Cottage- TWO units with 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Ron and Yolie Strickland
- english, italian, Dutch
About Ron and Yolie Strickland
WE ARE VERY UNIQUE GLASS ARTISTS WITH UNLIKELY BACKGROUNDS. RON WAS BORN AND RAISED IN PANAMA CITY WITH AN AFFINITY TOWARDS CLIMBING TREES IN HIS YOUTH. HE KNOWS FLORIDA FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A MAGNOLIA TREE TOP. YOLIE ' JOLIJN' IS A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND ARTIST FROM THE NETHERLANDS. SHE GREW UP IN AFRICA AS THE DAUGHTER OF A UNITED NATIONS AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIST. WE MET THRU THE CLOTHING BUSINESS AND FELL IN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 15 YEARS AND TRAVEL THE COUNTRY EXHIBITING OUR ARTWORK AT FINE ART SHOWS. WHEN NOT TRAVELING, WE ENJOY HIKING, BIKING, KYACKING AND HANGING OUT WITH OUR WONDERFUL DOGS. WE ARE DACHSHUND PEOPLE BUT HAVE AN UNEXPLAINED LOVE FOR PEKINGESE ALSO. WE REALLY LOVE THIS LITTLE BEACH COTTAGE AND WANT TO SHARE ITS' CHARM WITH OTHERS. WE ENJOYED FIXING IT UP AND DECORATING AND REMODELING. EVERY DETAIL WAS HAND PICKED AND NOT THROWN TOGETHER FROM YARD SALE JUNK. THERE IS A LOT OF LOVE IN THIS COTTAGE. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.
Ron and Yolie Strickland purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Ron and Yolie Strickland chose Kiska Beach
I GREW UP IN PANAMA CITY AND REMEMBER COMING TO THE BEACH AS IF IT WERE GOING TO A FANTASY LAND. THERE WERE SAND DUNES TALLER THAN OUR CAR. THE WEST END OF THE BEACH ALWAYS HAD A SPECIAL FEEL TO IT. IT STILL DOES TODAY AS IT IS NIGHT AND DAY FROM THE CLUSTER OF HIGHRISES AND HOTELS. SOMEHOW IT HAS KEPT IT'S CHARM. I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE HERE. THERE IS SOMETHING MAGICAL HERE ON THIS SMALL SLICE OF BEACH.
What makes this Cottage unique
I LOVE THE SUNSETS FROM THE WEST WINDOW THE MOST. THE PROPERTY IS QUIET AND PEACEFUL. THERE IS ALWAYS A BREEZE AND THE LARGE PORCH IS CALMING. I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE I'M IN REAL FLORIDA. I KNOW THE BEACH IS JUST STEPS AWAY.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Clean and cozy close to the beach great for a couple
Wonderful and needed
We loved our stay here in this wonderful little cottage. It is a 1000 foot walk to the beach, Ron and Yoli have a cart that will hold your chairs and all your beach stuff. they have enough chairs and beach stuff that you do not need to really bring anything unless you just want too. The cabana was extremely clean and supplied with everything you need to cook and grill. They have beach towels and enough bath towels to get you through a week stay. soap, shampoo and conditioner is supplied as well. The bed was very comfortable. They do have a TV with basic cable and it did rain on us some our week and when we go back we will take our Roku. However they did have movies and we watched them. There is a CVS, Piggly Willy, and Publix and Ducan Donuts with in one mile of this location. I am telling you Ron and Yoli will treat you great. On a side note there is construction next to this property. It did not interfere with our stay, we hardly heard them while in the residence. I give them five plus stars and would absolutely recommend this place or any other property they own. We will be back next year and the years to come
Great place to stay for our staycation
The house was perfect and close enough to all the attractions but far enough away to feel secluded.
Our little piece of paradise
The Banana Cabana was perfect for our vacation! It was a short, convenient walk to the beach. There is a beach cart for guests to use to tote items to the beach. They even have beach toys, rafts, beach towels and beach chairs available. The inside also had many nice extras, like full sized body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, all cooking utensils, pots/pans, a propane grill, and plenty of towels. They even have a local guide with things to do, and a DVD collection.
There is a lovely screened in porch, that is perfect for when a short rain comes through, or winding your evening down. The place is super clean, and the decor is not only tasteful, but very unique. This place just gives you that perfect, classic,and cozy feel. There was ample room for my husband, son and I. Ron and Yolie are very polite, and make check in very easy. You just don't want to leave this place! They care about their guests, so do yourself a favor, and book with Ron and Yolie! We hope to stay with them again whenever we decide to come back to Panama City.
Perfect for a little family.
We had a such a great time on our vacation. This place was the perfect size for our family of 3. Ron was extremely nice when we arrived. I was very happy to have beach supplies available for us. It saved us a ton of money since we won’t be using that stuff everyday. The house was perfectly decorated and stocked. I would highly recommend to anyone who ask.
This place was cozy, inviting and wonderful. The home owners were very kind and accommodating upon arrival, greeting us and giving us walk-through. The Old-Florida cottage was vintage but all modern conveniences were there and it was great! The location just a short walk to the beach made for a great relaxing time. A must do for a small family or couples retreat.
Thank you Daniel.
It was great to meet you and your family. I wish I could have offered you a little more time at the beach. It is always hard to leave.
Thank you also for confirming my frustrations with WOW cable. The great mystery is why they made the DTA button, large and bright red.
Thanks again for the review. I hope to see you again. Ron
JAZZ FESTIVALS, ART FESTIVALS, 22 MILE PAVED BIKE PATH ALONG SCENIC HIGHWAY 30-A ONLY 2 MILES AWAY.