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Cara English Catrett

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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42 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Panama City Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Cara English Catrett (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 Panama City Beach

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 42 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.8809524 based on 45 reviews
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Delightful

  • 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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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The Blessing Cottage is clean, unique, quaint, and in a great location! Cara was so prompt to take care of any of our requests or questions. We loved the pine ceilings and cinder block construction. The history and charm of the cottage gives it such a feel of nostalgia. If you remember the beach before all the hi-rises, you will love this place!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do believe you have perfectly captured the essence of The Blessing cottage in your review. Every time I walk in the door it immediately feels warm, homey, and inviting. I'm so glad you experienced the same feeling. I think you also met the owners at some point during your stay; and they told me that you all were a delight. Thanks for making me look good to them too! We'd love to have y'all back anytime.
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Front Beach

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great location and was right across the street from the beach. It was very comfortable and well stocked. We loved staying there.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you found everything well-appointed at the cottage and that you liked our location. We think it's just perfect, away from the crowds but only 10 minutes from lots of attractions. Thank you so much for writing the great review. We hope to hear from you again soon!
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Cozy Comfort

  • 5 of 5

I was drawn to "The Blessing" because of that sun porch that begs you to sit for awhile and relax! The Manager, Cara, was prompt in replying to messages and made our stay so enjoyable. This is truly a clean and cozy cottage.

I had a few things in mind when I began to look for a weekend getaway for my friends and me: a quiet area of the beach; gulf view; convenient to shopping in Panama City Beach and Destin and a NO PET policy. The Blessing was indeed a charming blessing and met my wish list. And it didn't hurt at all that the Boar's Head and Mike's Diner, both favorites, were nearby!!

I would definitely come back in warmer weather to enjoy the sundeck and the patio with gulf views, sea breezes and just the smell of the Gulf!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear that "The Blessing" cottage was everything you and your friends had wanted. The neat thing is that our area of PCB is quiet even during the busy seasons. Thank you so much for taking time to list all the things you loved about our little beach home. We can't wait to host you all again soon!
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Michael and Cathy, from Ashland MO.

  • 5 of 5

Life is Good at the "Blessings Cottage" everything was Perfect again. This was our 3rd time here. This cottage is a dream come true, it's clean, comfortable, cozy, and just so relaxing,

in the sunroom or just sitting out on the deck. The best beach across the street, you can sit or walk for miles. Truly a home away.

The Mannings are wonderful folks, they sure have that sweet southern hospitality. Thanks

for all you do in making our stay so PERFECT. Thank you.

Cara, thanks again for setting this up for us. You are always easy to work with.

We will be back, and we sure miss it already.

Blessings to all.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I believe the two of you are probably about to be our most frequent guests! We are always happy to hear from you again and I love hearing of your adventures during your stay. I'm glad you see "The Blessing" as your little beach home. We can't wait to see you again on your next trip to the sunny South!
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Ledwina / Lauterbach from Germany

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend your vacation, enjoyed the mornings walking to the beach.

We often had breakfast next door, which we enjoyed very much...

The "Blessing Cottage" was very clean and we enjoyed the patio. Cara was very supportive, many thanks !! We had a very good friend stay with us that lost her husband in May, her loss was very hard on her, but the time we spent together help her a great deal. Christmas time is right around the corner, she plans to visit Germany now..... We will be back soon !

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write the sweet review. I think your trip to Panama City Beach from Germany makes you our farthest guest. I'm so glad you and your family were comfortable and that your friend found our place to be therapeutic as she recovers from her loss. There is something about the sand and the sea that is so soothing to the spirit. We hope that you all can return to see us soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy. 98

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

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

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Rates & Availability

Sunnyside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak Summer
May 27 2016 - Aug 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$230
$1,600
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
$180
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
 
 
Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$1,300
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.5%

NO PETS
NO SMOKING
*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.

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Amenities

Panama City Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) *Additional sleeping on the sunroom banquette - enough room for two adults.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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
Notes:
Central Heat & Air Conditioning

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