What do you get when you combine the Emerald Coast and a cute coastal cottage? The best beach vacation ever!
If you are searching for a classic beach cottage near the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, Ocean Reef Resorts offers a wonderful selection of 30A Vacation Rentals. Our beach cottages have all the charm of yesteryear, but with the modern amenities expected of a luxury vacation.
These enchanting 30A cottages are located along a sensational two-lane road that meanders along the prettiest coastline in the world. The road, known as Scenic Highway 30A, hugs state forest land, shimmering sand dunes, and a stunning coast with breathtaking views of white quartz crystal sand and translucent, emerald-green waters. It winds through the quintessential waterfront South Walton communities, including Dune Allen Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove, Watersound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach.
Check out this list of available cottage rentals, and start planning your next Gulf Coast trip!
3 Bedrooms / 4 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
It doesn’t get any better than a beachfront cottage, which is what you get when you book a stay at Splash in Dune Allen Beach. This vacation rental has three bedrooms, four baths, multiple balconies, and sunny living space. Up to twelve vacationers can enjoy the comforts (and the views!) of this awesome 30A cottage. The interior gives off a cabin-meets-cottage feel, with shiplap walls and wood ceilings. Sleeping quarters are located upstairs. Bedrooms include a master suite with a king-size bed, a guest bedroom with a king-size bed, a guest bedroom with two queen-size beds, and a bonus bunk room with a twin bunk.
3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
S.S. Minnow is a three-bedroom, three-bath rental property in the Gulfview Heights community of Santa Rosa Beach. The cottage can host up to twelve guests. Its open-concept great room is bright and welcoming with large windows that let in the warm Florida sunshine. The living room’s casual seating area is made up of a white couch, matching loveseat, and large armchair. The upstairs master suite boasts a king-size bed, casual seating area, access to a furnished balcony, and a private bath. One guest bedroom includes a king-size bed, while the other has two queen-size beds and a twin bunk. Oh, and did we mention the property also has its own private pool?
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 12 Guests
Not only is Sealake Cottage located a short walk from the beach, it is also nestled in the trees right beside Grayton Beach’s Western Lake. This three-bedroom cottage can accommodate up to twelve water-loving visitors. The interior has a rustic, lakeside cabin ambiance. In the living room, a tan wraparound couch faces a wall-mounted TV. A lakefront den features a hardwood dining table and bonus living area. From here, guests can access a dock that is awesome for fishing or launching a kayak or paddleboard. The master suite and one guest bedroom have a queen-size bed each. The second-floor bedroom has two twin beds, while two additional twin bunks are in the loft.
3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 11 Guests
Located in Seagrove Beach, Pelican Place is a chic white 30A beach cottage that emanates coastal elegance. The three-level, three-bedroom, and three-bath rental home boasts a private pool, Gulf views, expansive balconies, and vibrant accommodations for up to eleven guests. Bright beach décor creates a relaxed vibe. In addition to a blue sofa in the living room, there is a cute reading nook tucked beneath the stairs. The master bedroom has a king-size bed, daybed, and twin trundle, as well as access to the third-floor balcony that shows off incredible vistas. Each guest bedroom is tropically furnished with a queen-size bed, and one also has a trundle.
Sea Turtle Cottage
3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 10 Guests
Across 30A from the snow-white beach, the luxury Sea Turtle Cottage in Seacrest Beach is ready to greet its next guests. This stately home includes three bedrooms, three baths, a columned porch, a curated lawn, and a bright sitting room with a plush sofa and coastal-inspired accents. It can entertain up to ten guests on a 30A getaway. In addition to spacious living and dining areas, there is a beautiful chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a stylish tiled backsplash, and an island with stool seating. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and is adorned with starfish and seahorse décor. One of the guest bedrooms also has a king-size bed, while the other is a bunk room with two twin bunks.
3 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 10 Guests
Positioned less than five minutes from the beach (right on 30A) and featuring its own private pool, Coral Rose is the perfect Seacrest Beach cottage for vacationers who love the water. With three bedrooms, three baths, Gulf-facing balconies, and sunny living space, this home can comfortably host up to ten visitors. Varying shades of blue furniture and accents throughout provide a perfect sea-inspired setting. With large windows and sliding glass doors, the home has a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere that enhances an South Walton vacation. When not relaxing indoors, take a freshwater dip in the private pool or soak up some sun on the patio. Two bedrooms include king-size beds, while another guest bedroom has two queen-size beds and a full bed.
3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 10 Guests
Only a short stroll from the glittering shore in Santa Rosa Beach, Morrow Cottage is the perfect cottage for a family retreat. This 30A rental has three bedrooms, two and a half baths, spacious living quarters, and even an observation tower. It can entertain up to ten beachgoers. The great room includes a plush wraparound couch, two armchairs, a wall-mounted TV, a casual dining area, a sunny kitchen, and a spiral staircase that leads to the third floor. On the first floor, you’ll find the master suite with a king-size bed, a guest bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a cozy bunk nook. The third-floor loft bedroom has two twin beds and access to the furnished observation deck.
3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Vacation with a view at Laffy Taffy, a Dune Allen Beach cottage with three bedrooms and two and a half baths. The home can accommodate up to eight guests. Interior furniture and décor give off a rustic yet natural coastal ambiance. The living room includes an overlarge wraparound couch, floral-patterned rug, tropical plants, and a coffee table. In the dining room, there is a distressed oval table and eight chairs. The master suite is bright and spacious, featuring a king-size bed, an armoire that houses a TV, and balcony access. One guest bedroom has a queen-size bed, while the other has two twin beds. On the third floor, there is a bonus loft bedroom with access to a breezy, Gulf-view deck.
