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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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About the property

4BR, 3 BA gulf view home south of 30-A, close to beach, sleeps 16, heated pool

The Perfect 30A Beach Rental Vacation Destination -- Blue Mountain Breeze

About Blue Mountain Beach

Luxuriously casual is a great way to describe your private beach vacation experience at Blue Mountain Breeze. You won’t find high-rise condos blocking your beach view here in Blue Mountain Beach! What you will find is miles and miles of the Florida panhandle’s world-famous sugar-white beaches and glowing sunsets that will put your mind and soul at ease. The private beach houses in this intimate 30-A community offer all the comforts of home paired with upscale (or casual) restaurants, fun activities and other amenities.

Blue Mountain Breeze is less than a skipping stone’s throw away from the turquoise waters of Florida’s famous Emerald Coastline, so you and your companions will be able to enjoy as many morning strolls through the cool, powdery, white sands as you wish. While away your days in this centrally located community relaxing at local restaurants and boutique shops, such as Marie's Bistro or For the Health of It. Everything you need is within a short walk or bike ride from your beach vacation getaway in this treasured section of Blue Mountain real estate.

Blue Mountain Beach Feedback:

Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Grayton Beach...the beach towns along 30A are idyllic and serene, yet none still so connected to that Old Florida charm as Blue Mountain Beach. With unmatched class and quiet convenience, those who have enjoyed a vacation at Blue Mountain Beach offer nothing but praise for the community:

“I have been traveling to the area for over 20 years now, and have settled on Blue Mountain Beach as one of my top two spots. I have rented many places over the years, but tend to be loyal once finding a place that I really like. I can say without a doubt that Blue Mountain Breeze is one of those places that I would want to return to year after year. As stated in the title, this place is a fantastic value.”

Ty L.

“LOVE LOVE LOVE the location and décor!!! My husband and I celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary in Blue Mountain Beach in Ray’s wonderful home. We looked online at several places to stay and chose this one because of the location and privacy. The location was perfect...a very short walk from everything...the beach, restaurants, bakery, shops and yet tucked away in a peaceful little neighborhood."

Richard and Kim

Best Beach Vacation Rental Value on 30-A

Blue Mountain Breeze offers compelling value; a great 30-A vacation home with reasonable prices in Blue Mountain Beach. Our management team tries to offer weekly rates that are a little lower than comparable properties. Further, our rates are always open to reasonable negotiation, so please give us an opportunity to help you meet your budget. You never know if you don’t ask, and we always invite questions.

Property Features

Blue Mountain Breeze really is a fantasy come to life. Located only 225 yards from the beach access, you can spend every day enjoying the 30-A lifestyle, sipping your morning coffee while you watch the sunrise, smelling the salt air on the gentle breezes and listening to the waves crash into shore.

Constructed in 2009, the home is as splendid as the lifestyle it affords. Inside, inviting wind-washed colors, open spaces and warm wooden floors make Blue Mountain Breeze the perfect place to gather with friends and family. We are also pet-friendly, so you can bring your furry friends for a small nightly charge. You will deal directly with the owner, we are very flexible and responsive to almost anything that will enhance your vacation visit with us.

Key features include:

• Sparkling new pool shielded by coastal oak trees (heated for cool-season use)

• 225 yards to the beach access (4 minute walk)

• Gulf views from top floor

• Quiet cul-de-sac is very kid-friendly

• Huge deck with gas grill

• Tin-roof covered porch with outdoor hanging bed

• Open concept floor plan

• Upscale, casual decor

• 10’ high ceilings on the first floor

• Sleeps up to 16 guests

Main Floor

The large dining room table is ideal for family meals, late-night board games (available on site), and sharing memories about the good old days. The spacious family room features a new 60” TV and Blue-Ray player (perfect for entertaining and family movies), as well as a queen sleeper-sofa. The main floor also has a bedroom complete with a queen bed and private bath (hint: check out the shower!)

