House & carriage house- 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)
About Cathie Parkerson
My husband and I with our family this past summer!
Cathie Parkerson purchased this House in 2010
Why Cathie Parkerson chose Seacrest Beach
We love the the area and the feeling of being in a small, friendly, safe,community that includes a wonderful lagoon style pool, beautiful white sand beach and all of the activities available without the congestion you find towards the Destin area.
What makes this House unique
We designed this house for our family's enjoyment and comfort, and we believe your family will enjoy staying here as much as we do, because of the attention to detail and the warm and inviting atmosphere.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 16 - 1616
Minimum age of primary renter: 26
We loved this beach house!
Great location! There was plenty of space for everyone. It’s hard to find a place where everyone has their own bathroom but this house checked that box too! House is on the corner of tram stop A5 so it’s just right out the front door. The two bikes in the garage were a nice addition. Owner communicated well with us and always answered any questions we had... we would rent this home again in the future.
Beautiful, roomy home!
Our 16 family members fit comfortably in this home in Seacrest Beach. There is a bathroom attached to each of the 5 bedroom including the large carriage house. There are toppers on each bed and toppers for the hide a beds. Our teenage boys loved the 3rd floor entertainment room. We cooked each night in the large well stocked kitchen with a gas stove. There is a large dining room table that was perfect for scrapbooking, games, eating and other activities. The garage held many beach items that we could use. There is a Tram stop just outside the house for trips to the beach and the Seacrest Beach Pool is just a few blocks away. I highly recommend this house and Cathie is a super host!
Extremely spacious for large groups- we had 3 families plus a grandparent. The extra suite was perfect for grandparents and plenty of room in the main house for everyone else. Beautiful porches on two levels, well-equipped kitchen with all the basic cooking necessities and nice-sized bedrooms. Close to pool and speedy tram service to beach- can’t beat it! Will definitely stay here again!!
Home away from home.l
We stayed here recently(June 2016). The owner was very nice and accommodating. The place itself is nicer than the pics. It is beautiful, and the wrap around porch is amazing! It also slept 16 well. It has some beach gear to be used. We like to cook, and the kitchen had lots of conveniences. Great gas stove. Great getaway for extended family. We will stay again!
Nice House; Community has issues
There were a few minor issues with the house, but overall it was a very comfortable home. The ice maker didn't function properly and we had to purchase ice for our daily use. The cleaners were an hour late leaving the property. There was a few kitchen essentials that we had to purchase ourselves. The biggest issue was the community and I would have liked to have known before we booked this home, which is why I'm writing a review. The access to the beach is limited because you can only go through the community directly in front of the main entrance to the Seacrest community. They do not allow bikes or any other wheeled objects (wheelbarrows, coolers, strollers) to go through their community, much less a car. So you have to park them across the street and carry all of your beach things (and kids) a good quarter mile to the beach. There are a few large golf carts the Seacrest community provides that you call and they will come to you, but only one can go into the beachside community at a time and there are only a handful, so during prime times, you will wait. I'm sure this system works fine in non-peak weeks, but in the middle of July it was quite annoying. The beach is also very crowded because everyone from these two communities is accessing it at from the same staircase. Two beach chair companies have monopolized the space and if you want to purchase an umbrella and two chairs it's $275 for the week or $50 a day. If you don't rent an umbrella for the week, you are hauling your things even farther down the beach. All these things considered, the water was beautiful and we had a wonderful time. We just wished we had known the issues with the beach access before we had selected this house/community. There is also a lot of construction going on in the community, so there was noise all day starting early in the morning.
I am always sorry when my guests are unhappy! I do try to address issues with the property when I am made aware of them. I apologize for the cleaners being late. I was not aware of it at the time, and the situation hopefully has been taken care of. The refrigerator is new, and it does work. For sanitary reasons, the ice is emptied between guests, and it takes awhile for it to build up again. I do state in my information letter that if your group is large, you probably will need to supplement the ice by buying some. I believe I have a well stocked kitchen, but the renter did mention she bought a pitcher that I didn't have. Again, I am sorry she was disappointed, but some of the issues are beyond my control, and are the result of a popular growing community!
Located in Seacrest Beach nestled on Highway 30A between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach, the community features a 12,000 sq ft lagoon style pool-one of the best in the area. All of the shops and restaurants and many of the actvities associated with the 30A communities from Seaside to Rosemary are easily accessed. In one direction towards Destin is an outstanding outlet mall, and a short distance in the opposite direction is Pier Park with shopping and mini amusement park.