Three Beach Homes You Need to Consider ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

We get it: trying to choose the perfect beach home for your next vacation is hard. One may have tons of square footage, but you may like the decor in another home better! Do you sacrifice beach access for larger beds? Don’t let unnecessary stress ruin the fun of planning a vacation. Southern is here to help you with three beach homes you need to consider for your next beach vacation.

1. Palm Landing in Orange Beach


When we think “beach vacation home,” we think beach access, lots of space, and wide-open balconies so we can breathe in the fresh air. If this is your criteria too, then we have a perfect choice: Palm Landing in Orange Beach. With four stories and four bedrooms, up to eight guests can comfortably sleep here. We love the warm feel of the tropical decor – how many palm trees can you spot during your stay?

Some of our favorite features include the lighting fixtures throughout the home and the whirlpool tub in the master bathroom. We see ourselves soaking in it after a long day in the sun!

Outfitted with a gorgeous wet bar, cozy beds, and serene views, you’ll be feeling relaxed and rejuvenated during your stay! Palm Landing is just a short ways away from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, located in the gated Palm Harbor community. Here in Palm Harbor, enjoy a community pool, tennis courts, and a private boat slip.

No home left behind! Check out our other Orange Beach vacation rentals in the meantime!

2. Seashell Chateau in Pensacola Beach

We love a Pensacola Beach vacation home more than just about anything, and Seashell Chateau is at the top of our list! This home is a favorite for a few reasons, including breathtaking views of the Gulf, exposed brick throughout, and the fun palm leaf ceiling fans. See for yourself:

Don’t skimp on the guest list when you stay here – Seashell Chateau can sleep up to 23 people! With over 2,600 square feet of space, we’re sure everyone will be plenty comfortable here. The house is made up of three floors and has five bedrooms – the fifth bedroom is in a fun loft space on the third floor, and can sleep eight people alone! We recommend it for families traveling with young kids – sleepover fun!

Balcony access can be found off the living room, master bedroom, fourth bedroom, and loft space. The top deck is our absolute favorite, with all the fresh Gulf air and unmatched views. Sit out and watch the stars at night! Or, if you’re lucky, you can catch dolphins splashing around in the sunshine.


Some other amenities loved by past guests include the expansive kitchen, gorgeous bathrooms, and the game room. Challenge your friends to a game of pool, or gather everyone around for some Saturday morning pancakes. The possibilities are endless!

3. Lucy’s Cottage in 30A

If you have the opportunity to stay in a 30A vacation home, let Lucy’s Cottage be at the top of your list! Everyone loves 30A, and everyone especially loves Lucy’s Cottage. Nestled in Seagrove Beach, it’s got a cool, clean, coastal feel that’ll transport you to the beach in no time. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, up to 11 guests can stay here.

It’s love at first sight with the brick driveway and shiplap throughout both the interior and exterior. Look at those balconies! The light fixtures! The patio! We can’t get enough of the lighting that hangs over the kitchen island and the pops of color throughout Lucy’s Cottage. Sweeping up the sand will be no problem at all with hardwood floors.

If we weren’t obsessed with farmhouse sinks before, we definitely are now. Sign us up for one, please! It doesn’t get much better than granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in an open-floor plan kitchen. 30A homes are often known for their clean French-inspired architecture, and Lucy’s Cottage is no exception.

In this 30A beach community, you’re treated to a private pool and beach access. Lucy’s Cottage is just a few short steps away from the Gulf of Mexico, so you can visit morning or afternoon. At night, you’ll definitely want to explore Seagrove Beach and the rest of 30A. The area is home to a bevy of hip restaurants, shopping, and fun activities. 30A is the Panhandle’s best-kept secret, and it’s loved by the locals and the visitors who return year after year. Stay at Lucy’s Cottage and discover why this 30A home is a vacation favorite.

And there you have it! Three vacation homes you need to consider for your next beach vacation. When you’re ready to book, just call Southern to reserve the next vacation of your dream!