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Beachfront Home**Easy Walk to Seaside**Private Patio and Beach Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps 13 - Lovely Ocean View from Living Area and Master - 3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths

STEP BACK IN TIME COTTAGE provides the perfect location for spending time together with family or friends. We have a maximum occupancy of 13. Because you will be staying in a private beachfront neighborhood zoned for single family homes we do not rent our home as a wedding, party or 'event' destination. Neither do we rent to groups of young adults under the age of 25 years.

Our home offers private beach viewing and beach access directly from our front patio, yet you will be within a 5 to 10 minute easy walk to the popular Seaside beach community. Seaside is home to many quaint and unique shops for men, ladies and children; excellent restaurants; quick places to pick up fast meals, ice cream, or cupcakes (their food "trucks" are shiny airstream trailers); and regular community concerts and plays(offered in an open-air grassy arena). Be sure to check on times and dates of weekly farmer's markets also held at Seaside. You will save time by walking or biking in order to avoid the traffic and parking challenges at Seaside.

First time visitors to Walton County will especially appreciate the bike paths and walking trails that stretch many, many miles from Rosemary Beach through Seagrove Beach and on past Seaside, Watercolor and Grayton Beach.

STEP BACK IN TIME is a spacious, comfortable, well-kept older home. Our home is one level, perfect for toddlers to grandparents. As soon as you enter our home, the ocean beckons you to “come and see”. Then as you explore the house and view the fantastic local shell collection you will begin making your own special memories of glorious, lazy days at the beach. You will find nothing but the soft white sands and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico outside your front door. Private steps down to the beach make it fun to come and go from the beach as often as you wish. A hose spigot halfway up the steps, and private showers with hot water outside each bathroom keep most sand where it belongs—outside your home. The breathtaking beauty of the beach from early morning to spectacular sunset is yours to enjoy from your private patio, sitting 30 feet above sea level.

The unusually large great room includes a seating area with a large flat screen TV and blu ray player, a game table for 4 to 6, a dining room table that seats 10, and a large, open kitchen with 4 barstools. It also has a queen sleeper sofa for our guests. The sun porch and large master bedroom both have spectacular Gulf view picture windows, but you can see the ocean from all common living areas in the home.

The king size master bedroom has a flat screen TV and blu ray player, along with plenty of drawer space, a walk-in closet and a private bathroom. Bedroom 2 sleeps 5. It has a Twin Bunk Bed w/Trundle in the same room with a Queen - the perfect room for a family. Bedroom 3 has 2 queen beds. All bedrooms have attached full baths with tub and shower, that can also be directly accessed from enclosed outside showers.

Our friendly Concierge Service (dwell) provides upgraded amenities along with high quality linens. They offer multiple services to our guests, including purchasing and delivering groceries and free pick up and delivery of rental bikes, paddle boards, backpack chairs, and baby gear. We also recommend a reliable local service for delivery of wooden beach chairs and umbrellas.

Energy efficient windows and doors throughout keep the home better insulated and quiet. Both sides of our home offer you privacy from the guests in our only two neighboring beachfront homes. Separate laundry room has a large new washer and drier set. Parking is provided for 5 vehicles, with 3 in the garage.

We do not allow pets.

Keywords: Private Beachfront Home,

Private Home,


Gulf Front,

Old Seagrove Beach,

Seagrove Beach,

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More Details

Judy Hedlund
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Judy Hedlund

Our family has been vacationing at Seagrove Beach since 1952. The extensive local shell collection in our entryway is evidence of many, many years of beach walks at Seagrove.

Judy Hedlund purchased this house in 1970

Why Judy Hedlund chose Beaches of South Walton

Our Dad designed this house and it was built in 1970 when there were only 7 other beachfront homes between ours and Grayton Beach State Park. (No Seaside! No Watercolor!) Several generations of family have enjoyed wonderful vacation getaways in Seagrove Beach over the last 45 years. We hope you learn to love Seagrove Beach like we do.

What makes this house unique

We think you will find the large spacious living area and large bedrooms at Step Back in Time Cottage refreshing in this day of building beach properties to hold the largest numbers of people per square foot. In addition, from the moment you walk in you will have a gorgeous view of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are inside or out, the Gulf is always there for you to enjoy.


Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Living Room Sleeper Sofa - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Sleeps 4 in 2 Queen Beds; Full Bath Attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 2 bunk bed , Bunk bed sleeps 3 with trundle. Full bath attached.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with attached full bath
  • 1 King size bed (Sleeps 2); 2 Queen size Beds (Sleep 4); 1 Queen (Sleeps 2) plus 1 Twin Bunk Bed w/ Twin Trundle (Sleeps 3); Queen sleeper sofa (Sleeps 2). Maximum number of 13 guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Each Bathroom has a private outside shower with Hot and Cold running water. Private Beach Access


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Home**Easy Walk to Seaside**Private Patio and Beach Access
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Perfect family house on the beach and in town

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautifully maintained house in a perfect location - on the beach and a 5-min walk from downtown Seaside. We preferred the character of the 70s style versus the generic beach home that Seaside is known for. The beachfront is not crowded and literally on your doorstep (and out your window in the master bedroom). The proximity to town is awesome - there's no need for a car (or even bikes) during the visit, as everything in Seaside is walkable. The weather was chilly during our stay, so we also enjoyed the cabinet full of books, puzzles, and games. As a family of 5 with three younger children, we loved this house and would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis TN

Amazing Beach front property

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay at Step Back in Time for a family getaway. Don't let the pictures fool you into thinking the interior is old, it clearly has been redone in a 70's retro style which really fits the property. The bedding and pillows were very comfortable. No allergy issues in an allergy prone family. We loved the large open family space on one level that fostered togetherness yet each bedroom was very private. Hearing the waves from the master bedroom allowed for much needed good night sleeping. The sunporch was amazing to be in out of the wind at a comfortable temperature and still listen to the waves and watch the sunsets. The private beach access is incredible with a wash station and benches for changing shoes. Also, I loved the outdoor showers outside of every bathroom (there are 3) which made clean-up after a great day at the beach so easy. I also think it's location can't be beat. The walk to downtown Seaside is easy, but it is far enough away to not be in the heart of the hustle and bustle. If you are on the fence about this property, do yourself a favor and just book it.

As a side note, beach chairs 4 u was not open in the off season (Jan/Feb), we used Bonfires and were really pleased with their service.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Murfreesboro, TN

Fantastic Fall Break Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home!! So much room to spread out; the family room was great with the extra game table and wonderful view of the water. Beds were super comfy and bedrooms big enough for 4 teen girls and their gear! Open kitchen was very well appointed, we did not want for any gadget or cooking utensil. No kidding about the short trip in to Seaside...easy walk via the beach or the sidewalk...the our teens walked over most days for lunch or ice cream. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect sister/sister-in-law beach getaway!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year to come to this rental for our annual sister/sister-in-law trip. We absolutely love this place and call it the Brady Bunch house. The house has so much room and the beds are great. It is wonderful to walk out the back door to the beach. You can watch the magnificent sun rises and sunsets from the private patio. It is a very short walk to Seaside but we rent bikes and ride everywhere. The owners have a good relationship with the local chair/umbrella and bike vendors, which is nice. While we don't do any cooking the kitchen is well appointed and this would be a wonderful house for multigenerational families. I highly recommend this rental and we can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best beach trip ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend girl's trip, and had the most fabulous time ever! The home is so incredibly charming, and has so much character! The owner was so easy to work with and helpful. And, you cannot beat the view and beach accessibility!! I would recommend this home to anyone! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Location, Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

This was the best beach rental we have ever had. Wonderful location and the house was amazing. We love the classic decor that felt brand new.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
(VPS)Destin-Ft.Walton;(ECP)NW FL Beaches Interntl.
Nearest Beach
Seagrove Beach; Seaside; Watercolor; Grayton
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Seagrove Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Back to School Discount
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early November
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early December
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Labor Day
Aug 11 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early November 2018
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early December 2018
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We accept personal checks. 1/2 of the rental amount plus the $500 security deposit is due within 7 days of your receipt of the rental contract. We can accept credit cards, however you will be charged a fee of 3% of the total amount charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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