About the property
- House800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Views!!1st Tier, 2 BR/2 BA (4-6 people) Cozy Cottage-located on the beach access
Sweetwater Cottage was just completed summer 2013! You will love the convenient location and extra amenities of this custom-built cottage which is only about 100 steps to the beautiful, white, sandy beach.
With its 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a dining area and hammock on its large screened porch and ample covered parking, this beautifully decorated home can easily accommodate a family or two couples...but is still small enough for lovers on a romantic getaway!!
We also try to simplify what you need to pack by providing:
bath towels (6 sets)
beach towels (4 sets)
starter supply of: paper towels, toilet paper, bath soap and detergents
cooler w/ wheels
beach chairs (4 to 6)
crabbing nets & buckets
boogie boards, rafts and beach toys!
You can enjoy the sweeping Gulf views and spectacular sunsets from almost every room in the house or while you are dining on the large screened porch with ceiling fans.
The GROUND LEVEL has ample covered parking and a storage room that contains the washer & dryer as well as a plentiful supply of beach chairs, rafts and beach toys for your convenience. There is also an outdoor shower with hot water and a fish-cleaning sink and a portable Weber charcoal grill with lid.
The MAIN LEVEL is up a short flight of stairs which is entered through a large screened porch that spans across the entire front of the home. The porch dining table and ceiling fans make it easy to dine 'al fresco' while enjoying the view...or you may just want to curl up in the porch swing and read a book or take a nap. The main level contains a vaulted great room that includes the living area with flat-screen TV and stereo and a well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, glass-top stove, side-by-side refrigerator and pantry. There are 2 bedrooms: each has a queen bed, ceiling fan and flat-screen TV. The master bedroom has its own private bath with shower and a great view of the Gulf. The second bedroom is adjacent to a full bath that is equipped with a tub/shower combination.
As you stroll along the quiet beach, you can find a variety of seashells to collect or just enjoy watching the dolphins swimming by or eagles and osprey scouting for prey. Of course, swimming, sunbathing or fishing in the surf are always a favorite, too.
Our neighborhood is extremely quiet and friendly, with no thru traffic - a great place for families with children, or for anyone who just wants to get away from it all!
You may want to rent bikes or a golf cart and cruise quietly through the streets or on the beach. Horseback riding on the beach can also be conveniently arranged.
Money Bayou is just a short walk down the beach where you can catch blue crabs, throw your cast net or put in your kayak to explore the winding waterway. Scalloping in nearby St. Joe Bay is also a lot of fun during the summer scallop season. These sweet, tender delicacies can be enjoyed on your vacation or frozen for later when you return home.
In addition, the famous Indian Pass Raw Bar is just a mile up the road where you can enjoy the area's delicious oysters, other seafood and a cold drink. Weekends at the Raw Bar often feature outdoor live entertainment and dancing.
Our area is reminiscent of 'Old Florida.' There are no tall condos or hotels anywhere near by! Our beaches are very quiet and pristine and, in the off-season, you will rarely encounter anyone as you stroll quietly along the beach!
Our home is located on the mainland, just 1.5 miles east from Cape San Blas - which has been rated in the top five of the best beaches in the United States. Port St. Joe is only 10 miles to the west where you can stock up on all of the provisions you'll need. If you're not in the mood to cook, there are a number of great, local restaurants and night spots nearby. A golf course is only a few miles away and there are 4 separate boat ramps within 15 miles.
Just 20 minutes to the east is the historic and quaint fishing town of Apalachicola. Here you will find some great shopping as well as many wonderful restaurants and night spots. In addition, you can walk along the boardwalk and see what catch the fishing boats have brought in for the day.
We invite you to relax at 'Sweetwater Cottage' and enjoy 'Old Florida.'
Leslie Frye Allen
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 17, 2018
About Leslie Frye Allen
We live in Tallahassee and love this area of the Gulf Coast. I have been coming down here since I was a child and have since introduced my husband and our two girls to this wonderful taste of 'Old Florida.'
Leslie Frye Allen purchased this House in 2013
What makes this House unique
We hope you will also fall in love with this area. It is a beautiful part of Florida where you can really get away from it all.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful house, perfect location & all the amenities you need!
We had a wonderful stay and look forward to coming back soon. Leslie was so accommodating and made the process so easy. The house is lovely and we loved the screened porch. It was so nice to have all of the beach chairs, beach cart, floats & other beach items already there so we did not have to pack our own. I highly recommend the cottage!
Great owner, great communication, great level of equipment, great location
Leslie is the perfect host, right from initial enquiry to checking out. She made sure our stay was hassle free, making contact by phone and email to make sure everything was OK, especially after the storm that greeted our arrival; and even took the time to pop in and say hello personally. The cottage is well equipped with good quality fixtures and fittings and there is a wealth of information available on how it all works as well as local tips and guides. There are great uninterrupted views from the porch to the Gulf making watching the passing pelicans and dolphins a real pleasure. When more than sitting and watching is required it is only a few steps to the long white sandy beach.
We had a great time. Wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage was perfect and the owner personally made sure we had everything we needed and was very helpful making sure we would get the most out of our week.
Perfect for our stay!
The husband and I brought our bulldog to the ocean and stayed at Sweetwater Cottage. The house was beautiful, updated, and so close to the beach. Leslie was wonderful to deal with and very quick to respond. We will definitely be returning and staying here again!
AMAZING PLACE TO VACATION!!!
We couldn't have been happier with our getaway to this wonderful beach house! The owners seem to have thoughtfully provided anything we could want for and it was so great to have the beach RIGHT THERE. The beach was beautiful and sunsets absolutely breathtaking. We even saw dolphins! We loved having our coffee and meals out on the porch while watching the waves. It was a much needed and completely stress free getaway. We will definitely be back to this beautiful area and this beautiful house!!
A quiet, pet friendly cottage to relax and reflect
The cottage was perfect in every detail. It met all of our expectations and needs. The area was great for our pup and we were able to easily make this place our home for the month.
We loved the area. It provided us with the setting that was important to us. We were also blessed with great weather and had terrific support from the property owner.
We fully expect to be back again. We loved it there.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
For Summer Season & Holiday weeks, FULL WEEK requests are preferred unless it is a few weeks before arrival. Rental weeks are from Sun to Sun for 2015. Monthly rates are available upon request. Check in-4 pm/Check out-11 am (EST) Rates include: linens, bath towels, 4 beach towels & chairs, cart, rafts, toys & starter supply of paper towels, TP & soap.