New to Market! 4BR, 4bath, Remodeled, Heated Pool, Beach Side.
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sunrise Beach cottage description
Island Girl, sister home to Island Time at Sunrise, is a charming, newly remodeled cottage next door to Sunrise Beach. Lush green wetlands border the home's east side, providing views of nature and the gulf beyond. Private boardwalk to beach access and next door to Highland House, private events facility. Home has covered wrap deck on main level and private deck upstairs off master bedroom. Interior newly remodeled throughout including hardwood floors, granite counter tops, glass back splash, new vanities, upgraded kitchen cabinets, wood ceilings, Florida trim, and much more. Living room, dining, kitchen with breakfast bar, bedroom with queen bed, bath and laundry on main level. Master bedroom with king bed and private bath, bedroom with two sets of bunk beds and its own private bath on the second level. Third level bedroom provides queen bed and private bath. Sleeps as many as 12, and 13 if using the portable twin. Dining for 10. Located on a private street surrounded by grand scale properties; next door to Sunrise Beach. Street leads to public beach access that is basically private; gets very little use by public at large. Island Girl's private boardwalk ties into to the public boardwalk a short distance prior to reaching the beach. Wonderful location that is within walking distance to Gulf Place and restaurants such as Fire, Goatfeathers, Tango and Local Catch.
- 1800 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13, Beds for 12-13
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 10:
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- Ideal area and property for family vacation. Three houses back from one of the best beaches in the world. Tourist attractions available in Destin and Panama City Beach; within 15-30 minutes driving time. Historic areas also within the region. Wonderful parks and trails for exploring. Area not as crowded as Destin and Panama City Beach. Can get away from it all if you prefer....moreless
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Pool & Spa
- Private Pool:
- Heated Pool
- Deck / Patio:
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- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Fly Fishing
- Fitness Center
- Roller Blading
- Deepsea Fishing
- Medical Services
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Beach communities along a 26 mile area of Highway 30A that are collectively referred to as 30A. Each community has its own personality; includes Seaside, Grayton Beach, Sea grove, Watercolor, Water sould, Rosemary Beach, and Santa Rosa Beach. The area in general is more laid back, less congestive, with no high rises or franchised restaurants. Beaches sport white sand; almost like powdered sugar. Santa Rosa Beach was listed by Yahoo Travel a few years ago as being a top 10 beach. Restaurants are privately owned with many boasting notable chefs. ...moreless
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Great house and close distance to the beach!
Great house and close distance to the beach!
My husband and I just returned home from staying at Island Girl with our 3 small children and my in-laws. We had a great vacation! The house is exactly as it looks in the pictures. It was newly remodeled and was very clean. Upon arrival, the house was stocked with toilet paper, garbage bags, detergents, soap, etc., which was helpful. The owner also provided a vacuum cleaner, brooms, charcoal, a high chair, step stools, lots of bathroom towels and other helpful little amenities. You will need to bring your own beach towels, which is probably the case with most rentals. Regarding any little issue/question that I had, the owner was very responsive. Having 3 small children, I found the distance to the beach really ideal. The backyard opens to a boardwalk which brings you directly to the beach without going on streets. That is really helpful for people with children. The boardwalk trip to the beach does involve stairs, but we navigated it easily with our beach cart loaded with chairs and toys. Also helpful for people with children is that the public beach with lifeguards is a short distance away, so you could easily 'camp out' by the lifeguards for added safety, or use the beach near the house for a less-crowded/busy beach. The private pool behind the house is a nice size and was really nice as well. The pool was cleaned/serviced twice a week by a friendly technician and was a lovely place to spend time with the children in a very private, secluded setting. The pool got morning/early afternoon sun and was shady after around 3pm. The shaded pool time was great when I thought the kids had too much sun for the day, but they still wanted to play in the water. The homes to each side of Island Girl are situated in such a way that Island Girls' backyard is very private. We had a lovely vacation and felt that Island Girl was well maintained and very charming. The home was a great fit for our family.
- Guest Jeanine (Atlanta, GA)
- Date of stay 07/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Jeanine, we are so pleased you and your family enjoyed Island Girl. I recall you mentioned liking the floor plan for your family's needs. Glad it did work for you. And I often wonder if the amenities provided are even noticed, but you have confirmed they are. Island Girl did not have a pool when we purchased the cottage. We worked months on plans, trying to get the most we could with the space that was available. So we are especially pleased you enjoyed the pool, deck and setting so much. And you are right, you don't have to go down streets to get to the beach. Our boardwalk is so private, I like to go down late at night and sit at the end just to listen to the surf. But I hadn't stopped to think about lifeguards being at Ed Wahline public beach access nearby. We always stay in the area off our boardwalk because it is less crowded. I can see how that would be an advantage, especially if you have small children. Thanks again for the kind words. We hope to see you in the future!
Great new rental!
Great new rental!
