Shop Until You Drop in Lincoln City, Oregon

December is a good month for shopping since Christmas is just around the corner. While in town book one of our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon comes alive with the holiday spirit in fall and winter, especially for the time-honored tradition of Christmas shopping. From outlets to craft shops, Lincoln City is a unique retail haven surrounded by inimitable natural beauty on the Central Oregon Coast. If you’re thinking of getting away for a shopping retreat in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will not disappoint! Here are just a few examples of how Lincoln City, Oregon has everything you need to cross everyone off your list:

Antiques

With a cluster of 19 different antique shops found on and around Highway 101 in Lincoln City, you can peruse and shop the day away from morning to night and still not see them all! Lovers of antiquities, and those who love them will have no problem finding unique gifts while enjoying the quaint charm of this seaside town.

Arts & Crafts

Lincoln City is also home to 13 art galleries specializing in everything from blown glass and gemstone jewelry to paintings and sculptures, where you can purchase a truly one-of-a-kind piece for someone special on your gift list. The city is particularly well-known for the colorful blown glass floats that are hidden along the coast in the summertime, which you can also purchase at galleries such as Alder House Glass and Flanigan’s Glass Gallery.

Books & Music

If you’ve got a literature lover or music fanatic on your gift list, Lincoln City will also not disappoint you. The city’s variety of independent shops such as Beach Bum Thrift, Bob’s Beach Books, Media Mogul, North by Northwest Books & Antiques, Pacific Coast Books, and Robert’s Book Shop have got you covered.

Outlet Shopping

Lincoln City is well known for its Outlet Mall featuring high-quality, discounted merchandise from fine retailers such as Bath & Body Works, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Hollister, Levi’s, Nike, North Face, Oshkosh B’Gosh, Reebok, Toys “R” Us, Van Heusen, Zale’s, and many more. You could literally get all your Christmas shopping done in one day and get some amazing deals at the Lincoln City Outlets.

Surf Stuff

If you’ve got a surfer in your life, Lincoln City also boasts three shops where you can find just the right gift: Lincoln City Surf Shop at 4792 Southeast Highway 101, Safari Town Surf Shop at 3026 Northeast Highway 101, and Zuhg Life Surf Shop at 3219 Southwest Highway 101.

Unique Gifts

With kite shops, flower shops, crystal and gem shops, a culinary shop, and even a shop called the Christmas Cottage that’s dedicated to December 25th year-round, Lincoln City is one of the best places to find unique gifts along the Oregon Coast. Many shops are even dedicated to gifts and keepsakes, including Coastal Creations, 101 Inspirations, Barefoot at the Beach, Beachcomber Gifts, Cap’n Gull’s Gift Place, Oregon Country Arts, Treasures of the Sea, and many more.

Don’t delay – call today to book one of our beach houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City might just be the perfect place on the Oregon Coast to get away for a couple of days and get all your Christmas shopping done without the stress of a big city.

Book Your Summer Stay in Lincoln City Today!

With 7½ miles of pristine beaches and an eclectic range of beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is an ideal location to get away from it all with family and friends this summer. If you want to find the accommodations that suit your needs at the price that suits your budget, now is the time to plan and book your stay. These are just a few of the finest beach vacation rentals Lincoln City has to offer this summer:

 

The Anchor House & Submarine

Families and groups of friends looking for beach access during the day and a little privacy at night will appreciate the divided accommodations of the Anchor House and Submarine, plus who wouldn’t want to stay in a house with so much history? This beach house was a submarine lookout during World War II, but now it is appointed with four queen bedrooms, a queen loft, two kitchens with modern amenities and two separate living rooms with cozy fireplaces.

The Beachfront Lodge and Loft

If you’re planning a big family reunion in Lincoln City this summer, the Beachfront Lodge and Loft is perfect for your large group! The cigar house and gazebo are great venues for a big picnic, casual dinner or other sizeable gathering, and the house sleeps up to 16 people with room for 6 cars. This historic home offers something for everyone with ocean views, quick access to the beach, a gourmet kitchen, room for entertaining and plenty of places for the kids to play.

