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Family Beachhouse with Private Heated Pool!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Looking for a home that will accommodate large or multiple families? La Vida del Sol is it!!!

Our beach house features two covered porches appointed with relaxing wicker rockers and wicker swing, a huge deck overlooking the private pool and terrace level lanai (covered) adjacent to the pool.

As you enter the driveway, you experience the tranquil view of the private pool area featuring comfortable lawn chairs, a dining table & chairs, bar, gas grill, outdoor shower, and children’s picnic area enclosed for privacy by a white picket fence.

Entering on the Terrace Level, the cozy media room opens directly onto the covered lanai for relaxing in the sun or shade while enjoying family and friends. There is a queen bedroom and full bath off the media room. The sofa in the media room also serves as a queen size bed, when needed. The double garage is filled with beach chairs, beach wagon, pool toys/floats, and bicycles, plus an extra refrigerator, washer and dryer for your convenience.

The Main Level invites you into a wonderful open and spacious Great Room, Dining Room and Kitchen with Florida views and access to the secluded front covered porch – great for morning coffee. There is a full bath and two bedrooms (queen and bunk/trundle) as well, with access to the grand deck overlooking the pool.

The Upper Level Master bedroom suite (queen and full bath) accesses a small balcony with a view of the pool and Gulf.

La Vida del Sol is spacious both inside and out – re-decorated w/new leather furniture, bedding, and four new TV’s throughout the home

• Media Room with a 47' HD LED TV, Blueray home theater -CD, DVD, mp3, IPod

• Flat screen TV in upper level Master Bedroom

• TV w/DVD player in Children’s room

• Main floor flat screen w/DVD player

Wireless internet and cable are provided for your entertainment.

We are located on a quiet residential street just off Hwy 30A at Seacrest Beach in White's Gulfview Estates, which is a “stone’s throw” west of trendy Alys Beach. Only 100 steps from the house, you’ll find the private beach boardwalk used exclusively for White's Gulfview residents.

La Vida del Sol is perfect for vacationing with family and friends. If you're not a beach bum, South Walton is considered a golfer's paradise. There are numerous golf courses in the area. However, if golf isn't you're thing, you can take a morning stroll along the beach or bike, walk or jog the 18-mile path that winds along Scenic 30A passing several lakes and National parks offering gorgeous views of the Gulf. Shopaholics can browse the unique shops and boutiques and foodies will be delighted by the many casual or fine dining choices in nearby Rosemary Beach & Seaside.

Moreover, there is always something going on around the South Walton beaches including markets, craft fairs, free outdoor theatre/concerts, and much more.

Book La Vida del Sol for your “Life in the Sun”!!

Primary renter must be 25 and unfortunately, we do not rent to student groups.

More Details

Gabi Osterberger
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2017

About Gabi Osterberger

Just moved back to the good ole USA after eight years in Europe. Glad to be home and can't wait to hit the sandy white beaches of Panama City -- nothing like them!!

Gabi Osterberger purchased this house in 2006

Why Gabi Osterberger chose Florida

Love the area. Spent most of my childhood summers here.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for the use of your lovely beach home. really like the location, an easy walk to the beach. It was very well equipped and we felt right at home. We really appreciate that we were able to have our dogs with us. We took the downstairs bedroom so our old golden retriever did not have to climb the stairs. When she did come up to the second floor she preferred the front steps. Wish we could have enjoyed the pool area more, its a wonderful area but we stayed at the beach most of the time. Loved the front porch for morning coffee. The weather was good, only one afternoon of rain. A lot of clouds but it didn't keep us off the beach. We hope to make a return visit. Copy of email from guest - review submitted by owner.
Aug 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Family Beachhouse with Private Heated Pool!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Perfect location and set up for multi family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We traveled with 3 families, 11 people total, and LOVED everything about this house, the location, the proximity to beach, the private pool and more. The way the home is set up on 3 levels offered privacy to each family. The kitchen was perfectly spacious with great counter top space for preparing and eating. The living area had comfortable seating. Out by the pool they had great chaise lounges and Adirondack chairs. I could go on and on. I think our absolute favorite part of the house is the location. Old Seacrest is a great area and the short, easy walk to the beach was tremendous. I enjoyed walking down some mornings with my coffee because it was that close. Gabi and Susan were a dream to work with. Very responsive, helpful in answering questions and more. They made sure we had everything we needed and more. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Families and Groups

