LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. This lovely and affordable 3-bedroom, 2-bath cottage and its twin cottage next door, Key Lime (Listing #33828), are located at the Cottages at Camp Creek, a small, quiet, family-friendly coastal community of Old Florida style cottages with tin roofs and large covered front porches - perfect for relaxing any time of year. For our many guests who have stayed at the Good Life before, you'll notice that we painted the outside of cottage a beachy blue (as you remember, it used to be a reddish color), but we're the same owners who have taken care of the cottage and our guests since 2003 :-). Nestled in the lush native dune environment and far from fast food, high-rises, and busy roads (which is particularly nice in peak summer months when you want to avoid the areas with a lot of traffic), this cottage is only 200 yards (4-5 minute walk) from an uncrowded Blue Wave certified beach known for high dunes, white sand, and emerald water. Once you see our beach, you'll understand why Travel & Leisure magazine says 'nothing in this country compares with the white-flour beaches of the Florida Panhandle', Frommers listed the Florida Panhandle beaches among their top travel destinations, and Yahoo listed this area of the Panhandle as one of their top beaches..
Located along Scenic 30A (a 15-mile winding beach road), this spacious and sunny one-story cottage is in a prime location, just steps from the pristine 7500 square foot pool yet not right on top of the pool so you can enjoy quiet and privacy on your large fully-furnished front porch that looks over a peaceful little yard surrounded by pretty native plants and trees. It's great for adult and children to have a large pool to swim in on the days when the ocean is rough and it's great to have a fully-furnished covered porch for relaxing on a rainy day. As you can see from the location map, Good Life is also one of the larger one-story cottages and is one of the closest cottages to the beach, with the Timpoochee Trail, a 17-mile paved walking, running and biking trail, across the street.
As our guests will tell you, we furnish and equip our cottage to feel like a comfortable and very well equipped beach home rather than a vacation rental. A travel writer who stayed at our cottages for a wedding wrote a newspaper article saying that our cottages are 'tastefully decorated with many personal touches' and 'immaculate.' The living room (with large flat screen TV/DVD/CD player), dining area, and fully-equipped kitchen have hardwood floors, ceiling fans, and plenty of comfortable seating for quietly relaxing, reading or watching movies, playing games, and doing puzzles together. All bedrooms have flat screen TVs and ceiling fans. We also provide free wireless Internet. Furnished in a casual beach cottage style (with new Marshall Gold down-filled slip covered chairs/couch for easy-care and comfort), the dining and living area opens to a large porch furnished as an outdoor room with a cafe table with 4 chairs, love seat glider & chair surrounded by a small private yard with gas grill.
Guests say our kitchens are among the best-equipped they've seen in a vacation rental, with all the equipment you need (including crockpot, wafflemaker, crepe maker, electric frying pan, & more) and plenty of dinnerware (as well as fun plastic dinnerware) to feed 2 people or a large group. Full-size dishwasher, washer & dryer.
When you want time alone, retreat to the privacy of your bedroom. All are comfortably furnished with high-quality cotton quilts and cable TV. The romantic master bedroom has a king bed, private travertine-tiled full bath, French doors opening to front porch, flat screen TV and DVD player. The two other bedrooms (one has a queen bed and twin bed, and the other has 2 twin beds that can be used separately or brought together to make one large bed) are decorated in a charming seaside cottage theme. All bedrooms have wonderful full-length room darkening drapes that keep the rooms comfortably dark when the sun comes up in the morning (and for nap time - you are on vacation after all). The VRBO photos don't yet show the new drapes because we added them this year.
We have many repeat guests because our guests appreciate the 'extra touches' and attention to detail that we provide in our cottages that make our cottages feel like comfortable and inviting beach homes rather than rentals. We include beach chairs and plenty of movies, puzzles, games, books and more for the youngest to oldest guests. Guest book comments include:
'Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had at 'Ahhh, The Good Life'...It was nice to take the time and recharge. We brought work with us from the office and just threw the laptop and briefcases in the closet the moment we unpacked and then tossed them back in the car when we left! Much more fun to figure out origami and do puzzles. The pressing order of each day was whether to go to the pool or beach before lunch...We'll definitely return and tell our friends about your fabulous place. Thanks!'
'What an incredible week! The cottage is awesome. The kids loved all the 'new' movies and puzzles. They hardly played with the ones we brought. It was nice to have the pool so close. The kids were as happy there as they were at the beach.'
'This cottage is beautiful! Everything you need is right here! Loved your movie collection and games...This place is convenient to all places we like to go. The beach is the best. Thanks for our wonderful family memories!'
You could easily pay a lot more for such a well-equipped and well-located vacation place, but why pay more when you can have a great vacation experience and use the money you save to dine out at the many restaurants in the area, rent bikes, shop or stay a little longer!
Available year-round. Large enough for families (including grandparents), yet cozy enough for couples to enjoy special time alone together. Perfect for friends travelling together as well.
Note: No pets. No smoking. At least one guest booking and staying at the cottage must be at least 25 years old because this is a family-friendly community. Parking is available for 2 cars (all cars must be parked in parking spaces) with extra parking nearby. Parking of RVs, motor boats, and jet skis are not allowed in this community. These rules are enforced by our association, as well as by the rental agency, to ensure that all guests have a safe and relaxing vacation.
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