About this listing
Our renovated home is located 10 minutes to Destin beaches over Mid-Bay Bridge ($4 toll each way). Enjoy a private room with shared bath with 5 minute walk to public bay park. Use the bikes/ kayaks to explore Choctawhatchee Bay. Welcome to Niceville, Florida!
Your room is in the back portion of the home, making it more private. The door you can use to enter has a keypad, do not worry with a key. Your room has an antique vanity, Roku TV, and basic cable. Just outside your room is a nice patio area and garden, perfect space for relaxing outside or grab some food from a nearby grocery store and grill on our propane grill.
You will have access to your private room, shared bathroom with hosts, kitchen, grilling/patio area. We have 2 bikes available and 2 kayaks if you have a vehicle to transport them down to the local bay park. We can also arrange a drop off if a weekend day that we are available. There are also some disc golf nets in the yard if you want to give it a try. Clavinova in the living room, if you would like to play.
Interaction with guests
As much or as little as you prefer (depending on our schedules, of course).
Other things to note
We have a 50 pound sweet, black lab mix, named Chloe and a puppy we found, Leila. They stay in the home, and will have access to your area, so close your door if you do not want them inside the room. Leila may be outside some days or in her kennel. Please do not allow dogs to scratch your door if she's feeling anxious while we are away, just open your door and say "no" or let her inside if you want company. If she continues, please call us. We do not allow you to bring pets to our listing, it makes it too difficult for Chloe and Leila.
On Saturdays during the busy season (Memorial Day: May - Labor Day: September) expect higher traffic going across Mid-Bay Bridge from about 10 AM until the late evening. This is the time that the weekly rentals check in/ check out. We try to go to Destin early on Saturday mornings- also makes it easier finding a beach parking spot.
We also have installed a shower filter, it uses Vitamin C to filter the water (the purpose is to take out chlorine and other contaminants in our water when mixed with heat can cause potentially harmful gases).
We are always improving our home, so watch your step for building supplies outside.
-Take off your shoes at the door as you enter.
-Treat our home well please!
-We provide breakfast variety of coffee/tea and oatmeal, fruit, toast, eggs. Unrefrigerated items are on the baker's rack next to coffee maker. We stock almond milk. If you would like cream/ dairy milk you may purchase your preference. You are welcome to use Kheurig or make a French press (coffee whole bean or ground are on the counter by the french press and sink). Please wash your dishes/ place in dishwasher if dirty (will say status on memo board). Please don't leave dirty dishes/ opened food in your room- Florida bugs!
-Kitchen trash is to the left of sink. Please use compost bucket to left of sink (if in doubt put in regular trash).
-Feel free to store items in refrigerator on vacant shelf. Hang towels in the bathroom on hooks with your name. There is room in the top drawer of bathroom if you want to leave items in there.
-There is a hairdryer in the vanity mirror cabinet. Some miscellaneous items you may have forgotten for your stay are on the vanity with a small first aid kit. Please feel free to use and if you need anything else, ask us.
-Your room has it's own air conditioning, which you control. Please turn the temperature up to at least 76° when leaving for the day (in summer). There is a space heater available with remote control for cooler nights.
-If you have any questions about the area or where to go, checkout our guidebook (feel free to take with you during your stay but return to table for the next guest upon checkout) or ask us!
CHECK OUT: please empty your bag of trash and strip sheets and place in basket outside your room (so we know you officially checked out).
-Please lock door prior to leaving.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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We are a laid back, yet organized, couple who live and were born in Niceville, FL area. We love being out on the water kayaking or paddle boarding and taking our black lab down for a swim. Karrie enjoys yoga and has begun incorporating it into her stand-up paddle board ride. Gardening has become an obsession, especially with our veggie garden.
Being outdoors and taking it all in is what we try to do on each vacation and day. We started playing disc golf in 2013, and are getting quite addicted!
If you stay in our Bayou Bliss listing, you're sure to get whatever you need, privacy or socialization. We love having a meal with our guests or going for a kayak ride with them if time permits and is wanted. We have met some interesting folks and have even made a few friends that we still keep in contact with and others we would call up if in their city.
Our motto is "Get out there!" We enjoy watching tv and relaxing, but there is something about getting outside, hands in the dirt, water on your feet, that just cannot compare to watching it through a screen.