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Many yearly repeat guests! Contact to see why!!!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


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Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms +Tower (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10), Community Pool

This charming house has a little something extra! After a day at the beach, your family will enjoy spectacular Gulf Views and sleep peacefully when staying at 'DreamCatcher'. Featuring a newly renovated kitchen, a 650 square foot deck with gas grill and sunning area, as well as 3 additional porches!

This beachside retreat is beautifully decorated with a wonderful, whimsical feel. DreamCatcher is located in the safe, family-oriented community of Old Florida Cottages only 200 yards off the beach. Ideally situated, DreamCatcher has fabulous views of the gulf from all three levels, and is only steps away from the heated community pool and cabana, as well as a short stroll to the sugar white beaches of the Emerald Coast. An extensive 19 mile paved bike path (Sandestin through Seaside), as well as state park trails are conveniently located just outside your door.

Its placement on an end lot with adjoining garden provides additional privacy and quiet charm. Beach access is uncrowded, secluded and quiet, with no roads to cross. There are restrooms, an outdoor shower and a shaded picnic area for your pleasasure and use.

When returning from a day at the beach, you can enjoy the cool coastal breezes on our large wrap-around deck, one of the two front porches or on a walk through the community's many arbor-covered foot paths. You will be enchanted by the lushly landscaped palm tree lined brick paved pathways and white picket fences.

This perfect get-away with its many interior upgrades and extra amenities, features an open floor plan ideal for entertaining or spending time with family and friends. The first floor is comprised of a the main living/dining area, a large wraparound deck, one bedroom and bath, as well as a recently updated and well-appointed kitchen, providing all the conveniences of home in a bright and cheery atmosphere. The updated kitchen includes new granite countertops and appliances. The second floor offers a master suite with private balcony and 2 additional bedrooms and baths. The third floor tower is an added bonus to this home. Whether it is used as a 5th bedroom, a playroom or your favorite place for a nap, its breathtaking views of the Gulf and spectacular sunsets through a custom triple window will make it your favorite room in the house. The new addition of free WiFi highspeed internet, allows DreamCatcher guests to even work out of the home if they so choose.

Tired of the beach? DreamCatcher is conveniently located close to Gulf Place, Grayton Beach and Seaside, where you can not only explore fabulous art galleries and an array of funky shops, but also experience live theatre, world-class dining, and during the summer, free outdoor music and movies.

Included in your stay is the use of a free adult bike cruiser, unlimited DVDs, discounts on golf and fishing. Golfer's can chose from a number of award-winning courses, including Camp Creek, Shark's Tooth, Origin and Santa Rosa Beach Club, with discounts avaialble at Kelly Plantation, Camp Creek and Windswept Dunes.

Keywords: House, Old Florida Cottages, Old Florida, Santa Rosa Beach, Community Beach, 4 Bedrooms, South Walton County,Beaches of South Walton County, Gulf View,

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2016
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About Patty

Tom, Patty & Chase Schoelkopf of Germantown Tennessee

Patty purchased this house in 2001

Why Patty chose South Walton

During a business trip to the Emerald Coast we fell in love with the area. We chose Old Florida Cottages because of the family atmosphere and the close proximity to the beach with the magnificent gulfviews, especially from the house's tower room. The absence of high rise units in the area keeps the beautiful beaches uncrowded. DreamCatcher Cottage is decorated and furnished more as a second home than just a rental property. The house is filled with whimsical local art.

What makes this house unique

We always enjoy the miles of white sand and beautiful sunsets while at DreamCatcher. Many of the activities we enjoy are all within a short walk of the house.

* Great seafood store next door – Goatfeathers

* Nine restaurants

* Bike path along 30A

* Bike trails through state parks

* Boutiques and art galleries

Guestbook comments from the manager

Property Description: DreamCatcher Cottage

Property ID Number: 59620

Vacationer Name: The Welch Family

Email Address:

Hometown: Cordova, TN

Phone Number: (901)647-5621

Comment rating: Positive


We were beyond thrilled with Dream

Catcher Cottage. Everything about this

home was just as the photos and

description depicted and more. It was

immaculately clean, everything worked

properly and the kitchen was a cook's

dream--stocked with ample utensils,

platters, plates, cookware, etc. The

Goatfeathers Fish Market is around the

corner and we had fresh shrimp and fish

whenever we wanted! After a day at the

beach, we were able to come back and

prepare dinner for 7 adults/teenagers

easily in this home. It is comfortably

decorated and we had more than enough

space for all 7 of us to live and

breathe. The walk to the beach was very

short, and the drive to either Seaside

or Destin was a short one as well.

Perfect location, perfect home, all

perfectly fit into an affordable beach

vacation! We would definitely highly

recommend this home if you're trying to

make a decision about one. Thank you for

sharing Dream Catcher Cottage with us!
Aug 2012
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based on 19 traveler reviews

Many yearly repeat guests! Contact to see why!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Florida beach home-away-from-home at its best!

