Ft Walton, bottom unit. Right on the beach. Sweet place.
That was my first thought....is it loud? Does it actually feel private?
but a small cottage on the beach might be a problem for you since after april..people usually expect you to rent for a full week...
Look at Fort Morgan, it is by Gulf Shores but without the crowds. Condo's right on the beach and the water and beaches are some of the best anywhere. LOOK AT FORT MORGAN.