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#30a "Blue Parrot Cottage" @ South of 30-A/Private Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

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

We love our gulf view home and know you will too! The house is located in the heart of prestigious Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, south of Scenic 30-A. Enjoy a relaxing and memorable family vacation in our spacious two bedroom, two bathroom house with private heated pool. The house sleeps 6 comfortably and is a short two minute walk from the driveway located at the northeast corner of Gulfview Heights and Betty St. to the dune walk over. We are adjacent to the beautiful Draper Lake making this a perfect getaway for nature lovers. Our home away from home offers great location and value, peaceful surroundings, scenic beauty and is close to all amenities.

Santa Rosa Beach is a quiet community nestled beside the Gulf of Mexico. Located approximately 15 miles east of Destin, FL, Santa Rosa Beach offers easy access to shopping, restaurants, deep-sea fishing, family friendly activities, golf courses and airports. Seaside and Watercolor are 5 miles west of us, Rosemary Beach capping the far west end of the corridor. Natural beauty abounds along scenic 30-A with miles of walking and biking trails, nature preserves, wildlife, Dune Lakes, sugary white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Home and Furnishings

Our home is constructed on raised pilings to provide partial views of the Gulf from the large covered wraparound porch. The cottage decor is cozy and includes Italian porcelain tile floors, crown molding, cherry cabinets, Corian kitchen counter tops, premium broadloom, Sealy Posturepedic Plush matresses, Maytag stainless steel kitchen appliances and GE washer and dryer. Relax and enjoy the gulf breeze on the covered deck complete with cedar Adirondack Chairs, tables, ceiling fans and natural gas Broilmaster Premium Grill.

Our cottage is fully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home. Each bedroom has a wrought iron headboard and bench. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the guest room has a queen size bed. Each bedroom includes a 20' television with bluray player, portable radio and alarm clock. Hair dryers, towels and all linens are provided except beach towels. The living room includes a full size sectional sleeper sofa, a 42' HDTV with a Smart Bluray player and a Soundfreaq Bluetooth enabled system with FM radio. Not only does Sound Kick bring music to life, it plays any audio files from your mobile devices. The kitchen has a 19' HDTV and is fully equipped with stainless steel refrigerator/ice maker, self-cleaning range, dishwasher and microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, dishes, utensils and glassware. Other amenities include ceiling fans, new washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, gas grill, beach/pool toys/floats, cards/games, a large selection of movies, beach towels, 6 beach chairs and an beach umbrella. Wireless high speed internet is complimentary.

Private Pool

We have a large corner 1/3 acre lot which includes a lush lawn with irrigation system, natural vegetation and a sparkling 13' by 26' private heated pool. Outdoor furniture, floats and pool toys are included; the pool is not shared with any other houses. Pool towels are included.

Beach Access

Our beach house is on the northeast corner of Gulfview Heights Street and Betty Street, facing the Gulf. It is a short two minute walk form the house to the Gulfview Heights beach access (see aerial photo), no traffic or busy roads to cross. Restrooms, outdoor showers, covered picnic pavilion and BBQ grill are available for your convenience. The house includes 6 light-weight aluminum beach chairs and a beach umbrella for your use. We do not provide beach towels.

Dune Lakes/Draper Lake

Draper Lake is located at the end of Betty St. and offers a unique experience with its diverse ecosystem.

Nearby Activities

Bring your bikes or rent them nearby and explore the 20-mile-long bike/walking trail, nature preserves and 11 dune lakes. Access to the trail is just steps from the house and runs the entire length of Scenic 30-A.


Several shops and restaurants are within walking or biking distance, as is Goatfeathers Restaurant & Seafood Market. The shops, restaurants and seasonal events of Gulf Place Resort are just half a mile to the west and accessible via the bike/walking trail. There are several upscale and popular beach communities to explore along Scenic 30-A including Seaside (6 miles) Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seagrove Beach, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach. The Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club is located less than a mile from Blue Parrot Cottage.

