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Happy Mermaid-1 Story Cottage on 30A-Free WiFi-Short Walk to Beach-Great Rates

53 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located between Seaside and Destin in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Happy Mermaid is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage that is part of a small neighborhood of only 75 cottage style homes called Old Florida Village, on the north side of 30A. A community pool directly across a private drive makes keeping tabs on those loved ones especially convenient and beach access is a short stroll (approximately 550 yards or .3 mile).

The property has a nice covered front porch that leads into the main living area which has a 40' flat screen HD TV, DVD & sleeper sofa. Queen bedroom, 32' flat screen HD TV & private bath. Dining area seats 6. Kitchen has granite counter-tops, stainless appliances & small bar. Laundry room with stacked washer/dryer. There is bedroom with 2 twin beds & shared bath. Another queen bedroom with shared bath.

Covered back porch overlooks natural preserve with small lake.

Old Florida Village is just a short ten-minute drive to Silversands factory outlet mall as well as all the family and adult activities of Sandestin. Across the street is Goatfeathers, a great seafood restaurant, and other great restaurants, shopping boutiques, summer concerts, artist fairs and continuous entertainment options at gulf place which is just a short walk. The quaint villages of Grayton Beach, watercolor, and seaside are just 4-8 miles down the beach highway. Old Florida Village is ideally situated within a quarter mile of 2 public beach accesses with clean public facilities and plenty of parking.

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

Dino DeNicola
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Dino DeNicola

We first heard about this area by reading an article in Coastal Living magazine in 2010. We didn’t get a chance to visit until June 2012. We immediately fell in love with the area, particularly the sugar white sand beaches, and decided we had to have our own place in the area. By the end of the summer of 2012 we fell in love and purchased “Happy Mermaid”. It is our pleasure to offer our cottage as 'home' to vacationing families. We take great pride in our property and we are pleased when our guests have a wonderful experience staying in our home.

Dino DeNicola purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Dino DeNicola chose South Walton

We selected 'Old Florida Village' because of its wonderful location and appeal to families! It is close to everything but not commercial or congested like the more urban areas. Traffic on 30-A is slow and easy! We hope it stays that way for a very long time.

What makes this cottage unique

As we mentioned earlier we take great care in our cottage and keep it impeccably maintained. It is wonderfully appointed and tastefully decorated. The cottage is immediately across the street from one of the two neighborhood pools. The best part is the cottage is within walking distance to two public beach accesses so you don’t have to worry about finding parking on those busy beach days.


based on 53 traveler reviews

Happy Mermaid-1 Story Cottage on 30A-Free WiFi-Short Walk to Beach-Great Rates
average rating of 4.90566 based on 53 reviews

The Happy Mermaid was beautiful! couldn't have been any nicer!

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Happy mermaid & plan to come back next summer - hopefully twice. The area was beautiful, very quiet & well kept. My husband & I enjoyed walking through the Old Florida Village every morning & relaxing on the porch in the afternoons. Access to the beach was so easy & I loved having the clean restrooms right there.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was perfect for our little family. It had everything we needed, and was set in a beautiful community. The pool is right across the street, and the beach is in walking distance. Also, a few restaurants that we were able to walk to. Would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Happy Mermaid was a nice clean home. Convenient location on Hwy 30A at a great price.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, convenient to the pool and beach. Perfect for a family get away.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay tremendously. We really like the Santa Rosa beach area and all that it has to offer. The booking, payment, check in and out process was simple. The owners checked in on us to make sure that we were enjoying our stay. We would definitely recommend Happy Mermaid to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home. Bedrooms a bit small. Great community.

  • 4 of 5

Happy Mermaid is a bright welcoming home. 2nd & 3rd bedrooms are a bit tight.

Interior is bright & well furnished. Enjoyed lazy nights on front porch & family meals prepared in the well-equipped kitchen and served on the large central dinning table.

Old Florida Village is our favorite home-away-from-home. Close to beach, great restaraunts (Goatfeathers & Stinky's are our favorites), & two great pools.

Greatly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was beautiful and so cute!! Very clean!! I will suggest this cottage to others I love it

  • 5 of 5

I love this cottage and highly recommend!!! And the owner was wonderful to work with!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 2016 - Nov 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 6 2016 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Value Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Discount
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2017 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.5%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedrom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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