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Comfy clean cottage mins.to 30A & Destin. Short ride to beach. Family friendly!

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
8
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach - Gone Fishin'

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Outdoor Shower. Sleeps 8, Large Living And Kitchen.

Adorable cottage off the beach Bay House in the panhandle, beautifully decorated for the fishermen, the family and the family dog all at a great rental rate. Awesome outdoor living spaces with fenced in area, hot tub and outdoor shower. Perfect for dining, grilling and chilling by the outdoor fire pit or grill This is a very private retreat, nestled in a tranquil setting in Santa Rosa Beach. The location is away from the tourist and traffic but close enough to enjoy (5-15 mins to everything the emerald coast has to offer. Sleeps 6 plus. very comfortably.

1 queen bed,1 full bed, qn. sleeper sofa and blow up mattress. Huge dining area and fully stocked kitchen to cook in. Plenty of room to park multiple cars, boat or RV at no cost. Just 2 blocks from the Cessna Landing, a free public park complete with a 2 lane concrete boat ramp, a sandy beach area to land your boat on, bathrooms, a playground, basketball court, a picnic area with covered tables, grills, and a fishing dock. Six mins. to the beautiful emerald beaches of Santa Rosa Beach and the luxury of 30-A w/ public parking, bathrooms at Ed Walline Park and the amazing Gulf Place complex with dining and shopping as well as the Topsail State Park for biking and exploring. Enjoy the relaxing and beautiful beaches of South Walton. 15 minutes to Destin, Grayton Beach, Seaside or Seagrove. 20 minutes to Rosemary beach, 25 to Panama City Bch. 10 mins. to Sacred Heart hospital and Sandestin Beach . Explore emerald beaches on the exclusive Hwy 30-A & Hwy 98 from a central location close to water parks, golfing, horseback riding, boating, biking, fishing and swimming for an affordable rate. Have fun when you do not have to spend all your money for lodging! Bring your fishing poles, kayaks, football or other toys to have fun at your bayou cottage getaway.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Gail Cowden
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016
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About Gail Cowden

Birmingham business owners who love long walks on the beach together and with our family .

Gail Cowden purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Gail Cowden chose South Walton

Location,location ,location. So close to 30a beaches and Destin for an affordable price for families. Beach, bay and country get away all rolled into one!

What makes this cottage unique

Large dining and out door space for a big or small groups on a budget. Less expense than a hotel room with so much more to offer including fenced area to walk family dog. Minutes to parks, beach, bay, shopping and dining.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Comfy clean cottage mins.to 30A & Destin. Short ride to beach. Family friendly!
average rating of 4.3125 based on 16 reviews
3

okay

  • 3 of 5

This cute cottage is located in a wooded area a short drive from Santa Rosa beach. In a past life this cottage was probably a mobile home with a long narrow design and dormers added to the sides. There was a most uncomfortable noticeable tilt in the floors. The kitchen is large and well stocked however the Teflon pots and pans were scratched beyond use and had to be replaced by the owner. Two directors chairs in the living room were broken and not safe to sit on and the couch has seen better days with cushions that were very well sat on over the years. I agree with a previous reviewer and there was a musty smell that lingered most notably in the living room.

Santa Rosa is a nice area with shops and restaurants across the street from the beach. There is a new Publix a few miles from this location and Rt 98 makes it easy to visit Destin and Panama City Beach.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our cozy cottage. Sorry your stay did not meet your expectation but it was lovely meeting you, your husband and your adorable furry kids. Our goal is to provide a clean, comfortable and roomy space that is more homey than a condo or hotel and is less expensive for those on a budget. This is a very comfortable space for those traveling with a pet to let them out in a gated space to walk instead of having to be inconvenienced to walk their pet. The down side is definitely the 6-8 minute drive to the ocean the upside it is half the price that the same square footage would be on the beachside of HWY 98. It was our pleasure to come and upgrade the cookware when you made us aware of the scratches on yours and to get the closed caption programed for you. We are replacing the couch with a higher quality Cindy Crawford by RTG that I have in most of my vacations homes. They do stay firm a lot longer than other types of sleepers that we have purchased. We are replacing a season before we would have since your babies did seem to enjoy the couch. Sorry if the claim we made caused any hard feelings that was not our intention. The CSA insurance is meant to protect the guests and the owner without having to put down a large deposit that may not even cover damages. As a suggestion to future guests, it is our experience that sometimes pets do not behave the same way when traveling that they do in their own homes. I do and would crate my pet when off the property to reduce any anxiety for yourself and your pet.
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4

