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Gulf Front Family Retreat-4 bdrms + loft, sleeps 16

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Blue Mountain Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 16), fireplace, hardwood floors

I try to keep my calendar updated at all times - if a spot is open on the calendar, it should be available.

I usually answer inquiries within an hour or so.

Beginning Spring 2017, I'm switching to Sunday to Sunday weeks during peak times. Guests are asking me to change so they can avoid Saturday check in/out traffic and mobbed grocery stores.

Updated living room furniture and bed linens in Oct. 2015.

Starting March 2016, beach service included Sunday-Friday - includes 4 chairs, 2 tables and 2 umbrellas.

While Blue Mountain Beach is a lovely place for a beach wedding, our house is not suitable for events as there are only 3-4 parking spots and no street parking.

This beach home was designed to maximize the unbeatable view of the water, while creating a living space to accommodate large groups with ample room for cooking and dining together. Redfish is a beautifully appointed home with all the modern amenities you'd expect from a luxury vacation rental.

Practice sunrise yoga on the upstairs deck while watching the spectacular view. Call everyone together in the early evening to enjoy sunsets from the spacious porch with a glass of wine. Spend hours on the beach, playing in the surf, building sandcastles and netting crabs. We usually see dolphins frolicking by every day and often see pods of cow-nosed rays and the occasional sea turtle.

Try our outdoor shower - you'll get addicted!

You'll have the best of both worlds; enjoy the bustle of Seaside, then retreat to the quiet of Blue Mountain Beach just minutes away. Walk down to the Blue Mountain Creamery for some homemade ice cream and La Loba's bakery for organic sweets and sensational carry out meals. For the Health of It, a health food store and juice bar, Big Daddy's bikes, McTigh's Irish Pub and Pizza Joint, Marie's Bistro, Marie's Barside (live music & tapas), Redd's Fueling Station (live music, singing bartender) and Nick's Seafood are all within a few minutes walk.

You're a few minutes bike ride from Grayton Beach and all it has to offer: the legendary Red Bar with live music and fantastic food, Pandora's, Shorty's Surfside, 2 cute coffee shops, Borago and Sergio's Little Italy, just to name a few places. Bike a few minutes in the other direction to Santa Rosa Beach: you'll find Bolo coffee shop, more restaurants including Pizza by the Sea, and local artists displaying their wares around the peaceful public green space, where you'll sometimes find free, open air concerts.

There is a 23-mile paved bike path running alongside 30A; if you don't have a bike there are nearby rental shops. Oftentimes we park the car and use our bikes all week!

Since you're beachfront, you can have a bonfire on the beach using our permit - you just need to use a bonfire vendor pre-approved by the South Walton Fire Department and pre-arrange through us. There are times when bonfires are not allowed due to nearby nesting sea turtles.

Both saltwater and freshwater fishing abound: fish for bluefish, spanish mackerel, amberjack, grouper, red snapper, speckled trout, pompano, black drum, cobia, and, of course, redfish.

This is the bedroom setup at Redfish:


There is one bedroom on this floor with 2 full sized beds. There is a full bath across the hall with a tub/shower combo.


There are 3 bedrooms on the second floor.

The master bedroom faces the gulf and features a private bath, walk-in shower and a king-sized bed.

The second master has a king sized bed and a daybed (shares the jack & jill bath). This bedroom opens up onto the balcony so you can walk to the second floor gulf front balcony.

The 'bunk room' has a queen bed and a bunk bed (shares the jack & jill bath). This bedroom also opens up onto the balcony so you can walk to the second floor gulf front balcony.

There is a twin daybed on the catwalk on the second floor.


On the third floor is a loft space, with a built-in ladder, and 2 twin beds.

We have a management company on call 24/7 should any issues arise.

If you've never been to Seaside, you're in for a treat. It is a picturesque town with unique architecture, picket fences and homes tightly knit to encourage walking and a community feel. Its 'walk-to-anywhere' design includes a gourmet food market, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, restaurants, art galleries, and small boutiques all centered around a town square with an outdoor amphitheater. Seaside was featured in the 1997 movie The Truman Show.

If you feel like a change of pace, you can drive the 25 miles to Destin, where you can tour the Gulfarium (an aquarium with over 200 mammals, fish, birds and reptiles) take a Dolphin Cruise, go to the Hard Rock Cafe or shop at one of the more than 100 stores located in the Silver Sands Outlet Mall. In the other direction is Panama City Beach, where you can stroll the Boardwalk at the new Pier Park, with nearly 100 shops and restaurants, or try to get your name on the 'best times' board at the Gran Maze at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park.

You won't be disappointed with the area, and we know you'll want to come back again and again to our little piece of heaven on the Gulf. Redfish is truly a beach house where you can unwind and create family memories together.

Keywords: Gulf Front, Premier Property, House, Hardwood Floors, Professionally Decorated

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Barbara

My husband and I own Redfish in a partnership with 2 other families. We live in Atlanta with our 2 children. Our partners are 2 brothers and their familes; the brothers grew up about an hour away from Redfish. They spent much of their childhood camping and fishing on the gulf and really know everything about the area.

Barbara purchased this house in 2002

Why Barbara chose South Walton

We have been in love with the Seaside area since 1996, when we first vacationed there. It is a place that is very special to us and is terrific for families.

What makes this house unique

The bike path is our favorite feature. We ride everywhere, sometimes we even have a destination in mind before we set out! The path is paved and FLAT - anyone will enjoy it.

Guestbook comments from the manager


Our stay, as usual, was perfect. We are leaving this morning headed to Tulsa. Thank you again for your house. Can't wait until June.
Feb 2015
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Gulf Front Family Retreat-4 bdrms + loft, sleeps 16
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our large family (which included grandkids from the age of 5-25) really enjoyed our week long vacation at Redfish. The VIEW!!! WOW!!! It was so stunning, I got out of bed at dawn almost every morning to see the sunrise... on vacation! The private beach area in front of the house is a RARE commodity for the busy, busy area of 30A Florida. I know most people love all the restaurants, shopping, biking, etc. that are nearby. And those are great and very convenient. BUT, I never wanted to leave the house and beach. Personally, I wanted to unwind and this was the PERFECT place. Hustle and bustle is nearby in Seaside / Watercolor / Rosemary and even the areas of Sandestin (outlet stores, etc.) But I prefer the solitude that Redfish offered. My mother has a hard time walking but she felt like she was on the beach just by being able to sit on the fantastic back deck. Sunsets were out of this world. I think I took 100 pictures of it because it was more and more unbelievable each evening. The beach is RIGHT there. My young daughter and I took beach strolls in the morning together by just walking down the convenient stairs right in front of the house. It was nothing to make a quick trip back to the house if you forgot something or to grab a bite to eat at lunchtime. My large family enjoyed the togetherness. We cooked almost every meal and the kitchen was great. As the cook several meals, I really enjoyed being a part of everyone in the large open kitchen / great room and even the multi-leveled open areas. You never felt slighted, even if you were the one cooking because you were with everyone in the house and you also had the stunning view of the ocean right out the spanse of large windows. Beautiful location. The rooms were comfy and had plenty of sleeping areas to accommodate our large crowd. As a lifelong 30A Beachgoer, I can testify that this place is a true GEM!!! There are many places to stay in this area but if you want to be ON THE BEACH and enjoy the beauty of the Gulf, this home is perfect. Thank you, Redfish for a wonderful vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very nice review - I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation so much! We love all the same things you love about Redfish - we think it's a magical place. Thanks again for taking the time to write your comments - I'm sure they'll be helpful to future guests, too!
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Snowbird Escape

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home, tastefully furnished, spacious and comfortable. Located on a beautiful white barefoot sand beach. Nearby are a great selection of restaurants, a good bakery, shopping, biking and hiking. Owners were very gracious and accommodating. And to top it off we had beautiful weather for most of the month.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sondra, for your lovely review! Please come back and stay with us again.
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  • 5 of 5

