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Hurricane Haven - A Private Beachfront Cottage

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


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House + Carriage House 3-5 Bedrooms, 3-5 Baths, Sleeps 6-20

Our beach front home is the ideal getaway for anyone who wants the convenience of a beach front property combined with the privacy of a family cottage. Whether you are a couple celebrating your anniversary or a large wedding party, our home has everything you might need.

The most exciting feature of the home, of course, is it's location right on the beach. It doesn’t get any better than stepping outside your door and walking down the private boardwalk to your very own, white sand beach. Forget the hassle of lugging equipment along a sandy path, across a street, and down a public beach access. The beach is right out your back door.

In addition to the beachfront location, our home is unique because it is flexible to fit your needs. Whether you are a single family on vacation, a pair of couples looking for a weekend getaway, or an entire family reunion looking for a space to hold 20, we can accommodate you. We can do this, because the house is divided into two buildings, the Main House and the Carriage House. If you have a small group, you can rent the main house only. If your party is large, you can rent the carriage house as well, which provides enough extra sleeping and living space for the entire family. Don't let the size fool you; this house can be as intimate or as expansive as your needs demand. Just ask, and we're happy to figure something out.

The main house has three bedrooms, three baths, a kitchen, living and dining space, two Gulf view porches, and a private walkway to the beach. The carriage house comes equipped with two additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, two porches and a bonus living/game room for the kids.

The first floor of the main house has two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and adjoining bathrooms. The living, dining, and kitchen areas are on the main floor and open up to a huge deck overlooking the Gulf. There is an entertainment center and surround sound stereo that plays throughout the house and onto the back deck, so you can watch the sunset to your preferred soundtrack. Sunsets from our home are simply breathtaking; you really have to see them to believe them.

Upstairs in the Main House you will find the large master king bedroom with full bath and a private sun room attached, all with spectacular views of the beach and Gulf. This master bedroom suite is an oasis of comfort and privacy, complete with a wet bar, mini fridge, and coffee maker, so if you like, you'll never have to go downstairs.

The carriage house is a great addition to the home, equipped with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and its own washer and dryer. Like the main house it has a large balcony with seating to enjoy more amazing views of the gulf. It has 6 built in bunks and queen bedroom, each with private bathrooms attached. There is also a large bonus room that functions as a game space and living area in which the family can relax, watch TV, or play a game of Ping Pong.

Our home offers the extra space a large group might need, while maintaining an intimate cottage feel. Whether you are a single couple or the entire family, we've got a package that will work for you. Come check us out. Bring the family, or not. Either way, come prepared for a wonderful time on the beachfront, with beautiful views, unbelievable convenience, and breathtaking sunsets. We hope to have you stay in our home.


All rates are based on rental of Main House and Carriage House together. Please inquire about renting the Main House separately. We can work something out that fits your budget.

Also know that when you rent the main house only, the carriage house remains empty (we never rent to two families at once) and you take home some savings in the cleaning and rental fees. We want to tailor our house to your space and budget needs, so please, don't hesitate to inquire. We're always happy to make accommodations.

Keywords: Gulf Front House, Carriage House, 30A, Florida, Panhandle,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Risher Reddick
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Risher Reddick

My name is Risher, and this is my family's beach house. We built the house in 1995 and have been coming down for family vacations ever since. My folks even lived in the house from 2002-2009. Since then, we've opened the doors to renters and have enjoyed every minute of it. We love having folks come down and enjoy our house with the same enthusiasm we did when we first built it.

Now my folks live a few miles away in Florida, and I manage the property along with a great team of support staff. We're always here to handle any questions you may have, so please don't hesitate to ask. We want you and your family to feel like you're at your own vacation home, and we'll do everything we can to make that happen.

Risher Reddick purchased this house in 1995

Why Risher Reddick chose South Walton

Our family has been coming to 30A for vacations since the 1970's, and we couldn't see buying a house anywhere else. We love the beaches here, and we still try to get down for a visit as often as possible. It's truly a magical place.

What makes this house unique

As an added bonus, in the summer months, you will enjoy complimentary beach service provided by Dillon. Every day, Dillon's Beach Service will set up two chairs, an umbrella, and a table for your convenience. No need to drag your stuff up and down the stairs, even. We've got it covered.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Hurricane Haven - A Private Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

On the beach! Perfect for multiple families!

