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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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August 03, 2018

The Bountiful Bay

The Bountiful Bay When one is on the Central Oregon Coast all the natural beauty makes it easy to see why people love this stretch of coast. Visitors passing through may not have the time or not even know that on the main thoroughfare of Highway 101 lies an bay opening up to the Pacific that is not only beautiful but bountiful! This place is the Alsea Bay. While driving over the Alsea Bay Bridge, one may notice boats in the bay and people along the shoreline. Most of the

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June 12, 2018

Explore Newport Oregon

Get Out & Do More In Newport! First time guests to the coast are always asking us about activities for there travels. Besides the natural beauty, there are many activities for adults and children, up and down the coast. We thought we would break it down by different areas to simplify your search. It’s time to explore Newport. Shopping Newport has some of the best shopping around, you will find handcrafted items from local artisans such as hand bags all the way to decorative blown glass floats. The Historic Nye

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May 01, 2018

Exploring Cape Perpetua

Exploring Cape Perpetua Just a short 5 minute drive south of Yachats, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area offers many experiences for all to enjoy with tide pools, old-growth forests and stunning views. Covering 2,700 coastal acres and with the highest car accessible view point on the coast at 800 feet, Cape Perpetua should be on your list of places to see, when on the Central Oregon Coast. Your first stop when in Cape Perpetua, should be the Visitor Center, which is open seven days a week most of the year, to

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March 22, 2018

So Many Wonderful Areas To Explore!

Highlights Along On The Oregon Coast When one drives along the Oregon Coast you will notice a many state parks and recreation sites along the Peoples Coast. These areas are the perfect place to get out and explore all that the Oregon Coast has to offer. Lets take a look at some of our favorites areas along the Central Coast. We will begin our journey around Lincoln City and head south to Florence. Hopefully you get to see them during your travels but if you don’t, that just means you’ll

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March 02, 2018

Spring Whale Watching Season Quick Guide

Photo Credit: Whale Spoken Here Spring Whale Watching Season Quick Guide Spring is just around the corner and with spring comes the whale migration. During this annual migration about 18,000 gray whales pass just off the coast of Oregon. Yes, you read that right, 18,000! While there are some resident gray whales that stay year round just off the coast, this is the one of the best time to see them. During this time mother grays heading north tend to stay closer to shore with their young, which makes land

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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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May 23, 2013

A Win-Win Proposition

We’ve never been much for popularity contests — not when either of us were kids, and not now.  But we live in a new world, filled with new media, which creates new networks of friends, information, and opportunities.  So, some time ago Sweet Homes Rentals joined the Facebook and Twitter revolution as a means to connect our friends, customers, clients, and supporters to Sweet Homes and to one another.  It’s a virtual place for us to share information about the Oregon Coast, last minute specials, news about Sweet Homes, and

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August 07, 2012

Launch: Anchors Away!

LAUNCH is a transitive verb, which is appropriate because the word implies a change of status.  According to Merriam Webster, launch means to spring or throw forward, to release, catapult, or send off; to set (a boat or ship) a float; to put into operation or set in motion; to get off to a good start; or to enter energetically.  It’s a hopeful word, a word that signals forward movement and promises change, and a word we at Sweet Homes have been reflecting on lately. In 2008, Todd and I