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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq ft
Property type house
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
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 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 house 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 house 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 house rental in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 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
  • Stove
  • 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 ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach 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 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews

Nice place for family fun! Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in your home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place and lovely time had by all

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Santa Rosa beauty

  • 5 of 5

Just ended a wonderful 10 day stay. A beautiful home and lovely location! Neighborhood was so picturesque and kid friendly. We appreciated the quiet neighborhood and spent hours riding our bikes around the circle, to town etc. The beach, restaurants and shops are very close making it super convenient. The home is perfect for children and has everything you need for young toddlers, should you need it. We appreciated the shed full of beach toys and all the beach towels!! The closests have extra linens, towels...anything you require. Highly recommend this beautiful, clean home! Thank you for a memorable 10 days!

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely beach home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hold Your Seahorses. The home had everything you could possibly want to make for a wonderful trip and the owners were great from start to end. We hope to be back next year. 😊

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach home and loved the decks off the bedrooms. Great for enjoying your morning coffee!☕️

  • 5 of 5

Awesome! Great beach home and loved the decks off the back bedrooms. Great for enjoying your morning coffee!☕️

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hold on to your Seahorses

  • 4 of 5

We LOVED our stay in this beautifully decorated beach cottage!!!! Loved the close access to pool and beach area also!!!

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 30/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$203.26
Damage Deposit AU$406.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.