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Cozy, clean cottage steps to beach. Close to Pier Park, Laguna & Rosemary Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-8)

Cottage on a huge lot just steps to the beach with large oceanview observation deck. The property that we purchased for barefootbeachbunglows-dot-com ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM NEW NORTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES INTL AIRPORT & 5 MINUTES TO PIER PARK shopping and dining and th new shopping and dining Avenue 30-A. So close you can see water from the front and back yards! Featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living area with 40' FLAT SCREEN TV, 32' Flat screen smart tvs in bedrooms, kitchen, screened in front porch with tv and day bed, huge grilling and beach view deck. Relaxing, safe neighborhood yet you have close access to all the amenities Panama City Beach provides. FREE Broadband/Wi-Fi service included to help you stay connected. Phone service with FREE locally or USA long distance . Perfect for families or small groups who want to spend time making memories that last a lifetime. Very close to 30-A, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Destin, all the Panama City Beach amusement parks, Gulf World Sea Aquarium and Ripley's Believe. Parking area on the beach. At Emerald Isle Condo and Sandpiper Resort you can rent umbrellas, kayaks, Jet Ski’s or parasail. Click on our calendar for availability.

Keywords: Walk to beach, Clean, Private Home, Panama City Beach Vacation, West End House, Beachview, Beach Cottage, Safe Neighborhood, Bike friendly

More Details

Patricia Gail Cowden
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Patricia Gail Cowden

We are business owners who love to vacation and make memories with our family.

Patricia Gail Cowden purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Patricia Gail Cowden chose West Panama City Beach

My husband and I have family who live in the Gulf Coast Panhandle. We have been vacationing here our whole lives and had a condo and business in Destin in the 90's. Most of our fondest memories are of family times on the beach. Our favorite activities other than chilling on the beach are going to the amusement parks, fishing, boating and of course eating great seafood!! In 2010 when we saw this cottage for sale we saw both short term and long term potential. Our goal when renovating the home was to keep the vintage character of this 1940's cottage. We are Always improving the cottage to make it comfortable for our guest. In 2012 we added the observation deck which has been a favorite with guests. Since purchasing this home we have fallen in love with PCB and its friendly, unpretentious locals and vacation home owners like ourselves!

Our love of the panhandle is so torn between Destin and Panama City Beach, that we decided to have the best of both worlds and acquired a condo in the heart of the Miramar Beach area of Destin in 2011. Then in 2012 we added two off the beach houses in Santa Rosa Beach, Fl. These VRBO rentals have far exceeded our expectations.

What makes this cottage unique

There is nothing like long walks on the beach any time of day or any season. From our cottage you can have sand in your toes in minutes. I fell so blessed to go to the end of my street and see ocean. It is truly inspiring. We love the fall and winter in PCB as much as the spring and summer. On the west end of PCB you are just minutes to so many other great water and dinining areas like St. Andrews Bay, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Destin and Seaside..

However we tend to spend most of our time and dollars eating at our favorite local spots like Dusty's, Mike's Diner and Oyster Bar, The Sand Bar next to Buddy's Seafood or the Back Porch at Pier Park so that we have more time to spend with family and each other.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Panama City Beach in Panama City Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower in vintage bathroom. Also hot and cold shower outside.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Other (See Description) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Plush King Sized Bed (1), Plush Queen Sized Bed (1), Plush Twin Day Bed on screened in porch (1) sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
50' Smart TV IN LIVING AREA,32 inch smart TV in MASTER 32' Smart TV in Guest Room, 19' flat screen ON SCREENED PORCH , , VHS and DVD in livin and Blue ray in master room.


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Cozy, clean cottage steps to beach. Close to Pier Park, Laguna & Rosemary Beach
average rating of 4.826923 based on 52 reviews
Houston tx

A perfect getaway !

