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*Code Enforcement put a stop weekly rental, I want to thank all my return guests

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 180 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + loft bed + chair twin bed, extra twin mattress 2 full bath

For age 18 and up see listing 417986

I can no longer rent weekly.

Code enforcement is sending letters to homes on weekly rental advertising to cease weekly rental within 30 days or be fined. I had no idea weekly rental was not allowed in my neighborhood.

The code enforcement passed an ordinance without my knowledge years after I purchased this home.

The code enforcement officer advised he is going on all the rental sites and sending letters. He advised many owners were told by realtors they could rent weekly, that was their purpose for the purchase of their home. The officer is referring upset home owners back to their realtors. I am now renting my home with 6 mos lease. There probably with be an increase in homes for sale in Panama City Beach soon.

I have been renting my home since 2004 and will miss my return guests greatly!

I am sure the hotels and condo owners will see an increase in bookings.

The Cozy Cottage welcomes responsible 18 year olds. Walk to the beach. No Clean Fee.

2BR/2BA - Sleeps 8 - Private Fenced Back yard - Fire Pit- Weber Charcoal Grill * WiFi * Firepit * Fenced back yard

Text or call for questions 850-814-0111

1 King Bed

1 Queen Bed

1 Loft Bed includes 2 twin mattresses

1 chair and half with pull out serta twin bed, 2 inch twin foam topper if desired with pullout bed. 1 extra twin mattress for floor use for extra guests

The Cozy Cottage is not spacious but is comfortable, clean, cute and cozy.

VRBO member since 2004. One of the best values in Panama City Beach!

Sleeps 8 comfortably. No charge for extra guests! - Up to your comfort on how many you squeeze in. No clean fee!

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No Pets, No Smoking, Many ask...not negotiable...sorry.

If you are looking for a Comfortable, Clean, Cute, Cozy, 850sq ft affordable home in a safe neighborhood, This is it!

Walk is 6 blocks to the beach. Free beach parking. Small children's playground within 4 blocks, including 2 gazebo's, grills, shuffle board and swings.

If you are looking for spacious, ocean front, new, perfect home with a pool, this is not for you.

Sorry, many do ask.

Panama City Beach vacation rental age 18 and up.

Walk to the beach! Free beach access, Free parking at beach.

(bedding 1 king & 1 queen, 1 loft bed includes 2 twin, chair and half with pullout twin bed)

No Charge for Extra guests! (extra mattress, 1 twin if needed for floor space use, 2 inch foam topper if need for extra comfort on pullout twin size chair bed).

This is a 2BR/2BA home. If you are familiar with Panama City Beach and to give you an idea, the cottage is located just a half mile from the beach. One mile west of Shipwreck Island Water Park and just South of Back Beach Rd (across from Colony Club, Holiday Golf Coarse) and is two miles East of Shoppes at Pier Park and Frank Brown Park offers public kids pool and heated Olympic pool, playground, concession stand, tennis, basket ball, etc. New public library just blocks away. This wonderful home is in a safe neighborhood.

The Cozy Cottage has a private fenced in back yard with weber charcoal grill, a fire pit and separate laundry room, is fully furnished, Wii, Direct TV Ultimate package with Showtime, WiFi, stocked kitchen appliances and utensils, coffee pot, blender, toaster, microwave, stove oven.

(Sorry, no dishwasher, or icemaker). Has linens (pillows, blankets, sheets and towels for all beds, including for the extra mattress, kitchen, beach and bath). Sleeps eight comfortably (FLEXABLE, No extra charge for extra guests).

Just think, walking distance to the beach, only .6 of a mile (few blocks). No crowded elevators or parking lots to drag your luggage through. 3 car parking at your front door. Amusement parks, shops, restaurants, and golf courses all within a mile. Shop at Pier Park, play at Frank Brown Park just 2 miles away. Easy access to Back Beach Rd, easy to escape heavy traffic on Front Beach Rd. Walk just a few blocks to the beach! If you choose to drive, park just 1 mile east if the cottage in the parking lot for the new county pier free parking. Located within walking distance to Days Inn, Harpoon Harry's, Hooters on the beach, Bishops Buffet, Runaway Island, Fun land, scooter and golf cart rentals.

Easy drive to Destin outlets and Destin Commons shopping.

