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5 BDR - Priv Pool - Gulviews & the best beach location along 30A

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 15-16)

Tired of the crowds and congestion on 30A and Destin? This incredible home comfortably sleeps 14-16 people in a truly fabulous location on the beach side of 30A within an easy stroll to the white sandy beach. The three-story home is affordable, offers some gulf views and is situated in a quiet residential neighborhood on a large corner lot that is convenient to the beach, bike paths, restaurants and coffee shops. This home has it all please read the reviews. This home and home owner does not over commit and under deliver.

LOCATION: The beach access is just steps away (150 yards) with no busy roads to cross and has showers and bathrooms too. This is a quiet residential neighborhood location without the crowds from condo’s or high density locations such as Seaside or Destin, but the location is also close enough to them that you can get there easily. When you are not at the beach, you can relax in the beautiful large landscaped yard that contains a large 32'X16' swimming pool that is spacious enough for large family gatherings. Walk across the street to the fresh seafood market and grill your dinner on the gas grill provided for your use.

FEATURES: Style, amenities, and spaciousness combine to make 'Beach Buddy' one of the most sought after beach homes in the area for a relaxing and memorable family vacation. Comfortable, 'Beachy' decor! Decorative details and upgrades happen continuously and feature original art works by local and international artists, impressive updated furnishings not normally found in typical vacation homes and a well-stocked kitchen as well as upgraded beds and linens, etc.

BEDROOMS, ETC: Wrap-around decks on the second and third floors are great for entertaining and watching the sunsets. Great family home! Home features a massive farm table with seating for 10 and even more seating for meals at the counter. Master Bedroom Suite is on the top floor with a private bath, two decks, a king size bed and 2 person hammock. The 2nd Master Bedroom Suite is also on the top floor, a private bath, deck and a queen size bed. The 3rd Bedroom is on the main level and has two decks a Full/Twin bunk bed that sleeps 3 and has a bathroom adjacent to the bedroom. There is also a queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. The first floor has a 4th bedroom with a queen bed, a 5th bedroom that has 2 sets of twin bunk beds (4) and a large TV/play area, ideal for children. There is a double vanity and full bath. Every room in the house has deck or patio access plus TV and DVD player. Parking allows for 4 cars. Full sized commercial grade washer and dryer in laundry room. All the beach toys, chairs, wagon and umbrella’s that you need and a Margarita Machine too!


* High speed wireless internet access

* Pool can be heated during cooler seasons at a nominal charge

* Outdoor living at its best, 4 decks, patio, pool deck and impressive landscaped grounds

* HD LCD TVs in all rooms and more…

Check the reviews! Current photos and current reviews - this home is more than your typical beach house rental! You may find a cheaper deal but you will be hard pressed to find a better home for your money.


1) Call Owner to discuss partial weeks, winter extended rentals or off-season specials.

Keywords: Beach Home, Beach House, house, home, vacation home, vacation house

More Details

Steve Linahan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2018

About Steve Linahan

Steve & Shirley Linahan live in Santa Rosa Beach, FL where we manage and operate several businesses. My wife and I are both licensed Florida Realtors and operate a Margarita Machine rental franchise, Margarita Man Emerald Coast.

Steve Linahan purchased this house in 2009

Why Steve Linahan chose Gulfview Heights

The Emerald Coast has the best beaches in the continental USA without a doubt and we are in the heart of it here. The white sand beaches are just incredible. We truly enjoy sharing our home with our family and our new friends that we meet each year!!

What makes this house unique

This home faces the beach just a short stroll on a sidewalk. We always love to talk about the beach and the 30A area, give Shirley or I a call...512-923-5400.


Gulfview Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Full bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 1 King size bed 2 Queen size Beds 1 Twin over Full bunk bed 4 single bunk beds 1 Sleep Sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Margarita machine, beach wagon to carry your things and continual upgrades.


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(37 traveler reviews)

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5 BDR - Priv Pool - Gulviews & the best beach location along 30A
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Best in 20 years

  • 5 of 5

Family of 7 adults and 6 kids could only find GREATthings to say about Beach Buddy! Steve and Shirley do a fantastic job making guests feel welcome and respected- we've been vacationing in Santa Rosa Beach for many years and have stayed in some wonderful homes on the beach, but honestly, we didn't miss the view because everything else was stellar!

We rented golf carts from Beach Buggies- that helped, but what we saved MORE than made up for that.

Heated pool is great with lean little kids.

Pantry space for a big gang is a little spare, but the laundry room and adjacent bedroom closet offer great solutions!

We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florissant, Missouri

Beach Buddy

  • 5 of 5

There were 11 of us in our family that went (6 adults, 2 teenagers, and 3 children) and everyone loved the house. Close to a great beach and the house has a large pool. Plenty of room inside (bedrooms, kitchen, dining area) and outside with multiple porches. Plenty of beach equipment such as beach umbrellas, chairs, toys and wagon was available, which came in handy. Would recommend this house to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans, LA

Beach Buddy, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Island, FL

  • 5 of 5

Our first family reunion at Beach Buddy and we had a wonderful time (all 11 of us). The home and property is very well maintained, including the grounds and the very nice swimming pool. A full compliment of "beach equipment" is provided-large wagon, umbrellas, chairs, ice chests, and beach toys - very nice for the guests. The home has an exterior porch on each floor (both sides) and comfortable chairs along with a gas grill (new). I would recommend Beach Buddy for family vacations to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hermitage, TN

Love this house!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 4th time to stay at this house - we love it! It is the best and so are the owners. Our grandkids now call it our "new home!"

Steve and Shirley are great owners and so responsive to anything you need.

Try it out - you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Beach Buddy. We stayed 2 weeks and enjoyed the spacious house. The pool was large enough for all the kids to swim. It was a short walk to the beach. Steve was very responsive to any questions we had. Several great restaurants within walking distance. We can't wait to come back to Beach Buddy.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying together at Beach Buddy. We were persuaded to rent this house because of the great reviews about the kindness of the owners. They were true! We were especially surprised at the size of the backyard. Thank you for going above and beyond to make it a great week!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Panama City, ECP
Car: recommended

45 minutes from new Panama City Airport, (ECP) serviced by Southwest & Delta. Silver Sands Outlet Mall is reasonably close to you as well as the famous Red Bar in Grayton Beach and the charm of Seaside. For sheer convenience, Goat Feather's restaurant & seafood shop is right next door and close to stores and coffee shops. South Walton 17 mile hike & bike trail is right next to us with a spur going along one end of the property to the beach access.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning & Linens Fee $250 + Tax

Sat to Sat rentals please during high seasons. Guest must sign a lease with owner and accept owners restrictions on use. Optional Pool Heater fee of $100 maybe added at guests option through April. (Not needed afterwards) Contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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