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Beach Bum Bungalow - 7 Palms - PRIVATE BEACH!! Tropical Relaxation & NO CROWDS!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,264 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Beach, Townhome, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bath, (Sleeps 4), great beach & lake views


We are located in the middle of a mile-wide PRIVATE BEACH with no public access. We are nestled in among multi-million dollar homes. No noisy crowds, no college spring break craziness, no stepping past dozens of beach towels to get to the water - nothing but beach relaxation. If you are looking for a loud, crazy, partyfest – don’t come here, as you’ll be disappointed. But if privacy, solitude, sunsets and nature are more your goal – you have found the place!! Our PRIVATE BEACH (no crowds – even mid-summer) alone is worth any difference in price. Come see for yourself!! We are the owners of Beach Bum Bungalow and operate as 7 Mile Properties. CONTACT US and we'll answer all your questions!!

TO WATCH OUR VIDEO and get acquainted with "Beach Bum Bungalow", scroll through our pictures in this listing and the video appears after the last picture. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million!! Our video will show you all you need to make a decision and contact us to book online using VRBO's booking system. We'll be happy to help you plan the vacation of a lifetime!

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“Beach Bum Bungalow'' is our island themed beach home located on a PRIVATE BEACH - “Beach Bum Bungalow'' is perfect for those with a sense of humor – those who do not take life too seriously – those looking for a romantic, fun vacation, and for those who really want to get away and have fun.

Get ready to take off your shoes and relax!! Enjoy crystal-clear waters, sugar-sand beaches that actually squeak when you walk on them (they really do!) and sunsets that will take your breath away!

BEACH BUM BUNGALOW: Secluded, yet close to it all, “Beach Bum Bungalow” is our 2 bedroom, 3 bath townhome, located in 7 Palms Townhomes (a small 7-plex), perfect for those seeking relaxation on the finest PRIVATE BEACH in the US right outside your door. Relax on one of our 3 decks - one offers a shady respite from the sun, one is perfect for family dinners looking out over the grill area and palm trees, and one that is a perfect place to enjoy morning coffee or evenings drinks.

We have private, reserved, covered parking - so no sun-roasted, crispy-hot cars when you decide to go for a drive (Nice!). Enjoy the convenience of reserved parking (for 2 cars) three feet from the front door - this certainly makes loading and unloading the car a breeze!

Beach Bum Bungalow is in Seacrest Beach (on the eastern side of Seagrove Beach and western edge of Alys Beach, between the beach and Camp Creek Lake). We are part of 7 Palms Townhomes, located south of scenic Highway 30A - halfway between Rosemary and Seaside Beach, on a secluded stretch of the Emerald Coast with its own private (yes, PRIVATE) beach. So NO CROWDS on the beach (yes you heard that right, no crowds). Enjoy the solitude of sunset views that often have few, if any, other people on the beach. We have one of the longest private beaches on the panhandle (about a mile) and we are the lowest price rental on a private beach in the region. If you can find a better rental on a private beach – RENT IT!!

OUR LOCATION: For those unfamiliar with this part of the Florida Panhandle, the beaches of “30A” are known as the Emerald Coast because of their unique clear-to-turquoise waters and sugar-white sand. The area is also known for its natural beauty, the absence of high-rise condos, and a relaxed, “old-Florida” atmosphere. No over-commercialization here. Beach Bum Bungalow takes that even further, with its private beach and its wacky and whimsical, Florida Keys and Caribbean feel. From the colorful and funky art to the amazingly well-appointed kitchen, we have decorated Beach Bum Bungalow with a wink and a smile, designed for both fun and convenience.

We are only minutes from Seaside, Grayton, Alyce and Rosemary Beach and more.

Seacrest Beach is fantastic -- close to all the restaurants, shopping, and activities of the beach. Yet Beach Bum Bungalow is located in a private, gated neighborhood, away from traffic and crowd noise – no chaos here. Only the sound of the surf every night. So it's perfect for relaxation, beach time, watching sunsets, coffee on the deck(s) in the morning, surf fishing and relaxation. Enjoy sunning, fishing, swimming, bike riding, Paddleboarding in Camp Creek Lake (less than 100 yards away) or just taking it easy with a cool, refreshing beverage. You name it -- it's here to do … or not -- it's up to you.

