Elin’s First Vacation – Rosemary Beach 2013


I am excited to be getting ready for our vacation in Rosemary Beach and I thought I would document some photos from our vacation last year.  It was Elin’s first vacation and her first time ever at the beach and she loved it!  I cannot wait for her to experience the water and sand again this year.  I think she will love it even more.



Last year, I wanted to find a vacation spot in the country that had beautiful white sand, blue waters and most importantly be more private and exclusive.  I knew that I wanted to rent a house on the beach and not stay in a hotel and I wanted something different and unique.  I originally was thinking of Martha’s Vineyeard or Cape Cod but then I found out about Rosemary Beach.


Rosemary Beach is in Florida, but when you are there you do not feel like you are in Florida.  The town is so cute and quaint–it is more reminiscent of a small European village and the beach is just beautiful.




For Elin’s first vacation, we went with my parents and rented a beautiful house that was so close to the beach and was beautifully decorated and elegant.  From looking at all the homes for beach rental, I don’t think you could go wrong with any of the houses. Renting a house as opposed to a hotel was so nice and offered lots of space for a toddling baby and 3 small dogs.





We spent our time at the beach and walking around the town and the neighboring towns in the evening.







We took a dolphin cruise and plan to go again this year.  Elin loves to point out dolphins in books and on her puzzles, so I know she will be so excited to see them in person again.




I am sure she will also love getting a chance to drive the boat again this year.


Even the doggies got to enjoy the beach.

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  1. Oh my goodness, it’s beautiful there!! I would love to visit someday! You’re going to have the best vacation! Can’t wait for your recap!

  2. Oh my goodness! I love that house! I have been looking into Rosemary beach, as well! I have heard great things about it! And her collection of swimsuits is adorable!

  3. A private beach house sounds like heaven! I’ve never heard of Rosemary Beach, but after looking at these pics I want to go there, seems like the perfect family vacation 🙂

  4. Love this! Sadie and I are headed to Santa Rosa Beach with my mom 2 weeks from today and I can’t wait! I think it’s just a few minutes away from Rosemary beach, if I’m not mistaken. This will be our first time there so I can’t wait to check out the area. We wanted all the same things you do…white sand, beautiful water and a quaint town, away from the hustle & bustle and traffic. We rented a really nice condo that’s right across the street from the beach, so I’m hoping it will be a sweet setup for our week long girl’s getaway! Can’t wait to see all of your pictures…let me know if there are any “must-do’s” as far as activities, reataurants, etc!

  5. Is there room in your luggage for three tag-a-longs. I’m definitely going to research that area! Enjoy your time!

  6. Looks like a blast! Renting a house or condo is so the best way to travel with littles. Hotels are really hard. That beach looks beautiful! Elin looks so little but looks like she loved it. I hope you guys have a great vacation again this year. Can’t wait to see more photos. And gasp is that your hubby?! I don’t see you post photos or talk about him much on the blog. 🙂

  7. Oh my gosh, that place looks gorgeous! I’ve heard such amazing things about Rosemary Beach that I need to add it to my bucket list of destinations!

  8. I’ve heard such good things about Rosemary Beach, and isn’t it THE cutest?

  9. Gorgeous photos! I keep hearing so many people talking about Rosemary Beach! It looks absolutely divine! Gorgeous beaches, cute town, beautiful homes. We will definitely be checking this out next time we’re looking for a beach vacay! Can’t wait to hear all about this year’s trip and see more photos!

  10. I’ve never heard of Rosemary Beach, but it looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! And the home you rented was stunning! Hope this year’s trip goes/went equally well!!

  11. Beautiful!!

  12. she is just a doll, and the scenery is so picture-esque and charming, i love it!