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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

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

Hi Linda,

Your rental was perfect. I have been using VRBO for over seven years and yours was by far the best! Not only was the place well equipped and clean but your involvement with the customer was outstanding. I can't thank you enough!


Sep 2016
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

Local Favorite 'Blue Parrot Cottage' South of 30-A/Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 88 reviews

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great location. This place has everything you need!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelley I look forward to your emails each year. Thank you for making BPC your homevawsy from home. Hugs Linda ~
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Litchfield County Connecticut

Always s great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, great location.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. I enjoyed our day together. It is hard to imagine how many years have passed. We are so grateful for your continued loyalty to BPC, "our" little house. Linda ~
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  • 5 of 5

Hats off to Linda, who is very good at this and does a fantastic job! Everything you might need is there, including comfy beach chairs, umbrellas and pool toys. BPC is very welcoming and relaxing. House is super clean. Always love seeing BPC on my wifi list. We are up to 28 perfect sunsets at BPC over the years and can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both, it is always a pleasure having you. You are the extended family I have been missing home is always open to you. Love you...Linda
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An oasis

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Parrot Cottage was a wonderful place for our vacation. We would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we hope to see you again. Best, Linda
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Cleveland, Ohio

Best week of the year

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying at Blue Parrot for many years. No other vacation destination lives up to this paradise. The house is always in excellent condition. The pool is perfect. You can't beat the location - walking distance to the beautiful beach, ice cream shop, Goat Feather's fish market and Local Catch. Everything you need, all within a few minute walk. The owner is always quick to address any questions or concerns. We plan to stay here for years to come! We absolutely love it.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jen you know I consider you family after all these years! Thank you for your continued confidence in us! See you in August....hugs...Linda
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Blue Parrot Cottage has it all!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Blue Parrot Cottage and it is by far our favorite beach getaway! Blue Parrot Cottage is perfect for those looking to escape the crowd. The house is an easy 1 block walk from the beautiful beach, and the owners kindly provide beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. for use at the beach. The bike path can be accessed directly at the foot of the cottage and the private pool is the greatest luxury after a day at the beach or biking/running on the bike path. The cottage is spacious, clean, and comfortable with an awesome balcony porch and outdoor grill. Coffee and dining shops are also easily accessible by foot or bike. Once you experience Blue Parrot Cottage, you will want to return again and again!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa thank you so much for your kind words. It was wonderful to have you back! Until the next time keep in touch! Linda
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Car: recommended

Adjacent to Draper Lake


Rates & Availability

Gulfview Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Fall 2016
Aug 12 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

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

Cancellation fee applies. 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.

An excess water surcharge of $100 will be imposed for those adding water to cool the pool.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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