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Porthole: A Pristine Beach House Gem in Lincoln City

Introduction:

Escape to the enchanting Porthole, a beach house nestled on the serene SW Anchor Ct. in Lincoln City, Oregon, where tranquillity meets the unmatched beauty of the Pacific Ocean.

Evening view of the sunset at the Porthole

This idyllic retreat, designed to accommodate up to 10 guests, promises an unforgettable getaway with its breathtaking ocean views, cozy living spaces, and a plethora of amenities tailored for comfort and convenience.

Whether you’re gathering with family, and friends, or seeking a peaceful escape, the Porthole offers a secluded haven with direct access to the sandy shores and whispering waves. Immerse yourself in the warmth of the floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace, unwind in the bubbling hot tub under a canopy of stars, or simply marvel at the majestic sunsets from the wrap-around deck. The Porthole is more than a vacation rental; it’s a doorway to creating lasting memories amidst the natural splendour of the Oregon Coast.

Unmatched Comfort and Spectacular Views

The Porthole offers an exquisite blend of comfort and panoramic ocean vistas. The living area, adorned with open beams, a vaulted ceiling, and hardwood floors, is centered around a majestic floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace, creating a cozy ambiance for guests. The expansive picture windows invite the outside in, offering unobstructed views of the surf and sunsets that Lincoln City is famed for. This space is perfect for social gatherings, whale watching, or simply enjoying a quiet moment with a book. The galley-style kitchen, fully stocked and opening onto a private patio, ensures that meal preparations are as enjoyable as the dining experience itself, especially with the backdrop of the ocean.

Your Gateway to Coastal Adventures

Strategically positioned on a quiet, secluded road, the Porthole is your gateway to the myriad of adventures that the Oregon Coast has to offer. The property’s location allows for easy access to Lincoln City’s pristine beaches, where days can be spent beachcombing, kite flying, or simply soaking up the sun. For those looking to explore beyond the shore, Lincoln City’s renowned hiking trails and local attractions are just a short drive away. Despite its serene setting, the Porthole remains within reach of the city’s vibrant dining scene and quaint shops, making it an ideal base for both relaxation and exploration.


Thoughtfully Designed for Every Guest

Accommodating up to 10 guests, the Porthole is thoughtfully designed to ensure comfort for all. The sleeping arrangements include three queen beds and four twin beds, spread across three well-appointed bedrooms, making it suitable for families, friends, and small groups.

The inclusion of modern conveniences such as a fully equipped kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a child’s highchair, coupled with the charm of ocean-themed decor, ensures a home-away-from-home experience.

The no-stairs entry from the parking area enhances accessibility, ensuring a seamless experience for guests from the moment of arrival.


Embrace the Outdoor Lifestyle

The Porthole embraces the quintessential coastal lifestyle with its inviting outdoor amenities.

The private patio is a haven of relaxation, featuring a hot tub, picnic table, and a porch swing, all set against the mesmerizing backdrop of the Pacific Ocean. The yard offers a grassy retreat for moments of tranquility or play.

The additional wrap-around upper deck provides the perfect vantage point for lounging on wooden Adirondack chairs, making it an ideal spot for surf watching, stargazing, or simply basking in the natural beauty that surrounds you.


A Commitment to Comfort and Safety

In response to the ever-important need for cleanliness and safety, the Porthole adheres to rigorous cleaning protocols, following the CDC Guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable stay for all guests.

The property offers contactless check-in and check-out, minimizing interaction and maximizing peace of mind. Despite the charm of its rustic features, like the unique heating system, the Porthole has been equipped with modern amenities to ensure comfort throughout your stay.

The beach house’s commitment to your well-being allows you to relax fully and enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of Lincoln City.

Conclusion

The Porthole stands as a testament to the perfect blend of natural beauty, comfort, and adventure that Lincoln City has to offer.

Whether it’s the allure of the ocean views, the warmth of the fireplace, or the call of the coastal adventures that draws you in, this beach house is poised to deliver an unforgettable experience.

As you bid farewell to the Porthole, with the echoes of the ocean waves still in your ears, you’ll carry with you memories of a place where every moment is a treasure and every view is a masterpiece.

The Porthole is not just a destination; it’s your next chapter in the story of adventure, relaxation, and discovery on the Oregon Coast.

Ready to Experience The Porthole

Don’t let the opportunity to experience the magic of the Porthole and the Oregon Coast slip away. Book your stay today and open the door to a vacation filled with breathtaking views, comfort, and unforgettable adventures. Whether you’re planning a family gathering, a retreat with friends, or a solo escape, the Porthole awaits to provide the backdrop for your next great story.

Contact us now to secure your spot in this coastal haven.

You can book an experience at the Porthole here.

