Open Nov Thru March to Snowbirds: Street- Legal Electric Car
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Gulf Mist cottage description
AVAILABLE Nov 2013 thru March 2014 - WELCOME BACK! Bright red street-legal electric car included in rentals of 2+ months at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE(e-mail me for details!) You can easily buzz around Seagrove, Seaside & WaterColor in this snazzy electric cart with headlights or zip off to the nearby PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS with room for all your beach gear! As a licensed driver, you're allowed to drive this cute & quiet electric vehicle on any road where the speed limit is 35mph or below. NEW to the rental market beginning in 2007, BLUE MOON has been the Owners' private retreat, used exclusively by them since its purchase. Now YOU will have an opportunity to enjoy this darling Florida cottage from November 1 through March on a MONTHLY RENTAL BASIS ONLY --3 month minimum (For WEEKLY rental in Ft. Walton Beach/Okaloosa Island area, see my 2BR/2BA Gulffront condo - VRBO#230972 - #405 The Palms)
Located in Gulf Mist, a single-street, family-friendly, charming neighborhood with fewer than 15 Old Florida-style cottages, Blue Moon will welcome you to sit on the front porch and relax in the old-fashioned white wooden porch swing. With high ceilings and open floor plan, this 3 bedroom 2 bath, 1-story home lives much larger than its 1400 square feet! With its crown moulding and hardwood floors, the Great Room is beautifully but comfortably furnished and decorated in shades of blue, green, sand, and coral - all natural colors found nearby in the incredible beaches of South Walton landscape. The gas fireplace is available for 3+monthly rentals ( connection fee & monthly gas useage fee).
Adjoining this central family-gathering room and underneath an arched opening is the dining area with a large table and seating for 6. The compact but cheerful and efficient kitchen still has room for a portable butcherblock island, a pantry, and a pass-through to the Great Room that doubles as a breakfast bar with 2 stools.
The lovely master bedroom is surprisingly spacious with lots of great natural light and crisp, bright colors on the walls, bedding, furnishings, and unique accessories. You'll love the private master bath's large whirlpool tub surrounded with decorative tile, 2 oversized pedestal sinks with circletop mirrors and shelves, and huge linen closet. Both bathrooms and the kitchen have easy-care tile floors!
With the other two bedrooms located on the opposite side of the Great Room, Blue Moon's floor plan provides both privacy and shared family spaces. All three bedrooms are very nicely furnished with inviting cottage-style headboards, night tables, chest of drawers, and dressers just perfect for your casual beach lifestyle. With oodles of closet space, large windows, and hand-chosen decorative art and accessories, you'll be hard-pressed to choose your favorite bedroom. The second bathroom, with convenient access from both bedrooms and the Great Room, has sparkling white tile, a pedestal sink, storage cabinet, and full tub/shower set against a deep blue wall color and punches of sunshine yellow.
After you've rinsed off the beachsand in the backyard's outdoor enclosed shower, step inside from the rear entrance to the hallway, and drop your beach towels in the full-size washer and dryer, hidden behind louvered doors when not in use. The backyard is also where you'll find the barbecue grill; and just around the corner is the large locking storage room that's perfect for beach chairs, floats, and bicycles (bike NOT included - either BRING your own bikes or RENT one very nearby).
With access from the dining area's French doors or from the semi-circular drive in front of Blue Moon, the secluded pergola is entirely enveloped by fragrant Confederate jasmine and honeysuckle in bloom for much of the year. It's a perfect private retreat shaded throughout the day - from early morning coffee, to lunchtime burgers at NEW bistro table & 4 chairs, until day's end with a nightcap.
You will absolutely fall in love with Blue Moon, the charming and quaint neighborhood of Gulf Mist, and Seagrove's slightly slower pace but high quality of living with the best amenities money can buy (just not your money!) at SEASIDE and WATERCOLOR RESORT. You CAN have it ALL and still pay the very modest prices of Seagrove, the TRUE HEART OF OLD FLORIDA!
