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7/9/09

Does your Home have a Name? More than 30 Beach House Names!

Does your home has a name? I was stalking some seaside homes in my area (near Newport, RI) and I loved all the beach house names. They are written on small decorative plaques, and rustic signs, and got me thinking about giving my house a name!

beach house names
For example, Cliff Cottage.


plaque with house name
And Cliff Haven. They both sit, well, on a cliff, overlooking the ocean, the beach house names reflect the location.

wall sign with beach house name
Cozy Cottage does look wonderfully cozy and is surrounded by blue hydrangeas. The house name seems to express the home's beloved characteristics.

beach house name sign
The Lookout, the perfect house name for this abode, overlooking marshland and water.

wall sign with house name
Although Seascape is in dire need of TLC the house does offer a sweeping view over the sea.

beach house name in French
A French beach house name plays with words, "la vie" meaning the life. An abode that belongs to a French philosopher or poet?

nautical house name
And a nautical house name. Seadog, a term for a very experienced sailor. The owner perhaps?

beach house name vitamin sea
Or Vitamin Sea? Who couldn't use a daily dose of that! And as you might have guessed, this home is not in my neighborhood. It's from a place where palm trees abound! Then below I rounded up some great beach house names that readers have added in the comments!

My Galveston house is named Little Caper, because I love all of the Cape Cod homes.

I have a beach house built in the 1930,s in a sleepy little fishing town in Northern New South Wales in Australia its name is GULL COTTAGE.

We've named our house in Florida...Casa Viola...the purple house and YES...it IS purple! by Lavender Dreams.

I loved my father-in-law's name of his house that was across the road from the Atlantic Ocean in FLORIDA...he called it the "Sea Gem".

Here are just a sampling of the fun "beach house" names at a community near where I live in Seabrook, WA:

The Lost Lobster, The Little Pearl, Family Tides, Kite Tails & Sand Pails, Happy Days
Playing'Hooky, Sea's the Day, Sea to Shining Sea, Sand in the Toes, A Shore Thing, Anchors Away, Seaclusion.

Greetings from New Zealand - We operate a holiday letting company - We love naming a bach (pronnced batch - new zealand term for holiday home) to give it own identity, heres a few of our samples:

pennies from heaven, long summer luches, one oar missing, 2 fat ducks, aye sea u, sea esta, seas the moment, reel paradise, peanuts place, number 5, all decked out, relax inn.

61 comments:

Karla said...

Great post! I love it when homes have names - even better when you know the meaning behind it! My husband and I dream of having a home with acreage and giving it a name! Someday...

"Sea la vie" has got to be my favorite from the one's you posted. Very cute!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What a fun post! I don't have a beach house, but I have a friend who owns a house called "On a Whim". Love the name!

NicNacManiac said...

Ooohh to live by the sea.
This lovely post has inspired me to bring more of the sea into my life.
Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!
Hugs, Nerina :)

Juju said...

O one day when I own a house I think I will name it!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

We keep bouncing names back and forth for our house and little guest house. Something with casita...something with Jungle...something with the ocean...

Any ideas??

Olive Rue said...

That's funny. I ran across a listing for Tybee Island, GA cottage rentals and they each have a fun name. Check out these names.

http://bookings.mermaidcottages.com/site/PropertyList/SortBy__Name/desc__False/page__0/2382/DesktopDefault.aspx

I'm Just Beachy said...

Just like with boats, I love a home with a name. We've never nailed down anything for our little place by the sea.

Tina said...

I always get a kick out of reading those names on the houses in the beach communities on the outer banks. So Fun for me.

T

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love it! Great photos. Maybe I should name our house...but I reckon I could just call it Shore House Chic to be consistent. :-)

Pam Kersting said...

Hi Maya -- You'd be happy to know that I am having a completely coastal summer this year! Just back from Emerald Isle, NC last week and next week, I'm off to Bethany Beach, DE. Why is it that we name our seaside homes, but not our suburban ones? I've got to think of a name for my house right away! Happy summer!

Puna said...

This is wonderfully romantic and it has me thinking...I think I would name our home "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Love reading all your comments! And I'm having some laughs...

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I always liked that they named houses in England. It's too bad it's not done more here. I love "Sakonnet View." It's perfect.

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

my lovely friend in helsinki has names for her furniture :) she is so funny. she has a carpet named astrid

I'm Julia said...

