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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House=3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 4.5 baths ; Apt: 1 bedroom, bath etc

RECESS TIME:The Old Florida Beach Community is located on a wide swath of beautiful white sand in front of the royal blue and kelly green Gulf of Mexico on the south side and on Draper Lake (which sometimes empties out into the Gulf) on the east side. When you want a change of pace from the beach, you can fish from the dock on Draper Lake (fishing poles furnished) or launch a kayak or canoe into the lake or Gulf. There is also a brand new larger and heated community swimming pool with seating on a large deck area ..... Beautifully decorated and fully furnished very spacious gulf-view custom designed home 250' from beach walkover sleeps 10 with 4.5 baths in 2700 sq ft. 4 sleeping areas includes 3 suites with private baths, TV's, VCR or DVD in each room, phones in each, cathedral or 10' ceilings; 42 x 70 whirlpool and separate shower in 1st floor master bedroom.

1st floor master; 1 king, 3 queens; additional sleeping areas include built-in twin bunks in the 2nd floor of the tower and a sofa in the 3rd floor tower room (which comes equipped with a TV, DVD, microwave, bar sink and small refrigerator); kitchen: two full size refrigerators and bar sink in addition to a double sink with dishwasher, disposal, ice makers, microwave, etc; great room has a two story ceiling with gas fireplace and hardwood floors; 32' wicker-furnished porch off the great room, private desk niche equipped with a fax and copy machine and a computer printer on second floor; upstairs and downstairs decks for sunbathing, morning coffee, etc; of course there is a laundry area with washer/dryer, ironing board and iron. Enjoy 5 TV's (that includes a 55' HD in great room) that receive 135 channels including Starz and Encore, high speed wireless internet and free local and long distance in continental US.

TIME OUT: Carriage House (above detached garage - behind Recess Time): sleeps 2 - very comfortable and appealing 550 sq ft apt. with private entrance has 23' combined living/complete kitchen area, HDTV (with 135 channels). VCR, separate bedroom (queen bed), full bath, washer/dryer and private balcony for coffee and sunbathing with great views of the Gulf. Wireless internet and free long distance here too.Must contact owner directly for further information re Time Out.

Keywords: House and Carriage House

More Details

Bonnie Woods
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Bonnie Woods

My husband and I are retired school "people" (principal and guidance counselor) and have always known that when we retired we would move to a beach. After living our entire lives in Ohio we moved to Santa Rosa Beach full time almost 20 years ago......for many years we assumed we would move to our beach home on the Atlantic Coast in Delaware but then we discovered Santa Rosa Beach.......we still love Delaware but we love SRB more.....

Bonnie Woods purchased this house in 2000

Why Bonnie Woods chose Santa Rosa Beach

We never had any intention of purchasing property in Florida - or of spending much time here. And then, after a conference nearby, we came for a weekend and fell in love with Santa Rosa Beach....We truly feel that it is our Paradise. We have been to many beaches in the US and elsewhere and have not been anyplace that compares to our beautiful beach!!

What makes this house unique

We built our home so that it serves well for full time living (it is our primary home) and also is comfortable for the large groups that generally gather for a week's beach vacation. The open great room (living, dining, kitchen) comfortably holds large groups and yet is cozy for those times when just my husband and I are here. We have large covered porches with comfortable wicker furniture for outside living, and open decks for enjoying the sun at other times.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We could not have had a more fabulous week at your lovely home "Recess Time"! It was everything described - and more! The comfort & little "touches" you have gone to made it all feel so special and homelike! My whole family "oohed" over the many extras. We loved the 2 refrigerators (one for cold drinks & snacks and the other for food), the secure porches for little ones, all the colorful dishware, the many pool & beach chairs/toys - I could go on and on. Also appreciated was the ample seating area for meals. We just fell in love with the neighborhood and met many nice folks. "Old Florida Beach" is the BEST with its quiet streets and uncrowded beaches. We read, rode bikes, went to the lake, pool and beach every day, and above all - relaxed! Oh, and I forgot to mention: clean as a pin!

