Fully stocked kitchen for all your cooking needs. Sleeper sofa with wall mounted flat screen tv.
2 bedroom beach cottage close to beach and Seaside
Hosted by John
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6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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You’ll love my place because of the ambiance, the neighborhood, the outdoors space, the comfy bed, and the light. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers and families (with kids). This quaint two bedroom, one bathroom cottage has everything you need!

The space

***Please note***Unfortunately we are no longer pet friendly. We appreciate your understanding of this change effective immediately.***

This 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom home comes equipped with a full kitchen, dining table, washer/dryer, and outdoor gas grill to enjoy the evening nights outside. There is WiFi and unlimited local and long distance calling available. The master suite includes a king sized bed with TV and dresser. The guest bedroom has a full size bed with dresser and a wall mounted flat screen TV. The living area comes with a sleeper sofa, coffee table and large flat screen with Roku.

The cottage is a few short blocks to the emerald waters of the Gulf Coast public beach access and a short a bike ride to the shops and dining of Seaside. The pedestrian friendly walk and bike path are also in close proximity to the house. The beach is about 2.5 blocks from the house straight down San Juan Ave. There is public car and bike parking for your use. If walking from the house, it usually takes roughly 8-10 mins and if driving 1-2 mins.

**Please note, this listing is for the two bedroom main house (single story) only. There is also a detached one bedroom guest cottage on the property - not included in this listing. The homes are situated to allow for added privacy. Each home has their own parking, entrance, grill and yard. If your vacation calls for extra bedrooms, email me and I will check to see if the one bedroom is available for your requested travel dates.

Guest access

Entrance is by electronic code and will be issued 2 days prior to arrival.

Interaction with guests

Guests can access me through email, phone or text.

Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee €105
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with smart lock

Minimum age to rent is 25 years old.

Access to Property:
At Check-In Time, the Tenant will be issued an electronic entry code for the Rental Property.

Description of Rental Property:
The Rental Property consists of a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house.

Luxury linens and towels are provided. Bed linen and bath towels will not be changed during the Rental Period. Laundry facilities are provided, and it is up to the Tenant and other registered occupants to wash the linen and towels during the Rental Period. Owner will provide a sufficient supply of toilet tissue and trash bags, based on the number of registered occupants; however, there is no guarantee that the supply of any of these items will be enough to last to the end of the Rental Period. Any additional items must be provided by Tenant at Tenant’s sole expense.

Notice to Owner of Repairs Needed:
If the Rental Property or any of the contents are damaged, not working or otherwise in need of repair or replacement, the Tenant must promptly notify the Owner. The Owner will have a reasonable amount of time to make repairs. If the Tenant must vacate the premises because of damage not resulting from the Tenant’s act or neglect, the Tenant will be refunded the rent for such period of time that the Tenant is unable to occupy the Rental Property, prorated on a per diem basis commencing on the date that the Tenant was forced to vacate and calculated to the date on which the Tenant was able to re-occupy the Rental Property or the end of the Rental Period, whichever comes first. If the Rental Property is totally destroyed, this Rental Agreement will terminate and the Tenant will pay rent up to the date of destruction.

The Owner is not responsible for any inconvenience or interruption of services due to repairs, improvements, or any reason beyond the Owner’s control, and no refund will be given in this event. Tenant understands and agrees that Owner may enter the Rental Property at any time for the purpose of making needed repairs.

No Show:
If the Tenant does not show up within twenty-four (24) hours following the Check-In Time, and has failed to contact the Owner regarding any delay in arrival, the Tenant will be considered a “no show” and shall be liable to the Owner for the total amount of the Rent and other charges as set out in this Agreement.

