About the property
- Townhome1900 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Lg 4 bd / 3 ba gulf front townhouse on quiet West End PCB near scenic 30
Park, unpack, step off the deck onto the beach...RErLAX! No elevators, parking garages, long lines or crosswalks to maneuver.
Perfect beachfront home for family or friend reunions, social gatherings or sporting/special event or group vacation. House is just over 2,000 sf, sleeps 12 people. Property features 4 large bedrooms; no "nook and cranny" sleeping here. Soft, quality linens in all bedrooms and bathrooms...oh did we mention, we have 3 FULL bathrooms! Perfect for large families/groups.
Open kitchen and living areas with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Watch dolphins and children play from upper and lower open decks or relax in the enclosed beachfront Florida room.
A fully stocked kitchen includes a Keurig and an automatic drip coffee maker, full-size microwave, 4-slice toaster, blender, crock-pot, hand mixer, electric can opener, and glass-top stove with rapid preheat oven.
Living room and all bedrooms have cable connected TVs (5 flat panel, one of which is a Smart TV). Free wi-fi. Full size W/D, ironing board w/iron. Portable baby crib (1).
Keep YOUR things and OURS free of sand, as you leave the beach, with a shower and foot faucet (beach level). Also, enjoy the real beach experience with an outdoor shower - - private and enclosed - - with HOT and COLD running water.
Don't want to haul beach chairs and umbrellas or tents to and from the beach each day? Local services are available for deliver and setup of beach chairs and umbrellas. Also, don't want to spend hours at the grocery store to get the house stocked for your vacation? Beach Butlers is the answer to that. Make a list, and let them do the shopping and delivery right to your location. Information provided in Amenities section.
Families have been gathering here for years, first ours with Mother Claire, then countless others...now yours!! Make it happen by booking your perfect beach vacation at Claire's Beach Cottage. Our top priority is to provide our guests with the best vacation experience and a welcoming, comfortable and clean property. Our guests give us 5 star reviews confirming we are hitting the mark. We're sure you won't find a more tidy and welcoming vacation property in the area.
We want your vacation to be stress free and happy memory filled. Our attention to detail, as owners, is determined and necessary in order to make your stay in our home be like your home. Come on...the beach is waiting.
Mark and Tracy Vickers
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Mark and Tracy Vickers
Both of us grew up on PBC; one full time, one part time. The beach has been our connection since meeting here in the early 80's. In addition to managing this property, Mark is a licensed real estate agent and I create training material and videos for a locally owned software company. Our favorite pastime is still getting our toes in the sand. Note: We recently took over management of our property so that we can provide a more personal experience for our guests. With the requirement to create a new listing with VRBO, previous guest reviews are not available. We can provide property guest book reviews upon request.
Mark and Tracy Vickers purchased this Townhome in 1981
Why Mark and Tracy Vickers chose Laguna Beach
Mark's family has had a vacation beach home since before he was born. His father built Claire's Beach Cottage in 1981, and his family spent many days enjoying of sun and fun. We manage the home now for Mark's mother...Claire. Known to many as Moma Claire. Her home was always open to everyone and there was always plenty of cold ice tea, meals and hospitality to be shared. Claire's Beach Cottage is an extension of her home...there might not be cold ice tea waiting, but there is no lack of hospitality. We hope you will come to experience for yourself with a vacation stay at Claire's Beach Cottage. PLEASE NOTE...this property has been listed on VRBO since 2012. This is, however, a new listing since we have personally taken over management in 2017. Therefore all prior reviews remain with the prior VRBO listing; VRBO will not transfer listing accounts or property reviews when management listings change ownership.
What makes this Townhome unique
Wake up to the sounds soft gull cries as diamonds dance on the Gulf of Mexico....just steps from your beach front deck. Then finish your day watching breathtaking sunsets from either the upper or lower deck...if you don't still have your toes in the sand. The house feels like home the minute you walk in. There's plenty of space for gathering as well as for getting some quiet time. The enclosed sun porch has plenty of windows for viewing as you have your morning coffee or your evening beverage. It's also a great place for families with children to set up their indoor activities.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Right on the beach and even a little accessible!
This property was just right for us. Two families of four stayed here for a week and would definitely go back. The owners were very attentive when we needed something and made sure we were comfortable.
I am in a wheelchair full time and I even found the property to be relatively accessible. The downstairs bathroom was a little narrow and I had to use ramps to get in & out, but the non carpet floors made rolling a breeze. I did have to navigate steps to get to the beach but I knew that going in.
I would recommend this property to friends and family!
Brian, thank you for praise and for your valuable suggestions for better accomodating guests with special mobility needs. We hope to make more improvements in the coming seasons.
