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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!

Oregon Coast Adventures and Things to do near Lincoln City, Oregon

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Bring your adventurous spirit when you come to Oregon and book beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon serves as a great base for all sorts of outdoor adventures.

You’ll find hiking trails of all levels of difficulty, kayaking in calm water or more active areas, whale watching opportunities, and many other great outdoor activities. All of it within a short drive from your beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon really should be a destination for your vacation.

One great center of activity is Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area. The Lake itself, a short drive from every beach condo rental in Lincoln City, Oregon, is protected from strong coastal winds. The waters remain relatively calm, and they are teeming with life.

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When staying in vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, Devil’s Lake will be a great destination for kayaking and fishing.

Those looking for slightly more challenging conditions for kayaking could head over to Siletz Bay, which is more exposed to ocean conditions, or further up the Salmon River before it reaches the Bay. Then, of course, there is the ocean itself.

When you’ve had your fill of water sports, lace up your sturdy boots and take a hike! Oregon coast beach rentals are never very far from great hikes in the coastal hills and mountains.

One of the most famous is the trail up “God’s Thumb.” This rocky outcrop provides a hike of a little over four miles. It is moderately difficult, but the payoff at the top is spectacular. The views over Lincoln City, and out into the ocean really make it worth every tiring step.

Another great hiking option is the Cascade Head Trail. This hike of more than six miles ends at a summit of 1200 feet. Various trailheads connect to the final main path, and at least one intermediate point provides fantastic views before the dramatic panorama of the summit.

The area around Lincoln City, Oregon features a number of other great hiking trails, including the Hearts Cove Trail, and trails that provide breathtaking views of waterfalls and that accommodate wheelchairs.

The outdoor adventurer has every reason to book a stay at Oregon beachfront property. Book your stay today!

Plan Your Fall Vacation in Lodging Near Lincoln City, Oregon

Thinking about fall vacation plans should start with booking your beach house. Lincoln City, Oregon is a great place to vacation all year, and the fall is no different. Since the weather remains predictably moderate to comfortable all year round, staying at beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon is never out of season.

Whale watching, hiking in the nearby mountains, searching for glass floats, heading out on Devil’s Lake in a kayak or pontoon boat, enjoying delicious sea food, catching local glass artisans in action, and just taking a relaxing walk along the beach remain excellent things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon

A1 Beach Rentals offer beach house rentals that offer amazing sunsets!

Our local movie house, the Bijou Theater, also maintains an eclectic and interesting list of films on offer. As examples, the end of summer will feature David Bowie’s 80s classic Labyrinth, followed by Gene Wilder welcoming you to his “world of pure imagination” in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. With their desire to attract a fun loving and nostalgic crowd, the fall lineup promises to be just as interesting! 

The seven miles of sandy beaches certainly aren’t going anywhere. So no matter which of the many Oregon coast vacation rentals you snag, you’ll be in a position to stroll for as long as you like along the beach. Let the rhythm of the surf ease your mind while the fresh sea air refreshes your senses. And who knows, maybe you’ll spot a glass float!

As a reminder, the glass floats are basically an ongoing treasure hunt near Lincoln City, Oregon beach vacation rentals. Local glass artisans make the unique floats and hide them up and down the beach where anyone may find them. If you find one, it is yours to keep! The artisans who make them just ask that if you do find one, you register finding it on their website, and you only take one per year — let others participate in the fun!

Whale watching is at its peak during the winter and spring, but you may still catch some great sights at sea during the fall. If nothing else, sunsets can be spectacular from Oregon beach house rentals. 

Some people even take advantage of vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon for remote office locations. The availability of wifi and high speed internet in many Oregon coast vacation rentals makes “working from home” a “take it with you” proposition. If your job can be done from anywhere, why not make it somewhere comfortable — somewhere the whole family can enjoy spending time? Bring your laptop out onto the deck and listen to the gulls and the surf as you get your work done. Then, if your family came with you, join them building a sand castle or looking for seashells and other treasures along the beach. 

