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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

This beautiful colorfully decorated house is named 'Making Memories' because our wish is it will give everyone HAPPY memories! It is in the lovely community of Grove by the Sea at 26 Cullman Ave. in Seagrove Beach. It is less that a mile from Seaside with all its shops and attractions without the higher rental prices. Located right off of 30A west of Panama City, you'll have close walking access (about .4 mile) to the sugar-white sandy beaches, emerald green water, and unbelievable sunsets. Nearby are two great community pools, a tennis court with a basketball hoop (which you can see from the upper deck), and a playground for the kids. The bike trail runs all along 30A and gives you miles of level, easy riding adventures. We provide several bikes for guests. A 10% discount by a local bike rental company is also available to our guests. There are many great state parks nearby, like Eden State Park (3.5 mi).

Our house is newly painted in a light teal blue on the exterior and the interior is decorated with touches of bright, happy colors, including original whimsical paintings by our daughter and popular artist, Tricia Robinson. A plus is the handicapped ramp which makes easy access for wheelchairs (and strollers). (Please contact owner for more details about handicapped accessability.) All four bedrooms and the living area downstairs have flat screen TVs with the TV network providing lots of choices.

The main floor features a large wrap-around screened-in porch with plenty of rockers, a porch swing, and a bench sofa in a nice sitting area plus a table for outside dining. 'Sparkle lights' go around the porch to add an extra touch at night. The house has wireless Internet connection for all of us laptop lovers. The inside is open with a spacious, fully-furnished kitchen, dining area, and living room. The dining table seats 8-10 plus 3 more at the bar. A full bath and a laundry area with iron and ironing board and the large washer and dryer are off the hall. The cheery first floor bedroom has twin beds and French doors to the screened porch. In the closet are two umbrella strollers, two children's booster seats for using at the dining table, a child's gate for the stairs, a portable child's bed rail, and a small stool for young children to use at the sink in the bathroom.

On the 2nd floor you'll find two roomy and colorful bedrooms with queen beds, a single roll-away bed for extra sleeping, your own bathrooms, TV, DVD, and doors out to the porch with its bistro table and chairs for enjoying a cup of coffee, plus a comfy bench sofa, rocker, and porch swing for just relaxing. You can take a soothing bath in the jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom.

Go up the stairs to the 'tower room" and find a great area for the kids or a get-away for adults with TV and DVD player and a wet bar boasting a sink and fridge. Each end of that room has balconies overlooking the lovely homes and streets of the community. You can get a breath-taking view of the starry night-time skies. There is sleeping for 4 with two sets of bunk beds. There is also a table and chairs for games, writing, and more.

Outside the house you'll find a secluded shady yard with the sweet scent of magnolia trees. The outside shower is a convenient way to wash away the sand. There are water toys for the pool or beach and four beach chairs and some beach umbrellas plus a handy wagon to carry chairs, kids, and more to the beach. A gas grill is also available. The nearest pool is only a half block away.


More Details

Property Manager
Betty Nelson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

About Betty Nelson

My husband and I always loved to travel, but after my husband became disabled, we had to go on trips of a day away or less. Coming to the beach with family is very special, and we all enjoy the whole amazing 30-A area. Making memories with the five grandchildren is a great blessing.

Why Betty Nelson chose South Walton

We started coming with our daughter and her family to the 30-A area when she began taking her art to the Rosemary Beach shows. After staying in Grove By the Sea a few tines, we really loved the peacefulness and beauty of the neighborhood. When this special house came on the market, we knew it was the perfect one for our family! Thus 'Making Memories' became our cheery home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We could not conceive of a more wonderful, magical happy place to come for our family's getaway to the beach. We will cherish our memories of naps on the porch, happy meals around the table, horsey games in the front yard, and so much more. Everything was so perfect. We have relished the tenderness of God this week. We already cannot wait to return! We are going home restored and with full hearts.
Apr 2014
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Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No loud noise outside or on porches after 10:00 p.m., parking for 3 cars (Neighborhood Assoc. rules-may not refund $300 security/damage deposit.)
  • Cancellations--if the house is rented for full period of the cancelled reservation & confirmed with a paid deposit, a 90% refund will be issued.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , + single roll-away (1)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.9411764 based on 21 reviews
Blairsville Ga

