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LOOKING FOR 6 NIGHTS??? JUNE 18-24 *****$2500***** BOOK NOW!!!!!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,016 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom House, 3 baths, Fabulous Gulf Views from 3rd Floor Balconies

Enjoy the BEST and MOST SWEEPING Gulf views of any home in the Seacrest Beach development ... while still getting to enjoy the awesome 12,000-square foot lagoon pool. You can expect an up to date remodeled home ready for Spring Break 2017, including new floors throughout, new kitchen appliances, painted cabinets and quartz countertops! Perfectly gorgeous beach décor!

Our three-bedroom cottage, 'It Had to be View,' is conveniently located at the front of the popular neighborhood of Seacrest Beach Resort, with NO development between our home and the Gulf. We offer the best of all worlds at a great value:

-- Gorgeous views of the Gulf from the third floor

-- A 2-minute walk to the fabulous Seacrest Beach lagoon pool

-- A 4-5 minute walk (or a FREE and convenient shuttle ride) to the beach

-- An easy walk along 30-A to shopping and dining in the town centers of both Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach

-- Two blocks from a fun playground near the Fonville Press at Alys Beach

At the end of the day, enjoy the stunning panoramic views that will take your breath away!

The home also comes with free wireless internet access -- WIFI

The home sleeps 8 very comfortably with a king sized bed, a queen, a double bed, twin bunks and a daybed with pop-up trundle.

The living area offers a large flat-screen TV with DVD player. The dining and kitchen area, open to the living room, seat 8 for mealtimes -- 6 at the table and 2 at the bar. The well equipped kitchen has quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances and a spacious pantry.

A full bath serves both the living area and the downstairs bedroom. This bedroom has a private porch which leads to the back yard. It is a flexible room with twin bunk beds and a double bed, suitable for families or four children. There is also a flat screen TV and DVD player to keep the children occupied. Out the back door is a porch, gas grill and a fenced-in backyard for youngsters to play safely.

The second floor has a spacious master bedroom with king bed, hardwood floors, sitting area with a large flat-screen TV and DVD player, and a private porch. The master bathroom has a view of the Gulf from the glass-enclosed shower and tile floors, double sinks and a large tub.

The third bedroom on the same level has a queen bed dressed with a down comforter and a private bath/shower. Double doors lead to a private porch. The second level also includes a laundry closet with full-size washer and dryer. All bedrooms have plenty of closet space.

The third floor is the tower room with wet bar, refrigerator, Carribean-style game table, a 19 in. TV to catch your favorite sports, and daybed with pop up trundle -- great for lounging during the day. There are wrap-around windows and sun decks on both east and west sides to enjoy sunrise and sunset on the gulf and the beautiful beaches of South Walton. Truly AWESOME!

House Features:

* Stainless steel appliances

* Fully equipped Kitchen

* Quartz countertops

* Hardwood floors

* 9' ceilings

* Wireless internet WIFI

* Large closets in all bedrooms

* Amazing gulf views from the 2 third floor balconies!

Seacrest Beach Resort:

* 12,000 square foot lagoon pool.

* 2 parking places in front of house

Location and Entertainment:

* At the corner of 30A and Sand Flea Drive, Seacrest Beach, Florida

* Nestled between Alys Beach to the West and Rosemary Beach to the East

* Seaside and Watercolor only minutes away

* Close to Publix, Winn-Dixie, Yogurt Shoppe, many restaurants and spa.

* 15 minutes from Silver Sands Outlet Mall and Destin shopping

* Golf at nearby Ocean Club or Sandestin Golf courses.

* Bikes available for rent nearby

Keywords: Gulf views, 30A, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seaside, Grayton, Santa Rosa,Watercolor,Seagrove,Red Bar,Gulf Place,biking trail,beach access,pool,

More Details

Property Manager
Kathy Martin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Kathy Martin

The beaches of 30A are absolutely the most gorgeous in all of Florida. I moved here from Georgia to be close to my grandchildren who live in Blue Mountain Beach. I built a house in Blue Mountains Beach a few years ago to be close to them, just a hop, skip and a jump for 'It Had to Be View'. This has been the most delightful transition and being here makes me want to get up and get out and be active. Katie and Pippa, my lab and Cavalier King Charles, make sure I do the getting up for sure as soon as the sun comes up -- which is really early here!

