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Kathy Martin

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

FANTASTIC GULF VIEWS -- 5 Minute Walk to Beaches and Pool

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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3 Bedroom House, 3 baths, Fabulous Gulf Views from 3rd Floor Balconies

Enjoy the BEST and MOST SWEEPING Gulf views of any home in the Seacrest Beach development ... while still getting to enjoy the awesome 12,000-square foot lagoon pool. You can expect an up to date remodeled home ready for Spring Break 2016, including new floors throughout, new kitchen appliances, painted cabinets and quartz countertops! Perfectly gorgeous beach décor!

Our three-bedroom cottage, 'It Had to be View,' is conveniently located at the front of the popular neighborhood of Seacrest Beach Resort, with NO development between our home and the Gulf. We offer the best of all worlds at a great value:

-- Gorgeous views of the Gulf from the third floor

-- A 2-minute walk to the fabulous Seacrest Beach lagoon pool

-- A 4-5 minute walk (or a FREE and convenient shuttle ride) to the beach

-- An easy walk along 30-A to shopping and dining in the town centers of both Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach

-- Two blocks from a fun playground near the Fonville Press at Alys Beach

At the end of the day, enjoy the stunning panoramic views that will take your breath away!

The home also comes with free wireless internet access -- WIFI

The home sleeps 8 very comfortably with a king sized bed, a queen, a double bed, twin bunks and a daybed with pop-up trundle.

The living area offers a large flat-screen TV with DVD player. The dining and kitchen area, open to the living room, seat 8 for mealtimes -- 6 at the table and 2 at the bar. The well equipped kitchen has quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances and a spacious pantry.

A full bath serves both the living area and the downstairs bedroom. This bedroom has a private porch which leads to the back yard. It is a flexible room with twin bunk beds and a double bed, suitable for families or four children. There is also a flat screen TV and DVD player to keep the children occupied. Out the back door is a porch, gas grill and a fenced-in backyard for youngsters to play safely.

The second floor has a spacious master bedroom with king bed, hardwood floors, sitting area with a large flat-screen TV and DVD player, and a private porch. The master bathroom has a view of the Gulf from the glass-enclosed shower and tile floors, double sinks and a large tub.

The third bedroom on the same level has a queen bed dressed with a down comforter and a private bath/shower. Double doors lead to a private porch. The second level also includes a laundry closet with full-size washer and dryer. All bedrooms have plenty of closet space.

The third floor is the tower room with wet bar, refrigerator, Carribean-style game table, a 19 in. TV to catch your favorite sports, and daybed with pop up trundle -- great for lounging during the day. There are wrap-around windows and sun decks on both east and west sides to enjoy sunrise and sunset on the gulf and the beautiful beaches of South Walton. Truly AWESOME!

House Features:

* Stainless steel appliances

* Fully equipped Kitchen

* Quartz countertops

* Hardwood floors

* 9' ceilings

* Wireless internet WIFI

* Large closets in all bedrooms

* Amazing gulf views from the 2 third floor balconies!

Seacrest Beach Resort:

* 12,000 square foot lagoon pool.

* 2 parking places in front of house

Location and Entertainment:

* At the corner of 30A and Sand Flea Drive, Seacrest Beach, Florida

* Nestled between Alys Beach to the West and Rosemary Beach to the East

* Seaside and Watercolor only minutes away

* Close to Publix, Winn-Dixie, Yogurt Shoppe, many restaurants and spa.

* 15 minutes from Silver Sands Outlet Mall and Destin shopping

* Golf at nearby Ocean Club or Sandestin Golf courses.

* Bikes available for rent nearby

Keywords: Gulf views, 30A, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seaside, Grayton, Santa Rosa,Watercolor,Seagrove,Red Bar,Gulf Place,biking trail,beach access,pool,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Kathy Martin (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Kathy Martin

The beaches of 30A are absolutely the most gorgeous in all of Florida. I moved here from Georgia to be close to my grandchildren who live in Blue Mountain Beach. I built a house in Blue Mountains Beach a couple years ago to be close to them, just a hop, skip and a jump for 'It Had to Be View'. This has been the most delightful transition and being here makes me want to get up and get out and be active. Katie and Pippa, my lab and Cavalier King Charles, make sure I do the getting up for sure as soon as the sun comes up -- which is really early here!

My son who lives in Atlanta bought this beautiful home in Seacrest in August, 2013, for others to enjoy until he can get here for a quick getaway. I know he would appreciate your telling him what a lovely time you had at It Had to be View! The kitchen and appliances were completely remodeled in 2016 and is amazing!

Kathy Martin purchased this house in 2013

Why Kathy Martin chose Florida

Seacrest Beach is probably one of the most popular vacation spots on 30A because of its proximity to Rosemary and Alys Beaches. The lagoon pool at the Resort is 12000 square feet which gives plenty of space for families to enjoy. The property, named for its amazing views, has unobstructed views of the gulf, and was THE major attraction for us.

