Oregon Beach House Rentals are the Perfect Base for Agate Hunting

Now that our Lincoln City Oregon beach house rentals are open for visitors to Lincoln City once again, agate hunters and tidepool explorers have the perfect home-base to discover the Oregon Coast’s natural wonders. Lincoln City is home to 7½ miles of scenic beaches that are known for agates. Nearby Depoe Bay is also a haven for those hunting these magnificent semiprecious stones. And while you’re trying to search for a few treasures to take home, why not explore Lincoln City’s tidepools? Outdoor activities such as these are wonderful ways for individuals, couples, and families to get out and explore nature while still practicing social distancing from the home-base of our meticulously cleaned and sanitized beach home and condo vacation rentals. Lincoln City is waiting, and it’s never been a better time to become an agate hunter!

Oregon Beaches are Officially Open!
Honored guests, we are overjoyed to announce our beachfront
homes & condos are available to book.

Agates: Semiprecious Stones from the Sea

Semiprecious stones include such natural wonders such as amber, aquamarine, emerald, jade, onyx, opal, pearl, topaz, turquoise, and many others. While most semiprecious stones are formed on land, others – such as pearls – are formed in the sea. Agates are unique because they are formed on land within holes inside volcanic rocks (similar to moganite and quartz), but because they form near the sea, they are first released into the water from nearby crumbling rocks. Then it’s only a matter of time until they wash up onto the shores of Oregon and Northern California. While most agates aren’t worth a whole lot of money, they are stunning to look at and can be used to make unique pieces of jewelry and other beautiful creations. It’s also just a whole lot of fun to hunt for them!

Not All Beaches Are Equal for Agate Hunters

Lincoln City has long been known as one of the best places on the Oregon Coast to hunt for agates, coral, and jasper. Even the experts at Oregon State University agree. With lodging options ranging from cozy beach condo rentals to vacation homes that sleep 16 people, your whole crew will also be accommodated in Lincoln City. If you’re looking to visit a few areas in your search for agates, Lincoln City is also a great place to start. Your best bet is to head south and stop at Beverly Beach and Moolack Beach (which are also known for fossilized mollusk and clamshells) before continuing on to Depoe Bay and Newport. Depoe Bay is a particularly good place for a day trip, as it is also known as the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast.” But you don’t need to leave Lincoln City and its 7½ miles of pristine beaches to see all sorts of sea creatures and find all sorts of sea treasures that have washed ashore. You could spend days just exploring this particular stretch of coastline. Lincoln City’s intertidal zones, where tide pools thrive, are also particularly wondrous around Roads End State Park in the north side of town. While there are still plenty of bookings available, it’s a good idea to act fast if you want to get your perfect beach house rental in Lincoln City this summer. The secret will soon be out that this is one of the best places to get away from it all on the Oregon Coast. Whether you’re most looking forward to hunting for agates, exploring the tidepools, or just enjoying a cool beverage from a hot tub with ocean views on the deck of your rental, A1 Beach Rentals has got you covered. Call (503) 232-5984 or simply book online today.

Welcome Back to Our Beach Vacation Rentals on the Oregon Coast!

The beaches have reopened, and A1 Beach Rentals is back in business with plenty of available beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is an excellent place to get away from it all with wide-open spaces to enjoy activities such as surfing, hiking, kite-flying, beachcombing, exploring the tidal pools, and making smores around a campfire in the great outdoors. With enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures to ensure your health and safety, guests can also enjoy peace of mind when staying in any one of our 25 beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is back in business, and we look forward to providing you with the space to hit the beach and enjoy nature in this beautiful part of the world!  

Oregon Beaches Officially Open!
Honored guests, we are overjoyed to announce our beachfront
homes & condos are available to book.

June Brings Good News for Oregon Beachgoers

The beaches officially reopened in Lincoln City in May and lodging was able to resume as of June 1, making it possible for visitors to return to our vacation homes and beach condo rentals. Lincoln City not only saw beaches reopen during this phase, but many parks and recreation areas reopened as well. Restaurants, bars, and retail outlets are also able to welcome diners, drinkers, and shoppers once again with new guidelines in place. The reopening guidelines for such businesses include spacing tables 6 feet apart, limiting the number of people inside at a time, and requiring employees to wear face masks. These added precautions should ensure a safe, healthy, and fun summer for locals and visitors alike on the Oregon coast.

