First floor Cottage, 2BR2BA,Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6), ScreenPorch
Scott and Lisa Justus
About Scott and Lisa Justus
Hello. We are Scott and Lisa Justus, and we live in Atlanta, GA. We have 3 children and are delighted that you are visiting with us.
Scott and Lisa Justus purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Scott and Lisa Justus chose Gulf Pines
We love Hidden Dunes and have been coming to the area since college days at Auburn (many years ago). Growing up in Birmingham/Atlanta (for Lisa) and Asheville, N.C. (for Scott), the white sugar sand beaches of this area have always seemed to be calling our names. We never want to leave. We live in Atlanta now and can be at our beach house in an easy 5 1/2 hour drive. Hidden Dunes was a beach tennis resort Scott and I admired for many years. We met playing ALTA tennis in Atlanta (he beat me in mixed doubles) and thought this was a PERFECT place for our family's beach home. We chose the perfect cottage located in the lush landscaping of this amazing secluded beach paradise (near the beach, pool, basketball and tennis).
What makes this Cottage unique
Our cottage is nestled in Hidden Dunes' twenty-seven acres of beautiful landscaping. The Resort is masterfully designed, constructed and landscaped to enhance the natural beauty of the beaches and creates a unique sense of privacy. There is an open air tram system for quick and easy access to all amenities (seasonal), including, the most beautiful white, sugar sand beaches in North America,six championship Rubico clay tennis courts, USPTA certified professional tennis staff with professionally supervised tennis clinics and round robins,24 hour security/courtesy patrols,lighted basketball court,three swimming pools (one heated) with Jacuzzis, walking trails with gazebo, lake and lakeside deck,reflecting pools and flowing fountains all over the place and a playground area for children. Just next door are championship golf courses and the famous Silver Sands Factory Stores – over 60 stores in walking distance. Down the road (maybe 10-15 minutes) is Destin Commons Mall - open-air lifestyle center offering shopping, dining and entertainment. There is deep sea fishing, sailing, windsurfing, parasailing and other water sports available nearby as well and when you want to treat yourself to lunch or dinner out.. there are over one hundred nearby restaurants. Hidden Dunes is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico which means that nothing stands in the way of you and a relaxing day on the sugar-white shores of the Gulf. Our seasonal beach service and beach walkover offers more private beach access than any location in the area.Relax around neighborhood pools and enjoy the beautiful emerald waters and dunes with tall palm trees and natural vegetation. Hot tubs are available for guests to unwind after a great day of tennis or a long day of walking the shoreline. Other amenities include natural gas grills, lighted basketball court, clubhouse, wireless internet, screen porch, complimentary tram service (seasonal), 24-hour gated security and seasonal beach service.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children are going to love the Justus Cottage! Children are going to love the Justus Cottage!
No smoking - Please do not smoke. This is a non-smoking unit.Please do not smoke. This is a non-smoking unit.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Bookings are only possible for specific date ranges listed and rates provided under our Rate Page at VRBO/Homeaway site.
- Guests must read and accept the Rental Agreement. By booking with Homeaway/VRBO, guests indicate they have read and agreed.
Great home base
Great homebase but needs better mattresses
We loved this area of Florida, the cottage is very conveniently located to anything you want to do. The community was really nice, the cottage itself could use a little updating.
4 day Vacation
Excellent location, but condo needs updating. The mattress in Master BR is nothing but springs and condo could use a fresh coat of paint.
Destination wedding accommodations
We were not aware of the chore list that included laundry & garbage when we booked this property. Overall pleased with the property/location to the wedding venue.
My Aunt and I were the 2 adults and the master bedroom was great but the other bedroom was not as it is a children’s room with twin beds that are low to the ground and very hard mattress. The bathroom was also for a child although the tub was ok.
Adventure Charters-Deep Sea Fishing 850 654 4070
Blue Crab Watersports located behind Marina Cafe in Destin offers pontoon boat and waverunner rentals 850 218 5504
Water Sports-jetskis, pontoon boats and parasailing, dolphin excursions 850 654 4497
Dolphin Cruises-featured on CNN, Captain Steve and his crew aboard the Southern Star, enjoy a 2 hour dolphin cruise 850 837 7741
Eden Garden State Park and Mansion-built in 1898 by lumber baron, Willaim Wesley, this Southern mansion is surrounded by flowering trees and stately oaks with beautiful grounds for a picnic. Guided tours of the mansion are offered Thursday-Mon. 850 231 4214
Emerald Coast Scuba Diving- 850 837 0955
Gilligan's Watersports 850 650 9000
Grayton Beach State Rec Area 850 231 4210
Henderson Beach State Rec Area 850 837 7550
The Track-miniature golf, go karts, roller coaster, bungee jumping, bumper boats 850 654 4668
Rave Movie Theater 850 337 8777