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Gulf views! Lux home for 20, right next to beach & Seaside. Pool, 5 Bikes, Bocce

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,007 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

8 Bedroom, 5 Bath Luxury Home. Steps from the Beach, Private Pool, Sleeps 20

AVALON (formerly Thyme after Thyme) is Seaside's most popular beach home! Avalon rents weekly only, Saturday to Saturday. Partial weeks are not available, all check-outs must be on Saturday. Please inquire for winter nightly rates.

CLICK 'More Details' below for MORE FEATURES OF AVALON:

• Perfect location just steps to both the beach and the town of Seaside

• Spacious, bright luxury home with beautiful gulf views

• Sleeps up to 20 in privacy with 8 bedrooms on all 4 floors

• Heated pool & kiddie pool in private courtyard with fireplace & gas grill

• Free Amenities: 5 bicycles, 8 beach chairs, 3 beach umbrellas, WiFi, Bocce ball court, HDTV, table tennis, and more....see details below.

Note: To see ALL 44 GUEST COMMENTS AND REVIEWS, click the blue-highlighted "Read more about Steve and Sonia Bruno" below.


Seaside at your doorstep! Only a block from Seaside and perfect for large or multiple families, AVALON is a 4 story upscale beach home with 8 bedrooms and 5 full baths. It is literally steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (beach entrance is just 25 feet away) and only a very short stroll to all the unique shops, restaurants, and free concerts, activities, and cultural events of enchanting Seaside, Florida. This meticulously maintained Mediterranean style home has a beautiful, private tropical courtyard with heated PebbleTec pool with waterfall and large stone fireplace. There are seven well separated bedrooms plus additional sleeping loft located on all 4 floors, and numerous amenities. Avalon sleeps up to 20 in privacy, although it's perfect for smaller groups desiring more space as well. The interior is spacious and bright, with 10-15' ceilings throughout and a very open floor plan. Walls of floor to ceiling windows frame panoramic ocean views from a 1000 sq ft great room that will comfortably accommodate everyone in your party. Over 1600 sq ft of Italian tiled terraces provide stunning gulf views. There are 3 separate living areas and 2 complete custom kitchens, as well as numerous amenities. Whether it's a beach vacation for one large family, a reunion or special event, or just close family and friends sharing a beach house, you can create memories to last a lifetime at this beautiful, perfectly located home.


• Private grotto pool (12 x 20) with attached tots' pool and waterfall

• Poolside stone fireplace, large gas grill, outside shower and toy corral

• Five 2018 Beach Cruiser bicycles

• Eight high quality Tommy Bahama beach chairs and 3 large umbrellas

• High Speed Wireless Internet

• Eight HDTV LED TVs, Home Theater, Blu-Ray players and Movie Library

• Cornilleau Professional Table Tennis

• Private, Palm shaded Bocce Ball Court

• Bathrooms have hair dryers, makeup mirrors, and luxury towels and toiletries

• Baby Crib, High Chair, and Tots' Table on Premises

• Three car garage, with parking for up to 6 cars or SUVs

• Accidental damage insurance provided free of charge


The beautiful, safe, and very family-friendly New Urbanist town of Seaside is just a short stroll away (about 250 feet). There you'll find numerous unique restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and a wonderful bookstore and record shop. Throughout the year there are free outdoor concerts, movies, and special events. There is a 30 mile long gulfside biking and walking path coursing directly in front of the house. Play tennis at the nearby Watercolor tennis club (fee), or take a short drive to golf as little as 5 minutes away. Kids (and adults!) love the outdoor table tennis and the palm-tree shaded Bocce ball court. Relax in the private heated pool or gather in the evening around the romantic stone fireplace in the courtyard. Of course, most importantly, the gorgeous beach and gulf are only steps away!

FLOOR-BY-FLOOR BED CONFIGURATION: There are at total of 4 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 2 Double beds, 3 Twin beds, 1 sleeper sofa, and 1 crib in the house.

(Note - Three of the King bedrooms and both of the Queen bedrooms have ensuite full bathrooms, 26 inch LG LED TVs, ceiling fans, and large closets. At least one bathroom on each floor is separately accessible from the hallway for flexibility.)

GROUND FLOOR: 1 Queen BR; 1 King bed in another separate semi-private room; 1 Full Bathroom; 500 sq ft porch with table tennis; 3 car garage with three additional driveway spaces; bicycle/bocce ball storage room.

SECOND FLOOR: 1 King BR; 1 Queen BR; 1 bunk room with 3 Twin beds & 1 Double bed; 2 Full Bathrooms; Living Room with Queen sofa bed; full kitchen (one of two kitchens); dining area with table/chairs; laundry room; crib, highchair, tots table; 500 sq ft covered, furnished terrace

THIRD FLOOR: 2 King BRs; 2 Full Bathrooms; Great Room (living room, dining room, second full kitchen); another 500 sq ft furnished terrace

FOURTH FLOOR: 1 Full BR (Loft); separate private dressing room; 100 sq ft furnished observation deck.

