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Jen Letsinger

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Serenity Now...The Sea Life! Gulf Side/Gulf View House w/ Private Beach Access

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Gulf Side/View (1 house back), 2200 sqft, 3 Bed/3 Bath, (Sleeps 10), 2 Lvg Rms

Serenity Now...The Sea Life!

We are pleased to offer for vacation rental, our beautiful, spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath, single level 2200 sqft house located in a very special area in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Our house is located one house back from the Gulf of Mexico on the Gulf side of 30A and has deeded 25 ft wide private beach access connected to our property with private beach stairs (no streets to cross, no long distances to carry your beach gear, no searching or wondering about how to get to the beach). We are less than 150 feet to the beach! Close to the amenities of shopping and numerous restaurants, this particular location is very serene and uncrowded. In addition, for those liking to walk or bike, our house is located on the 30A 18 mile long bike and walking path which winds through the various beach communities of South Walton County.

Our house has three bedrooms (1 King, 1 Queen, 2 sets of bunk beds), three full baths, a large kitchen and eating area including a breakfast bar, two separate large living rooms (one of which has a queen size sleeper sofa) and is configured to comfortably support a large family, two moderate size families or a small family that likes to have plenty of living space.


Inside, the north end of the house has a master bedroom with a queen bed, TV and large full bath. A laundry room with full sized washer and dryer along with ironing board and drying rack are located at the north end of the house. At the south end of the house is a second master bedroom with a king bed, TV and full bath. The third bedroom located between the master bedrooms and has two sets of bunk beds, a TV and very large full bath. Linens are provided for all beds. The house has two living rooms, both with TV's (one with a 51 inch flatscreen TV) which is nice if guests want to watch different programs. One living room has a new queen size sleeper sofa. The house has an 80 gal hot water heater to make sure guests can all have a hot shower after a long day on the beach. The kitchen is open and well equipped with the typical conveniences of home including a microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, ans blender. There is also a seafood steaming pot and fish grill pan for your enjoyment. The kitchen contains ample counter space and storage. The house is also equipped with wi-fi for your convenience. If you are like us when vacationing, you bring lots of gear on vacations such as coolers, fishing rods, beach chairs, bikes, etc. The house has a large open foyer, a guest closet and alcove which are perfect for storing gear so that it is not in the way and does not have to be left outside.

Outside, there is a large beach side deck with a pergola, built in adirondack chairs and a beautiful view of the Gulf. After a fun day at the beach, wash away the sand and salt in the fully enclosed outdoor hot/cold shower, then grill a delicious dinner on the outside Weber Genesis gas grill.

We take great pride in our home and personally do regular maintenance, both cosmetic and functional, and deep cleanings in order to ensure the house looks and stays in great condition for ourselves and our guests.

Within Santa Rosa Beach, this beach house is located in a very special area, called Beach Highlands, and is nestled between Dune Allen Beach and Topsail Hill State Preserve. Even though Santa Rosa Beach and the general area has grown in population and amenities, this location remains uncrowded, much as it was in the 1970s. There are no large condominium complexes or hotels and to our west are only single family homes followed by 4 miles of undisturbed beachfront state park reserve. So if you are looking to relax and enjoy the pristine beauty and sea life without the crowds, yet be close to the amenities, this is the place.

Our home is only 3 miles to a Walmart, 4 miles to Publix, a Starbucks, a movie theater and the local hospital. We are near upscale shopping and a wide variety of restaurants, including short walking distance to popular Stinky's Fish Camp Restaurant (great dining despite its name). Come experience Serenity Now ... The Sea Life!

If you desire more information about our home or a quote, please click EMAIL OWNER on the right side of the page under owner. Jen will be more than happy to answer all your questions. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you find a little Serenity Now...

Keywords: Home, House, Gulf View, Clean, Well maintained, Beach Highlands, Dune Allen Beach, Private Beach Access, Uncrowded Beach, Fishing

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jen Letsinger (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Jen Letsinger chose South Walton

We (brothers Joe and Bill Letsinger) have been vacationing at this beautiful location in the Beach Highlands area of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida since we were very small (1970). At that time there really wasn't much around except for the natural beauty, fun and relaxation offered by the white sand and emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We both love to fish and have certainly done a lot of it off of the beach and deep sea fishing out of Destin over the years. In 1986, our mom bought this house, and our family moved to the area from Indiana. Joe and his family continue to reside in the area. Bill, after moving north for school and work for many years, has returned to the South so that he and his family could enjoy this truly special location and the incredible fishing and diversity that it offers. We take great pride in our family home and work hard to ensure that our guests enjoy our home and the beauty of this special area.

