Book Your Oregon Beach House Rentals for the Spring Break Glass Drop!

Oregon Beach House Rentals for the Spring Break Glass Drop!

It’s time to book your beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is preparing for a special Spring Break glass drop as part of its signature promotion of glass floats on the beach, Finders Keepers, which includes periodic “drops” of radiantly colored glass floats between October 17, 2015 and May 30, 2016. This March, between the 19th and the 27th, the stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline that runs through Lincoln City, Oregon will come alive with hand-made glass art pieces that you are free to keep upon discovering. Book your Oregon beach house rentals today to be sure you’ll have the best possible accommodations for the festivities, and keep reading to learn more! 

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History of the “Finders Keepers” Project

The “Finders Keepers” project dates back to nearly two decades ago in 1997. An artist living and working in the Lincoln City area was inspired by the impending new millennium, and wanted to find a way to celebrate and welcome this new era. The city agreed to sponsor the project and its first season took place between the early fall of 1999 and the late spring of 2000. Numerous volunteers known as “Float Fairies” joined in to make the drops. Not only was this a way to mark the new millennium, but it also drew thousands of tourists from neighboring areas and across the nation. Everyone wanted to find their own signed and numbered glass float decorated with dazzling colors and designs, and many others visited local galleries throughout Lincoln City to purchase glass floats available for sale unnumbered. To this day, visitors still flock to this area every year between mid-October and Memorial Day to find and bring home their own float. 

Where and How to Find Your Own Glass Float   

During each glass drop, these unique pieces of hand-crafted art are dropped by “Float Fairies” along a 7½-mile stretch of publicly accessible coastline spanning from the Roads End Area in Lincoln City to Siletz Bay. The total number of glass floats dropped during a season always reflects the year, so this year 2,016 floats will be dropped, including 300 for the Spring Break event at the end of March. You will find the glass floats below the embankment of the beach and above the tidal line. Be careful to keep your eye on the ocean at all times, and never search during storms, as the fairies do not drop glass floats when the weather is frightful.   

After booking your beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City will be yours to explore. Whether you find a signed and numbered glass float, purchase an unnumbered one, or simply enjoy the Central Oregon Coast and everything it has to offer, you’ll return home as a winner. 

From Marathons to Magic: Upcoming Events in Lincoln City, OR

When it comes to beach vacation rentals Lincoln City, Oregon is a hotbed of charming places to stay near the majestic Pacific Ocean. But this quaint town along the Central Oregon Coast offers much more than vacation homes and beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is also a hotbed of diverse activities that should appeal to locals and visitors of all ages. If you’re thinking of visiting Lincoln City, whether for a day or the weekend or a whole week, you’ll find no shortage of places to stay and things to do. Here are a few of the most exciting events coming up on this beautiful stretch of coastline:

January 30: Mardi Gras Jambalaya Cook-Off

You may not think of the Oregon coast when you think of Mardi Gras celebrations, but after enjoying a day at the Mardi Gras Jambalaya Cook-Off in Lincoln City, you’ll never forget the flavors! Local chefs from the Oregon coast will be sharing their versions of jambalaya, which is known as the pinnacle of Creole cooking. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln City Culinary Center this Saturday, January 30. Admission is free, but tastings will require a small fee.

February 5-15: Antique Week

If your stay in one of our Oregon vacation beach rentals coincides with Antique Week, you’re in for a real treat! This annual, 10-day event for antique lovers and treasure hunters features deals and specials at numerous local shops throughout Lincoln City, as well as a beachside antique float drop. Visit the Antique Week Event Page online for more information.

March 6: Lincoln City Half Marathon

The Lincoln City Half Marathon and 10K brings runners, joggers, walkers and spectators from near and far for a dazzling early morning trek along the beautiful Central Oregon Coast just as winter is giving way to spring. Whether you’re here to join the half marathon or 10k run, or just happen to be in town and want to cheer on the participants, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. This out-and-back half marathon and 10k course begins and finishes at just south of Lincoln City at Wapiti Park on Drift Creek Road, and features rolling hills on picturesque rural roads.

March 20-25: Festival of Illusions

Towards the end of March, when many visitors come to Lincoln City for their Spring Break, the Festival of Illusions brings an air of magic to the night air along this stretch of Central Oregon coastline. The festival includes live magic performances and other special tricks and treats. Visit the Festival of Illusions Event Page online for more information.

Now that you know what’s coming up in Lincoln City, it’s time to book your Central Oregonvacation beach rentals if you haven’t already! Then it’s just a matter of stepping out the door to enjoy the world of wonders this seaside town beholds.

