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College Football and Oregon Coast Beach Vacation Rentals

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

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

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

Watch your favorite team here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step away from the TV and take in the ocean…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

walking on the beach

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

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

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

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

Oregon Beach House Fall Rentals

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

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

Oregon Beach House Fall Rentals

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

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

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

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

kite flying

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

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

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

Spring Brings Things to Do on the Oregon Coast

Oregon Beach House Rentals

Spring is back in the air in the Pacific Northwest. That means prime vacation time for a great beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon lodging boasts many of these.

Whether you’re looking for beach condo rentals or beach home rentals, you’ll find a property to suit your needs. And there are loads of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon as spring sets in. All of them are within an easy drive of great beach rentals.

Oregon Beach House Rentals

If you’re looking to get down and stroll along the beach, make it a special search and find mission! Local glass artisans make special glass floats which they then hide all along our seven miles of beach year round. The year-round event is called “Finders Keepers,” because that’s exactly how it goes: if you find a treasure, it’s yours to keep! More floats, and special ones, are produced and hidden near special occasions and holidays. So get out and find your special, one-of-a-kind souvenir! 

If you’re staying at an Oregon coast beach vacation rental, this may mean just walking out your door and right down to the sand — you may even spy the artisans hiding their treasures!

Also all along the beach, and all year round, is an exciting and interesting beach combing experience. The Pacific Ocean is very generous, and it is known for sharing its own treasures. The trained eye can find natural treasures like gem stones, agates, petrified wood, jasper, and other coastal jewels. 

So when you book Oregon coast vacation rentals, bring along your sharp eye and your beach walking shoes. You never know what unique treasures you’ll go home with.

Whale Off the Oregon Coast

But wonderful sights can be found if you raise your eyes also. If you head to one of the great vantage points along the coast you’ll be able to look out for the thousands of grey whales passing by.

In the fall these majestic creatures migrate south to Mexico to breed, and then come spring they are migrating north again to Alaska. Oregon coast vacation rentals give visitors the best opportunity for spotting their backs, tails, and spouts as they make their biannual trek. 

The higher you get the better view you’ll have, and a good set of binoculars could come in handy to see this special show.

Spring also is a great time to visit the Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy. This public access garden is open year round, but spring brings some of the most spectacular blooms. Stop by and let the glorious spring blooms fill your mind and their sweet smells fill your nostrils. 

You won’t believe how many varieties of rhododendron the Hansen Garden keeps. And they’re perfectly framed by azaleas, and irises. All of these love to flower in spring and into the summer. Don’t miss it!

All of this natural beauty is available when you stay nearby at Oregon beach rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon. Book your stay online or by calling 503-232-5984 soon!

Sometimes You Just Want Takeout at your Beach Vacation Rentals

We get it: there are times when you’re on vacation when you don’t want to go out to dinner, no matter how good the restaurants are. The weather may not be pleasant, or you may just want to spend more time with family and friends (or alone!) at your beach home rentals! Lincoln City, Oregon has you covered on that score, as well.

We’ve written about the great dining options near Oregon vacation rentals — Lincoln City, Oregon has its fair share of them. But what about great takeout options? Great restaurants don’t always mean great takeout options.

Well if you’re staying at beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, you’re in luck. 

We’d like to share with you some of the great takeout options nearby when you’re staying at Oregon beach rentals.

The first we’ll mention is Tastebuds Bistro. Tastebuds offers a wide array of delicious breakfast options. For lunch and dinner they have an array burgers and enormous sandwiches, as well as scratch-made soups and generous salads. They’re easy to get to, and the price is right. Your tastebuds will thank you!

Another great takeout option is Best Thai. If you like Thai food, this one is Best! (Sorry, easy joke). Best Thai offers all of the great Thai food options you expect — fresh flavors, hearty curries, soups with flavors that just burst in your mouth. One reviewer called Best Thai, “Thai comfort food.” Give them a chance when you’re staying at Oregon vacation homes near Lincoln City, Oregon and you will not be disappointed! 

A third option is The Grill 1646. From Thai comfort food to all-American comfort food. Burgers, hot dogs, gyros, wings, and subs. You won’t be left hungry! And with their takeout options you can order an adult beverage for pickup, like beer or a hard seltzer. Be sure to look through the list — you might find something you’ve never had before and really like!