We have a king-size bed and loft bed with 2 twin mattresses in one room with TV/VCR, Queen bed in 2nd bedroom and TV/DVD. Extra twin mattress for floor space use and chair and half with pullout serta twin bed in living room. We do have 2 inch foam topper for added comfort if needed for pullout chair bed. Up to you and your comfort how many people you want to sleep in this cozy cottage. Stereo/cd, Wii, TV/DVD in the living room, Direct TV and free WiFi is included in your stay. A fan in every room, and central A/C. We have beach chairs, a few fishing poles and a small, medium and large cooler so you don't have to pack yours. For the kids there are a few boogie boards and skim boards, sand toys.

We try to make it easy for families to travel lightly. If there is something you need during your stay, don't hesitate to ask, we are local.

The cottage home is located in the heart of the strip... shops, restaurants, piers, boat ramps, scooter rentals, boat rentals, ziplining, go cart track, etc. Target, 2 Super Wal-marts, just 2 miles away in either direction. Close to Publix Grocery Store. Red Box movie rental is just 1/2 mile away. If you are an avid golfer or just like to hit the balls, Holiday Golf Course and Driving Range is just across the street and Signal Hill and Hombre Golf Course is just two miles down the road.

Ship Wreck Island Water Park located within one mile. Gulf World Marine Park, Zoo World and Rocket Lanes bowling, billiard, skating and arcade, The Grande movie theatre, Restaurants, Shoppes at Pier Park are not far away for the whole family to enjoy, just 2 miles. Many miniature golf courses, go cart tracks, and other rides for the kids to enjoy. Rent canoes for the day and canoe down Econfina Springs!

If you enjoy fishing, there are many charter boats close by for deep sea fishing. Panama City Beach Pier just 2 miles west of our cottage. We have 2 piers close by, city and county piers. I have a couple fishing poles.

Easy drive to Sand Destin outlet shopping, Destin Harbour Walk shopping & fishing charters, zip line. Short drive to 30A where you will enjoy fine beach shopping, bike rentals, ice cream shops, cafe's and dining along the coast.

Keeping the rate simple for an affordable family vacation. No cleaning fee, I provide all cleaning supplies. Just leave it as you received it. Saves you money and my time. Deposit is refunded in full by mail provided the cottage is left as you receive it. If you prefer to have it cleaned, a fee will be deducted from your deposit. I do thorough inspection between rentals to ensure each guest checks into a clean home. We do have a paypal account (you pay 3% fee).

So come and enjoy our cozy cottage located just 1/2 mile from the beach.

Play in the white sandy beaches and see for yourself why Panama City Beach is called 'Home to the Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches!

No need for a passport, we have beautiful beaches right here in the USA!

Keywords: Cottage Home (1/2 mile walk to beach)FREE WIFI-Why fight for a parking space? Or wait for an elevator? Escape the noise and stay in our quiet cozy cottage. Unlike a hotel, comforts of home. Close to everything but away from noise.

Rent to responsible age 18.

No charge for extra guest


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2br/2ba cottage


1st bedroom King bed, loft bed includes 2 twin mattresses, 2nd bedroom queen bed, (1 twin mattress for floor use if needed for extra guest), Chair and half in living room with serta twin pullout bed, have 2 inch foam topper if needed for extra comfort on pullout chair bed. Sectional couch. Direct TV in each room, weber charcoal grill, fire pit, Wii, FREE WIFI - NO CLEAN FEE! Just leave home as you received it.

More Details

Pam Thorsted
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2017

About Pam Thorsted

My husband and I have been married 23 years. We have 3 wonderful children. My husband and I work full time. When the cottage is not rented, Friends and family enjoy staying close to the beach. I am always available for questions you may have. During your stay, if there is something you need, just call me. My husband and I are both from large families and have always piled in together on vacations, do not mind extra guests. This is a small cottage, so it is up to your comfort how many you want to squeeze in.

Pam Thorsted purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Pam Thorsted chose Florida Panhandle

We provide an affordable home for families on a budget. I saw an opportunity to purchase this home at a reasonable price for our family to enjoy a home close to the beach. Growing up with my mother, a single mom and hard working waitress on a tight budget. We made many wonderful memories staying in little mom and pop motels. She always found a way for us to have an affordable mini vacation. This home is not spacious, it is clean, cute and cozy. In a safe neighborhood. Perfect for families on a budget. Keeping the rate simple for families to enjoy our beautiful beaches. It is not ocean front, but is close enough to walk. We provide, coolers,beach toys,beach chairs, beach towels, linens. All the comfort of home. We try to provide for you all your needs so families can travel lightly.

