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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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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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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
June 30, 2020

Why Book a Sweet Home Instead of a Hotel?

To us, the answer to the question, ‘should I rent a vacation house or book a hotel room?’ is obvious: get a house! Why? Because our homes are awesome — they’re beautiful, comfortable, and full of amenities. However, we do understand that it’s not a decision to be taken lightly and you need more reasons than just ‘they’re awesome’ to plan your getaway, so we’re here to help you. There are lots of things that make booking a vacation house, especially a Sweet Home, the better option over a hotel

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
April 03, 2014

Hope Springs!!

One of the many definitions of the word spring is, “to be released suddenly from a constrained position.” In the dictionary, this is referring to a door being sprung open, but you could also relate it to the changing of the seasons from Winter to Spring. Those long, cold months held up inside have been very relaxing, but eventually the birds start chirping louder, the days get longer, and it’s time to escape our fleece sheets and hot cocoa hibernation in anticipation of all the new delights ahead. Hope springs…

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
May 23, 2013

Inspiration, or The Power of the Sea

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland Do you feel the pull of the ocean, like a lure drawing you in?  We do, which is why we so love running Sweet Homes Rentals.  Our clients and guests come to the beach because they love the sea air, the stormy skies, the rays of sunshine shooting between the clouds, tinting the sky and the wet sand all shades of shimmering colors.  It is a great privilege to provide beautiful, luxurious seaside

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Happenings on the Oregon Coast
August 07, 2012

The Joys of Second Summer

It’s early August now, Yachats and Waldport are teeming with visitors and seasonal residents, and it’s as crowded and bustling as these little towns ever get.  There’s traffic in town on Highway 101, it may take a moment to find a parking spot in town, and you’ll likely wait a bit at most restaurants and stores.  The weather is great, the whales are in view, there’s lots of fun and frolic afoot, and it’s a wonderful time to be on the coast.  Soon, though, school will begin, guests will pack