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Gulf views! Lux home for 20, right next to beach & Seaside. Pool, 5 Bikes, Bocce

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms + additional Loft BR, 5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 20)

Availability Calendar is accurate and updated daily. Thyme after Thyme, South Walton's most popular vacation home, nine years running! (2007-2015) Note: To see ALL 44 GUEST COMMENTS AND REVIEWS, click 'Owner Info' on the VRBO listing, or email owner.


• Ideal location just steps to the beach and the town of Seaside

• Spacious, bright home with beautiful gulf views

• Sleeps up to 20 in privacy with 7+ bedrooms on all 4 floors

• Seasonally heated pool in private courtyard with fireplace & gas grill

• Upscale, family-friendly furnishings and amenities

• Free Amenities: bicycles (5), beach chairs, WiFi, Bocce ball court, HDTV, damage insurance.

MORE INFO ON OUR WEBSITE: To see info about the area and 'Thyme after Thyme', just scroll down and click on 'CLICK HERE - Features Our 3 VRBO Listings' (the link is located under the 'OWNER INFO' section)


Seaside at your doorstep! Only a block from Seaside and perfect for large or multiple families, 'Thyme after Thyme' is a 4 story upscale beach home with 7+ bedrooms and 5 full baths. It is literally steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (beach entrance is just 25 feet away) and only a very short stroll to all the unique shops, restaurants, and free concerts, activities, and cultural events of enchanting Seaside, Florida. This meticulously maintained Mediterranean style home has a beautiful, private tropical courtyard with heated pool and large stone fireplace, numerous amenities, and 7 well separated bedrooms plus sleeping loft located on all 4 floors. Thyme after Thyme sleeps up to 20 in privacy, although it is perfect for smaller groups desiring more space as well. The interior is spacious and bright, with 10-15' ceilings and a very open floorplan. Walls of floor to ceiling windows frame panoramic ocean views from a 1000 sq ft great room that will comfortably accommodate everyone in your party. Over 1600 sq ft of Italian tiled terraces provide stunning gulf views. There are 3 separate living areas and 2 complete custom kitchens, as well as numerous amenities. Whether it's a beach vacation for one large family, a reunion or special event, or just close family friends sharing a beach house, you can create memories to last a lifetime at this beautiful, perfectly located home. (For more area information and photos, click on 'Owner Info' above, then click on 'CLICK HERE - Features Our 3 VRBO Listings' under Owner Info)


Thyme after Thyme has 2 custom kitchens; heated pool with attached kiddie pool in private tropical courtyard, poolside full bath, outside shower, beach toy corral, beautiful poolside stone fireplace/grill; palm-shaded, private Bocce ball court; 8 HDTV televisions; ceiling fans, large closets, & 26 in LG LED TVs in all 6 King & Queen bedrooms; free wireless high speed internet; free long distance; free use of 5 easy-to-ride adult bicycles (located on premises); free daily beach chair/umbrella service; 60 inch LED TV with home theater system; Blu-Ray DVD players and DVD library with great movies for all ages; game area with Cornilleau professional table tennis; seating for up to 16 adults in both dining area as well as poolside; crib, high chair, and tots' table on premises; hair dryers and makeup mirrors in all bathrooms; and expansive gulf-view tiled, covered terraces and observation deck, providing incredible views from 70 feet above the gulf. Three car garage with parking for up to 6 cars or SUVs. With a brand new Publix grocery less than 1 mile away, you can pick up staples right on your way, and never need your car again! Gourmet grocers and wine shops are also found in Seaside and Watercolor.


The beautiful, safe, and very family-friendly New Urbanist town of Seaside is just a short stroll away (about 250 feet). There you'll find numerous unique restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and a wonderful bookstore and record shop. Throughout the year there are free outdoor concerts, movies, and special events. There is a 30 mile long oceanside biking and walking path coursing directly in front of the house. Play tennis at the nearby Waterolor tennis club (fee), or take a short drive to golf as little as 5 minutes away. Kids (and adults!) love the outdoor table tennis and the palm-tree shaded private Bocce ball court. Relax in the private heated pool or gather in the evening around the romantic stone fireplace in the courtyard. Of course, most importantly, the gorgeous beach and gulf are only steps away!

FLOOR-BY-FLOOR BED CONFIGURATION: There are at total of 4 King beds, 2 Queen beds, 2 Double beds, 3 Twin beds, 1 sleeper sofa, and 1 crib in the house.

(Note - Three of the King bedrooms and both of the Queen bedrooms have ensuite full bathrooms, 26 in LG LED TVs, ceiling fans, and large closets. At least one bathroom on each floor is separately accessible from the hallway, if needed.)

GROUND FLOOR: 1 Queen BR; 1 King bed in another separate semi-private room; 1 Full Bathroom; 500 sq ft porch with table tennis; 3 car garage; bicycle/bocce storage room.

SECOND FLOOR: 1 King BR; 1 Queen BR; 1 bunk room with 3 Twin beds & 1 Double bed; 2 Full Bathrooms; Living Room with Queen sofabed; full kitchen (1 of 2); dining area with table/chairs; laundry room; crib, highchair, tots table; 500 sq ft covered, furnished terrace

THIRD FLOOR: 2 King BRs; 2 Full Bathrooms; Great Room (living room, dining room, second full kitchen); another 500 sq ft furnished terrace

FOURTH FLOOR: 1 Full BR (Loft); separate private dressing room; 100 sq ft observation deck.

