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Located on the Beach Access in Old Florida Cottages

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom and loft for sleeping, 5 Decks, 2 Front, 3 Back. Ocean View!

During the summer months I can only rent Saturday to Saturday. 'Serenity Now'!!! Beautiful newly decorated beach home! Entry level has 3 bedrooms (2 kings, bunk beds and 1 twin) and 2 baths. Kitchen level has bedroom with its own bath and trundle bed .Bar and dining area, family room with 60' flat screen. Cable and free wi fi. Loft area for hanging out, with a single sofa sleeper. View of the ocean from top deck. Flat screen tv's. Tile floors throughout, 5 decks total, sleeps 10. Parking for 2 cars. Located on the beach access of 30 A, behind Goatfeather's Restaurant. Parking available at beach access for cars, bikes and golf carts. Buddy's bike rental at the corner of beach access for easy rental. Sidewalks to shopping area. Some of the restaurants are La Playa , Nicks on the Beach, Local Catch, and Stinkey's.

Kelley McLeod
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Kelley McLeod

This is my dream home away form home. I live in Georgia and looked for 5 years to find the perfect spot for my family. I found it, Serenity Now! The perfect area to vacation and make lasting memories. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby, easy access to other beaches and shops if I want. An adorable neighborhood of homes, with the look of Seaside, all nestled together behind Goat feathers restaurant, and right off the beach access. Who could ask for more? I am so in love with this area, because it's just enough and not over crowded like some of the nearby beaches. I never want to leave when its time to go. One of our favorite places to eat is the Local Catch, just outside the neighborhood. I hope you check us out, because I know you will love Old

Florida Cottages!

Kelley McLeod purchased this house in 2013

Why Kelley McLeod chose South Walton

This is the perfect place to rent. Feels like home away from home at the beach. Beautiful neighborhood on the beach side of 30A, directly behind Goat feathers Restaurant. Decor is so peaceful and serene. Family oriented, Steps to the beach and restaurants, Close to shopping and activities, yet not overcrowded like a lot of beaches. Approximately a mile from Santa Rosa Beach Golf Course. Private feel, just right! Plenty of rooms and baths, sleeps up to10. Swimming pool across from the house, go to the beach or both!

What makes this house unique

Features 5 decks for hanging out and relaxing and a crows next for a beautiful view of the ocean. Plenty of space to get away. Neighborhood Swimming pool. I fell in love with the peaceful quiet location , yet plenty of places to eat and shop and the neighborhood is on the beach access, which makes a very short walk to the beach; parking for cars and golf carts. Golf cart rental and bike rental available nearby.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 4 - Trundled bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
During the summer months I can only rent from Saturday to Saturday .


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Located on the Beach Access in Old Florida Cottages
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Nine members of our family met at this wonderful home in June. We had a great time and the weather was beautiful. The accommodations were very nice and we had everything we needed. We were able to walk to 2 restaurants and an ice cream shop. We will definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It is so nice being able to walk to the restaurants and the ice cream store on our corner. So glad you enjoyed your stay and have booked again for this summer! Kelley McLeod
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The stay was fine!

  • 5 of 5

Would have liked to use the golf cart though or have it moved from partially blocking the drive.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time while staying at this property. The location is perfect and it has easy access to gorgeous beaches and fantastic restaurants. The quaint community is very welcoming and family oriented. The property itself was very spacious and well maintained. We would definitely recommend this property and have already booked our next stay!! It's perfect for a fun family vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed my beach house and glad you have booked again for this summer. Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a week at Serenity Now early Summer 2016. We loved it. Great location. We've stayed at Old Florida Cottages before, and also love it as a whole, but Serenity Now was even better. Clean, spacious, even closer to the beach than we've been before! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. I am so glad you enjoyed Old Florida cottages and our home especially. I hope you will book again soon. Kelley McLeod
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Beautiful cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family has vacationed in this area for years, and this cottage is one of the best we have visited. The cottage is clean, well appointed and best of all on the south side of 30A and a short walk to the beach. We enjoyed the ocean view from the upper deck as well as the community pool. We plan to stay here again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

