SANTA ROSA BEACH RENTALS
It’s as vast and historic as it is beautiful. First settled as a timber outpost in the late 19th century, this little stretch of paradise was eventually discovered as a seaside getaway. Indeed, today Santa Rosa Beach is the premiere resort destination in Northwest Florida and you can experience all the beauty in our Santa Rosa Beach rentals. With its unparalleled quartz sand beaches, world-class amenities and brand new international airport, paradise is more accessible than ever.
Santa Rosa Beach is all about fun in the sun. And the fun includes fine dining, quaint shops, hiking trails, and casual cafés just steps away from our Santa Rosa Beach house rentals. Drop by the Gulf Place Town Center for a positively unique shopping experience. Meander through the shops and then stop at a restaurant for a veggie wrap or a burger, but don’t overlook the wonderful gazebos in the back where you’ll find a funky little cooperative affectionately known as “the Artists at Gulf Place.” From jewelry to glass art, everything is gorgeous and handmade. And keep an eye on the calendar. On certain evenings, locals and visitors alike will gather at the amphitheater for jazz concert or a show.
Kick back with friends at Lucille’s Gossip Parlor where you have free internet access, and then walk the palm tree-lined streets of Gulf Place. Beach access is everywhere and within walking distance from our Santa Rosa Beach house rentals. For hundreds of thousands of years, rivers, tides and currents have conspired to deliver sugary-white quartz sand from Appalachia to the shores of the Emerald Coast. The Gulf waters are crystal clear and the sea-breeze rejuvenating.
The area’s history is not only colorful but still alive at places such as Eden State Gardens. Step outside your Santa Rosa Beach vacation rental and take an afternoon to tour the Wesley Mansion, a gorgeous estate built in the 1890s. Find yourself transported back in time when lumber barons of the Gilded Age had the run of the place. Walk among the mansion’s white columns, the original Louis XVI furniture, the butterfly and azalea gardens, and reflection pond filled with white lilies. Beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay is less than a mile down the road.
Santa Rosa Beach is also a wonderland of preserves, hiking trails, woodlands and coastal parks. From Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to Washington to Grayton Beach State Park – the opportunity to see Florida in its natural state is everywhere. Perhaps the most expansive is Point Washington State Forrest which offers more than 10 miles of hiking trails through 15,000 acres of woodlands.
Of course, the inimitable coastal communities of Scenic Highway 30A are right out your doorstep – and all of them accessible on the 18-mile long Timpoochee Trail. Take an afternoon to explore this impossibly unique corner of Northwest Florida – from Dune Allen Beach to Blue Mountain Beach to Grayton, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, Rosemary and Inlet Beach. It’s all right there, just minutes away, waiting to be rediscovered. View all of our Santa Rosa Beach house rentals below and experience all the beauty this community has to offer.