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'Let it Shine'...the Beautiful Beaches is waiting!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,033 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Absolutely NO pets allowed!

Come and experience Florida’s Emerald Gulf Coast at the 'Let it Shine' Cottage! Whether it’s a fun, family beach vacation or a romantic, private get-a-way you seek, you've found it here at 'Let It Shine'.

We've got fun, excitement, and relaxation all available at your fingertips...Enjoy a slow walk down the beautiful, un-crowded beaches, build a sandcastle with the kids, play golf on the nearby north Watersound golf course, catch some rays by the 7500 square foot community pool, read a fun book with a gentle breeze on the back porch, relax under the stars in the hot tub by the pool, take a gentle bike ride, jog, or walk down one of the many trails in the area...Whatever your fantasy, it's here at 'Let It Shine'.

You'll get the privacy of a small Key-West style beach cottage neighborhood, just steps from the beach. Yes, this beautifully furnished three-bedroom, two-bath cottage is located in the wonderful Cottages of Camp Creek, a quaint community in South Walton County.

You'll get a warm, tropical feeling in the master bedroom as you lay comfortably in the king size bed. You can even watch your favorite TV show.

The second bedroom features a queen bed with a new pillow top mattress with a large shutter-style dresser, pane mirror, and picket fence headboard.

The third bedroom features 2 twin beds with foam toppers. It is perfect for the children; fully equipped with a cable TV/VCR, children’s videos, puzzles, games, toys, toddler mattress and a removable bed rail.

In addition, our smoke-free cottage is equipped with many extras to make your stay even more special. The lovely kitchen is fully stocked with the following: refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker (regular & Keurig), blender, slow cooker, toaster, formal dishes with service for 12, casual fish dishes, and even plastic dishes for the children or for a romantic beach picnic.

More extras...Grill your favorite burgers, steaks, or chicken on the gas grill...Or just relax in the den watching your favorite show or movie on the TV/VCR/DVD. There is also an Xbox 360 and a few games for the kids.

Whether you are heading to the beach or a free concert at Seaside, Rosemary Beach or Alys Beach, be sure to pack the picnic basket and small ice chest with your favorite foods and beverages. If the 'sandy shore' is your destination for the day, a wagon makes life easy to carry the kids or beach toys.

In addition, feel free to use the folding beach chairs, two adult bikes, two kids bikes and single jog stroller for your beach adventures. Oh, don't forget to use the flashlight to catch sand crabs on the beach at night! It's a blast! Other items included are an iron, ironing board, and hair dryer.

And if this is not enough, there are nearby restaurants, activities, and other entertainment at Alys Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Destin, and Panama City Beach and each is just a short drive away.

We love our 'Let It Shine' Cottage, and we hope you will, too!

Keywords: Beach cottage

More Details

Staci & John Ragsdale
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Staci & John Ragsdale

We are John & Staci Ragsdale from Keller, Texas. We have owned 'Let It Shine' for almost 14 years now. We have three children who love the beach as much as we do!

Staci & John Ragsdale purchased this house in 2004

Why Staci & John Ragsdale chose Seacrest Beach

John grew-up in Albany, GA and always vacationed at Panama City Beach. Staci was born in Louisiana and always went to Gulf Shores, AL for her family vacations. We met on middle ground. We started to vacation as newly weds 21 years ago along HWY 30-A. Thanks to a friend who let us stay for free years ago. We fell in love with this area from that first trip! We like the family atmosphere, beautiful beaches, emerald green waters and the laid back style of Seacrest Beach!

What makes this house unique

We have 3 kids so we have extras for you to use while vacationing at our cottage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know how much Glenn and I enjoyed our stay with the Foozers at your cottage. It is just perfect!
Feb 2005
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Seacrest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Pillow Top & Box Spring 1/2014
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , also a toddler mattress
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Our cottage also includes a wagon, single jog stroller, beach toys for the children, beach chairs and umbrella for you to use while you vacation.


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'Let it Shine'...the Beautiful Beaches is waiting!!!
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Perfect Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect quiet and easily accessible cottage! Great for kids and close to the pool! Excellent!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Fun in the sun !

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit ! We absolutely love the area! Our house has everything we need and Staci the owner is awesome to work with! We will return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great week at Let It Shine

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is the perfect size for our family of 4 including a teenager and 9 year old. The cottage was clean and well stocked with the necessities to prepare meals for the week. The pool is only a few steps away and the beach is just a short walk. We love this area and will be back next year. Thank you for sharing your cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Pratt family

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in your "Let It Shine" cottage! The cottage was a great size and well equipped with anything we needed. It was clean, comfortable, and so cute! We loved the location and took several bike trips to Rosemary to explore, shop, & eat. The pool was convenient for our kids and we enjoyed relaxing on the beach in the day and the porch at night. We used the gas grill to cook fresh redfish my husband and boys caught. It was a great vacation for our family and we were 100% pleased. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely enjoyed our girls week at "let it shine" ! The back porch was an amazing place to read, nap and talk! The cottage was stocked with everything we needed. We plan to return next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach week

  • 3 of 5

We like the location ! The house is cute , but we found it needed some updating and attention! The bedding was very used and needed updating. There needs to be an outdoor area to spray off at the house, the pool shower doesn't cut it ! It felt like a very used rental. Shower curtains mildewed. It wasn't super clean. The owners were very kind and attentive to whatever we asked, but felt like they could just make some minor changes and it could be a home run!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The shower curtains liners were changed and I spoke with my cleaner. Sometimes summers get crazy with many renters, but that is not an excuse for cleanliness. I strive to keep my guest happy. I update/replace/deep clean at the beginning and end of the busy season. Thanks for the feed back as I can always improve.
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Nearest Airport
21.2 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
George's at Alys Beach
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Beach Access
Car: recommended

We are located in the 'Cottages of Camp Creek' which has 30+ cottages.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

All Cancellations will result in a minimal fee for credit card transaction fees incurred by the owner. There $25 discount if you send a personal check directly to owner. All guest must be at least 25 years old unless accompained by a parent during the entire stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.