Keywords: NW Florida,bicycle paths, ecotourism, beach,Seaside,Seagrove,Emerald Coast,Gulf of Mexico, Snowbird,rental,Cottage,Highway30A
- 1400 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
This charming single-street neighborhood with a lovely swimming pool & pool deck/entertaining area located adjacent to the cul-de-sac has sidewalks & a low speed limit, making it both pedestrian-friendly and kid-friendly. There is no through traffic. WE LOVE IT!!...moreless
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Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1) Spacious Master Bedroom Suite contains 1 king-size bed, 2 night tables with lamps, chest of drawers, TV stand, bentwood rocker. The remaining two bedrooms each contain one queen-size bed, a dresser and/or chest of drawers,2 bedside tables with beautiful lamps, and a stand with a television. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Bright red street legal electric car included in monthly rates for rentals of 2+ months!Drive to beach access, Seaside, Watercolor, or Publix (legal on roads up to 35 mph limit) - E-mail me for details! Metal roof, Enclosed outdoor shower,Large front porch with white wooden swing and white adirondack-type chairs;bistro table & 4 chairs in a private pergola covered with blooming Confederate jasmine & honeysuckle, White picket fence, Large, locking storage room attached to the cottage, Semi-circular driveway accommodates 2 vehicles, Gas fireplace (available for 2+ months rentals only- additional monthly charge + deposit), Pantry in kitchen, Loads of interior closet space including linen closets....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Pool & Spa
Located at the end of the cul-de-sac and a very short walk from Blue Moon through the pedestrian-friendly and family-friendly neighborhood of Gulf Mist, the beautiful swimming pool area is surrounded by a white picket fence and large mimosa,live oak, and magnolia shade trees. The pool deck is furnished with comfortable outdoor chaise lounges, chairs, and tables. Complete with restrooms & outdoor showers, the pool is for Gulf Mist residents'/guests'use only. Your children & grandchildren will love it!...moreless
Accessed from the dining room or from the front yard, the attached charming vine-covered pergola provides a private, fragrant sanctuary for early morning coffee or for an after-dinner cocktail. Or use the bistro table & 4 chairs & enjoy a meal directly off the backyard barbecue grill.Great spot to store the electric car on rainy days....moreless
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Blue Moon's large front porch is a great place to relax in the old-fashioned white wooden swing or adirondack chairs. Unique porch railing design. Not screened at present, but bugs head further south in fall & winter anyway :-)...moreless
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- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Blue Moon is a very short walk (approx. 230 yds/690 ft) from several public/Walton County beach accesses with dune walkovers & outdoor showers. Seaside is less than 1 mile away & is easily reached on foot (sidewalks along entire route)or by driving NEW ELECTRIC CAR!!! Blue Moon's guests also have easy access to Watercolor Resort, located next-door to Seaside, and the full range of amenities & activities that it offers to area guests who are staying elsewhere - canoe/kayak rentals. Walton Co. offers miles of hiking/jogging trails so that you can stay fit & enjoy the sights & sounds of nature from nearby coastal dune lakes, Pt Washington State Forest, Grayton Beach State Park & Campgrounds, and historic Eden State Mansion & Gardens. In charming &quaint neighborhood of Gulf Mist, Blue Moon is very convenient to Publix Grocery & shopping center, many fabulous restaurants (casual & fine dining), artist enclaves & art galleries,spas,aestheticians, yoga classes, gardens & gardening shops....moreless
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Because "Blue Moon," our charming Florida-style cottage with a brand new screened front porch and with a private, shaded pergola covered in fragrant jasmine & honeysuckle, has been our private retreat used exclusively by us, the owners, since we purchased it, it was new to the rental market in Jan. 2007. We are now making it available for our wonderful Snowbird guests to spend their fall and winter months with us from October 1st through March 31,2010. (For short-term/weekly rental of 2BR/2BA beachfront condo on Okaloosa Island/Ft. Walton Beach, check out The Palms Unit#405 our other VRBO listing #230972. For longer-term (2+ months)guests at BLUE MOON ONLY,you may use the gas fireplace for an additional monthly fee + deposit +connection fee. Since Blue Moon is new to VRBO and has been rented only 3 times, there are not yet any guest comments, but stay tuned! Sincerely, Donna & Charlie Johnson, OWNERS Questions? E-mail me at SanibelEmerald at AOL
- Guest Donna & Charlie Johnson
- Date of stay 04/04/09
- Review Submitted 04/04/09
Nov. 1 - Nov. 30 $1595/mo plus 11.5% tax Minimum of 2 MONTHS-- NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Dec. 1, 2013 - Feb.28,2014 $1495/month plus 11.5% tax, 2 MONTH MINIMUM March 1 - March 31,2014 $1695/month+ tax. Available ONLY with Jan. & Feb. rental SNOWBIRDS - STAY THROUGH ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH (ONLY IF YOU RENT JAN & FEB.) ABSOLUTELY NO WEEKLY RENTALS! NO SPRING OR SUMMER RENTALS MONTHLY RATE INCLUDES STREET-LEGAL ELECTRIC CAR!! Use of GAS FIREPLACE for RENTALS OF at least 2+ months-additional monthly fees. NO SMOKING - No pets. NO SINGLES UNDER 25 NO CHAPERONED GROUPS. Add Florida TAX of 11.5% to all rates.
