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'Just Perfect' overlooks Eastern Lake and is only 251 short steps to the beach. Our home offers room for 10 guests, making it perfect for more than one family. The great room is cozy, relaxed and comfortable with two sofas and club chairs. The dining table seats up to 8 and a bar provides extra seating.
The master bedroom has a sun room where you can curl up with your favorite book and a large bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate shower.
The second bedroom is downstairs and is furnished with a queen bed a downstairs bathroom with shower.
The upstairs Bunk Room has a Queen size bed on the bottom and extra long twin on top, making it perfect for either a couple, teenagers or small children.
The private outdoor shower has views of lake and is extra nice after day at beach or for a hot shower under the stars. Fully equipped kitchen and gas grill on the deck both have views of lake.
The communities of Seaside, Watercolor, Alys Beach, Seacrest and Rosemary Beach are all within bike riding distance. There you can enjoy shopping, art, outdoor music, outdoor movies and much more.
Panama City Beach and Destin are both within a 15 minute drive. Outlet shopping at Sandestin is also within minutes.
Outdoor enclosed shower .
Air mattress provided for extra sleeping.
Canoe provided for touring Eastern Lake or paddleing to the beach.
Firewood provided for beach fires (a permit is required for fires on the beach cost $50, fines for no permit are $250)...moreless
Memorial Day Weekend (Friday-Monday) $750 +tax and cleaning fee
Labor Day weekend (Friday-Monday) $750 +tax and cleaning fee
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Seaside, Watercolor, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach are all a short bike ride away for great food and shopping. Or enjoy the 21 mile Bike path that runs adjacent to Scenic Highway 30-A. Deer Lake State Park, Point Washington State Forest, within biking distance and have great hiking trails. Grayton Beach State Park, or Eden Gardens State Park is short drive. An excellent fishing guide lives two doors down the street. A canoe is provided for touring Eastern Lake or quick paddle to the beach.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Mark and Karen Pugh, the owners of ‘Just Perfect’, live 1 ½ hours north in the town of Andalusia, Alabama. Mark is the President of a regional civil and environmental engineering firm and Karen is a yoga instructor, Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) instructor and CrossFit trainer at a CrossFit gym that she owns in Andalusia. They have three children and two grandchildren. Their newest grandchild was born during vacation week 2013 in Destin and he spent the first 3 days at the beach house before going home! Mark is an outdoorsman and photographer. You can see Mark’s photography here and at markpughphotography.com. Karen is sometimes available to teach SUP yoga on the lake. They love their Old Florida beach house and sharing it with others.
Why the Owner Chose Eastern Lake: After searching for beach property for over a year, we knew at first sight this was the perfect place for us. Living in a quiet neighborhood on a costal dune lake with the beach just steps away, is truly wonderful. Experiencing the constant change of Eastern Lake interacting with the Gulf of Mexico is amazing. Together they create a very unique playground for beach lovers young and old. Each family member and friend upon their first visit here all said “This place is 'Just Perfect'! “ The name stuck. Come visit and you will understand why.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Eastern Lake is one of 15 rare coastal dune lakes found in South Walton. The rare lakes are reportedly found only along the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, and in the United States along the coasts of Oregon, South Carolina, and Northwest Florida. One of the most interesting features of Eastern Lake and the others is their intermittent connection to the Gulf of Mexico. When a lake reaches a high water level, it breaks through the dune system and beach and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The neighborhood is Seagrove Beach, and so it is, a lake betwixt sea and grove. Since Eastern Lake is one of few costal dunes that allow motorized boats, you will see and enjoy small motor boats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and everything in between. So, in addition to the sun and the surf of the Gulf, you can also experience the fishing, boating and the quiet waters of the lake.