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Located on the Beach Access in Old Florida Cottages

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom and loft for sleeping, 5 Decks, 2 Front, 3 Back. Ocean View!

'Serenity Now'!!! Beautiful newly decorated beach home! Entry level has 3 bedrooms (2 kings, bunk beds and 1 twin) and 2 baths. Kitchen level has bedroom with its own bath and trundle bed .Bar and dining area, family room with 60' flat screen. Cable and free wi fi. Loft area for hanging out, with a single sofa sleeper. View of the ocean from top deck. Flat screen tv's. Tile floors throughout, 5 decks total, sleeps 10. Parking for 2 cars. Located on the beach access of 30 A, behind Goatfeather's Restaurant. Parking available at beach access for cars, bikes and golf carts. Buddy's bike rental at the corner of beach access for easy rental. Sidewalks to shopping area. Some of the restaurants are La Playa , Nicks on the Beach, Local Catch, and Stinkey's.

Kelley McLeod
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Kelley McLeod

This is my dream home away form home. I live in Georgia and looked for 5 years to find the perfect spot for my family. I found it, Serenity Now! The perfect area to vacation and make lasting memories. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, easy access to other beaches and shops if I want. An adorable neighborhood of homes, with the look of Seaside, all nestled together behind Goat feathers restaurant, and right off the beach access. Who could ask for more? I am so in love with this area, because it's just enough and not over crowded like some of the nearby beaches. I never want to leave when its time to go. One of our favorite places to eat is the Local Catch, just outside the neighborhood. I hope you check us out, because I know you will love Old

Florida Cottages!

Kelley McLeod purchased this house in 2013

Why Kelley McLeod chose Beaches of South Walton

This is the perfect place to rent. Feels like home away from home at the beach. Beautiful neighborhood on the beach side of 30A, directly behind Goat feathers Restaurant. Decor is so peaceful and serene. Family oriented, Steps to the beach and restaurants, Close to shopping and activities, yet not overcrowded like a lot of beaches. Approximately a mile from Santa Rosa Beach Golf Course. Private feel, just right! Plenty of rooms and baths, sleeps up to10. Swimming pool across from the house, go to the beach or both!

What makes this house unique

Features 5 decks for hanging out and relaxing and a crows next for a beautiful view of the ocean. Plenty of space to get away. Neighborhood Swimming pool. I fell in love with the peaceful quiet location , yet plenty of places to eat and shop and the neighborhood is on the beach access, which makes a very short walk to the beach; parking for cars and golf carts. Golf cart rental and bike rental available nearby.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Located on the Beach Access in Old Florida Cottages
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews


