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Large Home With Private Pool--Perfect for Big Families

Rosemary Beach, FL, USA
  • House4500 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Just Updated Kitchen!

You will be delighted by the luxury of this spacious and centrally located home. The Great Escape has a private pool and courtyard and is a short four minute walk on the adjacent boardwalk from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Rosemary’s town center is just steps away.

The Great Escape’s three stories of living space comfortably sleeps 12 in its five bedrooms and has five and one half baths. The separate carriage house with it's own full kitchen was recently updated and can be rented separately during the off season. In addition to the private pool and courtyard, the Great Escape has a large front porch with Adirondack chairs and a swing as well as two second floor covered decks, one with a comfy swinging daybed perfect for afternoon naps.

The first floor offers an expansive living area with a 55” HDTV and plenty of comfortable seating, a formal dining area with seating for eight, study/den with queen sofa bed that can be closed off for privacy. The gourmet kitchen and breakfast area (which seats up to 12) includes a large refrigerator, Jenn-air six-burner gas cooktop, dishwasher, ice maker, wine refrigerator, oven, microwave, and is completely stocked for whipping up gourmet meals. The kitchen opens up to the beautiful courtyard featuring a Weber three-burner gas grill. This very private setting offers an additional living area with seating for six around the outdoor table and three lounges for relaxing around the pool. The pool features a waterfall and lighting at night and can be heated to 82 degrees at no additional cost. The main level also has a half bath and washer/dryer.

The second floor has three bedrooms; two king bedrooms with their own full bathrooms, TV’s, and covered decks and a kids bunk room with four single beds and its own bathroom. The bedrooms open on to a cozy seating area with it's own tv.

The third floor contains the master suite with king bed, sitting area and 42” TV. The master bath has his/her vanities and the large master closet includes a washer/dryer and beverage refrigerator.

The carriage house has a king bed, sitting area, full bathroom and complete kitchen with full size refrigerator. It can be rented separately during non-peak weeks.

In addition to the private pool, guests of the Great Escape enjoy access to four community pools, eight clay tennis courts (fees not included), a walking trail and numerous playgrounds. The fitness center and spa, available on a fee basis, are nearby. The wonderful shops and restaurants are just steps away.

Keywords: Large House, Private Pool, Carriage House, Beach, Luxury, Rosemary Beach, Families,


Kathy Herman

Member Since 2008
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 08, 2018
About Kathy Herman

Homeowners, Jacien and Laura/ Tom and Kathy of Atlanta, Ga The couples are good friends and love to vacation in Rosemary together and with their families!

Kathy Herman purchased this House in 2008

Why Kathy Herman chose West Panama City Beach

After vacationing in Rosemary Beach for a number of years, we decided to purchase a home here. We looked at a number of homes, but we fell in love with the location and design of this home. The original owners built this home to live in and no expense was spared in decorating the home by a professional decorating firm from Atlanta. The four of us love the unique quality of the Rosemary Beach community and we think you will love it too! An incredible place to unwind and relax!!

What makes this House unique

Since we are from Atlanta, we love to park our cars for the week and go everywhere we want on foot or bike. There are coffee shops, restaurants and a lovely spa within a one minute walk. Our kids can have MUCH more freedom to explore the community than they can in the hustle and bustle of a big city. Of course, Rosemary is one of the most beautiful beaches in the WORLD! We added the wonderful private pool and french doors from the kitchen to the pool which make for a wonderful open floor plan!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king
      • Bedroom 5
        4 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 6
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • King size beds (4), Bunk Beds (4), queen sleeper sofa (1)


      • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
            • Village


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          easy to use gas fireplace in main den
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Two clothes dryers
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Three cars can be parked at the house.
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Two washing machines
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Wireless internet provided


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Keurig and Regular coffee makers
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Food Processor Blender Crock pot Pressure Cooker
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Well equipped for large group cooking!
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Many spices and pantry basics are left for guest use
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Six burner Jenn-air cooktop
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Dining Room seats 8. Adjoining kitchen seats 12.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      televisions in each bedroom. 55' HDTV in living room. Smart TV in carriage house
                                    • Toys
                                      some beach toys available


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Bicycles
                                          can be rented steps away from the house
                                        • Boat
                                          Can be rented nearby
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          many courses nearby
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          With your access pass you may reserve tennis courts. There are fees for playing.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Indoor Pool
                                                • Private Pool


                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  27 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Can't wait to go back

                                                                  Karen B.

