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On 30A! "Living room balcony," jacuzzi, 5-star reviews, walk to Alys + Rosemary!

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Ultra-comfortable studio/1br, large bath, travertine floors & full-size fridge!

***FALL TOWARD THE BEACH! Perfect basecamp, 2 blocks from beach! 50% off the 3rd night of your stay, anytime in October. Book by September 10! Send an inquiry for all 3 nights, and mention the October Sale!***

Welcome to this recently remodeled unit at the popular INN AT SEACREST BEACH! You will be in a corner unit, on building's preferred west side; your balcony overlooks the pool area, with relaxing Gulf water views straight across Highway 30A. Only the corner units offer an oversized 90-degree wrap-around balcony! It's been called an "outdoor living room" by guests. (All interior units in the building have a balcony ledge, boxed in, no side windows.)

Your covered balcony with Gulf breezes features 3 different seating areas. You can enjoy reading, hot morning coffee, wine at happy hour, or enjoy dinner during a showstopper sunset over Alys Beach!

Exceptionally comfortable, this is an owner-maintained unit. It has great attention to detail, fresh special linens, and some extras not customary on 30A --- including early check-in about 2PM and/or late check-out whenever available (90% of the time). Also, there's no key or "meet-up" to worry about! Our door has a secure app-controlled keypad code. You will receive a personalized PIN code that changes for each guest. Enjoy your stress-free arrival and departure, on your own timetable.

This is the only one of 3 *corner units* in the entire building available for rent, and the only one overlooking the pool vs. parking lots.

Walk or bike to the best that "Highway 30A" has to offer! This popular east end of 30A is more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly with multiple crosswalk signal lights, and oversized bike paths. You can leave your car until you're departing. Your basecamp is a nice 10-minute walk to Rosemary Beach, and a 3-minute walk over to the stunning Alys Beach (google both).


---Full-size refrigerator with icemaker.

---Upscale, light-colored travertine floors (not dark tile as other units).

---Large, comfy microsuede couch. (Not a pull-out but can easily accommodate a child, or for napping.)

---Closet stocked with hangars, iron, board, blanket, etc.

---Wall-mounted flat-screen TV.

---Granite kitchen countertop. Custom stone backsplash. Toaster oven, microwave, wine glasses, cooking plate and pots, blender, the works.

---USB plugs in electrical outlets. Conveniently at kitchen counter, to charge your many devices.

---Clean, open bathroom with oversized counter space, large drawers, and hotel-style "U"-shaped curtain rod.

With our compliments, the first day's coffee and hot tea is set-up to get you going! We have "sleeps 4" because we have hosted families traveling with two toddlers or a teenager --- some of our best reviews! We will leave an extra sheet set for the couch if needed, and there is plenty of room next to the couch to set up a Pac-n-Play.

Sleeping in? Need a nap after the beach? You will enjoy extra windows (found only on corner condo units) for both natural light and lazy-day cross breezes. Just lock together heavy sailcloth curtains, to sleep in past sunrise --- or take a power nap in the quiet, cool dark! Relax and recharge on a pillowtop mattress, fresh upscale linens, and upholstered headboard.


The Inn at Seacrest Beach is four floors high. It is far more compact than all nearby condo properties, allowing for more privacy and less foot traffic that's common in nearby neighborhoods. No sunrise morning commotion of food deliveries to retail venues! There's no retail or restaurants in this building. Plenty of off-street parking. Two large bike storage areas, with awning covers. Seacrest Beach is nestled between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach, two of most gorgeous enclaves on 30A to explore. If you're not staying somewhere fronting Highway 30A, you're missing out!

This is also one of the very few properties in all 22 miles of 30A that has both a pool and hot tub/Jacuzzi. The Jacuzzi is heated all year long! (Some properties do not heat their Jacuzzi in "off-season.") This is the only portion of high-rent eastern 30A with buried electrical lines = far better balcony views with no wires dangling in your pictures. Trust us, we know of such things.


---The unit is professionally cleaned after each stay, and the linens and towel sets are solely for this unit. Your linens are not "beat up" or like a motel. They're like you're a true guest. They are not circulating among multiple rental properties under a property management service.

---There is not currently WiFi in the unit --- one less expense to pass on to guests while keeping rates low and value high! So bring your hotspot, or there are plenty of restaurants and venues that have free WiFi in walking distance, too.

---Look over the Reviews. Make sure a lot of "real" travelers recommend the property you want to book not just a handful of "friends and family" posting love notes.

