The quintessential beach cottage  . . .

Just the idea of having one evokes feelings of carefree days, simplicity, relaxation, warm weather. The cottage is a place to enjoy, no major cleaning or maintenance, just a place to put your feet up and be.

Have you ever dreamed of where your perfect cottage would be, what it would be like and how you would while away the hours there? Here are our top five choices. Just click on the images and you will be guided to full house tours of each. Enjoy dreaming.

The Bahamas

This Bahama Beach cottage decorated by Laura Hay of out of Toronto could just be the perfect run-a-way. Click for house tour under the Cottage heading!


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West Coast – USA

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From Matarozzi & Pelsinger builders comes this perfect open beach house. This small cottage lives big with open spaces and vaulted ceilings. Click for the house tour


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Gulf Coast – Florida

On the gulf on coastal Florida is this cottage – and it’s available for rent! Click for house tour.



New Zealand

On Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand, this house is on sleds which enables it to be shifted around at will. Small, compact with every inch ingeniously designed, this is a favorite. Click for the full house tour

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