My Dream Cottage by the Gulf

We spent last week in Gulf Shores.

It was a spur of the moment trip that was very much needed.

Every year we ride along the Gulf and dream out loud.

We pick places that we could call home forever.

This cottage was top on my list.

Y'all... this cottage was just so adorable!

It wasn't that big but oh so cozy!

On the back porch it had a shower.

The door closed for privacy.

The porch was just my size..

Of course ours would not have a Gulf view..

More like a pasture back home leading to my sisters new house.

I can see it now.

We could enjoy tea on the porch and chat the day away.

It has two bedrooms and one loft..

I'm thinking it could work ;)

A room for Maddy and the loft for my painting.

I'm not feeling the beige walls here but a nice coat of white would suit me just fine.

Are those blue cabinets not the sweetest?!

I'm thinking transoms would be a nice added touch too.

Above each and every window to bring in more light.

I'm already daydreaming about furniture placement lol...

Loving this bed!!!
I would have to change this counter top but other than that...

love it.
I thought after a few days I could get this sweet little cottage out of my head..


It's just so stinking cute.

Maybe one day eh?


On the way home I always say I'm gonna get one of those limelights

and every year we are too tired to stop.

Not this year!

We stopped this lovie came home with me.

On my lap.

All the way home.

Heidi enjoyed the shade and occasional water dripping of the leaves lol..
This is how I rode home.

Beach towels to soak up the rain washed plant and Heidi trying to find her spot.

I found the perfect spot and planted it yesterday.

I do hope it thrives..

I would hate to have to drive all the way back to the beach to pick up another hehe.

xoxo Susi


  1. AnonymousJuly 10, 2013

    The beach cottage is precious! We've been daydreaming about farmhouses with big wrap around porches lately. And I feel your pain about holding the limelight all the way home! I finally found a peppermint hydrangea in Texas while we visited family. My husband almost had me ride with it in my lap, back to Las Vegas where we're stationed at! 18 hours with a flower in my lap?! I agreed, but he made a spot for it in the back. Hope yours does well!

    1. Hi Kate! Peppermint? Now that's a new one to me. It sounds fantastic. Does it smell of peppermint? Your dream house and wrap around porch sounds lovely too! Hoping one day your dreams come true.

    2. AnonymousJuly 10, 2013

      It doesn't smell like peppermint, but has white petals with little stripes of pink (or blue depending on the acidity) down the center. It looks like little peppermints.

    3. AnonymousJuly 10, 2013

      Here's a link of a blog post I did about my peppermint hydrangea (pictures, too, of course!) :) They are supposedly great for containers, which is great for us since we live on an Air Force Base right now :)

  2. Oh what a fabulous cottage. I would love it too. Hugs, Marty

  3. I would love to know the exact location of this charming cottage! I'll be down there in a few weeks & would love to drop by to see it if possible. thanks for sharing, I love it!

  4. Beautiful beach cottage!! I wouldn't change one thing, I'd just move in!!

  5. Susie what a beautiful cottage! We go to that area every year and I do not recall seeing that one. Must be new. Do you happen to have the link for it?

  6. We are planning a trip to Gulf Shores next summer and would love to know if this cottage is available to rent.

  7. Hi y'all! You can find more info on this sweet cottage by clicking over to kaiser If you have any trouble finding it just let me know! Thanks

  8. What a beautiful cottage! I love the blue cabinets and that shutter headboard.

  9. We will be at Gulf Shores in exactly one month. I can't wait! I try to convince DH that we should quit our jobs and move there. He could work for a fishing charter and I could have a yoga studio. He's not buying it, however.

  10. Darling cottage! And sweet Heidi steals my heart!

  11. AnonymousJuly 15, 2013

    Cute post and sweet cottage. I am kind of feeling good about the beige walls. They are relaxing and not as glaring as white can sometimes be. And ooh the hydrangea... I am in love!

  12. Love that cottage! We are taking a beach vacation in September and I am so stinkin' excited! It's been 8 years since I was at the beach...WAAAAY too long! This post has made me giddy all over again! :)

  13. Love that cottage! We are taking a beach vacation in September and I am so stinkin' excited! It's been 8 years since I was at the beach...WAAAAY too long! This post has made me giddy all over again! :)

  14. Could I ask where you got the plant? Is it a limelight hydrangea? We are going to the gulf shores area soon.

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