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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

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 Seacrest Beach

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 Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • See rules on rental agreement.
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.


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Family Beachhouse with Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 26 reviews

Great house for families.

  • 5 of 5

Two families: Four adults, six kids.

Great house, good location, beach is close and convenient to access.

Gabi was very helpful and accommodating with anything that was asked.

The house had everything we needed and more: board games galore, gorilla cart to haul gear, chairs, umbrellas, beach mats, mini-step ladder for unloading rooftop carrier (big plus for the loader/unloader!!), double refrigerators/freezers, grills(s), and plenty of kitchen tools. We brought beach toys for our kids, but upon opening the garage and discovering a kiddie pool FULL of kids beach toys, I wanted to kick myself for hauling ours from home.

Will seek this out again on our next trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanksgiving at the beach

  • 3 of 5

House was not all that. The house needs some updating. Main living area pretty nice , but beds and baths could use an update. The kitchen cookware and glasses(wine) are lacking. I know the owners have children, but that doesn't mean that the people that rent don't enjoy having nicer stemware. Really don't like to spend a lot of money on a property and then get told to do all the towels before we check out ( at 10am??) REALLY??!!

What am I paying you for?

Maybe all those little notes were from your lazy property manager/housekeeper?!

Regardless, my family and I have rented homes in many different locations , from the mountains to the beach and NEVER have been asked to do the laundry before checking out.

I always try and treat other people's homes that I rent like my own, but I resent being told to do it. Just doesn't seem very hospitable.

I don't believe people should rent if they are that emotionally attached to their home.

Pool was nice and our family enjoyed our Thanksgiving holiday at the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: During our busy season, when our home is booked every week, time is of the essence as our housekeeper only has 5 hours to totally clean the house before the next family arrives. Washing and drying multiple loads of bedding and towels is very time consuming so we ask (not demand) guests to please start a load of towels or sheets prior to their departure. We’ve never had anyone complain about this so I am somewhat surprised this was an issue. In addition, our welcome letter states if a guest would like to check in earlier or out later, we will do our best to accommodate their schedule and usually can accommodate in the off season. Of the cabinets in the kitchen, there are at least two cabinets dedicated to dishes as we provide plastic dishwasher safe plates, bowls, cups as well as everyday white china plates, coffee mugs, and drinking glasses of all types (including wine). We provide the plastic because it is easy to take poolside or to the beach and many of our guests appreciate having a choice. There are a lot of opinions/assumptions in this review and it appears that many of your concerns could have been remedied if you would have simply asked.
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Great vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Property was great. Had everything we needed for the most part as a family. Very clean and cozy. We had multiple families with 4 kids. Plus it was just a few minutes away from the beach. Our only complaints was 1) there were awesome beach ties and even a cart available to carry them down to the beach. As newbies we loaded it up with all 4 kids, headed that way and then met an extensive number of stairs which we had to carry and push the cart up and down. It was quite the workout and was only done once. Thereafter we were cautious of what we took... and 2) our only other suggestion is to have a baby gate/door. Everything else was provided which we loved. This was a 3 level house and with a toddler, had to purchase a baby gate to minimize the risks of him going up or falling down the stairs. We definitely recommend the property though and will be back! Thanks Gabi!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was ready and clean upon our arrival and was the perfect set up for our group! The pool area is such a great place to hang out in the evenings and the extra fridge in the garage is such a bonus! There were plenty of beach towels and having to not bring our chairs and umbrella was so nice. The house is nicely furnished and had everything we needed! I also want to mention how fabulous this beach area is - not crowded, gorgeous white sand and the prettiest water we have ever seen in Florida! Our girls rode the bicycles to Seaside one day for lunch and said the beach there was packed and people were 6 rows deep on the beach. So glad we were not dealing with that at our beach! Gabi was wonderful to work with and answered all my questions quickly. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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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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!




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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.