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Five Bedroom House with Private Pool, Four Minute Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Newly Updated Carriage House

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, updated since last season, is included in the rental, and sleeps two more in an “in law” setting with a complete kitchen. 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) is equipped with new appliances, including 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 new 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 an additional 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,

More Details

Kathy Herman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

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 South Walton

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!


Rosemary Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Five Bedroom House with Private Pool, Four Minute Walk to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

A Grandparent's Delight

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely Recommend

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brentwood, Tn.


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Grandchildren's Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Rosemary Beach and it will not be our last. With eight adults and four grandchildren (ages 2 to 6) the amenities and location could not have been better. The house was in perfect shape when we arrived and the housekeeper/team was very responsive to our questions about additional parking passes. There is enough space for some private/quite time and enough togetherness for a perfect family vacation. The walk to the beach was short and the pool was the perfect afternoon treat after the children got tired of the beach. We highly recommend the Wild Olive for a meal, snack, great bottle of wine or wonderful cheese.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for a Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family just visited Rosemary Beach and stayed in this special vacation rental home! The family included 8 adults and 7 children (ages of children from 9 to 15 months). The house was stocked with everything you could ever need while at the beach. It's always nice to have lots of towels but even better to have two washers and dryers! The interior had lots of space for everyone to sleep and especially liked having 4 king beds. The pool was perfect for the little ones and also the adults. The location of the house was great and we were able to take a short walk to the beach several times daily and easy access to Barrett Square. We would definitely rent again and love Rosemary Beach!

Beth Hawk Athens, Ga

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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WOW! Fulfilled our wildest expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We just completed possibly the best vacation we have ever enjoyed. This set of Grandparents have dreamed of getting all 13 ½ of us together. My Son and two daughters traveled many miles from their respective locations along with their spouses and kids and we enjoyed the perfect setting for family get-together. THE GREAT ESCAPE provided each family a spacious home (tons of square feet) where all had room to breathe, and yes even read a book on the front porch, short walks to the beach and then to return to the this spacious home where we enjoyed our own personal pool, swam and the cousins had the time of their lives. Remarkable memories! The house lacked nothing! The owner and property manager were fantastic to work with and very responsive. I would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a fantastic experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Panama City
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rosemary Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 24 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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