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Neptune's Retreat 8 Bedroom 7 Bath Gulf Views*Private Beach*Beach Chairs*Bikes

8 Reviews
Sleeps30
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

South Walton House Rental Photos and Description

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 7 Baths, (Sleeps 26-30)

Located in quaint and beautiful Seacrest Beach, Neptune's Retreat is a spacious 8 bedroom and 7 bath private beach home on the south side of Scenic Hwy 30A. This fully equipped 5,100/sqft home has many great features that make it the perfect venue for reunions, weddings, corporate retreats or any other large gathering.

Just steps away from the beach access and less than a 5 minute walk away from the restaurants and retail of world famous Rosemary Beach, Neptune’s Retreat sits on a private, gated cul-de-sac with patrolling guard. Spectacular Gulf views from the home’s large 2nd and 3rd floor decks await you. There are no busy roads to cross making the location perfect for families with children.

Special Features of this home:

• 6 Complimentary beach chairs with umbrella setup daily for you

• All New 6 Passenger Street Legal Golf Cart (Optional with rental)

• Complimentary use of 4 adult bicycles

• Large 30 x 14 foot private heated pool

• Game room with 5 FREE PLAY commercial arcade machines

• Wii (Wii Sports and Guitar Hero World Tour)

• Air Hockey

• Foosball

• HDTV

• WiFi

• 2 HiFi Stereo systems with iPod docking stations

• 2 fully equipped kitchens

• 2 sets of washer and dryers

Game Room

Rainy days are not a problem at Neptune’s Retreat! Whether you prefer, video games, board games or active games you will have your choice of activities in the home’s fully equipped game room. The main attraction is the upright video arcade machine. This unit features 100 classic games including Golden Tee. In addition to the arcade machine, the Wii will provide hours of active enjoyment for kids and adults alike. Wii Sports is provided and includes tennis, bowling, baseball and boxing, but feel free to bring along any of your other favorite games to enjoy. In addition to these video style games, there are also Air Hockey and Foosball tables and a variety of other board games. If you prefer curling up with a good book, you are welcome to read any of the books on the shelves in the game room. If you don’t finish the book before you leave, feel free to take it with you and leave another book behind.

Kitchens

Chefs and novices will both enjoy the spacious feel of the all new second floor main kitchen. The main kitchen has granite countertops and stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances. The large island provides an abundance of countertop space, seating for 5, food prep sink and extra outlets for laptops, appliances or other electronics you may have brought along with you. The kitchen’s two dishwashers will handle the heavy load of a big group and the large French Door style refrigerator offers chilled and filtered water along with expanded, efficient storage for groceries and frozen items. A separate under counter beverage refrigerator and ice maker provide more storage for drinks and premium ice for poolside drinks and cocktails. The kitchen is also equipped with an ample supply of silverware, dishes, bowls, cups, glasses, pots, pans and convenience items such as coffee makers, toaster oven, electric can opener, electric griddle, electric frying pan, blender, crock pot, hand mixer and food storage containers. A strap on high chair and kid sized bowls, cups, plates and utensils are provided to assist in mealtime for our younger guests. Finally, a new desk area just to the left of the kitchen provides free long distance telephone access and a high-speed cable modem with WiFi router that serves the entire house.

A smaller but fully equipped kitchen is located on the first floor. This kitchen features, cook top, oven, microwave, dish washer and refrigerator freezer. A bar height countertop provides seating for 4 guests and a small dinning table seats 4 more.

Keywords: 8 bedrooms, Large, beach home, family reunion, pool, gulf front, arcade, neptunes retreat, neptune's retreat, rosemary, seacrest, alys, south walton, 30a

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner
Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Family of 4 from Atlanta, Ga.

The Owner purchased this house in 2007

Why The Owner chose South Walton

My husband Martin and I visited the Beaches of South Walton every year for 7 years. After staying at just about every beach along Hwy 30A we found that we loved the Seacrest, Rosemary Beach area the best. It is not as crowded as Seaside and has a lot of the same amenities. It is also located within walking distance of our favorite eatery, Wild Olives! We wanted a location where our children would be safe to explore on their own and a place to build lasting memories! We have not been disappointed and I am sure your family will love it too!

