Bayfront Cottage - Bring Your Boat
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes cottage 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 stand up paddleboard. Take our 3 bicycles with kid's 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 swingset 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,
- 1000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Iron & Board
- DVD Player:
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Water Sports Gear:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Deck / Patio:
- Water Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
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Family of 4
Family of 4
It was just what we were looking for! We have two small childeren and it fit all of our needs!
- Guest Brooke S.
- Date of stay 10/11/13
- Review Submitted 10/24/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Casa Cruz = Magical Paradise
Casa Cruz = Magical Paradise
We had great expectations for our first family vacation, and Casa Cruz exceeded them. The house is comfortable, clean, relaxing, and welcoming. The yard is gorgeous and all of our stress after driving for almost a day melted away when arriving. Everything in the house is labeled clearly, and we stopped at a very close Publix to stock up on groceries. The house already has all necessities and Apryl is gracious with toiletries. The owners have a binder to answer every question and offer suggestions - every detail is taken care of. We hit up many of the suggestions and had amazing food and good ideas for what to do other than the beach. Every day we picked a different beach to visit, and each and every one was easy to access and breathtaking. In the afternoons we would nap, read in the hammock, bike with the baby trailer and play in the yard. Before sunset my husband and I would kayak on the gorgeous bay in the backyard. On the one day it rained we took to the binder for advice and went to Baytowne Village, which our toddler loved. They have a carousel and all sorts of reasonably priced activities. The owners have toys, a grill, outdoor shower, a wonderfully relaxing swing on the porch and I loved the house decor. We've been to many beautiful beaches - Hawaii, St. Thomas, San Diego - and S. Walton has the most beautiful I've seen. Our toddler had a wonderful time, my elderly mother had no problems with the house at all as they have a very nice bedroom on the ground floor. My husband and I said to each other after the first two days that we were already having one of the most memorable vacations ever. We are so thankful to you for sharing your gorgeous cottage and making a dream come true for us. We can't wait to return!
- Guest Cale R.
- Date of stay 08/04/13
- Review Submitted 08/14/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
A Wonderful Place
A Wonderful Place
We enjoyed our stay here very much. What a great place to relax and have fun!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 05/30/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners.
Our stay at Casa Cruz was very nice and relaxing. Although the weather was not conducive for watersports, we did take advantage of the bicycles on a daily basis (rode to Baytowne Village and Wharf). We were really just looking for some good R&R away from our very busy lifestyle, and that is what we got here. The cottage is in a quiet neighborhood, has its own pier, two swings (one on the porch and one facing the bay, a firepit, kayaks, a hammock, etc. - and the cottage was very clean and nicely decorated. Baytowne Village, the Sandestin Outlet Stores, and Destin Commons are quick and easy shopping choices (we made some very interesting purchases while visiting their stores). And restaurants galore! We highly recommend Fat Clemenza's for great Italian food! If we plan to revisit the Gulf Coast, we will most likely see if Casa Cruz is available.
- Guest Jan (Marietta, GA)
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/01/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
Relax on the Bay
Relax on the Bay
My family and I stayed at this piece of heaven in July. We have a 5 year old and a 3 year old, and it was the first vacation we have taken where we could actually relax. There is plenty of yard for the children to play in, and the water around the dock is only knee deep. Our children had non-stop entertainment, as we could fish, set a crab trap, or take a swim all in a matter of minutes. Also, don't forget to bring your boat, as we explored the bay in our 14 foot Fisher Marine. Moreover, the house comes equipped with anything you could possibly need, whether it be aluminum foil or a kayak. If you do happen to need something, the grocery store is only minutes away. Furthermore, as an added bonus, the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is extremely close. If you are looking for the perfect place in the Sandestin area, Casa Cruz will not disappoint.
- Guest Blake (South Georgia)
- Date of stay 07/18/12
- Review Submitted 08/04/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children.
Sat to Sat; $1500 per week; $214.00 per night Peak Week: June 29 - July 6; $1800 per week; $257.14 per night Cleaning Fee: $125.00 Security Deposit: $250.00 Taxes: 12% Pay via check (full payment & security deposit due 30 days in advance); pay pal (3% fee)
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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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Private half acre lot with grass lawn.
Kids play area
Covered porch with swing and gas grill.
Full kitchen with dining area.
Master with king bed and half bath.
Downstairs queen adjoining full bath.
Take in the sunset or roast marshmellows in the fire pit.
Nice sandy bottom for swimming off the pier.
Living room with sleeper sofa.
Flat screen T.V. in living room & master with cable, DVD/Blue Ray, & Streaming.
Second floor half bath.
Kid's bunk room with 2 twin beds
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Date last modified - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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