Key Lime-Family-Friendly, Pool, Porch, Quiet Beach, Wireless, Specials
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- 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, Ahhh The Good Life (Listing #25160), 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 during peak summer months when you want to avoid the traffic in busier beach communities), 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 19-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. Key Lime is one of the larger one story cottages, which means that the living room and dining area is more spacious. As you can see from the location map, Key Lime is also one of the closest cottages to the beach, with a 13-mile 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 and cable), 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 phone with free national dialing. As you know, it's important to have a phone included in a cottage in case of emergencies because guests shouldn't have to rely on their cell phones only. Furnished in a casual beach cottage style, the dining and living area opens to a large porch furnished as an outdoor room with a cafe table, love seat & glider chair surrounded by a small private yard with charcoal grill. The living room has a new high quality, down-filled and slip covered couch and chair, as well as a cozy day bed, for everyone's comfort and convenience.
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 cable TV. The romantic master bedroom has a king bed, private travertine-tiled full bath, and flat screen TV and DVD player. The two other bedrooms (one has a queen bed and twin bed, and the other has a bunk bed that sleeps 2) are decorated in a charming seaside cottage theme, and both have TVs as well.
We have many repeat guests because our guests appreciate the 'extra touches' that we provide in our cottages to help them have an easy and comfortable vacation. We include phone with free national dialing, 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:
'I wanted to let you know what an amazing vacation we had in your wonderful cottage. It was everything you said and more. We had the best vacation ever and can't wait to go back. Do you have any openings left in 2007? We've already decided to make a week in August an annual event for our family and possibly my sister's family also. There wasn't a single thing we could have wanted that you hadn't already thought of. Everything was perfect!'
'We had a great time! The kids hated to leave the pool! We love this community...Thanks for the use of your cottage. We'll be back!'
'We had a wonderful spring break here at Seacrest beach! We enjoyed our stay in the Key Lime Cottage! We think the cottage is in the perfect location! Our kids enjoyed the puzzles, back porch, and movie selection. We drove to Seaside for the Tuesday evening concert...Thanks for the beach chairs, sand toys, and DVD selection! We hope to return!'
'We have stayed here for 2 weeks and we have totally enjoyed our stay. This house was absolutely perfect. We will definitely come back again. The whole family enjoyed how each bedroom was so cozy. We felt like were home...Thanks for all the maps you gave us. They really helped us out. We also loved the plates, cups, and silverware! The kids would watch DVDs and I would do those puzzles. Thank you so much for your games and entertainment you provided us. Once again, we want to thank you for letting us have the pleasure of staying at Key Lime Cottage.'
You could easily pay a lot more for such a well-equipped 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, or stay a little longer!
When you call to book your vacation, ask for 'Key Lime 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, porch, beach, pool, wireless, family-friendly
- 1100 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Key Lime Cottage and the Cottages at Camp Creek are very family-friendly. We equip our cottages with plenty of things for people of all ages can do (puzzles, books, games, movies, beach chairs) for an easy and comfortable vacations. As parents ourselves, we know that if the kids are happy and have things to do, the parents can relax. ...moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Dishes & Utensils:
The cottages have plenty of dishes, silverware, glasses, cookware, plastic dishes for children and picnics, and more because we want you to spend your time relaxing, not running out of dishes....moreless
- Cooking Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning
- Living Room seats 0
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library
- CD Player
- Shared Hot Tub
- DVD Player
- Music Library
It's helpful to have a phone at the cottage (many rentals don't). We believe that having a working phone is both a convenience and a safety issue, especially if you are travelling with children.....moreless
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Beach Chairs:
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Parks
- Recreation Center
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Our cottages (we also own Ahhh The Good Life 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! ...moreless
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This cottage was the perfect place for our family of 7, including grandma. One of the best places for the price on the whole emerald coast. It was nicely furnished in a relaxing cottage decor, and plenty comfortable for kids. It has a great deck and superb proximity to pool. And the beach really is close. We have previously stayed south of 30a and had a longer walk to beach. We used to be seaside and seagrove beach vacationers, but this stretch of 30a is far superior! We walked or biked to alys or rosemary beach everyday! One of my favorite things about the cottage; there are hooks everywhere! It was fabulous to come in from the beach and have a row of hooks right by the door to hang our stuff on. Also, the cottage has everything you need and more, like beach books, puzzles, and beach chairs. The kitchen and appliances were great as well and we loved the huge countertop for serving meals. My kids loved the televisions in every room and the wi-fi. The only complication we had was the dryer broke during our stay, but the rental company was out to fix it that day. When they couldn't get a part quickly, they laundered our clothes for us and returned same day! And the owner even called and followed up to make sure we were taken care of. Truly remarkable service and extremely friendly! We loved this place and our week there so much, we have already booked a week for spring break 2014!
