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 stay in Joshua Tree

Two weeks ago we woke up in this magical place. Joshua Tree is something special. I've been wanting to visit for quite some time. While on our last family vacation in Palm Desert we came so close to visiting, but we just never ended up going, so I was so excited when Lindsay found this cozy desert lodge on Glamping Hub! We spent a few days in Silver Lake, LA (post coming soon!) and then on Sunday morning we hopped in a rental car and booked it out of the city for some much needed down time. We thought about staying around the city but it was the Emmy's and there was a big game that night, so we skipped out on the busy-ness and drove straight to the desert. Half way there we were getting hungry (nearly hangry) and then we remembered... IN N OUT! So we pulled into the first one we saw and thoroughly enjoyed a greasy burger and milkshake. We drove down a long sandy road lined with the classic Yucca trees and the sun was almost setting. It was stunning, the colours were just the perfect hues of beige, pink and green and we instantly felt relaxed. This was finally our time to wind down after a crazy summer with the Treasures Market, and then right after that getting everything together for The Emmy's gifting party with Pink House.

It was H O T. 110 degrees as we were driving by Palm Springs! Thankfully a storm rolled in the next day and it cooled off to a more bearable heat, it was nice to enjoy the sunshine. We cracked open a bottle of wine and after a bit of porch swingin' Netflix did us good. 

Monday morning we got up bright and early (I'm talking 6am) and headed straight for Joshua Tree National Park. We drove and drove through the park for ages, it was magical. Once we got home and were looking through the little guest book in our house we realized there is actually an entrance just up the street! So if you're staying here and are up for a little hike, and don't want to pay the park's fee, you're in the right place. 

This rental was an amazing property! Full of quirks and was like a little western town in your backyard! We hung out in the little deck and read for hours. That was when a storm started rolling in and it got sooooo windy. If you saw on our snapchat the next morning, a fence fell ONTO our car! It was crazy windy and we were parked way to close to it and didn't realize it was just leaning on the gate. Glad we got that car insurance!

We did a little exploring in Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree, there are some adorable vintage shops and antique stores! A few of our favourites were The End a cute shop filled with incredible vintage, second hand and had some amazing weavings, and Hoof & the Horn.