Monday, April 9, 2012

Beautiful Beach Houses

We're back from a wonderful spring break trip to Rosemary Beach, Florida! Aside from a few isolated meltdowns involving the wrong flavor McDonald's milkshake or someone's feet touching someone else, the 13 hours in a car each way was pretty tolerable.

Of course, we narrowly escaped a fugitive shoot-out in Alabama and our 3 year old was severely traumatized in a gas station restroom hand-dryer incident, but other than that, we emerged from vacation unscathed.

I'm still busy shaking the sand out of our luggage and getting back to reality, but I wanted to show you some of the beautiful homes I spotted at the beach.

We passed this oceanfront home on our way to the beach every day.

Not too shabby, huh? Love the turquoise shutters and incredible lanterns!

This was one of my favorite homes on our beach walk.

Again, love the shutters... and the transoms! It also had gorgeous tile inlay on the porch floor.

Here are a few shots of the place we stayed...

This is the view heading down to the beach...

Our favorite things about Rosemary: the white sand and the crystal clear water...

We headed over to Seaside one day. The master-planned community of Seaside is known for its architecture, pastel homes and picket fences. Seaside is the location where The Truman Show was filmed.

I'll take this one...

It had me at the front door...

This porch was beautifully decorated.

I'm trying to get a closer look without being too obvious...

This is as close as I could get. I think they were getting ready to call the cops...

Our friends were staying in this house...

So cute!

So many beautiful sights, but my favorite was this one...

All my boys... having fun together :)


  1. Oh, what fun. Love that area down there. My dad lives in Destin, but I don't see him very often. Need to plan a trip some day.

  2. It looks like you had a ball. I used to love Rosemary Beach -but haven't been there in years. Isn't Seaside an amazing community? It is like a little bit of fairytale land, isn't it? xo Diana

  3. And to think......they used to call that area the Redneck Rivera!!!!!! Did you see Alys Beach too? TDF!!!

  4. Oh what fun! We used to go to Destin every year and I love the gulf side. So pretty!

  5. Love RMB. Couldn't you just ride your bike around all day and look at the houses.

  6. Love RMB. Couldn't you just ride your bike around all day and look at the houses.

  7. Beautiful homes!!
    (I always wonder??? Where do they work?? & are they hiring? : )
    Thanks for sharing... but the best line.."someone's feet touching someone else"...brought me back to road trips with our boys... :)

  8. Those beaches are some of the most gorgeous beaches in the South...always loved visiting Rosemary and Seaside...a true glad you enjoyed your vacation and swooning at the beautiful homes...they are magnificent!

  9. Oh My Goodness. How beautiful!! I want to go there right now. The beach is gorgeous!!!! All those pastel homes are amazing. I LOVE LOVE LOVE, the pink ones. All the pink ones. Stunning!!! Gee, do you think I love all that gorgeousness??

  10. Goodness! I live in the wrong place!

  11. I would love to go there someday. It looks beautiful! Glad to know that you had a fun time. That's so important to take time out for your family like that.

  12. Thanks for the tour, love the homes! I'm glad they didn't call the cops! Looks like you had a great time!

  13. Thanks for the gorgeous tour! I'm so glad you didn't get arrested while you snapped those pics! It looks like a stunning place and will definitely go on my list of vacation spots. :)

  14. what a fun post! love those beach houses and the photo of your beach boys :o)

  15. That first image is one of my favorite places in Rosemary also!!! I have taken a million pictures of it. Ahhhhh....Rosemary! Did you venture down to Alys Beach and check it out? Boy if I won the lottery.....

  16. Wow! It seems that I had a great tour in a wonderful place. It was my pleasure to discovered this kind of amazing property and I am hoping that someday I could live in one of a kind home like this. A lot of thanks for sharing.