Good Life-Family-Friendly, Pool, Beach, Wireless, Specials 3/23 & 4/6
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. This lovely and affordable 3-bedroom, 2-bath cottage and its twin cottage next door, Key Lime (Listing #33828), are located at the Cottages at Camp Creek, a small, quiet, family-friendly coastal community of Old Florida style cottages with tin roofs and large covered front porches - perfect for relaxing any time of year. Nestled in the lush native dune environment and far from fast food, high-rises, and busy roads (which is particularly nice in peak summer months when you want to avoid the areas with a lot of traffic), this cottage is only 200 yards (4-minute walk) from an uncrowded Blue Wave certified beach known for high dunes, white sand, and emerald water. Once you see our beach, you'll understand why Travel & Leisure magazine says 'nothing in this country compares with the white-flour beaches of the Florida Panhandle', Frommers listed the Florida Panhandle beaches among their top 12 travel destinations for 2010, and Yahoo listed this area of the Panhandle as one of their top beaches for 2011.
Located along Scenic 30A (a 15-mile winding beach road), this spacious and sunny one-story cottage is in a prime location, just steps from the pristine 7500 square foot pool yet not right on top of the pool so you can enjoy quiet and privacy on your large fully-furnished front porch that looks over a peaceful little yard surrounded by pretty native plants and trees. As you can see from the location map, Good Life is also one of the larger one-story cottages (which means the living room and dining area is larger) and is one of the closest cottages to the beach, with a walking, running and biking trail across the street.
As our guests will tell you, we furnish and equip our cottage to feel like a comfortable and very well equipped beach home rather than a vacation rental. A travel writer who stayed at our cottages for a wedding wrote a newspaper article saying that our cottages are 'tastefully decorated with many personal touches' and 'immaculate.' The living room (with large flat screen TV/DVD/CD player), dining area, and fully-equipped kitchen have hardwood floors, ceiling fans, and plenty of comfortable seating for quietly relaxing, reading or watching movies, playing games, and doing puzzles together. We also provide free wireless Internet and a phone with free national dialing. As you know, it's very useful to have a phone included in the cottage for emergencies because guests shouldn't have to rely on their cell phones only. Furnished in a casual beach cottage style (with new Marshall Gold down-filled slip covered chairs/couch for your ease and comfort), the dining and living area opens to a large porch furnished as an outdoor room with a cafe table with 4 chairs, love seat glider & chair surrounded by a small private yard with charcoal grill.
Guests say our kitchens are among the best-equipped they've seen in a vacation rental, with all the equipment you need (including crockpot, wafflemaker, crepe maker, electric frying pan, & more) and plenty of dinnerware (as well as fun plastic dinnerware) to feed 2 people or a large group. Full-size dishwasher, washer & dryer.
When you want time alone, retreat to the privacy of your bedroom. All are comfortably furnished with high-quality cotton quilts and family cable TV. The romantic master bedroom has a king bed, private travertine-tiled full bath, French doors opening to front porch, flat screen TV and DVD player. The two other bedrooms (one has a queen bed and twin bed, and the other has 2 twin beds that can be used separately or brought together to make one large bed) are decorated in a charming seaside cottage theme.
We have many repeat guests because our guests appreciate the 'extra touches' and attention to detail that we provide in our cottages that make our cottages feel like comfortable and inviting beach homes rather than rentals. We include beach chairs, beach bags, beach toys, and plenty of movies/puzzles/games/cds/books and more for guests 1-100 years old. Guest book comments include:
'Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had at 'Ahhh, The Good Life'...It was nice to take the time and recharge. We brought work with us from the office and just threw the laptop and briefcases in the closet the moment we unpacked and then tossed them back in the car when we left! Much more fun to figure out origami and do puzzles. The pressing order of each day was whether to go to the pool or beach before lunch...We'll definitely return and tell our friends about your fabulous place. Thanks!'
'What an incredible week! The cottage is awesome. The kids loved all the 'new' movies and puzzles. They hardly played with the ones we brought. It was nice to have the pool so close. The kids were as happy there as they were at the beach.'
'This cottage is beautiful! Everything you need is right here! Loved your movie collection and games...This place is convenient to all places we like to go. The beach is the best. Thanks for our wonderful family memories!'
