12 Cute Destin & 30A Cottages

Cozy Retreats Along Florida's Emerald Coast

Posted on 1/12/2024

Welcome to our curated selection of 12 Cute Destin & 30A Cottages, brought to you by Ocean Reef Resorts, the largest locally held vacation rental management company in the Destin and 30A area. With over four decades of experience in providing memorable beach vacation experiences, we have witnessed firsthand the evolving landscape of vacation rentals in this beloved region of Northwest Florida. While Destin and 30A are renowned for their luxurious, opulent beach houses featuring grand backyards, large bedrooms, and elaborate kitchens, we understand the charm and appeal of simplicity. That's why we've assembled this exclusive collection, showcasing cottages that blend old-style charm with the modern conveniences you expect. Each rental property in this handpicked list not only offers a unique, simpler aesthetic but also comes with the assurance of quality and comfort backed by our long-standing reputation in the vacation rental industry. Whether you're seeking a quaint retreat or a cozy beachside haven, these homes, steeped in both charm and comfort, are sure to enchant. Get ready to fall in love with these cute, beachy cottages, each one a testament to our commitment to exceptional vacation experiences in Destin and 30A.

Amor Fati

Amor Fati 30A Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 12 Guests

Begin your journey at Amor Fati, a captivating three-bedroom, three-bath cottage nestled in the serene Dune Allen Beach area of 30A. Perfect for accommodating up to 12 guests, this home exudes charm with its unique circular layout in the living room, offering a quaint, retro vibe that sets it apart. The expansive wrap-around porch, a highlight of this cottage, offers a splendid view of the pool, making it an ideal spot for relaxation or social gatherings. Additionally, the rooftop deck presents a magical opportunity for stargazing, adding a touch of romance to your evenings. Amor Fati is not just a stay; it's an experience, characterized by its laid-back, casual style and inviting atmosphere.

Sea Sail

Sea Sail Destin Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 9 Guests

Sea Sail, nestled on Miramar Beach's Scenic Gulf Drive, is the epitome of beachfront coziness. Right on the shore, this charming three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath cottage offers more than meets the eye. Inside, a spacious and open layout awaits, featuring a living room with breathtaking water views. Upstairs, a loft with twin beds complements two large bedrooms, all adorned with simple, beachy decor and exposed wood for a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for up to nine guests, Sea Sail combines the intimacy of a cozy retreat with the openness for family gatherings, making every stay a comfortable and memorable beachfront experience.

Averitts Favorite

Averitts Favorite Destin Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Averitts Favorite is a charming gem nestled on a secluded drive near the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, perfectly blending quaintness with modern elegance. This unique three-bedroom, two-bath cottage comfortably accommodates eight guests, making it an ideal getaway for families or small groups. The interior boasts a bright, white, and pristine finish, enriched with contemporary touches and sleek designs. The heart of the cottage, the kitchen, is a culinary dream with ample counter space. Bedrooms are modern retreats in themselves, offering serene comfort. But it's the stunning view of the Gulf of Mexico, seen over the picturesque natural dunes, that truly sets Averitts Favorite apart, promising a stay where beauty and tranquility are yours to relish.


Snowdrift Destin Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Snowdrift is a rare find in the world of beachfront homes in Destin, offering a perfect haven for up to eight guests. This three-bedroom, two-bath cottage stands out with its extraordinary living room, where light bathes the space through floor-to-ceiling windows, creating an airy, uplifting atmosphere. The high vaulted ceilings add to the grandeur, making it an ideal spot for relaxing and socializing. Perhaps the jewel in its crown is the expansive beachfront porch, a picturesque setting for creating unforgettable family memories, all set against the stunning backdrop of Destin's Miramar Beach.

Backyard Bliss

Backyard Bliss 30A Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Backyard Bliss in Grayton Beach is aptly named and offers a unique escape. This three-bedroom, two-bath cottage, accommodating eight guests, stands out with its exceptional backyard — a picturesque haven featuring a pool, hot tub, and ample space for relaxation. The interior is just as inviting, with vaulted ceilings that create an expansive feel and bright white finishes that enhance the sense of openness. Every corner of this charming rental is infused with crisp, clean designs and delightful beachy touches, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay in this historic beach village.

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Small Vacation Homes in Destin

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Here is a list of ten small vacation homes in Destin. These are perfect for small family vacations or a romantic getaway with your significant other. They may be small in guest numbers, but they are large in charm for sure!

Painted Porch

Painted Porch Destin Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 7 Guests

Painted Porch, a charming bungalow off Scenic Gulf Drive in Destin's Frangista Beach, offers an idyllic beachretreat for seven guests. Featuring three cozy bedrooms and two baths, this cottage is a perfect blend of comfort and convenience. Its standout feature is the exceptional walkability and beach access, ensuring a hassle-free seaside experience. The living space radiates quaintness and warmth, creating lasting memories. Inside, bead-board details and bright white decor contribute to a spacious and inviting atmosphere. Additionally, guests can explore the local area with ease using the provided set of four bikes, perfect for nearby shopping and dining adventures. The backyard is a classic oasis with a beautiful pool and ample space, ideal for relaxing and savoring your vacation moments.