New Lodging Protocols to Ensure Your Health & Safety

New sanitation and social distancing protocols were put in place when lodging and other businesses were allowed to reopen in June, and we are committed to meeting and exceeding these guidelines. Rooms are to be left empty for 24 hours between visitors, and vacation rentals are to be meticulously cleaned and sanitized before a new guest arrives. The cleaning staff is wearing masks and gloves, sanitizing all surfaces with CDC/ EPA approved disinfectants, washing linens with approved disinfectants at recommended temperatures, and replacing all unused linen and terry before a new guest arrives. We are also offering remote check-in to encourage social distancing. Your health and safety are our priority.

Supporting Local Businesses is this Summer’s Big Trend

A1 Beach Rentals is proud to be a locally owned and operated business in Lincoln City, Oregon. Supporting local and family-owned businesses in the area, from eateries to art shops, is a great way to help this community get back on its feet while you enjoy some time away this summer. There is no shortage of local culture and flavor to enjoy in this part of the world, and we encourage you and your loved ones to enjoy everything this city has to offer. You are sure to enjoy the bounty of Lincoln City and County while boosting the local economy.

There are plenty of bookings available for our beach house rentals this summer, so contact A1 Beach Rentals today at (503) 232-5984 or simply make your reservation online. We look forward to welcoming honored guests like you to Lincoln City once again!

Fascinating History to Explore While Visiting Lincoln City, Oregon this Summer!

While there’s still a lodging lockdown in place until May 31, we look forward to the 1st of June when we are scheduled to reopen our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City will be a perfect place to escape with meticulously cleaned and sanitized vacation rentals within a stone’s throw of vast, coastal spaces that go on for miles. Lincoln City, Oregon is known for its 7½ miles of beaches, as well as fun annual traditions such as Glass Floats on the Beach and the twice-yearly kite festivals. The city also has a rich history that you can look forward to exploring on your next visit, from its Native American history to its early European settlement days to its current position in the coastal arts and culture scene. Keep reading to learn more about Lincoln City’s fascinating history and find inspiration for your next visit.

Oregon Beaches Officially Open June 1st!
Honored guests we are overjoyed to announce our beachfront homes & condos are available to book.

Lincoln City’s Native American History

The Oregon Coast was originally home to many tribes that are now part of the 27-member Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians along with other Native American tribes and bands that once lived between Northern California and southwest Washington. When the Coast (Siletz) Reservation was established in 1855, it included part of modern-day Lincoln City. These 27 tribes spoke numerous languages, including the Clatsop dialect of Chinook, Coos, Shasta, Siuslaw, Takelma, Tillamook, and many others. Some of these names might be familiar if you live in the Pacific Northwest or have ever visited our Oregon beach house rentals. Lincoln City locals and visitors should also recognize the name of Siletz Bay.

The Communities Before Lincoln City’s Incorporation

Lincoln City did not exist until 1965 when the unincorporated communities of Delake, Oceanlake, and Taft joined with the nearby towns of Cutler City and Nelscott, all of which were nestled around Lincoln City’s current main street (Highway 101). Homesteaders began arriving in the area as early as the 1880s, though, and Taft (named after our 27th President, William H. Taft) established its post office in 1906. Delake was founded some years after and established its post office in 1924, only to be reestablished as Oceanlake Post Office in 1927. The odd-sounding name of Delake is meant to mimic local Finnish community members’ pronunciation of nearby Devil’s Lake. The former town of Nelscott also had a unique name, which was a combination of the founders’ surnames, Nelson and Scott. The Nelscott Reef is still famed as one of the best spots to surf along the Pacific Coast. Cutler City, which was located on the east shore of Siletz Bay, was the biggest established town in the area that later became Lincoln City. Mr. and Mrs. George Cutler of Dallas founded the community in the early 20th century, supposedly after Chief Charles “Charley” DePoe of the Siletz Tribe sold the property to George Cutler. The town established a post office in 1930 that served the community until Lincoln City was formed.

The Modern History of Lincoln City, Oregon

Each of these historic communities had its own annual events and local culture, and there was even some competition among them for tourists and trade. They all needed local services such as police and firefighters, though, and while it seemed to make sense to combine and pool these resources, many people did not want to give up their local post office and unique heritage. That’s why they needed to come up with a new, unifying name when the towns and communities did finally incorporate, rather than using any of the five existing names. They held a contest to choose one and school children submitted the name of Lincoln City. It seemed like the best choice when the city was incorporated on March 3, 1965.

