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The Blue Turtle offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus a 3rd-floor Crow’s Nest with views of the Gulf. With parking right by the rocking-chair front porch and a bedroom/bath on the main floor, it’s perfect for those avoiding stairs, elevator delays, or parking lot hassles.
We recently renovated this charming villa in fun coastal colors and decor inside and out. As you enter the front door, you’re greeted with a cheerful coral living room opening into the dining area, Ladies' Dream granite bar, and upscale kitchen. 10-foot ceilings and tiled floors add to the open, spacious feeling. Also downstairs, you have use of a laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. A tropical-green bedroom (queen) and seashell-motif bath comprise the downstairs guest quarters.
On the second floor, you’ll find warm, hand-scraped, wooden plank floors reminiscent of vintage ship cabins. The soothing seafoam-green master (king) comes complete with writing desk, TV, sunset balcony, and bath with walk-in shower. The periwinkle guest room (queen), with TV and separate bath, overlooks the neighboring stucco homes and palm trees.
Up one more floor, you’ll discover a whimsical, lime-green Crow's Nest with two twin daybeds, trundle bed, mini-fridge, bar sink, large Gulf-view windows, and a half bath.
The courtyard, pool, and garden areas are enclosed by a tall privacy fence. Through the gate from the front porch, you’ll find a convenient shower to wash off sand and seawater before entering the pool or the house. Lounge chairs, outdoor dining table with umbrella, and potted tropical plants surround the pool. Rest awhile under the garden palm tree in our one-person hammock swing. A stone terrace beyond the pool connects the patio with a wooden catwalk that zigzags through the landscaped backyard, past a hammock, to the side deck outside the laundry room. From there, a brick path takes you to the stone terrace and garden with hammock that adjoins the front porch.
Cable TV, high speed internet, and DVD/Blu-ray are available for your use.
Whether you long to nap in a chaise by the pool, stroll along the beach collecting seashells, share an alfresco meal on the patio, or curl up on the couch with a book, you’ll enjoy your time away at The Blue Turtle.
Keywords: Beach house, private home, villa, vacation rental, vacation home
Spacious and serene, private balcony, bath and TV...moreless
Violet Blue Guest Room, 2nd floor: 1 queen
Lovely and comfortable with adjoining bath, private TV...moreless
Crow's Nest, 3rd floor: 2 twin/ single
Fun decor, bar sink/refrig, trundle, gulf view, TV, 1/2 bath...moreless
Each fitted with resort-quality linens, coastal-flavored hues, and memory foam mattress pads for added comfort. King size beds (1) 2nd floor Master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) 1st floor and 2nd floor Guest bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins and trundles in 3rd floor Crow's Nest....moreless
3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower
Downstairs, adjacent to Tropical Green Guest Room, 1st floor...moreless
3.5 baths--each with its own coastal personality, color, and resort-quality towels so you always feel like you're on vacation...moreless
Living/kit/dining/laundry/bedrm/bath on first floor (one-floor living), 3rd floor Crow's Nest w/ Gulf view, granite bar w/sink and mini-refrigerator, 10-ft ceilings with crown moldings, granite counter tops, tiled floor in downstairs living area, hand scraped hardwood floors in bedrooms, radio and MP3 dock, 4 TVs, 4 DVD, 2 Blu-ray, outdoor shower, large fenced-in landscaped yard with hammocks, swing, palm trees, stone terraces, catwalk, outdoor dining table w/ umbrella by the pool, pool lounge chairs, small firepit, rocking chair and glider on front porch. Well stocked with cooking pots/pans and grilling utensils, dishes, small kitchen appliances, hair dryer, iron and board, etc. Beach buggy, sand screw, floats and 3 beach chairs....moreless
Labor Day Holiday Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015 4 night min stay
My Standard Rate 4 night min stay
$325 Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Cleaning$180 + tax
$180 cleaning fee
4pm check-in and 11am check-out firm in peak season; must have owner approval other times.
Rental agreement can be downloaded at blueturtlebeachhouse.com at bottom of Rates/Availability section.
9 guest max; some exceptions w surcharge $10/person/nt
25 age minimum--does not apply to children in a family.
Linens provided. Bring your own beach towels--bath towels for indoors only.
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100 steps to beautiful sugar sands of the Emerald Coast and gorgeous turquoise water. Great snorkeling, kayaking, and wildlife viewing in nearby state parks and coastal dune lakes. Biking and beach towns along 30A. Pier Park. Surf and pier fishing. Margaritaville, local winery, Zoo World, putt putt, Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin, and more.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Michael and I have been in the remodeling business all our married life--Michael as a contractor and Project Mgr, and me as designer/administrator/miscellaneous crew. Though I'm actually a teacher and writer, I've always helped out with Michael's business, and we've both been hands-on with this project too.
For nearly 30 years, we dreamed of having a place on the beach, and we're thrilled to finally make that a reality. We've had fun fixing up The Blue Turtle, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes: We settled on this area because of the amazing color of water and cool, clean sand. Being close to an airport and so many charming beach towns and parks to explore made it all the more perfect.
The Unique Benefits at this House: With miles and miles of bike paths both east (along Hwy 79) and west (along 30A) of our home, biking is a favorite past time. We especially enjoy taking the bikes to the Watercolor community and exploring all the boardwalk paths and bridges winding throughout the area.
With our interest in construction, looking at coastal architecture is great fun, and there's lots to choose from since each little beach town has its own flavor.
For something new, we're anxious to branch into kayaking. Besides the coastal lakes, there are some pristine crystal clear rivers to explore nearby. That's something we're really looking forward to.
And of course, we love beach walks, shell-hunting, and sunsets, and you just can't beat what we have right across the street.