Gulf Front Family Retreat-4 Bdrms + Loft, Sleeps 16

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

I try to keep my calendar updated at all times - if a spot is open on the calendar, it should be available.
I usually answer inquiries within an hour or so.
Beginning Spring 2017, I'm switching to Sunday to Sunday weeks during peak times. Guests are asking me to change so they can avoid Saturday check in/out traffic and mobbed grocery stores.

Updated living room furniture and bed linens in Oct. 2015.
Starting March 2016, beach service included Sunday-Friday - includes 4 chairs, 2 tables and 2 umbrellas.

While Blue Mountain Beach is a lovely place for a beach wedding, our house is not suitable for events as there are only 3-4 parking spots and no street parking.

This beach home was designed to maximize the unbeatable view of the water, while creating a living space to accommodate large groups with ample room for cooking and dining together. Redfish is a beautifully appointed home with all the modern amenities you'd expect from a luxury vacation rental.

Practice sunrise yoga on the upstairs deck while watching the spectacular view. Call everyone together in the early evening to enjoy sunsets from the spacious porch with a glass of wine. Spend hours on the beach, playing in the surf, building sandcastles and netting crabs. We usually see dolphins frolicking by every day and often see pods of cow-nosed rays and the occasional sea turtle.

Try our outdoor shower - you'll get addicted!

You'll have the best of both worlds; enjoy the bustle of Seaside, then retreat to the quiet of Blue Mountain Beach just minutes away. Walk down to the Blue Mountain Creamery for some homemade ice cream and La Loba's bakery for organic sweets and sensational carry out meals. For the Health of It, a health food store and juice bar, Big Daddy's bikes, McTigh's Irish Pub and Pizza Joint, Marie's Bistro, Marie's Barside (live music & tapas), Redd's Fueling Station (live music, singing bartender) and Nick's Seafood are all within a few minutes walk.

You're a few minutes bike ride from Grayton Beach and all it has to offer: the legendary Red Bar with live music and fantastic food, Pandora's, Shorty's Surfside, 2 cute coffee shops, Borago and Sergio's Little Italy, just to name a few places. Bike a few minutes in the other direction to Santa Rosa Beach: you'll find Bolo coffee shop, more restaurants including Pizza by the Sea, and local artists displaying their wares around the peaceful public green space, where you'll sometimes find free, open air concerts.

There is a 23-mile paved bike path running alongside 30A; if you don't have a bike there are nearby rental shops. Oftentimes we park the car and use our bikes all week!

Since you're beachfront, you can have a bonfire on the beach using our permit - you just need to use a bonfire vendor pre-approved by the South Walton Fire Department and pre-arrange through us. There are times when bonfires are not allowed due to nearby nesting sea turtles.

Both saltwater and freshwater fishing abound: fish for bluefish, spanish mackerel, amberjack, grouper, red snapper, speckled trout, pompano, black drum, cobia, and, of course, redfish.

This is the bedroom setup at Redfish:

There is one bedroom on this floor with 2 full sized beds. There is a full bath across the hall with a tub/shower combo.

There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor.

The master bedroom faces the gulf and features a private bath, walk-in shower and a king-sized bed.
The second master has a king sized bed and a daybed (shares the jack & jill bath). This bedroom opens up onto the balcony so you can walk to the second floor gulf front balcony.
The 'bunk room' has a queen bed and a bunk bed (shares the jack & jill bath). This bedroom also opens up onto the balcony so you can walk to the second floor gulf front balcony.
There is a twin daybed on the catwalk on the second floor.

On the third floor is a loft space, with a built-in ladder, and 2 twin beds.

We have a management company on call 24/7 should any issues arise.

If you've never been to Seaside, you're in for a treat. It is a picturesque town with unique architecture, picket fences and homes tightly knit to encourage walking and a community feel. Its 'walk-to-anywhere' design includes a gourmet food market, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, restaurants, art galleries, and small boutiques all centered around a town square with an outdoor amphitheater. Seaside was featured in the 1997 movie The Truman Show.

If you feel like a change of pace, you can drive the 25 miles to Destin, where you can tour the Gulfarium (an aquarium with over 200 mammals, fish, birds and reptiles) take a Dolphin Cruise, go to the Hard Rock Cafe or shop at one of the more than 100 stores located in the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. In the other direction is Panama City Beach, where you can stroll the Boardwalk at the new Pier Park, with nearly 100 shops and restaurants, or try to get your name on the 'best times' board at the Gran Maze at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park.

You won't be disappointed with the area, and we know you'll want to come back again and again to our little piece of heaven on the Gulf. Redfish is truly a beach house where you can unwind and create family memories together.