  • 1 of 5

My family and I were coming to Florida for a family reunion all the way from the west coast. after a Long day of travel,we got to the house only to find that the house was filthy. After walking on the floor for a matter of 15 minutes our feet were black. The counters looked like they hadn't been cleaned, as well as the dust covered baseboards, sofa covers that were Completly dirty and the mold on the walls and Celling in the downstairs bathroom!! Needless to say we were a little frustrated by the state of the house and the fact that we had to clean after such a long day of traveling. Only to find that later that night while my sister climbed into bed she felt sand all through the sheets! So much so that when she went to change the sheets there was a pile of sand on the floor of the bedroom that she now had to sweep up along with washing sheets before she could go to bed. The next morning we all woke up and were ready hop on the Internet, only to find that there were no instructions on the Internet password or username. At that point we emailed the owner as the Internet is part of what comes with the house rental and did not want to get on an unsecured account. There was no response from the owner. Also, we had to purchase toilet paper as there was only toilet paper in one of the bathrooms when we arrived. And soap because all of them were watered down to the point that they where unusable. Later in the afternoon, one of the smoke alarms started to sound sporadically. No one was cooking nor was there any smoke present. There seemed to be an issue either with the hard wiring or the terribly corroded battery. Once again we tried to email the owner but to no avail, because no response. Not only was the smoke detector defective but the television downstairs in the second master suite did not work. At the end of the week we assumed some cleaning needed to be done before we vacated the rental property to ensure we got our deposit back. There was no manual, there was nothing informing us on what cleaning needed to be done. Again, we emailed the owner and no response. We took it upon ourselves to ask our neighbor(knowing that the same property management company managed both rental properties) what needed to be done and did it! Without a doubt my mind the house was cleaner when we left it than when we first arrived. And the worst part.... now 28 days later the owner is emailing asking for us to pay for two new slipcovers! It's disgraceful!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In rebuttal to review . My house was not filthy. If this were true then the renters should have contacted me immediately, shortly after arrival and as soon as they discovered the issues. I have a great cleaning crew and have never encountered problems. Check in is on Saturday and I received one email on Monday stating they found sand in one bed and the floors were dirty . Unfortunately, I did not see this email until it was too late . Had I seen it, I would have sent my cleaning people back over immediately to remedy the situation. I specifically state in the rental agreement to let me know if the house isn't t clean or anything is wrong . Never once did I hear anything about any mold , toilet paper or soap issues and nothing about dirty sofa slip covers or a non working tv. The slip covers are washed regularly and I myself just washed them a couple of weeks before their stay. The bottom line is these people are very angry because I have to charge them for ruining my two sofa slip covers with something that looks like red fingernail polish, which will not come out after washing. I also emailed them via the VRBO website within a few days of finding out about the ruined slipcovers , not 28 days later as they stated. Today is July 25 and they checked out July 1. The cleaning people tried to wash and remove the red stuff to see if it would come out, but it did not. I had to first find and then buy two new slipcovers and deduct it from their damage deposit before returning the balance. They failed to mention I credited them the 2.5% fee usually charged when using a credit card to offset their their inconvenience caused from the floors and sand in the bed. I do not keep damage deposits or any portion, unless I have proof and just cause due to damage to my house or personal property after an inspection . These people were also very late when checking out and we're still there when the maids arrived to inspect and clean the house for the next guests . I have plenty more reviews from the summer with happy guests ! Thanks , Kelley🌴
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Kings Mills, OH

We had a great week!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great vacation in this house. Perfect location close to shopping and restaurants. We had a minor plumbing issue and the owner responded immediately to have it resolved. The walk to the beach was a little further than we expected because there isn't a "cut through" out of the neighborhood. Otherwise it was a great house and a wonderful week at the beach!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mansfield, Tx

Beautiful, peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed was right in the home. A two minute walk to the beach, steps away from the pool. Numerous balconies to relax on. Great way to spend a week with family.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special time

  • 4 of 5

Very preatty house. The area is calm and peaceful. I enjoyed my time there. The beach is super close. Maybe a 5 min walk. You can walk to restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga


  • 5 of 5

My family of 7 recently visited at this home and had a very good time together. It was

a special time together as one high school student was going off to college in only a few weeks. The accommodations were excellent. One little thing that we REALLY enjoyed was the ice cream store within walking distance and, of course, the beach. We hope to return again if it is still available.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect! We were Looking for a place to getaway to that offered beautiful surroundings and amenities and Serenity Now had it! We wanted to be able to meet up with our college kids and have a vacation before school started back and it was the right choice. Nice, short walk to the beach and other entertainment. We had one half day of rain and didn't mind because it was a treat to come back and watch the storm from one of the many decks. The "captains" lookout at the upper deck was perfect! The cottage is so comfy and perfectly supplied. Staying here felt like home at the beach. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Local Catch,The Growler, La Playa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Goat Feathers, Local Catch, La Playa , Pizza
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Car: recommended

Location,location,location!!! New updated decor. A short 4 to 5 minute walk to the beach! Old Florida Cottages located right on the beach access, neighborhood directly behind Goatfeathers, on the beach side of 30A. Several restaurants within walking or short driving distance. Nearby shopping and close to outlet shopping in Destin. Buddies is the new corner ice cream store for all your beach needs and rentals, golf carts, bikes, ice etc. Best area of the beach. Walk to our fave restaurant, The Local Catch. Check it out!!!


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring break
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 6 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - Trundled bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming

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