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Lazy Lizards - Gulf Access 4BR/3BA, Pet Friendly, large fenced yard

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,876 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Lazy Lizards

This sophisticated beach retreat is tastefully decorated and ideally situated in Old Florida Village. You will be enchanted by the lush landscaping, swaying palm trees and white picket fences of home is next to one of two parks in the community, just steps away from the largest of two pools and a short stroll to the sugar white beaches of Santa Rosa Beach on Florida's Emerald Coast, where easy beach access is uncrowded. Your pets and children will love the fenced and newly sodded backyard... and you will love morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and cool coastal breezes on any of my 3 porches.

Lazy Lizards is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, three story cottage that comfortably sleeps ten.

It features an open floor plan ideal for entertaining and spending time with family and friends. The First floor includes an open kitchen/living/dining room with a deck for outdoor relaxing and a gorgeous lake view, a full bath with shower, as well as a Queen bedroom with flat screen TV and its own private balcony. The well-appointed kitchen, with granite countertops and a fabulous DEEP sink, provides all the conveniences of home in a bright and cheery atmosphere. The Second floor offers a Master Suite with a King bed, flat screen TV, and recently renovated full bath with large, tiled shower, granite countertop and a private screened porch with a breathtaking lake view. This floor also features the third bedroom, a Queen, with bath, flat screen TV and private balcony. The washer/dryer are located on this floor, too. The Third floor Tower room features the 4th bedroom and is an ideal kids room, with 4 twin beds and TV/CD player, it's a perfect place for XBOX tournaments and slumber parties with cousins and new friends.

No convenience has been overlooked in this beautifully decorated home. High speed internet access and free wifi allows our guests to work out of the home if they so choose. Should you decide to book through VRBO, they will charge you an online booking fee of a $159.00. You have the option to rent directly from me by contacting me at dhoweratplantationcabledotnet. Spelled out so VRBO does not blank it out. You can also call me directly at 404-664-4132.

Our 'sister' property, She Crab Cottage, 5 doors away in Old Florida Village, VRBO# 498880, is the same floor plan and equally charming, should you be interested.

An extensive bike path from San Destin through Seaside, and State Park Trails are just outside the entrance to Old Florida Village.

We're located close to Seaside, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach and Gulf Place where you can explore fabulous art galleries and an array of funky shops, and also experience live theatre, outdoor music and movies, and world class dining. It's only a 10 minute drive to Silver Sands, the South's largest Outlet mall, and 30 minutes to both Destin Commons Mall (to the West) and Pier Park, Panama City's newest entertainment mall (to the East).

We welcome you to Lazy Lizards, decorated, loved and cared for as a second home. Please come make it your home away from home.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, 30-A, Florida Panhandle,

More Details

Diane Hower & Molly Rhea Caplenor
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

Why Diane Hower & Molly Rhea Caplenor chose Beaches of South Walton

Unlike many rental properties, I furnish and maintain my home as a second home and take a great deal of pride in its appearance. I have a very large and private fenced yard and my home sits next to a grassy area/park.


Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1876 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , on main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , on second floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master on second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , on 3rd floor/tower
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4). There is also a Pack-n-Play available for use.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Check in 4:00 pm Check out 9:00 am


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Lazy Lizards - Gulf Access 4BR/3BA, Pet Friendly, large fenced yard
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews
Vienna, VA

Great House Made for a Wonderful White (sand) Christmas

  • 5 of 5

My wife, three sons, and I stayed at this house for week at Christmas-time in 2016, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There are three large bedrooms with double beds, two of which contain their own bathroom. All three bedrooms have nice a nice porch or balcony attached. My 11-year old and 13-year old were thrilled to have an "adult" bedroom. Each night my 11-year old would disappear an hour before bedtime, and I would find him reading on his balcony. There is also a crow's nest with four single beds for kids. Overall, it is a great layout for a single family, or two or three couples with kids.

The furniture, the bathrooms, and the kitchen are all high-quality and made our stay comfortable. Nothing seemed like it was chosen to be stuck into a rental. For example, the carpets are thick and soft, not like something you would find in a hotel that is chosen simply to withstand high traffic. The bathrooms have high-quality sinks and fixtures, with fantastic glass enclosed walk-in showers.

