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No Tram Needed-Walk to Beach & Pool. Front of Neighborhood Location

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Our wonderful 3 bedroom 3 bath beach home, GULF BREES, is located directly across from the 12,000 square foot pool. Even better, our home is located at the front of the Seacrest neighborhood (2nd house on the right). No waiting on the tram to get to the beach - just take a 3 minute stroll and you are there. Not up for the 3 minute walk, call for tram service and you will be dropped off beachfront.

This listing sleeps 8 very comfortably with a king sized bed, a queen, and a bunk room. House comes with free use of 4 beach cruisers (2 men & 2 women bikes).

The first floor living area offers a large TV with a DVD player. Mealtimes are a breeze with the open dining and kitchen area, spacious living room and seating for 6-8 at the table plus 4 additional seats at the main bar. The well equipped kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a spacious pantry.

The second floor has a spacious Master Bedroom with king bed, a large TV and a private porch with sitting area for afternoon cocktails or morning coffee. The master bathroom has double sinks, shower and a large jetted tub.

The second bedroom and 4 bunk bedroom are also on the second floor. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and another TV for viewing. The bunk room also has a TV for the kids. A large dual vanity jack and jill bathroom is located on the second floor for the guest room and the bunk room.

Outdoor living area - Enjoy the afternoon breeze on the large front porch with a sitting area and porch swing. In the back relax on the patio with sitting chairs and table where the gas BBQ grill is located. Your children can also safely ride their bikes and play in the quiet cul-de-sac behind the house.

A 15 minute car ride East will take you right to the new Pier Park. This park boasts a magnificient new movie theater, great restaurants, fun shoppes and tons of activities for kids and families. Silver Sands Outlet Mall, Baytowne Wharf, Destin, waterparks and many golf courses all are within a short drive. Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton Beach are all approximately a 10 minute drive away.

Looking for a spot for a family reunion or traveling with multiple families? Ask about the Gulf Brees / Sunsplash rental package. Rent the first two homes in Seacrest and have your family or friends next door.

Keywords: house, beach, 30-A, large family, seacrest beach, rosemary, seaside, shops

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Why The Owner chose Seacrest

We purchased Gulf Brees for three main reasons, the wonderful resort style pool across the street, the location of the home near the front of the neighborhood making a walk to the beach easy with or without kids, and the great shops and restaurants along 30-A.

What makes this house unique

Being centered between Destin and Panama City allows for the best of both worlds. Zip over to Pier Park to the east or the outlet malls of Destin to the West. Walking to Rosemary to enjoy the shops and kids play area is fantastic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've used VRBO for almost all of our 30A beach rentals, and Gulf Brees did not disappoint. The owner was very easy to work with, provided timely and accurate information related to the beach house and surrounding area.

The house itself is in a great neighborhood. Our October stay meant there wasn't a huge crowd, so our 7 year old was able to ride his bike and throw the ball with his dad throughout the neighborhood. Very family friendly atmosphere. Pool access is truly directly across the street, which is great for toting all your gear.

The house's close proximity to the neighborhood entrance ensured quick beach access, as well. I was initially concerned that being close to the entrance might put us too close to 30A and its traffic, but the home is positioned in such a way so that it wasn't an issue at all, and felt more secluded than I thought it might.

House was furnished casually and comfortably. Rooms were well sized and very clean. Kitchen had everything we needed.

We love being between Rosemary and Alys and took full advantage of the shops and restaurants (Cowgirl Kitchen, Wild Olives and Sugar Shak in Rosemary) (Coffee shop and playgrounds in Alys) without paying the Rosemary and Alys price! If you are looking for some great photo ops (especially for kids), utilize the green spaces and walking paths in Rosemary and the playground and other beautiful landscape features in Alys.
Oct 2011
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Seacrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9722223 based on 37 reviews

Great location. Great home.

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever. Loved everything.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Gulf Brees for several nights over a quick Spring Break trip. The house is in an ideal location.. right across from the pool and a short walk to the beach if you aren't carrying too much. The tram stop is right across the street and we never waited more than a couple of minutes after we called. Jason was so great to work with. He was always quick to respond to emails and answer any questions. I think we have found a new favorite spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for family with young kids - ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Great house - ideally located across from Seacrest pool and a short walk to the beach. No need to be reliant on the tram. The house was well-equipped and the owner was very responsive and easy to work with. We would consider staying here again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gulf Brees is the perfect location for a stay in Seacrest Beach

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us (four adults and four children) stayed at Gulf Brees and it was wonderful--highly recommended. The home was well-stocked with kitchen items and we were able to enjoy home-cooked meals throughout the week-long stay. It was a short walk to the beach and shops, and right across from the pool, so there was no shortage of fun activities for children and adults. Rosemary Beach shops are a short bike ride or walk away and there were some great shops there, too. One of our favorite things was to walk to the shops and listen to live music. As a bonus, there was a farmer's market twice while we were there (in Rosemary Beach) and we got some really great produce and goodies.

I would recommend taking a canopy if you are not wanting to rent an umbrella/chair. We were able to set up early at the beach and venture back and forth to the house for snacks, etc. My daughter wanted me to add that the beach was amazing! Water was very clear and the girls actually saw a manatee!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week

  • 5 of 5

Hi. Just wanted to say that my family and I had a great time this past week. The house was great and perfect for us. It was within walking distance of mostly everything. Jason was a great person to work with with this rental. I especially liked the balcony and the front porch for morning coffee. The house had everything we needed for cooking, leisure time etc.. Perfect all around. The bikes were great. We took a few rides in the evening. Also did a barbecue one night, turned out great. Overall great house in a great location made for a great week. Would definately consider returning for another vacation. Everyone had a great time. Hated to leave but had to get back to reality.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for sharing your house with us for Spring Break. The house is in the perfect location. The pool is literally across the street and the beach an easy 3 minutes walk. You can easily walk or ride bikes to ice cream shops, restaurants, and shops. The 4 bikes included with the house are a huge bonus. It was great to have to bikes to ride along 30A. Jason, is fantastic to work with on the rental. He is very responsive. The kitchen is well stocked with all utensils. The house is lovely and lots of room for everyone. The front porch is delightful for morning coffee and evening cocktails. Great house in the perfect location. Thanks again for a great week in Seacrest.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Rosemary Shops
Nearest Point of Interest
Seacrest Shopping
Car: recommended

Enjoy the 12,000 sq ft pool within 30 seconds from our front porch. Shopping and Fine Dining a short walk away in Rosemary Beach (about .5 miles), drive to the World-famous Red Bar in Grayton Beach, Golf at the Tom Fazio-designed Camp Creek Golf Club minutes away or at One of the Other Seven Courses located close by, Fishing Charters available in Destin, Bike or jog the Path that runs the entire 18 miles of 30-A. Pass through all of the great shops in Seaside, Grayton and Watercolor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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