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Cozy Cottage on ½ Acre Private Lot 2 Blocks from the Beautiful Gulf

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Our home is nestled on a very private ½ acre lot surrounded by native Florida trees and natural landscape. Our quiet Blue Mountain retreat offers an open-concept living room/kitchen floor plan which allows guests to enjoy cooking and relaxing in the same area. Since this is our second home, the kitchen is fully equipped with all the necessary appliances and tools to make cooking enjoyable. Our beach escape features hardwood floors throughout and patio doors in the living room that lead to a covered deck with ample seating for outdoor dining and lounging. This is a great spot to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or relax with a cocktail after a fun day frolicking on the beach. Our property is teeming with wildlife and you are sure to see many birds native to this area. We have two bedrooms with comfortable queen size beds in each. We have one bathroom that features a travertine tiled shower with a glass door. Additionally, we have a custom built outdoor enclosed cedar shower with hot and cold water to rinse off after a day on the beach, or to enjoy a nighttime shower under the stars. A Blu-Ray 5.1 surround sound system makes listening to music or watching movies a wonderful experience. Our HD tv package offers movie channels, sports channels, music channels and much more. We have a covered outdoor grilling area featuring a gas grill and a sitting area. Our house is on ten foot pilings which offers covered parking for two vehicles. We think you will find our beach house a perfect getaway for you and your family/friends to enjoy scenic 30-A. Our rental is budget friendly, which allows you to spend more of your vacation funds on all the FUN activities our area has to offer!

Our house is 2 blocks from the Blue Mountain Beach access which has county maintained restrooms, an outdoor shower, and lifeguards during the summer season. Our stretch of 30-A has numerous restaurants and bars, an ice cream shop (the well-known Blue Mountain Creamery), a bike shop (Big Daddy’s) and bike rentals, beach chair rentals, a bakery (La Loba’s), an organic health food store (For the Health of It), massage therapy, a liquor store, and an ATM, just to name a few…..all within a short walking/biking distance (or a VERY short car ride) from our beach house. 30-A has a 19 mile paved bike trail for biking, jogging or walking. There is a Publix only 1.3 miles away from our beach house and a Walmart just ten minutes away. Outlet mall shopping is available at Silver Sands approximately 11.5 miles away (heading toward Destin). There are several golf courses within our area, with Santa Rosa Golf Club being the closest at 4 miles away. The communities of Seaside, Watercolor and Grayton Beach are just minutes away and offer tons of entertainment and a year-round schedule of events. Grayton Beach State Park is approximately 2 miles away.

More Details

Owner
Peggy and Jay
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Peggy and Jay

We began our search for a piece of beach property 30 years ago. We drove and drove, looking at many lots from the western side of Pensacola to the eastern border of Panama City. We finally happened upon the 30-A community and knew immediately that this area was the perfect fit. We knew we had found the ideal location to build our beach vacation home. We purchased this secluded 1/2 acre lot and began dreaming of the day we could build a home here. During a ten year period we would camp…and plan…and clear…working on the lot all the while…finally building in 1994. The building of our home was absolutely a labor of love and has been a wonderful place to spend vacation days during our working years. We have been retired for seven years now and find that we are traveling more throughout the country, therefore, spending less time at our beach house. We have decided to share our home with guests who are looking for a cozy, secluded getaway in this beautiful area of Florida. We hope you'll love our home as much as us!

Peggy and Jay purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Peggy and Jay chose Beaches of South Walton

We always vacationed in the Panama City Beach area as children, and that was the extent of our beach experience growing up. As adults, we knew we wanted a more laid back atmosphere for vacationing and began searching for a new beach area. We stumbled upon 30-A, particularly Blue Mountain Beach, and we LOVED it! The area is pristine and private, yet offers endless activities for the fun seeker.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage is located on a 1/2 acre secluded lot that is very private and surrounded by native Florida trees and natural landscape. We are 2 blocks from the beach and a short walk/bike ride (or VERY short car ride) to a host of activities along the 30-A area, including restaurants, pubs, beach activities, just to name a few...and much, much more!

We are hands-on, and personally coordinate all our bookings. It is our wish that your stay makes you feel comfortable and "at home" in our home.

