Pet friendly?

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  1. Paula

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    There's a pet friendly cottage called Yellow Submarine at the Cottages at Camp Creek, a new community (2003) in Seacrest Beach. You can find Yellow Submarine and see photos at the Rivard website or at this VRBO link: http://www.vrbo.com/19035

    They even have one of Kurt's virtual tours.

    It's a 3 bedroom in a family-friendly community, about 200 yards from the beach (an easy 5 minute walk). There's a pool/hot tub in the community. We have rentals there (not pet friendly though) and are very happy with the community.
     
  2. Jdarg

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    I just noticed too that to get a dog permit, the dog owner has to be a Walton County property owner as well.
     
  3. Mermaid

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    I read that in another thread, too. I think it would be a killer to bring your dog on vacation with you, stay at a house or condo on the beach, and then not be allowed to bring your dog to the beach with you! That would be torture. :sosad:
     
  4. Paula

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    Yes, I read that, too. And I do see the county trucks out on the beach, usually in the mornings, paroling the area. But there are plenty of places other than the beach to bring the dog and explore.
     
  5. Jdarg

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    I bet Capture is the best thing that ever happened to pet-friendly rentals! Here's a big shout-out to BR and Mr. BR!!!
     
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    I've been in Yellow Submarine cottage and it's very nice. Three bedroom, 1100 square feet. Nice porch with two Adirondack type chairs and a cafe table with four wicker chairs. Private parking for 2 cars. It's a great community. Small and friendly. The beach is in very good condition. It is quite wide. By the water it is gorgeous -- white sand, emerald water. If you look back toward the dunes, you can see that the dunes took a hit like everywhere else. Some people have rebuilt the dunes and they look fine (Personally, I was fine with the way the dunes looked without being rebuilt). There is one house that is hanging over the edge of the dune -- but it's quite the site to see when you're there - you can see right through the house!

    There is a sea wall being built right at our beach access by an owner of gulf front property. I believe our stairs to the beach are in again (they were down for a few weeks). You should ask the owners of Yellow Submarine if the stairs to the beach are back and if our deeded beach access is available. If it is, it's quite close -- about 200 yards. If not, there's a public beach access about 1/4 mile away. I'll be there last week of February so I'll get a first-hand view! The pool is very large, not heated. Hot tub is great.

    How many people do you have in your party? How many adults? Kids? I can let you know if I think the cottage will be just the right size (since our cottage is the same size).

    Please let the owners of Yellow submarine know that Paula their next door neighbor recommended their cottage to you. Thanks!
     
  8. Paula

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    Oh, Blue Moon, one thing I should mention is that the community that Yellow Submarine is in is very strict about dogs that aren't on leashes or that get loose because there are usually many children around and people who aren't as fond of dogs (the cottages are close to each other). So, if your dog really does tend to escape, that could be a problem for you and for the owners of the cottage who are renting it to you. I can pretty much guarantee that someone will complain. The bike path is right across the street for walking the dog and the community has a small road around it which is also good for strolling with the dog.
     
  9. Mermaid

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    Paula, I almost think I'd be more worried about that dog's incontinence, as noted in the thread Rita linked. As a property owner, I would not want to rent to people with a dog with a weak bladder, no matter how adorable. Sad, but the investment in property is too great to take the risk.
     
  10. Paula

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    Thanks for raising this, Mermaid (You are always so thoughtful!). I agree. I'm not a pet owner and have never had dogs (well, not since I was 2 years old), so I'm not aware of some of the problems. Our rentals aren't pet friendly so that people with allergies can stay there comfortably and so that we don't have to worry about damage. But, there are many pet-friendly places I've seen on VRBO, so I hope the owners of the properties ask renters if their pets are "good guests" as well. I do know that people who rent to pets often charge more to cover any potential damage as well and they have security deposits if necessary. I figure there's some sort of etiquette among pet owners for taking care of each other's places.

    I will say all this talk about dogs on this website have made me a bit interested in perhaps someday having a dog -- a small kind (a catdog) that doesn't cause allergy problems. I'd prefer a cat, but I don't think there are any that don't cause allergies.
     
