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Hugh Hartsfield

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Beachfront Cottage - Old Florida Style Hideaway

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Alligator Point Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Perfect For A Romantic Getaway For Two!

Built in 1956 right on the beach at beautiful Alligator Point this house has that Old Florida beach cottage charm. Thanks to a complete renovation in 2009 it has all of the modern comforts. This house is perfect for a couple looking for a romantic getaway yet has enough room for a few kids.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Hugh Hartsfield (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. Total Relaxation! Very nice cottage. We will be back!
Jan 2013
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based on 52 traveler reviews

Beachfront Cottage - Old Florida Style Hideaway
average rating of 4.9038463 based on 54 reviews

Private and fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Great place on a fantastic quiet stretch of beach. Perfect for a couple needing a romantic trip. The dolphins came very close every morning and there was a turtle nest at the end of the boardwalk when we arrived. Love this place and hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for us and we plan to return👍🏼🌞😎

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Incredible location, laid back trip!

  • 4 of 5

You can't ask for a better location for a quiet beach trip! We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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arabi ga


  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay, and we absolutely loved it. The only downside, because of the size you don't need double vanity in bathroom, made it very difficult for my pregnant daughter to get to the toilet, scrubed her stomach every time and left bruises. completely stocked kitchen, would recommend. thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house and Alligator Point!!! We loved the house, the beach being just steps away, the hot tub, outdoor shower, and that it was pet friendly!! The view was so nice and relaxing!!! We really can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Athens, AL

We Love Alligator Point, and Love this Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year staying at this Awesome Beach Cottage at Alligator Point. We Love the area - the beach is so beautiful and uncrowded, with natural beauty all around, and the cottage is comfortable and cute - the most awesome little beach cottage. We go the week before Memorial Day when the beach is very uncrowded on the weekend days and it is rare if we see more than a dozen people on the beach on weekdays. The cottage and beach are dog friendly, which we greatly appreciate. The beach is lovely, with soft white sand, dunes with vegetation and trees, and great shelling. The water is fairly turbid from nearby rivers, so it's not the clear blue you'd see around Destin, but it is very pleasant and full of life! We love seeing sea turtles poking their heads up from the water, watching blue crabs and fish near the shore, and seeing dolphins cruising by. I had the thrill this trip of paddling out on a paddle board and having some curious dolphins come and swim around my board - it was SO Cool - Magical!!! :)

As others have said, if you want go karts, restaurants and night life, Alligator Point is not gonna be your happy place (although there was a band playing at the nearby Tiki Bar at the Alligator Point Marina which is a fun place to hang out weekend nights in season when they are open!). If you love beautiful natural beach, abundant sea life, seclusion, and skies full of stars, you will be in Heaven at Alligator Point.

The cottage is delightful with a very comfortable king size bed with a huge cable television to watch from bed, and view of the dunes and Gulf. The living area also has cable TV and is very comfy, light and airy with beach decor. The kitchen is small but open to the living area so it does not feel small, and is well equipped with anything you would need to cook up great local seafood or whatever you desire. The stove / oven is efficiency size, but works great and the thermometer in the oven stays true to help with any baking you want to do. The bathroom is good size for the cottage with a double vanity. The inside shower had just had the floor re-tiled and was very nice - but we love the outside shower and used that the whole time we were there. The deck out back is a great place to sunbathe, the raised deck is an awesome place to relax, read, and watch the beach, and the hot tub is super special. Sunsets are amazing at Alligator Point!

We highly recommend Alligator Point and this beach cottage!!!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Tallahassee Regional
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
End of the World Oasis
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Just a few steps down private walkway to beach
Car: necessary

Alligator Point contains miles of untouched white sand beaches, sea oat covered sand dunes, Bald Point State park a 5,000 acre protected wildlife area nationally acclaimed as a bi-annual stopover for migrating birds and butterflies, hiking trails, bicycling, kayaking, full service marina, boat ramps, fishing charters, tiki bar. You will not find crowds, strip malls and amusement parks – this is classic Old Florida on the Forgotten Coast!

A few miles north towards Panacea there are seafood restaurants, a liquor store, fresh seafood markets and a small grocery store.


Rates & Availability

Alligator Point Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 15 2016 - Sep 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Credit card Payment through VRBO website, PayPal or by check in advance is accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Alligator Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The house has a large master bedroom with a very comfortable king sized bed. Open the accordion style door and watch the waves roll by while laying in bed. The 56' hi-def TV mounted on the wall above the accordion style door will make you feel like you are in a movie theater.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The entire house is professionally cleaned between every rental. Pets are welcome!

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