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Sandy Paws (pets) Welcome At Sandy Pause

Donna Fargason

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Donna Fargason

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Sandy Paws (pets) Welcome At Sandy Pause

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Gulf Mist House Rental Photos and Description

2 Spacious Bedroom/2 Bath, Sleeps 8

Don't let the 2 bedroom tag fool you...this sweet cottage may only have 2 bedrooms, but the upstairs bedroom houses a sleeper sofa in addition to a queen bed in order to sleep a family of 4. The downstairs bedroom is also equipped with a queen bed, and there is a sleeper sofa in the living room. Both bedrooms are equipped with new flat screen tv's.

The open floor plan and living area is spacious and allows for comfortable lounging while watching huge flat screen tv. Wifi, cable, and movie channels are included, and the home has washer/dryer for your convenience.

The home also features an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, solid wood cabinets, breakfast bar, microwave, and pantry. It is fully stocked and ready to be used to create wonderful meals during your stay.

When the sand and salt become too much, and quiet spot for reading is needed, there is a clean and well-kept community pool just down the street with keyed access for renters.

For those ready to enjoy the outdoors, there are several beach chairs with umbrellas for your use. There is also an affordable bike rental facility next door. One fabulous feature of this area is the 20 miles of biking/walking paths along all of highway 30-A and in more tucked-away off-road trails.

The home is located walking distance from great local shopping and dining. Public beach access is just across Hwy 30-A. The beaches in this area of Florida can't be beat! We are in close proximity to many lovely communities with additional shopping and dining opportunities like Seaside (Just voted #1 Family beach in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine), Watercolor, Rosemary Beach, and Grayton Beach only a bike ride away.

***By the way, I get push notifications on my phone when inquiries are made in order to be able to reply quickly to questions, so kindly refrain from sending inquiries between 11pm and 7am central time. Thank you for your consideration.***

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna Fargason (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Donna Fargason

Our family has been traveling to this area of Florida for years and years. When we saw this place for sale this past fall, we had to snatch it up. It is so close to everything we love to do, and the beach access can't be beat short of being on the beach itself.

Donna Fargason purchased this house in 2012

Why Donna Fargason chose Gulf Mist

This property appealed to us because of it's location in wonderful Seagrove Beach, and its proximity to Seaside, Watercolor, and Rosemary Beach. The dining and shopping in the area can't be beat!! The neighborhood Gulf Mist is on a cul de sac and is occupied mostly by owners. It is well-maintained and monitored by people who know the area and care about the upkeep and reputation of the neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

This home also has a balcony upstairs and comfortable seating downstairs that allows one to enjoy the evening sunset and breeze. The firepit and courtyard are perfect for entertaining. There is also a garage and plenty of parking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

House was perfect and fabulous! Great location. Thanks so much.
Feb 2015
  • 1 of 7

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

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Sandy Paws (pets) Welcome At Sandy Pause
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 55 reviews
4

Location!!!! Sandy Pause has that and so much more!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Sandy Pause to celebrate my first Mother's Day. We chose this home because of its incredible location, right across 30-A from the beach, and because it's dog-friendly. The house is very nice and spacious. It has a garage where we could pull our bikes in and not have to worry about locking them to a fence post. The pool is nice and quiet. The kitchen had everything we needed. The fenced-in patio was AWESOME, as was the covered 2nd floor porch off of the master bedroom. While we will likely stay there again, there were two things that fall in my cons list: the queen beds are quite firm and the bathrooms weren't as clean as I expected, based on the cleanliness of the rest of the house. I'm that person who cleans even the cleanest rental bathroom before I use it, so this wasn't an issue, but might be for someone who doesn't bring cleaning products or doesn't have the patience to deal with it. There is a whirlpool with inoperable jets, aka goo lives in there and has no where to go, so stick with the shower or the regular tub downstairs! ;-) Overall, we had a great time and REALLY enjoyed Sandy Pause.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such an informative review. It's so helpful to future guests, and also to me. I'm glad to know about the bathroom issue and will be sure to address that with my housekeeping crew. Unfortunately, the mattress issue is one that we have heard both ways - too soft, too hard. Can't seem to get that one just right, but we hope to have you guys again! Hope you had a great Mother's Day! Donna
jacksonville
5

Lisa & Phil

  • 5 of 5

Great House, Great Location, very comfy. Enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved it. Thanks for the great review, and hope you come again!! Donna
Vinings, GA
4

Sandy Pause

  • 4 of 5

This house is darling and in a perfect location. It is right across from beach access, and in a very tiny, very sweet neighborhood with a great pool. The street seems to be a mix of owner residents and rental properties, but only about 12 houses. This is a nice spot for small families with kids of any age. Even though the house is pet friendly, there wasn't a trace of any pets having been there (this includes no odors - chemical or otherwise - and no dog hair). We had lovely weather in a great setting! The house is fully outfitted for comfort and "eating in" if that is preferred (since we had no kids with us, we ate out for all but breakfast and one lunch). A small suggestion - I would recommend cleaning out and tidying the pantry to take stock of what has been left behind by other guests. Some of it was practical (paper plates/napkins), but some things just need to be tossed (example: one old cookie in a baggy). We just cleared off one shelf and used it exclusively, but it was getting crowded in there. And, there were no garbage bags provided. All in all, it is a great vacation spot (there were even doggie dishes in the kitchen!). Thanks, Donna, for letting us enjoy this little bit of heaven.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patricia, thank you for your input and review. I have addressed the pantry issue with housekeeping, and they'll be sure to keep a better eye on perishable items left in there. Hope to have you again!! Donna
Springfield, Ill
5

