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Spectacular Gulf views. 10 steps to the Beach! Pool with SPA

Rick Rice

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Spectacular Gulf views. 10 steps to the Beach! Pool with SPA

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Seawinds House Rental Photos and Description

2 Houses - 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 19- in beds!

Seagrove Beach Vacation Rental- Peace of Mind. To view more pictures of both homes go to our personal website.

Let me know what dates you are looking for.

Peace of Mind has beautiful views of the gulf and you are only 25 steps to the sand for your beach access (no steps 'down' to the sand on this part of the beach). You will relax on the spacious decks and have fun not only in the private pool- but the hot tub as well.

Email me for videos walking you through the home and showing you the short walk from the beach access. we also have a live web cam at our home.

5 king size beds, 7 bunk beds, futon, inflatable mattress, 3 full size refrigerators, 1 beverage fridge, 2 individual ice makers, 3 ovens, all you need for large family meals, plenty of room to spread out in living rooms, wide open views from all rooms. It's the perfect beach house!

Why stay at this home?: Quiet, dead-end street- low density population- there are not many folks on this beach. You will have lots of room to spread out. The stars are beautiful here- away from the lights of high rise condos and waterparks! Walk on the beach toward deer lake park and imagine you are on a deserted Island. It is beautiful here! Our home is comfortable. You will feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. The children will love riding their bikes on the street around this house. It is an easy walk over to the beach- no stairs to go down. You are about 25 steps (not yards) to the sand. You will come back for many years!

For Older Children and Younger Children too!: Yes, Panama City Beach is about 10 miles east of us and Destin is about 20 miles west. The older children can have a big time heading down to the action in those beach towns if they need it. There are waterparks and other amusing fun areas. You should check out the airboat rides just north of Panama city. We saw alligators and eagles in the wild. Kids- old and young will love it! Since this is a dead end street, there is no traffic to worry about either. You will feel safe with your younger children running and playing outside the home.

What can we do at this beach?: Ride your bikes to Seaside & Rosemary Beach- all on dedicated bike paths. Walk for miles on the sugar white sands of the gulf. Rent kayaks and go out in the gulf on those calm mornings or take it over to Eastern Lake- right around the corner from our home. Listen to music or watch a movie on the lawn in Seaside. Go to one of the many arts festivals in Rosemary beach. Run through the water fountain in Seacrest. Eat ice cream, have cocktails, or eat at one of the many family friendly restaurants along scenic hwy 30a. Enjoy your family and friends- and laugh often!

Room Description:

1st floor- king bedroom w/ 2 twins (bunk) as well. full bath, playroom, 2 car garage w/ ping pong table......2nd floor- main living room, kitchen, king bedroom w/ private bath, 1/2 bath too.....3rd floor- master king bedroom w/ private bath, king bedroom w/ private bath, bunk room (2 doubles & 2 twins) w/ private bath......carriage house- living room, 2 full baths, king bedroom. all bedrooms have glorious gulf views & balcony (exception- bunk room)

Where is your home located:

Our beach house is located in Seagrove Beach, and is between Deer Lake State Park & Eastern Lake. The state park offers hiking and biking trails, but no facilities-so it is never crowded. If you head east on our beach, there are no homes fronting the gulf. It is a beautiful place to walk! If you head west, Eastern Lake is a fun place to take the skim boards & a net for the zillions of minnows you will find..... Peace of Mind is located on a dead end street with a lots of privacy and little traffic unlike the traffic found on 30A. This is great for those of you with small children & big kids too!

Activities & Attractions:

The quaint towns of Seaside & Rosemary Beach are a car or bike ride away (bikes have dedicated bike paths). Watch movies, get ice cream, shop, eat & drink, or simply hang out in their cute town squares. Panama City is only 20 miles away if you need a larger town to visit. Pier Park is a great place to shop or hang out on rainy days. Of course, Destin (also 20 miles away) has the famous outlet mall if you need any good deals. There are also putt putt courses, water parks, and amusement parks to visit. The best part is that you are staying in a low key area w/ much less traffic then Destin or PCB.

Water Fun:

You are just across a dead end street from the beautiful gulf and sugar white sands. There are no stairs to descend- just roll or carry your beach toys with you and hang out for the day. Walk west on the beach to Eastern Lake- skim board or catch minnows in the shallow waters leading to the gulf. Walk east on the beach to Deer Lake State park & pretend you are on a deserted island. There is plenty of room for a volleyball net or just play any other 'beach' sport. Our pool/hot tub also faces the gulf/beach. You can hang out at the pool and still see your family & friends on the beach.

