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Upscale Cottage on 30A! Summer is filling up Fast! Book your vacation Now!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

All inclusive weekly rates! Rent Directly from an Owner who Cares!

Fancy Free---A Luxury Florida Cottage in Beautiful Santa Rosa Beach --High-speed secure wireless Internet Access,Pet Friendly small dogs only!! Fancy Free is owner managed. Deal directly with the owner who is quick to respond to any of your needs. 'This is my second home and it is important to me that you are happy!'

Located between Seaside and Destin in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Fancy Free is a 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath cottage that is part of a small Family Oriented neighborhood of only 75 cottage style homes called Old Florida Village. A community pool a couple of houses down makes keeping tabs on those loved ones especially convenient, and beach access is a short walk (.4 mile).

This 'Smoke-Free' Florida Cottage-style home features clapboard siding, a tin roof and 4 covered porches. Morning coffee and gentle sea breezes can be enjoyed in comfortable outdoor furniture off the private porches. The cottage is professionally furnished and decorated with overstuffed casual yet elegant furnishings that create a classy Caribbean beach ambience. The cottage comfortably sleeps 8 with one King bed, one Queen,and a twin over full bunk with trundle.

Our location is convenient to fine dining like Bud and Alleys and The Pizza Bar in Seaside, Criollas in Grayton Beach, and Stinky's in Dune Allen, and Fish out of Water in Watercolor as well as funky dining with great jazz at Picolos and the Red Bar in Grayton Beach. We are within walking distance to Gulf Place with boutique shops, outdoor dining, bike rentals, Sunday night concerts on the green and ice cream at Miss Lucilles Gossip Parlor. The Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club is also nearby with two holes overlooking the Gulf as well as gulf front dining. Eighteen miles of bike paths along the beach and coastal dune lakes make exercise a fun and interesting event. The largest designer outlet mall in the country is a 10 minute drive in San Destin.

Large TVs and DVDs for movies in all bedrooms and the living room provide a nice respite after the sun and surf of the day. For those interested in cyber-surfing, Fancy Free has high speed wireless internet connection. A Sony Play Station keeps even the most rambunctious entertained for hours

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We accept small dogs (under 25 pounds) but please, no cats for owner health reasons.


Security Deposit is due within 5 days of making reservation. Full rental amount + Cleaning, taxes, and pet fee if applicable is due 30 days prior to occupancy.

Cancellations must be made 90 days prior to arrival for refund of deposit less the administration fee. If you book within 90 days of your arrival date, you will have two weeks from the time you make the reservation to cancel with a full refund of your deposit less the administration fee. If you cancel after final payment has been made and if we are able to re-rent the property, your rental fees and deposit will be refunded less the administration fee of $25.


Refunds will not be given for late arrivals or early departures. If hurricanes or other extreme weather conditions occur the County Emergency Management Offices of North West Florida in conjunction with the National Weather Service may issue a mandatory evacuation notice. Only at that time, will refunds be pro-rated from the time of your departure. If no evacuation notice is issued by either of these government agencies and you choose to leave before the end of your reservation or to cancel because of the potential threatening weather, neither refund nor compensation will be made.

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Susan Jacobsohn
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Susan Jacobsohn

The best place that I can be is at the beach.

Susan Jacobsohn purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Susan Jacobsohn chose South Walton

After visiting many many beaches in the US we came to The Beaches of South Walton on an anniversay getaway in 1998. 2 months later we owned a place in Destin. In 2005 we decided to look for a larger place that we could really spend more time enjoying. We have been in love with Santa Rosa Beach ever since. It is our favorite place to be!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for choosing Fancy Free as your beach vacation destination! I am the owner and I would like to invite you to leave your comments on this page for others that might be interested in renting Fancy Free. All feedback is welcome! As the owner, I will do everything I can to ensure that your stay is pleasant! Thanks again! susan
Apr 2009
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Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor Bedroom with Full Bath and private porch
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk, Twin over Full with Trundle
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) our bunks are full on bottom, twin on top with a twin trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
pool toys, beach chairs,games,


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Upscale Cottage on 30A! Summer is filling up Fast! Book your vacation Now!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Fabulous for sun, fun & serenity!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic! Beautifully furnished, comfortable, sun lit rooms, spotlessly clean! Across the street from the beach, close to great restaurants & shopping! Nice having two pools for kids of all ages. Lovely place to relax!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Joanne. I strive to make my home a comfortable place for renters to vacation in a beautiful environment . I'm glad that we met your expectations and hope to welcome you back next year! Susan Jacobsohn
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Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Fancy Free! The house was extremely well kept, homey, and had everything we could possibly need! The house was perfect for our weekend vacation to just a enjoy a few relaxing days on the beach! The area was very cute and enjoyable to walk around each morning! We were able to enjoy our coffee on the balcony each morning and take in the area! We couldn't have asked for better weather when we were down there! The beach access was very easy to get too and super convenient! Not a far walk and could also drive just a short few seconds to get there! There are plenty of eateries and shops close by that made it fun for us to enjoy a night out of yummy seafood! We will DEFINITELY be coming back to Fancy Free! The owner is very easy to talk to and makes it the easiest for you with anything you need!! Would recommend to anyone who is wanted a relaxing, fun, enjoyable trip to the beach!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review Mary Kate! I strive to make our home a stress free place for your vacation. We will be happy to welcome you and your family back anytime! Susan Jacobsohn
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Thanksgiving 2016

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed spending family time at Fancy Free for Thanksgiving! It was very quiet and relaxing! This house was clean and well stocked with cooking utensils! My son left his Chromecast connected to the tv. The owner mailed it to us! Thanks so much! The house was perfect for us! The weather was awesome! We love this area and have stayed many times, but this was our first Thanksgiving at the beach! Beach access is very convenient. We loved shopping in Destin on Black Friday! We plan on the same trip for next year! I would definitely recommend Fancy Free!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words, Kathy! I strive to make our renters stay as easy and effortless as possible. I will look forward to welcoming you and your family back next year! Susan
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Beach trip 2016

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this trip. The place we stayed and the neighborhood it was in was perfect. We were able to bring our fur babies and enjoy them playing in the sand as well as our children!!! We plan on the same trip for next year !! We loved fancy free!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words Ellen. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that Fancy Free met all of your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future. Susan
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Want to have a great trip with family, and in a place that's pooch friendly. This is it! Quiet and relaxed, and plenty of safety for the kids to ride their bikes. The place was perfect- clean, big and in a location convenient to everything in SRB.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Ted! So glad that you enjoyed your time at Fancy Free and that it met all of your expectations! We look forward to your return at sometime in the future. Susan
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Great vacation with the family!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were great. The house felt like a home during the week we were there. Great location, cute neighborhood and minutes from the beach. Having beach chairs in the shed for our use was a little perk that helped us out! Saved space in our car! Kitchen was well equipped and made eating at home a few nights easier. We really had a relaxed, great time. Can't wait to plan next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Fancy Free. I strive to make your vacations as comfortable and effortless as possible. I look forward to welcoming you back next year!
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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
May 27 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

Misrepresentation of age and /or number of occupants will result in immediate eviction and loss of all rent. Cleaning fee of $130 is added to all rentals less than 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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