Double Booking
In the event that Tenant’s reservation for the Rental Property is double booked with the reservation of another tenant, Owner reserves the right to relocate Tenant to a different rental property within the Owner’s rental program or that of another company. Every effort will be made to ensure that the replacement property is reasonably comparable to the original Rental Property. Owner shall have the sole right to select such replacement rental property. Owner agrees to pay any additional charges due in excess of the rental amount for the Rental Property, and refund any amounts paid by Tenant in excess of the rental amount for the replacement property. Tenant will have the option to (i) accept the replacement property or (ii) reject the replacement property and receive a refund of all rents and fees paid for the Rental Property. Tenant agrees that Tenant’s choice between these two options will be Tenant’s sole remedy for any and all damages, liability, or inconvenience arising out of the double booking.

It is understood and agreed between all parties that the Tenant and permitted occupants of the Rental Property will abide by the following terms and conditions, and that any breach thereof will, at the Owner's option, give the Owner the right to declare this Rental Agreement null and void, and said term ended, and the Owner shall have the right to re-enter the Rental Property and remove or have removed all persons therefrom, and in such event, Tenant agrees to forfeit all payments made on account of this Rental Agreement and all remedies and rights they may possess hereunder:
(a)Pets: NO pets allowed. Violation of this section is cause for losing all or some of the two hundred dollar ($200) Security Deposit.
(b)Guests: No other persons shall occupy the Rental Property at any time, except those registered in this Rental Agreement. Occupancy of the Rental Property is limited to 6 persons. Absolutely no overnight visitors are allowed. Violation of occupancy limits can and will result in all occupants being removed from the Rental Property, and forfeiture of Tenant’s rent and security deposit.
(c)Noise: The Tenant shall not make or permit any excessive, disturbing or annoying noise in or on the grounds of the Rental Property by himself, his family, agents, servants or visitors, nor permit such persons to do anything that will interfere with the rights, comforts, or conveniences of neighbors or other persons in the surrounding area. No noise is permitted after midnight. Please be mindful and respectful if the guest cottage is being utilized by another tenant.
(d)Consumption of Alcohol: There shall be no consumption of alcoholic beverages in or on the grounds of the Rental Property by any minor under twenty-one (21) years of age.
(e)Smoking (for nonsmoking premises): There shall be no smoking inside the Rental Property.
(f)Illegal Drugs: There shall be no use of any illegal drugs by any Tenants, occupants or visitors in or on the grounds of the Rental Property.
(g)Complaints: Any complaints to the Police Department concerning the behavior of the Tenant, Tenant’s family, other occupants, guests or visitors while occupying the Rental Property shall, at the Owner’s sole option, result in immediate termination of this Rental Agreement.
(h)Right of Access: Owner or the Owner’s agent shall have the right but not the obligation to enter into the Rental Property and upon the premises, at all reasonable hours, to investigate disturbances, check occupancy, check for damage, to make such repairs, alterations or improvements thereto as Owner may deem appropriate, but the Owner agrees not to exercise this right in such a way as to unreasonably interfere with the quiet enjoyment of the Tenant.
(i)Trash: Trash bins are provided. Trash pick-up is on Mondays. It is the Tenant’s responsibility to ensure that the trash bin gets set out, and returned to its proper location after trash collection.
(j)Parking: Parking is available for two cars. There is no parking allowed on the streets.
(k)Damage to Rental Property and Contents: The Tenant and all registered occupants of the Rental Property shall be liable for all damages caused during their occupancy. Cost of repairs and/or replacement shall be deductible from the security deposit and additional costs shall include attorney's fees and costs, if incurred in the collection.
(l)Tenant’s Personal Property: The Tenant will remove all personal property belonging to the Tenant or other occupants at the end of the Rental Period. Any property that is left becomes the property of the Owner and may be thrown out. Any expenses incurred for removal of Tenant’s property will be deducted from the security deposit.
(m)Indemnification: Tenant agree to indemnify and save harmless the Owner from any liabilities, damages, costs or expenses whatsoever arising from or related to any claim or litigation which may arise out of or in connection with Tenant’s use and occupancy of the Rental Property including but not limited to any claim or liability for personal injury or damage or theft of property which is made, incurred or sustained by Tenant. The term “Owner” as used in this Agreement shall include Owner’s heirs, successors in interest, assigns, employees, managers, and representatives where the context requires or permits. The terms “Tenant,” “You,” and “Your” as used in this Agreement shall include Tenant’s heirs, successors, assigns, guests, invitees, representatives and other persons on the Rental Property during Tenant’s occupancy (without regard to whether such persons have authority under this Agreement to be upon the Rental Property), where the context requires or permits.