What makes this house unique

We love how close the beach is to the house and the location is perfect being within walking distance of 3 different retail and entertainment centers of Alys Beach, Seacrest Beach and Rosemary Beach. Also, being nestled between the Gulf and the pedestrian and bicycle friendly corridor of 30A we feel safe to let our kids explore the area on their own the way we used to be able to do when we were kids!

Our beach is so special because the dolphins love to swim there, we almost always get to see them swim and sometimes the even put on an aerial show for us! The kids love to catch crabs at night and almost every time we are there we get to experience some form of wildlife that is completely new to us. On one visit the beach was full of sand dollars. We must have found over 30 and we didn't even try that hard! Each time we visit I feel like I am going to a new place because it is always different!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had an absolute blast! Weather was perfect for almost the

whole trip. House was perfect for our big family! The game

room was perfect for all ages - pool was very nice! We hope

to come back and visit again. We've been staying in this

area (Santa Rosa, Blue Mountain) for about 7 years and this

was our favorite house!! Maybe next time Tim and Faith will

be here!



P.S. Extra Ammenities (bikes and beach chairs) were greatly

appreciated and used daily :-)
Oct 2009
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Reviews

4.6
based on 8 traveler reviews

Neptune's Retreat 8 Bedroom 7 Bath Gulf Views*Private Beach*Beach Chairs*Bikes
average rating of 4.625 based on 28 reviews
5

A home for families of all sizes and all ages!!

  • 5 of 5

Taking a week of from the normal hustle and bustle is always something to look forward to but knowing that we will spend another fabulous week at Neptune's Retreat just makes us look forward to it that much more! We have rented this house at least six times. Sometimes with as many as five families at once. The house offers not only plenty of sleeping space but many gathering places (pool, patios, large kitchen areas and even a private gated street for skating, biking, hover boarding). The kitchen allowed us to cook many fabulous group meals, prepare lunches for beach and is so close to beach you can walk back to make snacks or drinks for beach several times during the day. We have created so many 'kid, pre-teen and now teenager memories for our kids here that it feels like a part of our family! We also try to take annual pictures on this breathtaking beach each year and what kid doesn't enjoy the freedom of biking to get ice cream or candy or mingling with other kids on the many green spaces in Rosemary or when watching fireworks at Aly's Beach! Truly a hidden gem in Rosemary Beach!! I highly recommend you book your next family vacation.... Just don't take our favorite week!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal Beach Location for Large Families

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Neptune's Retreat for the past 5 years for our Annual Family Beach Trip and have begun to feel like it is our home away from home. There are 34 of us when we are all together and the house layout is great for our large family. Only thing I would suggest is moving out a few of the games and put in bunk beds as the preteens/teens like hanging out downstairs watching movies until late at night. We love the location to the beach, shopping and activities in the area. We have always had great response to any calls and questions we may have had encountered on a visit. I really like it that they now have signs up on the beach saying "Private Beach for Sandy Shores Court". The large resort across the street had started really crowding our beach area and this has really helped shrink the crowd some. Thanks for building a house that has allowed our family to make so many great memories over the year and hopefully more to come!! - Cindy and Dan Adrien and Family

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

Neptune's Retreat was a great place for our family reunion. The kids loved the pool and arcade. The kitchen was well equipped and the second kitchen was a real bonus. The ice maker was finicky but otherwise we didn't have any problems. We enjoyed riding bikes to the candy store in Seacrest and Rosemary Beach. Great property, lots of space and great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edgewater, Maryland, USA
5

Perfect Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Neptune's Retreat is a terrific house for large groups to enjoy all the best that a beach house can offer - proximity to beach, stores, and restaurants; amenities for time spent in the house, as well as a beautiful beach decor. We were able to cook and dine together, no small feat for 14 people, and enjoy the sunset and comfortable evenings on the deck. The pictures, while accurate, do not show just how lovely this house is. Don't miss this great house!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mason, OH
2

