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Julie Fulton

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Best VALUE -- TWO Pools, Beach, WIFI, 'Andy of Mayberry'-like

23 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

South Walton Studio Rental Photos and Description

1 Queen bed, 1 Queen sleep sofa, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4

This Beach Combin' condo in the new European-style Village of South Walton is your affordable get-away in the heart of Florida's upscale Emerald Coast. Think 'Luxury Beach Community meets Andy of Mayberry meets Romance.' No matter what you want to do - Escape by Yourself, Reconnect with a Loved One or just Decompress - this is the place to do it. Dining in or dining out is equally easy. Arguably the most beautiful beach in the world (one of the World's Top 10 Beaches in 2011) and a lap pool and new wading pool are just a brief stroll from your door. Venturing out for discount shopping, birdwatching, deepsea fishing, live theatre, and myriad Gulf-related activities.

Upscale Beach Unit Value with Up-to-Date Features: If you are looking for the perfect place for that overdue romantic getaway or 'escape' trip, you have found it. Just a few minutes' walk from the sugar-sand beach, this quaint condo, called Beach Combin', with WIFI available in the condo or free at several local businesses, is located in the new European-style development in the heart of Seacrest Beach on Scenic Hwy. 30A, along Florida's increasingly popular Emerald Coast. Two Pools - both are just behind the building. My Beach Combin' unit now has masses of books of all varieties -- stashed in the boat shelf, a floor basket and the 'secret compartments' of the wine bar.

Pools, Beach, Cafes, Shopping within minutes. Complimentary tram that will take you to the beach in season, if you like. This unit is also a 15-minute drive to the main attractions of Panama City Beach and Destin. It is the perfect escape! Enjoy easy access to even more fabulous shops and cafes at nearby, upscale Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach, including a Wine/Cheese bar & café, a book shop, bike rental and a toy store. (only a 3-minute walk),.....

Take advantage of the professional theatre in Seaside (5 min. drive) and easy access to Panama City Beach and its new family-focused entertainment areas, like Ripley's Believe It or Not, Aquarium venues and more shopping at new Pier Park. (15 min. drive)

Rare Value Option in a Luxury Beach Community: The Village offers multiple restaurants and shopping just steps from your door. And, upscale Rosemary Beach next door is full of unique shops, ice cream parlors, and the best outdoor cafes and wine bars, some with free Internet access.

The Villages of Seacrest Beach offers:

-- A lap pool at the back of my building and wading pool -- handy and accessible. -- A free tram, on schedule in season, to take you to the beach. -- Plus, there are yummy restaurants, ice cream/coffee cafes and beach shops on the green just downstairs.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Julie Fulton (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Julie Fulton

I'm a 'Southern Girl, born in East Tennessee and then migrated to Dallas, where I was part of a global corporation for the majority of my career. Recently, I've migrated to the consulting world, where I can use my years of communications experience to help other organizations. When I 'get away,' I've always preferred the Beaches of South Walton in the Panhandle. The stress just melts away. As you will see, I've created a relaxing experience inside my condo with the hope that your cares will evaporate during your time 'at the beach' also.

Julie Fulton purchased this studio in 2004

Why Julie Fulton chose South Walton

In traveling the world, I can find no more gorgeous beaches than on the unique 17-mile stretch of Scenic 30A in the Panhandle's South Walton County. So, when I had a choice of where to spend beach time with friends and family, Seacrest Beach along Scenic 30A was the easy choice. This unique area of the U.S. can best be described as 'Laid-back, upscale Florida living meets 'Andy of Mayberry.''

Because I love the area so much....and want others to also....you will find that I will be very helpful and personally 'hands on' to answer questions, provide information and ensure your experience in the South Walton County beach area is as perfect as possible.

What makes this studio unique

Convenient and secure WIFI in the condo + LOADS of books stashed in all corners. Extra-comfy, high-quality bed. Upscale, but fun and whimsical beach decor specially selected to ensure a relaxing experience for guests. The beach and pools are only a short walk away... PLUS, there is a Free tram exclusively for this property for riding to the beach...runs every 20 minutes in season...especially helpful for guests carrying lots of beach stuff.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The rest was wonderful.

The wedding was beautiful.

All seems right with the world from this lovely viewpoint.
Apr 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 23 traveler reviews

Best VALUE -- TWO Pools, Beach, WIFI, 'Andy of Mayberry'-like
average rating of 4.652174 based on 115 reviews
Dallas, Texas
5

A GREAT GET AWAY - THE PERFECT TRIP

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time to stay at this condo and we loved it even more the second time around. The property is amazing!!! The location is unbelievable, comfortable, safe, friendly, fun, upscale, beautiful and clean beaches. The condo is relaxing and nicely decorated. It has such a fresh and airy feeling to it that welcomes you the minute you walk in. Very clean. The bed is so comfortable. We used the sofa sleeper which also provided a good night sleep. For a studio condo it offered ample space for all of us; very roomy. The windows provide a nice view and It was great to look out on July 4 and watch the fire works over the ocean. There was plenty of area for eating at the table for 4 and we had everything we needed in the kitchenette for our meals. We took a cooler for our drinks and used the mini fridge for everything else. We prepared breakfast and lunches each day in the condo and went out to dinner at a different restaurant each night. We spent plenty of time at the beach enjoying the crystal clear waters on Yellow Flag days; On Red Flag days we opted for the pools. The lagoon pool is amazing, but it was so convenient to have the smaller pool right outside the door of our building. The fountains out front also provided plenty of entertainment for the little one. We had so much fun renting bikes and letting the kids ride everywhere. It was a treat to be able to walk to dinner each night and enjoy and icecream cone afterwards. The location and setting of your condo is perfect. We're already planning our next trip. Thanks again for another great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristynn, So glad your family opted to stay in my condo again. It's important to me that my guests feel like they are in a well-loved "home" of their own while they are enjoying the Emerald Coast. See you again next year. Nancy
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Nashville, Tennessee
5