Keywords: Gulf Front, Premier Property, House, Hardwood Floors, Professionally Decorated

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    sorry, so under 25 spring breakers...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Master: 1 king

    master on 2nd floor has private bath with walk in shower...moreless

  • 2nd master: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    king & twin daybed, shares bath...moreless

  • queen bunk room: 1 queen, 1 bunk bed

    queen & bunk bed (sleeps 4) shared bath...moreless

  • ground floor bedroom: 2 double

    2 doubles (sleeps 4)...moreless

  • Loft: 2 twin/ single

    2 twins, built in ladder...moreless

  • catwalk: 1 twin/ single

    daybed on catwalk...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • en suite bath in master: toilet, shower

    master bath has walk in shower...moreless

  • main floor bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    bathroom on first floor...moreless

  • jack & jill bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

    has walk in shower, separate toilet, garden tub, on 2nd flr...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor Shower


  • Stereo:

    easily plug in your ipod to play throughout the house, speakers wired for living room, master bedroom, catwalk, and outside on porch...moreless

  • Television:

    all flat screens ...moreless


  • Family


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming


  • Dining:

    table seats 10, 4 additional seats at bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    parking for 3 cars, 4 if you squeeze...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    there's a large second fridge in the laundry room...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



Write a review 5
from 22 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct. 8th - Nov. 20
Oct 9 - Nov 20, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
4 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
Seaside Half Marathon
Mar 3 - Mar 5, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
March 6-March 11, 2017
Mar 6 - Mar 11, 2017
3 night min stay
March 12-April 30, 2017
Mar 12 - Apr 29, 2017
7 night min stay

April 30-May 21, 2017
Apr 30 - May 20, 2017
3 night min stay
May 21-June 11, 2017
May 21 - Jun 10, 2017
7 night min stay

June 11-July 2, 2017
Jun 11 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

July 4th week
Jul 2 - Jul 8, 2017
7 night min stay

July 9-August 20, 2017
Jul 9 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $315
  • Tax Rate 11%


For the absolute best rates please call or email and book with me directly.

Sat. to Sat. for peak spring and summer

I will try to work with you if there's a legit reason for cancellation, but it's hard to re-book a big house at the last minute for the full rate, so my cancellation policy is pretty tough.

20% of base rate will be retained for any cancellation and remaining balance paid will only be refunded if I can book at full rate. You can purchase trip insurance through my property mgr. for an add'l 7% of total. I can email you a blank contract for complete terms.

Manager's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 10/14/2016
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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2002

About: My husband and I own Redfish in a partnership with 2 other families. We live in Atlanta with our 2 children. Our partners are 2 brothers and their familes; the brothers grew up about an hour away from Redfish. They spent much of their childhood camping and fishing on the gulf and really know everything about the area.

Why Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA:
We have been in love with the Seaside area since 1996, when we first vacationed there. It is a place that is very special to us and is terrific for families.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The bike path is our favorite feature. We ride everywhere, sometimes we even have a destination in mind before we set out! The path is paved and FLAT - anyone will enjoy it.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • view from balcony

    view from balcony

  • that blue you see is the gulf!

    that blue you see is the gulf!

  • living room

    living room

  • open plan kitchen

    open plan kitchen

  • master has gorgeous gulf front views

    master has gorgeous gulf front views

  • master has walk in shower

    master has walk in shower

  • jack and jill has walk in shower, jetted tub, water closet

    jack and jill has walk in shower, jetted tub, water closet

  • all the upstairs bedrooms open up onto the wrap-around balcony

    all the upstairs bedrooms open up onto the wrap-around balcony

  • downstairs bath has shower/tub combo

    downstairs bath has shower/tub combo

  • cat walk has a twin day bed

    cat walk has a twin day bed

  • foyer


  • full sized laundry room

    full sized laundry room

  • dining table seats 10

    dining table seats 10

  • living room

    living room

  • gulf front porch with adirondacks

    gulf front porch with adirondacks

  • master has private bath

    master has private bath

  • second master has a king and a twin daybed

    second master has a king and a twin daybed

  • bunk room with queen, bunk bed

    bunk room with queen, bunk bed

  • first floor bedroom has 2 double beds

    first floor bedroom has 2 double beds

  • queen bedroom access to upper deck

    queen bedroom access to upper deck

  • loft has 2 twins

    loft has 2 twins

  • Redfish from street

    Redfish from street

  • outdoor shower - try it, you'll be hooked!

    outdoor shower - try it, you'll be hooked!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Santa Rosa Beach, FL, USA #265080

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