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Winchester Cottage, under old oaks in Carrabelle

16 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Rental Home
Winchester Cottage was built as a wedding gift in 1933. It now sits under the canopy of 2 old oaks, on our main street but several blocks away from the main intersection at the harbor. It has 3 bedrooms, one bath (between 2 bedrooms), and is fully furnished and supplied with some bath and kitchen items. Compact yet roomy, doorways and walls have been widened and remodeled for openness and to create a light and airy feel. 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 i...Winchester Cottage was built as a wedding gift in 1933. It now sits under the canopy of 2 old oaks, on our main street but several blocks away from the main intersection at the harbor. It has 3 bedrooms, one bath (between 2 bedrooms), and is fully furnished and supplied with some bath and kitchen items. Compact yet roomy, doorways and walls have been widened and remodeled for openness and to create a light and airy feel. 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, and an outdoor area with patio, deck and gas grill are ready for use. Like to stroll for a little rejuvenation? The best walk in town starts right at the cottage. It's a '5K' for you serious walker/joggers, including sidewalks, harbor boardwalks and a shoreline drive. You go out for half the distance, then just return the same way, so you can make it as long or short as you want. How about a driving tour? Carrabelle is at the heart of the Big Bend Scenic Byway, and the Cottage has a great brochure with all the info you might need. Whether coastal or forest, there are natural and historic/cultural things to see all day long! SPECIAL OFFERS-- Rates drop, basically between Halloween and April Fool's Day. Check us out in the cool weather!More
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About the Owner
Skip F
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
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You are your own boss at Winchester Cottage, but we're always just a phone call away!
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

I'd never been to Carrabelle, but I immediately fell in love with the Carrabelle/St. George Island/Apalachicola area. The Winchester cottage made me feel like I was visiting family - ~ very cozy, with everything I needed to be comfortable. The screened front porch is a...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank okarenpoole
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We enjoyed a perfect little getaway just right down the road from our home in Tallahassee. It was the perfect, quaint little place. The room was nice and the owners were pleasant. They gave us all the information we needed to check in smoothly. They...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Audrey F
Skip_and_Kathy, VR Owner at Winchester Cottage, under old oaks in Carrabelle, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Always glad to help a worthy cause where we can. And we hope you can "getaway" again soon! Skip and Kathy

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

My family and I loved our stay at Winchester Cottage. The Cottage was clean and well furnished. The kitchen was outstanding. It was an enjoyable and relaxing stay, I would highly recommend anyone to stay there.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank mrclarke336
Skip_and_Kathy, VR Owner at Winchester Cottage, under old oaks in Carrabelle, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

We appreciate the good words, and we've worked to earn them. Cottages built in the 1930s just aren't new construction, but with the complete remodeling we've done, it should be quaint AND comfortable! Come back again! Skip and Kathy

Reviewed March 14, 2016

Pictures do not do justice to this place. Front screened porch is huge. Kitchen is well equipped with a great 5 burner stove. Large living areas for a group. Back patio and deck with shade and sun. Tons of reading materials at the cottage. Large...More

Date of stay: March 2016
1  Thank Tbird1012
Skip_and_Kathy, VR Owner at Winchester Cottage, under old oaks in Carrabelle, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2016

We appreciate thoughtful and detailed comments. We have given thought to adding services to the Cottage, but have elected to keep things 'As Is' to hold the rate down. As an example, the Cottage has a washer and dryer, so there is no "linen service"....More

Reviewed October 12, 2015

I had not had a real vacation in years.My friend found this great cottage online and convinced me to drive over and check it out. We were sold on it after she looked at it and having stayed there this last 5 days, I have...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank Rodney R
Skip_and_Kathy, VR Owner at Winchester Cottage, under old oaks in Carrabelle, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Hi Rodney-- Your review just popped up, so we're responding a little belatedly. It's always great to hear that we've provided someone with an amazing getaway, and it sounds like you're one of those folks. This is one of the last remaining vestiges of "Old...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighborhood
Winchester Cottage is 4 blocks off Carrabelle Harbor and its harborwalk on Marine Street. Close to the main intersection of Tallahassee Street and US Highway 98, the Gulf's coastal highway, our location is a great one to be the center of your tour of the Forgotten Coast. Ample side and front parking. Local free transportation by sidewalk.
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