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The Oregon coast in the summertime is a picture-perfect landscape of rugged nautical beauty—hidden coves, sandy shores, rocky cliffs, and towering evergreen forests. It’s an ideal time of year for an escape to the shore, with breezy days made for catching a few waves and seashell hunting between long walks on the beach. There’s no better place for this image to come to life than Pacific City, Oregon! With an excellent location at the base of the famed Three Capes scenic drive, our serene seaside town offers a taste of the iconic Pacific Northwest coastal scenery and is a terrific starting point for exploring more scenic spots up and down the coast. You’ll never run out of ways to soak up the great outdoors, and Pacific City welcomes you with charming streets and seaside restaurants. It’s understandable that summer is a highly popular season, which is why you should book your summer 2022 Oregon Coast getaway to Pacific City now!

An Unforgettable Pacific Northwest Summer

With more sunny days than any other season, the summer has long been a favorite time for travelers planning a visit to Pacific City. From cozy homes nestled amongst the pines, to massive oceanfront properties that are literally built on the sand, we have a variety of vacation rentals that will make the perfect host for your summer vacation to Oregon. Stay in a quaint wood-shingled home just minutes from the beach or rent a tastefully modern house with ocean views—our homes range from casually whimsical to luxuriously contemporary. If your vision of a flawless summer vacation includes bringing along your pet, you’ll find we also offer pet-friendly rentals, noted by the paw print symbol in the upper right-hand corner while browsing. It’s the best time of year to start planning ahead and reserve your 2022 summer vacation rental now, to ensure you get the property you want!

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Essential Features for an Unbeatable Summer Escape

It could be an ocean-facing hot tub that’s only steps from the sand, so close to the waves that you can hear the sound of them crashing against the shore, or maybe it’s a home with a wrap-around patio that has a panoramic view of Nestucca River—whatever outdoor feature you’re looking for, we bet one of our lovely homes has it! Every home has its own unique location and character but highlights you might find in the outdoor spaces of our properties include things like hot tubs, BBQ grills, outdoor seating, direct access to hiking trails—all the high points of any summer vacation to the Oregon coast. Whether it’s a forest, river, or ocean view, the outdoor spaces of our properties allow you to connect with the stunning Pacific Northwest nature. Properties with amazing outdoor features tend to book up right away, so we recommend you consider booking the one you want now!

Peaceful Interiors and High-Quality Amenities

From casual interiors with pine accents, to wide-windowed pictures of modern shoreline luxury, our properties have something attractive for everyone. Typically, you’ll find basics in our properties such as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions, but some of our homes have amazing features like game rooms, fireplaces, waterfront views, and bedrooms built specifically for the kids to have their own space. Whip up appetizers and cocktails in your fully-equipped kitchen, which allows you to make snacks on your own time—and some of our kitchens are beautiful modern designs with premium appliances that will make cooking feel like a dream. Bedrooms can feature everything from private balconies to giant, spa-like soaking tubs, and make an inviting space to snuggle up at the end of the day.

Book Early and Save More for Vacation Activities

Pacific City offers an abundance of ways to enjoy your summer vacation. The coast comes to life with those chasing the surf and sand, and outdoor recreation is abound, from hang gliding to horseback riding. When you reserve your vacation rental early, not only do you ensure you get the property you want, and it gives you an opportunity to save more money for things to do when you’re here. Take a private fishing charter or book a kayak excursion on the Nestucca River—by booking your rental now, you have more time to plan your perfect vacation, and reserve high-demand activities before anyone else!

Book Your Summer 2022 Oregon Coast Getaway with Open Nest Today!

We’re more than just a vacation rental company—we’re Pacific City experts that deliver personalized service. We understand that when you’re looking to rent a vacation home, you want quality you can trust, and someone that knows all the best local highlights, from the most scenic hiking trails to the best seaside breweries. Summer is always a popular season, so give us a call and we’ll help you book your summer 2022 getaway to Pacific City today!

