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Slightly Shady: an Amazing Summer Home Steps from the Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

This bright, airy home off scenic Highway 30-A is just steps from Santa Rosa’s snowy white beaches and emerald waters. With its vaulted ceilings, stone floors, expansive porches, and fireplace, Slightly Shady is certainly no cookie cutter home. This spacious house sleeps 8 comfortably and is shaded by indigenous pines and oaks that preserve your privacy, yet keeps you in the heart of the action.

Slightly Shady offers Wi-Fi and cable TV So you are plugged in and fully entertained.

Enjoy shopping in Sandestin and Miramar Beach, tour the world reknowned Seaside community, or dine at some of the best restaurants on Florida’s panhandle.

A second floor loft with a family room, bedroom, full bathroom, and side porch offers views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club, which Golf Magazine called “The purest golf on the panhandle.” Relax on the porch swing, birdwatch with coffee on the upstairs deck, take a bike ride on the bicycle path just steps from the front door, hit the links at one of more than a dozen courses that are minutes away, or take a short walk to one of the world's most gorgeous beaches and soak up the sun.

Keywords: Home, Vacation, Beach, Santa Rosa, Florida

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About The Owner

The Atkinson family was blessed to inherit this beautiful property from our aunt, who fell in love with the area before it was discovered. Unfortunately, she did not live to see the wonderful home that our dad and mom built later for our family to enjoy. We six children are far flung, living coast to coast - in San Clemente, Baltimore, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and New Orleans. With jobs and kids, we are lucky to get to the area once a year, if that. So we have opened our house up for you and your family to enjoy! This year, my sister Juli and I are managing Slightly Shady. I promise to work with you in any way I can to make your stay enjoyable. Come stay at Slightly Shady!



Why The Owner chose Beaches of South Walton

This property is in the middle of all the action, but set back just enough for guests to enjoy peace and quiet. The beach is just steps from the front door, with public access directly across 30A. From the upstairs deck, there's a view of the 4th hole of SRB Golf and Beach Club and the Gulf. Ms. Lucilles is within walking distance, Stinky's Fish Camp is about a half mile away, and Miramar Beach is a 10 minute drive.


Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full baths, each with shower, two with jetted tubs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Slightly Shady: an Amazing Summer Home Steps from the Beach
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Fabulous Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The house is perfect for great vacation for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Slightly Shady very much and look forward to returning. The kitchen was well-equipped, making it perfect for our family of 6. We chose to take most of our meals at home this trip.The neighborhood is quiet, yet we were close enough to amenities, restaurants and attractions to which our family has interests. The proximity to the beach was perfect- just a few min to the boardwalk. I would highly recommend this location if you are looking for some serious downtime. Host (Bill) was responsive and easy to contact w questions prior to our stay and checked in w us the first day.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

Slightly Shady was very clean and spaceous. The walk to the beach was very short. I highly recommend staying there and would definitely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We always go on a family vacation every year. The house exceeded our expectations. It was amazing. You are just a short walk from a beautiful beach as well as Gulf Place a nice relaxing atmosphere with places to shop. The neighborhood was very nice and peaceful. The pictures do not do justice for the house. The three balcony's were very nice to enjoy coffee or supper at the table with a nice breeze. Slightly Shady is the way to go if you are looking for a nice place to stay... You will not regret your decision. The homeowners are very helpful and friendly. They are also very accommodating. It was a pleasure doing business with them. Great place!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several places along the Gulf Coast. This house has the best location for beach access if you aren't right on the beach (steps away) and it's very spacious and charming. We dealt directly with the owner, which I much prefer, and he was very accommodating. We spent fall break here and it was a fantastic visit- thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I decided to take my parents, my younger sister, and my two small dogs on a relaxing trip to 30A. After doing some research on VRBO, I came across Slightly Shady and decided this was the best fit for my family. Best decision ever. The entire process from start to finish was easy and pleasant! The owners were so friendly and welcoming! The home was exactly what the doctor ordered. We were just STEPS away from the beach, a lovely walk from Gulf Place, 6-8min away from Publix and a short car ride away from all the other wonderful 30A beach communities and restaurants. The house was clean, roomy, and had great porches to sit and enjoy the wonderful Gulf Air. I recommend this property for just about any occasion! My entire family (yup- dogs too) loved Slightly Shady! We are looking forward to our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach and Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Stinky's Fish Camp

Slightly Shady is located on the 4th hole of Santa Rosa Beach and Golf Club and just across from the public beach access on 30A! While it provides a peaceful retreat, it's located minutes from excellent dining and all of the amenities at Sandestin and Miramar Beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

The $300 for damage protection is refundable.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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