Lakefront, Gulf View, 4 Minute Walk to Beach
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes house description
This vacation home is located on a secluded cul-de-sac on Blue Mountain Road, a quiet street which runs along the Gulf of Mexico south of 30-A. The house is across the street from the Gulf and fronts Big Redfish Lake, one of the Coastal Dune Lakes that occur along the coastline and are so rare they are found only in Florida's Walton County and remote areas of Africa. The comfortable furnishings and colorful decor provide a wonderful beach getaway.
This 2 story house is designed to be used as 2 separate apartments or a 4 bedroom house. This floor plan is perfect for extended family or two family vacations. Each floor has 2 bedrooms, bath, kitchen and living/dining areas. Three bedrooms have queen-sized beds and one has twin beds.
There are comfortable sleep sofas in both living rooms. French doors in three bedrooms open onto a wide porch, which runs across the back overlooking serene Big Redfish Lake. A deck by the lake offers the opportunity to further enjoy this peaceful spot and stairs take you down to the water's edge to a dock and swim float.
A 4-minute walk to the dedicated beach access brings you to the beautiful white sand and blue-green water that has made the Florida Emerald Coast a prime vacation spot. Nearby, Big Redfish lake lazily flows through the sand into the Gulf, making it a perfect shallow-water play spot for children.
Blue Mountain Beach is minutes by car or bicycle (via paved off-road bike trail) to the quaint old beach village of Grayton Beach and the world class resorts of Water Color and Seaside, both of which feature frequent outdoor family concerts in the summer. Bicycle, kayak and canoe rental are nearby.
Exciting shops, restaurants and galleries are plentiful. A few of the notable restaurants are The Red Bar in Grayton Beach, Fish Out of Water in Water Color, Bud and Allie’s in Seaside, Basmati's, Nick's at the Beach and Local Catch Bar & Grill, all nearby along 30-A.
- 2000 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
- Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Living Room seats 6:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Outdoor Grill
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View:
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Deepsea Fishing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Water Parks
- Outlet Shopping
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful beach house. It is located in the Old Blue Mountain Beach community which is mostly residential. The home is very comfortable and convenient to the beach and restaurants. We took our canoe and enjoyed the lake behind the house (which is a dune lake with a beach inlet) and fishing off the dock. The backyard is very quiet and peaceful with a great view of the lake. The observation deck has wonderful view of the beach. The neighborhood homes are very nice as well. The beds are comfy as is the furniture! We took teenagers with friends and it was nice to have a place for them upstairs while we enjoyed the downstairs (two kitchens was nice). Loved this vacation and hope to be back soon!
- Guest Carissa D.
- Date of stay 07/20/13
- Review Submitted 08/19/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Wonderful Family Beach Vacation
Wonderful Family Beach Vacation
This is our second summer to make Blue Haven our home for a week. Our family are nature lovers so we enjoy the natural setting of the backyard and lake with its old Florida feel and wonderful shade trees. We brought kayaks and had fun paddling to the gulf. We especially love the quiet neighborhood and of course the beach is so beautiful and not crowded. The porches on the back facing the lake are a peaceful extension of the home. The house is neat and well kept. The two kitchens and living areas added more room and helped in the cooking as we love to cook while at the beach. But the location is convenient to 30A and all it has to offer. The owners have always been really nice and helpful. We were blessed with perfect weather and stayed on the beach for hours. Can't wait to next June when we will be back.
- Guest kl (Florence, AL )
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 10/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
We loved this Old-Florida cottage in the tradition of Grayton Beach, nestled at the end of the road among private homes, away from the multi-story condos at the west end of Blue Mountain. My sister and her family were self-contained on the 1st floor with their own kitchen, dining table, living room, tv, and porch, while my husband and I and our kids used the top floor with the same amenities. The larger upstairs kitchen was used to prepare meals that we all ate together. We rented kayaks to paddle our young kids, ages 1-6, and our gear to the beach via the lake. They loved playing in the shallow water of the lake emptying into the Gulf almost more than the waves themselves. The bike-able proximity to Seaside and Water Colors for shopping and eating out allowed for a change of pace after a day at the beach.
- Guest Nordic mom (Colorado)
- Date of stay 05/25/11
- Review Submitted 04/26/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers.
An ideal week at the beach
An ideal week at the beach
We had a wonderful experience in this house. It was more than spacious for 6 of us. There are many nice porches, an excellent lake dock, a deck overlooking the lake. Having 2 fridges was really nice. While the beach access was not directly across the street, it was just a short walk to it. And the beach itself was never crowded and always clean. We have been coming to this area for 15 years and would choose this house above any other we've found. It's well worth the money. The owners are really thoughtful and pleasant to deal with as well.
- Guest Clay and Sally (Nashville)
- Date of stay 06/11/11
- Review Submitted 07/12/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Wonderful family house
Wonderful family house
The location of this home in Blue Mountain beach is wonderful. The backyard is right off the lake which provides beautiful views, wildlife, and great kayaking. The beach walk is very close and one can bike with ease to all the local shops/Seaside. The set up of the house is ideal for an extended family or large families wanting a bit of privacy. Our family of five had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy. The house is well maintained and the owners are very pleasant. We did not want to leave and can't wait to return.
- Guest Florida Native (Orlando, FL)
- Date of stay 03/26/11
- Review Submitted 05/27/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers.
Spring 03/02/13 - 05/24/13 $360/day $1800/week Summer 05/25/13 - 08/16/13 $400/day $2000/week Fall 08/17/13 - 1/01/13 $280/day $1400/week Winter 11/01/13 - 02/28/14 $260/day $1300/week Nov - Feb monthly rates possible. Half the house may be rented then. PLUS tax & deposit. $500 dep. to confirm reservation and to be used as property deposit. Balance is due 3 wks prior to check-in date. Checks, PayPal or charge cards are accepted.
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Year Purchased: 1983
About the owner: My husband grew up in Panama City, Florida and I grew up in El Paso, Texas. We have lived several places, but have resided in Northwest Florida for 28 years.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
When we were living in Atlanta, GA. we built our house in Blue Mountain Beach to use as a vacation home. We liked the area so much we moved to Niceville, FL in 1985 and have lived here ever since. We enjoy having a house close to the beach for our children and grandchildren to visit.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is located on Big Redfish Lake just off 30 A and across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. While it is very private, peaceful and serene, it is a short walk or canoe ride to the beach and a short drive or bike ride to great restaurants, interesting shops and entertainment in Seaside and Watercolor.
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Front of house
Downstairs great room. All of first floor is Mexican tile.
First floor bedroom
First floor bedroom with twin beds.
First floor bath with tub/shower
Upstairs living/dining area
Upstairs bedroom opening out to deck
View of Gulf from roof deck
Looking west down Blue Mountain Beach
Arrow shows house on Redfish Lake with Gulf of Mexico in foreground.
Back of house which overlooks Big Redfish Lake
Living - dining area first floor
First floor bedroom opens on to porch overlooking lake
First floor kitchen
Upstairs living area
Upstairs bedroom opening on to porch with view of the lake
View of Big Redfish lake from deck
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