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Very Special! Beautiful Pool,Gulfview,1 min walk to Beach,Near 30A--Blue Turtle

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

The Blue Turtle offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus a 3rd-floor Crow’s Nest with views of the Gulf. With parking right by the rocking-chair front porch and a bedroom/bath on the main floor, it’s perfect for those avoiding stairs, elevator delays, or parking lot hassles.

We recently renovated this charming villa in fun coastal colors and decor inside and out. As you enter the front door, you’re greeted with a cheerful coral living room opening into the dining area, Ladies' Dream granite bar, and upscale kitchen. 10-foot ceilings and tiled floors add to the open, spacious feeling. Also downstairs, you have use of a laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. A tropical-green bedroom (queen) and seashell-motif bath comprise the downstairs guest quarters.

On the second floor, you’ll find warm, hand-scraped, wooden plank floors reminiscent of vintage ship cabins. The soothing seafoam-green master (king) comes complete with writing desk, TV, sunset balcony, and bath with walk-in shower. The periwinkle guest room (queen), with TV and separate bath, overlooks the neighboring stucco homes and palm trees.

Up one more floor, you’ll discover a whimsical, lime-green Crow's Nest with two twin daybeds, trundle bed, mini-fridge, bar sink, large Gulf-view windows, and a half bath.

The courtyard, pool, and garden areas are enclosed by a tall privacy fence. Through the gate from the front porch, you’ll find a convenient shower to wash off sand and seawater before entering the pool or the house. Lounge chairs, outdoor dining table with umbrella, and potted tropical plants surround the pool. Rest awhile under the garden palm tree in our one-person hammock swing. A stone terrace beyond the pool connects the patio with a wooden catwalk that zigzags through the landscaped backyard, past a hammock, to the side deck outside the laundry room. From there, a brick path takes you to the stone terrace and garden with hammock that adjoins the front porch.

Cable TV, high speed internet, and DVD/Blu-ray are available for your use.

Whether you long to nap in a chaise by the pool, stroll along the beach collecting seashells, share an alfresco meal on the patio, or curl up on the couch with a book, you’ll enjoy your time away at The Blue Turtle.

Keywords: Beach house, private home, villa, vacation rental, vacation home

More Details

Owner
Teresa Bagwell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Teresa Bagwell

Michael and I have been in the remodeling business all our married life--Michael as a contractor and Project Mgr, and me as designer/administrator/miscellaneous crew. Though I'm actually a teacher and writer, I've always helped out with Michael's business, and we've both been hands-on with this project too.

For nearly 30 years, we dreamed of having a place on the beach, and we're thrilled to finally make that a reality. We've had fun fixing up The Blue Turtle, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Teresa Bagwell purchased this house in 2011

Why Teresa Bagwell chose Laguna Beach

We settled on this area because of the amazing color of water and cool, clean sand. Being close to an airport and so many charming beach towns and parks to explore made it all the more perfect.

What makes this house unique

With miles and miles of bike paths both east (along Hwy 79) and west (along 30A) of our home, biking is a favorite past time. We especially enjoy taking the bikes to the Watercolor community and exploring all the boardwalk paths and bridges winding throughout the area.

With our interest in construction, looking at coastal architecture is great fun, and there's lots to choose from since each little beach town has its own flavor.

For something new, we're anxious to branch into kayaking. Besides the coastal lakes, there are some pristine crystal clear rivers to explore nearby. That's something we're really looking forward to.

And of course, we love beach walks, shell-hunting, and sunsets, and you just can't beat what we have right across the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

WOW!! WHAT A TREAT TO GO TO PANAMA CITY AND HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL PLACE TO STAY!! WHEN I WALKED IN I FELT SO AT HOME AND AWAY FROM HOME AT THE SAME TIME !! THE DECOR IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, SO MANY BEDROOMS TO CHOOSE FROM AND EACH DECORATED SO APPROPRIATE FOR THE BEACH!! SO CONVENIENT TO THE BEACH, GO OUT THE FRONT DOOR, WALK ACROSS THE STREET (A SHORT WALK), AND YOUR FEET HIT THE GORGEOUS WHITE SAND!! ALSO, SO CLOSE TO CUTE SHOPPING STORES, GROCERY STORES AND FABULOUS SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS. IF YOU DESIRE TO COOK AT THE BLUE TURTLE, YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED TO COOK YOUR MEALS (EXCEPT YOUR FOOD OF COURSE)!! I CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK AND I RECOMMEND THE BLUE TURTLE TO THOSE WHO HAVEN'T TRIED IT!!
Oct 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.46 Miles
Beach House Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Shark's Tooth Golf Club, On 98
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Bayou Bill's Crab House, Front Beach Rd
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping Centers, Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix, Wells Fargo Bank
Nearest Point of Interest
Camp Helen State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Paradis Fine Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Shades Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Thomas Donuts & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Thai Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pier Park back entrance

100 steps to beautiful sugar sands of the Emerald Coast and gorgeous turquoise water. Great snorkeling, kayaking, and wildlife viewing in nearby state parks and coastal dune lakes. Biking and beach towns along 30A. Pier Park. Surf and pier fishing. Margaritaville, local winery, Zoo World, putt putt, Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin, and more.

