Last Updated September 20, 2021 9/20/2021

20 of Florida’s Most Charming Beachfront Cottages

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Quaint and cozy, beachfront cottages in Florida provide the quintessential ambiance for a sunny getaway. These coastal gems are just steps from the sandy shoreline, where lounging in the sunshine, sampling local seafood delicacies and indulging in water-based activities should be the only thing on your itinerary. Giving you a front-row seat to Florida’s most picturesque shorelines, these charming beachfront cottages in Florida offer the perfect coastal getaway.

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1-Bedroom Beach Cottage with Gulf Views - Bradenton Beach
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1-Bedroom Beach Cottage with Gulf Views

1-Bedroom Beach Cottage with Gulf Views - Bradenton Beach

Pack your bags and head to this charming beach cottage on Anna Maria Island. Located in Bradenton Beach, it is just steps from the beach and features a shared outdoor pool and deck area with a BBQ grill and chaise loungers. Enjoy Gulf-views from the cottage, which also includes a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities and is within walking distance to local restaurants. Beach chairs and towels are complimentary.

Beachfront Cottage with Private Lanai - Indian Rocks Beach
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Beachfront Cottage with Private Lanai

Beachfront Cottage with Private Lanai - Indian Rocks Beach

Located in Indian Rocks Beach, this two-bedroom beachfront cottage has got it all. Not only does it boast stunning Gulf of Mexico views, but it also features a private, covered lanai with chaise loungers, a grill and outdoor dining where you can enjoy a meal or toast to colorful Florida sunsets. Follow the sandy path from the cottage and you’ll be right on the beach, which is especially beautiful in the morning when you can often spot dolphins swimming by.

Direct Beachfront Cottage - Indian Shores
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Direct Beachfront Cottage

Direct Beachfront Cottage - Indian Shores

It’s easy to dig your toes in the sand at this beachfront beauty in Indian Shores, as the ground floor one-bedroom cottage is so close to the ocean you can hear the ocean crashing from your Gulf-front living room. Dine in front of the picture window overlooking the beach or step outside on the patio to marvel at the spectacular sunsets. This Airbnb has all the ingredients for a memorable beach vacation, including a beachfront patio with tables and chairs and a private beach with lounge chair and umbrellas.

Beachfront Cottage, Manasota Key
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Beachfront Cottage, Manasota Key

Beachfront Cottage, Manasota Key

A beachfront cottage in Manasota Key, this Vrbo property exudes sunshine with its bright light-filled spaces. Its located directly on the beach, offering ocean views right from your window. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a dolphin swimming by! The laid-back stay offers everything you need for a beach vacation, with easy access to the chilled-out island that has no high rises, traffic lights or crowds. If you want to explore, Stump Pass State Park is just steps away with an uninhabited shoreline.

Gulf Breeze Cottages, Sanibel
Gulf Breeze Cottages, Sanibel

Gulf Breeze Cottages, Sanibel

Just steps from the shoreline on Sanibel Island, the Gulf Breeze Cottages boasts 13 historic private beach cottages. These one and two-bedroom cottages have million-dollar water views, featuring spacious living spaces, fully equipped kitchens and private outdoor porches that cater to couples and families. Pick up colorful seashell treasures that have washed ashore at this iconic shelling destination, go on a sailing excursion or take a day trip to nearby Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge for hiking, biking and birdwatching.

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel
Waterside Inn on the Beach

Waterside Inn on the Beach, Sanibel

Ideal for a quiet getaway, the cottages at Waterside Inn on the Beach in Sanibel are nestled among stately palm trees. You can pick from Gulf Front, Gulf View and Honeymoon cottages, where you’ll be treated to spacious living areas, full kitchens and generous dining nooks that are located just steps from the beach. Soak up the island-style living with a day enjoying the heated swimming pool, shuffleboard courts and barbecue grills.

Oceanfront Cottage, Steps From Beach - Fort Myers Beach
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Oceanfront Cottage, Steps From Beach

Oceanfront Cottage, Steps From Beach - Fort Myers Beach

This inviting oceanfront cottage in Fort Myers is steps from the white sandy beaches in Florida’s Suncoast. The charming two-bedroom property welcomes furry friends too, while modern conveniences include Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer, cabana shower and updated kitchen appliances. Accommodating up to 8 guests, it also offers a prime location for exploring nearby nature attractions and Sanibel Island (16 miles west).

Sunset Key Cottages, Key West
Sunset Key Cottages, Key West

Sunset Key Cottages, Key West

If you’re looking for a dose of luxury, then Sunset Key Cottages is the place to go. Nestled on a 27-acre island only accessible by boat, here you’ll find panoramic views of turquoise blue waters and luxurious amenities in the clapboard cottages, from fully stocked kitchens to gradual-entry outdoor pools and a daily breakfast basket filled with pastries. Lounge in a hammock, have a beachfront dinner or book a pampering massage treatment for a day of pure bliss.

Old Florida Beachfront Cottage - Placida
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Old Florida Beachfront Cottage

Old Florida Beachfront Cottage - Placida

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, this secluded Old Florida cottage on Little Gasparilla Island is the perfect getaway. The two-bedroom property is accessible only by water taxis (you cannot drive to the island), which adds to its serene setting of white sand beaches. Its spacious outdoor deck is great for relaxing in the sea breeze, while an open-air shower offers a cool respite from the Florida heat. Best of all, the beach is just 15 steps from the cottage.