Kitchen features include:

• Excellent design for ease of cooking and cleaning

• Lots of countertop and cabinet space

• Very well appointed with basics and small appliances

• Luxurious travertine flooring, stainless/black appliances

Top Floor

The spacious master bedroom has a private balcony with chairs and gulf views. What a great place to enjoy your morning coffee! The master bath features a large whirlpool tub, separate shower and double vanity. The loft area has a bunk-bed and small play area for the kids. Another bedroom with Gulf views, the kid’s bunkroom and another bathroom and washer/ dryer closet round out the top floor spaces.

Master bedroom and en suite features include:

• King bed

• Gulf views

• Private balcony access through French doors

• Travertine tile in the en suite

• Jetted tub

• Separate shower

Other second floor bedrooms include:

• Bedroom one features Gulf views and a king-sized bed

• Bedroom two is perfect for the children with two sets of bunk beds

• An additional loft area upstairs also has bunk beds

• Bathroom with double-vanity

Community Features

At the heart of Blue Mountain Beach is the beautiful, quiet beach, which is where you’ll undoubtedly want to enjoy a lot of your time. The upgraded South Walton Beach access (with bathroom facilities) is a short stroll away, just across the newly installed walkover. You can also use the foldable beach wagon to take your day’s worth of necessities (cooler, chairs, umbrella) down to the water where you can spend the day swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, building sandcastles, strolling along the beach at water’s edge and making lifelong memories.

When you’re ready to tour the rest of 30-A, you can leave the car keys at home and take the bikes. Blue Mountain Breeze has four bicycles for you to use as you travel the bike path (aka Timpoochee Trail), which is 28.5 miles in length and a wonderful way to explore 30-A. If you have more than four in your party, Big Daddy’s Bike Shop, (which is just around the corner) offers 10% discounts on bike rentals if you mention you’re staying at Blue Mountain Breeze.

For other details on restaurants and things to do on 30-A, visit our Blue Mountain Breeze website.

Additional Details

• Pets are welcome for an additional $20 per night/per pet fee; details for bringing pets are provided in the rental agreement. Pool heating is available for an additional $40 per day.

• Law enforcement personnel and active duty military with proof of active service will receive a 10% discount.

• Pool heating is available for $35/day. Please let us know in advance how many days you would like a warm pool for swimming.

• If you refer a guest, we will share a discount of 10% off of your next stay.

• All bedding is laundered after each checkout; mattresses and pillows are fitted with soft, hypoallergenic covers.

Sleeping accommodation specifics:

• Property sleeps 14-16

• Downstairs bedroom has a queen bed

• Master bedroom has a king bed

• Guest bedroom 1 has a king bed

• Guest bedroom 2 has two sets of bunk beds

• Loft area has one set of bunk beds

• Family room sofa is a queen sleeper sofa

• Twin hanging bed with memory foam mattress on the covered porch

• Additional sleeping options include two queen blow-up mattresses and a cot

Blue Mountain Breeze in Blue Mountain Beach is a magical place to spend your vacation. It’s far enough from the crowds and high-rises to feel like you’re in a private paradise yet right in the middle of all of the 30-A restaurants, activities and amenities. Everyone in your group will be thrilled with Blue Mountain Breeze; it will no doubt become a place you want to visit year after year to create those special vacation memories.

More Details

Ray Ivy
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Ray Ivy

Have you ever dreamed on living on the Florida Gulf coast? Me too! So we made it happen in 2005 when I was chosen by The St. Joe Company to function as their Special Projects Construction Manager. Our team built many of the higher-end homes in WaterColor and WaterSound. We built our vacation home, Blue Mountain Breeze, finishing construction in early 2009 and lived there for several years. Our goal is to move back to this wonderful area and home at some point down the road.

Ray Ivy purchased this house in 2009

Why Ray Ivy chose Beaches of South Walton

Watching the amazing sunrises and sunsets...falling asleep to the sound of the surf with the breeze blowing on your face...grilling fresh seafood on the deck with family and can't put a price on these things.

We live sustainably and used our knowledge and experience to build this home to be comfortable, healthy, safe, durable and energy efficient. Our home uses geothermal energy for heating and cooling. Extra care was taken to make our home very strong and resistant to high winds. Solar panels will be installed on the home one day that will generate most of the electricity used.

