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Close to the Beach and Pool - One of the Largest Houses in Neighborhood 1,816 sf

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,816 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Den (Sleeps 10) **Great Rates**

You will fall in love with the Southern charm of Good Day Sunshine in Old Florida Village, a quaint 75 home Seaside style community. Old Florida Village is just yards from Scenic 30A on the Emerald Coast in Santa Rosa Beach. At 1,816 sq. ft. of cooled space, this corner lot lake front home has 2 stories with a front porch facing one of the community pools and two wrap around balconies on each story in the back, off the den and off the master bedroom. Both private balconies face a hidden, small lake and nature area. The southern oak floors throughout the open first floor, stairs, and upstairs hall give the house a casual and relaxing feel. The furniture and decor are new but comfortable and casual, giving the home a charm that can be enjoyed by families with children. The porches and balconies have tables and chairs to enjoy the ocean breeze while you eat or just relax overlooking the hidden lake. There is an outdoor shower by the front porch and parking for 3 cars. The house is located in the front part of the neighborhood closest to the beach (less than .5 miles).

The Streets of Old Florida Village are constructed with pavers throughout the neighborhood. Natural plants, nature areas, palm trees, and lush scenery, lighted streets and white picket fences surround the community. There are 2 pools, each with restroom facilities; one pool is located right across from our house. Old Florida Village is a delightful place to walk and it is located on an 18 mile bike path. Bike rentals are nearby. Local art displays, restaurants, antique shops and cafes are all along 30A. The pace is relaxed and easy.

Goatfeathers Restaurant is located walking distance across 30-A from Old Florida Village. Less than a 10 minute walk leads you to Gulf Place - filled with cute shops and eateries such as Miss Lucille's Gossip Parlor, LaPlaya, Gidgets, Hepburns and Patchouli's as well as many other unique and tasteful shops. Gulf Place also has free outdoor concerts 2 nights per week during season.

A public beach access, complete with bathrooms and chair and umbrella rentals, is a short walk away. Lifeguards are on duty during season. Santa Rosa Beach is famous for its crystal clear, blue-green waters. The high dunes provide breathtaking views and miles of sugar white sand.

Santa Rosa Beach is a relaxed and secluded get-away with no high rise condos. Yet just minutes away is one of the largest factory outlets in the country and some of the best restaurants in the Florida Panhandle. There are over a dozen beach communities to visit on Scenic 30A including Seaside. Seaside has weekly outdoor movies and summer plays/children's theater.

The home's first floor bedroom has a pillow top queen sized bed. There is a bathroom with a shower directly across the hall. Upstairs has three more bedrooms. The master bedroom has a pillow top queen sized bed with a private covered porch and a bathroom with a tub and shower. The next bedroom has a pillow top queen sized bed and the final bedroom has 2 sets of twin sized bunk beds for the kids. There is another full bathroom these two bedrooms share. All bedrooms have flat screen high definition TV's and DVDs. All 4 bedrooms are carpeted. At 1,816 sq. ft. of living space, this house is one of the largest houses in the neighborhood. Great for families to spread out more.

There is a full sized kitchen with granite counters and upgraded cabinets. All cookware, dishes, and tableware, and other kitchen items have been newly replenished. An open living and dining room area are also on the first floor. The dining table sits 6 to 8 with room for another 3 people on bar stools at the kitchen counter. The den has a couch, two comfortable chairs, and a recliner. A HDTV and DVD is located here along with DVDs, CD's, books, puzzles and games. A washer and dryer are provided along with linens. A gas grill is available for outdoor cooking on the lower balcony.

Good Day Sunshine is a non-smoking home. Well-behaved small dogs are welcome if they are less than 25 lbs. and house broken. No cats or other pets allowed. Housekeeping is done before and after your stay with fresh linens and towels laid out for you. We have a keyless lock with the number always changing, so no need to bring a key. A local contact person will be able to help if you need any assistance.

We would love to share our house with you! We are excited because we have just furnished the home and think it looks great. Enjoy this beach paradise while everything is brand new! Good Day Sunshine is a perfect vacation getaway for families, reunions, honeymooners, and for those who just want a quiet retreat to rejuvenate. You must be 25 years old to rent. Two families could come together for a great vacation home. Good Day Sunshine is a place to make lasting memories and a blessing for families.

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Doug and Carol Beverly
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Doug and Carol Beverly

I grew up 100 miles from Santa Rosa Beach and my wife and I went on our honeymoon in the area 29 years ago. I can remember the 30a area (as a child) in the early 1970s before it had any siginifcant development.

Doug and Carol Beverly purchased this house in 2007

Why Doug and Carol Beverly chose South Walton

I purchased the beach house in Old Florida Village because I vacationed in the neighborhood and loved the 30a area after being away from it for a while. The 30a area has Blue Wave Beaches and will never have the crowded density of Panama City Beach or Destin because there are only a handful of buildings over 3 stories in the 18 mile 30a stretch. I have traveled to most of the Carribbean Islands and the 30a beaches are some of the nicest beaches I have ever visited.

