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'Sea Section' 5BR/5.5 BA private home in Gated Old Florida Beach!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

If you are looking for the ultimate beach vacation home, then this is it! This spectacular 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath 4,000 square foot home has its own private pool, is just steps from the beach (100 yards), and is located in the gated beachfront community of Old Florida Beach. This home offers tremendous Gulf of Mexico views from the main living area on the 2nd floor and from the master bedroom and den on the 3rd floor. Each bedroom has its own private bath. Two king and two queen bedrooms plus a bedroom with two twin beds sleep ten with ease. There is also a queen sofa sleeper in the 3rd floor den area along with a loft in the master bedroom that offers a twin trundle bed. Wireless high speed internet lets you stay connected anywhere in the house. Walk two blocks to Goatfeathers Restaurant for happy hour and the Early Bird specials, or to pick up fresh seafood from the market to cook in the gourmet kitchen. Access to the beach is via the community walkover just a few houses down Old Beach Road. The traffic in the neighborhood is light, enabling families to stroll and ride bikes at leisure. Watch the sunset from the roof top widows' walk or meet your neighbors at the walkover for cocktails (and snacks if there is a full moon!). Life is good in Old Florida Beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Ginny Fowlkes
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

'Sea Section' 5BR/5.5 BA private home in Gated Old Florida Beach!
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
5

Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved our time at Sea Section; the house itself is impeccably built and decorated, and the view from all of the porches and widow's walk are phenomenal. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Beach Home for Large Group!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing beach home and was perfect for us to spend a lovely week with our children and grandchildren. We had 3 families, so the layout was just right for us, with the different levels providing plenty of privacy (the 3 bedrooms on the first floor, the 2 large bedrooms and den on the 3rd floor) and plenty of common living space with comfortable couches and chairs. The many levels did make for lots of steps- good exercise for all. The 5 different porches were our favorite places, along with the awesome crow’s nest with the best view around. The beautiful website photos and description are very accurate. The home is very well-appointed in all aspects, and the Old Florida Beach community is lovely and convenient.The home's private pool was just a great place for us all to enjoy time together, as well as private swims! The beach, the water, and the shallow pool of Draper’s Lake were simply wonderful for us all to enjoy the week. I can’t say enough about the responsiveness of the owner. There were a few internet issues during the stay due to a storm, and she immediately contacted the provider who sent a technician to remedy the problem. From start to finish, Ginny was great to work with! I highly recommend this home to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Sea Section; it perfectly accommodates our large family! The home is just a short walk to the beautiful beach and Draper Lake.

We really enjoy grilling in the backyard while the kids swim in the private pool; such an added bonus for this home!!! The new refrigerator worked great and the Internet worked fine, as well. My husband had to work online all week while the kids played on their IPads and there was no issue for us.

The owners are so nice and are very responsive. We look forward to staying at Sea Section, again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Sea Section. We do our best to make the house live up to our guests' expectations and look forward to having you back in 2017!
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3

Beautiful house with a few problems

  • 3 of 5

Overall, it’s a beautiful house with some minor problems.

First the Bad:

The refrigerator is nice and large, but it is old and I had to unplug it twice and leave it unplugged for around 30 minutes each time to reset it. We followed the instructions not to put too much in it at first, but it still failed. The owner did return my calls and we received a replacement one to put downstairs. The internet speed was fine when we went in 2015. But this year I believe either the router or the modem is on its last legs. I would reset it and it would work beautifully for about 15 minutes, (10-25Mbits/sec) then it would fall back to less than 1Mbit/sec which was basically unusable. So the problem was not the ISP. The pool area needs at lot of work. First, the pool was listed as heated. It is not. The heater is broken and last year we received a $200.00 credit. This year we did not. All of the vegetation is tremendously overgrown. No grill to speak of; just a portable round beat up one in the garage that doesn’t look like it has been used in a decade. Speaking of vegetation, one of the Palm tree branches outside was hitting the window in the den so hard it was going to break it. I used the clipping shears from the garage to trim it. Also, every other trash area for the other houses had a small opening to put the large garbage containers in it. In this house you had to pick up the containers and lift them over the gate. Tip: do this before you fill them up…:))

Now the Good:

The house itself is beautiful and has plenty of open space The beds, bathrooms and showers were all in excellent condition. The kitchen is very spacious and has everything you will need for cooking. The microwave and coffee maker are a bit outdated but work. This was important to us since I like to cook; and we save money this way. A small toaster oven would be a nice touch.

Great location, beach area is absolutely beautiful.

We would definitely consider renting this house again if the refrigerator is replaced and the internet problem was fixed, the pool heater replaced and a nice grill is available. I think, however we may bring our Golden Retriever with us next year so we will have to search for a house that allows this.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always concerned when issues arise for our guests, especially ones who have rented from us in the past. In response to the refrigerator issues encountered, we installed a new refrigerator in the kitchen in late April. Our pool has not been advertised as heated for the past year, as we made a decision in 2015 not to replace a heater than failed after only two years. All efforts are made to maintain the grounds of the house, and we plan several visits over the course of the rental season to trim the pool area as well as the front vegetation. We have a responsive management team on site and we are always personally available to deal with any problems that may arise as well. We love our Florida home and are delighted to share it until we decide to move there permanently ourselves.
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5

Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Your house is beautiful! Our family had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect. The beds are great with top of the line sheets. The rooftop deck was our favorite place to watch the sunset. There were plenty of chairs and umbrellas for us to use at the beach. The location of your house is great. We were close to restaurants and shopping. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvelous time in your lovely home!! Both air conditioners in the two upper bedrooms went out so it was very hot. However, the maintence men came out that same day we called & fixed them. We were very thankful & appreciated their prompt response & they were very helpful & kind in their attitude! Please relay our thanks to them & that we are truly appreciative. We know it was peak time & they had a large workload. Your home is very well equipped with beach chairs, floats, sand toys, umbrellas & all kinds of cleaning supplies, so nice. We loved the location, short walk for our large group!! We really enjoyed the biking to shopping & ice cream!! We want to come again!!!! Thank you, also for your emails to me, very helpful! Our hostess was so sweet as well!!! Wonderful experience!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 98
Nearest Restaurant
Goatfeathers
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Late Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
 
 
Early Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Reservation may be cancelled with full refund up to 30 days before arrival. Payments may be made by check if preferred. The damage deposit will be refunded in the same manner of payment after satisfactory inspection of the property.
Fall weekly rentals will be booked Sunday to Sunday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Garden tub and walk-in travertine marble shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rainfall shower head
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Ground level, private bath with tub/shower combo.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Private bath w/ shower, opens to back porch and pool.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Private bath with shower, opens to back porch and pool.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Both located in the third floor den.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master with vaulted ceiling, private bath, and HDTV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Quiet 3rd floor bedroom, private bath with rain shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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