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

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 located south of scenic 30a in the heart of prestigious Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Enjoy a relaxing and memorable family vacation in our two bedroom, two bathroom house with private, heated pool. The house sleeps 6 and is a short two minute walk from the driveway to the dune walk over. We are adjacent to beautiful Draper Lake making this a perfect getaway for nature lovers. Our home away from home offers a great location, 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. Our home offers easy access to shopping, restaurants, deep-sea fishing, family friendly activities, golf courses and airports. Seaside and Watercolor are 5 miles east of us with Rosemary Beach capping the far east 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 cottage is fully furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home. Our wrap around deck is a wonderful place to hang out and unwind! You will hear the Gulf of Mexico as if you are right at the beach! Like to grill? You will enjoy our Broilmaster Premium Grill for those family cook outs. Hair dryers, towels and all linens are provided.

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. We include 6 light-weight aluminum beach chairs and a beach umbrella for your use. We are happy to arrange beach service on request.

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. Goatfeathers Restaurant & Seafood Market is the oldest establishment along the corridor a true historic landmark! The shops, restaurants and seasonal events of Gulf Place are just 1/4 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

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 Gulfview Heights

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: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • 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 tents, or 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 Premium Rating
average rating of 5.0 based on 107 reviews
Sterling, VA

Perfect spot on 30A

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful family vacation in Blue Parrot Cottage in early March. The location of the house was perfect for us, close to restaurants, ice cream and steps away from the beach. The house itself has everything a family will need and more. The pool was a great size and was lovely and warm (we requested pool heat as it was still a bit cool out). Linda was very quick to respond and so accommodating. Great house, great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glen Arbor, MI

Spectacular location, hospitality, and facility

  • 5 of 5

Linda Bapst is a one in a million to work with. Down to earth, accommodating, and kind.

The location is perfect. The beach is half a block down a quiet road. It has white sand, dophins, sunsets, less people than most places I've been in Florida, and the town of Santa Rosa is small and quaint. Rent bikes and explore.

The house is amazing. Has everything you need. The pool is by far the most fun and relaxing place on the planet. It is private, warm, and big enough for a large family. All 7 of us were floating while listening to music and drinking adult beverages...heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hoschton, GA

Great Holiday Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with friends to celebrate New Years and this was the perfect location. House was well laid out ,fit our needs perfectly. Linda was a great communicator and made our stay a nice ending for the year. Great restaurants close by. Recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful place for Christmas at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Blue Parrot Cottage as we celebrated our first Christmas at the beach. We hope to make it an annual tradition and would love to return to the Blue Parrot Cottage next year. Everything was so clean and thoughtfully appointed. My wannabe-chef husband appreciated all the quality cookware stocked in the kitchen. The location cannot be beat -- walking to the beach just a block away was amazing.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Perfect vacation house steps to perfect beach

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had an AMAZING time at this beach house! It's clean, well appointed, and about a block from a beautiful, clean beach on a quiet street. Linda was SO kind and thoughtful. Because the weather had cooled a bit before our stay, she increased the temp of the heated pool so it would be comfortable when we arrived. Her attention to detail is apparent throughout the home, including a generous number of beach chairs and pool toys. A big plus for us - the house is also a block from a great seafood restaurant. We ordered dinner from the beach, walked to pick it up, and returned to the beach to watch the sunset. Overall, a great house for a small family near a great beach and several restaurants. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Charles, Missouri

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

No better place to stay!! All the amenities of home with a very relaxing atmosphere!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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People love this place, I am however indifferent! Cash only!
Bud and Alley's
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Great Southern Cafe
Goatfeathers Seafood Market
Restaurant and Fresh Seafood Market
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Coffee shop, restaurants, pharmacy, art booths and a variety of shops and boutiques.
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Goatfeathers Seafood Market
Restaurant and Fresh Seafood Market
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
Grayton General Store
State Park Hiking Access
Cafe Thirty A
Vue on 30A
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
The Fresh Market
Beautiful gourmet food!
Crust Artisan Bakery
Mitchell's Fish Market - Sandestin
Our New Favorite Place!!!
Marlin Grill
Stinky's Fish Camp
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Car: recommended

Adjacent to Draper Lake


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner Administration $85
Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $135
Tax Rate 11.0%

New 2018: Occupancy rates include accommodations for 5 guests with a 6 guest maximum. An additional fee of $50 per night for guest number 6 applies. Additional guest fee is not prorated.

Pool Heating on request only. Payment must be received with the balance payment 60 days in advance of check in. Rate is $35 per day; service calls for temperature adjustments are the responsibility of the mentor.
Winter Holiday Rate: Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year: $1595 weekly or $250 night min 4 nights.

Same Property owner: Please visit #30A "Sea You Soon" @ Inn at Gulf Place unit 209, 95 Laura Hamilton Blvd. Santa Rosa Beach Fl. 32459 for other properties 817-701-5225

Properties may be booked together if a third bedroom or additional space is required. Separate rates apply in full.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.