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Graceland by the Sea-Close To Beach Front Row On 30A, Private Hot Tub, Gulf View

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,843 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom Gulf View Beach House

Welcome to 'Graceland by the Sea' our luxury beach home in the exclusive and private community of Seacrest Beach North. It is located between Rosemary and Alys beach and is in close proximity to Seaside, Seagrove, Water Color, Destin and Panama City Beach. It is one of the most spacious and definitely the best location that Seacrest has to offer. It is located just steps away from the private beach with deeded access(approximately 200 yards) and is walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars as well. A private beach shuttle is also offered at no expense. One call away and they pick you up at your front door. This makes your trip to the beach much easier when you are carrying a large amount of gear or you need assistance with the elderly or children. Even closer than the beach is the legendary Seacrest 12,000 square foot swimming pool with waterfalls, fountains and two bath houses.

This three-story, four-bedroom / four bathroom home has been tastefully decorated to make you feel at home while on vacation. We offer a large selection of DVD's, board games, video games, etc. just in case of those unfortunate rainy days. We also have an outdoor hot tub located just off of the In-law suite. The manicured landscape does a great job of shading the hot tub area and provides great privacy as well.

The first floor has a large entrance way and spacious, private in law suite with kitchenette (sink, microwave, refrigerator, and ice maker)and two queen beds. French doors lead to the front porch where the hot tub is located.

The second floor features the main den area with gas log fireplace, fully integrated DVD audio system for indoor/outdoor use. It includes a common area bathroom (Shower/Tub Combo) which is directly beside the bedroom for easy access. Bedroom has two single Beds and is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player. Rear door of the bedroom leads to a balcony with panoramic views of the Seacrest village. The kitchen is furnished with stainless appliances and granite counter tops along with a built in wine chiller.

The third floor has a spacious master suite (king bed) and master bath with incredible gulf views from the private balcony. Also, on the third floor, there is another bedroom (queen) with private bath and beautiful views of the Seacrest Villas.

Shopping, outdoor concerts, and restaurants are a short walk away.

There are numerous bike rental companies with pick up & drop off service. Everything is within walking distance or just a phone call away. We provide a guide book to help you with your stay. It contains restaurant menus, activity fliers, entertainment brochures, babysitting services , delivery services for groceries and take out. Lastly, as a family tradition, we leave a large candy bowl dish out for our guest. Our family loves to cheat the diet while at the beach so we really would like you to do the same and join the family. Look forward to serving you!

More Details

Brandon Hanks
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Brandon Hanks

Our family resides in the Birmingham, AL area and we love to get together at the beach each year and enjoy what 30-A has to offer which is a family friendly laid back atmosphere like no other.

Brandon Hanks purchased this house in 2002

Why Brandon Hanks chose Seacrest

We settled in the Seacrest area 10-12 years ago and developed numerous homes within the Seacrest Beach North community. We immediately fell in love with the area and we saw how bright the future could be on 30-A. It has grown to levels that I could not have imagined 10 years ago but it has still maintained the small town neighborly feel. This is the first time we have opened Graceland by the Sea for rental to the public, but we are very excited about others enjoying what we have for so many years.

What makes this house unique

Location is the biggest advantage for Graceland by the Sea. Being so close to both the pool and beach is a huge advantage. We always have kids who prefer one or the other so having such a short walking distance is key. We chose this location specifically because of the beautiful sunsets and ocean views but we quickly saw other advantages as well. We have immediate access to 30-A and we are just a few minutes from Highway 98. It is nice to have the luxury of PCB and Destin so close but I promise you that a couple of days on 30A will make you forget about all of the hustle and bustle of your previous vacations.


Seacrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bath 3rd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Common Area Bath 2nd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    In law suite bath 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath 3rd Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bathrooms total. Master suite bath with jetted tub, dual vanity, and upright glass enclosure shower. 3rd floor guest bath has standard tub/shower combo and vanity. 2nd floor has tub/shower combo unit and centrally located for use by guest from the den or kids bedroom. In law suite on the 1st floor has combo shower/tub unit as well.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd Floor Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Twin Beds with balcony
    3rd Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Bed with private bath and private balcony
    1st Floor In law Suite - 2 queen , Inlaw Suite, private bath, kitchenette, hot tub on porch
    3rd Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large Master with Gulf view and private bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10-12, Beds for 10 and One Queen Air Mattress. King size bed in Master suite, flat screen tv, audio system indoor/outdoor speaker system, tons of closet space, jetted tub in bathroom. Master has beautiful view of the Gulf from the private 3rd floor balcony. 3rd floor guest bedroom has a queen bed, flat screen TV, private bathroom and balcony overlooking the Seacrest neighborhood. 2nd floor bedroom has 2 twin beds great for kids. Includes plenty of closet space, flat screen TV, and private balcony. 1st floor consists of a large in law suite with 2 queen beds, private bath, kitchenette (mini fridge, ice maker, sink, microwave). Also, it includes a hot tub (one of five homes with hot tubs in Seacrest) just outside on the bottom deck.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide a binder with many of the local restaurant menus, local attractions, etc. We also provide a starter pack of bottled water and a candy dish (our family likes to cheat the diet while at the beach) so we would like to make you feel at home just like one of the family.


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Graceland by the Sea-Close To Beach Front Row On 30A, Private Hot Tub, Gulf View
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews

Graceland by The Sea lives up to it's name

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful week for my family and brother's family over Fall Break. The house was in a great location to the beach, pool, and for entering/exiting the neighborhood (there are a lot of streets to get lost on). The house comes with so any beach supplies, a pantry stocked with spices and oil, and to top it off a fridge with a variety of condiments. Brandon Hicks (home owner) was so kind and helpful as our trip drew near. We were facing Nate (tropical storm/possible hurricane) the weekend we arrived and as you can imagine that is not how you want to start the week. Brandon was so gracious to allow us an extra day in our week due to poor weather conditions at the start. I was so anxious about poor weather the whole stay, and this was a blessing to think we could get an extra day of nice weather. Nate ended up not being a threat, it only rained one day and the weather was beautiful the rest of the week.

I highly recommend Graceland by The Sea for all families.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to thank your family again for choosing to stay at Graceland by the Sea this last week. We ran into a little hiccup with Hurricane Nate but I am glad that we were able to accommodate your situation with some extra time to make up for the nasty start to the weekend and I am glad to see that the weather rebounded quickly for the remainder of your trip. Also, thank you for your kind words regarding your stay, we really try to make it seem like you are home while on vacation by providing simple necessities like the spices, oils, etc. mentioned above. As for location, you are correct, we like to think that our positioning makes it easier to enter & exit such a large neighborhood with ease plus we are just a short walk to both the pool and beach. Lastly, please keep us in mind for future visits to the 30A area, we would love to have you back again in the near future. Seacrest Beach along with the neighboring western end of 30A has many upgrades and new projects underway for 2018! Thanks again and best regards, Brandon "Graceland by the Sea"
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice property

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 had a fabulous time at Graceland by the Sea. The beds were comfortable and the view was amazing! They really thought of every detail for families: free wifi, hot tub, movies games and a stocked kitchen. The home is within walking distance to Seacrest shops, Rosemary and Alys Beach. Thank you Hanks family for taking care of our every need!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thank you for choosing to spend your family's vacation with us at Graceland by the Sea. I am glad to hear that you had a enjoyable stay and I am especially happy that you liked the little extras that we try to provide to make you feel at home while on vacation. Once again, thank you for choosing Graceland and please keep us in mind for future visits to the 30A area. Best Regards! Brandon
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Graceland By The Sea! This home had more than enough room for the nine of us to spread out. It is furnished beautifully and there were plenty of extras provided as well. The candy dish full of candy was a perfect way to start our vacation! The walk to the beach and the pool was not bad at all and we were even able to call a tram for my mom so she didn't have to walk. Brandon was super easy to work with and was very quick to answer any questions and concerns we had. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to take this opportunity to thank your family again for choosing to stay with us at Graceland by the Sea. Also, I am glad to hear that your stay went well and that you enjoyed both the home and the Seacrest area. The Seacrest HOA has done a really good job concerning the transportation to and from the beach so I really like hearing that it helped your mother have a more enjoyable trip. As for the candy dish, it is always something that my kids look forward to as well, unfortunately they never leave any for me, lol! Thanks again and please keep us in mind for future visits to the 30A area! Best Regards, Brandon "Graceland by the Sea"
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Our family really enjoyed our stay at Graceland by the Sea.

