9 Best Beachfront Cottages In Florida, USA - Updated 2024

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Known for its clear beaches and sunny climate, Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Orlando is one of the most popular cities here, perfect for family holidays as it is home to the famed Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Miami is the state’s famous beach destination, spanning over 35 miles (56 kilometers) of pristine shorelines. You can also add Fort Lauderdale to your itinerary if you want to spend some more time exploring beaches and beautiful canals. If you are looking for relaxing accommodation where you can take in breathtaking vistas, check out the best beachfront cottages in Florida, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and location with easy access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Coconut Cottage, Melbourne Beach

Boasting a gorgeous location in front of a pristine beach, Coconut Cottage is a wonderful three-bedroom two-bathroom accommodation for groups of six. It also has a spacious kitchen where you can prepare some delectable and healthy meals.

The living area is open and airy, with a large glass sliding door allowing plenty of natural light in. Barbecue facilities are provided outdoors for intimate dinners with your loved ones while you enjoy the ocean breeze. Sand toys are also available for those who wish to spend some time with their kids by the beach.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
225.83 km (140.4 mi) from John's Pass
51 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we hope to return again soon fast wifi spacious living space and kitchen with everything needed to cook/grill
the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped
Cleanliness:
the house is very clean and literally right on the ocean
so cozy and clean
wonderful stay on the beach dawn's place is clean comfortable and could not be closer to the beach
wonderful host amazing & beautiful home & clean
Host:
the host made sure everything was in great condition
d is an amazing host
owners offered so many great suggestions/tips ahead of check in and were extremely responsive the entire trip
d is an amazing host she was very communicative and gave us insider information before our trip
and on top of it all d was an outstanding host
Location:
perfect location for a great getaway
perfect location right on the beach you’ll feel secluded while listening to waves crashing in the background
you can’t beat the location - secluded enough for privacy and close enough to attractions for convenience
the location of this house is perfect just steps from the water
located in a privileged place we loved this amazing cottage right in front of the sea
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2. Three-bedroom unit with views, Santa Rosa Beach (from USD 484)

This three-bedroom Sugar Dunes unit offers stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and affords guests direct access to a sandy beach. Inside, you will find a spacious living room with plenty of seating options and a large TV for entertainment.

Three contemporary bathrooms equipped with a tub and a shower are provided so you can conveniently freshen up after a day at the beach. Start and end your day on the lovely balcony where you can catch breathtaking vistas as you sip on coffee or wine.

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426.8 km (265.3 mi) from John's Pass
52 reviews   Wifi Available
condo 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fan blades in the living room needed attention
bathrooms need a makeover but i would definitely rebook for next year
the beds were comfortable (which is super important) and overall it was great
the kitchen and living and dining areas were roomy and comfortable
Cleanliness:
the unit was clean and airy
very clean and well stocked with everything you need
the condo was very clean and fresh with plush linens and nice amentities
the condo was immaculate contained everything we needed and we loved being right on the beach
Host:
what a wonderful staff they have
but that has nothing to with the owners or the accommodations so surely it’s fixable
perfect location property manager was very responsive to any needs that arose
Location:
ideal location for a girl trip
this location is amazing
great location close to stores and rentals
we absolutely loved the location of this property
loved being so close beach
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3. Sandy Shores, Indian Rocks Beach (from USD 269)

Located right on the Gulf of Mexico, this beautiful one-bedroom beachfront rental in Indian Rocks Beach can comfortably sleep up to four guests. It boasts a fully equipped kitchen for those who prefer to cook their own meals.

The living room is spacious and has a plush couch where you can lounge as you enjoy a cup of coffee. There is also a patio with comfortable seating areas, so you can start your mornings with a great view. Enjoy complimentary access to the washer and dryer during your stay.

