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Perfect family house = perfect Fall vacation; $1500/wk Aug 13-Oct 31

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s),, (Sleeps 6-9), 3 Baths

Note: Special Rates do not apply to previously booked vacations.

Our beach house, named Muriel's Grove, is in a highly preferred location that is absolutely wonderful for a vacation and IS THE CLOSEST RENTAL HOUSE TO THE BEACH IN THE GROVE BY THE SEA. It has all the beauty and amenities of Seaside but at considerable $$ savings. Your week (summer only) includes the set up of 2 beach chairs and an umbrella on the beach by a local beach service.

The beaches in this area, 'America's Most Beautiful,' are fabulous! Bordered by high sand dunes, the beach is wide with sugar white sand, and the warm water is emerald green.

Muriel's Grove is the closest rental house to the beach in the Grove by the Sea (just (200 yards/3 to5 minute walk) and right next door to a large, beautiful swimming pool. It is in the very popular 'Grove by the Sea' community, a quiet and relaxing neighborhood of lovely seaside cottages nestled in a grove of magnolias and pine trees, that includes tennis, a children's play area, two swimming pools, and walking/biking paths.

Decorated in light, bright colors with a beach cottage theme, the house is beautifully furnished. There are hardwood floors throughout, and all the rooms have French doors that open to decks and the tropical paradise outside. Plantation shutters on the windows provide a wonderful sense of southern charm. Muriel's Grove is a special house that you will simply fall in love with.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped, and the dining area has seating for 11. On the first floor, there is one bedroom (two twin beds) and a queen sized sleeper sofa in the living room. Upstairs are two bedrooms (king bed, queen bed), and a studio room (full sized futon) that can be used as an extra bedroom if needed.

Safe, off road trails and sidewalks (perfect for walking, jogging, rollerblading, and biking) provide easy access to the many wonderful nearby recreational areas. Grayton Beach (4 miles), Grayton Beach State Park (2.5 miles), Point Washington State Forest (1.5 miles), Deer Lake State Park (3.5 miles) and Camp Creek Golf Club (5 miles) are just minutes away. The architecturally famous town of Seaside is just 0.9 mile away; you'll love its many colorful homes, small shops, and restaurants. Throughout the year, you can enjoy the many scheduled free events that Seaside has to offer.

Early risers can enjoy spectacular sunrises and the wide open space at the beach. Better yet, change the routine - sleep in, open the French doors, and listen to the birds outside. After a late breakfast, build sandcastles, swim and play with the kids, or take a walk on the beach down to Seaside. Enjoy lunch outside on the picnic table in the woods, or take a nap in our hammock and chairs beneath the pines and magnolia next to the pool.

You won't want to miss the fabulous sunsets either! In the evenings you can grill fresh seafood outside on the gas grill or just cook spaghetti for the kids. Enjoy dinner with your entire group seated at our large dining table as you share the day's activities with each other. After dinner walk or bike to Seaside and treat everyone to ice cream...or take a dip in the pool, and then relax on the wraparound decks under the ceiling fans as you listen to the sounds of the surf and woods. Later yet, go to the beach, lie on your back, and look at the stars.

WOW!--it doesn't get any better!!!

Keywords: Family Friendly rental cottage

More Details

Owner
Debbie Tyson
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Debbie Tyson

Jim and I both retired to the Grove by the Sea in the fall of 2003. Our permanent residence is just 50 yards away from Muriel's Grove, so we are available in a moment's notice should any problems occur during the rental season.

Debbie Tyson purchased this house in 2000

Why Debbie Tyson chose South Walton

We vacationed in this area for many of the years that we lived in Birmingham. Thinking that our kids, who are beach lovers, would always find a way to come visit us here at the beach. we planned to retire to Muriel's Grove. Instead we built our permanent home in the same neighborhood so that we could continue to share Muriel's Grove with families who love the beach as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

We love going to Seaside's Modica Market in for coffee and a muffin during our morning walks. You can park your car and ride bikes to just about anywhere on 30A. Our personal favorite is sitting on the porch with our morning coffee while listening to the birds in one of the most peaceful settings along 30A..

Guestbook comments from the owner

We're back in Chicago and finally unpacked. Thank you once again for letting us stay at MG---and a very pleasant month overall. Wasn't the weather great in late Feb. and early March?

