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'Banana Cabana' -- 'A Storybook Cottage by the Sea'!!

'Banana Cabana' -- 'A Storybook Cottage by the Sea'!! A Tropical Oasis Awaits!! Your Very Own (13x25) Private Heated (Optional) Pool! 'The Only Thing Missing Is YOU'!!!   Sugar Sands & Crystal Clear Gulf Waters!! 'Ole Southern' Screened Porch -- Imagine......Wastin' the Day Away! 'Banana Cabana' ~ Exterior Add'l View. Incredible 1950's Main House Kitchen -- Fully Equipped!! Living Room Seating Area: Enough Room For All! Partial View-Living Rm w/Romantic Cozy Fireplace-Furnished w/Art Deco Features!! Spacious Dining Room -- Enough Seating for Everyone!! Charming Master Suite & Ajoining Twin Bedroom ' Nook'. Twin Bedroom 'Nook': Ajoins The King Master Suite. (Sleeps 1). Very Private Courtyard Off The Master Suite w/Romantic Chimnea Fireplace! Whimsical Queen Bedroom & Ajoining Twin Bedroom ' Nook'. Twin Bedroom 'Nook': Ajoins The Queen Bedroom. (Sleeps 1). Add'l View of Twin Bedroom 'Nook'. Private Guest Apt. w/Its Very Own Fully Equipped Kitchen & Seating for 2!! PRIVATE Guest Apt. Romantic Queen Loft Bedroom--Sleeps 2 ! The Storybook Continues! Adorable 'Tree-Top' Playhouse wWisteria in Full Bloom! 'Tree-Top' Playhouse Interior--Everything's Here For Your Own PRIVATE Escape!! Beautifuul Seagrove Beach! 'Banana Cabana' 's Spacious Grounds, Huge Grilling & Picnic Area! Spectaular Seagrove Beach Sunsets ~ Intoxicating!! Tropical Koi Fish Pond (Nite Time View)--A Magical Relaxing Evening Awaits!!

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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Private Homes cottage description

'BANANA CABANA'

'YOU'VE FINALLY FOUND 'YOUR HAPPY PLACE' '!!

Step back in time to 'Old Seagrove' (Circa 1938).

'Banana Cabana' is one of the original beach cottages to the area. Our Storybook Cottage is Truely Unique & One Of A Kind. Look no further--'Banana Cabana' HAS IT ALL!! Our Cottage has been Lovingly restored back to its Original Glory--ONLY BETTER! All the Vintage Charm w/all modern amenities & every attention to detail. Previous guests have said: 'This is a Very Special Place'...& It Truely Is! We are tucked away on a Quiet & Private Street, just off Scenic 30A in Seagrove Beach. Wow~ONLY 1 block to the Beach Access & Scenic 30A! 'Banana Cabana' is very close to The World Renowned 'Idyllic' Town of Seaside: Approx. 1 mi East. All Seaside Shops, Restaurants & Activities--they are just a very short drive or leisurely bike ride away! And the beach?....Well, this is what you came for!!

'Banana Cabana' Cottage is only 1 block (very short walk)--from the Beautiful White Sand Beaches & Emerald Green Waters that have made this area one of Florida’s Top & Most Desirable Beach Destinations! No More Highrises Here--You & your Family will enjoy all the Natural Beauty of Seagrove Beach, yet none of the crowds found in Destin & Panama City Beaches!! Seagrove Beach is truely: 'OLD FLORIDA' at its best!!

Done with the beach?....Your own PRIVATE Oasis awaits with a Beautiful Tropical Pool right outside your door! If the air is a little chilly, the pool can be heated during certain months of the year if you choose (add'l fee applies).

'Banana Cabana' Main House Features: 4 Bedrooms & 2 Full Baths--Sleeps 6. Our Private Guest Apartment Sleeps 2 w/1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bath & even has its Very Own Kitchen. There is a Private & Separate Entrance for Guests staying in the Guest Apt. Our 'Tree-Top' Playhouse offers an add'l sleeping arrangement (FOR 1). We are 'Ideal' for 2 to 3 couples or Families. The set-up is Sooo Unique--The Possibilities Are ENDLESS!! (You Decide)!

