Thursday, October 23, 2008

Come on in and visit our little Casita...

Best deal in town... Save gas...while touring the country...blogger style!
House by house.Yes folks...Our friend Julia from Hooked on Houses is hosting yet anotherVirtual open house tour! (The last one was a ball!)
Click the emblem below to see more gorgeous homes on the tour! Or better yet...add your own to Mr Linky on Julia's site!


My addition will be a modest one compared to many.
but....I love this little gem, and want to share...
Welcome
to our back yard...amidst the banana trees (no monkeys...I think) and
tropical jungle gone a tad wild... where we are lucky to have a hidden
little gem of a guest cottage or casita. It tucks quietly behind our main house, and is a jewel of coral and persimmon color.
That my Mom (Grandma B) has made her own!
Yep, even better than living down the road...
she lives down the path.

You enter into an enclosed courtyard with a gated entrance(ooooh)

and a vine covered arbor...
...That opens to a winding path...





That unfolds to the little Casita...with a barrel tile roof

and working shutters...



When you enter the cottage, you step into a great room...strong Beams above.

A funky little fireplace in the corner...






One wall is all window/door...open to the palms and tropical fruit...




The tiny kitchen is on one side of this great room...open to living



Old european furniture is at home amongst the white walls and beams



....A small hallway leads to one of the two bedrooms...



Spanish Birth chairs are alwyas ready for a game of chess (talk about multi-tasking!)


...back outside Palm fronds cool ... Birds sing

Translation: Home sweet home. Perfect

...But...let me tell ya....

Said grandma can also make an amazing martini!

A-MAZing!
Phew...that was long...ready for that martini about now...you?
Thanks for popping by...
Do visit more amazing Homes at Julias Blog Here.


58 comments:

springtreeroad said...

looks heavenly to me! wonderful post. :)

Mrs. B. said...

Oh my! I want to live in that little sweet cottage. It looks like paradise!
Thank you for sharing!

Maya said...

I was hoping you were going to give a tour of your dwelling and it's so gorgeous. The garden is a dream hideaway, I would never want to leave the premises...

sandra/tx said...

I love your casita. Love. It!

Fifi Flowers said...

I'd like to make a reservation for one! Please have a martini waiting at the door!

Passion for Rugs said...

Pure bliss! Don't know if I'd ever come in from that lovely garden. Thanks for sharing --Jane

Amy from Texas said...

A-MAZing is right! Can I come visit please? WOW! Just lovey and so comfy. I love your garden, those tropical plants are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this with us on Julia's tour.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous place, thank you for sharing:)
The garden is so well kept(how do you manage??)and puts mine to shame!!haha

Hugs from Mauritius

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a marvelous little casita!!! Thanks for the tour!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Linda, it's gorgeous!! I love it.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Linda,
It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love it all. Martini? I'm there for ya - no one should drink alone. LOL

karina said...

This is wonderful!!!
When can I go there to drink a Martini?

JanMary said...

I really enjoyed the tour.

Beautiful house, thanks for sharing.

Bella Casa said...

Linda, your home is an oasis and belongs in a magazine! I love how you decorate and your gardens are so lush and just breath-taking...have a martini ready for me, I'm on my way down ;)

Bella

Ma'dame French said...

Love love the house just yummy;) French

Jinx said...

Beautiful home AND martinis?

Can I come visit...or move in?

Thanks for sharing!

Ginny said...

Linda, Your mother's cottage never looked more beautiful. And that yard! I'll never tire of seeing it! Impeccable style runs in the family.

Mango Gal said...

Absolutely beautiful home!

Topsy Turvy said...

What a great house - thanks for sharing! I especially love the exposed beams, the shutters and the fountain.

-Lana

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Linda, that was a great tour of your beautiful home!

Joyce said...

Do you think Grandma B would like a roomate? I am a tidy person. OK maybe not but how about a visit for one of her special martinis and to enjoy the view?!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE... the little Casit, the path to grandma's house, and the birth chairs (I need to search for one of these). Everything is BEAUTIFUL!!

I really will have to put your town on my list of places to visit.

Thank you for sharing!
Linda have a golden day!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a magical place to live! I love that she has a cottage right down the (tropical) path from you.

The cottage looks so comfortable and relaxing. All that white--and the beamed ceilings--speak to me. That's my kind of house.

Big thanks to Grandma B for inviting us in and letting us look around. I'm ready for that martini now! :-)

Margaret Cloud said...

What a wonderful place to live, the pictures are just lovely, it sure looks big for a cottage and the furnishings make it all so wonderful, thanks for sharing with us.

dec0r8or said...

I have an idea! We boot "Mom" out of there, and we all take turns stayin' over! Deal?! (Sorry, Linda's mom.)

