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Johanna Heywood

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Santa Rosina, a Beachfront Cottage and legacy of Old Florida!

23 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Hollywood Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This family oriented cottage is located on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf. A step out the porch door puts you on your way to a day of sun, fun, and the clearest waters ever. The glass enclosed sleeping porch sleeps four and is perfect for the children of the family.

This is truly a beachfront cottage. Two flights of stairs, shown in the photos end at the beach - which is perfect for beach combing and long walks!

Our cottage is available for rental Spring through Fall (March 15 - November 15).

A legacy from Old Florida, the property is close to Carillon Beach and Inlet Beach. It is a relaxing location, but near to many area attractions for those who like a more active pace. Even though you're at the quiet end of Panama City Beach you're still close to many restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, biking, hiking, not to mention all the water fun on the gulf. To the west you're only a short drive to Scenic 30-A, home to many upscale shops and restaurants. Going east takes you to the fun spots of Panama City Beach including Pier Park for movies, restaurants and shopping. Bay Breeze Bait & Tackle is located 1.0 mile from the cottage, on Back Beach Road. Bay Breeze Adventures, Bait & Tackle can help with fishing trips and rents kayaks and paddleboards.

Keywords: Friendly, comfortable cottage on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico Beaches.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Johanna Heywood (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Johanna Heywood

Our family has owned this cottage since 1952. Our grandparents raised five children in this vacation location. A fourth generation of the family are now crabbing, discovering sand dollars, building sand castles, and enjoying their childhood beach vacations.

Johanna Heywood purchased this cottage in 1952

Why Johanna Heywood chose Panama City Beach

My grandmother always said that if heaven was not like this beach, she would be disappointed.

Reviews

4.3
based on 23 traveler reviews

Santa Rosina, a Beachfront Cottage and legacy of Old Florida!
average rating of 4.2608695 based on 23 reviews
Birmingham, Alabama
5

Old Florida home with an old Florida feel. Our new favorite place.

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a stay at Santa Rosina and had a lovely time. It was described exactly how it appeared and the beach view and access is amazing. The kitchen was well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. You could hear the waves from every bedroom. We loved that we basically had our own private beach but still convenient to restaurants, grocery store, shopping, etc. My 82 year old mother joined us at the last minute and it was perfect for her. She has difficulty walking in the sand but was able to still enjoy the beach from the deck. And it was nice for her not to have to walk up any steps to get to the house. As she describes it.... "she was in heaven". We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

couple + furchild

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our time at this family cottage. Pictures are true to life. The beds were wonderfully comfortable. Weather was very hot and A/C units kept it comfortable. Breakfast at Sunnyside Grill was great...just a walk across the street. Sandburs are horrible, so don't veer off the path without shoes (including a pet). Grocery stores just a mile away. Walmart a little further to the east. Found a wonderful bead store in downtown Panama City. All in all it was a relaxing time on the beach enjoying the view and doing nothing! Thank you JoHanna and family.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longview TX
4

A family from TX---

  • 4 of 5

Upon arrival, opened the lock box for key.... no key!! Phoned Johanna and a short time later Donna the cleaning person arrived with a key, thank goodness!! The screened in porch was great.. if there should come a storm make sure you don't have anything out on porch that shouldn't get wet!! The cottage is set up a little different, but we made it work. Lots of doors!! The sleep room we had trouble finding an outlet to plug tv into.. found one above window ac unit!! It could use some updates, but I can only imagine what this cottage looked like when it was first built-- the view from the sleep room would have been beautiful!! The closest laundry we found is Lakeside Coin Laundry- Hwy 98, just east of 79, plenty of washers & dryers! We ate across street at the grill a few times, and it was pretty darn good! Thomas' Donuts is just a little east in Laguna Beach along with an Ice Cream Shop. Even though we brought a bucket of sand toys, there are plenty there along with some sand chairs. The outside shower & hose were great. Grocery stores close by, and a Dollar General on 98 head E.. We had a day of Blue Button jellyfish, but the next day there were only a few around.. Someone made a suggestion about wearing flip flops on path down to beach... yep it's a good idea, there are little stickers that you have no way of seeing!! 10:00 Sat. morning sure came fast, and I'm hoping I didn't forget anything!! But will never forget all the memories that were made this past week.. Thank you Johanna for sharing your family vacation cottage with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lebanon, Tennessee
4

Family from Lebanon

  • 4 of 5

Me and my family had a very good tIme. The stay there was very pleasant and hoping to use the cottage in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington,IN
5

Family from Indiana

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time. The cabin could have used some updates but was a good fit for my sister's family and mine. The scene from the porch every morning was amazing. The beach was not only a beautiful white but we saw starfish, dolphins and found a lot of seashells. We played on the beach every day and I was able to cook for all 8 of use comfortable in the kitchen. We even had a chance to talk with some of the locals that were walking the beach in the mornings as well and they were all so pleasant and welcoming. Although we were nervous of the "spring breakers" the location of the cottage kept us close to restaurants but away enough that it was peaceful and pleasant. Joanna was amazing to work with. She was pleasant and quick to respond to emails. We hope that we can rent it again next year. Only suggestion would be to make sure you wear flip flops in the path to the beach as there are little burs that were not pleasant to step on.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like fun family memories were logged this past week! Glad you enjoyed your visit!
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5

Perfect View of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Mike and I just got home from a three week stay. We Loved It! One of our best vacations we have taken. We spent most of our time at the beach or on the screened in patio. We had a perfect view of the beautiful white sand beach and the Emerald Ocean. There were at least three pods of dolphins that would swim by everyday jumping and playing up and down the coast. Johanna was amazing to work with. We can’t wait to return-it’s going to be a long cold winter.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our family's favorite beach cottage!
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Map

Seaside
Spicy Noodle Italian Bistro -- CLOSED
Buddy's Seafood Market
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Sunnyside Grille
Nearest Beach
Sunnyside Beach
Car: necessary

There's are two grocery stores (publix & winn dixie) within a five minute drive from the cottage.

There's also a tackle/bait shop within a five minute drive that sells fishing licenses and rents kayaks, and paddle boards.

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Rates & Availability

Hollywood Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 9 2016 - Sep 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,065
 
 
Fall
Sep 19 2016 - Nov 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
$1,065
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (6+ people) $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee (1-5 peop) $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.5%

Minimum rental age: 25 years old.

National holidays along with one day before and after are invoiced at a 25% increase (the nightly rate x 1.25 ).
Until confirmed (deposit is received), rates are subject to change without notice.
Pet fee listed applies to up to 2 small pets (less than 25 pounds).

The damage deposit, plus one half the total rental fee are due when making the reservation.
The remainder is due two weeks before arrival.
Upon receipt of payment, key information and a map will be mailed to you.

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Amenities

Hollywood Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is shared by Bedrooms 1 and 2.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is on the sleeping porch (bedroom 3).
  • 2 full baths. 1 has tub/shower combo, the second has shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom 2 has a full size bed
    Bedroom 3 (Sleeping porch) - 4 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 (sleeping porch) has four twin beds.
  • The cottage has a total of six beds: one (1) queen size bed; one (1) Full bed, and four (4) Twin or Single Beds. Please note that the full bed room queen bedroom are adjoining and share bathroom 1 (shower only). The second full bathroom (tub/shower combo) is located on the sleeping porch and convenient to the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach is wide and beautiful and rather private, but cottage is convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, and nearby area attractions.

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