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She Crab Cottage - Gulf access 4BR/3BA, Pet friendly, huge fenced yard

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,026 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

4 BR/3 BA, 3 story on the Emerald Coast with all the comforts of home!

This sophisticated beach retreat is tastefully decorated in off whites and beautiful ocean blues and is ideally situated in Old Florida Village. 'Sister' of Lazy Lizards, VRBO #130858, also in Old Florida Village, enjoys the same floor plan. You will be enchanted by the lush landscaping, swaying palm trees and white picket fences of OFV...this home is tucked away in a more private corner of the community, a short walk to the largest of two pools and short stroll to the sugar white beaches of Santa Rosa Beach on Florida's Emerald Coast, where easy beach access is available. Your children will love the fenced and newly sodded backyard... and you will love morning coffee, afternoon cocktails and cool coastal breezes on either of the 2 porches off the front bedrooms or in the largest yard in OFV.

She Crab Cottage is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, three story cottage that comfortably sleeps eight-ten.

It features an open floor plan ideal for entertaining and spending time with family and friends. The first floor includes an open kitchen/living/dining room with a large beautifully landscaped yard for outdoor relaxing , a full bath with shower, as well as a Queen bedroom with flat screen TV and its own private balcony. The well-appointed kitchen, with granite countertops and a fabulous DEEP sink, provides all the conveniences of home in a bright and relaxing atmosphere. The second floor offers a Master Suite with a Queen bed, flat screen TV, and recently renovated full bath with large, tiled shower, bidet, granite countertop and a private sitting area for peaceful reading or relaxation. This floor also features the third bedroom, a Queen, with bath, a porch, and a flat screen TV. The washer/dryer are located on this floor, too. The Third floor Tower room features the 4th bedroom and has 2 Double/Full beds and flat screen TV.

No convenience has been overlooked in this beautifully decorated home. High speed internet access and free wifi allows our guests to work out of the home if they so choose.

VRBO will charge you an online booking convenience fee of $159.00 if you book through VRBO. You also have the option to book directly with me by contacting me at 404-664-4132 or dhoweratplantationcabledotnet. Spelled out so that it will not be deleted by VRBO.

An extensive bike path from San Destin through Seaside, and State Park Trails are just outside the entrance to Old Florida Village.

We're located close to Seaside, Blue Mountain, Grayton Beach and Gulf Place where you can explore fabulous art galleries, an array of funky shops, and also experience live theatre, outdoor music and movies, and world class dining. It's only a 10 minute drive to Silver Sands, the South's largest Outlet mall, and 30 minutes to both Destin Commons Mall (to the West) and Pier Park, Panama City's newest entertainment mall (to the East).

We welcome you to She Crab Cottage, decorated, loved and cared for lovingly as a second home. Please come make it your home away from home.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, 30-A, Florida Panhandle,

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Diane Hower
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Diane Hower

I live in Atlanta but have been loyal visitors to Santa Rosa beach for over 30 years. I have watched the area grow and become more and more fabulous while enjoying having a home in Old Florida Village since 2006 (Lazy Lizards VRBO # 130858) and now look forward to sharing She Crab Cottage!

Diane Hower purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Diane Hower chose Beaches of South Walton

Santa Rosa Beach is special! The entire 30-A corridor is unlike most other parts of Florida....from the charming communities to the well thought out dining, shopping and of course, the sugar white beaches. Old Florida Village is a small and charming community of only 75 homes and 2 swimming pools. Nestled right on 30-A, it is close to neighboring communities, shopping and the is a beautifully landscaped community that is very popular with renters.

What makes this cottage unique

She Crab Cottage is furnished, decorated and maintained as a second home vs. a typical rental property. Check reviews and photos of my other home in Old Florida Village, 'Lazy Lizards', VRBO# 130858, as the floor plans are identical and will give you a sense of our style and commitment to a truly great rental experience!


