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Chic 1 Bedroom Guest Cottage close to beach and Seaside

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Secluded home close to beach and Seaside - Wifi & Cable Included

***Please note***Unfortunately we are no longer pet friendly. We appreciate your understanding of this change effective immediately.***

***NOTE***Auto quotes from VRBO are for the one bedroom (two story cottage) only. There is also a two bedroom main house on the property (single story home) which is not included in this rental. Rates for this home can be obtained at VRBO listing 1010944.***

Located in the heart of Seagrove Beach is home to a truly romantic getaway. The guest cottage adjoins the national forest allowing for added privacy and a place to get away from it all.

Boasting two levels of expansive porches, a fully equipped kitchen, walk-in rain shower and unique interior architecture, this one bedroom, one bathroom has everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable vacation experience. The home comes equipped with a full kitchen, outdoor gas grill, cable television, high speed wireless internet, washer/dryer, and unlimited local and long distance calling. The beach cottage adjoins the national forest allowing for added privacy and a place to get away from it all. We also have an outdoor hammock where you can hear the sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep or relax and read a book.

The cottage is a few short blocks to the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast public beach access and a short a bike ride to the shops and dining of Seaside. The pedestrian friendly walk and bike path are also in close proximity to the house. The beach is about 2.5 blocks from the house straight down San Juan Ave. There is public car and bike parking for your use. If walking from the house, it takes roughly 8-10 mins and if driving 1-2 mins.

Please do not hesitate to ask questions. We look forward to welcoming you to the beach soon!

**Please note, this listing is for the one bedroom guest cottage (two story) only. There is also a main house on the property - not included in this listing. The homes are situated to allow for added privacy. Each home has their own parking, entrance, grill and yard. If your vacation calls for extra bedrooms, email me and I will check to see if the two bedroom is available for your requested travel dates or visit VRBO listing 1010944 to see the availability.

More Details

John Witherspoon
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About John Witherspoon

As someone who has been in and around the Destin and 30A area since I was a child, I have come to love what this area has to offer. I originally built the one bedroom guest cottage in 2006 with plans to expand the home over the next few years. In 2014, I decided it was time and added the two bedroom home as this is where I hope to eventually retire.

I choose to build at this location as it backs up to the state forest allowing for added privacy. The dirt road where the home sits reminds me that even though the 30A area has been built up over the last few decades, I can still remember the old times when most roads in this area where all dirt.

I hope that on your visit you enjoy the area as much as I do and make many memories in this special slice of paradise I am happy to call home.

John Witherspoon purchased this guest house in 2006


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Seagrove Beach in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Detached Guest Cottage - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • The guest cottage has a custom waterfall shower, complete with river rock.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Cottage - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room pullout sofa bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The guest cottages has one (1) bedroom. The master has a queen bed. The sofa is a pullout queen.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Chic 1 Bedroom Guest Cottage close to beach and Seaside
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Very nice and clean. Nice things like fresh flowers. Most conveniences met. We did enjoy our stay.

  • 5 of 5

We liked the property. We will probably stay again since we have family in Watercolor and the price is reasonable.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean and comfortable and quiet.

  • 4 of 5

The unit is convenient to the beach (1/2 mile) and a parking lot to access it if you did not want to walk. We enjoyed 3 weeks there with great weather. You can hike in the woods right out the door. The unit is well kept but a bit small. It is up 19 steps but not a problem.

John's mom fixed the TV very quickly. That was our only question and John followed up immediately. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay here! The cottage was perfect for our Christmas vacation! It was clean, bed was comfortable and the cottage was well supplied with everything you needed. Very close to beach but yet far enough to enjoy some peace and quiet! We definitely want to come and stay here again in the future. -Chuck & Heather

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to learn you experienced a five star stay at our beach cottage! We strive to ensure each guest has an unforgettable vacation and are glad we lived up to your expectations. We hope to see you on a future vacation soon! Happy New Year.
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Peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the cottage with our little dog. The location was very peaceful with easy access to the beach, restaurants, and grocery. The cottage was lovely and very clean. It had everything we needed for the week (with the exception of a pitcher for ice tea). We especially loved the huge porches where we spent a lot of time. A tip for dog owners: you are not allowed to walk your dog on the beach unless you are a property owner and have a license. The house backs up to a wooded area with trails, one that takes you into a nice residential neighborhood. So there are lots of places to walk your dog, just not on the beach. We had a very pleasant and relaxing week!

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful feedback and we are excited to learn you have a fantastic trip! We will certainly place a pitcher in the cottage; we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We hope to see you both on a future vacation!
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4 years and counting!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a wonderful retreat! We have visited Santa Rosa for the past 4 years and have stayed in this cottage each time. The high end finishes and well stocked kitchen are great but the covered porch is where we spend most of our time. (Added bonus: After sunset, the whippoorwills and peepers begin their nightly serenades.) Between the gated yard and the double car garage, our pup, bikes and car are kept safe and cool. We love this place! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. As you know, we strive to ensure each guest has a 5 star experience and are glad we are living up to your standards! We can't wait to see you on your next vacation.
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Love the property and the location.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is tucked away from the hustle and bustle, which we love, yet still a short distance to the beach. Love that it is pet friendly too. The deck is a great place to relax, grill dinner and just enjoy your surroundings. This was our 2nd time renting from John and we will do so again!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and great review. We are so glad to host you a second time and look forward to seeing you again. Safe travels home and we will see you on your next vacation!
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Panama City Beach Airport (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Serveral Bars
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several Restaurants
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Public Beach Access with car parking
Car: recommended

30A is host to numerous outdoor activities. From bike riding and running on the pedestrian friendly pathways to lounging on the beach, this area has something for everyone. Shopping is abundant and there are tons of local shops carrying unique seaside treasures for all your home needs. World-class cuisine surround you on 30A and we are sure you will find your favorite spot here in our local area.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £61.46

Pets accepted with $80 non-refundable pet deposit (max 2).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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