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Beachfront Cottage - Old Florida Style Hideaway - Spring/Summer 2017 Openings!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Perfect For A Romantic Getaway For Two!

Built in 1956 right on the beach at beautiful Alligator Point this house has that Old Florida beach cottage charm. Thanks to a complete renovation in 2009 it has all of the modern comforts. This house is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic getaway yet has enough room for a few kids. This cozy cottage offers a beach experience unlike any other. It is far removed from public beach access ensuring a relaxing getaway year round.

Hugh Hartsfield
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. Total Relaxation! Very nice cottage. We will be back!
Jan 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Cottage - Old Florida Style Hideaway - Spring/Summer 2017 Openings!
average rating of 4.877193 based on 59 reviews
Athens, AL

Another wonderful stay at the Beachfront Cottage at Alligator Point

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this cottage for several years in late spring, and decided to spend the Christmas Holidays in 2016. As always, we had a wonderful time at this wonderful little beach cottage at beautiful Alligator Point. The beach is so beautiful, and being dog friendly is perfect for our family. The house is wonderfully appointed and very comfortable. We always see lots of dolphins and other sea life, which is a big thrill for us all. If you are looking for a great place to stay at a beautiful, natural old-school Florida beach off the beaten path, we can't recommend this beach cottage highly enough!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view and quiet of December was Amazing

  • 3 of 5

My mother and stayed in this place for a few nights in December. The view, proximity to beach, and quiet was exactly what was needed. The hot tub made for some nice chill time. There were really only two issues for us. . . .the furniture was a bit worn (which is totally expected for a rental), and thus not comfortable for sitting, and when you are chilling for hours reading books this is a little bit of a downer. Also, the TV in the main living area was not attached to Internet, or DVD, etc, and even when I tried to hook up my own HDMI, it would not work. If you are a couple, and want to lounge in bed and watch movies (where the DVD player, etc is hooked up to a wall-mounted TV)then this would not be an issue for you--the limited channels in the main living area where also a bit of a downer considering that we wanted to just chill, and there were some rainy days, which made watching movies alluring, but was not to be. I would imagine in the summer, when one is on the beach all day, this is less of an issue. BUT, the view is amazing. The windows looking out to the Gulf, stunning.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both televisions in the house are connected to the same Hi-Def cable package that includes a huge selection of movies, sports, family, news and music stations; somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 channels to choose from. I specifically pay for the expanded channel lineup in the house to ensure there is never a shortage of channels to watch on either TV on a rainy day. There are very specific instructions in the guest book detailing how to use both TV/cable boxes. As I tell all my guests – I live close by and I am available 24x7 to address any issues with the house. I am sorry you could not get the TV in the living room to work; I wish you had let me know and I would have been happy to assist.
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Absolutely Fantastic!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described, if not better. The views were absolutely more amazing than the pictures. Just a great place to lay around and do absolutely nothing at all.

Exactly what we were looking for.

Loved it!! Will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Had the first hurricane in 11 years hit a week before we arrived. The owner kept us informed and had the house ready when we arrived. The beach is super private in September and the weather was just perfect. Perfect get away for my wife and me. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great hidden cottage, just a short walk from an amazing beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottege!We have rented many vacation homes and this is one of our all time favorites.We will definitely be back. And the owner is very great to work with.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private and fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Great place on a fantastic quiet stretch of beach. Perfect for a couple needing a romantic trip. The dolphins came very close every morning and there was a turtle nest at the end of the boardwalk when we arrived. Love this place and hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Tallahassee Regional
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
End of the World Oasis
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Just a few steps down private walkway to beach
Car: necessary

Alligator Point contains miles of untouched white sand beaches, sea oat covered sand dunes, Bald Point State park a 5,000 acre protected wildlife area nationally acclaimed as a bi-annual stopover for migrating birds and butterflies, hiking trails, bicycling, kayaking, full service marina, boat ramps, fishing charters, tiki bar. You will not find crowds, strip malls and amusement parks – this is classic Old Florida on the Forgotten Coast!

A few miles north towards Panacea there are seafood restaurants, a liquor store, fresh seafood markets and a small grocery store.


Rates & Availability

Alligator Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $65
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Alligator Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The house has a large master bedroom with a very comfortable king sized bed. Open the accordion style door and watch the waves roll by while laying in bed. The 56' hi-def TV mounted on the wall above the accordion style door will make you feel like you are in a movie theater.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The entire house is professionally cleaned between every rental. Pets are welcome!

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