What a great property! It was so clean and beautiful and very well appointed. We loved the location of Santa Rosa.... right in the middle of Destin and Panama City. Traffic on 98 is a bear but if you have time to take the scenic route (30A), the communities and beaches in between are so quaint and boutique. Seaside was a favorite as was Sandestin. We did as much as we could pack in a week's time. We went to the Blue Angels in Pensacola and Dolphin snorkeling in Panama City. We didn't care for Panama City proper but the Blue Dolphin tour guys were a blast. Their hut was a little hard to find (call first for directions) but they waited for us and they certainly knew where to go to see a wonderful show of dolphin activity. They were great with their commentary and knowledge of the species of wildlife in the area. We got to swim with a Manatee which per them was rather unusual. Highly recommend renting from Yellowfin Ocean Sports @ Grayton beach (prices very reasonable and service, awesome!). We rented a tandem kayak and their rates were $70/24 hours as opposed to most other companies @ $35/hour. They were 8 min. from the house. Walking to the beach (5 min from Magnolia Place) was short and non-taxing, even our 70 year old Mother, who had never been to the beach, had an easy time of it as there was handicapped parking right next to the stairs down to the beach. We had awesome pizza and coffee from local shops. The Goatfeathers seafood market was a little pricey but mercy did that fresh shrimp taste good in my etouffee! My husband, 12 yr old son, brother in law and his 15 yr old son did a charter fishing trip... choppy water, great captain but word of warning, if you get seasick, it will happen on this outing. Older dudes hurling over the sides (LOL), kids did just fine. They caught grouper, snapper and almost a 3 Ft shark. The fish was amazing from ocean to table and they will filet it for you.
Overall.... it was perfect! Not a flaw in the house that I can think of. Hot water is wicked and toilet pressure a little low. Speaking for the 12 members of our extended family, we will most definitely book this property again next year.... same time same place. It's that good!