Precious "Itty Bitty" Guest Cottage


Alojamiento entero: casa rural. Anfitrión: Johnny Mack And Debbie Wilson

3 huéspedes, 1 dormitorio, 4 camas, 1 baño
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Well it is alright to be "Itty Bitty"
Little Beach Cottage in a former Fishing City
Might as well share, might as well SMILE
Life goes on for Itty Bitty While! The song by Alan Jackson states: It's alright to be Little Bitty! (see below)

El espacio
Well it is alright to be "Itty Bitty"
Little Beach Cottage in a former Fishing City
Might as well share, might as well SMILE
Life goes on for Itty Bitty While!
As the song by Alan Jackson states:
It's alright to be Little Bitty! His song is intented to remind us that some of life's greatest joys are found in the simplicity and small things of life. This is true of our Itty Bitty cottage, especially since she is nestled in a neighborhood of upscale expensive homes and only a short walking distance (approximately 2 blocks) to one of the most BEAUTIFUL beaches in world! “Itty Bitty", is named for her size! (less than 500 sq. feet) She is a TINY Cottage decorated in bright chabby chic decor. She has one bedroom (queen size bed), one bath with step in shower, completely furnished small kitchen with all appliances and a quaint/cozy den with a loveseat (twin size pull out sleeper) and a smal CHILD size futon. (cottage is approximately 450 sq ft.)
*** Following is an article from our local Walton Sun Newspaper. Itty Bitty was # 1  on the wish list for all Walton Co Airbnb listings!!!
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We provide a few personal touches to make your stay at Itty Bitty more convenient and fun: We have Free Wifi , 2 beach chairs, cooler, a small beach umbrella, table games, books, small bbq grill and outside swing and dining table. A small parking area, adequate for One vehicle, is located on the designated paver space in front of the cottage.

MOST IMPORTANT IS OUR LOCATION!!! It is an Itty Bitty EASY walk over to our gated beach access. Once you are there, you can relax and enjoy the AMAZING BEAUTY of our white powder sand beaches and crystal clear blue water.
• OPENING COTTAGE: If you are arriving after dark, take a flash light to see to enter in the keykess front door code.
• TRASH: Trash pick up days: Mon. /Thurs. Please take all trash out to the large trash container the night before pickup. Waste management arrives early morning. Unfortunately our area does not offer recycling.
• Cleaning supplies and detergent are available for your use as well.
• ADDITIONAL ITEMS: We have small table size ironing board and a nice steam iron (but who wants to iron on vacation?) .
• Sorry the cottage DOES NOT have a washer/dryer. The nearest laundry mat is behind Walmart located at 4010 Commons Dr. Destin.
• Beach Access: We have deeded beach access. There is no parking close to beach access. It is best to walk over or drive, unload and take your car back to the cottage to park. It is IMPORTANT that you go to the correct Beach Access so that the code will work. Directions to our beach access: Take a left when leaving the cottage. Turn left on Hollywood and left on Hwy 98. You will see the pedestrian cross over and the small coral color gazebo leading to the beach. The beach access code is listed on the detailed information you receive prior to check-in and next to the guest book at Itty Bitty. Beach access parking is also available a short drive down Scenic 98 at Pompano Joes and the Whales Tail Restaurant. NOTE: No glass is allow on the beach! Beach Partrol will write you a ticket if they catch you! We have plastic Wine Glasses and Huggies for your can beverages.

One last note: To find out about local happenings, music and events ~ we suggest Checking Walton Sun , Destin Log printed twice a week. (Sat. and Wednesday) and Northwest Fl. news on Friday has a Showcase listing music and events.

