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Beautiful New Construction! 4BR, 4 1/2 BA W/Gulf View !!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Welcome to the 'SOUTHERN SHELL' your 'home' away from 'home!' A lovely cottage-style home just a brief stroll to the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast Enjoy a cocktail or read a book on one of the two stunning balconies this tastefully decorated 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home features as the delightful Florida breezes soothe and relax you and yours. Venture down to the beautiful, white sand beaches featuring on-duty lifeguards, covered picnic and BBQ area plus changing room with showers and bathrooms all there for your convenience. You can even take advantage of the private beach chair and umbrella service offered to guests for a small fee.

Hungry? Walk across the street to Goatfeathers, a local favorite, for a good meal or purchase some delicious seafood from their fantastic fish market and prepare it in your beautiful, new kitchen or BBQ grill. Everything needed to create a lovely dining experience is at your disposal - including designer plates and dishes to lovely wine glasses and champagne flutes. You will want for nothing!

Fantastic boutiques and cafes are just a short stroll away at Gulf Place, an outdoor shopping and dining experience. Outdoor dining is offered at many of the featured restaurants and exquisite clothing, jewelry, and gifts fill the unique shops and boutiques just a short walk away. Come and visit with us once at the 'SOUTHERN SHELL' an you will visit for life!!!


More Details

Tracy Battaglini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Tracy Battaglini

Our family traveled around the state and just fell in love with the Emerald Coast. We were blessed to find such good people to help us in building our 'dream home.' We hope you enjoy it as much as we do when we visit.

Tracy Battaglini purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Tracy Battaglini chose South Walton

The white, baby powder fine beaches against the emerald green Gulf just takes our breath away. It is truly God's paradise on Earth.

What makes this cottage unique

One of our family's favorite this gs to do while vacationing at 'Southern Shell is to stroll down to the beach to watch the su set and then to hunt for crabs with our flashlights. The kids just get the biggest kick out of it and it is great quality family time for free!!!


Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • Every bedroom has its own full sized bathroom w/ beautiful appointments.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautifully decorated cottage-style home with lovely balcony off of master suite w/gulf views! XBOX available for the kids along with private TVs in every bedroom, lovely second floor balcony opens off of the living room/dining room to allowing for easy relaxation from the gorgeous florida breezes. Lifeguards available on beach during main season as well as beach chairs and umbrellas


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful New Construction! 4BR, 4 1/2 BA W/Gulf View !!!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 39 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a house for our summer vacations, and even though the house changed owners 2 wks before we arrive, everything was as pictured and better. We had a party of 13. Ten adults, two teenagers and one child. We had plenty of room to spread out when we got on each others nerves.(LOL)The new owners added wifi to make are vacation even better. The amenities were great, we had everything we needed for anything cooking we did. We were in walking distance to two great beaches, the closest was a 5 min walk, the other about 15 mins across from Gulf Place. Goatfeathers, a ice cream shop and bike rental was right across the street from the house. This stretch of Santa Rosa was so BEAUTIFUL and not even too congested considering it was 4th of July week we stayed. The 3 things I would upgrade would be: the washer and dryer, I think they have had there days; the televisions are way to small, hard to see from the bed and watch movies. I know you are not there to watch TV but for those of us who do I like TV, a bigger TV would have been nice and lastly, maybe put some curtains on the blinds to keep the beautiful sunlight out at 6 in the morning. We had some older people in our party and the bright sun was a little bothersome. Other and those few things the house and location was amazing!!! The pictures don't do this house justice, it's much bigger and roomier than the pictures show. The extra refrigerator in the garage was awesome for extra storage for food and drinks. Their was even extra beach toys for the kids and chairs for you to sit out in the yard in. I thought I would miss not having a pool but honestly, I didn't even notice unless someone brought it up or we saw a house with a pool. By the time we came from the beach or other activities, we were to tired to swim even if we had a pool. We certainly got our fair share of water so you will not miss to having that pool, unless you are a die hard swimmer. I would stay here again anytime as well as recommend it to everyone! I wanted to cry when we were leaving, but as the saying goes "until next year"!!!! Thank you so much for allowing us to share you home this summer for our family vacation, it truly made this one of the best family vacations we have every had!! I hope other families make as many memories as we did staying in your home!!!

Rosemary and Family!!


  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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las vegas nevada

One of our best family Vacays...ever.