EASY RESERVATIONS: Making a reservation is very easy, with most credit cards accepted and an excellent and very professional management service who leave your key right at the property (no need to 'check in'), and who can also assist you during your stay. Contact us any time if you have questions (just click 'Ask Owner a Question')

THANK YOU for making 'AVALON' South Walton's most popular vacation home for the past 11 years. (2007-2017)


MER SEA is a 3 BR/3 bath gulf-front luxury penthouse villa with totally private ocean and beach views from all rooms, and a 7000 sq ft tropical lagoon pool. This very spacious condominium sleeps up to 8-12 and has 2 nearly identical king master bedroom suites for parents (both gulf view) as well as 2 full and 2 twin beds in the 3rd bedroom. Just a short stroll to Rosemary Beach, Mer Sea is listing number 129799 on VRBO .com.

SEA VOUS PLAY is a 5 BR/4 bath home with private pool, just a block away from AVALON and only steps from Seaside. It sleeps 14 and can be seen under listing number 435629 on VRBO .com.

More Details

Steve and Sonia Bruno
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Steve and Sonia Bruno

Steve & Sonia Bruno, friendly owners!

Steve and Sonia Bruno purchased this house in 2005

Why Steve and Sonia Bruno chose Seagrove Beach

We designed and built Avalon as a family-friendly vacation home. We love the location right next to the beach and just down the street from everything there is to do in Seaside. You really never need a car!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first time at Thyme after Thyme. The 21 of us came from a small town in MS - Crystal Springs - ages 70, 68, 43, 40, 39, 36 (2), 35 (2), 30, 10, 9, 8, 6 (2), 5, 4, 3, 2, 1(2). We enjoyed both sunrises and sunsets from the great balconies.....great places for seeing God's handiwork. The kids "lived" in the pool (at least when they were not in the ocean!) We loved being able to walk to the town for ice cream. Our week was busy and oh so much fun. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.....everyone is sad to leave. The Kitchens family - Crystal Springs, MS
Aug 2013
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Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4007 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • All rentals are 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday only. Sorry, we cannot rent partial weeks. That is, rentals greater than 7 nights must be 14 nights.
  • Cancellation policy: Full refunds are extended for cancellations 180 days or more prior to arrival date.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
  • All bathrooms have hair dryers and operable windows, and some have makeup mirrors.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite full bathroom with flexible hallway accesss
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , en suite full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , en suite full bathroom with flexible hallway accesss
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , en suite full bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , en suite full bathroom with flexible poolside access
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Bunk room with twin over twin and twin over full beds.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , Small 4th floor bedroom, w/dressing room and gulf view deck.
  • Total beds: King - 4; Queen - 2; Full - 2; Twin - 3; Queen Sleeper Sofa - 1; Portable Baby Crib - 1 (Bring own sheets for crib). Six of the eight bedrooms all have ceiling fans, large closets, and LED TVs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 5 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Luxury home. Adjacent beach access (beach sand is 60 seconds from property.) 10-15 ft ceilings. Bedrooms on all 4 floors. 1000+ sq ft of Gulf-view terraces. Open floor plan. Two full kitchens. Free bikes and beach chairs on premises. Free wireless high speed internet. DVDs and books. Poolside outdoor fireplace/grill and outside shower. Free Incidental Damage Insurance: You're on vacation to have a great time, not to worry about accidental damage that could occur during your stay. That's why we provide free damage insurance (up to $3000), which covers incidental damage to the home or contents. Please note it does not cover intentional or negligent damage, and the damage must be reported during your stay. More details are available through our management service, who arrange the coverage for you.


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Gulf views! Lux home for 20, right next to beach & Seaside. Pool, 5 Bikes, Bocce
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
Nashville, Tennessee

Perfect location, amazing views, all the amenities for enjoying the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfectly situated across the street from the beach and the beach access path is at your front door. There are amazing ocean views and plenty of windows and outdoor space to enjoy them. This house had everything you could possibly need to make the most of your beach vacation - chairs and umbrellas for the beach, stand up paddle boards and other toys, 5 brand new beach cruiser bikes that were amazing to ride. I cannot think of one thing that we needed that this house did not provide. Both kitchens were fully stocked (better than my kitchen at home), the bedroom furnishings and linens were new and high quality, there were plenty of towels and blankets. I could go on and on. To top it all off, the owners were great to work with - very responsive and accommodating to our group needs. This is a house that we will return to. It is great for multiple families or couples with plenty of room for everyone to have some privacy. Thanks for a great getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Mandy, for the kind words. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay, and you’re welcome back any time! Our goal is to always make Avalon better, and we add new amenities every year. Thanks for being wonderful guests!
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Perfect vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect vacation! This home is wonderful with amazing views! The house, the beach, the bikes and pool were perfect! Could not have stayed at a better vacation home!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

