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* * * L@@K ! ! ! 4th Night FREE in August ! ! ! Steps from the Gulf !!! * * *

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-7)

If you've ever dreamed of escaping to your very own private beach cottage, this is your dream come true! Ours is probably the most adorable cottage in Sunnyside. We have artfully decorated family areas, cozy bedrooms, and a bright, spacious sunroom.

You'll fall in love with the gulf views from our outside balcony and deck. There's also a back yard deck with a grill for your convenience. Our yards are beautifully landscaped and are covered with lush green grass.

No detail has been overlooked in refurbishing and modernizing this one-of-a-kind beach home. Period details like rich heart pine ceilings and original cottage doors have been lovingly refinished to maintain the character of this vintage Florida cottage. One look and we know you'll love it as much as we do!

Keywords: cottage, house, home, beach house

More Details

Property Manager
Cara English Catrett
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Cara English Catrett

Cara English Catrett just loves renting this delightful cottage to beach visitors. Purchased in 1990 by Dr. Michael Manning and Dr. Gayle Merritt Manning of Albany, Georgia, 'The Blessing' cottage was lovingly restored and updated so that they would have an inviting and relaxing beach home. During the past few years the owners have added numerous unique design features and conveniences. They decided to share 'The Blessing' beach cottage to vacationing guests in 2009 after building a new home in Panama City Beach. We hope you'll be our next guests!

Cara English Catrett purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Cara English Catrett chose Florida

Sunnyside is the quiet, family friendly end of Panama City Beach without the high-rise condominiums. The area is mostly small cottages in the vintage Florida style. The best part is that we are right across the street from the beach!

What makes this cottage unique

Our guests love being able to park just outside the door. There's no long line of guests trying to check in or elevators to wait on. We have two patios - 1 with adirondack chairs and a bistro set out front; the other with a gas grill out back. Our upper deck has gorgeous views of the gulf. We also have luxurious grass to walk on in the yard.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The view is great from the cottage!! We enjoyed our wine while sitting on the patio & watching the ocean. The owners were delightful! The cottage is so pretty & quaint! We look forward to our next visit!!
Apr 2009
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West Panama City Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Private master bath adjoins the master bedroom.
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), sofa bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.87234 based on 50 reviews

Great little family getaway.

  • 4 of 5

Home is very cute! Had everything you could possibly need to relax or cook meals. Very clean and well appointed. Owners are very helpful and close by, should you need anything. We could see the ocean from the living room and porch. Only 4 miles from Rosemary Beach, and minutes from Seaside.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage right across the street from the beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our last minute trip to the beach. The cottage was well equipped and provided easy access to the beach which was right across the street. The cottage is on the "quiet" end of PCB and provided a very relaxing short vacation. Would definitely stay here again. The owners and management company were very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A BEAUTIFUL cottage and a GREAT weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were so excited to stay in this quaint, charming cottage for a long weekend getaway! The cottage had everything we needed and was SO convenient to everything. The best part was catching up with Dr. Manning, the owner of the cottage and my former boss. He and his wife have put so much love and personality into the cottage, and my husband and I felt very much at home. Dr. Manning and Cara both gave us great recommendations on the best places to eat, and we LOVED being right across from the beach. We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Isn't it a small world? Dr. Manning was delighted when I told him that one of his former teachers would be coming as a guest. I'm so glad to hear that the cottage was just what you were looking for in a weekend getaway for your birthday. We look forward to having you return soon!
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Cathy and Michael, Ashland Mo.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, "Blessongs Cottage" is just the best place to be,

Love the Cottage.

Great location, comfortable, cozy, very clean, everything you need is in this place. The sun deck is a nice place to set, also has a sunroom, along with the best beach across the street, wonderful sunsets. It's just "Perfect"

Cara, is very nice and good person to work with. The Mannings are wonderful people, we really look forward to seeing them. I think we have stayed here 4 times now. They make a vacation easy. I miss it already.

We will always be back.


  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always such a treat to have you two back as guests; you could probably just start referring to the cottage as your beach house now. I really appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review, and we look forward to the next time you stay with us!
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Excellent Value

  • 5 of 5

Every little detail was taken care of at this cute little cottage. Things were exactly as pictured and advertised. All real dining experiences are a drive away, groceries are close by.

Great for a couple with a couple of children

We would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write the nice review. And I have to say that you two get gold stars for the way you left the cottage also. This is probably the first time anyone has left the place looking like no one stayed there at all! Needless to say, we appreciate that more than you know and we'd love to have you back as our guests anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

Delightful little house across the street from the beach. We had a wonderful stay the house is comfortable and there is great parking. The beach in this area is not crowed. When returning back from the beach it was nice to have a private outdoor shower for rinsing of the sand and salt. Cara the property manager, did an awesome job with communication and working with our schedule.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate the great review, Matt! I think I also heard that you had some good luck kayak fishing during your stay. Hopefully you were able to cook your catch at the cottage. It doesn't get much fresher than that! That outdoor shower is one of my favorite things about the cottage too. I've even used it for my everyday shower while staying during the Summer. A cool, private shower outdoors in the sunshine is extremely refreshing on hot August days. I'm so glad your family enjoyed the cottage and hope you can all return soon.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 98
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico

Across Road from Gulf; 10 Minutes Pier Park; 5 Minutes Lake Powell

Other Activities: Shopping, boating, wildlife viewing, mini golf, kayaking, shelling, parasailing, biking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $300

*Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
**During Peak Seasons we rent this unit Saturday to Saturday unless the unit is still available about 3 weeks prior to the arrival date. At times we might have a special exception, so it's worth emailing an inquiry. The 3-night minimum still applies throughout the rest of the year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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