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Best Reviews & Prices! - Fully Equipped! Peaceful w/ Views.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This is “Hold Your SeaHorses”, our cottage in Old Florida Village in Santa Rosa Beach.

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Old Florida Village is a quaint neighborhood of 75 cottage style homes on a quiet loop just a few yards north of 30A and the beach. This is just a short walk (0.5miles) to the beach or you can drive or ride a bike to beach access..

“Hold Your Seahorses”... Hey!, this is a great place to stay! The house is in the middle of Old Florida village just yards from one of the two swimming pools. The location is very quiet with a pond and undeveloped wetland behind the house. The house has three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The master bedroom with queen bed and private bath is quietly located in the rear of the house. Blue heron and snowy egrets are frequent visitors to the pond where turtles bask in the sun. You can also hear frogs and the roar of the surf at night. There is a queen guest room and a third bedroom with twin over full beds. The house is colorful, light and airy. Each bedroom has a TV, DVD player, nightstands and a dresser. A gas BBQ grill is also provided for your convenience.

On the second floor you will find the living room, dining room and the kitchen along with the balcony overlooking the quiet pond and wetland. This balcony is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast. A colorful guest bedroom with queen bed is on the second floor and has a private balcony, dresser, HD-TV, Blu-Ray/DVD player and amenities. The stairwell to the second floor is colorfully decorated with bright beach paintings. The living room with HD-TV/entertainment center/Blu-Ray /DVD Player is a great place for all to congregate and enjoy the evening of dining and games.

On the first floor, you'll find the colorful entrance way and two bedrooms. The master bedroom is quietly located in the rear of the house with a private porch overlooking the pond and wetland. The master is tastefully decorated with queen bed, dresser, chair, side tables, HD-TV, Blu-Ray/DVD Player, amenities and private bath with his and her closets. The second bedroom on the first floor has Twin over Full beds and an extra twin mattress. This second bedroom also has a private full bath and balcony. The washer/dryer is on the first floor.

For your beach fun we have 6 beach chairs, 3 umbrellas, kid toys, water toys and a handy wagon to get them all to the beach. Bring your sun screen!

Bring your bikes or rent them nearby at Gulf Place. You can explore the 20-mile-long bike/walking trail, nature preserves and 11 dune lakes. The bike path is close-by along scenic 30-A. Several shops and restaurants are within walking or biking distance as is Goatfeathers Restaurant & Seafood Market. The shops, restaurants and seasonal events of Gulf Place Resort are just half a mile to the west and accessible via the bike/walking trail. There are several upscale and popular beach communities to explore along Scenic 30-A including Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove Beach, Seacrest, and Rosemary Beach. Multiple golf courses are minutes away.

Quiet, colorful, comfortable, convenient and close to beach and pools. Your cozy get-a-way is waiting for you at “Hold Your Seahorses”. Please let us know if you have any questions.


We request a deposit of 50% of your rental fee to hold your reservation. This deposit to be received within 7 days of booking to confirm your reservation. An invoice will be e-mailed to you and final payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. Final payment includes the remaining 50% of the the rental balance plus the $300 fully refundable damage deposit. Reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival must be paid in full by credit card or e-check. Your damage deposit will be fully refunded within 10 days of your departure provided there is no damage to the property. The house is strictly Non Smoking and no pets.

FYI: As of 2015 Florida Tourism Tax is 11.5% (7.5% Florida state & 4.0% Walton county).

The house is strictly Non Smoking and no pets.

You must be 25 years old to rent this property.

Keywords: House, cottage, quiet, new, view, beach, pool

More Details

Rick and Sharon Sunderland
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2018

About Rick and Sharon Sunderland

We live and work in Atlanta. Sharon is a Registered Nurse and Rick is in Data Processing. We have been vacationing in South Walton since 2006 and love it. We spend as much time as we can at the beach. We Kayak, fish, walk and relax at the beach. We enjoy nature and the great weather. We love 'Hold Your Seahorses' and have enjoyed making the cottage fun and comfortable for you as well as ourselves, our kids and grand-kids.

Rick and Sharon Sunderland purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Rick and Sharon Sunderland chose Santa Rosa Beach

We have stayed at many houses in Santa Rosa Beach since 2006 and we have loved it very much. This is our choice destination for vacations and family get-togethers. Purchasing this home in Old Florida Village was an easy decision.

