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Family Beachhouse with Private Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Looking for a home that will accommodate large or multiple families? La Vida del Sol is it!!!

Our beach house features two covered porches appointed with relaxing wicker rockers and wicker swing, a huge deck overlooking the private pool and terrace level lanai (covered) adjacent to the pool.

As you enter the driveway, you experience the tranquil view of the private pool area featuring comfortable lawn chairs, a dining table & chairs, bar, gas grill, outdoor shower, and children’s picnic area enclosed for privacy by a white picket fence.

Entering on the Terrace Level, the cozy media room opens directly onto the covered lanai for relaxing in the sun or shade while enjoying family and friends. There is a queen bedroom and full bath off the media room. The sofa in the media room also serves as a queen size bed, when needed. The double garage is filled with beach chairs, beach wagon, pool toys/floats, and bicycles, plus an extra refrigerator, washer and dryer for your convenience.

The Main Level invites you into a wonderful open and spacious Great Room, Dining Room and Kitchen with Florida views and access to the secluded front covered porch – great for morning coffee. There is a full bath and two bedrooms (queen and bunk/trundle) as well, with access to the grand deck overlooking the pool.

The Upper Level Master bedroom suite (queen and full bath) accesses a small balcony with a view of the pool and Gulf.

La Vida del Sol is spacious both inside and out – re-decorated w/new leather furniture, bedding, and four new TV’s throughout the home

• Media Room with a 47' HD LED TV, Blueray home theater -CD, DVD, mp3, IPod

• Flat screen TV in upper level Master Bedroom

• TV w/DVD player in Children’s room

• Main floor flat screen w/DVD player

Wireless internet and cable are provided for your entertainment.

We are located on a quiet residential street just off Hwy 30A at Seacrest Beach in White's Gulfview Estates, which is a “stone’s throw” west of trendy Alys Beach. Only 100 steps from the house, you’ll find the private beach boardwalk used exclusively for White's Gulfview residents.

La Vida del Sol is perfect for vacationing with family and friends. If you're not a beach bum, South Walton is considered a golfer's paradise. There are numerous golf courses in the area. However, if golf isn't you're thing, you can take a morning stroll along the beach or bike, walk or jog the 18-mile path that winds along Scenic 30A passing several lakes and National parks offering gorgeous views of the Gulf. Shopaholics can browse the unique shops and boutiques and foodies will be delighted by the many casual or fine dining choices in nearby Rosemary Beach & Seaside.

Moreover, there is always something going on around the South Walton beaches including markets, craft fairs, free outdoor theatre/concerts, and much more.

Book La Vida del Sol for your “Life in the Sun”!!

Primary renter must be 25 and unfortunately, we do not rent to student groups.

More Details

Gabi Osterberger
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Gabi Osterberger

Just moved back to the good ole USA after eight years in Europe. Glad to be home and can't wait to hit the sandy white beaches of Panama City -- nothing like them!!

Gabi Osterberger purchased this house in 2006

Why Gabi Osterberger chose Beaches of South Walton

Love the area. Spent most of my childhood summers here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the use of your lovely beach home. really like the location, an easy walk to the beach. It was very well equipped and we felt right at home. We really appreciate that we were able to have our dogs with us. We took the downstairs bedroom so our old golden retriever did not have to climb the stairs. When she did come up to the second floor she preferred the front steps. Wish we could have enjoyed the pool area more, its a wonderful area but we stayed at the beach most of the time. Loved the front porch for morning coffee. The weather was good, only one afternoon of rain. A lot of clouds but it didn't keep us off the beach. We hope to make a return visit. Copy of email from guest - review submitted by owner.
Aug 2013
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Seacrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1) 3 Queen Bedrooms - 2 are master suites with full bathrooms. 1 bedroom shares a bathroom with Children's room., Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in Media Room. , Bunk Beds (1) Children's Bunk room - 4 twin beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The pool is a tremendous asset to the house. It’s like another living space. With it’s location on the west side of the house it is in the sun from mid-morning until dusk. It is a terrific area for family gatherings or reading and relaxing in the sun or under the lanai.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Family Beachhouse with Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with plenty of space, convenient access to the beach, and a nice pool. The owner was very responsive and nice to work with. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Location and a Home Away from Home - Fun & Convenient

