10 Small Town Cottages We'd Love to Call Home
Louisiana is celebrated for its historic plantations and towering homes, but there are some smaller and affordable cottages in the St. Tammany Parish, like this quaint house situated in Terra Bella Village, which could be your new permanent address.
Beaufort, South Carolina
Nestled among the live oak trees and friendly palms on Duke Street, sits this two-bedroom, 1 1/2-bathroom home in the heart of Beaufort. The South Bay Cottage’s plans are available for purchase here.
In the charming Grant Park Historic District, there once lied the "Poet's Cottage," which was truly the ugly duckling of the neighborhood. Today, though, with a fresh coat of paint and revamped porch area, this two-bedroom cottage is now singing its swan song.
The sign under the window box says it all: "live simply." And based on the exterior of this cottage home, we'd also like to add, "live beautifully."
Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
Although this remodeled home is now off the market, there are similar listings in this coastal neighborhood that offer just as much curb appeal as this Lowcountry beauty—like the four-bedroom cottage vacation rental next door.
Pike Road, Alabama
This cheery cottage is the epitome of "Sweet Home Alabama."
Key West, Florida
In addition to a poolside view, the 1,296-square-foot cottage boasts a renovated porch and brand new furnishings on the inside.
While this one isn't for sale (or rent as of yet), we couldn't pass up including it strictly for design eye-candy and inspiration. At 1,000 square feet, this beautiful stone cottage—complete with white limestone, red cedar beams throughout, and old European farmhouse details—proves that bigger isn’t always better. The Texas Hills Country guesthouse was partly inspired by Kate Winslet’s English cottage in the film The Holiday, and you can see the German influence Fredericksburg is known for here, too.
Asheville, North Carolina
Tybee Island, Georgia
This historic Ebbtide beach cottage sits on the small barrier island, backed by the Atlantic Ocean and sand-covered dunes. Beyond its bright, colorful décor and wood details, the six-bed, four-bath dream home belongs to New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews. Not only can you look forward to a comfortable night’s stay on the beach, but you’ll also be greeted with a warm welcome, in the form of an autographed novel and personal note from Andrews as well.