I love names of homes in the Caribbean & Bermuda. Cabbies in Bermuda may not know the address, but they can take you to Mango Hill, Windsong, Lemon Tree, or Humdinger.

I have a name picked out for my (daydream) beach cottage, but I'm not telling ;-)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

OH the envy of you living so close to all this beauty!!. I am house hunting these days and I think when I find something 'nameable' I will have found my home! Julie

Martha said...

These are delightful! I live right around the corner from the beach but never thought about naming my home - I think I'll do it! We will be giving the outside a bit of a face lift soon. I'll have to decide on the perfect name. Your blog has such wonderful coastal inspiration!

sealaura said...

I thought I was the only one who named their stuff. My little apartment is as you may already know the sealaura villa. My car's name is Fred, My Bf's bike's name is Goldie, his car is Dusty (it is always dirty). Am I ridiculous or what? :)

Wonderful post dear Maya.

J - Pacha Mama House said...

Yes. Last year we bought a small waterfront fixer-upper house in Florida. Since we were doing an eco-friendly renovation, we named HER(the house has a gender too!) "Pacha Mama House" which translates to Mother Earth House. Somewhere on our to-do list is a project to paint the name on rock to display prominently in our front yard. Yup, we're cheesy like that.

Jenny said...

How fun. I might have to name my house now!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

My house is the 761 Sq. Ft. Chateau! HA! Fun post!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Hey Maya...Loved your Casita del mar idea! Cute!! Thanks

JanMary said...

Love the names and photos of them.

We have a beach cottage (almost a sea view but not quite) here in N Ireland, and I would love to give it a name, but can't come up with something the family all agree on!

So for now it is just "the cottage"

somehow "Semi detached cottage down a very bumpy lane with almost a sea view" does not have much of a ring to it!

traci said...

what a great idea. all homes should have names. thanks for stopping by my blog. i love yours, could stay all day.

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

We want to name our home. We've narrowed it down to Fair Haven, or Old Maple Farm. We thought about Gramayre (magic, because it is magical), but thought people would just think that was our family name.

Terry said...

I like naming houses. Seems perfect for vacation houses but a little pretentious for city houses. Atlanta's more charming house name is Joel Chandler Harris's Wren's Nest.

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

what a fun post, I will have to go think of a name for my home...it deserves one...I had moved about 20 times in the last 20 years (loved the house hunting!) and now we have found a home that we plan to stay in forever... so i guess it needs a name!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a delightful post! We live by the beach and never noticed names on the cottages, but we'll double check...now, we are curious!

Courtney said...

ohhh i love the names on the houses, that is so cool, i will be on the east coast and west coast next month. i will have to see if any have names!!

Brenda said...

No, mine doesn't have a name. But I'd take Cozy Cottage!
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, these names are so funny!! I was laughing when I wasn't drooling over the houses!! LOL!!

xoxo
Jane

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Well, my home doesn't have a name, but I call my car Betsy. Why? My dad always called our cars by that name when I was growing up.

I love Sea la vie, my favorite.

jeanette (cottagesweet) said...

Sure do! My home is called "Starfish Cottage". We painted it a greenish blue to go with the sea below our cliff.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Fun post! We bought our farm nearly two years ago and I'm itching to name it. Any ideas?? :)

beth said...

I love houses with names. So cute. Our house does not have an official name, but I like to refer to it as "our little beach cottage in the desert". :)

Anonymous said...

My Galveston house is named Little Caper, because I love all of the Cape Cod homes. As well as Cape Cod, itself. Galveston is not at all like Cape Cod, but that's okay. Little Caper always reminds me of CC.

Fun Post

Janet said...

Here are just a sampling of the fun "beach house" names at a community near where I live in Seabrook, WA.

The Lost Lobster
The Little Pearl
Family Tides
Kite Tails & Sand Pails
Happy Days
Playing'Hooky
Sea's the Day
Sea to Shining Sea
Sand in the Toes
A Shore Thing
Anchors Away
Seaclusion

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

Thank you so much Janet! Love the names. My favorites are A Shore Thing and Seaclusion.

Anonymous said...

I have a beach house built in the 1930,s in a sleepy little fishing town in Northern New South Wales in Australia its name is GULL COTTAGE I personally loves homes with names .