Problems not addressed

  • 2 of 5

Just got back from a week @ Neptunes Retreat. Ice maker stopped working mid week and calls to management company were not responded to so we had to buy ice all week. Sink in kitchen leaked -also not addressed after calls. Window in common hallway leaked - also left messages that went unanswered. Several toilets had issues that remained a problem and were again called in to management but went unanswered as well. It is a beautiful home with great beach access and a wonderful pool and arcade BUT these issues made our stay less than great. The management company needs to be addressed by owners because they are not responding to guests who have a limited time in the house and when issues go unanswered, guests are left up a creek.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I apologize for not responding sooner, I just noticed your review. I am sorry you had a bad experience with property management. I wish you would have contacted me during your stay to escalate your issues, but I would like you to know that in Sept we hired a new property management company that has been very responsive for our guests. A new ice machine is on order and being installed in two weeks and the bathrooms are scheduled to be renovated and remodeled this January resolving future toilet issues. I want to thank you for taking the time to write this review as we value all guest feedback both positive and negative. LuAnn Drucker
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Nashville, TN
5

Unbelievable home!

  • 5 of 5

Neptune's Retreat was the best beach home we have ever stayed in. Every year, a large group of us vacation together in South Walton. We typically stay in Destin but decided to try something new this year and we are so glad we did! Neptune's Retreat was perfect for multiple families. The location is outstanding. The beach was a very short walk away and having the private pool was a huge plus. The kids loved the game room, while the adults enjoyed the spacious kitchen and private baths. Every inch of the home was decorated to perfection. The golf cart and bikes were certainly put to good use. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Intl Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Wild Olive's Restaurant and Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Seacrest Market Water Fountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandy Shores Private Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Shade's Sports Bar and Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
The Spicy Noodle
Car: necessary

Wonderful restaurant and summer events are just minutes away. Neptune's Retreat is located off of 30-A on the Gulf side between Seaside and Rosemary Beach. Neptune's is approximately 7 miles from scenic Seaside and a 1/4 of a mile from Rosemary Beach.

For the avid golfer, the famous Fazio Golf course is just a mile away. For the athlete we have an excellent trail for biking, roller blading, running as well as walking.

Fishing, boating, sailing, amusement parks and shopping are within a few miles.

Golf: For the golfers in the group, the Camp Creek Golf Club is just a mile away. Just outside your door you can bike, roller blade or walk for miles on a safe trail adjacent to 30-A. This community is within walking distance to the shops and amenities of both Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach and a short 7 mile drive to Seaside.

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Rates & Availability

Seacrest Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer 2016 25% Off
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,988
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,700
 
 
Winter
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Thankgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Winter II
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Winter III
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,450
 
 
Late Spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,700
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,750
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$1,393
$9,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,200
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Amenities

South Walton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 27 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Skipper's Suite - toilet , tub , shower , Walk In Closet 2 Sinks
    Crow's Nest - toilet , shower , Large Counter 1 Sink
    Skipper's Suite - toilet , shower , Large Counter 2 Sinks
    Cofferdam Corner - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill shared Shower with Amidship Quarters
    Amidship Quarters - toilet , shower , Jack and Jill Style - Shared Shower with Cofferdam Corner
    Pirate's Cove - toilet , shower , Located off 2nd floor hall across from Pirate's Cove
    Wheel House/Sea Dog's Quarters - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large Counter double sinks and linen closet.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Crow's Nest - 1 king , 3rd Floor
    Spinnaker Suite - 1 king , 3rd Floor
    Cofferdam Corner - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Amidship Quarters - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Pirate's Cove - 2 bunk bed , 2nd Floor
    Wheel House - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , 1st Floor
    Sea Dog's Quarters - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 1st Floor (1 Single is a Trundle)
    Game Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Pull out Sofa 1st Floor
    Skipper's Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3rd Floor
  • King size beds (4), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
6 Passenger Street Legal Golf Cart, 2 Microwaves, 3 Dishwashers, 2 Refrigerator, 2 Ice Makers, Private, Grill (BBQ), heated pool.

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