Step inside the Main House, and you will be amazed at the size of the huge 1950's eat-in kitchen (fully equipped), outfitted with its original farmhouse sink, hoosier style cabinetry and 'Vintage' gas stove. The Art Deco/50’s inspired décor is apparent throughout the Cottage.

The extra large Dining Room boasts a hand painted floor with tropical fish, sea turtles & mermaids. There is plenty of room for the entire Family in the spacious and airy sunken Living Room w/leather sofa groupings, gas log fireplace & flat-screen TV & Home Entertainment System with 5 CD changer. You will Love the Hallway Library, full of books new & old for you to enjoy.

Fall in Love with the Dreamy Master Suite, featuring a king-size bed, Full Private Master Bath, double closets & flat-screen TV/DVD player. Ajoining the Master Suite, is the 2nd Bedroom: A Charming Twin Bedroom 'Nook'--Sleeps 1. (see photo). Outside, just off the Master Suite we feature a Very Private Courtyard equipped with an outdoor chimnea fireplace for an enchanted romantic evening outdoors.

The whimsically appointed Queen Bedroom Suite is decorated in a Surfer/Hula Girl motiff -- right down to the grass skirt dust ruffles & window treatments. Get away from it all with your own large flat screen TV & DVD player. Ajoining the Queen Bedroom, is the 4th Bedroom: Another charming Twin Bedroom 'Nook'--Sleeps 1. (see photo). The Twin Bedroom 'Nook' has built-in custom cabinetry equipped w/small TV.

The Main House also features an additional Full Bath & a very spacious Laundry Room. We also provide 1 high chair & 1 play-crib for your use if needed.

In addition to the Main House, 'Banana Cabana' offers a Private Guest Apartment--Sleeps 2. The Guest Apartment has its own Private & Separate outside entry. The Guest Apt. has it's very own fully equipped adorable eat-in Kitchen w/seating for 2. There is 1 Full Bath w/Mosaic tub & shower. Up the spiral staircase is what we call the 'Honeymoon Suite' --A Spacious Loft Bedroom w/romantic mosquito netting encompassing the Queen-size Bed. This room also has a desk area, flat-screen TV, DVD player & a CD/stereo.

Children & Adults alike will love the 'Tree-Top' Playhouse--Sleeps 1. The 'Tree-Top' Playhouse is air-conditioned & has its very own Private Porch. The kids will stay occupied for hours with their own flat screen TV/DVD, CD/stereo & mini-fridge. There is also a ¾ size bed for napping or sleeping. Many adult guests have used the 'Tree-Top' Playhouse for their own Private Escape! As a bonus, there is even an outdoor shower.

Everyone in the Family will enjoy the Gulf Breezes from HUGE 'Ole Southern' screened porch. Take a lazy afternoon nap or sit outside at night and listen to the fountains & singing frogs in the Tropical Koi Fish Pond filled with Koi, Goldfish & water plants. At night it's almost Magical!

The Men will LOVE the extra-large Custom BBQ Pit, the Kids will LOVE the Large Yard, Pool, Koi Fish Pond & 'Tree-Top' Playhouse. The Ladies will LOVE IT ALL!! Once you experience 'Banana Cabana', you will come back Again & Again!

**Please Note**OFF SEASON ONLY**: 'Banana Cabana's' Main House may be rented with a MAXIMUM of 6 guests ONLY. (see rates below)

'Banana Cabana' Is A VERY Popular Rental & Summer fills up quickly -SO BOOK EARLY!!

MAXIMUM TOTAL OCCUPANCY: 9 MAX TOTAL (Including Children). Strictly Enforced--NO EXCEPTIONS.

'Banana Cabana' is Conveniently located directly accross from our other Very Popular vacation rental 'Tutti~Frutti': homeaway # 3512266 or vrbo # 3512266ha. Ask about renting both homes for groups of up to 15 guests.

CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU @ 'BANANA CABANA'!!!

