Local Favorite 'Blue Parrot Cottage' South of 30-a/Private Heated Pool!

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Last updated: 11/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We love our gulf view home and know you will too! The house is located in the heart of prestigious Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, south of Scenic 30-A. Enjoy a relaxing and memorable family vacation in our spacious two bedroom, two bathroom house with private heated pool. The house sleeps 6 comfortably and is a short two minute walk from the driveway located at the northeast corner of Gulfview Heights and Betty St. to the dune walk over. We are also adjacent to the beautiful Draper Lake making this a perfect getaway for nature lovers. Our home away from home offers great location and value, peaceful surroundings, scenic beauty and is close to all amenities.

Santa Rosa Beach is a quiet community nestled beside the Gulf of Mexico. Located approximately 15 miles east of Destin, FL, Santa Rosa Beach offers easy access to shopping, restaurants, deep-sea fishing, family friendly activities, golf courses and airports. Natural beauty abounds along scenic 30-A with miles of walking and biking trails, nature preserves, wildlife, Dune Lakes, sugary white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Home and Furnishings

Our home is constructed on raised pilings to provide partial views of the Gulf from the large covered wraparound porch. The cottage decor is comfortable and includes Italian porcelain tile floors, crown molding, cherry cabinets, Corian kitchen counter tops, cultured marble in the bathrooms, new premium broadloom, new Sealy Posturepedic Plush matresses, new Maytag stainless steel kitchen appliances and new GE washer and dryer. Relax and enjoy the gulf breeze on the covered deck complete with chairs, tables, ceiling fans and natural gas Broilmaster Premium Grill.

Our cottage is fully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home. Our home is well maintained and improvements are made each year for your comfort. Each bedroom has a wrought iron headboard and bench. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the guest room has a queen size bed. Each bedroom includes a 20' television with DVD player, portable radio with CD player and alarm clock. Hair dryers are provided and all linens except beach towels are included. The living room includes a full size sectional sleeper sofa, a 42' HDTV with a Smart Wi-Fi built in Bluray player and a stereo system with radio and CD player. The kitchen has a 19' HDTV and is fully equipped with brand new stainless steel refrigerator/ice maker, self-cleaning range, dishwasher and microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, dishes, utensils and glassware. Other amenities include ceiling fans, brand new washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, gas grill, beach/pool toys/floats, cards/games, a large selection of movies, 6 beach chairs and a beach umbrella. Wireless high speed internet is complimentary. Beach service is available at a discounted rate.

Private Pool

We have a large corner 1/3 acre lot which includes a lush lawn with irrigation system, natural vegetation and a sparkling 13' by 26' private heated pool. Outdoor furniture, floats and pool toys are included; the pool is not shared with any other houses.

Beach Access

Our beach house is on the northeast corner of Gulfview Heights Street and Betty Street, facing the Gulf. It is a short two minute walk form the house to the Gulfview Heights beach access (see aerial photo), no traffic or busy roads to cross. Restrooms, outdoor showers, covered picnic pavilion and BBQ grill are available for your convenience. The house includes 4 light-weight aluminum beach chairs and a beach umbrella for your use. We do not provide beach towels.

Dune Lakes/Draper Lake

Draper Lake is located at the end of Betty St. and offers a unique experience with its diverse ecosystem.

Nearby Activities

Bring your bikes or rent them nearby and explore the 20-mile-long bike/walking trail, nature preserves and 11 dune lakes. Access to the trail is just steps from the house and runs the entire length of 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 Seaside (6 miles) Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seagrove Beach, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach. The Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club is located less than a mile from Blue Parrot Cottage.

Keywords: House, Views of Gulf, Draper Lake


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available on a rental basis locally, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Ceiling Fans, Movies, Cards, Games, Garbage Disposal, Blender, Private Heated Pool with floats & pool toys, 6 Beach Chairs and umbrella provided...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    Partial views of Gulf from wraparound porch and adjoining rooms....moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    Views of Gulf from wraparound porch and adjoining rooms....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    No beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Self Clean...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Coffee filters, spice rack, salt and peper...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,195 $2,295
Winter Break
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 4 - Feb 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,195 $2,295
Early Spring 2016
Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2016
7 night min stay

Spring Break 2016
Mar 5 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring 2016
Apr 9 - May 20, 2016
7 night min stay

Summer 2016
May 21 - Aug 12, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 - Sep 30, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2016
Oct 1 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $135
  • Administration $75
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


Terms of rental subject to proper ID/Rental and Policies Agreement. Family rentals only; no pets, no smoking, no students or singles. Due to high demand, summer reservations are suggested 12 months in advance of travel. Please add $75 administration fee for card payments, cashier's checks accepted. Pool heating additional $30 per day Mar-Nov. Owner: or 817-701-5225.

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Last updated: 11/01/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We fell in love with the area 15 years ago and have never looked back. We hope you love our home as much as we do! Warmest regards from our family to yours :) A special thank you to all of you who have helped us make BPC possible!

Why the Owner Chose Gulfview Heights:
The miles of walking/biking trails along 30a. Wildlife, nature, crystal clear water and sugary white sand offer scenic beauty and tranquil surroundings.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Gulf views, private heated pool steps to the beach and Draper Lake. Bike paths, beach access with restrooms, parking, showers, picnic area and lifeguards. Walk or bike to Gulf Place or short drive to Destin and Seaside. Proximity to airports. Free WiFi.

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Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Blue Parrot Cottage

    Blue Parrot Cottage

  • Private Heated Pool

    Private Heated Pool

  • Kitchen


  • Living Room and Hall

    Living Room and Hall

  • Master Bedroom New Decor

    Master Bedroom New Decor

  • Master Bath New Decor

    Master Bath New Decor

  • Guest Bedroom Alternate View

    Guest Bedroom Alternate View

  • Deck


  • View from deck facing South

    View from deck facing South

  • Crystal Clear Gulf of Mexico Beach View

    Crystal Clear Gulf of Mexico Beach View

  • Gulf Place

    Gulf Place

  • Blue Parrot Cottage Side View, North West Corner (facing Gulf)

    Blue Parrot Cottage Side View, North West Corner (facing Gulf)

  • Aerial View

    Aerial View

  • Dining Room/Kitchen Open Concept

    Dining Room/Kitchen Open Concept

  • Living Room Alternate View

    Living Room Alternate View

  • Master Bedroom Alternate View

    Master Bedroom Alternate View

  • Guest Room

    Guest Room

  • Guest/Main Bath

    Guest/Main Bath

  • Broilmaster Premium Natural Gas Grill

    Broilmaster Premium Natural Gas Grill

  • Just a short walk to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico

    Just a short walk to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico

  • Sunset taken by Lauren

    Sunset taken by Lauren

  • Draper Lake

    Draper Lake

  • Shops at Gulf Place

    Shops at Gulf Place

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Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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