Keywords: House, Views of Gulf, Draper Lake

More Details

Linda Bapst
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Linda Bapst

We fell in love with the area 15 years ago and have never looked back. We hope you love our home as much as we do! Warmest regards from our family to yours :) A special thank you to all of you who have helped us make BPC possible!

Linda Bapst purchased this house in 2010

Why Linda Bapst chose Santa Rosa Beach

The miles of walking/biking trails along 30a. Wildlife, nature, crystal clear water and sugary white sand offer scenic beauty and tranquil surroundings.

What makes this house unique

Gulf views, private heated pool steps to the beach and Draper Lake. Bike paths, beach access with restrooms, parking, showers, picnic area and lifeguards. Walk or bike to Gulf Place or short drive to Destin and Seaside. Proximity to airports. Free WiFi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Linda, this is Barbie Rogers at your beautiful home rental do have an awesome home ....We had a great week! We wont get home until 8 pm Long day. Thank you 😊
May 2017
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Gulfview Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Additional visitors must be approved. May not invite others to stay in the house even if max occupancy is not met. Must not host parties.
  • Shower before pool use. Excess sand in pool will incur a service call @ $65.00 Only guests renting the property may use the pool.
  • Other vehicles may not use the driveway to access the beach. If renting a golf cart owner must be notified. No boats or tents, trailers, rv.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Separate shower and toilet area in master bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available on a rental basis locally, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans, Movies, Cards, Games, Garbage Disposal, Blender, Private Heated Pool with floats & pool toys, beach towels, 6 Beach Chairs and umbrella provided


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#30a "Blue Parrot Cottage" @ South of 30-A/Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 99 reviews
McKinney, Texas

Wonderful as always!

  • 5 of 5

Our third time staying at the Blue Parrot, it was another perfect stay. This property and the owners are the best, never any issues and just perfect for our family of four. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tinley Park, IL

As usual this house was clean and well stocked with everything we needed in a beach vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

A great testimony to the Blue Parrot Cottage is that this was our fifth visit! We are never disappointed with our visits. The house is spotless and welcoming. The beaches are so white and the gulf is so clear. The private pool is a great perk after being on the beach each morning. You can relax on the rafts provided or read a book on the wrap around porch. The coastal breezes are wonderful. I still have not been to the stores in the area because we enjoy the outdoors our whole stay. I will tell you the house is conveniently located near many wonderful restaurants that we enjoy each year. Last and foremost, Linda is a terrific person who really wants you to enjoy her rental property. She is organized and attentive to your needs while you stay at the Blue Parrot Cottage. In fact, I can truly call her a long distance friend from the correspondence we have had over the years. My only complaint is that the next year's calendar fills up so quickly and we need to wait another year to visit beautiful Santa Rosa Beach. This house has become our favorite vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at Blue Parrot. It is the best location right by beach access! We already booked again for our 3rd year in a row. We have 1 kid and 2 teenagers they count down every year to our vacation here! Couldn't ask for better owners and communication. Clean home and great floor plan. See you next summer! Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are amazing! Thank you for walking into our lives!!! Could not ask for better guests! Luv u guys...linda
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Port Neches, Texas

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The house is perfect. The location, ideal. The owners are the best! This was our 4th year and 5th stay, what more can i say. Thank you Linda for going above and beyond in making BPC a home away from home. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having you back each year! Thank you for your friendship and continued loyalty. Luv linda and family!
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Cincinnati, OH

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Blue Parrot Cottage. The house is in meticulous condition but still very comfortable and we felt right at home. Perfect location for a quick walk to the beach or for ice cream. The private pool is super clean and HUGE comparered to other private pools in the area. Thank you Linda for being so easy to work with and for caring so much about your home. We hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

BPC is perfectly located and Linda is great to work with. Had a great first family trip with our 8 month old and it was the perfect place for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Casey, it was a pleasure hosting your family! Until the next time stay well! Linda
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Gulf Place
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Car: recommended

Adjacent to Draper Lake


Rates & Availability

Gulfview Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Feb 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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