Please Visit Our Other Links Below To View Our Photo Album For Over 50 More Pics Of 'Banana Cabana'.


Keywords: Cottage, Seagrove Beach, Florida, Beaches of South Walton, Private Home, Scenic 30A, Emerald Coast

Property Type

  • 2900 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25yrs and up ONLY--NO EXCEPTIONS! We do not rent to vacationing students. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY: 9 STRICTLY ENFORCED--NO EXCEPTIONS. Violation of Total Occupancy Allowed will result in loss of ENTIRE Damage/Security Deposit....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            NO EXCEPTIONS--Violation will result in the loss of ENTIRE Damage/Security Deposit....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            NO EXCEPTIONS!! Violation will result in loss of ENTIRE Damage/Security Deposit....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 2-9

          • Master Suite / Main House: 1 king

            Master Suite ajoins the Twin Bedroom 'Nook'. (See Pics)...moreless

          • Twin Bedroom 'Nook' (#1) / Main House: 1 twin/ single

            Twin Bedroom 'Nook' ajoins the Master Suite. (See Pics)....moreless

          • Queen Bedroom / Main House: 1 queen

            Queen Bedroom ajoins Twin Bedroom 'Nook'. (See Pics)....moreless

          • Twin Bedroom 'Nook' (#2) / Main House: 1 twin/ single

            Twin Bedroom 'Nook' ajoins Queen Bedroom. (See Pics)....moreless

          • Guest Apt. Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

            Guest Apt: Separate/Private Entrance & Private Kitchen Too!...moreless

          • 'Tree-Top' Playhouse (Detached Unit).: 1 twin/ single

            'Tree-Top' Playhouse (Detached Unit). Sleep 1....moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3): Sleeps 9. (1) Pac-N-Play and (1) Highchair is also available for your use....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • House & Queen Bath / Main House: toilet, shower

            House Bathroom is just adjacent to Queen Bedroom....moreless

          • Guest Apt. Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Guest Apt. Bathroom is Private to Only the Guest Apt....moreless

          • 'Tree-Top' Playhouse.: outdoor shower

            Outdoor shower ONLY. No toilet. No sink....moreless

          • Master Bath / Main House: toilet, combination tub/shower

            En Suite w/ Master Suite....moreless

          • 3 Full Bathrooms.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Oven
          • Child's Highchair
          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Freezer

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Parking in the cottage's driveway ONLY- Parking on the street NOT Permitted. Parking for 2 Full-Sized Vehicles. NO Boats, NO Trailers, NO RV's Allowed....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Off the Master Suite we offer an outdoor chimnea fireplace within the very private courtyard & sitting area....moreless

          • Living Room seats 9:

            Plenty of room! TV, DVD/VCR & Stereo. Cozy Gas Fireplace. (Winter Use Only)....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air/Heat. 'Treetop-Playhouse' is also air conditioned....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath & Kitchen Linens/Towels. Beach Towels are NOT Provided....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Gas Firepalce. Available Winter Months ONLY....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Very spacious laundry room. Iron/board....moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Winter months use ONLY....moreless

          • Heating:

            Central Air/Heat. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Very unique property & A very special & spacious place! Main House and separate Guest Apt. with 2 Full Kitchens! Private Pool (heating optional). Very large private yard for kids & entertaining the Family. Tropical Koi fish pond. Private courtyard off Master Suite w/outdoor chimnea fireplace. A property with all we have to offer is very hard to come by in a vacation rental--Especially in this resort area....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                We Offer FREE Domestic Long Distance For Our Guests!...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                Option to heat pool @ additional cost: $350.00 + tax per week. (October thru April only). Very spacious grounds!!!...moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                A wonderful tropical Koi fish pond is adjacent to the side deck off the spacious screened porch. We also offer a Very Private courtyard off the Master Suite w/outdoor chimnea fireplace for a romantic evening!!...moreless

              • Gazebo:

                A wonderful seating area to enjoy your coffee in the morning or meal with your family....moreless

              • Balcony:

