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10 Best and Most Unique Airbnbs in Newport, Oregon

by Ariel Frager
Updated October 28, 2021

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Since the average rainfall in Newport, Oregon is nearly 70 inches per year, hanging out on a warm beach might not be a part of your Oregon Coast holiday.

All 363 miles of Oregon shoreline are publicly owned, thanks to the 1967 Oregon Beach Bill. But despite the bill’s name, it’s never referred to as the beach. Oregon doesn’t do beach. It’s too cold and rainy most of the year to evoke images of bikinis and board shorts.

But don’t worry — that’s not what you come here for. This part of the PNW is perfect for travelers who want to hike through stunning and varied landscapes along the windswept mostly undeveloped coastline. Of course, flying kites on the beach, looking at tide pools, or storm watching from a cozy airbnb are other key ingredients to a successful Oregon coast vacation. And drinking a glass of wine on your porch while the sun sets isn’t too shabby, either.

Distinct neighborhoods help shrink Newport, making the city of 10,000 feel like several much smaller beach towns. There’s plenty of natural beauty, restaurants to spoil you with great food, and lots of do for the whole family thanks to miles and miles strollable beach. Interested? Check out the list below of the best airbnbs in Newport, Oregon to ensure your trip is a memorable one.

1. Oceanfront Cottage

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Why you should stay: Romantic oceanside cottage with a never-ending view.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $165/night

The intimate space in this top-to-bottom remodeled oceanfront cottage dials up the awe factor, especially when you stare out the windows at the mighty Pacific Ocean from your front row seat. A wide deck and Adirondack chairs create the perfect spot for a morning coffee or a happy hour cocktail to watch the waves.

Just south of the cottage lies the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse and the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. The lighthouse has been in continuous operations since 1873 and visitors can climb the tower to take in the view, and maybe even spot a grey whale during migration season. Adjacent to the lighthouse is the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, a wonderful place to spot a host of shore birds, including a local mated pair of peregrine falcons.

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2. Sternwheel Riverboat

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Why you should stay: Set the time machine for a stay in an 1800’s riverboat.

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $183/night

The Sternwheel Riverboat Bed and Breakfast sits at the head of Yaquina Bay like the riverboat queen it is. Hosts Paige and Randy lovingly restored and updated this Tom Sawyer-reminiscent paddlewheel boat to give visitors an opportunity to have a fully immersive Newport Bay experience. The romance of being a floating bed and breakfast restricts the Sternwheel Riverboat to adult only patrons. Oh, and it comes with a made-to-order multi-course breakfast. Yum.

“This place completely exceeded my expectations, we loved it so much. It was clean and absolutely stunning, and the owners offered outstanding hospitality. The super yummy three course breakfast with the view was the cherry on top of a memorable experience we will never forget. I can’t wait to go back!!”

Claudia, Woodland, CA
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3. Maritime Themed Cottage

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Why you should stay: Aye, aye matey! Sailors will feel right at home in this cozy maritime cottage.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $135/night

Navy blue, blue-grey, and white weave throughout this two-bedroom cottage, ensuring you won’t forget that you’re just steps away is the powerful Pacific Ocean. Newly remodeled and updated, the space is cozy for six and perhaps perfect for two couples or small family. This is certainly one of the most natural airbnbs in Newport.

The cottage rests in the center of the Nye Beach neighborhood of Newport, boasting an Irish pub, ice cream shops, purveyors of kites and silly t-shirts, artwork by local artisans, and plenty of small restaurants. If window shopping isn’t on the docket, you’ll find miles of walkable beach just on the other side of the dunes.

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Related Read: The 11 Best Airbnbs in Bend, Oregon

4. Nye Beach Cottage

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Why you should stay: Forget the car: everything you need for a coast getaway is walking distance from this cottage.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $150/night

Smack in the middle of Newport’s historic oceanfront district, this Nye Beach cottage dates to 1900, though updates, modern comforts, and thoughtful design elements give the space a current-century charm. The cottage doesn’t have an ocean view, but long walks along Nye Beach start just a few blocks from the property.

On a cliff at the south end of Nye Beach is the Sylvia Beach Hotel, a space that revers authors, books and all things literature. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to take advantage of the delicious offerings of the Tables of Content Restaurant. The communal seating lends itself to wonderful discussions with other diners and the hotel owner may stop by the table to encourage her guests to partake in a round of the parlor game “Two Truths and a Lie.”

