Do you have memories of vacationing in cozy summer cottages? I have vague memories of a lakeside cottage vacation in Canada when I was just a little girl. A few years later I remember taking a trip to Arkansas to vacation in a woodsy cottage with my grandparents. Both trips are fond summer memories from my youth. When my own children were little we took regular vacations to one of the cozy summer cottages on Hilton Head Island. Today I’m sharing a bit of that nostalgia with a collection of cozy beach cottages I think you’ll love.
Palm trees stand at attention near the entrance of this coastal style cottage. Sandy colored shingle shakes pair with light aqua trim, recalling the colors of the sea.
A community of summer cottages enjoys a common gathering space with Adirondack chairs and fire pit.
Here’s summer cottage perfection. Right outside your door is the sand and the sea.
How fun is this mid-century modern vacation rental? You can’t help but have a good time when staying here.
Cool blues adorn the façade of this craftsman-style bungalow. A collection of rockers line the porch for enjoying morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.
You can almost smell the ocean air and imagine the views of the beach and shoreline from the second story deck of this fabulous home.
Summer cottages require beach cruiser bicycles for exploring the coast line. One thing I loved about Hilton Head Island was all the bike trails winding through the homes and golf courses. This photo takes me back to renting beach bikes and enjoying the live oaks dripping with Spanish moss.
A simple porch provides a shaded respite from the summer sun at this tiny cottage. You can see the inside of this Australian home.
A skinny door is made to look heftier with shutters painted the same color.
This summer beauty looks so enchanting all lit up at night. All that’s missing are the fireflies!
Cottages emanate a charm all their own. I love the matching French doors on this house.
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