Amenities

Blue Mountain Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Travertine tiled shower with glass door
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Large, enclosed hot and cold water shower - open to the sky!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Two comfortable queen beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Here is a great website for local entertainment, restaurants and things to do in this area: http://beachcomberdestin.com/destin/

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Cozy Cottage on ½ Acre Private Lot 2 Blocks from the Beautiful Gulf
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Jacob's Cottage is a wonderful property that provides a great nights sleep and all you would need for preparing a meal. It is immaculately clean and not too far from Blue Mountain Beach. The owners are great to work with and therefore helped to make our stay was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review, Susan. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. You're welcome back anytime!
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5

Clean, Comfortable and Well Equipped

  • 5 of 5

Jacob's Cottage had everything we wanted in a beach getaway. Easy access to the Gulf, bike rentals, and supplies and groceries, the cleanest rental we've experienced, a very well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. On top of that there's an outdoor shower that you'll look forward to using at least twice a day: first thing in the morning and in the afternoon when you get back from the beach.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephen and Melissa, thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review! We strive to make sure our place is welcoming, comfortable and clean for our guests. We're pleased that our cottage accommodations met your expectations and helped to make your stay enjoyable.
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El Cerrito, CA
5

Last vacation before we have our first child

  • 5 of 5

An excellent, cozy house. It was just my wife and I, but if we had 1 or 2 kids we would have all fit with room to spare. We especially enjoyed sitting outside on the patio deck during lunch time, when the noontime sun was a little too bright.

We really enjoyed ourselves and would love to come back to this hidden gem.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review, Andrew! We are glad you and your wife had a nice time and that you found our place to be comfortable. Congratulations on expecting your first child! We would love to have you and your "soon to be" family of three come back and stay at our place. Y'all were great guests and took good care of our home.
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4

Nice property. Very quiet neighborhood. Wife and I felt like we were in a treehouse!

  • 4 of 5

Unique outdoor shower was a hit, even with folks trying peek! Hah! Wife and I both agreed we would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We love the privacy our property offers and I'm happy you and your wife appreciated it, as well. Rolling Dunes neighborhood is a quaint, established subdivision with large lots that beckon back to the days of quiet Florida vacations. We love our location and our little slice of paradise!
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Arkadelphia
5

The home felt like home.. as soon as we walked in we felt comfortable and relaxed.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this house for anyone who wants to get away from it all and relax in peace and quiet. Beautiful location, beautiful house and beautiful beach! Couldn't have asked for a better vacation. Thank you to Peggy and Jay we will defiantly be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! We're glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at our home while vacationing in the Blue Mt Beach area.
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5

Great house very cozy

  • 5 of 5

We really loved this place. It is incredibly clean and well-maintained and well stocked with everything you need including tons of towels. It was great having a nice gas grill downstairs to cook dinner several nights since the oven was not working. One small bathroom was tight for four people however dad used the wonderful outdoor shower every day. We drove to the beautiful beach every day rather than walking since we were carrying ice chest and beach chairs. The wraparound porch was awesome and well decorated where you could not see another house just the trees and birds. It is very secluded and private

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a thoughtful review, Bruce. I'm glad your family enjoyed your stay. I appreciate that you liked the privacy our home offers. We often feel as though we are living in a wildlife sanctuary and love this about our place. In terms of our oven, we are now the proud owners of a fancy schmancy KitchenAid range. It is not only aesthetically pleasing, but offers ALL the bells and whistles to prepare any wonderful meal. Thanks for choosing Jacobs' Cottage! We welcome you and your family back!
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2.25 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Marie's Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.45 Miles
Blue Mountain Beach

Our house is 2 blocks from the Blue Mountain Beach access which has county maintained restrooms, an outdoor shower, and lifeguards during the summer season. Our stretch of 30-A has numerous restaurants and bars, an ice cream shop (the well-known Blue Mountain Creamery), a bike shop (Big Daddy’s) and bike rentals, beach chair rentals, a bakery (La Loba’s), an organic health food store (For the Health of It), massage therapy, a liquor store, and an ATM, just to name a few…..all within a short walking/biking distance (or a VERY short car ride) from our beach house. 30-A has a 19 mile paved bike trail for biking, jogging or walking. There is a Publix only 1.3 miles away from our beach house and a Walmart just ten minutes away. Outlet mall shopping is available at Silver Sands approximately 11.5 miles away (heading toward Destin). There are several golf courses within our area, with Santa Rosa Golf Club being the closest at 4 miles away. The communities of Seaside, Watercolor and Grayton Beach are just minutes away and offer tons of entertainment and a year-round schedule of events. Grayton Beach State Park is approximately 2 miles away.

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Rates & Availability

Blue Mountain Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
May 15 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$210
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
Winter 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,800
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
$190
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

***DISCOUNT*** Please contact us directly if you would like to receive a discounted rental rate by making your payment directly to us with check or money order.

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.
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