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Happy Mermaid-1 Story Cottage on 30A-Fabulous Reviews-Short Walk to Beach

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Located between Seaside and Destin in beautiful Santa Rosa Beach, Happy Mermaid is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage that is part of a small neighborhood of only 75 cottage style homes called Old Florida Village, on the north side of 30A. A community pool directly across a private drive makes keeping tabs on those loved ones especially convenient and beach access is a short stroll (approximately 550 yards or .3 mile).

The property has a nice covered front porch that leads into the main living area which has a 40' flat screen HD TV, DVD & sleeper sofa. Queen bedroom, 32' flat screen HD TV & private bath. Dining area seats 6. Kitchen has granite counter-tops, stainless appliances & small bar. Laundry room with stacked washer/dryer. There is bedroom with 2 twin beds & shared bath. Another queen bedroom with shared bath.

Covered back porch overlooks natural preserve with small lake.

Old Florida Village is just a short ten-minute drive to Silversands factory outlet mall as well as all the family and adult activities of Sandestin. Across the street is Goatfeathers, a great seafood restaurant, and other great restaurants, shopping boutiques, summer concerts, artist fairs and continuous entertainment options at gulf place which is just a short walk. The quaint villages of Grayton Beach, watercolor, and seaside are just 4-8 miles down the beach highway. Old Florida Village is ideally situated within a quarter mile of 2 public beach accesses with clean public facilities and plenty of parking.

More Details

Owner
Dino DeNicola
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Dino DeNicola

We first heard about this area by reading an article in Coastal Living magazine in 2010. We didn’t get a chance to visit until June 2012. We immediately fell in love with the area, particularly the sugar white sand beaches, and decided we had to have our own place in the area. By the end of the summer of 2012 we fell in love and purchased “Happy Mermaid”. It is our pleasure to offer our cottage as 'home' to vacationing families. We take great pride in our property and we are pleased when our guests have a wonderful experience staying in our home.

Dino DeNicola purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Dino DeNicola chose Santa Rosa Beach

We selected 'Old Florida Village' because of its wonderful location and appeal to families! It is close to everything but not commercial or congested like the more urban areas. Traffic on 30-A is slow and easy! We hope it stays that way for a very long time.

What makes this cottage unique

As we mentioned earlier we take great care in our cottage and keep it impeccably maintained. It is wonderfully appointed and tastefully decorated. The cottage is immediately across the street from one of the two neighborhood pools. The best part is the cottage is within walking distance to two public beach accesses so you don’t have to worry about finding parking on those busy beach days.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 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:
  • Lake View
  • near the sea ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedrom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(73 traveller reviews)

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Happy Mermaid-1 Story Cottage on 30A-Fabulous Reviews-Short Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.8767123 based on 73 reviews
4

Living area of house seems larger than pictures.

  • 4 of 5

We were worried about the size of the house but figured we could make it work since we didn’t plan on spending much time actually indoors. When we arrived we were happy and surprised by the amount of room in the living, dining and kitchen area. We had plenty of room and it was nicely kept. The couches are roomy and comfortable and all of the amenities were top notch.

It’s a short walk to the beach and the pools were nice, when open, but that was no fault of the owner.

Overall we loved our stay and would definitely go back and recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot for a Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a perfect spot for all families. Right next to the pool and a short walking distance to the beach makes this vacation perfect for everyone. Also Santa Rosa offers everything without having to sit in traffic. A great location to just relax.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the absolute perfect house.

Great location right across from the pool

We walked to the beach frequently

The house itself was very cute with great decor. Although it is not a large house the living space is so open and the porches are wonderful, plenty of room.

My sister rented a bigger house but we hung out at this one due to the openness

I’m not usually one to return to the same vacation spot but we enjoyed so much. We definitely plan on going back. The hosts were fabulous sent a couple emails checking on us after we checked in

No issues at all. We all would highly recommend !!!! Joyce Platt

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in a very family friendly neighborhood. We hope to come stay again!

  • 5 of 5

The Happy Mermaid was the perfect getaway for our family. The cottage is very well maintained and was nestled in a quant neighborhood off of highway 30A. We hope to visit again, many wonderful memories were made. It was a trip our children will never forget!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

My wife and daughter loved their girls weekend here!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place for a great time at the beach.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We absolutely loved our stay at the Happy Mermaid house. The location was convenient.

  • 4 of 5

The house is decorated with a happy beach feel. It is bright and cheery with a fun whimsical style that we all enjoyed. . The beds were comfortable as was the den furniture. The house appeared clean other than minor details. The back porch needed cleaning/sweeping - had old dried animal waste and debris on the porch and steps. One of the chairs on the front porch was broken and pushed to the side. Just small details but it leaves an unfinished impression. Housekeeping left most of our towels and our rugs in the dryer and we didn’t find them until later in our stay. I brought towels from home and used them. The owner was very responsive and quick to reapond to any questions. I would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City Beach
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Gulfview Beach Access
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £123.6
Pet Fee £92.7
Property Damage Insurance £45.58

MUST BE 25 YRS OLD TO RENT

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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