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Hold Your Seahorses!

Hold Your Seahorses! Breakfast from the back deck is the best! Check the view of the pond/wetland. Living room deck. Frogs, turtles and birds are frequent pond guests. The pond/wetland reflecting the clouds. This view from the upstairs back deck. Master Bedroom with queen bed. Master bedroom with doors to the outside deck. Master Bedroom Guest room with queen bed and door to private deck. Guest room. Deck off the guest bedroom. The third bedroom with a twin over a full bed. Features a private bath. The third bedroom with a twin over a full bed. The third bedroom with twin over full and private bath. Kitchen. The family room toward the back French doors and deck. Family room with view to the kitchen. Family room with 42 inch HD-TV and cable. Library of Blu-Ray/DVDs available. The family room looking from the TV. Pool 100 yards from the house. The beach is just amazing. This is at the beach a short walk the house. A kayak trip off Topsail Park just 5 minutes west of the house. This is the view from Topsail Park toward Destin. Wow! A day of Paddling near the house with friends. May 2013. These colors are real!  I did not touch this up.  I promise.

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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Old Florida Village cottage description

This is “Hold Your SeaHorses”, our cottage in Old Florida Village in Santa Rosa Beach.

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Old Florida Village is a quaint neighborhood of 75 cottage style homes on a quiet loop just a few yards north of 30A and the beach. This is just a short walk (0.5miles) to the beach or you can drive or ride a bike to beach access..

“Hold Your Seahorses”... Hey!, this is a great place to stay! The house is in the middle of Old Florida village just yards from one of the two swimming pools. The location is very quiet with a pond and undeveloped wetland behind the house. The house has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The master bedroom with queen bed and private bath is quietly located in the rear of the house. Blue heron and snowy egrets are frequent visitors to the pond where turtles bask in the sun. You can also hear frogs and the roar of the surf at night. There is a queen guest room and a third bedroom with twin over full beds. The house is colorful, light and airy. Each bedroom has a TV, DVD player, nightstands and a dresser. A gas BBQ grill is also provided for your convenience.

On the second floor you will find the living room, dining room and the kitchen along with the balcony overlooking the quiet pond and wetland. This balcony is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast. A colorful guest bedroom with queen bed is on the second floor and has a private balcony, dresser, HD-TV, Blu-Ray/DVD player and amenities. The stairwell to the second floor is colorfully decorated with bright beach paintings. The living room with HD-TV/entertainment center/Blu-Ray /DVD Player is a great place for all to congregate and enjoy the evening of dining and games.

On the first floor, you'll find the colorful entrance way and two bedrooms. The master bedroom is quietly located in the rear of the house with a private porch overlooking the pond and wetland. The master is tastefully decorated with queen bed, dresser, chair, side tables, HD-TV, Blu-Ray/DVD Player, amenities and private bath with his and her closets. The second bedroom on the first floor has Twin over Full beds with two spare cots to sleep four/five. This second bedroom also has a private full bath and balcony. The washer/dryer is on the first floor.

For your beach fun we have 6 beach chairs, 3 umbrellas, kid toys, water toys and a handy wagon to get them all to the beach. Bring your sun screen!

Bring your bikes or rent them nearby at Gulf Place. You can explore the 20-mile-long bike/walking trail, nature preserves and 11 dune lakes. The bike path is close-by along scenic 30-A. Several shops and restaurants are within walking or biking distance as is Goatfeathers Restaurant & Seafood Market. The shops, restaurants and seasonal events of Gulf Place Resort are just half a mile to the west and accessible via the bike/walking trail. There are several upscale and popular beach communities to explore along Scenic 30-A including Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach. Multiple golf courses are minutes away.

Quiet, colorful, comfortable, convenient and close to beach and pools. Your cozy get-a-way is waiting for you at “Hold Your Seahorses”. Please let us know if you have any questions.

PROCEDURES and POLICIES:
We request a deposit of 50% of your rental fee to hold your reservation. This deposit to be received within 7 days of booking to confirm your reservation. If deposit is not received within 7 days, your reservation may be re-booked. An invoice will be e-mailed to you and final payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. Final payment includes the remaining 50% of the the rental balance plus the $300 fully refundable damage deposit. Reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival must be paid in full by credit card or e-check. Your damage deposit will be fully refunded within 10 days of your departure provided there is no damage to the property. The house is strictly Non Smoking.