Miracles

Couples in search of a romantic getaway and beach access just steps from the door will fall in love with Miracles. Who knows, you might even find a colorful glass float as a memento during one of your romantic walks on the beach! Miracles is truly one of the finest beach condo rentals Lincoln City has to offer so you will need to book fast before this one gets away.

Moonbreaker

Whether you’re planning a grownup getaway with two or three of your favorite friends, or want to have a nice trip with the kids but still want to enjoy some private time in a luxurious master bedroom, the Moonbreaker beach house rental is just right for you. The master bedroom comes equipped with a relaxing Jacuzzi tub that comfortably fits two adults, and everyone will enjoy the fire-pit that looks over the beach from the deck.

The RSS Royal Pacific

This luxuriously appointed two-bedroom condo provides oceanfront views and a range of modern amenities. If you stay here you may feel swept away by the antique touches and fine wood furnishings that celebrate the luxury of classic ocean liners, and you will definitely feel the power of the ocean just a short walk away. The RSS Royal Pacific is perfect for small groups of 2-4 people.

Shoreline Chateau

If you want a comfortable and well-appointed beach house that’s big enough to accommodate two small families, then the Shoreline Chateau is ideal for you. This oceanfront home sleeps as many as ten people and accommodates three small cars or two larger vehicles. The outdoor hot tub, amazing ocean views from the deck, living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, bonus living room with TV and DVD player and refurbished kitchen will make it better than home.

Lincoln City is an idyllic destination for a summer vacation whether you’re looking for relaxation along the sand and surf, moonlit walks and romantic sunsets, fine wine and dining or adventurous excursions. Groups of all sizes and people from all walks of life will find something to make their days here – but don’t wait too long to book your getaway or it might be too late.

Winter Storm-Watching is Happening Now in Lincoln City, OR!

There’s no time like the present to book your Oregon beach house rentals if you’re looking to do some storm-watching this winter. Storm-watching is one of the biggest attractions along the Central Oregon Coast during the late-autumn and winter months, bringing scores of visitors and locals to the beach areas for a wild and spectacular event. This sort of viewing party doesn’t have to take place outdoors in the elements, though. From the comfort of one of our fully equipped beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon will come alive with Mother Nature’s wrath right outside the ocean-facing windows. If you’re still not sure about this storm-watching thing, though, keep reading to learn what it’s all about!

Why Storm-Watching?

Simply put, the winter storms that roll into Lincoln City and the rest of the Oregon Coast during November and December are exciting to watch. The wild wave action and fierce winds put on a good show, and it’s fun to snuggle up next to a warm fire with a glass of wine or mug of hot cocoa while you watch the storms roll in from the safety of your beach rental. The storms come and go quickly, but they can be seen approaching from miles out. Massive, dark clouds and rough, choppy seas creep closer and closer as viewers stare in awe of nature’s power.

The storm isn’t the end of the party, though. Once a storm has receded and the tide is out, it’s treasure time! Just make sure to bring a good raincoat and pair of waterproof boots so you can head out to the beach and see the aftermath that the storm has left behind. You’ll find plenty of foam, driftwood, small rocks, crab shells and all kinds of other treasures littered throughout the sand.

What Else Besides Storms?

Of course, there’s always a chance that the storms will pass you by when you’ve planned a whole weekend around storm-watching. Not to worry. In Lincoln City, which is famed for its ‘Glass Floats on the Beach’, you might find a hand-blown glass float hidden in the grass line after a storm has passed you by. If you’re not so lucky, you can always pick up a hand-blown glass float made by one of the area’s local artists at a reputable art gallery or shop. Either way, you will have a one-of-a-kind souvenir of your time in Lincoln City, whether you were caught up in a storm or not.

There are plenty of other things to do besides storm-watching as well, because even those that catch a storm don’t necessarily want to spend the entire weekend inside their beach vacation rentals. Oregon is known for fantastic produce, so you can fill your time with fine dining, local wine and craft-brewed beers if that’s your sort of thing. If it’s shopping you desire, you will want to explore the Lincoln City Outlets and the numerous quaint shops dotting the main streets. Culture vultures will also find plenty to do, with local theatre productions, museums, galleries and more.

The storms aren’t the only reason to visit Lincoln City and the rest of the Central Oregon Coast during the winter, but they’re certainly one exciting show. A-1 Beach Rentals are filling up fast, though, so book your place today and find yourself in the eye of the storm!

