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Sunflower Cottage 2 blocks from Lake Defuniak! Relax on the porch or ride bike

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

“Sunflower Cottage” is the delightfully warm and inviting cottage in the charming town of Defuniak Springs, Florida, which is centrally located between Pensacola, and Tallahassee and only 30 miles from luxurious Santa Rosa Beach.

The town is known for Lake Defuniak. It is one of only two in the world with a naturally perfectly round Spring Lake one mile in diameter. The only other is in Switzerland. There are 250 Victorian homes in the town located on the Historic Preservation list. Most homes circle the lake. This magical lake attracted visitors from around the world. The town became the home of the Chautauqua campus. Keynote speakers come each year. Current day speakers have included Vice-Presidents, Governors, Jenna Bush, Celine Cousteau (grand-daughter of Jacques Cousteau) and Rosalynn Carter. Two beach bikes are included to take a leisurely ride around the lake.

The cottage has 3 bedrooms each with Queen Size beds and 2 baths. It is in the historic district with Modern amenities. Also a living room, dining room, open kitchen with Front and Back porches to relax. The house is fully furnished, ready for visitors. All you need is your suit case, and Groceries. You can hear the Church Bells and Train whistles.

Also, 30 miles away is luxurious Santa Rosa Beach. This high end Beach community showcases white sand beaches, with aqua waters. Seafood restaurants and cafes are several to relax with a cocktail.

Pets (small) with approval are welcomed. Non Smokers On

More Details

Doug Wakeling
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


DeFuniak Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with adjoining bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , shared bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , shared bath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • water tubing
Dog friendly - smaller than 35 pounds, subject to owners approval. Non Smokers Only


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Sunflower Cottage 2 blocks from Lake Defuniak! Relax on the porch or ride bike
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful place!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the way the cottage was decorated. Everything was super cozy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is so cute and was wonderful to stay at! Would HIGHLY recommend, and anytime we come back to Defuniak Springs, we'll be checking if it's available. Great location, clean, beautifully decorated. Doug was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

Sunflower Cottage reflects the atmosphere of the town of Defuniak Springs - a pleasant place to call home. The cottage was well-appointed with sheets, towels, etc. in the bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen for any cooking that we did. Enjoyed the TV as it was the time of the Olympics and the internet served us well. Restaurants and grocery shopping were close by - but on the main roads rather than in the village area. Liked the sound of the train whistle each day as it reminded us of days gone by. Owners kept in touch to make sure all was OK. Would recommend this lovely place away from the hustle and bustle.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia and her husband were wonderful guests. We are glad that they enjoyed their stay and would love to have them as guests anytime. Doug and Annie
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Sweet cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a sweet little cottage !

My mother and I truly enjoyed our stay , the house is neat as a pin and cosy too !

Nicely appointed , all our needs were met . Will definitely return for another stay

LeeAnn DeBeauchamp

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you LeeAnn for that wonderful review. We take pride in making our cottage a place where we would like to stay. So glad you enjoyed it. We would love to have you back Doug and Annie Wakeling
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Additional Guest Fee $5
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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