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A Garden Cottage Frangista Pool beach access, Destin Area, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Frangista Beach, Destin Area Vacation Rental Cottage

  •  1144-771-050-0688
    11:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)

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Last Updated: 02/25/2020

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5* COTTAGE 140 FOOTSTEPS TO PRIVATE BEACH, POOL ACCESS, Thanksgiving and Xmas available

COMPLIMENTARY BEACH SET UP MARCH 1 TO 31 OCTOBER 140 yards to the private beach entrance
Watch the world go by from your rocking chair on the spacious front porch of this pretty clap-board home featured in the December issue of SOUTHERLIVING. Beautifully furnished with soaring 11ft. ceilings,and fully equipped to meet all needs. 3 homes away from the community pool; with spa, waterfall and cabana, and only 140 footsteps to the private beach.

Luxury vacation accommodation for two families. Also perfect for those intimate weekends and celebration days. Please email for specials for couples and short stays
3 Bed 3 Bath
twin over full bunks, with full trundle
(this  room is ideal for the kids).
Queen sleeper
All bedrooms have flatscreens TV's on the wall. Blue Ray and DVDs available
Hair dryers in all bathrooms.
Pack and play, bed guards and baby gate available in the cottage.

New sparkly white quartz  counter tops to kitchen and master vanity. new sinks and faucets.

Ideally situated to take advantage of all offered in both Downtown Destin, Sandestin, and shopping at both Silversands and Destin Commons. Championship golf and world class fishing.

Frangista is a small upscale Gulf Front Community of some 25 exquisite homes all built to complement one another.Although there is wireless internet access, you can also walk to the corner to 'Bad Ass Coffee' for additional internet access, a great cup of java and maybe make new friends. Situated next door to Bad Ass Cafe is Dairy Queen and an excellent Pizza Cafe. If you are not familiar with Scenic 98 location, it departs from Hwy 98 at the Destin Commons Mall and comes back into 98 at Silver Sands Outlet Mall. The beach is private and hence uncrowded, no high rise condos in the immediate area.

The cottage is kept in 5* condition and is complete with everything to make your family vacation perfect. All bathrooms have been remodelled in and new kitchen appliances in 2015, along with new bed to master, new sleeper and love seats. New lighting. Decorated in and out, New Outdoor firniture 2016/7. New BBQ 2018

Unlimited highspeed wi-fi, also wifi enabled TVwith NETFLIX in the greatroom


We are confident if you stay once, you will come back.

Walk to the Whales Tail, Captain Dave's on the Gulf and Pompano Joe's for your ocean view lunch or dinner.

Come and experience a lifestyle at a VERY COMPETITIVE. No other luxury homes available at these rates this close to the beach.


If you require further chairs and parasol these can be arranged at a cost of $300 a week. I arrange and you pay the vendor direct


If you choose to check the location on Google Earth Street View NOTE ALL BUILDING WORK IS COMPLETE AROUND THE COTTAGE.

For guests security and convenience the cottage is professionally managed BY ONE OF THE LARGEST REAL ESTATE/MANAGEMENT COMPANIES IN THE AREA, Southern Resorts. 

There is always someone on hand should there be any unforeseen problems,



BICYCLES CAN BE PROVIDED FOR A CHARGE, ON REQUEST. They run at $42 each bike per week. These are delivered to the cottage.Please let me know at booking



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$200.00 -- $1,350.00 $3,000.00
$365.00 -- $2,400.00 -- 4
$430.00 -- $2,975.00 -- 5
$525.00 -- $3,500.00 -- 5
$430.00 -- $2,975.00 -- 5
$355.00 -- $2,400.00 -- 5
$425.00 -- $2,900.00 -- 5
$295.00 -- $2,050.00 -- 4
$210.00 -- $1,400.00 $3,500.00 3
$240.00 -- $1,650.00 -- 5
$215.00 -- $1,450.00 -- 3

Dog Fee: $225.00 Optional

Clean and damage insurance: $250

Walton Bed tax: 12%

General Policies:


Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 8:30 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Full Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Roll Away Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Ground Floor Unit
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pets On Request
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Voicemail
  • Vacuum
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Boat Rental Available


