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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

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:
21 February, 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 Florida

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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 -
(42 traveller reviews)

100 steps to beach!Big screen porch!Gulf views!hammock,WiFi,grill,beach supplies
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
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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Currituck County North Carolina, USA
5

A great place to just get away from everything - Sweetwater Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO for accommodations throughout the Caribbean and Europe, as well as vacation houses in FL. Sweetwater Cottage is as good as any of our previous experiences, and better than others. The house is ideal for a couple or a couple and two small children. You are literally steps from one of the most pristine beaches in America. Leslie has outfitted Sweetwater with First Class accessories throughout. The kitchen is equipped, just like our kitchen at home, if not better, The Cottage was immaculate, and we enjoyed our afternoons, on the porch swing. Leslie was very attentive to any requests we had concerning the area, and her dinner recommendations were spot on. The near by towns of Apalachicola and Port St. Joe are worth a visit, there's a lot of history to find in both towns. We are already making plans to go back to Sweetwater Cottage, in the fall, and probably again, next winter. This is truly a gem of an experience, and worthwhile.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our home and being such wonderful guests... We are so excited that you will be coming back for 3 weeks in October...it is also a wonderful time to be here! We are so glad that you were able to venture out and experience Apalachicola and Port St Joe...there are definitely some treasures to be found in those quaint towns. We are looking forward to you coming again!
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4

Sweetwater Cottage at Cape San Blas, Leslie

  • 4 of 5

Leslie was an awesome renter. She answered every question I had, kept in touch regularly, came to visit me at the cottage, and even sent another person for a courtesy check while I was there. Her cottage was perfect for me. It is very well maintained, has lots of extra's, and so close to the beach! I have been to this area several times previously and if her cottage is the right size for you and your pets, book it now! A great view of the beach even though it is one tier back. Her screened in porch is a big plus. So important for me was that it is pet friendly! No fault of Leslie's but some issues with VRBO and still not sure how my damage deposit refund is going to work. Would also appreciate a fenced in area for pups to potty off lead and stretch their legs. Hope to return again next time I'm in this area. Thank you Leslie!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so much, for your kind review. I enjoyed meeting you, too. We are so glad you and your pups had a good time. I am only sorry you had so much trouble with the VRBO payment system. I'm not sure what went wrong, but I am glad we were able to figure out something that worked. I am just sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. You were a wonderful guest and we will look forward to having you come back! (Thank you, also, for following up when you got your credit card statement to let me know that you received your deposit back.)
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Ontario, Canada
5

Bright & Beautiful Beach bungalow

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for more! This bungalow was the perfect retreat for my husband and I, and our dogs. The sunlight filled the bungalow during the day and we enjoyed sitting in the swing, or eating at the table on the screened porch. The dogs LOVED finding sun spots on the porch and enjoying the view!

The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need.

Leslie is an incredible hostess - I recommend reaching out to her prior to booking and you will know exactly what I mean. Even though a binder and brochures are provided at the cottage, Leslie enjoys speaking with guests, in person, to share her knowledge of the area.

I highly recommend this beautiful bungalow. And it is just a few steps from the beach!

You will not be disappointed if you book this accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder City, NV
5

A Perfect Sister Trip

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was everything promised. The location was wonderful and all the amenities are provided. The weather was wonderful and the beach was so uncrowded. A memory that will last forever.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: 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

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Winter
1 Jan 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£544
for 3 nights
From
£144
£989
£2,360
 
 
Early Spring
26 Feb 2017 - 11 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£796
for 4 nights
From
£171
£1,146
£2,810
 
 
Spring Break
12 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£886
for 4 nights
From
£193
£1,281
 
 
Mid Spring
9 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£814
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,191
 
 
Late Spring 1
30 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£886
for 4 nights
From
£193
£1,281
 
 
Late Spring 2
7 May 2017 - 20 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
£904
for 4 nights
From
£198
£1,326
 
 
Early Summer
21 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,439
for 7 nights
£1,439
 
 
July 4th week
2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,551
for 7 nights
£1,551
 
 
Mid Summer
9 Jul 2017 - 12 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,439
for 7 nights
£1,439
 
 
Late Summer
13 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£886
for 4 nights
From
£193
£1,281
 
 
Early Fall
10 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£638
for 3 nights
From
£175
£1,191
 
 
Mid Fall
29 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£557
for 3 nights
From
£148
£1,007
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
19 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£796
for 4 nights
From
£171
£1,146
 
 
Early Winter
26 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£544
for 3 nights
From
£144
£989
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£724
for 4 nights
From
£153
£1,057
 
 
New Years
31 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£814
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,191
 
 
Late Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£571
for 3 nights
From
£153
£1,057
£2,360
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £100 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £241
Pet Fee £80 + 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.

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