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, United States
12.72 km (7.9 mi) from John's Pass
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
You are guaranteed your own parking spot right in front of the cottages
The king sized bed is very comfortable and there is an abundant amount of closet space and storage Outside your door is an extensive courtyard and garden; it is truly lovely
block away for anything you might need
We stayed in the cottage on this property Very cozy and provided everything needed for a perfect beach vacation (beach chairs umbrellas towels floats noodles coolers etc)
The accommodations were very comfortable
Cleanliness:
Lovely setting clean and comfortable
The accommodations were clean and well appointed
Walking distance from many great restaurants and even a CVS Was very clean and had everything we needed for our week
Host:
always make us feel warm and welcomed
showed us around the grounds and made us feel at home
Myrtle is a wonderful host
They are very well taken care of
she introduced us to the cottage
Location:
Location is perfect as well - right in the middle of Indian Rocks Beach and walking distance to many places to eat and a CVS one
There are many restaurants within walking distance
The location is close to everything
The location in Indian Rocks is fantastic
The gardens were beautiful and the beach was really just steps away
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4. Somewhere In The Sun, Alligator Point (from USD 152)

This convenient cottage for a group of five is located in Alligator Point and offers quick access to a gorgeous public beach. Its outdoor hot tub allows guests to relax in the evenings if they want to dip in the water without getting sand everywhere.

Inside, there is an air-conditioner and a heater to keep you comfortable in any weather. Pets are welcome here for a fee, and there are plenty of spaces outdoors where they can run around. Free Wi-Fi is offered for those who wish to catch up with loved ones while here.

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282.42 km (175.5 mi) from John's Pass
143 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house is as described with fantastic beach views and a comfortable outside deck and patio furniture
perfect location and amenities except tv service
also the pull chain on the ceiling fan in the living room acted like it was sticking
the bed is perfect
the pics don't do it justice views & beach are amazing quiet & cozy
Cleanliness:
btw have the cleaning crew clean the top of the refrigerator under the cupboards
very clean peaceful get away had a very nice stay
the cottage was very clean and had everything we wanted to make our vacation enjoyable
Host:
just to add the owner is amazing and very easy to communicate with
owner was a+ and always responsive from booking till checkout
great house great stay great owner and great beach
owner lives next door and was extremely helpful as we settled into the place
owner very nice to work with really enjoyed the stay
Location:
beautiful and peaceful beach location
if you want to get away from it all and stay close to the ocean this place is perfect
great location with beautiful view of the beach from the whole house and steps away from the beach
we loved the quick access to the beach for walks and fishing
great place to bird watch and soak in the beach without setting foot in the sand
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5. Coquina Cottage, Captiva Island (from USD 963)

Coquina Cottage is an elegant two-bedroom property within walking distance of the beach. It is a pet-friendly space, though you might want to take note that a fee will be applicable if you bring your furry buddies along.

Just outside the cottage, you will find a spa tub where you can enjoy relaxing soaks as you take in the peaceful surroundings. There is also a hammock here, allowing you to read your favorite book while you enjoy the natural ocean breeze.

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Captiva, Florida, United States
156.29 km (97.2 mi) from John's Pass
cottage 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the cottage was very clean and comfortable
wonderful beach great layout everything was very clean
plenty of water and showers outside to keep sand off our feet and keep the inside clean
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6. Banana Cabana, Key Largo (from USD 299)

Set in Key Largo, this tropical oasis is ideal for small groups who want to experience a serene beach holiday. With two spacious bedrooms, Banana Cabana can comfortably sleep up to six guests.

This home is a short walk from the breathtaking beach, and there is an outdoor deck with an umbrella and cozy sun loungers where you can enjoy panoramic water views. The fully equipped kitchen allows you to prepare your favorite dishes while on vacation. There is also free parking on the premises for your convenience.

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Key Largo, Florida, United States
379.27 km (235.7 mi) from John's Pass
84 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the house was very clean and well decorated
it was clean and all our needs were met
this place was excellent everything was very clean
great spot that sparkling clean following the storm
the banana cabana was wonderful the house and the property were well-maintained and clean
Host:
our host was friendly and helpful
Location:
no issues and great location would book again
absolutely beautiful outdoor area and a great location as well
tanya's place is quiet and in a nice location
this secluded location is perfect we enjoyed the weekend fishing and relaxing
great place near a lot of local places in town and can't beat the private beach
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7. Little Beach House, St. Augustine (from USD 220)

Little Beach House is set right on the shore and houses two bedrooms suitable for six guests. It is near downtown St. Augustine, offering those who stay here easy access to great establishments.

