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Great for Thanksgiving! Lux for 12 Near Seaside 3 min walk to beach w/comm pool

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Magnolia Dune House Rental Photos and Description

5 BR Private Home Sleeps 12 /Only .02 mile (3 min walk) to beach w/comm pool



*** COMPLIMENTARY BEACH SET-UP (two chairs/one umbrella) March-September ***

* Amazing Home Exquisitely Decorated and Maintained 30A Seagrove Beach House sleeps 12 close to Seaside and Beach

* 3 King beds, 1 Queen, 2 bunks (4 twins)

* 9 wall mounted flat screen TV's!

* Lots of Backpack Beach Chairs, Umbrellas, Beach Towels, and various Beach Toys provided, along with BEACH CART

* Gourmet Kitchen fully Stocked

* Separate Ice Maker and Bar area

* Generous Amenities / Starter toilet paper, paper towels, dish and dishwasher soap, as well as starter personal amenities with soap and shampoo in each bathroom

* Beautiful Outdoor Living Space

* 1 King can be converted to 2 twins if needed

* EVERYTHING Needed for a FABULOUS Vacation

* Parking for three (3) cars only


**Saturday to Saturday weekly rentals required during certain time periods**

Sandalwood Beach Cottage is a newly built 5 BR (Sleeps 12) luxury coastal modern home stunningly decorated with rich amenities not often found in vacation rentals. Sandalwood is located in Magnolia Dunes, a private 16-home community located on Scenic 30A in the town of Seagrove. 30A is an idyllic Florida scenic highway which strolls through the towns of Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove, and Rosemary Beach.

Sandalwood is located about a block from the beach, a short 3-4 minute walk. While it is a snap to walk to, there is a nice drop-off at the beach access that you can drive/or bike up to, if desired.

Within one block of the cottage is Cafe Thirty-A, Angelina's Pizza, and Goatfeather's Fish Market.

Lots of beach chairs, beach towels, beach toys, two umbrellas and coolers are included for your convenience. The handy beach cart makes your walk to the beach a breeze! Seaside is a short bike ride away where you can enjoy the dining, shopping, farmers market & outdoor summer concerts!

Swing on our front porch swing, enjoy the outdoor seating, and watch the sights of summer! The large outdoor deck off the first floor is covered by a spacious pergola and has a gas grill for outdoor cooking all surrounded by rich landscaping.

The first floor features an elegantly designed living room with a 60 inch flat screen television, dvd player, and custom sound system with built in ceiling speakers. Premium cable is provided with Showtime and Starz.

Music can be played wirelessly directly from your Apple device. Between the living room and kitchen you will find a quaint bar area which houses a free standing ice maker and a cabinet full of beach colored glasses.

The kitchen features marble countertops and is fully stocked with elegant cookware, dinnerware, and serve ware. The stainless steel high-end appliances and convenient island make this a true 'dream' kitchen. A gorgeous wood farm dining table seats nine, with the center island offering three stools for additional seating.

Guests can also enjoy the quaint sitting area off the kitchen with two plush armchairs, perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning. There is one queen bedroom on this floor with a 32 inch flat screen tv with built-in DVD player, and is easily situated right next to the full bathroom.

On the second floor you will find four more bedrooms. The first is a custom bunk bedroom with two twin/twin bunks, each with their very own flat screen television. The second bedroom features two twin beds which can be made into a King upon advance request. This room also features a 32 inch flat screen television with a built in dvd player. The third bedroom is a larger plush King room with a 42 inch flat screen TV, a DVD player, and offers premium cable with Showtime and Starz.

These rooms share a very spacious full bathroom that features two separate vanity areas for convenience. The fourth bedroom is the luxurious master bedroom. This lovely bedroom features a divine king bed, a private bathroom with a large tub and separate shower.

The master features a 55 inch flat screen tv with premium cable, Showtime and Starz, and a DVD player. The master balcony patio with a table and two chairs offers a great pool view. Sandalwood is a fabulous home perfect for creating this year’s beach memories!

