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Mellow Yellow -Terrific Pet Friendly Cottage South of 30A! Child endorsed!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This cozy, whimsical, DOG FRIENDLY, island style cottage is located in the enormously popular, small beach side community of Old Florida Cottages on the south side of Scenic Hwy 30A. There are no roads to cross going to the beach...which is only 200 yards away .Or simply step out the back door and walk TEN easy steps to the newly renovated pool and picnic area.

This tropical home is perfect for a small family or two couples. The master bedroom has a king-size bed with private bath and balcony. The guest bedroom has a queen-size bed with private bath and balcony. Both have flat screen cable TVs. For your convenience, each bath has a hair dryer. (Both beds have quality firm, pillow top mattresses for extra sleeping comfort.) Upstairs balconies have deep hammocks that invite you to nap daily. And, acclaimed juried artist, Tim McAllister, has created - just for Mellow Yellow - an awesome Dolphin underwater viewing mural on the upstairs landing that will captivate you and bring you a sense of calm and peace. His art can also be found in other areas of the house and his efforts have truly contributed to the uniqueness of this fun, wonderfully comfortable, home. Children love Mellow Yellow!

The first floor has an open plan with front and back porches. The living room - which has art/decor reflecting the feel of a rain forest - has a queen sleeper sofa and a flat screen color TV with DVD/Radio. There is also a CD/tape player for your enjoyment. The dining room has an oval table that will comfortably seat six. Four adjacent bar stools allow you further seating. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen makes meal prep a breeze. Whip up a batch of margaritas in the blender to sip while watching the sunset. Or, how about a 'cheeseburger in paradise' concocted on your own grill on the back porch? WiFi available.

Within walking distance are some great eateries, and delightful shopping, at Gulf Place. Scenic 30-A boasts wonderful restaurants, many of which have been written up - and rated well up there! - in Bon Appetite and other food periodicals. And Goat Feathers, just steps away, has a seafood market on site. Nearby you'll visit Silver Sands, the largest outlet mall in the States, Sandestin - with its great golf, boutique shopping, and even more fine restaurants - Santa Rosa Beach and Golf Club located right on 30-A, Grayton Beach, Water Color, Rosemary beach, Alys Beach, and world renowned Seaside, where the Truman Story was filmed.

Experience beautiful beaches with sugar white sand that stays cool on the hottest day. I'm a panhandle native, lived and cruised on a 60' sailboat for well over a decade (many years in the islands) and I STILL LOVE THIS BEACH - with a passion! The stroll to get there is easy for even small children. POOL IS NORMALLY HEATED FROM MARCH 1 - OCTOBER 31. Please contact me to verify.

We would like to announce that we have a lovely, ADULT ORIENTED, sleek and very eclectic (NOT your ordinary beach rental), big sister home located in Dune Allen Beach, just a four minute drive away from Mellow Yellow...EUROPA! Very different from this cottage, but full of treats for the discerning guest...and dog friendly, too. Please see 'my other homes' noted below.

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Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Pat

A world traveled local who still feels Santa Rosa Beach/30-A is an exquisite destination.

Pat purchased this house in 2002

Why Pat chose Santa Rosa Beach

Perfect vacation home located in a perfect spot. Easy beach access, pool, shopping, restaurants, activities ~ and the pups can come too! South of 30A location - Children needn't cross active road.

What makes this house unique




Guestbook comments from the owner

Year 4 for our summer vacation here at Mellow Yellow. We can't get enough. Can't wait to come back next year.
Jul 2008
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Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upstairs baths include tub/shower combination (easy to bathe the little ones).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Located downstairs. Powder room available on first floor.
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Free HIGH SPEED INTERNET access. Well behaved dogs are welcome with $150 REFUNDABLE fee, Our pet loving guests are NOT second-class citizens! Monitored children will LOVE this home and location! Check outside closet for beach toys


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Your Pup Friendly Cottage South of 30A! Family Endorsed!
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Bethesda MD

