Cool Beans is a professionally decorated cottage located in the community of Old Florida Village. The community consists of 75 homes nestled among brick pathways and lush tropical vegetation. Conveniently located in Santa Rosa Beach, you can drive, hike or bike down Scenic 30-A to the shops, restaurants, and galleries of nearby Grayton Beach, Watercolor, and Seaside. Within walking distance are the beautiful sugary white sands of the South Walton beaches and the shops, restaurants and outdoor concerts at Gulf Place. Head west and you arrive at the Silver Sands outlet stores, spend the day at the Village at Baytowne Wharf or continue on to the heart of Destin for fishing, food or nightlife.
This cozy getaway features three bedrooms and two baths, as well as a sleeper sofa in the living room. The nature lovers in your group will enjoy the outdoor hot and cold shower on the back porch overlooking the natural beauty of the native Florida landscape.
The warmth of oak hardwood floors throughout coupled with the front and back porches invites you to curl up with a good book, take a nap, or enjoy the modern electronic conveniences to include a fully equipped kitchen as well as TV, DVD, CD, MP3, VCR and home theater surround sound. You’ll also have broadband internet access…just bring your laptop, smart phones and tablets!
Our Current Rates (subject to change)
Summer/Spring Break: $1,800.00 per week
Spring: $215.00 per night…$1,350.00 per week
Fall: $200.00 per night…$1,000.00 per week
Winter: $170.00 per night…$850.00 per week
Subject to cleaning fee of $100, lodging tax of 11% and pet fees as applicable.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
How many people can the cottage sleep?
The Cool Beans cottage has three bedrooms. The master bedroom contains a king bed with a private master bathroom . The second bedroom has a queen bed and shares a bathroom with the third bedroom, which contains two twin beds. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living area so that the cottage can sleep a total of 8 people.
Is the cottage on the beach?
No, the cottage is not directly on the beach. The Cool Beans cottage is part of a community of 75 homes known as Old Florida Village. The development is located on the north side of 30A, approximately 500 yards from the beach with access at two different points.
It is walkable, but if you have small children or plan to carry chairs , a cooler or the like you may want to use your car. There is parking, as well as pavilions, grills and bathrooms at the beach walkover.
Is there a view of the Gulf?
No, the community is not Gulf View.
Is there adequate parking?
There is a parking pad in front of the cottage. Two cars can be parked in this area.
Do we need to bring linens or kitchen supplies of any sort?
Linens and towels are provided. We do ask that you bring beach towels for your use during your stay. If you are staying with us for an extended period, we do have a washer and dryer for your use.
Do you supply beach chairs or umbrellas?
We keep a supply of beach chairs at the cottage. This supply increases and decreases as our guests come and go and salt water and air do their thing. If you find the supply is low, feel free to purchase additional chairs ($10-$15 each) to leave and we will reimburse you. Also there are a beach chair and umbrella rental services at the beach.
Is there a pool?
Yes, we share the use of two pools with the other 74 homes in the community. Our cottage is 5 or 6 houses away from the pool… close enough for easy access, but far enough away that the pool activities aren=t outside of your window.
Are there any conveniences nearby?
Yes, there are grocery stores, video stores, banks, various restaurants, liquor stores, fish markets bike rentals and retail shopping within a short distance.
Where is Santa Rosa Beach?
Santa Rosa Beach is located on trendy 30-A in South Walton County between Seaside and Destin. If you are familiar with the area, the cottage is next to Gulf Place and near Goatfeather’s restaurant.
Does the cottage contain the amenities I might expect if I were at home?
Yes, we have all the kitchen amenities you would expect, . . . coffee maker, toaster, microwave, blender and the like.
What about televisions and stereos?
The living area contains a large television, VCR, DVD, CD player, MP3 Player and home theater surround sound. There are televisions in the each bedroom as well.
Will we be able to grill out?
Yes, grilling is allowed and we have a both a gas grill and a charcoal grill for your use.
Can we bring our family pets?
Yes, the Cool Beans cottage is pet friendly. We would expect that if your pet is an outside pet, that he would be so at our cottage. If your pet is an inside pet, he or she is welcome inside our cottage. There is a non-refundable pet fee of $50.00 per pet.
Can my pet go on the beach?
Pets are required to have a permit to be allowed on the beach. Unfortunately, permits are only available to homeowners.
Do you have minimum length stays?
Yes, during the summer and spring break seasons rentals are weekly only from Saturday to Saturday. At all other times, we require a three-night minimum.
How do we reserve and pay for the cottage?
If by check, we require a $300.00 security or damage deposit to reserve your stay at the cottage. We will require 50% of the rental at least six weeks prior to your arrival and the other 50% of the rental at least three weeks prior to your arrival. The security/damage deposit will be refunded to you shortly after your departure once we have confirmed that there is no damage to the cottage.
We also accept credit cards. If you choose this method, one half of your rental is due at the time of reservation and the other half is due three weeks before check in. In this instance, we do not require a security deposit. We will email you an invoice that will allow you to pay on line with the card of your choice.
If we must cancel our plans can we get a refund?
All amounts once paid are non-refundable in the event that we are unable to obtain a replacement rental. Any replacement rentals that we are able to obtain will be credited against your rental agreement and you will be refunded those amounts. If you are worried about weather or other complications, I suggest travel insurance. Just do a “Google” search for trip or travel insurance or go to www.insuremytrip.com for a quotes and comparisons of up to 14 companies.
How will I get my keys?
Provided that you have paid all the rental amounts due, approximately one week before your arrival we will provide you with a code to the lock box that will contain a key for entry to the cottage. Once inside the cottage, additional keys will be provided for your stay.
Is there a minimum age for renting the cottage?
Yes, you must be at least 25 years of age in order to rent the Cool Beans cottage.
Are there any additional charges besides the rental rate?
Yes, we must collect sales and occupancy tax in the amount of 11% of the rental. Also there is a pet fee of $50.00 per pet.
Will I have internet access?
Yes, you will have broadband internet access. Just bring your laptop with wireless capability or any computer with an ethernet connection.
Do you have any other cottages?
Yes, we have another cottage on Old Florida Village and one in Miramar Beach in a community known as Gulfside Cottages. Click “here” to learn more about those cottages.