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The Great Escape; Sweeping Gulf Views; 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Turtle Beach, this 4 bedroom, 3 bath, spacious 2200 square foot condo directly on the Gulf, and all on one level, has that 'wow factor' many vacationers look for. Spectacular views from the open-plan living room with electric fireplace, dining area and kitchen, as well as from the master bedroom and of course from the 42 foot-long balcony, which you can access from either the living/dining room or the master bedroom. The other three east and west-facing bedrooms also have partial Gulf views. The unit was fully repainted and newly refurbished in spring 2012 and largely repainted again in 2015 and in January 2018 as part of interior renovations. Further upgrades finished as of January 2015: new kitchen cabinets, new Black Mountain granite countertops, farmhouse sink; new Mitchell Gold sectional sofa and two glider/swivel armchairs in living room, new sisal rugs for dining and living rooms. Also, in February 2015 new dry bar installed in living room, with Black Mountain granite, including dual-zone beverage center for white wine and beer/soft drinks. New for October 2015 was a GE Profile side-by-side refrigerator with Arctica ice maker.

Changes made in 2016 included retiling the Gulf balcony with Stonepeak Crate Colonial White Ceramic Tile (March 2016), buying a pub height dining table and pub swivel chairs, which afford a fantastic view over the railings when you are seated (Spring 2016), and installing a new master bath glass shower enclosure and tiling that shower area (Spring/Summer 2016). February 2017 changes made included new quartz vanity tops, sinks, faucets and lighting in all three bathrooms, plus tiling the entry foyer outside the front door with the same tile as the Gulf balcony. And in progress in January 2018, retiling the Great Room and hallways with the same Stonepeak Crate Colonial White tile.

This Wi-fi included unit includes a 55-inch Samsung flat screen TV, DVR, plus Blu-Ray DVD in the living room, 40-inch Samsung and Blu-Ray in the master bedroom, a 32-inch Samsung and Blu-Ray in the twin-bedded children's room, and a 40-inch Samsung and Xbox 360 Kinect (make sure to bring your games!) in the fourth bedroom with twin daybed and trundle, which also serves as a game room. Luxuriate on your king-size Westin Heavenly Bed in the master bedroom, or the Stearns & Foster queen-size bed in the second bedroom, which is set apart from the rest of the condo. Two new Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Pillowtop beds in twin bedroom as of January 2015, and another one for the daybed in the fourth bedroom/game room as of September 2015. The master bath has a large walk-in shower, jacuzzi and double vanities. The bath adjacent to the Queen bedroom has a curved shower rod for extra space, and the Jack-n-Jill third bathroom with double vanities links the twin-bedded (kids') room and the fourth bedroom/game room.

The kitchen includes all you need for dining in or just taking quick meals, with a double-door GE Profile fridge with ice maker, Electrolux gas range, new Bosch three-rack dishwasher, GE microwave, toaster oven and toaster, coffee maker, blender, and large Kohler farmhouse sink, with ample stoneware, melamine ware and glasses for all friends and family. The dining table comfortably seats six, plus the adjoining kitchen island has three counter stools. Plus, if you've read this far, automatic BEACH SERVICE INCLUDED--up to six chairs and three umbrellas, for each day of your stay (not available Nov-Feb).

Turtle Beach consists of two Gulf-side buildings of three floor-through units each that sit atop a 30-foot bluff, thus affording breathtaking Gulf views, plus two other buildings of two units each, with the complex's swimming pool in the middle. I am on the third floor, of four, two floors above ground. Parking for you and your guests directly in front of the condo. It is conveniently located 1-1/2 miles east of Seaside and within easy walking distance of Cafe 30A, one of the best restaurants in the area, and The Perfect Pig, which opened in November 2012 to rave reviews and has maintained them since. Goatfeathers Seafood Market, Cafe 30-A and Brozinni's (pizza) are just down the street, as is the nearest bicycle rental shop.

