AS GOOD AS IT GETS-A PERFECT '10' COTTAGE VERY CLOSE 2 BEACH

Barbara

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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AS GOOD AS IT GETS-A PERFECT '10' COTTAGE VERY CLOSE 2 BEACH

Frangista Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

'As Good As It Gets' - A perfect '10' cottage only 4 years old with front covered porch, rear screened porch, and a lushly landscaped yard with a picket fence.

A VERY short walk to Frangista beach (4 minutes and your toes are in the famous Emerald Waters) with the neighborhood pool directly behind home. You can sit on screened porch and watch the kids swim at the uncrowded luxurious large pool. This charming cottage has 11 ft ceilings and all hardwood floors. The owner is an interior designer and has left nothing unattended - you will be pleasantly surprised by the tasteful vintage decor. Colors are soft and relaxing and no detail has been overlooked including high quality bedding. You will be charmed by the iron beds, cotton quilts and vintage linen fabrics. There is a large LCD TV with surround sound in the gathering room and 2 flat screens in bedrooms as well as DVD on each. There is a queen bed in each of the bedrooms. There is also a queen sleeper sofa. Dream of sleeping under the stars? Then the canopy daybed on the screened porch is for you!

You will feel as if you are staying at a Five Star Luxury Bed and Breakfast. The master suite, named La Jardin Suite (the garden suite) has soft pistachio green walls, hydrangea wreath, garden statuary, wrought iron accents, yellow toile cotton quilts and beautiful accessories. It is refreshing and relaxing and perfect in every detail. The smaller suite, named La Petite Suite, is decorated with a Country French cotton quilt and bedding, black iron bed and black distressed furnishings. Beautiful original oils and limited edition prints complete the pleasing ambience of this room.

The kitchen is fully equipped so if you prefer to donning your apron instead of waiting in line at a restaurant, everything you need is there including stainless appliances, a new Bosch side by side fridge with ice and water in the door and and new stainless ceramic top range.

The gathering room is something out of a magazine with it's slip covered furniture, original oils and vintage touches. The large oval table in a distressed red finish will seat six.

The walk to the beach is about 200 yards (very very short). Your toes will touch the beautiful white sands of the Gulf in minutes. You cross Scenic 98 which is not busy. It also has speed bumps all along the road and at the private beach access. Although we have wireless internet access, you can also walk to the corner to 'Bad Ass Coffee' for internet access and a great cup of java. If you are not familiar with Scenic 98 location, it departs from hwy 98 at the Destin Commons Mall and comes back into 98 at Silver Sands Outlet Mall (shopping mecas). This is the road where Pompano Joes and Destiny By The Sea is located. The beaches are uncrowded due the abscense of high rise condos in the area.

We are confident if you stay once, you will return, making 'As Good As It Gets' your Florida beach tradition.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barbara (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Barbara

Hi and thanks for inquiring about our cottage, 'As Good As It Gets'. This is the 3rd rental property we have owned in the Destin area and we're thrilled to leave the condo market to obtain a charming cottage so close to the beach. If you wonder why we have such great comments from our guests, it is because I am an interior designer with a passion for beauty. We take great pride in excellence and knowing we have made our home a fabulous destination for our guests. We have always had a high rate of returning guests because of our passion for creating beautiful properties. Also, we LOVE being able to vacation in such a great place ourselves so there is a bit of selfishness involved! I own a small custom cabinet business in Franklin, TN just outside of Nashville. We have one 11 year old daughter who loves the beach and horses. Someday we hope to retire to our cottage as it feels we are pulling into 'home' when we cross the Bay Bridge (well, at best, maybe WE can be the snow birds occupying the cottage during the winter. I added my pic as I am the one you will be speaking with.

Barbara purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Barbara chose Frangista Beach

For years I have driven by the charming cottages of Frangista Beach and dreamed of owning one. The pastel colored cottages and picket fences so close to the beach won my heart. Many I had looked at over the years were larger than what I cared to manage. We had just sold our beach front condo when this cottage at Frangista came on the market. I didn't have to think twice. We hopped in the car, drove to Destin and wrote a contract the first day. I love that it is out of the really busy traffic hustle of Destin, yet positioned between the Destin Commons Mall and Silver Sands outlet mall (sorry, I love to shop). Also, there are many great restaurants, grocery stores and fun things for our family to do and just steps from those sugar white beaches.

