So Rosemary Beach. Established in 1995 and designed by architects Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk to be a neo-traditional town that is reminiscent of a town 50 years ago. Community, the environment, and maintaining a pedestrian lifestyle are among it's core values. The whole town is only 107 acres and every inch is amazing and fabulous. It seriously is a little dreamland!
In my opinion, the Pearl Hotel is the jewel of the town, located at the base of all the shops/cafes and at the foot of the Western Green and walkover. It is such a lovely hotel and I hope to come back here with Zach and stay sometime. (They only have guest rooms for 1-2 people.)
The Pearl by day…pool and roof top cabanas (Sol Luna lounge in background)
Beautiful balconies and awnings.
The Pearl by night...
All of them appear naturally (and perfectly) placed around trees and palmetto plants that define the gulf coast landscape.
Many of the homes have incredible patios, porches, balconies, and courtyards which create such unique outdoor spaces and experiences.
Our home for the week...
If you are interested in staying in RB sometime (and you should), here are a few of my vacation rental tips…
#1. Book early (rentals go fast!)
#2. It is cheaper to stay here in the off season so keep that in mind if budget is an issue…
#3. Most of the rentals in the summer are a minimum of 7 days so keep that in mind. It took me a lot of searching to find one that met all the criteria I was looking for…
#4. Go ahead and do your bike rental with your home rental. It just makes things easier and they work with the bike shop.
#5. Beach and pool access come with the rental, but not umbrella/beach chair rentals. We brought our own, but if I could do it all over again, I might rent an umbrella, set of chairs and table from Sea Oats (the rental company) for at least one day. It all depends on your budget.
All in all we loved our stay here and we unanimously agreed there is no other beach we want to vacation at than Rosemary.
After dinner on our first night in town we went down to the beach to enjoy the breeze and fading light of the day.
My MIL Cindy on the walkover...
Later that night we went down to the beach for a walk and to celebrate my MIL. It happened to be her birthday so after cards and dessert we lit some candles (which is challenging at the beach haha) and celebrated her and the impact she has had in our lives. It was an awesome start to an amazing week! We love Rosemary Beach! Stay tuned for more deets!