Your do GooD Cottage Guidebook

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Your do GooD Cottage Guidebook

Sightseeing

Falling in love with DeFuniak Springs starts with walking around this circle spring-fed lake at the heart of our downtown. You will love the walk, the scenery; ducks and turtles abound. It's about a mile from your cottage! This is the 2nd most naturally circular lake in the world!!
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Lake DeFuniak
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Falling in love with DeFuniak Springs starts with walking around this circle spring-fed lake at the heart of our downtown. You will love the walk, the scenery; ducks and turtles abound. It's about a mile from your cottage! This is the 2nd most naturally circular lake in the world!!
There are multiple springs within a short drive of your cottage! Some of the most beautiful places to explore Northwest Florida are along our spring fed waterways. These creeks, streams and rivers provide incredible recreation and eco tourism along with the valuable drinking water our communities rely on.
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Ponce De Leon Springs State Park
2860 Ponce De Leon Springs Rd
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There are multiple springs within a short drive of your cottage! Some of the most beautiful places to explore Northwest Florida are along our spring fed waterways. These creeks, streams and rivers provide incredible recreation and eco tourism along with the valuable drinking water our communities rely on.
Lots of beach parking, public restrooms, showers, and trails. You can also enjoy Western Lake where kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards may be rented.
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Grayton Beach State Park
357 Main Park Rd
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Lots of beach parking, public restrooms, showers, and trails. You can also enjoy Western Lake where kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards may be rented.
Natural springs are only 20 minutes away!
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Vortex Spring
1517 Vortex Springs Ln
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Natural springs are only 20 minutes away!
Oldest continuously operating library in Florida. Truly a must-see!
Walton-Defuniak Public Library
3 Circle Dr
Oldest continuously operating library in Florida. Truly a must-see!
Get there early to enjoy a day at the beach. Public restrooms, showers, and local restaurants are within walking distance.
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Ed Walline Public Beach Access
4447 W County Hwy 30A
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Get there early to enjoy a day at the beach. Public restrooms, showers, and local restaurants are within walking distance.
Take time to visit the world-renowned town of Seaside. There is a free shuttle service available from Grayton Beach.
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Seaside Pavilion
East County Highway 30A
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Take time to visit the world-renowned town of Seaside. There is a free shuttle service available from Grayton Beach.
Electric bike rentals.
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Pedego Electric Bikes 30A
174 Watercolor Way
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Electric bike rentals.
Beautiful state park in Santa Rosa Beach that borders the bay. Take a picnic lunch and tour the old homestead and/or walk trails.
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Eden Gardens State Park
Eden Gardens State Park
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Beautiful state park in Santa Rosa Beach that borders the bay. Take a picnic lunch and tour the old homestead and/or walk trails.
Natural spring is about 20 minutes from the cottage.
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Morrison Springs County Park
874 Morrison Springs Rd
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Natural spring is about 20 minutes from the cottage.
Enjoy a round of golf, dip in the pool, or eat at the clubhouse. Only about 5 minutes from the cottage.
Eagle Springs Golf and Recreation Park
171 Country Club Lane
Enjoy a round of golf, dip in the pool, or eat at the clubhouse. Only about 5 minutes from the cottage.
Extensive trails that navigate land that is part of Eglin Air Force Base.
FLorida Trail US Highway 331 Trailhead
U.S. 331
Extensive trails that navigate land that is part of Eglin Air Force Base.
This is a fun smaller zoo that is only about 20 minutes away. You can feed the giraffes and other animals. Great place to spend about 1/2 a day.
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Emerald Coast Zoo
5262 Deer Springs Rd
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This is a fun smaller zoo that is only about 20 minutes away. You can feed the giraffes and other animals. Great place to spend about 1/2 a day.
This is a local winery only a few minutes from our cottage. White grapes and muscadine grapes are most prevalent in our area so you'll find a range of delicious white wines to sample and enjoy. There are a lot of local souvenirs and the occasional event at the winery to attend.
Chatauqua winery
This is a local winery only a few minutes from our cottage. White grapes and muscadine grapes are most prevalent in our area so you'll find a range of delicious white wines to sample and enjoy. There are a lot of local souvenirs and the occasional event at the winery to attend.
There are five Tesla superchargers available less than two miles from the cottage.
Tesla Supercharger
South 10th Street
There are five Tesla superchargers available less than two miles from the cottage.
Holmes Creek is one of the most diverse paddles in the Northwest Florida Panhandle area. As part of Florida’s statewide system of Greenways and Trails, Holmes Creek flows through a variety of diverse habitats. The upper and lower portions pass high sandy banks while the majority of the trail is through low-lying swamplands. Rich with flora and fauna, the creek is abundant with turtles and birds, including blue, green and white heron, ibis, warblers and woodpeckers. Several sections of the creek are shallow and clear. Underwater plants seem alive with movement as they ripple under the water’s surface. Water lilies are in abundance, and on this mid-summer day, were just starting to bloom. Bird and wasp nests dangled from the trees seemed almost as though suspended in air as you looked above towards the treetop’s canopies.
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Holmes Creek Canoe Livery
Florida 79
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Holmes Creek is one of the most diverse paddles in the Northwest Florida Panhandle area. As part of Florida’s statewide system of Greenways and Trails, Holmes Creek flows through a variety of diverse habitats. The upper and lower portions pass high sandy banks while the majority of the trail is through low-lying swamplands. Rich with flora and fauna, the creek is abundant with turtles and birds, including blue, green and white heron, ibis, warblers and woodpeckers. Several sections of the creek are shallow and clear. Underwater plants seem alive with movement as they ripple under the water’s surface. Water lilies are in abundance, and on this mid-summer day, were just starting to bloom. Bird and wasp nests dangled from the trees seemed almost as though suspended in air as you looked above towards the treetop’s canopies.
Less than two miles from the cottage in historic Defuniak Springs.
Walton County Heritage Museum
1140 Circle Dr
Less than two miles from the cottage in historic Defuniak Springs.
The historic district surrounding Lake Defuniak is decorated with thousands of lights. You can drive around the lake or walk to take in the beauty. There is a small fee but well worth the experience.
Christmas Reflections
3 Circle Drive
The historic district surrounding Lake Defuniak is decorated with thousands of lights. You can drive around the lake or walk to take in the beauty. There is a small fee but well worth the experience.

