Karyn Wofford is a freelance writer in the fields of travel, eco-tourism, and wellness. She’s an avid traveler and Georgia native. She grew up with a passion for travel, exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean, and continues to find new and unique things to do in the places she travels.
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The Oregon Coast is filled with charming beach towns with dramatic landscapes of rocky and sandy dunes. A few minute’s inland will take adventurists to stunning forests and preserved lands. From National Parks, bays, quaint towns and tasty seafood, a coastal trip could be just what you need. One could take US Route 101 all the way up the coast, stopping at all these cool Airbnbs along the way.
Simultaneously amongst the trees and on a steep hill/cliff overlooking the ocean—this Airbnb offers quite the dreamy combo. With a polished rustic feel on the inside, The Bluebird House is the coziest beach getaway. Little donkeys even dwell among the property, and the friendly host is happy to introduce you, or even take you on a hiking adventure. Samuel Boardman Park and deserted beaches are right below the beloved treehouse in Gold Beach.
It should be an indication of how stunning the views actually are when the couch is facing the humongous windows rather than a television. Simple, but with unique wood features like the spiral staircase with loft access, the hike can sleep around 6 people. A path leads to the ocean waters below, in Port Orford.
Slightly inland from Bandon is a mesmerizing little tepee in a meadow beside the Coquille River. Two queen beds sit simplistically within the authentic tent, or you could doze off by the fire pit while gazing at the bright burning stars. Guests get to shower outside, and even the private three-sided toilet platform faces toward the spanning views, turning even the most unpleasant things beautiful moments.
Lined with windows, the scenic living room is equipped with a wood planked fireplace for extra cozy nighttime snuggles. Of course, that’s after you watch the sunset on the spacious deck, then have a soak in the water view hot tub. Pups are also welcome and there’s a fenced part of the yard. To get to the beach, there’s a quarter-mile path that can be a bit rugged at times, but it’s not too far of a journey. Lincoln City has plenty of commercial fun, but one can disconnect when watching for wildlife while kayaking.
Simple yet high-end, woodsy yet beachy, snug yet airy—this dual personality “A-frame”, has an inviting wood-paneled interior, with plenty of stark white accents to keep the look wonderfully light. From the full kitchen, upstairs loft, spa-like bathrooms and wide outdoor deck, there’s a place to lounge, no matter what the weather is like. A fire pit sits right off the patio, for time spent s’mores roasting and telling ghost stories.
If you’re a family or group looking for a spot surrounded by total peace and tranquility, this stunning six-bedroom home that accommodates up to 12 guests may be ideal. Located in the charming village of Neskowin on the Tillamook coast, it not only boasts ocean views and access to a scenic nature trail but also a sauna and many other luxurious features. It has two master bedrooms along with game tables like air hockey and foosball. A number of popular attractions can be enjoyed nearby, like the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Proposal Rock and Neskowin Golf Course.
Couples seeking a romantic retreat might want to consider this cozy studio apartment in Arch Cape that accommodates up to two. It offers a peek-a-boo view of the Pacific from a deck and a soothing hot tub to soak in, perfect after taking advantage of one of the serene beaches. Here they tend to be less crowded than those you’ll find in neighboring Cannon Beach or Manzanita. Plus, it’s pet-friendly so you won’t have to leave your four-legged friend at home and comes with a number of extra perks like a Keurig coffee maker, French press, a welcome snack, popcorn, coffee/tea service and instant oatmeal.
Affordable oceanfront accommodation right in Cannon Beach is hard to come by but this gem that sits on the second level of a duplex offers just that, complete with a wraparound deck where you can sip your morning coffee or BBQ while watching the waves. You’ll be steps from bonfires on the beach and just a short walk from the downtown area, including outstanding dining and shopping. The home is pet-friendly, sleeps up to five in two bedrooms and also boasts a fully-stocked kitchen and fireplace.
The Hideaway offers the chance to fall asleep to the crashing waves while surrounded by serenity near the Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge in the unincorporated community of Oceanside just north of Netarts. Ideal for a couple or small family, it sleeps up to three in one bedroom with a queen-size bed and cozy down comforter. Some of the perks include fluffy bathrobes, a wood-burning stove and a private ocean view deck.
This beautiful oceanfront home in Lincoln City is built right into the rocks on the beach, for an ocean view from every room. It’s filled with joyful, uplifting colors, perfectly setting the mood for an unforgettable escape, featuring three bedrooms sleeping up to seven guests. It has an open kitchen, dining area, great room and an outdoor hot tub on the deck – the perfect spot for watching glorious sunsets and the whales that pass by. Other highlights include two fireplaces and a master suite with a steam shower.
This gorgeous Craftsman-style home offers a slice of oceanfront paradise in Oceanside, just a 10-minute drive from the famous Tillamook Cheese Factory. It features four bedrooms, accommodating up to 10, two of which come with ocean views, while another has a fireplace and sun porch. Look forward to soaking in the ocean view hot tub, relaxing on the wraparound deck and gathering around the outdoor fire pit. It also includes a fully stocked kitchen, beach toys, books, a movie collection and board games.
The Coast Road Cottage provides an ideal base at an affordable cost for exploring attractions on the central coast, or simply relaxing and letting your cares melt away. It sleeps up to two and sits just 100 feet from a path to the beach with miles and miles of sands. Located in the tranquil community of Seal Rock just north of Newport, it comes with everything you need for a stress-relieving romantic escape, including an ocean view and plenty of creature comforts.
Located in the little village of Yachats, famous for Thor’s Well, a natural wonder in the sea that never seems to fill despite the ocean that continuously drains into it, this truly charming, inviting space offers a fabulous view of the Pacific that will be hard to tear yourself away from. It has cathedral ceilings and a small kitchen, accommodating up to two. Set atop the Drift Inn Restaurant right downtown on the third floor, guests also enjoy easy access to great food and nightly music, along with what may be the very best view in Yachats.
This five-bedroom modern architectural gem that accommodates up to 15, is truly extraordinary. It boasts unparalleled floor-to-ceiling unparalleled views and more than 150 feet of oceanfront, the most in the Pacific City area and throughout much of the Oregon coast. Known as the “Cleanline Beach House,” guests enjoy stunning sunsets, long walks on the beach, bonfires, and direct beach access. It comes with two outdoor showers, beach toys, skimboards, bodyboards and beach chairs along with a beautiful fully equipped kitchen and bar area.
Nestled on several acres of private property in the Siuslaw forest with panoramic views of the Pacific, this magical cottage is aptly named Sans Souci, French for “without worry or trouble.” Designed as an ideal spot to “let-go, relax and reconnect with yourself and nature,” you may never want to leave. It comes with a wood stove stocked with firewood, a full-size European bath and the sounds of the ocean to lull you to sleep each night.