This charming house has a little something extra! After a day at the beach, your family will enjoy spectacular Gulf Views and sleep peacefully when staying at 'DreamCatcher'. Featuring a newly renovated kitchen, a 650 square foot deck with gas grill and sunning area, as well as 3 additional porches!
This beachside retreat is beautifully decorated with a wonderful, whimsical feel. DreamCatcher is located in the safe, family-oriented community of Old Florida Cottages only 200 yards off the beach. Ideally situated, DreamCatcher has fabulous views of the gulf from all three levels, and is only steps away from the heated community pool and cabana, as well as a short stroll to the sugar white beaches of the Emerald Coast. An extensive 19 mile paved bike path (Sandestin through Seaside), as well as state park trails are conveniently located just outside your door.
Its placement on an end lot with adjoining garden provides additional privacy and quiet charm. Beach access is uncrowded, secluded and quiet, with no roads to cross. There are restrooms, an outdoor shower and a shaded picnic area for your pleasasure and use.
When returning from a day at the beach, you can enjoy the cool coastal breezes on our large wrap-around deck, one of the two front porches or on a walk through the community's many arbor-covered foot paths. You will be enchanted by the lushly landscaped palm tree lined brick paved pathways and white picket fences.
This perfect get-away with its many interior upgrades and extra amenities, features an open floor plan ideal for entertaining or spending time with family and friends. The first floor is comprised of a the main living/dining area, a large wraparound deck, one bedroom and bath, as well as a recently updated and well-appointed kitchen, providing all the conveniences of home in a bright and cheery atmosphere. The updated kitchen includes new granite countertops and appliances. The second floor offers a master suite with private balcony and 2 additional bedrooms and baths. The third floor tower is an added bonus to this home. Whether it is used as a 5th bedroom, a playroom or your favorite place for a nap, its breathtaking views of the Gulf and spectacular sunsets through a custom triple window will make it your favorite room in the house. The new addition of free WiFi highspeed internet, allows DreamCatcher guests to even work out of the home if they so choose.
Tired of the beach? DreamCatcher is conveniently located close to Gulf Place, Grayton Beach and Seaside, where you can not only explore fabulous art galleries and an array of funky shops, but also experience live theatre, world-class dining, and during the summer, free outdoor music and movies.
Included in your stay is the use of a free adult bike cruiser, unlimited DVDs, discounts on golf and fishing. Golfer's can chose from a number of award-winning courses, including Camp Creek, Shark's Tooth, Origin and Santa Rosa Beach Club, with discounts avaialble at Kelly Plantation, Camp Creek and Windswept Dunes.
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Tom, Patty & Chase Schoelkopf of Germantown Tennessee
Patty purchased this house in 2001
During a business trip to the Emerald Coast we fell in love with the area. We chose Old Florida Cottages because of the family atmosphere and the close proximity to the beach with the magnificent gulfviews, especially from the house's tower room. The absence of high rise units in the area keeps the beautiful beaches uncrowded. DreamCatcher Cottage is decorated and furnished more as a second home than just a rental property. The house is filled with whimsical local art.
We always enjoy the miles of white sand and beautiful sunsets while at DreamCatcher. Many of the activities we enjoy are all within a short walk of the house.
* Great seafood store next door – Goatfeathers
* Nine restaurants
* Bike path along 30A
* Bike trails through state parks
* Boutiques and art galleries
Property Description: DreamCatcher Cottage
Property ID Number: 59620
Vacationer Name: The Welch Family
Email Address: email@example.com
Hometown: Cordova, TN
Phone Number: (901)647-5621
Comment rating: Positive
We were beyond thrilled with Dream
Catcher Cottage. Everything about this
home was just as the photos and
description depicted and more. It was
immaculately clean, everything worked
properly and the kitchen was a cook's
dream--stocked with ample utensils,
platters, plates, cookware, etc. The
Goatfeathers Fish Market is around the
corner and we had fresh shrimp and fish
whenever we wanted! After a day at the
beach, we were able to come back and
prepare dinner for 7 adults/teenagers
easily in this home. It is comfortably
decorated and we had more than enough
space for all 7 of us to live and
breathe. The walk to the beach was very
short, and the drive to either Seaside
or Destin was a short one as well.
Perfect location, perfect home, all
perfectly fit into an affordable beach
vacation! We would definitely highly
recommend this home if you're trying to
make a decision about one. Thank you for
sharing Dream Catcher Cottage with us!