Anonymous said...

How about a beach cottage called "Life's a Beach" ? : )

LPC said...

My mom's house is named Vista del Mar. Which it has.

Chemin des Muguets said...

Hi Maya,

I'm here from your other blog. I look forward to what is next-name etc.

Good Luck,

Marjorie

P.S. I have a beach theme on my blog this week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We've named our house in Florida...Casa Viola...the purple house and YES...it IS purple! I love it! ♥ what a fun post and great comments! ♥

Anonymous said...

I loved my father-in-law's name of his house that was across the road from the Atlantic Ocean in FLORIDA...he called it the "Sea Gem"
and we miss him since he is gone. We did sell the home and we miss it, too. But that name and the memories will live on forever in my mind.
JolieAnne

Anonymous said...

The funniest and most appropriate name I have ever come across was a lovely seaside home made with Knotty Pine wood - called ... "Casaplanka"

Robert said...

Greetings from New Zealand - We operate a holiday letting company - We love naming a bach (pronnced batch - new zealand term for holiday home) to give it own identity - we find it fun naming them over a few glasses of wine

Each bach we name we try and give it a story to represent something to do with the owner or bach etc

Heres a few of our samples
pennies from heaven
long summer luches
one oar missing
2 fat ducks
aye sea u
sea esta
seas the moment
reel paradise
peanuts place
number 5
all decked out
relax inn

have fun naming them

.

Anonymous said...

I'm working on getting a quarter board for our house on Nantucket. We call the island the "Tuck" and our last name is "King" so we have named our house "King Tuck"!

viviana said...

Mine is Costa del Mar 505B.... our beach apartment
It is coastal with a spectacular ocean view at Combate, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Anonymous said...

Here are a few from Fire Island..

Bronx Zoo Too
Camp Sunshine
Casablanca
Catch 22
Choc-Full-O-Nuts
Dew Drop INN
Dome House
Don Woj
Double 40
Dress House
Forever Young
I put some pics up on fireisland.com
http://www.fireisland.com/visit/photos/pictures-of-fire-island-house-names/
http://tinyurl.com/3hc4mbh

Anonymous said...

Northern Ontario Cottage on Lake Superior name is "Costalota Lodge" cuz it cost us a lotta!!

KIM said...

I once sailed on the Black Pearl out of Newport, RI and the captain gave me the sign board from the stern of the sail boat. It now hangs in my kitchen.

Black Pearl

Anonymous said...

We have a cottage in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera Bahamas.It's an old traditional Cape, but painted screaming yellow with old-school style turquiose shutters and it's surronded by pink bouganvila and palms, my heaven. It's name is "Calypso Cottage"

lisa beyer said...

We have a little beach house in michigan in a placecalled Point Lookout.. Our daughter loves to collect seaglass.. torn between Seaglass Sanctuary or Seaglass Point.. Any suggestions??

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Lisa, I can understand that you are torn between the two names. Love them both! Seaglass Point is easier on the tongue, but I like the S's of the first!

Wanda said...

I no longer live by the sea. But when we moved to Edmonton, we decided that we wanted a place with lots of room for flowers and trees and gardens, my husband's passion being landscaping. We call our acreage home on the eastern-most edge of Edmonton "Paradise Found". Wanda in Edmonton

kerrie of sea cottage said...

My home has a name...Sea Cottage. I named my blog after my home because when I began blogging it was about my homelife.

Mo said...

Our seaside home is called
"Flip-flop In". Very homey and relaxed and ready for company....Tess

Vicky said...

Our little beach house was named "Keepin' It Reel" (Dave Chappelle reference). Since hurricane Ike washed it away, we've been talking about "When Keepin' It Reel Goes Terribly Wrong" (another Dave Chappelle reference)

Jo said...

We have two coastal cottages that we holiday let all year round. The first one has a beautiful Jacaranda tree in the front garden so we called the cottage 'Jacaranda Beach Cottage' and the second one is more earthy and we called it 'Driftwood Beach Cottage. Check out our website at www.thebeachcottages.com.au

Susan said...

Livin' the Dream
Because we are.

julie moore said...

Our house is called Moore Parrot Dice and is listed here. http://www.cyberrentals.com/rental/p354096
Yes, there is a wooden parrot wearing fuzzy dice and dice sunglasses to greet you.