So resolve to spend time this fall in a place where you can relax, bring the family, get some work done, and generally have a great time: oceanfront property in Oregon.

Sand Castle Building During Your Oregon Beach Vacation

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If you didn’t build an epic sandcastle, did you even stay at the beach? Lincoln City, Oregon beach rentals near the beach are great places to stay while satisfying your sandcastle-building urges.

While you’ll find many things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, one of the most relaxing and inexpensive ways to spend time is just to go to the beach and play in the sand. And with seven miles of sandy beaches, most of the beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon will be near the beach.

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The Oregon weather helps with epic sand castle construction also. Some major enemies of sand castle construction are bright sunlight, hot temperatures, and dry air. Lincoln City, Oregon weather provides a comfortable temperature all year round, and the air, while not uncomfortably muggy, remains suitably moist. So your sand castle creations will stand up longer. 

And if you book your stay at Oregon vacation rentals for mid-August, you’ll be around for the Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest! Open only to amateurs, this sandcastle contest gives vacationers and casual sandcastle builders a chance to showcase their abilities and maybe win a prize! Builders can only use hand tools, like shovels, rakes, straws, buckets, and pre-made forms. No power tools, like power tampers, are permitted. The spirit is to have fun and keep the competition accessible to all who’d like to take part. Professional sand castle builders are not eligible to win prizes. 

So if you’d like to test your skill against other amateur sand castle builders, or if you’d just like a chance to see what incredible creations others can come up with, don’t miss the annual sand castle competition! This is done on the beach along Siletz Bay at the south end of town. This makes it an easy drive from any lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

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And after the competition, whether you took part of just went to view others’ creations, you can head down to the beach near the beach house rentals you booked. The tools you need to build an epic sand castle really are simple:

  • buckets of different sizes
  • shovels, large and small
  • flat-bladed shovel
  • rake
  • spoons and other smaller tools to shape and sculpt. 

If you really want to get creative, bring along a spray bottle to fill with water. This way you can keep your creation wet. Wet sand holds its shape longer.

With this simple list your imagination can run wild! 

But the first step is being there. Book Oregon coast beach vacation rentals today and don’t forget to bring your sand castle tools!

Great Day Trips from Lincoln City Lodgings

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Beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon give you the best opportunity for a great beach vacation. And there are loads of things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, including the longest stretch —seven miles! — of sandy beaches on the Oregon coast.

Day Trips

But once you choose from among our great beach home rentals and you get settled in, you can also choose any of a number of great day trips. Nearby to Lincoln City, Oregon lodging you’ll find hiking trails to breathtaking views, picture-perfect lighthouses, lovely coastal pathways, and more! Here are just a few day trip ideas for your Oregon coast vacation.

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse

First is the Yaquina Head lighthouse. Yaquina Head lighthouse was first lit in 1873, and its light was made in Paris in 1868. At 93 feet tall, Yaquina is the tallest lighthouse in Oregon, and its light can be seen 19 miles out to sea. The lighthouse is still in use. The grounds include hiking trails to spots with great views, and an interpretive center to help visitors know more of the back story of this historic lighthouse. 

Depoe Bay Whale Watching

Another day trip destination — one that is actually on the way between vacation rentals in Lincoln City and Yaquina Head — is Depoe Bay. Depoe Bay has been the setting of scenes in a number of movies, including “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” Depoe Bay also is considered the best place on the Oregon Coast to spot whales. 

Otter Crest Scenic Drive

In the same direction as Depoe Bay and Yaquina Head is the Otter Crest Scenic Drive. This four-mile one-way drive offers incredible views of some of the most beautiful natural formations and vegetation on the Oregon coast. Two spots to be sure to stop along the way are the lovely Ben Jones Bridge, and the Devil’s Punch Bowl. This collapsed sea cave has waves from the Pacific come crashing in and swirl around, creating quite a scene of splash and mist and sea foam.