This gorgeous home was perfectly located, so close to Seaside and just steps to the beach. The kids loved riding the bikes into the town, and we all got together for sunsets over the gulf every evening. We had 8 adults and 8 children in our extended family and there was plenty of room in this gorgeous home. The poolside grill got lots of use! The owners thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable and convenient, and we really appreciated how clean and well maintained the house was. We enjoyed every minute of our stay, and can’t wait to return. We’ve already booked our “Thyme” here for next summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Thyme after Thyme. We're so happy your family enjoyed their vacation. When you come back in July you'll find lots of changes, as we're adding new furnishings and amenities this month. If you'll be cooking family dinners there, we're also stocking both kitchens with seasonings and spices so you won't have to shop for them. Have fun this summer! By the way, we have dozens of other guestbook comments you can read under the "Owner info" tab on our VRBO .com listing (use /102965 for Thyme after Thyme.)
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Louisville, KY

Great Family Reunion House

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family reunion. There were 17 of us, 7 grandchildren (20 somethings) spouses, three great grandchildren, ages 2,3 and 4. The 2 kitchens came in handy when the babies woke-up earlier than everyone else, they could have breakfast without waking the entire household. Everyone took advantage of the bikes, both for all the bike trails and to get to Seaside and Water Color. We loved all the terraces. Everyone got to have a bed. We used the pool every day and also went to the beach. The babies loved the small pool too. The house was very clean and had all the advertised amenities. We had to call for maintenance and someone arrived in a few hours,even on a holiday weekend. Everyone said they would like to come back. I would definitly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Surfing Deer
Fine Dining Restaurant
Seagrove Village Market
Seafood Restaurant
Amavida Coffee and Tea - Seaside
Coffee Shop
Pickle's Snack Station
Hamburger Restaurant
Raw & Juicy
Juice Shop
Wild Bill's Beach Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Meltdown On 30A
Sandwich Shop
Shrimp Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Barefoot Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Taco Bar Seaside
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Bar Seaside
Pizza Restaurant
Cowgirl Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
723 Whiskey Bravo
American Restaurant
Fish Out of Water Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
The Gathering Spot at WaterColor Inn
Sushi Restaurant
Pizza by the Sea at WaterColor Crossings
Pizza Restaurant
Cafe Thirty-A
American Restaurant
Angelina's Pizzeria & Pasta
Italian Restaurant
Brozinni Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Mi Casita Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
The Perfect Pig Gourmet Market
The Red Bar
Seaside Food Trucks
Fast Food Restaurant
Spanish Restaurant
Steamboat Grill
Bar & Grill
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Grayton Seafood Co.
Seafood Restaurant
Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
The Craft Bar
Bar & Grill
Grayton Beach State Park
Latin American Restaurant
AJ's Grayton Beach
Hibiscus Vegetarian Cafe
Grayton Corner Cafe
Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Twin Oaks Farmstand
Organic Restaurant
Old Florida Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
Chanticleer Eatery
American Restaurant
Black Bear Bread Co.
Pickle Factory
Pizza Restaurant
Roux 30A
Eden Gardens State Park
Bruno’s Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
The Rolling Dog
Hot Dog Stand
Mile Marker Fifteen
Southern Restaurant (US)
Red's Chicken Shack
Chicken Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Marie's Bistro
Mediterranean Restaurant
Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
Redds Fueling Station
Nearest Airport
19 Miles
NW Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
Bud & Alley's, Great Southern, Surfing Deer
Nearest Beach
Seaside, Watercolor & Seagrove Beaches
Car: not necessary

Biking on 30 mile gulfside path (runs right next to home); 4 beach bicycles and professional table tennis are on premises and available free for guests during their stay. Boutiques, art galleries, restaurants (both casual and upscale), live music. Walk to free outdoor concerts, movies, or tennis. Free DVD movie library, free wireless high speed internet. Numerous nearby state parks for hiking, mountain biking, and exploration of rare coastal dune lakes and shoreline. Beach less than 30 yds.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $395 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pool heating charge is additional for all weeks March through May and Oct through Dec at $30/day. (Not available Jan-Feb) The total rate quoted on VRBO/Home Away for your selected dates already includes the reservation fee; there are no other charges. Five bicycles, eight high quality, comfortable totable beach chairs and three large umbrellas are on premises for use during your stay. Free high speed wireless internet. Weekly only, Saturday to Saturday. Stays of fewer than 7 nights are available November through February, please inquire.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund