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Best Family Getaway in Seagrove Beach! - 6 Bdrm / Private Pool / Up to 20 Guests

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 4.25 Baths, (Sleeps 18-22)

Finding a week to rent the Seagrove Retreat House during the summer months is a rarity. That's because seven renters rebook for next year before they depart. It has been that way for several years now. This speaks a lot about the house and how you are welcomed. You are treated with the comforts of home while relaxing and enjoying the beach.

Once you get there all you need to do is to load up the wagon (provided for your convenience) for the short walk to the beach, sip a cool drink around (or in) the pool in the back yard (no glass please), play ping-pong on the screened front porch, play basketball or horse shoes in the back yard, or just relax in the den watching the 50" tv while planning your cook out on the charcoal and/or butane grill.

From the front door you stroll 300' to the white sandy beach and the beautiful emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Our beach access is handicap accessible so can accommodate strollers, wagons and wheel chairs. During the spring break and summer months Walton County provides a life guard station with two life guards. For your enjoyment we provide a wagon, a few beach chairs, an umbrella or two plus beach toys for the younger children.

The 20x30 private pool is only a few steps out the back door. It is surrounded by a sun deck with ample lounge chairs and tables. If you are not one to sit in the sun you can sit in one of the rockers on the covered back porch.

Have your morning coffee on the screened front porch and watch the many walkers and bikers exercising on our portion of the 30 mile "bike path" built by Walton County. There are three restaurant style booths (seats 12) for eating meals, four teak rocking chairs plus the ping pong table. And it is NOT crowded.

The first floor features a den with a 50" tv plus a master bedroom w/king bed and private bathroom (tub/shower combo). Also on the first floor is a queen bedroom, a living room w/pull out sofa, a den w/pull out sofa, a full bath (shower), large dining room and a large fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen has a counter/bar which hosts 6 stools and the dining table has seating for 10. If you are into playing restaurant in the kitchen there is a double Dutch door leading to the huge L-shaped screened porch.

The second floor consists of another king size suite w/full bath (tub/shower combo), a queen bedroom, and a twin bedroom with sliding doors to the outside porch. There is a full bath (shower stall) in the hall. The bunk room has two wooden bunk beds featuring a queen bed bottom and twin bed top. At the top of the stairs is a bonus room with a day bed and a foosball table. The upstairs porch overlooks 30A with a view to the Gulf and is accessible from the bonus room or the twin bed room.

Most rooms contain a TV, DVR and ceiling fans. The house is on 3 lots so it is private and affords a large area for parking up to 8 cars or several cars plus RV and/or boat. There is a concrete play area with a full sized basketball goal as well as a tree-shaded area with hammock and picnic table.

The detached guest house sleeps four and includes a queen sized bedroom and a living room w/kitchen area. It is ideal for a quiet 'retreat' from the main house as it is located only 30 feet from the back porch. The guest house includes a full bath, refrigerator, stove plus a washer/dryer. The living room has a new sofa sleeper.

Keywords: Retreat House, pool, guest house

More Details

Susan or Bill White
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2017

About Susan or Bill White

The 'beach' is a special place for our family. We have enjoyed going there for many years, long enough to see children and now grandchildren taking their first footsteps in the sand and chasing the waves as they come and go.

Susan or Bill White purchased this house in 1985

Why Susan or Bill White chose South Walton

Originally living in the north, we were transferred to the south and would travel the four hours to the Gulf for our family vacations. We first purchased a small condo but quickly out grew it. We had the opportunity thirty years ago to purchase this house. Thru the years I have enjoyed remodeling and am always redecorating and updating the Seagrove Retreat House. This past year all bathrooms were remodeled and new carpeting was installed.

What makes this house unique

CASUAL, COMFORTABLE, BEACH HOUSE - unique and perfect for our family of twenty-two. We can all gather around for a true family vacation. There is a bed for everyone and table space for family meals and game-playing. Our family activities include biking, jogging, kayaking, sand boarding and watching the sun set on the Gulf. Special outings include a trip to the water park, crabbing, deep sea fishing and a stroll to Seaside for shopping, dinner and a concert on the green. The guys might even get in a round of golf.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cannot say enough nice things about your property. It is the perfect size; big enough for folks to have their own space when they need it but still small enough to be cozy and intimate. The house has all the comforts of home and is nicely maintained. The pool is a wonderful asset with smaller children who aren't as ready for the beach; it has the perfect amount of shade in the afternoon to help make the hottest part of the day bearable.

