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74 5-Star reviews! Special Spring pricing! Mil/LE discounts, pets welcome!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,808 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


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

(Please note that we only rent to adult guests 25 years or older; no college or high school groups please)

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Ray Ivy

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 Blue Mountain Beach

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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Blue Mountain Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2808 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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
  • 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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74 5-Star reviews! Special Spring pricing! Mil/LE discounts, pets welcome!
average rating of 4.914634 based on 86 reviews

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this home. Ray was exceptional to work with and very responsive to any questions we had. The location is perfect. We could walk to the beach within 5 minutes; ideal for the 5 kids under four years old that were staying with us. The house had everything we needed, including comfortable beds, and enough space for our two families. The pool was perfect for the kids and nice and warm. Definitely worth it to get the pool heat during Feb/March. Will try and stay again. Best family vacation so far!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great quiet place close to the beach.

  • 4 of 5

Spacious home with a relaxing deck and beautiful pool. Nice and close to all of your needs but not to close!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Tom! Glad you had a great time on your fishing trip.
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Fabulous time and wonderful location for all of us that were volunteering for 30-A Singer Songwriter

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect stay for us and our group of 12. It was less than a block from the beach with a nice walkway through quaint and quiet Blue Mountain Beach. The bike path was a stone's throw from the house and since the bridge was out there was less traffic on the road but the pedestrian bike path was still open for walkers and bicyclists. Also the house is easy access from Hwy 83, so even though the bridge was out, the house is west of construction and near the intersection of Hwy 83 and 30-A. The house is a nice lay out and we were very happy and comfortable with our arrangements. The best part is that we were able to take our dogs and they were able to stay confined on the deck while we were gone...they loved being outside and watching the squirrels in the tree nearby. The open floor plan in the living room was the perfect place to congregate, since all of us were musicians and were able to play music within the confines of the house! Also the large dining table was a great game and storytelling location for us to hang out. All in all, I would definitely recommend this house for large groups and family gatherings. The only drawback that might hinder some; there are stairs to gain access into the house. Other than that, it is the perfect place to be with Family and Friends, Publix is right down the street and there is a little shoppette within walking distance. Also, quaint restaurants and Yoga are right across the street. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review Julie, thanks very much for sharing this with our past and future guests. Very pertinent and up to date information. Glad we could help y'all create some great memories, Hopefully I'll be able to volunteer for the Songwriters Festival next year. We look forward to your return trip!
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Great place for a cozy New Years with friends

  • 5 of 5

7 of us spent a lovely New Years together at Blue Mountain Breeze. The weather was cold so we spent a lot of time indoors, cooking, hanging out and playing games. We all had enough private space and loved our time together in the common spaces. We managed to leave the house to catch fireworks on the beach a short walk away. I would definitely want to stay here again, especially in warmer weather when we could enjoy the porch and the pool and the beach. Ray is a great and attentive host.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy y'all had a memorable New Year's beach trip, Hannah! Creating great memories with friends and family is the one of the best things in life. Thanks very much for sharing your thoughts with us and our future guests, we hope you can return again soon when things warm up a bit.
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Great property, fun time, great beach

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 in our party and house was most accommodating, from sleeping areas to gathering spots for fellowship and games to kitchen area. Great pool, very cool layout of house, beach a short walk away, bicycles to ride, all the amenities you could ask for! We are already booked for next year it was so great! Landlord was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing, Lisa! Looking forward to your next stay at The Breeze, hope y'all have a great 2018!
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  • 5 of 5

Huge house, completely suitable for a large family gathering. Not a far walk to the beach at all and there's a convenient wagon for pulling beach things with you. Several people with us really enjoyed the bikes kept at the property. The house was beautifully decorated and had everything we needed in it. Pool was a nice size for a private residence like this and we paid extra for it to be heated, which let the kids swim even though it was on the cool side. Beds were all really comfortable, plenty of space. Definitely enjoyed our time here and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raw & Juicy
Juice Shop
Pickle's Snack Station
Hamburger Restaurant
Amavida Coffee and Tea - Seaside
Coffee Shop
Wild Bill's Beach Dogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Meltdown On 30A
Sandwich Shop
Barefoot Barbeque
Barbecue Restaurant
Shrimp Shack
Seafood Restaurant
Taco Bar Seaside
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Bar Seaside
Pizza Restaurant
Surfing Deer
Fine Dining Restaurant
Seagrove Village Market
Seafood Restaurant
Cowgirl Kitchen
Breakfast Restaurant
Fish Out of Water Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
723 Whiskey Bravo
American Restaurant
The Gathering Spot at WaterColor Inn
Sushi Restaurant
Pizza by the Sea at WaterColor Crossings
Pizza Restaurant
Cafe Thirty-A
American Restaurant
Angelina's Pizzeria & Pasta
Italian Restaurant
Brozinni Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Mi Casita Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
The Perfect Pig Gourmet Market
The Red Bar
Spanish Restaurant
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Bad Ass Coffee
Coffee Shop
Grayton Seafood Co.
Seafood Restaurant
The Craft Bar
Bar & Grill
Grayton Beach State Park
Latin American Restaurant
AJ's Grayton Beach
Hibiscus Vegetarian Cafe
Seaside Food Trucks
Fast Food Restaurant
Grayton Corner Cafe
Twin Oaks Farmstand
Organic Restaurant
Hurricane Oyster Bar & Grill
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Chanticleer Eatery
American Restaurant
Black Bear Bread Co.
Pickle Factory
Pizza Restaurant
Steamboat Grill
Bar & Grill
Roux 30A
Old Florida Fish House
Seafood Restaurant
Eden Gardens State Park
Bruno’s Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Marie's Bistro
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Rolling Dog
Hot Dog Stand
Mile Marker Fifteen
Southern Restaurant (US)
Johnny McTighe's Irish Pub
Red's Chicken Shack
Chicken Restaurant
Redds Fueling Station
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Cleaning $225 + 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 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.