I took four weeks off from writing my Urban Backpacker Blog. Happy New Year to you all! I completed painting ten canvases, enjoyed painting on some clothes I’ve designed, in addition to spending a relaxing holiday with my family. I am so happy to return to my weekly travel reviews!
This year was a special sort of holiday. We celebrated Christmas in a beautiful rental home from Vacasa Rentals at the Oregon Coast. It was an absolutely fantastic trip from start to finish!
Bella Beach – Paradise
Years ago, when this development was being built, I would drive by on many a beach adventure dreaming about visiting (or possibly owning a home) at this place off the main highway, a tad past Lincoln City, OR, called, “Bella Beach.” This year my dream came true. We called. We found a house. We visited. We vacationed. We celebrated. We frolicked. We collected agates and special smooth rocks as if they were golden treasure. We played poker. We yapped and giggled in the hot tub. I cooked up my first Prime Rib. We played pool. We ate well. We laughed well. Then, three days later we packed up and flew home. This was not our house – it was a fantastic, amazing, comfortable, perfect family, dream vacation house rental, we enjoyed at “Bella Beach!”
We are so lucky to have found this rental home managed by Vacasa Rentals(click here) at Bella Beach! It was our first (home renting at holiday season), and it was seamless and stress free! From start to finish – these folks know their stuff! We give them triple ten stars on their customer service efforts! The response time, with the two issues we had while on the property site, was fast and efficient! Vacasa manages top notch rentals, staffed with happy shiny people, and stocked with everything you will need for holidays or vacations!
Thank you Pamela (the property management staff) for assisting us with organizing the perfect holiday tree, and thank you to Flip Nollar at Seahorse Yard and Garden/Noble Creek Tree Farm for kindly delivering the tree, and decorating it so nicely with the shipped sparkly decor we sent prior to our arrival! Yes, all you vacation home renters, Vacasa will serve up unparalleled customer service and follow through. In addition, to top it all off, we remain impressed today still remembering the kindness and connection made via email before we even arrived.
I have been renting properties globally, in various hotels and vacation properties for thirty years. Vacasa, you will stand out and shine as the Grand Dame of “Vacation Rental Companies” in the Urban Backpacker’s archives. Please thank your owners for the use of their lovely home, along with the the lovely holiday goodies and card, and THANK YOU – Vacasa for continuing to offer unrivaled service and vacation experiences!
“IN THE KNOW” at Bella Beach/Depoe Bay/Lincoln City Oregon:
The Sea Spirit at Bella Beach Rental House – Vacasa Rentals at Bella Beach (our unit click here)
Walk from your vacasa rental home to the best coffee and darling French creperie at Bella Beach OR – Cafe C’est La Vie (click here)
Grocery shopping in Lincoln City – Safeway
Grocery/Everything Shopping Depoe Bay – Fred Meyer
My favorite restaurant Lincoln City – Blackfish Cafe (click here)
Whalewatching tours – Tradewinds Charters (click here)
Massage and Spa Lincoln City – Rejuvenation(click here)
Best little crab shack on the side of the road in between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay – Crab Pot(click here)
Agate collecting and rock hounding on the Oregon Coast – Agates of the Oregon Coast(click here)
List of Fun Family Activities Oregon Coast(click here)
Kayak Rentals/Tours and Surf Shop – Ossies(click here)
Definition of Urban Backpacker:
1. Of, relating to, or located in a city.
2. Backpacker redefined: Artful reviews that lead you from hidden budget gems to five-star destinations helping you find palate pleasing adventure, enjoyment, and story collection.
3. Pack bag. Travel there. See city. Eat food. Respect culture. Take picture. Share story. Be thankful. Repeat.