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Hideaway cottage- toes in the sand! 5 houses from the beach, cottage luxury!

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

Luxury, very upscale, 2018 style, 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage SLEEPS 2 PEOPLE.

Completely renovated 1959 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 450 sq. ft. cottage to soft modern 2018 style and comfort.

Please note*** This cottage is one of two cottages on the same property. The cottage you will be renting is the back cottage on the property. Hideaway cottage is the light green one with the fire pit in foreground as in the pictures above.

Lush landscaping, fire pit, fenced yard, fruit trees and more! Totally PRIVATE!

'Hideaway' cottage must be seen to be believed and appreciated! This property is for the discerning traveler who wants to be pampered and VERY comfortable while at the beach! Like a 5 star hotel only better as it's a private cottage! This cottage is particularly suited to couples who want a romantic, special, IMMACULATE 'get-away from everything' place! Please see the *50* reviews to see what others have to say about their stay! Loved by everyone!

Great for honeymoons, special birthday celebrations, anniversaries, special events of any kind. A memory making, lovely cottage! Great garden for wedding photos, too! Lots of brides have taken their photos here.

Property Description...: Included for your comfort is a Sub Zero refrigerator with two separate freezer drawers and ice maker, Jenn-Air electric cook top, Jenn-Air combination oven/microwave, Bosch 18" dishwasher, 22" sink with batch feed disposal, enclosed trash drawer and all modern conveniences of a 2018 kitchen. Toto fixtures in the bathroom with plush white linens, a 32" TV in the living area and a 42" HDTV with HD Blu-Ray DVD player in the master bedroom.

There is a computer/writing desk in master bedroom with all desk supplies provided.

Plush queen sized bed with two pillows for each guest and ample linens. Fine art and all new furniture decorate the cottage throughout. Games and books are supplied. Charcoal BBQ grill on site also. The cottage is completely wireless so you can use your computer anywhere inside and outside the cottage. Comfortable seating for 2-4 people throughout the cottage and also on outside decks and porch. Porch swing! The deck on the north side of the cottage is private and secluded. There is a screened porch attached to the front of house (west facing) with table and chairs for two to enjoy morning coffee or meals.

Local area....: Within walking distance is Thomas' Donuts (2 blocks away) and the Carousel Market (6 blocks away). You can go to Thomas' Donuts for breakfast and lunch or for their freshly baked donuts and coffee every day. The Carousel Market is for grocery shopping and with a great beer and extensive wine collection, and eclectic gift choices. Within 2 miles are the local post office, Winn Dixie grocery, the Sandpiper Restaurant and Boar's Head Restaurant, and Buddy's Seafood, the cleanest fish market you will ever find! Buy your fish there and broil it at home, or have them steam your shrimp to your preference right there and eat it on the beach! The beach and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico are only 5 houses away (a 3-5 minute walk) and NO high rise condominiums to block your view! You can see the beach from the street! Plenty of options for activities including deep sea, lake and bay fishing, surf casting, boating, kayaking, water skiing, jet skiing, and visiting Gulf World the zoo.

Lots of wonderful restaurants and events in the area!

Larger vicinity....: Further afield are Pier Park with its 16 movie theaters, wide assortment of restaurants including Jimmy Buffet's 'Margaritaville' and extensive shopping venues. The City Pier is also located here if you wish to fish. Frank Brown Park is located across from Pier Park. Target and Walmart are located in Pier Park. Nearby also is Holiday Isle Golf Club and the Hombre Golf Course. Holiday Isle offers a night time driving range for your use if desired. The villages of Seaside and Rosemary Beach are nearby on County Road 30-A. The communities of Wild Heron and Carillon Beach are located on Back Beach Road, about 5 to 7 miles away, respectively. The shops at Sandestin are about 28 miles away to the west. Destin is 35 miles west. Antique stores everywhere! The Marina Civic Center in Panama City hosts a variety of performers and acts which you can access on the web. Laguna Beach is located in Bay County, west of Highway 79. C'mon down!!!

More Details

Denise Marie Smith
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Denise Marie Smith

I have been renting property to guests in Panama City Beach for the last 24 years. I am well known in this area for doing so and have a very dependable, reliable reputation. You can have confidence I will do my very best to ensure your vacation is superb! References gladly provided so please ask!

Denise Marie Smith purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Denise Marie Smith chose Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico

Love the vintage 1940's neighborhood! One of the very last beaches where the beach front property is dedicated to the homeowners so there will never be ANY high rise buildings built on the beach! NEVER!

What makes this cottage unique

Cottage offers total comfort of complete 2018 renovation but with 1940's charm maintained. Completely private yard, fire pit, and a 3-5 minute walk to pristine Laguna Beach itself. This cottage is one of a kind in our area! Please read the cottage reviews!

