Choosing Between Northern Oregon Coast Hotels and Vacation Rentals?

June 18, 2021 by gearhart

Little blips of the PNW are scrawling across your screen, taunting your senses, and distracting you from reality. You should be working, but your fingers have a mind of their own; tap-tap-tapping something definitively off-topic: Oregon’s sun-kissed coast. But where do you stay? A Northern Oregon Coast hotel or a vacation rental?

It all started with an innocent mid-work meditation while sipping your coffee and dreaming of a far-off place. The kind of place where sea mist rolls in over your mug, and the scent of grass tickles your nose. Where raspy whistles tumbling through the coastal prairie can only be the sunrise call of the Gearhart elk.

You’ve been waiting all year for summer to arrive, and it’s finally here. And you can’t wait to get to the beach!

Should You Book a Northern Oregon Coast Hotel or Vacation Rental?

So, how do you replicate your daydreams into reality? Perhaps via a meticulously crafted and catered Northern Oregon Coast hotel. Or, a perfectly cozy, homey, fuss-free, pretend-it’s-your-own kind of getaway – aka, a vacation rental.

The Perks & Pleasures of Vacation Rentals over Oregon Coast Hotels

We had you at fuss-free, didn’t we? Or, was it the pretend-it’s-your-own part? Booking a hotel certainly has a few draws; like room service, a bartender, or valet. But, in lieu of those, you gain privacy and space with a vacation rental. And there’s so much to be said for the creature comforts of ‘home’ and how well they complement the nostalgic vibe of a Northern Oregon coast getaway. Plus, you might be pretty surprised that they’re more affordable, too.

How to find Northern Oregon Coast Vacation Rentals

Odds are, if you make the query ‘Northern Oregon Coast Vacation Rentals,’ the Google compass will point you due west of Portland between Astoria and Tillamook Bay. And there’s a smorgasbord of vacationing opportunities, which can honestly be a bit overwhelming.

So, if you’d rather spend two hours driving than two hours scrolling, just opt for Gearhart by Sea. You’ll find dozens of vacation rentals snuggled into Gearhart’s small-town seaside atmosphere; all boasting oodles of amenities, serenity, and that coastal ambiance you’re dreaming of. 

Choosing a Vacation Rental in Gearhart, Oregon

After deciding on an Oregon Coast hotel or vacation rental, you’ll move on to the next big decision; do you choose ocean view or golf course view? That’s the general rule when choosing a Gearhart by the Sea vacation rental. And, if you want to bring your pooch, that’s an important upfront distinction, too. Branching off from there, you’ll sort out all the other make-it-or-break-it features regarding location, amenities, and floor plans. 

Perhaps your better half wants to be within walking distance of a coffee shop and a tennis court. Or, your kids need a big enough yard for gymnastics and water wars. Maybe you’re dreaming of a deck that doubles as a reading nook and a bbq sunset spot. Or, is the ultimate goal a 5th-floor loft with sweeping views? That’d be ideal for elk spotting and watching golfers on the green.

Whichever vacation rental beckons, Gearhart by the Sea is literally the place to relax on the Northern Oregon Coast.

Top Vacation Rentals for Families at Gearhart Resort

Family-friendly takes the cake. So, check out the best vacation rentals on the Northern Oregon Coast, especially great for kids. They’re right here at Gearhart by the Sea!

Steps to the Beach 2.5 Bedroom Top Floor Loft 

Family friendly vacation rental in Gearhart Oregon

This fully-equipped condo is a pet-friendly unit that sleeps up to 10 guests and is located on the 5th floor of the Gearhart House. The split-level loft boasts a spacious, open floor plan with a large deck and a private oceanview balcony with a grill. Amenities include access to an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and exercise room; flatscreen TV with satellite and DVD, and a wood-burning stove with one complimentary log per night.

Full vacation house rental in Gearhart

The Marion House is a 4 bedroom/2.5 bath pet-friendly private home that sleeps 8. It’s a vacation rental located on the Gearhart golf course with peekaboo ocean views. Plus, it offers a sweeping deck with a grill, a fenced yard, and a private driveway. And, this multi-level home features two fireplaces, two kitchens, two living rooms, a Tempurpedic bed, two large flatscreen TVs, WIFI, a walk-in shower, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

Gearhart 3 Bedroom Beachfront 1st Floor Condo

3 bedroom vacation rental in Gearhart, Oregon

This Gearhart vacation rental is a front row, 3 bedroom/2bath terrace-level condo with peekaboo ocean views and a direct access beach path. Amenities include a fireplace, HD flatscreen TV with satellite, and access to an indoor heated pool.

Gearhart House 2.5 Bedroom 5th Floor Loft Condo

Why not choose a Vacation Rental in Gearhart over Northern Oregon Coast Hotels?

Opt for a 2.5 bedroom/2 bath loft that sleeps 6 in a top-floor condo. It’s a vacation rental within the Gearhart House located across the street from Gearhart Golf Links. This loft features a renovated kitchen and bedrooms, a wood-burning stove, an oceanview balcony, plus access to an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and exercise room.

Contact us today to book your family vacation on the Northern Oregon Coast! For information on what to do when visiting the Northern Oregon Coast, check out Trip Advisors’ best of 2021 list!

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