Visit for more beachy items!

Strasburg, Pennsylvania · 147 Sales


Visit for more beachy items!

Strasburg, Pennsylvania 147 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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TheBayfrontCottage is taking a short break


Note from shop owner The Bayfront Cottage is taking a break until after the holidays. Happy Holidays! Be open again after Christmas.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Nov 26, 2017

The Bayfront Cottage is taking a break until after the holidays. Happy Holidays! Be open again after Christmas.


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Peace By The Sea Where I Feel Free...

I’m Allison, but you can call me Alli. Here at The Bayfront Cottage, you can trust that you are receiving something that is truly handmade. Everything (from making the product, listing, and shipping) is done by me!

Surprisingly, I used to never be into the whole beach/coastal theme. That was until I was introduced to a little gem called Sea Glass. A friend told me about what sea glass was--broken glass smoothed over from the action of the waves. I thought he was off his rocker and that it was impossible and I’d never ever find a piece.

I was on a fishing trip one summer in Southern Maryland. After a few hours of no fish biting I was getting rather bored. So I decided I was going for a walk on the beach right next door to it. I had my head down looking at all the stones and rubbish on beach but nothing popped out at me. I looked and watched where the waters of the Chesapeake was meeting the sand there it was. My very first piece of sea glass! I snatched it up of the water, I was so excited to find that soft blue piece that had no sharp edges, completely smooth with a light frost. Just like I was told. I was hooked…

I am originally from a small town just 30 minutes outside of Ocean City, MD. I am a beach girl at heart though I never could just layout in the sun on the sand or go for a swim in those swells. I love to walk the beach, searching for shells, sea glass, driftwood and whatever else I find in my path only turning back when I feel ready to drop. Whether its a 90 degree sunshine day or 32 degrees and blustery cold out.

All signs are handmade from cutting the wood, sanding the pieces, and painting. My signs are made from select pine wood and some driftwood. I use acrylic paints and non-toxic sealants. Because no piece of wood is the exact same and each is handmade, there may be variations.

All my wind chimes are handmade with beach picked shells and some with sea glass. Having moved from shore, I have a stock pile of shells to choose from, all of which from my true home. Each shell and piece of genuine sea glass is drilled and each shell sealed before being strung.

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  • Allison

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I create everything here in the shop. I also run my etsy store myself: taking photos for listings, packing orders, etc.

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Last updated on February 4, 2017
Welcome to The Bayfront Cottage!

Everything here is handcrafted by me, Alli! I currently live in the middle of what’s known as Amish Country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I am originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Once I found my first piece of sea glass I became addicted to everything beach and nautical. I used to run another Etsy shop with my mom, formerly called Something From The Sea. That shop became too diverse and with the move to PA I opened my very own shop here on Etsy.

All my signs are for indoor use. I use select pine wood which is smooth and not knotty. It is also free of harsh chemicals used in other lumber products. Since I like my environment I try to use materials that will not harm it or myself. I use nontoxic acrylic paints and an eco-friendly sealant.

All my chimes are made from shells and genuine sea glass that has all been handpicked. None of which is machine tumbled or manipulated. The sea creates its own beauty and anything other is just not equivalent. Shells and sea glass are drilled to be strung only. Shells are sealed in the same eco-friendly sealant as my signs to help protect them from the elements and to bring out their colors.

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Returns and exchanges
Refund claims must be made within 3 days of delivery. For claims of damage during shipping photos of the product and packaging must be sent for consideration.
Payment can be made via Etsy gift cards, pay-pal, and direct check-out.
For Pennsylvania customers, expect to see a tax of 6%.
Considering I try to get orders out as soon as I can, cancellations must be made within 24 hours of purchase.
Unless noted otherwise, I ship via USPS. All packages will have tracking. Most orders on average take 2-3 days to arrive after being dropped off to the local post office. This does not include holidays or weather events.
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