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"Somewhere In The Sun" Beachfront Cottage - Old Florida Style Hideaway

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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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Alligator Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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
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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"Somewhere In The Sun" Beachfront Cottage - Old Florida Style Hideaway
average rating of 4.8783784 based on 76 reviews
Philadelphia, PA USA


  • 5 of 5

This has all the qualities we seek for a quiet vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great, small place, perfect for us as a couple.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view with a quiet and relaxing location

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic week at this beachfront cottage. The view from the back windows and the deck are spectacular. We enjoyed walking on the beach and watching the sunset from the hot tub. Sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the upper-level deck allowed us to watch the dolphins each evening and sit and enjoy a few cocktails as well. The cottage itself is not anything fancy, but it has all the necessary items for a nice vacation. The king-size bed was comfortable and had a tv on the wall to watch each evening. The bathroom was very clean with luxurious towels. A couple of the amenities in the kitchen are quite old, but still in working order. The refrigerator and microwave are newer. The neighbors are close on both sides, however, the landscaping provides a lot of privacy. Our only issues during our stay were that we had planned many of our meals around using the grill, but upon arrival found the grill to be in very bad shape; almost unusable. The strings of lights that are wrapped in the trees above the hot tub are also not working. Only one small strand worked. The WiFi had to be reset a couple of times, but worked well otherwise. These things in no way ruined our vacation, but were a bit dissappointing. This cottage is a place we would definitely return to for vacation. It’s private, quiet, and the view is absolutely spectacular.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know about the grill, I didn't realize it had gotten in such bad shape. I always check to make sure there is plenty of propane but unfortunately I hadn't lifted the lid recently and didn't know the bottom had rusted out. The grill has now been replaced with a new one. As I tell all guests -PLEASE let me know if there are any issues with the house and I will make every effort to resolve them ASAP. I try to keep everything in good condition but sometimes things like this do get overlooked. I live close by and I am available anytime. I will make every attempt to fix any problems brought to my attention so don't hesitate to let me know.
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Tallahassee, fl

Perfect little old time beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough good about this place. It was perfect for me and my husband and dogs. No stairs! Walk right out to beach! Great decks! Even w neighbors on each side it is very private. We saw dolphins up close. Sunsets were amazing. Weather perfect after a rainy start. Our week flew by.

Owner was very responsive to a couple very minor problems we had.

It's nice to be able to take the dogs. They loved the beach play.

We will definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington, IL

Summer vacation in October!

  • 5 of 5

We love the cottage. We love Alligator Point. We love Florida's Forgotten Coast. Would have preferred cooler temps with less humidity so we could open windows to hear the surf at night. Entertained by dolphins, seabirds, stargazing, fishing, & just staring out to sea. Dining on fresh seafood always makes me happy. You will find here the very definition of "chillaxin". If you need to unwind and reflect, this is the place.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a perfect little beachfront getaway with lots of privacy.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. We had everything we needed and just steps away from the beach. Loved the privacy of the cottage and the quietness of the beach. So peaceful and the beach felt like our own private place. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Credit card Payment through VRBO website, PayPal or by check in advance is accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.