Quaint home- close to shopping

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay our short trip this past holiday season. We were looking for pet friendly and close to shopping- we got it!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Liz for staying with us for your family's Thanksgiving. Glad we could help you with your pet-friendly accommodations. We hope to see you again soon. We truly appreciate guests like you!
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5

Perfect Lil Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. It was the perfect size for our family of three. It was about a 5-10 minute straight shot drive to the beach. Close but still far enough to have relaxing quiet night in the hottub once our kid went to bed. Check out the storage before buying anything. There were umbrellas, chaurs, and plenty of beach toys. There are alot of shops and restaurants that's a short drive. I highly recommend this place for a relaxing single family vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. I just saw I had not saved my response earlier in the year. That is such a good recommendation to check out the amenities before shopping or packing. Sand toys are usually fairly inexpensive but every expense adds up or takes up too much room in the car. Again I truly appreciate you taking time to give us such a great recommendation..
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Texas
5

Wvh5556@gmail.com

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, felt at home

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Will, thanks for your review. It really helps future guest when they are looking. At all our properties we try to have comfortable, clean spaces that our guests can come and enjoy the coast without breaking the budget. Thanks again, Gail
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3

Not a bad spot for the price, but not exactly what we expected

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice trip to the Santa Rosa Beach area to celebrate the new year and to enjoy a last vacation before the birth of our first baby. The cottage was indeed cute and our needs were mostly met with some caveats:

1. The house is older, with slanting floors (difficult to get comfortable at the dining table), very narrow hallways and low ceilings. If you are very tall, overweight or pregnant, it can be a little uncomfortable.

2. The outdoor area is cute and quaint, but a dip in the hot tub left my husband with a weird film on his body. There were also leftover piles of dog poop.

3. The house has a faint musty smell.

4. There is a house two or three spots back with an aviary. There are three parrots and roosters which make a LOT of noise.

5. This house would definitely not accommodate 8 people well. The beds are small (neither is a queen size). 6 would be tight, even (though doable for those wanting to save $$ I suppose).

6. It's a 6-10 minute drive to the beach and no way to walk there safely.

Good things:

1. Living area and kitchen were nice and offered good space.

2. The owner waived our pet fee and we got a pretty reasonable deal.

3. We had trouble with the wifi on New Years Day and when my husband called the owner to ask for help she picked up and assisted right away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Krysten I am so sorry that our cottage did not meet your expectations but we are glad that you made us aware that the side pets walk was not properly cleaned by the guest that stayed before you. We will definitely be more mindful of that area in the future. Most of our pet owners are just like you and have the courtesy to clean up after their pet. We try very hard to have a clean family and pet friendly home away from home for our guests and we are so sorry you were not as pleased as some of our other guests. We try to represent the home accurately with pictures and honest descriptions. The hot tub filter is cleaned after each guest so I not sure what your husband experienced unless it was the chemicals used to shock the tub. I did ask the guest that has stayed there since you left and the tub seems to be fine now. Gone Fishin' is a 6 minute DRIVE to Ed Walline Beach Park at Gulf Place. You could walk or take a bike ride if you wanted the exercise, but it would take at least 30 minutes. We are within 30 minutes (by car) to 16 beach areas total in the South Walton 30A area. Located between Seaside and Destin, we are also in the heart of a host of restaurants, outdoor activities and shopping, including the nearby Silver Sands Outlet Mall at Sandestin. So if you do not mind a short drive, want a clean place to sleep and relax while saving money for other activities then our place is definitely a great off the beach option. We do advertise in our description that we can sleep 8 people and often do, my family and friends included. You are right 6 is the most comfortable number especially if all the guests are adults. However if you the type that does not mind camping out then 8 is a can do for many. The house sleeps two in the guest full bed, 2 in the master queen bed, 2 in the EZ blow up queen bed, and two on the sleeper sofa. I know if you are accustomed to sleeping in a king bed, a queen does feel small. On the positive side it does get you closer to one you love or to your kids as is often the case!! After the baby comes, maybe you guys can try our Miramar Beach condo that is a block from from the beach. It is not pet friend but a great location that is walking distance to the beach. Congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family. Warmest Regards, Richard and Gail
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Richmond, Ky USA
5

