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Set 'Great Expectations' in This Beautiful Gulf Front Home

(23 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

****WEEKLY ONLY Sunday-Sunday***

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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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Bay/Sound
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool


from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 - Aug 5, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Late Summer
Aug 6 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Aug 27 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Oct 29 - Nov 18, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay

Nov 26 - Dec 28, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas / New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

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Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 60%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • view of the gulf from the balcony

    view of the gulf from the balcony

  • enjoy a sunset overlooking the gulf from the balcony

    enjoy a sunset overlooking the gulf from the balcony

  • Master Bedroom-Gulf Front with King

    Master Bedroom-Gulf Front with King

  • Nightscaping at the pool area

    Nightscaping at the pool area

VRBO #144888

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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