What makes this cottage unique

I love staying somewhere clean and well maintained - where items are replaced when need be to retain that new look. The colors in the cottage are so relaxing. Everyone comments on how restful it is. I love sitting on the screened back porch and hearing the water fall in the large pool located directly behind the cottage. It is so relaxing. When we are ready to head to the beach, it is just a few minutes walk. I enjoy having a private beach that is not wall to wall people. It is not crowded at all.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
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As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170775vb
-(615) 456-4561 (Tennessee, USA)
Frangista Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Illinois
5

As good As It Gets

  • 5 of 5
This rental house is absolutely beautiful!!!! Pictures don't do it justice. Everything was so clean. I have never stayed anyplace where I felt like I could put my baby down to crawl and not worry about how dirty the floor was. This house was spic & span" and the decor was so pretty and relaxing. The location was great...very convenient to everything. There was a nice grocery store not far down the road too. I loved the very short walk to the beach since this is where we spent most of our time. I would recommend this property to anyone! I would love to return again someday!
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Debbie, thanks so much for taking the time to post so other travelers can know of your experience. Please come back again!
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As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170775vb
-(615) 456-4561 (Tennessee, USA)
Frangista Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
-
4

Lovely location

  • 4 of 5
The house is perfectly located,with the pool only a few steps away, and a beautiful beach just across the road.After a lovely walk on the beach there are restaurants right on the beach.I have only two concerns - a code is needed to get on the beach and we were given the wrong one,luckily a passing neighbor helped out.Also the kitchen while fully equipped but lacking in glasses we had only four wine glasses! The agency where we had to collect the keys was quite a distance away. I had called several times asking for early check-in [which I would gladly have paid for] but it was not available and we had to come back a second time to get the keys! I know this is not the owners fault but it was quite inconvenient.However I would definitely recommend this house in every other way.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170775vb
-(615) 456-4561 (Tennessee, USA)
Frangista Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Canada
5

My home away from home

  • 5 of 5
I have never made a review before and I always conveyed to the owner how wonderful we thought our stay was. We have enjoyed our winter get away for the past three years and will try hard to continue this stay in the future. My wife is also a person who appreciates interior decorating and she fell in love with this place. It is wonderful. We will be looking at staying a longer term next year as we love the area, the people and the activities. Thank you
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
business
As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170775vb
-(615) 456-4561 (Tennessee, USA)
Frangista Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Northern Wisconsin.
5

From very northern Wisconsin.

  • 5 of 5
This little cottage was perfect for my "solo" getaway after a very long winter. I loved the very comfortable homey feeling. The location was ideal and loved the very peaceful, quiet neghborhood. It was heaven!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back again!
business
As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170775vb
-(615) 456-4561 (Tennessee, USA)
Frangista Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Indiana
5

A "10" Indeed

A "10" Indeed
  • 5 of 5
Our stay in the lovely As-Good-As-It-Gets cottage was excellent. The property certainly deserves its name. The home was quaint yet beautiful and close to everything but in a quiet neighborhood. We would definitely stay again.
  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come back again.
business
As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p170775vb
-(615) 456-4561 (Tennessee, USA)
Frangista Beach Emerald Coast-Destin Area
College Grove, TN
5

vpinion, College Grove, TN

  • 5 of 5
WOW !!! What a wonderful place to for my husband and I to relax and have a wonderful vacation. Everything was perfect.... The minute I walked in I felt it was like home.... We have already booked for January 2013... Can't wait to get back to this wonderful home and chill...
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed and are returning so soon!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City International
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pompano Joe's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Frangista
Nearest Point of Interest
private beach walk-over with flashing lights
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Frangista Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Aug 23 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$195
$1,180
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$169
$999
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 3 2015
6 night minimum stay
$265
$1,590
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 4 2015 - May 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$231
$1,390
 
 
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 5 2015
6 night minimum stay
$299
$1,799
 
 
Prime Summer
Jun 6 2015 - Jul 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
$349
$2,099
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $99
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes 50% on booking; balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Frangista Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master has large tile shower plus a large jacuzzi tub and double vanities.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Luxury premium pillow top mattresses with allergy covers, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sleeper sofa in living room
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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