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Honeymoon Cottage for Two Pool/Hot Tub

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Peaceful / Unique 1 BR 2 story Coastal Cottage with queen bed

Imagine Florida like it used to be. This cottage adjoins a pristine Wildlife Preserve on the Gulf of Mexico. If you are tired of the condo scene, this 1 Br 1 Ba two story home has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a lofty upstairs bedroom with queen size bed. The wraparound deck steps down to the private pool. Inside, the kitchen is open to the living and dining areas and it is fully equipped, including stove, dishwasher, microwave and even a coffee grinder. This home offers natural light, cozy atmosphere and coastal design. You will not want to leave. The nearest beach access is a 3 min drive, 5 min bike ride, or 10 min walk to the most beautiful not crowded beach you have every seen

Amenities: Inside full bathroom tub/shower, the kitchen offers a stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/ice maker, and every kind of kitchen gadget you can imagine, including a coffee grinder. Washer/dryer, TV with satellite and VCR. Outdoor gas grill and private outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Access to private pool and hot tub.shared with one other cottage for two.

More Details

Francis Muldowney III
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Francis Muldowney III

My first career was in the USAF. I discovered the area when I was stationed at Eglin AFB in the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing flying the F4E.. My second career was with Verizon Wireless and when I travelled which was a lot I was always looking for a place to retire. I kept being drawn back to the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast. When I moved to Nashville a friend suggested I buy a house in Destin since I was always talking about the beaches.. Three weeks after that conversation I came down for the weekend and purchased my home in South Walton County next to the Topsail Preserve. The architect gave me plans for a cottage and two years later I built the Little Cottage. The area has grown quite a bit since my arrival with many positive additions to our community from shopping . grocery stores, bike paths, , fabulous restaurants and a first class Hospital. Even though I traveled extensively in both my careers and lived all over the states as well as overseas it is hard to pry me away from Santa Rosa Beach..

Francis Muldowney III purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Francis Muldowney III chose Dune Allen Beach

The Little Cottage is quite unique based on its location near the Topsail Preserve and the areas amazing beaches. You will be hard pressed to find a private one bedroom cottage with a 38 foot pool on one side and a hot tub on the other surrounded by nature. I'm just sayin!

What makes this cottage unique

Check the reviews they explain the benefits better than I ever could. The Little cottage has a 38 foot pool, hammock, a gas grille ,table and umbrella for eating on the deck for your own private romantic dinners


Dune Allen Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Honeymoon Cottage for Two Pool/Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 60 reviews
Watertown, Wisconsin

Close to nature, solitude and the best bike rides

  • 5 of 5

We had an extremely fun and at the same time relaxing time at The Little Cottage. The proximity to the 30A bike route, restaurants, and the white Gulf beach made it fun. While the solitude of the quiet lane, towering pine trees, singing mocking birds and cardinals, and the crystal clear swimming pool made it so relaxing. The closeness to the Top Sail State Park made it so quiet and seem like we were a hundred miles away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy Florida.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is nothing I could possibly add to this review I know these guests really enjoyed their stay at the Little Cottage and I enjoyed having them
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Johnson City

Cute & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

After a long drive, this place was looking so good when we pulled up. Clean, organized and inviting. Bill is more than considerate leaving a welcome 6-pack in the fridge and Sophie is an extra perk if you like dogs. They keep to themselves unless you need them and the privacy was so comforting. Hammock and outdoor shower made our stay so relaxing! Close to the beach, so quiet! Perfect for a writer, a best friend's trip or a couple's getaway. I loved it. I recommend following Bill's directions. We forgot about them and used GPS and it was trying to take us through a lake, lol. Anyways, I could go on and on about this sweet place. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from this cottage and had a wonderful time. It is very cute and small and perfect for two people. It is about a three minute drive to the most beautiful beaches and Bill is a wonderful host and gives you lots of privacy but is there if you need him. We rented bikes and rode daily around the neighbourhood of quiet beautiful homes. We also biked to topsail park and rode lovely paths that lead to a secluded beach where you could easily spend the day. The whole area is very old Florida with plenty of restaurants and shopping. Stinky’s Fishcamp was recommended and we had a wonderful dinner there. You must try the chowder. Cottage has everything you need including beach towels beach chairs beach umbrella lots of towels for the washroom and the kitchen is fully equipped. We did not use the pool as it was too cool but it was nice to sit out there to read. Thank you for a wonderful restful vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little cottage

  • 4 of 5

Positive- The location of the cottage is great, right along 30 A. We love to bike and walk and the beaches are close , about 5 minutes on our bikes. The Destin area is great! The cottage was clean upon arrival.

