February 21, 2009

I'm dreaming...

It's that wonderful time again ~ we've rounded the corner of a new year, we get a brief whiff of spring and BAM! I'm thinking about...Summer V.A.C.A.T.I.O.N.  I just like saying those words much less dreaming about it.  Are you with me or am I just odd?  And yes, vacation always spells BEACH to me for some reason.  I can just smell the salty water and feel the warm breeze and sunshine on my face as I type..."My name is Kari and I am a Beach Addict".  Yes, hence the reason behind my blog design.

I've found a few great sites for finding places to stay on the beach.  Vacation Rentals by Owner is a good one as well as Vacation Rentals.com from Home Away. I am a bit leery of just reserving some random hotel room for fear of spending a load of money only to be disappointed.  Two summers ago we rented a condo from the owner and had good success with that. But we've only had 1 year's experience of vacationing this way. 

So I'm throwing this out there for y'all...does anyone else have plans to hit the beach this summer?  If so, where do you go?  Where do you stay?  When do you go and for how long?  Any other websites you'd like to pass along to me?



















Sweet mercy...bring on the summer baby!!  :D  

Who's with me??


9 comments:

The Gang's Momma said...

We're not much of the beach people type. We have a pool, so we're definitely water people. I declare a FREEZE most days after 11 on house work, etc. and we just lounge, lounge, lounge till Daddy gets home.

On the vacay travel note, go to Politics for Moms (button on my sidebar) and contact Natalie via the email link there. Tell her The Gang's Momma sent you. They have a rental connection and she's completely trustworthy. Known her since college.

Good luck!

Jaci Spain said...

I am heading to Florida March 5th and CAN'T WAIT (not to make you jealous or anything:)). But anyways, we have used vrbo several times when traveling for soccer and we have always had a good experience and the rates are cheaper.

gritandglory.com said...

heck yeah. bring on some gorgeous summertime!

Casual Friday Everyday said...

Ummm yeah, I want to be on that beach. RIGHT NOW!

Nell

Debbie said...

The beach is a great place to relax and get away from it all. One year my husband and I rented a condo right on the beach in Carlsbad, California. It was perfect because we could make our breakfast and lunch in the kitchen and sit on the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean. At night, we often walked down the beach to one of the restaurants. I loved this time.

Oregon Criss's said...

We might only live an hour from the great Pacific Ocean but we NEVER tire of it! Our friends bought into Trendwest, and so we rent a condo for a couple nights thru them (its only $50 a night at a really great place)- which includes a kitchen! Mostly though, we just BEG friends to come out here so we can introduce them to our gorgeous beaches...wanna come???

girlymama said...

we just booked our summer vaca with vrbo - and it was super easy. we got a gret deal -- we're going away with my whole family, so we needed a place for 12 people. we found a huge 4br place one blocks from the jersey shore for only $1600/week!

girlymama said...

p.s.
i wish it was vacation NOW

Kara said...

I was just looking at pictures of when you guys came to visit us last summer. Wow - our summer plans for this year are a little different than we thought :) How did we BOTH end up UP NORTH when we were BOTH supposed to be SOUTH!!! Wish you could just stay at our place, but we just got it rented. Love and miss you guys!
~Kara

 
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