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About the owner: My husband & I have lived on the EmeraldCoast since graduating from college (my husband graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC & I graduated from the University of Tenn. in Knoxville, TN) for 35+ years. This is where we pursued our careers & raised our daughter. In 2000 my husband retired as President of Metric Systems, a defense electronic firm in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. Since his retirement, he has stayed very busy managing our long-term rental properties and enjoying his weekly golf game. We are both active in our church, our social circle, and excited about becoming grandparents for the first time on May 25, 2011. After graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 2002, our daughter moved to the Washington DC area to pursue her career in finance. In 2006 she & her husband David, also a Tulane graduate, got married & bought a home in Arlington, VA. Now they are a family of 3! My husband & I have been investors in long-term rental properties as well as vacation properties in both Okaloosa & Walton Counties since the late 70's. We have owned condos, townhouses, an apt. complex, and houses on Okaloosa Island, Destin, Miramar Beach, Grayton Beach, and here in Shalimar (near FWB) where we live. Living on the water has been a huge part of our lives! We love boating, water skiiing, & going jet skiing. For many years, my husband entertained out-of-town visitors (both business & personal) by taking them deep-sea fishing on one of Destin's fabulous charter boats. We are strong supporters of the Children in Crisis Center (CIC) through our church, and are life-long supporters of the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) & several other local animal welfare organizations. We have both served on the Board of Directors of PAWS and have continued in an active volunteer role since then.
Why the Owner Chose Gulf Mist:
Since our purchase of a vacation home in Grayton Beach back in 1979, we have always found the communities along Highway 30A to be near to our hearts. So it is no surprise that we were once again drawn to Old Seagrove in 2006 when we purchased Blue Moon. We were never fans of 'McMansions' and love the genuine Old Florida character of Seagrove -- its lifestyle, residents, & more human-scaled architecture reminiscent of the old Florida cottages. We fell in love with Blue Moon at first sight and remain enamored with it to this good day! It is charming, romantic, filled with light, furnished with the true colors of the beach & its sky & landscape, and evokes easy living with its open concept floor plan. The high ceilings, plentiful natural light, & floor plan allow it to live much larger than its modest 1400 sq. ft! But we didn't sacrifice space in the master bedroom or bath! Having both the other bedrooms with their adjoining bath provides us privacy when we have guests staying over. My favorite spot is the shady pergola covered with fragrant jasmine & honesuckle, which remind me of my Southern roots. There I can enjoy my morning coffee or my evening wine, enveloped in the fragrance & sheltered from view by its exuberant growth. We were attracted to Gulf Mist, a quaint 1-street neighborhood populated with both permanent residents & seasonal guests, all of whom love our pool secluded at the end of the cul-de-sac. Of course, we are ONLY ONE BLOCK FROM THE BEACH!! Walton Co. does a superb job of acquiring, building, & maintaining these public beach accesses with restrooms, beach walkovers that are wheel-chair accessible. We love being so close to Seaside & WaterColors -- the restaurants, shops & entertainment events.
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