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75 yards to beach, Community Pool and Lake access, 2 King Suites

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

'Heart of Palms' in the gated, Gulf front community of Old Florida Beach is a quiet retreat for both families and older guests. Just 30 yards from the Community Swimming Pool, 50 yards to the dock on Draper Lake and 100 yards from the luxuriously wide Beach.

Professionally decorated with all new Chef's Kitchen, Two Master King Bedrooms (1st floor and 2nd floor), Four Bathrooms - Master with jetted tub, rainfall shower in second Master. The first floor has one Master (King) with jetted whirlpool tub/shower and second bedroom (twin beds which can be made into a King for a total of three kings) and separate full bath. Chef's kitchen with all appliances and marble counters is fully equipped for the gourmet cook. Time saving family-sized washer and dryer is on first floor off of the kitchen.

The second floor has another Master Bedroom (King) with walk-in rainfall shower and french doors to covered balcony. An additional large bedroom has four twins (two singles and one bunk bed) with full bath. From the second floor hallway, step out to the wrap-around mostly covered deck where sunbathers can lounge in the sun or families can share a meal or a nap under the tin-roofed deck. View sunsets over the Gulf from this vantage point.

Nearby, walk to favorite local restaurants: Goatfeathers with local seafood market or Cafe Tango. Just down the road on 30-A, walk or bike to Gulf Place shopping center for more restaurants, ice cream, clothing stores, wine shop or pharmacy. A bike path connects all of the communities along highway 30-A including Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton Beach. The outlets of Sandestin are only 15 minutes drive from here. Golfers may play at the Santa Rosa Beach and Golf Club only 1.4 miles away and other golf courses nearby.

For the nature lover, Draper Lake Preserve edges along the Old Florida Beach neighborhood and has a dock just 5 houses down the street from which you may fish or launch a canoe. Only three other areas in the world have these 'coastal dune lakes' that connect to the ocean through the sand dunes. This shallow channel makes a safe area where young children can play for hours in very shallow water.

The new Northwest Florida Beaches airport (ECP) is an easy 30 minutes away and Destin/Ft. Walton (VPS) is 40 minutes away.

Keywords: 4 Bed, 4 Bath house, Private Street, South of 30A, Beaches of South Walton, House, Cottage

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Harriet Bradley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2016
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About Harriet Bradley

We have both been coming to beaches on the Gulf from our home in Kentucky all of our lives. Guy is a commercial banker and real estate investor and Harriet has retired from owning her own catering business for over 28 years. We both enjoy entertaining people in our home and love creating places for our family and friends to gather. We have two grown children, three grandchildren and an 14 year old son who came along in our early middle years.

Harriet Bradley purchased this house in 2012

Why Harriet Bradley chose South Walton

We wanted a permanent place near our grown children. Our daughter and granddaughter live nearby and our oldest son and his family live in Birmingham. Seems we were renting bigger and bigger homes and finally decided it would be a good investment to buy our own place in Santa Rosa. This is not just a rental unit property for us. It is our home at the beach and so we've put in the amenities and quality appliances and beds that we are used to in our main residence. I've always said that I wouldn't want to stay in a vacation place that wasn't as nice as my own home. It wouldn't be much of a vacation in that case!

What makes this house unique

Old Florida Beach is quiet, being over three blocks south of the main road, Hwy 30-A, is protected on one side by Draper Lake preserve and is gated to keep traffic away. Children can easily move around the neighborhood like we used to do as kids. The beach is very wide here and the lake with dock makes for fun hours of fishing or just sitting and viewing the sunlight on the dunes.


based on 22 traveler reviews

75 yards to beach, Community Pool and Lake access, 2 King Suites
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Callie N

  • 5 of 5

Awesome well

Kept home

Close to beach

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We look forward to hosting y'all again sometime.
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the beach house! So pretty and comfortable. Very spacious and so close to the beach! The area was gated and quiet. Loved the fact we could walk to ice cream shop and nearby restaurants. My first time to this area but we all fell in love with house and area. Very close to seaside too. The grilling area needed attention. There was a Green Egg and gas grill. Not sure who is responsible for keeping clean but we were able to clean the gas grill good enough to use it. The Green Egg needed much more attention and there were only dirty utensils left there. But overall it was a great vacation! We would go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the heads up on the grills. We will make sure those get cleaned and inspected more thoroughly. I'm so glad you all liked the house and our neighborhood! We look forward to hosting ya'll again! Best regards, The Bradleys
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cumming, ga

Great house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this property. We love the beautiful interior, well equipped kitchen, and short walk to the beach or community pool.

The owner is a joy to work with and on site maintenance team was prompt and polite.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frisco, TX


  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the area, and second to this specific community. We absolutely loved your home. It was extremely comfortable and absolutely beautifully done with attention paid to every interior detail from the beautiful kitchen, comfortable couch and beds, to the BGE to grill ( we have one at home and my husband was thrilled), art work, fans, rugs etc. Feels like a home, and not just a beach cottage thrown together for renters. We have rented homes every year through vrbo throughout the US and Mexico, and this was the nicest home we have ever stayed at. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We love it that you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon!
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Tyrone, Georgia

A great place to be!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for providing my family (children and grandchildren) with a wonderful week at your home in Santa Rosa. The home was just as it was described "a home away from home"-spacious, comfortable and inviting. Loved the furnishings, from the rugs to the long table in the kitchen, which was perfect for the family. The community itself was very hospitable, which made our stay even more enjoyable. We have enjoyed Santa Rosa for over 15 years but I can say that this year was one of the very best!! Thanks again and hope to see you next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for renting from us! We look forward to having you back next year. Best regards, Harriet
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Knoxville, TN

MJ-Knoxville, TN

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this house! It was well decorated. Unlike most rental homes, it had much nicer furnishings and touches. It had great kitchen appliances, too! It was quite close to the beach walk, and the beach was beautiful! I think this is the nicest home we've rented in this area thus far.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this great review! Hope to have you back sometime soon!
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Great Yoga nearby, Concierge Services available, Transportation services available for shuttling to airports or for nights of wining and dining without worry.


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Autumn 2016
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Break 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $290 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Upstairs - toilet , shower , Large walk in Waterfall and handheld showers. Marble Vanity.
    Bathroom - Downstairs - toilet , shower , Full guest bath next to downstairs 2nd bedroom.
    Bathroom - Bunk room Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bath within upstairs 'bunk room'
    Master Bath - Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Whirlpool and Air jet functions. Shower head with hand unit
  • There is also an outdoor shower by the back entrance.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - Downstairs - 2 twin/ single , Twins are convertible to King. Full Bath next to bedroom.
    Master Suite - Downstairs - 1 king , Downstairs Master Suite with whirlpool tub and shower
    Master Suite - Upstairs - 1 king , Upstairs Master Suite with Waterfall Walk-in Shower
    Bedroom 4 - 'Bunk Room' Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Lg room w/full bath 2 Twins convertible to King & 1 bunkbed
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6) Twins can be converted to a King in two bedrooms for a total of 4 Kings. One Bunkbed in room with a set of convertible twins.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Community Swimming Pool, Community Dock on Lake, Jetted Tub,

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