  11. Jdarg

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    Underthebluemoon- here's the deal so you know why the red flags were going up everywhere-

    You want to bring your dog to the beach. That is great. We would all bring our dogs to the beach if the conditions were right for it. The person renting the house to you is probably not going to get excited when they read your post about Capture. You said yourself that Russell "has a traveling jones and frequently masterminds escapes". I guarantee that won't go over well with the neighbors. Or the neighborhood dogs, and I see several running around every day when I am there. For many years, the same dogs would come "visit" us-they are out there, but they are "locals", so what are ya gonna do? :dunno:

    The posts you disagree with were looking out for fellow property owners, and that is not a bad thing. You had given out enough information to cause some eyebrows to go up. There is a reason why there are not a kazillion pet-friendly rentals.
     
  12. Underthebluemoon

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    UBM, I understand your point. Having a highly neurotic dog (that goes through human contact withdrawals after I have been home for a while), I have the same problem. Most pet owners are responsible, and I watch my dogs more than most people watch their children on vacation. My dogs do not eat on the furniture or in the bedroom. My dogs do not throw their toys and break things. My dogs do not spill cherry or grape drink all over the place. They are bathed weekly and have no problemd with parasites. Yes they do pooh, but I clean up after them with tissue and a ziploc bag.

    When I leave Maggie home, I get a housesitter. Staying boarded just causes her to chew and create long term problems. Keep looking and you will find a great place. VRBO seems to have some good choices. Enjoy your taking your four-legged family with you!
     
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    Underthebluemoon, I feel your pain. Most dog owners that love their dog enough to take them on a vacation probably have well behaved dogs. I can understand why some people would not want to allow pets in their rental homes. I happen to think that most dogs can be cleaner than many people. Afterall, they don't require a housekeeper to clean the bathroom and kitchen.;-) Dog hair trapped in carpet would be a problem with my dogs. It stays in place very well. That is why I would not have carpet in a rental home I owned, and I would allow dogs. That does not get around the allergy issue, but I think there are few enough rentals down here, that one could rent to dog lovers only so that people know what they are getting.

    I wish I had a long list of pet friendly rentals in the area, but I do not think there are that many. I would love to create a list to give to people, but so far, I have seen only a couple posted on this board. Have you tried googling pet friendly rentals and see what comes up?
     
  15. Jdarg

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    And I'm not saying I don't feel her pain. I love my dogs, and working out their care while I am gone is the #1 priority, invovles a lot of work and money. This was a little bit different- many of us felt that she may have been asking a bit much considering the info she shared about her pet. The people on this board love to help people find places to stay, and I would say 98% have dogs. We started out by offering alternatives to bringing Russell to the beach- had she exhausted all the possibilites? That didn't go well either.


    Last night around 11:30-ish, posts # 31 and #32 were actually posts by underthebluemoon- posts that were deleted by her at about 11:30. My last post was in response to these 2 last posts. Of course, my post made more sense when read after her 2, but :dunno:
     
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    This thread has gone to the dogs.
     
  17. Paula

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    Blue Moon: I think it's very hard for people to understand each other through these message boards because it's hard to read people's faces, ask questions quickly, get a sense of who the people are (for example, people would know what kind of pet owner you are if they knew you, but it's hard to tell on a message board). I personally am naive about dogs other than I like dogs whose owners manage them well and I don't like dogs whose owners don't manage them well. And that's why a message board is difficult for these types of recommendations (and other discussions as well sometimes).

    I've seen people in rentals who have the most fantastic pets and who seem to be taking care of the property very well and others who make me ecstatic that I don't rent our property to pets. And, as I said, there's no way of knowing how you personally manage your dog (just like I can say I have kids, but people have no way of knowing how I manage my kids unless they know me or the kids). I think the "dog" threads can get a lot of diverse opinions because people have seen well-managed dogs and poorly managed dogs in the area.

    By the way, go on VRBO and look at beach communities in this area (Seacrest, Seagrove, Grayton, and all the others) and they have a little "paw print" by the name of the rentals that are dog friendly.

    Anyway, I hope you don't stop posting because you certainly asked your questions and made your comments with good-will and that's always of benefit to an online community!
     
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