                The 'Treetop-Playhouse' has it's own private balcony!...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Wood Deck
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Porch / Veranda

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Adventure
              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

              • Lake View:

                From the 'Treetop-Playhouse' and the Guest Apt. loft bedroom there is a view of the small lake behind the cottage property....moreless

              • Village

              Car

                  • Recommended

                  Activities

                  • Swimming
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Surfing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Kayaking
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hiking
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Water Parks
                  • Restaurants
                  • Photography
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Pond
                  • Forests
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Festivals
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Marina
                  • Library
                  • Shelling
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Walking
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Beachcombing

                  Other Activities

                      • OUR BEAUTIFUL WHITE SAND BEACHES!!! The sugar white sand beaches & emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico have made this one of the world's most desirable beach destinations. Enjoy the serenity & the natural beauty of Seagrove Beach without all of the crowds & traffic of Destin & Panama City Beaches!! Seagrove is truly 'OLD FLORIDA' at its best!! Seagrove Beach is located only minutes (Short Biking Distance-Aprox. 1 mile East) from the shops & restaurants in the Idyllic town of Seaside, Florida. Be sure to visit ALL of the many quaint beach communities thoughout the entire 18 miles of the Scenic 30-A area!!! They each offer many unique shopping & dining possibilities!!! Biking/Walking: there is an 18-mile long paved bike/walking trail that runs the entire expanse of Scenic 30-A....moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • It Doesn't Get Better Than This!!!

                        It Doesn't Get Better Than This!!!

                        • Guest Carma W.
                        • Date of stay 07/17/11
                        • Review Submitted 07/27/11
                        I've had my eye on Banana Cabana for three years. I could see it was a gem from day one, a perfect setting for my grandchildren to frolic, for the rest of us to relax, and for stepping back into a simpler time in this lovingly restored, circa 1940 beach cottage. Charm is too simple a word for Banana Cabana's appeal. This place is truly paradise. Everything was perfect. The decor was without peer. All was squeaky clean. Everything we needed was there and easy to find. The location was perfect and oh so private! The grounds were fastidiously kept. The pool area was an oasis and the pool was perfectly clean as was the sun porch, the decks, the gazebo, etc, all of it decorated with vintage items and whimsical eye-candy. Our almost 3 year old & 4 year old granddaughters had endless "props" and "background" for their imaginative play. Banana Cabana's listing looked like it would provide them hours of fun but never did I guess how limitless their adventures would be! The bathrooms were large and well supplied. The laundry room was SOOO awesome with a table for folding, a sink & more. (Folding clothes was a get-away in itself.) The beds were all very comfortable; ceiling fans in virtually every room. TVs galore. Awesome dining room; oh my the decor! We sat 8 at the dining room table. The kitchen was, for me at least, the star of the show! I took about ten kajillion photos of the inside of Banana Cabana & at least 1/2 were taken in the kitchen! There was something new at every turn, but BC is not "cluttered". Banana Cabana is 1940's beach cottage through and through with well balanced decor and furnishings thoughtfully arranged for the comfort of guests. We received a phone call from Jennifer within 30 min of our arrival. She was calling to inquire if all was to our liking and if we needed anything. Jennifer was awesome from start to finish. I have no doubt that if we'd had "needs" or "problems" they would have been handled quickly and thoroughly, but our stay was perfect from start to finish! We've traveled a lot, particularly out west, and have stayed in some gorgeous homes, but Banana Cabana is now ranked NUMBER ONE by my family and I cannot imagine anything topping it! Many thanks to Jennifer, owner extraordinaire!!! God willing, we'll be back!

                        Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: WOW: What a Lovely Review & Much Appreciated: Your kind thoughts mean so much! We Love it when we can share our "Banana Cabana" with others & they Love it as much as we do!!!!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 12/12

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                        • Guest Ron (Americus, GA)
                        • Date of stay 09/18/13
                        • Review Submitted 09/25/13
                        Very well run. Very interesting decoration inside and out. Very unique design made from and older house with add ons to make it comfortable. Pool small but like new. About 300 yards to the beach but walk was not bad. Would love to stay again someday.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks so much for the 5 Star Reveiw!! "Banana Cabana" is only 6 properties from 30A: Only a Very short walk to Scenic 30A & the Easy beach access! As advertised our pool is medium sized @ 13' x 25'. Pretty typical for the area.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                      • Back Again at the Request of a 4 Year Old!