Guestbook comments from the owner


I can't even describe how wonderful our trip was to your Hideaway Cottage. I apologize for not responding sooner. I got back to business and of course, it was as expected, a mess!

Your cottage and hospitality was delightful! Everything from decor to convenience was perfect! The weather and water couldn't have been better and the comfort of the cottage was so hard to leave.

Thank you so much ... you helped make our getaway a delightful trip! We do plan on returning, hopefully for a full week next year!
May 2012
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Laguna Beach On The Gulf Of Mexico Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please use the outdoor hot & cold shower after you have been on the beach- don't let the sand from your body go down the inside shower drain. Thanks!
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Newly appointed bathroom with Toto fixtures, magnifying and lighted make-up/shaving mirror, tankless water heater providing an endless supply of hot water for your shower, and plush white linens. So pretty!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Plush, comfortable and very quiet bedroom with terrific air conditioning and heating! Bedroom located on shady side of the cottage, totally private and quiet.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Hideaway cottage- toes in the sand! 5 houses from the beach, cottage luxury!
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 55 reviews

Wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed at this beautiful cottage a week ago and absolutely loved our stay. The cottage has a lovely modern feel to it, was clean and tidy, and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We loved having the opportunity to grill, have a fire, and swing on the front porch. The cottage also feels very safe, with regular locks and a security system as well that can be activated. The neighbor in general is very nice, and is a walk away from the beach! The beach itself, in September at least, was not crowded and very open.

We rented a vehicle for any type of adventures or going out to eat, which was a preference.

I must also say that Denise is a wonderful hostess and is open to any questions you have or any accommodations! Overall - highly recommend :)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johns creek, GA

Very cute and clean! The location is great and truly a short walk to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I loved the cottage. It was very nice and clean. We plan on staying there again for our next girls trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

An unforgettable trip to Panama City Beach! Hideaway Cottage was perfect for us. We got married right on Laguna Beach during our stay here. Literally a very short walk. The water is clear, beach is clean AND the Cottage was AMAZING! Perfect for just us. It's everything you see in the pictures and then some. Its surrounded by beautiful beaches, small restaurants favored by both locals and returning visitors, food was so good!! Denise was also great to work with, answered all our questions and made the stay worry free. We will definitely be returning!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Seize the day!

  • 5 of 5

Don't wait for the perfect time, just go! It was perfect. Walks on the beach in the morning with coffee or in the evening for sunset after a quick rain shower. So glad we took the time. Thank you for making the whole experience so simple. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highy recommended.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been coming to the Gulf Coast for over 30 years and we've been visiting the Laguna Beach area regularly for the past 12 years staying with friends. We've admired the cottage from a distance and finally had an opportunity to stay there recently. Impressive, artifully designed, and beautifully decorated are the best ways to describe it. Also, the location was great. It was a very short walk to the beach, and walking distance to Thomas Donuts and the Carousel Grocery. It was truely a relaxing and wonderful weekend and we absolutely loved every part of it.This was the first time I can recall that as we were leaving my wife looked over and said, "that was fun, thanks".

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage suited our needs to a T

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was as described in the internet posting and suited our needs. The location was where we wanted to be and we had a very enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thomas Donut & Snack shop
Superb! This shop has been on Laguna Beach for over 40 years, is a landmark and a must do! ...
Carousel Supermarket
Another landmark in the area! It's been here forever, and is THE local food, wine and souve...
Sunnyside Grill
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Dusty's Oyster Bar & Dining
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Buddy's Seafood Market
OK, this is THE place to go if you want to buy fresh fish to cook at home, or if you want th...
Saltwater Grill
You HAVE TO eat here! This restaurant features 6 nightly specials from 4-5:30 p.m. at a gre...
Bonefish Grill
Lovely, cozy atmosphere, great food, and an appetizer special called "Bang Bang Shrimp", $5....
Margaritaville Restaurant Panama City Beach
A new, eclectic, outdoor shopping mall about 10 miles east of Carillon Beach. A lovely plac...
Hombre Golf Club
I am not a golfer, but my mother is and she says this course is very challenging! A long, s...
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest public courses are Holiday Isle & Hombre
Car: recommended

Lovely, quiet west end of the Panama City Beach area. The cottage is 5 houses from the beach. Beach view from the cottage is not blocked by high can see the beach from the street! 2 blocks away from Thomas' Donuts, 6 blocks away from the Carousel Market. Back Beach road is 3 blocks to the north. Highway 79 is 2 miles away to the east. Great little neighborhood and lovely neighbors! You will love it here!

Other Activities: Pier Park and Frank Brown Park are about 4 miles away.

Golf: Holiday Isle golf club and day/night time driving range within 10 minutes.

Well known Hombre championship golf course also within 10 minutes!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Tax of 12% on all rentals.

Housekeeping fee of $75.00.

No rentals accepted for those under the age of 28.

No pets please.

Absolutely NO smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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