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As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 31 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 31 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Frangista Beach - As Good As It Gets

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-8)

'As Good As It Gets' - A perfect '10' cottage only 4 years old with front covered porch, rear screened porch, and a lushly landscaped yard with a picket fence.

A VERY short walk to Frangista beach (4 minutes and your toes are in the famous Emerald Waters) with the neighborhood pool directly behind home. You can sit on screened porch and watch the kids swim at the uncrowded luxurious large pool. This charming cottage has 11 ft ceilings and all hardwood floors. The owner is an interior designer and has left nothing unattended - you will be pleasantly surprised by the tasteful vintage decor. Colors are soft and relaxing and no detail has been overlooked including high quality bedding. You will be charmed by the iron beds, cotton quilts and vintage linen fabrics. There is a large LCD TV with surround sound in the gathering room and 2 flat screens in bedrooms as well as DVD on each. There is a queen bed in each of the bedrooms. There is also a queen sleeper sofa and a queen air mattress with integrated air inflation. Dream of sleeping under the stars? Then the daybed on the screened porch is for you and is a favorite napping spot!

You will feel as if you are staying at a Five Star Luxury Bed and Breakfast. The master suite, named La Jardin Suite (the garden suite) has soft pistachio green walls, hydrangea wreath, garden statuary, wrought iron accents, yellow toile cotton quilts and beautiful accessories. It is refreshing and relaxing and perfect in every detail. The smaller suite, named La Petite Suite, is decorated with a Country French cotton quilt and bedding, black iron bed and black distressed furnishings. Beautiful original oils and limited edition prints complete the pleasing ambience of this room.

The kitchen is fully equipped so if you prefer to donning your apron instead of waiting in line at a restaurant, everything you need is there including stainless appliances, a new Bosch side by side fridge with ice and water in the door and and new stainless ceramic top range.

The gathering room is something out of a magazine with it's slip covered furniture, original oils and vintage touches. The large oval table in a distressed red finish will seat six.

The walk to the beach is about 200 yards (very very short). Your toes will touch the beautiful white sands of the Gulf in minutes. You cross Scenic 98 which is not busy. It also has speed bumps all along the road and at the private beach access. Although we have wireless internet access, you can also walk to the corner to 'Bad Ass Coffee' for internet access and a great cup of java. If you are not familiar with Scenic 98 location, it departs from hwy 98 at the Destin Commons Mall and comes back into 98 at Silver Sands Outlet Mall (shopping mecas). This is the road where Pompano Joes and Destiny By The Sea is located. The beaches are uncrowded due the abscense of high rise condos in the area.

We are confident if you stay once, you will return, making 'As Good As It Gets' your Florida beach tradition.

Keywords: Cottage

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Barbara French
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
7 October, 2016
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About Barbara French

Hi and thanks for inquiring about our cottage, 'As Good As It Gets'. This is the 3rd rental property we have owned in the Destin area and we're thrilled to leave the condo market to obtain a charming cottage so close to the beach. If you wonder why we have such great comments from our guests, it is because I am an interior designer with a passion for beauty. We take great pride in excellence and knowing we have made our home a fabulous destination for our guests. We have always had a high rate of returning guests because of our passion for creating beautiful properties. Also, we LOVE being able to vacation in such a great place ourselves so there is a bit of selfishness involved! I own a small custom cabinet business in Franklin, TN just outside of Nashville. We have one 11 year old daughter who loves the beach and horses. Someday we hope to retire to our cottage as it feels we are pulling into 'home' when we cross the Bay Bridge (well, at best, maybe WE can be the snow birds occupying the cottage during the winter. I added my pic as I am the one you will be speaking with.

Barbara French purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Barbara French chose Emerald Coast-Destin Area

For years I have driven by the charming cottages of Frangista Beach and dreamed of owning one. The pastel colored cottages and picket fences so close to the beach won my heart. Many I had looked at over the years were larger than what I cared to manage. We had just sold our beach front condo when this cottage at Frangista came on the market. I didn't have to think twice. We hopped in the car, drove to Destin and wrote a contract the first day. I love that it is out of the really busy traffic hustle of Destin, yet positioned between the Destin Commons Mall and Silver Sands outlet mall (sorry, I love to shop). Also, there are many great restaurants, grocery stores and fun things for our family to do and just steps from those sugar white beaches.

What makes this cottage unique

I love staying somewhere clean and well maintained - where items are replaced when need be to retain that new look. The colors in the cottage are so relaxing. Everyone comments on how restful it is. I love sitting on the screened back porch and hearing the water fall in the large pool located directly behind the cottage. It is so relaxing. When we are ready to head to the beach, it is just a few minutes walk. I enjoy having a private beach that is not wall to wall people. It is not crowded at all.


based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
average rating of 4.85 based on 40 reviews

Very nice to not stay in a high rise resort & park as if at home.

  • 5 of 5

The home very well decorated, neat & clean with everything you need to start off for a memorable vacation. Pool area quiet this time of year , nice for a read & nap while relaxing, although the waterfall nor jacuzzi was working at the pool. Close walk to beach & the cottage provided beach chairs & umbrellas for the stay without requiring to pay for daily service.

Thanks for everything Barbara !!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Next time let me know. I can have them turn fountain and whirlpool on. I don't know why they turn it off sometimes but hearing the fountain is my favorite thing! It's so relaxing. Glad you had a good stay.
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Quaint and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at As Good as it Gets because the house is quaint with little touches of the beach throughout. It is two streets back from the beach, so it is quiet. The walk to the beach is easy, so don't let that deter you. The cottage is clean, and the well-appointed kitchen allows you to cook delicious meals. The master bath shower is bright and large with white tile throughout. We highly recommend staying at As Good as it Gets, and we plan to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

3rd year in a row I have stayed here and once again it was great time had by all.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time at "As good as it gets"

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. Just a short walk to the beach. The owner was very easy to work with. I highly recommend this cottage as a place that makes you feel right at home with all the comforts of home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My mother and I brought my two daughters here for the week. From the entry in the front door I was completely impressed! This is a beautiful home and sitting on the screened in back porch and watching my kids swim in the neighborhood pool topped off the week. Very easy walk to the beach, resteraunts etc... And to be on scenic 98, it was very easy to get out to US 98 without all of the stop and go traffic. Over all, perfect cottage, perfect location, perfect week! The owner was very easy to work with. It truly felt like home away from home!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious cottage and perfect location for a quick walk to beach every day. Pool very close but did not use as we spent our time at the ocean and it was busy with families with small children. Screened in porch was a great place for early morning coffee and after dinner drinks. The only things I would change would be the ice maker which took days to fill and wish the second bedroom had two singles instead of double since we have two teens. One slept on the pullout sofa. Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay in a perfect area for easy private beach access. Would definitely recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Whale's Tail
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pompano Joe's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
private beach walk-over with flashing lights


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Frangista Beach, Emerald Coast-Destin Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
early winter
29 Oct 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Early Spring
11 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
late spring
8 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
spring month
15 Apr 2017 - 15 May 2017
31 night minimum stay
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Late Summer
5 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £115 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Frangista Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master has large tile shower plus a large jacuzzi tub and double vanities.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Luxury premium pillow top mattresses with allergy covers, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sleeper sofa in living room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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