|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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'Casa Cruz' is a cozy 1000 sq. foot cottage located on the shoreline of Destin's Choctawhatchee Bay. Our recently renovated two story cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths plus an outdoor shower. The second floor king master has an adjoining half bath with a kid's bunk room containing 2 twin beds. The downstairs queen bedroom adjoins the full bath. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room.
Swim or fish from our private pier or dock your jet skis or boat after a day at Crab Island. For non-motorized fun, try our 3 kayaks or 2 stand up paddle boards. Take our 3 bicycles with kids tow behind trailer to Sandestin for a picnic on JoLee Island. Let the kids play on shore in the kid's play area with large swing set or swim in the shallow, sandy waters under our pier.
Relax while watching the sunset in the swing and roast marshmellows after dark in the fire pit by the shore. Located in a peaceful neighborhood on a dead-end street with less than 10 homes, serenity is what you get at Casa Cruz.
If you are looking for shopping, dining, or nightlife, Sandestin Resort is only a five minute drive. The emerald surf and sugar white beaches are also just five minutes away.
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My husband and I are busy professionals who live in Biloxi, Mississippi with our two year old son. I have a small law practice and he is a pilot in the Air Force Reserve.
We enjoy spending time at Casa Cruz and would like to share it with others while we are not using it. This extra income would afford us the opportunity do some traveling before our son starts school.
Apryl Ready purchased this cottage in 2010
We have been vacationing at Sandestin for years. Each time we visited, we would look at the real estate but were turned off by the apartment-like setting of a condo and the strict rules and stiff fees of the HOA's in Sandestin. When this property came available, we knew it was everything we were looking for. It is very close to Sandestin so that we are able still enjoy the amenities, but far enough away to still be peaceful and serene.
Casa Cruz is located on a half acre lot with plenty of parking, a grass lawn for outdoor games, picnic area and grill for a family barbeque, private pier for docking your boat or PWC (please discuss water depth limitations with owners prior to bringing your boat).
Since we have a two year old, we have most of the big, bulky toddler essentials that make traveling so tough. We have a high-chair, bed guards, safety gate for top of stairs, indoor and outdoor toys, beach equipment, wagon, and tow-behind bike trailer.
My wife and I and two children brought our boat and stayed just over a week at Casa Cruz. The private dock is great and has fresh water and electric. Also nice steps into the water from the dock where there is a huge shallow sandy bottom area to swim. Our favorite activity was taking boat rides through the bay to Crab Island and spending the day. The lot is really big with plenty of room to park cars and boat trailer and turn around easily. Fire pit on the bay is awesome. Outside shower is private and made the one bath inside the house a total non-issue. The cottage is full of character and is very well decorated. The owners have made great use of all the space in the house and it is cozy yet plenty of room. The cottage is single digit minutes away from a great uncrowded public beach access, the boulevard shopping with lots of upscale shops and restaurants, a Walmart supercenter, and a Publix. You can get to all the shopping and restaurants you need without getting down into the crazy traffic of Destin. The house was spotless when we arrived and since the owners use the house they have everything you could ever want stocked in the house and available for guests to use. We look forward to another visit to Casa Cruz!
We stayed a week in the house and truly didn't want to leave. Apryl literally has everything for your stay and is a pleasure to rent from. Bring your clothes and your set! Our 3 yr old has officially named it his "Florida House". The house was spotless when we arrived. The backyard is perfect especially with little ones and the views from the dock are priceless. We brought our boat and the dock was such an added bonus. It was our first time to stay on the bay and we love it much more than staying beachside. This house is a hidden gem away from all the hustle and bustle of Destin but yet close enough for a short drive to enjoy any of the Destin attractions. We look forward to our next trip. We have found our "vacation home" for our yearly trip! Thanks again for sharing it with us.
Our stay at Casa Cruz was absolutely wonderful! The cottage is adorable and we felt right at home with everything we needed. Our boys were thrilled to find toys to play with too! Although we ventured out to a few different beaches, many of the highlights of our trip happened right at the cottage. It was so nice to be able to escape the hustle and bustle of the touristy areas and come back and RELAX. The kids actually asked to go back to the cottage and play on the days we left. They spent a lot of their time swimming and snorkeling in the bay. They had so much fun looking at all the different fish and stingrays and of course crabs at night. We enjoyed many long paddles on the bay, sitting on the dock watching the sunsets and waiting for the dolphins to swim by. We hope to find time to come back again!
Let me start by saying we stayed two weeks in Destin. The first half was here at Casa Cruz and second half was on the beach in a condo. I wished we stayed at this location the entire time! Don't get me wrong the beach was great but this just felt like we were home. They had everything you needed already in the house. I mean they though of everything! We used the paddle boards and kayaks everyday and we saw lots of stingrays. My daughters loved taking the bikes for a ride around the neighborhood. Sitting on the dock and watching the sunset was the best. If we were to buy a beach house it would be like this one for sure. We can't wait to come back!
This was our second vacation here. Great family place on the Bay with everything you need.
It was the most amazing vacation in many years. We decided to look for a home away from home in the Panhandle and what I found was even better. The little Bayfront Cottage in Santa Rosa Beach area was perfect, we had everything we needed plus more. They really thought of everything. We brought our 17 1/2 foot boat with us and had no issues, fished all day and hunted crab at night. Campfires at night with wine watching the sunset was simply, perfect, Highly recommend this place and will be next year! Truly loved it.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Cleaning Fee||£103 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£288|
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.