Beach Bum Bungalow is near Deer Park, so you'll have an additional two miles of empty and undeveloped beaches just west, on the other side of Watersound (which has its own private, but much busier, beach). Our beach is perfect for morning nature walks and wonderful quiet time. Between our private beach, the Watersound private beach and Deer Park’s undeveloped beaches, there are 3 miles of the most quiet and gorgeous beaches in Florida right outside your door. If you’re looking for noisy beach parties and crowds on the beach, DO NOT rent here, as that does not exist on Beach Bum Bungalow’s beach.

OUR AMENITIES: Note that Beach Bum Bungalow has three (yes, 3) decks – a shaded lower deck (16' x 19') with an outdoor shower, a huge (16’ x 17’) main deck outside the Living Room and one (16’ x 6’) outside the Master Bedroom. Beach Bum Bungalow's location allows you to enjoy gorgeous sunsets from BOTH the gulf from our private beach AND from the dock on Camp Creek Lake, which looks out over the lake and dune preservation area. And you won't believe the stars at night! Wow!

On the main floor, we have our Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Guest Bath and main deck. Go up one floor to find our Guest Bedroom (can be either 2 twins - OR - a King bed - you tell us your preference when booking the unit), Full Guest Bath, Laundry facilities, Master Bedroom (King bed), Master Bath and another deck off the Master Bedroom.

Ours is a fully appointed, full-size kitchen. The kitchen has all the conveniences of home, maybe more! There's a blender for those tropical drinks that are perfect for a beach vacation. Amenities include DVDs, flat screen TVs in every room and CD stereos with a selection of videos, tunes, puzzles, books and fun games and more.

"Beach Bum Bungalow" has all you need for a summer vacation. The motif is a bright and happy, with lots of color -- just right for the beach! Decorated to be both funky and fun, you’ll love the feel of the beach as soon as you enter! Our custom art comes from local artisans and artist friends from the Florida Keys and Caribbean. We know it’s unusual – we know it’s a bit silly - but hey, you’re on vacation, so why not? You don’t have to be a kid to have fun, right? And when wearing flip-flops is “dressing up,” why stay at a fancy, stuffy rental home or boring old hotel, right?

We have an outdoor shower to keep the sand outside. It's great for rinsing off after a fun day at the beach. We also have 2 outdoor grills, and 3 grill tables and benches for your convenience. Cook your catch right out back!! Enjoy our ground level deck w/tropical surroundings while grilling or playing outdoors, or simply taking a break from the sun and read a book. It’s up to you.

Walk out the door and you're ready for action. Beach activities include basking in the warm sun while enjoying the gulf views of dolphin swimming by and the sound of the waves (and perhaps a cool refreshing drink). Or snorkel in crystal-clear water, or go for a swim, or raft in the waves - or fish right from the beach. You decide. Pompano, redfish, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and more can be caught right in the surf. Go Biking - ride along 30A’s famous bike trails to Seaside, Rosemary or Alys Beach! Rental bikes (with helmets, locks and baskets) can be delivered to your door. Golf, shopping, and restaurants are just minutes away. Or you can wander along the beach and enjoy the view. We even supply beach chairs, a beach umbrella, beach towels and an ice chest! Just bring plenty of sunscreen!

RENTAL DETAILS: We rent Sat-to-Sat, with limited last-minute or off-season exceptions. We are an exclusively NON-smoking environment. “Beach Bum Bungalow” is tailored for small groups only (maximum occupancy is 4) and cannot allow pets. Also please note that 7 Palms is a NO-SMOKING property with no smoking allowed in any unit or the top 2 decks. You may, however, smoke on the bottom (ground floor) decks or in the grill area.

Please note we do not offer this rental to anyone under 25 years of age. We do verify ages before and during the rental. The names and ages of everyone in the group must be provided prior to rental. We do not allow any overnight guests that are not on the lease. All individuals staying any night MUST be listed on the lease - No exceptions. Please note that this property typically rents weekly, and is not offered to long-term renters.

We DO NOT offer a sub-par, generic rental home. Our standards are reflected by the 400+ thread count sheets we have on all beds. We supply all linens and towels, an initial supply of paper and soap products and more! So just bring family and friends and a desire to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.

