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Starburst Beach House - One row off the beach in beautiful Waters Edge

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Our 2018 Spring and Summer weeks are going fast. Here are our current specials:

1. One free beach setup (2 beach chairs, beach umbrella, table) for all reservations March through November.

Sorry, no Spring Break discounts and no Summer discounts.

Starburst is located in the exclusive private gated community of Waters Edge, which adjoins Rosemary Beach on the west side. The house is only one row off the beach, and is conveniently located right next to the path to the beach. You can just step out of the house and onto the path, go the length of one lot (about 100 feet) and you are at the steps down to the beach. So it's easy and convenient to go back and forth between the house and the beach.

This beautiful home has its own small private pool which can be heated for a small fee.

With five large bedrooms (3 kings, a queen and a bunk room), four and one-half bathrooms and 10-foot ceilings, this luxurious beach home is perfect for 12 guests to sleep and unwind comfortably.

Starburst's main living area has a 55 inch 1080p flat panel TV with DVR (for recording your favorite shows), access to hi-def channels, a Roku player (for free Netflix movies on demand) and also a DVD player and Bluetooth speaker system (for streaming music from your smart phone or tablet). The 3rd floor master suite has a 46 inch flat panel TV, access to hi-def channels and Blu-ray player with built-in streaming apps. The 2nd floor master suite has a 40 inch flat panel TV with built-in DVD player. The 1st floor king bedroom has a 32 inch flat panel TV and Blu-ray player with built-in streaming apps and the 1st floor queen bedroom has a 32 inch flat panel TV and DVD player. The house also offers hi-speed wireless internet access (advertised by Mediacom as 50 mbps).

Here is a brief summary of Starburst's layout:

1st floor - entry foyer; one king bedroom and one queen bedroom that share a bathroom; bunk room (sleeps 4) with its own bathroom

2nd floor - main living area; kitchen; dining area; powder room (half bath); gulf-side dining balcony; king master suite; small street-side balcony off king bedroom

3rd floor - a second king master suite; separate sitting room with wet bar and small refrigerator; gulf-side balcony

And now for a more complete description:

First floor: As you enter Starburst, you are welcomed into a beautiful slate quartzite foyer and hallway with 10 foot ceilings. Off the hallway are a king bedroom and a queen bedroom that share a large bathroom with tall, built-in bath cabinetry. Also on the first floor is a unique bunkroom for the kids, with a triple-decker built-in bunk and a separate built-in twin bed (a total of four full-length twin beds). The bunkroom has its own bathroom with shower.

On the ground level exterior beachside of Starburst, you can enjoy the outdoors in the well-designed pool and sunbathing area, which is completely enclosed by a stucco privacy fence. The pool area has a gate opening directly onto the path to the beach walkover. Just step out of the gate onto the path, go about a hundred feet, and you are at the steps down to the Emerald Coast beach.

Second floor: The second floor of Starburst houses the main living area, kithen, dining area, half bath and one of the two king master suites. With lofty ten-foot ceilings, much of your vacation will be spent enjoying the main living area that offers a 55 inch flat-panel TV with DVR, access to hi-def channels, a Roku player (for viewing free Netflix movies on demand), a DVD player, bluetooth sound system (for streaming music from your smart phone or tablet), and comfortable furnishings to entertain or just kick-back. The main living area opens onto a private balcony with a large teak dining table where you can enjoy dinner and those fabulous sunsets.

Starburst's gourmet kitchen is a culinary delight. You'll enjoy a free-standing kitchen work table and a granite kitchen bar. Equipped with the best cookware, appliances, a built-in wine rack, granite countertops, stone slate backsplashes, and custom glass cabinetry, this large kitchen is spacious, visually pleasing and functional.

The second-floor master bedroom suite offers a king-size bed, 40 inch flat-panel TV and large private bathroom with walk-in double shower. Open the double French doors from the bedroom and step out to your own small private balcony.

Third floor: On the third floor of Starburst, you will find the second king master suite, along with a small separate sitting room equipped with a stone/slate wet bar, stainless-steel bar sink, and mini-refrigerator. Follow this room out to your own private third-story Gulf-side balcony, a terrific adult retreat for sunrise and sunset views. The third floor master suite boasts a large bedroom with a king bed and a 46 inch flat panel TV, hi-def channels and blu-ray player with built-in streaming apps. The 3rd floor suite has it's own spacious bathroom with large garden tub and a separate walk-in shower.

Starburst sleeps 12 guests comfortably: three kings, a queen, and a bunk room four full-length twin beds. Parking for three cars (one covered). Saturday to Saturday rental during high season. Non-smoking. No pets.

Keywords: Luxury Ocean-view Home

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About The Owner

We love the beach and have been vacationing in this area for over 25 years.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Florida

This area is so beautiful and so much less crowded than Destin and other over-built areas. And the restaurant, shopping and golfing choices are outstanding.

What makes this house unique

The small private gated community of Waters Edge provides exclusive access to a beautiful wide white sand beach. Because the Waters Edge community is small, the density of people on the beach is low.

