30A Cottages

Charming South Walton Beach Cottages

Posted on 6/21/2024

Are you dreaming of the perfect beach getaway? Imagine a charming coastal cottage nestled along the stunning Emerald Coast, where the sound of waves and the scent of saltwater fill the air. Welcome to 30A, where your dream vacation becomes a reality with Ocean Reef Resorts.

Our selection of classic beach cottages offers the nostalgic charm of yesteryear combined with the modern luxuries you expect for a relaxing and unforgettable stay. Located along Scenic Highway 30A, these enchanting cottages are surrounded by state forests, shimmering sand dunes, and the most breathtaking coastline in the world. Picture yourself exploring the beautiful waterfront communities of Dune Allen Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, Watersound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach.

Each cottage provides a unique and cozy retreat, perfect for creating lasting memories with family and friends. Discover your ideal 30A vacation rental and start planning your next South Walton beach adventure today with Ocean Reef Resorts!


Amor Fati

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 12 Guests

Amor Fati is a gracious three-bedroom vacation home in Dune Allen Beach, just a short walk from the sugary shoreline and capable of sleeping 12 guests. This rental cottage features a private 12'x26' screened-in lagoon-style pool, perfect for lounging and enjoying drinks. The outdoor area is enhanced with a grill and a covered patio equipped with comfortable furnishings and a wall-mounted flatscreen TV, ideal for family barbecues. The living spaces on the second level, accessed by an exterior staircase, include an open living, dining, and kitchen area with a unique vaulted ceiling, multiple windows for natural light, and a screened porch. The rooftop deck offers additional seating for enjoying breezy views. Amor Fati combines comfort with luxury, providing a seamless blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces for a memorable beach vacation.


Pelican Place

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full 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 comfy sofa in the living room, there is a cute reading nook tucked beneath the stairs. The primary 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 Full Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Across 30A from the snow-white beach, the luxury Sea Turtle Cottage in Seacrest Beach is ready to greet its next guests. This stylish cottage 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 primary 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.


Coral Rose

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full 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 a 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.


Morrow Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half 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.


Coco Cottage

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 6 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 primary 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.


Laffy Taffy

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 2 Half 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, a floral-patterned rug, tropical plants, and a coffee table. In the dining room, there is a distressed oval table and eight chairs. The primary 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.


Backyard Bliss

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Backyard Bliss is a charming vacation home just minutes away from one of the nation's most acclaimed beaches, offering a private 25'x12' heated swimming pool and hot tub for ultimate backyard relaxation for up to eight guests. The cottage greets you with its golden American-style architecture, complete with a columned veranda and rocking chairs ideal for enjoying the balmy breeze. The interior boasts a bright and spacious layout with a vaulted ceiling, multiple windows, and elegant coastal-style furnishings, including a white couch and pale gray accent chairs. The outdoor area features a sunny courtyard with a gas grill and rustic dining setup for festive poolside barbecues. This property also provides four complimentary bicycles and access to a free seasonal shuttle, making it easy to explore the beautiful 30A area and its vibrant coastal towns.


Castle of Dreams

3 Bedrooms / 2 Full Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Castle of Dreams is a true 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, a loveseat, accent chairs, and a TV. Check out the primary 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.


Goodnight Moon

3 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 7 Guests

Tucked off Scenic 30A in the historic village center of Grayton Beach, Goodnight Moon is an enchanting cottage that serves as the main residence of Magnolia House. This newly renovated home features three bedrooms and three full baths and can host up to seven guests. Surrounded by Live Oak trees and Palmettos, the cottage offers a serene setting with a furnished screened-in front porch perfect for relaxing. Inside, the bright and spacious interiors include sunny windows and a vaulted ceiling in the open living, dining, and kitchen area, with rich hardwood floors throughout. The living space boasts a pale blue wraparound couch, comfortable white armchairs, and a large flatscreen TV. The dining area features a round white table with a checkered cushion bench and bamboo framed chairs, while the nearby kitchen includes a butcher block island, stainless steel appliances, and a retro-style turquoise refrigerator. The primary bedroom offers a king-size bed, a large flatscreen TV, and an ensuite bath with a double vanity and glass-walled walk-in shower. A guest bedroom also features a king-size bed and a private bath, while the bunk room provides sleeping quarters for kids. This prime location is just a short stroll from the village center, where guests can enjoy the famous Red Bar, the Zoo Gallery, Tribe Kelley Surf Post, and other dining and shopping options.


Key Lime Cottage

2 Bedrooms / 2 Full & 1 Half Bathrooms / 8 Guests

Named for its colorful exterior, Key Lime Cottage is a two-bedroom rental cottage 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 floor plan 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 primary suite has light-blue walls that are reminiscent of the ocean. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and a private bath.


Surf's Up

2 Bedrooms / 3 Full Bathrooms / 7 Guests

Nestled in the charming Blue Mountain Beach community of Blue Gulf Resort, Surf's Up is a classic two-story contemporary cottage that can accommodate up to seven guests. This delightful home is just a short walk from village amenities, including popular restaurants, bars, and a health food store, and offers access to a community swimming pool, fitness center, putting green, and shuffleboard courts. The cottage features a columned veranda with sweeping views of tropical palm trees, inviting you to unwind with a drink and embrace the gulf breezes. Inside, the open living space is adorned with nautical decor, marine life sculptures, and vibrant art. The primary bedroom upstairs boasts its own veranda and is a cozy retreat with a king-size bed, facing a flatscreen TV for relaxed viewing. Enjoy the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor grilling area, and multiple dining options, both indoor and out, making Surf's Up the perfect spot for a serene beach vacation on Scenic 30A.


Who Sells Sea Shells

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

Tucked away in the enchanting Old Florida Cottages, just south of Scenic 30A and close to the heart of Santa Rosa Beach, Who Sells Sea Shells is a charming vacation home that effortlessly blends serene beach living with the convenience of town amenities. This delightful cottage is surrounded by lush landscaping, including twin magnolia and towering palm trees, creating a tranquil southern tropical setting. It features a columned veranda with Adirondack rocking chairs, perfect for enjoying the cool breezes with a lemonade or margarita in hand. Inside, the cottage-style living area offers a bright space with white tile flooring and light yellow walls, complemented by pastel-colored seating and a dining area beside an open kitchen. Both bedrooms upstairs include ensuite baths and private balconies, providing lovely personal retreats. Guests also have access to a neighborhood pool with restrooms, showers, a sun deck, and grilling facilities for an enjoyable poolside cookout. This property is an ideal choice for those seeking a peaceful yet vibrant getaway near the beautiful beaches and community amenities of Santa Rosa Beach.


Sweaty Palms

2 Bedrooms / 1 Full 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 primary 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.


Shepherd Cottage

1 Bedroom / 1 Full Bathroom / 3 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.


No matter which charming 30A cottage you choose for your vacation, you'll find that each village along this scenic corridor has its own unique style and personality. From seasonal festivals and live music concerts to fun family activities and exquisite dining, there's always something exciting happening on 30A. Explore frolicking bars, unique boutiques, and creative art galleries, all while enjoying easy access to the stunning white beaches and rare coastal dune lakes that make this area so special. The natural beauty of Topsail, Grayton Beach, and Deer Lake state parks adds to the allure, offering endless opportunities for outdoor adventure.

At Ocean Reef Resorts, we are delighted to provide our guests with an exceptional selection of 30A vacation rentals, particularly our cozy and enchanting beach cottages. Book your stay online, or connect with one of our friendly reservation specialists today to start planning your ultimate Emerald Coast escape. We look forward to welcoming you to this heavenly oasis for the best beach vacation ever!

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