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MAKING MEMORIES--2 NEARBY COMMUNITY POOLS

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

This beautiful colorfully decorated house is named 'Making Memories' because our wish is it will give everyone HAPPY memories! It is in the lovely community of Grove by the Sea at 26 Cullman Ave. in Seagrove Beach. It is less that a mile from Seaside with all its shops and attractions without the higher rental prices. Located right off of 30A west of Panama City, you'll have close walking access (about .4 mile) to the sugar-white sandy beaches, emerald green water, and unbelievable sunsets. Nearby are two great community pools, a tennis court with a basketball hoop (which you can see from the upper deck), and a playground for the kids. The bike trail runs all along 30A and gives you miles of level, easy riding adventures. We provide several bikes for guests. A 10% discount by a local bike rental company is also available to our guests. There are many great state parks nearby, like Eden State Park (3.5 mi).

Our house is newly painted in a light teal blue on the exterior and the interior is decorated with touches of bright, happy colors, including original whimsical paintings by our daughter and popular artist, Tricia Robinson. A plus is the handicapped ramp which makes easy access for wheelchairs (and strollers). (Please contact owner for more details about handicapped accessability.) All four bedrooms and the living area downstairs have flat screen TVs with the TV network providing lots of choices.

The main floor features a large wrap-around screened-in porch with plenty of rockers, a porch swing, and a bench sofa in a nice sitting area plus a table for outside dining. 'Sparkle lights' go around the porch to add an extra touch at night. The house has wireless Internet connection for all of us laptop lovers. The inside is open with a spacious, fully-furnished kitchen, dining area, and living room. The dining table seats 8-10 plus 3 more at the bar. A full bath and a laundry area with iron and ironing board and the large washer and dryer are off the hall. The cheery first floor bedroom has twin beds and French doors to the screened porch. In the closet are two umbrella strollers, two children's booster seats for using at the dining table, a child's gate for the stairs, a portable child's bed rail, and a small stool for young children to use at the sink in the bathroom.

On the 2nd floor you'll find two roomy and colorful bedrooms with queen beds, a single roll-away bed for extra sleeping, your own bathrooms, TV, DVD, and doors out to the porch with its bistro table and chairs for enjoying a cup of coffee, plus a comfy bench sofa, rocker, and porch swing for just relaxing. You can take a soothing bath in the jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom.

Go up the stairs to the 'tower room" and find a great area for the kids or a get-away for adults with TV and DVD player and a wet bar boasting a sink and fridge. Each end of that room has balconies overlooking the lovely homes and streets of the community. You can get a breath-taking view of the starry night-time skies. There is sleeping for 4 with two sets of bunk beds. There is also a table and chairs for games, writing, and more.

Outside the house you'll find a secluded shady yard with the sweet scent of magnolia trees. The outside shower is a convenient way to wash away the sand. There are water toys for the pool or beach and four beach chairs and some beach umbrellas plus a handy wagon to carry chairs, kids, and more to the beach. A gas grill is also available. The nearest pool is only a half block away.

THERE IS PARKING FOR 3 VEHICLES. SMOKING AND PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED. THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION PROHIBITS PARKING TRAILERS OR BOATS IN THE DRIVEWAYS.

More Details

Property Manager
Betty Nelson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Betty Nelson

My husband and I always loved to travel, but after my husband became disabled, we had to go on trips of a day away or less. Coming to the beach with family is very special, and we all enjoy the whole amazing 30-A area. Making memories with the five grandchildren is a great blessing.