                        Back Again at the Request of a 4 Year Old!

                        • Guest kay (Georgia)
                        • Date of stay 06/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                        This was our second family vacation at the Banana Cabana. During Christmas, my four year old granddaughter told me that she really wanted to go back to the Banana Cabana, so plans were made. Our entire family enjoys the house so much. Jennifer and Chris have created a charming place for families to gather. The house is clean and adorable. There is plenty of room to spread out. The pool is great, especially for the younger children. An added bonus is the yard that is actually large enough to play in. During the same week, my cousins rented Tutti Frutti which is owned by Chris and Jennifer and is right across the street. This made for a perfect set-up to visit with extended family. We will plan on returning next year! We love this place.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: Thanks so much for the 5 Star Review! It means so much! We Love to hear the Wonderful & Thoughtful guest comments we recieve. We are Thrilled when guests return to visit us again & again!!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Family of 7

                        Family of 7

                        • Guest Kuipers Family (Holland, Michigan)
                        • Date of stay 03/30/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/09/13
                        We enjoyed our stay at the Banana Cabana very much. The home is cozy, clean and spacious. We loved our morning walks to the beach. The kids rented movies from the redbox booth every night (right on the corner at the Tom Thumb gas station). We stayed for Easter week and the weather was perfect. Mostly sunny and 70's to 80 with only one rain-out day. We drove to Panama City that day to see a movie and break up the day. Other than that we stayed on the property and relaxed and enjoyed for most of each day, exploring Surfside Beach, Santa Rosa an Destin in the evenings. It's a great place for a family get away!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                      • Banana Cabana was truly the perfect beach cottage!

                        Banana Cabana was truly the perfect beach cottage!

                        • Guest Sherri O.
                        • Date of stay 03/10/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/06/13
                        My teenagers and I had the best family time ever at Banana Cabana! The cottage strikes the perfect balance of whimsically beautiful decor, in addition to a perfectly spacious yet cozy atmosphere. We enjoyed the screened in porch and various decks as much as we enjoyed the beach! It really was a perfect location and vacation for all of us! The owners were gracious, helpful, and easy to communicate with. All-around wonderful experience!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Holiday Paradise

                        Holiday Paradise

                        • Guest Brad L.
                        • Date of stay 12/26/12
                        • Review Submitted 01/04/13
                        We could not have enjoyed our stay more at the Banana Cabana! It is one of the true gems of 30A in my opinion. The beach is a short walk away and it is actually a nice break from the beach when you come back to the Cabana. You can avoid some of the wind from the beach and just sit back and relax by the pool. During our stay the weather was not too warm so the heated pool was a big hit, especially with the kiddos. Inside the cottage has tons of space and even with 8 of us staying there we never felt on top of each other. The attached apartment is really cool too. The downstairs has a second kitchen and full bath with a twisting staircase leading you up to the crows nest where you find a huge bedroom. The screened porch is like an additional 200 sq. ft. of extended living area. There are speakers out on the porch that provide the whole pool area with your choice of tunes and at night the whole property lights up like a five star hotel. Also, the Cabana sits on a dead end street so there is almost no traffic and you really get more privacy that I would have expected. Overall, the Cabana was clean and the decor spot on. Jennifer and Chris were great to work with and we had no issues with the reservation, arrival, departure, etc. We will be back, just probably during the warmer seasons. :-)

                        Owner response: What a Wonderful Review! Thank you ~ It means so much! It's unfortunate that some of this guests' daytime temps were unusualy cool for this time of year. (Mother Nature does what she wants). Thank goodness for the heated pool for the kids! And....It's so nice to hear that Everyone enjoyed their Seagrove Beach Holiday @ our "Banana Cabana"!! A note to ALL potential guests": There is a Wonderful & Welcome change of season here in our NW Florida Paradise. Winters are mild here in the FL Panhandle & daytime high temps can & do vary. I personally call our Winter's here in NW Florida "Sweater Weather" & we Love it as well as our many "Snow Birds" that visit here from the North!

