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Winchester Cottage, 1933
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Winchester Cottage, 1933
Carrabelle from the NW - mostly water! The Cottage is just 5 blocks from this harbor. Carrabelle beach - peaceful, unpopulated, just sea, sand, sun and sky
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16 reviews
Winchester Cottage, 1933
Carrabelle from the NW - mostly water! The Cottage is just 5 blocks from this harbor.
Carrabelle beach - peaceful, unpopulated, just sea, sand, sun and sky
The operatonal, and climbable, Crooked River lighthouse
View across the harbor from Fathoms restaurant, an easy weekend walk from the Cottage
Our coast is ringed with salt marshes - great skinny-water fishing!
Leaving the harbor, into the Gulf in the early AM hours
Get up early to catch the sunrise, looking from the bridge across the harbor
The recurring theme- the old and the new- this is photographer Miami Carl's donation to the Hotel
Antique sailing workboat Governor Stone occasionally visits and offers free tours
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum - full of our proud WWII amphibious heritage
At the beach at dawn
Winchester screen porch, room for everybody
A Winchester bedroom
Winchester kitchen - open, airy and all new appliances
Winchester living room area - comfortable for reading or TV viewing
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Middle bedroom
Front bedroom
Bedroom 3
Remodeled bathroom
Looking from 2 thru bath to 1
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Carrabelle, Florida

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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terresad2...
Alapaha, Georgia
1 review
“waste of time”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

House on inside is very nice. However, the outside looks run down. Houses near house also look run down and abandoned! The picture displayed must be from 20 years ago when house looked nice. Owners should post up to date picture of neighborhood also before people rent this place.

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Liked least: nothing to do in this town.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
15 Aug 2014
It seems that Winchester Cottage was not what the young couple with 2 small children thought it was. This, after years of photos and information on our website, and many favorable TripAdvisor reviews.

Little ones need constant entertainment, not normally found in a 1933 cottage in an "old" neighborhood. Strolling our shops, harbor, beach, and forests--maybe not fun for the pre-schoolers. Peace and quiet? Maybe also not fun. The note left by the guests said that there was nothing to do and they were going to Panama City. Good move.
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Ontario
Reviewed 8 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014

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Management Response
8 Apr 2014
Good, Good, Good--almost everything about this guest stay was good.

When guests are inquisitive and appreciative, it makes this "job" of ours much more enjoyable. They treated the Cottage as if it was their home, and left it in great condition.

We hope to see these guests again, and maybe even with a traveling companion--?
Skip and Kathy
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Bob W
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“We want this cottage.”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Skip says he gets this a lot. The cottage is more than just charming, it is enchanting. We spent six wonderful days there with our two dogs, and we all simply loved it. Kathy's interior decorating is eclectic, comfortable, stimulating and calming, all at the same time. I even loved the plates. A special surprise was the well-seasoned cast-iron skillet. The air-conditioning system may seem like a small point, but the floor vents make a huge difference in comfort. Small touches like the seashell handle on the door to the porch - perfect for using an elbow to push it open when your hands are full - add to the charm.

Carrabelle is charming, with that relaxing slower pace of a town that doesn't even have a stoplight. The drive over to Apilachicola is short and scenic, and Apilachicola has its own charms, with more than just the usual touristy souvenir shops. St. George's Island is a treasure; the beach in the state park is gorgeous, the water is wonderful, and five people would be a crowd. Forget Destin, or anything between Pensacola and Panama City, where you trip over people on the beach - head a little further east. You WILL remember The Forgotten Coast.

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Liked best: The overall charm, layout, wood floors and interior decorating. The air conditioning system was great.
Liked least: One bathroom with a so-so tub/shower.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
1 Aug 2013
Winchester Cottage has been a busy place since its renovation was essentially completed a couple of years ago. It's funny--we never bought an official guest book, instead most of our guests have stuck notes to the refrigerator! Dozens.

But Bob's note here is greatly appreciated, and hopefully will be seen far and wide! Many thanks.
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Jacksonville Fl.
Reviewed 16 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Shoreview
Reviewed 13 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013
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Management Response
13 Jan 2013
"Quintessential" and "copious" are words we don't hear much here on the coast.

--But we know all about "homey" and "yummy" ! And we were very happy to see "everything we had hoped for".
Skip and Kathy
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