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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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2018

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 Seagrove Beach

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 4.95 based on 24 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time even though a hurricane was was beautiful, location was great and Betty is a fantastic host!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: They were wonderful guests and thankfully the hurricane didn't hit the 30-A area with any strong winds!
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Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Making Memories! The house was great. It gave us space to spread out and unwind. The kids especially loved having their own floor/beds/tv/fridge. The neighborhood was quiet, safe and we were able to bike to the beach and downtown. We spent lots of time sitting on all of the porches and enjoying the beautiful weather! A great place for families to enjoy a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great quiet neighborhood, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six loved this house during our fall break stay! Best highlights - large screened in front porch with swing (great for reading), 3rd floor loft with 2 sets of bunk beds that our 4 boys thoroughly enjoyed, lots of beach chairs and toys. The house is right in the middle of a quiet neighborhood and near both pools. We've stayed in this neighborhood several times where our kids can ride bikes easily as well as get to the beach in 5 minutes. It's also very close to a couple of restaurants. Lastly, Betty was wonderful and easy to work with ahead of our stay as well as during our stay. We will definitely come back another time!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed having the family stay and they took good care of the house. I look forward to their next stay.
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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: August 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: June 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: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
West Panama City Beach
Car: recommended

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




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $230 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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