Drift Creek Falls

About a fifteen minute drive from most beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon is Drift Creek Falls. The hike in and out is just over three miles, and the elevation gain is not much — about 540 feet — so the hike is not strenuous. But the payoff for that gentle walk really is spectacular. The trail winds through a forest of pine, ferns, and other lovely vegetation, until is comes out at a beautiful suspension bridge suspended about 100 feet above the forest floor. And the view from that bridge includes the spectacular Drift Creek Falls. The Falls fall 75 feet down a cliff face. 

These are just a few of the many great day trips available from Lincoln City, Oregon beach house rentals. Book your stay today so you can enjoy any or all of these wonders!

Spring Means A Return to the Beach

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Winter is past, spring is here, summer is on the way. Don’t wait: book your vacation at a beach house rental. Lincoln City, Oregon waits for you with lots to do, and very pleasant weather to do it.

Now, winters in the Pacific Northwest aren’t exactly cold and snowy. The moderate, consistent weather really is one of the great things about this part of the country. Whenever you book beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon you’ll be guaranteed pleasant weather for a relaxing stay.

And when you’re staying in oceanfront property in Oregon you’ll have plenty to do right outside the front door of your your beach vacation rental.

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The seven miles of soft sandy beaches at Lincoln City, Oregon, are among the best on the Oregon coast. Early morning walks, tidepooling at low tide, seeking treasures washed up by the sea, and even crabbing or clamming in Siletz Bay, provide days of relaxation and fun for the whole family.

Many who stay in Oregon beach house rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon enjoy tidepooling. This is the fun exploration of little pools left behind in basins of rock that gets exposed when the tide is out. These little microcosms of the life of the ocean provide a fascinating glimpse of the life that lives in the ocean. Starfish, anemones, sea urchins, and darting little fish fascinate and delight kids — no matter their age.

Siletz Bay, a short drive from the many beach home rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon, offers ample opportunities for crabbing and clamming — though both are subject to regulations, so be sure to check that out so you don’t run afoul of the law while catching your dinner!

The seven miles of beach also offer a wonderful place to just go for a stroll. Most of the historic districts that make up Lincoln City, Oregon can be access from the beach. So if you’re in no hurry — and if you’re staying in a beach vacation rental, why be in a hurry? — you can take in the sunrise or sunset, or just enjoy the breeze and pleasant weather, while walking to your next destination. 

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Another favorite pastime in Lincoln City, Oregon is kite flying. The sky fills with the colorful and interesting flyers, carried on the consistent and predictable breezes. The annual Kite Festival returns this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. But you don’t need a festival to fly a kite when staying at lodging in Lincoln City, Oregon. Whether you bring your own, or buy one from a local shop, you’ll be shocked at how fast time will fly by as you’re having the time of your life flying a kite. 

And as the night comes along, you can end the day with a bonfire on the beach. Some s’mores, hot dogs, maybe a few beverages help to round out a day full of adventure before you return for a nice sleep at your vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Book you stay and find all of the great things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, today.

Delicious, Easy-to-Cook Meals Delivered to your Oregon Beach Rental

Fresh, delicious meals makes such a huge difference while staying at Oregon Home Rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon boasts a good number of great restaurants. Those staying at Lincoln City, Oregon lodging will certainly have their choice of excellent restaurants. 

But sometimes guests just want to stay at their cozy, comfortable, clean beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon and cook a delicious meal on their own.

Enjoy a Full Kitchen

Most Oregon beach house rentals will have full kitchens with everything needed to prepare a simple meal. And when the food is delivered by a meal delivery service, nearly all of the ingredients come right to you — no need for a major trip to the grocery store!

Meal delivery services have really become more eclectic and sophisticated in recent years. Some offer more high-end meals that could require slightly more cooking expertise and more pots and kitchen tools. Some cater to specialized diets, whether vegetarian or vegan, gluten free, or other. Most have options, so the customer can find the cuisine that suits their needs and treats their taste buds. 

Likewise, there is a range of prices, from about $5 per meal, to more than $10 per meal.

