Take Me There- Beach Shack Getaways

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I saw these top images of this beach shack in Uruguay on all the mountains the other day and fell in love. This  got me thinking about beach bungalos and little getaways so then I started googling beach shacks and found a treasure trove of amazing images. 


One thing that surprised me when I moved to South Africa is that many South African have "holiday homes." They aren't just for the wealthy. They are more modest than the vacation homes of Americans (which are usually reserved for the wealthy).  They are simple and modest and perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway. The other part that I love about South African holiday homes is that often they are passed from one generation to the next, instead of being sold off to the highest bidder (which often happens in the States). It's such a nice piece of family history and tradition to keep going. 
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Seen below the 338 sq. foot beach bungalow of studiomama in  Northeast Kent, UK.
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Probably my favorite- below is Helen & Fraziers beach shack in the Isle of White, UK.
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6 comments:

  1. Those are so beautiful! A friend's family owns a tiny beach cottage in Cape Cod, and her grandfather, father and uncles built it from nothing and continue to work on it. The love they've put into their humble little place makes me so happy, especially knowing that it'll be there for generations to come.

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  2. Awww these pictures make me want to get my very own little beach cottage..although in Italy where I come from it's very similar to South Africa. many people have a summer house and not necessarily wealthy families. My best memories are actually linked to ours although sadly my parents decided to sell it eventually

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  3. These photos put me at such peace! Living in a giant city is wonderful, but the serenity of these modest vacation homes (while still absolutely beautiful)makes me smile. Thanks M!

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  4. Oh gosh all of these places look so peaceful, I want to go! X

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  5. Looks like the PERFECT getaway!

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    xo

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  6. Have a look at our family place here https://www.facebook.com/hlatinibeachhouse its on the South Coast and its been in the family for more than 50 years.

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