Recess Time and Time Out: Rent Either or Both
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Old Florida Beach house description
RECESS TIME:The Old Florida Beach Community is located on a wide swath of beautiful white sand in front of the royal blue and kelly green Gulf of Mexico on the south side and on Draper Lake (which sometimes empties out into the Gulf) on the east side. When you want a change of pace from the beach, you can fish from the dock on Draper Lake (fishing poles furnished) or launch a kayak or canoe into the lake or Gulf. There is also a community swimming pool..... Beautifully decorated and fully furnished very spacious gulf-view custom designed home 250' from beach walkover sleeps 10 with 4.5 baths in 2700 sq ft. 5 sleeping areas includes 3 suites with private baths, TV's, VCR or DVD in each room, phones in each, cathedral or 10' ceilings; 42 x 70 whirlpool and separate shower in 1st floor master; 1 king, 3 queens; additional sleeping areas include built-in twin bunks in the 2nd floor of the tower and a queen sleeper sofa in the 3rd floor tower room (which comes equipped with a TV, DVD, microwave, bar sink and small refrigerator); kitchen: two full size refrigerators and bar sink in addition to a double sink with dishwasher, disposal, ice makers, microwave, etc; great room has a two story ceiling with gas fireplace and hardwood floors; 32' wicker-furnished porch off the great room, private desk niche equipped with a fax and copy machine and a computer printer on second floor; upstairs and downstairs decks for sunbathing, morning coffee, etc; of course there is a laundry area with washer/dryer, ironing board and iron. Enjoy 5 TV's (that includes a 55' HD in great room) that receive 135 channels including Starz and Encore, high speed wireless internet and free local and long distance in continental US.
TIME OUT: Carriage House (above detached garage - behind Recess Time): sleeps 2 - very comfortable and appealing 550 sq ft apt. with private entrance has 23' combined living/complete kitchen area, HDTV (with 135 channels). VCR, separate bedroom (queen bed), full bath, washer/dryer and private balcony for coffee and sunbathing with great views of the Gulf. Wireless internet and free long distance here too.
Rent RECESS TIME only or add TIME OUT for grandparents or just-married young couple: Recess Time has a limit of 10, together the limit is 12.
Keywords: House and Carriage House
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Communal Pool
- Jetted Tub
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
Location & View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
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Thank you Bonnie and Lou, what a very special time our family (4 adults, 2 young children) had at Recess Time. The listing description was accurate and if anything understates how lovely your home is. You have somehow managed to decorate beautifully while making sure the house is child friendly. Our grandsons had a great time every morning visiting the lake to check on the blue heron and swimming in the wonderfully maintained pool. Afternoons were saved for the the beach, finding crabs, chasing sea gulls, locating the best sandbars, flying kites and having picnics. The walk to the beach from the house is shorter than it looks in the pictures. There are several beach access points in Old Florida Beach joining a wonderful boardwalk that winds around the dunes and provides a fabulous place to watch the sunset. Old FLorida Beach is a charming development of beautiful homes, each with its own distinctive look. The streets are very quiet and the community is gated; it is a terrific place for a family vacation.
- Guest Dianne R. (Mountain Lakes, New Jersey)
- Date of stay 08/11/12
- Review Submitted 08/31/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
IT WAS EVERYTHING DESCRIBEDGuest comment entered by owner
IT WAS EVERYTHING DESCRIBED
Bonnie- We could not have had a more fabulous week at your lovely home "Recess Time"! It was everything described - and more! The comfort & little "touches" you have gone to made it all feel so special and homelike! My whole family "oohed" over the many extras. We loved the 2 refrigerators (one for cold drinks & snacks and the other for food), the secure porches for little ones, all the colorful dishware, the many pool & beach chairs/toys - I could go on and on. Also appreciated was the ample seating area for meals. We just fell in love with the neighborhood and met many nice folks. "Old Florida Beach" is the BEST with its quiet streets and uncrowded beaches. We read, rode bikes, went to the lake, pool and beach every day, and above all - relaxed! Oh, and I forgot to mention: clean as a pin! Thanks again for the wonderful memories.
- Guest mary ellen floyd
- Date of stay 07/09/11
- Review Submitted 07/22/11
Now I remember why Recess was always fun!
Now I remember why Recess was always fun!
What a wonderful place!! Perfect location, very clean and MANY extra amenities to make our stay extra special. We felt at home immediately. Having 2 refrigerators in the kitchen was very nice. The owner of this property is fantastic to do business with. Beaches and water was beautiful regardless of what the media says.This property is in walking distance of Goat Feathers Restaurant and Fresh Sea Food Market. (Awesome). Community pool was enjoyable also. Location of this property provides quick access to Destin & Panama City Beach. So you get the best of 3 beautiful areas of Florida.
- Guest A. Travel (Jackson, TN)
- Date of stay 07/10/10
- Review Submitted 07/23/10
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Had a tough time leaving this paradise after 1 week. Accomodations are great and met all expectations from pictures on web site. Lots to do with beach, pool and lake lagoon so close to house. Comfortably held our party of 12 and we'll be returning.
- Guest Vicky Carter (Davie, Florida)
- Date of stay 07/24/09
- Review Submitted 07/24/09
RECESS TIME Spring 2014 ...Mar 08-May 24 .. $2500/week (Add 'Time Out' for add'l $650 Summer ...May 24-Aug 9 . . $2950/week (Add 'TIME OUT' for add'l $650) Post Summer .. Aug 9-Sep 13 .. $1800/week Remainder of Year ...$1750/week (Add 'TIME OUT' for add'l $650 all yr) 4.5% Walton County and 7.5%Florida State Tax - $200 Recess Time and $50 Time Out Cleaning Added to All Rentals.
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- Nearest Airport: PANAMA CITY BEACH at 40 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: HWY 98 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: OUR OWN PRIVATE OLD FLORIDA BEACH at Old Florida Beach
- Nearest Barpub: RED BAR IN GRAYTON IS BEST at 3 Miles
- Nearest Golf: SANTA ROSA BEACH AND GOLF CLUB at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: GOATFEATHERS at Old Florida Beach
Year Purchased: 2000
Why the Owner Chose Old Florida Beach:
We never had any intention of purchasing property in Florida - or of spending much time here. And then, after a conference nearby, we came for a weekend and fell in love with Santa Rosa Beach....We truly feel that it is our Paradise. We have been to many beaches in the US and elsewhere and have not been anyplace that compares to our beautiful beach!!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We built our home so that it serves well for full time living (it is our primary home) and also is comfortable for the large groups that generally gather for a week's beach vacation. The open great room (living, dining, kitchen) comfortably holds large groups and yet is cozy for those times when just my husband and I are here. We have large covered porches with comfortable wicker furniture for outside living, and open decks for enjoying the sun at other times.
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the porch is totally enclosed so that young children may safely play there
The boardwalk to the beach is right under that lamp post
notice the additional table for dining or games
this kitchen area has room for several people to work at the same time
this queen sized bed is in the first floor master - bath has large whirlpool
two queen beds provide a lot of sleeping space in this room
this third floor tower room with sleeper sofa is a great hideaway
RecessTime is left; Time Out is above garage on right
view from porches; : the beach walkover is at the far right
TV DVD, and VCR are behind those doors next to the fireplace
we do have seating for 14 for meals so that everyone may dine together
did you notice that there is a refrigerator on each side of the kitchen?
this king bed is on the 2nd floor & has a large porch outside the french doors
kids love these built in bunks in the second floor tower room
Time Out: living area
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