We were pleased you were able to enjoy the beach and our home with your family. We do hope y'all will visit again.
Mark and Tracy Vickers
family beach getaway
Perfect spot for a relaxing family beach vacation. Can't wait to book Claire's Beach Cottage for next May! Thank you Tracy and Mark.
Great home, location and amenities.
This was my family’s first time at this location and stay at a home with direct access to the beach. The experience was enjoyed by all.
Piece of Paradise!
House is perfect, being at the beach gives you the opportunity to enjoy amazing sunsets every day. The house includes everything we needed and then some for a family of 8. Publix and CVS 1 minute away. Hope to be back soon.
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Claire's Beach Cottage. We strive to make it feel like home to our guests. We do hope you and your family will return soon!
Excellent location and convenient to everything
This was our third year at Claires Cottage and will be coming back. The Cottage is everything we need for a great vacation. Just a few steps off the deck and we're putting the umbrella into the white sandy beach. Its the most relaxing time we have each year. Restaurants very close by along with shopping. From the time we land at the airport and pick up the car, its the most convenient location for a wonderful vacation. Thanks for the hospitality and being seeing you next year.
Thank you for your great feedback, Ed. We were thrilled to have you and your wife as our return guests, and appreciate your great care of our home. We are glad you found the improvements to your pleasure and hope you will be as pleased with the future ones. Looking forward to your return next year.
Claire's beach cottage is the perfect place for our family vacation!
We have enjoyed so much staying here the last two years for our family vacation. Claire's beach cottage is the perfect little piece of paradise! The house is so cute and clean and the owners are so nice and accommodating! We look forward to many more family vacations here!!
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments. We so enjoyed having your family as our guests, and look forward to y'all returning again and again.
Mark and Tracy Vickers
This home is also conveniently located within walking distance to a Publix, Winn Dixie and Carousel Supermarkets (Carousel has amazing wine store), CVS Pharmacy, Waffle House, Dunkin Donuts, Sunnyside Grill, Kwiker Liquor, Wells Fargo, etc. Just minutes from Pier Park dining which includes Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Backporch Seafood and Oyster Bar, Dicks Last Resort, Olive Garden, Panera Bread, Five Guys Burgers, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar, Red Brick Oven, Red Robin, Rum Runners, Schlotskys, Shoneys, Smoothie King, Hofbrau Beer Garden, Pompano Joes, Starbucks, etc. Soon to open is Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe.
Pier Park Entertainment - Grand Theaters, Pirate Quest Laser Tag, Miracle Strip Amusement Park,
Pier Park Shopping - Many national chains like Dillards, J.C. Penney, Target, Super Walmart, Old Navy, Ron John Surf Shop, Hollister Company, etc, as well as local boutiques such as Florida House and Franchescas.
Pier Park North features additional shopping and dining options to include Dick's Sporting Goods, Pier 1 Imports, Bed Bath & Beyond, Men's Warehouse, Max Fit Sports Nutrition, Bealls, Zoes's Kitchen, IHop, Craft Bar and Chan's Wine World, Fresh Market, and much more.
The famous 30A community is just a few miles to the west, providing a diverse variety of world class restaurants and unique boutiques and stores...
Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach offer a number of unique dining experiences such as La Crema Tapas and Chocolate, Havana Beach Bar and Grill, Summer Kitchen Restaurant Café, Shades, Restaurant Paradis, Cowgirl Kitchen, La Cocina Mexican, George's at Alys Beach, Caliza Restaurant, and Amivida Coffee and Tea. Just a couple miles further lies the new HUB, offering a variety of shops, dining and a grand stage with lawn seating for concerts, and televised sporting events. Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton Beach and several other quaint towns dot the stretch of scenic 30A offering unlimited activies.
For the fitness buff, the nearby Carillon as well as the Seaside community offer fitness facilities, yoga classes and massage services. There is truly something for everyone just within miles of Claire's Beach Cottage. Yet you will feel like you are miles from anywhere on the quiet West End.
Additional pricing information
26 year old age minimum required. Copy of drivers license may be requested to verify age. Early check-in is not available. Check-in time is 4:00 pm CST and is set as such to allow for thorough cleaning and preparing of property for our guests enjoyment. Liability constraints prevent guests from entering property while housekeeping is still present. Respect and care for property is expected by all guests. There is a strict NO SMOKING / NO PET policy. Guests who violate the terms of rental agreement will be subject to additional fees and eviction without refund. For your safety, please abide by all beach warning signs and flags. Also, please respect the LEAVE NO TRACE campaign on our beaches. We want your visit to be as nature intended, so we ask you to leave it that way for other visitors and our coastal critters.