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.
Judy Stone says
I remember going through the “models” at Seaside back in the early 80’s. They were just getting started. Only a couple homes had been purchased. I see the community is a great success.
Oh my, I wanna jump on the road right now and go visit! Cute, cute houses. Wonder how expensive to rent? Thanks for the wonderful pictorial view.
Kate H says
I could live in any one of these homes, they all are just so beautiful.
Have you ever stayed at Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island? My absolute favorite place! All the cottages are so cute and decorated with such detail!
HI, Sherri, I haven’t ever stayed on Tybee, but I’m sure I would love it. I have been there, just never stayed over. I’ve heard about Mermaid cottage.
My family has had a unit at Pinnacle Port for 35 years. We have loved and drooled over Carrilon for many years as we watched news homes added every trip! It is a gorgeous little community but I also love my balcony that sits overlooking the beach and gulf! Nothing like the beach!!
Laura J says
Oh, this post made me smile! You could do a whole article on just the cottage names.
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These homes are so dreamy! I love the sorbet inspired colors of the first few houses, but it’s hard to pick a favorite.! Do you know if these homes are rented or owned and lived in year round?
I’ve always wanted to go to High Point as well. You certainly get around!
HI, Doreen, I’m pretty sure many of these homes can be rented. You should be able to find out info by looking up Carrillon Beach cottages.
Oh, you really know how to win over a girl’s heart. These photos are fantastic and they make me want to take a drive right down to the beach now. I can hear the surf calling. Thanks for sharing!
I lived on st George island for 10 years before moving back to sautee-nacoochee 5 years ago. my girlfriend and I recently bought a 175 year old b&b here , which we hope to eventually convert to assisted living. it is a project . a lot of hard work but always interesting.i really liked the panhandle and I miss it. Apalachicola is a great town full of history. if you are up this way stop in and we’ll give you the nickel tour.
oh yeah- you left out the bikini pictures. if you went to the beach you have to include pictures of yourself in a bikini. I think it’s a law.
you will have a ball at High Point. It is a drool worthy place.
Barbara (WA) says
Oh, I am in love especially with the darling cottages in the first photos. The colors! I live on an island in the PNW but the house styles are very different here.
Wow, another great tour. The cottages are gorgeous and The Rolling Tide would be perfect for our family. Thanks for sharing the beautiful Gulf Coast with your readers.
Love the beach cottages! I will look at this post over and over! I grew up in High Point. If you get a chance, check out the Habitat Store on Montlieu Ave….right off of Main Street. You won’t believe it isn’t a furniture showroom. Many of the companies donate their old showrooms to the Habitat Store. You will love it! Have fun! Also, visit the Penny Path Cafe and Crepe Shop right off of Main Street on Kivett Drive. You will also love this place….tiny but wonderful!
Hope @ Fairhope Supply Co. says
Such a happy looking place!
Even though I was raised in this area and love -love – love the beach, I also like to be a bit inland so I’ll have a bit of green. You miss trees after being on the beach for so long!
Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG says
so pretty – and I love the pastel colours of the cottages…
McG and I definitely need to check out that area of Florida next spring…might be a new destination!!
My camera is also full of pics of Carillon beach houses! 🙂 they made my heart flutter with their yummy colors, picket fences and beachy decor!
The timing of this post is perfect. We live near the Atlantic Ocean in central FL, and are trying to choose a color to repaint our house. So many beautiful ones pictured! Thanks!
Liz VanKirk says
Such beautiful cute beach homes. Those are the kind I just drool over. Thank you for taking so many photos…. And sharing!
Reminds me of Celebration near Disney in Fl.
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
What gorgeous Florida beach houses! Beach houses and white picket fences… sigh!!!! No wonder you like to visit here! I’ll take the yellow one please!~