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Central Oregon Coast Vacation Rental

View from waterAlthough they were a wonderful treat before we had kids, hotels are not the best setup for our family. Rushing around every morning to get all four of our groggy, hungry selves down to the breakfast buffet is far too reminiscent of everyday mornings at home. Well, except for the whole buffet part. Yes, the bold might simply go down pajama-clad, but that doesn’t solve the other problem with hotel breakfasts, being that one eats twice as much as normal when presented with such an array of tantalizing choices. Or is that just me? 

We don’t live near our extended family, so driving trips often take us north to visit relatives in Canada. In 2010, we decided to try driving south for a change, and around that time, I discovered www.vrbo.com. My love for this site now borders on addiction. Our first find was this Newport, Oregon beach home: http://www.vrbo.com/263382.

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Newport had me at “Dungeness crab capital of the world”, but we were also drawn by the affordability of the rental homes there, compared with Cannon Beach, 100 miles north. When we arrived, we found the home to be just as described, sitting steps from the private beach (albeit some very steep steps) with a jaw dropping view of the ocean from the west facing living room. It was large for the four of us, and the kids took immediate rule of the comfy basement. Best of all, the updated kitchen granted us our leisurely breakfasts. There was too much great food in Newport to warrant any cooking later in the day, but in the morning, that kitchen was gold.

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