We were very sorry about the animals tearing into the garbage the night before we left, and were totally surprised when we went out that morning, ready to leave. It seemed like it must have taken a lot of power to turn over the whole stand. Could raccoons actually do that? We had one other incident earlier in our stay when the garbage can was out by the street ready for pick-up. But it was minor, and we bagged everything even tighter from then on, and securely closed the can lids.



Hope all is well with you both. We would love to make the trip again next year---even though the drive is getting a little tougher each time (about 17 hours total, 2 days).
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sofa sleeper
    Loft at top of stairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This bedroom has a large walk in closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
CD/DVD Player, Hammock & Outside Chair Area, Adirondack chairs on wraparound porches. Outside Picnic Table, Hot and Cold water outside shower, Pack 'n' Play/sheets, Portable bed rail, Booster Seat and Highchair available

Reviews

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Perfect family house = perfect Fall vacation; $1500/wk Aug 13-Oct 31
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Wonderfully appointed house

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the great stay

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you and your friends had a great girls week end--we hope to see you back next year, or even sooner.
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Mechanicsville, VA
5

Couldn't have asked for a better location

  • 5 of 5

This home is a short bike ride or walk away from Seaside where you'll find plenty of quaint shops to explore and restaurants. Love the food trucks...especially Frost Bites and Meltdown on 30A. Be sure to catch a band playing in the amphitheater or a movie on the lawn.

Grove by the Sea is a great neighborhood...sidewalk lined streets, playground, tennis courts and two pools. The pool is located on the lot beside the house and was mostly a private pool during our stay. The home is well appointed and just feels like home with plenty of books and games for those rainy days. It's nicely furnished but not to the extent that you'll feel like you need to remove items that small children could break. Beds were very comfortable.

Private beach access is just across 30A and was never crowded. The beach chair set-up was a great bonus that we loved. The access does have several flights of stairs which might be harder to manage with small children and their bear gear.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely consider renting this home next time. Owners were wonderful to work with!

J. Rice

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family friendly, Quaint vacation

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week at Muriel's Grove and hope to return again in the future. The walk to the beach was a non-issue and we loved having the wagon to cart all of the kids' beach toys. We rented bikes and enjoyed riding them down the path to the Seaside town square area for food trucks, ice cream, etc. The area felt very safe and family friendly without some of the "touristy, hustle and bustle". We found the area very relaxing but not boring. Having the house right next to the public pool with our own little path really made it feel private and super convenient. Debbie could not have been more friendly. We loved that we got to meet her out one day as we really never had a need to call her for anything, everything was perfect. We rent houses often and this one had it all - plenty of towels, lots of space and the convenience of a washer/dryer.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home by he oool with all of the amenities you will kid hope for. Everything is close by

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Grange KY
5

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. Everything was exactly as stated. The owners are near by and were very helpful. The location is perfect. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you had a great week and we so appreciated your taking care of the house. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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5

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

If you are thinking about renting a house, this is the best!!! Our family had a fantastic

week at the beach. Debbie and her husband are so nice and take care of you so well.

The house is perfect and you feel like you have the pool in your own yard. Great

neighborhood and the kids loved the playground. You can easily walk to the beach,

we took the wagon that Debbie provides and it is such a short walk. Rode bikes everyday

and the sunsets are beautiful. Can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Making memories and offering a care free stay is what we aim for with every guest. We look forward to having you and your family again. Debbie
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Point of Interest
Seaside
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix
Car: not necessary

Area: Our beach house is in a section of the Northwest Florida Panhandle and Gulf of Mexico referred to as the Emerald Coast and The Beaches of South Walton. The beaches in this area are rated 'America's most beautiful'. Here you will find beautiful open beaches with sugar white sand, dramatic sand dunes, warm emerald colored water, fabulous sunsets, and a golf and bikers paradise.

Muriel's Grove is located in the very popular Grove by the Sea community which is 0.9 mile east of downtown Seaside and midway between Destin and Panama City, Florida.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cleaning fees are included in weekly rates
A separate $300 refundable damage deposit is required
Cleaning fees are NOT included in 3 night minimum rates.
A 11% state and local tax will be added to the rental rate.
Summer weekly rentals (May 28-Sept 9) include beach service set up of 1 umbrella and 2 beach chairs.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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