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Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese

Local Favorite 'Blue Parrot Cottage' South of 30-A/Private Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Gulfview Heights House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

We love our gulf view home and know you will too! The house is located in the heart of prestigious Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, south of Scenic 30-A. Enjoy a relaxing and memorable family vacation in our spacious two bedroom, two bathroom house with private heated pool. The house sleeps 6 comfortably and is a short two minute walk from the driveway located at the northeast corner of Gulfview Heights and Betty St. to the dune walk over. We are adjacent to the beautiful Draper Lake making this a perfect getaway for nature lovers. Our home away from home offers great location and value, peaceful surroundings, scenic beauty and is close to all amenities.

Santa Rosa Beach is a quiet community nestled beside the Gulf of Mexico. Located approximately 15 miles east of Destin, FL, Santa Rosa Beach offers easy access to shopping, restaurants, deep-sea fishing, family friendly activities, golf courses and airports. Seaside and Watercolor are 5 miles west of us, Rosemary Beach capping the far west end of the corridor. Natural beauty abounds along scenic 30-A with miles of walking and biking trails, nature preserves, wildlife, Dune Lakes, sugary white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Home and Furnishings

Our home is constructed on raised pilings to provide partial views of the Gulf from the large covered wraparound porch. The cottage decor is cozy and includes Italian porcelain tile floors, crown molding, cherry cabinets, Corian kitchen counter tops, premium broadloom, Sealy Posturepedic Plush matresses, Maytag stainless steel kitchen appliances and GE washer and dryer. Relax and enjoy the gulf breeze on the covered deck complete with cedar Adirondack Chairs, tables, ceiling fans and natural gas Broilmaster Premium Grill.

Our cottage is fully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home. Each bedroom has a wrought iron headboard and bench. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the guest room has a queen size bed. Each bedroom includes a 20' television with bluray player, portable radio and alarm clock. Hair dryers, towels and all linens are provided except beach towels. The living room includes a full size sectional sleeper sofa, a 42' HDTV with a Smart Bluray player and a Soundfreaq Bluetooth enabled system with FM radio. Not only does Sound Kick bring music to life, it plays any audio files from your mobile devices. The kitchen has a 19' HDTV and is fully equipped with stainless steel refrigerator/ice maker, self-cleaning range, dishwasher and microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, dishes, utensils and glassware. Other amenities include ceiling fans, new washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, gas grill, beach/pool toys/floats, cards/games, a large selection of movies, 6 beach chairs and a beach umbrella. Wireless high speed internet is complimentary.

Private Pool

We have a large corner 1/3 acre lot which includes a lush lawn with irrigation system, natural vegetation and a sparkling 13' by 26' private heated pool. Outdoor furniture, floats and pool toys are included; the pool is not shared with any other houses.

Beach Access

Our beach house is on the northeast corner of Gulfview Heights Street and Betty Street, facing the Gulf. It is a short two minute walk form the house to the Gulfview Heights beach access (see aerial photo), no traffic or busy roads to cross. Restrooms, outdoor showers, covered picnic pavilion and BBQ grill are available for your convenience. The house includes 6 light-weight aluminum beach chairs and a beach umbrella for your use. We do not provide beach towels.

Dune Lakes/Draper Lake

Draper Lake is located at the end of Betty St. and offers a unique experience with its diverse ecosystem.

Nearby Activities

Bring your bikes or rent them nearby and explore the 20-mile-long bike/walking trail, nature preserves and 11 dune lakes. Access to the trail is just steps from the house and runs the entire length of Scenic 30-A.


Several shops and restaurants are within walking or biking distance, as is Goatfeathers Restaurant & Seafood Market. The shops, restaurants and seasonal events of Gulf Place Resort are just half a mile to the west and accessible via the bike/walking trail. There are several upscale and popular beach communities to explore along Scenic 30-A including Seaside (6 miles) Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seagrove Beach, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach. The Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club is located less than a mile from Blue Parrot Cottage.

Keywords: House, Views of Gulf, Draper Lake

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese

About The Owner

We fell in love with the area 15 years ago and have never looked back. We hope you love our home as much as we do! Warmest regards from our family to yours :) A special thank you to all of you who have helped us make BPC possible!

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Santa Rosa Beach

The miles of walking/biking trails along 30a. Wildlife, nature, crystal clear water and sugary white sand offer scenic beauty and tranquil surroundings.

