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Looking to Relax? Palm Hopper Is The Place For You!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Palm Hopper is a three story updated home with 4 bedrooms including 2 king beds, 2 twin beds, 2 trundle beds plus a large sofa in the loft. Located in the private, gated, gulf front community of Old Florida Beach. This fantastic 3,600 sq ft home leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. On the first level are all four bedrooms, each with it's own bath. Laundry room and a porch that is a perfect landing after a day at the beach!

Relax on the porch swing or head up to the 2nd floor where a huge wide open space awaits you. A gourmet kitchen, two dining tables, family room, and game area allows plenty of space for everyone. Want to dine under the stars? No problem, the 2nd floor covered porch has seating for 14, lounging chairs, rockers and another swing. The porch has gulf and lake views and overlooks the green space with boardwalk to beach access and neighborhood pool.

The 3rd level has a large sofa, flat screen TV and is perfect for the kids to hang out! The 3rd floor deck space, the Perch, is ideal for a morning cup of coffee while watching the sunrise or a glass of wine while looking at the stars! With gulf and lake views it is beautiful!

Plenty to do outside of Palm Hopper. Take a stroll on the boardwalk that leads directly to the community pool, the beach and Draper Lake. From the back porch the secluded beach is 90 feet away, and the views are amazing. Bike rentals available. Have the bikes delivered and head down 30A on the bike/run path. Seaside is only 6 miles east of Old Florida Beach. Gulf Place is 1/2 mile west with lots of dining, shopping and outdoor concerts.

Keywords: Santa Rosa Beach,Private beach, gated community, 30A, Draper Lake,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About The Owner

We currently live in Wisconsin and love to come to our home away from home. We have been coming to 30A for 20 years and hoped that someday we would own a piece of paradise. Now that we do, we look forward to making many memories here with our family and friends.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Santa Rosa Beach

The area of 30A is a little slice of heaven. It is so far removed from the crowded beaches and roads of Destin and Panama City. All of the attractions are there if you want them or you can feel like you are a million miles away from it all.

The beaches are always on the top 10 in the country. They truly are unique to this area.

What makes this house unique

Palm Hopper is an unique property because it feels like a home not a rental. Once you get settled you will never feel like leaving. There is room and space for everyone.


Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Two Sets of Trundle Beds (Sleeps 4), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Over 2500 sq. ft of outdoor deck/balcony space Just added hardwood floors to all 4 bedrooms Freshly painted


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Looking to Relax? Palm Hopper Is The Place For You!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Athens, Alabama

Absolutely Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The property was excellent and exceeded expectations. The lay out was perfect with all bedrooms conveniently located on the bottom floor along with bathrooms for each. Kitchen, dining and living area located on second floor with an open floor plan. Located convenient to both the pool and beach, which is important to a large family with several small children. Would definitely recommend the Palm Hopper to any family.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at the Palm Hopper and it was a perfect fit for 2 families. Great layout, well kept, plenty of space, close to the beach and awesome deck. We were not ready to go home at the end of our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawton, OK

Memory Maker Home!

  • 5 of 5

The previous summer we searched for the perfect home and location for our family gathering and we struck GOLD! We had previously stayed in beachfront condos at Sandestin but we knew this time we needed to venture outside of the hubbub. We ended up making reservations nearly 11 months prior to our vacation and every e-mail with Missy was met with a quick reply. No question was too mundane and the professionalism was top-notch all through the business transaction. We are a family of seven that needed the four bedrooms and found extreme luxury in being able to spread out amongst the different bedrooms along with the accompanying bathrooms. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms (minus the powder room on the second floor) are on the bottom floor just inside the entry. The living spaces are all on the second floor and are so family-friendly--perfect for dining, playing games around the game table, or watching the huge 80 inch HD TV. We ended up eating every breakfast in and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the sounds of the waves and just absorbing the ocean smells. Preparing and toting a lunch to the beach was a breeze and when we chose to cook evening meals there were no problems in having adequate kitchen supplies. The homeowners have pretty much thought of everything so you won't be longing for supplies. The starter supplies (toilet paper, trash bags, etc.) were adequate for several days. The beach was so nice just over the dunes with at least three access points. The outlet point from Draper Lake flowed fairly steadily into the ocean while we there as several afternoon thunderstorms added to the lake elevation. The dock at the lake was a nice respite and entertaining as we spotted several crabs in the water. Quiet, solitude could be expected at all hours. We travelled from the far side of Destin to Seaside and everyone proclaimed that this was the perfect place! Our family has made some great memories by staying at the Palm Hopper which receives my highest endorsement.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and very updated home! We had two families (4 adults/5 kids) who stayed for a was perfect! Everyone had their own space and there was plenty of space to hang out all together! Not as close to the beach as we expected, but still just a short walk! I would stay here again...very clean and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We rented Palm Hopper for my wife & her friends to celebrate her birthday for the first half of our week and family time with our kids for the second half of the rental. The house far exceeded our expectations and was perfect for both halves of the trip. The house is very close to the beach and all of the amenities of South Walton but you still feel a sense of privacy in the setting of the neighborhood. We had a great time and we can't wait to book a return trip for next year, thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bozema, MT

Perfect, Close to beach, comfortable for large groups

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Palm Hopper with another family. It was a great place for the 11 of us (7 kids 9 and under) to stay for a week! It was large enough that we didn't feel like we were living on top of each other all week. Loved all the indoor and outdoor seating! The listing information accurately describes the property, and I thought it was even more charming inside than the pictures showed. The Old Florida Beach neighborhood is quiet and it was about a 3 minute walk to the beach with kids (maybe 2 blocks?). The pool was very close to the house and had lots of good seating. We've rented VRBO properties before and been disappointed that the pictures and descriptions, and especially the location description, were a little bit rosier than real life...not the case with Palm Hopper. What you get is what you see and it is great!

Seaside and the communities east of there have more activity (sort of like Disney-busy at times), and we found ourselves driving that direction for meals (loved The Shrimp Shack in on the pavilion overlooking the beach, and Restarant Paradis in Rosemary Beach... great date night spot), but loved that 'home' was on the quieter Old Florida Beach area. The location really couldn't be better. Use the recommended beach chair rental service...super friendly and reasonable.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stand up paddle board rentals.

Beach Chairs, Umbrellas and Kayaks available for rent. Free set-up and delivery.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Departure Clean $350
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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