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Newly Remodeled House, Beach & Ocean Views, Private Pool, No Streets to Cross!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Comfortably sleeps 10)

'Plum Nearly' has recently completed major remodeling with new tile throughout the 2100+ sq ft house, granite countertops in the kitchen, new stainless appliances and tasteful decorative accents by interior designer Kathryn Kane formerly of DWR East Hampton NY including beaded board wainscoting & crown molding to give it that 'antique beach cottage' look. Ground floor has 2 adult suites (each w/a 32in LCD TV) - each with king beds and in suite baths, tile, bead board walls, fixtures, lighting & vanities w/engineered stone counter tops. Upstairs is a spacious den where you will find new furnishings, 1 sofa, 2 love seats, a 40in Sharp Aquos HD TV + Sony Blu-Ray player for Netflix streaming and a hi-speed wireless internet cable modem/router for wifi service throughout the house. The dining table and breakfast bar provide lots of seating for your family meals. The kitchen comes fully equipped with practically every conceivable cooking utensil & a Keurig. Newly added wood plantation shutters inside, hurricane protective bahama shutters outside.

The large wrap around porch off the family room provides a perfect location for keeping an eye on the kids in the private pool while relaxing in the gulf breezes and viewing the beach from the deck. Master suite on 2nd floor includes a king size Wesley Allen cast iron bed and a new Serta memory foam mattress + in suite bath that was recently remodeled and a new tub added Feb 2017, a 32in Sony Bravia LCD/HD TV, cushioned chair and private balcony. Newly remodeled top floor tower room is an ideal kids retreat with 1 twin x full bunk bed and another twin x full futon bunk bed, a private balcony and a 40" Samsung LCD TV + Playstation 3 and a Sony Blu-Ray player. There are a large variety of beach and pool toys (including beach chairs & umbrellas), board games, paperbacks, an extensive collection of movies at the house and a new propane BBQ grill.

Only 60 steps down the cul-de-sac to the sandy beach and no streets for the kiddo's to cross in this gated, gulf front community. Shops and restaurants are within 100 yards at Gulf Place + Grayton Beach, Seaside and Watercolor are just a few miles away. You can even find wild blackberries on our lot in the springtime! Ample parking for up to 4 cars. Equipped with a new electronic door lock system - so you won't need to get keys @ a rental office before checking in!

Keywords: 3 story beach cottage

More Details

Bob Tucker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

About Bob Tucker

We live in the Houston Texas area, have 3 grown children + 1 special needs grandson and for us we've always had to have at least 1 beach vacation every year. We love our beach house & the area & go there for a visit every 2-3 months. We are always adding to & upgrading things and absolutely love it when we hear from our guests that they had a wonderful time. We love redecorating our beach house and just finished some new floor tile work. We especially enjoy looking at the beach views and sunsets.

Bob Tucker purchased this house in 2008

Why Bob Tucker chose Santa Rosa Beach

We have been going to the South Walton beach area for a long time and had always wanted to own a beach house. The ambiance and culture here are a perfect match for what our family wanted - beautiful beaches, friendly people, good for walking or biking to places. County highway 30A goes right by Sunrise Beach and was awarded a 'scenic highway' designation by the state of Florida in 2008. Gulf Place is less than 100 yards from our lot & the new Panama City Beach airport is less than 30 minutes away.

What makes this house unique

Convenient to walk to Gulf Place, the beach in Sunrise Beach is private not public, several great restaurants nearby (several flyers in the house from previous guests to give you ideas on where to dine or where to rent a bike or kayak for instance), playing or relaxing on the beach, visiting Seaside, shopping @ the outlets in Destin & Panama City Beach, crabbing at our beach in the evening, surf fishing, family get togethers, just plain relaxing, golfing nearby and enjoying the beach ambiance.


Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Illegal downloading/uploading of internet copyrighted material is expressly prohibited.
  • Swimming pool can be heated for a fee of $30/day + a $40 call-out fee to turn the heater on and a $40 call-out fee to turn the heater off.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Double vanity, remodeled, added a new tub Feb 2017
    Front Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , New vanity, stone countertop, fixtures, tile & bead board
    Back Bathroom - toilet , shower , New vanity, stone countertop, fixtures, tile & bead board
  • All 3 bathrooms remodeled to provide a "cottage" look. Soft cotton bath towels, hand towels & wash cloths for all bathrooms. Starter amounts of soap, shampoo & toilet paper are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Tower Bedroom - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , On 3rd Floor, (2) single x double bunk beds
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd flr, cast iron bed & memory foam mattress, private bath
    Front Bedroom - 1 king , On front of 1st floor, private bath, new (Aug 2017) mattress
    Back Bedroom - 1 king , On rear of 1st floor, private bath, pillow top mattress
  • King size bed in Master bedroom & both BR's on the 1st floor. Each BR also has a chair, dresser & TV. In the 3rd floor tower - (1) bunk bed with double bed on bottom/single on top + (1)bunk bed with a double bed futon on bottom/single bed on top. (for safety reasons - persons under the age of 6 and/or over 150 pounds in weight are NOT permitted on the top bunk beds.) All bedrooms freshly decorated with large closets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Numerous books to read,, new electronic door lock system - no need to go to a rental office for keys. Eco friendly house with high efficiency appliances & energy efficient low-E, windows throughout.