You could easily pay a lot more for such a well-equipped and well-located vacation place, but why pay more when you can have a great vacation experience and use the money you save to dine out at the restaurants located within walking distance of the cottage, rent bikes, shop or stay a little longer!
When you call to book your vacation, ask for 'Ahhh The Good Life Cottage' and SAY THAT YOU SAW THE AD ON VRBO.
Available year-round. Large enough for families (including grandparents), yet cozy enough for couples to enjoy special time alone together. Perfect for friends travelling together as well.
Note: No pets. At least one guest booking and staying at the cottage must be at least 25 years old because this is a family-friendly community. Parking is available for 2 cars (all cars must be parked in parking spaces). Parking of RVs, motor boats, and jet skis are not allowed in this community. These rules are strictly enforced by our association, as well as by the rental agency, to ensure that all guests have a safe and relaxing vacation.
Keywords: cottage, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool, beach, porch, sunsets, wireless, ocean, quiet
- 1 story
- 1100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
This cottage is VERY family friendly because we left many activities for all ages in the cottage (games, puzzles, movies) for families to play together. Also, the layout of the cottage makes it easy for guests to spend lots of time together and find quiet areas for relaxing privately as well. The slip covered furniture and washable quilts o the bed make family stays worry-free....morecollapse
Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
At least one person sleeping at the cottage nighly must be at least 25 years old because this is a family-friendly community. This policy is upheld by the Association and the Rental Management Company....morecollapse
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Both bathrooms have a tub/shower combination.
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Iron & Board
- Living Room seats 6
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Shared Hot Tub
Many rentals don't include phones anymore, but we believe it's great to have a working phone in the cottage for peace of mind, especially if everyone in your group doesn't have a cell phone....morecollapse
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Lawn / Garden:
- Deck / Patio:
- Beach Chairs:
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Jet Skiing
Our cottages (we also own Key Lime next door) are within walking distance of Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach where you'll find restaurants, shops, outdoor entertainment (including free concerts and movies during the peak summer season). Although we have a lovely quiet beach across the street and a BIG pool in our community here at the Cottages at Camp Creek, we also have the pleasure of being with 1/2 mile of the community of Alys Beach that has restaurants, a coffee shop, a play yard (play houses and hills) for children, amphitheater with movies/concerts/more during certain seasons/weekends, and a walking trail through the native environment for those who want to see what the area looked like before construction. We are also about 1 mile away from the community of Rosemary Beach that also has restaurants as well as shops, coffee shops, a spa, bike and beach equipment rentals, and more. Even though all of this is nearby, we tend to spend our time at the beach, at the pool, or relaxing/dining on our fully furnished porch! ...morecollapse
ReviewsWrite a review
Great place to relax and unwind
Great place to relax and unwind
I've stayed at this cottage twice with friends and have just loved it. It's a short walk to the beach, has a great swimming pool and hot tub just down the path, a nice porch for sitting outside that is fairly private. Good restaurants and fun, interesting shops nearby. The cottage is decorated with a sure hand: homey, stylish, elegant, comfortable. It feels like home. The sofa and chairs in the living area are REALLY comfortable. Kitchen well appointed. Bedrooms and bathroom quite comfortable. Meticulously clean and well maintained. Quiet. I plan to return whenever I can. Definitely recommend this lovely cottage in a gorgeous, unspoiled area of Florida. The owner is gracious, warm and very attentive to service.
- Guest Jane
- Date of stay 11/19/10
- Review Submitted 04/05/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Spring break 3/9-4/27): $1350/week Spring 2012 (4/28-5/25): $900 Wk/$135 night (special $120/night until April 31) Summer (5/25-8/17):$1350/week Fall (8/11-10/31): $750 week/$135 Nt Winter 2013-2014 (11/1-2/28) rates: $700 Weekly, $125 Night Snowbirds: Monthly rates Nov 1-Feb 28: $1350 all utilities included An end-of-stay cleaning fee will be added to the rates above All rentals must charge a 12% local tax as of January 1, 2013.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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- Nearest Airport: Panama City Beach (ECP 30 minutes); VPS 45 minutes at 20 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Tom Fazio designed Camp Creek Golf Cours at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several at Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: We live in cold snowy Michigan and love coming to our cottages. We are big believers in vacations! We have been the sole owners of this cottage and have taken excellent care of it for our guests ever since. We come to the cottages with family and friends. Sometimes we use both cottages together, and we stay in one cottage and our friends stay in the other cottage (we also own Key Lime next door VRBO 33828). Unfortunately, we can't be there all the time, so we're happy that our guests can enjoy them when we're not there!