So, location, location, location, plus views to die for. Private beach walkover, for your early morning walks along the beach, as far as the eye can see, late night strolls, or just to laze about. It's two flights down (and up) to the condo, or if you prefer and for those who may need to, you can take the elevator. Or you can just sit and gaze out at the endlessly changing sea and sky from the privacy of your covered balcony, letting your cares melt away with the setting sun. Life doesn't get much better than this.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Scott

I had been looking, off and on, for my dream beach home for over 20 years. I started coming to 30A only at Thanksgiving 2010 and immediately fell in love with the emerald waters, sugary white sandy beaches, the amazing dunes and dune lakes, the great food and the wonderful charm and friendliness of the area. Since then I've learned of many great restaurants and lots of local activities that make this place feel special.

Scott purchased this condo in 2012

Why Scott chose Seagrove Beach

This property is one of the few that offered unobstructed Gulf views both east and west as well as directly out to the Gulf below, an ocean-liner view. There is an indescribable feeling of happiness and serenity in this condo. The open floor plan contributes greatly to that feeling.

What makes this condo unique

Proximity to beach, bikes, tennis, water activities, local restaurants, plus within 30 minutes of Destin/Sandestin to the west and Panama City to the east, offering all the shopping, dining and entertainment alternatives imaginable. This location in Seagrove Beach is close to Seaside and Rosemary Beach, yet distinctly apart and thus a much quieter, residential part of 30A, but one with amenities right close by.


Seagrove Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • 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 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3. Master and Jack 'n Jill have double vanities.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master, plus 40' Samsung, Blu-Ray, DVR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , In separate wing of condo.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 32' Samsung, Blu-Ray, DVR.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed plus trundle, also 40' Samsung, Xbox360 Kinect.
  • King size beds (1) Westin Heavenly; Queen size Beds (1), Sterns & Foster; Twin or Single Beds (4)--Two twins (Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Pillowtop); one twin daybed (Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Pillowtop) w/ one twin trundle
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Free beach service--up to six chairs and three umbrellas each day of stay.


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The Great Escape; Sweeping Gulf Views; 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

The condo name says it all!

  • 5 of 5

The condo name says it all! In the 20 years we have been renting, Scott's property was the first that felt like a home rather than a rental. We all agreed that for our upcoming visits we will check with him first to see if his place is available. It was absolutely perfect. Scott's attention to detail and design were all greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great 4th Of July with Friends and Family!

  • 5 of 5

This Condo was amazing and perfect for a family with small kids. It is such a short distance to the beach that it was so easy to go up for naps/lunchtime breaks. The condo was gorgeous and very spacious for even two families. The beach chair/umbrella set ups was definitely a great perk, don't think we could do a trip like this without this perk now. Scott was amazing to work with as well and very responsive.

There are several restaurants walking and biking distance from the condo.. Scott was full of recommendation for restaurants. He also helped me out with recommendations on bike rentals. Def will return. I can't say enough about how amazing our trip was due to this condo and Scott.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind comments! I particularly appreciate your mentioning the specific details of your stay that you liked the most. That is useful for me for future planning, as well as for future guests. Looking forward to having you back again!
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5 Star and then some!

  • 5 of 5

Rarely in life is anything as good as advertised, this one is not only as good as advertised but will exceed your expectations! Fantastic views! Steps to the beach! Steps to parking! Top Notch furnishings and attention to detail! And if all of that isn't enough, you get to work with Scott, who is the best host on the Emerald Coast! 30 A is the best area to choose for your family's gulf coast vacation. This is the best unit for that vacation!

I cannot believe it took us all of these years to realize that you don't need to battle elevators in a high rise to have a quality unit to rent on the beach. You will love being on the second floor of a three floor building.

Thanks Scott for sharing with us and all of your advice about the area. Scott and The Great Escape were truly instrumental in providing what might have been our best vacation to date!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the generous review! If I ever need a publicist, I definitely know where to turn! I'm very glad you and your family so enjoyed your vacation at The Great Escape and on 30A. And yes, I am very happy and fortunate with my location in particular. Just one small technical comment, for the benefit of possible future guests--my home is on the third floor of four. The ground floor is storage rooms, which is why it feels like the second floor, as there are only three units in the building, on floors 2, 3 and 4. I am on floor 3. Thanks again, looking forward to welcoming you back.
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  • 5 of 5

