Beautiful 3 Story House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
Why John Martin chose Santa Rosa Beach
The homes are large with the largest lots anywhere on 30-A. Our community is gated and quiet. We plan to retire in this home.
What makes this House unique
Within walking distance to restaurants, bars, shopping, ice cream/coffee parlor, wine festival, local band and entertainment. San Destin Outlets are only 10 - 15 minute drive from the property.
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The home was well stocked and comfortable. The owner was excellent to work with. We love the neighborhood and this house being so close to the pool was great for our grandaughter.
Thank you for a great stay!
My boys loved it.
I have to admit the stairs were a bit much at first. But the boys helped out a lot with that. We loved all the porches a made good use of them. Being so close to the pool was great too. The house is VERY well stocked with anything you could possibly need. A great kitchen to work in.
The perfect location!
Darling gated community
Walking distance to the most beautiful beach EVER
Just steps to beautiful community pool
Our family of 14 enjoyed our reunion and ate in most meals - kitchen is spacious and the laundry room so convenient and easy to access!
Great neighborhood!! Near everything.
Family Vacation 2019
The Flamingo Cottage has the absolute BEST location - next door to the pool and just a few steps to the beach.
I believe the on-line description states five bedrooms. I would say it’s four with additional sleeping spaces. It worked out perfectly for our family because my oldest son and his family could not join us due to having a newborn.
The owner was easily accessible by phone and never irritated by my calls or texts. Always helpful.
The furniture, flooring and decorations were beautiful.
The kitchen was fully equipped with just about anything you need. There is also a stash of pool/beach toys in the garage to use - we added to the pile with things we didn’t want to take home.
I’m a big recycling type. This was NOT available. Took some home with me and my son threw some away. 😩
There was nothing available for an infant - play yard, high chair, etc so we brought all that stuff with us. We used a beach canopy in the case to block the steps from my 11 month old granddaughter.
We will definitely check on availability if revisiting this area of Florida.
For the past five years, I've headed to Santa Rosa with another family for spring break. This year, we stayed at Flamingo Cottage. Although there isn't much of a sea view (for those of you for whom that is important), it is an easy walk to the beach through a gated community. And the community pool is right outside of the house, which was great for the kids. I really appreciated that there were two bedrooms with king-sized beds for the adults. The other bedrooms were on the small side, but perfectly adequate for sleeping. We cook most of our meals when down at the beach, and I found the kitchen to be one of the better equipped. There were loads of pots, pans, casserole dishes and plates.
So why four stars instead of five? There were a few issues with the house. The easiest way to get to the pool and beach is through the master bedroom. So anyone looking to take an afternoon nap in that room should prepare for some traffic. Also, there is no lock on the bathroom in the master bedroom, which I found odd. And there is some construction on nearby residences that got quite loud during the day. But overall, I was pleased and would consider staying there again. I am a bit surprised that I haven't gotten my deposit back yet. It's almost three weeks since the trip ended.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I wish when doing so, guest could be very clear about an observation or point without being misleading and one sided. As we know, views of the ocean are important so that is why we have a photograph of our best views from the third floor listed in the photo gallery. If our ocean views are not enough for your needs, simply rent a home even closer to the ocean and yes it will be much more expensive. The easiest way to get to the beach is out of our back garage door which is 3 feet from the bedroom walkway, not the master bedroom that you referenced. There are many ways to get to the beach and pool. We specifically installed very expensive combination locks on the front door and garage door so you and your guest could get to the pool and beach without entering through the bedroom and waking anyone that might be napping. Did you not enter the garage at all? There is a lock on the master bedroom door. If you needed privacy in the master bathroom, you should lock that door to keep everyone out. A lot of homes have the lock on the bedroom and not the inner bathroom door. Guest should be using the garage door to get to the pool, not the bedroom where family members are napping and changing clothes. There are a couple lots in the community that are available for a home site. Construction on a lot is only from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. I’m sorry that the construction of those homes were noisy but should not be an issue in the future because there’s only a couple vacant lots. I have no control when someone decides to build or make repairs on their lot. The reason your security deposit has not been released by VRBO is because security deposits are credited 2 weeks after your last vacation day. You have not been departed over three weeks like you posted. You have only been checked out for 1.5 weeks. VRBO should release your Security Deposit this coming Saturday as that would be two weeks post checkout just like all our policies state in writing and on the website. It should be noted that upon your checkout, three metal baking measurement spoons were located in the kitchen disposal. When the disposal was turned on, the disposal sounded like a freight train and the spoons were removed. Subsequently, the disposal started leaking and had to be immediately replaced. That replacement cost 375.00. I did not charge you. I hope that future guest will read both narratives and have a better understanding of your view.
Biking and jogging Trail, water park