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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 1 - 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

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Great family cottage, close to beach, great pool! Spring/summer availability
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 26 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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Just OK

  • 3 of 5

This house was in a great location to the beach. Just a very short walk. It was awesome to have a private pool right out back. The living room is bright and well decorated. Those were the great things about the house. If you are a single family with kids the bedroom setup will work well. The master bed room is great. The other two rooms are very small and the beds are not comfortable. The downstairs over all is just very dark and cramped. The spiral staircase is cool at first but bothersome by the end of the week. The kitchen is very small. As in, the dishwasher almost hits the opposite side of the kitchen when open. There were some housekeeping issues that were little and easily overlooked but there were more than one. The outside area could use some TLC (deck is splintering) and the pool area is a mix of different pieces of furniture. Functional, just not eye appealing. We didn't HATE the house, but there was never a time that we loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tupelo, MS

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved High Cotton. With early risers and late sleepers in our family, having bedrooms on separate floor than living room and kitchen worked perfectly. Pool is private and so convenient! Beach is so easy to access and Alice was wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High Cotton In July

  • 3 of 5

High Cotton, while a bit dated, was a nice beach house. The dishwasher and cable had issue from previous guests and were repaired/replaced during our stay. The upstairs toilet also had an issue and was fixed during our stay. Alice was quick to take care of all items and kept in contact. The location of High Cotton to the beach and the private pool helped make our trip memorable. We hated to leave when our vacation came to an end.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Rays from Tn Great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at High Cotton for the 4th of July week! The place was very cute and decorated well and you could tell that the owners, Alice and Jay, took a lot of time paying attention to all the needs and details for a great stay. If it was a rainy day they had puzzles, games, and good books to read. On sunny days you always have the beautiful pool to play in or grill out by, or beach chairs and tents and games if you decide to go to the beach which is a very short walk. Our family had a great time and will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Madison, Al

Clean place and plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. House was clean and plenty room for family. Short walk to beach and pool in back yard was very nice

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

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