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Family Ready...2 Years Old, Well-appointed, Sleeps 8-10

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bath, bay view

The Cottage By The Bay was just completed in October, 2015 and is located with a beautiful view of Pensacola Bay. The property is beautiful and settled underneath large live oaks and old magnolia trees . It is 10 minutes from laying out on the gorgeous white sands of Pensacola Beach or eating some the coasts most delicious seafood.

With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms everyone can enjoy some privacy as well as their own HD/smart TVs. The master has a king bed and a very large walk-in shower. The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed and the 3rd has 4 bunk beds, a trundle bed and the bottom of one bunk is a double bed.

The beautiful kitchen features high-end amenities that you desire, such as stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, double ovens, 5 burner stove top, a deep stainless sink, etc. The dining table seats 8 and there are places for 3 at the bar. The entertainment room has a large HD/Smart TV with dvd player, and Dish TV channels. Wireless wifi is also provided. The laundry room has a washer and dryer as well as an EXTRA refrigerator. The walls of the living area are shiplap and the home is decorated to have a "Southern Coastal Living feel".

The home is stocked with books for all ages, numerous toys, board games, puzzles, and a DVD collection that is appealing to adults as well as children.

Our family lives on the property next door and we feel like we are living in paradise! The beach is one of the most beautiful in the world. The restaurants are 2nd to none and you can find any price range you desire. The people are friendly and hospitable. We are thrilled to be able to open our new home to you! You will make memories here to last a lifetime.

More Details

Anita-Marie Hitchcock
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Anita-Marie Hitchcock

Paul and I have been happily married for almost 30 years. We met here in 1986 when Paul was in the Navy. We married, moved away for a few years and then came back as fast as we could. We have 3 active teenagers, 2 labs and an English foxhound. We live next door to The Cottage and we all love the beach and any activity with that involves the water!

Anita-Marie Hitchcock purchased this house in 2015

Why Anita-Marie Hitchcock chose Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve

This property is beautiful and in a very desirable location. It is conveniently located to so many attractions for our area and has a beautiful view.

What makes this house unique

The Cottage is on 1 1/2 acres wooded acres. It gives you a sense of privacy, but with an a beautiful view of the bay. The breezes are wonderful and it couldn't be more relaxing than when you are in the rocking chairs on the back porch.


Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 full bathrooms, 1 inside of each bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 1 bunk has a double on the bottom.1 has extra mattress under
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8-10, beds for 8-10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Family Ready...2 Years Old, Well-appointed, Sleeps 8-10
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Best Vacation Ever!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best vacation ever!!! Everything was beautiful and well organized! We started out by getting there really late at night but they were well prepared for us and we had no problems at all getting into the home. It was even ready for us to go to sleep right then. The next morning we awoke to a beautiful view of the bay and even though the forecast said a chance of rain every day of our vacation it only rained one time and that was the last day of our stay and it was only for a little while. In fact we still went to the beach that day, which by the way is just a few minutes away. We had lots of privacy and didnt have to fight with other tourists during our stay, which was a huge plus for us. The house is amazing, very clean, very beautiful, huge rooms with lots of space for everyone, it is well stocked with lots of stuff you will need but not want to have to bring on vacation with you. They have thought of pretty much everything!!!! Thanks for the best vacation ever, and we hope to have many more in the future!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so very lucky to have renters as wonderful as you! We would love to have you come back to The Cottage again and again! Thanks so much. Anita Marie
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Awesome spring break trip.

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. It was clean and convenient to all areas. Was able to enjoy family time. Wanting to make another trip there soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Was absolutely satisfied, looking forward to our next stay !

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful , the location quiet and PERFECT . Anita and Paul had thought of everything we could possibly need and it was there. EVERYTHING....

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walla Walla, WA

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were only two couples staying there, so it was extremely spacious. Each couple had our own bedroom with bathroom. There is an additional bedroom/bathroom with bunk beds that we didn't use. All the bedrooms and the living room have their own TV sets.

The owners lived in the cottage while they were building their house, so it is equipped with everything you need for a home. They provide all the little things like detergent, toilet paper, etc. that you would otherwise have to go out and get. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry with washer and dryer, and even a second refrigerator. The owners live nearby, and they were particularly helpful with how to operate appliances in the cottage.

The owners use a simple, foolproof system for giving the renters access to the cottage, and checking in and out took no time and no effort. After we left, we quickly received a refund of our damage deposit. The whole process was simple, logical, and without hassles.

All four of us were impressed with the the space and amenities in the cottage. It would be ideal for a family reunion or any kind of group vacation. The next time we go to visit family in Florida, we would like to stay in this cottage again if it is available.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio USA

Cozy Cottage by the Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our wonderful experience started with Anita Marie. She was a delight to work with. Any question we had or help we needed she was there. Weather delayed our arrival by about 5 hours, but Anita Marie had the lights and heat on for us. It was great just to walk in and relax after a long drive.

The cottage is everything we hoped for and more. The beds are comfortable and the sheets and towels luxurious. We really enjoyed the fireplace, it kept us nice and cozy.

If you’re looking for a great location and a beautiful cottage, the cottage by the bay is the place to stay. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank you again for making our stay so delightful.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We had our Thanksgiving dinner and the large open dining area easily accommodated all of my family. The second fridge in the laundry room really came in handy. So comfortable and I was very impressed with the cleanliness. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Pensacola International Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Pensacola Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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