Our fourth great takeout option is Gallucci’s Pizzeria. This isn’t just a pizza delivery or pickup place, it is a classic pizzeria — soda served in pitchers, an arcade room, the whole nine yards. Their takeout options are even more than you’d expect from such a place: all of the great pizza pie options you’re looking for, plus appetizers, sandwiches, pasta dishes, soups, and salads! Guaranteed satisfaction for everyone in the family! And who doesn’t love when the smell of a great pizza fills the air at your beach condo rentals? 

Sandgate Oregon Beach Rental

There are lots of other options for takeout among the things to eat and things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. So when you’re staying in one of our many beach rentals along the Oregon coast, try out some of the local cuisine. You’ll want to come back just to try another one!  Book your stay today!

Great Board Games for Family Vacations

Sometimes when you’re out on vacation you just want to stay in, order takeout, and do something together. This can especially be true when you stay in comfortable, homey beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has many of them.

And even though there are so many amazing things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, we understand the impulse to have “a night in.” 

Or, if you had plans for an outdoor excursion, but the weather doesn’t quite cooperate, you’ll be glad you’re staying in one of the great beach home rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon.

And during those nights in, many families enjoy a good board game to pit wits, test strategies, inspire conversation, and just have a good time together. Here are some suggestions for board games that would be a hit during a comfortable evening in Oregon vacation rentals.

First is Ticket to Ride. This comes in two versions, one featuring a game map of the United States and the other a game map of Europe. Players take turns building railroads and completing routes between far-flung destinations. The game is for 2 to 5 players, and it gets more complex and difficult with more players. But it is fast-paced, and groups can play multiple sessions in one evening. The drawback is this is a large-box game, so it would be better suited to those who drive to their Oregon coast beach house rentals.

Our second suggestion is Mille Bornes, which is a fairly old card game. Players draw cards and attempt to “travel” 1000 miles more quickly than their opponents. But opponents can cause havoc on the roadway or cause each other to run out of gas, or other calamity. This comes in a small enough box that it can be suitable for air travel, but since it is a game about driving, perhaps you should insist on making the breathtakingly beautiful drive to your beach condo rentals!

A third suggestion is Unexploded Cow. This is the most easily packed game among all of our suggestions, so it can travel with you no matter how you come to your Oregon beach vacation rentals. In Unexploded Cow you amass herds of mad cows and march them through the French countryside in search of unexploded ordnance from the First and Second World Wars. When one of your cows explodes, you get money. It’s a very fun game for groups of two to six, and each round goes only about 25 minutes.

Our fourth and final suggestion is Settlers of Catan. A global sensation when released, it pits settlers against each other to have the most dominant settlement on a deserted island. This game can be somewhat more cutthroat than the others, so it is a great one for families and friends who like some more intense competition over something that ultimately doesn’t matter — so it’s great for a “night in” at your cozy, homey beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has a lot to recommend it as a destination, and our many beach rentals are on that list!

So be sure to book your stay today!

Christmas Vacation On The Oregon Coast

You still have time to book a relaxing getaway Christmas time vacation in an Oregon beach rental! Lincoln City, OR welcomes visitors year-round who are looking for a place to relax, take in nature, and experience some top-notch entertainment and shopping experiences.

Some beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, OR even take care of decorating for you, presenting a well-appointed, welcoming atmosphere for your holiday festivities. You get to stay in a beach condo rental, and the host takes care of the decorating!

But apart from the comfortable and clean vacation rentals, Lincoln City, OR has many other reasons to stay in town during the holidays — whether Hannukah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, or whatever your holiday — Lincoln City events don’t stop. 

Various venues have musical acts or productions of the musical Elf, Jr. to entertain. Many local shops have special holiday displays and sales, and some local organizations host bazaars where one-of-a-kind items may be found for that hard-to-shop-for person who seemingly has everything.

But entertaining shows and excellent shopping aren’t the only reason to stay for the season at an Oregon vacation rental. There are many other things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. Don’t forget: nature doesn’t take a holiday.

