Dreaming of a Coastal Cottage

I swoon over coastal cottage style homes.  I love it when Coastal Living magazine announces their annual showhouse.  I am heading to New York City next week, but sadly I won’t have enough time to get out to the Hamptons to tour this year’s house.  I am sure I am not the only one who dreams of living on a beach somewhere, with a dreamy beach house. With summer here, I would love to wake only steps from a sandy beach.

Coastal cottage with metal roof
Source: Mark Saunders Homes

The metal roof is so practical and all of the white wood trim on this house gives it such lovely character and style.  I bet that window perched on the top lets light flood all the way down to the first floor of this home.

Ocean and Beach View

I would love this view, even when a storm was rolling in.

Pretty little coastal cottage
Southern Resorts
Source: Coastal Living

The 2015 Coastal Living Beach Cottage is in Seagrove, Florida.  The laid back beach style of this home is great for vacationers.  I love this area of Florida up in the panhandle, but alas, my hubby says it isn’t warm enough in the Winter.

Tiny Swedish Cottage by the Sea

This is all the space you might need to enjoy the beach.  This tiny house is perfect for two, isn’t it?  When you are at the beach, you don’t want to spend your time indoors anyway, do you?

Sunset on the Beach

What if this was all you had to do…wake up and walk the boardwalk over the dunes to the beach?  I am ready, how about you?

Tiny Coastal Cottage
Coastal Home with tower
Source: Mark Saunders Homes

This Mark Saunders Home looks like a fantasy building with that tower with the little widow’s walk on it.  I wonder if you can see the ocean from there?


This cute little cottage offers up the sweetest porch off of the master bedroom, a perfect place to sip your morning coffee, and make plans for the day ahead.

Shingled Coastal Cottage

Tiny cottages clustered around a courtyard where friends and neighbors could gather at the end of the day to share stories and maybe some s’mores would be a charming way to vacation.  These little cottages can be found in River Dunes in Oriental, North Carolina.

A Cottage With a View

This cute little cottage is a beach rental available in St. Simons Island, Georgia.  The lavender color gives a fun beach vibe to this little home.  Which one of these would you want to stay at if you could choose to spend time at the beach this summer?

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  1. I love the idea of a coastal cottage too, Chloe. Something very small (no two stories), very casual, and styled with vintage and flea market style, so as not to worry about water damage if ever it came.

  2. Talk about charm overload! Wow, I would love to have one of those little sweeties. Somehow I don’t think it would look right in landlocked Indiana. ha!

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