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Hurricane Haven - A Private Beachfront Cottage

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Risher Reddick
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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.


Seacrest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Hurricane Haven - A Private Beachfront Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Nice place in need of a bit of upkeep. For example, jacuzzi out of order and bushes need trim.

  • 4 of 5

Had a fun, relaxed visit. In terms of property, we replaced ping pong paddles and balls...our thanks for teens enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montgomery, Texas

Family retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took two of our kids, their spouses and six grandkids to Seacrest for six days over the 4th of July. The location is spectacular ... easy access to a beautiful & reasonably uncrowded beach. The public area of the house was very comfortable, but would be crowded with more than 6-8 adults. The master suite was excellent. The two other rooms in the main house were comfortable enough. The carriage house was a bit clumbsy for us as we were putting down young children there and it was uncomfortable then for the adults to leave them and return to the main house. Again - the main house was very comfortable and the finish was pretty good, but the property in general was a bit weathered & in need of freshening up ... but hey! - it's a beach house!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our group!

  • 5 of 5

I brought a group of high schoolers from my youth group. The separate carriage house was perfect to separate the boys and girls. Also, the kitchen was large and dinning spaces were plenteous.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Warm & Comfortable Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Hurricane Haven last month - loved the walks on the beach, with gorgeous sunsets right from the outside deck. The house is very comfortable, with large bedrooms and private baths for each of the 3 bedrooms in the main house (we only rented the main house for our stay). Loved the sunroom off the master bedroom upstairs and views of the beach from the kitchen, dining and living room areas. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, glassware, cooking utensils and cookware - which is often lacking with some rentals. Any minor issues that we noted when we arrived were immediately addressed by the owner!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thanksgiving 2016

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful home with great views. The house is in need of a lot of repairs. Plugs didnt work. Limited lights worked. Great place to relax.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Pam, Thanks so much for your review of our property. I am so glad you had a relaxing stay at our home on the Gulf. We so enjoyed having y'all. Also, thank you for your feedback regarding the repairs on the home. Unfortunately, your stay fell right as we were in transition between maintenance staff, so some details were not attended to as they normally are. We are never pleased when our home is presented in less than its best condition. As you can see from our other reviews, this is not indicative of our usual high standards, and we have addressed all the concerns you indicated in your review. As of this week, we are now fully staffed in the maintenance and cleaning departments, and our yearly maintenance overhaul is scheduled for the month of December. This should not only remedy the problems you addressed in your review, but improve the house even further. Again, thank you so much for your feedback. We depend upon our renters to make our home the best it can be for everyone who visits. Sincerely, Risher
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $425
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.