Friday, May 23, 2008


Courtyards and all the white stucco make you feel like you are on an island in the tropics

A view of the village

A perfect outdoor setting for a little refreshment

The Fonville Press - the community coffee shop, gathering place and bookstore at Alys Beach

One of the beautiful pools at Alys Beach

The architecture is distinctively different from most other resort communities in Florida

These cobbled streets add to the quaint atmosphere that is Alys Beach

This is a great solution for a vacation home - the over sized banquette provides lots of room for extended family or friends that are staying together. Plus, it just looks charming!

A beautiful, serene bedroom in one of the vacation rentals

The perfect setting for an evening poolside soiree

Or, maybe this is even better? So hard to decide!

One of the modern, well-equipped kitchens in an Alys Beach vacation rental

This calming water feature would be soothing as you lay on a chaise and read

Another bright and well-appointed guest suite in one of the cottages. Love all the white!

Alys Beach is a relatively new resort community located in the beautiful Florida Panhandle. The beaches there are unparalleled in natural beauty. A few elements that set it apart from being just another high-end development are it's emphasis on sustainability, unique architecture and a sense of community. It was named for the matriarch of the town's founders and has a special quality of laid-back sophistication coupled with a family-friendly atmosphere. The architectural style is an eclectic blend of English, Antiguan and Guatemalan styles that comes together perfectly as the development's trademark and creates a crisp and distinctive silhouette against the azure skies. I have not stayed here yet, but have seen it in person and I can assure you that it is everything that it's "cracked up" to be. This would be the perfect place to rent a home for an extended family get-together or a reunion with friends. You have to go to the website to find out more for yourself and see all the beautiful images. Check it out right here.

Photos courtesy of Alys Beach website


la la Lovely said...

This looks like a fabulous place to visit....
Thanks for the comments....that is too funny that you used that same fabric! We do have a lot in common...I bet we will find some more similarities in the future :) Have a great weekend!!!!!!!
Trina xx
PS- you should def try the WS croissants - you'll love them!

72 and sunny said...

oh man....i'm ALL over this. i wish i lived closer!! those bedrooms (and kitchen are going in my inspiration pile) thanks for the post

cotedetexas said...

So pretty - I love all those great beach communities in the panhandle. This one looks great too!

pve design said...

resort has always been one of my favorite words,
I will add "alys" to my favorites too!

annechovie said...

Hello Trina, Megan, Joni and Patricia! Thank you all for stopping by and for your kind comments. This place really "grabbed" me, so I knew a lot of other people would probably enjoy seeing it, too. Hope you all have a wonderful MD weekend!

dee said...

WOW! I am trying to plan a quick getaway this summer and this might just be the spot. It is breathtaking!!

annechovie said...

Hi Lil Bee! Yes,isn't it beautiful?

SimplyGrove said...

Gorgeous!! I love the bedroom. Looks so so relaxing! I am now in the mood for a nap! :)

Anonymous said...

Alys Beach is down the street from me. You just inspired me to go visit!
The last bedroom has my heart. I just felt it flutter a little. :-)

annechovie said...

Hi Kirsten - I agree, that room looks so perfect for a nap!

Seleta~ I would love to hear what you think of it!

simply seleta said...

This room reminds me of my post today on Ruthie Sommers'assistant's bedroom: a very clean palette with a few select punches of color. It's classic and pleasing to the eye. I love the bronze hardware on the doors for some contrast. The two baskets with tops at the end of the bed are very snappy, and bring in some great texture. Love that super comfy uphostered headboard that's just perfect for reading in bed.

I guess you could say I love this room.

annechovie said...

Me too, Seleta. Thanks for your comment and I will have to check out your post!

TIG said...

Love this Anne--it has such a great relaxed vibe about it, yet is still so chic.

annechovie said...

Your comment completely sums it up, Roseline! Thanks for stopping by!

MABELLE said...

Ooh- I LOVE the first bedroom! And btw- i also LOVE the logo you created for Chairloom! It's gorgeous :)

annechovie said...

Thank you, Mabelle! So glad you like it!