Love, love, loved it!!
Submitted: May 20, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
We had our annual Family Bake & Burn at Peace of Mind (POM) or Paradise Found as we called it. Everyone from ages 22 to 81 LOVED this house, location, furnishings, pool, beach, amazing beach views, etc. Even though you're across the street (dead end, non busy) from the beach, it's only about 20 seconds from house to beach. You walk out the pool gate, cross the empty street, there's the beach. The pool area has 2 outdoor showers for washing sandy bodies & beach toys-very easy. We loved the 2 icemakers (great for the margarita machine), 2 fridges in main house, 1 fridge in guest house, & fabulous kitchen where several folks can cook without bumping into each other. Plus the kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook for a crowd & has a convenient separate bar area. There's a pool alarm that sounds everytime you open the door to the pool unless you push the button to prevent it, so it's good for families with smaller kids. Look at the photos and that's what you get, only much better.
There's beach toys in the garage, 2 separate washer/dryers, all beds are kingsized-great when you have tall men with you & the house is decorated so beachy & fun with fabulous beach views. The Rices are so easy to work with, & a local caretaker is available if you have any issues.
When we could drag ourselves away from POM, we ate at Red Bar (Grayton Beach-cash/check only), Louie Louie's-(A cleaner Red Bar w/ similar menu). Uncle Ernie's in Panama City, McGuire's & Pompano Joe's in Destin & donuts from the Donut Hole (in Destin & Santa Rosa Beach-freshly baked at 6AM-try the red velvet donut & apple filled). We walked down the beach to WaterSound & explored there. Plus the Outlet Mall is in Destin & Pier Park (stores, bars, restaurants) is at the western edge of Panama City, then you have the beachside communities of Seaside, Watercolor, Alys Beach, Grayton,etc to wander through.
POM is located in beautiful & calm Seagrove Beach. It's not as frantic, crowded, congested with traffic or overbuilt like Destin, where we used to stay. The highest praise for Peace of Mind came from my parents, who have been all over the world. They said the Rices thought of everything you could possibly need in a beach house, & they couldn't see how any other beach house could be better than this one, so we should book POM for our next Bake & Burn. Everyone agreed-POM is the best, so I'm booking for next year. We found paradise!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 4/5
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