EASY RESERVATIONS: Making a reservation is very easy, with most credit cards accepted and an excellent and very professional management service who leave your key right at the property (no need to 'check in'), and who can also assist you during your stay. Just contact us any time if you have questions. (Contact information is near bottom of page.)

THANK YOU for making 'Thyme after Thyme' South Walton's most popular vacation home, 8 years in a row (2007-2014)!

SMALLER GROUPS MAY ALSO WANT TO CONSIDER 'MER SEA': It's absolutely ideal for 1 or 2 smaller families or 2 or 3 couples. Mer Sea is a gulf front luxury penthouse villa with totally private ocean and beach views from all rooms and a 7000 sq ft tropical lagoon pool. This very spacious 3 bedroom/3 full bath condominium sleeps up to 8-12 and has 2 nearly identical king master bedroom suites for parents (both gulf view) as well as 2 full and 2 twin beds in the 3rd bedroom and a queen sofabed. See 25 photos of 'Mer Sea' and fabulous High Pointe Resort by clicking on our website below. Only 500 feet from downtown Rosemary Beach, and an easy stroll to Alys Beach as well. A total, very upscale remodeling of Mer Sea has just been completed.

More Details

Steve or Sonia Bruno
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Steve or Sonia Bruno

Steve & Sonia Bruno, friendly owners!

Steve or Sonia Bruno purchased this house in 2005

Why Steve or Sonia Bruno chose South Walton

We completed Thyme after Thyme in 2005 as a family vacation rental home. We love the location right next to the beach and just down the street from Seaside!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first time at Thyme after Thyme. The 21 of us came from a small town in MS - Crystal Springs - ages 70, 68, 43, 40, 39, 36 (2), 35 (2), 30, 10, 9, 8, 6 (2), 5, 4, 3, 2, 1(2). We enjoyed both sunrises and sunsets from the great balconies.....great places for seeing God's handiwork. The kids "lived" in the pool (at least when they were not in the ocean!) We loved being able to walk to the town for ice cream. Our week was busy and oh so much fun. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.....everyone is sad to leave. The Kitchens family - Crystal Springs, MS
Aug 2013
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Gulf views! Lux home for 20, right next to beach & Seaside. Pool, 5 Bikes, Bocce
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
Louisville, KY

Great Family Reunion House

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This was the perfect house for our family reunion. There were 17 of us, 7 grandchildren (20 somethings) spouses, three great grandchildren, ages 2,3 and 4. The 2 kitchens came in handy when the babies woke-up earlier than everyone else, they could have breakfast without waking the entire household. Everyone took advantage of the bikes, both for all the bike trails and to get to Seaside and Water Color. We loved all the terraces. Everyone got to have a bed. We used the pool every day and also went to the beach. The babies loved the small pool too. The house was very clean and had all the advertised amenities. We had to call for maintenance and someone arrived in a few hours,even on a holiday weekend. Everyone said they would like to come back. I would definitly recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Beach access only 10 yards from property
Car: not necessary

Biking on 30 mile gulfside path (runs right next to home); 4 beach bicycles and professional table tennis are on premises and available free for guests during their stay. Boutiques, art galleries, restaurants (both casual and upscale), live music. Walk to free outdoor concerts, movies, or tennis. Free DVD movie library, free wireless high speed internet. Numerous nearby state parks for hiking, mountain biking, and exploration of rare coatal dune lakes and shoreline. Beach less than 30 yds.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $375 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Pool heating charge added, March through May & Oct through Dec at $30/day. (Not available Jan-Feb)
No other charges. Week of July 4th only: 10% added to base rate.
Changeover days may be flexible in November and Winter seasons.

Making a reservation is very easy. We use a management service (located nearby) for housekeeping and maintenance, and to accept credit card payments. The deposit is 50% (or $1000 if reserved over 8 months in advance), with the balance due 21 days before arrival.

Free incidental damage insurance is included with all reservations. Optional low cost Cancellation Protection insurance is now available through our management service (please disregard the "Don't Forget" paragraph below).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite vanity, oversize shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en suite full bathroom with flexible hallway accesss
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , en suite full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , en suite full bathroom with flexible hallway accesss
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , en suite full bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , en suite full bathroom with flexible poolside access
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 double , On 4th floor, with dressing room and gulf view deck.
  • King Beds (4), Queen Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin Beds (3), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1), Baby Crib (1) [Bring own sheets for crib.]
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Luxury home. Adjacent beach access (walkover less than 50 ft away). 10-15 ft ceilings. Bedrooms on all 4 floors. 1000+ sq ft of Gulf-view terraces. Open floorplan. Two full kitchens. Free bikes on premises. Free wireless high speed internet. Free DVD library with movies for all ages. Instant hot water, Quad-filtered water. Indoor/outdoor CD stereo system. Poolside outdoor fireplace/grill and outside shower. Free Incidental Damage Insurance: You're on vacation to have a great time, not to worry about accidental damage that could occur during your stay. That's why we provide free damage insurance (up to $3000), which covers incidental damage to the home or contents. Please note it does not cover intentional or negligent damage, and the damage must be reported during your stay. More details are available through our management service, who arrange the coverage for you. Again, there is no charge to you when you rent any of the properties.

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