Recent Southern Coast reviews
"We have stayed at many vacation homes through the years, but the Brigadune house is by far the best. From the moment you enter, you enjoy non-stop views of the ocean. We saw countless spouts from whales fairly close to shore. Step out the back door and the wonderful foot bridge takes you right to the sand. The interior woodwork and decor make the house warm and inviting, and it is absolutely immaculate! We would say the house is even better in real life than in the photos. The owners obviously keep the house updated and care about providing a beautiful retreat for their guests. We sincerely hope to return. Thank you!"Guest: Nancy B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 20, 2014View listing
"My Mother, brother, and I truly enjoyed our stay at Garrison Lake Cottage. It is at the end of the road and seems perfectly private when looking out of the large windows facing the lake and ocean. We loved Jane's artwork in the home. We got a "loaded" pizza, a huge 1/2 chef's salad, and big French dip sandwich at Siren's Cove Café. The service was great and the food excellent... There are many places to take photos close to the cottage. We were lucky to see a bright rainbow over the "Heads" beach area...Thanks Jane. Loved your cottage. Betty, Myra, and Mike Northern Mississippi"Guest: Myra Y. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014View listing
"My sister and my daughter and our husbands loved this amazing house. Everything that was listed for the kitchen was there! The view was breathtaking! The house was clean and maintained. we had quick access to the beach. The town of Bandon is charming! The animal park was a real highlight! we will be coming back! Carol worked with us over the dates and was so accommodating - that is amazing!"Guest: priscilla Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 15, 2014View listing
"The house had everything. For us from Hawaii, we were fascinated by the pellet fire place controlled by a thermostat. Never saw one before but warmed us on the chilly mornings. The kitchen had all the right tools, is well laid out and helped the making of over a hundred ravioli easy. The house was spotless and gave us some great VRBO hints as we just bought a vacation rental condo on Molokai. We recommended it ti friends and will use it again when in the North Bend Area."Guest: Gene Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014View listing
Southern Coast Travel Tips
Set out to the Southern Oregon Coast on Your Next Vacation
If you are looking for the home of world-class fishing and outdoor activities, Oregon’s Southern Coast is it! There are so many beautiful sights to see and adventures to be had in the region that you will want to extend your trip for a few more days each time! From whitewater rafting, skiing and biking to hiking and wine tasting, the South Oregon Coast has it all. And, to top it off, it is also the location of North America’s deepest lake, Crater Lake. No matter when you book your South Oregon Coast vacation rentals, you get the best of everything, from the high desert to majestic mountains to lush valleys.
Southern Coast Weather Trends
When booking your South Oregon Coast cottages, remember that the weather in the region can be variable. You might see snow during the months of January and February but the further south you travel, the less likely you will be to even hit freezing temperatures. There is a great contrast between the rocky mountain ledges dropping into the ocean and the sand dunes that span more than 350 miles along the coast. The southern cities in the region are warm and sunny throughout most of the year; however, it will rain. The region has a fertile ecosystem that is bordered by a temperate rainforest.
Car Travel Along the Southern Coast
Most people traveling in and out of Oregon’s South Coast do so by car. There are plenty of good roads connecting U.S. Highway 101, which is the coast’s major highway, with Highway 5 and cities such as Eugene and Portland. However, driving can definitely take some time. Some of the southern towns can only be accessed via northern and southern routes because they are separated by the Oregon Coast Range. It is advisable to have a road atlas or even a GPS with you for your drive.
Take a Scenic Drive
The Southern Coast is really one of the most beautiful places in the Pacific Northwest. A collection of scenic roadways, highways, and byways await your arrival and you should definitely take advantage of them. The Redwood Highway to Grants Pass will take you to the legendary Umpqua and Rogue Rivers where you can spend the day rafting, boating, fishing, and splashing about. If you would like a second-to-none view of the mountain lakes, the Klamath Basin, and Oregon’s Outback, your best bet is to take the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.
The Towns of the Southern Coast
The coastal towns have a pace all their own. How you want to spend your vacation will determine what type of South Oregon Coast lodging you decide to book. Festivals, restaurants, outdoor activities, and attractions can be found in each town and are directly influenced by the ecological composition of the region. For example, you cannot go to Gold Beach without taking a river ride. If you want to see some whales, Port Orford lodging is the place for you. For a laid-back and relaxed ambience, Bandon-by-the-Sea is best. Your vacation should consist of a few days spent in several of the towns in order to get the true Southern Coast experience.
Fill the Days with Outdoor Adventures
Spending time along Oregon’s Southern Coast is to have an unspoiled coastal experience. Your days can be filled with windsurfing, sailing, fishing, hiking, and so much more. Feel free to explore some of the most spectacular and pristine beaches in the Pacific Northwest. Many people travel to the South Coast to fish the great lakes, rivers, and even the ocean while others come to simply take in the views. One thing not to miss is Oregon Caves National Monument which is smaller than you may think at only 480 acres. Above ground you will see great fir trees and wildlife while below ground you will see a great marble cave.
All the Adventures are not Outside
Though the diversity of the Southern Coast region is incomparable to anything else, there is plenty of fun to be had indoors as well. There are three casinos in the region that allow for plenty of gambling fun. If you prefer to taste your adventure, the culinary experience of Oregon’s South Coast is amazing; it is surprising, varied, and delicious. And do not forget the Rogue and Applegate Valley Wineries. No matter what you prefer as an adventure, Oregon’s South Coast definitely has it all.