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Santa Rosina, a Beachfront Cottage and legacy of Old Florida!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beachfront Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This family oriented cottage is located on the beautiful beaches of the Gulf. A step out the porch door puts you on your way to a day of sun, fun, and the clearest waters ever. The glass enclosed sleeping porch sleeps four and is perfect for the children of the family.

This is truly a beachfront cottage. Two flights of stairs, shown in the photos end at the beach - which is perfect for beach combing and long walks!

Our cottage is available for rental Spring through Fall (March 15 - November 15).

A legacy from Old Florida, the property is close to Carillon Beach and Inlet Beach. It is a relaxing location, but near to many area attractions for those who like a more active pace. Even though you're at the quiet end of Panama City Beach you're still close to many restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, biking, hiking, not to mention all the water fun on the gulf. To the west you're only a short drive to Scenic 30-A, home to many upscale shops and restaurants. Going east takes you to the fun spots of Panama City Beach including Pier Park for movies, restaurants and shopping. Bay Breeze Bait & Tackle is located 1.0 mile from the cottage, on Back Beach Road. Bay Breeze Adventures, Bait & Tackle can help with fishing trips and rents kayaks and paddleboards.

Keywords: Friendly, comfortable cottage on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico Beaches.

More Details

Johanna Heywood
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Johanna Heywood

Our family has owned this cottage since 1952. Our grandparents raised five children in this vacation location. A fourth generation of the family are now crabbing, discovering sand dollars, building sand castles, and enjoying their childhood beach vacations.

Johanna Heywood purchased this cottage in 1952

Why Johanna Heywood chose Hollywood Beach

My grandmother always said that if heaven was not like this beach, she would be disappointed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hollywood Beach in Sunnyside

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is shared by Bedrooms 1 and 2.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This bathroom is on the sleeping porch (bedroom 3).
  • 2 full baths. 1 has tub/shower combo, the second has shower only.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom 2 has a full size bed
    Bedroom 3 (Sleeping porch) - 4 Single Bed , Bedroom 3 (sleeping porch) has four twin beds.
  • The cottage has a total of six beds: one (1) queen size bed; one (1) Full bed, and four (4) Twin or Single Beds. Please note that the full bed room queen bedroom are adjoining and share bathroom 1 (shower only). The second full bathroom (tub/shower combo) is located on the sleeping porch and convenient to the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach is wide and beautiful and rather private, but cottage is convenient to restaurants, grocery stores, and nearby area attractions.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

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Santa Rosina, a Beachfront Cottage and legacy of Old Florida!
average rating of 4.21875 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This cozy beach cottage that was perfect for our family vacation. The lanai was our favorite place to sit and drink coffee in the morning before we would hit the beach that is just steps away. Butterflies and anoles were out on the deck. Sunsets were beautiful. The owners were very willing to work with us because hurricane Irma was trying to keep us away. We had a amazing relaxing family beach get away.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic view!

  • 5 of 5

So relaxing. Owners so accommodating. Enjoyed every bit of our trip. Kids had a blast. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear you enjoyed your stay! We love hearing that our guests' families enjoy this cottage as much as ours!
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Atlanta Georgia USA

Great survivor from the old days of Florida Pan Handle

  • 5 of 5

A great house. Brings back a lot of memories of the old Grayton Beach Cabins. Love the old stained paneling in the living room / kitchen Very private- looking out on the beach. A great deck and screen porch make for perfect ocean watching all day long.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the cottage!
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It was a cute place and lucky to have found this on such short notice.

  • 5 of 5

It worked perfect for my family of four. It was nice , quiet and right on the beach. You can tell the property is family owned. They will work with you to make sure your vacation is great.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's fun to hear future generations of families enjoying the beach!
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7 0

Great last minute book!

  • 5 of 5

Delta cancelled our flights to Costa Rica last minute and we were desperate for a vacation. We found this cute place last minute and Johanna was SO helpful despite a request to check in the next day. The house is adorable and stocked with everything that you could possibly need for the beach. With an amazing view, comfy beds and laid back location it was everything that we could have hoped for. We will be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that this worked out for you! Hope you'll consider another visit to check out the, new expanded deck :)
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8 0

Quaint Cottage with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Santa Rosina was PERFECT for us. The views were breathtaking and this cozy little older cottage was exactly what we needed and fit our needs and expectations. It is on the far west end of PCB. No traffic, no crowded beaches. Quiet and Relaxing! The Sunnyside Grill is directly across the street and is perfect for breakfast. Order the "Chubs" sausage! It is the BOMB!!! If you are looking for a Five Star Resort, this is not for you. If you prefer a true down to earth cozy feel, away from the night life and party of the east end of PCB, you should consider Santa Rosina!

Johanna was a pleasure to work with and we look forward to a return trip soon.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you'll consider us for your next beach trip!
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Spicy Noodle Italian Bistro -- CLOSED
Buddy's Seafood Market
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Sunnyside Grille
Nearest Beach
Sunnyside Beach
Car: necessary

There's are two grocery stores (publix & winn dixie) within a five minute drive from the cottage.

There's also a tackle/bait shop within a five minute drive that sells fishing licenses and rents kayaks, and paddle boards.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hollywood Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
24 May 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee (1-5 peop) £130.25
Pet Fee £74.43
Cleaning fee (6+ people) £148.86
Refundable Damage Deposit £260.51

Minimum rental age: 25 years old with ID

National holidays along with one day before and after are invoiced at a 25% increase (the nightly rate x 1.25 ).
Until confirmed (deposit is received), rates are subject to change without notice.
Pet fee listed applies to up to 2 small pets (less than 25 pounds).

Pet owners, please review Bay County Florida Beach regulations as they relate to dogs on the beach. Also, we want your pets to be happy and safe. This cottage is cozy and the yard is not fenced. Please consider if this is suitable for your loved four-legged friends.

The damage deposit, plus one half the total rental fee are due when making the reservation.
The remainder is due two weeks before arrival.
Upon receipt of payment, key information and a map will be mailed to you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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