  • 5 of 5

The decor is inviting and comfortable with cute, whimsical beach touches. The 3-story home is complete with a "tower" (3rd floor) that includes a sitting area, tv, and views of the water includes 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Palm trees galore and a wonderful outside deck with grill, patio table, and chairs. Each evening this home's exterior lights give a welcoming glow with strings of palm tree lighting and 2 large front porch lanterns. The short walk to the beach will find you along the emerald waters edge and white sand. Shopping and dining within walking distance too. My husband and I spent a wonderful week in January (minus a shower or 2) soaking up 60+ degree temperatures and bright sunshine.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We strive to maintain a clean, well equipped home for our guests to truly relax in. Santa Rosa Beach is a special place waiting to be discovered! Please think of us again when you are planning a vacation. Patty, Owner
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New Hampshire

Dreamcatcher Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Dreamcatcher---home is lovely, spacious, spotlessly clean, kitchen fully stocked with all the amenities; easy walking distance to beach, beach is wonderful powder-white sand. Fabulous restaurants nearby. Perfect for families or couple get-away. Would highly recommend this vacation home/area.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive response! We aim to provide a clean, relaxing environment for our guests. The location of DreamCatcher Cottage is truly well situated with its close proximity to the beach, south of 30-A, and within walking distance to so many fun restaurants and unique boutiques. Please come stay with us again. patty, Owner
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Metro Atlanta, GA

Excellent Accommodations-Dreamcatcher Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in Old Florida Cottages several times but this was our first stay in Dreamcatcher. We are very familiar with the area, the proximity to the beach, pool, and nearby restaurants and shopping which is why we enjoy Old Florida Cottages.

We had a fabulous experience in Dreamcatcher Cottage. The house was well equipped, extremely clean, well-furnished and well-organized. The AC and the appliances all worked well. The gas grill and the large back deck are great amenities. There is sufficient space in the house for everyone to be comfortable, and the furniture is comfortable and well-scaled to the room sizes. We particularly liked the large dining table which was terrific for family dinners. The only suggestion that I can make for an improvement would be for the Owner to provide a larger sized stock-pot. It was a little challenging to boil corn-on-the-cob or shrimp, which was a very minor inconvenience. Our entire group unanimously agreed that this was an excellent vacation house!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at DreamCatcher Cottage. We strive to maintain our 5 star rating and to provide a well appointed home to relax in. There are actually TWO large stock pots in the house- one is stored on the upper right shelf of the cabinet over the refrigerator and the other is stored on the shelf over the dryer. I am sorry that you did not see them to use! Please think of us again should your travels take you back to Santa Rosa Beach.
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Saint Albans, MO

Dream vacation at the Dreamcatcher cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay at this cottage and we certainly hope to return! Extremely comfortable and spacious accommodations with plenty of room for relaxing both inside and out! The location provides easy and close access to the beach, shopping, restaurants, parks, etc., without the crowds in that Gulf area! Everything in this beautifully decorated rental cottage was absolutely perfect!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, Centrally located 30A Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was the family's first trip to the panhandle in many years and this convenient, centrally located home was perfect for experiencing the many offerings of Seaside, Destin, Greyton Beach, and the beaches in between. Living in the southeast, we've traditionally bypassed the panhandle and enjoyed central and south Florida beaches. This location is much more convenient and will be perfect for future trips. This owner must truly listen to the reviews and comments and act on supplying the needs for future guests of their home. There is absolutely nothing one can imagine that is not made available to accommodate meal preparation, A/V needs and even has a conveniently located downstairs bedroom. Early spring perfect weather and a huge deck gave my family an opportunity to enjoy a few meals outside. It is only a 3 minute walk to the beach and it was a family routine to take in the breathtaking sunsets. As a fisherman, we awoke most mornings and took the rods to the beach for some sunrise surf fishing. I can't say enough about this gem in the panhandle.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Beautiful, Private Retreat in the Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

A group of 7 guys (brothers, extended family, friends) gathered for our annual "Man Trip"at Dreamcatcher Cottage. There were NO complaints even from this tough crowd! The house is perfectly appointed and is exceedingly comfortable. Of the dozens of rentals I've stayed in over the years, this one had the most thoroughly equipped kitchen. These folks have thought of everything. Thanks to some beautiful early Fall weather we spend 90% of our waking hours either on the beach or on the house's expansive deck. The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and well-equipped. Plenty of AV equipment throughout the house. There is a short walk to the beach and a nice place to drive up to the walkway to unload your gear if you don't want to carry it. Lots of great restaurants nearby...a short drive to Destin or to Seaside and points in between. The beach is beautiful and uncrowded. The owners very thoughtfully called during our stay to make sure everything was up to par. I'm not sure I've ever had anyone do that before. I would highly recommend this spot for any group or family looking for an escape to the Florida Gulf Coast. Already thinking about a trip back with the whole family!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! We take pride in offering a "second home" with all the comforts of home provided vs. " just another rental"... I am so glad it exceeded your expectations and that you enjoyed your "Man Trip"!Please do make it an annual event with us and also consider bringing your family. We have many repeat renters every year. Owner
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Goatfeathers Restaurant & Seafood Market
Nearest Golf
0.6 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
FL Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Goatfeathers Restaurant & Seafood Market
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Gulf View Heights beach access
Car: recommended

10 minute drive to Silver Sands, the South's largest outlet mall. A seafood market (Goatfeathers) and 9 local restaurants, as well as the upscale shops, art galleries and recreation facilities of Gulf Place (tennis, golf, biking, shuffleboard) are within a short walk. Extensive bike paths and state park trails are close by. Both Destin Commons Mall (to the West) and Pier Park, Panama City's newest entetainment mall (to the East) are within a 30 minute drive. Both featuring a wide selection of restaurants, shops and a state-of-the-art movie theatre.


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Management Fee $140
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday

50% at time of booking, remainder due 30 days prior to arrivial

Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Request to Book or updated calendars.


Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Tower
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), (1) Full sleeper sofa in Tower
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Professionally decorated, Large Wraparound Deck, 3 Porches, HDTV, DVDs, VCRs, Stereos and TVs in every room. Fully equiped kitchen, Parking for 2 cars, No Pets, Situated next to a quiet garden.

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