Our group had the best time ever! I can't describe how wonderful our stay was in this condo. I have stayed at several units along the way of 30A and this by far was the BEST! The layout was perfect and 8 were able to sleep very comfortable. The location was perfect to the beach (Right on the Beach) and to all the restaurants. The beach service was the best and had our chairs setup each morning by 8:00am. The Décor was just beautiful, and I cant describe how breath taking the views are from then large deck. I would absolutely recommend this condo to anyone staying on 30A. Thank you Scott! Our group will definitely be back in 2018.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A breathtaking view, a breathtaking review--and so my breath is taken away as well! Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm so glad you all had such a great time. I must confess I feel the same way each time I come back to stay at my home. Looking forward to welcoming you all back again next year!
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Great Spring Break at The Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed The Great Escape. Incredible setting...right on the beach, great sunsets, close to good restaurants, moonlit beach walks, kayaked, paddle boarded, great bike path....too much fun!

The unit itself was in top condition, nice furniture, great artwork, comfortable beds, great views from the balcony. And to top it off, Scott, the owner, went way out of his way to see that everything about our stay was first-class....very caring person, great to work with!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice comments! I'm very pleased you and your family had such a nice time. Yes, the view is the thing, and it's quite special. I am very fortunate in that. And I enjoyed our few communications with each other. I do try to update my home during the winter months so that it looks the way I want it to when the season starts in early March, so I am pleased it showed. I'm happy to welcome you back again, should your travel plans bring you back to 30A.
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  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our family vacation at The Great Escape. WOW!!!! The views from the balcony were absolutely amazing and truly transformed our beach experience into the most spectacular week ever!! We were able to watch the dolphins swim by as we enjoyed our coffee in the morning and the sun set as we enjoyed our cocktails in the evening!! The unit was well appointed and extremely welcoming, and the kitchen was fully stocked with every utensil and pan you needed . We really appreciated the complimentary beach set ups!! We wanted for nothing except for more time there. Aside for our bike rides in the morning, we didn't want to leave the Turtle Beach area!! It was truly our Great Escape!!! When we left on Saturday morning, my daughter was singing "If I Could Turn Back Time"!! As I write this, I am pretty much singing the same tune!! We were sad to leave but know we will be back!!! Thank you, Scott, for allowing us to share your wonderful beach home!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous feedback! There's really nothing I can add, except to reinforce that I really like it when my guests enjoy my home as much as I do. You are welcome back any time!
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Coccoon's Deli -- CLOSED
Excellent sandwiches and assorted accompaniments, mainly to-go.
The Perfect Pig
New, intimate, relaxed and bright. Excellent sandwiches, salads, breakfasts. And a bleu ch...
Cafe Thirty A
One of the best restaurants along 30A, just down the street.
Goatfeathers East
Fresh fish, shrimp. Ask them to steam the shrimp on site, with seasoning, and save time.
Old Florida Fish House & Bar
Traditional, old-fashioned fish house that also serves sushi nowadays. Solid cooking. Music...
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
Heaven on earth. Try the key lime pie ice cream, when they have it. A bit of a drive, but ...
Great Southern Cafe
Terrific atmosphere for drinks, lunch or dinner, all the area favorites. The shrimp and gri...
723 Whiskey Bravo
Map and address currently wrong, it's 30A EAST of 395. Under new management, food is now ve...
Rosemary Beach Racquet Club
Accepts guests.
Seaside Swim & Tennis Club
WaterColor Tennis -- CLOSED
Map is wrong, tennis center is on Western Lake Drive in Seaside. Round robin every day at 9...
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama City Beaches (ECP)
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Perfect Pig; Cafe 30A

Bicycle rental, The Perfect Pig and Flip Flops Grill across the street. Cafe 30A and Goatfeathers Seafood Market, and Cocoon's for Sandwiches, just down the street. Kayaking and YOLO boarding in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200

Contact me for reservations. I will place on 24-hour hold and give you number to call to confirm reservation through my property mgr. Total cost shown is only an estimate. System can't show that credit card fee varies at 3-4% of cost, depending on card used, and cleaning fee is $155, not $190, for stays under 5 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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