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Starburst Beach House - Beautiful home in Waters Edge one lot off the beach.

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 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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 2, 2018

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 Seacrest Beach

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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Seacrest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • 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 - Beautiful home in Waters Edge one lot off the beach.
average rating of 4.931818 based on 51 reviews

Great house, great location, great owner

  • 5 of 5

We loved our recent stay at Starburst beach house in Water's Edge. It is located right next to Rosemary, within a quick walk to shops and restaurants. The house was only one house back from beachfront, which made going to and from the beach so easy! The house included a set of beach chairs and an umbrella and the beach service company was so friendly and easy when I wanted to add another set. The kitchen at Starburst is well equipped and the beds were very comfortable. It was nice having the kids downstairs (underneath us) as opposed to a floor above us. Hunter, the owner, provided the best property management experience I have ever had in all the years we have gone to the beach. He was so informative prior to our trip and when I had questions while on vacation, he always responded incredibly fast. We would definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is great and the house is wonderfully equipped for the cooking we enjoy to do. The owner was very accommodating and we really appreciate that. We definitely recommend Starburst!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was absolutely perfect to the beach, resturant's, and shopping.

  • 5 of 5

The house looked as it did in pictures. The pool a little on the small size, but my four year old, three year old and 10 month old grandchildren loved it. The size did not matter to them.

The house keeper's did a very nice job, as it was very clean when we arrived.

We had to leave early, because we live on the western coast of Florida, and had to prepare for Irma's arrival.

The Pan Handle of Florida is perfect for us because location is perfect for our children as well as us.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton, OH

Very nice, reasonably priced and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have been coming to the Destin/South Walton area every year since 2005. This is the first year we stayed in Rosemary Beach and in a house (always rented a condo). Starburst is a very nice and well maintained house and Rosemary Beach is awesome. The house had plenty of room for my family and is right next to the path leading to the beach. There are only 2 houses in the community (of about 30 houses) that have a shorter walk to the beach. The community is gated both from the street and the beach so if you have young kids you don't have to worry about them wondering off. The house had pretty much everything we needed. The pool is not real big but worked well for us. My granddaughter absolutely loved the pool. It has a little ledge she can stand on and play with her pool toys. All the rooms were good sized with plenty of storage. The grill is natural gas so you don't have to worry about a propane tank running out. As much as we enjoyed the house I think my family enjoyed Rosemary Beach more. Everything is so close we rarely needed to drive anywhere. All the other places we've stayed (several different condos in Destin and Seagrove Beach) we typically drove everywhere we went but not in Rosemary. There are very nice restaurants, shops and even a small grocery store all within walking distance. There is a bike rental place right across the street if you want to venture a little further beyond walking distance. Any negatives about our stay are very minimal. As far as the house itself goes it's listed as having parking for 3 cars (which it does) but 3 cars would be very tight. We only had a mid size SUV and a full size truck so we were ok but I'm glad we didn't have a third car. I wish the shower/water spigot for rinsing off when coming from the beach were right by the gate. Instead they are on the other side of the patio which means you track sand in farther. I was not real happy with the company we rented chairs/umbrellas from. They didn't do a very good job of setting up the chairs in a way that made sense and one day they forgot our extra sets we rented and, when I called about it, they just came and stuck the extras behind all the other chairs. These are very minor issues and wouldn't stop me from renting here again. For the most part we loved our stay and will most likely be back multiple times.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully kept. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped kitchen and home. Nicely decorated.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous 2nd Row Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We just left today and it was a wonderful time! We went with two other families and had a total of 5 children ranging in ages from 1-5 years of age. The bunk room was perfect for them. The pool in the back was perfect size for the kids, we didn't have the heat on and the water was warm enough. The beach was a simple walk from the house (there is only one house separating you and the ocean). The chair rentals provided were an easy set up with calling ahead - we added a couple of chairs and scheduled a beach fire for one night. The bedrooms were all perfect size with great closet space. The balconies were all good size with ample amount of seating.

The owner is super responsive and stays in touch with you throughout the process. We had a small issue and it was immediately fixed the next day. I would highly recommend staying in Starburst!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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