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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 Goatfeathers, La Playa, Tango and Local Catch.
Each bedroom has bath.
Main floor: One BR with gueen bed.
Second floor: 2 BRs; master with king bed (available twin portable bed on frame) plus BR with 2 sets of bunks (singles over doubles).
Third floor: queen bed....moreless
Bathroom 1: toilet, shower
Ground level guest bath; next to ground level BR....moreless
Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower
Private master bath with double vanity; newly remodeled....moreless
Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower
Private bath off bunk room; newly remodeled....moreless
All baths have new vanities, granite tops, new faucets, towel bars, new ceramic tile floors, new trim, and freshly painted....moreless
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
Player that streams movies in living room; DVD player also in loft room....moreless
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL Apr 25 - May 15, 2015 7 night min stay
SUMMER May 23 - Aug 7, 2015 7 night min stay
LATE SUMMER Aug 8 - Aug 14, 2015 7 night min stay
EARLY FALL Aug 15 - Sep 4, 2015 7 night min stay
LABOR DAY Sep 5 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
FALL Sep 12 - Oct 30, 2015 7 night min stay
LATE FALL Oct 31 - Nov 20, 2015 7 night min stay
THANKSGIVING Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015 7 night min stay
EARLY WINTER Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015 7 night min stay
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016 7 night min stay
WINTER Jan 2 - Mar 5, 2016 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning Fee$225 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
50% (rent) deposit requested upon booking. Balance, including refundable damage deposit, due 14 days prior to reservation. Personal checks or credit cards accepted. Cleaning fee and 12% taxes are in addition to the rent. Heating of pool included in rent.
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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.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Fred and I have a real estate company in our hometown of Jonesboro, AR. We have always invested in rental property in Jonesboro, yet always dreamed of investing in the 30A area one day. We now own and manage four properties that are located within a two block area of Santa Rosa Beach.
Why the Owner Chose Sunrise Beach: Our family has enjoyed vacationing in the 30A area over the past 40 years and always looked forward to return visits. We rented the beach cottage original to the site of Sunrise Beach and Shell Seekers Cove (no longer standing) on several occasions years ago. And since Sunrise Beach was developed, we have rented there as well. We always thought it would have been special to own that old-style Florida bungalow and remember vividly the wonderful times spent there. Its spirit is still much alive to us to this day. So when we decided to purchase a property of our own, we were excited to locate a property within yards of the home we once desired. That home is now Island Time in Sunrise Beach. Then two years later we discovered what has since become our Island Girl. Her street is possibly the very drive that led to the original bungalow. We spent a year remodeling the home and installing the pool and decking to make her special. We wanted to continue the tradition of providing a place where guests could store their own memories on these special grounds.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: I love this particular street of homes; tucked away and yet so close to the beach. I love walking on the private boardwalk and sitting on the steps to the beach watching the sunset, the stars at night and listening to the surf. I could sit there for hours! I also enjoy being able to walk to good restaurants at night. And the decks, pool and oversize decking offer many hours of outdoor enjoyment. But the beach is the special attraction! Walking in the white sand is like walking in powdered sugar. It is amazing!! But then there is the surf!!!!