WOW- What a fabulous and fun house! Perfect for our family that loves to cook and hang out together... living area is open and huge! Beach was gorgeous, as was the weather most of the week. Home owners were so nice and amazingly easy to work with. You will LOVE this house!!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this home not only to spend our vacation at but also as the venue for our entire wedding. Arriving at this house I was speechless. It is everything and more than what the pictures showed. It is so spacious and comfortable. It feels like it is your home and my niece and nephew got comfortable very fast! The view is INCREDIBLE! I have never been someplace so beautiful. The weather got very bad during our stay and it was one of the worst storms the area has seen in a long time. The home got damaged and the storm knocked out the cable/internet, a/c and hot water. It was 2 a.m. and we contacted the 24hr service and our call was answered right away. The man from the property management company was fabulous! He had service people to us as soon as the roads cleared enough to get to us. He came in multiple times to make sure that we were ok and that everything was getting fixed. He and the homeowner also were so amazing and put us up in another beautiful condo for a couple extra days for all the troubles. The troubles had nothing to do with the house, so we felt like they went above and beyond anything we could have asked for. I was pretty nervous about all this because in 2 days we were supposed to throw a wedding here! They did everything to make it work and our wedding went off without a hitch! The weather cleared up and we saw a dozen or so dolphin right from the deck. It couldn't have been more magical. The house was perfect, the beach was perfect, the property management was perfect and the homeowner was perfect! I hope that I get the chance to rent this home again! My whole family LOVED it and had an amazing time! Thank you so much Barbara and the rest of the family, for the wonderful memories that go along with a wonderful home and location.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You will not find a better place to stay on 30A

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about the experience staying at Redfish. The house is gorgeous, spotless and super comfortable. Furniture and linens were high quality. The two story living room -- actually more than two stories since the ceiling opened all the way to the rafters -- gave this house an amazingly airy feel. (We found very few houses with this feature.) The layout allows for privacy for groups if you are coming with one.

The views are to die for -- both upstairs and down. You get gorgeous sunsets and sunrises. The covered porch was a terrific respite from the sun -- and not every house has one, never mind two.

Location is also amazing -- on a quiet street with other great houses and walking distance to lots of stuff -- bike rentals, the best bakery on 30A, a surprisingly large health food store, several dinner places and an Irish pub. A small grocery -- that even had the Sunday NY Times -- is about a two minute drive. Seaside is an easy five minutes away. And Destin is about 20.

Service was also terrific -- super easy to book and you really get the sense that you business is appreciated. A small issue with a low battery in a smoke alarm was solved quickly and professionally.

We have stayed in great places in Seaside and Seagrove before, but this house is by far our favorite. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent two weeks at redfish after being apart for 6 months. We couldn't have asked for a better place to reconnect after a long deployment. Barbara was so helpful and the house was perfect for our family!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Blue Mountain Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Seaside Half Marathon
Mar 3 2017 - Mar 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
March 6-March 11, 2017
Mar 6 2017 - Mar 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
March 12-April 30, 2017
Mar 12 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
April 30-May 21, 2017
Apr 30 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 21-June 11, 2017
May 21 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 11-July 2, 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 4th week
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 9-August 20, 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $315
Tax Rate 11.0%

For the absolute best rates please call or email and book with me directly.

Sat. to Sat. for peak spring and summer

I will try to work with you if there's a legit reason for cancellation, but it's hard to re-book a big house at the last minute for the full rate, so my cancellation policy is pretty tough.

20% of base rate will be retained for any cancellation and remaining balance paid will only be refunded if I can book at full rate. You can purchase trip insurance through my property mgr. for an add'l 7% of total. I can email you a blank contract for complete terms.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Blue Mountain Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • en suite bath in master - toilet , shower , master bath has walk in shower
    main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathroom on first floor
    jack & jill bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , has walk in shower, separate toilet, garden tub, on 2nd flr
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master - 1 king , master on 2nd floor has private bath with walk in shower
    2nd master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , king & twin daybed, shares bath
    queen bunk room - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , queen & bunk bed (sleeps 4) shared bath
    ground floor bedroom - 2 double , 2 doubles (sleeps 4)
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins, built in ladder
    catwalk - 1 twin/ single , daybed on catwalk
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
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