Expedited Eviction
A material breach of this Agreement by Tenant, which, in the sole determination of the Owner, results in damage to the Rental Property or contents thereof, personal injury to Tenant or others, a breach of the peace, a nuisance to others, or a violation of criminal law or local code, shall be grounds for termination of this Agreement and Tenant’s tenancy hereunder. Violation of any of the terms or conditions contained herein will result in IMMEDIATE EVICTION and forfeiture of all Rent and security deposits. If the tenancy created hereunder is for 30 days or less, the expedited eviction procedures set forth in the Vacation Rental Act will apply. Tenant may be evicted under such procedures if Tenant: (i) holds over in possession after Tenant’s tenancy has expired; (ii) commits a material breach of any provision of this Agreement that according to its terms would result in the termination of Tenant’s tenancy; (iii) fails to pay rent as required by this Agreement, or (iv) has obtained possession of the Rental Property by fraud or misrepresentation. Any reservation made under false pretenses will result in forfeiture of advance payments, and Tenant will not be permitted to take possession of the Rental Property.

Registered Occupants:
All occupants of the Rental Property must be listed in this Rental Agreement and each occupant over the age of eighteen (18) years shall be equally responsible for observing the Terms and Conditions specified in this Rental Agreement. Each adult occupant will be jointly and severally financially responsible for damage done to the Rental Property beyond normal wear and tear. The Tenant's signature certifies that Tenant is over eighteen (18) years of age, has read this Agreement, and understands that breach of any terms can and will result in loss of the security deposit plus any additional costs.

There will be no rentals to individuals under the age of 25 without an adult, age 25 or older on the premises at all times. Failure to observe this guideline may result in eviction from the rental property, without refund.

Tenant’s Responsibilities at Check-Out Time:
At Check-Out Time, the Tenant shall give over possession of the Rental Property to the Owner in the same condition of cleanliness, order and repair as it was when the Tenant took possession at Check-In Time. Tenant shall ensure that all of the following items are taken care of:
(a)all occupants must vacate the Rental Property by the Check-Out Time;
(b)appliances and work surfaces in the kitchen must not be overly soiled;
(c)dishes, pots and pans and utensils must be clean and put away;
(d)floors (other than carpeted areas) must be swept, but not vacuumed;
(e)any food in the refrigerator must be removed and disposed of, and the refrigerator left in a clean condition;
(f)any spills in stove burners must be cleaned up, and the range top and oven left in a clean condition;
(g)the bathrooms must not be overly soiled;
(h)linens and towels must be deposited in the laundry hamper(s) provided
(i)the furnishings and grounds shall also be left in the same state they were in at Check-In Time;
(j)all trash must be bagged, taken out and placed in the trash bins provided.

In the event that the Tenant fails to comply with this Section, the Owner may at his option, complete the work, clean or repair and deduct the cost from the security deposit held by the Owner. Nothing in this lease shall in any way prevent the Owner’s right to recover any sum due in excess of the security deposit.

Acts of God:
Owner shall not be liable for events beyond Owner’s control which may interfere with Tenant’s occupancy of the Rental Property, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, fire, strikes, war, inclement weather or noise from nearby construction sites. NO REBATE OR REFUND will be offered in these circumstances.

Assignment, Subletting, Amendments:
This Agreement can only be changed by an agreement in writing by both the Tenant and the Owner. The Tenant may not assign this Rental Agreement or sublet the Rental Property under any circumstances.