Amenities

Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • PLEASE download, fill out completely, scan, and return our rental agreement BEFORE making a Reservation Request. We must receive that first. Thank you
  • Bring your own towels for beach and pool use.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs, adjacent to Tropical Green Guest Room, 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjoining Master Suite, 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjoining Violet-Blue Guest Room, 2nd floor
    Half Bath - toilet , Adjoining Crow's Nest on 3rd floor
  • 3.5 baths--each with its own coastal personality, color, and resort-quality towels so you always feel like you're on vacation
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Tropical Green Guest Room, 1st floor - 1 queen , Beautiful, convenient, garden view, adjacent bath
    Seafoam Green Master Suite, 2nd floor - 1 king , Spacious and serene, private balcony, bath and TV
    Violet Blue Guest Room, 2nd floor - 1 queen , Lovely and comfortable with adjoining bath, private TV
    Crow's Nest, 3rd floor - 2 twin/ single , Fun decor, bar sink/refrig, trundle, gulf view, TV, 1/2 bath
  • Each fitted with resort-quality linens, coastal-flavored hues, and memory foam mattress pads for added comfort. King size beds (1) 2nd floor Master bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) 1st floor and 2nd floor Guest bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twins and trundles in 3rd floor Crow's Nest.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Living/kit/dining/laundry/bedrm/bath on first floor (one-floor living), 3rd floor Crow's Nest w/ Gulf view, granite bar w/sink and mini-refrigerator, 10-ft ceilings with crown moldings, granite counter tops, tiled floor in downstairs living area, hand scraped hardwood floors in bedrooms, radio and MP3 dock, 4 TVs, 4 DVD, 2 Blu-ray, free wifi and cable TV, outdoor shower, large fenced-in landscaped yard with hammocks, swing, palm trees, stone terraces, catwalk, outdoor dining table w/ umbrella by the pool, pool lounge chairs, small firepit, rocking chair and glider on front porch. Well stocked with cooking pots/pans and grilling utensils, dishes, small kitchen appliances, hair dryer, iron and board, etc. Beach buggy, sand screw, floats and 3 beach chairs.

Reviews

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Very Special! Beautiful Pool,Gulfview,1 min walk to Beach,Near 30A--Blue Turtle
average rating of 4.918919 based on 38 reviews
Nashville, TN
5

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Turtle provided an excellent vacation spot for my family. The house was immaculate when we arrived and everything is laid out nicely. The pool was great, clean and clear and just the right temp for cooling off. The beach is only a 90 sec walk away and Front Beach Road is never that busy. The proximity to the markets was great, there are also many restaurants within a short drive. There is something for everyone, from the pool to the beach to the relaxing porch upstairs to the cool, comfy furniture in the living room. The Wifi was enjoyed by all for their Ipads and smartphones. The weather was perfect and everyone left relaxed and talking about 'next year's trip.' We have stayed at several locations on the FL coast and the beach here was the cleanest, both the sand and the water. This was a truly great trip for my family, no one had any negative comments, except when it was time to leave ! I would definitely recommend the Blue Turtle to a friend and my entire family thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My family traveled from Nashville Tennessee for our Fourth of July vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at The Blue Turtle. The house was beautiful. Decor was beach themed in every room. Very short walk to the beach. Pool so convenient. Perfect size. My family and I will be visiting again very soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous and Fun

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home !!! Beautiful inside and out. Plenty of room for our three families, the beach was easily accessible, the pool was so nice for the kids when they were tired from the beach . We loved the location , away from the crowed beach but close to all the fun things to do ! I can not say enough good things about this home !!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great beach house that met all our expectations. We will definitely visit this beach house again!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Blue Turtle. There was a tropical storm that came through the area the week we were staying there so for a few days we spent most of our time in the house or in the pool. We loved that there was a private pool. It was nice to relax in the pool after spending all day at the beach. We also loved having all the pool and beach toys and cart available to us. It was nice to have a grill for the nights we decided not to go out to eat. The beds were great. It's nice to have several queen or king beds instead of multiple bunk beds for families with more adults than kids. The very short walk to the beach was not bad at all. We have previously stayed in a condo and feel like it took us less time to walk from the house to the beach than it did to walk from our high rise beach front condo down to the beach. Overall the Blue Turtle was great. We will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Blue turtle

  • 5 of 5

A dream vacation for our family. The home is beautifully decorated and fun, and the beds are very comfortable. We found everything we needed, and especially enjoyed being so close to a the beach. Plus a pool of our own to come back to--the best part.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gordon, Alabama
5

We love this property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have visited The Blue Turtle for either 5 or 6 years now (I can't remember which) and each year we have a wonderful experience. It is perfect for our family. On the quiet end of the beach with easy access to the water and having our own pool is the best. The only problem is I wish we could stay there permanently! We hate to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $190 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

4-night minimum spring and early fall; 3-night minimum late fall and winter; inquire for adjusted quotes
$190 cleaning fee
Rental agreement MUST be completely filled out and received within 6 hours of online booking.4pm check-in and 11am check-out firm in peak season; must have owner approval other times.
9 guest max; some exceptions w surcharge $10/person/nt
25 age minimum--does not apply to children in a family.
Linens provided. Bring your own beach towels--bath towels for indoor use only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.