The beach cottages in the Panhandle are some of the best. Of course, I don’t have a lot to compare them to since I tend to go to Florida most of the time, but wow, do I enjoy seeing these cottages. They are being built all over the Gulf coast, these pretty cottage style beach homes, such a change from previous plain cinder block Florida houses.
At the high-rise we stayed in, Pinnacle Port, at the entrance to this gated community of beachfront properties are all sorts of beautiful white-picket fenced beach cottages. Be still my heart!
So driving in and out of our high-rise condo, we saw these gorgeous beach homes and we couldn’t stop drooling. I’m going to not talk through all the pics, so just enjoy the beauty! I know we certainly did. Take note that they all name their cottages and apparently, it’s mandatory to have a cute white picket fence in place. Not a bad idea!
Alabama fans, for sure! 🙂 Note the cottage is named The Rolling Tide. You AL folks will appreciate this one.
This cottage at the front of Carrillon beach entrance was one of my all time faves. The classic black and white is so striking and this looks like such a pretty house.
Sitting right on the corner with that adorable white picket fence, it’s a beach cottage to drool over, wouldn’t you agree?
We had a fun time at the beach and got 2 days of sunshine on the beach and the cloudy day we went over to Seaside, just a short drive from where we were staying. The other girls had never been there, so I knew it would be a treat for them and it was. Seaside is just the cutest, I’ve blogged about it before.
We also hit the Silver Sands outlet mall and I got some great things at my fave Ann Taylor Loft store. This time of year is good for the sales and I racked up on a few new summer things. Always fun to get away and now I’ve got lots to do to catch up.
I’m heading out of town again this weekend, driving with some blog friends up to the High Point Furniture Market, which I’ve always wanted to go to. Now I get the chance to check it out. Of course, I’ll be reporting in on that excursion too, can’t wait to see what that’s all about.
These pastel color houses remind me of Bermuda. Or at least how it looked many years ago. And a “rule” that you must have a white picket fence? Brilliant!
Katherines Corner says
oh what a wonderful post, it almost felt as though I was walking along with you. xo
Karen Watson says
Rhoda – I love Carillon Beach – I’ve stayed there 3x with my entire family in a house called Salty Dawg (Georgia fans) that, sadly, is no longer in the rental pool. It was steps away from the beach, backed up to the lake (we could see the wedding chapel out our back porch. we would sit there at night and listen to the bullfrogs – so much fun!) In the daytime, it was as if we had our own provate beach – idyllic! It’s a wonderful, almost secret community, so let’s just keep it our secret, OK? Just you, me and your thousands of readers- Ha! Glad you had fun!
So pretty. Would like to see inside of some. 🙂
[email protected] on the Funny Farm says
Where do I sign up to be a beach bum @ the rolling tide house? LOL My husband would love that one. I agree with you that there is no place on earth like the gulf coast. I have always loved PCB, Mexico Beach, and St. George Island. Destin is great too. Love this post. Almost as good as being there.
Wow — and so cute how the cottages are all named! I could live in any one of them!
Great pictures! All the different colours! Wow!
Were you able to go through any of them? The first few reminded me of “shot gun” houses.
HI, Cathy, no we didn’t get inside any of them, but sure enjoyed the outside views.
Wow! it would be hard to chose a favorite but I like the one with the Tropical colors; couldn’t find a name sign in that picture. What’s the closest airport to this place? Bet they have a big rental price tag attached to them. Love that walk way to the beach. Thanks for sharing this with your fans/followers.
Hi, Betty, Panama City has a small airport, I do think.
I grew up in the Seaside area! I used to know it like the back of my hand, but it’s grown a lot over the years. I live in CT now, but took my kids back to Seaside, for the first time, last year! We have already booked our rental for this summer. It warms my heart that my children love it as much as I do.
The closest airport is Panama City. They expanded it a few years ago!
Kelly - Talk of the House says
You lucky girl! That looks like house Heaven to me. 🙂 I’ll take the one story with the screened porch please, although all of them are charming. We have never stayed at Carrillon (usually we are in Seaside) but your pictures make me want to check it out. Thank you for the great tour!
Maya @ Completely Coastal says
My husband and I stayed at Pinnacle Port for one month during the winter…, long ago, hmmm like over 10 years. I think they were still building at Carrillon and the shopping/restaurant area wasn’t finished yet. Great to see it! The houses are so adorable, but so close together.
I turned 55 (holy cow) on the 12th of August and a friend rented a beach cottage for us in St. Augustine, FL. The cottage was located in Vilano Beach and it was WONDERFUL!! I live on the space coast, also in a cottage on the Indian River, and after that restful, recharging, weekend and those wonderful beach colors the homes are painted…..well I have my paint brush in hand as Iam typing with one finger with the other!! I want to have that same relaxed, easy going, “beach vacation” feeling every time I come home. Out with the black shutters and front door…Hello turquoise. I was amazed at what a couple of sea spray color towels did for my bathroom, almost spa like. AAWWWWWHHH
Kim Gaynor says
LOVE the architecture and the colors. I wish new Texas homes had this kind of style, but so many are just brick monstrosities with no front porches. Not a fan at all.