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Fancy Free! Have you had your beach vacation yet?

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Oct 24, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 8 Sleeps

**Book now for best summer dates! Rent Directly from an Owner who Cares! Beautiful quaint cottage, sleeps 8, built in 2005. 3 Bedrooms, 3

full bathrooms

Email us if you have any questions about our cottage. This is our second home and we are happy to do what we can to make you comfortable there!

We are located between Seaside and Destin in Beautiful Santa Rosa Beach,

Fancy Free is a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom smoke free cottage that is

part of a small community of only 75 cottage style homes called Old

Florida Village. A community pool (one of 2 in the neighborhood) is

just a few houses down. Old Florida Village is ideally located

within a quarter mile of 2 public beach accesses (with public

facilities) and just a quarter mile from "Gulf Place" a quaint

shopping area with lovely shops and restaurants. During the summer

season Gulf Place offers free evening concerts for your enjoyment.

1st Floor Open spacious floor plan. Living room, Dining area,

Gourmet Kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, granite

counter tops and top of the line cooking tools. A large bedroom

with Queen size bed, porch, and TV and DVD player and full bath.

There is also a porch off the Living room.

2nd Floor Master bedroom with King size bed, two large closets,

full bath with separate shower. Porch located off the Master with

rocking chairs for your enjoyment, as well as TV and DVD player.

Bunk room with Twin over Full size beds as well as a twin trundle.

Porch with comfy Adirondack furniture as well as TV/DVD player.

Full bath as well

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

We live in Atlanta but our favorite place to be is Fancy Free! We have owned a place in the area for more that 15 years and are convinced that these are the most beautiful beaches in the world! Why not come down and see for yourself!!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for choosing Fancy Free as your beach vacation destination! I am the owner and I would like to invite you to leave your comments on this page for others that might be interested in renting Fancy Free. All feedback is welcome! As the owner, I will do everything I can to ensure that your stay is pleasant! Thanks again! susan
Apr 2009
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20 Reviews

Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)


Beach trip 2016

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this trip. The place we stayed and the neighborhood it was in was perfect. We were able to bring our fur babies and enjoy them playing in the sand as well as our children!!! We plan on the same trip for next year !! We loved fancy free!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words Ellen. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that Fancy Free met all of your expectations! We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the near future. Susan
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Want to have a great trip with family, and in a place that's pooch friendly. This is it! Quiet and relaxed, and plenty of safety for the kids to ride their bikes. The place was perfect- clean, big and in a location convenient to everything in SRB.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Ted! So glad that you enjoyed your time at Fancy Free and that it met all of your expectations! We look forward to your return at sometime in the future. Susan
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Great vacation with the family!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were great. The house felt like a home during the week we were there. Great location, cute neighborhood and minutes from the beach. Having beach chairs in the shed for our use was a little perk that helped us out! Saved space in our car! Kitchen was well equipped and made eating at home a few nights easier. We really had a relaxed, great time. Can't wait to plan next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! So glad you enjoyed your stay at Fancy Free. I strive to make your vacations as comfortable and effortless as possible. I look forward to welcoming you back next year!
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home - even better than the pictures . Great girls weekend ! Take your bikes- we never used the car while we were there .

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! I strive to make my vacation home as comfortable as possible for my guests, so I am so glad that it met your expectations! I will look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Susan
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Lexington KY

Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Old Florida Village and our first stay at "Fancy Free"! We loved it here! The location is great with the close proximity to the pools worked out very well for all of us. We have stayed in this complex before and enjoyed the easy access to the beach beside Goatfeathers. The accommodations were very homey and had everything we needed to make our family beach vacation complete. The owner is so easy to work with and responds timely. We would highly recommend this beach house for families or couples. We found the house clean and tidy and would like to return someday. Thank you for a wonderful time in Santa Rosa Beach!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! I strive to make our renters feel at home and to be attentive to their needs, so glad I was able to deliver! I look forward to welcoming you back to Fancy Free sometime in the future!
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Atlanta, Ga

Footloose and Fancy Free for sure!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I found this gem while doing a Vrbo search for a quick trip to Fl. I needed a house that was big enough for three adults and two children. From the very beginning, the owner responded to my emails and made booking a breeze. From the moment we arrived in the neighborhood, we could tell that this was a great place for families! The houses are set back far enough from 30a so that the kids can ride bikes safely. The house itself was spotless and well appointed. The kitchen was so well stocked that we needed up staying in and cooking each night. The kids loved sleeping in the bunk beds and the adults slept well in the large, cozy beds. The house is within walking distance to several restaurants and shops. We will definitely book a trip back to this house next year!!!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

This is our second home and when you rent from us, you deal directly with the owner, ME! I care about how this home is taken care of and it shows. Any problems after check in? Call me, not a rental agency! I am on top of it right away.

Activity and Interests

Our location is convenient to fine dining like Bud and Alleys in

Seaside, Criollas in Grayton and Fish out of Water in Watercolor as

well as funky dining with great Jazz at Picolos and the Red Bar in

Grayton. We are within walking distance to Gulf Place with boutique

shops,outdoor dining at Smiling Fish Cafe, free evening concerts,

and ice cream, coffee and desserts at Miss Lucilles Gossip Parlor.

The Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club is also nearby with 2 holes

overlooking the gulf as well as Gulf Front dining. Eighteen miles

of bike paths along the beach and coastal dune lakes are just steps

from our door.The largest designer outlet mall in the country is a

10 minute drive in San Destin along with Baytown Wharf a quaint

shopping and dining village.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100

Nightly Rate: $170 - $260

Weekly Rate: $1200 - $1950

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Fall ..........................$1200 week
Winter ...........................$1000 week
Winter Monthly.....................$1500 Month
Spring ........................... $1400 week
Spring Break ......................$1850 week
Summer ...........................$1950 week
Peak Summer (4th of JULY)...................... $2050 week

* $100 Pet fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Two community pools with lots of comfortable pool furniture, digital cable, 4 TV's, 4 DVD players,Secure High speed wireless Internet access, free unlimited long distance calling, full gourmet kitchen, Full size washer and dryer, Playstation 2, outdoor gas grill, outdoor shower, pool/sand toys, books, DVD's, games, Linens provided, beach chairs,

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