You can use credit cards with the online BookIt payment feature. Note online payments have a fee paid to VRBO for using their system. This fee is charged by VRBO, NOT us. Contact VRBO for info about this fee.

More Details

Marilyn (Owner) dba 7 Mile Properties, LLC
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, Call before 9pm CT - We are a No Smoking Property
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Why Marilyn (Owner) dba 7 Mile Properties, LLC chose Seacrest Beach

We fell in love with the gorgeous water and unbelievable solitude and sunsets of our private beach.

What makes this townhome unique

Longest truly private beach in north Florida, so NO CROWDS


Seacrest Beach Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1264 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath linens provided.
    Upper Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath linens provided.
    Main Floor Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , W/private deck overlooking beach & lake - wonderful sunsets!
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Can be a King - OR - 2 twins, you decide when booking
  • All with 400+ thread count sheets - the source of many compliments! We provide beach towels too!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private, covered parking for 2 cars, so no sun-roasted, crispy-hot cars when you decide to go for a drive - nice!


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Beach Bum Bungalow - 7 Palms - PRIVATE BEACH!! Tropical Relaxation & NO CROWDS!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The description is spot on when it said you have a private beach. It was so relaxing and the amenities were perfect for a relaxing family vacation. The owners were very responsive to our requests as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Relaxing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation at Beach Bum Bungalow. This was our first time vacationing at a 30A beach and we're hooked! The water and sand was gorgeous (although the last few days, Hurricane Irma did send some dirty water our way!) and we loved the privacy compared to other beach locations. The only other people on the beach were other guests in the adjoining 7 Palms townhouses, and it was short walk from our back door to the sand. Marilyn was so helpful in the booking process, and had several recommendations for local eateries and activities.

Speaking of eateries, we arrived late in the afternoon and didn't feel like going out for dinner, so we ordered delivery pizza and cinnamon knots from Bruno's pizza. It was expensive, but tasted great. Buddy's Seafood Market had great steamed seafood and sides, Louis Louis' crab cakes are DELICIOUS, and Shades Bar & Grill was great for take out.

The townhouse was fully stocked and prepared for guests, down to the last detail. We made good use of the beach towels, chairs and umbrella, and our 11 month old loved the beach toys that were provided. We cooked a lot of our meals, and we had everything we needed as far as dishes, utensils, cookware, and storage containers. The beds were comfortable, we had plenty of linens, and the water pressure was excellent. These are just a few things that made us feel at home for the week we spent there!

Our only complaints had nothing to do with our amenities, and everything to do with the black flies that didn't want to leave us alone! They must be extra attracted to us (unfortunately!), as they didn't seem to bother others on the beach, but they would swarm us and bite repeatedly, which made it difficult to relax! Next time, we may try to visit at a different time of the year, when they are less prevalent. On our last day, another guest recommended that we try Cactus Juice. It seemed to deter them somewhat in the morning when there were less flies out, but in the afternoons it didn't seem to make a difference.

All in all, we would highly recommend this 7 Palms unit, and we hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 5-star review Emily, and we are so glad you had such a wonderful stay at Beach Bum Bungalow. And we appreciate you taking the time to share your kind thoughts and praise. We work hard to make sure our guests have a fun and relaxing time when they come to the beach. We do our best to make sure the kids AND Mom & Dad have what they need to enjoy our unique beaches and create lifelong family memories. Please come and visit with us again when you need more "beach time" to escape from the "real world"! Note: The black flies you noticed seem to only arrive for a day or so after major storms (like Hurricane Irma), when the winds temporarily shift and come out of the north. Normally our weather comes out of the southwest which, for some reason, banishes those pesky buggers back Point Washington state park which is just north of us. About Irma: We were fortunate to have been unaffected by Irma, but many other beachfront owners in central and south Florida have seen appreciable damage. We ask that all our guests consider giving what they can to help ease the suffering of those whose lives were so greatly impacted by Irma (and Harvey too, in Houston). Many families lost all they own. Even small donations help so they may return to their homes and lives. We offer our personal thanks to those who do.
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  • 5 of 5

