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Great Gulf Views! 100 Steps to Beach, 1st Tier, Screen Porch, Pets, Grill, Wifi

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Sweetwater Cottage has a large screened porch where you can enjoy the Gulf view.

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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Sweetwater Cottage was just completed summer 2013! You will love the convenient location and extra amenities of this custom-built cottage which is only about 100 steps to the beautiful, white, sandy beach.

With its 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a dining area on its large screened porch and ample covered parking, this beautifully decorated home can easily accommodate a family or two couples...but is still small enough for lovers on a romantic getaway!!

We also try to simplify what you need to pack by providing all your linens (including beach towels), as well as a starter supply of paper towels, toilet paper, bath soap and detergents. In addition, we also maintain a supply of beach chairs, rafts and beach toys!

You can enjoy the sweeping Gulf views and spectacular sunsets from almost every room in the house or while you are dining on the large screened porch with ceiling fans.

Floor Plan:
The GROUND LEVEL has ample covered parking and a storage room that contains the washer & dryer as well as a plentiful supply of beach chairs, rafts and beach toys for your convenience. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water and a fish-cleaning sink and a portable Weber charcoal grill with lid.

The MAIN LEVEL is up a short flight of stairs which is entered through a large screened porch that spans across the entire front of the home. The porch dining table and ceiling fans make it easy to dine 'al fresco' while enjoying the view...or you may just want to curl up in the porch swing and read a book or take a nap. The main level contains a vaulted great room that includes the living area with flat-screen TV and stereo and a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, glass-top stove, side-by-side refrigerator and pantry. There are 2 bedrooms: each has a queen bed, ceiling fan and flat-screen TV. The master bedroom has its own private bath with shower and a great view of the Gulf. The second bedroom is adjacent to a full bath that is equipped with a tub/shower combination.

Area Features:
As you stroll along the quiet beach, you can find a variety of seashells to collect or just enjoy watching the dolphins swimming by or eagles and osprey scouting for prey. Of course, swimming, sunbathing or fishing in the surf are always a favorite, too.

Our neighborhood is extremely quiet and friendly, with no thru traffic - a great place for families with children, or for anyone who just wants to get away from it all!

You may want to rent bikes or a golf cart and cruise quietly through the streets or on the beach. Horseback riding on the beach can also be conveniently arranged.

Money Bayou is just a short walk down the beach where you can catch blue crabs, throw your cast net or put in your kayak to explore the winding waterway. Scalloping in nearby St. Joe Bay is also a lot of fun during the summer scallop season. These sweet, tender delicacies can be enjoyed on your vacation or frozen for later when you return home.

In addition, the famous Indian Pass Raw Bar is just a mile up the road where you can enjoy the area's delicious oysters, other seafood and a cold drink. Weekends at the Raw Bar often feature outdoor live entertainment and dancing.

Our area is reminiscent of 'Old Florida.' There are no tall condos or hotels anywhere near by! Our beaches are very quiet and pristine and, in the off-season, you will rarely encounter anyone as you stroll quietly along the beach!

Our home is located on the mainland, just 1.5 miles east from Cape San Blas - which has been rated in the top five of the best beaches in the United States. Port St. Joe is only 10 miles to the west where you can stock up on all of the provisions you'll need. If you're not in the mood to cook, there are a number of great, local restaurants and night spots nearby. A golf course is only a few miles away and there are 4 separate boat ramps within 15 miles.

Just 20 minutes to the east is the historic and quaint fishing town of Apalachicola. Here you will find some great shopping as well as many wonderful restaurants and night spots. In addition, you can walk along the boardwalk and see what catch the fishing boats have brought in for the day.

We invite you to relax at 'Sweetwater Cottage' and enjoy 'Old Florida.'

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Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs under 30 pounds - must be on flea and tick prevention....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Full bath w/ shower, flat-screen TV, ceiling fan & gulf view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Is adjacent to full bath, has flat-screen TV & ceiling fan....moreless

  • Additional sleeping space is accommodated with a queen air mattress.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master bath has shower with glass enclosure....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: outdoor shower

    Enjoying the hot/cold outdoor shower is a MUST!...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Additional kitchen equipment: there is a crock-pot & electric hand-mixer. Each bathroom has a blow-dryer. Beach equipment provided: at least 4 beach chairs, umbrella, beach cart and various rafts, boogie boards, beach toys, buckets & nets....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a collection of paperback novels is kept in the house...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Included in flat-screen TV in living room. ...moreless

  • Games:

    We maintain a variety of games for all ages....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable service has local channels as well as CNN, USA H&G among others for a total of approximately 80 channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Has i-pod, i-phone port, radio and CD player....moreless

  • Television:

    3 wall-mounted flatscreens: living room, and each bedroom...moreless

  • Toys:

    We keep a variety of interior board games as well as some beach toys and rafts....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a very small collection of DVDs....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Enjoy the incredible beach view from almost every room in the house....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining areas include the breakfast bar and outdoor table on the screened porch with ceiling fans for a combined total of 10 seats....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    full-size dryer is in the ground-floor utility/storage room...moreless

