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3 BR / 2 BATH in the Grove by the Sea! Excellent location close to beach.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Now offering 10% discounts for summer rates!

The Grove By the Sea is a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood that is located directly across 30A from the beautiful emerald coast of beaches of South Walton. Centrally located at mile 11 of the 30A, you can walk or bike to most area attractions, including Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton Beach and Rosemary Beach.

SandBox is approximately 1700 square feet with an open kitchen/living with hardware floors throughout the house.

Sandbox is a short walk to beach with private neighborhood beach access. The house backs up to national forest giving you complete privacy, peace, and quiet.

Come stay in the ever popular Grove by the Sea.

More Details

Property Manager
Nancy McFarland Abraham
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Nancy McFarland Abraham

I have lived in the Grove by the Sea for over 10 years but my work took me out of Florida. I'm now and sharing this beautiful home and neighborhood with guests who love the 30A area. Enjoy!

Nancy McFarland Abraham purchased this house in 2000

Why Nancy McFarland Abraham chose Beaches of South Walton

Love the beauty and tranquility of the Grove by the Sea. While we are tucked away, the location is private yet very close to the action of 30A.

What makes this house unique

Open floor plan, two outside porches, house was completely re-painted and newly decorated in March of 2014.


Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 on Main Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Right off the Master with the King bed
    Bathroom 2 on second level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack & Jill sinks off each bedrooms on the second level
  • Two full bathrooms. Bathroom on the second level is a jack/jill arrangement. A sink off each bedroom walks into the shower/toilet area. Private and roomy for all the upstairs guests.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King Bedroom on Main Level - 1 king
    Queen Master on 2nd Floor - 1 queen
    Queen & Twin on 2nd Floor - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Sandbox has three bedrooms. Master on the main level and two queens and one twin in the second level.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

3 BR / 2 BATH in the Grove by the Sea! Excellent location close to beach.
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

The perfect vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

Adorable clean, nicely decorated, comfortable home. Really enjoyed th screened porch upstairs in the evenings and the front porch for morning coffee. Very convenient to everything but still quiet and private. Everything we needed for the perfect vacation was provided here. We are already

Planning our next trip!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vestavia Hills, AL

Lovely, quiet place at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We usually stay at a large resort closer to Destin. This year, we decided to venture out and stay on 30a. We could not have selected a better home. Easy walk to the beach made it great for our family of four. It's also close to a number of very good restaurants but still a quiet, peaceful property. And the kitchen was well stocked making it easy to eat at home. We hope to stay at the Sandbox in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfect getaway for small family

  • 5 of 5

perfect location. close enough to the private beach, secluded in a very well managed neighborhood, and still really close to shops and other more tourist area.

great place to slow down after a day at the beach or pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the location and house

  • 4 of 5

Great house in cute neighborhood .. Do wish it was a little closer to the beach but needed the exercise !!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had a great vacation and enjoyed Sandbox. Yes, our neighborhood (Grove by the Sea) is tucked away off 30A and we love that. We get the best of both worlds with a short walk to the beach, back up to a state forest and less traffic and people! While our walk is about 500 yards to the beach, it's just as short as a walk from the back of Seaside to the beach. We look forward to your return!
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Awesome family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We went on vacation the first week of Sept. & took our three kiddos (8,9 11) with us & loved it. This was our first time to Seagrove & we definitely would go back. It was very close to Seaside & to Ally's Beach. We loved how quaint & relaxing the environment & house were. When we arrived their was an issue with one of the beds but the owner came right over & fixed it. The decor was nice and up to date. The pictures do not convey the hominess of this house. After long days at beach, shopping & dining out we would return & all veg out in living room & hardly ever touch the electronics. We also brought our two furry babies which was one of the requirements for our travels. We travel with furry animals, but never want a place to look or smell like it has had animals -we are very picky, but this place met all of our needs. We were concerned with distance to Destin & Panama City when choosing this place, but it wasn't far at all, within 15 -20 min. Thank you guys for letting us borrow this gem.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Stay at the Sandbox!

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all! We came here to celebrate the new year as a family and we didn't want to leave! The house itself offered everything we needed from the spacious bedrooms (3), 2 bathrooms, and gorgeous balconies (one upstairs, right off the master bedroom). The main entrance balcony has a beautiful wind chime that made the most relaxing sounds which we enjoyed during our morning coffee. The layout of the house is ideal for sharing family moments as it is an open concept floor plan. There is also a washer/dryer on the main level for easy access. This gorgeous cottage also offers a huge hammock outside for star gazing in the evening, or relaxing in the afternoons. We were within walking distance to the beach and also a 15 minute walk to Sea Side. We loved out time here and will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Panama City Beach (ECP) or Fort Walton (VPS)
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Bud & Allies, Whiskey Bravo, Cafe 30A
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Camp Creek, Sandestin
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Whiskey Bravo, Bud & Allies, Cowgirl Kitchen
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Seaside, Seagrove, Rosemary Beach
Car: recommended

The Grove by the Sea is approximately 500 yards to the beautiful emerald coast of beaches of South Walton. Come park your car and walk or ride bikes to the beach, the town of Seaside or Rosemary beach.

The Grove by the Sea is about 1/2 mile from the intersection of 395 and 30A. We have are in the middle of 30A and have access to lots of restaurants and activities.


Rates & Availability

Seagrove Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer / Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall / Winter
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Songwriters Festival
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Housekeeping $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 11.0%

Reservation Details: Reservations are made on a first come, first serve basis. The maximum number of persons who may occupy/ sleep in our cottage is seven (7). We rent to families & do not rent to singles under 25 years old unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.

ADVANCE RENT DEPOSIT - is required when placing your initial reservation. The rent deposit is equal to 50% of the total rental fee plus a non-refundable processing fee of $65 if payment is made by credit card. Rent balance, including sales tax and security/damage deposit is due in full at least thirty (30) days preceding Tenant check-in. Payment by check, money order, or cashiers check.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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