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Charming Beach Cottages

I’ve been subscribing to the magazine Coastal Living for several years, and, to be honest, Coastal Living‘s home tours bore me. The homes are always perfectly nice in a professionally decorated way, but they tend to lack personality and originality.  I was  pleasantly surprised, however, when I opened the June edition of Coastal Living and found not one, but three small beach cottages that were full of style!

The first is a floating home on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. It is a home that is built on a log float and surrounded by water and is part of a floating-home community called the Oregon Yacht Club.  This floating home is a light and bright space with amazing views. Here are some images:


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A blue dutch door!


Such beautiful views!



The second cottage is a tiny pink historic cottage on Harbor Island in the Bahamas.  It looks adorable:

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Notice another dutch door above!

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The pops of turquoise and the rattan furnishings add to the island vibe.

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This Bahamas home is called Chatterbox and is actually a vacation rental if you are interested.  Here is the link.

The third and last cottage is a mid-century home in Santa Barbara, California. It a light, bright, and relaxed and casual space full of California charm.

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The orange surf board (above) adds a nice touch of color and whimsy to the neutral exterior.

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I enjoyed these charming and cozy beach cottages. I hope you did too!

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