Like many others, I grew up coming to the Florida Gulf Coast on vacations almost every summer. In 2001, we were fortunate to be able to buy Lot 6 in Sandcastles by the Sea. In 2008, through hard work and careful planning, we were able to fulfill a dream and build Blue Mountain Breeze.

30-A is a fantastic area because it is convenient to everything but far enough away avoid big crowds. Destin is slowly creeping eastward but Point Washington State Forest will always function as a buffer to minimize commercial development. Plus the building height restriction wisely instituted long ago by Walton County prevents high rise condos and keeps the area feeling a bit more like Old Florida. Blue Mountain Beach is relaxed, laid-back and friendly, with many great restaurants and tons of other amenities. It's a beautiful place to live and vacation.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! Steps from the beach, sip coffee on the deck watching the kids play in the pool or common area or cul-de sac, walk or bike for delicious local food, relax with sea breezes on your face, listening to the surf and the seagulls.

Many of our guests tell us they prefer to deal directly with us instead of going through a property management company. We strive to offer friendly personalized service, attention to detail and accessibility that might be a bit lacking with a larger company. We place a big emphasis on building long term relationships with our guests and do all we can to go that extra mile to make sure your stay with us brings back happy memories.

Blue Mountain Breeze is in an easily accessible, central area with almost everything you need within walking/biking distance or a very short car trip. We're within a block of Hwy 83, a main connector between 30-A and 98, so if 30-A traffic is heavy (like much of the time during peak seasons) you have alternative route options.

Our beach home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac south of 30-A along with 8 other homes. The round pavement area is an ideal place for the kids to play, as there is little traffic. Plus, you can keep an eye on them from the porch.

Our new pool is located just below the main deck, so it's easy to watch the young ones play from there as well.

Many of our guests have vacationed at various spots along 30-A and they tell us the beach is not as crowded here. We like to hear that and hope you do too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time and loved Blue Mountain. It is our first stay here and we will definitely return. Thank you so much for your hospitality. The beach cart was a tremendous help and we found the house great for our family.
Oct 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Very Special Pricing on Jan/Feb 2017 weeks! Pool heating/pet discounts!
average rating of 4.910714 based on 60 reviews

Christmas At The Beach

  • 5 of 5

This year we celebrated a nontraditional Christmas by escaping to 30A. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property to others. The house is beautiful, comfortable, spacious, and clean. The beds are exceptionally comfortable. You can easily park your car and not need it for the rest of your stay. The beach and other amenities are within a very short walking/biking distance. Ray is easy to talk to and replies to any questions that you have in no time at all. I found him to be friendly, courteous, and helpful each time I spoke with him over the phone and through email. I also appreciate that he released my deposit back to me promptly.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeremy, thanks very much for sharing your great beach experiences with us. We concur, our new house cleaners are very detailed and thorough, excited that we found them. Very glad y'all had a fun trip, we really appreciate you staying with us and are looking forward to your next visit. Hope 2017 is a great year for you and your family!
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Great Holiday Weekend Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 spent our long New Years Weekend relaxing at Blue Mountain Breeze. The house is exceptional: very spacious, comfortable, and immaculately clean. It is equipped with everything you need for a relaxing beach vacation. The location is perfect and we enjoyed walking to the beach and running/biking on the 30-A trail. The heated pool was a nice amenity even when the weather was in the 50's. Ray was great to work with and responded quickly when we had a question upon arrival. We look forward to spending future vacations at BMB!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Julie! What a fantastic way to usher in 2017, which is shaping up to be another memorable year for all our guests. New housecleaning service, kitchen upgrades, wood flooring in the kids room, more and better bikes and many other improvements will help everyone enjoy their stay with us even more. Thanks again for choosing to enjoy your family beach time with us and sharing your positive experiences with others.
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Happy Thanksgiving from Blue Mountain Breeze!

