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Gulfside!! 100 Yards to Beach Between Alys and Rosemary

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,851 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms , 3 Baths, Sleeps 8 in beds

This is an exclusive gated neighborhood with strict security guard supervision and a palm tree lined boulevard that leads to the white sand beaches. Play on the beach and then walk up the boardwalk and take a nice swim at the pool overlooking the emerald coast. Our beach home has three bedrooms, and three baths with a large covered deck off of one of the upstairs bedrooms.

No surprises! It's clean and well designed. There are two queen beds and two bunk beds. It's newly painted with tropical colors and furnished with most everything a home has to offer, including wi-fi and a new high definition televisions. Call me if everything is not just right. I want you to enjoy our home and come back again. A non-smoking inside or outside, no pets home.

A gift of soap, detergent, toothpaste, coffee with filters, shampoo, body wash and tissue is included. Just bring your toothbrush!

No hassles with a key. The door has a pass code.

- This area of 30-A is a planned development. You may not want to drive anywhere once you are at 'Doodlebug.' Shops and restaurants are within a 5 minute walking distance. This includes a bank, four restaurants, nice clothing stores, ice-cream at the 'Sugar Shack', wine tasting, a church, specialty shops, and a post office.

- 30 second walk to the beach.

- Sidewalks lead to the shops and cafe at Rosemary Beach and


- The new golf course by Greg Norman and Freddie Couples, Sharkstooth (850-249-3041) and Tom Fazios'Camp Creek (850-231-7600) are less than a mile away.

- Good to great restaurants to check out are Cafe Tango, Basmati's,

Criolla's, Goat Feathers, Red Bar,Fish Out of Water,

Blue by Night, ACME, Summer Kitchen, Bone Fish Grill, Graffiti's and my favorites, Paradise and Havana at The Pearl.

- There are nice bike trails if you have bikes or you can rent them

for a reasonable fee across the street at Seacrest across the road.

- Saturday to Saturday stay unless other arrangements are made. Check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.

- day time security guard and gated community! (safe for


- I check e-mail at my office Monday - Thursday. I have my cell

with me always.

- Vacation Guarantee-

Simply book your arrival at least thirty days out, and if a tropical storm system is threatening the Florida Panhandle during the dates of your stay, you can cancel and receive a full refund of your deposit. A named tropical system must be predicted by the National Hurricane Center to impact the Florida Panhandle between Pensacola and the Big Bend Area. And, of course, the offer is not valid on reservations made within thirty days of the arrival date.

Refunds are not given for inclement weather. In the event of a mandatory evacuation, only the unused portion of your stay will be refunded. No refunds will be given for voluntary evacuations.

Consider Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance!

Should the need to cancel arise outside the 30 days prior to your arrival, you will forfeit 10% of your deposit. If cancellation occurs within 30 days of your arrival date, the entire deposit will be non-refundable and non-transferable. If you shorten the length of your stay within 30 days of your arrival date, you will be charged 30% of the rate of the canceled nights. For reservations made within 30 days of your arrival date that are cancelled, the 50% deposit will be forfeited. Any change in accommodations, length or date of stay will be subject to the cancellation policy above. No refunds will be given for late arrivals or early departures. We reserve the right to refuse rental to anyone under the age of 25.

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More Details

Terry Slocum
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018

About Terry Slocum

Terry and Beth Slocum live in Cartersville, Georgia.

Terry Slocum purchased this house in 2004

Why Terry Slocum chose Seacrest Beach

Doodlebug is 100 yards from the beach, in a gated community with a day time guard, which is great for children who want to play outside. Two of the most beautiful communities in Florida are adjacent to Doodlebug which are Alys Beach, and Rosemary Beach. There are great restaurants and shops within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for considering our home for your vacation."Doodlebug" was named after one of our children and is a special retreat for our family. Eventhough we reserve our home mainly for personal use we know you will take care of "Doodlebug" as a special geust! Have a great time and please fill in the comment text after you leave.
Oct 2004
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Seacrest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1851 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No group parties, especially not teenagers or college students. If our home is trashed from a party or neglect, the deposit will not be refunded.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
37' Plasma Television, Full Kitchen(Granite Countertops and Stainless Appliances), Hardwood Floors Upstairs, Travertine Floors and Shower Walls, Nice Bathrooms, Private Neighborhood Gulfside Pool, Two Beach Cruisers. No Smoking or Pets


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Wonderful beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We love how close the house is to dining and shopping in Rosemary. The short walk to the beach and pool is nice. Basically everything you need is there for you...2 bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, grill, and bathroom amenities! The house is beautiful and very clean. We enjoyed our stay at Doddlebug and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and three kids stayed here for our second trip to the Rosemary Beach area. In short, just enough room and the location was excellent (beach access just down the private street with no need to cross any roads).

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at Doodlebug again, the location and quaintness just can't be beat. The bikes, beach chairs, pool and short walk to the beach are the main reasons we keep coming back. Love, love love the house and its proximity to the farmers market in Rosemary, shops and restaurants!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed out stay at the "Doodlebug" so much that we would definitely go back. Very clean and comfortable. Very nicely decorated with only a few steps to the pool and beach. Also, a very safe area in a gated community.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation home in a great secure neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Lovely vacation home in a great neighborhood! The location is perfect for families who want to be close to the beach and close to shops and restaurants. The home is very clean and nicely decorated. 2 bikes, beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels are a big plus! A lot less to pack. We would definitely recommend. Owners very responsive and helpful.Parking a bit tight for an SUV.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The whole package!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Doodlebug twice now and just love it. The convenience to the beach along with the proximity to Seacrest and Rosemary shopping/restaurant districts is priceless! The kids love using the bikes and boogie boards and my husband and I love the beach chairs. It comes with everything we need for a very comfortable week of rest and relaxation!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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George's At Alys Beach
Named one of the "Hundred Places to Eat before you Die". The green tea and grouper sandwich...
Restaurant Paradis
Our Favorite local restaurant! Have the fish, any fish.
Bud and Alley's
Regular Grill with lots of TV's for a game and good for young kids
The Red Bar
Funky fun for the family
Ice cream, art galleries, gourmet grocery, burgers, live entertainment
Cafe Thirty A
Get reservations. Valet parking only. Good Food
Amavida Coffee -- CLOSED
Great place to get some coffee, scone and read
Onano Neighborhood Cafe -- CLOSED
Quaint, with excellent food and service
The Pearl Hotel
Beautiful place to eat in The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary
Caliza Restaurant
Beautiful dinner by the pool. Pick a comfortable evening!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.