Cathy Foster

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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3BR Oceanside Vacation Rental Destin, Florida USA

Old Florida is reborn in this 3 bedroom/2.5-bath cottage: sun-bleached colors, three porches, an outdoor shower, tin roof, Bahama shutters-all this just a short 5 minute walk to the beach, 5 houses from the pool.

Inside you'll find amenities including a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry room. The large master bedroom has a private bath, balcony and a walk-in closet.. The second bedroom has a queen and shares a bath with the 'kids' bedroom, ' which has a double and a twin bed. Downstairs is a queen sleep sofa and half bath. The dining table seats six and there are 4 stools at the bar. There is a small table w/ 4 chairs for children. Linens, beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, coolers, beach carts, and grill are provided. There are four televisions, VCRs, DVDs, tapes, books, and games for everyone. We also offer wireless internet and are pet-friendly.

Nature provides the rest -sunshine, emerald water, white sand.

See our website located under Further Details for more information.

Everything is close by, yet we're not in the middle of the Destin traffic jams. Our home is just a block from the Silver Sands Outlet Mall, 1 mile from the wonderful Baytowne Wharf, a favorite with families with quaint shops, restaurants and Wednesday night concerts. Three grocery stores nearby, ice cream shop, seafood market, movie store, restaurants, churches, everything you could need. No roads to cross to get to the beach!! We are pet- friendly and have a $100 charge per pet . We are a non-smoking property. We send out a nice welcome package to help you find your way around.

So, don't wait any longer. Call or email us soon to reserve your week.

Adults only over 25 years of age, please.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy Foster (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Gulfside Cottages Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Georgia
5

Great Vacation Experience for the Whole family

  • 5 of 5
This home was the perfect place for our family to stay. The owners are super friendly and personal and help with any need or question you have. They have thought of everything. We took our 2 year old and 6 month old along with our parents. There was room for everyone! There were baby gates, bed rails, high chair, booster seat, kids plates, cups, movies, beach cart, baby tent for beach, umbrellas, beach toys, wagon, anything you need for a day at the beach with or without kids! The distance to the beach was perfect and so is the location of this house. You can walk to the grocery store and the Silver Sands outlets! We loved it and would recommend it to anyone. Very relaxing, very clean, organized, and inviting. Hope we can go again. The owners sent us a welcome packet with things to do while we were down there and we took them up on their offer. Great experience and a great deal!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Gulfside Cottages Emerald Coast-Destin Area
5

Warm Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5
Walks on the beach, no waiting at the best seafood restaurants in Destin, shopping, and golf are just a few things our family enjoyed during our New Year's week in Destin. Gathering our two college kids and high schooler for precious family time was a real treat and Changes in Attitude did not disappoint! Nothing was lacking in this charming, sunny, roomy villa. No need to bring anything but your clothes and snacks. Cathy is a delightful owner to work with, and she has thought of everything from stacks of beach towels for guests to a garage storage room with every item you could ever need on the beach and carts to carry it down the pretty lane that takes you there. Don't be surprised when you are greeted by the friendly neighbors along the way. We loved reading on the beautiful beach and on the three villa's porches. The ocean sunsets were absolutely breathtaking. We enjoyed watching college bowl games on several TVs. Nearby Baytowne Warf offered bands and fireworks for New Year's Eve. A grocery store and a restaurant (Buster's) for takeout seafood on the nights we chose to stay in were a block away. The villa was clean and very well appointed. Our family cannot wait to go back to Changes in Attitude!
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Gulfside Cottages Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Chengdu, China
5

Highly Recommended House for a Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5
my wife, mother and young son enjoyed a fantastic week at this house. The property is modern and well equipped and Cathy was extremely helpful throughout our stay. Lots of beach equipment available for the short stroll to the white sands and we hope to have the time to return again next year.

Highly recommended vacation spot!

Cheers, Garry, Melissa, Moira & Brody
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Gulfside Cottages Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Fort Collins, CO
5

Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
We had such a lovely time there with our family. Even my mother in law was impressed with all beach supplies, towels, linens, etc. Great access to restaurants, shopping, and everything else. We hope to return on another vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Fabulous 4th of July week in Destin

  • 5 of 5
WOW!!!!! What a fabulous vacation home! This quaint cottage is fully stocked and so clean and comfy. My family takes a tropical beach vacation every summer, most recently to Jamaica & Bahamas. However, this year we have a new little 11-month old granddaughter so decided it would be best to remain in the states for her first trip. Since we always stay at resorts, we thought we'd try a home rental this time and we were thrilled to find Jim & Cathy's "Changes in Attitude" baby-friendly cottage was completely stocked with baby necessities. Flying in from Texas, this certainly simplified things. Everything we needed for Hope was provided and she had a blast at the beach & pool every day. I particularly enjoyed rocking her on the back porch and upstairs veranda -- it was so peaceful.