And the Oregon coast is a marvelous place to experience nature. December frequently presents some of the most spectacular winter storms you’ll see anywhere. The clouds, the stormy seas, the wind howling all present an opportunity to enjoy some hot cocoa in your cozy Oregon vacation beach rental with loved ones. 

Or you might go for a stroll along the beach when the weather is calm and the seas are gently lapping along the shore — there is little more relaxing than the sound of the sea, with gulls calling overhead. And who knows, you may even spot a whale! 

Beach home rentals along with the Oregon oceanfront property often give a great view to see whales flippering or even breaching! 

December holidays provide lots of reasons to book your stay at Oregon coast vacation rentals, whether you’re coming to spend a quiet, low-stress holiday, or just coming to get away and relax. Don’t miss the opportunity! Book today.

“Washed Ashore” Exhibit Welcomes Visitors From Oregon Beach Rentals

Mild year-round weather means there’s never a bad time for an Oregon beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, OR offers many activities and attractions during the fall and winter. And with temperatures staying well above freezing even in the coldest part of winter, there is never a worry about the outdoors around your beach condo rental being too cold for pleasant outdoor activities.

One outdoor activity that you shouldn’t miss, and it won’t be too far from most beach home rentals near Lincoln City, OR, is the temporary “Washed Ashore” exhibit. This exhibit is a collection of large sculptures made using materials — debris, trash, and many items that were lost at sea or simply discarded —  that were found along Oregon beaches.

The sculptures have natural themes, as in a large bald eagle with its wings spread, a parrot fish, a marlin, a penguin, and other aquatic animals. 

The sculptures have traveled the country, including being displayed for a time at the Smithsonian, but they are back home in Oregon, along the coast where the debris was originally found. 

When you rent Oregon vacation homes you are just a short drive away from this cool display with a message of environmental responsibility. The display will be available, free of charge, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, which is centrally located along highway 101.

Incidentally, the Lincoln City Cultural Center is a great place to find art exhibits, and art classes, all year round. This “Washed Ashore” exhibit is just the current installation. So be sure to include it in your plans whenever you rent lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon.

You’re also a short drive, or even just a short walk, from the beaches where some of this debris was collected when you stay at Oregon vacation beach rentals. Lincoln City, OR has some beautiful beaches that are suitable for walking year-round, even in the winter. Even the coolest time of day isn’t too cool to stroll along the beach while wearing a jacket, and perhaps sipping on some coffee or hot cocoa. 

So don’t let the onset of winter keep you from visiting Oregon vacation rentals! There are lots of winter-time things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including things involving the beach.

Sea Lion Caves Provide Year Round Entertainment

Whale Off the Oregon Coast

There is absolutely no shortage of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. The restaurants, the kites, the beaches, looking for shells, heading out to the wineries, and so, so much more for those staying in Oregon beach rentals.

But if you’re looking for something new for a day trip, one truly unique place to drive to from Oregon vacation rentals is the Seal Lion Caves which are about 90 minutes from Lincoln City, just north of Florence, Oregon.

Lincoln City Oregon Beach
Sand Water Coast Oregon Lincoln City Ocean Beach

Sea Lion Caves is America’s largest sea caves. It is a natural wonder, with the main cave more than twelve stories tall and a football field long.  The group of caves t is called “Sea Lion Caves” because it is the year-round home for the wonderful and entertaining sea lion. But the sea lions are always in the cave. In fact, they spend the majority of the spring and summer on the rocks outside the cave along the coast. 

But that means that if you come in the winter, you’ll be treated to the sight of hundreds of sea lions all around the caves.

What a wonderful way to spend a day or two when at Oregon coast vacation rentals!

But sea lions aren’t the only wildlife that you’ll have a chance to see when you’re at Sea Lion Caves.

Whale Off the Oregon Coast

But not only will you see sea lions in Sea Lion Caves, you’ll also be able to observe many sea birds as they fly in and out of the cave, plus, if you’re there at the right time, you’ll even see some whales off the coast. 

Now, Sea Lion Caves does require a bit of walking up and down hills and sets of stairs, so if you go there from Oregon beach vacation rentals, be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. But the sights and sounds will be very worth the effort. 

Sea Lion Caves is open year-round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, but you should check their website or call ahead to make sure they’re open, and what might be going on. 

It’s just one more reason to look for beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon! 

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!