---All quotes include 11% for state sales tax and this county's tourism tax. We follow the law. DON'T RISK your reservation with someone not charging taxes, or not charging the legal 11% total... We've seen some very unfortunate situations.

Send us an inquiry with your dates for a fast, detailed quote!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Kelly

After spending 20 years traveling to 30A and South Walton for R&R trips and renting all kinds of places (some great, some not-so-great), I decided to buy some of my own. I enjoy sharing “value stays” with others. I was raised on the water in South Florida. As much as I love that area, there are no better beaches in America than South Walton County's along 30A. It's that simple. The quartz mineral creates an extra soft, white-white cool sand that is just stunning and found only in this region.

Kelly purchased this condo in 2014

Why Kelly chose Seacrest Beach

The Inn at Seacrest Beach building is the best spot on 30A for newcomers and veteran travelers alike! It's not fussy. It’s private, straight-forward, and you’ll love the no-hassle parking. With more than 20 enclaves/communities to choose from over 15+ miles, it's the best value for the money, no question. But it is also the quietest, being away from the hubbub that starts very early and goes very late in many other enclaves. There's no commercial businesses around us. We don’t have any restaurants on ground floor or nearby with delivery trucks coming and going, etc.

What makes this condo unique

The wrap-around balcony makes for stunning sunset-watching, although most folks walk down front and center to the sand. The balcony has different seating areas for multiple options. I stocked this condo the way I would want to live in if I had to! Includes white porcelain china, stemless wine glasses, the works. There is a coffee/hot tea and condiments pack to get you through your first morning! Bathroom is stocked like a hotel's would be. As mentioned in the write-up, linens are more upscale *and do not travel among multiple properties with a big management firm or cleaning service.* Everything is more hands-on.


Seacrest Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen w/mattress cover + pillowtop. Sofa is not a pullout, but has a deep seat area and has accommodated one or two small children. We're happy to remove side tables or kitchen barstools to make room for a pack-n-play, for example.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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On 30A! "Living room balcony," jacuzzi, 5-star reviews, walk to Alys + Rosemary!
average rating of 4.835443 based on 79 reviews
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Great balcony, convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Clean and tidy place for a couple. Close to beach access as well as dining. Really great pool on site. Condo has everything needed if you want to eat in and loved having breakfast on balcony.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Know this couple searched very thoroughly on 30A amid thousands of choices for a place that would be a needle in a haystack for value and location. Couldn’t be happier they picked this one! Come back soon!
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Lovely surprise!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Seacrest beach. The location was perfect. Our unit was right by the stairs so very convenient. Easy walking distance to the beach and shops. The studio was the clean and tastefully decorated. We loved sitting on the large wraparound porch. We also enjoyed hanging out by the pool. The owner Kelly was very helpful in providing information on where to eat and responded immediately to any questions we had. Overall a wonderful experience and we plan to go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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location, location, location

  • 5 of 5

If you've even wondered about the rumors of panhandle beaches where the sand is so clean it squeaks when you run, or if you want to check out the 30A foodie and beach scene, or you love to fish, then this condo is the perfect place to dip your toes into the waters of Seacrest Beach at a reasonable price.

First, about the location: the living room balcony has two couches and a dining area which creates a real outdoor living feel; the beach is walkable, bikeable, or tramable within minutes; and the condo, while intimate is clean and well-furbished.

Second, about the location: things to do! My son and his friend went shark fishing at night (this is a catch and release program; no animals are hurt); my daughter loved the Silver Sands Outlet where she got all her school clothes at an amazing price!; and I really loved going to dinner at a place like Fish Out of Water with its up-scale dining and then moving to the Old Florida Fish House for dancing and a drink with a truly eclectic mix of folks and music.

Third, about the location: very family focused. Kids roam freely on bikes, and it is not a place that you should drive quickly. Families go out at nights with flashlights to see the crabs run up the beach (it is a bit like Halloween, so be prepared to see children on the beach until 11:00 at night).

Finally, we didn't need to ask Kelly for anything but she brought by a new coffee pot unexpectedly so a great impression!


  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seacrest stay

  • 4 of 5

The pool should have umbrellas. Otherwise great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great location to everything and just enough room in the room and out on the balcony.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back soon! We loved having you as guests.
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Amazing property - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay, clean, amazing location, convenient.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nestled right between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, Seacrest Beach is by far the more affordable option and conveniently located to everything --- walk or bike to anything!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Service $79 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Booking Admin Fee $10 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is paid for and thus recorded as "confirmed." Refunds agreed upon are less credit card transaction fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.