About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)
****WEEKLY ONLY Sat-Sat thru Mid-May***
Five bedroom, 5 1/2 bath, sleeps 16 - 3 kings, 3 queens, 4 Twin bunks. Gulf front home on the vacation market for large fun-filled gatherings. This house is perfectly located on Hwy 30-A near Gulf Place shops, dining, golf, tennis and more.
This home features three gulf front bedrooms, spacious family room with large 52' screen TV, DVD, Dolby Digital audio/video surround sound stereo system, all stainless steel appliances including 2 refrigerators and a separate ice maker, covered porches and grilling areas featuring natural gas or charcoal. TV's in all bedrooms. There are stone and wood floors throughout and lots of original art and custom linens. Great for off-season getaways featuring a , 15' x 30' pool that can be heated for an additional charge per week, gas fireplaces in the den and master bedroom, Private walkway that leads to the beach. High Speed internet service provided at no charge.
We have just renovated (2012) the master bath and west gulf front bathroom with stone and glass tile showers and a stone and glass tile tub surround in the master bath.
Weekly only preferred March thru October (nightly considered - handled on individual basis with owner approval). Become a fan on FACEBOOK!
Keywords: House, gulf front home, private pool, gulf front, home, Dune allen beach
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Wayne and Mary and Mary's brother, Bill, bought Great Expectations in 2001 and in about 3 months we redid the interior and added 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Lots of demolition work! Wayne and Mary live in an artsy little town in Alabama and Bill lives in California. We all love to vacation together at Great Expectations in the off-season....but Bill always says that 'Mr. Project' (Wayne) keeps us busy the whole time working on the house! We do find time to have a little bit of fun.
Owner purchased this House in 2001
Why Owner chose Santa Rosa Beach
We have been coming to this area since 1981 and have seen lots of changes. We bought this house with the intentions of making changes and adding a pool. We love to do projects and thought this would be a lot of fun, but it was a ton of work!
What makes this House unique
We love having a pool at Great Expectations. We have spent some Christmas vacations there and have been swimming in the heated pool while it was about 35 degrees outside. Lots of fun, but extremely cold when getting out! We also love having Smiling Fish restaurant and Miss Lucille's Gossip Parlor across the street. We love going out bike riding on the bike path also!
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Perfect in Every Way --
Sibling get together was heightened by this stunning house and location! The Owners created the most thoughtful and beautiful home.
The Home is as inviting as the large heated pool, and the stunningly white sand beaches and emerald waters.
Plenty of room to spread out or to come together for cooking together, game playing around the huge dining table, or congregating in the living room on their Oh So Comfy sofas.
The two decks are filled with nice furniture calling you out to watch the amazing sunrise or sunsets, or to watch the frolicking dolphins that are ever present.
Every amenity was provided, plenty of towels! Thank you :). The kitchen was well stocked, and the ice maker was a great addition.
Bottom Line: You simply must come! This area has not been over developed (yet) and thus house is wonderful.
Great Beach House
Very spacious, clean, lots of conveniences. Private pool with great views from ever part of the house. Private steps to beach. Beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, you name it. Within walking distance to restaurants and coffee shop and great location overall. Great spot
Great Location and Home
Our family of 13 absolutely LOVED this house and location! We can't wait to book it again!
Exceeded all "Great Expectations!"
When my family and I arrived at the house we were pleasantly surprised to find it not only matched the description on the website to a "T," but was even better than described. The pictures really do not do this house justice. It's obvious the house has been well-cared for. The bedrooms are spacious and well-decorated, the kitchen well-stocked with everything in working order, the gathering area has plenty of room for an actual gathering, and the view is amazing. Only steps away from the beach, this house has it all. We loved it!
The purpose of our trip was to host a small gathering for my acting troupe's annual awards party. On Saturday 6 of us prepared delicious gourmet appetizers for the 25 guests we were expecting. We had plenty of room to place the food and serving dishes and the deck just outside the gathering area was perfect to set up our bar. When the actors arrived, we had plenty of room for the award presentations, acceptance speeches, video presentations and the dancing afterwards. They have seating for around 20 people (between the couches, living area chairs, bar stools and dining room table chairs) so we did bring in 8 folding chairs, but there was even room for the extra seating. The TV and DVD had no issues, as there are ample instructions and everything is marked, and the sound system was outstanding. The party was one of the best ones we've ever had (this was our 9th).
The next day it was just the family again - we took a nice long walk on the beach and later in the day 8 of us played games on the large dining room table. The entire long weekend was just perfect, and much of it was because the house was absolutely perfect. I'd also like to note that the owners were nothing but wonderful to work with. Although I never spoke to them, we emailed frequently and they were more than accommodating. I highly recommend this house for your next family gathering or event. (But we're planning to come back next year so don't take my weekend! :) )
one family, our daughter and husband with 2 grandchildren, and our son and his wife
We had a wonderful vacation! This house is so well planned. There are essentially 3 master bedrooms, and 2 bedrooms for plenty other family members. The art work is fabulous. I walked through daily, and enjoyed the details all over the house. The pool was heated for our granddaughter, and we spent as much time there ,as we did the beach.The owners are kind and available for anything you might need! We are looking forward to coming back, and soon!
This was our 3rd time to stay at house. It's a house with many features that we enjoyed. Loved sitting on deck to hear the ocean. Plenty of room and love that each bedroom has its own bathroom. Close to nearby great restaurants and great pizza place to walk to. Owners addressed any issues very promptly. Looking forward to our next visit to the beach
Great Expectations is located on the Gulf of Mexico along the scenic Hwy 30-A where there are some of the world's most pristine beaches. There are many state parks and dune lakes nearby to explore during the day. Numerous art galleries, quality shops, and excellent restaurants abound. Come explore all the unique architecture that numerous beach communities offer or enjoy some of the local festivals or events throughout the year. There are so many different activities for all ages! Across the street from Great Expectations are bike paths, shopping areas and restaurants. Less than a mile from our home is a golf course. Some of our guests have said they didn't get back in their car the whole week! Golf: There are many golf facilities nearby...some as close as 1/2 mile and others within driving distance