LA SIRENA WELCOME BOOK!
Welcome to La Sirena! We are delighted you’ve chosen to spend your precious vacation time at Olivia Beach, and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do. La Sirena was created to provide a beautiful space for families and friends to connect, enjoy the beach, and make memories together. Olivia Beach is a family-friendly vacation rental community that promotes opportunities to engage with neighbors and enjoy common space. We truly hope you have a wonderful time, hopefully making it a tradition for your family!
La Sirena is managed by Sweet Haven Rentals, an Oregon family company, dedicated to ensuring that you are delighted by your stay.
This welcome book seeks to cover any questions you might have during your stay. If you’re looking for a specific question, we suggest that you search our website version to find the answer quickly. :-)
RULES & COURTESIES DURING YOUR STAY:
- Please respect your neighbors and abide by city mandated quiet times: 10pm to 7am.
- We are kid friendly, but please don’t let your children run around with Sharpies.
- Please abide by pet policy and good pet care.
- For accidents on furniture/carpets, please let us know about the issue.
- We have the hot tub serviced between each stay, but if the hot tub needs anything, please let us know. Please do not add water, as this may adversely affect the chemical balance.
- If you need to do laundry, units are available in the back entryway.
- Smoking is absolutely not allowed inside. For outside smoking, cigarettes and marijuana alike, please be respectful of others (kids/neighbors), and put butts directly in the outside garbage.
- Please put shellfish/grease/greasy leftovers into the trash. DO NOT put grease down the drain.
- Relax and enjoy yourselves!
We strive to ensure that everything is perfect when you arrive, and that any questions will be answered in this welcome book. Please feel free to get in touch with Miel at Sweet Haven Rentals if you need anything.
For quick questions text is best, or call Miel at 1-503-406-2774. As a back-up, please call Adam (Miel’s husband) at 541-221-8145.
CHECK OUT PROCEDURES
Before departing we ask that you…
- Check out time is 11:00 am - All electronic codes are time sensitive.
- Triple check everywhere for your personal items - it’s a hassle to forget anything.
- Please strip the bedding that you used, so we don’t wash bedding that doesn’t need it.
- Start the dishwasher if there are dishes inside.
- If used, please clean and put away pots & pans, coffee maker, etc.
- Check to make sure the Jacuzzi is fully covered, lights off, & turn the temp to 100°.
- Adjust the thermostats to 62 degrees, if it has been changed.
- Oregon recycles!
- Please separate bottles/cans with deposit and put in the bin provided in the garage.
- Please be respectful of local policy and separate recyclables (see detailed.
- Noncompliance with recycling (i.e. putting in garbage) is a minimum $15 fine.
- Leave a note about any updates for our housekeeping team (or email/text us).
- Did you sign the guest book? We love hearing about your stay! Leave us a review too!
- Turn off all lights and appliances, please double check the oven.
- Close and lock all doors and windows (including the garage).
La Sirena is located with convenient beach access from several locations.
3-5 MINUTE WALK TO BEACH
The nearest access requires moderate physical ability, but can be done with kids. Cross to the opposite side of the park and then take the boardwalk on the SW corner of the park. Walk along the boardwalk and up a set of stairs, turn right and walk north uphill, and then cross the street. Between two large homes is an HOA-owned staircase that provides public beach access (there is a new gate, and we’re working to get a sign to make this more welcoming…). These are sturdy, but please make sure you are healthy enough. You can avoid walking back up by walking south to southern beach access, which is a not-too-challenging loop.
NORTHERN BEACH ACCESS - 5 MINUTE DRIVE (OR 20-30 MIN WALK)
To avoid the stairs altogether, the nicest access is to the north. Canyon Drive Park has new facilities, including restrooms, a drinking fountain, surfboard racks, bike racks, picnic tables and benches. There’s also a small wetland open space. The public beach access is ADA accessible. Just drive north along Coast Avenue until you reach the bottom of the hill. Coast Avenue connects with US101 if you continue north. This is also a great route for a longer loop and includes Agnes Creek Open Space midway.
SOUTH BEACH ACCESS - 3 MINUTE DRIVE (OR 20-30 MINUTE WALK)
The southern access can be found by driving south on SW Coast down approximately seven long blocks and turning west (left) on SW 32nd Street, then south (left) onto SW Anchor Avenue. You will see signs for the public beach. Another route is to loop back on a hilly route on SW Anchor Avenue, which turns briefly into a very steep SW 24th Drive before connecting back into SW Coast Avenue just south of Bard. This is also great for an aerobic walk or jog. This spot also has benches, tables and a ramp, as well as a public bathroom.