What makes this house unique

Gulf views, private heated pool steps to the beach and Draper Lake. Bike paths, beach access with restrooms, parking, showers, picnic area and lifeguards. Walk or bike to Gulf Place or short drive to Destin and Seaside. Proximity to airports. Free WiFi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The week has passed too quickly and it's almost time to leave. We had a wonderful time here and everything was perfect. We rented bikes, did a lot of shopping in the outlets (paradise for us Europeans) and at the Commons and explored the area.......That's why we have already decided that we want to come back next year...."
Feb 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Local Favorite 'Blue Parrot Cottage' South of 30-A/Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 81 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We love Santa Rosa and this was our first stay at Blue Parrot. The house felt just like home. It was very clean, spacious, with comfortable beds. Linda is amazing and a blessing and now my life long friend! She provides more than most such as beach chairs, things for the pool and beach, games, movies..... always thinking of the families at her home. The location and walk to the beach was perfect. We have three kids and it was just a minute walk and we are at the beach. The pool is a must have in our family and so we truly enjoyed it! We have found our summer home and will see you next year Blue Parrot! Thanks for everything, Linda. I'm so thankful the Lord brought our friendship through your beautiful home. God Bless!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Favorite Vacation Destination!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house from Richard and Linda for the past four years! We absolutely love everything about it! The walk to the beach is so short and we use the pool everyday. There are beach chairs and an umbrella that we used at the beach each day. When you want to get away from the sun for awhile, you can enjoy the breezes on the porch. Linda is such a wonderful person I feel as if we are friends although we have never met. She equips the house with everything you could need. If there is something you need, she will do her best to accommodate you. Each year we visit our favorite restaurants, but try to find a new one to visit. We enjoy Chanticleer, Hurricane Oyster Bar, The Craft Bar, and of course Blue Mountain Creamery. We can't wait to return in 2017.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

The house was outstanding, very clean outstanding wrap around porch , easy walk to the beach, and I felt like we were at home .

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Linda and Richard for sharing the Blue Parrot Cottage w/ our family!

The cottage was clean and nicely furnished w/ comfortable beds and pillows. Our family loved the proximity to the Gulfview Heights (Beach) Access, swimming in the private pool, and parking in the shade underneath the cottage!

Our favorite restaurants included Goatfeathers Seafood Market (on the corner) for the freshly steamed shrimp seasoned w/ Old Bay and served w/ homemade cocktail sauce, Another Broken Egg in Grayton Beach, Taco Tuesday at Stinky's Fish Camp, and The Bay for sushi off US Highway 331.

Our family is looking forward to booking another stay at the Blue Parrot Cottage next summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Krista sounds like you had a full fun packed week! Thanks for your thoughtfulness, my guests mean a lot to me. Hope to see you back real soon. keep in touch....linda
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  • 5 of 5

The most wonderful vacation I have ever had. This home has everything and more than you read about. The furnishings are beautiful. Don't worry about pillows. Out of so many to choose from I'm sure you'll find the right one. The bedrooms and bathrooms are the perfect setup. The kitchen has more than you will need. Did I mention the awesome sound system! The pool is beautiful. Quiet street. Boogie boards, beach chairs, pool toys, games, movies. The best of course is you are only steps away from those white sandy beaches. We had the perfect house, beach, sun, water, and of course we had the home owner Linda who let us know she was only a phone call away. Linda is the kindest most thoughtful person we have ever talked with and booked with. Very helpful with info about the roads and places to go. I just can't say enough about Linda, Blue Parrot, and our perfect vacation. We have this booked for September and are already counting the days. Thank you Linda and family for opening your home to us. Talk soon, Cindy and Charlene.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You girls just make me smile. Thank you so much for sharing your special time with us. See you real soon! Hugzzz....Linda
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The Blue Parrot is an awesome place to stay. We were first timers and it did not disappoint.

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Parrot is conveniently located to the beach, restaurants, and shopping. The house has everything you could possibly need. Linda is awesome to work with. It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. Can't wait to go again!

Kristi Parker

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristi thank you for your kind words, we hope to have you back again.
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Car: recommended

Adjacent to Draper Lake


Rates & Availability

Gulfview Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Break
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2016
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Owner Administration $75
Cleaning $135
Tax Rate 11.0%

Terms of rental subject to valid drivers license ID and Rental and Policies Agreement. Must provide ID to confirm reservation.

Family rentals only. No events. No pets, no smoking, no students or singles.

Pool heating is an additional $35 per day Mar-Nov.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Gulfview Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Separate shower and toilet area in master bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available on a rental basis locally, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans, Movies, Cards, Games, Garbage Disposal, Blender, Private Heated Pool with floats & pool toys, 6 Beach Chairs and umbrella provided

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