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Vintage Beach Cottage on One Level- Oceanview

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Renovated single level beach cottage was completely redone inside and out. No stairs to climb to bring in your luggage, groceries, or beach gear. Beautiful new kitchen complete with butcher block countertops, top of the line appliances, and everything you need to cook fresh seafood you can purchase right down the street. Two new indoor bathrooms and a private enclosed outdoor shower with endless hot water provide plenty of room for all to clean up after a day on the beach. New decks across the front and back of the home offer gulf views and comfortable seating among the palm trees and jasmine privacy trellises. The two story observation deck is a wonderful place to soak up the sun, have a cup of morning coffee watching the sunrise, or have an evening meal watching the sunset over the bay. Two comfortable bedrooms with queen beds, a den with an air mattress, and living/dining room each have large flat screen televisions and a dvd player in the living room. Free wireless internet service is also provided for your convenience. The island bike path is located right across the street and is convenient for walking pets, jogging, biking, & island site seeing. The beach access is a pleasant two minute walk-approximately 100 yards from the cottage. Visit Facebook for more photos--search Aqua Pearl.

Keywords: newly renovated, cottage, easy beach access, gulf view, one level, one story, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, outdoor shower, observation deck, beach house, Aqua Pearl, forgotten coast, gulf coast

More Details

Jackie Smithson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 April, 2018

Why Jackie Smithson chose Gulf Beaches

We discovered Apalachicola and SGI in December 2009. By April 2010 we were homeowners on the island. We immediately started renovations on the Wishing Well, an 'Old Florida' beach cottage, and have turned it into the newly remodeled Aqua Pearl keeping the vintage cottage style. We love the Forgotten Coast and it's relaxed living. Island time is the best time there is.

What makes this cottage unique

The Aqua Pearl is a home away from home without the daily stresses of life. It is comfortable inside and out. We enjoy relaxing and also enjoy how easy it is to stay active while vacationing with the island bike path just across the street. Bicycle rentals are right down the road and we enjoy riding to the state park and to the bay to watch the sunset. The path is also great for walking and jogging but a morning walk on the beach can't be beat. The fishing pier is also a great place to take a stroll and to fish! We enjoy the great variety of restaurants in Apalachicola and have our favorites on the island. We also enjoy cooking in our beautiful new kitchen and love that you can purchase fresh Florida seafood right down the street and also great cuts of meat on the island as well. The observation deck is a wonderful place to have a cup of morning coffee or enjoy your evening meal while the sun sets. The back deck is private and peaceful and a perfect place to enjoy the ocean breezes in the shade after a day on the beach. The layout of our home works great for families with two to three children since there are two separate living areas with televisions and dvd players so that you can have a little time apart when needed. It also works great with two couples since you have your own spaces.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are just finishing up our week long stay at your quaint and cozy beach bungalow... And words escape us.. We are awestruck by the aqua pearl's location and amenities. It's everything we needed and more! You won us over, what a gem! Our wedding moon/birthday week was simply perfect!! Thank you!! - We are already trying to plan our next trip back!!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gulf Beaches in Eastpoint

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Den - queen size air mattress available
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen size air mattress provided also
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hair dryers in both bathrooms, iron and ironing board, board games, puzzles, cards, dvds


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Vintage Beach Cottage on One Level- Oceanview
average rating of 4.8867927 based on 55 reviews
Atlanta, Georgia

Great spot to stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and the fenced in yard was very nice for the dogs. Great place to stay close to downtown and the beach. I recommend it to dog owners and couples.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend the aqua pearl to anyone especially dog owners. All and all great experience. No complaints. Owner was quick and responsive .thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walling, TN

Family Trip July 2017

  • 4 of 5

The property is just what we needed. The only complaint we have is that the air conditioner didn't quite do the job it needed to do in regard to keeping the house cool enough. This is due to the home not being insulated. There is no insulation in the ceiling. We weren't suffering, but it wasn't how we would have liked it.

Jackie was wonderful to work with and always got back to me in a very timely manner and addressed any questions or concerns promptly, as well.

All in all, a great time was had by the whole family!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Wonderful little cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at the Aqua Pearl. The decor is lovely, the furniture comfortable, and the kitchen well equipped. The house feels much more spacious than the photos show, and the lack of stairs was so convenient for loading and unloading the car and letting our retired racing greyhound out into the fenced back yard. We had no problems with WiFi and were able to stream Netflix on rainy days through our Amazon Fire Stick. The beach really is just an easy 3 minute walk away, and the roof deck offers a nice view of the ocean and sunset. The owner Jackie was very responsive both before and during our trip. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Charming Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our week at the Aqua Pearl! Beautifully decorated, easy access for guests of all ages, and pet friendly (if you need that - otherwise, you would not know it was a pet friendly home). Convenient short walk to the beach. Large upper deck for enjoying the ocean and gulf breeze. The Aqua Pearl was a delightful place to call home while we were away from home! We will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

The Aqua Pearl was perfect for our party of 4 - 2 being 13 year old girls. They loved having their own living room and TV area. This house has everything you need. Great kitchen. Loved the deck and seating areas in front and back. We didn't take our dog but the back is fenced and would be perfect for a small dog. (we WILL take her next time) Nicely landscaped. Convenient and within walking distance to lighthouse, shops, restaurants. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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State Parks, Day Trips, Deep Sea Fishing, Bay Fishing, Bicycle Rentals, Golf Cart Rentals, Golf at St. James Bay or Port St. Joe Country Club--approximately 20-30 minutes away, canoe and kayak rentals, wild-life viewing, birding


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £71.74
Damage Insurance £42.33

Rates quoted are for one full week. Please contact owner for rates on less or more than one week. Pet fee of $100 per pet.

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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