Food scene

Great local spot for lunch or dinner! Closed on Sunday.
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Cafe Nola
400 E Nelson Ave
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Great local spot for lunch or dinner! Closed on Sunday.
Great local spot for lunch or dinner! Closed on Sunday & Monday.
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Bogey's Bar & Restaurant
660 Baldwin Ave
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Great local spot for lunch or dinner! Closed on Sunday & Monday.
Awesome local coffee shop. Smoothies are yummy! They are open daily until 4 pm. Salads, sandwiches, etc. are available.
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Perla Baking Company
766 Baldwin Avenue
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Awesome local coffee shop. Smoothies are yummy! They are open daily until 4 pm. Salads, sandwiches, etc. are available.
Local BBQ joint. Live music, karaoke, pool, darts, etc. The brisket is amazing!
4C BBQ
1045 US-331
Local BBQ joint. Live music, karaoke, pool, darts, etc. The brisket is amazing!
Recommend calling an order in and picking up sandwiches to go. Bring them back to the cottage or visit Lake Defuniak and dine at one of the many picnic areas. The sandwiches are truly one of a kind!
Clear Choice Sandwiches
188 Florida 83
Recommend calling an order in and picking up sandwiches to go. Bring them back to the cottage or visit Lake Defuniak and dine at one of the many picnic areas. The sandwiches are truly one of a kind!
Head due south for about 25 minutes. On the south side of the bay bridge, you'll find this indoor/outdoor dining. Live music, sushi, and a ton of other food items are available. Stays super busy!
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The Bay
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Head due south for about 25 minutes. On the south side of the bay bridge, you'll find this indoor/outdoor dining. Live music, sushi, and a ton of other food items are available. Stays super busy!
Great place to dine or have a cocktail at sunset! Live music some evenings. Located directly on the Choctawhatchee Bay about 25 minutes south of the cottage.
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North Beach Social
24200 US-331
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Great place to dine or have a cocktail at sunset! Live music some evenings. Located directly on the Choctawhatchee Bay about 25 minutes south of the cottage.
Just above North Beach Social is this newer restaurant that now offers sushi! Huge bar overlooking the bay as well. A very unique place to visit.
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Farm & Fire Southern Pizzeria
24200 US-331
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Just above North Beach Social is this newer restaurant that now offers sushi! Huge bar overlooking the bay as well. A very unique place to visit.
Located about 2 minutes from the cottage.
Beef 'O' Brady's
1310 U.S. 331
Located about 2 minutes from the cottage.
Only 2 minutes away!
YAMATO STEAK HOUSE OF JAPAN
1310 U.S. 331
Only 2 minutes away!
They will deliver!
Domino's Pizza
1651 US Hwy 331 S
They will deliver!
Delivery available.
Hungry Howie's
1030 U.S. 331
Delivery available.