We stayed at the 5j's Beach home in Newport. Great views and one of the only vacation homes that I would go back to. The owners have put so much style into this home it was great even though it rained 2 of the 6 days we were there.
We absolutely loved it. It is a small house, not recommended for a large crowd, but it's right near the beach and we discovered another beach past one house.
We loved the whole house. It says BEACH and SHIPS everywhere.
Nestled away from the bustle of the city and noise, but close to town. Recommend a grocery stop at the local Safeway in Newport. Once we got there, we got pretty lazy about going anywhere.
Also, there is an outlet mall for those shoppers out there in Lincoln City.
Recommend going to Mo's and getting a bowl of clam chowder. Also, we spotted whales everyday and there were sea lions up on the beach. Lots of surfers one day, only a couple the others.
We hated leaving and just an FYI, we were able to talk down the price a few dollars because we stayed a full week. It was no problem to negotiate a $20.00 discount, and we checked a TON of other places (to both of our exasperation) that were bare bones and alot higher. Much better than a hotel room, and tons of stuff to do!