Great house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 9 days at Mellow Yellow. The house is nicely decorated, well-furnished and clean with a spacious dining and living room area. It is conveniently located with the community pool practically rights outside the back door (no need to cross any streets) and the beach is a short few minutes walk, without needing to cross any busy streets. I would definitely stay at Mellow Yellow again.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Mellow Yellow in Santa Rosa!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mellow Yellow and Santa Rosa Beach. This was our first time renting from HomeAway and our first visit to the beautiful beaches on 30a (South Walton.) Mellow Yellow was a cute house in the charming Old Florida Village neighborhood, steps away from the beautiful beach. The house was clean and well equipped for a perfect beach vacation. We enjoyed morning walks and the sunsets on the beach. It was also a perfect location for riding bikes along the 30a bike path towards lovely Seaside and beyond. We were also able to walk to many restaurants. We especially found the people in South Walton to be so sweet and welcoming. Most importantly, our little pup was very comfortable and felt very welcome in the community. Pat, the owner, was so easy and great to deal with. She responded so promptly to any questions or concerns, and really treated us like old friends rather than renters. The property manager was also very responsive and attentive.

After discovering the beaches of South Walton, we would love to come back and look forward to renting from Pat and staying in Mellow Yellow in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hammond, LA

Awesome place, Location, Pet Friendly place - Couldn't ask for more

  • 5 of 5

From the time we walked in, the place felt like home. The house was warm and welcoming. The location was great, short walk to beach, ice cream, restaurant, or fresh seafood market. Pool was just outside. Our dog, Shyloh felt right at home. There wasn't a thing we needed, kitchen was fully stocked with every utensil my chef husband wanted. Plenty of space for our family of four for hanging out. The girls loved the hammocks. We enjoyed being so close to shopping and the many dining options. The owner Pat is wonderful, can't wait until we can return.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great pet friendly vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Good location, well stocked, clean & Pat is WONDERFUL to work with. She responded IMEDIATELY to any concerns we had. I loved the hammocks & dolphin mural. Our furry child, miss Sophie, felt right at home in Mellow Yellow. Pat went above and beyond to make our stay very enjoyable. Will definitely rent from Pat in the future.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Pet Friendly House

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our spring break vacation. It is beautifully and comfortably decorated and has everything we needed. The beach is a very short walk and there are plenty of places nearby to exercise our dogs. The pool is just steps away and the community is quiet and nicely landscaped. The house has great porches for relaxing, reading, or just napping. Shopping and restaurants are close, as are biking and hiking trails. Pat and her team are fantastic to work with. Storms from the previous week had affected the wifi operation, but I made one call and it was quickly fixed the same morning we arrived. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grand Bend, ON, Canada

Great Property in a Quiet, Friendly, Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

Just completed a 2 month winter stay at Mellow Yellow with our 2 mid-sized rescue doggies. The cottage is exactly as described in this listing. The stunningly beautiful beach is close by, and the Old Florida Cottages community is very quiet, intimate, and friendly to pets and people alike. There is a great selection of restaurants ranging from elegant to local charm within walking distance and and a huge selection within a short drive. The 30A area is absent the hustle and bustle of the more built up areas in the region -- just the way we like it. All the services you will need are a 5-10 minute drive away. Mellow Yellow met our needs perfectly and we would recommend it for a family vacation or seasonal snowbirds, especially those with pets.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Fitness Centers, and chilling out, at festivals, concerts, wine tastings, and, often, these events are dog friendly so your buddy can accompany you! KINDLY CLEAN UP AFTER PETS EVERYWHERE YOU GO SO WE DOG PARENTS CAN CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE FAMILY MEMBERS JOIN US AT ALL POSSIBLE DESTINATIONS. A Pet Page is provided WITH RENTAL CONTRACT.***POOL IS HEATED 3/1 - 10/31***


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.0%

NOTE: We do not charge a pet fee.
Cleaning is included.
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
January and February are available on a monthly basis. Call owner for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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