Thanks again for the wonderful memories.
Jul 2011
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Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , on second floor hallway near bunk beds
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located in Time Out, the apartment
  • each bedroom has its own bath; an additional full bath is on the first floor of the house and an extra 1/2 bath on the second, house has a total of 4.5 baths; apt has a full bath for a total of 5.5 baths
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bunk Area - 2 bunk bed , built in on second floor of tower; has 1/2 bath adjacent
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , the 4th bedroom is in the carriage house, Time Out
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , on main floor; bath that includes a 40x72" whirlpool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , on second floor ; has balcony and full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , on second floor large spacious room; ;has full private bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Twin Bunk beds (2); PacnPlays (2), (note: the 4th queen bed is in the apt)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Sparta, Michigan

Most comfortable place I have ever stayed!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Recess Time twice. It feels like home. The owners have always been extremely friendly, easy to work with, and very generous with their home! They leave everything you need to get started on your vacation. The furniture and decor is absolutely beautiful! Extremely clean and well kept!!! We have stayed at several vacation homes in the area, and Recess Tine has by far been the easiest to work with and the best kept vacation home that we have stayed in! It's truly their home they are sharing with others, not just a rental property!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, GA

Our favorite beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at Recess Time/Time Out for over 10 years. It is our absolute favorite place to be and we always look forward to coming back. It's set up perfectly for our entire family (two refrigerators!) and never disappoints. The owners are so kind and easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We can't wait to come back next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

What a great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

My family has been going to the Florida Gulf Coast for 30 years. As the extended family has grown, we've had to find new, larger places to stay. Now that we are up to 16 members, we rent three houses. We were told last year to contact Bonnie regarding Recess Time and Time Out. I'm so glad we did!

We stayed there this year from June 20-July 4, 2015.

Here are the things you need to know:

1. Dealing with Bonnie was a breeze.

2. The house and apartment over the garage were neat as pin.

3. The walking distance to the common beach access is about 100 yards. Flat, level, well marked, safe.

4. We were pleasantly surprised by the roominess of the house. The decor is excellent.

5. The kitchen has two refrigerators, excellent for stocking up on bottled water, Gatorade, drinks, etc.

We were so happy with the property, that we are planning on returning next year.

We've stayed at other properties in Old Florida Beach. Some are better than others. I put Recess Time and Time Out at the top of our list. The neighborhood is safe and clean. You won't be disappointed in this property!

Thanks Bonnie!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, TN

A Great Find

  • 5 of 5

Our family has rented this property for the last three years. Recess Time, ( 4 adults, 6 young children), while we as grandparents, enjoyed Time Out. The location is great. It has easy beach access, in a lovely gated community, and is close to some very good restaurants. This home is beautifully maintained. It is clean, and well decorated. I cannot overstate how well equipped it is, inside and out. The garage has sand chairs for all, as well as a wonderful supply of beach toys. A charcoal grill is available with everything you need provided. Lovely decks, and a covered porch allow you to enjoy time outside.

This is a perfect house for us. We have enjoyed its many amenities and look forward to coming for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur GA USA

Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

There's so much to rave about with Recess Time. This was our 3rd time in the community and first in Recess Time and the house didn't disappoint. First, the location couldn't be more convenient to the beach walkway - a minute at most. Second, the house is lovely, well maintained and furnished. The open floor plan on the first floor was seriously inviting. Third, the two refrigerators, might sound excessive, was super helpful to fit our food and drums for everyone. Fourth, with access to the garage there were bikes and plenty of fun things to take down to the beach. We had a fantastic week at Recess Time!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ooltewah TN

Great week!

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time for our family to stay in Recess Time. We loved it. The home is lovely and in a family friendly neighborhood. A plus- 2 refrigerators in the kitchen! Thanks Bonnie

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Local Catch
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
HWY 98
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.5%


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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