I adore small little quaint places on the beach…the beach cottage! I, indeed, am at Madeira Beach in Florida and as I drove around…took some snapshots of some cute and interesting cottages. Orange doors on lavender homes are soooo courageous and something that you can only pull off at the beach!
This is named Lucy’s Cottage and I was really taking a picture of that fantabulous chandy hanging from the tree! I love when people name their homes! It’s like that in England…all the homes are named. It was a little too garden-y for me…but a cute cottage.
Painted Pink with a Mint green door…adorable. Needs some love, but any house at the beach is a GREAT house to me! It backs up to the sound.
This was an interesting one that my girl’s loved. See the large Peace sign in the middle!
The majority of the homes are street level. Sometimes a buyer will buy a home just for the land and when they rebuild, it has to be like this. They’re required to build on stilts…if you will…to avoid floods. This home is gorgeous with it’s wrap around porch. Do you think they’d let me come in and look around? If they do, I’ll take pictures…of course! Would you downsize your home to live at the beach? Me: YES, in a hot second!
thanks for the stroll around Madeira! The chandy hanging outside made me smile….;-)
1 Funky Woman says
I love the peace sign! I would love an aqua front door, how fun!
Bahama Shores Mama says
Your in my neck of the woods (or beach)………doncha just love the local character?
Enjoy this perfect weather we are having!
And let us know where you ended up thrifting! 🙂
Love Being a Nonny says
One of my favorite things to do at the beach is to ride around looking at all the cool houses. Love the ones with wild, crazy, door colors!!! Thanks for sharing these…headed to the beach in two weeks!!
We were living at the beach before we had to move for my BF's studies. I really miss seeing the see by the window and smelling the salty air!
But it's a poorer side of the ocean so the houses and cottages weren't beautiful.
Oh I love all the colors and cottages. Madeira Beach is just beautiful!
I love beach houses too! I agree…that chandy is beautiful!! Have a wonderful day!
Preppy 101 says
I love the names of the cottages and houses in Seaside Beach, Florida. Great Post!! xoxo
I totally would! I grew up just a few minutes away from Lake Michigan, and now I'm in the desert! Miss it like crazy, but not the winters!
I just love all those little cottages along Pinellas county gulf coast. But don't forget about all the beauties they have inland also.
Pink and Polka Dot says
we just drove inland today through some historic district…I couldn't remember the name! But beautiful!
Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss says
I'm about 30 minutes inland from Madeira Beach. Living on the beach, or near it, is wonderful except between June and November…hurricane season. It can be just a bit nerve-wracking when a hurricane is barreling up through the Gulf of Mexico, especially since flooding from tidal surge is always a concern due to Pinellas County's very low elevation and the fact that we're surrounded by water on 3 sides.
Hope you enjoy your visit. We're having some great weather…finally! 🙂
pk @ Room Remix says
What a fun tour! Love the pop of color of the orange and mint doors.