Sandy Pause

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect, spacious and very clean. We felt at home instantly, and so appreciate the little touches, like the fire pit, gas grill, big TV and updated kitchen. This is a perfect location for access to the beach, restaurants, and walking for exercise. We will definitely book this location again.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, thank you for the information and excellent review. These are so helpful for potential guests, and I so appreciate the time and effort it took to give us a great plug!! Donna
Jacksonville, Florida
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our small dog stayed at Sandy Pause for 8 days, sadly it was not long enough. The house was even more beautiful in person, Donna obviously put a lot into the decorating of this house. It is very spacious and open, the master is huge and so great to have the deck off the master. I was so happy to have a fenced in area for our dog, for me that is a must and it is not easy to find a fenced yard in the area. And who doesn't love a big screen TV!!! The location is perfect, you cross the street and within a few minutes you are hit with the breathtaking scenery of the Emerald Coast with it's white sugar sand, it is quite simply in a word....SPECTACULAR! How lucky are we to have had experienced this gorgeous place! We rented bikes from the Snappy Turtle and had so much fun exploring the area, to me it is something everyone should do.......breathtaking scenery everywhere you look.

The house will not disappoint, everything you need is there for you to enjoy your stay, it just feels like home. Thanks Donna for all you do to make our time at Sandy Pause so special, you can really tell how much you want to make sure your guests are happy and comfortable. This was our first visit but hopefully not our last!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, you are such an ideal guest. You were very helpful pointing out things that needed to be addressed knowing my handyman was headed that way. I appreciate all your feedback and your recommendation of Sandy Pause! Thanks so much, and please come again!!! Donna
5

Wonderful Weekend Getaway. Highly Recommend

  • 5 of 5

My daughter & I stayed at Sandy Paws 17-20 Jan 15. This was our second stay -- we were here the same time last year -- & once again enjoyed the house. The house is very clean & well maintained both inside & out. It's a great price too. We noted one improvement from last year was new rugs (nice touch, Donna :) )The house is on a street right off 30A -- you can see 30A but the house has a feel of being in a quiet neighborhood. The master suite is large & comfortable located on the second level with a nice balcony where you can relax to read & drink hot tea in the early morning. The second bedroom is quiet & comfortable with plenty of closet space. The kitchen was stocked with everything you need to prepare meals. The house is conveniently located across the street from the beach, close to Publix, & close to Cafe 30A -- a great place for a "foodie" (my daughter) to eat. We also like walking to the yoga/massage studio nearby. Destin & PCB are a short drive for shopping. The Nature Walk in the Alys Beach/Seacrest Beach area is beautiful & we walked it daily. A big plus is I could take my chihuahua along. The owner, Donna, is easy to work with & quickly responsive to questions or anything you may need. We rarely return to the same property because we like to try different ones, but this one is so good, we decided to return -- highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, we're so glad you guys came back. We love repeat visitors. You guys always seem to take the best care of the place and have an "ownership" mentality. I hope you and your daughter think of it as your little getaway and return over and over!!! Donna

Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Panama City Beach, FL
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Bud & Alley's Restaurant and Bar, Seaside, FL
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 30A
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cafe 30A
Nearest Beach
Seagrove Beach, FL
Car: recommended

***Pets and their owners are welcome at Sandy Pause. Our fenced in back yard is a perfect solution for travel with your pet.***

Seagrove (address listed as Santa Rosa Beach due to its unincorporated status) is a step back in time. While neighboring areas have become crowded and over-developed, Seagrove encompasses the very unique and lovely Seagrove Beach Community located in Walton County, Florida, in the state's panhandle. It boasts more than 60 public access beaches, as well as a number of beaches located in state parks, including Grayton Beach and Blue Mountain Beach.

Eden Gardens State Park features a 19th-century-style house set amidst beautiful moss-covered oak trees. The renovated home is a showcase for the second largest collection of Louis XIV furniture in the U.S. and offers a great glimpse into the country's past.

In addition to lounging on the beach and hiking in the parks, you can rent bikes to peruse the shops, go golfing or fishing, play tennis, and go on a guided tour. Horseback riding is available at several places in the area.

After you have spent the morning or afternoon at the beach you'll want to try one of the great local restaurants, and there are numerous casual dining options, including Pickles Beachside Eatery, Louis Louis, Red Bar, Cafe 30-A, Bud & Alley's, and the Donut Hole Bakery Cafe.

For those more interested in shopping, visit Magnolia House for its jewelry, handcrafted rugs and original artwork, Mystic Porte, which is home to a variety of unique shops, Seaside and Watercolor boutiques, and the Shops of Grayton, which specializes in fine art and gifts. Silver Sands Outlet Mall is a only a short drive to Sandestin, and offers hi-end shops such as Coach, Michael Kors, Saks Off-5th, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Brooks Brothers, and more. Nearby Panama City Beach's Pier Park is a mega outdoor shopping mall consisting of over a million square feet of specialty shops and restaurants plus a 16 cinema Grand Theater.

In Seagrove, look no further than Gulf Place. This shopping and dining village is located right across from the public access beach, Ed Walline Park, and features a great selection of clothing, surfing accessories and home décor items. And for a bit of extra pampering after a long day of shopping and beachside fun, there is also a lovely day spa.

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Rates & Availability

From $92 Per night

Gulf Mist House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
May 21 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$230
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Feb 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
$125
$2,750
 
 
Spring 2016
Mar 1 2016 - May 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer 2016
May 21 2016 - Sep 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$230
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$160
From
$170
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%
Notes If you don't see the rate you're interested in within the "seasonal rates" listed, then it would fall under "base rates."

If severe weather with evacuation notice is issued, then prorated refund will apply on a case-per-case basis.

*****Check-in 4pm
*****Check-out 10am

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gulf Mist House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1419 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks; jacuzzi tub not functioning as such at this time
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , TV and DVD in bedroom
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , spacious room with balcony access and en-suite bathroom, TV
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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