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"Of Days Gone By" : Vintage Lakefront Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 180 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Bunk Area, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6) Couch in Living

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Spend a relaxing vacation in a very quiet private apartment on the entire first level of our personal home, overlooking Eastern Lake. This spacious living area is nestled in a grove of scrub oaks, on a bluff overlooking a lovely coastal dune lake, less than two miles east of Seaside. The Gulf of Mexico is less than a hundred yards away.

You can venture to the beach with a short walk down the boardwalk at the end of the street, or you can cruise in an old canoe through the inlet, which is where most of the natives here go to play. Deer Lake State Park is less than 1 mile to the east. All Scenic 30-A has pedestrian bicyle and walking paths. WaterSound and Rosemary Beach

are within 6 miles to the east. This is located in a quiet, nice old Florida

neighborhood south of 30-A on the Eastern Lake, with restaurants, shops, golfing, and bike rentals nearby.

Keywords: Lake House

More Details

Nina McCaslin-Horn and Garrett Horn
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Nina McCaslin-Horn and Garrett Horn

Realtor with Scenic Sotheby's and husband is in the construction business along the beach!

Nina McCaslin-Horn and Garrett Horn purchased this house in 2003

Why Nina McCaslin-Horn and Garrett Horn chose South Walton

Garrett Horn, built this home under the scrub oak trees on his family land. This is just a special spot. Unique Florida Cottage with interesting landscape paths along side of home which leads visitors to their private entry on the lakeside.

What makes this house unique

Being South of 30A and located on the Eastern Lake, which is a coastal Dune Lake is very rare. There are maybe only a couple of other locations in our world that boast having over 7 Coastal Dune Lakes on a stretch of 21 mile long beach road. This is a peaceful and beautiful place to live and enjoy God's creation!


Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 1 queen , 3 bunk bed
  • Queen size bed in bedroom and triple bunk beds in living area, sleeps 5
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private Dock, Private Deck, Patio, Barbecue Grill, Canoes & Paddles, Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Pirate Ship & Tree House, Waterfall, No Pets or Smoking please. *Check-out time is 10 AM and Check-in time is 4 PM* to insure that we can have the house cleaned and replenished for your vacation stay.


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(11 traveler reviews)

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"Of Days Gone By" : Vintage Lakefront Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A great location, perfect place and wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

See earlier review from April. Really can't say enough good things about this place. We came back in the Summer and had another wonderful time. The kids bring their ipods/ipads but don't even charge them up for the entire week, which is nice to see! They play hard all day, kayaking, fishing in the lake or boogie boarding / paddle boarding in the waves at the beach. If they have any energy left in the evening its an easy bike ride or quick car ride to the nearby restaurants and shopping. If they don't have the energy, (which is a good thing also!), the place is has a full kitchen for preparing dinner and a fantastic deck to sit and enjoy the sunsets while grilling.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay during our vacation. This is third time we have stayed here. It is beautifully and comfortably decorated. We come here to relax and mission accomplished.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your eloquent description of our rental on the Eastern Lake. Glad you were able to relax and enjoy during your visit! Come back again! Nina & Garrett
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Phenomenal place, perfect for small family with young children.

  • 5 of 5

We love this place; Garrett and Nina are perfect hosts. Location is perfect being right on lake and an easy paddle board, kayak, or canoe trip away from the beach (< 5 mins). Loading up either thing with beach toys / supplies is absolutely the best way to carry everything you need to the beach. Kids have the option of playing in the surf or the dune lake which is like a giant tidal pool. Would recommend to anyone. It's perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your family had a memorable vacation at "Of Days Gone By" on the Eastern Lake. We hope that you can return in summer, too! Stay well and enjoy your family times together! Nina & Garrett
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  • 5 of 5

We loved getting to know Nina and Garrett! Garrett has written a book called "Postcards of Seagrove" about this area he grew up in. It's a great read! Our boys (1,2) loved the playhouse and pirate ship! Our 2 year old called it his home! It's a great location to get to the bike trails where you can ride to Watercolor and Seaside or Rosemary and Alys Beach. We loved having access to the Eastern Lake and ocean! Thanks for a great weekend for our family!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach trip and so much to do!

  • 5 of 5

Nina and Garrett have excellent accommodations and are the sweetest people! Our 4 year old daughter had a blast exploring the playhouse and pirate ship! It was perfect for the 3 of us and had everything we needed! Decorated beautifully and very clean! The location is awesome! We loved filling up the canoe and paddling our gear to the beach. We spent time playing in both the lake and beach, caught crabs, hunted for shells, and just relaxed! We definitely hope to visit this wonderful cottage again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sarah, Thank you so much for the great reviews for your sweet family from Texas, my home-state! We always love seeing Texas car tags here and loved knowing your child had as much fun around the pirate ship and front yard tree house as our grandkids do! Hope to see you again here soon! Enjoy your family time during the holidays. God bless, Nina & Garrett
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Great Small Family Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location for the kids to play in the nearby inlet of Eastern Lake. You can literally walk and play in the knee deep water of the inlet or access the beach adjacent to the lake. The room is a comfortable 1 bedroom for the adults and there is a bunk bed in the main living room for the kids. This is a great location if you are looking to have good access to Seaside, Rosemary or the beach areas in between.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice remarks Jeannie, we were happy you guys made the trip down and enjoyed the Pirate Ship and the front Tree house, too! Hope you can return soon!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City International off Hwy. 79 PCB
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Whiskey Bravo, Seagrove Beach & Cafe 30A
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Scenic 30A is just north of home, within 2 block N
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Cafe 30A, Florida Fish House, Steamboat on 30A
Car: recommended

Seaside is only a few miles to the west, Rosemary Beach is about 4 miles to the east! Best place to be in the middle! Deer Lake State Park is within quick bike ride or walk


Rates & Availability

Seagrove Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate
Mar 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

No Smoking, No Pets, bring your own beach chairs and umbrellas, or rent them from our neighbors when you
arrive: 30A SHADE (850) 974-4357 Great Service and Great Prices! p.s. if you want to go deep sea fishing, Jimbo Bishop
owner of 30A SHADE also owns fishing charter!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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