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Newly Renovated! Across from Pool, Minutes to Beach, Lake View!

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8), 4 Balconies (2 with Lake Views!)

Cracker Jack is designed to allow you to relax and refresh…Located along Scenic Route 30-A in Santa Rosa Beach.

In 2017, Cracker Jack was updated! Our home now has a newly upgraded modern kitchen, freshly painted guest rooms including new beds, upgraded appliances, tiles and carpets and more!

Scenic 30-A is considered by many to be the Monterrey of the east. The road is a spectacular 18-mile journey of beautiful beaches, sidewalks, architecture, restaurants, fishing, kayaking, biking, walking and shopping.

What makes Cracker Jack Special?
We think it begins with a lot of attention, care and love. The owners, Jamie & Susan worked to incorporate the things you expect and don’t expect while vacationing at the beach. The walls are finished with soothing beach colors; furniture is newly upgraded and comfortable; towels and bedding are provided; and “Club Cracker” in the tower is a magnet for kids (big and small). Hooks are everywhere to just hang your stuff with ease. Each bedroom has new Smart TV's. The goal was to make you feel comfortable like home, but with a true beach experience.

Where on Scenic 30-A is Cracker Jack?
Cracker Jack is located in Old Florida Village within the city of Santa Rosa Beach (within walking distance of Gulf Place). The village is made up of 75 distinctive, architecturally rich homes with a planned Retail/Loft entrance that will be similar to the nearby Watercolor Community. The Village has two community pools. . Green space is throughout the community. There is only one road into the neighborhood which creates a nice private feeling for adults and children. There is ample overflow parking at the front of the neighborhood.

Tell me more about the Cracker…
The natural beauty of Old Florida Village is very evident in the backyard. Hidden Lake fills up your back view and creates wonderful breezes. The morning sun rises above the lake and breakfast or morning coffee/tea on the deck seems to taste better.

The front of Cracker Jack can create a challenge! Which deck to sit on to watch the lazy day go bye? One of the pools is less than 50 yards away. A wireless Internet system works throughout the entire house. You can even surf the web at the pool.

There are three levels to enjoy at Cracker Jack. On the first level is a guest room with one queen bed and a spacious balcony facing the pool and beautiful Village architecture. There is a full bathroom directly adjoining.

The (NEWLY RENNOVATED) kitchen is modern and functional. The kitchen is outfitted with all the tools you will need - from making morning coffee, to a seafood feast (Across the street from OFV is a fresh seafood market). Our family loves cooking and you will find a selection of cookbooks in the large pantry for inspiration.
Off the kitchen is a dining area and open living room space with soothing beach colors and new TV. Lounge on the comfy corner couch, read a book, play a board game (lots at the house to choose from!), or just gaze out at hidden lake way from this inviting family room.

On the second floor, the mini master suite that has a queen size bed with full private bathroom and balcony. The mini-master queen bedroom is decorated with soothing sea salt colors.
Next, walk into the Master, close the door and create your own mini-spa. The view of the lake is perfect from the Master. The lounge chairs on the deck invites you to read a book, watch the birds on the lake or take a nap on the deck & feel like you are really on vacation.
The bathroom in the master has a full tub and separate shower. The king size bed has an extra padding to ensure a comfortable nights rest. In the morning, the sun rises beautifully over the lake.

On the second floor hallway you find a laundry room, hooks for hanging towels, and will notice a sign pointing upwards to "Club Cracker". Club Cracker is loaded with fun for kids of all ages.
Located in the third floor loft, Club Cracker has two sets of bunk beds with large drawers below to store all the kids gear, new plasma television, and comfy large couch for chilling on after a day at the beach.
This is truly a separate environment for kids, which allows a quieter environment for adults on the first level.

Where is the Beach?
The beach is a short stroll away (takes about 5 minutes to walk). If walking is not your style, you can ride your bike or load up the car and park at the beach. There is a clean restroom located at the beach entrance along with outdoor shower, picnic tables and grills, and is complete with Lifeguards & Flag system for your added peace of mind.

Did we mention Restaurants?
One of the charming elements of 30-A is that there are no national food chains allowed. When you go to the beach you want to experience something different from your hometown. Well, you are in for a treat…Within walking distance there are a handful of different restaurants of diverse flavors and budgets and a wonderful fresh seafood market. We are here to help you plan your vacation, so please ask us about our favorite places to eat!

Entertainment and Shops!
Gulf Place is 4/10’s of a mile from Old Florida Village. From April to September there is a free concert every Sunday night. Take a walk along the beach to Gulf Place and enjoy and evening of music. Cracker Jack is also a walk away from a Nail Spa, Drug Store, Coffee Shop, 30A Store, Bike Rentals, Retail shops.....There is so much more. You have to come down here to enjoy and explore…

We look forward to your call and welcome you to The Beaches of South Walton.

The Fay family

Keywords: Beach House, Beach Cottage,
4 bedroom, 2 pools, walk to beach, Family,
Clean, Newly Upgraded, Close to restaurants and shops, Private deck, Grill,
BBQ, Children welcome, Seniors, Tower bedroom, kid friendly, pool view
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Club Cracker is perfect for the kids!! Bright, friendly, clean, close to neighborhood pools, and private 'Club Cracker' lounge with bunk beds, TV and games!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 4


  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Mini-Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) First Floor Bedroom has 2 twin beds, Bunk Beds (2) Club Cracker = two sets of bunk beds...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    DVD's and board games for use...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    Hidden Lake is directly behind house. Natural lake that rises and lowers....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free local and domestic long distance...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Guest sheets and pillows provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 cars Overflow parking for guests available on property...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom towels and provided. Please bring your own beach towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    free wifi included...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Brand new appliances: Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Blender, Crock Pot, cooking/baking utensils and more! Cookbooks included.......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (3) Private Balcony off each of the three bedrooms...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Private deck off of living room - back of house...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (2) There are 2 pools in the neighborhood for your use...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 27, 2017
7 night min stay
$400 $500
Thu, Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
Jun 3 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2016
Sep 2 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $230 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11.5%


There is also a $230 cleaning fee

No pets allowed.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City International
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Gulf Place
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Santa Rosa Beach
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Gulf Place, Local Catch, Cafe Tango
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Rosa

Car: Recommended

Cracker Jack is centrally located between San Destin/Destin area and Seaside Beach. Our neighborhood, Old Florida Village is a short distance from several shops,restaurants and attractions. It offers the best of both worlds as you can swim in our pools or walk across the road to Santa Rosa Beach....the Emerald Coast awaits you!


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: We are a family of four and LOVE the beach. From the moment we started vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach, we knew we were home...

Why Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA:
Our house is perfect for families. It is a short 5 minute walk to the beach and is located in a private and safe neighborhood with pools which is a close walk to shops, restaurants, and more. Our favorite part about walking to the beach is passing the fresh seafood market and picking up fresh steamed shrimp to enjoy on our back porch after a long day of sun and fun or back down at the beach for sunset! Cracker Jack is located on Hidden Lake Way and has viewing balconies off the back and bedrooms. It is across the street from the pool. We love biking along the beach trail, heading over to Seaside for ice cream or walking the wharf in Baytown. There is so much to love about Santa Rosa- so much to do, or not to do. This is the one place we can truly relax and live each day as it comes.....

The Unique Benefits at this House:
One of our favorite rituals is stopping at GoatFeathers seafood market (across the road) and buying fresh fish to grill or steamed shrimp to take to the beach for sunset... We have so many favorite activities we would love to share with you but probably the best is heading back to the house at the end of a fun beach day and chilling on our back deck overlooking the lake....

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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