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Thanks! We'll be back!

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                        Thanks! We'll be back!

                        • Guest NJRay
                        • Date of stay 09/07/12
                        • Review Submitted 09/17/12
                        Hey Jennifer. We thoroughly enjoyed Banana Cabana! Your decorating touches are charming and everything we needed was there. It was a great family get together.The chair and umbrella rental guys you recommended were great. -- NJRay Thanks! We'll be back! We have told several friends about your place.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                      • Relaxation at it's best!

                        Relaxation at it's best!

                        • Guest Michael D. (Covington, LA)
                        • Date of stay 07/22/12
                        • Review Submitted 08/08/12
                        Upon initial inspection of the property, you're suddenly taken back to another place in time, the decor and color schemes remind me of a better time in history. The landscaping and foliage seclude the place to a welcomed degree giving you the feeling of being on your own personal getaway. The owners are above average communicators and responded to any email correspondence promptly. Some thought really went into making you feel at home here, from the filled bookcases to the grill and pool areas. I'll go on to say that I actually lost track of time during my week stay, and often had to think about what day it was, this was one of the most relaxing getaways I've had in a while. You're roughly 20 minutes or so away from the outlet mall and restaurants of Destin, but there's also a wealth of shops and eateries along 30A. There's a grocery store and gas station conveniently located to the property and it's a 2 minute or so walk to the beach and jogging/biking trail. The home does have wifi, but the systems range was a bit spotty, not to mention having access by the pool would also be a welcomed amenity. The overall cleanliness of the property was average, but the floors in the main home could use a good scrubbing. I gave an excellent rating because after my week stay I truly felt that I had been on vacation. I can truly see my family and I staying here again and wouldn't hesitate to stay at any other properties owned by the same couple.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: What a Wonderful reveiw! Thanks so much for the 5 Stars!! I am surprised of the comment about the floors though. We have always had rave reviews about the cleanliness of our place. I do make a point to contact each and every guest personally upon their arrival and make certain that everything is up-to-par. I do wish that this particular guest would have mentioned that the floors needed more attention. I would have been most happy to send our housekeeping staff immediately over to remedy anything! An owner of a vacation property must rely upon the guest to mention anything that needs attention. Unfortunately, a comment made after a departure cannot be rectified.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • HGM Family Vacation

                        HGM Family Vacation

                        • Guest bmg (Georgia)
                        • Date of stay 07/15/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/25/12
                        We loved out stay in this incredible beach house. The grounds and property were unlike anything I have ever experienced at the beach. We have been going to Seagrove for 20+years and this is by far our favorite place yet! The loft worked great for our married daughter and the teenage girls loved hanging in the treehouse watching movies and doing 'girl" stuff. The most used spots were the screened porch, the pool and the dining room table! We had fabulous meals around that table and made a lifetime of memories. We had the opportunity to meet and get to know Chris a bit and you could not ask for a nicer property owner. Jen called and welcomed us to the place and made sure we were comfy and happy! I have already referred 5 families to the place (although I would love to keep it my own secret) it is too good not to share!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                      • Banana Cabana

                        Banana Cabana

                        • Guest Connie (Nichols Hills, Ok)
                        • Date of stay 07/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 07/15/12
                        This was our second stay at Banana Cabana and the first was four summers ago. The house was as fresh and certainly as clean as before. We love Banana Cabana. The only thing I might suggest is replacing the mattress in the upstairs apartment. Our son and grandson stayed up there and the bed was truly unsatisfactory. HE also saw roaches several times, which I understand in that climate are difficult to control. I would definitely recommend this property to others and it is so well located to beach, grocery, restaurants, and all attractions. Also the price for the house rental is fair. We had an incredible time at Banana Cabana. Thank you, Jennifer and Chris.