In addition to our beautiful beaches , you can find GREAT fresh seafood, plus an ocean view, at a few restaurants within walking distance of the cottage. (Pompano Joe's , Palms Grill and Whales Tail).
Other favorites within walking distance include: Cabana Cafe , Emerald Coast Wine Cellars , Dairy Queen, Bad Ass coffees and Surfhut.
If you are looking for GOLF ~ Seascape Golf Course is our next door neighbor. Shopping? Got it covered!! Silver Sands Factory Outlet is less than 2 miles. Destin Commons and Baytown Wharf are also close by as is Grand Bld. Upscale Shops. Fishing? Hey ~ Destin is not called the "Luckest Fishing Village in the World", for no reason!
"Are you having an affair?" Hold on ~ WAIT, that came out wrong! What I meant was, "Are you celebrating a special occasion?" If so, we can help you surprise your special someone if needed.
Regardless of what brings you to ITTY BITTY, we take pride in assisting our guests to have a "GRAND OCCASION " while visiting the Emerald Coast!

****Extra info for your reading pleasure****
If you haven't been to Destin and/or Sandestin, Fla., here are a few reasons to consider a trip:
1. The stay -- There are so many places to stay, but if your are looking for a cozy quaint cottage, at affordable rates then ITTY BITTY is where you need to book!!!!
2. The golf -- If you love golf or just want to practice your swing, Destin is the perfect place. There are plenty of courses to choose from, including Seascape, Indian Bayou, Regatta Bay, Kelly Plantation, The Raven, Burnt Pine, Baytowne and The Links.
3. The nightlife -- If you like to party, there are plenty of spots to dance and drink. For dancing, head to Cabana Cafe, AJ's, Ocean club or Bric A Brac. If you just want to hang out, head over to Boathouse, McGuire's or Helen Backs plus there are so many more to choose from --
4. The festivals -- More than likely, no matter what time of year you visit, there will be some sort of festival occurring while you're here. The most popular are the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival, the Destin Seafood Festival, Beer Festival, Songwriters Festival and annual Wine Festival. While not in Destin, it's only a 20-minute drive to the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival in Niceville.
5. The fishing -- Destin takes pride in being the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village." When you come, take advantage of one of the many charter trips available. You also can rent a boat or just fish from the pier. But don't forget your fishing license and learn the laws, because you will be stopped on your way back to shore!
6. The scenic drives -- If you enjoy drooling over houses you can't afford or just love architecture and beautiful scenery, take a drive along Scenic Gulf Drive (locals call it Old 98) or go a few miles east of Sandestin to Scenic Highway 30A, where you'll drive through quaint beach towns like Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Alys Beach and Seaside (where The Truman Show was filmed).
7. The island-- Surprise ~ Crab Island isn't really an island. It is more of a sandbar where parties take place daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Just pull up your boat, pontoon or kayak, anchor it and let the fun begin. There are usually concession boats floating around and even blow-up slides for young and old alike. When locals refer to "The Island," they mean Okaloosa Island, which is a destination all its own.
8. The Food -- Fresh seafood is what will be served during your stay. For breakfast, try The Donut Hole (two locations) or Another Broken Egg Cafe. For lunch, go sit on docks at Dewys of Destin (the orginal location off of Calhoun Ave), The Back Porch or enjoy the view at Whales Tale, Pompano Joes ,The Crab Trap or Surf Hut. If you enjoy fine dining try, Marina Cafe, Ocean club, 790, Tuscany or many others.
9. The shopping -- Along with a wealth of restaurants, there are numerous shopping spots in the beach town. Destin Commons boasts more than 60 shops and eateries within the shopping center, which includes a theater and a children's splash park. There are more than 100 stores at Silver Sands Factory Stores, and Grand Boulevard is still growing with more than 35 high-end stores, a movie theater to choose from. There also are lots of boutique shops up and down Highway 98 and Scenic Hwy 30A.
10. The beach -- They don't call it the Emerald Coast for nothin'! The sand is white, the water is aqua and the sun is bright. Beach access is available from most any point along Scenic Gulf Drive and several spots on Highway 98. Even if you don't do anything else but relax on the beach, you'll have had an awesome time in Destin
*****Flying To Destin ~
Itty Bitty Cottage?
We have one airport in Destin that is close but small! Destin Airport is located at 1001 Airport Rd, Destin - approx 7 miles
**Northwest Florida Regional Airport - Valparaiso, FL (VPS / KVPS) approximately 22 miles from Itty Bitty.
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport - Panama City Beach, FL (ECP / KECP) approx. 45 miles
Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport - Pensacola, FL (PNS / KPNS) approximately 62 miles
Please note that we are listed as Miramar Beach on GPS systems.