                                                                  The house was beautiful. It was perfect for a large group. We love Rosemary Beach and this home was a perfect location. Just a block to shopping or the Farmer's Market on the green. The kids loved the heated pool on Spring Break. There was plenty of room for everyone. Even porches to escape the crowd for some quiet time. Loved this home can't wait to go back.

                                                                  Great house

                                                                  Mauricio M.

                                                                  Nice warm pool.

                                                                  Awesome stay! Awesome house! Awesome location!

                                                                  Audrey J.Houston, TX

                                                                  Couldn't have asked for more!

                                                                  A Grandparent's Delight

                                                                  Edmund S.

                                                                  We have taken our ever growing family (3 daughters and a multitude of grandchildren) to The Great Escape, at spring break, for the past 4 years, and will do so again this spring. It works for all. The 3rd floor is described as "the master" but we put the couple with the youngest babies there-one crib in the laundry room, one in the hall, and grownups in the bedroom-privacy for all.

                                                                  2nd floor has 2 master bedrooms, each with a bath, so the other 2 couples have privacy, while kids sleep together in the bunk room.

                                                                  Best of all, the grandparents sleep out in the carriage house and never hear a thing.

                                                                  Kitchen is great for a crowd, with the heated pool right out the door, kids will swim all day,in good weather and bad. The walk to beach is convenient (we feel no need to stay south of 30A).

                                                                  The location is great- kids ride bikes without supervision and enjoy a degree of independence that is refreshing. The "cool" factor is sufficient to keep a teenager happy.

                                                                  When we dine in Seaside/Watercolor, we are always glad we get to go home to Rosemary. We highly recommend The Great Escape.

                                                                  Definitely Recommend

                                                                  Family of 9Atlanta

                                                                  Our family was very happy with our stay at The Great Escape this summer. We enjoyed the fact that the house had great open/common areas but also plenty of additional space for everyone to have some individual downtime and the inclusion of the Carriage House was a huge plus!

                                                                  This year was the first time that we have stayed on the non-beach side of 30A & we were a bit apprehensive about it. However, our concerns were quickly put to rest as the location turned out to be perfect...we hardly noticed much difference at all!

                                                                  The owners were very helpful in answering questions during the booking process and in providing additional information/details that were needed for our stay.

                                                                  Highly recommend The Great Escape!!


                                                                  Carla B.Brentwood, Tn.

                                                                  My family rented The Great Escape as a surprise for my mother. She has always wanted to go on vacation with all of her kids and grandkids and this trip did not disappoint. We had 5 adults and 5 kids and there was plenty of space for private and family time. The carriage house was particularly helpful for my brother, his wife and baby daughter. They could escape to their own private house early in the evening and wake up early due to the baby's sleep schedule without disturbing the rest of us. The contact people were very responsive to any questions that we had. The kitchen had all of the supplies we needed (with exception of a crock pot, which would have been nice). It was a quick walk to the beach and right around the corner from the town square. There were games and cards available for all to enjoy. My favorite amenity was our own private pool. We enjoyed that more than the beach! It was super convenient for the kids to just walk right outside to the pool instead of lugging stuff to the beach or to the community pool. The Great Escape exceeded our expectations and we have great pictures and memories to prove it. I would highly recommend to any family.


                                                                  Rosemary Beach, FL, USA

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  The 25% deposit is non-refundable. A contract will be emailed that must be signed before the property is reserved in your name.

                                                                  27 Reviews
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