1st Floor:

Fully Stocked Kitchen with Farm Table and Island

Living Room with flat screen tv

Bedroom with Queen bed & flat screen tv (2)

Full Bath

Wet Bar

Porch with Chairs & Swing – Front

Outdoor Living Space with Deck & Grill – Back

2nd Floor:

Master bedroom with King bed, private bath, flat screen tv & balcony (Sleeps 2)

Deluxe Bedroom with King bed & flat screen tv (Sleeps 2)

Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds or KING & flat screen tv (Sleeps 2)

Bunkroom with a set of Twin bunk beds (Sleeps 4) all with flat screen tvs


*Rates do not include cleaning, FL bed taxes, and damage policy fee

*2.5% discount for paying via echeck or check by mail.

*25% needed to hold your reservation made online via VRBO with balance due 75 days prior to arrival.

*Cancellations up to 65 days ahead of arrival are refundable less a $125 transaction fee

*Cancellations inside of 65 days of arrival will forfeit monies paid. Every effort will be made to re-book the space and if successful, we will refund monies less any discounting needed to fill the time period.


The maximum occupancy is 12. Please note the 2 top bunks in the bunk room are designed with children in mind, and may not be the most comfortable for adults.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Carlene

Married over 32 years, we have lived all over with a long time career in the hotel management industry. We have two young adult children out of college and forging careers of their own.

Carlene purchased this house in 2012

Why Carlene chose Seagrove Beach

We fell in love with Sandalwood the first time we saw it. It is a perfect house in a perfect location!

What makes this house unique

Because of our background in the hospitality field, we do our best to leave nothing behind in ensuring our renters have the best guest experience at Sandalwood.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Great for Thanksgiving! Lux for 12 Near Seaside 3 min walk to beach w/comm pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Best Vacation Ever!!! Amazing Home, Location and Owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

This home is right out of a magazine!! It is immaculately maintained with lots of upgrades. It is so spacious. Our family of 12 (8 adults, 3 children and one newborn) had all the room that we could possible need.

The furniture, appliances, dishes, towels and bedding are all high end. The home is equipped with all the essentials and has many extras that you won’t believe. Beach chairs, beach toys, beach towels, beach wagon, boogie boards, games, books, coolers and bikes are all provided. You don’t have to bring anything but yourself and your clothes. The kitchen has everything you will possible need to cook a family meal. The back deck is wonderful for grilling and family time.

The location is wonderful. It is only a short walk or bike ride to the beach. The beach access is very nice and if you get there early, there are even a few places to park. You are also only a short bike ride from Seaside and Rosemary beach. They both have great activities for kids, restaurants and shopping for the adults. We really enjoy the Donut Shop, Popsicle Shop and Goatfeathers Seafood that are right across the street. We did dinner on the beach a few nights and ordered shrimp from Goatfeathers and it was wonderful. The neighborhood is great and the pool is well kept and convenient.

The owners are wonderful to work with. They were so helpful with the booking and answered all our questions. They were very quick to respond to any need we had.

Book this home now!!! I promise it will be your best vacation ever!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This home is luxury at the beach! Our family of 7 plus 2 babies/toddler were so comfortable in this home. The furnishings, bedding, towels, and kitchen equipment were all first class! The home is equipped with everything you could need. We enjoyed the local restaurants within walking, donut hut, and the popsicle place!:).....we also purchased fish from Goatfeathers seafood market across the street from the neighborhood and it was fantastic! Of course the beach is beautiful and we also enjoyed the neighborhood pool and most times there was no one else there and we had it to ourselves. Thank you Carlene for a wonderful place to spend a week reconnecting with family and creating special memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great trip to sandalwood!

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned from a wonderful week vacation at Sandalwood! It's a beautiful property with very nice furnishings and the best appliances! The kitchen is fully stocked, and we love to cook so it was perfect for us!! The beds and linens were lovely as well.

