stay today so you can enjoy any or all of these wonders!

Beat the Heat With a Beach Rental in Lincoln City, Oregon

This is the perfect time of year to book your beach rental in Lincoln City, Oregon

There are lots of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon year-round, but this time of year is the best time because of the weather.

Most of the United States is entering the hottest part of the year right now, with temperatures well-above their yearly average. So no matter where you are, whatever you consider “the perfect temperature” is quite a bit cooler than what you’re experiencing right now.

But you’d be sitting comfortably if you’d booked a beach house. Lincoln City, Oregon never gets much warmer than 72 degrees this time of year. And the skies are mostly clear and sunny over your vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon also entices those who hate mosquitoes! Those blood-sucking pests are hardly a problem along the coast of Oregon, so you can sit out on the patio of your unforgettable beach condo, or walk along our miles and miles of sandy beach, and not worry about the bug spray or swatting all the time.

The climate around our beach condo rentals is so great because of the Pacific Ocean. That big mass of water maintains its own fairly consistent temperature, so the air coming off of it really is influenced by it. While other parts of Oregon can experience extreme temperatures, right here along the coast we keep it cool and comfortable. 

This favorable climate means that no matter what time of year you come to stay in lodging near Lincoln City, Oregon (our winters never get below 40 degrees), you’re guaranteed pleasant temperatures.

So whether your pleasure is strolling along the beach, searching for sea shells, whale watching, flying kites or watching others fly them, mountain biking, hiking, or just spending time in a great beach vacation rental in a pleasant and friendly place, Lincoln City, Oregon has the climate and the atmosphere for you.

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Or you might be the event type person, and prefer to find great restaurants, music, hands-on experiences, and other organized adventures. If you’re that sort of person Lincoln City has you covered also. From the glass floats to guided tours and ghost walks, from whale watching excursions to the kite festivals, Lincoln City is never a dull place. 

So before you spend one more day out in the intense heat — and sweltering humidity, in many parts of the country! — book your stay for next week, or next month, at one of our many Oregon vacation rentals. 

Come on out and relax! We’ll take care of the air conditioning.

More Than Just the Awesome Beach Near Beach Condo Rentals

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When you come to the Oregon coast, the seven miles of sandy beaches aren’t the only reason to book beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has one of the best strands of sandy beach on the west coast. But that long beach on the Pacific is joined by other awesome aquatic opportunities to the north, south, and east. So when you book vacation house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon, you’ll have lots of watery options.

To the south is Siletz Bay. A short drive from plenty of excellent beach condo rentals, Siletz Bay takes in the fresh water coming down the Siletz River. It is separated from the wide open Pacific by a narrow spit, and it is teeming with wildlife. Visitor have many opportunities to see shore birds, wading birds, perhaps some salmon, and many other forms of wildlife. Guided kayak tours of Siletz Bay bring the adventurer even closer to much that is inaccessible overland. 

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Siletz Bay is also great for clamming and fishing, according to all ordinances that help conserve the delicate ecosystem. But the rangers at the Siletz Bay National Widlife Refuge stand ready and willing to answer your questions and get you pointed in the right direction. The first step, of course, is getting there. Which means staying at beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Another great place for kayaking, watching wildlife, and other aquatic activities is Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake is to the east of Lincoln City, Oregon, and it empties into the Pacific through the very short D River. Like Siletz Bay, it is teeming with life and full of opportunities for freshwater fun. Kayaking, paddling, fishing, and other boating activities are very popular at Devil’s Lake. Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area has great trails for hiking and biking, and some of the trails lead to places where you can get a great view of the Lake and the Ocean — perhaps even to see some whales! 

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The third great place to kayak and experience aquatic fun that isn’t affected by ocean winds and waves is the Salmon River Estuary. This one is to the north, but still fairly near most Lincoln City, Oregon lodging. The Salmon River is a narrow channel for most of its run, but it widens considerably for a stretch before narrowing again to empty into the Pacific. This forms almost a lake, but it has all of the benefits of being a freshwater river flowing by. Fishing, boating, and hiking around the estuary will bring some unforgettable memories. 

Of course, the Pacific Ocean has its many opportunities to offer. Learn to surf. Watch for whales. Find shells or glass floats. Or just walk along the seven miles of sandy beach. Find your favorite thing to do, and find it close to Oregon beach rentals!

There are lots of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including aquatic activities that do not involve the ocean! So take the first step: book Oregon coast vacation rentals and come stay near Lincoln City, Oregon!

Accessibility to Beaches and Things to Do in Lincoln City

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You have another great reason to book a beach rental in Lincoln City, Oregon: Accessibility to the beaches.

If you have accessibility concerns when you go to the beach, you have even more reason to plan for a beach vacation rental and things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. Beginning this year, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 450 feet of “mobi mat” will facilitate access to the beach! Those who stay in vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon have access to the seven miles of beaches along the nearby coast.

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Originally developed to aid those confined to wheel chairs, mobi mats also aid those who have difficulty walking in sand, and those who use walking aids like crutches or walkers. 

