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

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


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 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, 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.


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

Linda Bapst
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 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 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

Hi Linda, this is Barbie Rogers at your beautiful home rental 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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Gulfview Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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, 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 95 reviews
Cincinnati, OH

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Blue Parrot Cottage. The house is in meticulous condition but still very comfortable and we felt right at home. Perfect location for a quick walk to the beach or for ice cream. The private pool is super clean and HUGE comparered to other private pools in the area. Thank you Linda for being so easy to work with and for caring so much about your home. We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

BPC is perfectly located and Linda is great to work with. Had a great first family trip with our 8 month old and it was the perfect place for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Casey, it was a pleasure hosting your family! Until the next time stay well! Linda
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Didn't want to leave...

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (3 year old + 1 year old) had a great time staying at the Blue Parrot Cottage!!!

We used the pool every morning and afternoon with time at the beach during mid day. Linda had full utensils and appliances ready to use in the kitchen and she provided plenty of beach chairs and pool toys for our kiddos.

We loved living in paradise for the week and already looking to next year to find a week to come back again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ryan we welcome you home any time!!!!! Best...Linda
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay, very comfortable as usual. Gorgeous beach!!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mandi Thank you so much! I'm so grateful that we share great times in that little house!! July is around the corner.... no beach towels needed! Hugs linda
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  • 5 of 5

As advertised. Beds and pillows were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with necessary dinnerware and cookware. The pictures are accurate.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is "as advertised"! Well appointed, CLEAN (and I'm talking about people who are big on, love the smell of bleach, clean!), great extras with the beach chairs and pool accessories. Everything was great. Arrival was easy, equal distance from the house to the beach or the ice cream shop. There is nothing to worry will not regret this place one bit! The only thing we didn't realize was the pool is at the bottom of the stairs. When we arrived I thought that was going to be a big wasn't even a little deal! Pool area is adequately private...not secluded, but not out in the open for the whole world to see you. Easy walk to the beach which was not at all busy. We will absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your compliments! We try really hard to make guest experiences happy and seamless! I am a clean freak so THANK YOU!!! My gal is the best and that is hard to find. Yes, with the cottage built on pilings, it is not unlike a two storey house! So glad you had a great visit. We welcome you home anytime! Warmest wishes Linda ~
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The Red Bar
"People love this place, I am however indifferent! Cash only!"
Bud and Alley's
Great Southern Cafe
Goatfeathers Restaurant
"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 () _ "
Starbucks -- CLOSED
Cafe Tango
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Stinky's Fish Camp
"Be prepared to wait in reservations! Cash only, better get there early!"
Grayton General Store
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
Goatfeathers 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
Mitchell's Fish Market - Sandestin
"Our New Favorite Place!!!"
Marlin Grill
Stinky's Fish Camp
"Be prepared to wait in reservations! Cash only, better get there early!"
Pompano Joe's
Blue Parrot Cottage
Grayton Beach State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Parrot Cottage
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Gulf Place
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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
Aug 26 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Owner Administration $85
Cleaning $135
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please visit #30A "Sea You Soon" @ Inn at Gulf Place unit 209, 95 Laura Hamilton Blvd. Santa Rosa Beach Fl. 32459 for other properties 817-701-5225

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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