3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 9 Guests
Coco Cottage is a darling cottage in the upscale Prominence neighborhood in Seacrest Beach. With three bedrooms, the home is the perfect retreat for up to nine vacationers. Whites and blues are the primary interior colors, giving this residence a delightful beach vibe. The living room has two pristine white couches, two complementary armchairs, navy-blue accent pillows, and a blue-patterned rug. The open kitchen is an aspiring chef’s dream, featuring gleaming countertops, a large island, stainless steel appliances, and modern light fixtures. The king master bedroom has a private bath with dual vanities and a walk-in shower. There is one guest bedroom with a king-size bed and another with a full bunk and a trundle.
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 9 Guests
Petite Maison is a quaint, light-blue cottage in Seacrest Beach’s Cottages of Camp Creek neighborhood. Its three bedrooms can accommodate up to nine guests. The residence backs up to the lagoon-shaped community pool, making it easy for guests to get in a freshwater swim at any time. The living room includes a pale-blue sofa and two patterned armchairs set around a drink table facing a wall-mounted TV. A sunny dining nook provides a laidback dining spot from breakfast to dinner. The carpeted master bedroom features a king-size bed, while the guest bedrooms have a queen-size bed and full/twin bunk, respectively.
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the shimmering shores, Dune Watch is a three-bedroom beach cottage on Pine Street in Grayton Beach. It can entertain up to eight vacationers. Both living and sleeping accommodations are on the second level of this stilt house. A seating area in the colorful living room consists of a red sofa, green loveseat, two patterned armchairs, and two wicker accent chairs. Sliding glass doors lead to a furnished patio with views of the crystal sand dunes and glistening Gulf. The master suite has a king-size bed, while one guest bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the other has a queen-size bed and a twin.
Castle of Dreams
3 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Castle of Dreams is really a cottage of beach dreams. The three-bedroom, two-bath Grayton Beach rental can host up to eight guests. It is nestled among tropical flora, and its cozy setting gives it a quiet, secluded feel. A screened-in front porch offers Southern charm, and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a lemonade or any other tropical drink. The nautical-inspired living room includes a comfortable sofa, loveseat, accent chairs, and a TV. Check out the master suite, which boasts a queen-size bed, richly carved headboard, antique window bench, and multiple sunny windows. A cottage-style guest bedroom has a full-size bed. Kids will love the guest bunk room, which has two twin bunks and a lovely window.
Key Lime Cottage
2 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bathrooms / 8 Guests
Named for its colorful exterior, Key Lime Cottage is a two-bedroom rental in Santa Rosa Beach that can accommodate up to eight vacationers. A breezy front porch and upper-level balcony greet guests upon arrival. Inside, an open floorplan and bright beachy décor radiate a relaxed ambiance. The living room features a queen-size sleeper sofa and an overstuffed armchair. A dining table sits beside a bay window, and the adjacent kitchen is perfect for cooking up a tasty vacation meal. Upstairs, the king master suite has light-blue walls that are reminiscent of the ocean. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and a private bath.
A Suite Life
2 Bedrooms / 2 Bathrooms / 6 Guests
Located in Dune Allen Beach, A Suite Life is a 30A vacation cottage perched directly on the glittering sands of the Gulf Coast. It has two bedrooms, two baths, and it can accommodate up to six people. Guests can enjoy casual conversation and entertainment in the comfortable living room, which includes a couch, loveseat, and coastal-inspired armchair, and colorful accent furniture. Gulf views can be seen from sunny, beachside windows. The relaxed master suite has subtle blue accents that fit in with the property’s tropical environment. It includes a king-size bed, balcony access, and an en-suite bath. The guest bedroom has a queen-size bed.
2 Bedrooms / 1 Bathroom / 4 Guests
Located in the historic village center of Grayton Beach, Sweaty Palms is a beach cottage that ensures its guests can easily access all the amenities and conveniences of its coastal setting. The intimate house has two bedrooms that share a bath, and it can accommodate up to four guests. Its pale-green exterior is complemented by the tropical scenery, and the screened front porch is the best way to enjoy the Northwest Florida weather. In the cozy living area, a cream-colored couch and wicker armchairs make up an informal seating ensemble. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed beneath a stunning beach painting, while the guest bedroom has two twin beds. A furnished porch overlooks a green backyard.
1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom / 2 Guests
When looking for a quiet, sequestered vacation cottage, Shepherd Cottage is what you need! This intimate one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental is located in enchanting Grayton Beach. It can accommodate up to two guests—perfect for a dreamy retreat with your honey! Features include a charming front porch with rocking chairs, a spacious living room with rustic décor, a romantic dining area, and a back porch complete with a grill and outdoor patio table. The high-ceilinged bedroom includes a queen-size bed and large windows.
Wherever you choose to stay for your vacation, you will find that each 30A village offers its own style and personality. Along this scenic corridor, there are many seasonal festivals, live music concerts, fun family entertainment, great restaurants, frolicking bars, unique boutiques, and creative art galleries to explore. Numerous points along Scenic Highway 30A provide easy access to the crystalline white beaches. Many exotic coastal dune lakes—rare in the rest of the world—parallel the shoreline. Three amazing state parks dot the coast, including Topsail, Grayton Beach, and Deer Lake.
Ocean Reef Resorts is pleased to offer such lovely 30A vacation rentals, especially our cozy beach cottages, to our guests here in this heavenly oasis. Book your stay online, or give one of our reservation specialists a call to ensure you have the best Emerald Coast vacation ever!
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