Holiday Season 2021 in Pacific City

Imagine a peaceful holiday spent on the shore, surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty and stunning views out over the deep blue waters of the magnificent Pacific Ocean. When you spend the 2021 Christmas and New Year’s season with us here in Pacific City, that’s exactly what you’ll get! Nestled at the base of the renowned Three Capes Scenic Drive, and home to the famous Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, Pacific City offers visitors both the raw and wild outdoors, as well as the comforts and conveniences of a town. With plenty of recreation, lots of gorgeous shorelines, small-town charm, and a seasonal crisp in the air, our tranquil seaside town is the perfect setting for a beautiful Oregon Christmas!

Your Choice of Winter Oregon Coast Activities

Even with that delicious seasonal chill in the atmosphere, you’ll still find plenty of activities to keep you busy when you visit for Christmas. Stroll along the pristine coast on the Winema Beach Walk, a trail just under two miles that takes you along one of the most gorgeous beaches in the northwest. The nearby Bob Straub State Park sits between Nestucca Bay and the Pacific Ocean and is a terrific place to enjoy unspoiled beaches.

Make new traditions with a Christmas dinner at Pelican Brewing–Pacific City for their pub classics and holiday specials with a front row seat to Haystack Rock. Stop by Meridian Restaurant & Bar or coastally crafted cocktails with an ocean view or Tidepools Spa & Wellness for a wellness retreat to ring in the new year. You can also simply grab coffee and treats from Stimulus Coffee + Bakery and take a coastal hike or make a beach bonfire create memories with the ones you love.

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Winter Wildlife Watching

The Oregon coast is an excellent place for wildlife watching, and during your Christmas trip you’re sure to spot a critter or two. December marks whale watching season, and from Cape Kiwanda you can occasionally spot migrating gray whales. Visit the Nestucca Bay National Wildlife Refuge to explore their seven habitats and spot a variety of migrating shorebirds and birds of prey. Along the coast, you’ll likely see seals and sea lions, and even have a chance of glimpsing rarer marine creatures during low tides at the tide pools at the base of Cape Kiwanda, like sculpins, starfish, anemones, urchins and more.

Explore the Majestic Cape Kiwanda

The beauty of Cape Kiwanda is right at your fingertips, easily accessible and an icon of the Oregon coast. The cape is home to cliffs, the famous Haystack Rock, and a massive 200-foot-high sand dune that once summited offers amazing views of the area. If you’re looking to explore beyond the town, head north on the Three Capes Scenic Loop. First, you’ll hit Cape Lookout, which extends two miles into the Pacific Ocean and offers tons of hiking and walking trails and more opportunities for whale watching. Further along the drive you’ll find the final cape, Cape Meares, home to a picturesque lighthouse and jaw-dropping sheer seaside cliffs. Once you’ve explored the capes, as a bonus check out Neskowin Beach south of Pacific City, where you can find petrified ancient tree stumps studded along the shore.

Shop for Local Christmas Presents

It’s a terrific time to check out the local shops of Pacific City and pick up a last-minute present or a gift for a loved one back home. Check out Moments Surf Shop for delightful beach apparel, or Catch the Wind, a quaint little kite shop that will make treasured gifts for the kids. Head down to Brooten Road and Pacific Avenue to browse an assortment of handcrafted local goods, including the heavenly soaps at Ritual Coastal Soapery and Candelarium, and delightful sweets from Pacific Coast Candy Explore further south in Lincoln City for outlet stores, toy shops, and more to check off everything on your list.

Open Nest—Your Host for An Unforgettable Christmas!

At Open Nest, we’ve hand-picked our lovely selection of vacation rentals and are proud to say we know each and every one of our homes well—which is saying something in the era of massive vacation rental websites that have little to no oversight. We’re also real locals with Pacific City roots, and always aim to give our guests the best and most personalized experience possible. Our business functions on a set of four Core Values that guide us to always go above and beyond for our guests—We Make it Easy, We Keep Our Promises, We Take Pride in Our Hometown Connections, and Make your Beach Dreams Come True! Browse our online rentals and give our friendly team a call to reserve your 2021 holiday vacation rental in Pacific City today!