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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-8 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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,
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2016 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults Must be 25 to negotiate rental agreement...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3 First Floor: 1 double, 2 bunk bed

    There is also an Evenflo Pack and Play available...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 Second Floor: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2 Second Floor: 1 queen


Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic digital and Blue-ray. ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    5 TVs with cable ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Sleepless in Seattle, Die Hard, The Truman Show, There's Something About Mary, Steel Magnolias, High School Musical, The Holiday and many more...moreless


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    It Had to be View has the most fantastic views of the Gulf from the 2 decks on the 3rd floor tower room. This is a rare bonus on 30A!!!!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    2 off-street parking spaces in front of house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels are not provided ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A couple pods are included for washing clothes but guest should plan to bring more...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wifi provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Kuerig Coffee Pot in kitchen and on 3rd floor room ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking utensils, small appliances, and every gadget you'll ever need to cook or bake. Large crock pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Completely stocked with everything for cooking and baking...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops Kuerig Coffee Pot ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    2 balconies with amazing views of the gulf on third floor. Each 2nd floor bedroom has a small balcony ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Nearby rentals available...moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill:

    grill in fenced back yard...moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    12000 square foot lagoon pool...moreless

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 4.9
from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 15 - May 19, 2017
4 night min stay
May 20 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay

4th July 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2017
8 night min stay

flat fee
Late Summer
Aug 12 - Oct 20, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 21 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Housekeeping $225 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%


Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday

Manager's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
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0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: 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!

Why Seacrest, FL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • 3rd floor sunning deck - gulf views!

    3rd floor sunning deck - gulf views!

  • Front Exterior - two parking spaces at door.

    Front Exterior - two parking spaces at door.

  • Open Living Area

    Open Living Area

  • Living room sofa and chairs

    Living room sofa and chairs

  • Kitchen


  • Master BR

    Master BR

  • Second Floor Guest Bathroom

    Second Floor Guest Bathroom

  • 3rd floor

    3rd floor

  • Fenced back yard with grill on deck

    Fenced back yard with grill on deck

  • Entrance to Seacrest Beach Resort

    Entrance to Seacrest Beach Resort

  • 3rd floor partial shade deck with table.  Gulf views!

    3rd floor partial shade deck with table. Gulf views!

  • Walk to the beach in 5 minutes or take the tram.

    Walk to the beach in 5 minutes or take the tram.

  • Dining room table

    Dining room table

  • New Kitchen - 2016 renovation

    New Kitchen - 2016 renovation

  • Downstairs full bath open to kitchen area and downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs full bath open to kitchen area and downstairs bedroom

  • Master Bedroom - 2nd floor

    Master Bedroom - 2nd floor

  • 2nd Floor Guest Bedroom

    2nd Floor Guest Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom 2nd Floor Balcony

    Master Bedroom 2nd Floor Balcony

  • 3rd floor day bed and wet bar area

    3rd floor day bed and wet bar area

  • Seacrest Beach community access

    Seacrest Beach community access

  • Seacrest Community Pool

    Seacrest Community Pool

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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