History of Glass Floats on the Beach

You probably know about Glass Floats on the Beach if you’ve ever stayed in one of our vacation homes or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City has not only been a hotspot for beaches, but also for arts and crafts such as glassblowing, since the 20th century. When that century was drawing to a close, a local artist decided to use this medium to celebrate the coming millennium with a nod to the Oregon Coast’s past. Japanese fishing boats of bygone eras once used beautiful blue and green glass fishing floats that often washed up on the shores of the Oregon Coast, and visitors in those eras used to love hunting for the glass treasures that would wash ashore. Eventually, they were all found … until 1999, that is, when Lincoln City sponsored the Finders Keepers project where local artists produced stunning blown-glass floats that were “hidden” around the beach. It was so popular and attracted so many tourists that it became part of the city’s local traditions. The beaches will be a great reason to visit Lincoln City once they reopen, and we look forward to welcoming you to our beach house rentals! Until then, this area’s fascinating history is worth learning more about. It’s easy to see why so many people wanted to live in this beautiful part of the Central Oregon Coast.

Foodie Fun Coming to Lincoln City, Oregon this February

With crisp winter weather and great deals on beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is a surprisingly idyllic destination for a relaxing vacation or weekend away in February. It’s also a famously tasty destination for food, wine, and beer throughout the year. And with plenty of fun activities coming up, there’s good reason to book your stay today and make your way to Lincoln City as soon as possible. This charming seaside town that boasts 7½ miles of beautiful Central Oregon coastline and a bustling culinary scene is the place to be this time of year. Here are just a few of the upcoming activities that might whet your appetite for a getaway to Lincoln City, Oregon before this February is through.

February Beach Rental Special!
Get the 3rd night free when you stay from
February 1st – March 1st at our Oregon Beach Houses & Condos
*Must Mention Free 3rd Night When Booking

The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

The nearby city of Newport is hosting its annual Seafood & Wine Festival this Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23 starting at noon each day. The popular festival showcases more than 150 premium wines from the Pacific Northwest region and features a wide range of meals and produce from local artisans, chefs, and other culinary professionals. Just head on over to the Newport Marina with your appetite and cash on hand to enjoy this seafood and wine extravaganza that is just a short drive from our conveniently located beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is about 25 miles up the Oregon Coast Highway from the town of Newport.  

Mardi Gras at the Beachcrest Brewing Company

Beachcrest Brewing Company is hosting a Mardi Gras party this Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 with delicious food and live music for partygoers of all ages. Hot Sorcery will be serving creole Cajun food from their food cart as the Matt and Amy White Quartet perform from 7:00-9:00 PM on Saturday and Patty George and Friends perform from 4:00-7:00 PM on Sunday. You can find Beachcrest Brewing Company in the Salishan Market Place in Gleneden Beach, Oregon, just south of Lincoln City.

Hands-On Cooking Classes at the Lincoln City Culinary Center

The fabulous events at Lincoln City’s Culinary Center are reason alone to book one of our beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is fortunate to have this cutting-edge center where Culinary Manager Donna Riani and Culinary Assistant Larayne Higgins regularly take guests on gastronomic journeys that end with new skills learned and a delicious meal to enjoy. This Saturday, February 22, they are hosting a Hands-On Bacon Class from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a menu featuring bacon and cornbread stuffed pork, chicken with sourdough croutons and bacon, baked oysters with bacon, roasted cabbage with bacon gremolata, BLTA salad, bacon jam, buttery dinner rolls, and bacon apple tart. They are also hosting a Hands-On Gluten Intolerant Latin American Class on February 29 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a menu featuring shrimp ceviche with tostones; chorizo and manchego croquettes; chicken picadillo empanadas; steak, caramelized onion and blue cheese tostado; corn tortillas; tequila beans; onion and tomato curtido; and gluten-free white chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache. Visit CulinaryCenterLincolnCity.com for more information. In addition to these delectable events for foodies, wine-lovers and beer aficionados, there are plenty of opportunities to eat and drink to your heart’s content throughout Lincoln City. The wide range of restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros, and artisanal marketplaces are also complemented by live music venues, museums, galleries, theatres, and – of course – the beautiful beaches. There are plenty of delicious reasons to visit Lincoln City in February, and the prices are lower than you would find in the “peak season” of summer. So, what are you waiting for? Book your beach house rental today and keep the February foodie fun coming in Lincoln City, Oregon!