Perfect beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My mom, sister, and myself stayed in this studio for a long girls getaway weekend in April. The room is decorated very nicely and everything was quite clean. The location was perfect considering that there were several restaurants, shops, and activities within walking distance. The beach is just a short walk or tram ride away. The owner was helpful, easy to communicate with, and super kind! This is seriously a great spot to stay for an excellent price! We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear that your "mom and sis family time" in my condo was so enjoyable, easy, clean and convenient. We do hear that a lot! The Villsges is super convenient to so much -- just a few minutes' walk to the Gulf beach snd nestled equally within an easy walk between Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach town centers. You all are welcome back any time. Nancy
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5

Best location ever!! Perfect girl's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying here and it just doesn't disappoint. Last time my friend and I did lots of exploring and ended up hanging out in Rosemary Beach mostly. This time we preferred Alys. You can't beat being in the middle of everything!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you stayed with us again. And, you said it so well. Being located between Rosemary and Alys Beaches......and just a few steps away from each......just can't be beat.
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family of four. The location was wonderful, very convenient to everything. I recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hear that all the time, Amanda. Thanks for validating the location, once again. The Villages is an easy 2-minute walk to upscale, delightful Rosemary Beach in one direction and the same to developing Alys Beach, with popular George's Restaurant in the other. And Panama City Beach's new shopping and entertainment Mecca, Pier Park, is only 8 miles by car. So glad you enjoyed it. Come back to Paradise any time!!!
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5

Upscale, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for an upscale, comfortable, convenient, yet affordable studio condo on 30A....this is perfect! My daughter and I traveled to the Destin area to plan her upcoming wedding and to hopefully enjoy some time on the beautiful white beaches. This condo is beautifully decorated and furnished everything we needed, including beach chairs and an umbrella. The beach is just a short walk away as well as the amazing lagoon pool but the Tram that runs every 20 mins was perfect when we were carrying more than a beach bag. This is a very friendly bike riding area and we loved having the bike rentals right outside our door. The kitchenette was nicely furnished and had everything we need to prepare light meals, including wine glasses and bottle opener!! The owner and property manager were easily accessible, always returned phone call promptly.

We didn't get to enjoy as many of the shops and restaurants as we would have liked as the wedding planning took a lot of our time, but we'll be back and this cozy studio condo will be our first choice.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for confirming that we are continuing to provide the kind of experience we'd like all our guests to have. We also will be happy to welcome the bride and groom post-wedding! Congratulations!
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5

Loved the condo it was so cozy and refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

It was refreshing and nice!The pool was beautiful and the restaurants were really good.It was really quite and we felt very safe walking on the beach or anywhere day or night.Loved the decor in the room as well.It was a great get away!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy --- So glad the condo worked out so well for you and your family. The 30A area is quite special and unique.....and difficult to describe. One just has to experience it!
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Car: recommended

The 30-A Emerald Coast area now has: Increased special events for each season at Seaside and Rosemary Beach... including Wine Festivals, Moonlight and Movies, Improv Theatre, Arts/Champagne Shopping Tours, Rock the Block parties, outdoor markets. Easy access to Panama City Beach and its new family entertainment areas. Freshly refurbished walkovers, dunes and sugar sand beaches.

Other Activities: WIFI available in the condo and free at some local businesses, including Cowgirl Kitchen in Rosemary Beach.

Golf: The Fazio-designed Camp Creek Golf Course is within two minutes drive of the unit. Several other golf properties, including the Greg Norman-designed Shark's Tooth Golf Club, are within a 15-20 minute drive in Destin, Sandestin and the Panama City Beach areas.

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Rates & Availability

Seacrest Beach Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 13 2016
4 night minimum stay
$118
$826
 
 
Late Summer-LaborDay See Note
Aug 14 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$105
$735
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$85
$595
 
 
Winter-See notes for holidays
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$65
$455
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$118
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/laundering Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years holidays are a 4-night minimum at $69/night.
Memorial Day and Labor Day are a 4-night minimum at $118/night.
Week of July 4 is a usually a 7-night minimum at $875/week
Actual holiday nights selected are flexible.

A minimum age of 25 is required to rent. Children staying with their parents are welcome. The maximum number of people that may occupy the unit including adults and children is four. Also, we do not rent to groups of students that are vacationing together. Pets or smoking are not allowed in the unit. If you would like beach chairs and umbrellas, they can usually be rented directly from the vendor on the beach in peak season, otherwise, the local grocery stores or Wal-Mart usually have less expensive chairs and umbrellas that you can purchase if you did not want to just bring your own.

A partial advance payment is required to reserve the unit. The balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival date. We accept MasterCard or Visa. We will also accept U.S. checks if received within 7 days from the time you make your reservation as long as it is not within 30 days of an arrival date yet. If you pay by check, we will still need a valid MasterCard or Visa on file for the damage deposit

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Amenities

South Walton Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 queen
  • Cushy and comfortable Queen bed with luxury linens. Guests regularly remark on the quality of their rest. Also, the pillow-soft Queen sofa easily transforms into another Queen size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In addition to WIFI in my condo, many of the area businesses offer unsecured WIFI or free Internet access at several local businesses, as well as in the Villages, all within an easy stroll of my unit. Extra-large elevators with hotel-style luggage carts are available for easy move-in. Long distance fax and data calls(including calls placed to a Dial-Up Internet provider) will be billed at 10 cents/minute, which is the price charged to the owner by the phone company.

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