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Grit & Grace on 30A (Formerly Lazy Lizards) Gulf Access 4BR/3BA, Pet Friendly

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


About the property

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

Formerly known as Lazy Lizards this wonderful home on 30A is under new ownership and has been renamed “Grit & Grace on 30A”.

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 (less than 800 yards) to easy access of the sugar white beaches of Santa Rosa Beach on Florida's Emerald Coast. Your pets and children will love the fenced backyard and you will love morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and cool coastal breezes on any of the 3 porches.

Grit & Grace 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. The well-appointed kitchen provides all the conveniences of home in a bright and cheery atmosphere. Also located on the first floor is a bedroom with a queen bed, flat screen TV and it own private balcony. A full size bathroom with shower sits just outside the bedroom. The Second floor offers a Master Suite with a King bed, flat screen TV, a private screened porch with lake view and a large full bath with walk-in shower. This floor also features the third bedroom, a Queen, with bath, flat screen TV and private balcony. The washer/dryer are also located on this floor. 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 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.

An extensive bike/run/walk path along 30A, as well as, fantastic 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).

Keywords: Beach Cottage, 30-A, Florida Panhandle, Seaside, Rosemary, Seagrove, Gulf Place,

More Details

Molly Rhea Caplenor
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Molly Rhea Caplenor

Born in south Alabama I've been coming to the Florida Panhandle since I was a little kid. It has been a goal of mine to one day own a home on 30A. Thru a whole lot of grit and an abundance of grace I was able to achieve this goal in 2017.

Molly Rhea Caplenor purchased this house in 2017

Why Molly Rhea Caplenor chose Santa Rosa Beach

To me 30A is simply the best place in the USA. There is not another place I know of where you will see such amazing colors in the water and white crystal sand on the shoreline. These are just a few of the reasons the area has grown so much over the years. I think the best part of this vacation house, “Grit & Grace”, is the location. Located on the West End of 30A the crowds are much smaller giving you a more relaxed beach vacation feel.


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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Under NO circumstances shall ANY illegal drugs be allowed on the property.
  • Tenants Occupant Addendum and Pets Addendum (if applicable) must be completed, signed and returned with deposit and vacation rental lease agreement.
  • A copy of a valid ID for the primary tenant must be returned with deposit and vacation rental lease agreement.
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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor directly outside Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Inside second bedroom on second floor
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 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. TVs with cable available in all 4 bedrooms.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • 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 10:00 am


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Grit & Grace on 30A (Formerly Lazy Lizards) Gulf Access 4BR/3BA, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented lazy lizards for a long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. The owner is extremely responsive and the home is absolutely lovely. Very private and quiet, looking out over a treed lake and situated next to the common green space so there is only one true neighbor. The pools are lovely as well - and easy walking distance to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anderson, SC

Best Vacation Home @ Old Fl Village

  • 5 of 5

My family & I booked Lazy Lizards in June 2017.

I am a returning customer to Old Florida Village (Neighborhood) for 5yrs now & absolutely fell in love with Diane's home.

Lazy Lizards is comfortable, spacious, beautifully decorated, & privately located poolside on Gulf shores of 30A.

My family & I will be returning again June 2018 & highly recommend this beach rental.

Diane is very professional & easy to contact if needed.

I give Lazy Lizards a 5 star rating & 100% customer satisfaction guaranteed!

Looking fwd to 2018!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 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: November 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: July 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: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Local Catch, Shunk Galley, Growler Garage, LaPlaya
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Goat Feathers, Cafe Tango, Perfect Pig, Stinky’s
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Car: necessary

Grit & Grace on 30A (formerly known as Lazy Lizards) is in the charming community of Old Florida Village (OFV), which sits directly on the famous County Highway 30-A and the communities of Seaside, Watercolor, Gulf Place, Grayton Beach, and Blue Mountain Beach just a short drive/walk, bike ride away. We are located on the west end of 30-A and have so many fun restaurants and shops within walking distance. Check out and to get a flavor of the charm of the 30a corridor! There is nothing quite like it anywhere in the USA.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Additional Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation within 30 days of your expected arrival date will result in the forfeiture of your entire rental payment, less the $300 security deposit. Cancellations between 31 and 60 days of your arrival date will result in forfeiture of of your entire $500 deposit. Cancellations over 60 days from your arrival date will result in a full refund minus a processing fee of $100.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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