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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 3 - 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:
90%
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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 ...
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

100 steps to beach!Big screen porch!Gulf views!hammock,WiFi,grill,beach supplies
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cottage. We had a very nice time unwinding and relaxing. It was also great to be able to include our dog on this vacation. She loved the beach. Chasing the birds and playing with the crabs.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Panama City, FL
5

Great beach cottage walking distance to white, sand beach.

  • 5 of 5

This beach cottage was a pleasant surprise and worked out perfectly for a week stay in Cape San Blas, Florida. We had two couples and a large dog and there was plenty of room for all to be comfortable. The owner had thought of everything a visitor would want, along with plenty of extra's added throughout the home. The beach was great, just a short walk from the home, very quiet and we enjoyed sunsets on the beach each evening. We will definitely return again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, SO much, for staying at our home. We are so glad to have you and your sister and her husband stay at our home. Knowing that you live near another very popular beach community, means a lot that you really liked our area, too! We hope you all will be back again, SOON!
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5

Perfect place for a couple or small family. Close to the beach and the house had so many extras.

  • 5 of 5

Can't think of any negatives. Very nice inside. Owner Leslie is fantastic and very helpful. Located close to the very quiet beach. Hated to leave.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such a great guest! We are so glad you had a good time and would love for you to come back!
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5

Wonderful get-away location and home

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed easy access to Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, and most importantly the beach! Had a great time and especially enjoyed the screened porch.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week! Very pet friendly!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quietly Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit was the first week of February. Steps from a beautiful quiet beach with tons of shells. Leslie's house was so well equipped that I had several bags that were never unpacked. The weather was perfect our dog "duely" loved the ocean. There are no lights around at night(because of the turtles) so the sky is a blanket of stars. Just a beautiful destination and a lovely woman to make the arrangements with. One more thing a fresh seafood market a few miles down the road. They'll pack up all you may want to bring home. Thanks Leslie for a relaxing visit. Rhonda

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so much, for your kind words. It was so nice getting to meet you guys AND your boxer (what a cutie!) We are so glad that you had a good time and were able to appreciate the natural beauty and quiet of our special part of the world... YES!, the stars are spectacular! It's amazing how many shooting stars you can see on just one night! We really appreciate you staying at our home!
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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

Prices for this holiday house in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Early Summer
21 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,472
for 7 nights
£1,472
 
 
July 4th week
2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,580
for 7 nights
£1,580
 
 
Mid Summer
9 Jul 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,472
for 7 nights
£1,472
 
 
Late Summer
13 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£939
for 4 nights
From
£186
£1,320
 
 
Early Fall
10 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£701
for 3 nights
From
£169
£1,234
 
 
Mid Fall
29 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£623
for 3 nights
From
£143
£1,056
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
19 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£853
for 4 nights
From
£164
£1,190
 
 
Early Winter
26 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£610
for 3 nights
From
£139
£1,039
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£784
for 4 nights
From
£147
£1,104
 
 
New Years
31 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£870
for 4 nights
From
£169
£1,234
 
 
Late Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£636
for 3 nights
From
£147
£1,104
£2,359
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £231.91
cleaning £96.63 + Tax
Pet Fee £77.3 + Tax
2nd dog fee £77.3 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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