Chuck & Marilyn were amazing to work with and the townhouse is just beautiful! We had decided to take a literal last minute vacation and found this gem! It was a nice quite stay and the beach time was perfect for our little family! We highly recommend staying here! We look forward to being able to book another stay!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Another great family beach vacation in the books! We have traveled the world and the property at 7 Palms is definitely a most restful spot. It will remain in our minds for a long time as a favorite. "RELAX" was one of the clever signs we noticed while visiting Beach Bum Bungalow. That signage sums it up for this family. The owners are kind and communicate well with their clients. The rental is very clean, well thought out, aesthetically pleasing, and a very short walk to a private beach. It is conveniently located on 30A but away from the crowds. We returned home from our vacation once again feeling refreshed!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best experience renting yet! Marylin was great to work with..answered all my questions( i had a lot) and very polite. The bungalow was perfect, had everything u could ever need..all the conveniences of home...and the private beach was the best! crowds and just beautiful..already planning for next year

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat location. Great condo.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our Spring Break here. The location was perfect. We were off the main drag in a quiet neighborhood. We could see the water and hear the waves from the balcony. It was a 45 second walk to the beach and it was not crowded at all. We had an issue with a dead battery in a surge protector that was making a chirping sound. Marilyn called immediately and told me where the tools were and we took care of it in no time. She's very responsive. I'll definitely remember this spot the next time we are ready to head back down. Thanks Marilyn for a great trip!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
NW FL Beaches Int'l Airport (Airport code 'ECP')
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Course
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Our private Beach
Car: recommended

The beauty of 7 Palms Townhomes and "Beach Bum Bungalow" is its location on a private beach that is in the back of a private, gated neighborhood of multi-million dollar homes, tucked away from busy streets and related traffic noise. But we are within walking or biking distance of many, many restaurants, shops, etc. and are nestled between Rosemary and Alys Beach to the east and Seagrove, Seaside and Grayton Beaches to the west. Perfect for short trips and outings, but without the long drive or related traffic. Why stay in the crowded, noisy locations when you can easily visit them during the day and then come back home to your own PRIVATE beach for relaxing beauty and solitude that few beaches in the U.S. can offer. And you get all this for one of the most competitive rates in our area ("30A"). Just read our reviews and you'll see.

7 Palms Townhomes reminds us of how coastal Florida used to be. Quiet, serene, surrounded by nature and not traffic noise. We are located in a private, gated neighborhood, surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, and have our own private (yes, private) beach. No public access anywhere nearby ensures you will enjoy your beach time with no crowds, or related chaos. We can't guarantee you will have the beach all to yourself (our neighbors venture out to the beach at times too), but quite often you will find yourself to be the only one viewing the dolphin swim by in the morning and watching the sunsets each evening. Come look and see!

We Feature:

1) A Private Beach

2) Gorgeous sand so clean and white that it squeaks when you walk on it (really!)

3) Crystal clear waters so clean you can count your toes in when wading in waist deep

4) The ability to have a beach this nice all to yourself - WOW!!




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Card Use Fee (if applic) $55 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

$400 Security Deposit required to reserve your stay. Prices do not include $125 Cleaning Fee and 12.5% State and County Bed Tax, Processing. NOTE: Any additional costs or fees we incur from your use of international credit cards or other foreign currency transaction fees shall be deducted from your Security Deposit prior to the return of your Deposit.

CANCELLATION POLICY: REGARDLESS OF ANY TEXT VRBO HAS PLACED IN THIS LISTING, In the event of cancellation of this Agreement by Renter, refund of the advanced rental deposit and rent will be made only to the extent that a new tenant can be found (at the same rate) to occupy the vacated time reserved under this contract. If property is re-rented for full price, Management will refund all amounts paid, less a Processing Fee. If re-rented for an amount less than amounts paid, Management will refund the amount paid, less any difference in rent, and less a Processing Fee.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accommodate COLLEGE spring break groups, as our HOA has restricted rentals to those 25 and over. Also please note that we are a NO-SMOKING unit and 7 Palms Townhomes does not allow smoking on the top 2 decks of ANY unit. You may, however, smoke on the bottom (ground floor) decks or in the grill area. Please do us the courtesy of discarding any cigarette butts properly. Thank you for adhering to the smoking policy.

Sorry, we do not allow pets.

See Rental Agreement for all payment and cancellation terms.

Note that VRBO has now implemented a fee that applies to ALL online bookings on every property (not just ours) using their online booking system. This IS NOT A FEE WE CHARGE. We encourage you to contact VRBO with any questions about this fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.