Mobi mats are made entirely of recycled material, aiding sustainability and our efforts to be environmentally conscious. They are made of polyester, and are thus resistant to damage from sea water. They are six and a half feet wide, and they ride over the sand, supporting the person walking or rolling along from sinking into the sand and possibly stumbling.

So if you or a loved one staying with you in one of the beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon have mobility issues, the beach is now more accessible than ever!

Of course, one need not have mobility challenges to take advantage of the mobi mats. Everyone is invited to use them to get way out onto the beach, closer to the water. The mats go out pretty far from the end of the boardwalk or parking lot, and then a second strip goes left and right a little ways from the end of it to help beach goers spread out a bit.

And the beaches are a big reason to come and stay in one of the great beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Sea shells, beautiful stones and rocks, the breeze, the calming sound of the surf, the beautiful sunsets, the glass floats, plus kites darting too and fro — all are ready to welcome you. 

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And all are more accessible between Memorial Day and Labor Day thanks to the mobi mats on the beaches by Lincoln City, Oregon.

Of course, this is just the latest effort to provide a fully accessible vacation experience for those who book lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. Public displays, public parks, the community center, and most businesses and restaurants in the area, also make a point of being accessible. 

Book your stay at Oregon coast beach vacation rentals today by calling 1-503-232-5984.

Kite Festival Returns! Book Your Oregon Coast Beach Vacation House!

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It’s back! After a two-year hiatus, the Kite Festival returns, and you need to book your beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon has lots of great beach home rentals

But if you don’t book a beach condo near Lincoln City, Oregon soon, you’ll be forced to stay a lot further away.

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And you don’t want to stay too far away from the things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon around the Kite Festival.

The Kite Festival has been one of the premiere events of the Oregon coast for many years. The pandemic forced it to be canceled the past two years for health and safety reasons. But this year, with reasonable precautions still in place, the Kite Festival is back! 

What is the Kite Festival? Well, it is two days of fantastic kite displays and brilliant kite flying technique. Demonstrations and kite building activities will delight kids of all ages! 

On June 25 and 26 of this year, thousands of kite enthusiasts will come out to fly their kites and enjoy the display. Amateurs, newbies, professionals, and seasoned veterans will all come out. Kites of all shapes and sizes and colors will dazzle the eyes and lift the spirit to soar with them.

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The event takes place at the D River State Recreation Site. The site has plenty of parking for the thousands of visitors, and is easily accessible from many great Oregon coast vacation rentals. 

In fact, if you didn’t know, Lincoln City, Oregon is known as the kite capital of the world! The wind conditions and large expanse of beach provide excellent conditions for kite flying. Combine that with some truly lovely scenery, the always pleasing Pacific Ocean, and the raft of other things happening in Lincoln City, Oregon, and you have the perfect mix. The kite festival in Lincoln City, Oregon remains a lifetime experience not to be missed. 

Book your Oregon beach rentals near Lincoln City today to make sure you don’t miss out on this summer’s installment of the Kite Festival!

Spring Means A Return to the Beach

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Winter is past, spring is here, summer is on the way. Don’t wait: book your vacation at a beach house rental. Lincoln City, Oregon waits for you with lots to do, and very pleasant weather to do it.

Now, winters in the Pacific Northwest aren’t exactly cold and snowy. The moderate, consistent weather really is one of the great things about this part of the country. Whenever you book beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon you’ll be guaranteed pleasant weather for a relaxing stay.

And when you’re staying in oceanfront property in Oregon you’ll have plenty to do right outside the front door of your your beach vacation rental.

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The seven miles of soft sandy beaches at Lincoln City, Oregon, are among the best on the Oregon coast. Early morning walks, tidepooling at low tide, seeking treasures washed up by the sea, and even crabbing or clamming in Siletz Bay, provide days of relaxation and fun for the whole family.

Many who stay in Oregon beach house rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon enjoy tidepooling. This is the fun exploration of little pools left behind in basins of rock that gets exposed when the tide is out. These little microcosms of the life of the ocean provide a fascinating glimpse of the life that lives in the ocean. Starfish, anemones, sea urchins, and darting little fish fascinate and delight kids — no matter their age.

Siletz Bay, a short drive from the many beach home rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon, offers ample opportunities for crabbing and clamming — though both are subject to regulations, so be sure to check that out so you don’t run afoul of the law while catching your dinner!

The seven miles of beach also offer a wonderful place to just go for a stroll. Most of the historic districts that make up Lincoln City, Oregon can be access from the beach. So if you’re in no hurry — and if you’re staying in a beach vacation rental, why be in a hurry? — you can take in the sunrise or sunset, or just enjoy the breeze and pleasant weather, while walking to your next destination. 

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Another favorite pastime in Lincoln City, Oregon is kite flying. The sky fills with the colorful and interesting flyers, carried on the consistent and predictable breezes. The annual Kite Festival returns this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. But you don’t need a festival to fly a kite when staying at lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. Whether you bring your own, or buy one from a local shop, you’ll be shocked at how fast time will fly by as you’re having the time of your life flying a kite. 

And as the night comes along, you can end the day with a bonfire on the beach. Some s’mores, hot dogs, maybe a few beverages help to round out a day full of adventure before you return for a nice sleep at your vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Book you stay and find all of the great things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, today.