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- Entire rental unit
This small studio apartment is in a safe double entrance building walking distance to downtown Old Town! Enjoy this 1950 era charming building that has been completely renovated. Enjoy the breeze from the skylight and welcoming ambience of the building. This simple clean unit is great for someone looking for a relaxing quiet place to stay after enjoying the beach or nearby shopping.
- Private room
Awake to the Eastern Sun in this peaceful room for up to 2 guests. A private room with two single beds awaits you and a partner. After a night in The Highway 101 Room, you’ll awake feeling refreshed and ready to set out on your day’s adventures heading North or South on Highway 101.
- Entire cottage
This adorable little 450 sq ft cottage is perfect for 1-2 guests and is just a short walk to spectacular Heceta Beach. Walk to Jerry's, a friendly local pub with a pool table, juke box, full bar, and darn good food! With the ocean, lakes, river, sand dunes and lush environment there's good reason that Florence is called "Oregon's Coastal Playground!" We will considering allowing one pet, but it must be preapproved before booking. Thank you!
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Your guide to Florence
At once artsy and outdoorsy, the old fishing port of Florence ranks among the most scenic small cities on the Oregon coast. Co-op galleries, antique shops, and fish markets fill its walkable Old Town, a waterfront district with several blocks of restored 19th-century buildings. Florence’s popular historic core sits in the shadow of the art deco Siuslaw River Bridge, and outlying neighborhoods sprawl toward Heceta Beach. The city is the jumping-off point to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, where you can wander the largest expanse of coastal dunes on the continent. Rivers, lakes, and towering mountains of sand make this a go-to destination for paddling, fishing, hiking, and, yes, sandboarding.
How do I get around Florence?
Most road-trippers visit Florence on a grand tour of Highway 101, which traces hundreds of miles of misty shores along the Oregon coast. While buses connect Florence to Eugene, the nearest urban center, you’ll want a car to experience the area’s stunning natural places and scenic coastal drives. Keep in mind that rideshare apps don’t work out here, so you’ll want to pick up a rental.
Several domestic airlines fly into the Eugene Airport (EUG), about 50 miles to the east in the Willamette Valley. It takes about three hours to drive 170 miles to Florence from Portland, where more major airlines operate out of the Portland International Airport (PDX).
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Florence?
Raincoats are your best friends here on Oregon’s Central Coast, known for its wet and temperate climate. July and August are the only months that typically receive little to no rain, when the sun shines bright and long. No wonder, then, that summer is the busiest season. You’ll still want to pack a windbreaker, as the average highs rarely exceed 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rain falls more frequently starting in October. It intensifies through winter, when monthly rainfall averages more than 10 inches. While the drizzle does not often let up in the cooler months, temperatures won’t drop too much, either, with a typical high of 50 and average lows in the upper 30s Fahrenheit. Even though the usual winter and early spring forecasts do not call for freezing weather, you’ll still want to layer up with sweaters and wear your warmest waterproof gear, as the coastal air has an infamous chill this time of year.
What are the top things to do in Florence?
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
Wind-sculpted dunes pile as high as 500 feet along this 40-mile sandy stretch, which doubles as a playground for all kinds of outdoor activities. ATVs are the quickest way to see this ever-changing landscape, and sandrails and giant dune buggies zip up and down the hills like roller coasters. You’ll find “tree islands” (patches of forest) mixed in with the 31,500 acres of sand, as well as hiking trails, lakes, rivers, and marshes to explore.
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
Built in the late 19th century, this working lighthouse still shines its beam out to sea for some 21 nautical miles — warning ships of this especially rugged segment of the Oregon coast. The small state park that surrounds it, about 12 miles north of Florence, gives you one of the most photographed views along the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway.
Sea Lion Caves
This iconic roadside attraction opened in 1932 to give West Coast road-trippers easy access to one of the world’s largest sea caves. This privately owned wildlife sanctuary is a year-round home for Steller sea lions, whose barks and roars echo through the cave system.