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Newly Remodeled House, Beach & Ocean Views, Private Pool, No Streets to Cross!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews
Pearl, MS

Loved it! Just as described!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Plum Nearly. It was just as described, comfortable, and just right for our large family. The beds were comfortable, and it was great having a bathroom for each bedroom. The bunk room didn't have a bathroom, but it wasn't a problem. The living area was spacious enough to accommodate the adults and the grandkids from 2 to 9 years of age.

The beach was an easy, short walk from the house, even with toddlers. The hose at the front of the house was great for washing the sand off your feet before coming inside. We enjoyed the private pool when it wasn't convenient to go to the beach. The outdoor shower was great for rinsing off before coming inside. It was a short walk to cafes and ice cream!

Our only inconvenience was the wifi was sketchy at times. But when you consider the number of iPads, iPhones, etc. that was trying to use it at one time, I guess, it was understandable.

Bob, the owner, was great to work with and made sure that all our needs were met.

Great vacation! Can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you had a wonderful vacation - that's what we strive for with all our guests. We greatly appreciated that you communicated with us before checking in and afterwards, and were so grateful for your informing us on a minor maintenance item. It's such a pleasure for us when we have guests like you that take care of our beach house like it was their own. You are, of course, more than welcome again at any time.
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Midlothian, Texas

Great home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed July 2018 and the house was big enough for all 3 families. The bunk room was perfect for the kids. The kitchen was well stocked. Bob was so nice and helpful. Would definitely stay at Plum Nearly again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay that’s super close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, especially if you have little ones, no crossing the streets to get to the beach! Just a short walk and you are welcomed by the beautiful white sandy beach. Bob was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review - we always appreciate feedback & never, ever request it from our guests as we respect their privacy and time. I was able to easily communicate with these guests both before and during their stay. They took very good care of the house and our housekeeping crew was grateful for all that they did. We loved having these guests and they are welcome back anytime in the future.
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

The house was spacious and the bedroom allotment worked well for a large group of diverse ages. Two master bedrooms were greatly appreciated.

Very good for entertaining with a lot of space in the living area and more than adequate sitting. Very nice large deck. Convenient and covered grilling area.

Location can be both a plus and a minus.Overlooking the pubic access parking area but interesting people watching. Sitting on the deck listening to the live music, but you better like the genre as it is loud but they stop by 9 pm.

There is noise from the road and commercial area, but everything is convenient and the older kids love it.

Pool is small but specially good for younger children.

Over all a good time was had.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed this beach home and the great location to the beach and restaurants of Gulf Place Town Center. We hope to have you back again soon!
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Perfect Location and Stay

  • 5 of 5

After searching and reviewing many locations in the entire Destin area, we came across this house and thought we would give it a try. We were extremely happy with our decision. The house is in a gated community and steps from the beach. I know you hear and read all houses are just "a couple steps from the beach". This house truly is. You don't have to cross the street, but rather a boardwalk and you are on the beach.

The house has three full size bedrooms and a bunk room, which was perfect for group. This house can comfortably sleep 10 people. A big 2nd floor deck that provides a nice view of the ocean and overlooks the public beach parking, which provides for some fun people watching!

The owner is great to work with and made sure that we were taking advantage of all this house has to offer. I would definitely recommend staying in this house, as I know my family will be in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your complimentary review. It's always a pleasure to hear our guests pass along some of the nice attributes about our beach house and the nice experience they had staying there. I must also say that these guests were first class people - even calling me the day before they checked out to make sure the knew and did everything required before checking out. The mere fact that they called, told me that their character was such that there would never be a problem with them. We continue to be blessed with guests like these and they will be most welcome to stay at Plum Nearly anytime in the future. Thank you.
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GREAT place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house to finally pull a trip off with another family that we have been talking about for years. They have small kids, mine are older (teens). The floor plan worked perfectly for us with two bedrooms on the main floor, another master on the middle floor, and the "kids tower" on the third level. The house was in perfect condition, the beach was exactly as close as advertised, and the area is fantastic and right in the middle of a ton of stuff to do without all the craziness of other areas along 30A. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for the perfect spot with easy beach access that is also close many amenities. The owner was incredibly helpful and replies to messages almost immediately. GREAT PLACE!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I could share this guests name with the online world to let people know that these folk were model guests. VRBO does have a review where owners can rate guests and I will certainly rate these guests 5*. The kind words and 5* review are greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City Beach (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Shunk Gulley
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Santa Rosa Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $335
Additional Guest Fee $12 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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