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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. The bedrooms all have ceiling fans and flat screen TVs as well. 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
Someone staying at the cottage must be at least 25 years old because this is a family-friendly vacation community....moreless
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
King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk beds that sleep two (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a trundle bed with two twin mattresses in the living room - you can see this in the photo of the living room....moreless
Flat screen TV/DVD player in living room, TVs in all bedrooms....moreless
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You can comfortably fit 6 people at the dining room table and there are two high stools at the counter as well. There is a table that seats 4 on the porch as well....moreless
Seating for 8 people
Large capacity which is great for family use, beach towels, etc....moreless
Iron & Board
Plenty of easily washable, soft, high quality cotton quilts on the bed and around the cottage....moreless
Parking for two cars next to the cottage so you don't have to walk from a parking lot with suitcases, groceries and other items....moreless
Parking Off Street:
Parking right next to cottage which makes it easy for getting suitcases and groceries to the cottage....moreless
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
Large capacity which is great for family use, beach towels, etc....moreless
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
Very well stocked kitchen with everything you need to cook for 2 or 12 people. We love to cook and eat good food, and this is reflected in the cottage kitchen....moreless
We don't have them at the cottage, but you can rent them (including tandem bikes) and have them delivered to the cottage....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Fully furnished large porch with table for 4, wicker love seat and matching chair ,beach chairs available...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
We don't have them at the cottage, but you can rent them and have them delivered....moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning$150 + tax
Refundable cleaning cred$25 + tax
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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!
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.