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#30a "Blue Parrot Cottage" @ South of 30-A/Private Heated Pool!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 south of scenic 30-A in the heart of prestigious Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Enjoy a relaxing and memorable family vacation like so many of our regular guests. Come home to our two bedroom, two bathroom house with private, heated pool. The house sleeps 6 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 beautiful Draper Lake making this a perfect getaway for nature lovers. Our home away from home offers a 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 east of us with Rosemary Beach capping the far east 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, beach towels, 6 beach chairs and an 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. Pool towels are included.

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.

Dining/Shopping

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

Owner
Linda Bapst
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Linda Bapst

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!

Linda Bapst purchased this house in 2010

Why Linda Bapst chose Gulfview Heights

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

Hi Linda, this is Barbie Rogers at your beautiful home rental ....you do have an awesome home ....We had a great week! We wont get home until 8 pm Long day. Thank you 😊
May 2017
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Amenities

Gulfview Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional visitors must be approved. May not invite others to stay in the house even if max occupancy is not met. Must not host parties.
  • Shower before pool use. Excess sand in pool will incur a service call @ $65.00 Only guests renting the property may use the pool.
  • Other vehicles may not use the driveway to access the beach. If renting a golf cart owner must be notified. No boats or tents, trailers, rv.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Separate shower and toilet area in master bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Ceiling Fans, Movies, Cards, Games, Garbage Disposal, Blender, Private Heated Pool with floats & pool toys, beach towels, 6 Beach Chairs and umbrella provided

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#30a "Blue Parrot Cottage" @ South of 30-A/Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 103 reviews
5

Perfect vacation house steps to perfect beach

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had an AMAZING time at this beach house! It's clean, well appointed, and about a block from a beautiful, clean beach on a quiet street. Linda was SO kind and thoughtful. Because the weather had cooled a bit before our stay, she increased the temp of the heated pool so it would be comfortable when we arrived. Her attention to detail is apparent throughout the home, including a generous number of beach chairs and pool toys. A big plus for us - the house is also a block from a great seafood restaurant. We ordered dinner from the beach, walked to pick it up, and returned to the beach to watch the sunset. Overall, a great house for a small family near a great beach and several restaurants. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Charles, Missouri
5

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

No better place to stay!! All the amenities of home with a very relaxing atmosphere!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The pictures do not do this house justice!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the Labor Day holiday at Blue Parrot Cottage and we loved it! The pictures on VRBO are good but the house is completely impressed us. It's perfect for families and the area itself is a very family oriented location on 30A. With Beach access in walking distance and a private pool, we couldn't have asked for more. You are a quick ride to Seaside with fun shops and restaurants and there are other local places near the house that are equally amazing. Our only regret was not getting to spend more time there. We will definitely be back in 2018! Thank you so much for sharing your home with our family!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio
5

We are hooked on BPC

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing at Blue Parrot Cottage yearly since 2011 and we never tire of it. The house is the perfect size for our small family. The pool is beautiful and well maintained and the ocean is just a short walk away. The beach and ocean are breath taking. The owners are a pleasure to work with and always goes out of their way to make sure everything is perfect for our stay. The house is always pristine when we arrive. It is the perfect distance from many of the well known sites of Seaside, Grayton and Santa Rosa Beaches. I can not say enough about BPC, trust me, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McKinney, Texas
5

Wonderful as always!

  • 5 of 5

Our third time staying at the Blue Parrot, it was another perfect stay. This property and the owners are the best, never any issues and just perfect for our family of four. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tinley Park, IL
5

As usual this house was clean and well stocked with everything we needed in a beach vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

A great testimony to the Blue Parrot Cottage is that this was our fifth visit! We are never disappointed with our visits. The house is spotless and welcoming. The beaches are so white and the gulf is so clear. The private pool is a great perk after being on the beach each morning. You can relax on the rafts provided or read a book on the wrap around porch. The coastal breezes are wonderful. I still have not been to the stores in the area because we enjoy the outdoors our whole stay. I will tell you the house is conveniently located near many wonderful restaurants that we enjoy each year. Last and foremost, Linda is a terrific person who really wants you to enjoy her rental property. She is organized and attentive to your needs while you stay at the Blue Parrot Cottage. In fact, I can truly call her a long distance friend from the correspondence we have had over the years. My only complaint is that the next year's calendar fills up so quickly and we need to wait another year to visit beautiful Santa Rosa Beach. This house has become our favorite vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

The Red Bar
"People love this place, I am however indifferent! Cash only!"
Bud and Alley's
Watercolor Inn
Great Southern Cafe
Goatfeathers Seafood Market
"Restaurant and Fresh Seafood Market"
Gulf Place
"Coffee shop, restaurants, pharmacy, art booths and a variety of shops and boutiques."
Walmart Supercenter
"Categories: Shopping Department Stores Shopping Fashion Department Stores Food Grocery Shopp..."
Publix Super Market at South Walton
"2038 US Highway 98 W, Santa Rosa Beach, FL (850) 267-0582 () _ publix.com "
Starbucks -- CLOSED
Cafe Tango
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Stinky's Fish Camp
"Be prepared to wait in line........no reservations! Cash only, better get there early!"
Grayton General Store
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
Goatfeathers Seafood Market
"Restaurant and Fresh Seafood Market"
State Park Hiking Access
Cafe Thirty A
Vue on 30A
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
The Fresh Market
"Beautiful gourmet food!"
Crust Artisan Bakery
"Yummy!"
Mitchell's Fish Market - Sandestin
"Our New Favorite Place!!!"
Marlin Grill
Stinky's Fish Camp
"Be prepared to wait in line........no reservations! Cash only, better get there early!"
Pompano Joe's
Blue Parrot Cottage
Grayton Beach State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Parrot Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Goatfeathers
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf Place
Nearest Point of Interest
Walmart
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix
Car: recommended

Adjacent to Draper Lake

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Owner Administration $85
Cleaning $135
Tax Rate 11.0%

New 2018: Occupancy rates include accommodations for 5 guests with a 6 guest maximum. An additional fee of $50 per night for guest number 6 applies. Additional guest fee is not prorated.

Pool Heating on request only. Payment must be received with the balance payment 60 days in advance of check in. Rate is $35 per day; service calls for temperature adjustments are the responsibility of the mentor.
Winter Holiday Rate: Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year: $1595 weekly or $250 night min 4 nights.

Same Property owner: Please visit #30A "Sea You Soon" @ Inn at Gulf Place unit 209, 95 Laura Hamilton Blvd. Santa Rosa Beach Fl. 32459

https://www.vrbo.com/1118256 for other properties 817-701-5225

Properties may be booked together if a third bedroom or additional space is required. Separate rates apply in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.