  • 5 of 5

This little house was amazing! They have everything you need, the owners even let you use their beach chairs as long as you return them as you found. They have all the kitchen utensils that you can possibly need. Use them, wash them and take care of them. The week that we went it rained a lot but thankfully they had free wifi and games ! My fiancé and I enjoyed our stay in even if we did not visit the beach for three days straight. They have towels for you to use and even a blanket for when you are watching movies. But I recommend taking your own towels. This house was really clean and had everything we needed. Hair dryer, iron and even books and games for little kids. The two minute walk to the beach is perfect. The only thing I will say, is that the door handles are pretty weak, sooner or later they are going to break. They just need to be replace. This is the second time renting this beach house and I hope if I'm still around, I get to rent it next year too. We thank the owners for giving us the opportunity to create memories at their home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ohhethee, AL

Love it!! Great beautiful place for family

  • 5 of 5

Could ask for cleaner beautiful place!! Just mins walk to beach!! Great if you have small children or just adults!! The decor is perfect!! Loved it hope we can get it again!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic sea side cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! We enjoyed the screened in porch, coffee on the roof top deck and the outdoor shower. Not to mention walks to the beach and breakfast at Mike's Oyster Bar. Cozy, warm, and inviting cottage, beds are super comfy. We will be back, thank you Gail for making the stay easy and relaxing!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, clean, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is very clean, with plenty of living space inside and outside. I loved everything about this property: the layout, the furnishings, and the location. Pier 69 is a very short walk to the beach, Pier Park is two miles away, and I walked there every day. There are a lot of restaurants, plenty of local haunts, as well as popular chains, a new Wal-mart, Target and other types of shopping nearby. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a washer and dryer, and we even cooked out one evening on the grill. I plan to stay here on our next visit to Panama City Beach.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect and relaxing for a romantic getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had every comfort of home, tons of seating areas to enjoy morning sun with coffee, afternoon tanning on the rooftop deck, views of the ocean, and a screened in porch for afternoon napping.

Master bed was like sleeping on a cloud, and we left there more rested than we have felt in a long time. Lots of fluffy white towels, good tvs to watch, and ceiling fans in every room.

Would totally recommend this beautiful and charming bungalow to all. Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time at the Barefoot Cottage in PCB in February 2017

  • 4 of 5

This property worked great for us and out little dog Henry. The only thing that was somewhat of an annoyance was the Dumpster for the Restaurant on Front Beach Road was right next to the Cottage and the deliveries, and the dumpster pick-up daily was annoying and it also attracted a lot of cats which annoyed Henry, more than anything.

The property is very clean, well stocked with everything you would need for the month and very comfortable. Beds were also very comfortable with change in linens and plenty of towels stocked in the Bathroom It was also good to have a washer and dryer. The screened in porch was fabulous. The weather could not have been better this year and Beach access was right across the street as the owners said.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Mikes Oyster Bar And Diner
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
To Bilouxi
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Many to choose from
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mikes Oyster Bar and Diner
Nearest Beach
Panama City Beach
Car: recommended

Not only is this cottage right beside Mike's Cafe and Oyster Bar but the cottage is also close to another Thomas Family tradition, Thomas' Doughnuts! Also check out the Carousel Gourmet Grocery Store that features local groceries as well as an excellent wine selection. Don't miss their free wine tastings on Fridays! Also close to Winn Dixie Grocery ans CVS Pharmacy. You can even travel via the local trolley up and down Front Beach Road. A Summer Concert Series as well as other events are always going on at Pier Park which is a mega shopping, theatre and dining complex that is beside an awesome public pier. Pier Park has something for everyone. Very close also to the Gulfarium, Ripley's Believe It or Not and Wonder Works. As motorcycle enthusiasts know, PCB is home to Thunder Beach Bike Rally!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Panama City Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2018
25 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Holiday July 4ht
30 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
9 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Summer 2018
13 Aug 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall 2018
17 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Fall
1 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2019
16 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Rental Property Insurance £42.34 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £143.54
Cleaning £71.77 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Smoking is allow in outdoor areas but guests are responsible for disposing of the cigarette butts. Smokers inside the house will be charge $500 deep cleaning and replacement fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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