FYI: As of 2013 Florida Tourism Tax is 12% (7.5% Florida state & 4.5% Walton county).

The house is strictly Non Smoking.

You must be 25 years old to rent this property.

Keywords: House, cottage, quiet, new, view, beach, pool

Property Type

  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Baby gates, highchair and portable crib are available....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years old to rent....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master with Queen bed and private bath....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

            Twin over Full with private bath...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Queen guest bedroom ...moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in the master bedroom and a queen bed in the upstairs guest room., Double Beds (1) Twin over full bunkbed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin over full bunkbed., Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib with baby gates plus a child booster seat/high chair. Two fold up cots with foam pads....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Private bath off the Twin/Full bedroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

            Private Master bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

            Guest bath...moreless

          • 3 Full bathrooms. Two hair dryers available.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining seating for 6 with three at the adjoining bar....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            6...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Child's Highchair
          • Freezer
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Couch, Love sat and two easy chairs. Comfortable seating for 6+....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Two AC Units - Upstairs and downstairs....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking in front for three cars. ...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking for three cars....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • 6 beach chairs, 3 umbrellas, beach cooler, kid toys, water toys and a handy wagon to get them all to the beach. Outside shower to rinse off the beach sand....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Multiple 'block buster' DVDs are provided. 2 Blu-Ray/DVD Players....moreless

              • Games:

                Assorted board games available....moreless

              • Television:

                3 Televisions...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    (2) Two pools in Old Florida village. One of them is just 100 yards from the house....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Chairs, umbrellas, floats, toobs, noodles, boogie boards, skim boards....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    (3)...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Lake View

                      Car

                          • Recommended

                          Activities

                          • Golf
                          • Fishing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Cycling
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Rafting
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Surfing
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Hiking
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Kayaking
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Shopping
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Boating
                          • Restaurants
                          • Marina
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Laundromat
                          • Hospital
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Medical Services
                          • Groceries
                          • Walking
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Fitness Center
                          • ATM/Bank
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Amazing cottage in perfect location!

                            Amazing cottage in perfect location!

                            • Guest Dana M.
                            • Date of stay 03/31/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/09/14
                            This beach cottage was exactly what we were looking for in a vacation rental at the Florida panhandle. Rick and Sharon were so pleasurable and helpful in all transactions and the home is perfect. We were so pleased with the location in Santa Rosa Beach - the beach is an easy walk and the small neighborhood is family friendly and oh so relaxing! We had everything we needed and were so happy to choose this location over Watercolor and Seaside - a million times more peaceful in SRB! Thanks!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                          • Wonderful vacation spot!

                            Wonderful vacation spot!

                            • Guest Jeannie (Memphis, TN)
                            • Date of stay 03/08/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/21/14
                            We had our first stay on 30-A and had the best time staying at Hold Your Seahorses! There was plenty of room for us parents and the five teenagers we brought, and the outside porches added to the enjoyment of the Florida weather. We hope to make this trek again and can stay in this well-maintained, beautiful property!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway.

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                          • Three generations (two from mid-florida, one from Cincinnati, OH)

                            Three generations (two from mid-florida, one from Cincinnati, OH)

                            • Guest Karen M.
                            • Date of stay 02/26/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/05/14
                            What an awesome place to stay. We came into town for our nieces wedding. Reviewed many places on line and I picked "Hold Your Seahorses" as our home for 5 days. It is cozy, great location and the house itself has a great beach atmosphere. The only thing we needed was a few groceries and our clothes. Very clean and up to date! The owners were great to work with as well. I was the hit for picking such a great place to stay! We can't wait to go back and would recommend this quaint place to anyone staying in the area. The Local Catch has great food and entertainment as does Goosefeathers. Also a must is to check out is Grayton Beach State Park!! Again....very happy with our choice in accomodations!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • a perfect get-a-way

                            a perfect get-a-way

                            • Guest Softball Mom (New York)
                            • Date of stay 01/06/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/18/14
                            We spent a week at the Hold Your Seahorses during the coldest January in at least 20years. The house was warm and cozy. We came down for a family wedding and everyone adored the house. Everything was clean and in great working order. We were stocked with everything we needed. There were wonderful local restaurants, stores, and many places to explore in the area. Can't wait to go back

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.