Cozy Cottage Steps from Beach - St. Pete Beach
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Cozy Cottage Steps from Beach

Cozy Cottage Steps from Beach - St. Pete Beach

Set in the heart of Pass-A-Grille, this cozy cottage is just steps from the Gulf of Mexico and beautiful shoreline. The tropical studio is a part of a three-unit cottage, each with its own facilities and entrance. The space is ideal for couples, offering a queen-size bed, flat-screen TV and kitchenette, while outdoors there’s a spacious patio with umbrellaed tables, chairs and a charcoal grill.

The Cottages at Siesta Key, Siesta Key
The Cottages at Siesta Key, Siesta Key

The Cottages at Siesta Key, Siesta Key

Only 100 yards away from Crescent Beach, The Cottages at Siesta Key are a lovely slice of old Florida charm. The property has an intimate vibe with only 13 units, where you’ll be able to take advantage of the full kitchens, private decks, barbecue facilities and the on-site pool. Just two miles from Siesta Beach, use the complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas for a day exploring the pure, crystal quartz sand at one of the top beaches in the United States.

Beachview Cottages, Sanibel
Beachview Cottages

Beachview Cottages, Sanibel

A pet-friendly property tucked under towering palm trees on a private beach, Beachview Cottages in Sanibel boasts airy one and two-bedroom seaside cottages with beachy decor, screened porches and modern amenities. Its Gulf-front location offers complete privacy, where you can enjoy the heated pool, take a scenic bike ride around the island or book a boating excursion. Relax in the traditional tiki hut sundeck, or grab a towel and hit the beach for a memorable day soaking up the sunshine.

1-Bedroom Cottage, 100 Steps to Beach - Treasure Island
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1-Bedroom Cottage, 100 Steps to Beach

1-Bedroom Cottage, 100 Steps to Beach - Treasure Island

Professionally remodeled and decorated, this Treasure Island gem is a bright 1938 Florida-style boutique cottage. The romantic retreat is ideal for couples and is just 100 steps from the beach, near restaurants, beach bars and live music. Other perks of this adorable space is the private outdoor bistro seating area, Smart TV and full kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker and French press. There is also bay access at the end of the street for fishing and dolphin watching.

Sunspot Cottage Getaway - Siesta Key
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Sunspot Cottage Getaway

Sunspot Cottage Getaway - Siesta Key

This adorable cottage in Siesta Key is as charming indoors as it’s colorful exterior, set on four acres of palm, oak and banyan trees. Across the street from the world-famous beach, it features beamed ceilings and pecky cypress walls, as well as a heated pool, picnic area and BBQ. If you want to reel in your dinner, head to the pier for a chance to lure in snook, redfish or jack crevalle. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants to explore in nearby Siesta Village.

Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast, Captiva Island
Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast

Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast, Captiva Island

Located on Captiva Island, Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast is in the heart of the beachside Captiva Village. With the beach on one side and the bay on the other, you can enjoy the ultimate in island-living with the unspoiled landscapes that surround you. You can pick from a range of cottages, offering king-size beds, sleeper sofas, kitchenettes and easy access to the beach. Go on a leisurely shelling excursion along the shore before pampering yourself with a Sanibel Signature Massage.

Oceanfront Bali Bungalow - Cocoa Beach
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Oceanfront Bali Bungalow

Oceanfront Bali Bungalow - Cocoa Beach

Looking for some fun in the sun? Head to Cocoa Beach and stay at this beach cottage, where you can gaze at the ocean from the beautiful screened-in porch. Accommodating up to four guests, it features a private coquina trail to the beach and is just a block from the action in downtown Cocoa Beach. When you’re ready to explore, the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral are a short drive away.

Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, Sanibel
Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages

Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages, Sanibel

Featuring direct views over Sunset Bay, Castaways Beach and Bay Cottages is located at Blind Pass where Sanibel meets Captiva. Soak up the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound surroundings, where one, two and three-bedroom cottages showcase an Old Florida ambiance with full kitchens, king-size beds and outside barbecues. Take a sunset stroll to explore the laid-back charm of the island, or enjoy the property’s heated pool, a private marina for boating excursions and private beach area.

Beachfront Key Largo Cottage - Key Largo
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Beachfront Key Largo Cottage

Beachfront Key Largo Cottage - Key Largo

You can’t beat the views at this Banana Cabana in Key Largo, which is a tropically decorated cottage with Gulf of Mexico views. The two-bedroom property sits 120-feet from the sandy beach and features a pull-out sofa in the living room in order to fit up to six guests comfortably. Take in the water views from the cottage and outdoor deck, then walk to nearby restaurants for a taste of the local seafood specialties.

Rolling Waves Cottages, Longboat Key
Rolling Waves Cottages

Rolling Waves Cottages, Longboat Key

Located on an offshore island near Sarasota, Rolling Waves Cottages in Longboat Key is surrounded by pristine beaches, quaint shops and local seafood restaurants. Boasting a get-away-from-it-all ambiance, the cottage highlight the area’s natural beauty where boating, shelling and fishing are popular activities. You’ll find many comforts from home, such as a fully equipped kitchen and cable TV, while the location of these charming cottages will make you feel like you’ve transported to your own private island.

Oceanfront Cottages, Indialantic
Oceanfront Cottages

Oceanfront Cottages, Indialantic

A quaint town only two miles from downtown Melbourne, Indialantic is home to the Oceanfront Cottages, where you’ll find a private cottage style Inn overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. A hidden gem with five spacious suites and an oceanfront property, enjoy the cozy sitting areas, king-size beds, and relax on the oceanfront patio. Famous for its surfing, spend an afternoon catching a wave, rent a bike for a scenic cruise, or rent a boat and explore the tiny islands and their sandy beaches nearby.

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