Prepare for a Stress-Free Day on the Beach with the Whole Family

 

Every year, families of all sizes flock to the Oregon beach house rentals in Lincoln City to enjoy a few perfect days (or weeks) along this beautiful stretch of coastline. With such a gorgeous setting and wide array of beach rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is an ideal setting for a family-friendly vacation. Whether your clan is large or small, though, you will need to do some planning before you set off from your rented beach house for a day at the beach.
Getting Ready – What to Bring for Family Fun
Whether you’re walking or driving to the beach, you will need to pack smart if you want your kids to stay happy and safe while you retain your sanity and even have a bit of fun yourself. The essentials include a mesh beach bag, water shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, lip balm, plenty of water, towels for drying off and big towels for sitting on (also consider yoga mats and foldable chairs for extra comfort), an extra bag for trash, any medications your family may need and, if you have a baby, whatever you’d normally pack in the diaper bag for a day out. If you’re bringing a picnic, also pack napkins, try to pack different foods in separate containers to avoid a sandy mess and consider a folding table for a clean place to eat. Here are a few more things you may want to pack for an extra touch of fun and cosiness:
·      a pop-up beach tent to provide shelter from the sun and sand;
·      a waterproof and/or washable toy for your little ones to cuddle while taking a nap;
·      a blow-up pool that will be your “front yard” for the kids to play in; and
·      toys such as noodles for the water, buckets and spades for building sandcastles, and whatever else will keep your kids entertained while you steal a moment to relax.
How to Keep Safe and Sane on the Beach
A day at the beach can quickly turn ugly if you’re not careful. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance to think about safety when you’ve got a family in tow along the Central Oregon Coast. Firstly, try chilling your sunscreen to help cool down hot bodies and reapply about every 30 minutes to avoid cancer-causing rays. Pack some loose clothes and baby wipes as well, so you can help cool down any potential victims of sunburn as the day goes by. To avoid unnecessary hassle, think about things like going to the bathroom, keeping everyone well-fed and hydrated throughout the day, how the adults are going to carry everything to the beach, and how you’re going to get everyone off the beach when the day is winding down. And, finally, be wary of the waves and try to choose a spot where you can see a lifeguard.
You’re much more likely to have a full, happy and satisfied day along the Oregon Coast if you plan a few activities that everyone will enjoy. Exploring the local tide pools is a great idea, as you can teach your kids about respecting wildlife and show them magical creatures such as mollusks, snails and starfish that share the sea. Most importantly, let your kids be themselves as long as they aren’t putting themselves or anyone else in danger. A day on the beach should be fun for all!

With the right beach vacation rentals, Oregonand its majestic coastline is the perfect setting for a family vacation. And with the right planning you can create wonderful memories for years to come.

Pack and Plan for a Perfect Beach Trip in Lincoln City, Oregon

Once you’ve chosen the dates and booked your beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City and its 7½ miles of coastline will be yours to explore upon arrival. Whether you’re looking forward to a weekend of fun or planning to stay in one of our Lincoln City beach vacation rentals for a week or longer, there is sure to be some beach time in your itinerary. But what if your seaside excursion goes awry and ruins an otherwise idyllic holiday? Not to worry. The following tips will help ensure that you make the most of your time in this coastal paradise and enjoy a perfect day at the beach every time. 

Start Off by Packing Right

The first step to a perfect day at the Oregon Coast is the right beach bag to pack all the essentials. Make sure you find a bag that is big enough to fit everything you need, and that won’t easily fill with sand which you will inevitably track all over the place. A mesh tote is a good option for this. Also, if you’re packing sandwiches for lunch, make sure to pack each one in a separate container or wrapper, so if one is lost to the sand you’ll still have the rest intact. Now, on to the rest of the packing. Here’s what you’ll need to feel great all day:

·      Sunblock with at least 15 SPF (so you don’t get burned)

·      Bug spray (so you don’t return home covered in bites)

·      Any medications or inhalers that your family needs (in case of an emergency)

·      Bottled water to drink (to keep everyone hydrated)

·      A spray bottle of water with optional green tea bag (to keep your skin cool)

