(Note: Enlarging my pics the old way is not working now through Blogger, so I am enlarging some of them manually as I post them. I’ve noticed that they are grainy though, so click on each pic to enlarge and clarify. I hope they get this resolved soon! It’s driving me crazy!)
Just in case you felt sorry for us, volunteering to leave our home for a few days to dog-sit in Florida, after you see these pics, you will quickly change your mind. My friend, Kat has mentioned numerous times that they live in paradise. Well, I can certainly vouch for that now. Paradise, it is!
We had a wonderful time at Kat and George’s house. If you haven’t visited Kat before, go on over to JustaBeachKat and meet her. Kat is such a genuine and sweet lady and I’m so happy we have gotten to know them. Suffering we were NOT, as we lolled around their beautiful home taking care of that adorable Miss Daisy. Above is their front door and they live in a beautiful golf community in Destin in a comfortable and well-appointed home. Kat probably wouldn’t show you all around like I would, so come on along for a lookie!
Guestroom #2, we stayed in the other one, but I loved this one as well. Kat has exquisite taste and everything in her home is impecably beautiful. And no, I wouldn’t change a thing!
Twin beds in one guestroom. Didn’t get a great shot of this room, but it is so pretty too.
This is the guestroom we stayed in. Better than any 5 star hotel.
See how pretty the bed linens are? We had to keep our door shut so Miss Daisy wouldn’t drag off any slippers or socks.
All of the floors are old brick or hardwoods. Don’t you just love this? It’s gorgeous!
Guestroom side of the house, looking into the greatroom and kitchen area.
Me and Daisy hung out on the lanai one afternoon when it was a little warmer. It actually was chilly part of the time, but she and I managed to walk everyday and get some exercise. We needed that, with all the food we consumed.
Lazy me, propped up on the lanai.
And right outside is this pretty refreshing pool, but it was too chilly to enjoy it right now.
The lanai, with a peek in that door into the master bedroom. Kat told me I could take pics, so I did! But, I decided not to invade their privacy too much, so didn’t take the master bedroom and bath. Take my word for it, it’s to die for!
They have rustic beams down the main hallway and here in the diningroom. So stately and gorgeous is the diningroom.
Here’s the kitchen, with all black cabinets. A dream kitchen for sure.
These are a little out of order, so we’re back to the diningroom. Isn’t it grand? Check out the wine cellar.
This diningroom could definitely grace the pages of Southern Accents or Traditional Home.
And here’s the study where Kat blogs and I got to blog while we were there. Very comfy!
Becky K. says
Now that is the dogsitting gig of a lifetime!
I think it is great that you have made this acqaintance and that your friendship is growing. Blogging is so neat sometimes.
Kat’s home is absolutely lovely.
Thanks to both of you for sharing it.
Why you poor little thing, you! All closterphobic in that house!! It’s a mansion and so beautiful! Really and that little Daisy gets to live there!
Be a sweetie,
Hey girl…Ohhhh we should all be so lucky to 'suffer' like that! lol Loved the tour of Kat's pretty home…those brick floors were gorgeous! Hope you are having a great weekend and that you & your's have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says
What a beautiful home! Obviously she has impeccable taste. I can see why you enjoyed your stay.
I’ll be sure to pop by Kat’s blog for a visit.
Thank you so much for the tour!!!
What an elegant home! That’s my kind of suffering!
Kitty Scraps says
Good Morning Miz Rhoda,
What a gorgeous home! I love the old brick floors and dark exposed beams especially. Aren’t you just the luckiest to have this gig?!?!
And thank you for taking the time to stop by my little blog and leave such a sweet comment! I’m still working on the sideboard but will let you know when it’s all finished. You are such an inspiration to me and I admire your style so much. Have a wonderfully blessed day!
Lady Katherine says
The house is so lovely, the brick floors are great! And I thought you were really suffering, sick! I would have had hard time, leaving to shop or eat. You both looked so relaxed. What fun! Miss Daisy is cute too.
Ivy Lane says
Kat’s house is beautiful! I LOVE the brick floors. Not a bad gig for dog sitting eh?!! 🙂
Awwwwww…Rhoda! How very sweet of you!
Stop by when you get a chance…I’ve got some awards for you sweet friend.
Dana King says
Thanks for sharing. I haven’t been by in a while…I love the new look to your blog…but it always looks good. I like the large photos, hope you find out how to correct the issues…let us know what you learn!
Steven & Tiffany says
Hi Rhoda! Wow, let me know if you ever need a substitute doggy sitter!! Kat’s house is beautiful. I should take pictures of our RV and let you do a blog on that! I could show you how to hang just about anything with velcro! Ha ha…just kidding (sort of)!
Fifi Flowers says
Make sure you visit me tomorrow!
Thanks for the tour of Kat's beautiful home , Rhoda! She has great taste & that kitchen with the black cabinets was sensational!
Glad you had fun! How could you not…..huh? LOL!
sarah @ a beach cottage says
oh my I really enjoyed this, it looks more like a boutique hotel than a house, absolutely love it and I love Florida so the two combined musta been pretty awesome
…I’m catching up here with your blog…life is busy!!
What a gorgeous home she has. I miss living on a golf course. Except the balls in my yard!
Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick says
What a beautiful home! Oh, I love Destin!! I’m so jealous! Enjoy your stay!