SOUTHERN BEACH ACCESS - 3 MIN DRIVE
Just down from the larger beach access parking is another public beach access that is tucked away. It is at the very end of SW Anchor, and includes only a couple of parking spots, but has an outdoor shower/rinse station.
With grand babies & young kiddos, we understand that travel can be a schlep. We want La Sirena to make your stay easy and help lighten your packing list. Plastic dishware and utensils are stocked in the kitchen. We hope you’ll enjoy your family time together.
The garage can fit one carefully parked car, please use caution and do not use this space if you are in doubt of size/parking abilities. Guests are responsible for any damage to the garage.
The following items are available for guest use in the garage:
- Two cruiser bicycles, along with a bike pump, helmets, and locks.
- Guests are responsible for use and return of these items.
- Outdoor table and chairs.
- Please keep this area tidy.
Three parking spots are available on the back alleyway lawn, with the potential for one carefully parked car in the garage. The garage is extremely tight, so please only attempt this with a small car and parking skills. The garage door opener can be found in the mud room, above the washer & dryer.
Street parking is not allowed, and is subject to fines from the Home Owners Association. Please respect adjacent neighbors by parking in designated areas (lawn & garages).
We encourage carpooling for larger groups. If you need extra parking, there is a public parking lot at the turn on SW 29th and HWY 101.
Dogs are allowed under certain conditions. More than two dogs must be requested and approved in advance to be allowed, please drop me a note and let me know what fury family will be joining you. Olivia Beach is a strict pick-up community, please always carry a bag and pick up after your pet. Pets must not be left alone and should travel with a crate or bed available to them. Owners are responsible for any damages. Given the sand of the nearby beach, we greatly appreciate wiping of paws when coming in from outdoors; a towel is made available in the mudroom for this purpose. Please no pets on the furniture or beds. For insurance purposed the following breeds are not allowed at all: Pit Bulls, German Shepherds, Akitas, Staffordshire Terriers, Chows, Alaskan Malamutes, Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes. Unauthorized pets are subject to the loss of your security deposit, or more for any damages caused.
Smoking is absolutely not allowed inside. Smoking outdoors requires caution and attention to flammable surfaces such as the mulch surrounding the La Sirena. Please deposit butts directly into the outside garbage. Guests are responsible for any damage caused by smoking, and will be subject to fines.
Candles are allowed on a limited basis. Please only use well-contained or votive candles. Please do not leave candles burning if you’re not present. Guests are responsible for any damage caused from use of candles.
Neighborhood Quiet Time is 10:00pm – 7:00am and is enforced by city code. Reports of guest violations are subject to potential fines.
Wifi password: seasiren18
Cooking and Baking. We hope chefs and bakers will appreciate the fully-stocked kitchen. We have supplied hand mixers, griddles, waffle irons, and blenders for your enjoyment.
La Sirena has a 6 person Jacuzzi available for your soaking pleasure. Please turn off and cover the jacuzzi if you are the last one out. Please also be conscious of noise from the tub carrying to the adjacent bedrooms and neighbors.
Two complimentary bikes are located in the garage. Please wear the helmets provided and use caution on hills (helmets are required for anyone under age 16 in Oregon). Although Lincoln City does not have designated bike lanes or paths, most local streets in the neighborhood are safe to bike. Please do not leave the bikes unattended. Any theft is your responsibility.
The fire pit is located in the backyard. Please respect this area, our neighbors, and use accordingly. Responsible fire-building is permitted, with caution during the summer and honor potential prohibitions. There may be periods when fire restrictions are imposed by the city/community. We appreciate your respect and caution to abide by these restrictions. Firewood can be purchased at most local stores.
A gas BBQ is available in the garage. Please clean this with tools available and return after use. If you have a need for more grilling, there are more BBQ stands located near the sand volleyball court in the park. Grill utensils should in the cabinet to the left of the refrigerator. All BBQs must be attended at all times while the grill is hot. This is essential for everyone’s safety.
Olivia Beach Commons
The Olivia Beach community offers numerous amenities as well as a neighborhood designed to facilitate engagement with neighbors and others visiting on vacation. Amenities include a common green space with playground, sand volleyball court, common fire pit, BBQs, and a small coastal wetland.
The heated swimming pool next door is open during the summer season, Memorial Day weekend to September 30th. The new exercise room is open 24/7. There is a FOB access card in the drawer between the fridge and the sink. Please be careful not lose or get wet: they cost $100 to replace!
CLEANING & WHATNOT
La Sirena has a washer/dryer set in back entry way for your convenience. Guests are welcome to take care of any wet beach clothes or the like.