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated a long awaited Thanksgiving reunion in Santa Rosa and BMB quickly became the hub of activity! The spacious family room, dining room, and kitchen allowed us to gather our family of 14 (some live nearby) very comfortably for special events like a surprise engagement and baby gender reveal! The beach, walking and bike paths, and restaurants are all super convenient. We all enjoyed the outdoor living of a heated pool and decks for dining and morning coffee. I loved all the beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms so we each had personal space. Mr. Ivy is excellent to work with and made this rental process such a BREEZE that we plan to make this an annual event.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Haha, very clever, Vivian! You are such a wordsmith. Wow, didn't know y'all had that much excitement at The Breeze! Glad we were able to play a small part in helping your family create some magical memories. We look forward to your next visit!
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Relax with Ease at Blue Mountain Breeze!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Blue Mountain Breeze for the week of our honeymoon. Everything from the house, location, the amenities, and the owners were perfect. We were able to get up in the mornings and enjoy our coffee and breakfast on the deck while waiting for the sun to warm up the beach. We would then head out to the beach which was an easy three minute walk (with beach bags and beach chairs in hand). Having the master balcony door open in the mornings really brought a new meaning to Blue Mountain Breeze as the ocean air circled through the rooms. Everything was clean and in its place. The board games and book shelves filled with well read books really made us feel at home. We didn't give ourselves a chance to use the pool or the bikes, but there were plenty of activities waiting for their turn, even a PADDLE BOARD! We had our dog with us and he too enjoyed his stay as he spent most of his time sunning on the deck and watching the birds. We would definitely stay at this location again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect place to stay that matches that perfect 30A vibe!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Wesley! We hope this is the start of a very long, beautiful relationship! Best wishes to you and your wife, we look forward to your next beach trip with us.
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Great Place and Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. It is just off of 30a. Easy to get to and a really nice walk to beach with a great beach access. The house was well equipped with everything from games and books to beach gear and bikes and also a fully stocked kitchen. We have kids and they loved the pool with "cool lights." The set up is great with a large kitchen and big table and a spacious living room. The owner was easy to get a hold of and always responded quickly. We would stay here again and again!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts Shane, glad we're able to help your family create happy memories of your 30-A vacation. You're always welcome at The Breeze!
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Our four day weekend at Blue Mountain Breeze was an unforgetable experience!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Blue Mountain Breeze. Everything was clean, neat and just nicely decorated. We had a small problem with the cleanliness of the pool due to a rough storm the night before we arrived; however, the owner quickly responded by having a pool guy to the house within hours of my bringing it to his attention. The location to the beach, the heated pool, and the house in general made for a great experience for my family and friends. We are playing to come again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg! Glad the we could help your family create some fantastic beach memories. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nick's on the Beach
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Blue Mountain beach access

Blue Mountain Beach Creamery, Nick's on the Beach Restaurant, Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub, Big Daddy's Bike Shop and For the Health of It Neighborhood Grocery are right around the corner.

Amavida Coffee Shop and a host of other restaurants and shops are within a five minute drive.

Point Washington State Park is about 1/4 mile up Hwy 83 and a host of other state parks are within a 15 minute drive.

Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall is 15 minutes toward Destin.

Seaside and Grayton Beach are within 10 minutes by car.


Rates & Availability

Blue Mountain Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 8 - Mar 4
Jan 8 2017 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 5 - Apr 15
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 16 - May 27
Apr 16 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 - July 1
May 28 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 2 - July 8
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 09 - Jul 29
Jul 9 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 30 - Aug 12
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 - Sept 9
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sept 10 - Oct 14
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 15 - Nov 4
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note that pet fees and pool heating rates are per day.
Rate are subject to change until rental agreement and deposit are received.
50% of the total amount due (including taxes and fees) is due with return of rental agreement. The balance and refundable security deposit are due 3 weeks prior to arrival date.
$750 security deposit is required. It will be returned within 2 days of check-out if there are no issues

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Blue Mountain Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bath - toilet , shower
    Master suite bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs master suite - 1 king
    Upstairs bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Upstairs bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Loft area - 1 bunk bed , Loft area is not a full bedroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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