About the property
- House4007 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
8 Bedroom, 5 Bath Luxury Home. Steps from the Beach, Private Pool, Sleeps 20
AVALON (formerly Thyme after Thyme) is Seaside's most popular beach home! Avalon rents weekly only, Saturday to Saturday. Partial weeks are not available, all check-outs must be on Saturday. Please inquire for winter nightly rates.
CLICK 'View More' below for MORE FEATURES OF AVALON:
• Perfect location just steps to both the beach and the town of Seaside
• Spacious, bright luxury home with beautiful gulf views
• Sleeps up to 20 in privacy with 8 bedrooms on all 4 floors
• Heated pool & kiddie pool in private courtyard with fireplace & gas grill
• Free Amenities: 5 bicycles, 8 beach chairs, 3 beach umbrellas, WiFi, Bocce ball court, HDTV, table tennis, and more....see details below.
Note: To see ALL 44 GUEST COMMENTS AND REVIEWS, click the blue-highlighted "Read more about Steve and Sonia Bruno" below.
Seaside at your doorstep! Only a block from Seaside and perfect for large or multiple families, AVALON is a 4 story upscale beach home with 8 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 PebbleTec pool with waterfall and large stone fireplace. There are seven well separated bedrooms plus additional sleeping loft located on all 4 floors, and numerous amenities. Avalon sleeps up to 20 in privacy, although it's perfect for smaller groups desiring more space as well. The interior is spacious and bright, with 10-15' ceilings throughout and a very open floor plan. 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 and friends sharing a beach house, you can create memories to last a lifetime at this beautiful, perfectly located home.
AMENITIES - ALL INCLUDED FREE WITH YOUR STAY
• Private grotto pool (12 x 20) with attached tots' pool and waterfall
• Poolside stone fireplace, large gas grill, outside shower and toy corral
• Five 2018 Beach Cruiser bicycles
• Eight high quality Tommy Bahama beach chairs and 3 large umbrellas
• High Speed Wireless Internet
• Eight HDTV LED TVs, Home Theater, Blu-Ray players and Movie Library
• Cornilleau Professional Table Tennis
• Private, Palm shaded Bocce Ball Court
• Bathrooms have hair dryers, makeup mirrors, and luxury towels and toiletries
• Baby Crib, High Chair, and Tots' Table on Premises
• Three car garage, with parking for up to 6 cars or SUVs
• Accidental damage insurance provided free of charge
ACTIVITIES AND ATTRACTIONS
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 gulfside biking and walking path coursing directly in front of the house. Play tennis at the nearby Watercolor 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 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 inch LG LED TVs, ceiling fans, and large closets. At least one bathroom on each floor is separately accessible from the hallway for flexibility.)
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 with three additional driveway spaces; bicycle/bocce ball 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 sofa bed; full kitchen (one of two kitchens); 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 furnished 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. Contact us any time if you have questions (just click 'Ask Owner a Question')
THANK YOU for making 'AVALON' South Walton's most popular vacation home for the past 11 years. (2007-2017)
SMALLER GROUPS MAY ALSO WANT TO CONSIDER 'MER SEA' or 'SEA VOUS PLAY':
MER SEA is a 3 BR/3 bath 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 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. Just a short stroll to Rosemary Beach, Mer Sea is listing number 129799 on VRBO .com.
SEA VOUS PLAY is a 5 BR/4 bath home with private pool, just a block away from AVALON and only steps from Seaside. It sleeps 14 and can be seen under listing number 435629 on VRBO .com.
Steve and Sonia Bruno
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Steve and Sonia Bruno
Steve & Sonia Bruno, friendly owners!
Steve and Sonia Bruno purchased this House in 2005
Why Steve and Sonia Bruno chose Santa Rosa Beach
We designed and built Avalon as a family-friendly vacation home. We love the location right next to the beach and just down the street from everything there is to do in Seaside. You really never need a car!
Pool / Spa
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect location, amazing views, all the amenities for enjoying the beach!
This house is perfectly situated across the street from the beach and the beach access path is at your front door. There are amazing ocean views and plenty of windows and outdoor space to enjoy them. This house had everything you could possibly need to make the most of your beach vacation - chairs and umbrellas for the beach, stand up paddle boards and other toys, 5 brand new beach cruiser bikes that were amazing to ride. I cannot think of one thing that we needed that this house did not provide. Both kitchens were fully stocked (better than my kitchen at home), the bedroom furnishings and linens were new and high quality, there were plenty of towels and blankets. I could go on and on. To top it all off, the owners were great to work with - very responsive and accommodating to our group needs. This is a house that we will return to. It is great for multiple families or couples with plenty of room for everyone to have some privacy. Thanks for a great getaway!
Thank you so much, Mandy, for the kind words. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay, and you’re welcome back any time! Our goal is to always make Avalon better, and we add new amenities every year. Thanks for being wonderful guests!
Perfect vacation home!!
Absolutely perfect vacation! This home is wonderful with amazing views! The house, the beach, the bikes and pool were perfect! Could not have stayed at a better vacation home!!
Best family vacation ever!
This gorgeous home was perfectly located, so close to Seaside and just steps to the beach. The kids loved riding the bikes into the town, and we all got together for sunsets over the gulf every evening. We had 8 adults and 8 children in our extended family and there was plenty of room in this gorgeous home. The poolside grill got lots of use! The owners thought of every detail to make our stay comfortable and convenient, and we really appreciated how clean and well maintained the house was. We enjoyed every minute of our stay, and can’t wait to return. We’ve already booked our “Thyme” here for next summer!
Thank you for your kind words about Thyme after Thyme. We're so happy your family enjoyed their vacation. When you come back in July you'll find lots of changes, as we're adding new furnishings and amenities this month. If you'll be cooking family dinners there, we're also stocking both kitchens with seasonings and spices so you won't have to shop for them. Have fun this summer!
By the way, we have dozens of other guestbook comments you can read under the "Owner info" tab on our VRBO .com listing (use /102965 for Thyme after Thyme.)
Great Family Reunion House
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.
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 coastal dune lakes and shoreline. Beach less than 30 yds.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Pool heating charge is additional for all weeks March through May and Oct through Dec at $30/day. (Not available Jan-Feb) The total rate quoted on VRBO/Home Away for your selected dates already includes the reservation fee; there are no other charges. Five bicycles, eight high quality, comfortable totable beach chairs and three large umbrellas are on premises for use during your stay. Free high speed wireless internet. Weekly only, Saturday to Saturday. Stays of fewer than 7 nights are available November through February, please inquire. PLEASE NOTE: 'Owner's Cancellation Policy' (BELOW) IS INACCURATE DUE TO A VRBO DEFAULT. FULL REFUNDS ARE EXTENDED FOR CANCELLATIONS GREATER THAN 180 DAYS PRIOR TO CHECK-IN. OPTIONAL, LOW COST TRAVEL INSURANCE IS ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR MANAGEMENT SERVICE IF DESIRED.