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                          • Perfect beach house!

                            Perfect beach house!

                            • Guest Wendy G.
                            • Date of stay 12/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                            Spent 4 days between Christmas and New Years at this great house. The house is perfect, decor is adorable, very comfortable furniture, tranquil porch views. Location is fabulous- quick walk to beach. Convenient to everything fabulous this part of 30-A has to offer, restaurants, shopping, etc. We frequent this area 5-6 times a year and usually stay in Seaside which we love but the price for what you get here cannot be beat!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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                          • hold your seahorses

                            hold your seahorses

                            • Guest A & E (lake placid, florida)
                            • Date of stay 07/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/23/13
                            We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hold Your Seahorses! The house was clean & decorated tastefully. We particularly liked Santa Rosa & the location of the house in Old Florida Village. The neighborhood was family-friendly and the pools were great! We enjoyed the beautiful beach and appreciated the beach toys, chairs, umbrella & wagon found in the shed. We went to a few restaurants & enjoyed a boat ride in Destin. I would definitely recommend this place for a great get-away!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.

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                          • Hold your Seahorses

                            Hold your Seahorses

                            • Guest Barb (Marietta)
                            • Date of stay 06/15/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/01/13
                            My boys and I had an absolutely wonderful week staying at this charming, cozy beach house. We felt at home right away. The house had everything we needed to be comfortable and relax. We ate out some but other times we grilled out or stayed in and cooked. The kitchen had everything we needed to do this. The house was beautifully decorated and very cozy. There were ample porches to just sit and read or relax outside. There were two pools in the neighborhood and it was very convienent to walk to. Of all the little details, my boys and I probably appreciated the shed the most which was stocked full of beach chairs, umbrellas, shovels and floats. It was nice to have all that right there and not need to bring anything. Actually I could say that for the whole stay there - really all we needed for the week was a few change of clothes and some groceries - everything else is there and well considered for out of town guests. Truly a pleasure to stay for the week! We left feeling relaxed and refreshed. We will definately be back soon!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Renter

                            Renter

                            • Guest Eddie (Andalusia,AL)
                            • Date of stay 06/08/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/24/13
                            Real nice cottage! The cottage was very clean and well taken care off.The pool area and properties where well maintained.We enjoyed our stay every much and had a great time.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                          • Amazing Rental!

                            Amazing Rental!

                            • Guest Anonymous
                            • Date of stay 03/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/14/13
                            We rented "Hold Your Seahorses" for a two month period while waiting for our new home to be completed in Santa Rosa Beach. I cannot say enough about how enjoyable it was to stay in this beautifully decorated and comfortable home for this extended stay. From top to bottom, all rooms were decorated "tastefully beachy" and just added such a welcoming and warm feeling. The home was so spacious and could easily accommodate a large family. The kitchen had everything I needed for cooking, baking, serving, and entertaining. The cleanliness of the home was impeccable and impressed us as "top of the line" compared to other rentals where we have stayed. The location of this home in Old Florida Village was just right; near the pool, looking over the lake, and away from the heavier traffic during the peak spring break period with the beach being a short bike ride away. The owners were so easy to work with and made everything easy to do such as check-in, check-out, transfer of funds, and refund of security deposit. All in all, we rate our stay at Hold Your Seahorses as a top 10 experience and would recommend this rental highly to anyone searching for a home in Old Florida Village. Our absolute favorite aspect of this rental was the beautiful back porch where we could relax as we took in the beautiful scenery of the lake and the sound of the frogs and the birds. Absolutely amazing! This was an absolute blessing!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Great Thanksgiving

                            Great Thanksgiving

                            • Guest LHK (Atlanta, GA)
                            • Date of stay 11/21/12
                            • Review Submitted 11/28/12
                            We were pleasantly surprised at all the added goodies we found at the house. Starbucks coffee, cabinet full of spices (we always forget these) and best of all the cabinet of storage containers. This is a must for Thanksgiving since there are so many left overs. The house and neighborhood were exactly what we expected, quiet, well appointed and convenient. We had a great time!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Late Spring 2014
                          Apr 12 - May 16, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $115
                          Summer 2014
                          May 17 - Aug 1, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,470
                          Late Summer 2014
                          Aug 2 - Sep 5, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $910
                          Fall 2014
                          Sep 6 - Dec 31, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $115
                          $1,800
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $115
                          $1,800
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                          • Cleaning Fee $150 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 12%