February Savings to Inspire Spontaneous Oregon Coast Getaways

With beach house rentals available including a 3rd night free until the 1st of March, could it be time to plan that last-minute getaway to the Central Oregon Coast that you’ve been dreaming of? Whether you’re inspired by Valentine’s Day to create a special experience with your special someone, looking for a quick getaway with family or friends, or just want to enjoy some beautiful beach views in peaceful solitude, you’ll want to jump on this opportunity. Guests who mention the free third night while booking any A1 Beach Rentals properties in February will be treated to this extraordinary deal just for booking a two-night stay. Sounds too good to pass up? Keep reading to learn more about your options for an unexpected February getaway along the beautiful coastline of Lincoln City, Oregon.  

February Beach Rental Special!
Get a 3rd night free when you stay from
February 1st – March 1st at our Beach Houses & Condos
*Must Mention Free 3rd Night When Booking

Explore Your Beach Vacation Rental Options

A1 Beach Rentals offers 26 different beach condo rentals and vacation homes including modern, craftsman, and historic properties that sleep anywhere from one to 16 guests. Some of the more popular options include the Nantucket (a charmingly restored one-bed/one-bath condo), Kristy’s Cottage (a two-bed/one-bath cottage with panoramic views of Gleneden Beach), and Starry Night (an elegant oceanfront home with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms to suit large groups). This is just a taste of the options you might have to choose from, but you can expect a certain level of coastal comfort in each and every property. Stunning views, gourmet kitchens, fully stocked linen cabinets and entertainment systems come standard, plus you can expect some extra touches such as a hot tub or observation deck to sweeten the deal. All properties are also conveniently located next to the beach and other local attractions such as the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Some properties even offer private beach access mere steps from the door – a truly luxurious way to enjoy nature’s majesty along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of superb coastline.

Why February is a Great Time to Explore Lincoln City

Summer may be the most popular time to visit any beach town, but there are many reasons why February is an excellent time to book one of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon is in full romantic bloom thanks to Valentine’s Day, for starters. You can find an assortment of wining and dining options, from a tasting at Depoe Bay Winery to dinner at Fathom’s Restaurant & Bar or Chinook’s Seafood Grill to the fun, hands-on events at the Lincoln City Culinary Center. It’s also a great month for antiquing with Antique & Collectibles Week, which includes a special drop of 300 antique Japanese glass floats on the beach.

If arts and crafts are more your thing, there are also numerous workshops taking place in Lincoln City during the month of February that are ideal for couples, families, friends, and solo travelers alike. The Dye Your Own Silk Scarf Workshop at the Artists’ Studio Association, Glass Mosaic Mirror Frame Workshop at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, and 2-Day Landscape Workshop (Realism to Abstract) at the Artists’ Studio Association classroom are just a few of the events taking place. And if you prefer to view and purchase works of fine art rather than making them yourself, then you will also find yourself spoiled for choice with a host of galleries, museums, and arts and crafts shops to choose from.

Whatever you’re looking for in a spontaneous getaway to the Central Oregon Coast, one thing is certain: this free third night deal won’t last long. Contact A1 Beach Rentals today and book your last-minute getaway before February is over.

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday on the Oregon Coast

With a host of cozy beach house rentals to call home for the holidays, Lincoln City is an idyllic place to get away for Christmas on the Central Oregon Coast. There’s also plenty to do on the coast this time of year. Whether you are looking for a fun and festive time, or just want some time away from the hustle and bustle to unwind, you can have it your way in this charming seaside town that boasts 7½ miles of majestic beaches. Here are a few of our top picks for holiday activities to get you in the spirit this season in Lincoln City.

Happy New Year Special!
Guests receive a 3rd night free on bookings made from
December 18th – January 31st on our Beach Houses or Condos

Artisanal Shopping Galore

There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Lincoln City, from the famous outlet shops to the numerous locally owned businesses peppered around Highway 101. If you want to find some of Oregon’s best vendors all in one place, though, you won’t want to miss the Artisan Faire that takes place at Salishan Marketplace every Friday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You’ll find an assortment of handmade goods and unique crafts that make perfect gifts this time of year. Upcoming faire dates include Friday, December 20 and Friday, December 27. Why not book one of our beach condo rentals and make a weekend of it?