What makes this house unique

Gorgeous white sand beaches, picturesque blue green ocean, brick streets and driveways in the neighborhood, TV and DVD in every bedroom and the den, pillow top mattresses on all queen beds, unique corner lot for privacy and hidden lake in the back with balconies on both floors. Hammock for top back balcony and/or side yard nature area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Doug and Carol,We had a fabulous time at your house! As we said goodbye to our friends outside the Donut Hole before heading to our respective homes, I realized we had forgotten to sign the guest book! So sorry. But feel free to post any of this under “comments” on your VRBO site.The Old Florida Village neighborhood is just delightful, with the quiet streets, colorful homes and natural landscaping. And Good Day Sunshine is a great house. All our needs were comfortably met in the home, which our family shared with another family. We relaxed, took turns preparing meals in the beautiful kitchen, took walks to the beach with the kids and around the neighborhood with the dogs. The boys loved sharing the bunk room, while the only girl-child enjoyed having her own queen bed and TV.We’ve fallen in love with the 30-A seaside communities, and Good Day Sunshine is a gem of a vacation home. We hope to return in the future.It was a much needed, very relaxing week for all the grownups, and the kids played outside almost constantly, and even met the children of another home-owner. There was a great selection of DVDs, CDs and books, and everyone got to do what they wanted.Thanks again for renting us your lovely home.
Jan 2009
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Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1816 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1st floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Across hall from downstairs bedroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Off master bedroom on 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor off hall
  • 3 full baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Second Floor - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress queen bed
    Queen Bed 1st floor - 1 queen , Queen pillow top mattress
    Queen Bedroom 2nd floor - 1 queen , Queen pillow top matttress
    Bunk Bedroom 2nd floor - 2 bunk bed , 2 set of bed beds. Sleeps 4 kids
  • Queen size Beds (3) All queen beds have extremely comfortable pillow top mattresses, Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of twin bunk beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Close to the Beach and Pool - One of the Largest Houses in Neighborhood 1,816 sf
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

This house was perfect for our stay.

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything you could need to make your stay comfortable and convenient. A very short walk to a beautiful beach. The neighborhood was very quiet and well kept. One of the pools is literally right outside your door. They have a policy of leave what you need for the next guests and I thought that was great. We were able to benefit from that as well as leave some items for the next people. I would definitely go back. M best friend and I were traveling with our 8 children and there was plenty of room for every one to have their space when need and also great space for us all to gather to play games or eat.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Day Sunshine - Great place for families!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay!! We stayed here with another family of 4. Everyone had their privacy - including a room and bathroom for the kids to call their own, yet the family room and kitchen were open and welcoming for everyone to gather. I loved that the pool was right across the street (and can see it through the front door). The pool was never too crowded. The beach is a short walk - or bike ride. Everything was so convenient. I had to contact Doug for a couple of things and he responded to me within a couple of hours and was always very nice. Both of our families really enjoyed our experience and would recommend Good Day Sunshine to anyone going to 30A. Thanks for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you guys had a nice vacation. Please come again. We appreciate you staying with us and your nice review. Have a great rest of the Summer.
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Good Day Sunshine - excellent rental home!

  • 5 of 5

We love Old Florida Village in Santa Rosa, and thoroughly enjoyed staying at "Good Day Sunshine"! The home is spacious and the location is perfect. A short walk to the beach, and the pool is directly across the street. Doug and Carol have stocked the house with all the cookware, beach supplies and amenities you will need for a perfect week at the beach. The house has plenty of overhead fans, as well as central air for those hot Florida days. Goatfeathers seafood market on 30A is a 3 min walk from the house, and there are gas and charcoal grills onsite for grilling dinner. Of course, you are also just a few miles from Grayton (Red Bar) and Seaside as well.

Thank you for a wonderful stay! The Halls

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the quick review. Glad you guys stayed with us. Please come again. Thanks.
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Sunny Good Mornings and Great Starry Nights

  • 5 of 5

We did a road trip for this vacation. What a welcomed sight this vacation home was. Beautiful home, beautiful lot w/privacy. Ample decks to enjoy the outside. Inside, it was cozy, comfortable and well stocked. This was so appreciated after driving so many miles. Our little furry family member loved the doggy path across the street. Pool is also just across the street. This is not a wild party area. So , the pool so close is really a plus. And the gulf, w/all the breath-taking beaches, is a short walk away. Doug & Carol are very gracious hosts.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great having you stay with us. We appreciate your kind comments. The house is cool and the ocean is warm. Please come again.
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Great Home and Experience

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your home with us. Home was clean, cozy and. well maintained. Beach was easy to access with an ICE Cream shop near by. Neighborhood was great. Granddaughter learned to ride a bike! Owners were readily available with any concerns. Would reccoment to family and friends. Thanks Again!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments. Glad you enjoyed our beach house. Please come again. Thanks
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Good Day Sunshine is the BEST

  • 5 of 5

Been here two days as of this writing and thought I had died and gone to heaven. This home is beautiful and truly spacious. Furniture in living room SO comfortable, and I love the wrap-around porches on both levels and the hammock. Plenty of spaces to find some privacy to read my book. Today we walked to the beach, such a short distance away, and the walk gives you a chance to go by a couple of restaurants and ice cream place. A bike rental store is also within easy walking distance. The owners were so easy to work with and it was clear they wanted us to have a wonderful time, as all our questions were answered promptly. The place was very clean when we arrived, there is more than enough kitchen "stuff" (plates, glasses, utensils, pots & pans). I recommend this home with no reservations.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf Place Shops
Nearest Point of Interest
Stinky Fish Camp Bar and Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Goatfeathers Restaurant and Seafood Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Rosa Beach Club
Car: not necessary

Baytowne Wharf, many golf courses, lakes, outlet malls in Destin (15 miles away), Panama City is 30 minutes away, Seaside is within 10 minutes away, white sand beaches are .4 miles away with access, parking and restroom facilities. Elevation above expansive beach is highest in panhandle of Florida. Bike rentals and bike trails are available nearby for 18 mile bike/walking path. Santa Rosa Golf Club is less than two miles away with two holes overlookng the Gulf.


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Later Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $190 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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