Questions? Contact:
Deb Wilson
(205 361-5994)
*** We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

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Miramar Beach, Florida, Estados Unidos

Historical significants of Frangista from a quaint town in Greece. Upscale homes and within easy walking distances to beautiful beaches and eateries.
Following is a Great Article on St Nikolas by the Sea Chapel! Sadly it is NOT used as intended when John Nitsos built it as a prayer Chapel.
Information by Steve Frangos May 23, 2017 All things considered, for the times and places they lived, John and Ruth Nitsos were just an ordinary couple. Hardworking Greek immigrants, they quite literally helped build and maintain the society around them.
Yet what the average American (and perhaps even the average Greek-American) would recognize as a life of marked by considerable economic and social success was in the end somehow not enough for John Nitsos. While he left a legacy of sustained material success, Nitsos sought to honor his family with a gift common enough among Greeks in the United States but one rarely acknowledged outside of one’s home community.
Nitsos was born in Frangista, Greece on June 2, 1895.At the time of his birth, Frangista was designated as being a part of Evrytania. However, since 2011, local government reform designated that Frangista become part of the Agrafa municipality. Nitsos left Greece in 1910, bound for New York. We know little of Nitsos’ life in the North until 1920, when he married Ruth.

The young couple eventually moved South. In a true American entrepreneurial spirit, the Nitsoses established a number of successful restaurants. By the early 1920s they arrived near Mobile, AL and in time had a daughter, Penelope. In the mid-1940s, they started vacationing along the Gulf coast of the Florida Panhandle.

Sometime in the mid-to-late 1940s, the hardworking Nitsos couple wanted to find their own beachfront retreat. In 1948, after scouring the area for property to build a dream cottage on the beach, they finally found their piece of paradise on a very remote two-lane road that paralleled the Gulf, connecting the then small rural hamlet of Destin to Panama City. What happened next occurred in stages.

Initially, they built a small cottage on Miramar Beach. “Once complete, their cottage was one of the only homes located along a long lonely stretch of highway. On occasion, travelers would stop by and some inquired if they could rent a room in their charming beach cottage. The enterprising couple realized the potential of how much income could be derived from such travelers who were looking for a place to stay in this obscure exquisite piece of paradise near Destin. Soon, they decided to build a small beachfront motel by their home, the Frangista Beach Inn. It was almost an immediate success, so they also built a restaurant to serve their travelers and established a campground for others near the Inn.

Business at the Inn and the surrounding properties kept growing, so they built additional beach cottages that were rented to guests who wanted an out of the way location for a family vacation. Anchored by the Frangista Beach Inn, this isolated part of the beach started to look like a real community so John decided to name it Frangista Beach in homage to his home town in Greece. Before long they added a beach picnic pavilion for guests along with an arcade, a miniature golf course and even a small bowling alley. The Nitsos family successfully operated these businesses for many decades.

The Frangista Beach properties continued to thrive and in 1994 two more rental buildings called Periwinkle and Seabreeze were added bringing it to a total of eleven separate structures. Many of those were completely remodeled and renovated at this same time and an Olympic-sized swimming pool and hot tub were added.

Unfortunately, one year later, the entire area was devastated by Hurricane Opal and most of old Frangista Beach was destroyed. However, the beautiful sugar white beach and emerald colored waters remained along with the family’s substantial parcel of property. Today, Frangista Beach is a well-known upscale shorefront community, consisting of single-family homes and beachfront condominiums that have been featured in major magazines such as Coastal Living and Birmingham Home & Garden.

