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Very Special! Beautiful Pool,Gulfview,1 Min Walk to Beach,Near 30a--Blue Turtle

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Last updated: 08/27/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes house description

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

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Primary renters must be 25 and older (does not apply to children in the family)....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

              • Tropical Green Guest Room, 1st floor: 1 queen

                Beautiful, convenient, garden view, adjacent bath...moreless

              • Seafoam Green Master Suite, 2nd floor: 1 king

                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

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Downstairs, adjacent to Tropical Green Guest Room, 1st floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                Adjoining Master Suite, 2nd floor...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Adjoining Violet-Blue Guest Room, 2nd floor...moreless

              • Half Bath: toilet

                Adjoining Crow's Nest on 3rd 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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Granite counters, upscale tile backsplash, SS Jenn Air range...moreless

              • Dining:

                Dining table seats 4, plus 3 at granite bar...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Grill utensils, small ice chest for beach...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Side-by-side...moreless

              • Stove:

                Jenn Air...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                7...moreless

              • Ice Maker
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Oven
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 7 people

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                First floor living area with TV and music entertainment center, leather reclining couch, recliner/rocker, glider, and rocking chair ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                Resort-quality towels. Please bring your own towels for beach and pool use--do not take bath towels outside....moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Lovely, high-quality linens and quilts. ...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Ample parking area by front porch...moreless

              • Washing Machine
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Heating
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Clothes Dryer

              Other Amenities

                  • 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

                  Entertainment

                  • Stereo:

                    MP3 player dock plus fm/am radio (bring your own MP3 player)...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    4 cable TVs with Blu-ray/DVD players...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Cards, puzzles, miscellaneous games...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • CD Player

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            (3) Side deck, catwalk, pool patio and 2 intimate stone terraces; outdoor shower; lounge chairs, Adirondack chairs, patio umbrella, dining table; firepit...moreless

                          • Lawn / Garden:

                            Tropical gardens between decks and terraces; palm trees and flowering plants; shaded swing; one-person hammocks...moreless

                          • Balcony:

                            Through Master Bedroom, alfresco dining table, Adirondack chairs...moreless

                          • Lanai / Gazebo:

                            Front porch with glider and rocking chair...moreless

                          Theme

                          • Away From It All
                          • Family
                          • Romantic
                          • Sports & Activities
                          • Tourist Attractions

                          Location & View

                          • Beach View:

                            Beach 100 steps across the street; can see the beach from our driveway ...moreless

                          • Ocean View:

                            Gulf view from Crow's Nest and front porch, and peeks from balcony...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Cinemas
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Hiking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Parasailing
                          • Surfing
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Groceries
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Museums
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Restaurants
                          • Zoo
                          • Live Theater
                          • Churches
                          • Water Parks
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Medical Services
                          • Shelling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Boating
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Walking
                          • Antiquing
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Shopping
                          • Rafting
                           

                          Reviews

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                          from 21 traveler reviews
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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Off-season
                          Sep 28 - Mar 6, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          $210 $260
                          Fri, Sat
                          Labor Day Eve
                          Aug 28 - Aug 31, 2015
                          4 night min stay
                          $325
                          My Standard Rate
                          4 night min stay
                          $275 $325
                          Fri, Sat

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Cleaning $180 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 11.5%

                          Notes:

                          $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 maximum; some exceptions w/surcharge $10/per/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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                          Last updated: 08/27/2014
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                          Location

                          16 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
                          0.7 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Hwy 98
                          2.46 Miles
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Beach House Bar
                          2 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Shark's Tooth Golf Club, On 98
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Bayou Bill's Crab House, Front Beach Rd

                          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.

                           

                          Owner info

                          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.


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                          Photos

                          • Rocking front porch and balcony

                            Rocking front porch and balcony

                          • Enjoy sunning or reading a book out by the pool

                            Enjoy sunning or reading a book out by the pool

                          • Enjoy your own tropical garden while the steaks are grilling

                            Enjoy your own tropical garden while the steaks are grilling

                          • Upscale granite counters, tile backsplash, and Jenn-Air range

                            Upscale granite counters, tile backsplash, and Jenn-Air range

                          • Seafoam green master bedroom (king)

                            Seafoam green master bedroom (king)

                          • Master bath with large walk-in shower

                            Master bath with large walk-in shower

                          • Green downstairs guest room (queen)

                            Green downstairs guest room (queen)

                          • Twin beds with trundles in 3rd floor crow's nest

                            Twin beds with trundles in 3rd floor crow's nest

                          • Another nook to relax in, just off the front porch.

                            Another nook to relax in, just off the front porch.

                          • Pier Park shopping, restaurants, nightspots, & theaters nearby

                            Pier Park shopping, restaurants, nightspots, & theaters nearby

                          • Pelican sunning at St. Andrews State Park

                            Pelican sunning at St. Andrews State Park

                          • White egret in St. Andrews State Park

                            White egret in St. Andrews State Park

                          • Privacy fence and parking area

                            Privacy fence and parking area

                          • Outdoor dining by the pool

                            Outdoor dining by the pool

                          • Can't have a beach getaway without a hammock!

                            Can't have a beach getaway without a hammock!

                          • Cheery coral living/dining room and fun beach decor

                            Cheery coral living/dining room and fun beach decor

                          • Writing desk in master bedroom

                            Writing desk in master bedroom

                          • Periwinkle guest room (queen)

                            Periwinkle guest room (queen)

                          • Downstairs bathroom

                            Downstairs bathroom

                          • View from the crow's nest

                            View from the crow's nest

                          • Right across the street - This is what you came for!

                            Right across the street - This is what you came for!

                          • Biking boardwalks in communities along 30A

                            Biking boardwalks in communities along 30A

                          • Shuttle to nearby Shell Island

                            Shuttle to nearby Shell Island

                          • Good snorkeling beach in St. Andrews State Park

                            Good snorkeling beach in St. Andrews State Park

                          VRBO #409671

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                          Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                          $210 - $325 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 9

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                          Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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