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March Update: Airbnb Beach House

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  1. Leather Chairs from Urban Outfitters
  2. Rug from Hayneedle
  3. Side Table from World Market
  4. Console Table + Throw Pillows from Target
  5. Curtains from West Elm
  6. Faux Succulent Planter from Homegoods

It’s beginning to feel like the neverending countdown.

The blog posts have been lagging a bit as the beach house has become all-consuming right now as we spend every weekend out on the coast getting ready.

As expected, we are over budget and waaaay past our initial timeline to have this place listed as of March 1st. Here’s what’s been happening lately and still needs to happen with our airbnb beach house in Lincoln City, Oregon: (more…)

An Update on our Airbnb Beach House!

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Paul and I bought a new construction home on the Oregon Coast to rent out as an airbnb about 2 months ago and we are now roughly 6 weeks away from our beach house being complete!

It’s all happened so fast.

We are currently about a week behind the projected closing date due to some heavy rain in the area. A tornado even touched down further up north on the coast! Things still feel like they are coming along really quickly though with the beach house. (more…)

The Start-up Costs of Running an Airbnb

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We bought an Airbnb about a month ago now and we’re starting to face all the expenses that comes with it. I said to Paul, the first 6 months are going to be the hardest – but once we get this thing off the ground, it’s going to be a ton of fun!

We’re now only about 2.5 months from construction being complete and being handed the keys to our new place in Olivia Beach on the Oregon Coast in Lincoln City.

If you’re thinking about doing the same thing, here are some start-up costs to consider:

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Why We Bought An Airbnb

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Have you stayed at an airbnb before?

Paul and I recently moved to Portland and our plan was to buy a one bedroom condo in the Pearl District, live in it for at least two years and then decide if we were going to stay in the city or rent the condo out to travel.

Well that plan didn’t work.

First off, there was a lack of supply of units that we liked and what worked in our price range. Finally, when we did find the perfect combination of the two – we ended up in a bidding war with two other parties and lost out to an offer that waived an inspection and bank appraisal.

I was over it. (more…)

My Top 5 Road Trip Essentials

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I love a good road trip.

I’ve driven from Toronto to California twice on Route 66 and back to Toronto through Colorado. A few of my other favourite trips have been to the East Coast all the way to PEI and then down to Washington, DC. I was also fortunate to road trip Highway 1 along California’s gorgeous coastline. Paul and I are also back and forth on the weekends to our new beach house.

I’ve learned a couple things from all these road trips, so here are my Top 5 Road Trip Essentials:
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Beach House Update: The Home Stretch!

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After months of construction, design decisions and strategy – Paul and I are finally in the home stretch of getting our beach house ready to list on airbnb! Here’s what’s been happening lately:

Delays, Delays, Delays

As all things construction-related go, there will be delays. We were originally supposed to close on our house the third week of December, but excessive rain, ice storms, and snowstorms did not make for ideal conditions. Portland had the rainiest October on record! Additionally, a lot of trades were snowed in and could not get out to the coast to work on the house.

Throw in Thanksgiving, the Christmas holidays and New Years and things are inevitably going to be delayed. On top of that, Paul and I booked an extremely last-minute trip to Florida right before New Years to see family which only further complicated our timeline. (more…)