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Cracker Jack Beach Retreat.. Your Vacation Awaits...Booking Now for Summer !

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Welcome to Cracker Jack! 234 Hidden Lake Way


Last updated: 04/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Old Florida Village house description

Cracker Jack is designed to allow you to relax and refresh…Located on Scenic Route 30-A in Santa Rosa Beach. Scenic
30-A is considered by many to be the Monterrey of the east. The road is a spectacular 18-mile journey of beautiful beaches, sidewalks, architecture, restaurants, fishing, kayaking, biking, walking and shopping.

What makes Cracker Jack Special?
We think it begins with a lot of attention, care and love. The owners, Jamie & Susan worked to incorporate the things you expect and don’t expect while vacationing at the beach. The walls are finished with a Ralph Lauren palette of Caribbean colors that soothe your senses; furniture is simple and comfortable; towels are oversized and soft; and “Club Cracker” in the tower is a magnet for kids (big and small). Hooks are everywhere to just hang your stuff with ease. The goal was to make you feel comfortable like home, but with a true beach experience.

Where on Scenic 30-A is Cracker Jack?
Cracker Jack is located in Old Florida Village within the city of Santa Rosa Beach (within walking distance of Gulf Place). The village is made up of 75 distinctive, architecturally rich homes with a planned Retail/Loft entrance that will be similar to the nearby Watercolor Community. The Village has two community pools. The streets are made of pavers, special pavement and stone. Green space is throughout the community. There is only one road into the neighborhood which creates a nice private feeling for adults and children.

Tell me more about the Cracker…
The natural beauty of Old Florida Village is very evident in the backyard. Hidden Lake fills up your back view and creates wonderful breezes. The morning sun rises above the lake and breakfast or morning coffee/tea on the deck seems to taste better.

The front of Cracker Jack can create a challenge! Which deck to sit on to watch the lazy day go bye? One of the pools is less than 50 yards away. A wireless Internet system works throughout the entire house. You can even surf the web at the pool.

There are three levels to enjoy at Cracker Jack. On the first level is a guest room painted in Bimini Blue with a balcony facing the pool and beautiful Village architecture. This room was designed with two single beds to give room assignment flexibility. There is a full bathroom directly adjoining.

The kitchen is efficient and functional. The kitchen is outfitted with all the tools you will need - from making morning coffee/tea to a seafood feast (Across the street from OFV is a fresh seafood market). Our family loves cooking and you will find a selection of cookbooks in the kitchen for inspiration. The Florida Room has a lime green sectional couch that is soft and comfortable for those inside days. A large television with cable is ready for clicking.

However, you will notice a well-stocked bookcase filled with the best from Grisham, Collins, etc – take one of the books off the shelf and start reading. Better yet, take the book outside to read on the deck. You are welcome to borrow/take a book but we ask that you add another book for others to enjoy.

Travel up the stairs and you will find a mini-master suite that has a queen size bed with full private bathroom and balcony. The mini-master is decorated with a vibrant yet soothing caribbean color. The hallway is lined with hooks and Palm Tree art.

There is a washer and dryer on this level to handle all the crews needs. Walk into the Master, close the door and create your own mini-spa. The view of the lake is perfect from the Master. We incorporated an outdoor curtain to give compete privacy on the balcony. The chaise lounge on the deck invites you to read a book, watch the birds in the lake or take a nap on the deck & feel like you are really on vacation.

The bathroom has a full tub and separate shower with a SPA like atmosphere. The king size bed has an extra padding to ensure a comfortable nights rest. In the morning, the sun rises beautifully over the lake.

On the second floor hallway you will notice a sign pointing upwards to Club Cracker. Club Cracker is loaded with fun for kids of all ages.

Two sets of bunk beds with large drawers below to store all the kids gear, large 36” television, futon couch that can sleep two, sitting area to draw or play your favorite game, bean bags and a lots of fun.

One wall is decorated in red with three skim boards. Views of the pool and lake… This is truly a separate environment for kids, which allows a quieter environment for adults on the first level. Remember to bring your favorite DVD’s, CD’s, X-Box or Game Cube…

Where is the Beach?
The beach is a short stroll away (takes about 5 minutes to walk). We have a 4 wheel cart to hold all your essentials that can be pulled to the beach to make your beach experience more enjoyable. There is a clean restroom located at the beach along with outdoor shower, picnic tables and grills, and is complete with Lifeguards & Flag system for your added peace of mind.