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect house for multiple families with children. The main house has three bedrooms (2 with private baths). Large living quarters. Kitchen has everything you need for preparing meals. They even have everything labeled so you know where to put the clean dishes. The porch is amazing! Great views of the gulf. You do have neighbors on both sides, close enough to talk to. There are 36 actual steps to get to the beach on your private stairs. The carriage house is set up really well for children old enough to stay alone. We had children from 11-20 and they all stayed every night. They loved having their own space. The game room was nice but we found they loved having their own balcony in the front and back of the carriage house to hang out. The carriage house has a full size bed with private bath, three sets of bunks with a private bath, and plenty of storage. On this same floor is a washer/dryer unit. Upstairs in the game room is two sets of bunks. No bath. The children did complain that there wasn't WIFI in the carriage house. But that is not always a bad thing. This is a great set up if your children are old enough.The only thing that would make this house better would be a pool....

Risher responded to my text very quickly with recommendations on supper.

Make sure to eat Stinky's fish camp. Best meal we had all week. Thanks Risher for allowing us to stay in this magnificent home.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home right on the water!

  • 5 of 5

A perfect home for a family vacation. The house is clean and equipped with all the necessary amenities. There are plenty of options for sleeping arrangements for adults and kids alike. Mr. Reddick was welcoming and responsive to requests. And location is near perfect... A quieter stretch of beach just steps from the back door :) We definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this home! My children want to rent it again this year unfortunately it's already booked! They want us to buy the house! Perfect rental and had all the amenities. Great location. This really was a great home!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

lovely rental home. everything was clean and fresh. less crowded then Destin so we had more beach to ourselves. great area for shopping and restaurants. will rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Huntsville, AL

Spectacular Family Beach Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is the answer for a big family vacation! We spent our family (3 generation; 6 adults, 2 grandchildren;1 dog) at this home for four nights and had a blast. It appears the house can hold up to 16 based on sleeping quarters. The beach was clear and beautiful. The home, even though they allow dogs, was very clean and well kept. The layout of the house is conducive to "family" time. We cooked all meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner at the home except for one meal the entire trip. All necessary appliances and dinner ware were available. They have removed the hot tub off the back deck but it was not missed because it allows more sitting room to enjoy the beach. The Jacuzzi in the master bedroom was out of order but it appears to be temporary. They offer high end cable and WiFi, though, we enjoyed the beach so much it was used very little. If you are looking for a clean, well kept, homey home away from home directly on the beach....look no more. This home and carriage home is the answer. We already have two friends booking it for their beach trip.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peoria Heights, IL

beautiful home with gorgeous views right in your own backyard

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for the month of February with our German Shorthair Pointer Sam. It was so nice walking daily on the beach right off the back deck. The deck was amazing! Such a comfy place to relax. Surf fishing was fun. The home was clean and kitchen stocked with all essentials you need. The carriage house above garage was so charming and came in handy for my sisters short visit. Internet signal was reliable, cell phone signal not so much, we had to work so that was the only down side. Convenient location with loads of good restaurants to choose from, the food was fabulous in the area. The farmers market down the road was friendly and had some nice choices. The area itself is beautiful and upscale. Weather was a bit chilly at times but way better than a northern winter! Was still able to enjoy outdoor activities daily. Rischer was very accommodating and answered all emails. The home is so beautiful when you walk up and enter. We went to the local Walmart and bought beach chairs since the ones stored under beach steps were unusable. Plenty of off street parking for our large vehicle and also for our motorcycle trailer. Would so love to come back next winter, our stay was so enjoyable , peaceful and relaxing, even Sam enjoyed the open space. Even having to work everyday the view from my portable office I set up at the dining table relieved me of stress. The upstairs enclosed porch off master bedroom was so warm and sunny. We saw Dolphins daily several times a day. Nice new charcoal grill came in handy to grill the fresh seafood we purchased right down the road. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Panama City International Airport
Nearest Motorway
County Highway 30-A
Nearest Beach
Private beach off the back porch

Our house is located in a beautiful, private section of scenic Highway 30-A. The house is its own private compound directly on the beach, an independent, private oasis. Situated between Rosemary Beach and Seaside, our home has access to the finest amenities 30-A has to offer, while maintaining an unmatched level of privacy and ease of beach access. We're sure you'll love the location - in the middle of everything, but with the ability to get away from it all.


Rates & Availability

Seacrest House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 12 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 30 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $375
Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Seacrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , jetted tub , Overlooking the water. Amazing View!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath off of Bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Public downstairs bath. Connects to porch and outdoor shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath in for Bedroom 4 in Carriage House
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bath for bunk room in Carriage House
  • 5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautiful sunporch attached with amazing views of the Gulf
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Adjoining bathroom with plenty of mirror and counter space
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , In the Carriage House. Private adjoining bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 3 bunk bed , Sleeps 6. Great for the kids. Bunks are built into the wall!
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa in the living room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , In the Main House. Adjoining Bathroom.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (10)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our beautiful home is indeed a cottage and an attached carriage house.

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