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"Of Days Gone By" : Vintage Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6) Couch in Living

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Spend a relaxing vacation in a very quiet private apartment on the entire first level of our personal home, overlooking Eastern Lake. This spacious living area is nestled in a grove of scrub oaks, on a bluff overlooking a lovely coastal dune lake, less than two miles east of Seaside. The Gulf of Mexico is less than a hundred yards away.

You can venture to the beach with a short walk down the boardwalk at the end of the street, or you can cruise in an old canoe through the inlet, which is where most of the natives here go to play. Deer Lake State Park is less than 1 mile to the east. All Scenic 30-A has pedestrian bicyle and walking paths. WaterSound and Rosemary Beach

are within 6 miles to the east. This is located in a quiet, nice old Florida

neighborhood south of 30-A on the Eastern Lake, with restaurants, shops, golfing, and bike rentals nearby.

Keywords: Lake House

More Details

Nina McCaslin-Horn and Garrett Horn
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Nina McCaslin-Horn and Garrett Horn

Realtor with Scenic Sotheby's and husband is in the construction business along the beach!

Nina McCaslin-Horn and Garrett Horn purchased this house in 2003

Why Nina McCaslin-Horn and Garrett Horn chose Beaches of South Walton

Garrett Horn, built this home under the scrub oak trees on his family land. This is just a special spot. Unique Florida Cottage with interesting landscape paths along side of home which leads visitors to their private entry on the lakeside.

What makes this house unique

Being South of 30A and located on the Eastern Lake, which is a coastal Dune Lake is very rare. There are maybe only a couple of other locations in our world that boast having over 7 Coastal Dune Lakes on a stretch of 21 mile long beach road. This is a peaceful and beautiful place to live and enjoy God's creation!


Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 1 queen , 3 bunk bed
  • Queen size bed in bedroom and triple bunk beds in living area, sleeps 5
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Dock, Private Deck, Patio, Barbecue Grill, Canoes & Paddles, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Pirate Ship & Tree House, Waterfall, No Pets or Smoking please. *Check-out time is 10 AM and Check-in time is 4 PM* to insure that we can have the house cleaned and replenished for your vacation stay.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

"Of Days Gone By" : Vintage Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Phenomenal place, perfect for small family with young children.

  • 5 of 5

We love this place; Garrett and Nina are perfect hosts. Location is perfect being right on lake and an easy paddle board, kayak, or canoe trip away from the beach (< 5 mins). Loading up either thing with beach toys / supplies is absolutely the best way to carry everything you need to the beach. Kids have the option of playing in the surf or the dune lake which is like a giant tidal pool. Would recommend to anyone. It's perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your family had a memorable vacation at "Of Days Gone By" on the Eastern Lake. We hope that you can return in summer, too! Stay well and enjoy your family times together! Nina & Garrett
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  • 5 of 5

We loved getting to know Nina and Garrett! Garrett has written a book called "Postcards of Seagrove" about this area he grew up in. It's a great read! Our boys (1,2) loved the playhouse and pirate ship! Our 2 year old called it his home! It's a great location to get to the bike trails where you can ride to Watercolor and Seaside or Rosemary and Alys Beach. We loved having access to the Eastern Lake and ocean! Thanks for a great weekend for our family!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach trip and so much to do!

  • 5 of 5

Nina and Garrett have excellent accommodations and are the sweetest people! Our 4 year old daughter had a blast exploring the playhouse and pirate ship! It was perfect for the 3 of us and had everything we needed! Decorated beautifully and very clean! The location is awesome! We loved filling up the canoe and paddling our gear to the beach. We spent time playing in both the lake and beach, caught crabs, hunted for shells, and just relaxed! We definitely hope to visit this wonderful cottage again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sarah, Thank you so much for the great reviews for your sweet family from Texas, my home-state! We always love seeing Texas car tags here and loved knowing your child had as much fun around the pirate ship and front yard tree house as our grandkids do! Hope to see you again here soon! Enjoy your family time during the holidays. God bless, Nina & Garrett
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Great Small Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location for the kids to play in the nearby inlet of Eastern Lake. You can literally walk and play in the knee deep water of the inlet or access the beach adjacent to the lake. The room is a comfortable 1 bedroom for the adults and there is a bunk bed in the main living room for the kids. This is a great location if you are looking to have good access to Seaside, Rosemary or the beach areas in between.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice remarks Jeannie, we were happy you guys made the trip down and enjoyed the Pirate Ship and the front Tree house, too! Hope you can return soon!
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Fabulous vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Loved coming back to stay at Nina and Garrett's home! Always such a fun time for my family! Great accommodations! Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Patsy, thank you for the kind reviews and glad you had a grand trip to our home and Eastern Lake! Hope you will return with lots of friends in the future! Hope you enjoy your holidays and God Bless! Nina & Garrett
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Best kept secret around! Can't wait to stay here again!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a dream trip to the beach! The house was just perfect for our family. It is beautifully decorated in a beachy theme. And we loved everything outside too- the covered porch with a swing, a pirate ship for the kids to play on, private deck, dock overlooking the lake, plus a canoe to use! The queen bed was so comfortable with lush linens. Our kids loved the bunk beds too and said they were very comfortable. We loved playing dominoes at the large kitchen table at night. We rented bikes and rode everywhere. The house is in close proximity to everything! My husband and son would load up the canoe with all of our beach stuff and row down to the inlet to the beach- a very short distance. My daughter and I would ride our bikes down to the boardwalk to meet them, just a few houses down the road. Having the lake and beach at the same time was so cool! We would ride our bikes to get afternoon snacks and we could easily ride our bikes through Seagrove and be in Seaside in about 10 minutes. It was honestly quicker to bike than to drive there at dinner time. The dock was such a peaceful place to just sit and watch the sunrise or gaze down the inlet to the ocean. The homeowner made sure we had everything we needed. We had full access to a shed full of beach toys and equipment, although we used our own items. But there was plenty in there to choose from. It was such a quiet and peaceful place. We cannot wait to stay here again! I would recommend Of Days Gone By to anyone I know! Thanks for a great week!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi and family, Thank you for sharing your visit so eloquently and we do appreciate the great review! When we are so blessed to have this place to live and work from, we do enjoy sharing with other people like yourself. We loved seeing your family enjoy the Eastern Lake and Beach while here! Hope you have a blessed Holiday Season and God Bless! Nina & Garrett
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City International off Hwy. 79 PCB
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Whiskey Bravo, Seagrove Beach & Cafe 30A
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic 30A is just north of home, within 2 block N
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Cafe 30A, Florida Fish House, Steamboat on 30A
Car: recommended

Seaside is only a few miles to the west, Rosemary Beach is about 4 miles to the east! Best place to be in the middle! Deer Lake State Park is within quick bike ride or walk


Rates & Availability

Seagrove Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Standard Rate
Mar 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No Smoking, No Pets, bring your own beach chairs and umbrellas, or rent them from our neighbors when you
arrive: 30A SHADE (850) 974-4357 Great Service and Great Prices! p.s. if you want to go deep sea fishing, Jimbo Bishop
owner of 30A SHADE also owns fishing charter!

$350 Deposit mailed to Garrett Horn, 291 S. Gulf Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 w/dates requested on memo
to be placed on our calendar! thanks Balance of payment due upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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