Beachbums Hideaway - a Unique Beachfront Studio
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cloisters studio description
Tired of staying at impersonal, expensive, noisy condos? Want to be treated more like family instead of just another renter? Our non-smoking unit is an unusual getaway for a couple (and maybe one small child). We live in the top two floors of a residential three story townhouse located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on Okaloosa Island and rent out our ground floor lock-out studio apartment from time to time.
Our unit is not for everyone. If you want to party until the wee hours of the morning, there are plenty of other units available. But if you don't mind being fairly quiet from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM, don't mind a Wire Hair Fox Terrier named Zoie, and enjoy just kicking back with a margarita and a little Jimmy Buffett music, this should suit you fine.
Your dedicated parking place will be right in front of the building, just steps from the entrance. We have three bicycles for you to tour around the island, and you can borrow Dave's fishing gear to do a little surf fishing. Beach gear (chairs, towels, umbrella, boogie boards, fresbies, kids toys, etc.) is also provided. You will have a private deck with a bar, and an enclosed outside shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach (Yes, we have a full bath inside also).
Finish off the evening with a game of darts, chess, or a boardgame, or select a movie from our DVD collection. In the morning you will have the local paper waiting at your front door for you to read while you're enjoying your coffee. We offer a 10% repeat guest discount and promise to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible!
Keywords: Studio Apartment
- On floor 1
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Murphy Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
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We stayed here in August and the beach was absolutely beautiful!! Every morning i woke up, I opened the blinds and it was the best view ever!! Dave was an excellent host to me, my daughter and son in law!! He has the best tips for dining and was so attentive to our needs....we will be back again ASAP!! What a quiet neighborhood too....no loud music and late night par tie here! What a refreshing change from the beaches I've been used to at Panama City...hahahahahaaa. Thanks again Dave & Ginny! hope to see you again soon!!
- Guest susie b.
- Date of stay 08/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/30/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks for your nice comments Susie! Come back to see us when you can.
Amazed at what was done with the space
Amazed at what was done with the space
Thanks dave for the clean towels and beautiful 8x10 picture you took of us on the beach. Hope to see you next year.
- Guest Gina (Texas)
- Date of stay 04/24/11
- Review Submitted 05/03/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
We have been visiting Beachbums Hideaway every year since 2004 (sometimes twice). We have fond memories of our times spent here. Everything you need and want has been thought of and provided. Thank you Dave and Ginny. Beachbums Hideaway is defiantly a place where family memories are made.
- Guest Amy188 (Xenia, Ohio)
- Date of stay 04/22/09
- Review Submitted 04/22/09
This is the best place ever! We've told all our friends to come visit. Beachbums Hideaway is the ultimate in vacation spots. Dave and Ginny are so friendly and helpful. All the little "welcome" touches make you feel at home, but pampered! Even though we cut our stay short because of Hurricane Ike moving in (we were riding our motorcycle and wanted to be sure we were WAY ahead of the storm on the way home), we enjoyed every minute of our stay. It was completely relaxing, didn't feel at all uncomfortable like I usually do when we're away from home. We will be back many times in the years to come. And I've loaded the Beachbums Hideaway CD onto my MP-3 to listen to if we ride the bike down again. I can't say enough about this little piece of heaven.