Experience the Magic of Spring Break at the Lincoln City Festival of Illusions

Step into a world where the impossible becomes possible, and wonder fills the air – welcome to the mesmerizing spring break in Lincoln City Festival of Illusions!

As the coastal breeze carries whispers of excitement, families and thrill-seekers alike gather at the Lincoln City Cultural Center for a week-long spectacle of enchantment and entertainment.

From mind-bending illusions to captivating performances, this year’s festival promises an unforgettable experience for all ages.

Banner for Festival of Illusions, Lincoln City
Festival Of Illusions, Rain or Shine it is a go!

But the magic doesn’t end with the final curtain call. While you’re enchanted by the spellbinding performances, why not extend your stay and immerse yourself in the coastal charm of Lincoln City? 

With our range of exquisite vacation rentals, you can turn your visit to the Festival of Illusions into a magical getaway.

 Picture yourself waking up to panoramic ocean views, with the sound of waves as your morning melody, before heading off to a day filled with wonder and awe. Whether you prefer a cozy beachside cottage or a luxurious oceanfront estate, our accommodations offer the perfect retreat after a day of enchantment at the festival.

PERFORMANCES

This year’s Festival of Illusions promises an extraordinary lineup of performances, guaranteed to leave you spellbound. From the whimsical antics of The Amazing Bubble Man to the mind-bending illusions of Dr. Delusion, each act offers a unique blend of magic, comedy, and artistry. Whether you’re captivated by the sleight of hand or amazed by the grand illusions, there’s something for everyone at this magical extravaganza.

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the family-friendly matinee performances and interactive workshops. From balloon twisting to cookie decorating, these hands-on activities are perfect for budding magicians and creative minds of all ages. Plus, with reserved seating available for all performances, you can ensure that you’ll have the best view of the magic unfolding on stage.

MAGIC ART STUDIO

The Festival of Illusions isn’t just about watching magic – it’s about creating it too! Dive into the world of visual arts at the Magic Art Studio, where creativity knows no bounds. With a variety of art stations offering everything from painting and printmaking to magic trick making and stop-gap animation, you can unleash your inner artist and bring your imagination to life.

And for those looking to take the magic home, the Art Kit Pick Up Room has you covered. Stocked with an array of magical art projects “to go,” you can continue the enchantment long after the festival ends. Whether you’re crafting your own illusions or exploring new artistic techniques, the Magic Art Studio is where dreams come to life.

ENCHANTED VACATION HAVEN

After a day filled with wonder and excitement, retreat to your own enchanted haven with A1 Beach Rentals. Our vacation properties offer the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and coastal charm, ensuring that your stay in Lincoln City is nothing short of magical. Imagine relaxing on a private deck overlooking the ocean, with the sound of waves lulling you into a state of blissful relaxation. With amenities like fully-equipped kitchens, cozy living spaces, and stunning views, our rentals provide the ideal backdrop for your coastal escape.

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a family adventure by the sea, our vacation rentals cater to every need and preference. Plus, with convenient access to the Lincoln City Cultural Center, you’re just minutes away from all the magic of the Festival of Illusions. So why settle for an ordinary vacation when you can experience the extraordinary with A1 Beach Rentals?

Property Spotlights:

Jetty Avenue Cottage

Type: House
Location: Lincoln City
2 Bedrooms
1.5 Bath
Sleeps: 4

About the house:

Nestled directly on the beach, the Jetty Avenue Cottage is a historic gem that offers a unique coastal experience. Built in 1946, this brick oceanfront home exudes charm and character, making it the perfect retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway. With two cozy bedrooms and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, this cottage provides a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While not suitable for kids, its serene location offers a peaceful haven where guests can relax and unwind to the soothing sound of the waves crashing against the shore.

Pirates Lookout

Type: House
Location: Lincoln City
Hot Tub: Yes
4 Bedrooms
3 Bath
Sleeps: 10

Description:
Experience big oceanfront views and Cape Cod-style luxury at Pirates Lookout. This spacious home, located in a quiet neighbourhood, boasts four bedrooms and three baths, making it ideal for large families or groups. With a solid N to S wall design, guests can enjoy privacy and comfort while taking in breathtaking views of the ocean. The highlight of this property is undoubtedly the hot tub, perfect for soaking away the stresses of everyday life while gazing at the endless expanse of the Pacific. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Pirates Lookout offers the perfect coastal escape for your next vacation.

To Sum It Up

As you prepare to embark on your coastal adventure in Lincoln City, remember that the magic of Spring Break in Lincoln City is just around the corner. With captivating performances at the Lincoln City Cultural Center during the Festival of Illusions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. From mind-bending acts to hands-on art experiences, this event promises fun and excitement for the whole family.