Breeze Easy

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Return to the serene Grayton Beach to discover Breeze Easy, a majestic cottage nestled atop protected dunes with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. This three-bedroom, three-bath abode comfortably sleeps six and is a masterpiece of design and location. Ascend the stairway to its elevated porch — a prime spot for sunset admiration or basking in the sea breeze. Inside, every room is bathed in sunlight, complemented by charming vaulted ceilings that add an air of grandeur. The decor, a blend of hardwood floors and soothing bright greys, creates a tranquil yet elegant atmosphere. Whether it's the stunning interior or the exquisite exterior that captivates you most, Breeze Easy promises an unforgettable 30A experience for your family.

Lemon Drop

Lemon Drop Destin Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Step into the delightful world of Lemon Drop, a sweet treasure located in Miramar Beach. This charming Destin cottage, just moments from the beach, is a fusion of comfort and cuteness. With two bedrooms and two and a half baths, it's an ideal getaway for up to six guests. The interior is thoughtfully designed, maximizing space without compromising on style, making it perfect for family stays. The highlight is its adorable pool and patio area, offering a private oasis of relaxation. Plus, the added perk of access to the community beachfront pool enhances your beach vacation experience. Lemon Drop isn't just a place to stay; it's a place to fall in love with.

Tipsy Marlin

Tipsy Marlin 30A Cottage

2 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 6 Guests

Perched high above Blue Mountain Beach, discover Tipsy Marlin, a delightful two-bedroom, two-bathroom 30A coastal cottage, inviting up to six beachgoers to a happy stay. Centrally located in South Walton, this vacation rental is designed for memorable beachside moments. Its spacious living room, well-appointed kitchen area, and open floor plan are perfect for entertaining friends and family by the shore. Comfortable bedrooms ensure a cozy stay for your family, while nearby attractions like the Blue Mountain Beach Creamery offer sweet treats, and the barbecue beckons for relaxed evenings. Tipsy Marlin is your charming coastal escape.

Who Sells Sea Shells

Who Sells Sea Shells 30A Cottage

2 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 4 Guests

Continuing our journey a short distance to the west, we arrive at Who Sells Sea Shells in Santa Rosa Beach. Prepare to be charmed by this adorable double-decker-painted cracker-style cottage, an epitome of beachy cuteness. Adorned in vibrant green with playful pink accents, it embodies the essence of a South Walton Beach vacation. This two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath cottage offers luxurious comfort for four guests. The cottage's color palette is reminiscent of a candy box, with lively hues of pink, green, and yellow that evoke pure beachy delight. Inside, the bedrooms exude comfort and a coastal vibe, ensuring a restful stay. Who Sells Sea Shells invites you to become part of its vibrant community, perfect for quality family time or leisurely walks under the sun.

Sweaty Palms

Sweaty Palms 30A Cottage

2 Bedrooms / 1 Full Bathrooms / 4 Guests

Venturing a bit further to the east, we arrive at Sweaty Palms, a charming Grayton Beach cottage that promises a burst of color both inside and out. This delightful two-bedroom, one-bath rental comfortably accommodates four guests, making it an intimate seaside escape. The bedrooms offer superlative comfort, mirroring the inviting ambiance of all interior spaces. Your 30A vacation unfolds in style and tranquility here, thanks to the well-proportioned interior and cozy bedrooms. Outside, a beautiful grand porch invites you to relax and soak in the coastal vibes. The adorable backyard adds to the charm, making it a delightful retreat. Prepare to fall in love with this place; it's beachside charm at its finest.

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Shepherd Cottage

Shepherd Cottage 30A Cottage

1 Bedroom / 1 Full Bathrooms / 3 Guests

Nestled in the heart of Grayton Beach, Shepherds Cottage awaits your discovery. This historical gem offers a unique one-bedroom, one-bath retreat that can comfortably host three guests. Steeped in charm, this log cabin-style accommodation is just a brief stroll from the beach. Shepherds Cottage beckons with its quaint and classic allure, making it an ideal escape. The comfortable bedroom ensures restful nights, while the entire place exudes a timeless beachy style reminiscent of days gone by. Prepare to step back in time and relish the beach days of yore in this enchanting coastal rental haven.

No matter which enchanting cottage captures your heart, trust Ocean Reef Resorts to secure the most enticing rates for your selected dates, ensuring you experience the epitome of coastal charm. Create cherished memories that will linger in your heart forever. Explore our website, or simply give us a call whenever you desire. Our dedicated team is always here, ready to assist you in discovering the perfect vacation that promises unforgettable moments and the sweetest of stays.

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