Vacation rentals in Santa Rosa Beach

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"Watercolor-Getaway Bungalow” Beach/6 Pools/Camp
The "Getaway Bungalow" is a carriage house located in Watercolor FL across from Seaside. This ideal vacation rental is separate from the private home in a spacious studio-like room. The cozy carriage house is located on a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking a beautiful pond steps away from the beach, Camp Watercolor, and Seaside, FL. Amenities •Elevator (Lift) •Smart TV/Internet •2 Bikes/Beach Chairs/Umbrella •Parking at Carriage House Kitchen •Refrigerator •Microwave •Coffee Maker •Dishwasher
Jan 31 – Feb 7
$325 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 159 reviews
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Hippy Beach Retreat, Santa Rosa Beach
Welcome to the Hippy Beach Retreat, located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Attached to the main home, an en-suite ensures privacy and comfort. Designed for adults, it's an ideal escape from the daily hustle. All sorts of amenities are provided, including beach gear. Feeling adventurous, book paddleboard excursions steps away, thanks to our friendly neighbor. Santa Rosa Beach, pristine shores and azure waters, offering an unforgettable beach experience. Scenic Hwy 30A is within minutes drive.
Nov 2 – 9
$81 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 216 reviews
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Townhouse in Santa Rosa Beach
30A On The Water! Views! Beach Access & Updated!
This BEACHFRONT townhouse is GULF FRONT with amazing OCEAN views out the back! Walk out your own deck and toes in the sand! Spectacular views from the living room, master and 2 decks. Updated with all new furniture! All these details will make your vacation seamless and relaxing! Located in the heart of 30A (Seagrove Beach) with a 2 mile bike ride to "The Hub", and nestled right between Watercolor and Rosemary Beach...Your family can experience it all from this perfect location.
Nov 14 – 21
$499 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 164 reviews

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Palm House Cottage
Jul 29 – Aug 5
$95 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 147 reviews
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Beachfront Blessing Townhome in Walton Dunes
Dec 4 – 11
$550 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews
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Seagrove Studio
Nov 8 – 15
$137 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 258 reviews
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Gulf Views and Private Beach Access
Aug 8 – 15
$259 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 131 reviews
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89.HotzAvenue - Downtown Grayton Beach 3
Oct 28 – Nov 4
$231 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 242 reviews
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Beach Cottage South of 30a -Steps to Beach & More!
Dec 4 – 11
$265 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 170 reviews
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1bd/2ba~ Right on 30A @ Hidden Lake~
Aug 24 – 31
$190 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 117 reviews
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"Gulf Dreams 30A"-Balcony-Sleeps 2
Jan 8 – 15
$81 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 24 reviews
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Romance On The Bayou
Nov 23 – 30
$180 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 31 reviews
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Bayside Farm Stay Studio
Sep 2 – 9
$89 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 27 reviews
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Luxury 30A Cottage w/ Private Pool and Golf Cart
Sep 20 – 27
$475 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 50 reviews
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Beachfront Golf Cart Bikes Beach Views “Toro Azul”
Jan 3 – 10
$501 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 6 reviews

Your guide to Santa Rosa Beach

Introduction

Santa Rosa Beach is the largest of the 16 small communities that make up South Walton County along Florida’s Emerald Coast. The area is known for its stunning aquamarine waters and powdery, bright-white sand that, from afar, almost looks like snow. Spend your days relaxing on the beach and hiking the trails in nearby state parks such as Deer Lake, Grayton Beach, and Topsail Hill Preserve. You may have to dodge a summer storm, but Santa Rosa Beach has plenty of art galleries, boutiques, and theaters where you can pass the time. North of town, Choctawhatchee Bay is great for kayaking and fishing, and you can easily find a seafood restaurant to cook your catch while you sit back and enjoy the sunset with a cold, locally made craft beer.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Santa Rosa Beach

Summer in the Florida Panhandle is famously hot and humid; in fact, the air conditioner was invented in Apalachicola, Fl, just 100 miles from Santa Rosa Beach. Memorial Day marks the start of the busy season, when the weather gets humid, temperatures climb into the high 80s and low 90s Fahrenheit, and families arrive at their beach vacation rentals. June ushers in hurricane season, which peaks in late summer and brings afternoon thunderstorms. Visitor numbers also spike over spring break in March, when the weather is warm and sunny and the coastal wildflowers bloom. But Santa Rosa Beach aficionados know that fall is the best time of the year here, thanks to temperatures around 70 degrees, low humidity, and waters still warm from the summer heat. Winters can get chilly and windy, but temperatures generally hover in the mid-50s, and the beaches are blissfully deserted.


Top things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

Point Washington State Forest

This 15,407-acre preserve contains cypress swamps, pine flatwoods, coastal scrub, and sandhills, as well as more than 27 miles of trails to hike and bike, including a popular 10-mile loop. You might even be lucky enough to spot gopher tortoises, flatwoods salamanders, and American kestrels.

Eden Gardens State Park

Eden Gardens State Park sprawls across 163 acres and includes flower gardens, woodlands, and a reflecting pool. The park’s crown jewel is the renovated Wesley House mansion, which was built in 1897 and is now open for tours. Visit in mid-March when the camellias and azaleas are in full bloom.

Drive Highway 30A

Stretching for 28.5 miles along the Gulf of Mexico, scenic Highway 30A is lined with sugar-sand beaches, dune lakes, pine forests, saw palmettos, and pastel-colored cottages clustered into quaint villages, including upscale and artsy Gulf Place, mellow Blue Mountain Beach, the WaterColor vacation home community, and the design-forward planned communities of Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach.

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