Family Fun with the North Pole Express

The North Pole Express has set up shop at Chinook Winds Play Palace this December. For $17.95 per person, you can take a magical journey to the North Pole with singing, cookies, hot cocoa, visits with Santa Claus, and all sorts of fun for the little ones. There will be a family night on Friday, December 20 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM and a final matinee (for children ages 3-11 only) on Saturday, December 21 from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM.

Winter Solstice Celebrations

The winter solstice takes place this December 21, and the Central Oregon Coast is a beautiful place to enjoy Mother Nature as the season turns. To mark the occasion, Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library will be holding a winter solstice celebration on Friday, December 20 with poetry, music, and yummy cookies starting at 6:30 PM. Marci’s Bar & Bistro on Northwest Highway 101 will also be holding a formal winter solstice soiree on Saturday, December 21 at 6:00 PM. Book your reservations in advance if you want to enjoy a unique storytelling event along with your three-course dinner, which will be followed by music and dancing.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with Song

This Christmas Eve, the Lincoln City Cultural Center will host Winter Glow: A Christmas Eve Celebration Song sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Lincoln City. The evening of music will begin at 6:30 PM with the band Cross Generation, followed by the mother-daughter duo Strawberry Charlotte and a bells performance by The Beard Family Bells. There will be plenty of opportunities for the crowd to join in as well.

Christmas Meals for a Stress-Free Day

While guests can always cook up a storm in the gourmet kitchens that come standard in A1’s beach vacation rentals, Oregon is also a great state to dine out – even on Christmas Day. You can enjoy the bounty of Oregonian produce at the Christmas Day Brunch at MIST @Surftides from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Buffet Christmas Dinner at Siletz Bay Buffet in Chinook Winds Casino Resort from 11 AM to 9 PM, Christmas Day Buffet at Fathoms (in the Inn at Spanish Head) from noon to 7:00 PM, Christmas Dinner at the Rogue River Steakhouse in Chinook Winds Casino Resort from noon to 9:00 PM, Christmas Dinner at Chinook’s Seafood Grill from noon to 9:00 PM, or the Christmas Dinner at Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge starting at 1:00 PM.

Lincoln City, Oregon is a magical place year-round, but this beautiful part of the world really comes to life during the Christmas season. So, book your beach house rentals today and enjoy the holidays on the Central Oregon Coast!

Book Your Beach House for Fun in Lincoln City This Fall

It’s time to book your beach house rentals – Lincoln City, Oregon is gearing up for a season of fun this fall! Summer is officially over, which means the crowds have thinned out at the beaches and the sizzling sun is cooling down, but the bounty of the harvest awaits with a host of upcoming autumn activities to choose from. Just don’t wait until the last minute to book your beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City has plenty in store for visitors and locals alike, and you don’t want to miss out on these fun fall events!

Book any open weekday dates in September and save $50
at Whispering Waves or Surfs Up Condos

A Tour to Die For

Start getting in the mood for the Halloween season with “A Tour to Die For” this Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. Local experts will tell tales of famous and infamous cemetery residents, as well as a few mysterious occurrences, with actors bringing the stories to life before your eyes. The spooky tour is hosted collaboratively by the North Lincoln County Historical Museum, Taft Pioneer Cemetery Association, and Theatre West. Tours run every hour from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

Artisan Faire at Salishan

The Shops at Salishan Resort is hosting a weekly Artisan Faire featuring vendors from all around Oregon offering unique crafts and handmade artisan products, including some great gift ideas for the upcoming winter holidays and other special occasions. The faire runs on Fridays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with upcoming dates confirmed on September 27 and October 4.

Oktoberfest at Beachcrest Brewing

If you love beer, food, music, and games, then you are in luck. Beachcrest Brewing is celebrating Oktoberfest this Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29 with multiple seasonal beer releases, delectable dishes to sample, fun games for all ages, and loads of live music with no entry fee. Saturday’s music acts include John Bringetto playing polkas and German beer drinking favorites on the accordion from 2:00 to 4:00 PM; Corwin Bolt & the Wingnuts playing old-time, new-time, ragtime, blue-time, and country-blues encrusted with country-gold from 4:30 to 6:30 PM; and Run and Tell That Duo playing favorite singalong tunes from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. John Bringetto will play again on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, followed by Sitka Band playing jazzy, trippy, folkadelic rock from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.  