Pool Heater:

You may heat the pool &/or hot tub for the week for only $300. We have a gas heater, so there are no worries of cooler water in less than ideal weather (less than 50 degrees). Heat pumps can not heat that well in cooler weather. Gas heaters fire up the pool heat at any time!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Rick Rice (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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About Rick Rice

Hello- We are Rick, Jill, & Brooks Rice from Berkeley Lake, GA (a suburb of Atlanta in Gwinnett County). Rick and Jill grew up in Knoxville, TN and both graduated from The University of TN.

We built Peace of Mind, and it was completed in June 2007. We are very happy to share our home with others, when we can not be there to enjoy it.

Rick Rice purchased this house in 2007

Why Rick Rice chose Seawinds

Seagrove beach has been our favorite destination for many years. We love the laid back, family atmosphere. The water in the gulf looks different every day. The sunsets are spectacular and take my breath away!

What makes this house unique

Your views are WIDE OPEN. There are no obstructions keeping you from seeing the beautiful gulf. 4 of the 6 bedrooms have balconies facing the gulf. all bedrooms have a private bath. You are on a dead-end street. NO TRAFFIC. The beaches are also much less crowded than the beach around Seaside. Visit Seaside, but stay at Peace of Mind! You will love it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

June 30, 2007- We had a great vacation. This house is so well equipped. It is the best. There were 11 in our party and everyone had privacy and fun. GeorgiaJuly 7, 2007-A perfect house for several families. It seems you thought of everything. We had a wonderful week. Jacksonville, FLJuly 20, 2007- Our group had had such a fabulous time. Your home is lovely and is very well-appointed, both in terms of equipment and style. NashvilleJuly 20, 2007- What an awesome house- “peace of mind”. We enjoyed a fun-filled week of 5 families- plenty of room for everyone. It felt like home. We’ll be back next year for some more ‘peace of mind. Jacksonville, FLJuly 28, 2007- We had a great week. Everything was perfect for a group of 18 good friends. Thank you for such a special place to share with friends.
Nov 2007
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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths2
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based on 22 traveler reviews

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Spectacular Gulf views. 10 steps to the Beach! Pool with SPA
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
St. Louis, Mo

Fantastic vacation @ POM

  • 5 of 5

I did not write in your guest I wanted to let you know how great our stay was

in Peace of Mind last week....We have been down to Seagrove at least 10 times in the

last 12 years and we have stayed in very beautiful homes...but almost all have maybe

one draw/back....some the pool .... some other things....All I can say about you home

is that we had not one was so equipped with everything we needed (and

we had people from 7 months old, 10 year old and 2 teens ....up to mid 60's ....all my

3 grown children with their spouses .....It was the closest to the beach ever and we have

stayed Gulf was immaculate and the people you have to clean and rent it(Cynthia

at Seacastles Escape ) were just great....we had no problems with anything. When we

return, I am sure we will be contacting you.

Also I wanted to say, I am in decorating and you did a fabulous job putting this home

together. It must be very rewarding to know you did such a good job.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway

50th Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated my 50th Birthday with my family at this fabulous beach house!! Everything was perfect and the photos of the house were spot on! We loved easy access to the beach and were thrilled there were no steps to hinder our walk, especially with all our beach toys! My 86 year old, Dad never left the main level balcony, from his perch, he was able to watch his family enjoying the private pool and could even see everyone playing at the beach. The owners were excellent to work with and I appreciate the opportunity to stay in their beautiful home!! They truly thought through every detail in this house and it shows!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St, Louis, Missouri

You WON'T regret staying at "Peace of Mind!!"