Shipped Right to your Vacation Beach Rental Door

And when you put in your order, they will ship to whatever destination you tell them — even Oregon vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon travelers will enjoy this convenience, especially those flying in from far away. They’d rather just enjoy their time at their Oregon coast beach rentals, without the hassle of finding a grocery store. Also, with a meal delivery service, just the food needed to cook the meal comes to your Oregon coast vacation rentals. No need to buy a whole head of broccoli, or a whole bag of potatoes, carrots, onions, or similar, when you just need a couple. 

Meal Recipe Delivery Services

Some meal delivery services to consider include Every Plate, Blue Apron, Thistle, and Hello Fresh.

Every Plate delivers a box weekly with nearly all the ingredients you will need to make delicious, simple meals. All you’ll need to provide will be eggs, salt, pepper, oil, butter, and a few condiments here and there. But the meals are simple, incredibly delicious, and, starting at just $5 per meal, very affordable. Every Plate offers a number of options to choose from every week, and they can accommodate special dietary needs.

Blue Apron Was The First

Another that delivers food which you need to cook is Blue Apron. Blue Apron really developed the recipe delivery market a number of years ago, and they remain one of the best. Blue Apron is similar to Every Plate, but they take a slightly more sophisticated approach. This means the meals can be more adventurous and complex, and, yes, a bit more expensive. Meals begin at $9 each with Blue Apron. 

A third recipe delivery service to consider is Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is very similar to Every Plate, with many options, and low cost.

Meals Fully Prepared and Cooked

We have one more option to recommend: Thistle. For those who do not want to cook, and don’t just want typical takeout, Thistle will deliver meals fully prepared and ready to eat right to the door of your beach rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. Naturally this means they’ll be a bit more expensive than the previous ones we mentioned, but not having to cook just might be worth it!

Whichever way you go, you will have great food to enhance the experience of staying at your oceanfront property in Oregon. Book your stay, and order your meals today!

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? 

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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!

Hiking and Other Winter Outdoor Activities

If you like hiking and other outdoor activity but don’t like doing it in sub-freezing temperatures, then you should come stay in a beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, Oregon boasts plenty of hiking trails and other outdoor adventures that remain available throughout the winter.

Oregon can provide this because the temperatures along the Oregon coast stay above freezing. Average temperatures around your Oregon coast vacation rental remain in the 35 to 50 degree range all winter long, which means there remain many outdoor things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon

Naturally the beaches along the Oregon coast remain a popular and relaxing place to take a stroll during the winter months. When you stay in Lincoln city, Oregon lodging you’re never far from a beach where a stroll alone or with loved ones can help clear the mind and refresh the heart. Who knows, you might find some shells!

Winter months also bring some spectacular winter storms to the area around Lincoln City, Oregon. Vacation rentals in the area provide great views to watch the clouds, hear the wind, and, if you have oceanfront property in Oregon, you’ll be able to see the mighty power of the crashing of the surf.

But for those who enjoy hiking, there remain three great hiking trails nearby Oregon beach rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. 

The first we’ll mention is the Drift Creek Falls trail. A few miles inland from Oregon coat vacation rentals, trees and topography protect hikers from the more unpredictable and severe weather of the coast. This trail is well maintained and easy to walk, and leads to the Drift Creek Falls, which is a spectacular 75-foot waterfall. Be sure to take a selfie with the falls in the background!

The second is the well-known Cascade Head Trail. Two trails wind their way to the terminus where hikers get a great payoff: on a clear day you can see nearly 30 miles out to sea! Bring your sturdy hiking boots for this one, because it does include some steeper rocky ascents.

The third is the most accessible, both because it is an easy walk, and also because it is very nearby your Oregon beach rental. Lincoln City, Oregon, Devil’s Lake, and the Ocean, can all be seen from the summit of The Knoll. Whether you visit once or every day, you’ll get many beautiful views of the area near Oregon vacation beach rentals.

So if you’re looking for some outdoor activities in the winter that won’t freeze the bones, don’t miss an opportunity to stay at t aOregon coast vacation rental!

Sea Lion Caves Provide Year Round Entertainment

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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.

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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.

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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!