If your definition of a successful vacation is escaping everyday stress and imagining your life back when times were simpler (and smartphone-free), then you're going to want to rent this tiny Bend, Oregon cottage ASAP. Nicknamed the its eccentric, yet calming retro design will transport you to a decade when the concept of household computers was unfathomable. Our advice? Lean in to that mentality — as soon as you finish learning about this adorable rental, of course.
It probably comes as no surprise that this small space was designed by a professional interior designer, . She claims the "before" looked more like a shack than a cottage, but quirky paint colors and vintage furniture and appliances gave it brand-new life, starting with the exterior. A vintage screen door, painted a cool shade of turquoise blue, and a cedar fence offer some serious curbside style.
Inside the unique details continue: We adore the gas stove, bold red couch, and paint-by-number wall art (that Phipps scored from an estate sale). But the kitchen is by far our favorite room. Light mint green vintage cabinets and a matching retro refrigerator make the space bright and cheery, while sparrows (in honor of the home's name) are featured on the walls.
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If you're as obsessed with this house as we are, you can for $159 per night. Just don't forget to keep your phone at home (or at least on silent).