Tired of staying at impersonal, expensive, noisy condos? Want to be treated more like family instead of just another renter? Our non-smoking unit is an unusual getaway for a couple (and maybe one small child). We live in the top two floors of a residential three story townhouse located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on Okaloosa Island and rent out our ground floor lock-out studio apartment from time to time.
Our unit is not for everyone. If you want to party until the wee hours of the morning, there are plenty of other units available. But if you don't mind being fairly quiet from 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM, don't mind a Wire Hair Fox Terrier named Zoie, and enjoy just kicking back with a margarita and a little Jimmy Buffett music, this should suit you fine.
Your dedicated parking place will be right in front of the building, just steps from the entrance. We have three bicycles for you to tour around the island, and you can borrow Dave's fishing gear to do a little surf fishing. Beach gear (chairs, towels, umbrella, boogie boards, fresbies, kids toys, etc.) is also provided. You will have a private deck with a bar, and an enclosed outside shower for rinsing off after a day at the beach (Yes, we have a full bath inside also).
Finish off the evening with a game of darts, chess, or a boardgame, or select a movie from our DVD collection. In the morning you will have the local paper waiting at your front door for you to read while you're enjoying your coffee. We offer a 10% repeat guest discount and promise to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible!
Keywords: Studio Apartment
When we bought our town home in 1998 it was a real 'fixer upper'. Dave spent two years remodeling the two upper levels where we now live, and then decided to build a studio apartment in the rear of the garage. We always wanted to own a Bed and Breakfast and we feel that our unit is the next best thing to it. We wanted a unique rental where our guests would feel at home and more like family, not just another impersonal condo. Since we opened for business in March 2004 we have been blessed with almost continuous bookings from March through October. Many of our guests come back year after year and we will never forget who actually pays our bills.
Dave or Ginny Davis purchased this studio in 1998
Okaloosa Island is a little 'hidden gem' on the Emerald Coast. Quiet, laid back, very little traffic and beautiful beaches. And our Beachbums Hideaway is right on the beach! What more could you ask for?
THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS WERE TAKEN FROM OUR GUEST BOOK:
Lucky to find this apt. on short notice. Worked very well for me, a nice place to relax while G. was here on business. He got in about a day and a half of freedom. Unit has all the comforts of home and very nicely decorated. The sugary white sand beach is gorgeous and the clear water is like being in the Caribbean. Did a lot of walking on the beach and managed to squeeze in a bike ride before we left-complimentary bikes- Thanks! Would surely stay here again, whenever we need to be in the area. Thank you for your hospitality and your attention to detail to ensure a comfortable stay! G. and L., Florida
Thank you for everything. This was just like being at home. Everything was wonderful. All the extras really help make this an enjoyable vacation. We will come again and hopefully send a few family and friends too. A., E. & T., Ohio
Wow! What a relaxing place. Kick back with a drink, Jummy Buffett, and the beach. What else could be better? We had a wonderful time! R. enjoyed fishing from the pier and I could never get enough of the beach. Your place is great. All the comforts of home-actually better! Someone to wash your towels and provide the morning paper to enjoy with coffee. We appreciate your hospitality and hope to be back. R. and B., Kentucky
We had a fabulous time staying in your studio. Thanks for making us feel welcome. The girls did not want to leave-begged to spend one more night. They enjoyed all the novelties your place has to offer. We felt more like guests than renters. J., A., and M., Mississippi
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed this nice studio. It was very cozy and felt like home the whole week. Enjoyed the dart board, had fun beating my husband at darts in the evening. Also liked the commodities that were already provided for us. Place is decorated very nice. We would sure like the thought of staying here again. May see us again this fall. Nice and peaceful place to stay. Also a comfortable bed, that's a plus! R. and J., Indiana
A., D, and I had a wonderful time this last 7 days. We are sad it had to end. Your "Hideaway" is just so nice and your hospitality is what makes it perfect. Thanks for everything. A., R. and D. Kentucky
S. and I really enjoyed our stay here. We were pleased and impressed with all the amenities. It was our home away from home! We put to use all the games and videos on the rainy day we had. Being on
The wife & I had a great time. Nice and quiet. Beautiful beach. We'll be back for sure.
Another awesome vacation thanks to Dave and Beachbums Hideaway!! Once again I hated to leave...the water was breathtaking...couldn't have asked for better weather and I'm already looking at making reservations for next year!! So happy that there is still a place that makes you feel at home when away from home and this place fits the bill....I have to add that the highlight of this vacation was seeing dolphins swimming right in front of us!! This place is perfect for a nice get-a-way for couples with the beautiful sunrises and sunsets...I could just go on and on...lol....Hope to see you next year Dave!!
We stayed here in August and the beach was absolutely beautiful!! Every morning i woke up, I opened the blinds and it was the best view ever!! Dave was an excellent host to me, my daughter and son in law!! He has the best tips for dining and was so attentive to our needs....we will be back again ASAP!! What a quiet neighborhood too....no loud music and late night par tie here! What a refreshing change from the beaches I've been used to at Panama City...hahahahahaaa. Thanks again Dave & Ginny! hope to see you again soon!!
Thanks dave for the clean towels and beautiful 8x10 picture you took of us on the beach. Hope to see you next year.
We have been visiting Beachbums Hideaway every year since 2004 (sometimes twice). We have fond memories of our times spent here. Everything you need and want has been thought of and provided. Thank you Dave and Ginny. Beachbums Hideaway is defiantly a place where family memories are made.
This is the best place ever! We've told all our friends to come visit. Beachbums Hideaway is the ultimate in vacation spots. Dave and Ginny are so friendly and helpful. All the little "welcome" touches make you feel at home, but pampered! Even though we cut our stay short because of Hurricane Ike moving in (we were riding our motorcycle and wanted to be sure we were WAY ahead of the storm on the way home), we enjoyed every minute of our stay. It was completely relaxing, didn't feel at all uncomfortable like I usually do when we're away from home. We will be back many times in the years to come. And I've loaded the Beachbums Hideaway CD onto my MP-3 to listen to if we ride the bike down again. I can't say enough about this little piece of heaven.
We require a $150 deposit in order to reserve and payment in full upon arrival. There is no cancellation fee if you cancel prior to 2 weeks before your scheduled arrival date. Rates are subject to change until booked.