What makes this house unique

I love the shopping experience in this area. There are so many neat decorating stores -- Pizitz at Seaside, Tracery at Rosemary and Beau in Grayton Corners, just love those places. Can't pass up a bargain at the Outlet mall in Sandestin! And it is only 10 miles to Pier Park Shopping Center in Panama City Beach where they have a huge movie theater. Winn Dixie, Publix and CVS are only 3 miles away. My favorite restaurants are George's in Alys Beach, Paradis and Edwards in Rosemary and love the new 'Pearl' Hotel. Can't forget Cuvee 30A at 30 Avenue. Children are welcome in all the restaurants here and so are your animals allowed to sit outside while you enjoy a cocktail or dinner. The walking/bike trail on 30A is unique to this area and a safe and fun place to enjoy.


based on 24 traveler reviews

FANTASTIC GULF VIEWS -- 5 Minute Walk to Beaches and Pool
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Fantastic house, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house! The location is great, and an easy walk to the beach! The house is very nice and is very well decorated and has plenty of space (we had 3 couples with no kids but there would be plenty of space if we all had kids!). The view from the top deck is fantastic as well. The property manager, Kathy, is also very nice and accommodating. We hope to make the same trip next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy the house met your expectations! Hope you will come back again. Enjoyed working with you.
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Great house for family needs, beach experience could have been better

  • 4 of 5

The house was wonderful and the location couldn't have been better in the community. The walk to the beach was short and the pool as well. We rented bikes which were wonderful to get around to the neighboring communities.

The main issue to know about is the strict beach/easement rules. You MUST have your wristband to enter the walkway to the beach. If one person in the group is missing it they will not let you down to the beach. We saw this happen a lot. We also knew about no wagons before we went (thank you Kathy) so that wasn't as issue for us but it was for many other guests. The "vibe" between the security guards and those of us with wristbands seemed to be quite tense at times and made for an unpleasant experience each time we went to the beach. All to say, the beach experience was not the best we think we could have found along 30a.

Kathy was a wonderful owner and we couldn't have been more pleased with the house and her knowledge. If we did decide to return to Seacrest this house would be a top choice for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay and sorry for the inconvenience you experienced with the beach access. I will pass this along to the Homeowners Association. Hope you will consider staying again next year!
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Never disappoints!

  • 5 of 5

This as our fourth year staying here! We love the house location and the owners are so nice and easy to work with. The ocean was closed due to riptides but, we never got bored because of the amazingly beautiful pool the neighborhood has to offer. The manager Kathy is always available if you need anything or anything goes wrong. They made many new improvements over the past year and the house is just gorgeous! Look forward to staying there again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to host you and your family. Look forward to seeing you again next year and was delighted to meet all of you this year.
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Everything and More!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have had a better experience during our stay! The house location was fantastic, we walked everywhere - the beach, pool, restaurants, souvenir shopping, donuts and ice cream. The top decks had wonderful ocean views, the lower decks were shaded - a must during the hottest part of the day. My two girls loved the sun room on the 3rd floor, watching movies and just hanging out. This trip was our first time on 30A and we will definitely be back to Seacrest Beach!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice time and the house was all that you expected. Look forward to seeing you again next year.
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A beautiful home conveniently located to the beach, shops and restaurants!

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with everything about this home from the furnishings to the location. The furnishings are beautiful and extremely comfortable with plenty of room for every one. Most importantly, the mattresses were so comfortable we all slept great! We took our daughter and her family as a graduation present for her 18 year-old twins. I was initially worried that the beach would be too far of a walk but was pleasantly surprised to find it took less than three minutes to get to the beach. Also within five minutes walking distance were several really good restaurants and cute shops. Finally, the owner of this house could not have been any nicer. She returned my calls immediately and had all the answers to my questions. I would definitely recommend this beautiful , large home to anyone and everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, so happy all was well on your vacation for you and your family. Glad the beds were comfortable! That's important. Hope you will consider coming back again next year.
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Beautiful Home With Everything You Could Possibly Need

  • 5 of 5

We loved the home! It's conveniently located and fully furnished with everything you need. We easily walked to the beach and to the pool and enjoyed the rooftop views. Would definitely recommend this property and stay here again. The owner is very responsive and we had great customer service. The home is beautifully decorated and we loved the layout. Could not say anything bad about our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelli, we were glad to have you and your family. Hope you'll come again. Thanks for the nice review.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Camp Creek
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles


Rates & Availability

Alys Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer
Aug 13 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
September Special
Sep 21 2016 - Sep 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 17 2016 - Mar 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years 2016
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Break
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 21 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Housekeeping $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly rates are Saturday to Saturday

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Alys Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2016 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 First Floor - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , There is also an Evenflo Pack and Play available
    Bedroom 1 Second Floor - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Second Floor - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Granite countertops, hardwood floors, 9' ceilings, 4-5 minute walk to beach, free shuttle service to beach in peak season (March-September), easy walking distance to Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach, no smoking or pets allowed. Portable wagon is provided to cart items to pool, 3 folding chairs provided and umbrellas for the beach.

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