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"Localized Retreat" a Private Coastal Cottage, 2Bed/1Bath, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 8 - 5 minutes from Beach and Local Attraction!

“Localized Retreat” is a rental home located in the heart of the Emerald Coast 1.5 miles from 30-A and is the perfect cottage for your next unforgettable beach get-away! Just 5 minutes from breathtaking white beaches and crystal blue waters of the Gulf.

This beautiful non-smoking second-story cottage has been furnished with custom coastal furniture, stainless steel appliances, and decorated with a warm beachy feel and a focus on luxurious comfort to maximize your vacation experience. It features two spacious bedrooms with one full bath, and very comfortably sleeps six in one king-size bed, two full-size beds, and a queen size sleeper sofa. The cottage has a private porch, featuring amazing sea breezes the Gulf and the Bay.

During downtime, you can also enjoy the large open kitchen with an adjacent dining area, or settle on the large comfy couch to watch the large flat screen smart TV (Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Hulu) with a DVD player. Wireless Internet is also provided. A second TV with cable and DVD is offered in the master bedroom for your viewing pleasure.

Kid-Friendly unit also includes a pack-n-play with mattress and booster seat. Additional blankets and kid friendly DVDs are also available.

Very spacious parking meet all your needs. Boat, RV, multiple vehicles. There is room for them all.

Don Bishop Road is a quaint community with plenty of room for children to play and chase the ice cream truck. The beach access is 5 minutes from the cottage and includes bathrooms, showers, a covered picnic area and parking.

Here, you are a short ride away from outdoor concerts, local art displays, shops, and eateries. Also, you are close to other beach communities such as Blue Mountain, Dune Allen, Grayton, Water Color and Seaside where fine dining, shopping and a salon/spa can be found. Looking for a day in town? You will be just a few miles from shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, water parks, miniature golf, etc. in Destin (including the largest designer outlet mall in the country in Sandestin).

More Details

Tonia or Michael Nation
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About Tonia or Michael Nation

We grew up in Fort Walton Beach and Destin. We love this area and decided to stay and make it our home. We have managed rental properties for 5 years and are just a few minutes away in case you need anything additional to make your stay at the cottage more comfortable.

Tonia or Michael Nation purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Tonia or Michael Nation chose Santa Rosa Beach

This cottage has a charming warmth with large areas for parking. If you want to bring your boat or RV, no worries, there is plenty of parking and no restrictions on vehicle types. No traffic or road noise makes this cottage a quiet and peaceful experience. Sit on the deck and enjoy a cup of coffee while spotting the frequent deer inhabiting the natural forest surrounding us.

What makes this cottage unique

The second story walk up features slate in the foyer, beautiful hardwood stairs, walk out deck, stainless kitchen appliances, full size washer and dryer. We were drawn to this property because we knew it would be a wonderful place to stay and get a sense of the coastal living that us locals get the privilege to experience every day.

After your departure we place a rustic sign denoting your hometown on a tree for future renters to see.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rented the unit for the winter months. It had everything we needed and more. Conveniently located near Sacred Heart, Sandestin, 30A beach accesses, and lots of wonderful restaurants and shopping.

We were able to walk our dog down the quiet streets and sit outside on the calm quiet nights and listen to the hum of the crickets. We will stay again for sure!
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Full size three piece bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Two Double Beds - 2 Double Bed
    King Size Bed - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Each bedroom features a dresser, sitting chair, alarm clock, large closet. Linens provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Keyless keypad entry makes it convenient to not have to keep up with keys on your stay.


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"Localized Retreat" a Private Coastal Cottage, 2Bed/1Bath, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.822222 based on 46 reviews
Troy, MI

Perfect location and well equipped retreat!

  • 4 of 5

This was a perfect spring break retreat! Away from the crowds and close to breathtaking beaches! Restaurants and stores galore! You thought of everything! We loved it for our two families to share!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always strive to make our guests as comfortable as possible. We add little touches like toys for children and have a sleeper sofa for additional sleeping needs.
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Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and relaxing place.The location was perfect. I will definitely do it again. The Nation's family were very nice and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location Plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, roomy, nice quiet location, minimal traffic, close to gas, food, Wal-Mart etc. Excellent Wi-Fi access and lots of free movies to choose from(Netflix).

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for any family!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to stay! Everything you can think of needing is already at this home away from home. There is plenty of space and enough room to move around. There is ample parking and the home is relaxing. The house is located on a quiet road, literally 5 minutes from the beach. We loved our stay here and the fact that we had green and beach together. Really--look no further for the perfect spot to stay. The owners are also amazing and so accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space! Neat and clean. Plenty of room for our boat

  • 4 of 5

Gave it 4 stars bc could not lower AC below 72

Bc it would freeze up.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nice and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had more than enough space in this home. The beds were a great size, dining area was great for family dinners. The location was perfect for our needs. Minutes to the beach and 25 minutes or so depending on traffic to Destin. The couple that own this cute place were very responsive when a storm nocked out the cable, wifi and TV. They answered when I called the first time and they were out within a few hours to fix the problem. The only thing my husband and i noticed that we were not 100% in love with was the silverware that was provided. It was older and flimsy had some rust spots on them. Other that this very small thing the kitchen was open and well stocked. My family will defiantly be renting this place again!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to make sure our guests needs are accommodates any time they may have an issue. We are actually in the process of updating all our cutlery and dishes.
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Bentley's On the Bay -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Northwest Florida Beachest International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Sandestin Golf & Resort
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
US Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Fat Daddy's Pizza
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach, Walton County Public Bch Access


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.48
Additional Guest Fee £19.12
Pet Fee £114.72
Refundable Damage Deposit £191.2

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.