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                          Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Northwest Florida Regional Airport at 34 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: US 98 at 2.3 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: South Walton Beaches at 0.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Golf: Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club at 2.3 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Goatfeathers Seafood at 0.3 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2011

                          About the owner: We live and work in Atlanta. Sharon is a Registered Nurse and Rick is in Data Processing. We have been vacationing in South Walton since 2006 and love it. We spend as much time as we can at the beach. We Kayak, fish, walk and relax at the beach. We enjoy nature and the great weather. We love 'Hold Your Seahorses' and have enjoyed making the cottage fun and comfortable for you as well as ourselves, our kids and grand-kids.

                          Why the Owner Chose Old Florida Village:
                          We have stayed at many houses in Santa Rosa Beach since 2006 and we have loved it very much. This is our choice destination for vacations and family get-togethers. Purchasing this home in Old Florida Village was an easy decision.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                          Three of the main reasons we love our cottage. (1) We relax and enjoy the quiet and the sounds of nature. Enjoying coffee on the porch overlooking Hidden Lake and the birds is delightful. (2) We enjoy the beach very much. The beach during the day is delightful and walking to the beach for the sunset is a real pleasure. (3) We enjoy kayaking in the lakes, rivers and the ocean. A great pleasure is paddling at Grayton Beach just three miles east on 30A.


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                          • Hold Your Seahorses!

                            Hold Your Seahorses!

                          • Living room deck. Frogs, turtles and birds are frequent pond guests.

                            Living room deck. Frogs, turtles and birds are frequent pond guests.

                          • Master Bedroom with queen bed.

                            Master Bedroom with queen bed.

                          • Master Bedroom

                            Master Bedroom

                          • Guest room.

                            Guest room.

                          • The third bedroom with a twin over a full bed. Features a private bath.

                            The third bedroom with a twin over a full bed. Features a private bath.

                          • The third bedroom with twin over full and private bath.

                            The third bedroom with twin over full and private bath.

                          • The family room toward the back French doors and deck.

                            The family room toward the back French doors and deck.

                          • Family room with 42 inch HD-TV and cable. Library of Blu-Ray/DVDs available.

                            Family room with 42 inch HD-TV and cable. Library of Blu-Ray/DVDs available.

                          • Pool 100 yards from the house.

                            Pool 100 yards from the house.

                          • A kayak trip off Topsail Park just 5 minutes west of the house.

                            A kayak trip off Topsail Park just 5 minutes west of the house.

                          • A day of Paddling near the house with friends. May 2013.

                            A day of Paddling near the house with friends. May 2013.

                          • Breakfast from the back deck is the best! Check the view of the pond/wetland.

                            Breakfast from the back deck is the best! Check the view of the pond/wetland.

                          • The pond/wetland reflecting the clouds. This view from the upstairs back deck.

                            The pond/wetland reflecting the clouds. This view from the upstairs back deck.

                          • Master bedroom with doors to the outside deck.

                            Master bedroom with doors to the outside deck.

                          • Guest room with queen bed and door to private deck.

                            Guest room with queen bed and door to private deck.

                          • Deck off the guest bedroom.

                            Deck off the guest bedroom.

                          • The third bedroom with a twin over a full bed.

                            The third bedroom with a twin over a full bed.

                          • Kitchen.

                            Kitchen.

                          • Family room with view to the kitchen.

                            Family room with view to the kitchen.

                          • The family room looking from the TV.

                            The family room looking from the TV.

                          • The beach is just amazing. This is at the beach a short walk the house.

                            The beach is just amazing. This is at the beach a short walk the house.

                          • This is the view from Topsail Park toward Destin. Wow!

                            This is the view from Topsail Park toward Destin. Wow!

                          • These colors are real!  I did not touch this up.  I promise.

                            These colors are real! I did not touch this up. I promise.

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                          Date last modified - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

                          $115 - $210 per night (USD)
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                          Sleeps 9

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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