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As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach

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Charming front porch and picket fence. What's not to love?

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Last updated: 11/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-31 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

'As Good As It Gets' - A perfect '10' cottage only 4 years old with front covered porch, rear screened porch, and a lushly landscaped yard with a picket fence.

A VERY short walk to Frangista beach (4 minutes and your toes are in the famous Emerald Waters) with the neighborhood pool directly behind home. You can sit on screened porch and watch the kids swim at the uncrowded luxurious large pool. This charming cottage has 11 ft ceilings and all hardwood floors. The owner is an interior designer and has left nothing unattended - you will be pleasantly surprised by the tasteful vintage decor. Colors are soft and relaxing and no detail has been overlooked including high quality bedding. You will be charmed by the iron beds, cotton quilts and vintage linen fabrics. There is a large LCD TV with surround sound in the gathering room and 2 flat screens in bedrooms as well as DVD on each. There is a queen bed in each of the bedrooms. There is also a queen sleeper sofa and a queen air mattress with integrated air inflation. Dream of sleeping under the stars? Then the daybed on the screened porch is for you and is a favorite napping spot!

You will feel as if you are staying at a Five Star Luxury Bed and Breakfast. The master suite, named La Jardin Suite (the garden suite) has soft pistachio green walls, hydrangea wreath, garden statuary, wrought iron accents, yellow toile cotton quilts and beautiful accessories. It is refreshing and relaxing and perfect in every detail. The smaller suite, named La Petite Suite, is decorated with a Country French cotton quilt and bedding, black iron bed and black distressed furnishings. Beautiful original oils and limited edition prints complete the pleasing ambience of this room.

The kitchen is fully equipped so if you prefer to donning your apron instead of waiting in line at a restaurant, everything you need is there including stainless appliances, a new Bosch side by side fridge with ice and water in the door and and new stainless ceramic top range.

The gathering room is something out of a magazine with it's slip covered furniture, original oils and vintage touches. The large oval table in a distressed red finish will seat six.

The walk to the beach is about 200 yards (very very short). Your toes will touch the beautiful white sands of the Gulf in minutes. You cross Scenic 98 which is not busy. It also has speed bumps all along the road and at the private beach access. Although we have wireless internet access, you can also walk to the corner to 'Bad Ass Coffee' for internet access and a great cup of java. If you are not familiar with Scenic 98 location, it departs from hwy 98 at the Destin Commons Mall and comes back into 98 at Silver Sands Outlet Mall (shopping mecas). This is the road where Pompano Joes and Destiny By The Sea is located. The beaches are uncrowded due the abscense of high rise condos in the area.
We are confident if you stay once, you will return, making 'As Good As It Gets' your Florida beach tradition.

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(615) 456-4561 (Tennessee, USA)
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

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  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (2) Luxury premium pillow top mattresses with allergy covers, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sleeper sofa in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    3 LCD Flat screen TV's...moreless

  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Linens Provided:

    high thread count sheets and all linens, towels provided...moreless

  • Parking:

    two in drive; one on street...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    2 cars in driveway...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in home...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Very well equipped kitchen. If you want to cook, it's all there....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    New stainless appliances in spring of '08...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    With Ice and water in door...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Rear screened porch with furniture and day bed plus front covered porch...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    community pool is located directly behind home and is never crowded...moreless

  • Jetted Tub
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
early winter
Oct 29 - Dec 30, 2016
4 night min stay
$169
$999 $1,950
winter
Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2017
31 night min stay

$1,450
Early Spring
Mar 11 - Apr 7, 2017
6 night min stay
$296
$1,790
late spring
Apr 8 - May 19, 2017
5 night min stay
$248
$1,450
spring month
Apr 15 - May 15, 2017
31 night min stay