Outside, there is a large deck with cozy seating and a small table, perfect for ending your day with a refreshing beverage as you soak in the views. Essentials such as fresh towels and toiletries are also provided for your convenience. The living area has a large TV and free Wi-Fi to keep you occupied when indoors.

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St. Augustine, Florida, United States
278.87 km (173.3 mi) from John's Pass
185 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we also appreciated the outdoor showers large deck and grill
we are a family of 5 and we were very comfortable and had plenty of space
the kids loved the out door shower and tv in the bedroom
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and well equipped
very clean and had all the basics needed for a truly pleasant stay
it is charming a bit wonky and clean
Host:
cindy was an excellent host
they were friendly as well
and cindy is a great host
amazing little beach front house we really enjoyed our stay and cindy was a great host
cindy was very responsive and did her best to get things fixed as quickly as possible
Location:
super close to st
location location location great value for such a great location
such a great location
the location of the house is honesty incredible
the location is great only mins from downtown but feels like you are hours
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8. Lovely home with free Wi-Fi, Englewood

This lovely home is directly on the beach so you can catch some amazing views and enjoy swimming on a sunny day. It can easily take in up to four people with its two spacious bedrooms equipped with one queen-size bed and two single beds.

The property comes with an HDTV with streaming services so you won’t have to miss out on your favorite shows while on vacation. For more, the kitchen has all the essential appliances for easy cooking, including a stove and an oven.

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Englewood, Florida, United States
101.99 km (63.4 mi) from John's Pass
66 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was cute and comfortable great views of ocean
the beds are very comfortable and they helped us get a perfect night’s rest
Cleanliness:
this cottage is a paradise very clean and had everything that we needed
Host:
cynthia was responsive to any questions we had
first off the host is outstanding with communication
the view is absolutely amazing the host and property manager were both very easy to get along with
cynthia is a fantastic host that will ensure that your stay is very comfortable
Location:
privacy location and breathtaking sunsets
perfect place to “socially distance” as beautiful beach is pretty far from public access
the location is amazing and i couldn’t of asked for a better place to stay
wonderful state park at the end of the island
the place is just like the pictures
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9. Delightful beach house with a bathtub, Saint Pete Beach (from USD 243)

Featuring colorful yellow and blue exteriors, this beach house offers plenty of character that guests will surely find charming. Inside, it has two comfortable bedrooms and two modern baths, easily taking in up to six people.

From here, a path leads directly to a beautiful beach. The area is gorgeous, peaceful, and nature-filled so you can have fun walking and cycling around with your loved ones. With a private bathtub, you can also enjoy a warm soak in the evening after an adventurous day out.

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Saint Pete Beach, Florida, United States
10.52 km (6.6 mi) from John's Pass
158 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was perfect the whole time
the house was comfortable and we loved having beach chairs to use
pet friendly house for those of you who need to remain “in touch” the wifi worked great
the bed was very comfortable and my type of setting for naps (cold and dark)
the special touches and decor were lovely; picture old key west beach style beds were quite comfy
Cleanliness:
the house is clean and nicely decorated
super clean and cute
absolutely fantastic house very well appointed and clean
it was clean nicely furnished and decorated great location
the home was very clean and spacious
Host:
the owner was very responsive to questions
enjoyed both the beach and the bay lisa was great and very accommodating
great beds great decor loved the complimentary wine lisa was very helpful thank you
lisa provided helpful information about the area and check in and out was super easy
Location:
the location is great
location was nice and within walking distance of the beach
great location - 2 minute walk to the beach
great location easy access to beach
lisa's house is the perfect location for a chill time near the beach
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Explore the stunning waters of Florida

Known for its gorgeous beaches, Florida is a wonderful vacation destination for those seeking some water adventures. Check out this list of the best beachfront cottages in Florida, USA, for an unforgettable time with your loved ones.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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