Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Circles in the Sand -10/8/2022


We are excited to travel north next week for our 5th annual Circles in the Sand draw at Heceta Beach, in front of Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center in Florence, Oregon. The labyrinth walk will be on Saturday, October 8th, 2022, starting at 5:00 PM.

For more information.

Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Vintage Trailer Rally at Heceta Beach RV Park October 8th


Rollin' retro with a healthy helping of kitsch and camp: that's what's in store for the central Oregon coast burgh of Florence this weekend. Dozens of kooky trailers, gussied up in all manner of wacky exteriors takes to the roads on Saturday, October 8 noon to 3pm at Heceta Beach RV Park. 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Deja View's story on Riparide by Hannah.

Hidden at the end of the lane on the Oregon's Central Coast, this beachfront property is a time capsule and the perfect place to recharge.

From the moment you step inside, you’ll be charmed by the retro elegance of this home. With a wet bar, vintage pool table and bedroom set up on the second floor overlooking the ocean, you’ll find yourself reconnecting with friends over a game of poker or shooting a round of pool while the sun sets behind you.

The home is spacious and well equipped to house a small group, with four beds, upper and lower-level decks and patios, two bathrooms, multiple dining areas and plenty of space to connect by the fire. Just outside the front door, a private drive takes you down a hidden path through the dunes to the beach – you’ll enjoy a quiet stretch of the coast all to yourself, perfect for an afternoon picnic or a late-night bonfire with good company. More.....

Monday, March 07, 2022

Third Annual Vacation Rental Week - March 7-11, 2022

Whales Watch Vacation Rentals is thrilled to participate in the third annual Vacation Rental Week! Professionally-managed vacation rentals provide value and benefits for guests and property owners alike. This celebration of Vacation Rental Week is our chance to highlight these and to encourage you to book a stay or entrust your vacation property to a professional manager. 

 As a guest, vacation rentals are a great alternative to hotels in every aspect, offering you much more for your money, including additional space, privacy, convenience, and amenities. As we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to point out vacation rentals offer a cleaner, more socially-distanced experience as well, with less touchpoints and outside interaction compared to hotels. 

Vacation rentals also present you with a unique opportunity to create a more personalized, memorable vacation experience when compared with traditional hotels. You’ll have the practical comfort of an actual residence, the ability to explore the neighborhood, and the opportunity to discover aspects of your destination you might not encounter when staying at a hotel. If you’re vacationing with family, vacation rentals are an excellent option, typically offering multiple bedrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and easy access to local entertainment.


Friday, February 18, 2022

2/18-2/20 Annual Wine & Chowder Trails and Great Glass Float Giveaway

 Join us for this fun filled three day weekend in Florence! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday search for and enter to win hidden glass floats around town. On Saturday stroll through Old Town and sample wines from a dozen of Oregon’s finest wineries. On Sunday be your own judge and let us know which is your favorite chowder from the dozen different samples available all along Bay Street. Glass Float Hunt & Chowder Trail passports ($5 each) are available Friday at the Visitors Center (290 Hwy 101) and in Old Town at Gazebo Park Saturday and Sunday. Commemorative Wine Trail glasses and tasting tickets will be on sale at Gazebo Park in Old Town Saturday. Glasses are $5 and tickets are $1 each. Live music, surprise performances, and more. Register for wine pairing dinners, clam digging clinics, and other events!

For more information:, 541-997-3128

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Battle the Burnout Blues

 Battle the Burnout Blues Need a vacation? You’re not the only one. 

The stress of living with the pandemic for nearly two years has taken a toll on workers’ mental health. According to a study from Destination Analysts, more than two-thirds (68%) of American workers feel at least moderately burned out and 13% are extremely burned out. 

This National Plan for Vacation Day, the U.S. travel industry is doing its part to combat the burnout blues by encouraging Americans to plan all of their days off for the year at the beginning of the year. We’re joining organizations across the country to share tips, planning resources, destination ideas and other incentives for Americans to get the most out of their earned time off. If you need some vacation inspiration, check out Whales Watch Vacation Rentals is offering a one day discount of 20% off of a new booking on National Plan your Vacation day. Use Code:  [OregonVacation] 

Take some time on January 25 to dream of—and plan for—brighter days.


Monday, November 08, 2021


 Here's a  handy website.  Search on any of the big listing sites then paste the listing into this website:

They'll find the property managers site for you - where you can save by not paying extra fees to a third party.