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Solar Therapy 30A - Gulf views, 300 steps to beach. Booking 2018 summer now

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,582 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 BR/4 BA, 3 King/2 Queen & bunks – Cottages at Camp Creek

Note: Summer rentals are from Sunday to Sunday to ensure you miss the Saturday move-in traffic and long grocery store lines -- and have a full weekend to enjoy the festivals, farmers markets, and other activities on 30A.

Rentals only accepted through VRBO/Home Away

Looking for the perfect balance between a quiet, peaceful vacation spot and easy access to the beach, shopping, dining, and activities that South Walton is famous for? You’ve found it. Solar Therapy 30A is a three-story beach cottage with panoramic gulf views. Located in Seacrest Beach on Scenic Highway 30A, it is situated between Rosemary Beach and Seaside/Watercolor in the quaint, family-friendly community of Cottages at Camp Creek. With only 32 homes in the neighborhood, private deeded beach access, and just a few steps to our world-famous white sandy beaches, you’ll find the serenity you’re looking for. There are 26 miles of paved walking and biking trails on 30A, and you’ll find some of the best casual and fine dining, fishing, and golf around. Water parks, amusement parks, unique shopping venues, and local festivals are within 30 minutes in Destin and Panama City Beach.

Special note to our guests: As frequent travelers, we appreciate the little things that make us feel right at home no matter the time zone, so we’ve upgraded the king and queen beds with new mattresses and cool gel memory foam mattress pads, outfitted the kitchen with gourmet tools and cookware, and selected designer furnishings – from Vizio HDTVs and Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn and West Elm furniture to Tommy Bahama and Egyptian cotton bedding – with comfort and convenience in mind.

Space for everyone

Two oversized king master bedrooms complement the first floor, each with a king bed, large flat panel TV, and ensuite bathroom. The first is furnished with gorgeous West Indies-style furniture, luxury bedding, a cozy chair and ottoman for curling up with a good book, and double French doors lead to a private porch with cushioned wicker rockers -- perfect for gazing at the gulf waters. The second master bedroom is furnished in classic beach house style with a traditional flair, including luxury king bedding and extra closet space – plus floor space for a pack & play for a little one. On this level, you’ll also find a laundry room and a storage closet complete with a wagon, beach chairs, pool noodles, a cooler, flashlights for nighttime beach walks, and all of the toys you need for a great day in the sand and surf!

When you walk into the sunny, wide-open kitchen, dining and living space on the main floor, you may have a tough time choosing between lounging on the sofa to watch a movie on the 50 inch wall-mounted TV, cozying up to the breakfast bar for an impromptu cocktail party with friends in the gourmet kitchen (complete with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and an ICEMAKER!), or gathering the kids for a round of Uno at the dining table that seats 10+. The room is wrapped with windows and double French doors leading to spectacular gulf views from the 20-ft covered porch, so perhaps sinking into the outdoor sofa for a nap will help you decide. You’ll also find a large bedroom with two queen beds and a flat panel TV, plus a full bathroom on this level – perfect for those who like to enjoy their vacation all on one floor.

The kids will love having a space of their own in the third-floor tower bunk room for three, including their own private covered porch that overlooks the neighborhood and community pool. On the gulf side of the cottage, an extra special retreat awaits guests. Furnished in beachy blue, yellow and white, this king bedroom includes a desk and chair (in case you need to work while here), a private covered porch and one of the most glorious gulf views this side of 30A. A full bath completes the third floor.

Everything you need for a perfect beach vacation -- inside and out

Our pristinely clean, smoke-free cottage is well appointed with many extras to make your stay even more special. You’ll enjoy 10 foot ceilings with transom windows above the doorways, beautifully tiled floors, and beautiful views through the many windows. The kitchen is fully stocked with a coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, toaster, drinkware and wine glasses, dishes and silverware for 16 plus casual dishes for the children or a romantic beach picnic. Technology lovers will appreciate the speedy internet connection, free Netflix movies, and wifi-enabled TVs. Outside, you can take a dip in the 75 foot long pool or hot tub, never crowded and just 20 yards from your back door. You’re steps away from palm-tree-lined access to the beach, which is rarely busy in this area. Have bicycles delivered to your door and take a short bike ride or walk to Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, and more. Plus, easy access to Publix and other shopping (without the Seaside traffic!). An outdoor shower at the home’s entrance makes it easy to wash away the sand at the end of a sun-drenched, fantastic day!

You’ve found it. The perfect gulf-view home for your beach vacation. Book today.

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Sorry, no pets or smoking inside the home. Minimum rental age is 25. Electronic forms of payment only (eCheck preferred, credit cards accepted).

More Details

Owner
Terry and Katie Allen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Terry and Katie Allen

We're the Allens, and we live near Atlanta, GA. We've lived in the southeast for about 20 years, and love coming to this part of the country for 'beachy' vacations. Between the two of us, we have five kids, ranging from 14-26, so space on vacations is always important to us.

