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Best Family House in Rosemary! South of 30a

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

Welcome to the McDonald Cottage. This home is ideal for family gatherings or a group of couples.Located south of 30A on the southwest corner of Rosemary Ave and East Water Street. Very easy walking distance to the Western or Eastern Greens. The main house easily sleeps 15 . The inverted floor plan, with the kitchen and living area upstairs, makes for easy entertaining. There is a large balcony on the front of the house with great gulf views. High ceilings and casual elegance make this 4000 sq ft home one of the best properties at Rosemary Beach.

There is a 2 bedroom/2 bath carriage house on this property that can be rented also. VRBO 251622.

As you walk in the front door , you enter a very gracious entry. On this floor are 3 bedrooms and 3 baths.

The spacious downstairs master has a king bed and large bath. The second bedroom has 2 queen beds and a full bath. The third bedroom is a child's dream with 3 sets of bunk beds and a large bathroom with a long sink. All bedrooms have their own full bath. The washer/dryer are also on this floor. There is a special nook inside the backdoor for putting all those sandy shoes.

Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a king bed and full bath with two sinks. The kitchen, living and dining rooms are all open to each other. In the living area is a flat screen TV along with Apple TV. There is a bar area beside the kitchen with a small refrigerator for drinks and an additional ice maker.

The dining table is a large square which easily seats 12/14. An additional bedroom/TV room is on this floor and a half bath. We have recently renovated and added an additional room off the living area that has comfortable seating and another TV. This room has nice gulf views and lots of windows.

An open porch on the front of the house runs the length of the house and has great water views. This is the perfect spot to spend the day relaxing or even napping.

There are stairs off the back of the house that lead to a third floor deck. The most popular place in the house!!

The house comes with 2 bikes for you to enjoy.

Keywords: Main House

More Details

Elizabeth McDonald
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018


Rosemary Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (2) One king bed in master downstairs and one in the upstairs master., Queen size Beds (2) Two queens in one of the downstairs bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (1) One single twin in the upstairs tv room., Bunk Beds (6) Three sets of bunk beds in one of the downstairs bedrooms.This bedroom sleeps 6.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Best Family House in Rosemary! South of 30a
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Great Family Gathering

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our family gathering at the McDonald home in Rosemary Beach. It had a wonderful open kitchen, fully equipped, and a large den for the family gathering. The dining table was great for at least 12 people. It is close to the beach and downtown restaurants/shops. The kids loved riding the bicycles around town. We highly recommend this home for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great house! Our family has stayed in many houses at Rosemary over the last 10+ years. This is the best. Everything about the house is top notch-location, furnishings (most comfortable beds ever), kitchen, house layout for family gatherings, owner's professional nature etc. There is not a better house in Rosemary. This house is not cheap but it is worth every dollar and we will be back. Rent this one and you will not be sorry.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, Florida

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fantastic trip with four families at this house and it was amazing. The layout is very conducive to entertaining and group interaction, but there is also plenty of space to get away for some quiet alone time as well. Every bedroom is spacious and the kids' bunk bed room was almost as much fun as the beach! The house is located very centrally, steps away from the beach, two pools, and the shops and restaurants of Rosemary. We will definitely be coming back! Thanks for a great time.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Collierville, TN

Happy family from Memphis area!

  • 5 of 5

18 (11 adults and 7 children) of us stayed in this beautiful home and carriage house! It was so roomy, and there were plenty of places to sit inside and several porches outside so it never felt crowded. The location was wonderful being across the street from the beach access, and the pool was only two blocks away. I would highly recommend this property, and hope that we can return there again!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN

Awesome House for Families and Kids or Big Groups

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in October 2011 for my kids fall break along with 4 other adults and a total 6 kids. The house was perfect. Very close to the beach. I have stayed in houses that face the East Green and this location is just as close. Awesome kids bunk room and bathroom. Very nicely furnished so that you feel like you are in your own home and tons of sitting space in the family room with lots of couches and comfortable chairs. All the bedrooms are spacious other than the small room close to the kitchen which we had a crib in. The screened porch that faces the beach has ocean views and is perfectly placed off the kitchen and family room. HUGE family room, kitchen, den, and dining room that essentially make up 1 big room. The other porch is huge and has good furniture including rocking chairs. Plenty of parking since it is on the corner. One of the best features is how close it is to the town. I would say it is less than a 5 minute walk from the downtown area. Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dallas, tx

Comfy vacation spot for 2 big families

  • 4 of 5

This house was ideal for our group. The photos do not accurately describe how wonderful this house is to spend a week in. It was clean and the kitchen was extremely well-equipped for cooking in, which we did most nights. The owner answered all of our questions re: beach chairs, internet access, towels, music player, etc. I would definitely recommend this house to friends and relatives. We would recommend crabby stoves as a hidden gem of a restaurant just a quick walk down the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

You will be checking in at the Rosemary Beach Cottage Rental desk to obtain info for entering the house. You will pay them a $50 per night amenity fee-4 bikes, fitness center, tennis courts. Also a $30 damage waiver and a cleaning fee of $539.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.