The house is in a quiet, secluded neighborhood with cobblestone streets, and it almost has a Disneyesque feel to it; it definitely makes you feel like you are on vacation. The house is a long walk or a very short drive to the beach, which is a beautiful, wide, white-sand beach. We stayed off-season, so the parking was plentiful and the beach not crowed at all.

The house also contains a decent-sized fenced-in back yard, which was perfect for our dog--the house and owner a very pet-friendly--and for the boys to throw around a football.

I contacted the owner a couple of times with questions, and she was great. I got the impression she genuinely wanted us to enjoy ourselves and the house.

We have stayed at several rental houses through VRBO, and my boys declared this to be the best one yet, a sentiment with which I concur. We plan to return to Santa Rosa Beach, and this will be the first property we try to rent.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home!

  • 5 of 5

WE HAD A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE. THE HOME IS LOVELY AND IN A GREAT LOCATION!! OWNER WAS VERY RESPONSIVE. Rent this home and walk to the most beautiful beach on earth.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3rd year at Old Florida Village- Best home by far

  • 5 of 5

The vacation community Lazy Lizard sits in is very family freindly, very well landscaped and you always feel that the area is secure and safe. Lazy Lizard is our third vacation home rented at Old Florida Village in as many years and by far the best. The home is equiped with everything you could need, the furniture, bedding, and appliances all very nice. The extras you don't expect to see are there as well, a grill, great wifi, a nice TV in every room with all the channles you could want, etc. A fenced backyard for the dog and so on. You can walk or ride your bikes to the beach either way it's a short commute. Same with restaurants you can walk to some or drive to others so many great choices within five or ten minutes of the Lazy Lizard.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Ridge, Il

Best place we've stayed!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've been using VRBO for vacations for years and the Lazy Lizard takes the cake. The home is beautiful, the pictures on this site don't do it justice. Diane has thought of everything you may need and you can see that she takes great pride in her home. She is always willing and eager to help if you have any questions. There was plenty of room for everyone including our 85 pound German Shepherd. The pools in the village are nice and the beach is a short walk away. We had a great time and highly recommend the Lazy Lizard!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX USA

Love the Lazy Lizard!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Lazy Lizard and we loved it just as much as the first time. We love the Old Florida Village community that it is in; everyone is very nice and it is very peaceful. Our children enjoy the pools and walking to the shopping center with us. Crystal Nails is a great place to get nails done and Pizza by the Sea has wonderful pizza---even gluten free! Diane is a lovely person and she was very nice about it when we changed our dates twice. The house was perfect for our family and doggie too! We highly recommend staying at the Lazy Lizard! Another Happy Family

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winder,Georgia United States

Wonderful Place to Stay in Santa Rosa Beach

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely lovely. My family of 10 was very comfortable and by no means cramped in this home which overlooks the lake. It was in walking distance of the beach,shops,and restaurants. My family enjoyed eating dinner at Goat Feathers, great food and service, It accommodated my group of 10 easily. Plenty of space and an amazing kitchen that had everything we needed. We brought my little fur baby and he loved the backyard and taking walks in the Old Florida village. I would recommend anybody with a big family or a girls trip. The best part of stay besides the beach was the wonderful shower in the master bedroom.I will definitely stay again. Owner very sweet and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Florida Northwest International (PCB)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
GoatFeathers, Local Catch, La Playa, Fire
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
GoatFeathers, Local Catch, La Playa, Fire
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Car: necessary

Lazy Lizards is in the charming community of Old Florida Village, sitting right on 30-A with the communities of Seaside, Watercolor, Gulf Place, Grayton Beach, and Blue Mountain Beach just a short drive/walk, bike ride away. Too many cozy and fun restaurants and shops to mention all along 30-A (the beach road). I recommend you google to get a flavor of the charm of the 30a corridor! There is nothing quite like it anywhere in Florida.


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Aug 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017 (Excludes Holidays)
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 14 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 15 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 4 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning fee $165 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation within 30 days of your expected arrival date will result in the forfeiture of your entire $500 deposit which is due immediately upon confirmation of your reservation. Cancellations between 31 and 60 days of your arrival date will result in forfeiture of 50% of your deposit. Cancellations over 60 days from your arrival date will result in a full refund minus a processing fee of $50.

Rates are subject to change without notice and are not garuanteed until your reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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