Friday, April 11, 2014

Pop Quiz

Remember the days when you would come to class after the WORST night ever, and your teacher would give you a pop quiz to check if you'd done your homework?

Well, this isn't one of those unpleasant pop quizzes ... it's a whole list of quizzes that you can do to find out your perfect vacation spot or ideal vacation destination. How about your vacation style ... did you even think you had one??

Check out these quizzes to begin your daydreaming about your perfect summer vacation!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Australian Beaches

Time for a beach break!

What is it about the end of the ocean
and the beginning of the land that is so appealing?

Australian Beach

There is a magic that you just can't quite put your finger on.

Australian Beach

These Australian beaches might be brimming with sea life 
that will give you the willies, but they surely are nice to look at! :-)

Australian Beach

If only we could bottle that feeling that we get at the beach ...

Australian Beach

Well, in a way you can. Decorate your home with beach furniture and nautical decor from

See you there!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Perfect Patio Furniture

Check out these stylish, classy and luxurious patio furniture sets.

You will instantly upgrade your beach house or beach condo patio by bringing home their unique look and all-weather durability to treat your guests to drinks on the patio.

All weather dining set

If you have the perfect view, don't ruin it by sitting in imperfect, uncomfortable beach chairs. Upgrade to this Colva Canopy Bed and get both sun and shade in the same spot.

Patio furniture with canopy
Colva Canopy Bed

Make your outdoor space seem like just an addition to your house with
our Cove Beach Lounge Set. Remember that we offer Free Shipping on items like these!

Outdoor lounge set tan
Cove Beach Lounge Set

Monday, March 24, 2014

Casual Beach Cottage

If the formal room is not your thing, then Beach Cottage Casual is a great way to decorate your home. Nothing stuffy here! Just  an inviting, well-lit room that offers you a place to relax and entertain.

casual beach cottage decor

One of the details I'd like to draw your attention to is the awesome art gallery wall. Collect some paintings, porthole mirrors, and letters, and you've got something stunning and unique.

beach cottage casual decor

Beach Cottage Casual

If you want to recreate this look, take a look at these items at

White garden stool
Seville White Garden Stool
Tripod table lamp
Tripod Table Lamp

Vintage Glass float
Vintage Glass Float

Blue Fish and Coral Pillow
Blue Fish Coral Pillow

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Beach House Exteriors - Bright and Bold Colors

Wake up, Sunshine! Regardless of what your weather brings you, it's bright and bold in here!

Colorful beach homes are fun to look at. They lift your spirits and radiate a warmth to your soul. They can get away with colors that the rest of the world's houses can only dream of.

We love them for their bold mission to root out boredom in beach house design!

bold colors beach houses

turquoise beach house
Bright beach house
Modern orange beach house
Modern and bright beach house

Fill your vacation home bookings!

If you own a investment vacation home in Florida, Hilton Head, or some other coastal vacation spot, you are probably taking a serious look at your availability calendar right about now. By this time most vacationers have long since booked with their "usual place," and you are down to those who are looking for a change or who have decided on a whim to take a vacation this spring break or summer. This is the perfect opportunity for you to win over some new folks. Here are a few things you can do to woo your new "regular."

1. Refresh your the space

Giving your investment vacation home a fresh look can fit into any budget you set. Depending on your needs, you could go simple and replace some lamps and rugs, or you could go all out and really give your beach house a makeover. You don't have to go for the whole thing ... just a few changes like these owners made can create a huge difference!

Beach house before makeover

Beach house after makeover

2. Stage it for vacationers

Take a page from the book of professional Realtors, who have long known the benefits of staging a home for selling. Some of the pre-work associated with the staging is perhaps the most beneficial: decluttering, deep cleaning, and adding light to the space. Just because you're not selling doesn't mean you aren't "selling" your home ... your customer is simply purchasing your home for a shorter period of time. Check out this link for a list of benefits to staging your home.

White beach house interior

3. Update photos on your websites

Take a good, hard look at how you advertise your beach home. Many, many vacation rental websites have outdated software and photos, and they may be a reflection on your beach rental. At least update them with larger, hi resolution depictions of a vacation home (your vacation home) that will promise them a stay in a freshly updated home that will truly feel like the luxury vacation home they are searching for.