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Barbara French

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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

38 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 31 nights

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Overview

Frangista Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

'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 and a queen air mattress with integrated air inflation. Dream of sleeping under the stars? Then the daybed on the screened porch is for you and is a favorite napping spot!

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.

Keywords: Cottage

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Barbara French (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Emerald Coast-Destin Area

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 38 traveler reviews

As Good as it Gets-a Perfect '10' Cottage Very Close 2 Beach
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 38 reviews
5

Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

3rd year in a row I have stayed here and once again it was great time had by all.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time at "As good as it gets"

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. Just a short walk to the beach. The owner was very easy to work with. I highly recommend this cottage as a place that makes you feel right at home with all the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enchanting

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I brought my two daughters here for the week. From the entry in the front door I was completely impressed! This is a beautiful home and sitting on the screened in back porch and watching my kids swim in the neighborhood pool topped off the week. Very easy walk to the beach, resteraunts etc... And to be on scenic 98, it was very easy to get out to US 98 without all of the stop and go traffic. Over all, perfect cottage, perfect location, perfect week! The owner was very easy to work with. It truly felt like home away from home!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Wonderful getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious cottage and perfect location for a quick walk to beach every day. Pool very close but did not use as we spent our time at the ocean and it was busy with families with small children. Screened in porch was a great place for early morning coffee and after dinner drinks. The only things I would change would be the ice maker which took days to fill and wish the second bedroom had two singles instead of double since we have two teens. One slept on the pullout sofa. Overall, it was a wonderful place to stay in a perfect area for easy private beach access. Would definitely recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything we hoped it would be.

  • 5 of 5

The home was well maintained and the inside was decorated so cute. We enjoyed having the community pool in our backyard and the beach so close by. There was a coffee shop, store and eating places within walking distance. Barbara was very helpful when we had questions. We enjoyed our week very much and hope to go back. We highly recommend this precious cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your vacation! Come back soon.
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Love staying here!

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here once before and we love it! Great location and lovely home! Super close to the pool and beach. Hated leaving to head back to reality. Only complaint is it seems the house interior is in need of some maintenance. I think it could stand to be repainted (cabinets, counters, trim and walls) and spruced up a bit for the price we pay weekly. BUT, sheets and beds are super comfy! The home was very clean when we arrived, and the owner is super responsive. House is so homey.....I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Check out Margaritaville, Pompanos, Sextons Fish Market, and Destin Princess for deep sea fishing. We buzzed thru Seaside once for lunch.... They can have it, I love the more laid back vibe in Miramar Beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I do have interior scheduled for repainting in the fall. I had exterior painted last fall, new TV, new higher capacity washer and dryer and new HVAC! Now for the inside!. Come back soon and always let me know if you need anything or have suggestions.
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Map

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
Frangista
Nearest Point of Interest
private beach walk-over with flashing lights

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Rates & Availability

Frangista Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$220
$1,350
 
 
early winter
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$169
$999
$1,750
 
 
winter
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
31 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Early Spring
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
$282
$1,690
 
 
late spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
$248
$1,450
 
 
spring month
Apr 15 2017 - May 15 2017
31 night minimum stay
$2,980
Flat fee
 
 
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,799
 
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
$333
$1,999
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$299
$1,799
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$199
$1,194
$1,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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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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