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Plan Your Spring Getaway with Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Can you feel spring coming? It’s in the air. Things just start to smell different. This is especially true in the Pacific Northwest, and the perfect places to enjoy the coming of spring are Oregon coast beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has loads of them. 

Whether you stay north of town or south, whether you have a beach vacation rental on oregon beachfront property, or your vacation rental in Oregon has more of a mountain view, there are many great springtime things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Day trips include heading toward the mountains or along the coast for a hike. Plenty of the hiking trails in the area are accessible to those with disabilities or those who are just looking for a leisurely stroll for an hour or two. But there also are more rigorous hikes which can include quite a bit of change in elevation! The climb is difficult, but the views from the top are a great payoff. And then you’ll return to your Oregon coast beach vacation rentals ready for a shower and a calm night in. 

For those who still like nature but who are more in tune with city life, Lincoln City has a few outdoor park and recreation spaces right in town. The beach is always a popular place to stroll — though the water is a bit cold for swimming most of the year. And as you’re strolling you may find a treasure in the form of sea shells, or a glass ornament left over from our most recent “Finders Keepers” event.

Finders Keepers is an annual event where some of our local glass artisans craft glass balls and other items and hide them along the beach and send them out to sea. They float along and come upon shore where those who come out for the fun can claim them for their own. A unique memento of your time staying in Oregon and your beach condo rentals!

Speaking of glass blowers, those on spring vacation or spring break in Oregon can book a time with a glass blower in town to have a class in the art of glass blowing. This ancient craft produces some of the most beautiful and cherished keepsakes. The experts in town will gladly help you choose a project and colors, and help you execute your one-of-a-kind souvenir from your spring break on the Oregon coast. 

And last but certainly not least is the culinary scene and night life. Lincoln City has you covered on those scores as well. Lincoln City is happily a family-friendly town, but that doesn’t mean the restaurants all emphasize their kiddie menus, nor that the sidewalks roll up at 10 pm. From incredible seafood fresh from the Pacific, to Asian fusion combinations you never imagined, to good hearty Americana, and featuring plenty of organic, ethical, and special diet needs, the food scene in Lincoln City, and all up and down the Oregon coast, will satisfy every palate. 

Book your spring vacation or spring break vacation at Oregon beach rentals!

Catch a Film At the Bijou While Staying At Oregon Vacation Rentals

Yes, you’ll have many reasons to just stay put at your clean, comfortable beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has many great beach home rentals to choose from, and when you book through A1BeachRentals you can be sure your vacation rentals will be among the best available. 

You’ll enjoy a great location, easy access to amenities, attractions, nature, shopping, and other things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. Your lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon will have its own draw, with well-appointed accommodations, and, depending on which one you choose, a great view of the ocean or the mountains.

Sunset in Lincoln City, Oregon

Many Oregon vacation homes even have great audio-video setups with great entertainment systems where you can watch a film in the comfort and privacy of your own space.

Sometimes You Just Want to Go Out

But even with all that comfort and convenience, sometimes you still just want to go out and catch a flick in a quirky, beloved historic theater. 

Lincoln City can accommodate that, too.

Built in 1937 and originally called “Lakeside Theater,” the Bijou Theater originally help 270 people. Situated right on the main drag of 101 in Lincoln City, the Bijou screens film festivals and art films, plus the occasional big ticket show. 

“Bijou,” French for “jewel,” is a fitting name for this gem of a theater. Built as the Great Depression was still going and before World War II had started in Europe, the Bijou showed some of the great films of the Golden Era of Hollywood. Stars like Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, John Wayne, Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart, and so, so many others graced this space with their great performances. 

Several Owners Made Various Changes

The Bijou went through several owners, and more than one facelift, but the current owners have put in a good amount of work to restore many of the original art deco interior design elements, as well as expanding its seating capacity. 

Concessions at the Bijou also are something different. To be sure, they have all your favorite movie house favorites — buttery popcorn, Milk Duds, Sno Caps, and all those classic candies, plus fountain drinks galore. But you can also order an Oregon craft brew beer, and something more substantial to eat, delivered straight from a nearby restaurant. This is a movie-lovers happy place.

The Bijou is presently — March of 2022 — still operating under COVID protocol, with reduced capacity, social distancing requirements, and regular cleanings, but the days are fast approaching when we will once again be able to share the cultural experience of a packed movie theater, with a tense or emotional scene drawing us all into the action flickering on the screen. 

An Opportunity Not To Be Missed

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a great film in a great venue when you stay at any of the many great beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon. 

Book your stay today, online or by calling 503-232-5984!

Thanksgiving at an Oregon Beach Vacation Rental

Thanksgiving may be the best time of year to gather with family at an Oregon beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, OR offers fantastic options for gathering as a family for this important holiday, whether the family wishes to cook Thanksgiving dinner together, or go out together and let someone else do the cooking.