My son who lives in Atlanta bought this beautiful home in Seacrest in August, 2013, for others to enjoy until he can get here for a quick getaway. I know he would appreciate your telling him what a lovely time you had at It Had to be View! The kitchen and appliances were completely remodeled in 2016 and is amazing!

Kathy Martin purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathy Martin chose Beaches of South Walton

Seacrest Beach is probably one of the most popular vacation spots on 30A because of its proximity to Rosemary and Alys Beaches. The lagoon pool at the Resort is 12000 square feet which gives plenty of space for families to enjoy. The property, named for its amazing views, has unobstructed views of the gulf, and was THE major attraction for us.

What makes this house unique

I love the shopping experience in this area. There are so many neat decorating stores -- Pizitz at Seaside, Tracery at Rosemary and Beau in Grayton Corners, just love those places. Can't pass up a bargain at the Outlet mall in Sandestin! And it is only 10 miles to Pier Park Shopping Center in Panama City Beach where they have a huge movie theater. Winn Dixie, Publix and CVS are only 3 miles away. My favorite restaurants are George's in Alys Beach, Paradis and Edwards in Rosemary and love the new 'Pearl' Hotel. Can't forget Cuvee 30A at 30 Avenue. Children are welcome in all the restaurants here and so are your animals allowed to sit outside while you enjoy a cocktail or dinner. The walking/bike trail on 30A is unique to this area and a safe and fun place to enjoy.


Seacrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2016 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 First Floor - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , There is also an Evenflo Pack and Play available
    Bedroom 1 Second Floor - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Second Floor - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Granite countertops, hardwood floors, 9' ceilings, 4-5 minute walk to beach, free shuttle service to beach in peak season (March-September), easy walking distance to Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, no smoking or pets allowed. Portable wagon is provided to cart items to pool, 3 folding chairs provided and umbrellas for the beach.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

LOOKING FOR 6 NIGHTS??? JUNE 18-24 *****$2500***** BOOK NOW!!!!!!
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

Our favorite beach house!

  • 5 of 5

This our 4th year staying at this property and it never disappoints! The interior is beautifully decorated and the location is the best - close to the beach and an easy walk to the pool. It is a short walk to the Seacrest Center where you'll find the Peddlers Bike rental location, Pizza by the Sea, a great Mexican place and a new cupcake/icecream place. The kids love it! Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Courtnay, it makes me smile to read your review. I'm so glad your family has fun at Sand Flea. That's what it's all about!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful to be close to the beach, the pool, Alys and Rosemary. Only drawback is that it can be a little loud at night, esp in the front bedroom because of the street. But we loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kate, so happy you had a good time. Sounds like a lot of people were also having a good time! Sorry for the noise you experienced.
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Great House-Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week in beautiful Seacrest! The house offered everything we needed for a comfortable stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come back again.
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Perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a short week and we were all very pleased with the house and it's location. It's a short walk to both the beach, the pool and a few restaurants as well.

We were two families a total of 7 and it was a great time. Was nice to be able to sit up on the third floor and enjoy the sun set.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your stay was enjoyable. Hope you will return.
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  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic trip and really enjoyed staying at 21 Sand Flea. The house is beautifully decorated and had many amenities. The location was also great and close enough to either walk to the beach or to take the tram if you wanted. We were sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house is as beautiful! It has everything you could want. We loved being able to park the car and not get back in it for a week. Everything is within a short walk or bike ride away. The design of the house allows for multiple residents but also allows places to go for a little quiet or privacy.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad everything worked well for you. Hope you will consider coming back next year. Kathy
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Camp Creek
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles


Rates & Availability

Seacrest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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