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Beach Buddy - Large private home, Close to the beach & Private Pool

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 15-16)

Tired of the crowds and rowdy neighbors right next to you? This awesome home comfortably sleeps 14-16 people in a truly fabulous location on the beach side of 30A. The three-story home features gulf views and is situated in a quiet residential area on a large corner lot South of 30A that is convenient to bike paths, Draper Lake, restaurants and coffee shops.

LOCATION: The beach access is just steps away (150 yards) with no busy roads to cross and has showers too. This is a quiet residential neighborhood location without the crowds from condo’s or high density locations such as Seaside or Destin, but the location is also close enough to them that you can get there easily. When you are not at the beach, you can relax in the beautiful large landscaped yard that contains a large 32'X16' swimming pool that is spacious enough for large family gatherings. Walk across the street to the fresh seafood market and grill your dinner on the gas grill provided for your use.

FEATURES: Style, amenities, and spaciousness combine to make 'Beach Buddy' one of the most sought after beach homes in the area for a relaxing and memorable family vacation. Comfortable, 'Beachy' decor! Decorative details and upgrades happen continuously and feature original art works by local and international artists, impressive updated furnishings not normally found in typical vacation homes and a well-stocked kitchen as well as upgraded beds and linens, etc.

BEDROOMS, ETC: Wrap-around decks on the second and third floors are great for entertaining and watching the sunsets. Great family home! Home features a massive farm table with seating for 10 and even more seating for meals at the counter. Master Bedroom Suite is on the top floor with a private bath, two decks, a king size bed and 2 person hammock. The 2nd Master Bedroom Suite is also on the top floor, a private bath, deck and a queen size bed. The 3rd Bedroom is on the main level and has two decks a Full/Twin bunk bed that sleeps 3 and has a bathroom adjacent to the bedroom. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. The first floor has a 4th bedroom with a queen bed, a 5th bedroom that has 2 sets of twin bunk beds and a large TV/play area, ideal for children. There is a double vanity and full bath. Every room in the house has deck or patio access plus TV and DVD player. Parking allows for 4 cars. Full sized commercial grade washer and dryer in laundry room. All the beach toys, chairs, wagon and umbrella’s that you need and a Margarita Machine too!


* High speed wireless internet access

* Pool can be heated during cooler seasons at a nominal charge

* Outdoor living at its best, 4 decks, patio, pool deck and impressive landscaped grounds

* HD LCD TVs in all rooms and more…

Check the reviews! Current photos and current reviews - this home is more than your typical beach house rental! You may find a cheaper deal but you will be hard pressed to find a better home for your money.

Booking direct saves you money. No extra fees other than pool heating, just tax and deposit...simple and straight forward.


1) Call to discuss partial weeks and off season extended or special rates.

Keywords: Beach Home, Beach House, house, home, vacation home, vacation house

More Details

Steve Linahan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Steve Linahan

Steve & Shirley Linahan live in Santa Rosa Beach, FL where we manage and operate several businesses. My wife and I are both licensed Florida Realtors, operate a Margarita Machine rental franchise, Margarita Man Emerald Coast and work in the beach home real estate market.

Steve Linahan purchased this house in 2009

Why Steve Linahan chose Santa Rosa Beach

Because we fell in love with the white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast of Florida. We felt this home was perfect to allow us to share it with our family and all our new friends we meet each year.

What makes this house unique

We are continually updating and upgrading our home which faces the beach and is just a short stroll on a sidewalk. We always love to talk about the beach and the 30A area, give Shirley or I a call...512-923-5400.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Beach Buddy - Large private home, Close to the beach & Private Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Florissant, Missouri

Beach Buddy

  • 5 of 5

There were 11 of us in our family that went (6 adults, 2 teenagers, and 3 children) and everyone loved the house. Close to a great beach and the house has a large pool. Plenty of room inside (bedrooms, kitchen, dining area) and outside with multiple porches. Plenty of beach equipment such as beach umbrellas, chairs, toys and wagon was available, which came in handy. Would recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, LA

Beach Buddy, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Island, FL

  • 5 of 5

Our first family reunion at Beach Buddy and we had a wonderful time (all 11 of us). The home and property is very well maintained, including the grounds and the very nice swimming pool. A full compliment of "beach equipment" is provided-large wagon, umbrellas, chairs, ice chests, and beach toys - very nice for the guests. The home has an exterior porch on each floor (both sides) and comfortable chairs along with a gas grill (new). I would recommend Beach Buddy for family vacations to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hermitage, TN

Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time to stay at this house - we love it! It is the best and so are the owners. Our grandkids now call it our "new home!"

Steve and Shirley are great owners and so responsive to anything you need.

Try it out - you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Beach Buddy. We stayed 2 weeks and enjoyed the spacious house. The pool was large enough for all the kids to swim. It was a short walk to the beach. Steve was very responsive to any questions we had. Several great restaurants within walking distance. We can't wait to come back to Beach Buddy.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying together at Beach Buddy. We were persuaded to rent this house because of the great reviews about the kindness of the owners. They were true! We were especially surprised at the size of the backyard. Thank you for going above and beyond to make it a great week!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florissant, Missouri

Cancelled Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had to cancel our reservation due to a serious illness. Steve was understanding and returned our deposit. We hope to vacation next year and will choose "Beach Buddy". We appreciate his kindness.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International, ECP
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
IH 10
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Nearest Beach
160 Metres
150 Yds

All amenities are available for families and for wedding parties in the area. It is 45 min to the Panama City Airport, (ECP), serviced by Southwest, Delta and United. Shuttle service is available ask owner.


Rates & Availability

Gulfview Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Standard Rate
Nov 5 2016 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Value Season
Apr 22 2017 - May 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pool Heater $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Gulfview Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (3) 2 sets of 2 singles and 1 set with a full below and single on top
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
32x16 pool can be heated in cooler seasons. Upgrades amenities throughout, fresh, clean and updated. HDTV, Blu-Ray, DVR and digital cable

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