Lisa @ Take90West said...

Wow! What a hidden gem. I love the cottage, especially the winding path! Very cool. You are very lucky to have such a great property!

~ Lisa ~ said...

Please ask Grandma if she'd consider a week-long house swap :) That gorgeous little hideaway is a lovely escape from reality. Thank you so much for the post!

Ms. Tee said...

I love Grandma B's cottage! And that it has such a sweet little path...It really looks like something out of a magazine, for sure. Is Grandma B accepting roommates, by chance? :)

P.S. So funny about the multi-tasking with the chairs and chess!

Rue said...

What a beautiful cottage! I love the beams... wow! Your furniture is amazing too.

I'm ready for my tini now ;)

rue

~ Lisa ~ said...

Hi, Linda - I'm new to blogging and I mentioned your blog in my own post today. I'm wondering if it's ok to put one of your pics in my post along with your blog link? :)

Anonymous said...

What a great place !!!

Thanks for the tour !!

Have a nice week-end,
Kathy :)

Anonymous said...

What a great place !!!

Thanks for the tour !!

Have a nice week-end,
Kathy :)

Anonymous said...

What a great place !!!

Thanks for the tour !!

Have a nice week-end,
Kathy :)

Lisa said...

That is just the most charming casita. I've looked at it a hundred times and could look at it a hundred more.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We love the color of this little haven! The beams in the great room really keep that open-airy feel... is that a tropical breeze gently flowing through the window?? Might need to start up that way cool funky fireplace!
Thanks for sharing!
Karla & Karrie

Christy said...

I loved your home & style & waht a great peak into your mom's space too Linda! You never disappoint!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Is this paradise? It has to be. Just beautiful!!
Beth

The Woman Behind the Words said...

I love your blog and your perspective of Florida. I would LOVE to call your cottage home - so beautiful!! I also have a Florida blog and I enjoy reading your posts!

Melli

the7msn said...

Go, Grandma! This casita is scrumptious, and I absolutely covet the garden. Thanks for letting us peak.

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

I love the little kitchen in this house. I'm blogging about our 36 square-foot kitchen, so my eyes tend to drift that way pretty fast. I was really surprised when you led us into the house--it was all so beautiful and really felt like a place where people could get comfortable. Thank you for showing it.
Katie

Bo said...

Oh, happy is me! I have found a beautiful new blog and I'm hoping you won't mind that I'm adding you to my blog list. Your home should be on HGTV! Your photos are professional quality too. Love it!
;-) Bo

Cote de Texas said...

I love it! Finally!!! sooo cute. I want one just like that. thanks so much!!
Joni

casacaudill said...

if someone asked me to describe the perfect florida home, yours would be it. congratulations on creating such a warm, welcoming and beautiful place to live.

CatHerder said...

OOOHHHH!!! Its getting cold and damp here now in Jersey...those pics just brought me back to key west.....oh i really need a vacation

Shelley Jo said...

How neat! My youngest dd would absolutely love that place!

Thanks for visiting earlier and leaving such a sweet comment on my blog.

Ivy Lane said...

Simple divine! What a great little treasure to have on your property! I would love to have a casita! The decor and furnishings are so charming and cozy! The gardens are beautiful... thanks for sharing!

P.S... Can we have a sneak peek of the main house??? Pretty Please..;)

Visual Vamp said...

Just beautiful!
Are you taking reservations?
House swap?
I have a nice piece of swamp property here in New Orleans ha ha.
xo xo xo

Princess of Power said...

Linda, I love your blog and the pictures are inspiring. Keep them coming!

Princess of Power said...

Great pictures! Keep them coming! :)

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Ha! I love it! House swap...Yep. Open for the idea, anyone in Scotland/China/Nova Scotia open to it? (yes...eclectic travel taste perhaps, but hey...worth a try, right?)

And...Martinis on the house!! (now I better go tell my mom)

Seriously, y'all...thanks so much for stopping by. What a fun tour Julia whipped up, eh?

Bridget said...

Hola Chica! I love Grandma's casita. I'll take a cosmo if she is shaking up martini's. : )

Janet said...

I think that is just about the most perfect space I have ever seen and I LOVE your Mother's taste. Just wonderful!

Janet@Housepeepers

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I LOVE the great room! Love the layout, love the furniture, love the exotic plants just outside. I could be quite at home here. :-)

Ann said...

Oh it's so lovely. I love the outdoor space.

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I am speechless. Truly wonderful. You must be so happy there.

Amber said...

Sheer perfection...I could move right in!

KVC said...

I love the casita! The lush tropical gardens are great! KV

Pennie Mills said...

Very, very pretty, wonderful tour, thank you :)

Holly said...

Wow! A guest cottage! And a very very nice one at that!

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