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5. The Dude’s Abode

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Why you should stay: The Dude, Walter, and Donny would love this A-Frame cabin just steps from the ocean.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $89/night

The Dude’s Abode sits among a dozen other A-Frame cabins on a cliffside perch overlooking Otter Rock. The lovingly restored abode harkens back to the late 1960s, complete with macramé wall hangings, mid-century modern furniture, and a rug that “really ties the room together, man.”

The unincorporated town of Otter Rock (a 10-minute drive north of Newport) is really just a street with a few businesses that ends at the ocean and the Devil’s Punchbowl State Natural Area. Watch the mesmerizing and turbulent seaside show as the surf ebbs and flows from a natural “punchbowl.” And just off the coastline at Otter Rock is one of the protected Oregon Marine Reserves, where there are extensive rocky intertidal habitats. Otter Rock is a favorite surf spot year-round for beginners and experienced surfers alike.

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6. The Sea Pearl

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Why you should stay: Unbeatable views, direct beach access, and plenty of space for your whole crew.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $495/night

The Sea Pearl is about a beach house on steroids — especially with its exquisite back deck with 180-degree views of the beach. The rental even has an on-site sauna to help you warm up after a romantic winter walk on the beach. With huge floor-to-ceiling windows and multiple gathering places orientated toward the ocean, you’ll enjoy the view from inside this fully upgraded luxury home as well.

“This place was amazing. The pics do not do it justice. The house is immaculate and decorated with such beauty and little thoughtful touches. The views are amazing and the trail to the beach is so convenient. We will definitely be coming back.”

Todd, Gretna, NE
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7. Oceanfront Cliffside Oasis

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Why you should stay: Cozy space with an expansive ocean view.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $149/night

High above the beach, the view from this ocean front cliffside oasis provides a birds-eye view of the coast and waves. A special feature of this gem of an airbnb is the covered wrap-around deck for enjoying the views during any season.

The house is located just south of the center of Newport and whether or not your group has kids, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is worth a visit. The kids will love the touch pool where they can gently feel sea stars and other residents of the Pacific. Adults can enjoy the meditative trance of watching otherworldly jellyfish swirl around in their own personal indoor oceans. Everyone will love the sea birds exhibit, the playful sea otters, and the large and loud sea lions. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is large enough to spend a few hours and not so big that visitors feel overwhelmed by its offerings.

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8. Nye-Ki-Ki

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Why you should stay: Updated turn-of-the-century house in historic Nye Beach.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $190/night

Even though Nye-Ki-Ki is located two blocks from the beach in the Nye Beach neighborhood, the rental still has a million-dollar beach view from its hillside location. Between the chef’s kitchen, the small deck, and the peek-a-boo view of the ocean from the hot tub, this is one of the most inviting airbnbs in Newport, right down to the see-through balcony railings.

The neighborhood is home to plenty of choice Newport restaurants, like Nye Beach Cafe. The Farm-to-Table movement is having its moment on the Oregon Coast. Clam chowders featuring locally foraged clams, same-day-caught dory and halibut, and seasonal produce from coastal farms are the norm. Brewmasters and spirit purveyors have also made a name for themselves on this part of the coast, so you won’t have to work hard to find locally made beers and cocktails in many Nye Beach establishments.

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9. Bay Escape

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Why you should stay: Enjoy the quiet bay side of Newport in this spacious and affordable home.

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $115/night

This Bay Escape retreat offers easy access to the center of Newport and space enough to bring some friends. If the group doesn’t feel like sparking up the backyard BBQ, it’s a quick trip to the Rogue Brewing World Headquarters for a brewery tour or a bite to eat in the pub. But if you do stay home, you can have an al fresco dinner set against great views of the iconic arched Yaquina Head Bridge.

Another option is to head north up Highway 101 to check out Agate Beach State Recreational Area. The beach was one littered with beautiful agate stones. But they’re harder to find now, so most folks explore this beach to dig for razor clams or to catch a beginner surf session.

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10. Newport Condo

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Why you should stay: You don’t have to be a sponsored surfer to enjoy this affordable surf condo.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $149/night

Step onto the private deck of this Newport condo and feel the relaxing, magical PNW vibes you can only get on the Oregon coast. The uninterrupted view helps this rental sparkle and the inviting couch and beach decor will help visitors feel right at home.

Although it’s cold, the Oregon coast water temperature is usually in the low-to-mid 50s Fahrenheit; it’s also a great place to surf. Whether you’re new to the sport or have been surfing for decades, the powerful Oregon waves make for great riding. If you don’t have your own gear, head over to Ossies Surf Shop for all your surfboard and wetsuit rentals and a lesson. If you’re already a pro, you can still stop by to rent a wetsuit, which you’ll likely want year-round.

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