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Travel Advice/Tips
May 05, 2021

Travel Packing Tips

Everyone loves travel, but few people love packing. We know that deciding what to bring, what to leave home, and getting everything packed and hauled to the coast can be stressful. But don’t worry, your friends at Sweet Homes are here to help! It’s so easy to overpack or forget crucial things. Below you’ll find tips on what not to pack, what not to forget, and some things you may not have considered as packing strategies before.  What not to pack Hair dryerUnless you really love your specific hair dryer,

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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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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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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