Monday, May 25, 2009

coastal getaway

Like millions of other folks, we hit the road this holiday weekend for a little coastal R&R. Finding a place to stay with three big dogs can be a bit tricky, especially if your tastes tend more towards the chic than shabby when it comes to cottage style. Lucky for us, we found the Shore Pine Cottage in Gearhart, managed by Distinctive Beach Lodgings.

Yes, the cottage was a bit on the small side but what it lacked in space, it more than made up for in style and comfort! Just take a look:

It's just a short walk to the ocean and there's a nice view of the golf green right out the front window. The front porch/deck was a great place to enjoy our sunset dinners – the cherry tree was just stunning with its mass of blooms!

The two bedrooms had very comfortable beds – and I loved the linens, so pretty!

It had a nice little kitchen complete with full-size fridge and stove – we thought about baking cookies but ran out of time! And it being a pet-friendly place, a basket filled with towels, sheets, treats and pooh bags was waiting for us in the corner.

I took some great shots of the dogs on the beach, too – look for those later this week. It was hard to leave this morning, so we'll just have to come back soon! (it had been a year since our last coastal stay – way too long!)


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