Disappoinments- We did not realize that the pool was not heated and did not use it. The windows upstairs were dirty and so was the fan in the bedroom , and vents. We also had problems with cockroaches the last two weeks of our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m sorry you had some disappointments with the Little Cottage the pool is not heated . It’s too bad you didn’t get to use the pool the guests in February were in every day the last two weeks in February so I guess it just depends on how warm you want to water I wish you had told me about the Palmetro bugs while you were here as I told you in the driveway I could’ve had the cottage sprayed but you didn’t want that done because of allergies . March is the time of years when Palmetto bugs are pretty active and When you leave the door open because of the beautiful weather they are liable to come in the house.
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A sweet lil piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to get to stay a full week at this cottage. The location is convenient to beach, shops, and restaurants. Cottage is very clean and well stocked. Owner is a nice fellow and very helpful. If you’re a dog lover you can visit with his sweet girl Sofie, she’s the best!!!! Look forward to returning. Thanks for a great time, Colleen and Brendan

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Honeymoon! All expectations exceeded!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised at the proximity of the cottage to the ocean. The beaches are FANTASTIC! The cottage itself is up-to-date, well-maintained, and plenty comfortable. Bill is a nice guy and easy to work with. We have been all over the U.S. and to several countries abroad, but there is just something special about this place. Go for it! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really happy you enjoyed your Honeymoon at the Little Cottage. As you said I believe we have the best beaches in the U.S. just my opinion but I have been on a lot of beaches all over the world. In addition our restaurants, shopping, fishing, golfing and boating are world class. Finally I totally agree that the Little Cottage is a unique special place . Where can you find a one bedroom two story cottage with lots of deck space and a 38 foot pool? I'm just asking.
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Elmo's Grill
Seafood Restaurant
98 Bar-B-Que
Barbecue Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Steamboat Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Don Pedros Mexican Restaurant
Latin American Restaurant
Stinky's Fish Camp
Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Santa Rosa Beach Bayou Bills
Seafood Restaurant
Louis Louis
Seafood Restaurant
VKI Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Sushi Restaurant
Donut Hole
Donut Shop
Thai Elephant Authentic Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Los Rancheros
Mexican Restaurant
La Chalupita Mexican Market
Mexican Grocery Store
Vue on 30a
Fine Dining Restaurant
Fatboy's Bungalow
Pizza by the Sea at Gulf Place
Pizza Restaurant
The Perfect Pig at GulfPlace
American Restaurant
Sunrise Coffee Co.
Coffee Shop
La Playa
Family Restaurant
Grimaldi's Pizzeria- Grand Boulevard
Pizza Restaurant
Another Broken Egg Cafe - Miramar Beach
Brunch Restaurant
P.F. Chang's
Chinese Restaurant
The Wine Bar - Grand Boulevard
Wine Bar
The Craft Bar - Grand Boulevard
Health Food Restaurant
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Steak House
Cantina Laredo
Mexican Restaurant
Tommy Bahama
Goatfeathers Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Goatfeathers Seafood Market
Seafood Market
Emeril's Coastal Italian
Italian Restaurant
Cafe Tango
Seafood Restaurant
Local Catch Bar & Grill
American Restaurant
Raven Golf Club
Hungry Howies Santa Rosa
Pizza Delivery
30A Songwriter Radio - Music and Coffee
Coffee Shop
Jin Jin 1
Chinese Restaurant
Basmati's Asian Cuisine
Asian Restaurant
Hadashi Sushi Bar
Sushi Restaurant
Ocean Club Restaurant
The Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
The Baytowne Melt
American Restaurant
Caffe Siena at Sandestin
Coffee Shop
Marina Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Lazy Gecko
SunQuest Cruises SOLARIS Dining and Entertainment Yacht
Fine Dining Restaurant
SunQuest Cruises
Fine Dining Restaurant
Hartell's Village Diner
Burnt Pine Golf Club
Roberto's Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
VPS or Panama City(ECP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf and Beach club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.9 Metres
South Bishop Rd
Car: necessary

The cottage is 1500 feet from the gulf and one of the most pristine beaches in Florida and on the eastern edge of the Topsail State Preserve with beautiful biking and walking paths


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Our rates are seasonal. The only addition to the rates, will be a 11% bed tax. We will require 1/2 of the amount for a deposit and the balance due at check in. We accept personal checks, cash or money orders.. The Little Cottage is for two people only no additional overnight guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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