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50 Steps To The Beach & Large Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,735 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Private Pool, And Steps To The Beach

Location, Location, Location!

Large Private Pool and Beautiful Beach Only Footsteps Away!

Everyone knows that location is the key in real estate. It is also the key to having a great vacation. And there is no better location to enjoy the beautiful white sands of the Florida panhandle than at the beautiful, secluded, and peaceful Sunrise Beach subdivision in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

After spending many summer vacations in Santa Rosa Beach, our family recently purchased a beautiful vacation home at Sunrise Beach. We named the home “Rainbow Fish” – after the beautiful children’s book by Marcus Pfister.

Most importantly, Rainbow Fish is located approximately 50 steps from the beach! In addition, Rainbow Fish has a beautiful, large and private pool. Your day in paradise is already complete!

Inside, we have significantly renovated Rainbow Fish:

• The house -- both inside and outside -- was recently painted with bright colors;

• The house has gorgeous new hard wood floors throughout; and

• The kitchen was completely redone with a new counter-top, cabinets, appliances, and the Margaritaville Fiji Frozen Concoction Maker -- all ready for your enjoyment.

The first floor has a spacious living room with a new 55” LG TV and sofa sleeper, dining room, kitchen, and half-bathroom.

The second floor has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed; the second bedroom has a queen size bed; and the third bedroom has bunk beds and a sofa sleeper.

Connecting the master bedroom and the second bedroom is a beautiful porch: the perfect place to start your day with a cup of coffee or read a book and relax during the day.

We sincerely hope that you contact us about a possible stay at Rainbow Fish. Feel free to call me – Omri if you have any questions at 314-401-2530 or email me at

Similar to the book, “The Rainbow Fish,” we look forward to sharing our beautiful vacation home with you and your family.

More Details

Omri & Julie Praiss
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Omri & Julie Praiss

My wife and I have been married for 27 years and have three wonderful children. We also have two great dogs: Babe, a black lab, and Pablo, a puggle.

We live in St. Louis, Missouri, but love to vacation and create wonderful memories in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and especially at Rainbow Fish!

Omri & Julie Praiss purchased this house in 2014



Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1735 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , located on first floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
  • Rainbow Fish also has a sleeper sofa in the living area
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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50 Steps To The Beach & Large Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Austin, Texas

Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow Fish has everything you could possibly need for a great beach vacation. The owner and management company are extremely available, responsive and helpful. The house is very close to the beach and is stocked with beach chairs, umbrella, and other items. It's in the middle of a small community of nice homes on the beach side of 30A.

Inside the home you will find that it is well-stocked with cookware and dinnerware. We were pleased to find they also have an electric kettle. We made use of their margarita machine, which was a great extra feature. The pool space in the back is not only nice but has a great deal of privacy, unlike many others in the neighborhood. We spent a great deal of time on the large front porch, which includes a ceiling fan. There are tvs, and instructions on how to use them, in each room, though we rarely turned them on. It is easy to see that the over puts a lot of personal care and work into this home.

The only issue we faced was having to cut our vacation a day short to race back to Texas before Hurricane Harvey hit. We have stayed up and down 30A for the past seven summers and Rainbow Fish is now one our absolute favorites.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, you will love it!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at Rainbow Fish and it won't be our last! The owners are great to work with, and the location is unbeatable. You are literally just a few steps to the beach, and only a short walking distance to icecream, food, and shops. The neighborhood is nice and quiet and the best part is the private pool, perfect for our 2 year old after a long day on the beach!! Can't wait to go back :).

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Rainbow Fish! The location was great - super short walk to the beach and several shops and restaurants and also very close to Publix (grocery store) to pickup any grocery items needed. The kitchen was one of the best stocked rentals I've seen. We had two families with 3 young children in the house for the week. We appreciated the large living area and the pool out back. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dunwoody, Georgia

Repeat Destination

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow Fish has become our repeat destination in the Florida Gulf. We love the location in a quiet gated beachfront community on the south side of 30A (no major road to cross). It is the perfect rental for two senior citizens who travel with a Yorkshire terrier and are lucky enough to have a grandchild who will come to visit with her parents. The pool in the back yard is icing on the cake. We enjoy the pool almost as much as the beach. The rental agent and the owner have been very helpful. Give them a call, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect House and Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Santa Rosa Beach and it did not disappoint! The house was perfect for our family of four but plenty of room for more. Very clean and comfortable and the location to the beach was great - I loved that we didn't have to cross 30A to get there. We had plenty of room at the beach unlike some of the other areas on 30A. There were plenty of chairs and sand toys at the house to take to the beach too. After being on the beach it was great to come home to the pool. The kids spent hours swimming! All in all, this house topped our list of rentals we've stayed in. We will definitely be back to Santa Rosa and will rent Rainbow Fish again!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kennesaw GA

Absolute Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed (My husband, mother,2 boys & a goldendoodle)over Spring Break 2016. We have stayed all along 30A and this house, hands down, is ideal in its location and amenities. We loved that this property had its own pool, was pet friendly and well appointed. Often times, pet friendly = run down. Not here.

We loved that we didn't have to fight the spring break traffic. We walked everywhere. Gulf Place (located across the street) offers many great dining/shopping options and we found a fantastic ice cream shop just down the street. The beach was literally steps away! We cannot say enough great things about Rainbow Fish! Hope to be back for Fall Break!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $23

If you are bringing a pet, there will be an additional non-refundable $150 fee.

We require 50% down at the time of booking and the remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.