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Beach Cottage Drive Bys

Beach Cottage Drive Bys

Since we are in the last couple of days of summer at our house (school starts next week), my kids and I are heading off on an outdoor adventure! I’m unplugging, digging my feet in the sand and maybe even picking berries.

Awhile back I took these photos while driving by a cute beach house in Cannon Beach, Oregon. I think it was a brand new house. I was hoping to fit in more road trips and drive bys this summer but that darn emergency surgery kind of messed up my summer plans. Such is life. I’m looking forward to a fall drive by though, I’ve already found the perfect neighborhood in Seattle to show you!

But if you want to enjoy some more end of the summer beach cottage drive bys, you can visit the way way back machine to last years beach house drive by (the one I did right after my daughter’s wedding)…there are some really cool beachy houses to drool over! It is worth checking out again!

Beach Cottage Drive Bys

Beach Cottage Drive Bys

Happy day to you all!


  1. Kelly

    What a great idea! It’s such fun to see how others along this great coast of ours live–thanks for taking us along! I live in Southern California- very close to Laguna and Newport Beach and really need to document my wanderings around town as you have-thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Arleen

    Hi Melissa. Wow, I love this beach cottage! The combinations in textures of stone and shingles is quite interesting, and I love the colors, too. What a fun drive-by. I bet you wish you could peek inside this charming abode, too. ~Arleen
    .-= Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home´s last blog ..Timeless Rooms ~ Blue Walls, White Trim =-.

  3. Debbie

    This looks like a really great beach house. So warm and inviting! I’ll check out your last drive-by. I hope you’re feeling much better and recovered following that emergency surgery.
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Thankful Thursday ~ Rescue =-.

  4. Joy

    Melissa – You brighten my morning everytime I get the chance to read a post :-)

  5. Carla

    My husband I vacationed to Cannon Beach in June. …stayed at a beach house in nearby Falcon Cove. What heaven for me living in landlocked Missouri. Enjoy your piece of paradise!

  6. Kacey R

    Oh I LOVE cottages. Cottages of any kind…and this one is fabulous! Have fun unplugging & picking berries. :D
    .-= Kacey R´s last blog ..{300TH Post Giveaway!!} =-.

  7. janet

    Sorry your summer plans got messed up. but glad you are on the mend. I look forward to your Seattle drive-by. Last year I did a post on my Seattle/Capital Hill walk-by. I heart Seattle.
    .-= janet´s last blog ..Florida =-.

  8. Becky K.

    Have a wonderful time exploring!

    We begin school on Monday.
    I think today we may do a bit of shopping.

    Becky K.
    .-= Becky K.´s last blog ..The Dog Days of Summer =-.

  9. Morning T

    I’ve only been to Cannon Beach once but I loved it! Now I wish I would have driven through some of the neighborhoods versus just doing the touristy thing. Love that beach house!
    .-= Morning T´s last blog ..Let there be light! =-.

  10. teresa

    I visit Cannon beach when I visit my daughter- love it- It’s great fun to drive around the neighborhoods-
    enjoy your time off.
    Happy day
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..Mission up date- =-.

  11. Elizabeth

    Great pictures, love your blog, looking forward to seeing the Seattle pictures.
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Inspiration Boards =-.

  12. The Bella Girls

    Thanks for letting me daydream this was my house for a minute. ;-)


  13. Gina

    Pretty house! I love a good drive by-house looking of course-not any other kind of drive (yeah, I grew up in area when drive by’s were common, and they weren’t for looking at homes!) Yikes, I like your drive by’s much better! Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great getaway!
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..My Life as Verb =-.

  14. Pat

    Hi Melissa
    I lost your link…just found it again. I took the Fall Nesting button and put it on my sidebar. We’re going home from the lake tomorrow…hopefully I’ll be able to do some nesting over the weekend.

    I enjoyed the driveby.
    .-= [email protected] Porch Musings´s last blog ..~A Rooster Party~ =-.

  15. Kim

    Oh, that’s pretty! We drove through Cannon Beach on one of our trips and it was so pretty it made me want to move from Florida. I love that whole area up there.

    Enjoy the last days of summer!

    .-= Kim @ Everything Etsy´s last blog ..Back-To-School Giveaway – Flashy Fish =-.

  16. The Stylish House

    Hi Melissa,
    I love Cannon Beach and used to go often when I lived in Oregon. That beach house is a beauty. Enjoy your weekend!
    .-= The Stylish House´s last blog ..Sunflower Delight! =-.

  17. Robin~PENSIEVE

    a) LOVE beach houses! What a novel idea for a photo series (and fun!!).

    b) I didn’t know you then, but YOU HAVE A MARRIED DAUGHTER???

    AI YI YI…hard to believe!

    .-= Robin~PENSIEVE´s last blog .."It hurts me more…" =-.

  18. Pinky

    I LOOOVE the river rock on this house!!! It just MAKES it. Oh, to have a beach house………………..only in my dreams!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Elizabeth

    Such a pretty one! Although different, my builder home in suburbia has a bit of the feel and details of this home (although it is brick not shingle style). I would love to see the interior of this one. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Cheri Peoples

    I love the stone on that house-ok the whole house too.
    Just coming over for a visit. I have changed all of my buttons.
    I have the Knock Off Knock Out party on Mondays and we have a brand new party starting this week. It will be every Wed and featuring Holiday Decor and/or tasty treats. Come on by.

    Its So Very Cheri

  21. Autumn

    I LOVE driving by pretty houses. My husband (during his boyfriend status) knew how much I loved houses and we would spend dates having coffee in his car, driving by pretty houses and dreaming.
    .-= Autumn´s last blog ..Home style =-.


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