You will love this house

  • 5 of 5

It's been almost a year since we were married in Sea Grove Beach. This house is awesome. We had plenty of room and by far the kids most favorite vacation spot. They have bikes there that you can ride down to the beach, or just walk. It's only about a 5 minute walk to the beach. There's a pool on both sides of the house and there's plenty of stuff to do. Trust me, if you want close to the beach in a great house with a great deal, stay here. You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our house truly is roomy but with plenty of areas to have privacy for the guests, too. The tennis courts, playground area, and one of the pools are all only 1/2 block away. Betty and Larry, Owners
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Relaxing. Special. And magical.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Making Memories. The home is beautiful, cheery and perfect. A quick walk gets you the beach and all the little details were in place. Thank you! We'all be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NIce place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Nice, clean home that fit our 2 families of 11 people. Amenities in neighborhood (2 pools, tennis courts, playground) close to house and clean. Close to beach access-we road our bikes(even my 7 year old) or walked. The tower room was hot the whole time; we were there early jun, so we had to get fans brought over. The garbage was overflowing in the outside cans when we got there on Saturday as garbage day wasn't until like Monday so there was nowhere to put the garbage. Be prepared to be OCD with the white towels. We had to check them diligently for stains and still we got dinged on damaging towels.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very hot weather but the cleaning manager took two fans to the house as soon as they contacted her and the fans were very helpful. The guests checked in Saturday afternoon and the garbage is picked up at 6 a.m. Monday morning so they would have only had one day of garbage. We have four garbage cans which are usually sufficient. I am sorry the towels had to be replaced, but they were stained so badly they were unusable for future guests. We provide colored washcloths and facial wipes for removing make-up or other excessive dirt and urge guests to use them.
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Coming Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year coming to 30a and our 2nd year coming back to Making Memories - it was like coming home. The house comfortably accommodated our family of 4, my parents, and my sister-in-law and her two girls. The kids had a blast camping out in the tower, riding bikes to the beach and the two neighborhood pools. The house is clean, well appointed and ideally located. We're counting down the days to next year...!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Williamson County, TN

My New Happy Place!

  • 5 of 5

Making Memories is my new “happy place. ” Oh my goodness, how I love it! My son, dtr.-in-law, 2 ½ year old grandson and I spent a delightful week there in October 2014. Here’s a list of what makes it a perfect setting for a family vacation:

Beautiful, family-friendly decor and furnishings (no white upholstery and uncomfortable living room furniture).

Kitchen equipped with every single cooking utensil, pot, skillet, dishes, etc. that a cook could need.

Great washer & dryer.

Comfy mattresses and nice linens.

A ramp and downstairs bedroom make life easier for folks with bad knees or needing assistance with walking.

Plenty of spaces for folks to enjoy their privacy and that suit the needs of different age groups.

Lots of beach toys, chairs, wagon and even some bikes.

Minutes from Publix, Seagrove Market & Goatfeathers and the Farmer’s Market @ Seaside.

Just a quick bike ride or walk to Seaside.

Quiet, friendly neighborhood with sidewalks, two pools and a playground. There is no through traffic.

Wrap around porches on the first and second floors with comfy furniture and space for little ones to play and adults to take a nap, read, visit and enjoy their morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

The owner is so thoughtful and does everything she can to help you have a wonderful vacation. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful happy house was certainly appropriately named "Making Memories" The art work, warm vibrant colors and other special decorative touches make it a very welcoming house and my family felt right at home. We had five adults and six children and there was ample space and comfortable beds for everyone. The children loved the tower room and spent many enjoyable hours up there. The living and dining area accommodated all of us nicely for family meals and family game time, but privacy could easily be found in the spacious bedrooms and on the wonderful porches. The house was very clean and well equipped.

This was our first trip to Sea Grove Beach and it could not have been better. The beach was a short walking distance with beautiful white sand, clear water and never crowded. We also enjoyed the neighborhood pools and the basketball court which were conveniently located near the house.. We rented bikes and rode all around Grove By The Sea and up and down 30A exploring many gift shops and enjoying the local restaurants. Our hostess Betty was very helpful in providing information regarding bike rental, restaurants, shopping and attractions in the area.

My family really enjoyed themselves and didn't want to leave at the end of our week. I asked my grandson if he would like to come back to Sea Grove Beach and he responded yes, but only if he can stay at "Making Memories" again. We highly recommend this home and look forward to a return visit. Thank you to the Nelson family for sharing their beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
West Panama City Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $230
Damage Deposit $300

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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