Near & Far: Our Favorite Tiny Cottages From Around The Globe

Feb 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day! Love is in the air, don't you agree? In honor of all things romantic, for today's blog we're sharing some of our most adored, fun little cottages for two. We'll be taking you on a little trip from the West Coast, to the East Coast, to the Mediterranean and beyond. We hope you enjoy these pretty places as much as we do!

Table for two image above via The Tiny Canal Cottage - feast your eyes on this mini home located in Venice, California. Every photo is more gorgeous than the last...

Little Home, Lots of Color



Since we're actually in Naples this week for client meetings, we couldn't imagine a more perfect time to highlight this tiny beach cottage full of tropical colors! 

The tall hedge hides the charming 1920s cottage decorated by Todd Romano, and it's the epitome of understated Old Florida charm. 


We love how the cool color palette of paint contrasts with the bright coral chair covers! And what's more dreamy, those large windows, or the palms outside?


One of our mottos is that you can never ever have too much natural light, which is why this Serena + Lily Seahorse headboard is perfect for this guest room, as it allows plenty of daylight to pour through. And the Mecox Pineapple lamp on the bedside table is beyond fitting!

Read more above this vibrant space here - all images above via House Beautiful.

A Slice of Heaven in the Mediterranean


LOCATION: Santorini, Greece

A picture says a thousand words: this converted windmill in Santorini may just be one of the most romantic tiny homes on the planet...


Inside, the design is kept minimal and elegant (in true Greek fashion), with gleaming white walls and simple silver fixtures. So light and airy!


We can't forget to mention that this cottage includes a private outdoor hot-tub with dazzling views of Santorini. Yep, booking a stay here ASAP!

Images above via Amaya Villas

Shippable Digs


LOCATION: Johannesburg, South Africa...or anywhere your heart desires!

Ever heard of a pop up home? Check out this fun space! An ideal nest for a couple with wanderlust, or just somewhere to stay for a simple getaway, the POD-iDladla micro house was created to be easy to move from place to place.

South African designers Dokter and Misses did an amazing job with the interior. The high ceilings help make the loft space feel roomy, and we're loving the mezzanine "bedroom" up top. 

A little bit crazy, but definitely cool...minimalism at it's finest! 



Images above via POD-iDladla

Summer Forever at a Nantucket Boathouse 


LOCATION: Nantucket, Massachusetts 

Nantucket is the one destination that will always be our Summertime go-to. So, when we discovered this picturesque boathouse designed by Gary McBournie, naturally we were swooning.


Making an entrance: the oh-so-nautical front door is painted in "Hamilton Blue" by Benjamin Moore and it feels very welcoming!


The master bedroom is simply a dream! Between all the shiplap, the handwoven throw & the upholstered headboard, this space has layers and layers of goodness. 

Read more about this coastal cottage here - all images above via House Beautiful.

¡Viva México!


LOCATION: Holbox Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico

With it's tropical-chic design (a blend of Mexican, Moroccan and Mediterranean influences) Casa Impala may just be our favorite tiny home e v e r. Situated right on the beach, this clean, sunlit space is truly breathtaking.


This sunny nook + a margarita in hand...need we say more? This is just one of the top-notch dwelling spaces that exists in this villa. 


We're loving the cement flooring, and the decorative touches of the palm thatched roofs & western bull skulls scattered throughout. 

Just to be on this terrace as the sun goes down would make the trip to Mexico worth it! 


Images above via Airbnb

xoxo, Mackenzie & Company

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