Lincoln City Farmer’s & Crafter’s Market

The Lincoln City Farmers & Crafters Market is always a great place to enjoy the local bounty with all items for sale being either homegrown or handmade by its seller in a festive, outdoor marketplace setting. The market runs on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Northeast Highway 101, with upcoming dates confirmed on September 29 and October 6.

Whether you book one of our grand beach houses or one of our cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City will offer no shortage of fun fall activities to make your upcoming getaway more than worthwhile. Book your beach rental today and enjoy an amazing autumn retreat on the Oregon coast!

Deep Summer Discounts still Available on our Prime Beach House Rentals

It’s not too good to be true – one of the most unique beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon is really available at discounted rates of up to $100 off per night through the end of August. The multiple-level Anchor House & Submarine (which was used as a lookout during World War II) offers three different accommodations in one large, connected home. While many long-term bookings have already been made, this fabulous grouping of accommodations connected by one huge deck overlooking the sand and surf still has many shorter “gap” bookings in between. These are where you will find the deals … and the Anchor & Submarine is where you will find a peaceful abode for a summer getaway. Keep reading to learn more, but don’t wait, because this beach house rental is sure to book up fast.

Book any open dates in July and save $150 per night at Seabird Cottage. A beautifully crafted Beach home with breathtaking oceanfront views

Perfect for Larger Groups

The Anchor & Submarine’s unique setup makes it the perfect space for large families, reunions, multiple families, and groups of friends. While the area also offers a variety of beach condo rentals for couples and smaller groups, larger rentals like this can accommodate as many as 10 guests and four cars at one time. There are four queen-sized bedrooms plus one comfortable, queen-sized murphy bed for additional guests. There are also three living rooms – each with their own fireplace – and three separate kitchens. This is the perfect arrangement when multiple generations are vacationing together and ideal for any large group that wants some private, breakout spaces.

The Finest Amenities

The Anchor & Submarine is not only like a home-away-from-home – it’s better than home! The property offers a hot tub with glass walls sitting on the edge of the deck with panoramic ocean views from north to south, perfect for sunsets and whale-watching. Not to mention the gas fireplace that makes for a romantic place to sit and relax in the evenings. The home also comes completely furnished with multiple gourmet kitchens stocked with everything from coffee makers to toasters and all the modern appliances as well as a starter kit of paper products, towels and linens, cable television, washer and dryer, central air, deck chairs, and entertainment centers.

Something for Everyone to Do

When you’re traveling with a large group, it’s important to have a lot of different activities near your beach vacation rentals. Oregon is an active place in general, but Lincoln City is particularly well-positioned with a casino, fitness center, hiking trails, shopping, golf, spas, entertainment venues, cinema, theatre, museums, playgrounds, recreation and cultural centers, art galleries, culinary delights ranging from cafes to fine dining, wine bars and breweries, and so much more. And that doesn’t even take the main attraction – the beach – into consideration. From the Anchor & Submarine it’s only a 90-step downhill walk to the beach with benches along the way. Once near the water you can enjoy beachcombing, boating, crabbing, deep-sea and fly fishing, kite flying, swimming, sunbathing, tide-pooling, whale-watching, and the classic walk on the beach.  Whatever you do, don’t deliberate too long on whether to book this unique beach house rental at its discounted summer rates. There are only a few gap days left between bookings, and this summer sizzler is sure to be booked up before you know it!

Get to Lincoln City in Time for Beachcombing Season

With some of the state’s best seaside attractions and beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is known for its 7½ miles of beautiful beaches that attract visitors throughout the year. This is why it’s the perfect setting for Laura Joki’s beachcombing clinics that started in January of this year and are wrapping up at the end of April. If you want to catch one of these fun and free beachcombing clinics while they last, or if you’re just looking for an excuse to get away from it all, it’s about time to book your beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting to show you all the treasures that its beaches hold.

When to Visit and What to Expect

This year’s season of weekly beachcombing clinics started on New Year’s Day, and there are only four sessions left in 2019. Weather permitting, these clinics will take place at the SW 33rd Street beach access point on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m.

The clinics each begin with a short orientation followed by a walk along the beach with stops to guide you through the process of hunting for seaside treasures such as gemstones, fossils, agates, shells, rocks, minerals, jasper, and petrified wood. Beachcombers are advised to follow strict beach safety precautions, wear good outdoors shoes, and to bring a raincoat, a pair of gloves, and a sturdy container or bag for collecting all your treasures. Over the course of the two-hour clinic you are also encouraged to ask lots of questions, so that next time you go to the beach, you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for.