You can not beat this place for the price!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have fallen in love with this place. We can't wait to return here next year!!!! This place has everything you need. The photos are exactly what it looks like so no surprises. Only a five minute drive to the beach. We only had one issue the whole time we were there. One day after we got back from the beach the air went out. Called the owner and it was fixed the very next morning. Gail is supper nice and very easy to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such gracious guests. I truly appreciate it and look forward to seeing you next year.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Destin, Panama City Beach, Fort Walton Beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
At Gulf Place
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sandestin Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
At Gulf Place
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Car: necessary

Setting & View:

-near the ocean

-village

Local Attractions & Activities:

-autumn foliage

-bay/sound

-waterparks

-fishing

-boating

-parks

-horseback riding

Welcome to your own private retreat, nestled in a tranquil setting on County road 393 in Santa Rosa Beach. Away from the tourist and traffic but close enough to enjoy anything the emerald coast has to offer in minutes. This newly renovated Bayou Cabin is beautifully decorated for the fishermen, the family and the family dog at a great rental rate. Sleeps 8 plus. Features two Queen beds, queen sleeper sofa and blow up mattress . Large dining area and fully stocked kitchen. Large outdoor deck area for dining, grilling and chillin'. Plenty of room to park boat or RV at no extra cost. Just two blocks from the Cessna Landing. This Free public park is complete with a 2 lane concrete boat ramp , a sandy beach area to land your boat on, bathrooms, a playground, basketball court, a picnic area with covered tables, grills, and a fishing dock. Six minutes to the beautiful emerald beaches of Santa Rosa Beach with public parking, bathrooms and the amazing Gulf Place complex with dining and shopping as well as the Topsail State Park for biking and exploring. Enjoy the relaxing and beautiful beaches of South Walton. 15 minutes to Destin, Grayton Beach, Seaside or Seagrove. 20 minutes to Rosemary beach, 25 to Panama City Beach. Ten minutes to Sacred Heart hospital and Sandestin Beach . Explore all the beautiful beaches on the exclusive Hwy 30-A and Hwy 98 from a central location close to water parks, golfing, horseback riding, boating, biking, fishing and swimming for an affordable rate. Have fun when you do not have to spend all your money for lodging! Bring your fishing poles, kayaks, football or other toys to have fun at your bayou cabin getaway. Even pick fresh limes off the tree for refreshing beverages!

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach, South Walton

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Fall/Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£79
£664
£1,452
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 21 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£520
for 3 nights
From
£127
£1,010
£2,327
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
22 May 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£559
for 3 nights
From
£140
£1,119
£3,639
 
 
Late Summer 2017
13 Aug 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£384
for 2 nights
From
£123
£979
£2,939
 
 
Fall 2017
15 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£349
for 2 nights
From
£105
£839
£1,802
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017-18
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£101
£752
£1,452
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£79
From
£79
Fri,Sat,Sun
£664
£1,452
 

Additional pricing information

PropertyDamage Insurance £47 + Tax
cleaning £79 + Tax
Pet Fee £59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Smoking is allow in outdoor areas but guests are responsible for disposing of the cigarette butts. Pets are allowed with approval but both have to be cleaned up after or be charged an additional $50 cleaning fee. Pet Fee add $15 a day for pet up to $75 Maximum per week. For Second pet add $5 more a day up to $100 maximum per week . Not declaring pet prior to arrival could result in guest being asked to leave the rental without any refund on unused nights. For rentals of one month or longer balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach in North West Florida

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • One bath tub shower combo
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Plush queen bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Firm yet comfy queen bed
  • 2 Masters- one by bathroom that is smaller, Larger one has area for the blow up that is provided or your own portable crib, as well a sleeper sofa living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Kitchen & Dining: -blender -4 ring stove -grill -lobster pot Popular Amenities: -activities guide -ceiling fans -local activities guide -paper towels -sofabed -vacuum -laundry soap -local maps -restaurant dining guide -toilet paper Entertainment: -audio tape player -books kids -radio -books adult -CD -VCR Outdoor Features: -cooler small -un-screened porch/lanai -boat+paddles -cooler -deck wood -outdoor entertainment area Cabin has a sunken living 2 steps up to dining, bathroom and bedrooms. Smoking allow in outdoor living space. Every thing needed to take to beach or enjoying the outdoors.

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