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Perfect for Your Family Fun

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House 3 BDR., 2.5 Bath, Guest Apt 1 BDR, 1 Bath, Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps 12

Guest House available for long-term winter lease November 1 - May 15. Contact me for more information. Grove by the Sea in Seagrove Beach, Florida, USA (0.9 miles from Seaside; Midway between Destin and Panama City).

* Main House - Three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, sleeps 8.

*Guest House - One bedroom, one bathroom, sleeper sofa, sleeps 2-4.

*Wireless Internet Access

*Peaceful five minute walk to beach through the neighborhood.

*Grove by the Sea has a private beach access with bike rack and rinse off shower.

Perfect House to accommodate the Teenagers or the In-laws!!

What makes you HAPPY? If lush, beautiful scenery with well-appointed, comfortable accommodations is part of the mix, then head to Seagrove Beach and stay in ONLY HAPPY DAYS. Our large family is always happy when we gather there and chances are you and your family or friends will be too!

ONLY HAPPY DAYS is located in a small, quiet, well-maintained 'natural' community, Grove by the Sea.

Set in a lush, peaceful spot shaded by tall pine trees and other natural Florida vegetation, there is easy access to all the amenities that make a beach vacation perfect for everyone, no matter what age or interest!

ONLY HAPPY DAYS is just a minute walk to either one of the two beautiful community pools or a five minute walk to the beautiful white sands of the Gulf Coast. The Grove also offers tennis, a children’s play area, and walking/biking paths. The popular resort of Seaside is a mile west of Seagrove. There you can find shops with treasures and restaurants with a variety of cuisine's to top off your day.

Beautifully furnished with many decorative 'Out of Africa' touches, the main house of ONLY HAPPY DAYS has an open living area designed for comfortable gatherings, whether you enjoy entertaining or listening to music or watching TV/movies. Many board games, video tapes, DVDs, and books are available for a lazy time of fun and fellowship. The living room sofa is a queen-size sleeper.

The master suite is also on the first floor. It has a king-size bed and lounging area for relaxing with a good book or TV. The master bath has a large, garden tub (jets are not functional despite numerous attempts to fix them) and a separate shower area. The master suite has private access to either the screened-in porch or the back deck, either are perfect for that first morning cup of coffee as you enjoy the natural gulf coast vegetation and tall pine trees that are a trade-mark of the Grove.

The dining room has a large, round table that seats eight for those special meals when the group gathers. The bar adjacent to the dining room seats four for lunch or to accommodate a larger crowd at dinner. There is also a glass dining table that seats six on the screened-in porch for outdoor dining.

The kitchen is fully equipped with many, many extras (we are a family that likes to cook and eat when we are on vacation!) There is a gas grill on the back deck for just the right warm weather barbecue dinner.

*The bright and cheery yellow bedroom upstairs has a queen-size bed and its own private deck.

*The bunk room, decorated brightly with the kids in mind, has a set of bunk beds and a full-size bed.

* Both of these rooms are equipped with TVs. They share a spacious bathroom with double sinks.

The guest house has a charming 'Caribbean' feel. The main room opens up to a screened deck. Sitting on this deck is like being in a tree house on the edge of a pine forest!

Make the sunset on the beach a tradition. There is magic in those blue and orange clouds. Come grab a piece of it. We are always happy when we are at 'Only Happy Days' and know that you will be too!!

Keywords: Main House and Guest Apt.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Deborah,

I just want you let you know we enjoyed staying at your

beautiful house. The neighborhood is

very friendly. We made our Thanksgiving

dinner at the house, you had all the items I need to made and serve our

dinner. The location was great, we were

able to walk or bike to the beach and Seaside!


Nov 2014
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Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Sinks
    Guess Apt Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1/2 Bath off Living Area - toilet
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews

Perfect Place For Your Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed staying in Only Happy Days for the last several years during 4th of July Week. This week has become our family's favorite week of the year. The house is very comfortable with all the amenities you could need. These include an open floor plan to share family time, a nice large porch to relax on, a rear deck for grilling, plenty of parking for at least 4 vehicles, and a guest house for newly weds or family's with small children who need a little more privacy. The location is very accessible to all the areas you want to visit but situated in a quiet neighborhood away from busy crowds of Seaside & Rosemary Beach. The owner is so helpful with booking and she works to accommodate any needs that may come up during your stay. If you are looking for a family friendly beach house conveniently located this is the one you are looking for. We keep coming back to the same house year after year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House- Great Location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved is house. There were 8 of us including 3 teenagers and 2 toddlers. The layout was perfect. The "bed swing" and screened in porch ended up being one of our favorite hangouts. The walk to the beach was easy, even for our 4 year old. Pool was super close. The house is in a great location, nice quite neighborhood, close to Publix and restaurants; some of us even rode bikes to Seaside. Owner was quick to respond. Great all around. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great spring break with our kids at Only Happy Days! We loved the neighborhood, the short walk to the beach and the pool down the street. The layout of the house is very family friendly (even for teenagers) and really enjoyed using the porch as an extended living space. We even met a few full-time residents out walking their dogs and everyone was super-friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend this house to family wanting a great beach getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation home for extended families. The home was immaculate. The rooms are really much bigger than they appear in the pictures. The wrap-around porch was an extra living space for kids as well as adults. The neighborhood is peaceful, but also great fun for my grandkids ages 4-12 to safely ride their bikes. The short walk to the beach and pool was great. the only negative was that our stay was too short.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Reunion Site

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed a wonderful week together and look forward to coming back!! Our eldest daughter and her family stayed in the garage apartment. It was perfect for them but allowed them to still be very connected to the rest of us. We loved the quiet neighborhood, family feel, and short walk to the beach or pool!!! The beach was much prettier than any other we have been to along the gulf coast. We rented a few bikes and they were great for getting around and enjoying the neighboring towns. Thanks for a great place!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House needs basic repairs/updates

  • 2 of 5

We stayed in this home for 2 weeks. When we arrived, the couch was broken. Within two days, we saw rat droppings on the kitchen counter. The owner sent a handyman: He put a brick under the couch and set small traps -- neither of these "fixes" worked. Unfortunately, we spent 2 weeks dealing with rat droppings, waiting for repair people, and following up with the pest control company.

The house itself needs other updates like cabinetry repairs in the kitchen, additional dishes and pans, and more. The owner is very personable, she just needs to show this house some TLC.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry and disappointed that this guest did not enjoy her time at our house. We want our guest to be as happy at Seagrove Beach as we are. For example, we went to additional effort and expense (including turning away potential renters before her visit) to prepare the house for special needs of her family. In 14 years of owning the house, we have never seen evidence of rodents in the house before or after this incidence. Subsequent checks by the exterminator have not seen any other evidence. The couch was not obviously broken before the guests arrived but when it was reported our housekeeper and handyman worked very hard to get a new couch installed. Our housekeeper and handyman are very responsive and tried hard to resolve the issues in a very timely manner. Again, we are sorry this stay was not as the guest had expected.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.5%

Spring and Summer prices include Main House and Guest House. For separate pricing, please contact owner. Fall and Winter pricing is only for Main House. Guest House is not available during those months.

Deposit required at booking - 50% of Rental Fee; Cleaning fee is included in weekly rental. Cleaning fee for less than a week is $250 if both houses are used.

Security Deposit - covers damages or extraordinary charges for cable movies. Violation of Grove by the Sea Rules will also result in loss of Security Fees.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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