What makes this cottage unique

During busy tourist season, this home is located close to the beach and shopping at Pier Park. For times during heavy traffic on Front Beach Road, our cottage is located just right for easy access to Back Beach Road, when you wish to get somewhere quickly. Has easy access to Front Beach Road, if you choose to take a scenic slow and easy drive along the beach. If you wish to get to Super Walmart, just a few miles away, easy access to Middle Beach Rd. Our cottage has 3 car parking by your front door, do not need to fight for a parking spot, no waiting for an elevator. Quiet and peaceful place to stay when you are ready to take a break from the busy beach. Much better than a hotel, all the comforts of home. Easy drive to 30A, visit Rosemary Beach, Seaside and Destin.


Panama City Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms ---1. tub/shower combination ---2. shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , ceiling fan/tv dvd
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King bed, loft bed includes 2 twin mattresses,ceiling fan/tv
    Other (See Description) - 2 twin/ single , Twin Pullout chair bed & extra mattress 1 Twin, (floor use)
  • 1st bedroom has king bed and loft bed includes 2 twin mattresses. 2nd bedroom has queen bed. If needed for extra guests we have 1 twin mattress floor space use. Living room has chair and half with serta pullout twin bed, provide a 2inch foam topper for pullout twin bed if desired for extra comfort.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
2bedroom/2bath,1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 1 loft bed includes 2 single mattresses. Also have 1 twin mattress for floor space use. Chair and half with serta twin pullout bed in living room. Offer 2inch foam topper for extra comfort on pullout chair bed if desired. No charge for extra guests. Central Air Conditioning and heat,TV each room,Free WIFI, DVD, VCR, Stereo, Wii, Fully stocked Kitchen(no dishwasher, no icemaker),Charcoal BBQ Grill,Washer/Dryer,Fenced back yard with fire pit.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

*Code Enforcement put a stop weekly rental, I want to thank all my return guests
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect! Conveniently located to EVERYTHING! Pam was amazing and so accomodating for our large group (9 adults and 9 children) . she went above and beyond to make sure we were all set for our vacation. I highly recommend this cottage and plan on booking again if we come back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time and the Cozy Cottage was just right. Pam was very friendly and always answered any questions I had. She was very helpful and the Cottage was so nice. Just the right size. My older son loved having his own entrance. I would definitely stay there again. So many things within walking distance or a short drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, home was exactly as described. Would definitely plan to stay again. Met Pam and her son, both very nice. The home is walking distance to beach, it felt like home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am happy to hear you felt at home here and enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I chose to stay here for our spring break and we couldn't have had a better time! If we had a problem, Pam would come right right away and fix everything for us! There were 8 of us and we all stayed comfortably for 4 nights in the cozy cottage! 10/10, I would definitely recommend this to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thankful for the wonderful review. I am happy to share the Cozy Cottage with groups and families to make sweet memories here in Panama City Beach. Keeping the rates affordable gives you extra funds for extra activities! I appreciate you leaving the home clean, just as you received it.
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Loved it !!!

  • 5 of 5

I rented the cozy cottage for me, my wife, and two children. I had a very pleasant stay, the house was clean and had everything we needed. Pam was a perfect hostess and we will definitely be back next year. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to place a wonderful review about the Cozy Cottage. It warms my heart to have families come and share our home and make sweet memories I would love for you and your family to return next year hope to see you then.
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Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed in the Cozy Cottage and had a great time. The house perfectly accommodated our needs and was just what we expected. It was very affordable and the walk to the beach wasn't bad at all. In fact, it was quite a peaceful walk. It is conveniently located by grocery stores and popular attractions, like Pier Park. Pam was very kind and it was a pleasure working with her. I would definitely recommend the cottage to others, especially other college students.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy to hear you had a great time you were a wonderful group and thank you for leaving the home clean and ready for the next group to check in I really appreciate you giving such a great review. I love for young groups and families to come and make sweet memories at the Cozy Cottage.
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Bowling, Skating at Rocket Lanes,Golf, State Park, Frank Brown Park, Movie Theatre and Shoppes at Pier Park, Shipwreck Island Water Park, Charter Boat fishing, fishing piers


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180 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 12.0%

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