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Dino DeNicola

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

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

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

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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.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dino DeNicola (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 50 traveler reviews

Happy Mermaid-1 Story Cottage on 30A-Free WiFi-Short Walk to Beach-Great Rates
average rating of 4.9 based on 50 reviews

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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Amazing property!!!!! Very well worth it

  • 5 of 5

The property is located in a fantastic place in Santa Rosa - walking distance to 2 private swimming pools in the vicinity and very close to about 5 lovely clean beaches. The property is close to shopping, restaurants (fine dining and fast food) and an outlet mall. The property was very clean, serene and modern. Was actually above my expectation. I will recommend this property to any family wanting to go on vacation in Santa Rosa or even Destin. We drove to Destin for an afternoon.

I'm definitely going back!!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

College friends met up and stayed here. So perfect for us 57 yr olds - all on one level. Very comfortable, clean and decorated cool. I want to go back to this quaint beach cottage!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Happy Mermaid is very cheery and bright, relaxing location within walking to beaches & shops

  • 5 of 5

We have two little boys and loved staying in the house. The boys could play in the front drive way and we were able to go to the pool across the street when the beach wasn't a possibility ( two days were red flag). We also enjoyed listing the the birds and frogs in the back pond, it was very relaxing to sit out there in the morning and at night. We grilled almost every night, we had the best seafood that way! We did walk to the beach a few times but ended up driving after that since our smallest wasn't up for the walk back after a few hours in the sun. I was also happy to find out both beaches have life guards on duty. There are a few restaurants and shops near by but we spent most of our time at the beach. There is a beautiful state park we explored one day ( on the way to seaside). Destin was not far(20-30 mins.) and had a nice afternoon there on the Harborwalk.

Our family had a great stay at the Happy Mermaid and we would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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

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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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