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Join Guest Rewards and get an extra December Booking Discount

sunsetwindowWinter months represent a slow time on the Oregon Coast.  At Lincoln City Beach Retreats we think winter is one of the best times for a visit.  Not only are the rates low due to the season but you don’t have long lines at the restaurants, highway 101 is not a parking lot and there are great activities like the Finder’s Keepers festival, the whale migration, and those incredible winter storms.   We’d love to have you give us an opportunity to be your getaway destination for that much needed recharge.  To encourage you to take some “me” time in addition to our normal LOW rate we are offering an additional 20% off for simply joining our Guest Rewards program.

Guest Rewards is a text message list.   All you need to do is text “coastcondo” to 31996 to join.   We promise not to inundate you with text messages.  We expect at a maximum 2-3 per month and you can STOP at any time.  The list will be used to make you aware of special offers, discounts and local events.

The winter storms are calling on the Oregon Coast and we would love you come and stay with us!  Text “coastcondo” to 31996, visit the property page to book your December stay and don’t forget to enter your coupon code for that additional discount.

Extreme Weather – Use Caution

lc storm2We have seen some very extreme weather on the Oregon Coast overLC storm3 the past few days with everything from flooding to extremely high waves.  Yesterday 12/11 it was reported to us that the beaches had been closed in Lincoln City because of the extreme waves and debris being tossed about.  At our Lincoln City Beach Retreats condos the property management has also closed our direct access to the beaches for everyone’s safety.  These are pictures taken from the property.  When the weather breaks it will be fun exploring around the driftwood (CAUTION: Driftwood is not stable and it is extremely heavy and can move at the slightest touch…  many people are injured every year by shifting driftwood… USE Caution)

Now is a great time to stay indoors and experience the sheer power of the Pacific. Both of our vacation rental condos are 3rd floor units with an absolutely unobstructed view.   Book your stay now and enjoy the fabulous show directed by mother nature from the comfort  and warmth of your oceanfront rental.

As a side note December/January are months when you can view the whale migrations.  When there isn’t a storm brewing be sure to be watching for the whales, sea birds, and other ocean life that will on occasion pass us by.   I also find it fun to watch the fishing boats and sometimes they are close enough you can break out the binoculars and see onto the decks of the boats.   Don’t forget as well that winter season is the time for Lincoln City’s Finder’s Keepers.   If you find one of the art glass float out on the beach it is yours to keep.

Small Business Saturday thru Cyber Monday 20% Off

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Shop Online this Weekend and SAVE 20%
Use Coupon Code – “SBS-20OFF”

Lincoln City is a great destination for your family vacation or reunion, an anniversary or birthday celebration, your honeymoon, or a simple relaxing getaway weekend.  Starting Saturday and continuing thru Cyber Monday, Lincoln City Beach Retreats is offering one of our largest discounts of the year.  During this promotion take 20% off the regular room rate for any of the remaining dates in 2015 or any date in 2016.(See terms and conditions below)
Our direct oceanfront properties have you literally 8 steps from the sand and our 3rd floor location offers an absolutely gorgeous, unobstructed view of the ever changing Pacific Ocean.  Give the gift of a getaway this holiday season!

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Things to Know about the Promotion

  • All bookings must be created on our website at: http://lincolncitybeachretreats.com/

  • Discount is off of the room rate for the specified booking date(s).

  • 30% prepayment is required at time of booking.

  • Taxes and other fees will be applied to the final booking amounts.

  • Final rent payment and/or security deposits are due 45 days prior to arrival date.

  • You may cancel any booking up to 45 days prior to arrival without penalty.

  • Prior guests will receive a maximum of 20% discount and will not have a security deposit payment.

 

Fact or Fiction – The Truth about Vacation Rentals

FACT_OR_FICTIONI was recently reading a blog post about Vacation Rental “myths” and thought I would spend a few moments discussing some of the common (mis) understandings.

Fact or Fiction #1:   Vacation Rentals are too expensive for the average traveler.

This one is FICTION.  Did you know that in Lincoln City you can stay in vacation rentals that in many cases are less than $100 per night?   Hotel rooms of the same caliber can cost just as much and may not have the amenities that are provided by a vacation rental property.  Our units at Lincoln City Beach Retreats can rent for as little as $85 per night in the off season.

Fact or Fiction #2.  The Pictures and Claims made by owners or property managers do not always represent the full truth about the property.

This is also FICTION.  You might have a few owners or property managers that are telling the 1/2 truth to get you to rent their property and that most of what you hear on the Internet is negative press.  But as a vacation rental in a market that is full of other vacation rentals the owners don’t want to risk the negative press.   In this day an age of Internet consumers an untrue property listing is quickly called out.  As an owner I’m never offended when someone asks if the pictures of our condos are of the actual units or if they have additional clarification questions about the property.  I encourage those questions.   For the record, all of the pictures of our units on Lincoln City Beach Retreats were taken directly in or from the units or property.

Fact or Fiction #3:   Booking vacation rentals can be a quick and easy process done right from your computer.

This one is a FACT.  On Lincoln City Beach Retreats you can view all of our availability and rates and get an instant quote for the days you would like to stay with us.  With a simple click on a confirm button and entering your credit card information you have confirmed your stay and blocked the time on our calendar.   No hassle no fuss.   Most vacation rental owners also advertise their properties on the larger booking sites like VRBO, VacationHomeRentals, or TripAdvisor and in many of these instances you book directly on those sites as well.   We’re happy to take your phone calls and assist you with a booking if you need us… but it certainly is not required.

Fact or Fiction #4:   Property Owners and Managers defer maintenance and things are often broken or not working when you arrive.

I would place this one into the FICTION category as well.   This is related to Fact or Fiction #2 above.   Property owners and managers do not want to have negative feedback and reviews surfacing about the property that will impact their ability to rent the property.   As part of normal wear and tear things will get broken or need to be replaced and/or cleaned. If you happen to see something like that you should absolutely let the owner or manger know so it can be scheduled for correction.  If the issue is critical to your stay, work with the owner/manager for quick resolution.  An example from Lincoln City Beach Retreats…we had a report of a refrigerator not cooling on a holiday weekend.  We reached out to our repair team for an emergency repair on the holiday and while we waited we offered to cover the cost for coolers and ice.  The vacation rental market is competitive and if the units are not kept in a good state of repair word gets around quickly and bad reputations are hard to overcome.

Fact or Fiction #5: Vacation Rentals have a minimum stay requirement.

This one is in most cases a FACT.   Most vacation rental properties are not equipped to handle a nightly rental.  Having said that, many will as long as the guest is willing to pay the appropriate cleaning fee.  (Cleaning fees are typically charged on vacation rental properties and in most cases are a direct pass thru of the costs being charged by the cleaning services to assure you have a clean unit when you arrive.)   At Lincoln City Beach Retreats we do offer single night rentals but the common practice in the Lincoln City area seems to be a 2 or 3 night minimum.  Weekly and monthly rentals are common in some areas of the country and often are more prevalent on “luxury” rentals.

So there you have the low down on some of the common vacation rental “myths”.   If you are coming to the central Oregon coast… check out our property at Lincoln City Beach Retreats.  We would love to have you stay with us.