Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Wine Country Vacation Rental

How do you make a 70's manufactured home an appealing vacation rental without spending a ton of money?
That has been my challenge since last August when I agreed to take on this project.
After ten months of bargain shopping for my client, I feel like we are getting close to completion--just in time for summer!
Let's begin with the front porch.
I sourced this handmade redwood chair from Craig's List, and bought five more for an outdoor fire pit, yet to be made. 
All exterior lights were replaced with red barn lights from Bellacor.

For the breezeway, I created a sheltered dining area which overlooks the vineyard and the Russian  River beyond.

The view is absolutely gorgeous!

 The table is from Ikea, the six Tolix style chairs are from OKL.
The outdoor kilim rug is from Pottery Barn, and a cast-off from yours truly!
I found the olive bucket from Tuesday Morning for $39.

There is still so much to do.  
I am looking for outdoor cafe lights to string across the courtyard, as well as a pendant for over the table.
The breezeway connects the main house to the "granny unit," so my goal is to create a common area for renters who might be two families sharing their vacation, or two couples.

 There is also a deck off the main house that overlooks the vineyard and is surrounded by the most beautiful oak trees.
French doors open from the living/dining room making for easy outdoor wine country living.

 To keep the cost of maintenance down, the owner graveled the exterior.  No grass to mow!
I suggested a split-rail fence, since the area drops off dramatically.  I could just imagine after an evening of star gazing and sipping wine around the fire pit, a potential renter losing their way in the dark!

The owner hopes to put it this home on Airbnb by late summer or early fall.  
Next, I'll reveal the interior of this wine country home, furnished and decorated with flea market and consignment store finds, as well as other sources that add a lot of bang for your buck!

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.

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16 comments:

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Delores!

How lucky are they to have you to help them decorate their guest house/rental property!

The views are amazing!
You've done a great job. Sometimes it's even more fun to find treasures without spending too much. LOVE that kind of a challenge!

Keep us posted as you proceed!
:)

xoxox
Alison

Lori E said...

Looking good. It would be a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy dinners. The fence is a good idea too. Can't be too careful with a rental.

Lisha said...

Sounds like such a fun project to be working on and looks like it is coming together
wonderfully! What a beautiful view!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

You are so talented!!! Love this.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

REd chairs...the barn lights...the view... had to read this twice!!!

Gloob Home Decor said...

Great.loved your post...

Painting

Botanic Bleu said...

Fantastic! This certainly doesn't look like a rental home or a manufactured home. You have done a beautiful job...the red chairs and the red light fixtures are my favorites...

Judith

Home Lifestyle Design said...

What a wonderful place! The view is incredible.

Kathysue said...

What a view!! So far it is looking great Delores!! Great Job, love the pops of red!!
xo Kathysue

Christine Vandormolen said...

Delores, everything looks great...Love the Kilim rug under the table too!!! Great finds, good job. Christine from http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a great outdoor space. I love the rug on the breezeway. You have created a warm and welcoming dining area!!! Looking forward to seeing the inside!

Babs said...

The space looks amazing! Love the red chairs and lantern fixtures. Looking forward to the "final reveal". :)

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Delores -

You have done an amazing job! Stylish, casual and beautiful. The olive bucket for $39? Seriously?? I need to go shopping with you :)

Those views are absolutely incredible. Tom's grandfather lived near Eureka. We love visiting that area. Will look for the rental property.

Cheers,
Loi

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

You've made some great choices! Love the red chairs and outdoor lights! And maybe I should start shopping at Tuesday Morning again if they have things like the olive bucket at that price! Score!
Cheers!,
Barbara

Karen Albert said...

Delores, you are the greatest!! Everything from the rug, the red chairs, and that OLIVE BUCKET, wow, what a deal! Excited to see more!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Michele Smith said...

I am in love with those chairs, my porch needs a set!
I saw the ad for the olive bucket but we don't have a Tuesday Morning close to us anymore. I purchased the one I have off etsy.

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