·      Lip balm with SPF (to keep your lips moist and protected from the sun)

·      A piece of cork or flotation device for your keys (so you don’t lose them underwater)

·      Water shoes (so you don’t cut your feet on the rocky ocean floor)

·      Yoga mats for sitting and towels for drying (to provide maximum comfort)

·      Reusable shopping bag or plastic bags for trash (so you don’t litter on the beach)

·      A dust broom if you’re driving (to sweep out sand)

Plan for Safety in Any Situation

If you plan ahead and learn a few helpful facts, you’re much more likely to keep yourself and those around you safe on the beach. Start off by learning about the local rip currents: how to identify them, how to avoid them and how to react if you or someone else is caught in them. Rip currents can often be identified by a break in the waves where you see foam, seaweed, a line of rubbish, choppy water, or different-colored water coming towards you. It’s best to swim where there’s a lifeguard, but if you get caught in a rip current and no one’s around, try to swim parallel to the seashore to avoid the current until you are safely closer to land. And, if you see someone else caught in one, call 911 immediately rather than trying to be a hero.

Health and safety should always be a concern when staying in one of our beach condo rentals. Lincoln City, Oregonis a safe, fun and welcoming place – but the ocean and the rest of Mother Nature are not always so predictable. While this might sound like a lot of planning and worrying for a day on the beach, it only takes a few extra minutes to make sure you’re ready for every possibility. That way, you can sit back and relax once you get there.

How to Pack for Your Upcoming Summer Vacation in Lincoln City

Lincoln City boasts some of the best beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer, with miles of pristine coastline within walking distance and an array of local treasures to explore during a short stay or a longer getaway. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful seaside town along the Central Oregon Coast, you can consider yourself lucky! You may also be thinking about all the work that lies ahead in preparing for your vacation, but remember that this is supposed to be a time to relax and have fun. So, follow these simple steps and your packing should be done in no time, so you can sit back and relax as your trip gets underway. 

1.     Pack according to how long you’re staying. Think about how many shirts and other essential articles of clothing you would normally wear in that period of time, then pack one extra. Most Oregon beach house rentals have laundry facilities on-site, but who wants to spend their vacation doing laundry? Keep it simple but avoid packing every possible thing that you might want to wear.

2.     Bring something you’ll feel confident wearing on the beach. Whether you’re wearing board shorts, a one-piece swimsuit or two-piece bikini, you should feel comfortable and confident when you’re enjoying some fun in the sun, sand and waves. Make sure you have some go-to beachwear as well as a casual pair of shorts. Some jeans or sturdy trousers and a light jacket are also a good idea, so you can enjoy walks on the beach later in the evening when it gets cooler.

3.     Picture yourself out on the sand. Getting all the way to your vacation home and walking to the ocean with your beach bag, only to realize you’ve forgotten something essential at home, can put a real damper on a sunny seaside day. So, before you take off, imagine that you are at the beach with everyone who will be joining you during your time away. What will you need to have with you? Sunscreen is an obvious one, but also think of whether you’ll want oversized beach towels, water canteens, buckets and spades, windbreakers, beach umbrellas or any other gear you normally use.

4.     Pack some first-aid essentials. This is especially important if you are traveling with children. If an accident happens, you’ll be glad you packed those bandages, antibiotic ointments, medicated creams and sunburn-relieving Aloe Vera products.

5.     Prepare for the amenities on-hand. Luckily, there are kitchens or kitchenettes in all of A-1’s beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon offers a wide range of options for groceries and other conveniences, so you won’t need to pack much in the way of food since you can purchase it all once you arrive. You may want to bring some specialty items to feel more at home, though, and you will definitely want to leave room in your budget for dining out at some of the delectable local restaurants. 

6.     Keep your paperwork in a safe place. The final step you will want to take before heading off for a stress-free summer break on the Central Oregon Coast is getting all your paperwork in order. If you have printouts of online bookings, rental car paperwork, important medical forms or other critical documents, keep them in a clear plastic bag in a safe place where you will remember it.

Now that you’ve finished packing with these six fool-proof steps, you’re ready to enjoy a wonderful time in Lincoln City! With the arrangements out of the way you will only need to “worry” about having fun