Entire Agreement:
This document, including any attachments incorporated by reference herein, constitutes the entire and sole agreement between Owner and Tenant with respect to the subject matter hereof, and correctly sets forth the obligations of Owner and Tenant to each other as of the date hereof. Any agreements or representations by Owner to Tenant with respect to the subject matter of this agreement not expressly set forth herein are null and void.

Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, and shall be treated as though it were executed in the County of Walton, State of Florida. Any action relating to this Agreement shall be instituted and prosecuted only in the Walton County Court, Florida. Tenant specifically consents to such jurisdiction and to extraterritorial service of process.

Radon Gas
As provided by Florida law, Landlord hereby notifies Tenant as follows: Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that, when it has accumulated in a building in sufficient quantities, may present health risks to persons who are exposed to it over time.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
October 2017
Nice clean place! John was very punctual on getting us our code and having the house ready upon our arrival. The location was a bit farther from the beach than a 10 minute walk. We found it easier to just drive to the beach during our stay. With that being said, it's a nice location if your looking for peace and quiet. It's nestled down a dead end road backed up against the privacy and seclusion of Florida state forest without the hustle and bustle of tourism and traffic. Might wanna bring a DVD player if you like watching movies other than Netflix while at the house. Other than that, we loved it! Thanks John!! - The Purdy's
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
So glad you enjoyed your stay and had a nice vacation. Good idea on the DVD player. We will purchase one this week.
October 2017

Jennifer User Profile
September 2017
This house was a great value. Very clean and modern. We had a great time.

Martin Rank User Profile
September 2017
Nice house. Plenty of space and nice porch. Very quiet neighborhood. It does take 8 min to walk to the beach, and an additional 20 min if you want to go to places to eat in Seaside. Had everything you needed in the kitchen to cook yourself and a nice big grill outside.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Martin, so glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and found everything to your liking. We strive to ensure each guest has an excellent experience and are glad to learn we achieved that with your stay. We hope to see you again on a future vacation.
September 2017

Meghan Ann User Profile
September 2017
Santa Rosa is a beautiful beach and we had a wonderful time staying here. A/C was great after a long day in the sun - wish I could get my place that cool. Tons of kitchenware provided and we enjoyed using the grill outside. The trail behind the house was nice - we rented bikes and easily got to the beach and Seaside for dinner. We will definitely be back!
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
So glad you enjoyed your vacation and that the A/C was super cold. We strive to ensure each guest has five star experience and are thrilled to learn we lived up to your expectations. We can't wait to see you again on a future vacation.
September 2017

Veronica User Profile
August 2017
Our host could not have been kinder. The home is charming and has a nice layout. This is a wonderful location and is central to everything. We hope to stay again next year.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thank you Veronica for your wonderful feedback. We strive to ensure you have a five-star experience and are glad we lived up to your expectations. We sincerely hope to see you on a future vacation soon.
August 2017

Virginia User Profile
July 2017
Very nice and well equipped, very close to expensive communities and beach. Great value. Was perfect for our group.
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thank you for the feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at our beach cottage. We hope to see you and your family on a future vacation. Last, thank you bringing the mattress to our attention; we will order a new one.
July 2017

Steve User Profile
June 2017
Even though we never met John, he kept us informed about our stay, he was great
John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.
Response from John:
Thank you Steve for the nice review and we are glad to learn you had a wonderful vacation. We hope to see you again on a future vacation.
June 2017

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John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

As someone who has been in and around the Destin and 30A area since I was a child, I have come to love what this area has to offer. I originally built the one bedroom guest cottage in 2006 with plans to expand the home over the next few years. In 2014, I decided it was time and added the two bedroom home as this is where I hope to eventually retire.

I choose to build at this location as it backs up to the state forest allowing for added privacy. The dirt road where the home sits reminds me that even though the 30A area has been built up over the last few decades, I can still remember the old times when most roads in this area where all dirt.

I hope that on your visit you enjoy the area as much as I do and make many memories in this special slice of paradise I am happy to call home.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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