                        Owner response: Thanks so much for your high recommendation and 5 Star Review! A returning guest with a Great Review speaks volumes!! Mattress comfort is definitely Very Subjective as to ones own personal choice. I must say that we have not had any prior comments concerning any of our mattresses, but we will certainly check into it and replace if needed. As stated in the review: Banana Cabana is fresh and clean! We make certain of that for each guest arrival. Pest control is Most Definitely required here in Florida and Especially for a popular vacation rental property that is booked solid back to back during the Peak Summer Season. The cleanliness during the stay of any previous guest is of course beyond the owners control and it is impossible for an owner to monitor open windows and doors. A stray bug sighting can certainly happen, even with regular pest control. We do and have always had continuous regular pest control services. If only the guest would have let us know during their stay they had seen a stray bug: We certainly would have been most happy to call upon our pest control service to make a service call. We personally ask that each of our guests notify us immediately if anything needs brought to our attention, so that we can take care of any concern ASAP! Unfortunately, an owner simply has no way to remedy a problem if the guest does not mention anything.

                        Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Peak Spring
                      Mar 1 - Apr 25, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,500

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Spring
                      Apr 26 - May 16, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $325
                      $2,200
                      Peak Summer
                      May 17 - Aug 15, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,800

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Late Summer
                      Aug 16 - Aug 29, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $325
                      $2,200
                      Peak Summer / Labor Day
                      Aug 30 - Sep 5, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $400
                      $2,800
                      Late Summer
                      Sep 6 - Oct 3, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $325
                      $2,200
                      Fall
                      Oct 4 - Nov 21, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $275
                      $1,800
                      Thanksgiving Holiday
                      Nov 22 - Dec 1, 2014
                      5 night min stay
                      $275
                      $1,800

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Housekeeping $175 + tax
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Cancellation policy:

                      Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: Chris & Jennifer: Owners, 'Banana Cabana'. We grew up in MO & have traveled all over the world. We choose Seagrove Beach, FL to call our home about 15 years ago.....And we Never looked back! Seagrove has some of THE most Beautiful Beaches IN THE WORLD! They rival even the Caribbean & Pacific Islands beaches! Seagrove Beach & the entire 30A area is a Very Unique & Special place! Even though its not our 'Secret' any longer, the area still maintains that small beach town funky atmosphere! Please call or email with any questions or to make your reservation! Hope to see YOU @ our 'Banana Cabana'!! Check-out our web photo album for over 50 more pics of 'Banana Cabana'! The Links are above, here on this web page.

                      Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
                      We Fell in Love with Seagrove Beach & moved here 15 years ago. We love this 'Funky Ole Beach Town' with it's Laid Back Atmosphere & Friendly Locals! We met a Special Family that had lived here in Seagrove for many years. We always loved their Ole Funky Cottage & said: 'If you ever want to sell'.......... Well one day they did & we are Sooo Glad We Did!! We rolled up our sleeves & restored this 1938 Cottage to it's Former Glory, But Even Better!! We hope you will Love 'Banana Cabana' as much as we do! We would Love to share it with Guests of Family & Friends that will Truely Respect & Appreciate the Charm & Attributes of what 'Banana Cabana' has to offer!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      We absolutely Love 'Banana Cabana' & its Very Private, yet Convenient Location!! It's our 'Home' away from Home! It is such a Joy to be there with all the different & special areas both inside & outside to enjoy. The Pool--Of Course! Our Huge Screened Porch is Great for an afternoon nap. The Tropical Koi Fish Pond, with the fountains & the fish--Its sooo relaxing! If your here @ the right time of year the frogs singing is Great. Our 'Tree-Top' Playhouse is its own little getaway! The Private Courtyard w/Outdoor Fireplace is a Romantic Evening just waiting to happen & our Grill area is Great too!


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                      Photos

                      • 'Banana Cabana' -- 'A Storybook Cottage by the Sea'!!

                        'Banana Cabana' -- 'A Storybook Cottage by the Sea'!!

                      • 'The Only Thing Missing Is YOU'!!!   Sugar Sands & Crystal Clear Gulf Waters!!

