Benefit Auction for Oceanfront Eclipse Viewing Aids Oregon Shores

View of Otter Rock, near the condo offered for rent.  Photo by Cathy Tronquel.
View of Otter Rock, near the condo offered for rent. Photo by Cathy Tronquel.

Here’s a chance to see the celestial event of the century, spend a week on one of the most beautiful stretches of the Oregon coast, and also help to make a difference for coastal conservation.

Thanks to an anonymous contribution by an Oregon Shores member, Oregon Shores is auctioning off a week (Aug. 18-25) in a fully furnished, oceanfront condo, located between Newport and Depoe Bay, squarely in the “path of totality” for the Aug. 21 eclipse.  The rental will go to the highest bidder as of July 15, with a minimum bid of $800, or to the first benefactor/eclipse maven who offers $10,000.  The funds all go to Oregon Shores.

To bid on the lodging, go here.  

The condo sleeps six (no more are allowed to stay overnight).  The unit is non-smoking, and the resort where it is located has a “No pets” policy.  Check-in begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18; check-out is by 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25.  Responsible adults and well-supervised children only, please.  The successful bidder may not sub-rent to anyone else (although of course the people who will occupy the condo can pool their funds for the rental). 

If you aren’t able to bid on your own behalf, please help us spread the word to others who might be interested.

For more information, including the exact location of the lodging, contact Phillip Johnson, Oregon Shores’ executive director, at (503) 754-9303.