You know when you went on vacation and stayed in a home so charming, so ideal that you told all your friends and family back home you may never return? Remember asking them to ship all of your belongings while you grabbed a change of address form? Get ready to experience that feeling all over again. Because just across from The Destin Bay House—Destin’s award-winning wedding venue—Southern is proud to unveil Cottages by the Bay.

These gorgeous single-story Destin vacation homes aren’t new construction, but rather a community of seven renovated historic cottages. Each one exudes an old Florida feel with upgraded touches of luxury.

The Cottages by the Bay range from one bedroom to four, and share an event lawn and fire-pit. The oak and magnolia trees shade the homes, located just across from the Choctawhatchee Bay. Speaking of which, you’ll also find boat slips, trailer parking, and a wash down station at Cottages by the Bay.

Cottages by the Bay include seven homes in one charming community.

Outside, the homes are whitewashed with neutral shutters—as pretty and serene as the sugar white sand of the Gulf’s shoreline. Inside, get ready to fall in love. Original knotty pine walls line the interior, true to each home’s historic roots as a fishing cottage. In the living space, plush furnishings reflect the style and era of the homes. Meanwhile, stunning tile, granite counter tops and upgraded amenities complete the kitchen and bathrooms.

Not to mention, as endearing as the cottages themselves, a unique name frames each one. Cottages by the Bay include: Better Together, Humble and Kind, Family Tradition, Love Letter, Something Blue, Peace, and Tranquility.

The Cottages by the Bay maintained the integrity of the original knotty pine walls.

The smallest of the seven cottages sleeps four and the largest sleeps 12. No matter which one you choose, you’ll have a Destin vacation experience like none other.

Plus, the cottages are close to your favorite Destin hot spots. Within walking distance is HarborWalk Village—Destin’s hub for live music, dancing, and dining on the water. You can also walk to McGuire’s Irish Pub, Dewey Destin’s Seafood Restaurant, and a host of other shops, parks, and attractions. More importantly, you’ll enjoy access to the bay right across the street at Destin Bay House. Speaking of, for weddings at Destin Bay House, Cottages at the Bay are the perfect on-site accommodation.

Plan your stay at Cottages by the Bay now (fair warning: you won’t want to leave!).