We just returned from a week at Island Girl. It was very difficult to leave as it was such an enjoyable home and location. The owners did an amazing job renovating this home, no detail was spared. It is the perfect blend of upscale but beachy and comfortable. The colors in the home are very happy, the furniture and bedding are very comfortable, and it just feels good being there. It's neither sparsely decorated like some rentals are, nor cluttered like others can be. Every surface is brand new and the home was extremely clean upon our arrival. We also appreciated that the owners supplied us with a lot of the little necessities that many larger rental companies don't bother to include like; starter coffee and creamer, mini shampoo and toiletries, multiple rolls of toilet paper, trash bags that lasted us the week, cleaning supplies, detergent, charcoal etc. The listing very accurately describes the home. The pool was in a private backyard and was nicely landscaped, there was a nice view while floating in the pool! Many of the pools in the immediate area were not private, they were set on the street, or were smaller than this one. The short walk to the beach was very pleasant and close enough you could run back for food or drinks. We also appreciated the keyless entry as we didn't have to keep track of who had the key with many of us coming and going at different times. The owners clearly have the rental property system well worked out, they have done a great job anticipating the needs of families renting homes for vacation. Brenda was very attentive and informative throughout the entire rental and check in process and returned our security deposit extremely quickly. It was like renting from a boutique firm with all of the perks of a smaller rental company!
- Guest Patty S. (Alpharetta, GA)
- Date of stay 07/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/18/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Patty, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Island Girl. We want the home to be "your home" while on vacation. So we do try to have enough necessities available so you are not having to rush out to shop when you first get to the beach. And we are extremely pleased you appreciate what we did with the house. We worked hard for a number of months remodeling the property, installing the pool, and turning it into a home WE very much love. Thanks again for the kind words.
I'm a very picky renter and This did not disappoint! Choose this one! Choose this one!!
I'm a very picky renter and This did not disappoint! Choose this one! Choose this one!!
I wanted to do a road trip with my sister, niece, nephew and one of my kids. Sharing a hotel room with teenagers is NOT an option. Even my own family of 4 rooms and even condos have become a bit crowded and for the price gotta love the houses. I've rented in various states and countries. I tend to look at each and every listing, perhaps spending more time researching properties than I actually spend on my vacation. If you're reading this, stop now and book this home. I will just say that it's hard to get a beautiful picture that does this home justice from the front, but it is a beauty. The location is spectacular. It is on such a pristine, unspoiled and uncrowded piece of 30a that I will highly suggest this home to my friends, family and anyone reading this. I will say that when looking at reviews and listings I'm hoping to find uncluttered, rooms with out cheesy themes. I prefer higher end furnishings and kitchens and bathrooms. I was not disappointed. In fact in the past I've gotten to a rental only to find that the photos were old and what I walked into was less than stellar. Here however, were excited and loving this home from the second we stepped onto the porch and experienced the vast size, beauty, charm, cleanliness, and amenities offered. Brenda the owner, was such a pleasure to work with before and during our stay. I honestly could write all day about the great experience we all had. The walk to the beach is about 30 seconds and really perfect. It was a chilly week and the private pool is blocked from the winds and in the best spot for the sun until late afternoon. So private unlike some of the others in that area. The beach is right there, and the sunsets rock! Bring your kites, loved ones, and about a dozen candles for the spectacular candle holders out by the pool and enjoy the evenings there, the days at the pool and beach and if you feel that you need to leave the house then consider the location perfect.
- Guest Linda W.
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/01/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Linda, we are pleased you were excited about Island Girl when you arrived. Yes, she is difficult to capture in a photograph, so I am really not surprised when you emailed me that the home exceeded your expectations. The home is unique in terms of location, and that also is difficult to describe to others. That was a major part of the home's appeal for us when we decided to purchase; worth the time and hours of work toward remodeling. It became a labor of love in the process. We probably went overboard in making certain she was as special as the homes that surround her. And while I think it takes a little longer than thirty seconds to get to the beach, it is a very short walk. Again, we are pleased you were pleased with your experience at Island Girl. And we hope to see you return; especially hope we have more guests like you!
We do not rent to those under 25 unless accommpanied by adult. WINTER: $1,795.00 January 04 - March 01, 2014 SPRING BREAK: $3,295.00 March 1 - April 12, 2014 LATE SPRING: $2,195.00 April 12 - May 24, 2014 SUMMER: $3,595.00 May 24 - August 09, 2014 Holiday Weeks: $1,995.00 Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years Cleaning $195 plus 12% FL & Walton County Taxes; $300 Refundable Damage Deposit.
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- Nearest Airport: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport at 36 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Santa Rosa Country Club Golf Course at 1 Miles
Year Purchased: 2012
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Three story cottage on deadend street that adjoins Sunrise Beach.
Another view of living room.
Remodeled kitchen with granite and glass backsplash.
Ground level bedroom with queen bed; off kitchen and living areas.
Master bedroom with king bed; second level. Has private deck and bath.
Master bath; granite top double vanity, shower over tub.
View from master bedroom deck; zoom lens used.
Bunk room bath; second level.
Bath off loft room. Shower over tub.
Newly installed heated pool and deck.
Private boardwalk ties into public boardwalk to beach. Approx 2-3 min walk.
Deck wraps around two sides of home; cottage surrounded by estate-like homes.
Living room; hardwood floors, wood ceiling, Florida trim.
View looking back from living toward dining and kitchen.
Another view of remodeled kitchen. New hardwood floors and lighting.
Ground level bath with shower; serves as guest bath.
Another view of master bedroom. 39' flatscreen TV.
Private deck off master bedroom; view of Gulf and surrounding wetlands.
Bunk room for children on second level. Sleeps as many as six. Bath adjoins.
Loft bedroom with queen bed, TV, ceiling fan and private bath; carpeted. Views.
Covered deck on main level; overlooks pool. Wraps around from front entrance.
Another view of pool with wrap-around deck overlooking pool area.
Our grandson watching the surf at our beautiful beach.
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