- Guest Tally
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 05/08/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Wow, thanks for the great review! We really enjoy helping our guests have a very special vacation, and I'm glad you noticed the little touches (like the many hooks for hanging all sorts of things) that help our guests have a convenient as well as a fun and relaxing time at our cottages. We know that our guests give us their trust when they book a vacation at our cottages, and we do our very best to earn that trust. Looking forward to having you back at Key Lime cottage next spring. Best Regards, Paula
Comfy-A Real Beach Cottage
Comfy-A Real Beach Cottage
My husband, our 7 year old grandson, 'Papaw Jimmy" (my daughter in law's father) and I came down a week early in advance of the rest of our family of 12 arriving. We needed a 3 bedroom and contacted the owner of this cottage. They graciously worked with us and got us in on a Tuesday! Great cottage, clean and well maintained. Owner is very easy to communicate with. Furniture is comfortable and the porch is an absolute oasis! So close to the pool, just a few steps, you can run back to the cottage for drinks, etc. Beach is a short walk away and is very wide and uncrowded. This is an upscale area, close to Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach. Photos are accurate. We will definitely try to stay here again and I highly recommend. I kind of hated to leave this beach cottage, even though we were headed up to Destin to meet the rest of our family and stay at an opulent 5 bedroom home. Throughout that following week of staying in grandeur, I thought of this beach cottage and how simply perfect it was! I hope they can work us in this year for our "week before the masses!" The pool is GREAT, very clean and the people we met there were so friendly. A very family atmosphere. Don't think twice about booking this one!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/31/12
- Review Submitted 12/19/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for your kind words about Key Lime Cottage, Pamela. We really do our very best to ensure that our guests have a great place to stay and a great vacation because we know vacation time is precious. I'm glad that you chose to spend your vacation at Key Lime (our piece of Paradise on Earth) and hope you visit again soon. Warm Regards, Paula
Spring break (3/9-4/27): $1350/wk Spring (4/28-5/24): $900 Weekly, $135 Nightly, $125/night special until end of Apr Summer 5/25-8/17): $1350/wk; $ Fall (8/18-10/31): $775 Wk/$135 Nightly Winter (11/1-2/28): $700 Weekly, $125 Nightly Snowbird 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% lodging tax as of January 1, 2013.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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- Nearest Airport: Panama City Beach (ECP) 20ml; Fort Walton(VPS) 45m at 20 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Alys Beach, 1/2 mile; Rosemary Beach 1 mile at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Tom Fazio designed Camp Creek Golf Course at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Alys Beach, 1/2 mile;Rosemary Bch 1 mile at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We live in cold snowy Michigan and love coming to our cottages. We are big believers in vacations! We come to the cottages with family, friends (including my girlfriends from college). 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 Key Lime Cottage after we bought Ahhh The Good Life (VRBO 25160 next door) because we enjoyed Ahhh The Good Life and the Cottages at Camp Creek so much. We also liked the idea of having two side by side cottages for when we (and our guests) travel with friends and family who want to spend time together and have some privacy as well. We love the location (off the beaten track yet close to everything we need - restaurants, coffee shop, parks, bike trail), lovely quiet beach with stunning sunsets, very big pool (I love to swim laps in the mornings when I'm there and lay on a float in the pool in the evening and watch the stars come out), big porch (which is great for when it rains, too), and the design of the cottage which is so nicely laid out. We also thought it would be great to have the side-by-side cottages for when we travel with family and friends (and for when our guests travel with family and friends). Having the side-by-side cottages is more flexible than having one big house because our guests get to spend a lot of time with the family/friends they travel with and at the same time have privacy for when they want it, especially if the family/friends have different daily routines/schedules.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Everything. The cottage itself (books, games, movies, puzzles and more for all ages, which is great to have on sunny days or rainy days - no one is ever bored), the porch (we pretty much live on the porch when we're not at the pool or beach), the beautiful beach, the short walk to Alys Beach Coffee Shop (Fonville Press), and proximity to Rosemary Beach, Seagrove, Seaside, Grayton Beach.
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Ask for Key Lime Cottage for a very special stay at the Cottages at Camp Creek.
All the living room furniture is slip covered for comfort and peace of mind.
Retreat to the master bedroom with king bed, flat screen TV/DVD and private bath
Two adults or two children rest easy in the queen bedroom with flat screen TV.
Listen to the ocean while nestled in the natural landscape surrounding the porch
The path to the pool from Key Lime is only a skip away.
Enjoy swimming laps, playing around, and resting on a float with a good book.
This is our beach with the stunning emerald sea. Watch for dolphins passing by.
Watch the sunset from the lovely beach. We provide chairs, nature provides view.
Our community is close to everything yet quiet/peaceful even during busy seasons
Enjoy the spacious and living and dining room area that opens to the front porch
Have a nice meal and then retreat to the porch to enjoy the native landscaping.
Relax in your master bathroom with full size tub and shower.
Comfortable bunk beds with bureau underbed storage, and TV in third bedroom.
Rain or shine, you can enjoy the outdoors relaxing on the covered porch.
Swim and play in the large pool (7500 square feet) with attached hot tub.
The deeded beach access to a quiet and uncrowded beach is only 4 minutes away.
If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it. Jimmy Buffet
Catch red fish, pompano, and more at beach - fishing license needed for 12+.
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