One of the best golf courses in Florida is practically next door. Camp Creek (a Tom Fazio course) is about 2 miles away. Shark's Tooth (a private golf club) is about 5 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just want to thank you for sharing your vacation home with us. The place was beautiful and we had a wonderful time. Thanks.
Sep 2013
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West Panama City Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy - As described in rental agreement. No cancellations within 90 days of check-in.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor master - large walk-in double shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 3rd floor master - walk-in shower & large soaking tub.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bunk room has its own bathroom.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Half bath off main living area on 2nd floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor Jack & Jill (shared by King and Queen bedrooms).
  • 4.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2nd floor master suite includes large walk-in double shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 3rd floor master suite includes walk-in shower & large tub.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1st floor King (street side).
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1st floor Queen (pool side).
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk room sleeps 4 (a triple decker bunk plus a 4th single)
  • King size beds (3), two of which are master suites with their own private bathroom (one on 2nd floor and one on 3rd floor). 3rd floor master suite also has a separate sitting room with wet bar. On the 1st floor is the 3rd king bedroom and a queen bedroom that share a large bathroom. Bunk Beds (1) Custom made triple-decker bunk beds with an additional single bed, for a total of four beds in the special 'kids suite'.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Nearby golf courses - Santa Rosa Golf Club and Sandestin Golf Resort are easy driving distance.


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Starburst Beach House - One row off the beach in beautiful Waters Edge
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 43 reviews

Family Beach Vacation 2017 = Success

  • 5 of 5

Had a terrific vacation at Starburst June 2017 despite Tropical Storm Cindy sending rain, wind, double red flags and closed water at beaches.

The house is spacious, clean and has a great location that my family of 13 (one an infant) truly enjoyed. The owner was very helpful with my questions and his suggestions. We will be back again and again!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great week!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week in Rosemary Beach! The house was great! Wonderful location to both the beach and downtown shopping and dining! The pool was slightly smaller than what we expected but still worked well for our family! The alarm going out to the pool was great to have with smaller kids around! Kitchen was great and was well stocked! We are definitely hoping to make a return trip to Rosemary! The owners could not have been more helpful and organized. The entire rental process was a breeze!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best beach house in Waters Edge!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time! The owner sincerely cares that you are satisfied with his home!! Wonderful night sleep, loved the showers! Location to the beach was super close! Will definitely try to stay in this unit every visit! Kitchen was well stocked and linens were soft and fresh!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Dream!

  • 5 of 5

How difficult to come back home to reality after a perfect stay at Starburst! The home was great and the location was amazing.

My nine-year-old daughter asked if we could buy the house while I was tucking her in our first night. 😉

We are so thankful we were able to stay in such a great location-practically on the beach! I don't believe our experience would have been as amazing had we been north of 30a.

I recommend this property as the owner was highly attentive and the home was so spacious and well-equipped. We had 6 adults and 6 children and all had plenty of room. The balconies were wonderful and the pool was very popular!

Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home exceeded our expectations-Owner is wonderful and great to work with

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home. The location to the beach and the shops just across 30A, could not have been better. Our grandchildren and family members appreciated the kids having a bunk room to themselves. Two granddaughters had their own room that they thought was great. One family had the downstairs, the grandparents had their own room close to the kitchen to help with getting everyone fed in the morning. One family had their own floor on the top level, which had a nice deck they could sit out on and enjoy the morning with a cup of coffee.

Kitchen was well stocked. Everyone had their own Flat screen TV, to enjoy if not at the beach. There was a small pool, which we had heated, which the kids liked in the morning before going to the beach. At the end of the day, they would use it again, before we had dinner, with Gramps doing some grilling on a great natural gas grill close by. No charcoal to worry about and it worked great.

The gated community was wonderful and we appreciate the beach set up being provided by the owner. We secured a second beach set up, which worked great. The beach set up person is there all day, to assist with anything if needed and was very nice to chat with.

All aspects of our visit to Rosemary Beach were exceptional. The home is exceptional, the owner is great, and the area is all that we had hoped for. The owner deeply desires, his guests to have a wonderful time at his home and does everything possible to make that happen. Do not hesitate to think about booking this home for a upcoming stay. Two thumbs up goes out to this owner and this home. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely home.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about this home! It is super close to the beach and perfectly located between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, our 2 favorite places to walk, eat and shop! The home is the best equipped we've ever stayed in. Hunter has thought of every detail making cooking, grilling or using the internet a piece of cake. And he's super attentive to any problems immediately. A perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Panama City (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Shades at the Loop
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Camp Creek
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
La Cochina
Nearest Beach
Rosemary Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

West Panama City Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017 (post 7/4)
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-18
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 10 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 #1
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 4 Week 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 #2
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017-18
Oct 27 2018 - Mar 1 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Properly completed and signed rental agreement must be submitted to and approved by owner in order for reservation to be effective. Authorization for security deposit required. No special events. Must be age 25 or above. No smoking. No pets (either inside or outside) under any circumstances (violators risk eviction). Maximum occupancy 12 (plus infants in parent's bedroom). Saturday to Saturday rentals required (although owner may consider exceptions during off season). Contact owner for off-season specials.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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