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Brilliant Waterfalls Near Lincoln City Oregon Beach Rentals

If you like to visit awesome, breathtaking waterfalls, stay in one of our vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon, situated along the Oregon coast, is near to several lovely, inspiring waterfalls.

Of course, if waterfalls are nearby, that usually means great hiking trails, beautiful wildlife, and plant life, maybe a swimming hole, and so much more. Oregon coast vacation rentals are near it all.

Beautiful Lincoln City Oregon Beach Sky

Those who stay in vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon probably already knows about the seven miles of sandy beach, plus the great selection of restaurants and other things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. But for those who desire a drive up into the hills to see some breathtaking sites, we’ve got that covered also.

Just a short drive from your Lincoln City, Oregon vacation rentals you’ll find the Drift Creek Trail. Drift Creek Trail is an easy hike, with a tremendous payoff. The Drift Creek Falls plunges 66 feet. Visitors get magnificent views of it from a 240-foot-long suspension bridge that crosses the lower Drift Creek below the Falls.

Just north of town, and near Lincoln City, Oregon lodgings is Chitwood Falls. The trail to view this waterfall is not long, but it is closed to traffic between January and July, so plan accordingly. The path which takes visitors to Chitwood Falls also affords visitors a great view of the Pacific Ocean, and a nice place to sit and relax.

Valsetz Falls is for the more experienced and adventurous explorer staying at Oregon beach vacation rentals. The path to view Valsetz Falls is far more rugged, taking the hiker through the beautiful, wooded land east of Lincoln City. Valsetz Falls is one of a few on the Siletz River as it works its way to the Pacific.

Those who dare the trek to Valsetz Falls would also be prepared for similar treks to Euchre Falls, and Doris Falls which offer similar experiences.

But perhaps the most spectacular waterfall nearby beach rentals near in Lincoln City, Oregon is the 319-foot cascade at Munson Creek State Park. This is the tallest waterfall in the Oregon coast range. Parking is available nearby, giving visitors only one quarter mile to walk, and that walk is accessible to all levels of hiker.

So, no matter what your level of hiking prowess may be, and how adventurous you are, Oregon has waterfall viewing experiences to suit your fancy.

Book your stay in any of our many Oregon vacation homes today and find your peaceful place where the water comes tumbling down.

Top Summer Activities to Look Forward to in Lincoln City – Part 1

You’re not alone if you’re looking forward to summertime and beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon will be waiting for you when the summer arrives, and when people return to the local beaches and businesses. From secluded coves and seaside cliffs to local arts and culture, there is something for everyone in Lincoln City when summer rolls around. We have narrowed down 10 sensational summer activities in Lincoln City to look forward to, starting with these fabulous five:

Dear Honored Guests –
We look forward to being on the other side of this and hosting you at one of our Oregon beach homes or condos!
  • Antiquing. Lincoln City is known for its high concentration of antique shops and its popular Antique Week that takes place every February. The Little Antique Mall houses 80 dealers, the Taft District and Oceanlake District both have a number of antique shops, and several other antique dealers do business at other locations around town. Antique collectors are bound to leave with something special after visiting this stretch of the Central Oregon Coast.
  • Art Buying and Viewing. There are also countless art dealers, galleries, museums, and studios throughout Lincoln City. The Lincoln City Cultural Center is always a great place for art lovers to start. You could also spend more than a day perusing galleries and studio spaces such as the Artist’s Co-Op Gallery, Artist’s Studio Association, Freed Gallery, Hawk Creek Gallery, Matthew’s Galleries, Mossy Creek Pottery, Ryan Gallery, and The Sparks Gallery. In addition, the North Lincoln County Historical Museum showcases artworks made by indigenous peoples and other cultural artifacts.   
  • Beachcombing. One of the most popular activities in Lincoln City doesn’t cost a thing. There are 7½ miles of spectacular beaches along Lincoln City’s stretch of the Oregon Coast that visitors can spend all day walking on. You can always find a plethora of beautiful agates, fossils, petrified wood, rocks, and shells if you are a patient beachcomber. During certain times and days of the year, though, you can also find colorful glass floats made by local artisans that are dropped in easy-to-find hiding spots by volunteers in the early morning hours. If you find one, make sure to register it and receive a certificate of authenticity!
  • Boating and Paddling. If you’re staying in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City can be your home base for a number of water sports, including boating and paddling. Head to nearby Devil’s Lake for the day or for overnight camping and partake in a wide array of water sports and recreations, including canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, and water skiing. Siletz Bay is also home to a wildlife refuge where paddlers can take a guided trip through the bay. Equipment is available for rent at Siletz Crabbing & Kayak Rentals, Two Seven Zero Stand Up Paddle Sports, and other local businesses.
  • Glassblowing. Blown glass is a local passion in Lincoln City. Alder House Glass Blowers are the oldest glassblowers in the Pacific Northwest and are known for allowing visitors to watch artists at work. They offer a variety of pieces for sale as well as custom pieces made to your specifications. Volta Glass Gallery also allows you to blow your own glass if you want to have the experience of making it yourself. Other blown glass galleries and shops include Flannigan’s Glass Gallery, Lincoln City Glass Center, Summer Gap, and more. You can even find a blown glass float for sale if you aren’t lucky enough to find one on the beach.