  • 5 of 5

This large house is only 2 houses from 30A and the beach is directly across the street. Can't beat the location! It's furnished with everything you need to enjoy a beach vacation - lots of beds for large families, kids' room downstairs, a modern well equipped kitchen, a spacious family & dining room, a nice pool and Tiki bar, beach toys, bicycles, etc. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people in the house. My younger son is 19 and he took a friend. We set them up in the basement. My older son, his wife and their 4 children, ages 5,4, 2 and 8 months were with us also. My husband and I rounded out the group.

The house is decorated nicely but still feels very comfortable. The kitchen is the best equipped of any rental I have ever used. We like to cook and there was plenty to work with for the casual beach meals we like to make. The grill is large and very easy to work.

The pool was a nice size and there is a great set up out there with a table, a kids table and many chairs and chaise lounges.

The beach was accessed easily within a few minutes. The location was located within pretty easy driving of grocery, seafood market and restaurants.

I would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four nights, with four young children including twin infants. The house was perfect for what we needed. It was clean and comfortable. Not trendy and museum like. I wasn't afraid of my kids being kids. The pool area was absolutely what we hoped it would be. Being heated is I really hope this home is available in the future. Great location with a comfortable and warm house.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and set up for multi family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 3 families, 11 people total, and LOVED everything about this house, the location, the proximity to beach, the private pool and more. The way the home is set up on 3 levels offered privacy to each family. The kitchen was perfectly spacious with great counter top space for preparing and eating. The living area had comfortable seating. Out by the pool they had great chaise lounges and Adirondack chairs. I could go on and on. I think our absolute favorite part of the house is the location. Old Seacrest is a great area and the short, easy walk to the beach was tremendous. I enjoyed walking down some mornings with my coffee because it was that close. Gabi and Susan were a dream to work with. Very responsive, helpful in answering questions and more. They made sure we had everything we needed and more. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Families and Groups

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to this area with my husband, mother, my three children (ages 12, 8 and 11 months), another 12 year old and another family of 3 with an 8 year old. It was a wonderful week. We loved the house and the pictures truly do not do it justice. The large living space in the kitchen/dining room/living room was exactly what a large group needs. The private pool was perfect and the area around the pool was large and a great gathering place for the group. The garage was stocked with tons of things that we needed and used all week. Tons of beach and pool toys, chairs, umbrellas plus a large heavy duty wagon to carry what we needed at the beach. The bicycles were perfect to ride around the area (30A). The fridge in the garage was perfect for drinks to load in the cooler before the trip to the beach. There was even a high chair for our baby that kept us from having to pack one or buy one. The walk to the beach was not a problem, but the steps to the beach are quite steep and for any older folks might present a challenge. However, the beach was so beautiful and quiet, I would take the steps any day to avoid the large crowds in Panama City, Destin or Orange Beach. I hope that we can go back in the near future. It was a wonderful vacation and the property exceeded our expectations without question. Gabi was super easy to communicate with as well.

I will say the house is full of steps, there are three levels and you must be prepared for that. For us, it wasn't a problem at all, but for some that might be an issue. Other than that we highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City International
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Seabreeze Winery Tour, Ebro Dog Track, Water & Adventure Park, Deep Sea Fishing, Eco Wave Runner tours and much more!


Rates & Availability

Seacrest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 2 2017 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - May 11 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 12 2018 - Aug 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 4 2018 - Sep 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2018 - Nov 30 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2018 - Feb 22 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly Rates are all inclusive with Sales Tax and Cleaning Fees calculated. Nightly rates do NOT include SalesTax or Cleaning Fees. Pool heat is not included in Weekly or Nightly rates. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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