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February 17, 2021

Step Up Your Instagram Photos

Ocean sunset photos, mountain selfies, and casual ‘relaxing in my vacation home’ shots are the stuff of many travel-lovers’ Instagram feeds. For us regular folks, aka not photographers, it’s easy to get jealous of the seemingly perfect photos. It’s natural to want to capture memories when on a trip of your own, but sometimes you just can’t seem to get the same kind of shot you see all over Instagram. Here are some tips to get the best photos to post or just keep for yourself.  Use the right gear

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Travel Advice/Tips
February 05, 2021

Have you heard about the transformative power of family getaways?

Everybody loves a vacation, but we know that sometimes it can be difficult to get away. You know the feeling: when you start to think about the packing, the planning, the money, taking time off work or school, hearing ‘are we there yet’ 50 times, vacation can seem like an exhausting proposition. Taking even a long weekend can feel like a luxury that you don’t have the time or means for, but getaway time is about much more than fun: beach vacations can be transformative. There’s a long list of

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
December 09, 2020

The Park is Named What?

One of the best things to do while visiting the Oregon coast is to make your way to some of our many State and local parks. We personally love learning the history behind each park’s namesake as it teaches us something about our home and history. Since you love to visit the coast, we thought you might like to learn more about the parks as well, so we’ll be sharing the stories behind some of our favorite park names. Of course, we have to start with Exploding Whale Memorial Park

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
November 04, 2020

Central Oregon Coast Photo Guide!

One of the best parts about family vacations are the photos! Especially now that most of us have a great camera right in our phone, capturing experiences digitally is a cherished part of documenting life adventures. Who doesn’t want some great photos that you can share with others and look back on over the years to remember great moments?  Luckily, we’re incredibly fortunate on the Oregon coast: almost everywhere you look is a great place for a photo! Whether you’re an amateur, a pro, a social media maven, or an

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
October 28, 2020

No need to break the bank!

It’s so important to take time for yourself and your family & friends and get away from the stress of your everyday routines. Vacation can sometimes feel unobtainable and daunting to plan and budget for, especially if you’re traveling with your family or coordinating with friends. Worry not! We’re in the vacation rental industry because we want to provide folks with easier, more affordable ways to enjoy the gorgeous Oregon coast. So, check out the tips below to keep your vacation lower-cost and escape to the beach to make some

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Things to Do
September 16, 2020

What’s Your Usual?

Everyone knows the Oregon coast has amazing beaches and hiking trails to explore. But the locals and loyal visitors also know that the restaurants, galleries, and coffee shops are just as special. To help you make a plan for your trip and then place your order, we asked some locals what their ‘usual’ is. Below you’ll find some of their suggestions, so feel free to work your way through the list and let us know what you think! You can always tag us in any social media, because as we

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
September 14, 2020

Time for a Flexcation!

Summer coming to an end, leaves changing, and sweaters coming out usually mean it’s back to school time for families, and time to get back to a more ‘normal’ routine. Now, as nothing seems to be normal anymore, that routine looks quite a bit different for many households. Instead of getting the kids ready for school, packing their lunches, and getting them to their bus stop, parents are getting their kids up and ready, turning on the computer, and going to the next room to work while they oversee distance

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
September 10, 2020

Redefining Elopement in 2020

In 2020, eloping no longer necessarily means secretly running away to Vegas or sneaking into a courthouse for a hush-hush marriage. For many couples, eloping is a cost-effective, intimate, drama-free and unique wedding experience. With less pressure to focus on tradition and pleasing all the family members, eloping can be a good option for couples who want to keep it simple and avoid the pressures and obligations of a more traditional wedding. These alternative weddings are not necessarily spontaneous and unplanned, they are not done solely because of family challenges

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
July 31, 2020

Let’s Go Squatching! Bigfoot and Other Oregon Coast Legends

Everyone loves the Oregon coast for the beautiful scenery, diverse wildlife, and so much more. Some also love it here for other, more unique reasons. While the coast is full of history and educational opportunities, it is also the home of some urban legends and haunting tales. Here are some of these stories and the weird and wacky places at the coast.   Hunting Sasquatch Most everyone is familiar with the tale of Sasquatch. Also known as Bigfoot, as legend has it, the half-man, half-ape creature has been roaming forests in

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Travel Advice/Tips
July 24, 2020

Are We There Yet?

Family vacations to the coast can make some of the best memories and scrapbook moments you’ll ever have. Once you get your Sweet Home rental your kids will love picking out their room, running to the beach in front of your home, and roasting smores after a day of exploring. What might not make the cut in the scrapbook pages or Instagram stories are the classic ‘are we there yet?’ moments. Whether you’re driving or flying to the coast, it can be tricky to occupy young kids and keep them