From expansive vacation homes to cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City will have all your accommodation needs covered when summertime comes. For now, though, we can all keep dreaming of summer nights and sunny days. Check back soon for part two of our top 10 picks of summer activities to look forward to in Lincoln City! For now, stay safe and we’ll see you when the beach reopens.

A-1 Beach Rentals Health and Safety Update

We here at A1 Beach Rentals want you to know we are going the extra distance to sanitize our homes and keep our guests safe. In fact, you’ll find a note in every home detailing what we did that day. For example, the extra careful effort is being made to sanitize all surfaces, doorknobs, light switches, appliances, etc.

Other shops around the coast are taking the same steps. You may also note the Oregon coast has lots of wide-open spaces. The key is social distancing: keeping yourself away from others. However, if you are having any symptoms of any kind make sure you stay home. The coast will be here when you get better.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (503) 232-5984. From all of us at A-1 Beach Rentals, please take good care of yourself and your family.

Celebrating 20 Years of Finders Keepers on the Beaches of Lincoln City, OR

Looking for an excuse to get away to one of A1’s fabulous beach house rentals? Lincoln City, Oregon residents are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Finders Keepers, a tradition in which “Float Fairies” hide blown-glass floats along the city’s beaches in a nod to the colorful spheres that used to float ashore from Japanese fishing boats in the days of yore. The “20 on the 20th” celebration kicks off on February 20th with a special drop of 20 limited edition glass floats, which will be a recurring event on the 20th of each month until May. If you’re itching to get away to Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of beautiful coastline, there’s never been a better time to book your beach vacation rentals! Lincoln City is waiting to share this special tradition with you.

Even if you don’t find a glass float on the beach, there are many galleries and blown-glass studios in Lincoln City where you can purchase an unnumbered glass float or other piece of beautiful glass art. It’s all part of the fun and a good excuse to visit this awe-inspiring stretch of coastline in Lincoln City, Oregon.

20 Years of Glass Floats on the Beach

Although Finders Keepers was first imagined by a local blown-glass artist in 1997, it was not until 1999 that Lincoln City sponsored the initial season of glass floats on the beach. The artist was inspired by tales and images of lustrous, blue and green, blown-glass floats that used to wash up on Oregon’s shores from Japanese fishing crews that used them to keep their nets afloat. The project was meant to mark the coming millennium and attracted tourists from across the country. Now, 20 years on, the tradition has cemented itself as a part of Lincoln City’s unique local culture and is sure to remain so for many years to come.

What to Expect on the Hunt for Glass Floats

The glass floats hidden on Lincoln City’s beaches are meant to be found, with their bright colors and inconspicuous positioning below the beach embankment and above the high tide line. The Float Fairies come along several times a day during daylight hours between October and May to place blown-glass floats made by local artisans in fairly conspicuous spots where visitors like you might find them. Barring extreme and unsafe weather conditions, these drops go on as scheduled rain or shine, and there are also special drops to commemorate holidays and other celebrations. If you’re lucky enough to find one, just make sure to register it online through the Explore Lincoln City website. You’ll be able to register your float with its unique number, learn about the artist, and get a Certificate of Authenticity.

More Special Glass Float Drops in 2019

The fairies drop a few floats every day during Finders Keepers season, and 20 limited edition Explore Lincoln City floats will be dropped on the 20th of each month for the rest of the season, so there’s always a chance to get your hands on one. There are a few other special drop dates to look out for as well if you’re thinking of booking a vacation home or one of A1’s cozy beach condo rentals. Lincoln City Float Fairies will be doing a special drop of 50 pink, red, and white floats February 16-17 for Valentine’s Day; 300 extra floats between March 23rd and April 7th for Spring Break; 50 Earth floats April 21-22 for Earth Day; 50 extra floats May 11-12 for Mother’s Day; and 50 red, white, and blue floats May 25-27 for Memorial Day.  Even if you don’t find a glass float on the beach, there are many galleries and blown-glass studios in Lincoln City where you can purchase an unnumbered glass float or other piece of beautiful glass art. It’s all part of the fun and a good excuse to visit this awe-inspiring stretch of coastline in Lincoln City, Oregon.