Tag Archives: Olivia Beach

March Update: Airbnb Beach House

cognac leather chairs brown

  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…)

Beach House Update: The Home Stretch!

home stretch shibori bedroom

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…)

The Beach House Balancing Act

olivia beach house

If you told me that 2016 was the year I was going to build a house – I would’ve laughed. In fact, Paul and I had our heart set on buying a condo in the Pearl District of Portland but we are SO glad this ended up happening instead.

I’m finally entering the decorating phase of our new beach house on the Oregon coast!

shiplap walls

shiplap walls

I fully acknowledge how fortunate I am to have the opportunity to work on a project like this. It’s like getting the chance to design our dream house, except we don’t exactly get to live in it full-time.

So comes the beach house balancing act. (more…)

An Update on our Airbnb Beach House!

beach house

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…)

Beach House Design Ideas: The Kitchen

gold-kitchen

The inspiration from Nicole Davis Interiors

We bought a beach house last month and construction is moving along quickly! On our last visit the foundation was poured, the house had been framed, the plumbing was put in and we did our electrical walk through to figure out where all the lights and switches will go.

We’ve had a great experience thanks to the amazing team at Olivia Beach. I know we are spoiled, because with any other builder – it is rare to be allowed this much customization.

I made some decisions on the design of our main floor powder room already.

My next project? (more…)

Why We Bought An Airbnb

airbnb

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…)