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Comfy clean cottage mins to 30A & Destin beaches. Family friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Off the beach in a serene country setting 6 minutes to 30A beaches. Located in the middle of all the 30A and Destin attractions. 15 minutes to either Seaside or Destin and only 30 minutes to Panama City Beach. This three bedroom, 2 bath, outdoor shower, small dog friendly home is beautifully decorated and offered for an incredible family friendly price. This cottage features two couches w/a sleeper sofa in one, queen blow up and a huge outdoor living area for a big family to be together for a great vacation. TV's in living room and all bedrooms and free WiFi. 50' smart tv with wifi in living room, 32' Smart TV in Master. Full service kitchen with stainless appliances. Plush king mattress in master bedroom. The other two bedrooms have queen beds. Plenty of beach gear including: 6 beach chairs two umbrellas, sand toys , floats, grill w/fire starter. Just pack a suit, a couple of changes of clothing (Washer, dryer and washing setups provided) to enjoy a great vacation with family and friends!!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gail Cowden
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Gail Cowden

We are business owners who love to vacation and make memories with our family, friends, small dog, and granddogs .

Gail Cowden purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gail Cowden chose South Walton

Love the rural location that is so close to Destin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Panama City Beach. Great size lot to let the kids and family dog to have a great vacation. We like to cook out, sit around the fire pit and play music. This cottage is the perfect place for family get togethers when you do not have to worry about being too loud but so close to beach, dining and shopping.

What makes this cottage unique

Bring your boat or RV Bring property. Sidewalks on Chat Holly to walk or ride bikes.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Comfy clean cottage mins to 30A & Destin beaches. Family friendly!
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful vacation!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was beautiful. It had all the amenities that our family of 4 needed. The property had a big fenced in yard which was perfect to let our 4 year old and our 15 month old out and run around as we sat on the nice porches. The 3 bedrooms were perfect. The small kitchen was perfect for us to enjoy breakfast and lunch at the house almost everyday before heading out to town. The living room was very roomy & cozy. The cottage wasn't far from anything that we wanted to do. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thanks for the review. Love to work with such lovely families. I love that my home is a part of their family memories. I hope to host you and your family again soon.
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here!! It was adorable and plenty of space for 7 people. Everything was as described and only about 5 mins from the beach. Gail was very responsive to questions.My family would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking to to review my home. I would love to have you guys back anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage, convenient to beach, restaurants. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for review our cottage, we truly appreciate your time and comments. Please come to see us at this or one of our other gulf coast properties.
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wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family vacation. The pictures do not do the cottage justice. The house was clean on arrival, had everything we needed. We worried about having 8 people to shower, but had hot water for all. Loved Santa Rosa Beach, close enough to Destin and Panama Beach City. Will definitely try to use this location again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Honeymoon Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this cottage very much. the location was nice being a short drive down to the beach, where the public beach access had ample parking and facilities. The other direction is just as close to the bay which is nice to see as well. Easy drive to Destin, where you have great attractions, restaurants, worth spending the day before retreating back to the quiet cottage. We enjoyed the Dolphin cruise, Margarittaville,and the Marina. Also, a great little fresh seafood market just a mile or two from the cottage on 98. Also had a great dining experience at Louis,Louis which is also close by. The cottage was roomy and comfortable and extremely well stocked with plenty of kitchen utensils,towels,beach umbrella and chairs,and everything well thought out. Would love to come back for another vacation here. We prefer to stay off the beaten path and take short drives around to see everything rather than pay double the price for oceanfront accomodations.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As you highlight our cottage location, although not a walk to the beach, it is a short drive and close to many other beaches and local destinations. Yet secluded enough for couples and families to share relaxing, quiet time together. Thanks so much for the review.
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Perfectly cozy and adorable!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We were so impressed with Sunshine Cottage! It was so cozy and pretty! We came for a quiet anniversary celebration weekend and it didn't dissapoint! We brought our dogs and they had just as much fun as us! The house is close to the well-known 30-A area and beach which was absolutely beautiful! We can't wait to come back here! Thank you Gail for making everything so easy for us!! :)

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Panama City–Bay County International Airport (PFN)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fire at Gulf Place
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Sandestin Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Us 98
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Elmo's Grill
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gulf Place at Santa Rosa Beach
Car: necessary

Close to Cessna Landing , Boat launch, play ground. Beaches, dining and shopping of 30-A and Sandestin within 15 minutes away. Private pet friendly country home Conveniently located between Panama City Beach and Destin.


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 22 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017-18
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Insuranc $59
Pet Fee $75
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Smoking is allow in outdoor areas but guests are responsible for disposing of the cigarette butts. Pets are allowed with approval but both have to be cleaned up after or be charged an additional $50 cleaning fee. Pet Fee add $15 a day for pet up to $50 Maximum per week. For Second pet add $5 more a day up to $75 maximum per week . Not declaring pet prior to arrival could result in guest being asked to leave the rental without any refund on unused nights. Monthly rentals the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
REFUND POLICY: Full refund if paid for with an e-check and cancel 30 days prior to arrival. Full Refund less a $30 cancellation fee if paid for with a credit card and cancelled within 30 days.

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Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Spacious master w/ double sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Extra large Jill & Jill bathroom w/ ample towels.
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Hotel style plush mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Blow up mattress
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Beach chairs, some beach toys and umbrellas provided

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