But whichever way you go, book beach home rentals along the Oregon coast to make this holiday a memorable one. Many will have full kitchens where a marvelous Thanksgiving meal can be prepared. Some allow family pets to join — because they’re part of the family too!

Nearly all Oregon beach rentals will have a television with multiple networks and cable service so those who wish to can watch the parades in the morning, and football the rest of the day! 

Other benefits include the views — many have spectacular views out over the ocean, where the sunset will just take your breathe away — and the comfortable accommodations. Sitting rooms and living rooms where family can just relax, sip some wine, tea, coffee, or other beverage of choice, and share stories, remembrances, updates, and other chit-chat.

Whichever way, good Lincoln City, Oregon lodging can help make Thanksgiving weekend one to remember. 

And for those who choose not to cook at their Oregon vacation homes, restaurants in the area may be open for special Thanksgiving Day dinner reservations. Check listings to see who is open and serving turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, sweet potato casserole, cornbread, pumpkin pie, and whatever other culinary delights you look forward to on Thanksgiving, because many may not be open, or may have limited seating for the holiday!

But whichever way you go for food, make the holiday one to remember by gathering all together as a family in one of the many comfortable, clean, and well-appointed Oregon coast beach vacation rentals. 

You will make memories for a lifetime, and might even start a new tradition that your family will cherish for years to come.

Don’t delay! Find your Thanksgiving dream house among the many Oregon beach condo rentals today!

Historic Tours and Spooky Sites Near Oregon Beach Vacation Rentals

Oregon Beach Rentals Wagon

Yes, of course there are few places more relaxing than Oregon beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is an absolutely fantastic place to come if you just want to relax, enjoy the rhythm of the surf outside your window, take in some stunning natural sites, and enjoy some great food.

But if you come to stay in one of our Oregon beach house rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, you can also have a relaxing time learning some of the local history. And that includes some of the more spooky parts of our history, too.

Our beach condo rentals are an easy drive from the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, where tours begin — what they call the “Tour to Die For.” 

Oregon Beach Rentals Wagon

This tour, which is not available this year due to COVID, begins at the museum, then takes you on a journey over to the Taft Pioneer Cemetery. 

Many very early residents of Lincoln City are buried in this historic cemetery — the land for it was donated by, of course, Mr. Bones. And when the official tours are offered, actors and actresses aid in the tour experience by playing the part of some of these early residents, telling their stories, and helping history… come back to life.

There is a mountain man who was a friend and correspondent with major political figures — including Harry Truman. There is a Native American woman who helped the earliest settlers to survive and thrive on the Oregon coast. And more — like a couple who moved to the area way back in 1897.

Lincoln City Oregon Beach

So when you book Oregon coast beach rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon you’re just a few miles away from all of this history. You can partake in an official tour (when they’re offered again) or just take it upon yourself to explore a bit of the area near your lodging near Lincoln City, Oregon.

Those who are interested in history will find a lot of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon that will satisfy their curiosity. And those who also find spooky experiences fun and stimulating can find what they’re looking for too!

Fourth of July Festivities Near Beach Rentals, Lincoln City, OR

Fourth of July in Lincoln City OR

Don’t miss your Fourth of July vacation with a beach house rental. Lincoln City, OR has long made a big deal about celebrating our nation’s birthday on and around the Fourth of July, and after everything was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like festivities will take place this year.

In past years the festivities included fireworks on both July 3 and on July 4. In 2019, fireworks were done at Devils Lake on July 3, while they were fired off over Siletz Bay on July 4 itself. In either case, if they do similar fireworks this year and if you cannot see them from your Oregon vacation rentals, you wouldn’t have to drive far.

Fourth of July in Lincoln City OR

July 4 began in 2019 with a pancake breakfast, so, assuming they do it again, those who come out will not have to cook on that morning at their beach vacation rentals: Lincoln City, OR will take care of breakfast for you! Feel the freedom!

Throughout the day on July 4, 2019 those who came for the Independence Day festivities were able to take in the parade, and peruse the hand-made items and delicious food available at the craft fair and food court.

But the major events in 2019 included live music at the Taft Pavilion on July 4 itself. The music started at noon and ended with the beginning of the big fireworks show over Siletz Bay that night. The aritsts included Ty Curtis, the Mike Branch Band, and Blaze & Kelly. Should there be similar acts this year, folks staying at beach home rentals near Lincoln City will be in good position to get to see and hear the music.

Parking was made available for those coming into town — like those who booked beach condo rentals — at public lots and in the parking lots of the local high schools and community colleges. And to make moving around easier, shuttle service was provided to many of the important locations of the day’s events.

So you can see, Fourth of July is a great time to book Oregon coast vacation rentals in and near Lincoln City. Keep an eye out for this year’s schedule of events, and book your Lincoln City, Oregon lodging soon!

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.