Why Betty Nelson chose Seagrove Beach

We started coming with our daughter and her family to the 30-A area when she began taking her art to the Rosemary Beach shows. After staying in Grove By the Sea a few tines, we really loved the peacefulness and beauty of the neighborhood. When this special house came on the market, we knew it was the perfect one for our family! Thus 'Making Memories' became our cheery home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We could not conceive of a more wonderful, magical happy place to come for our family's getaway to the beach. We will cherish our memories of naps on the porch, happy meals around the table, horsey games in the front yard, and so much more. Everything was so perfect. We have relished the tenderness of God this week. We already cannot wait to return! We are going home restored and with full hearts.
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud noise outside or on porches after 10:00 p.m., parking for 3 cars (Neighborhood Assoc. rules-may not refund $300 security/damage deposit.)
  • Cancellations--if the house is rented for full period of the cancelled reservation & confirmed with a paid deposit, a 90% refund will be issued.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , + single roll-away (1)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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MAKING MEMORIES--2 NEARBY COMMUNITY POOLS
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 23 reviews
Atlanta, GA
5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time even though a hurricane was looming...house was beautiful, location was great and Betty is a fantastic host!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were wonderful guests and thankfully the hurricane didn't hit the 30-A area with any strong winds!
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5

Great quiet neighborhood, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six loved this house during our fall break stay! Best highlights - large screened in front porch with swing (great for reading), 3rd floor loft with 2 sets of bunk beds that our 4 boys thoroughly enjoyed, lots of beach chairs and toys. The house is right in the middle of a quiet neighborhood and near both pools. We've stayed in this neighborhood several times where our kids can ride bikes easily as well as get to the beach in 5 minutes. It's also very close to a couple of restaurants. Lastly, Betty was wonderful and easy to work with ahead of our stay as well as during our stay. We will definitely come back another time!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed having the family stay and they took good care of the house. I look forward to their next stay.
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5

Relaxing. Special. And magical.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Making Memories. The home is beautiful, cheery and perfect. A quick walk gets you the beach and all the little details were in place. Thank you! We'all be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

NIce place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean home that fit our 2 families of 11 people. Amenities in neighborhood (2 pools, tennis courts, playground) close to house and clean. Close to beach access-we road our bikes(even my 7 year old) or walked. The tower room was hot the whole time; we were there early jun, so we had to get fans brought over. The garbage was overflowing in the outside cans when we got there on Saturday as garbage day wasn't until like Monday so there was nowhere to put the garbage. Be prepared to be OCD with the white towels. We had to check them diligently for stains and still we got dinged on damaging towels.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very hot weather but the cleaning manager took two fans to the house as soon as they contacted her and the fans were very helpful. The guests checked in Saturday afternoon and the garbage is picked up at 6 a.m. Monday morning so they would have only had one day of garbage. We have four garbage cans which are usually sufficient. I am sorry the towels had to be replaced, but they were stained so badly they were unusable for future guests. We provide colored washcloths and facial wipes for removing make-up or other excessive dirt and urge guests to use them.
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5

Coming Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year coming to 30a and our 2nd year coming back to Making Memories - it was like coming home. The house comfortably accommodated our family of 4, my parents, and my sister-in-law and her two girls. The kids had a blast camping out in the tower, riding bikes to the beach and the two neighborhood pools. The house is clean, well appointed and ideally located. We're counting down the days to next year...!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williamson County, TN
5

My New Happy Place!

  • 5 of 5

Making Memories is my new “happy place. ” Oh my goodness, how I love it! My son, dtr.-in-law, 2 ½ year old grandson and I spent a delightful week there in October 2014. Here’s a list of what makes it a perfect setting for a family vacation:

Beautiful, family-friendly decor and furnishings (no white upholstery and uncomfortable living room furniture).

Kitchen equipped with every single cooking utensil, pot, skillet, dishes, etc. that a cook could need.

Great washer & dryer.

Comfy mattresses and nice linens.

A ramp and downstairs bedroom make life easier for folks with bad knees or needing assistance with walking.

Plenty of spaces for folks to enjoy their privacy and that suit the needs of different age groups.

Lots of beach toys, chairs, wagon and even some bikes.

Minutes from Publix, Seagrove Market & Goatfeathers and the Farmer’s Market @ Seaside.

Just a quick bike ride or walk to Seaside.

Quiet, friendly neighborhood with sidewalks, two pools and a playground. There is no through traffic.

Wrap around porches on the first and second floors with comfy furniture and space for little ones to play and adults to take a nap, read, visit and enjoy their morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

The owner is so thoughtful and does everything she can to help you have a wonderful vacation. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
West Panama City Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Miniature Golf

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $230 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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