What makes this cottage unique

Three of the main reasons we love our cottage. (1) We relax and enjoy the quiet and the sounds of nature. Enjoying coffee on the porch overlooking Hidden Lake and the birds is delightful. (2) We enjoy the beach very much. The beach during the day is delightful and walking to the beach for the sunset is a real pleasure. (3) We enjoy kayaking in the lakes, rivers and the ocean. A great pleasure is paddling at Grayton Beach just three miles east on 30A.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Private bath off the Twin/Full bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Private Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Guest bath
  • 3 Full bathrooms. Two hair dryers available.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master with Queen bed and private bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin over Full with private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen guest bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in the master bedroom and a queen bed in the upstairs guest room., Double Beds (1) Twin over full bunkbed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin over full bunkbed., Baby Cribs (1) A portable crib with baby gates plus a child booster seat/high chair. An extra twin mattress is also available.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
6 beach chairs, 3 umbrellas, beach cooler, kid toys, water toys and a handy wagon to get them all to the beach. Outside shower to rinse off the beach sand.


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average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews

Felt right at home!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great spot within the neighborhood with the lake in the back. So peaceful looking at it every morning while we enjoyed our coffee. It was the perfect size for our family of 4, including a 15 year old boy and 12 year old girl. With 3 full bathrooms (2 located within and 1 right off the bedrooms), we each had our own, which was nice. House was comfortable and well appointed. We like to make dinners at "home" and there were lots of staple items left in the pantry from previous guests that sure came in handy, i.e. spices. Anything we didn't find was easy to pick up at the nearby Publix or Walmart. The walk to the beach was super easy and that stretch is one of the nicer spots we've spent time at. We've been coming to 30A regularly for the past 6 years now and this is our 3rd VRBO rental there. It now ranks as #1 overall based on size, location and value. We'd most definitely stay at Hold Your SeaHorses again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

Hold Your Seahorses was a perfect escape for my mother, girls and me over fall break. The house immediately became our home away from home with extremely clean and well furnished accommodations. The location is beautifully situated in Old Florida Village within walking/riding distance to the beach and within a short drive (10-30 mins) to Seaside, PCB and Destin. Delicious local dining options in the area with zero commercialism. The owners have maintained exceptional communication prior to, during and after our stay and made us feel most welcomed. We hope to one day return to Hold Your Seahorses with our entire family. Highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a beautiful community

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming down to Old Florida Village for many years now, but this was our first stay at Hold Your Seahorses! We had a wonderful time with the children and grandparents - lots of time on the beach and at the pool! Enjoyed coffee on the deck with views of Hidden Lake and going out for seafood in the evenings. Great vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Break Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit. The beaches are fabulous! The Florida Village is a quiet and relaxing place to stay. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Hold Your Seahorses! We have been coming to Santa Rosa beach every year for the past 10 years. Once we found Old Florida Village about 5 years ago, we've never stayed anywhere else. All the houses are super nice and the rental rates are all very reasonable. Of all the houses in OFV that we've rented, this one was by far the most well equipped. The shed had tons of beach stuff and they even have beach towels for you. It even had a cabinet full of spices and stuff (so make sure you see what they have before you go to the store). The furniture is comfortable and everything is clean and tastefully decorated. This year, hurricane Irma threw a wrench in our plans and we couldn't make it down to Florida until Tuesday (we were supposed to come Saturday). Rick and Sharon were very understanding and refunded us for the days we didn't use. They were very nice and put us at ease as we watched and waited to see which way Irma was going to go. They told us not to worry about money but just to come down when it was safe. I wish we could stay longer than we did, but we really enjoyed the time we spent there. I highly recommend this property for your beach vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and two other couples rented this house for labor day weekend and it was the best decision ever! The house is not at the beach but pretty much accross the street so the location is great, it is also maybe 0.5 mile from a few restaurants, ice cream shops, and little stores which we enjoyed very much! The house is also not too far from Publix, Walmart, and gas stations. We even took one day to drive to Miramar/Destin area and it wasn't but a 30 min drive. The house was clean, exactly as the pics look like, and had everything you need to take to the beach such as chairs and tent, we truly appreciated that. Overall, a great house at a beautiful beach for a good price!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
Nearest Motorway
2.3 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Goatfeathers Seafood
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
South Walton Beaches
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Santa Rosa Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £215.94
Cleaning Fee £107.97 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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