Did we mention Restaurants?
One of the charming elements of 30-A is that there are no national food chains allowed. When you go to the beach you want to experience something different from your hometown. Well, you are in for a treat…Within walking distance there are a handful of different restaurants of diverse flavors and budgets and a wonderful fresh seafood market. We are here to help you plan your vacation, so please ask us about our favorite places to eat!

Entertainment and Shops!
Gulf Place is 4/10’s of a mile from Old Florida Village. From April to September there is a free concert every Sunday night. Take a walk along the beach to Gulf Place and enjoy and evening of music. Cracker Jack is also a walk away from a Nail Spa, Drug Store, Coffee Shop, Bike Rentals, Retail shops.....There is so much more. You have to come down here to enjoy and explore…

We look forward to your call and welcome you to The Beaches of South Walton.

The Fay family

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Cottage,
4 bedroom, 2 pools, walk to beach, Family,
Clean, Newly Upgraded, Close to restaurants and shops, Private deck, Grill,
BBQ, Children welcome, Seniors, Tower bedroom, kid friendly, pool view


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Club Cracker is perfect for the kids!! Bright, friendly, clean, close to neighborhood pools, and private 'Club Cracker' lounge with bunk beds, TV and games!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Mini-Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) First Floor Bedroom has 2 twin beds, Bunk Beds (2) Club Cracker = two sets of bunk beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    DVD's and board games for use...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    Hidden Lake is directly behind house. Natural lake that rises and lowers....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • 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
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free local and domestic long distance...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own beach towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new appliances: Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Blender, Crock Pot, cooking/baking utensils and more! Cookbooks included.......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (3) Private Balcony off each of the three bedrooms...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private deck off of living room - back of house...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (2) There are 2 pools in the neighborhood for your use...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 5
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2015
Apr 6 - May 22, 2015
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2015
May 23 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

Fall 2015
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • cleaning $230 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


There is also a $230 cleaning fee

No pets allowed.

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Last updated: 04/06/2015
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City International
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Rosa

Car: Recommended


Manager info

About: We are a family of four and LOVE the beach. From the moment we started vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach, we knew we were home...

Why Old Florida Village:
Our house is perfect for families. It is a short walk to the beach, is located in a private and safe neighborhood with pools and is close to shops, restaurants, and more. We love biking along the beach trail, heading over to Seaside for ice cream or walking the wharf in Baytown. There is so much to love about Santa Rosa- so much to do, or not to do. This is the one place we can truly relax and live each day as it comes.....

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of our favorite rituals is stopping at GoatFeathers seafood market (across the road) and buying fresh fish to grill or steamed shrimp to take to the beach for sunset... We have so many favorite activities we would love to share with you but probably the best is heading back to the house at the end of a fun beach day and chilling on our back deck....

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  • Welcome to Cracker Jack! 234 Hidden Lake Way

    Welcome to Cracker Jack! 234 Hidden Lake Way

  • Family Room off Kitchen

    Family Room off Kitchen

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Main Floor Suite - two twin beds. balcony

    Main Floor Suite - two twin beds. balcony

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Guest Suite, Second Floor

    Guest Suite, Second Floor

  • Club Cracker!

    Club Cracker!

  • Side of house- deck

    Side of house- deck

  • Grilling area- back yard

    Grilling area- back yard

  • 1 of 2 neighborhood pools with clean washrooms, lounge chairs and tables to use

    1 of 2 neighborhood pools with clean washrooms, lounge chairs and tables to use

  • Welcome!


  • Bright, modern family Kitchen with new appliances!

    Bright, modern family Kitchen with new appliances!

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Downstairs Bath

    Downstairs Bath

  • Second Floor Hallway looking into second master suite

    Second Floor Hallway looking into second master suite

  • Morning coffee off master suite….

    Morning coffee off master suite….

  • Balcony off second suite, 2nd floor

    Balcony off second suite, 2nd floor

  • Back Deck

    Back Deck

  • Back Deck facing Hidden Lake Way

    Back Deck facing Hidden Lake Way

  • View of pool from Cracker Jack

    View of pool from Cracker Jack

  • Entrance to the beach!

    Entrance to the beach!

  • Happy Memories

    Happy Memories

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