Destin Florida Activities
  • Airboat Adventures
  • Backlash Charters
  • Baytowne Adventure Zone
  • Big Kahuna Water Park
  • Blackwater Canoe Rental
  • Blast Arcade & Laser Maze
  • Buccaneer Pirate Ship
  • Charter Boats
  • Crab Island Dolphin Tours
  • Destin Beach Parasail
  • Destin Florida Beach Helicopters
  • Destin Snorkle
  • Dockside Watersports
  • Emerald Coast Scuba
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Just Chute Me
  • Kelly Plantation
  • Mobile Sports LLC
  • Party Boats
  • Pelican Adventures
  • Sea Blaster
  • Southern Star Dolphin Cruises
  • SunQuest Cruises
  • SunVenture Cruises
  • The Kayak Experience
  • THE TRACK - GO Carts
  • Xtreme H2O Sports
  • Dolphin Watch & History Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat
  • Sandestin Dining/Dancing Cruise
  • Fishing with Kids
  • Destin Paddleboard Rental
  • Mobile Massage Therapy
  • Horseback Trail Rides
  • Destin Snorkeling Excursion
  • Bart Rockett Magic Theater
  • Shark Fishing Charter
  • Reel Deal Charters
  • Waverunner Rental/Wet N Wild
  • Wet N Wild Parasailing
  • Dolphin Cruise
  • Original Sea Blaster
  • Destin harbor
  • Private Sailing Excursion
  • Gator Country Alligator Park
  • Hydrojet Thrill Ride
  • Destin Float Spa Experience
  • AMC Theatre
  • Dockside Parasailing
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
Destin Florida Restaurants
  • Boathouse Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Bric a Brac
  • Crab Island Cantina
  • Dewey Destin Seafood
  • Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack
  • Hadashi Sushi Bar at Hilton
  • Hammerheads Bar & Grill
  • Harbor Docks
  • Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris
  • Lighthouse Restaurant
  • LuLu's Destin FL
  • Margaritaville
  • Marina Cafe
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Pompano Joe's
  • The Crab Trap
  • The Surf Hut
  • World Of Beers
  • McGuire's Irish Pub
  • Donut Hole Bakery Cafe
  • Crust Pizzeria
  • Dewey Destin's Harborside
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Callahan's Restaurant & Deli
  • Shrimp Basket
  • The Back Porch
  • Beach Walk Cafe
  • Louisiana Lagniappe
  • Fudpuckers Bar & Grill
  • Pepitos Mexican Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Cafe
  • Jasmine Thai
  • La Paz
  • Buck's Smokehouse
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Mimmo's
  • Fuji Seafood Buffet
  • Boshamps Seafood House
  • AJ’s Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
  • Gilligan's Seafood
  • The Breakfast Table
  • Jackacuda's Seafood & Sushi
  • China One
  • Thai Delights Restaurant
  • Noonies Thai Cafe
  • Brotula's Seafood & Steamer
  • Original La Famiglia
  • Hog's Breath Saloon
  • Wingstop
  • Merlins Pizza
  • IHOP
  • Capriccio Cafe
  • Island Wing Company
  • Alatapatatas
  • Osaka Japanese Hibachi
  • Vinnie Mc Guire's Pizza
  • Mama Sherry's Pizza
  • Palm Grille




So awesome I sort of want to keep in a secret!    Jun 02, 2018

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This is probably the 5th time we have stayed at A Garden Cottage. I love everything about this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house! It suits my family perfectly, and is sooooo close to the beach! We walked to Whales Tail for dinner and my husband and daughter walked to the nearby coffee shop every morning while I enjoyed sleeping late! Maggie is a pleasure to work with on the details. Gorgeous home with all the amenities you would expect and then some! Kitchen has EVERYTHING you will need! Living room seating is great for our family. LOVE LOVE LOVE this home!!!