Gas Fire/ Thermostat
The gas fireplace is the primary heat source for La Sirena and can be adjusted via the thermostat. Please leave thermostat adjusted to 62 degrees upon departure. Note that the fireplace functions as a steady heat source, and not as a standard fireplace that is turned on specifically for a fire, so there is no way to simply ‘turn on the fire’ for a nice roaring fire, but simply enjoy the coziness it provides. There is no air conditioning, open the windows in the evening to lower the temp (and enjoy the breeze!).
Garbage & Recycling
Garbage & Recycling
We expect all guests to take out the trash upon departure. This can be found under the stairway on the side of the garage. Please make sure to latch the cart lids. Garbage is Tuesday mornings.
We appreciate you recycling as much as possible during your stay. Recycling services are typically not available to vacation rentals in Lincoln City, as violations means revoking this service. We hate to see our land filled, so we work hard with guest to make this available for all. Thus, any violations of guidance provided will result in a minimum $25 fee, since we have to take time to dumpster dive.
♻ Deposits bottles/cans - please take these with you or leave them in the marked white bin.
Here are some tips on what can be recycled in Lincoln City.
Newspaper & Paper: Newspaper (including ads and inserts), scrap paper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, post-it notes, envelopes, non-foil wrapping paper and cards, paper towels and toilet paper cores, and egg cartons can be put in the blue cart. Cardboard & Grey Board: Including cereal, cracker, cookie and shoe boxes. Flatten all boxes and place in cart loose. No boxes with wax coating or food residue, please. Plastic Jugs and Bottles #1&2: Remove/rinse to remove food residue and dirt. Aluminum, Steel and Tin Cans: EMPTY aerosol cans, pie trays, rinse cans to remove food.
What to keep out of recycling:
♻ Plastics - Nothing marked other than #1 & #2 without lids, clamshells, styrofoam, plastic bags or other film plastics (cling wrap, sandwich bags, etc). ♻ Paper - No waxed paper or cardboard, used facial tissues or paper towels, or photos. ♻ Glass is no longer available in Lincoln City.
(Includes local grocery stores, both to the north and south)
Dory Cove - Best clam chowder, walking distance, big portions, ask about the breakfast special. 2981 SW Hwy 101 Lincoln City, OR - 541-557-4000
Kyllo’s - Nicest surf and turf place in town, gorgeous ocean view, worth a splurge. 1110 NW 1st Ct. Lincoln City, OR - 541-994-3179
Nelscott Cafe - Open 7-3 daily; closed on Tuesday. Burgers are killer, french toast delish. Tell them Sweet Haven Rentals sent you for a free coffee! 3237 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR (An easy walk to the south) - 541-994-6100
J’s Fish n Chips - For a fast foodish hole in the wall, the food is really great! The $5 fish tacos are fantastic. Perfect for a family lunch or taking to the beach. 1800 SE Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR (You can take Bard Street directly over the hill) - 541-944-4445
Mo’s - Family-friendlyOregon classic, beautiful view of the Siletz Bay 860 SW 51st Street, Lincoln City, OR - 541-996-2535
Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:30 - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday 10:30 - 10:00pm
101 Roadhouse - Rusty Truck Brewing, great surf and turf menu, tons of screens for any sport, nice happy hour, and live music on the weekends. Where the locals go... 4649 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City - 541-994-7729
Pig’n Pancake - All-American breakfast place, including weak coffee 3910 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City - 541-994-3268 Open Daily 6am-3pm
Too many to list here...check out the custom Google Map for more great places to eat, drink and be merry.
OUTDOOR RECREATION (DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Lincoln City is a place where kite flying is a way of life. On clear summer days when stiff winds blow over the D River Wayside State Park, the sky is filled with scores of kites. The local kite community celebrates two kite festivals each year, the Summer Kite Festival in June, and the Fall Kite Festival, which is held in October at the D River Wayside. Competitions, parades, children’s activities and a sky full of color bring fliers and spectators from all over the world.
Gomberg Kite Productions International Tanger Outlet Center , 541-996-3083
Northwest Winds 130 SE Hwy 101, 541-994-1004
Winddriven 1529 NW Hwy 101, 541-996-5483
Once In A Blue Moon Gallery 913 SW 51st, 541-996-3133
Find some beautiful driftwood, agates, shells, sea creatures, even glass floats if you’re lucky and other treasures after high tide or a big storm. Or get a free tide chart app.
http://www.toptides.com/2014/0/OR.html Depoe Bay is the closest bay.
Build a Sandcastle
Playing in the sand never gets old. Show off your culinary skills or simply put your creativity to use on our fine sandy beaches. Sand castles sets are provided during your stay and can be found in the garage.