Gem & Jewelry Lovers Are Always Welcome

Even when the beachcombing clinic season is over, visitors can always find Laura Joki at Rock Your World, a shop in Lincoln City’s Nelscott District run by her and husband Mike Joki. They sell all sorts of rocks, gems, fossils, and handcrafted jewelry made from these and other treasures from the seaside. It’s always worth a visit even if you just want to have a chat and see what they have in their collection. If you love shopping for unique and handmade items, there are also several other jewelry shops in Lincoln City as well as art galleries, glass and pottery studios, gift shops, and other unique stores where local artisans and antique dealers sell their wares. 

Catching the end of 2019’s beachcombing clinic season is one great excuse to book one of our vacation houses or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is always offering up fresh, new reasons to visit, from whale watching and storm watching to clamming and crabbing to kite-flying festivals and culinary cookoffs. There are also accommodations available to suit every visitor’s needs, from one-bedroom condos on the busy beachfront to secluded homes with space for an entire family reunion. And whenever you visit, Lincoln City’s 7 ½ miles of beaches are always full of treasures for you to explore.

Start Planning Now for Valentine’s Day on the Central Oregon Coast

With one of A1’s cozy beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City can be the perfect place to spend a weekend away for Valentine’s Day. The awe-inspiring coastline alone is reason enough to visit this bustling seaside town for a romantic getaway, plus the fact that A1 Beach Rentals offers a host of charming and luxurious beach condo rentals. Lincoln City will also be buzzing with dreamy activities to keep you and your special someone busy (should you even decide to leave your snug cottage or condo for the day!). Here are a few of the top date-friendly options for an idyllic Valentine’s Day getaway in Lincoln City, Oregon:

The Classic “Long Walk on the Beach”

Easy access to beautiful beaches is one of the main reasons people book our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon is home to 7½ miles of beaches from Road’s End State Recreation Site in the north to Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge in the south. So, wherever you’re staying, you are sure to be near a beach to start walking hand-in-hand with your better half. Whether you’re in the mood for a pleasant stroll or a more challenging trek, the natural environment of the Central Oregon Coast will accommodate you. There are even ample pieces of driftwood to sit and watch the tide roll in when you’re in the mood for a little break.

Antique & Collectibles Week

Lincoln City is marking Oregon’s 160th anniversary of becoming a state with a special week to spread the city’s story and celebrate antiques and collectibles that bring us back to those early days. There will be special deals and offers at the city’s 15 antique stores representing 100 different dealers, an icon exhibit courtesy of the Beaverton Modular Railroad Club, an appraise-a-thon, a new pop-up Antique Faire, and a special Glass Float Drop just for this week! An extra 300 glass floats – all Japanese antiquities like the original glass floats that washed up on Lincoln City’s beaches more than a century ago – will be hidden along the beach for finders to keep.

Valentine’s Demo Class at the Culinary Center

Book your tickets now and make your way to the Lincoln City Culinary Center at 6pm on February 14th for a special cooking class in honor of Valentine’s Day. This fun, two-hour event will begin with a demonstration of how to cook a delectable supper, ending with a meal including wine for you to taste the finished product for yourself. Bring your date or simply bring yourself and meet other foodies along the way.

Live Music Throughout Valentine’s Weekend

There is always something musical going on during the weekends in Lincoln City, and the weekend following Valentine’s Day (which falls on a Thursday this year) will be no different. Salishan Resort will host two Music is Instrumental events over the weekend: a live piano recital with Mei Ting on Friday the 15th at 7:30 pm and a silent auction featuring Ural Thomas and the Pain on Saturday the 16th at 4pm. The Beth Willis Rock Duo will also perform at Chinook Winds Casino Resort from 8pm to midnight in Chinook’s Seafood Grill.  

In addition to everything named so far, there is a host of restaurants, wine bars, cafes, brewpubs, museums, shops, and other pleasant places to spend time with someone special in Lincoln City. There will also be an additional Valentine’s Day Glass Float Drop on February 16th and 17th with 50 red, white and pink floats hidden along the beach for you to discover during a leisurely walk. Just don’t leave your Valentine’s Day plans to chance – book your beach house rental now and secure your place in the most romantic city on the Central Oregon Coast.