  • 5 of 5

This has been one of our favorite stays in Florida. We loved the area/neighborhood. We were walking distance to the pool and the beach. We enjoyed biking around Seacrest/Rosemary. Brandon was so helpful with any questions we had about the house or the area. The house was spacious and clean. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words regarding Graceland by the Sea. I am glad to hear that you family had a great week. We really appreciate you choosing to spend your vacation with us and please keep us in mind on your next visit to the 30A area. Brandon "Graceland by the Sea"
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Perfect location and plenty of room for a family of 12

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 adults and 4 children in our family staying at Graceland of the Sea. The house is in such a PERFECT location. It is right between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach. We walked or biked everywhere which was so nice to not have to move our car once we arrived. This house is located at the front of the community so it is very close the beach access and even closer to the pool. The pool is SO nice and big. There was plenty of room, never had to fight over chairs with other guests and the different pool areas kept the kids entertained.

Each bedroom was very spacious, had it's own balcony and had it's own bathroom. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed. There were tons of movies/DVDs and family games for entertainment. The kitchen and living room were on the second floor and the kids stayed on the first floor as well as the 3rd floor and you could not hear any noise from the second floor after kids went to bed.

We fell in love with this house, location and community! Would HIGHLY recommend! We can't wait to come back and stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay at Graceland by the Sea. Reviews like this paint a good description of both the location and amenities that are sometimes difficult for myself to describe to potential renters. It is great to hear that the Seacrest HOA is doing such a good job with the pool as well, they have made many strides over this off season to ensure that the Seacrest North guest and owners enjoy the pool without overcrowding & other communities overflow. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay, once again I wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed having your family this summer and would love to have you back again in the near future. Best Regards, Brandon "Graceland by the Sea"
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bay County International Airport PCB, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Shades at the Loop
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Troon Golf's Camp Creek
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
George's of Alys Beach
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Beaches of South Walton (Seacrest Beach)

Graceland by the Sea is located on the hottest and most talked about area of the Emerald Coast. The Beaches of South Walton better known as 30-A are made up of 15 individual communities each forming a different personality since the inception. Seacrest is best known for its central location between Rosemary Beach and the more recent build out of Alys Beach. It boast the highest sand dunes along 30-A and it includes the Deer Lake State Park for all of you nature lovers. Our home is one of the largest homes and best located rentals in all of Seacrest. It sits directly on 30-A which allows for beautiful sunsets and ocean views with only a short 200 yard stroll to the beach. A private beach shuttle is provided as well, just a phone call away and they pick you up right at your front door. Our home is located even closer to the legendary 12,000 square foot Seacrest Pool. There are over 15 top notch restaurants within walking distance to Graceland by the Sea. I have made numerous trips where my car never moved out of the driveway. Along with the fantastic dining options, there are tons of options when it comes to specialty shops, clothing retailers, etc. Seacrest is positioned almost in the middle of Panama City Beach and Destin. PCB is a short 15-20 min. drive while Destin takes closer to 30 mins. to navigate. There are numerous activities in the Panama City area such as Pier Park, Gulf World, Shipwreck Island Water Park, and a never ending list of deep sea or inshore fishing charters. Destin has many draws as well including the Baytowne Wharf, Silver Sands Outlet Center, and the newly constructed Harbor Walk Village. Both PCB and Destin are great but once you make a visit to 30-A, you will see why this hidden gem is now the main attraction on the Gulf Coast. Currently, there is new construction of a shopping development in the Inlet Beach area called 30Avenue. This will be less than 2 minutes from our home. There is another shopping center that adjoins Seacrest North. It was recently purchased by a new development and they have done an excellent job bringing in a wide selection of small kiosk style shopping hubs ranging from a bagel shop to a high end doggy boutique, even a small pub with a great courtyard (includes a great splash pad for the kids while you relax). Take in a wine tasting at Rosemary, maybe a late night movie with the kids at the Alys Beach outdoor area or just sit back and listen to the music at the Seacrest pool. As you can see, there is no wrong answer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59

All bookings are handled through Homeaway's payment system. 11.5% additional tax, $195 cleaning fee and $85 damage waiver are required. Garage unit will be locked out along with one small hallway closet on the 3rd floor. Holiday weekends such as Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day are $2,900 per week. Exceptions can be made for shorter time periods throughout the Spring, Fall, and Winter.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.