My family and I were coming to Florida for a family reunion all the way from the west coast. after a Long day of travel,we got to the house only to find that the house was filthy. After walking on the floor for a matter of 15 minutes our feet were black. The counters looked like they hadn't been cleaned, as well as the dust covered baseboards, sofa covers that were Completly dirty and the mold on the walls and Celling in the downstairs bathroom!! Needless to say we were a little frustrated by the state of the house and the fact that we had to clean after such a long day of traveling. Only to find that later that night while my sister climbed into bed she felt sand all through the sheets! So much so that when she went to change the sheets there was a pile of sand on the floor of the bedroom that she now had to sweep up along with washing sheets before she could go to bed. The next morning we all woke up and were ready hop on the Internet, only to find that there were no instructions on the Internet password or username. At that point we emailed the owner as the Internet is part of what comes with the house rental and did not want to get on an unsecured account. There was no response from the owner. Also, we had to purchase toilet paper as there was only toilet paper in one of the bathrooms when we arrived. And soap because all of them were watered down to the point that they where unusable. Later in the afternoon, one of the smoke alarms started to sound sporadically. No one was cooking nor was there any smoke present. There seemed to be an issue either with the hard wiring or the terribly corroded battery. Once again we tried to email the owner but to no avail, because no response. Not only was the smoke detector defective but the television downstairs in the second master suite did not work. At the end of the week we assumed some cleaning needed to be done before we vacated the rental property to ensure we got our deposit back. There was no manual, there was nothing informing us on what cleaning needed to be done. Again, we emailed the owner and no response. We took it upon ourselves to ask our neighbor(knowing that the same property management company managed both rental properties) what needed to be done and did it! Without a doubt my mind the house was cleaner when we left it than when we first arrived. And the worst part.... now 28 days later the owner is emailing asking for us to pay for two new slipcovers! It's disgraceful!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In rebuttal to review . My house was not filthy. If this were true then the renters should have contacted me immediately, shortly after arrival and as soon as they discovered the issues. I have a great cleaning crew and have never encountered problems. Check in is on Saturday and I received one email on Monday stating they found sand in one bed and the floors were dirty . Unfortunately, I did not see this email until it was too late . Had I seen it, I would have sent my cleaning people back over immediately to remedy the situation. I specifically state in the rental agreement to let me know if the house isn't t clean or anything is wrong . Never once did I hear anything about any mold , toilet paper or soap issues and nothing about dirty sofa slip covers or a non working tv. The slip covers are washed regularly and I myself just washed them a couple of weeks before their stay. The bottom line is these people are very angry because I have to charge them for ruining my two sofa slip covers with something that looks like red fingernail polish, which will not come out after washing. I also emailed them via the VRBO website within a few days of finding out about the ruined slipcovers , not 28 days later as they stated. Today is July 25 and they checked out July 1. The cleaning people tried to wash and remove the red stuff to see if it would come out, but it did not. I had to first find and then buy two new slipcovers and deduct it from their damage deposit before returning the balance. They failed to mention I credited them the 2.5% fee usually charged when using a credit card to offset their their inconvenience caused from the floors and sand in the bed. I do not keep damage deposits or any portion, unless I have proof and just cause due to damage to my house or personal property after an inspection . These people were also very late when checking out and we're still there when the maids arrived to inspect and clean the house for the next guests . I have plenty more reviews from the summer with happy guests ! Thanks , Kelley🌴
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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 break
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 May 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Aug 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Spring
3 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £360
Tax Rate 12.0%

Grills are located in the pool area across from the house. The ones at the house are no longer in use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Local Catch,The Growler, La Playa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Goat Feathers, Local Catch, La Playa , Pizza
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach
Car: recommended

Location,location,location!!! New updated decor. A short 4 to 5 minute walk to the beach! Old Florida Cottages located right on the beach access, neighborhood directly behind Goatfeathers, on the beach side of 30A. Several restaurants within walking or short driving distance. Nearby shopping and close to outlet shopping in Destin. Buddies is the new corner ice cream store for all your beach needs and rentals, golf carts, bikes, ice etc. Best area of the beach. Walk to our fave restaurant, The Local Catch. Check it out!!!


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