Thanks again for so many wonderful memories, and here's to more in the summers to come.
Sep 2016
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Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In bedroom 4
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In bedroom number 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , First floor hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Second floor hall
    Bathroom 1 - Bunk room - sink
    Guest house - toilet , shower
    Front porch - outdoor shower
  • 4.25
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st floor, Includes bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Second floor
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor
    Detached Unit - 1 queen , Living area, bath, kitchen area, bedroom
    Second floor foyer - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd floor, has a bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2nd floor, Bottom of bunks is a queen, top is a single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3) One in guest house, Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3), Bunk Beds (2) Queen bottom bunk and single on top
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Basketball goal and concrete playing area. Horseshoes. Shaded tree area with hammock.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Best Family Getaway in Seagrove Beach! - 6 Bdrm / Private Pool / Up to 20 Guests
average rating of 4.9 based on 25 reviews
Marietta, GA

Great large family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here several years in a row. It is great for a large family (9 adults, 10 kids). My kids love all of the things this house has to entertain them (fooseball, pool, outdoor booths for eating, ping pong table, basketball goal, horseshoes, etc...). The owners are always great. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jackson, TN

We love Seagrove Retreat House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to stay in Seagrove Retreat House. Once again, we had a wonderful week! The house is so comfortable, the shaded pool area very relaxing, and the beautiful beach only a short walk from the house. The house is stocked with everything you could possibly need. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We gathered our five married children and 12 grandchildren here for a week. Everyone loved it! Sue and Bill were great to work with, very helpful and intent on providing us with a great stay in their home. Biggest plus was the big pool, very clean, numerous chairs and lounges. Lots of sun, but shady area provided. Equally important was the proximity to the beach, with a ramp instead of stairs, which made hauling our beach necessities in the 2 wagons provided by owners very easy. Every morning we went down to the beach early with 2 popup shade tents, and left them up for the day. Spent most mornings on the beach then back to the house for lunch, nap time, and pool time. Returned to the beach for late afternoon or evening fun. Perfect! With 5 children age 3 and under, we were very pleased with the setup of the house. There was very little noise from living areas to bedrooms. Kitchen was extremely well equipped, and the 2 refrigerators(one in pool house) served us well. Lots of outdoor space, too. Sons enjoyed the horseshoe pit and the basketball court. Ping pong on the screened in porch got lots of use, as did the goose all table in the loft. Very hard to think of a negative for this rental home. I can't imagine anyone not enjoying their week at Sue and Bills retreat house.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 Families on Fall Break

  • 4 of 5

We had 4 families, 8 adults and 12 kids from 6-16 years of age. The house was plenty spacious for all and we had a great time. Nice in-ground pool, directly across from the beach access, so you are literally 200 yards from the ramp to the beach. The house itself was very private with plenty of trees and privacy fence. Plenty of parking for 4+ vehicles without getting in anyone's way. The only downside was the alarm on the door going out to the pool. I guess that is a state law in FL. We had some problems with the door knob sticking, but I'm sure that is the most often used door in the house. It leads directly to the pool and back patio, which is where we stayed most of the time while at the house. Everything else was in working order and we had a great time. I would definitely go back to this property a second time.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toledo, OH

Awesome Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed everything about our stay at this house! It was very comfortable (we had 18 in our group and never felt crowded). The kitchen was very well equipped for all of our home cooked meals, and the younger girls in the group really enjoyed turning the back porch dining area into their "restaurant". The pool was used constantly and was very well maintained (it was cleaned twice during our one week stay). The beautiful sugar white beach was a very short walk and the beach wagon came in handy hauling all our chairs and toys to the beach. I highly recommend renting bikes and riding up and down the bike paths on 30A. Seaside is a short bike ride, and we found a great happy hour at the Wine Bar in Watercolor. Very scenic area. The Publix in Watercolor is super close, and surprisingly the traffic was not too bad for a holiday week. There was a great parade that went down 30A right in from of the house on the 4th of July that was really fun. Fireworks on the beach were enjoyable as well. Thanks for sharing your house with our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Christmas!!

  • 5 of 5

We decided to pack up and head to the beach for Christmas this year and it couldn't have been a better trip. Bill and Sue were SO helpful in planning and were always prompt to answer any questions. We had 8 adults and 4 kids and had plenty of space. We felt at home the minute we walked in. We loved the location of the house...a quick walk across the street to the beach, a bike ride to Seaside and Watercolor, and super quick drive to Publix. The kids loved all the space both inside and outside!! We would love to return again if we are back in the area. Thank you to Bill and Sue for sharing your home with us...Christmas 2013 will always be a special memory.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cowgirl Kitchen Market
"Great for breakfast or a nice lunch."
"Noisy but some great oysters and fried shrimp."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Northwest Florida Regional
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Santa Rosa Beach C.C.
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The View
Car: recommended

Charter boat deep sea fishing.


Rates & Availability

Seagrove Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break 2017
Feb 15 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Pre-summer 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Post Summer 2017
Aug 6 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season 2017
Oct 22 2017 - Mar 1 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly rate includes cleaning and all Florida taxes.

Rent includes both the main house and the guest house. Rent can be reduced for small parties not needing the guest house.

Rentals made more than 90 days in advance
-----Half of the rent to hold the house. Second half plus security deposit 60 days prior to arrival.
Rentals made less than 90 days in advance
-----Entire rental amount due immediately.
Rentals made within two weeks of check-in must pay by credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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