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Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Cozy 30A Beach Cottage-Grayton Beach-4 BR-Sleeps 10-Pet Friendly

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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4 Bed/4.5 Baths Beach Cottage (Sleeps 10)

Leisure by the Sea is a lovely beach home situated in the beautiful gated community, Preserve at Grayton Beach. The community has it's own private beach access, two community pools, two clubhouses, and two tennis courts. Leisure by the Sea has all the amenities to allow you an entertaining yet relaxing vacation.

Leisure by the Sea is a designer decorated home that will comfortably sleep 10 people. On the main level there is one bedroom furnished with a sets of custom made bunk beds. On the second level the master bedroom is beautifully furnished with a king sized bed with an adjoining bathroom. There are additional bedrooms on the second floor that have access the the second story porch. One of the bedrooms is furnished with a queen sized bed and the other is furnished with a full sized bed. All bedrooms have their own private bathrooms.

The beach access is just a short walk from the house! You will have a private boardwalk that is shaded by a beautiful canopy of trees that leads you to the white sands of Grayton Beach. You will be amazed by the beach with rolling dunes and blue waters. Kick back, relax and enjoy your day!

Once your day is done at the beach, there is plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment near by. There is plenty to do to keep everyone happy!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager

Local Haven Rentals, LLC was founded on the idea of experiencing your vacation like a local. There's something magical about submersing yourself in the culture of the community as you live amongst the locals, dinning and shopping at the nearby restaurants and boutiques all while supporting small businesses and local economy. You're immediately welcomed into the community upon arrival as if you're a longtime friend. Being a tourist is something of the past. We welcome you to your Local Haven!

Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager purchased this house in 2010

Why Elena LoPiccolo - Property Manager chose South Walton

Grayton Beach is a small, historic beach village on the Florida Panhandle Gulf coast halfway between Destin and Panama City. Grayton Beach is in the center of a 20-mile long stretch of spectacular beaches, with rugged dune systems, and freshwater lakes.

Scenic Highway 30-A winds along the coast and connects the villages of Dune Allen Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Camp Creek, Seacrest Beach, Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach.

The landscape is stunning and is the only ecosystem of its kind in the world. Collectively, the area is known as the “Beaches of South Walton”. South Walton refers to the southern portion of Walton County Florida, below the Choctawhatchee (chock-tuh-hatch-ee) Bay.


based on 19 traveler reviews

Cozy 30A Beach Cottage-Grayton Beach-4 BR-Sleeps 10-Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Shalimar, FLorida

Leisure By The Sea

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have resided in the FWB/Destin area for nearly 30 years so we are very familiar with the local area. We wanted a place to get away and spend some family time before the kids went back to college. As I was searching VRBO for a beach home Leisure By The Sea caught my eye. The home was wonderful. The accommodations were first class with luxury linens and the rooms were beautifully decorated, everything was clean and looked fresh, very enjoyable. Plus, with the home located in a gated community you have the security and privacy for your family. The home is well equipped with all the amenities you need, just bring some steaks or get some shrimp to put on the grill. The pool is very convenient, it is right around the corner from the house. The beach access is also located nearby; there is a private boardwalk to the beach which was one of our favorite features. The boardwalk goes through the nature preserve and is covered with a canopy of trees. Then large rolling sugar white sand dunes appear with beautiful crystal blue waters. We felt like VIP's, we essentially had the beach to our selves. We rented bikes one day and rode over to Seaside and enjoyed the farmers market and took in all the scenery. Everything you could want or need is all within a 5 mile radius. Elena was a pleasure to work with, she provides all the information you will need to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Thank you Elena for sharing your home and allowing my family to make memories for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay which surpassed our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Often, a property's photos or description can be misleading. Upon our arrival, we found this house to be better than we even hoped for! The house is newly remodeled, has fresh/clean lines and paint, an open floor plan and a wonderful wrap around porch on the second floor. Not only is the house beautiful, but if you walk just a few blocks you are at the beach! If you want to go shopping/have more of a night-life, I would recommend going into seaside/watercolor which is just about 8 minutes away. Elena was incredibly helpful (brought us new beach chairs, provided restaurant recommendations, and was always a call away!). I would definitely stay at this house again as it is in a less touristy sub-division, but provides the colorful and charming housing you picture with everything nearby!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation at Leisure by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

Everything was in order upon our arrival. The house was the perfect size for my family and our needs. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Although the walk to the beach was a little longer than expected, we survived! (Needed the exercise). Elena was very helpful during the booking process. Thanks again for a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Vacation 2016 at Cozy Beach Cottage on 30A

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was every bit as good as we thought it would be. The house was perfect for us and it was very well presented and made ready. There was great attention to detail with the kitchen perfectly equipped and several nice touches like the BBQ grill and accessories, including charcoal and lighter fluid on hand. The pools were both equally close to us and the beach access boardwalk, while long, was great because we did not have to take a vehicle in the sandy access lots and compete for parking. The neighboring renters were polite and well behaved. There was no "junk" here. The edition was beautiful, our dream beach house location.

We chose this area for its relative seclusion as opposed to Destin or Pensacola. What is not here is Mc Donalds, Walgreens, and DollarTree. What is here is high-end shopping, good local dining, and several walking mall type shop editions. We stay for 7 to 10 days and take day-trips away. It was quiet and very slow paced just as we like. This is the first house we have rented that sleeps all eight of us without any fold-outs or sofa beds. We also had a bathroom for each room, also a first. This home owner was careful to match the number of beds to the common area seating and the dinner table seating. How many of you have rented a house that sleeps 8 but won't seat 6 in the living room or at the dining table?

If you are looking to sleep 8 to 9 people with four and a half baths in a top-notch gated neighborhood in the most beautiful beach run in the U.S., call on this home now!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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House was roomy and very well stocked with all kitchen needs.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. Greatly enjoyed the gated community privacy. Property manager was very helpful and quick to respond to all questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th time at this property and I think it was the best. House was in perfect shape. Weather was perfect including low humidity! Love the fact that the boardwalk that takes you out to the beach has been redone and all stairs removed. Make it so much easier to get to the beach with your wagons and carts. Elena is a great property manager and always willing to help make your trip the perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Red Bar
Nearest Golf
7.1 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Red Bar
Nearest Beach
0.28 Miles
Grayton Beach Access
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016B
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016A
Oct 22 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016B
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017A
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017B
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017C
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017A
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017B
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017A
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017B
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Laundry Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.0%

**Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees. Message property manager for an accurate quote.**

PET FRIENDLY! :) We rent to persons 25 yrs or older. Absolutely NO smoking on the property. There is a Credit Card Fee of 2.5% that will be added to total unless payment is process with eCheck. We require purchase of Property Damage Protection of $79.

**Cancellation Policy: 100% fully refundable (minus non-refundable Credit Card fee) if cancelled up to 60 days prior to check-in; 50% of payments received will be forfeited if cancelled less than 60 days and up to 30 days prior to stay. Under 30 days prior to stay, all funds will be forfeited.**

Allows up to two small dogs under 20 pounds each; must be fully potty-trained and crate-trained. Must receive be approval by agent prior to booking.

Manager'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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Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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