I’m so excited to share pictures of the house where we stayed during our wedding weekend and also held our reception. It’s such a special house with SO much character. I kept it a surprise for our family so they could really appreciate its beauty in person. Now that our wedding is over, I’m so excited to be able to share pictures of the house and brag about the homeowner, Anna Hamer.
Anna’s Veranda in Inlet Beach, FL
I found the house on VRBO.com while searching for lodging for our family members. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. You can’t really go wrong staying anywhere in South Walton County, so it was such a surprise to find something that was even more beautiful than all the other houses I’d looked at (and really no more expensive, possibly cheaper if you consider price per bedroom/accomodations). Jason and I already had reservations at another house nearby, but I knew this was the house we had to rent for our wedding weekend and we canceled the other reservation and immediately booked one here.
Anna’s Veranda is a 100 year old house that was moved from Marianna, FL to Inlet Beach. It has been lived in as a single family residence, later turned into apartments, then turned back into a single family residence, and most recently purchased and remodeled by Anna Hamer and her partners. The house was literally falling apart before the renovation, and it now stands as one of the most beautiful houses in the South Walton area.
There are two wrap-around verandas, a screened porch on the side of the house, and a covered stoop on the back of the house. With a privacy fence and palm trees lining the back of the yard, it’s *perfect* for entertaining.
- Anna’s Veranda sits directly across the street from the beach, and it’s just a short 3 minute walk down a sidewalk and boardwalk to the sand.
As you walk up the brick steps to the front door of the house, you get the feeling that you’re about to enter a special place. The front door opens to a beautiful, wide open foyer and you immediately notice the antique creak of the heavy door, the hardwood floors, the tall ceilings and door ways, the gorgeous white woodwork, an inviting fireplace, beautiful chandeliers, and a soothing color palette that makes you want to get lost in the house.
The downstairs boasts a formal parlor and a living room with sleeper sofas, a beautiful dining room with a gorgeous dining room table and seating for 12, a kitchen that is fully equipped for any chef or caterer, and a full bathroom.
Upstairs, there are four over-sized bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a half bath. The upstairs could easily sleep up to eleven people (not including the sleeper sofas available downstairs). The rooms are spacious with tons of natural light and gorgeous views.
My favorite bedroom is painted turquoise and has a king size bed, a gorgeous antique armoire, and a huge attached bathroom. This was the room where I spent our wedding day getting ready, and I can’t think of a place I would have enjoyed more.
Andrew’s bedroom had two queen size (or maybe double?) beds, an armoire, dresser, and trunk and a charming old rocking chair. The best part… the breathtaking view of the ocean! All of these rooms, especially this one, are much bigger than they look in pictures.
Jason’s parents stayed in the 3rd bedroom, which has a queen size bed, bay window seat overlooking the ocean, and an exterior door to the upstairs veranda.
The 4th bedroom has a sleeper sofa, bunk bed, and a private bathroom. I *think* this bedroom also has an exterior door to the upstairs veranda but I can’t remember.
The entire house – every little nook & cranny – is full of Anna’s personal touches. The paint colors, the brilliant mixture of antique and modern accents, the custom furniture, chandeliers throughout, knick knacks, books, the beautiful bathroom sinks, clawfut tub, fireplace with a mosaic of seashells, adorable lamps, an abundance of blankets, comfy mattresses, and other things to make your stay more comfortable. Anna didn’t forget a single detail… this house has it all. And Anna is such a pleasure to talk to. She was so helpful, answered all of my questions promptly, and took time out of her busy schedule to meet with my vendors when I couldn’t be there. She put a lot of time and love into this house and it shows in every single detail.
If any of our friends or family are interested in staying at Anna’s Veranda, we would love any excuse to return and share the cost with you! For more info about Anna’s Veranda, visit the website at www.annasveranda.com.
The sidewalk across the street from Anna’s Veranda