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Emerald Rose - perfect for your family vacation

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Emerald Rose is a beautiful beach house just 150 paces from a walkover to the sugar sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico. The house is part of the Summers Edge community which is comprised of approximately 50 single family beach homes. There are 2 heated community pools. The street is gated to create the safety of a dead end street. The bike trail is at the end of the street and continues in each direction for miles. The center of Seaside is an easy 10 minute ride.

There are two decks on the second floor and a screened porch on the first. My favorite place is the deck off the second floor master where you can hear the Gulf. The first floor TV/ sitting room is ideal for the kids to take a break from the beach or at night to play X-box, watch a movie or just hang out with the other kids. The second floor has a fully equipped kitchen and a very spacious great room for the family to play and enjoy each others company. The second master on the first floor (with a private bath) allows for everyone to have the necessary privacy.

The area is a beautiful beach community with unique shops and restaurants. An evening at the Red Bar or Cafe 30A cannot be beat. There is only one high-rise along the approximately 20 miles of scenic 30A so the beach and community are always comfortable. Destin is only 20 minutes away if you feel the need to see many people and crowded spaces.

Golf is close by including Destin and Sandestin. Wind surfing, kayaking, hiking, surfing, swimming and much more is just out the door.

Emerald Rose is our family's favorite place in the world and we treat it as such. It is very well cared for and decorated. The furniture in the TV area on the second floor is new in 2016. We are sure you will enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy our days at the beach!

Keywords: Beach House

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Mark Bissinger
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Mark Bissinger

Emerald Rose is owned by my family and my father. Our kids are now 25 and 20. Over the last 111 years Emerald Rose has become our favorite place in the world. We spend Christmas there with our extended family, a week in the summer by ourselves (and sometimes friends of our kids) and 2 or 3 weeks there over the winter. My wife has great taste so everything is tastefully done and very well cared for.

Mark Bissinger purchased this house in 2005

Why Mark Bissinger chose Beaches of South Walton

Our first visit to the Seagrove Beach area was over 25 years ago. Although we have family troughout the state of Florida, Seagrove is the only area we looked in to buy a beach house. The neighborhood feel of Summers Edge, the beauty of the area and the warmth of Emerald Rose sold us the first time we stepped inside. In fact, we purchased the house after being inside only once. Being close to Seaside and the other beautiful developments is great but we really like the eclectic feel of Seagrove. It is the best of all of the areas along 30A.

What makes this house unique

The sense of privacy in Emerald Rose is terrific along with the realization that you are in a beautifully decorated and well kept house just a two minute walk from the beach. The house is great for families to share time together while still offering enough privacy to enjoy the entire stay.

We have been fortunate to have many repeat guests . I am enjoyed getting to know many families,even if only by phone as they plan their beach vacation.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Emerald Rose - perfect for your family vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great Beach Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful beach trip with 4 generations. The house worked for my 90 year old father and my 10 month old twin grandbabies plus 4 adults in between.The street it is on is quiet and shady.

The house is very nicely decorated. The 2nd floor master is beautiful. The walk to the beach is very easy and short but you can drive closer to drop off equipment if needed. The owner is responsive and easy to work with. We will think of Emerald Rose the next time we head to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family looks forward to spending Thanksgiving at the beach each year!! Emerald Rose (ER) is great! Wonderful layout for a large family. We recently returned home from our third stay at ER. We love the property and the area ...Quiet cul-de-sac with close access to a heated pool which serves the community as well as the beautiful beaches. ER is always clean and the porches are amazing!! You have close access to wonderful shops and restaurants but you can retreat back to a very peaceful, serene setting when you return to ER. The owner is very accommodating, and I would highly recommend this rental property.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to go back! Emerald Rose was awesome! So quiet and peaceful with plenty of space for our family of seven! Short walk to the beach and the pool and the cul-de-sac neighborhood made it very kid friendly. Seaside is right down 30A if you are looking for a more action packed evening but we'll take the peaceful living at Emerald Rose any day! Best vacation in a long time.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Great home, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Emerald Rose for Spring Break - and had a great week. Short walk to the pool- which was never too crowded- and a short distance to the beach as well. Close enough to walk to places to eat, but quiet enough to be super peaceful as well. Great front porch and decks- nice place for the kids to eat. We come to Seagrove every year and this is one of our favorites!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Beachy Blissfulness

