Ya’ll are in for such a treat today! I know many of you (like me) enjoy looking at houses and seeing all the different architectural styles that are out there. Today, we are taking a look up close and personal at beach cottages…..
Those of us who grew up in the South have most likely vacationed in the panhandle of Florida and enjoyed the Gulfcoast for many years. If you have never experienced this part of Florida, you are truly missing out on a huge treat. I even hesitate to brag on it too much, as the crowds are already capacity as it is, but this is one great beach to see and enjoy.
Seaside began back in the early 80’s and has grown tremendously and now other developments are springing up and down the coast from Destin to Panama City Beach….Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Grayton Beach to name a few. You will see all sorts of coastal homes along here, with Seaside being the most colorful and popular spot around. If you saw The Truman Show with Jim Carrey, then you saw Seaside. It’s such a picturesque spot and truly a developer’s dream. Very pricey though, you gotta have a deep wallet to buy in Seaside or surrounding areas! I have always been enamored with the colorful beach cottages in Seaside, so decided to snap some pics of many of them this year. These all are mostly in Seaside, with a few in Sandestin or Seagrove Beach. Enjoy the tour…..I sure did enjoy taking them! I daresay there is not such an array of colorful beach cottages to be found anywhere else.
Is this not the most lucious blue siding and door? This is one of my faves.
Streets in Seaside.
Love this green house with the purple door, another fave.
Love this green one too.
This one was on the same street as our condo and was really a cool looking cottage.
Inn by the Sea in Seaside (above)
Did you get your beach cottage fix?! Which one is your favorite?? I marked mine. See what I do for my wonderful readers? I knew y’all would love to see these too.
Rosie's Whimsy says
They are all fabulous. What a variety of colors! If I could get away with it here in the woods of PA, I’d go for the lime green one!
You are so nice to your readers, Rhoda! These pics are such a treat. I remember all the buzz when Seaside was first developed; the intent was to create a real sense of community with live/work areas, walking paths, porches to connect with the neighborhood, etc. I soooo love the bright, sunny colors! I also love that you don’t see garages, you see HOMES. Love that!
These homes are so beautiful, I love all the pastel colors. Each one is more lovely than the next. Karen
Wow, what a gorgeous tour, I love how colorful and bright each home is, and homes by the shore are always my favorite ones. This is a beautiful tour. Karen
Neutral Dwelling says
Wow, who could choose a favorite– they are all so great!
Hooked on Houses says
I absolutely love Seaside and those surrounding neighborhoods, so I was excited to see your post today. If only I could magically transport myself there today…
I don’t think I can narrow it down to one favorite, although the one with the purple door made me smile the biggest. So bright and fun. Thanks for sharing these with us! -Julia 🙂
Vee ~ A Haven for Vee says
Such beautiful cottages and the combinations of color are fantastic! I love the yellow siding, with bright blue shutters and the vivid red door! Yup, I could move right in. Great pictures, thanks so much!
Love seeing all the “colors” of the beautiful homes there- around my area it’s mainly different shades of brown-
Thanks for sharing
Thank you for a great tour; I just love all the colors and details. I have never been to Florida( or B’ham) and you have never been to New England, maybe we need to arrange a swap,lol.
Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall says
Rhoda, those are fabulous!!! You know how I like color… I was going crazy over these!
these pics are eye candy!! and they really look like candy with all the lovely colors and trim. what a fun place to be/visit. thank you for the tour. jkj
Hi Rhoda 🙂
My favorite has to be the yellow house with the red door and blue shutters. So cute 🙂
I’m trying to catch up too, so I’m off to read more…..
Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates says
Love the colors! These are great houses – thanks for sharing.
Rhoda…you could never be sad if you lived in this town…surrounded by all these fun, happy colors. Loved every one of them! 🙂