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100 steps to beach!Big screen porch!Gulf views!hammock,WiFi,grill,beach supplies

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Views!!1st Tier, 2 BR/2 BA (4-6 people) Cozy Cottage-located on the beach access

Sweetwater Cottage was just completed summer 2013! You will love the convenient location and extra amenities of this custom-built cottage which is only about 100 steps to the beautiful, white, sandy beach.

With its 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a dining area and hammock on its large screened porch and ample covered parking, this beautifully decorated home can easily accommodate a family or two couples...but is still small enough for lovers on a romantic getaway!!

We also try to simplify what you need to pack by providing:

linens

bath towels (6 sets)

beach towels (4 sets)

starter supply of: paper towels, toilet paper, bath soap and detergents

cooler w/ wheels

beach cart

beach chairs (4 to 6)

beach umbrella

grill

crabbing nets & buckets

boogie boards, rafts and beach toys!

You can enjoy the sweeping Gulf views and spectacular sunsets from almost every room in the house or while you are dining on the large screened porch with ceiling fans.

Floor Plan:

The GROUND LEVEL has ample covered parking and a storage room that contains the washer & dryer as well as a plentiful supply of beach chairs, rafts and beach toys for your convenience. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water and a fish-cleaning sink and a portable Weber charcoal grill with lid.

The MAIN LEVEL is up a short flight of stairs which is entered through a large screened porch that spans across the entire front of the home. The porch dining table and ceiling fans make it easy to dine 'al fresco' while enjoying the view...or you may just want to curl up in the porch swing and read a book or take a nap. The main level contains a vaulted great room that includes the living area with flat-screen TV and stereo and a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, glass-top stove, side-by-side refrigerator and pantry. There are 2 bedrooms: each has a queen bed, ceiling fan and flat-screen TV. The master bedroom has its own private bath with shower and a great view of the Gulf. The second bedroom is adjacent to a full bath that is equipped with a tub/shower combination.

Area Features:

As you stroll along the quiet beach, you can find a variety of seashells to collect or just enjoy watching the dolphins swimming by or eagles and osprey scouting for prey. Of course, swimming, sunbathing or fishing in the surf are always a favorite, too.

Our neighborhood is extremely quiet and friendly, with no thru traffic - a great place for families with children, or for anyone who just wants to get away from it all!

You may want to rent bikes or a golf cart and cruise quietly through the streets or on the beach. Horseback riding on the beach can also be conveniently arranged.

Money Bayou is just a short walk down the beach where you can catch blue crabs, throw your cast net or put in your kayak to explore the winding waterway. Scalloping in nearby St. Joe Bay is also a lot of fun during the summer scallop season. These sweet, tender delicacies can be enjoyed on your vacation or frozen for later when you return home.

In addition, the famous Indian Pass Raw Bar is just a mile up the road where you can enjoy the area's delicious oysters, other seafood and a cold drink. Weekends at the Raw Bar often feature outdoor live entertainment and dancing.

Our area is reminiscent of 'Old Florida.' There are no tall condos or hotels anywhere near by! Our beaches are very quiet and pristine and, in the off-season, you will rarely encounter anyone as you stroll quietly along the beach!

Our home is located on the mainland, just 1.5 miles east from Cape San Blas - which has been rated in the top five of the best beaches in the United States. Port St. Joe is only 10 miles to the west where you can stock up on all of the provisions you'll need. If you're not in the mood to cook, there are a number of great, local restaurants and night spots nearby. A golf course is only a few miles away and there are 4 separate boat ramps within 15 miles.

Just 20 minutes to the east is the historic and quaint fishing town of Apalachicola. Here you will find some great shopping as well as many wonderful restaurants and night spots. In addition, you can walk along the boardwalk and see what catch the fishing boats have brought in for the day.

We invite you to relax at 'Sweetwater Cottage' and enjoy 'Old Florida.'

More Details

Owner
Leslie Frye Allen
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Leslie Frye Allen

We live in Tallahassee and love this area of the Gulf Coast. I have been coming down here since I was a child and have since introduced my husband and our two girls to this wonderful taste of 'Old Florida.'

