Home Sweet VRBO 11

Colorado designer Jessica Duce turns a coastal VRBO into a Dream-Home-Away-From-Home

When Parker-based designer Jessica Duce was asked by Oregon homeowners Cass and Gary Pietrok to redesign the interior and exterior for their coastal VRBO, she knew just where to start. “I actually stayed in the property for the owners,” says Duce. “This is a great way to get the perspective of the  guest. I like to visit the area around the property in person or online and take note of what guests would see or experience, from sights to sounds.”

The Pietroks wanted the home to feel more polished and appropriate for its setting and price point, “with a complement to the ocean theme,” said Duce. “The furnishings and decor were dated or worn in some areas, and the aesthetic needed a refresh.”

In addition, the team needed to add a bedroom to increase the sleeping capacity from 20 to 24, which required renovation. The challenge: completing all redesign and construction between guest stays. “We had a 10-day window for construction and completion and a three-day window for redesign and decorating.”

The team also re-designed the two-bedroom guest house to incorporate a new eat-in kitchen and media/gaming area. “We ended up adding some new element or refresh to every room of the house,” said Duce. “The main house is more ‘beach-chic retreat.’ The guest house is a beach theme with a nod to surfing.”

The result? An Oregon oasis for families who favor luxe vacations.

“This project was a success,” says Gary Pietrok. “Jessica was in sync with our objectives, executing from 1600 miles away, on an accelerated 10-day renovation timeline, with renters on both sides of the timeline.”

This property is located in Waldport, Oregon. VRBO property ID 255539.