What makes this house unique

Private beach access, Gulf views. Located in quite and uncrowded Beach Highland which borders 4 miles of pristine beach and dunes of Topsail Hill State preserve. Close to the amenities, but serene and relaxing. Clean and well maintained.


based on 29 traveler reviews

Serenity Now...The Sea Life! Gulf Side/Gulf View House w/ Private Beach Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Great location! Great home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 visited may 21 for a week, location is great. House is so clean! Bath linens are a great quality and are plentiful. Washer and dryer are large and work perfectly. Plenty of room to spread out into the 2 different living areas. Kids loved the heated shower outside. Beds very comfortable. Used the beach chair/umbrella rental service they suggested and saved $$.... I have absolutely NO complaints : ) Thank you Letsinger family for sharing your home for a reasonable price!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Incredible vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed here for the last three summers. My wife and daughters love it. The house is simply amazing. Beautifully remodeled with plenty of room for all, well-stocked with all you need, a few steps from the gorgeous Gulf sand. Nice touches such as outdoor private shower and high quality Weber grill. The beach is perfect and quiet. The area is not congested yet close enough to drop into Destin for area attractions. Jen is wonderful to work with and incredibly gracious. I cannot recommend this place more highly.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this beach house!!!

  • 5 of 5

We can't recommend this home enough. The beach is just steps away and the home is so big on the inside. It was perfect for our two families and 4 kiddos! We had an adult living room and the kids had their own space too! The house is very well done, clean and adorable! Loved how large it was on the inside. The pictures don't do it justice!! We will definitely be renting this again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pictures do not do this place justice...

  • 5 of 5

The house is very roomy and well decorated. The rooms are much bigger than they look in the pictures. The view from the living room is breath taking. The beach was probably the best beach at which we have vacationed. There were very few people around us on the beach. It was almost like having a private beach. There was no one else on the beach to our west for probably 300 yards. There were some people to the east, but they were spaced out enough that you didn't feel crowded. And the water was crystal clear.

There was a sea turtle nest right in front of the house. The kids were hoping that we would get to see some hatchlings. That didn't happen, but we did see a sea turtle swimming in the water.

We really loved the laid back feel of the Dune Allen area, and it was a very quick drive to the attractions in Destin when we wanted to venture out.

We will definitely be returning to this area, and as long as a house is not built on the empty lot in front of this house ruining the great view, then we will be renting this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troy, IL

Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to the Destin area many times, but this was by far our favorite stay. The accommodations were excellent. The Letsinger house was perfect for the 6 of us. From the time we arrived, we were in heaven. The view from the house is spectacular and being able to see the beach/water while cooking was an added plus. There was plenty of seating at all times whether it was watching T.V. in the evening or eating a meal, we had plenty of room to spread out. This house is just enough off the beaten path to be away from the hustle and bustle, as 30A has a lot to offer on it's own without having to fight all of the Destin traffic on 98, however, the house is close enough to everything if we wanted to venture out. You can't beat the short walk down the private beach access stairs to soak up the sun, sand and water, and we were able to leave our things under our stairs each night. We enjoyed our coffee on the deck each morning listening to the waves. When it came time for lunch, it was such a breeze to walk up to the house from the beach to grab a bite. It was so nice not having to drag a bunch of coolers full of sandwiches and snacks down to the beach each time. The beach is beautiful and was so private, it was never crowded, which we loved. The house had everything we needed to call it home for a week. You will not be disappointed. We were sad to leave! Thank you to the Letsinger Family for sharing your home. We would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft. Worth, TX

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 8th year to come to the Destin area, but our first to 'venture out' to Santa Rosa Beach. The house was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 3 kids. We usually rent a property with a pool or pool access, but even the kids agreed that they would forgo the pool to be so close to the beach. This was perfect because we could see from the windows if it was too rough to kayak that day, etc. The kids were able to run up to the house to grab a snack, etc. and we were able to store some of our stuff under the beach stairs so as not to have to drag it up every day. The two living areas were great and the kitchen had everything we needed. We had a problem with the wi-fi and they were able to get it fixed within a day. There were extra books, some games, and several puzzles to keep us occupied on times away from the water and it is perfect distance to plenty of great restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Oct 28 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payments may be made by credit card through VRBOs payment processing center or by check to the owner. Our home only rents for full weeks (Sat-Sat) during summer season. Minimum stay of a full week during all seasons. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the check-in date are subject to a $200 cancellation fee per week reserved. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 60 to 45 days prior to the check-in date, forfeit the full advance payment made (i.e. reservation payment). Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay that are made less than 45 days to the check-in-date and after full payment has been made forfeit all monies paid except for the $500 damage deposit which will be refunded to the guest. Cancellations or changes that results in a shortened stay does not warrant any refund of rent. There shall be no refunds of rents because of shortened stays or ruined expectations due to work or family emergencies. ** Please email Jen if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • All 3 bathrooms are full baths with large vanity, toilet, and tub/shower combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Bunk Beds (2 bunk beds in middle bedroom), Queen size sleeper sofa in one living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside fully enclosed hot/cold shower.

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