|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Just off of famous county highway 30-A, in the quiet residential community of Seacrest, lies this professionally decorated, 1 story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath beach cottage. You are just steps from the sugar white sand that the beaches of South Walton County are known for. The beach access is literally at the end of the street and is less than a 5 minute stroll. Or just step out your back door to the beautiful, large private heated pool and huge 6 person spa/hot tub with travertine pool deck exclusively for use by you and your guests. No really. The pool and spa/hot tub are just for use by Little Gray Cottage guests only. Dine at one of two outdoor dining tables by the pool or on the deck.
This 1 story beach cottage home, 'Little Gray Cottage', is full of top end upgrades such as stone countertops, stainless kitchen appliances, top quality fixtures, and crown molding. Original artwork by a popular local watercolorist is featured throughout the house. All bedrooms feature luxury hotel quality mattresses new in 2015.
The beach cottage home lies on a quiet dead-end street in the residential Seacrest community. The property backs up to a heavily wooded section of exclusive, private Camp Creek golf course. The home has a huge deck complete with outdoor shower, gas grill with professional searing burner, and a dining area.
Inside, the home has a newly renovated fully stocked kitchen equipped with a gas stove and oven, microwave, french door stainless refrigerator, dishwasher and instant hot water dispenser. Other appliances include a coffee maker and toaster.
The home features painted wood floors, and stacked full size front load washer and gas dryer. The master bedroom includes a Hilton Hotel queen size mattress and bed with ensuite bathroom. The bathroom has a custom glass mosaic tile wall and a carrera marble double sink vanity. The second bathroom also features a carrera marble double sink vanity and a shower/tub combination.
The second bedroom features two twin XL beds to handle everyone from kids to adults comfortably.
The home is conveniently located just 1 1/4 miles from Alys Beach and 2 miles to Rosemary Beach. Take a short pre-breakfast bike ride or stroll to Charlie's donut truck in Alys Beach for some great donuts, pastries and coffee. It is only 6 1/2 miles to Seaside, and 15 minutes to a great shopping and entertainment experience at Pier Park or less than 30 minutes to Silver Sands Outlet mall. Panama City Beach is only 30 minutes and Destin 40 minutes away.
But you'll probably spend most of your time staying close to home. Stroll down to the beach where, in season, you have free beach service with two chairs and an umbrella. Or use your 4 free bikes to cruise the 19 mile Tampoochee Trail to visit the many unique neighborhoods along scenic county road 30-A. Or, even better, spend time in the backyard playing Cornhole or lounging in the pool and spa.
If you are spending time inside, enjoy the high definition TVs with high definition cable service and included NetFlix streaming movies.
And whether you are inside or outside, enjoy the Sonos sound system with Rhapsody streaming music service and play any of 32 million songs.
I like people and I like to entertain. And I also dream of escaping our cold Pennsylvania winters and living at the beach...someday. So having a great beach home to share with others ticks all my boxes. I get to deal with nice folks looking forward to a great vacation at a beautiful beach. Our wonderful property manager and I get to host our guests and we do everything we can to make sure each guest's stay is the best it can be. It is very gratifying when we receive a 5 star review from a happy guest that has just stayed at our house. And then there is always the dream of living by the beach...someday.
Trudy Davidson purchased this cottage in 2013
When you come to the beach, you want to feel like you are at the beach. You don't want to stay in house that looks like it could be in your neighborhood at home. This home has the beach cottage look and vibe. This home is close to the beach, restaurants, shopping and entertainment but still secluded and private. We just love to sit out or dine by the huge pool or relax in the spa and listen to music without feeling like we are disturbing anyone or that we are on display. The property backs up to a deep wooded area of Camp Creek Golf course.
We fell in love with this home as soon as we saw it. So close to the beautiful beach with beach access literally at the end of the street less than a 5 minute walk away. It is a short bike ride, on your 4 free provided bikes, to Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach and their free concerts, restaurants and shops. Close to everything but tucked back off the road and backing up to a heavily wooded section of Camp Creek Golf Course so you feel you are in your own private secluded oasis with your private pool and spa.
The Cottage is a beautiful home with everything you could want. It has been decorated with taste and has equipped with the finest appliances. The pool and grounds are what kept us outside almost all the time. We will return. Thank you for a wonderful time.
The Little Gray Cottage seemed to have everything we could have wanted. We were so happy to have bikes waiting for us. The pool is amazing! There are houses right next door but honestly you have complete privacy.
We thoroughly enjoyed our honeymoon at the Little Gray Cottage. Everything was so clean, comfortable, and well thought out! The personal touches of welcome were also special. We enjoyed the bikes, and lovely bike trails, the white sand beaches(especially the park beaches), and the beautiful pool and spa at the house. We cooked most of our meals and grilled almost every day, so the nice kitchen and gas grill was really appreciated. The owner and caretaker were very kind and helpful. Our only wish, was that the back yard pool area was more private, and the main reason it wasn't totally private was because of the tall buildings/house beside it, and the construction workers working on it. But this would not keep us from coming back, we loved your little house! We hope to come back some day!
I've been to 30A a dozen times and this, by far, was my favorite stay. The private pool + beach chair set-up was the perfect combo. We also loved the sound system, large screen TV to watch our college football and free bikes. What the home lacks in curb appeal compared to some of it's newer neighbors, it makes up for in amenities and comfort.
Wonderful vacation home. Attention to detail. Beautiful pool area. Close to the beach.
We really enjoyed our stay at LGC. The house was a great place to get refreshed. The outdoor pool area was the focal point of our family's week of relaxation. The short walk to the beach was convenient and the Sea Oats chair rental was a nice bonus. The bikes were a perfect beach diversion and helped to justify our trip to Charlie's donut truck. We would recommend LGC to those looking for a beach vacation with the amenities of home.
Our location in Seacrest, avoids the high rise condo forests of Panama City Beach and Destin and the resulting crowded beaches and roads. Instead you have buildings no higher than 4 stories, and 2 lane roads that easily accommodate the traffic. There is easy access to the 19 mile paved Rte 30–A Timpoochee Trail bike trail to allow you to explore all the unique communities along the 30-A corridor from Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, and Grayton Beach to name a few as well as the natural setting of parks and dune lakes.
But less crowded does not mean you give up amenities. Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach are just a bike ride away and offer restaurants, a Farmers Market, venues with live concerts, boutique shopping, and more.
If shopping is your thing, shops ranging from quaint boutique shopping to large outlet malls as well as Pier Park, the premier shopping and entertainment destination on the Emerald Coast. How about some great golf or world class fishing? They are all within a 45 minute drive.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
Spring and Summer season stays must begin and end on a Saturday.
Optional Fee of $30/day if pool heating is desired. For November and February, pool heat fee is $60/day.
Pool heat not available in December and January.
Optional Fee of $20/day if spa heating is desired. For November through February, spa heat fee is $30/day.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.