MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY FOUR PERSONS. *** IMPORTANT *** Please provide an accurate count of the guests in your rental party (including children), the number and size of pets you expect to bring, and the ages of your children. It will allow us to get back to you faster with a quote.
SUITABILITY FOR CHILDREN: The house is not well-suited for toddlers or very small children. Please include children's ages in your inquiry. There is no access to a swimming pool. The yard is only partially fenced.
DESCRIPTION: This updated old-style Florida cottage is close to the beach in a small neighborhood of similar homes and cottages. It sits well back from the street in a private wooded setting, and has large front and back yards. It has central heat and air, hardwood floors and a large wrap-around screened porch.
FURNISHINGS: The porch is furnished with a dining table and chairs, two daybeds and a hanging bed. The master bedroom has a queen bed and attached bath with tub and shower. A second bath with tub and shower is shared by the two smaller bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has two single beds. The kitchen is fully furnished with a dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, blender, electric kettle, cooking utensils. The house has wifi; a 32” flat screen TV with cable service; a DVD player; an FM radio with an iPod connection.
OTHER AMENITIES: From April 1 to August 31, the nightly rental rate includes a daily beach setup of an umbrella and two chairs. A full-sized washer/dryer and a second refrigerator are available in the attached garage. Weber charcoal grill. Outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Many books and board games. Linens and bath towels are provided. There is no swimming pool access.
LOCATION: The cottage is located about 15 miles west of Panama City and 25 miles east of Destin, and is on the south (beach) side of the main road - scenic County Road 30A.
GETTING TO THE BEACH: The closest beach is a 5-minute walk or a 2-minute bike ride from the house - just 2/10 mile away. There is no parking allowed at the beach access, so walking or biking is necessary. Several old and very basic single speed bikes are available for use although their road-worthiness cannot be guaranteed. There are several nearby businesses that will rent bikes on a daily or weekly basis, and will deliver and pick up for free.
PETS: Your pet is welcome but must be flea-treated regularly. Non-refundable pet fees of $10 per day per pet will apply. The front yard is only partially fenced and there is no back yard fence, so any pet unattended can escape from the yard. Walton County law requires a permit for any dog on the beach, but only permanent residents can get permits. Ask owner for further info regarding dogs on the beach.
VIRTUAL TOUR: A street view of the house can be seen on Google Maps, where you can also take a "virtual" trip to the beach by typing in the postal address - 341 Lakewood Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. There is some new construction in the area since the Google camera went by.
OF NEARBY INTEREST: A 25-mile bike path runs both east and west along County Road 30A, parallel to the beachfront. The cottage is within easy biking distance (3-mile radius) to restaurants, grocery stores, seafood stores, package stores, and bookstore. Four state parks are located within a 10-mile radius (Eden Plantation, Grayton Beach, Camp Helen, Deer Lake). Numerous public golf courses are also located within a 10-mile radius. There are numerous charter fishing boats within 25 miles, in Destin and in Panama City.
ENVIRONMENTAL SETTING: The geographic area is famous for its white sand beaches, clear spring-fed rivers and cypress swamps, providing many interesting day trips for paddling, biking, birding, fishing. The unique environmental setting of South Walton County includes numerous coastal dune lakes that occur nowhere else in the U.S.; several of the lakes are within a short walk of the house or may be accessed by walking along the beach. There is ready access from the beach to the dune walkover of nearby Deer Lake State Park.
Tax rate 11.5% of rent tax rate
Damage Deposit $250 per stay
Cleaning $100 per stay
Pets ($10 per pet per night) per stay
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY FOUR PERSONS, including children. House is not suitable for toddlers or small children.
PET FEES are $10 per night, charged per pet. All pets MUST be flea treated regularly. Check with owner.
DAILY BEACH SETUP of umbrella and two chairs is included in the nightly rate of $240.
JULY 4th HOLIDAY 2015: the nights of Friday July 3rd or Saturday July 4th can be added to an existing 7-night booking at a rate of $300 per night
MORE DATES for MAY 2015 will become available when owners determine their travel schedules, please inquire.
WINTER 2016 MONTHLY RATES are $2,000 for January, $3,000 for February, $3,600 for March. Add first twelve days of March to your February rental for discounted price of $4,400 for the six-week period. Discounted weekly rates in January are available, please inquire....Read more
Left on 07/13/2014 for a stay in July 2014 | 1094Reviewed Jul 13, 2014Stayed Jul 2014
I agree with all the other positive reviews. We used the shade porch every day. Despite the July heat, we were comfortable out there for breakfast; and for evening activities. I never used my indoor shower. Loved the pleasure and convenience of a shower outdoors.
The house feels more like a home than a rental property. Some features we liked: soothing blue and green colors; books and games available; beach stuff in the garage with a second fridge for drinks; well stocked galley kitchen; wooden floors that are so much more comfortable than carpeting when sand is involved; large master bedroom; tucked away on a quiet street where you hear birds in the morning instead of your neighbors. Beach is so close we never bothered to ride a bike there. Owners very helpful. Highly recommend and would love to return.
Left on 10/27/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | maploverReviewed Oct 27, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Loved the screened in porch for hanging out to dine, read, and sit at night. The layout of the bedrooms gave us all privacy and we all loved the outdoor shower. Having a grill and umbrellas and bikes handy was useful since we couldnt have brought much more from home anyway. The walk to the beach was a perfect dog walk and even with the before 9am and after 3pm beach rules, we still had plenty of time on the beach with our dog. Loved being at the edge of the state park, dunes, and quiet end of beach. The guest book was full of adventures, walks, and good food choices. We brought our hybrid bikes and enjoyed rides both east and west along the 19 miles of the 30a trail. We'll be back.
Left on 08/30/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | LindaReviewed Aug 30, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
When we saw it, we knew the cottage in Seagrove was meant for us! We each had our own bedroom, Bailey Bob (the dog) positioned himself in the large hall, so he could keep up with all of us at once. We had a comfortable living room to relax in, a dining room to eat in, and the all important kitchen. There was also a large wrap around porch we liked looking at, however the humid weather with rain kept us from enjoying the space.
The owner was most helpful in supplying us with a list of any and everything we could need. The location was ideal! Beach just blocks away, sidewalks for dog walking, and the area very quiet. We took a day trip each day to discover close and new places of interest. The cottage was like a soft blanket, wrapping itself around you, making you feel safe and cozy.
Left on 08/17/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Robinson FamilyReviewed Aug 17, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
My family had such a great time at this house. It was so very clean and well maintained, an important thing to me. You felt so secluded at this location but the beach was within walking distance! The owner was great and provided such good information to us which made our trip and stay so much easier. It is definitely a great place to relax and enjoy.
Left on 08/13/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 13, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
My husband and I live locally and was searching for a nice relaxing beach experience for us and our out of town guests. Staying in the cottage was like stepping back in time. You feel somewhat secluded with the large landscaped lot, yet so close to the beach. The cottage is tastefully refurbished and clean. The large screened in porch and outdoor shower was also a big hit.
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