Olivia Beach Park is located just across the street and has a new play structure for young kids.
Regatta Park, which fronts Devil's Lake, boasts a state-of-the-art playground for children, as well as a boat launch, walking trails, and an interpretive center. Regatta Park is also home of one of the oldest trees in Oregon, estimated to be 400 years old.
Wecoma Park is on NW 31st and Jetty, with a children's playground.
Dorchester Park is on NW Neptune and 28th, and has Tennis Courts
Newport also has an amazing playground, Coast Park, with a giant pirate ship slide, just 35 minutes drive south.
When the waves break like that you know you need to get on the board. Nelscott Reef, one of the best surfing spots on the West Coast, will give you a great and fun workout you will never forget. Next best is to watch surfers catch a ride!
Shops in Lincoln City cater to both surfing and skateboarding crowds, selling boards, wetsuits, clothing and equipment, along with lessons and lots of firsthand information:
Zugh Life Surf Shop is closest and highly recommended - 3219 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367 - 541-418-2196
Lincoln City Surf Shop - 4792 SE Hwy 101 - 541-996-7433
Safari Town Surf Shop - 3026 NE Hwy 101 - 541-996-6335
Sea Kayaking on Devil's Lake
Devil’s Lake State Park offers inexpensive kayaking tours on Devils Lake. For other spots, local tour companies offer rentals and guided tours of lakes, rivers, and natural areas. They also have paddle boats.
Crabbing & Clamming
Crabbing & clamming are great activities for any group, any time of the year. The Siletz Bay at the south edge of Lincoln City is a prime spot for both. Crab pots are available for use in the garage, please replace if lost or they will be deducted from your deposit. Dory Cove offers permits for harvesting our local crustaceans. Check the schedule for clam/crabbing clinics.
Charter a Boat
There are plenty of local charter companies to help you get out on the water to go whale watching, fishing, crabbing, or just exploring:
Whale Research Excursions 541-912-6734
Tradewinds Charters, 541-765-2345
Dockside Charters, 541-765-2545
Depoe Bay Ocean Charters, 541-765-3474
Sunset Scenic Flights, 541-764-3304
Historic Nelscott and Taft Districts
Walk around these neighborhoods whose buildings have stood for almost a hundred years. This is a part of Lincoln City you do not want to miss. The Taft district is the next district south of Nelscott on US 101.
Green Acres Beach and Trail Rides Information: 541-603-1768 Reservations 541-921-6289
Cascade Head Trail #1310
Trail is located within the Cascade Head Scenic-Research Area, north of the Highway 101 and 18 junction 0.5 miles. The south trailhead is located at the corner of Highway 101 and Three Rocks Road. This trail runs north to south within the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area. This Sitka Spruce-Western Hemlock rainforest has been studied by foresters since 1934. This trail is less crowded than the other two popular trails in the area – it is entirely inland and has no viewpoints. Mid-way on the trail near the headwaters of Calkins Creek there remains a grove of six-foot diameter Sitka spruce. Trail has a forested backdrop with large Sitka spruce, Western hemlock, Douglas fir and Red alder.
Drift Creek Falls
Off of Hwy 101, South of Lincoln City, flanked by ferns, alder trees and vine maple, Drift Creek Trail winds through the rain-drenched Siuslaw National Forest. The Drift Creek Trail is amazing until you arrive at something even better and bigger that will take your breath away: a 240-foot long cable suspension bridge! Anchored by cables and ties that are cemented into opposing bluffs, the bridge holds over a hundred fifty thousand pounds, so it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
While the bridge does offer a bit of a bounce, the thirty-inch wide tread is perfectly safe and the bird’s-eye view will leave you spellbound. As does Drift Creek Falls, a 75-foot freefall, whopper of a waterfall that’s located immediately below you.
INDOOR RECREATION ACTIVITIES NEARBY (DETAILS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, PLEASE CONFIRM)
Glass Galleries & Blowing
Several talented local artists have open studios and classes:
Alder House - 611 S Immonen Rd, Lincoln City (See Google Map, just south of town)
Glass Confusion - 1610 NE Highway 101 Lincoln City.
Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio- 4821 SW Hwy 101
Volta Gallery - Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10-6
Pacific Artist Alliance - Artists Co-Op Gallery - 620 NE Hwy 101 Lincoln City
Freed Gallery - 6119 SW HWY 101, Lincoln City, OR
Ryan Gallery - 4270 NE 101, Lincoln City, OR
Once in a Blue Moon - 913 SW 51st St, Lincoln City, OR
Tanger Outlet Mall
Take advantage of no Oregon sales tax and get your shopping on at the nearby outlet mall with shops for any and all. Barely a five minute drive north on 101. There is also a play structure of a whale at the south west edge of the shopping area.