$2,980
flat fee
Early Summer
May 20 - Jun 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$299
$1,799
Summer
Jun 3 - Aug 4, 2017
6 night min stay
$333
$1,999
Late Summer
Aug 5 - Sep 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$299
$1,799
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$199
$1,194 $1,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $140 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City International
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Whale's Tail
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Pompano Joe's
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Frangista
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Hi and thanks for inquiring about our cottage, 'As Good As It Gets'. This is the 3rd rental property we have owned in the Destin area and we're thrilled to leave the condo market to obtain a charming cottage so close to the beach. If you wonder why we have such great comments from our guests, it is because I am an interior designer with a passion for beauty. We take great pride in excellence and knowing we have made our home a fabulous destination for our guests. We have always had a high rate of returning guests because of our passion for creating beautiful properties. Also, we LOVE being able to vacation in such a great place ourselves so there is a bit of selfishness involved! I own a small custom cabinet business in Franklin, TN just outside of Nashville. We have one 11 year old daughter who loves the beach and horses. Someday we hope to retire to our cottage as it feels we are pulling into 'home' when we cross the Bay Bridge (well, at best, maybe WE can be the snow birds occupying the cottage during the winter. I added my pic as I am the one you will be speaking with.

Why the Owner Chose Frangista Beach, Destin, FL, USA:
For years I have driven by the charming cottages of Frangista Beach and dreamed of owning one. The pastel colored cottages and picket fences so close to the beach won my heart. Many I had looked at over the years were larger than what I cared to manage. We had just sold our beach front condo when this cottage at Frangista came on the market. I didn't have to think twice. We hopped in the car, drove to Destin and wrote a contract the first day. I love that it is out of the really busy traffic hustle of Destin, yet positioned between the Destin Commons Mall and Silver Sands outlet mall (sorry, I love to shop). Also, there are many great restaurants, grocery stores and fun things for our family to do and just steps from those sugar white beaches.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I love staying somewhere clean and well maintained - where items are replaced when need be to retain that new look. The colors in the cottage are so relaxing. Everyone comments on how restful it is. I love sitting on the screened back porch and hearing the water fall in the large pool located directly behind the cottage. It is so relaxing. When we are ready to head to the beach, it is just a few minutes walk. I enjoy having a private beach that is not wall to wall people. It is not crowded at all.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/28/2016

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Photos

  • Charming front porch and picket fence. What's not to love?

    Charming front porch and picket fence. What's not to love?

  • Fully equipped kitchen with new stainless appliances

    Fully equipped kitchen with new stainless appliances

  • Room for all Living Area w/42" LCD  Great for Movies

    Room for all Living Area w/42" LCD Great for Movies

  • Master Bath has double vanities, Kohler Whirlpool tub, and large shower

    Master Bath has double vanities, Kohler Whirlpool tub, and large shower

  • Second bedroom (queen bed and private bath) "La Petite Suite"

    Second bedroom (queen bed and private bath) "La Petite Suite"

  • Great Pool-

    Great Pool-

  • Antitque Porch Corbels adorn hallway

    Antitque Porch Corbels adorn hallway

  • Sugar White Sand of the Emerald Coast

    Sugar White Sand of the Emerald Coast

  • Back screened porch.  Sit and relax listening to the pool's fountain.

    Back screened porch. Sit and relax listening to the pool's fountain.

  • Bad Ass Coffee just around the corner.

    Bad Ass Coffee just around the corner.

  • And if coffee isn't your thing....this is next door to Bad Ass Coffee.  CHEERS!

    And if coffee isn't your thing....this is next door to Bad Ass Coffee. CHEERS!

  • Master Bedroom "La Jardin Suite" (Queen Bed) decorated with garden decor

    Master Bedroom "La Jardin Suite" (Queen Bed) decorated with garden decor

  • Beautiful Dining Area for whole Family

    Beautiful Dining Area for whole Family

  • Breakfast Bar from Kitchen

    Breakfast Bar from Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with beautiful "garden decor" - a happy room!

    Master Bedroom with beautiful "garden decor" - a happy room!

  • More pictures of "La Petite Suite" with original art work and flat screen tv/DVD

    More pictures of "La Petite Suite" with original art work and flat screen tv/DVD

  • Cover Porch the one on the rear is screened and has a day bed

    Cover Porch the one on the rear is screened and has a day bed

  • Private Beach Acess

    Private Beach Acess

  • Feels Just like Home. Come soon!

    Feels Just like Home. Come soon!

  • Another porch pic.

    Another porch pic.

  • The Whale's Tail is a few blocks east; Pompano Joe's a few blocks west.

    The Whale's Tail is a few blocks east; Pompano Joe's a few blocks west.

  • peeking through screened porch - yes - there's the pool!

    peeking through screened porch - yes - there's the pool!

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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