5 More Reasons to Book Your Oregon Beach Vacation in Winter

Still pondering a stay at one of our vacation rentals? Oregon coastal getaways are ideal in the winter, as we’ve already started to explore with a series of reasons explained in our last blog post, entitled “Why Winter is the Ultimate Time for an Oregon Beach Vacation.” Here are five more reasons why you should consider booking a vacation or weekend jaunt to the beautiful areas surrounding Oregon’s central coast.   
December Special!

Book a weekend and get a 3rd night free!

 for December stay only.

*No holiday’s – Must mention special when booking!

6. Fine Dining to the Extreme

The culinary offerings you’ll find in the summertime are top-notch, but Oregon chefs are often more relaxed in the winter and the local seafood is always fresh. And, you’ll simply get a different perspective in the winter. You will find bisques, chowders, soups and stews that are not offered during the summer when things like grilled fish and salads are more popular. So dig in and enjoy!

7. A Chance to Explore

While summer seaside holidays are often rushed and frantic, winter holidays offer opportunities for exploring pockets of life you may not have had time for as you were trying to hit all the summer hot spots. You might find yourself meeting other visitors or dining with locals or invited to holiday parties. It all depends on how much you want to put yourself out there!

8. A Slower Pace of Life

As the world is bustling and buzzing and bursting at the seams with the winter holiday season, you can find yourself returning to the simpler way of life if you book one of our Oregon vacation rentals this December. So forget the worries of the city and unwind.

9. Blend in with the Locals

Some people prefer to blend in with the locals when they vacation. You can do that much more easily when you choose winter as the time to book one of our vacation rentals. Oregon coast locals are inundated with tourists in the summer, and some can be more stand-offish with all those crowds around. Local folks often see the winter as a time to unwind from a busy year, too, so they’re more likely to invite you for a conversation or a party, or clue you in to local activities such as holiday parades and charity events.

10. Reservations with Ease

While we already mentioned that unique culinary delights await you in Oregon seaside towns like Lincoln City during the winter, we neglected to mention that you can also get reservations to places in December that would be much harder to get into during the busy winter months. This also applies to museums and other attractions. In fact, you can probably walk right in without any reservations most nights! 

Now that you know winter is an ideal time for Oregon coast vacation rentals, what are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to book your vacation. In a matter of days you could be relaxing in style, and you’ll return to your friends and family with a renewed energy as the holidays and New Year commence.

Why Winter is the Ultimate Time for an Oregon Beach Vacation

If you’re thinking of sneaking out of town this December, our Oregon beach rentals might be your ticket to peace and quiet. The problem is that a coastal vacation in the middle of the family-oriented holiday season might seem badly-timed, selfish, unreasonable or just plain unfeasible. If you think outside the box, though, you might just see that a winter getaway to Oregon’s beautiful central coast area is not only feasible but perfectly timed for a unique experience you won’t find any other time of year. And, considering how well-rested and relaxed you’ll be when you return, it might actually be one of the most unselfish things you could do! If you’re still wondering whether the Oregon coast will be a winter wonderland for you, though, consider the following two-part blog series exploring some of the best reasons why winter could be the ideal time for your seaside retreat: 
December Special!

Book a weekend and get a 3rd night free! *No holiday’s

*Must mention special when booking!

1. December Deals to be had
There are deals that you’ll find in December, which you won’t find any other time of year. A-1 Beach Rentals is offering a December Special, for instance, with a third night free for every two nights that you book at one of our properties during this wintry month. With Christmas and New Year’s Eve excluded, any dates between December 1st and December 30thwill be included in this special deal for stays of at least three days within the month. 
2. Beaches All to Yourself
While the beaches are full in the spring and summer, winter time is not the time for coastal overcrowding. You’ll find some harsher conditions, with an ever-present possibility of rain, but you’ll also find opportunities for storm-catching and whale-watching that you won’t find in the summer. And with the crowds gone you can spend time with yourself and with your loved ones without all the distractions and fights for parking that you’ll find in those sunny summer months.
3. Romance Abounds
If it’s romance you’re looking for, winter is the time to book one of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon beaches can be a very romantic place year-round but there’s no denying the special appeal of winter. Whether you want to enjoy a candlelit dinner from the deck or dining room of your private rental house, or a romantic meal at a local fine dining restaurant, or a walk along the magical coastline as waves thunder upon the sand, you’ll find it here. And in the winter you’ll find these romantic interludes without all the tourists cramping your still.

