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Villa Magnolia - Beachside - South of 30 A

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom/4 Bathroom Home With Private Pool, One House Back From The Beach

Villa Magnolia is one house off the beach with a private boardwalk to the beach and no worry of crossing 30A to get there.

This beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom house is perfect for your vacation needs and is just steps from the beach. It has its own private swimming pool that can be heated.

Enter into a welcoming ground floor that leads to two private suites, both with king size beds and large TV's.

On the second floor, you will find the living/dining area and adjoining kitchen with breakfast bar. The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops and new stainless appliances to make meal preparation a delight. You will love the openness of the living area and kitchen which allows everyone to be together whether they are cooking, eating or watching TV. There is also a 4 bed bunkroom for the kids with a full bath - all behind a closed door on this floor.

The top floor features two more bedroom suites. The oversized Master Suite features a private deck, king size bed and ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has a queen size bed as well as its own private bathroom.

Enjoy the views of the Gulf from the second and third floor balconies. The private beach walkway is directly out your front door and just steps to the sand.

There is also a 2 car garage to store all your beach stuff safely. We keep 7 beach chairs, an umbrella, a gas grill, a roll away bed, and 4 bikes in the garage. These items are all available to you and your guests. There are also TV's with cable in all rooms except the bunk room and free wireless internet service. All TVs (except master bedroom TV) are Wifi enabled and stream Netflix, Amazon, etc.

We are located on the South Side of 30 A just 1/2 mile from the blinking red light at Seaside and 1 1/2 miles from Publix grocery store. We are also only a mile from Seaside and minutes away from the HUB at Water Sound and Rosemary Beach.

More Details

Matt Carullo
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Matt Carullo

My family has been coming to 30A for many years and we absolutely love it. When we came across Villa Magnolia, it immediately stole our hearts. We have 4 children and we knew it would be a place where we could make many precious memories. Our picture above is all of us in Rosemary Beach (just a short drive from our house) !

Matt Carullo purchased this house in 2016

Why Matt Carullo chose Seagrove Beach

Villa Magnolia is one house off the beach. With so many kids in our family (and our extended family), it is always a challenge to get everyone ready, loaded up in the car, and down to the beach. This house is great for us because there is no street to cross and within seconds you are staring at the light blue waters of the gulf. If we forget something - and that happens all the time, we can pop back to the house to grab it. So convenient!

The other huge thing that we love is the location. It's practically in the middle of 30A and we are up and down the beach towns almost every day. The combination of having Seaside right down the street and a short drive to Grayton - Rosemary - and the new HUB at Water Sound is really nice because we can enjoy all of the things to do within minutes.

What makes this house unique

When we first walked into the house - the main room had us both saying, "ahh this is really nice." It is an open concept with the kitchen right off the living room area. We love being together and that main floor gets a ton of use because we can relax - cook - watch TV and never feel like we are separated. However, the house is big enough to have some quiet time if needed as well - we know how little kids can be loud at times ;-)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your house with us! Right on top of the beach, great big pool and plenty of space to spread out. The garage had everything we could ask for; chairs, bikes, boogie boards and plenty of buckets and shovels for the kiddos. Hope to be back next year!
Mar 2015
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Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunk Room Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Seperate tub and shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.8 based on 21 reviews

Fantastic 30A Price/Location/Appointments

  • 5 of 5

Villa Magnolia is a large, fairly priced, well-appointed, charming home a minutes walk to an amazingly beautiful beach!

I second other reviews that rightfully acknowledge their stay was made easy by the owners, Matt & Carrie. Prior to our booking and up until our stay, Matt addressed my every question in record time, usually via telephone and let me know I could call him for anything. Also prior to the trip he sent me a thoughtful and well-prepared welcome letter detailing the home, the area, and favorite things to see and do. This made for super easy packing and planning.

My husband and I spent spring break week at Villa Magnolia with our 2 tween/teen children and another family with 3 tween/teens. Everyone found it easy to come and go to the beach (a minute walk down the boardwalk) or down the street to visit other close-by friends, shopping and eateries in Seaside via the 4 useful bicycles which come with Villa Magnolia. These bicycles were the perfect size for both us and our kiddos. We rented 1 additional bike from a shop about 1 minute down the road. I felt like a kid again bicycling! Funny thing is, the one thing my kids (and I) keep talking about is how fun it was to bicycle there!

The home itself is light and airy, spacious, and decorated in calm and relaxing coastal hues. The beds are comfortable and there is ample storage for clothing, suitcases, etc.