                        'The Only Thing Missing Is YOU'!!! Sugar Sands & Crystal Clear Gulf Waters!!

                      • 'Banana Cabana' ~ Exterior Add'l View.

                        'Banana Cabana' ~ Exterior Add'l View.

                      • Partial View-Living Rm w/Romantic Cozy Fireplace-Furnished w/Art Deco Features!!

                        Partial View-Living Rm w/Romantic Cozy Fireplace-Furnished w/Art Deco Features!!

                      • Charming Master Suite & Ajoining Twin Bedroom ' Nook'.

                        Charming Master Suite & Ajoining Twin Bedroom ' Nook'.

                      • Very Private Courtyard Off The Master Suite w/Romantic Chimnea Fireplace!

                        Very Private Courtyard Off The Master Suite w/Romantic Chimnea Fireplace!

                      • Twin Bedroom 'Nook': Ajoins The Queen Bedroom. (Sleeps 1).

                        Twin Bedroom 'Nook': Ajoins The Queen Bedroom. (Sleeps 1).

                      • Private Guest Apt. w/Its Very Own Fully Equipped Kitchen & Seating for 2!!

                        Private Guest Apt. w/Its Very Own Fully Equipped Kitchen & Seating for 2!!

                      • The Storybook Continues! Adorable 'Tree-Top' Playhouse wWisteria in Full Bloom!

                        The Storybook Continues! Adorable 'Tree-Top' Playhouse wWisteria in Full Bloom!

                      • Beautifuul Seagrove Beach!

                        Beautifuul Seagrove Beach!

                      • Spectaular Seagrove Beach Sunsets ~ Intoxicating!!

                        Spectaular Seagrove Beach Sunsets ~ Intoxicating!!

                      • A Tropical Oasis Awaits!! Your Very Own (13x25) Private Heated (Optional) Pool!

                        A Tropical Oasis Awaits!! Your Very Own (13x25) Private Heated (Optional) Pool!

                      • 'Ole Southern' Screened Porch -- Imagine......Wastin' the Day Away!

                        'Ole Southern' Screened Porch -- Imagine......Wastin' the Day Away!

                      • Incredible 1950's Main House Kitchen -- Fully Equipped!!

                        Incredible 1950's Main House Kitchen -- Fully Equipped!!

                      • Living Room Seating Area: Enough Room For All!

                        Living Room Seating Area: Enough Room For All!

                      • Spacious Dining Room -- Enough Seating for Everyone!!

                        Spacious Dining Room -- Enough Seating for Everyone!!

                      • Twin Bedroom 'Nook': Ajoins The King Master Suite. (Sleeps 1).

                        Twin Bedroom 'Nook': Ajoins The King Master Suite. (Sleeps 1).

                      • Whimsical Queen Bedroom & Ajoining Twin Bedroom ' Nook'.

                        Whimsical Queen Bedroom & Ajoining Twin Bedroom ' Nook'.

                      • Add'l View of Twin Bedroom 'Nook'.

                        Add'l View of Twin Bedroom 'Nook'.

                      • PRIVATE Guest Apt. Romantic Queen Loft Bedroom--Sleeps 2 !

                        PRIVATE Guest Apt. Romantic Queen Loft Bedroom--Sleeps 2 !

                      • 'Tree-Top' Playhouse Interior--Everything's Here For Your Own PRIVATE Escape!!

                        'Tree-Top' Playhouse Interior--Everything's Here For Your Own PRIVATE Escape!!

                      • 'Banana Cabana' 's Spacious Grounds, Huge Grilling & Picnic Area!

                        'Banana Cabana' 's Spacious Grounds, Huge Grilling & Picnic Area!

                      • Tropical Koi Fish Pond (Nite Time View)--A Magical Relaxing Evening Awaits!!

                        Tropical Koi Fish Pond (Nite Time View)--A Magical Relaxing Evening Awaits!!

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                      Date last modified - Friday, December 27, 2013

                      $275 - $400 per night (USD)
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                      6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

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