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

Ms Marsha. Thank you again for your wonderful comments. See you next year. Let me know early so that I can block your dates. No deposit



Beach Retreat    Jul 08, 2016

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Wonderful vacation this summer staying in the Garden Cottage!! Beginning from entering the house it was spotless and fresh smelling. The whole house had wveeything we needwd atarting with kitchen being equipped with everything to cook and all bedrooms fresh linens and plenty of towels. The neighborhood was quiet and very well kept along with the swimming pool area. The beach was awesome also woth daily beach service compliments of cottage owner. Cant wait until next summer already secured spot to stay again!!😀

Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
Stayed: Jun 2016

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

Rex Great to speak with you I know you had fun as you've already booked for next year


Voil Girls

OMG Amazing Vacation Home    Jul 02, 2016

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We stayed at this home 4th of July week. We typically stay in condos but never again! . First, because of our schedules we needed to rent from Sunday to Sunday. Maggie, the owner, had no problem renting to us Sunday to Sunday which we greatly appreciated since very few places rented Sunday to Sunday. Secondly, this house is immaculate and furnished to the tee. Everything and anything you need is provided. The house is also very child friendly. Our 21 month old had his own chair for the dinner table and a pack and play was available if we needed it. The huge front porch was the gathering point at night for the family. We made a ton of memories on that porch! It was absolutely the best feature of the house for us. The community pool is 2 doors down and is used sparingly by other guests. We rarely saw more than 5 - 6 other guests in the pool at anytime. The beach is just a short walk from the house and we were provided an umbrella and 2 chairs each day at no cost. The house is in a great location with restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, etc., all in a short walk or drive. I honestly can't think of one improvement that could be made to this house. It was the perfect vacation place. Can't wait to go back. Thank you Maggie!

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

I always try to accommodate my guests. Sunday to Sunday was fine, Glad you enjoyed everything


Hellen james

Absolutely Perfect    May 27, 2016

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This cottage proved to be everything we could have wished for in our Destin vacation.

The property is just wonderful; the interior furnishings are delightful, beds comfortable and there's everything you need in the kitchen.

The location is perfect; a quick stroll gets you to the private access to the beach (beach service included) and if you prefer, the pool is just a few strides along the street.

The front porch is an ideal place to relax and watch the world go by with a bottle of wine!

There's a great choice of restaurants, some within walking distance, many more if you wish to drive. Sunset at Captain Dave's is not to be missed!

The Outlet Mall at Silver Sands is worth a trip and there's numerous retail opportunities along 98.

The harbour is very busy and anyone interested in fishing would love it, however, there's loads to see and do for everyone.

We thoroughly enjoyed the property and fell in love with Destin.

Looking forward to a return trip.

Submitted: May 27, 2016

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

You managed to explore the area Come back next year


Susan Alabama

Looking Forward to next Time    May 13, 2016

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The house was great! Homeowner Maggie made sure our stay was more than satisfactory! Would definitely rent again!

Submitted: May 13, 2016

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

Glad you enjoyed your last minute break, Enjoyed speaking with you Check for las minutes in the fall


Karen Wein

Great Cosy Cottage    Mar 26, 2016

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We just stayed in this lovely cottage for our Spring Break trip with our family. It was perfect for the 6 of us, plenty of room, great location and very clean, cute and cozy!! Loved the front porch too!! We were only a few steps from the pool and beach! I can tell the owner takes great pride in the property and was very responsive to our needs(which were minimal). I would highly recommend the property to anyone looking to spend their vacation in Destin. We have been here several times and I truly loved the "neighborhood" feel vs condo.

Submitted: Apr 5, 2016

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

Frangista is a very special neighborhood. So glad you enjoyed your stay. The front porch is my favorite spot, especially for my morning coffe


Courtney Yeckel

Absolutely Beautiful    Mar 05, 2016

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The owner is great to deal with. The property is beautiful and in a wonderful location. I will be coming back to stay again.

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

Great springbreakers Come back any time Good look for the futute



October Vacation    Nov 29, 2015

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We were very impressed by the property. Very clean and well presented. Also a very convenient location close to the beach with private access. A big bonus was the beach setup with chairs and sunshade. Frangista is near the golf courses and there is plenty of restaurants and shopping. This is the best beach we have ever visited.

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

Glad you enjoyed your complimentary beach set up I strive to keep the cottage impeccable at all times Thanks for the compliment


Kami Texas

Hurry Up and Book for Next Year    Nov 23, 2015

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This is our third year to stay at this beautiful cottage. Every year as we are packing to head for home my family says "hurry and book it for next year". We love everything about it. The location so near the beach, the chair and umbrella set up, the nice furnishings, the front porch and the ice cream truck that comes by every afternoon. The owner is so kind and responsive. The management company makes sure it is always spotless upon our arrival and if we have an issue the address it very quickly.

Submitted: Aug 18, 2015

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Maggie Ohara's reply:

Glad yo came back again See you next year