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Great family cottage, close to beach, great pool! Spring/summer availability

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Short walk to the beach.

Directly on the North side of County Road 30-A and facing the Gulf of Mexico you will find a cute cottage sitting between two public beach accesses. The top floor consists of a roomy den with a big screen TV, dining room also with a big screen TV and game table, kitchen with breakfast nook, and 1/2 bath. Three bedrooms (1 king and 2 queens) and two baths are on the ground floor. 12 x 24 private pool (unheated) with an enclosed hot and cold water outside shower. Enjoy the gulf view from the covered front porch in rocking chairs, or relax on the deck off the kitchen overlooking the pool. Stairs lead down from the deck to the pool. There is an enclosed play area under the deck near the pool. The pool area is completely fenced.

You will be pleasantly delighted with the gorgeous gulf view and easy beach access of High Cotton Beach Cottage. We are located in the middle of two public beach accesses 200 yards either direction (An easy 4 minute walk).

You will find this 1500 sq.ft. beach cottage an attractive and comfortable accommodation for your family and hopefully a favorite summer vacation.

There are TVs in all bedrooms, big screen TVs in den and dining area, WiFi internet, 2 DVD players, videos, games, puzzles, and books. There is a stackable washer and dryer in the laundry area. The kitchen is fully-equipped with everything you need and there is also an outside charcoal grill.

We have a beach cart for you to load your beach gear into. There are 2 adult sized terry cloth robes in the master bath for your use. All you will need to bring is your food, beach towels, and shovel and bucket!

High Cotton Beach Cottage is located on a quiet stretch of Scenic 30-A between Alys Beach and Camp Creek Lake. Visitors can enjoy the activities and amenities of Seagrove, Seaside, Alys Beach, and Rosemary Beach (without the upscale prices!). In the surrounding area you will find an abundance of natural beauty, quaint shops, and excellent restaurants along with your favorite outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, fishing, windsurfing,or paddleboarding. The bike path in front of High Cotton runs the length of Scenic 30-A -- there are many bike rental shops nearby or bring your own. Nearby Lake Powell has a public boat ramp great for waterskiing, jet skiing, and fishing.

High Cotton Beach Cottage is the perfect spot to unwind and soak up the sun by the pool or on the miles of non-crowded beaches.

High Cotton is located just 3 miles west of Rosemary Beach and 6 miles east of Seagrove and Seaside. Please email owner for most accurate map links.

Key words: Seacrest beach, beach cottage, beaches of South Walton

BEACH - BEACH- BEACH - Hiking, Biking, Golf (Camp Creek Golf Club-1 mile), Tennis (Watercolor, Seaside, and Rosemary Beach), Miniature Golf, Amusement Parks, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Waterskiing, Sailing, Stand-up Paddleboarding, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing.

More Details

Alice Walker
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 2018

About Alice Walker

Dr. Jay and Alice Walker both grew up in Anniston, Alabama and have lived there for almost their whole lives except for the time spent in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Memphis during their college, dental and orthodontic school years.

Alice Walker purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Alice Walker chose Seacrest Beach

We have been bringing our family down to this part of the beach for 35+ years and when we looked at this house, just down 30A from a family place, we fell in love with it. We wanted to be able to share it with family, friends, and new friends that we haven't met yet!

What makes this cottage unique

We love the large den and dining rooms with windows and doors letting in lots of sunshine, the spiral staircase, the front porch, and the pool. It's a great location, convenient to the beach, to Rosemary, Alys Beach and Seaside.


Seacrest Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Checkout: Bag up all trash and take to the cans at the street. Load dishwasher and start the load. Take sheets off the bed, place in laundry.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - half bath upstairs - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Tiled master bath - toilet , shower
  • Tiled master bathroom with shower. A second full bath serves the other 2 bedrooms. There is a 1/2 bath upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Hair dryers, Iron and Ironing board, Parking for Four Cars, Gated play area for small children


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(38 traveler reviews)

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Great family cottage, close to beach, great pool! Spring/summer availability
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 38 reviews

Great location, family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit at High Cotton, staying a whole week for our Spring Break. The pool is well maintained, sunny during the day. The house is comfortable and feels like a home. There are lots of puzzles and books to keep you and the kiddos busy.

Loved the kitchen- easy to keep clean and well equipped for everything we needed.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you and your family enjoyed the house and had a good vacation!
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Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice and we loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home for the price!

  • 5 of 5

Great home for the price! Very close to the beach, private pool, and room for the whole family. We had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay at High Cotton

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time visiting this area of Florida, and we could not have found a better house to have stayed at. I almost feel as if the photos do not do it justice. It is located in a great spot on 30A. It is close to the beach, as well as, some of the gated/planned communities (ie. Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach and Seacrest). We rented bikes for the week, and peddled our way to nearby restaurants and shops. The pool was an added bonus that we took advantage of after the beach and for evening swims. The home's layout worked well for our family (4 adults and 1 tween). There was plenty of space for everyone. I was worried about all of the steps with my elderly but sprightly parents (79 yo) - but it was thankfully not an issue for them. I was also worried about staying directly on 30A as far as noise and traffic - but we did not have any issues with that at all. We definitely want to return to this area again, and can only hope that High Cotton is available.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beaver Dam

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 4 kids and 3 adults and there was plenty of room. The place is really cute. You can tell they are slowly making improvements to the house. Its situated in the perfect location. Right in the middle, it's a short drive to destin or panama city. The beaches are not busy at all even the week of July 4th. We drove down from wisconsin and brought beach chairs and umbrellas, sand toys not knowing what to expect, but you do not need to bring those. You can purchase them when you get there. They are not expensive to buy. There is a dollar general not far from there. We bought a small propane grill to use there because we didnt like using charcoal and we left it there. Keep in mind this place isn't for people with a disability or for the elderly. There are alot of steps. The kids really enjoyed the pool before or after a long day at the beach. Yes the kitchen is small but it had everything we needed. We bought groceries when we got there and cooked alot of our own meals. Just a short walk to the beach. They provide a wagon to haul your stuff, but keep in mind you need to carry it down lots of steps to get down to the beach. We would definitely rent this house again in the future. We made lots of memories and had tons of fun. We did a dolphin tour, saint Andrew's bay state park, airboat tour and shopping. We also saw a armadillo that likes to come up the driveway from the bushes. The kids enjoyed that. It's also really private considering it's on a pretty busy street. We were lucky enough to meet the owners and they were friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The welcome packet that Alice sent was a huge help. Thanks for sharing your home with us and for giving us the opportunity to make wonderful memories. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erath, Louisiana

Cozy Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

The house was very cozy and clean. The pool was fantastic. Me and my family enjoyed our week stay at High Cotton. Thanks for sharing your beach home with us!

Jamie L


  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
George's in Alys Beach
Car: recommended

Just three miles west of Rosemary Beach and six miles east of Seaside this vacation home is only a 4 minute walk to the public beach access. You will find various shops and restaurants just a few minutes away at Alys Beach, Seacrest and Rosemary Beach. In the other direction, check out Seagrove and Seaside for more shops, boutiques, and fun restaurants. Take advantage of bicycle rentals all up and down 30A and enjoy a leisurely bike ride up to your favorite coffee or sweet shop. Pier Park, a popular attraction for shopping and other amusements, is only 15 minute drive from High Cotton. There you will find shopping, restaurants, theaters and outdoor amusements.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.