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As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 1-8)

'As Good As It Gets' - A perfect '10' cottage with front covered porch, rear screened porch, and a lushly landscaped yard with a picket fence with lavish pool right out back. Very clean!

A VERY short walk to Frangista beach (4 minutes and your toes are in the famous Emerald Waters) with the uncrowded neighborhood pool directly behind home. You can sit on screened porch and watch the kids swim in the 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 luxury king bed in the master, a queen in the other bedroom. There is also a queen sleeper sofa and a queen air mattress with integrated air inflation.

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 secondary 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.

Keywords: Cottage, Miramar Beach, Frangista Beach, Destin, beach vacation, close to beach, heated pool, charming, vintage decor, Emerald Coast, Beach, sleeps 6, beach get-away

More Details

Barbara French
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway 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 Barbara French

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 French purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Barbara French 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.


Frangista Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bookings from mid May to Mid August are from Saturday to Saturday, Saturday to Friday or Sunday to Saturday. Six days rentals minimum during summer.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master has large tile shower plus a large jacuzzi tub and double vanities.
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
average rating of 4.8070173 based on 57 reviews
Middletown, Ohio USA

Happy, happy house!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house! Furnished so nicely, good location, big rooms and all the comforts you would expect! If we ever get back to Destin this is where I want to stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon.
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McDonough, GA

Great location & lovely accommodations

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely stay here again! Dining, shopping, & the beach were all easily accessible. The house accommodated our needs precisely. We especially enjoyed the screened back porch that faced the pool. We had enough space for parking & the yard & details of the home were very charming. We were very pleased with everything. Thanks for sharing your house!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, Location!

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is located in a lovely part of Miramar Beach. Loved the heated pool right out the back door and it is an easy walk to private beach. Despite all the spring breakers, beach was manageable. It was very convenient to everything we needed. Layout of house and high ceilings made it feel very spacious. We particularly liked the kitchen and living room to the back and the back screened in porch. It felt very private and quiet.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Glad to have you as guests and I am glad it all worked for you. Hope you can come back soon.
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Very confortable

  • 5 of 5

It is a very clean house. It is very appréciated.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway location. We found this property very comfortable, and the locations was perfect for beach walks, shopping, recreation. All aspects exceeded our expectations, and we enjoyed meeting other families enjoying this extended holiday weekend.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harrison, Ohio 45030

The wow factor 10+

  • 5 of 5

This place is more beautiful in person than in the pictures! It's very spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished with anything you may need. You are a few steps away from the pool, and a very short walk to the beach, which is gorgeous! Very pleased with our visit at "As good as it gets" and Miramar Beach!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review...glad we missed the hurricane...or that it missed us! Come back soon. Barbara
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Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
JBs Pizza To Poboys
Pizza Restaurant
Frozen Dune Cold Fried Ice Cream
Ice Cream Shop
Pompano Joe's
Seafood Restaurant
Fat Clemenzas
Pizza Restaurant
Mama Clemenzas European Breakfast
Breakfast Restaurant
The Whale's Tail Beach Bar & Grill
Seafood Restaurant
American Restaurant
Dynasty Chinese Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Pedro's Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Real Thai Fusion Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Mezcal Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Cabana Cafe
American Restaurant
The Golf Garden of Destin
Royal Palm Grille
Sushi Restaurant
Acme Oyster House
Royal Orchid Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
The Melting Pot
Fondue Restaurant
Sushi Restaurant
Shan Kishi
Japanese Restaurant
Buffalo Jack's Legendary Wings & Pizza
Chicken Wings Restaurant
Kenny D'S New Orleans Cuisine
Bar & Grill
Fajitas Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Cinco De Mayo Cocina Mexicana
Mexican Restaurant
Aegean Greek Restaurant
Greek Restaurant
Captain Dave's On the Gulf
Seafood Restaurant
Surf Hut
Seafood Restaurant
Tops Choice Hamburgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Thai 9 Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
McAlister's Deli
Sandwich Shop
Vintij Wine Boutique & Bistro
Back Yard Burgers
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Ciao Bella Pizza Da Guglielmo
Northern Italian Restaurant
Marco's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
O Crepe du soleil
Breakfast Restaurant
Lin's Asian Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Pino Gelato Cafe
Tuscany Italian Bistro
James Lee Park
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
The Crab Trap Destin
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Cuvée Kitchen + Wine Bar
American Restaurant
Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Jordano's Pizza & More
Pizza Restaurant
Lillie's Q
Barbecue Restaurant
790 on the Gulf Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City International
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Whale's Tail
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pompano Joe's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
private beach walk-over with flashing lights


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Pet Fee $95
Damage Insurance $59

Pets are on a per case approval and the fee is $95 per pet with a maximum of two pets. In May through August rentals run Saturday to Saturday. Rentals cannot run from mid week to mid week at any time of year. For stays shorter than 7 days they must either begin or end on Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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