We enjoyed the bikes that were available for us to use, as well as the beach chairs and umbrellas. The location is perfect for the beach and for dining out and shopping. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us feel so good when our guests have a great vacation at Sandalwood! We are always thinking of ways to offer the best experience for our wonderful families. Thank you Kandy for your kind words and we would love to have you and yours back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

Here it is: for the last four years we have rented a different home in the Seaside area for the family Thanksgiving. We liked this home so much that we may actually rent this property again for next year. The location was perfect - close to the beach, gas station, restaurants, etc.... The property was exactly as described and did fit our needs perfectly. Sufficient parking, nice grill, efficient kitchen, Apple TV, it was all good. Highly recommend this owner and this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I am so glad you loved staying at our home. Please come back next year; we would love to have your back :)
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Immaculate Fully Stocked Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolute DREAM vacation home. The décor is stunning and looks to be straight out of a magazine. The home is stocked to the smallest detail including lime squeezers, beach toys and chairs, boogie boards, board games, coolers and bikes. You will not have to bring anything but yourself and your clothes! It is just a short walk to the beach and great restaurants. And the neighbors are great too! I was so impressed at the responsiveness of the owners when I had a simple question, I received a call back within minutes. This was a very special vacation for my family and I highly recommend this gorgeous home and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark and I are so glad you had a great time in our home. Sandalwood is located in the perfect area and we constantly strive to make sure it has everything needed for a fabulous stay.
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Stop Looking - This is the house you want!

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever rented a beach house that looks great online but turned out to be too reminiscent of a place you rented with several friends while you were in college? The one where you found yourself standing in a shower with water up to your ankles and thin, scratchy towels? Odd coffee mugs from Al’s locksmith and the local bail bondsman? Cookware that looked like it survived a cub scout campout?


This home is absolutely lovely and immaculately maintained. It truly does look like a Pottery Barn catalog. It is well stocked with all the essentials and has many extras that you won’t believe are on hand. My family had a fantastic week at Sandalwood, and we found the home great for our group of two couples and three teens. Our favorite part of the house was the secluded deck seating and grill; it was the perfect way to end the day after enjoying the beach and pool.

The location was great as it is close enough to walk or bike to Seaside, convenient for running out to pick up whatever we needed for meals or entertaining, yet we didn’t hear any noise from 30A. If you have kids your group it's perfect for a run to the Donut Hut and the Popsicle shop (and yes, the ice cream truck pulls through the neighborhood in the afternoon). The owners are a joy to work with and are very quick to respond to any need you may have.

Stop looking. Book this house. Just don’t book it for the week we want to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What an amazing review! We feel the same about our home and are so glad our efforts are paying off. It will be our pleasure to have you back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Panama City International (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cafe Thirty-A
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Camp Creek
Nearest Beach


Rates & Availability

Magnolia Dune House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
early fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 26 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
2016 Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
6 night minimum stay
Easter week 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day/early June
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer first half
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
july 4th week, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 2nd half, 2017
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early August 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
later summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
lasted summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
late fall 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
early winter 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $335 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 11.5%

Rates do not include fees.
2.5% discount for paying by check. 25% due to reserve.
Cancellations outside of 65 days are fully refundable less a $175 transaction fee. If cancelled within 65 days of date of arrival, monies may be refunded if time is re-booked, less any discount necessary to sell the week. In some circumstances, monies can be held in credit for future reservation, for a period of one year.

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Magnolia Dune House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Each bathroom has a oversized bathtub with the master having a separate shower as well. Four hairdryers for your convenience.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 bunk bed , two bunks
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstairs first floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Luxury King room with premium cable package
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Exquisite master bedroom with premium cable
    Convertible bed(s) - frontgate plug in inflatable full height twin bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 2 twins or King upon request (sleeps 2)
  • All bedrooms have wall mounted flat-screen televisions with DVD players and cable. Each bunk bed has it's own tv!
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
A generous initial supply of paper goods is provided as well as luxury bath amenities There are beach towels, several beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers for your convenience...and a beach cart to get them easily to the beach!

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