- Guest Steve & Jo1 (O'fallon MO)
- Date of stay 01/24/09
- Review Submitted 01/24/09
We LOVED staying at the Beachbums Hideaway in September 2008 -- right after Hurricane Ike. The hospitality was outstanding. This included everything from wine and chocolate upon arrival, daily newspapers, to a special beachbums CD given to us at check out. After we returned home, my children received special postcards from Dave & Ginny that named them "official beachbums". These cards were so nice and thoughtful and were placed in our scrapbook, along with our vacation photos. We also loved the convenience of having everything right there -- beach chairs, towels, umbrellas, cooler, sand toys and games. This was definitely a benefit, especially when flying in. Dave was great, always helpful and willing to offer advice on restaurants and the area. I can't say enough good things about the Beachbums Hideaway. The sunsets and dolphin watching from the beach were amazing. I could go on and on..... Thank you Dave & Ginny! We'll be back! -The Watts Family
- Guest Amy Lynn (Belleville, IL)
- Date of stay 01/10/09
- Review Submitted 01/10/09
Your studio is our little slice of vacation heaven!! We will be returning June 27 next year for our 2 week stay. It is just right for the 2 of us and there is no way our 2 adult kids can invite themselves to stay with us!! I always bring an electric "eye", skillet and small pot to plug in on the bar, should I choose to fry anything or cook shrimp, etc and a very small grill to place on the grassy area, when we choose to grill out. I took all my showers in the outdoor shower. We are divers and bring all our own equipment and the back deck is a wonderful place to clean it and hang to dry without fear that someone will steal it. We also like the privacy the dune affords us. If we stand on tippy toes, we can see the water. The unit, though small, is very well equipped, even down to sunscreen, beachtowels, beach umbrella, beachchairs, shampoo, conditioner, etc. The bed is very comfy. Although we travel to Hawaii and Puerto Rico, BeachBumsHideaway is still my favorite and I am looking forward to June 27!! Dave and Ginny are wonderful hosts!!
- Guest Rodney and Vicki Moore (Beech Bluff, TN)
- Date of stay 11/15/08
- Review Submitted 11/15/08
My husband and I stayed at the hideaway for our wedding in June. It was exactly what we needed to relax before the big day. Dave and Ginny were fantastic and made us feel right at home. the beaches were the most beautiful that we had ever seen. we will definitely return.
- Guest Beth and Matt (-)
- Date of stay 08/12/08
- Review Submitted 08/12/08
The "Beachbums Hideaway" is so unique and so laid back and relaxing. I had a wonderful time and will be back to see you again soon. I think I lived on the deck. WOW how nice and comforts of home. Thank you for the CD. I absolutely love it.
- Guest Gypsy Herndon (Bardstown, KY)
- Date of stay 10/13/06
- Review Submitted 10/13/06
Had a wonderful stay at the Beachbums Hideaway. Everything was so nice. Loved all the "little extras". The weather was wonderful and it was nice to be able to walk out the back door and be on the beach. Can't wait to go back!
- Guest Betty Baxley (Harlem, GA)
- Date of stay 04/10/06
- Review Submitted 04/10/06
What a great place and right on the beach. Dave and Ginny are perfect hosts. The studio is located at the end of the beach, so it is nice and quiet. Dave and Ginny are great about telling you where to go for a great meal or to shop. This place has all the little extras and is wonderfully decorated. Really comfortable and warm atmosphere. I usually don't sleep well away from home, but I slept like a baby every night! Will definetly stay here again. Great resturants nearby. Lots to do, or sleep on the beach. Thanks again Capt. Dave and Ginny.
- Guest Mark McCarthy (Grahamsville, NY)
- Date of stay 04/17/05
- Review Submitted 04/17/05
Winter: Nov thru Feb $80/Night or $500/Week Spring: Mar 1, 2013-May 24, 2013 $120/Night or $750/Week Summer: May 25, 2013-Aug 16, 2013 $135/Night or $850/Week Fall: Aug 17, 2013-Oct 31, 2013 $100/Night or $600/Week Add 11% Florida Tax to above rates Note: Cleaning fees are included in the above rates for stays of 3 nights or more. For one or two night stays there is an additional $50 cleaning fee. A $150 Deposit is due when making your reservation.
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Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: When we bought our town home in 1998 it was a real 'fixer upper'. Dave spent two years remodeling the two upper levels where we now live, and then decided to build a studio apartment in the rear of the garage. We always wanted to own a Bed and Breakfast and we feel that our unit is the next best thing to it. We wanted a unique rental where our guests would feel at home and more like family, not just another impersonal condo. Since we opened for business in March 2004 we have been blessed with almost continuous bookings from March through October. Many of our guests come back year after year and we will never forget who actually pays our bills.
Why the Owner Chose Cloisters:
Okaloosa Island is a little 'hidden gem' on the Emerald Coast. Quiet, laid back, very little traffic and beautiful beaches. And our Beachbums Hideaway is right on the beach! What more could you ask for?
- Primary: (850) 240-7941 (Florida, USA)
The beach is over the dune-just steps away!
Outside Bar Area
TV and Dining Area
Outside Private Deck with Enclosed Shower
Queen Murphy Bed in Down Position
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