  • 5 of 5

Emerald Rose is a notable beach vacation home, located in the quiet, easily–accessible Summer’s Edge neighborhood. It’s a quick walk from the front door to the crystal blue Gulf waters (via easy beach access) and the two pleasing community pools. Summer’s Edge is also a centrally-located base for exploring the nearby 30A communities – Seagrove, Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton and Santa Rosa to the West, and Alys Beach, Seacrest and Rosemary to the East.

The house itself is well laid-out and the kitchen is nicely stocked. The open floorplan works well for a family. The house is also clean and neat, which is most appreciated. We liked the spacious master bedroom, walk-in closet and large shower. Plus, having the other two bedrooms downstairs provided nice separation for the kids and adults.

We did have one snafu on our visit. However, I’d like to position it as a positive, because of how expeditiously and effectively it was handled by the management company used by Emerald Rose’s owners. The house has two air conditioning units – one each for upstairs and downstairs. Soon after we arrived, it was obvious the upstairs unit was not cooling properly, as there was a marked difference in the temperature on the two floors. When we contacted the management company, Sandcastle Escapes, they dispatched maintenance right away. After a quick inspection, the technician determined they needed to bring in their AC contractor. The repairman showed up the same day, diagnosed the problem and fixed it immediately. Within an hour, we had consistent cool air.

I bring this up not as knock against the property, but as a constructive point. Some beach houses have inadequate management that is unable to quickly rectify issues. While you prefer not to have issues, rental properties endure a lot of wear and tear, so they happen. A responsive, capable management company is a real selling point. I give big props to Mark, the owner of Emerald Rose, for having Sandcastle Escapes represent his house. I like renting a house and knowing that a reliable, local representative is ready to address and rectify issues. And not to belabor the point, but when we arrived home, Mark sent us a hand written letter apologizing for the inconvenience – classy move.

This attention to “customer service” – along with the home’s many other agreeable assets – makes Emerald Rose a place to return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with another family for spring break. I grew up in MS so over the years I started out in Destin and moved East. We LOVED Emerald Rose! The house was great and so close to the beach. The last couple of years we have stayed in WaterColor or Seaside and I can't say enought about Seagrove. We would ride our bikes into Seaside, enjoy it, and be so thankful when we got back to this relaxing neighborhood. I have recommended Emerald Rose to everyone I talk to and only hope they don't snag a week that I want. Thank you Mark for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Rates & Availability

Seagrove Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.5%

Please call me with any questions or to discuss rates and payment. We have owned our house for just over 11 years and know the area very well. We have many repeat guests and provide special accomodations to repeat quests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , half bath on second floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Summer Edge is a community with approx. 40 beach homes and includes 2 beautiful community pools. Our house is 150 paces from easy beach access via a walkover to a beautiful sugar sand beach. The beach house has 2 decks on 2nd floor and a screened porch in front. Downstairs has a TV/sitting room for kids. The 2nd floor has a fully equipped kitchen and a very spacious great room for the family to enjoy. Convenient to fabulous shopping and restaurants. Our house is on a dead end street (gated) that intersects the bike path which goes for miles in each direction along beautiful beach communities, shops and restaurants. Seaside is an easy 10 minute bike ride. There are two state parks within 5 miles and 1/2 mile that are along the beach. There is only one high-rise along the 20 miles of scenic 30A so even in high season, the beach is beautiful and the area enjoyable. Emerald Rose at Seagrove Beach is a fun, happy, safe and beautiful place for your family vacation or winter retreat.

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