4. Relaxation is a Given

The beach is a place to recharge for many. In bygone eras doctors would even recommend moving to the coast as a cure-all for seemingly incurable illnesses, as the sea air seemed to offer benefits that just couldn’t be found in the cities. We can all still agree that the seaside is a place where you can read, relax, and recharge in order to get back to civilization with more energy for the coming year. 

5. It’s an Unusual Choice

If you prefer to do things your way, and not follow the crowds, winter is the ultimate time for your visit to one of our Oregon vacation beach rentals. You’ll also find more unusual events and activities that are designed for the locals, and are perhaps not as “touristy.” So, winter is also the ideal beach vacation season for those who march to the beat of their own drummer!

Whether you’re looking for romance, peace and quiet, or a weird-and-wacky vacation, winter is the time for you. And the Oregon coast is just the place. Book your Oregon beach rentals today before it’s too late! Check out our next blog, titled “5 More Reasons to Book Your Oregon Beach Vacation in Winter” for even more reasons to book now!

From Beach Rentals to Art Studios, Lincoln City Has It All!

When out-of-town visitors are getting ready to check into one of our beach rentals on the Central Oregon Coast, they often ask what there is to do in the surrounding areas of Lincoln City. And the answer is that the possibilities are virtually endless! It all depends on your interests, preferences, mood, budget and the time of year. Three of the first suggestions we usually make, however, are to hit the beach, head down to the recreation center, and have a hands-on experience at one of the local art studios. Once you’re checked into one of our beach rentals, Oregon hospitality and the state’s beautiful central coastline will do the rest!
The Beach
The beaches in and around Lincoln City, Oregon are known as some of the most exquisite on the west coast of North America. Locals and visitors alike enjoy beachcombing for agave and Japanese fishing floats, or exploring the tide pools for treasures and seafood harvesting. Clamming and crabbing clinics are offered throughout the year. Surfing and other water sports are popular as well. Whale-watching is perhaps the most popular activity around Lincoln City, though, so make sure to keep your eye out for those majestic creatures passing through!
The Rec Center
The Lincoln City Community Center is a great place to start your explorations around the city, or simply get a workout in between all your indulgent adventures and relaxation time. There is a fitness center with cardiovascular exercise and weight training machines, and a heated pool with classes offered year-round for all ages, among other amenities. The center also offers space for picnics and other events, so bring the whole gang and enjoy some family-friendly recreation!
The Art Studios
If you want to have a hands-on experience with art, make sure to check out at least one of the local art studios while you’re staying in one of our vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is known in particular for its glass blowing studios, but many types of arts and crafts by local artists are constantly being produced. You can check out the artists in action, see work on display, learn how it’s done yourself, and purchase a beautiful piece of art to take home with you!

From the beach, recreation center and art studios, you’ll begin to see that Lincoln City has quite a bit to offer any visitor. You might just find yourself planning another return trip soon to check out all the other cool things to do that you didn’t get to the first time around.

3rd Nights Free at Popular Lincoln City Beach Rental This November

With one of the most charming and amenity-packed Lincoln City beach rentals available for a special price this November, don’t you think it’s about time for a quick getaway to the Central Oregon Coast? This November, A-1 Beach Rentals of Lincoln City, Oregon is offering the popular Prince of Whales property for a special third-night-free deal, and all you have to do is mention this special at booking! Once you hear all that this vacation rental has to offer, you might just find yourself inspired to take a last-minute holiday as fall hits full-swing.

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Gorgeous Condo for a Sweet Time Away
While there are Lincoln City vacation rentals in all shapes and sizes, this is the perfect condo for couples, families, or small groups of friends. The Prince of Whales offers room to sleep four in a king-sized bed and a queen-sized bed, plus plenty of space for entertaining in the expansive living room that opens into the newly remodeled kitchen. Many vacationers enjoy whale-watching right from the living room, as it offers ocean views. But don’t worry if you don’t spot any whales, because the river rock fireplace, flat screen TV and Wi-Fi will keep you occupied. With two bathrooms, fresh linens and a starter supply of paper products, you can freshen up, cook meals and feel right at home from the moment you arrive. 
Plenty of Things to Do During Your Stay
Whether you want to relax or keep yourself occupied, there are plenty of options. Just take a walk right down to the beach, for starters. And if you want to get out of the house and away from the beach, you can get to the area’s most popular restaurants and attractions such as downtown Depoe Bay, the Tanger Outlet Mall and Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City within minutes. The condo also comes with access to a clubhouse with swimming pool, spa, theater room and game room.    
So what are you waiting for? Book one of our Lincoln City beach house rentals for a fall getaway today. Just remember – Thanksgiving stays at Prince of Whales require a minimum of four nights. We look forward to welcoming you!

