Bayfront Cottage - Bring Your Boat

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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'Casa Cruz' is a cozy 1000 sq. foot cottage located on the shoreline of Destin's Choctawhatchee Bay. Our recently renovated two story cottage has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths plus an outdoor shower. The second floor king master has an adjoining half bath with a kid's bunk room containing 2 twin beds. The downstairs queen bedroom adjoins the full bath. There is also a sofa sleeper in the living room.

Swim or fish from our private pier or dock your jet skis or boat after a day at Crab Island. For non-motorized fun, try our 3 kayaks or 2 stand up paddle boards. Take our 3 bicycles with kids tow behind trailer to Sandestin for a picnic on JoLee Island. Let the kids play on shore in the kid's play area with large swing set or swim in the shallow, sandy waters under our pier.

Relax while watching the sunset in the swing and roast marshmellows after dark in the fire pit by the shore. Located in a peaceful neighborhood on a dead-end street with less than 10 homes, serenity is what you get at Casa Cruz.

If you are looking for shopping, dining, or nightlife, Sandestin Resort is only a five minute drive. The emerald surf and sugar white beaches are also just five minutes away.

Keywords: Casa Cruz, private pier, water front, spectacular view, boat dock, private, serene, cottage,


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    beach toys & inflatables, Radio Flyer wagon, high chair, safety guard for bed, safety gate for top of stairs, jogging stroller...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bunk Area: 2 twin/ single


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • private pier, jet ski docks, boat dock, 3 kayaks, 3 bicycles with tow-behind carrier for 2 kids, 2 stand up paddleboards...moreless


  • Books:

    Assorted children's books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    TV/DVD Combo downstairs. BluRay player with streaming video both upstairs and downstairs....moreless

  • Games:

    Some board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Hi Def digital cable channels on both TV's....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Upstairs only....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV's upstairs & downstairs....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys are located under the beds in the bunk room....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix streaming available through BluRay player both upstairs & downstairs....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Traditional dining table inside seats six. Eat-in kitchen bar seats four. Picnic table outside....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Frontload Dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Frontload Washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Recently renovated with new cabinets, granite countertops, and appliances....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic kitchen staples are provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Three adult bicycles with double tow-behind trailer for kids. Two children's bikes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio with porch swing. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Three kayaks. Two stand up paddle boards....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Half acre lot. Swing set with rock wall and slide. Fire pit at shoreline....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life jackets, inflatables, beach toys, etc....moreless



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7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


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Last updated: 09/30/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My husband and I are busy professionals who live in Biloxi, Mississippi with our two year old son. I have a small law practice and he is a pilot in the Air Force Reserve. We enjoy spending time at Casa Cruz and would like to share it with others while we are not using it. This extra income would afford us the opportunity do some traveling before our son starts school.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
We have been vacationing at Sandestin for years. Each time we visited, we would look at the real estate but were turned off by the apartment-like setting of a condo and the strict rules and stiff fees of the HOA's in Sandestin. When this property came available, we knew it was everything we were looking for. It is very close to Sandestin so that we are able still enjoy the amenities, but far enough away to still be peaceful and serene.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Casa Cruz is located on a half acre lot with plenty of parking, a grass lawn for outdoor games, picnic area and grill for a family barbeque, private pier for docking your boat or PWC (please discuss water depth limitations with owners prior to bringing your boat). Since we have a two year old, we have most of the big, bulky toddler essentials that make traveling so tough. We have a high-chair, bed guards, safety gate for top of stairs, indoor and outdoor toys, beach equipment, wagon, and tow-behind bike trailer.

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  • Nice sandy bottom for swimming off the pier.

    Nice sandy bottom for swimming off the pier.

  • Covered porch with swing and gas grill.

    Covered porch with swing and gas grill.

  • Take in the sunset or roast marshmellows in the fire pit.

    Take in the sunset or roast marshmellows in the fire pit.

  • Kid's bunk room with 2 twin beds

    Kid's bunk room with 2 twin beds

  • Private half acre lot with grass lawn.

    Private half acre lot with grass lawn.

  • Kids play area

    Kids play area

  • See Manta Rays from the paddle board.

    See Manta Rays from the paddle board.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Minimum stay: 7 nights
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Bayfront Cottage - Bring Your Boat

Destin Area #402476

2 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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