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Full-width screen porch for relaxing and watching the world go byThe front bedroom looks out onto the front porch
Winchester Cottage
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

The Cottage is a newly-renovated, fully-furnished 1933 home. It sits just north of the harbor and 'downtown', away from the little bit of commerce we have. Its refrigerator is papered with notes from past guests! The most recent addition is Netflix and WiFi.

The space

The Cottage sits 4 easy-walk blocks from Carrabelle harbor. In 2012 the city completed new accessible sidewalks throughout the harbor area, so all of the little downtown is reachable .

1933 was the year a father completed this home as a wedding present for his daughter. It has all been recently remodeled, including central AC, stainless appliances and marble kitchen countertop. Large, open interiors are perfect for easy vacationing. Cable TV/DVD/WiFi always available. 3 bedrooms, one bath (between 2 bedrooms), suitable for a max of 6 people. So fully-equipped, just bring yourselves and food and drink!

Construction is tongue-and-groove pine, used for floors, walls and ceilings. The house sits up 2 easy steps, so that it is well-ventilated underneath. The large, breezy front porch runs the full width of the house and can seat a crowd for relaxing reading or socializing. Screen doors fore and aft allow nice air circulation in the temperate months if you prefer fresh air instead of AC.

2 miles to Carrabelle Beach - the whitest sand beach in the area, and we have multiple access points into state and national forests, and multiple free boat launch points. Do nothing or do something every day--Come see Carrabelle and the Forgotten Coast!

Guest access

The Cottage, in addition to the porches, has a paver courtyard, open deck with seating and BBQ grill. Many guests like to set up the old laptop or tablet (or whatever you call it this week) on the dining room table in peace and quiet and use the WiFi.

Interaction with guests

Hopefully you will like the fact that we don't feel that we have to become your new "best friends". We are here to provide you a comfortable, relaxing squeaky-clean stay in a beautiful Old Florida coastal environment. We are available if you need anything.

Other things to note

Copies of the Guide to the Big Bend Scenic Byway are in the living room. You may also see and download the 'pdf' from their website. A great travel info guide for the Forgotten Coast.

Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with keypad

The Cottage is a 1933 building, built well but to old standards. No insulation, for instance, so we ask that all guests follow reasonable conservation practices.
All systems are 21st century, so your stay will be comfortable.
We discourage (but allow) children under 12, because we are not child-proof.
A dog is welcome, but not his fleas, climbing on furniture (no dogs in beds!) or excessive barking. Thanks!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
3 nights minimum stay

16 Reviews

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Brenda User Profile
September 2017
This is the perfect cozy get away cottage on the Forgotten Coast. The front porch is a fantastic place to relax and feel the old Florida vibe. Great spot to stay while exploring the area.

Paula User Profile
June 2017
Dear Skip and Kathy, We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Winchester Cottage. The house was charming and filled with history and character. The location was convenient to all the places we wanted to visit, and it was a perfect place to spend time together as a family and reconnect. Thank you for everything. Chris and Billy Freeman

David User Profile
March 2017
Winchester cottage is in a great location for exploring the forgotten coast. It's an easy drive to several parks and beaches and other towns, and an easy walk to the harbor and shops in Carrabelle. It is very comfortable and homey. Skip and Kathy are very responsive hosts!

Leslie User Profile
February 2017
Convenient to Carrabelle. Comfortable and filled with all that you need. The road has traffic noise and houses are close which we are not used to but quiet neighborhood.

Dorinda User Profile
November 2016
Lovely place.

Quinn User Profile
September 2016
We absolutely loved it here! The place is more beautiful in person than the pictures. Comfortable beds and the front porch is just perfect. Half a mile from a pretty little beach (carabelle beach) and an easy drive to St. George and Apalachicola. We'd love to stay here again!

Molly User Profile
August 2016
Awesome cottage! Wonderful place to relax for a few days! Comfortable and clean.

Innkeepers: one Realtor and one Remodeler.

We instituted and maintain the Key West style of the Hotel because we loved the old tropical "Wild West" ambience of the island, its architecture, landscaping and its casual atmosphere. And Carrabelle these days has much of that flavor, at a much lower price.

If you like casual and natural, this may be your favorite spot!
NOW: please note that with the number of rooms/cottage(s) we have, we can NOT keep up-to-date calendars on all booking sites. So if you see a calendar, DO NOT go by it!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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