September Savings on the Blue Dolphin Oregon Beach

It’s always a good time to book one of the many beach vacation rentals Oregon has to offer for a seaside getaway, but this September is an especially opportune time to make a plan for a few days away. As summer winds down and we slip into fall, A-1 Beach Rentals of Newport, Oregon is offering $100 off all stays at the splendid Blue Dolphin during the entire month of September. Just make sure to mention the September Special at your time of booking and you’ll enjoy a sweet discount for an even sweeter ocean view at one of Newport’s most charming Oregon beach house rentals.
The Beauty of the Blue Dolphin
Vacation rental house. Sleeps 13, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
No pets allowed. 2151 NW Inlet Lincoln City, OR 97367
The Blue Dolphin is one of the preferred Oregon vacation homes for numerous reasons. This one-story home features an open floor plan, three king beds, one queen bed, two sleeper sofas, three bathrooms, a private media room with kitchenette and bathroom, and an attached studio. In addition to the living room with gas fireplace and kitchen with all the expected amenities, guests also have access to a dining table with seating for eight, garage, front deck, charcoal grill, hot tub, and washer/dryer. With fresh linens and wifi connection, you and your loved ones will feel right at home. The best part, however, might just be the exceptional view and easy coastal access. While there are plenty of beach and condo house rentals in Lincoln City, this rental is one of the most conveniently located homes with one of the most stunning sunset views.    
Nearby Attractions to Keep You Entertained
While staying at the Blue Dolphin, guests can stay in and barbeque, enjoy the hot tub, do some whale-watching, or walk along the stunning beach that’s only steps from the home’s front door. Families will also enjoy nearby attractions such as a miniature golf center, move theatre, playground, aquatic center, and the Newport Aquarium. If you’re looking for some culture, there are plenty of museums, live theatre, glass blowing studios, the Lincoln City Historical Society, the Historic Bijou Movie Theatre, and a dazzling casino. Lincoln City and neighboring Depoe Bay offer numerous shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and other services as well.  

It all starts with one of the area’s finest beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City will offer the rest, and before you know if you’ll be on that ideal getaway you’ve been looking forward to, even if you didn’t think you had the time. And with September savings, you may be surprised with just how far your budget will stretch!

Perfect Place to Escape the Heat on the Oregon Coast

Are you wondering whether it’s time to book one of the Oregon coast’s charming beach vacation rentals to escape the everyday? If you’ve been around Oregon lately, you know that the season of summer has heated up the temps and inspired vacationers to get out of town all across the state. Temperatures may be cooling down – for now – but there are still ample reasons (and opportunities) to enjoy this coast and everything it has to offer. First, though, you need the right rental to serve as home-base for a week of adventures or a weekend of relaxation. Take a look at these perfect properties to plan your escape to the Oregon Coast.   
Escape the Heat on the Oregon Coast!
This five-bedroom restored 1921 cottage is one of the most charming home rentals you’ll find on the Central Oregon Coast. The Heathergate is a two-story home with vaulted ceilings made of rustic knotty pine. Guests enjoy views of the land and sea, as well as gorgeous natural light, through panoramic windows surrounding the house and its large gathering area combining a living room, kitchen, and open dining room. You can even get right down to the beach and tide pools via the stairs leading from the deck.     
If you’re looking for something smaller and quainter and tucked away, without losing the amazing views available from a 2ndobservation deck, the Nantucket may be right for you. This 1927 restored cottage features a fireplace, comfortable furnishings, and original wainscoting walls with white trim on the inside. On the outside, guests find a hot tub and deck complete with bbq after exiting through the home’s beautiful French doors. And if you’re looking for plentiful shopping and casino entertainment, it’s all only a short walk or drive away.
Looking for private beach access with four bedrooms and a game room to accommodate the whole gang? The Pirates Lookout may just be right for you. This oceanfront rental features a hot tub, expansive deck, living room, family room, and separate game room in the garage with foosball and ping pong. The surrounding area is known for surfing, whale-watching, and walks to art galleries and a range of dining options.
If three bedrooms is more suitable for your group size, the Porthole may be the perfect rental to accommodate your vacation plans. This picturesque home features a wrap-around deck with expansive ocean views, covered patio with barbeque, porch swing, backyard with burning pit,  picture windows featuring sand and sea, a 15-foot river rock fireplace, big screen television, open beamed ceilings, and hardwood floors. And the best part is that you’re only a five-minute walk from the beach. 

Whether you’re looking for condo rentals to shelter a romantic getaway or expansive beach homes to accommodate a family-style vacation, you’ll find it on the Oregon Coast. Book your property today!