The decor is inviting and comfortable with cute, whimsical beach touches. The 3-story home is complete with a "tower" (3rd floor) that includes a sitting area, tv, and views of the water includes 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Palm trees galore and a wonderful outside deck with grill, patio table, and chairs. Each evening this home's exterior lights give a welcoming glow with strings of palm tree lighting and 2 large front porch lanterns. The short walk to the beach will find you along the emerald waters edge and white sand. Shopping and dining within walking distance too. My husband and I spent a wonderful week in January (minus a shower or 2) soaking up 60+ degree temperatures and bright sunshine.
We had a wonderful stay at Dreamcatcher---home is lovely, spacious, spotlessly clean, kitchen fully stocked with all the amenities; easy walking distance to beach, beach is wonderful powder-white sand. Fabulous restaurants nearby. Perfect for families or couple get-away. Would highly recommend this vacation home/area.
We have stayed in Old Florida Cottages several times but this was our first stay in Dreamcatcher. We are very familiar with the area, the proximity to the beach, pool, and nearby restaurants and shopping which is why we enjoy Old Florida Cottages.
We had a fabulous experience in Dreamcatcher Cottage. The house was well equipped, extremely clean, well-furnished and well-organized. The AC and the appliances all worked well. The gas grill and the large back deck are great amenities. There is sufficient space in the house for everyone to be comfortable, and the furniture is comfortable and well-scaled to the room sizes. We particularly liked the large dining table which was terrific for family dinners. The only suggestion that I can make for an improvement would be for the Owner to provide a larger sized stock-pot. It was a little challenging to boil corn-on-the-cob or shrimp, which was a very minor inconvenience. Our entire group unanimously agreed that this was an excellent vacation house!
Our first stay at this cottage and we certainly hope to return! Extremely comfortable and spacious accommodations with plenty of room for relaxing both inside and out! The location provides easy and close access to the beach, shopping, restaurants, parks, etc., without the crowds in that Gulf area! Everything in this beautifully decorated rental cottage was absolutely perfect!!
This was the family's first trip to the panhandle in many years and this convenient, centrally located home was perfect for experiencing the many offerings of Seaside, Destin, Greyton Beach, and the beaches in between. Living in the southeast, we've traditionally bypassed the panhandle and enjoyed central and south Florida beaches. This location is much more convenient and will be perfect for future trips. This owner must truly listen to the reviews and comments and act on supplying the needs for future guests of their home. There is absolutely nothing one can imagine that is not made available to accommodate meal preparation, A/V needs and even has a conveniently located downstairs bedroom. Early spring perfect weather and a huge deck gave my family an opportunity to enjoy a few meals outside. It is only a 3 minute walk to the beach and it was a family routine to take in the breathtaking sunsets. As a fisherman, we awoke most mornings and took the rods to the beach for some sunrise surf fishing. I can't say enough about this gem in the panhandle.
A group of 7 guys (brothers, extended family, friends) gathered for our annual "Man Trip"at Dreamcatcher Cottage. There were NO complaints even from this tough crowd! The house is perfectly appointed and is exceedingly comfortable. Of the dozens of rentals I've stayed in over the years, this one had the most thoroughly equipped kitchen. These folks have thought of everything. Thanks to some beautiful early Fall weather we spend 90% of our waking hours either on the beach or on the house's expansive deck. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and well-equipped. Plenty of AV equipment throughout the house. There is a short walk to the beach and a nice place to drive up to the walkway to unload your gear if you don't want to carry it. Lots of great restaurants nearby...a short drive to Destin or to Seaside and points in between. The beach is beautiful and uncrowded. The owners very thoughtfully called during our stay to make sure everything was up to par. I'm not sure I've ever had anyone do that before. I would highly recommend this spot for any group or family looking for an escape to the Florida Gulf Coast. Already thinking about a trip back with the whole family!
10 minute drive to Silver Sands, the South's largest outlet mall. A seafood market (Goatfeathers) and 9 local restaurants, as well as the upscale shops, art galleries and recreation facilities of Gulf Place (tennis, golf, biking, shuffleboard) are within a short walk. Extensive bike paths and state park trails are close by. Both Destin Commons Mall (to the West) and Pier Park, Panama City's newest entetainment mall (to the East) are within a 30 minute drive. Both featuring a wide selection of restaurants, shops and a state-of-the-art movie theatre.
Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday
OFF-SEASON, MINIMUM 4 NIGHTS RENTAL
50% at time of booking, remainder due 30 days prior to arrivial