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High Cotton Beach Cottage & Pool, close to the beach, great family getaway

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


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + sleeper sofa, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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 Watercolor, 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 -- 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:
May 27, 2017

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 Beaches of South Walton

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 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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 1 - New Master Bath with tile - toilet , shower , We have just completed a tiled master bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - half bath upstairs - toilet
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

High Cotton Beach Cottage & Pool, close to the beach, great family getaway
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 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: Mar 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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  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Comfy and accessible to the beach and other attractions.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to beach and bike path....

  • 4 of 5

We visited over Spring Break. There were 5 of us - 2 adults and 3 kids. House is close to beach and bike path. IOverall, the house is as pictured. Pool is nice, living space adequate and house was clean. The kitchen is tiny and cabinets were all full so there iwas no place to put food. We put it on cart and countertop which leaft very little place for food prep. Not a huge deal as we ate out a lot but would be concern if you planned on cooking in for every meal. The other thing worth noting is that to get from first to second floor there is a tight spiral staircase. I would think the stairs could prove difficult for an elderly person or someone who has trouble getting around. There are outside steps which are pictured so those could be used if spiral stairs were too tough.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for spending your vacation at High Cotton and for sharing your experience with future travelers!
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Perfect beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was so close to the beach with perfect less crowded area of 30a and had a very private pool! My family and I are looking forward to coming back again next year! Perfect place for families!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach vacation home w/ every detail covered!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at High Cotton. The house is gorgeous and very comfortable and so close to the beach, restaurants and shops! It was nice to be away from the busier "downtown" areas yet close enough to get to anything you need via bike - we didn't have to drive the whole weekend! What really made the trip extra special was the time and effort Alice took to provide detailed information on anything we would need - from instructions on how to work the TVs to directions to the beach to recommendations on restaurants to a check out list. All of the details and amenities we could want were provided. We were so comfortable and relaxed the whole trip. We will definitely look to High Cotton for our first choice if we visit the area again. Thanks for a great trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of four

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent an amazing week at High Cotton on 30A. The location of the house is perfect for hanging out at the local beach, biking and walking on the paved paths, shopping and dining in the nearby towns, and relaxing in the secluded backyard pool. We did not want to leave! The rooms are large and well-equipped, the decor is perfect for a family beach cottage, and the home is well-maintained inside and out. High Cotton is a great rental for the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • 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

Seacrest Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

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.

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