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to this area with my husband, mother, my three children (ages 12, 8 and 11 months), another 12 year old and another family of 3 with an 8 year old. It was a wonderful week. We loved the house and the pictures truly do not do it justice. The large living space in the kitchen/dining room/living room was exactly what a large group needs. The private pool was perfect and the area around the pool was large and a great gathering place for the group. The garage was stocked with tons of things that we needed and used all week. Tons of beach and pool toys, chairs, umbrellas plus a large heavy duty wagon to carry what we needed at the beach. The bicycles were perfect to ride around the area (30A). The fridge in the garage was perfect for drinks to load in the cooler before the trip to the beach. There was even a high chair for our baby that kept us from having to pack one or buy one. The walk to the beach was not a problem, but the steps to the beach are quite steep and for any older folks might present a challenge. However, the beach was so beautiful and quiet, I would take the steps any day to avoid the large crowds in Panama City, Destin or Orange Beach. I hope that we can go back in the near future. It was a wonderful vacation and the property exceeded our expectations without question. Gabi was super easy to communicate with as well.

I will say the house is full of steps, there are three levels and you must be prepared for that. For us, it wasn't a problem at all, but for some that might be an issue. Other than that we highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 8 adults truly enjoyed this home. It was clean, kept up well and the furnishings were very nice. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and serving and everything was in good shape. The extra refrigerator in the garage was great to hold the extra drinks. The pool area was fantastic! Plenty of chairs including 4 zero gravity chairs that were so comfortable. We ate and played cards at the patio table in the shade and enjoyed the pool. The proximity to the beach was great... 2 houses from the crossover and then down the steps to the beach. This stretch of beach never seems to be crowded and the water and sand were pristine. Susan and Gabi were easy to work with also. I highly recommend this rental and we hope to return again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Rented this property for a family vacation and was extremely pleased with the house and the location. 11 adults/teens slept very comfortably in the home with lots of space to spread out. The pool area is great with a covered portion and a large open area to sun. The heated pool was a real plus since we vacationed early in the summer and the water tends to be a little cool. The decks were also wonderful, especially for morning coffee and in the evenings to catch beach breeze. The distance to the beach was a very short walk across 30A. Although the stairs down to the beach were steeper than expected, the beach was sparsely populated and beautiful. The property is close to a number of great restaurants, Seaside, Rosemary Beach and Panama City Beach. The location and home were perfect for our family and we will definitely visit again. I definitely recommend this property. The owners were wonderful to work with and the property is lovely.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week stay in La Vida del Sol

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week enjoying and relaxing in this home. The house was decorated very stylishly; open floor plan yet private bedrooms; beautiful pool to enjoy afternoon sun in.. Can't say enough really. We has a wonderful stay.. And Gabi was very easy to deal with. All transactions were handled very quickly ;-)

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week with our family at La Vida Del Sol. We had a great time with 2 adults and 4 boys. Loved the house. There was plenty of room for all and the neighborhood is great. Very quiet but easy to get to nearby areas like Rosemary, Seaside and Seagrove. The walk to the beach was perfect although there are a lot of stairs. That said, it was worth it for a quiet and uncrowded beach. We enjoyed all the toys, beach chairs and especially the pool area. Very quiet and a nice get away with covered patio.

Kitchen was well stocked and we used the gas grill to cook some fish one night. Short walk to the bike path on 30A and we took morning walks every morning. One of the best feature was this was this house is pet friendly. We brought our dog (his first trip to the beach) and it worked very well.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City International
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Seabreeze Winery Tour, Ebro Dog Track, Water & Adventure Park, Deep Sea Fishing, Eco Wave Runner tours and much more!


Rates & Availability

White's Gulfview House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 16 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 2 2017 - Feb 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Security/damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly Rates are all inclusive with Sales Tax and Cleaning Fees calculated. Nightly rates do NOT include SalesTax or Cleaning Fees. Pool heat is not included in Weekly or Nightly rates. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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White's Gulfview House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1) 3 Queen Bedrooms - 2 are master suites with full bathrooms. 1 bedroom shares a bathroom with Children's room., Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed in Media Room. , Bunk Beds (1) Children's Bunk room - 4 twin beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The pool is a tremendous asset to the house. It’s like another living space. With it’s location on the west side of the house it is in the sun from mid-morning until dusk. It is a terrific area for family gatherings or reading and relaxing in the sun or under the lanai.

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