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Comfy clean cottage mins to 30A & Destin beaches. Family friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

Off the beach in a serene country setting 6 minutes to 30A beaches. Located in the middle of all the 30A and Destin attractions. 15 minutes to either Seaside or Destin and only 30 minutes to Panama City Beach. This three bedroom, 2 bath, outdoor shower, small dog friendly home is beautifully decorated and offered for an incredible family friendly price. This cottage features two couches w/a sleeper sofa in one, queen blow up and a huge outdoor living area for a big family to be together for a great vacation. TV's in living room and all bedrooms and free WiFi. 50' smart tv with wifi in living room, 32' Smart TV in Master. Full service kitchen with stainless appliances. Plush king mattress in master bedroom. The other two bedrooms have queen beds. Plenty of beach gear including: 6 beach chairs two umbrellas, sand toys , floats, grill w/fire starter. Just pack a suit, a couple of changes of clothing (Washer, dryer and washing setups provided) to enjoy a great vacation with family and friends!!

Gail Cowden
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 March, 2017

About Gail Cowden

We are business owners who love to vacation and make memories with our family, friends, small dog, and granddogs .

Gail Cowden purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Gail Cowden chose South Walton

Love the rural location that is so close to Destin, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Panama City Beach. Great size lot to let the kids and family dog to have a great vacation. We like to cook out, sit around the fire pit and play music. This cottage is the perfect place for family get togethers when you do not have to worry about being too loud but so close to beach, dining and shopping.

What makes this cottage unique

Bring your boat or RV Bring property. Sidewalks on Chat Holly to walk or ride bikes.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spacious master w/ double sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Extra large Jill & Jill bathroom w/ ample towels.
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Hotel style plush mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Blow up mattress
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Beach chairs, some beach toys and umbrellas provided


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)

Comfy clean cottage mins to 30A & Destin beaches. Family friendly!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 35 reviews

Wedding lodging

  • 4 of 5

Traveling to Santa Rosa beach for a wedding, I had no idea where to stay or what to expect. I was lucky to stumble onto this cottage. It was convenient, comfy and totally met our needs. Gail was very responsive to my questions. I would, without a doubt, stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not for light sleepers

  • 3 of 5

This house was very nice, but if you are a light sleeper, then it isn't for you! The bed and the shower in the master bedroom were very comfortable. The beds in the guest bedrooms were slightly uncomfortable. Also, the walls are very, very thin. So you can hear everything going on. Even if someone was being quiet, I was still awaken by them walking around or shutting doors. Also, the house needs a lot more curtains. 2 of the doors in the living room are full length window doors, but have no covers. The curtains in the bedroom are very thin, so I was awoken by the sun around 6:00 am each morning.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay. But I wouldn't stay here again simply because I am a light sleeper. The house was nice though and the owner was very accommodating!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry for any inconvenience and for the light that comes into the home. Most guests do like the bright and airy feel of this vacation home. With all the light coming in you can tell it is a clean home and I know you and your guests were at least impressed with that . I know with 5 adults and two kids in the home that there was activity in the home that made it difficult for a light sleeper. On the positive side I am sure you enjoyed being with family and having an affordable place to stay so you could all be together. I apologize for any inconvenience and sorry you will not be a returning guest. Thanks for your business and for giving us a try. As much as we try we can not always please everyone but will take your feedback into account to better service our guests. Sincerely, Gail
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Beautiful vacation!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was beautiful. It had all the amenities that our family of 4 needed. The property had a big fenced in yard which was perfect to let our 4 year old and our 15 month old out and run around as we sat on the nice porches. The 3 bedrooms were perfect. The small kitchen was perfect for us to enjoy breakfast and lunch at the house almost everyday before heading out to town. The living room was very roomy & cozy. The cottage wasn't far from anything that we wanted to do. Overall we enjoyed our stay here and would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thanks for the review. Love to work with such lovely families. I love that my home is a part of their family memories. I hope to host you and your family again soon.
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Perfect place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying here!! It was adorable and plenty of space for 7 people. Everything was as described and only about 5 mins from the beach. Gail was very responsive to questions.My family would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking to to review my home. I would love to have you guys back anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage, convenient to beach, restaurants. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for review our cottage, we truly appreciate your time and comments. Please come to see us at this or one of our other gulf coast properties.
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wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our family vacation. The pictures do not do the cottage justice. The house was clean on arrival, had everything we needed. We worried about having 8 people to shower, but had hot water for all. Loved Santa Rosa Beach, close enough to Destin and Panama Beach City. Will definitely try to use this location again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Panama City–Bay County International Airport (PFN)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Fire at Gulf Place
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Sandestin Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Us 98
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Elmo's Grill
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gulf Place at Santa Rosa Beach
Car: necessary

Close to Cessna Landing , Boat launch, play ground. Beaches, dining and shopping of 30-A and Sandestin within 15 minutes away. Private pet friendly country home Conveniently located between Panama City Beach and Destin.


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 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 21 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
22 May 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall
17 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Fall/Winter 2017-18
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Insuranc £48
Pet Fee £60
Cleaning £81 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Smoking is allow in outdoor areas but guests are responsible for disposing of the cigarette butts. Pets are allowed with approval but both have to be cleaned up after or be charged an additional $50 cleaning fee. Pet Fee add $15 a day for pet up to $50 Maximum per week. For Second pet add $5 more a day up to $75 maximum per week . Not declaring pet prior to arrival could result in guest being asked to leave the rental without any refund on unused nights. Monthly rentals the balance is due 30 days prior to arrival.
REFUND POLICY: Full refund if paid for with an e-check and cancel 30 days prior to arrival. Full Refund less a $30 cancellation fee if paid for with a credit card and cancelled within 30 days.

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.
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