Terry and Katie Allen purchased this house in 2013

Why Terry and Katie Allen chose Beaches of South Walton

We've traveled to the area many times, and visited many other beaches along the Atlantic, Gulf, Caribbean, Hawaii, and Australia. We wanted a beach home for our family to enjoy for many years, and found this perfect place far enough away from the busy traffic of Destin and Panama City Beach, and yet close enough to be convenient. Our vacation home is only a five and a half hour drive from our home in Atlanta, so it's perfect for a short getaway or a longer vacation. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

There are a few things that we think you'll especially enjoy. Firstly, the location on 30A is one of the least busy, making traffic a breeze. Access to 98 is very convenient, as Watersound Parkway is only .4 miles to the east of our neighborhood.

Secondly, our private beach access is a very short walk, and because it's private, means that it's never very busy on this part of the beach. Chair and umbrella companies will be happy to set up their equipment for you, if you don't want to transport the items we've supplied with your rental.

Thirdly, we love that the size of our community is only 32 homes, with almost all of them being smaller cottages, so that the community pool is never too busy.

The benefits continue, with great places to eat, easy access to Panama city Beach, very comfortable layout in the home, bike paths, nearby golf, etc. We enjoy this section of 30A so much, and have tried to equip our home to maximize your comfort and enjoyment. We hope you'll be able to spend your vacation at our home in the near future.

Amenities

Seacrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2582 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Garbage pickup early Tuesday and Friday morning. Please do not overfill garbage, and make sure lids are on cans.
  • Prior to checkout, please wash and dry any beach towels you used.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master 2 Ensuite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Ensuite - toilet , tub , shower , Double vanity sink
    2nd floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Main floor - Gulf view - private balcony
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Main floor with ensuite bathroom
    2nd Floor Bedroom - 2 queen , Community view
    3rd Floor Gulf View - 1 king , Private balcony with panoramic Gulf view
    3rd Floor Kids Room - 2 bunk bed , One complete bunk, one half bunk. Community-view balcony
  • Three new King beds and 2 new Queen beds equipped with gel-foam toppers, as well as new bedding. Each bedroom has a flat panel TV, and the Master bedroom also has a Blu-ray player.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented from Dillon's Beach Services at www.dillonsbeachservices.com or 850-259-5849 Bikes and Yolo boards can be rented from Live Well Bikes at www.livewellbikes.com or 850-534-0183

Reviews

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average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Close to golf and our favorite restaurants. Remote code on lock was great and really nice house. We had a great time

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This beach home was exactly what our family was looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and 1child had a wonderful week at Solar Therapy. The house is beautiful, plenty of bedrooms and comfortable family space. The kitchen was fully equipped with every thing we needed. The house is close to the beach and located in a not so crowded area of 30A. Our entire family loved the house and would love to rent it again. Thank you Allens for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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PERFECTION

  • 5 of 5

Solar Therapy has absolutely everything you could possibly want or need for a perfect beach vacation. We had a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Great location, very clean and spacious rooms, overall awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay. Perfect for family or group of friends. Nice, quiet community with great pool and easy access to the beach. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Best of the Best, Between Seaside and Rosemary Beach.

  • 5 of 5

This is a well maintained beach house and as you can tell from the website, very comfortable. We come back.

Every season there is something new. A new under counter ice maker, 20 beach towels and a washer/dryer sized for laundering them come to mind. We found every possible kid-beach toy and wagon so didn't need to purchase them. The kids LOVE that beach toy closet. Ensuite bedrooms, memory foam beds, great linens.

The VRBO photos are up to date with the look of the house. You can tell the owners have professionals at work to keep things very clean and fresh. Wifi and electronics are GREAT.

Seacrest Beach views and access are a big draw, but having the pool just down a little shaded boardwalk = ease in taking little ones out / bringing them back for naps. By the way, they have a crib in one of the king bedrooms.

Just a few minutes from Bud and Alley's in Seaside in one direction and The Pearl's Havana dining is close in the other direction.

$35 beach umbrella/chair set ups happen, even at last minute. Same company will set up a beach bonfire.

We missed one year when we waited until President's Day to book - plan ahead.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Third year - we love it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third summer to spend a week hanging out at Solar Therapy 30A. It's the perfect size for our extended family - Grandparents and two families with young kids. Each couple can get their own king sized bed, and the kids have the bunk room and the double queen room on the second floor. Can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
ECP - Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
George's at Alys Beach
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Private Access beach
Car: recommended

Located 1.6 miles West of Rosemary Beach, and 6.5 miles from Seaside, our home is on a very quiet stretch of 30A, but an easy bike ride to both locations (ask us about bike rentals). Our home is also a very short walk to a private beach access. Since it's a private access, and all the properties around are low density, it tends to be a very quiet part of the beach. If you've never been to this part of 30A before, you'll love the location, as .4 miles east of our home is Watersound Parkway, which connects 30A and Hwy 98, allowing you to bypass the heavy traffic of other routes.

Once you're on 98, groceries, shopping, dinner and other attractions are just minutes away in either Panama City Beach or Destin.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Summer rentals are Sunday to Sunday. Electronic forms of payment only. No checks or cash. Please note that multiple inquiries for the same week are common. Your reservation is only guaranteed after you have:
1) Made a Reservation Request
2) Electronically signed our contract, which we will forward via DocuSign
3) Submitted your payment to VRBO

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.