Sometime between 1959 and 1961 (accounts differ markedly on this point), Nitsos began to build a small chapel at Frangista Beach eight miles east of (Website hidden by Airbnb) was a simple design, a steeple and alabaster white stucco walls. In memory of his father, Nitsos named it St. Nikolas by the Sea. Nitsos conceived of his chapel as a place where people could find a modest sanctuary for prayer and reflection.

On September (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) , Nitsos was leaving for Greece to secure new materials for his chapel. As he walked out of his front door, he died of a heart-attack. His funeral was held on September 19 and he was buried in Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile (Pensacola News Journal Septemb (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) ). After Nitsos’ death, the chapel fell into a cycle of considerable disrepair, restoration, and neglect.

In 1977, the St. Nikolas chapel’s windows were vandalized which led Pensacola reporter Loyal Phillips to write an overview account on Nitsos and chapel. During the course of his survey, Phillips interviewedCleopatra Marier, who he quoted: “Greek Orthodox families for centuries constructed on their own property chapels which served by priests from the area diocese…Numerous small chapels were found in waterfront communities and in the hills (Pensacola News Journal June 17, 1977).”

Since their arrival, Eastern Orthodox faithful of all nationalities have not just celebrated their faith but have seen to the building of the very structures in which that faith is collectively experienced. In addition to the local churches, there has been phenomenal growth in small Eastern Orthodox parishes, chapels, shrines, and even monasteries across the continent. The undertaking of building these structures across the country is in keeping with the appearance of this complex of churches/chapels/ shrines/monasteries around the world. Parishioners in these a various places of worship encompass a wide social range in terms of immigration, theological belief, village or region of origin, economic standing, and other components of identity.

To the best of my knowledge the first ethnic Greek to have a chapel in his home was Demetrios Botassi, the Greek Consul in New York City in the very early 1900s. In Thomas Burgess’ 1913 study Greeks in America: An Account of Their Coming, Progress, Customs, Living, and Aspirations is the first account in English I have located that speaks of the Greeks building such small chapels in this country. Such chapels are no secret to the Orthodox faithful rather they are part of our everyday lives. The first such chapel I recall seeing was in High Point, NC. My family was attending a local wedding in the early1960s. One day Jerry Thompson, a fine Greek-American gentleman, took me for a walk in High Point. We walked out of his house and down the block a short way. We turned at what proved to be an unpaved alley or driveway running behind the neighborhood houses. At one point he stopped, pointed, and told me to go to this small white garage and look in the window. I had to stand on tiptoe but what I saw was a fully appointed Greek Orthodox church. As it was explained to me, not long after their arrival, the few Greeks in High Point rented this small garage and outfitted as their church. Over the years I have heard similar tales from any number of Greek and Russian Americans.

In the early 2000s, Penelope renovated the chapel. Today, St Nikolas by the Searemains a place for prayer, reflection, and it is said even weddings. The St. Nikolas by the Sea Chapel is located at 33 Daytona Street in Miramar, Florida. Chapels like it are not just a structural expression of the Orthodox faith, they are often the only aspect of our faith the average American ever “sees.” As with so much about being Greek in North America more of an effort must be made to not just physically maintain these small chapels, but to have them understood by the non-Greek Americans that surround them.

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Anfitrión: Johnny Mack And Debbie Wilson

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Fun loving couple that enjoys spending time with family and friends! We enjoy University of Alabama Football (Roll Tide), traveling, reading, gardening, good food/wine, horse back riding, camping, boating, meeting new people, chillin' and grillin', sunsets and the BEACH!! Deb enjoys sharing the magic of the beautiful area with guest and helping them with their vacation plans. (if needed) Johnny Mack served our country in the Navy. He LOVES talking sports!
Fun loving couple that enjoys spending time with family and friends! We enjoy University of Alabama Football (Roll Tide), traveling, reading, gardening, good food/wine, horse back…

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Llegada: 15:00 a 22:00
Salida: 10:00
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