Why the Owner Chose Cottages of Camp Creek:
We decided to buy our first Cottage, Ahhh The Good Life, at the Cottages at Camp Creek because we loved the location, as well as the charm, of the community. It is a quiet community - perfect for families, away from the busier and high-traffic communities, yet close enough to anything we need - Publix, gas stations, restaurants, coffee shops, children's playgrounds and beautiful parks and walks at Alys beach, Rosemary Beach with everything it offers, and the the 13-mile walking/biking trail across the street). We spend most of our time at the quiet uncrowded beach with stunning sunsets across the street, at the very big pool (I like swimming laps every morning that I'm there and we all like relaxing on floats and reading magazines/books), and dining or relaxing on the large covered porch (it's really nice to be on the covered porch when it's raining). We also appreciate having a separate cottage rather than an attached condo because of the privacy and quiet (for example, you don't hear people upstairs or through the walls), as well as how light-filled the cottage because of the many windows surrounding the cottage (which you don't get in an attached condo). We feel VERY lucky to have found our cottages at the Cottages at Camp Creek.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We do everything we can to make our cottages feels like fully furnished and equipped beach homes rather than rentals. We make sure the furniture, bedding, and everything else is charming, comfortable, and high quality. Our guests always notice that we pay attention to the details. The books, games, movies, puzzles ensure you always have something to do, even on rainy days. The pool is huge for a small community - I love swimming laps in the pool in the morning in the summer and floating around the pool or sitting in the hot tub at night watching the stars come out one by on). The beach is awesome - I love taking a book to the beach and just reading for hours. We fish from the beach and have caught red fish, pompano, and white fish for dinner. We enjoy the short walk to Alys Beach (with the children's play yard, coffee shop, Charlie's donut truck and George's casual restaurant with the best grouper sandwiches and fish tacos). When not at the pool or beach, we rest of the covered porch and love the way it feels during a rainstorm as well. Our guests (and we) really appreciate the low traffic in this area for safety and ease of getting around, especially in the peak seasons when we want to avoid the bumper to bumper traffic in some of the busier beach communities - what a relief to not have to deal with traffic! Frankly, we love everything about the cottage, the charming Cottages at Camp Creek, and this beautiful area.
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Ask for 'Ahhh, The Good Life' Beach Cottage at the Cottages at Camp Creek
Melt into the new top quality and down filled slip covered couch and chair.
Dine with family and friends at the large dining room table and kitchen area.
Enjoy top quality bedding in all bedrooms for a peaceful night sleep (or nap).
Relax in your master bathroom with full size tub and shower.
You'll appreciate our attention to the details that make your stay extra special
Appreciate the convenience of having plenty of hooks for beach gear and clothing
I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world. Mirabeau
The path to the pool from Good Life is just a skip away.
The deeded access to a quiet and uncrowded beach is an easy 4 minute walk away
Enjoy the stunning emerald ocean and look for dolphins passing by.
Our community is close to everything yet quiet/peaceful even during busy seasons
Enjoy the fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook for 2-12 people
I would not exchange my leisure hours for all the wealth in the world. Mirabeau
Relax in the tropical theme king bedroom with private full bath, opens to porch.
Guest bedrooms have ceiling fans, large closets, and TV.
Relax in the guest bathroom with full tub and shower.
When not at the beach, savor a meal on the large covered porch.
Yup, we put plenty of hooks everywhere so you have a place for everything.
The large porch is nestled in the lush native environment the area is known for.
Swim and play in the large pool (7500 square ft) with attached hot tub.
Walk along the pristine uncrowded beach. The sunsets are awesome.
Catch red fish, pompano and more at beach (fishing license needed if 12+)
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