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Honeymoon Cottage for Two Pool/Hot Tub June 2016 Avail

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Peaceful / Unique 1 BR 2 story Coastal Cottage with queen bed

Imagine Florida like it used to be. This cottage adjoins a pristine Wildlife Preserve on the Gulf of Mexico. If you are tired of the condo scene, this 1 Br 1 Ba two story home has hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and a lofty upstairs bedroom with queen size bed. The wraparound deck steps down to the private pool. Inside, the kitchen is open to the living and dining areas and it is fully equipped, including stove, dishwasher, microwave and even a coffee grinder. This home offers natural light, cozy atmosphere and coastal design. You will not want to leave.

Amenities: Inside full bathroom tub/shower, the kitchen offers a stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/ice maker, and every kind of kitchen gadget you can imagine, including a coffee grinder. Washer/dryer, TV with satellite and VCR. Outdoor gas grill and private outdoor shower with hot and cold water. Access to private pool and hot tub.shared with one other cottage for two.

More Details

F.W.Muldowney III
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About F.W.Muldowney III

My first career was in the USAF. I discovered the area when I was stationed at Eglin AFB in the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing flying the F4E.. My second career was with Verizon Wireless and when I travelled which was a lot I was always looking for a place to retire. I kept being drawn back to the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast. When I moved to Nashville a friend suggested I buy a house in Destin since I was always talking about the beaches.. Three weeks after that conversation I came down for the weekend and purchased my home in South Walton County next to the Topsail Preserve. The architect gave me plans for a cottage and two years later I built the Little Cottage. The area has grown quite a bit since my arrival with many positive additions to our community from shopping . grocery stores, bike paths, , fabulous restaurants and a first class Hospital. Even though I traveled extensively in both my careers and lived all over the states as well as overseas it is hard to pry me away from Santa Rosa Beach..

F.W.Muldowney III purchased this cottage in 1999

Why F.W.Muldowney III chose South Walton

The Little Cottage is quite unique based on its location near the Topsail Preserve and the areas amazing beaches. You will be hard pressed to find a private one bedroom cottage with a 38 foot pool on one side and a hot tub on the other surrounded by nature. I'm just sayin!

What makes this cottage unique

Check the reviews they explain the benefits better than I ever could. The Little cottage has a 38 foot pool, hammock, a gas grille ,table and umbrella for eating on the deck for your own private romantic dinners


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Honeymoon Cottage for Two Pool/Hot Tub June 2016 Avail
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews

Good Choice

  • 4 of 5

we were very pleased with the cottage. well equipped, clean, maintained and it served our needs well.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, OH

Great Set Up

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were there in late October which is an absolutely beautiful time of year in the panhandle. The cottage is very nice and clean and in a nice area at the west end of 30A. This is the furthest west that we've stayed and really enjoyed it. We were out running around most of the time but the cottage was a perfect retreat to relax, regroup, and sleep. We also ate out for every meal but the cottage has everything you'd need if you wanted to eat a few meals in. The pool is really nice and well maintained. We drank coffee out there most mornings before our long walks. I'll definitely go back when my wife and I travel without the kids. Great value!!! Thanks for sharing your cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your favorable comments about the Little Cottage and the west end of 30 A I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again October is one of our most beautiful months on the Emerald Coast and rates are slightly reduced from summer
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Very neat, clean and charming

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Really enjoyed the privacy of The Little Cottage. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved every second!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visit the Destin area every summer and this was our first time venturing a little further east to the Santa Rosa area. Well...we fell in love. The cottage was nice, clean, well stocked, and in the perfect location. The pool was great and it was nice being able to grill on the patio in the evenings. Bill called to check up on us and make sure we had everything we needed and offered his assistance in finding local restaurants and attractions. If my wife hadn't done so much pre-trip research (as is her custom), I would've felt comfortable taking him up on his offer. Aside from that, we had plenty of privacy. We will definitely be coming back to the Little Cottage.

The cottage was only a three minute drive to the beach. The beaches themselves were beautiful and very private. The local restaurants are amazing, as well. I think we're addicted to the 30A lifestyle!

If you're looking for a nice change of pace from the typical touristy beach experience, come to Santa Rosa, stay at the Little Cottage, and fall in love like we did. You won't regret it! Thanks Bill!

Daniel & Adair W.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the Area and the Little Cottage. It is truly a very unique property and perfect for a couples getaway or honeymoon vacation. I named the cottage after a cabin on Cape Cod I stayed in as a boy during the war waiting for my father to return home. It has wonderful memories for me and I know that my Little Cottage has provided amazing memories for several couples and many are repeat visitors. the beaches are amazing and the many restaurants perfect and the privacy of the Little Cottage is hard to duplicate anywhere on the Emerald Coast. Thanks for the wonderful review of the Little Cottage
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Exceptional Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful time at the Little Cottage. This was our first trip together and we wouldn't pick any other location to enjoy our honeymoon. Bill and Sophia(cute dog) were awesome host! Bill felt almost like family after a few breif conversations.

I've never stayed in Santa Rosa beach and wasn't sure what to expect...after a week of being there we plan to come to Santa Rosa beach again because this beach location exceeded our expectations. The beaches weren't crowded and the people that were there were couples and families. Which was perfect! Bill was completely accurate on all of his recommendations of places to eat. We truly enjoyed The Southern Cafe! Seaside was really neat. 30A was awesome! Destin is down the road if you want to shop at the outlet malls. Once the Sun goes down there is nothing more romantic than sitting in the hot tub looking up at the stars. Be a loving husband/wife and book the Little Cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your Honeymoon at The Little Cottage . Another Honeymoon couple checked in yesterday and they are the 4th Honeymooners in a row and they have all loved the area beaches and the Little Cottage
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Temple, GA

Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for a couple wanting to get away from the gulf front crowd. Tastefully decorated in a coastal theme, very clean and spacious enough for two. The pictures really didn't do it justice. The pool was basically private and there was a hot tub but it's July (it's hot) so we only used the pool. The home is well stocked. They thought of everything. The owner was easy to work with and I would recommend this for anyone wanting a quiet beach getaway. We are checking out and I really don't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review of the Little Cottage it really means something from people who have been down here before and stayed in other places I'm glad you had a great week please come back and tell your friends about the privacy and serenity of the Little Cottage
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Historic Pensacola Village
Five Sisters Blues Cafe
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
VPS or Panama City(ECP)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf and Beach club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
South Bishop Rd
Car: necessary

The cottage is 1500 feet from the gulf and one of the most pristine beaches in Florida and on the eastern edge of the Topsail State Preserve with beautiful biking and walking paths


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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Our rates are seasonal. The only addition to the rates, will be a 11% bed tax. We will require 1/2 of the amount for a deposit and the balance due at check in. We accept personal checks, cash or money orders.. The Little Cottage is for two people only no additional overnight guests.

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Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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