  • 5 of 5

Where to start? The house is beautiful! Location is less than a 5 minute walk to a great beach. The area has just enough to keep you busy and still be able to relax. It has just been taken over by new owners/property manager and they are super involved and attentive!! All the amenities you need are there for you. Bedrooms and bathrooms for all plus a guest bathroom..

We spent a great week with 3 adult boys boating, jet skiing, snorkeling, paddle boarding and just swimming and hanging at the beach. 30A is gorgeous!! Your family no matter the age will love it. Your are just a quick drive from all the other fun like the Bay, Crab Island and great restaurants like Boshamps!!

Take a chance on this area and this won't regret it!!! Have a wonderful time.

Thanks Nic and the Oversee Team!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great beach house, very close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with another couple, their baby, and our pooch and we just loved the beach house. Very spacious, and enough room for privacy. Everything was clean, convenient and cozy. Everything seemed to work well. The beach is a short walk away, right across the street and it's a lovely stretch of beach. It is also within great proximity to restaurants, shops, bike rentals, etc. but is far enough away from the high rise hotels that it feels like a very safe, somewhat quite family area, which we all appreciated. We would recommend this home to families or couples traveling together.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taylor Mill, KY

It's been better

  • 3 of 5

No wifi, which is was a problem because I am taking online classes. The owner wasn't even willing to fix the problem and didn't tell me until day of check in. The day of the check in the cleaning lady was there over an hour after check in. I get that the last people that rented it trashed the place, but some warning would have been nice. Sitting in a car with kids after driving 11 hours wasn't pleasant. Then the dryer stopped working and we had to plan a half of a day waiting for them to bring a new one. We've stayed here before ands had a better experience. Seems like the owners need to do some TLC. Ice make in fridge not working, legs on chairs wobbly, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Stay with my friends was great but the owner was not so much and I was mislead!

  • 1 of 5

Me and my friends stayed at the home from April 1st-8th 2017 and we were so pumped for this trip so when we get to the home at 4:00 p.m as that is the check in time, the house was not at all that clean, some of the beds had sand on them and we found a nerf gun hidden behind the couch and we find some Doritos chips under the dinning table. Now that wasn't the problem of why i gave my review a one star but it was for the fact that the posting misleads a traveler. One of the first things we noticed is that there was no Xbox at all and there was no WI-FI in the home at all (for those who can't see where it says Wi-Fi on the posting, it is because it showed up on the phone app and this is what it reads. "Southern Shell offers Wi-Fi to all guest. the Wi-Fi system is a Verizon jet-pack which is located on the kitchen counter. The password is on the back. Please do not remove the Wi-Fi system from the kitchen counter.") So I attempted to contact Tracy, which took about 6-7 tries as she forwarded my calls and sometimes picked up and put the phone to side and i can hear talking in the back ground. So the first time I was actually able to talk to Tracy, she explained that the Xbox and Wi-fi was driving her bills up, so she removed the items, I would have been fine if that was in the description of the listing. I called her back another time after looking at her listing again to double check and i found so no evidence of her writing that they were taken out, so I explained to her that a lot of us had no service (T-mobile has no service in this area or barely any) and that we would like this resolved as I work off my laptop and some of us had school work to do and so she explained that there was no way to give us Wi-Fi and that she could credit us back $100, which i still have not seen, and so I explained that is fine but we'd much rather prefer the Wifi and that what she is doing is misleading and false advertising on her listing and then she hung up on me. In the end me and my friend made do and we had fun but I also filed a report with Homeaway about this situation and I would have given this review a 2 maybe 2.5 if that was possible, but because of the owners treatment towards me and being mislead about this home, this gets a 1 star and for those who are planning to stay here, know that she takes forever to respond through the homeaway app and that you should have her confirm with you in messaging that everything is there as promised.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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October Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. Location is great, very close to beach. Definitely an easy walk. Perfect accommodations for couples. Great access to bikes and bike paths. We have already recommended 30A and this location to friends. Tracy was prompt to reply and resolve any concerns.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest

Lovely local restaurants and cafes offer outdoor dining within walking distance, many local artists and musicians add flavor to the many seasonal events held through out the year. Many local boutiques offer unique and stylish clothing to the area. Just a short ride to local movie theatre and amusement park for the kids as well as great outlet shopping for the big kids!,,,


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Beautiful home offered at great rate, cleaning fee included in our rates as well

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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