1500 SE East Devils Lake Road - 541-996-5000 or 866-665-8680
Movie Theaters & Games
Bijou Theater - Great little cinema
Lincoln City 6 Cinema - ½ mile south on Hwy 101
Theatre West- Non-profit local theater company
Arcade, Mini-Golf and Batting Cages
PuttNBat1255 NW Hwy 101, 541-994-7888
Game Over Arcade 3237 SW Hwy 101, 541-614-1150
Fun Day Trips
South to Newport
Our favorite area of Newport in the Nye Beach Community, which is a foodie haven. If you have kids or grandkids, you’ll want to plan to spend a good long visit at Coast Park, 100 SW Coast Ave. It’s a brand new park with a giant shipwreck slide: it’s pretty impressive!
About a 45-minute drive south with plenty of other things to do in Newport.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts. Southeast Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 541-867-3474
North to Pacific City & Tillamook
Pacific City is a beautiful little beach community to the north, about a half hour drive away. Aside from the impressive Haystack Rock, the main attractions is Pelican Pub & Brewery, a delicious microbrewery with an amazing view--it is also popular among paragliders. The Oregon Hang Gliding School offers beginner classes here on a regular basis. They even will teach kids and have a summer camp for teenagers.
An hour drive north along 101. For a free and fun indoor activity, check out Oregon’s most famous cheese factory. You'll have a bird's-eye view of cheesemaking and packaging teams in action, churning out 167,000 pounds of Tillamook Cheese each and every day. And of course the tour wouldn't be complete without sampling some of that cheese. 4175 Highway 101 North (503) 815-1300
A must-see location for history, military and plane buffs of all kinds. Great for all ages! See one of America's finest collections of over 30 magnificently restored warbirds including our P-38 Lightning, F4U-Corsair, P51-Mustang, PBY Catalina and SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Explore the Exhibit Hall with rare wartime and aviation artifacts, all housed in a rare World War II Blimp Hangar, the world’s largest wooden structure!
This is further north, en route back to Portland via a scenic route. Yet, this is one our favorite family friendly tourist stops.I’m not exaggerating to say that we’ve been there a dozen times. It’s also a great place to take an easy hike along the Wilson River.
Travel Tips en Route to Portland
We love driving through the beautiful wine country, even if we don’t get to stop as often as we’d like...with our underage travelers. The top two we love are Sokol Blosser and White Rose Estate. McMinnville also has about eight wine bars in six blocks, and most offer free samples (in case you have a designated dinner).
McMinnville also has a great health food store, Harvest Fresh Grocery & Deli, which has ideal picnic supplies. We are HUGE fans of the Red Fox Bakery, which has amazing breads, pastries and amazing sandwiches with yummy macaroons. The day old challah bread is great for french toast! We also have a punch card for Serendipity Ice Cream.
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO
Police/fire departments Please call 911 for police and fire emergencies.
The Lincoln City police department non-emergency number is 541-994-3636. 1503 SE East Devils Lake Road
From the south (via S Oregon Coast Hwy / US-101)
Follow US Hwy 101 North to E. Devils Lake Road.
Turn Right at intersection and travel .01 miles.
Turn Left on Police Department Road (first roadway past US Post Office.)
Please review the evacuation route map and instructions on the refrigerator. There is a siren warning system, which would blare steady for three minutes. Evacuate on foot, if possible, to avoid traffic jams. La Sirena is on high ground, and is the evacuation zone for the entire community.
Weather conditions on the Oregon coast can vary greatly. It is advised to go with a layered approach of comfortable and cozy items to adjust to all conditions. Fall through spring are likely to get the most rain. Summer nights can drop significantly and require long pants and fleeces even on the warmest of nights.
Poison Control Center
Please be cautious with potentially hazardous materials. Sinks have been supplied with child safety locks to help parents create a safer environment for children. Oregon poison control hotline is 1-800-222-1222.
Hospital / Pharmacy / Doctors
Samaritan North Emergency Room 3043 NE 28th St. (541) 994-3661
Bayshore Family Medicine - Lincoln City Phone: 541-614-0482Toll Free: 877-619-5759 1105 SE Jetty Ave.Suite C, Lincoln City, OR 97367
Lincoln City location is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
After Hours Care: Bayshore Family Medicine provides after hours care coverage. If you have questions about your health outside our normal hours you can reach the on-call physician by calling any of the above phone numbers and following the prompts to contact the on call physician. Our providers strive to return messages within one hour of receiving the message. If you haven't heard from a provider by that time please call again. If you are experiencing a medical emergency please immediately dial 911.