  • Garage:

    Open carport under home...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are made & there is an extra set of queen sheets if inflatable bed is needed....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Vaulted ceiling, flat-screen TV, ceiling fan and plenty of comfortable furniture...including a relaxing chaise....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is ample covered parking under the house and in the driveway. There is enough room for 3 or 4 cars/boat - depending on size. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    free limited long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    We provide 6 sets of bath towels and at least 4 beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full-size washing machine is in the ground-floor utility/storage room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup electric drip coffee maker that uses #4 "cone" filters. There is also a Keurig that uses K-cups....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully-equipped...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    There is usually a supply of salt, pepper, various spices, & paper products in the pantry....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side with icemaker & water through the door...moreless

  • Stove:

    glass-top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4-slot and can accommodate bagels...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened porch with ceiling fans and table and chairs for outdoor dining. There is also a 2-person hammock swing....moreless

  • Golf:

    nearby...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
May 17 - Jun 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,475

Changeover Day: Sunday

July 4th week
Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Sunday

Mid Summer
Jul 5 - Aug 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,475

Changeover Day: Sunday

Late Summer
Aug 16 - Sep 12, 2015
4 night min stay
$195
$1,250 $3,500

Changeover Day: Sunday

Early Fall
Sep 13 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$165
$1,050 $2,900
Late Fall
Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
$150
$950
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay
$195
$1,250

Changeover Day: Sunday

Early Winter
Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2015
3 night min stay
$150
$950
Christmas or New Years Week
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$195
$1,250

Changeover Day: Sunday

Late Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$150
$950 $2,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

For Summer Season & Holiday weeks, FULL WEEK requests are preferred unless it is a few weeks before arrival. Rental weeks are from Sun to Sun for 2015. Monthly rates are available upon request.

Check in-4 pm/Check out-11 am (EST)

Rates include: cleaning; linens, bath towels, 4 beach towels & chairs, cart, rafts, toys & starter supply of paper towels, TP & soap


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 05/26/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
North Florida Regional Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Indian Pass Raw Bar
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port St. Joe Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Indian Pass Raw Bar

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We live in Tallahassee and love this area of the Gulf Coast. I have been coming down here since I was a child and have since introduced my husband and our two girls to this wonderful taste of 'Old Florida.'

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We hope you will also fall in love with this area. It is a beautiful part of Florida where you can really get away from it all.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

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  • Sweetwater Cottage has a large screened porch where you can enjoy the Gulf view.

    Sweetwater Cottage has a large screened porch where you can enjoy the Gulf view.

  • View from our front porch - Its only about 100 steps to the white, sandy beach!

    View from our front porch - Its only about 100 steps to the white, sandy beach!

  • The view of the house from the beach and beach access.

    The view of the house from the beach and beach access.

  • Welcome to Sweetwater Cottage!

    Welcome to Sweetwater Cottage!

  • The living room has a chaise and plenty of other comfortable seating.

    The living room has a chaise and plenty of other comfortable seating.

  • The 2nd BR w/ queen bed, flat screen TV & ceiling fan is adjacent to a full bath

    The 2nd BR w/ queen bed, flat screen TV & ceiling fan is adjacent to a full bath

  • We have a supply of games for the whole family.

    We have a supply of games for the whole family.

  • Relax on the swing while you enjoy the Gulf view from the screened porch.

    Relax on the swing while you enjoy the Gulf view from the screened porch.

  • For your convenience, we provide beach chairs, various rafts & toys & beach cart

    For your convenience, we provide beach chairs, various rafts & toys & beach cart

  • This pair of Bald Eagles is just some of the wildlife you will see frequently.

    This pair of Bald Eagles is just some of the wildlife you will see frequently.

  • There is plenty of covered parking.

    There is plenty of covered parking.

  • Our home is located on the beach access & is a quick, easy walk to the beach.

    Our home is located on the beach access & is a quick, easy walk to the beach.

  • View of Sweetwater Cottage (& Mood Swing) from the water.

    View of Sweetwater Cottage (& Mood Swing) from the water.

  • The fully equipped kitchen has a pantry, glass-top stove & breakfast bar.

    The fully equipped kitchen has a pantry, glass-top stove & breakfast bar.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Master BR has a full bath, flat-screen TV, ceiling fan & view of the Gulf.

    Master BR has a full bath, flat-screen TV, ceiling fan & view of the Gulf.

  • A second full bath is adjacent to the guest bedroom.

    A second full bath is adjacent to the guest bedroom.

  • Enjoy the view while you dine 'al fresco' on the screened front porch.

    Enjoy the view while you dine 'al fresco' on the screened front porch.

  • Bathing in the outdoor shower is a MUST!

    Bathing in the outdoor shower is a MUST!

  • Enjoy our beautiful, white sandy beach.

    Enjoy our beautiful, white sandy beach.

  • Our beaches are extremely dog-friendly!

    Our beaches are extremely dog-friendly!

  • Money Bayou is just a quick walk down the beach where you can catch blue crabs.

    Money Bayou is just a quick walk down the beach where you can catch blue crabs.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/26/2015
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