Our family cooked each breakfast and dinner at Villa Magnolia and found that this kitchen is in need of nothing! Every possible amenity is supplied. It was wonderful to have an area large enough to host everyone in the open kitchen/dining/living space on the 2nd floor.

Since one of our families flew in, they were unable to bring beach chairs, floats, etc. Not. A. Problem. Villa Magnolia was appointed with boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, and a large variety of sand toys. No need to pack those along. And, since it was a little chilly during our stay, the heated pool was a huge hit with the kids!

The property management company was easy to work with and check-in/out could not have been any simpler. We would gladly recommend Villa Magnolia to most any family looking for a good value and location.

Thank you Matt & Carrie!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem on the beach where you can make amazing memories!

  • 5 of 5

Matt and Carrie have a beautiful villa where we were able to make amazing memories with our family over the Christmas/New Year Holidays.

I will start my review with the best part, one word: Matt! His response rate was impeccable as were his interest and caring about all of our concerns and questions that we had. His warmth and engaging ways were absolutely perfect from the moment that we booked Villa Magnolia until we left and even beyond. We made friends!

The house is what one would really hope for when booking a villa: beautifully decorated, most comfortable, (beds, pillows, seating), it is filled with that "beachy" charm, lovely paintings and bibelots with a personal touch in every corner, from the living area to the bedrooms & bathrooms. The bonus of bikes, beach seating and children's toys were so welcome, we even found a high chair in a closet for our grand baby. The well maintained heated swimming pool was a wonderful luxury given the freezing weather at the time of our stay. An enclosed spacious garage made for a comfortable private loading & unloading for everyone both at arrival and departure. A state of the art kitchen with plenty of pots & pans, dishes and cutlery made it easy for us to entertain when we decided not to go out to the many dining venues in the area. Seaside which is a mile away was the perfect destination for a nice beach walk or a bike ride which our children enjoyed doing; there one can find cute shops and many eating venues.

For the many people who travel to the beach finding a place right ON the beach is not always easy AND it's pretty expensive. The BEST part of being at Villa Magnolia is the one minute board walk from the house down to the magnificent sands of Seagrove Beach, truly unreal! The balconies on both the 2nd living area floor and the 3rd Master suite floor are a huge bonus with their comfortable seating & a lovely partial view of the gulf. Matt & Carrie shared with us their favorite spots to check out. I highly recommend the Vue restaurant, an old Favorite GoatFeathers, the Red Bar, Bud & Allies, The Surfing Deer (literally down the street) and AJ's where Will & Linda's awesome duo performs every Friday night.

Villa Magnolia is a real gem if you are looking for a perfect romantic beach getaway where comfort and convenience are at the top of your list. Thank you Matt and Carrie for giving us a beautiful venue to celebrate with our family the end of the year while making fantastic memories!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect size and location!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to rent a beach house that met the following criteria: reasonably priced, close to the beach and could accommodate 4 couples and a few extra girls. This house was the golden ticket! It was cheaper for us to rent this house than to stay in a nearby hotel and the house is a 1 minute walk away from the beach. With the four large bedrooms with king/queen beds, one bedroom with bunk beds, and 4 bathrooms, this house perfectly accommodated all of our guests.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The category one hurricane didn't stop us from having a wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Everyone from check-in to the owner was available and wonderful to work with. The home was clean and beautiful! The beach access was very pretty and extremely close. We have stayed in different houses the past 4 years and this one was superb! The only negative was the beach chair service we used. It appears that there was too much competition for chair service. Otherwise, everything was perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best house in Seaside for families

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to seaside every summer for 5 years and Villa Magnolia is hands down the best yet. The proximity to the beach is amazing given we have small kids and a ton of gear to take back and forth each day. The open concept living room/kitchen/dining room was absolutely perfect for us and so beautiful. The beds were comfortable, the kids loved the bunk room and we felt like we had a ton of space. The owners really had families in mind with designing including all of the bikes and beach equipment was such an amazing touch!! Loved every second and would rent again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, well maintained, and accommodating to our family.

  • 5 of 5

We loved how close the house was to the beach. The private walkway made it easy to get back and forth. The house was roomy for all 11 of us. It was very clean and and felt like home. We enjoyed our time at the house and the beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Pool can be heated during your stay for $200.

Cancellation Policy: We will refund your deposit (less $100) if you cancel and we are able to reserve the same dates. If we are unable to reserve the dates, your deposit will be forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund