House on Manzanita // Dreamy Oregon Vacation Rental

I had the privilege of staying at this beautiful beachside home in Manzanita early in June. Oregon is a place close to my heart, the coast is full of beautiful small towns all with such unique character! I've stayed in Seaside and further South near Coos Bay before, but never in Manzanita, and I most definitely will be coming back. It's the cutest small town that doesn't have the touristy feel like Cannon Beach, but it's only about a 20-minute drive further south. We loved trying out the small local restaurants and our daily visits to The Little Little Apple grocery store to pick up food for meals and of course to grab some salt water taffy (Hazel knew just where to find it and could make her one piece last a good 20 minutes!)

We immediately fell in love with this bright and cozy beachside cottage. It was the perfect size for us three and could have comfortably fit a few more people! There are two rooms (which is always luxurious not having to share a room, we all sleep just that much better!) The couch pulls out into a bed as well so we could easily fit a few more people! We're secretly dreaming of coming back every summer ;) The big open living room and kitchen were perfect for hanging out, meals were so fun to make, we made most of our meals in and the kitchen had everything we needed! Even a bbq, we cooked up some fresh fish and grilled some pineapple, it was delicious. I've definitely stayed at Airbnb's where it just doesn't quite have everything on hand to make cooking easy, but everything was as out fingertips, it made us feel right at home. 

Living in an apartment we can't just open the door and let Hazel run around outside, so it was so nice to be able to just let her go outside when she was getting antsy. Also, the beach is literally steps from the front door, talk about a dream. We spent most of our time just sitting on the sand and watching Hazel get more and more comfortable every day. It was so good for her to just be free and explore. The beach wasn't overrun with people or tourists, it was so quiet and peaceful.

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This beautiful misty beach was just across the street from the house! We spent most of our days here, but also an afternoon at Cannon Beach which is a (stunning) 20-minute drive up the very scenic coastal highway! We had such good fish and chips, of course, checked out the famous pink candy store too! Another gorgeous beach is Arcadia Beach Park, much quieter and had gorgeous big rocks and eagles soaring around, I don't think you can really go wrong with an Oregon Coast Beach!

The sunsets every night were just gorgeous, there's something so magical about being on the coast and watching the sun just slowly dissolve into the sea. 

You can find more info on renting this house here! There are 4 homes owned by Kim and her husband, she built on her father's dream of having a beachside house on the Oregon Coast and now owns four gorgeous homes all with a character of their own! One of her homes can fit up to 20 people, I'm hoping to one day stay there with a big group of friends.

Glamping Hub : Mount Hood Part 2

Last weekend we took off to Oregon for the weekend and stayed at this perfectly cozy cabin in Mount Hood! (You can book it here!) This is part 2 of our girls getaway in Mount Hood, Oregon! If you missed part 1, you can read it here. 

We packed some beer and snacks, filled the car with gas and headed for the woods. After sleeping in, it was so nice to get some fresh air and took a hike through the forest. We made it to this BEAUTIFUL waterfall! The view was insane, and the misty air was so refreshing. I had always wanted to stand behind a waterfall, and we were able to walk fully behind it, in this cave-like path. It was truly magical, and felt like we stepped into a completely different fairy tale land.

Once we headed back to our cozy house, the sun was shining so brightly, we took some time and relaxed in the yard and patio. Bethany even got some cartwheels in ;) It was so nice to chill, relax, and catch up on stories with the girls.

It was such a lovely time spent away with just the ladies, although we missed having Bethany's daughter Poppy around. Hazel got some good catch up time with all of her aunties ;) 

We felt so comfortable in this home, and the owner Karen was sure to give us tons of recommendations of all her favourite wineries, breweries, hikes and pizza places! 

Thanks again Glamping Hub, for this amazing stay! We couldn't have been more happy with our experience, and would highly recommend it for YOU, if you plan on getting away somewhere special.