Leslie Frye Allen purchased this house in 2013

What makes this house unique

We hope you will also fall in love with this area. It is a beautiful part of Florida where you can really get away from it all.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master bath has shower with glass enclosure.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , Enjoying the hot/cold outdoor shower is a MUST!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Full bath w/ shower, flat-screen TV, ceiling fan & gulf view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Is adjacent to full bath, has flat-screen TV & ceiling fan.
  • Additional sleeping space is accommodated with a queen air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Additional kitchen equipment: there is a crock-pot & electric hand-mixer. Each bathroom has a blow-dryer. Beach equipment provided: at least 4 beach chairs, umbrella, beach cart and various rafts, boogie boards, beach toys, buckets & nets.

Reviews

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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect & had great beach access. The owner made sure we had everything we needed - all we had to do was just show up & enjoy our time. Can’t wait to stay with her again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Leslie has an amazing Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Sweetwater Cottage. It is amazing beautiful view of the ocean fully equipped with anything and everything you could think you would need. So much to do in the area our granddaughters horseback rode dolphin watched and even snorkeled. Leslie definitely is the hostess with the mostess thanks again for your lovely Cottage and our fantastic vacation!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Just what we needed AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

We have been home a little over a week and we are ready to go back. This was our second stay at Sweetwater Cottage and everything was perfect again!

We love the porch and enjoyed breakfast and some evening meals out there. I love to sit in the porch swing and read. The view from the porch is beautiful. It rained every morning but was beautiful every afternoon.

Leslie has the beach umbrella and beach chairs and anything else you could possibly want to make your days at the beach really special. The walk to the beach is so easy and quick. We met such nice people on the beach and had dinner one night with new friends.

All of the light switches are labeled...yes...really, (if you have stayed at homes where this is not the case you realize how great this is) and it makes coming in after dark easy and keeping the lights off for the turtles can be done from inside of the house.

I think the kitchen there is stocked better than mine at home. Salt, pepper, spices and any dish or cookware you could possibly need is there.

The beds and linens are nice. We always take our own blanket and pillows, but that is not necessary.

Our spaniel loves this vacation with us. You would NEVER know this is a pet friendly home so even if you are not taking your fur baby with you, this is still the perfect place.

We had dinner at Triple Tales, very convenient and good food. We had dinner at the Mexican restaurant on the main street in Port St. Joe (Peppers?) and it was wonderful. The staff was great. We had shrimp steamed at Piggly Wiggly and they were perfect. Shrimp and baked potatoes and pick up Italian from Provisions on the porch were really our favorite evenings . Of course we went to Indian Pass Raw Bar.

We road to St. George, down Cape San Blas and to Appalachicola, and we were always ready to come back to our place.

It was great to meet Leslie this trip. This is now our "go to" place in Florida. You can tell that Leslie wants her guest to be comfortable and feel at home in her place.

Can't wait until next year!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

TRUE TO ALL FIVE STAR REVIEWS

  • 5 of 5

VERY CLEAN, VERY COMFORTABLE, VERY PEACEFUL LOCATION

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house, perfect location & all the amenities you need!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and look forward to coming back soon. Leslie was so accommodating and made the process so easy. The house is lovely and we loved the screened porch. It was so nice to have all of the beach chairs, beach cart, floats & other beach items already there so we did not have to pack our own. I highly recommend the cottage!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests! We really appreciate you staying at our home and hope you will be back again, SOON!
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5

Great owner, great communication, great level of equipment, great location

  • 5 of 5

Leslie is the perfect host, right from initial enquiry to checking out. She made sure our stay was hassle free, making contact by phone and email to make sure everything was OK, especially after the storm that greeted our arrival; and even took the time to pop in and say hello personally. The cottage is well equipped with good quality fixtures and fittings and there is a wealth of information available on how it all works as well as local tips and guides. There are great uninterrupted views from the porch to the Gulf making watching the passing pelicans and dolphins a real pleasure. When more than sitting and watching is required it is only a few steps to the long white sandy beach.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
North Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Port St. Joe Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
about 100 steps from your front door
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £133.84
Pet Fee £76.48
Refundable Damage Deposit £229.44

For Summer Season & Holiday weeks, FULL WEEK requests are preferred unless it is a few weeks before arrival. Rental weeks are from Sun to Sun for 2015. Monthly rates are available upon request.
Check in-4 pm/Check out-11 am (EST)
Rates include: linens, bath towels, 4 beach towels & chairs, cart, rafts, toys & starter supply of paper towels, TP & soap.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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