This home and it's owners are the best! Cathy asked about our interests & sent a great welcome package with brochures, maps, menus, etc. She also promptly addressed our request for July 4th fireworks displays with several options as well as pros & cons of each. We ended up staying on our beach & watched numerous displays which were visible for 2 hours up & down the entire coast --- it was AMAZING!! And we didn't have to deal with any traffic!

Cathy also researched our questions about a private chef although we decided against it and took her suggestion to pick up yummy crab-cakes from Sarah K's. We ate breakfast at the Broken Egg, got donuts from The Donut Hole, ordered pizza, and had fun evenings at Buster's & Pompano Joe's as well as hit the outlet mall & explored the shops at Baytowne Wharf. Other than that, we ate at "home". This kitchen is fully stocked with really nice cookware, utensils, and all the kitchen necessities.

These owners are very friendly and they have done a lot to ensure you have a stress-free stay at their home. Everything is provided for beach fun & comfort. The home is stocked with books, magazines, games, movies, hats, and even flashlights! All you need to take is your clothing and sunscreen. After a quick trip to wal mart (if you go to Winn-Dixie, be sure to get their discount card) for groceries and some adult beverages, we were ready to kick back & enjoy. We will definitely be re-booking this home in the future.

Thank you Cathy & Jim, your cottage is beautifully decorated & so welcoming.
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Gulfside Cottages Emerald Coast-Destin Area
Hendersonville, Tn
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Happy guest

  • 5 of 5
I can't say enough good things about " Changes in Attitude". The care and attention that the Fosters have put into this cottage to make it comfortable and welcoming for guests are evident as soon as you arrive. This cottage meets the needs of adults, children, babies and even the family dog. They have provided peg racks, baskets, shelf racks for storage, as well as the usual bureaus and armoires. The kitchen is fully equipped to do all the cooking you will need to do, even providing spices and herbs, paper products, tin foil, etc. The porches are perfect for enjoying cool breezes and welcome shade while enjoying family time together. The owners are very responsive to any needs you have. The cottage has all the equipment for a baby that anyone would need- baby gates, pack-n-play, high chairs, nap cots, bed rails, baby moniter, sippy cups, stroller, beach cart, beach toys, and a large selection of movies for children ,as well as movies for adults.The house is a short walk away from the heated pool, the beach, the outlet mall, Starbucks, a strip mall , including a grocery store, restaurant . The beds are super comfortable. We liked this cottage so much that we intend to return. in the future. I would recommend this cottage to anyone without hesitation. You will not be disappointed, especially if there are children in your party. Thank you Jim and Cathy Foster for being great hosts and making your gusets feel comfortable and truly at HOME.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Car: recommended

Check out destinfl.com or beachcalendar.net for lots to do. Also see our personal web site: www.changesinattitude.info for activities, places to go. We send out a great welcome package with even more and there's lots of information at the house-from us and previous guests! All beach equipment provided: beach chairs, beach carts, wagon and stroller for children, beach toys, umbrellas, coolers, grill, even beach towels. Saves a lot of package and space in the car!

Minimum age for RENTORS: 25 years of age.

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Availability & Rates

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Gulfside Cottages House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 31 2014
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,282
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$145
$1,003
 
 
Thanksgiving/Xmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,059
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 17 2015
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,840
 
 
Spring
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
$230
$1,617
 
 
Summer, 2015
May 23 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,285
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 25 2015
4 night minimum stay
$215
$1,505
 
 
Fall
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 13 2015
4 night minimum stay
$185
$1,282
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Notes Dogs: $100 each ( 2 dogs maximum)
All rentals less than 7 nights have additional $100 cleaning fee. 7 night stays cleaning fee is included.
$500 to hold week, mailed in with lease.
$300 security deposit.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gulfside Cottages House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    outside - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Family Room - 1 queen
  • Large king bedroom with king bed, bath with double vanities, hair dryer, balcony, 2 walk-in closets. Second bedroom has a queen, third has a double and twin bed. These two bedrooms share a full bath. Sleep sofa in family room has a queen sleep sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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