  • 5 of 5

Our growing family has been coming to the gulf for over 10+ years from St. Louis. Last year, we stayed at Jill and Rick's other property "Sea you in Paradise" which was awesome. But this year, we needed a home that had a slightly different layout and "Peace of Mind" was perfect in every way for 5 couples, 1 older adult and 2 children. The home is close to the beach, as you had to cross a dead end road and the views were amazing. We saw dolphins several times from the 2nd and 3rd floor decks. I've never seen such a stocked kitchen in my life. The home was exceptionally clean, which was very important to me, as I used to have a cleaning business. There was a large selection of games, movies and the stereo system was great as you could listen to music on the decks or outside by the pool. The hot tub was so relaxing at the end of the day. The trip was made even more memorable as we spread a few of my mother's ashes in the gulf and had a memorial in her honor down on the beach. Thank you Jill and Rick, for allowing us to stay at your beautiful property where we really did experience "peace of mind!" We will be booking again in 2014. God's blessings to you and your family! Bill and Karlyn Kyle

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Birmingham, Al

an absolutely wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We have been going to 30A for over 10 years on our beach trips and this was one of the best we've ever had - mainly due to the Rice's home. It was wonderful - cozy, soo beach worthy, and fabulously decorated and outfitted. Everything we could have possibly needed was provided and in great shape.The owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful. It is a truly stunning home and I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone going to the Seagrove area. Again, thank you for letting us share your home on our trip to the beach!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fantastic Location & Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

Great house with plenty of room in a fantastic location. The beach is just steps away and the view from the house is great. The house is well maintained, great floorplan and nice balconies to site out in the evenings on adn enjoy the salt and a tasty beverage.

The owner, Jill, is awesome and very easy to deal with. Thanks and we will be back sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
chattanooga tennessee

fabulous stay at peace of mind!

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends were fortunate enough to stay a beautiful week at Peace of and Mind and also Sea you in Paradise in April. The week included a beautiful beach wedding and reception at Peace of Mind with the breathtakingly beautiful view throughout the day and evening. Our guests were astonished by the house and all the comforts. We will hope to return to this fabulous beach front home soon and have the opportunity to relive only a portion of the wonderful experience we had this year, JIll and Rick have spared nothing in making this home beyond your wildest dreams for comfort and relaxation...try will love it!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


"Great place to visit! only 4 miles from our home! lots of shopping, restaurants, and thing..."
The Red Bar
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Florida Fish House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Camp Creek
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Old Florida Fish House
Car: recommended

Seagrove Beach is located along the beautiful Beaches of South Walton. Located East of Destin and West of Panama City. We are close to famous Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Watercolor, and Grayton Beach. There are always Art & music festivals to attend. Super dining- both casual and upscale. Unique shopping experiences or outlet shopping 20 minutes away in Destin


Rates & Availability

From $4,800 Per week

Seawinds House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
spring 2015
Apr 18 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
summer 2015
May 24 2015 - Aug 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
summer late 2015
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150.00 + Tax
cleaning fee $400.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change prior to payment received
12 1/2% FL tax added
2% charge for credit card use- payment by check is preferred
$400 cleaning fee
optional $300 per week to heat pool. $50 per day
optional $150 dog fee (per dog)
Fall Rate apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Seawinds House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • master bath - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks-3 vanities
    'mini' master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    'mini' master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    bunk bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    1st floor bath - toilet , shower , enter from pool
    half bath-2nd flr - toilet , sink-off kitchen
    carriage house-3rd flr - toilet , shower , off bedroom
    carriage house-2nd flr - toilet , combination tub/shower , off LR/kitchen
    outside shower - shower , hot & cold water
    Half Bathroom -
  • 3rd floor-master bath-spacious w/ separate tub/shower- 3 vanities, 2 sinks, walk in close 3rd floor-mini master- 2 sinks, walk in closet 3rd floor- bunk- 2 sinks, cubbies for suit cases and clothes 2nd floor- mini master- 2 sinks, walk in closet 2nd floor- 1/2 bath 1st floor- full bath- not only connects to playroom - but also has door from pool- jump straight in to the shower! 1st floor- outside- hot & cold shower w/ privacy area carriage house- 3rd floor- bath w/ shower (rain head) carriage house- 2nd floor- full bath w/ tub shower combo
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 king , gulf view-balcony
    'mini' master - 1 king , gulf view-balcony
    'mini' master - 1 king , gulf view-balcony
    bunk room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
    1st floor bedrm - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , gulf view-near pool
    carriage house - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , gulf view-balcony
  • 3rd floor- master bedroom , mini master, & bunk room 2nd floor- mini master 1st floor- king bedroom plus bunk bed carriage house- king bed plus 1 twin bed
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Home is decorated with furniture from Pottery Barn and Ikea. It is a very relaxed and comfortable style. You will feel very at home in our home!

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