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
PNS Northwest Florida International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Local Catch, LaPlaya, Fire, GoaFfeathers
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Santa Rosa
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
La Playa, Local Catch, Fire, GoatFeathers
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Car: necessary

Old Florida Village is located on the scenic '30-A Corridor' along the well known and recognized sugar white sands of Santa Rosa Beach. I recommend you google and learn about all the charm of 30a! It is like nothing else in Florida.


Santa Rosa Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2026 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , Master suite 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest suite 2nd floor
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , first floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master suite on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest room on 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Loft on 3rd floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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She Crab Cottage - Gulf access 4BR/3BA, Pet friendly, huge fenced yard
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Thanaksgiving at She Crab Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent Thanksgiving week at She Crab Cottage with our three grown daughters, our son in law, and our aussiedoodle. The house was perfectly located in a quiet development on 30A in Santa Rosa Beach. The house is beautifully decorated and has everything you could possibly need. Our dog loved the fenced in backyard and learned to use the doggie door. The house is well maintained and the yard is beautifully landscaped. We enjoyed walking to nearby restaurants and shops. There is also a seafood market nearby. We loved watching football on the large screen TV in the living area. We had a wonderful time and we will be back!! Thank you Diane for having us in your home.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beach house...Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Diane's home with 5 adults, 2 children (under 2), and a small dog. It was nothing short of lovely - the decor was beautiful, the kitchen was stocked with every dish and gadget you could need, and the living areas both inside and out were comfortable hang outs. We loved sitting on the two porches on the front of the cottage and in the lounge chairs on the paver patio out back. The home sits back from the street and has a carport, which is not common for all cottages in OFV. It was very quiet despite being peak vacation season. Diane's cottage was very pet friendly - My Aunt's small dog was right at home there too and had a nice vacation with us. The alcove in the master bedroom provided the perfect place for our two children to sleep -- they were nearby, but at the same time weren't on top of us. The beach was two short blocks away and totally manageable by foot. We mainly walked, but one day we drove down there in the morning and had no trouble finding parking. The complex had two very nice pools that we could tell were serviced regularly. Thanks Diane for a very comfortable stay! We'll be back next year for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We will be Back...wonderful environment!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house had the vibe of home and all its amenities and warmth. We lacked for nothing and all appliances were modern and kitchen highly stocked. The landscaping just beautiful and the fenced in backyard a dream. I photo documented the birdhouse island in hopes of recreating in my own yard,inspired. Searched Santa Rosa for driftwood to hang on my fence as Diane did and am grateful for the creativity that is shared with her guests,lovely.

We cant wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home...wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful home and very comfortable. It had everything we well-stocked and nice appliances as we cooked in several nights. Backyard was beautiful and we enjoyed sitting out there in mornings and evenings. The bedrooms were very nice and we had plenty of space. Easy access to the beach. We rented bikes for the week and either rode to the beach, or took stuff down in the car. I so enjoyed all the details of this home and neighborhood - we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay in our first trip to Santa Rosa Beach. Diane was great to work with and very helpful in her communications. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This lovely home had it all. The decor was modern and comfortable. The appliances were up-to-date. The place was stocked with good quality beach towels, and is walking distance or a short drive to the beach. The owner was helpful and kind in her communication and the home is evidently well-cared for. There is a beautifully landscaped backyard that my children enjoyed. I would not hesitate to recommend She Crab to a friend. Thanks for a great week, Diane!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at She Crab Cottage. The house is very well equipped and very comfortable. The beds are great for a rental - perfect after a long day at the beach. We enjoyed sitting on the porches drinking coffer and having an adult beverage in the evening in the back yard. The neighborhood is great and Beach access is a short walk or bike ride away.

Akso I found the owner Diane very quick to respond and easy to deal with. All in all I was very happy with the experience. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $300

Cancellation within 30 days of your expected arrival date will result in the forfeiture of your entire deposit. Cancellations between 31 and 60 days of your arrival date will result in forfeiture of 50% of your deposit. Cancellations over 60 days from your arrival date will result in a full refund minus a processing fee of $50.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.