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Laurie

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

'Fun and Games' in Summers Edge-The perfect time to book your fall stay

30 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

South Walton House Rental Photos and Description

Private house, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (sleeps 8-10)

Completely remodeled January 2015, from top to bottom, everything is new. Starting with the enlarged and covered, private, master bedroom balcony, we didn't stop until all rooms were updated. The 'all new' list includes: Appliances, counter tops, plumbing fixtures, reconfigured laundry room, tankless hot water heater, tile, fans and lighting, wainscoting, closet and pantry systems, carpet, paint, and hardware. You've got to see it to believe it!

Book your 2016 stay now....

Fun and Games is located in the highly desirable, family friendly, gated community of Summers Edge in Seagrove Beach. South of Scenic Hwy 30A, the location provides carefree beach and pool access in a bike and pedestrian friendly neighborhood. Located adjacent to the 18 mile bike path running the length of Hwy 30A, bike trips to restaurants, shops, Seaside and Watercolor are a breeze. The neighborhood has 2 beautiful pools (1 heated in cooler months) and a charming dedicated beach access all within 150 yards of the house with no busy streets to cross.

Inside and out, 'Fun and Games' is your perfect beach retreat, ideal for families or couples. The screened front porch with double mahogany doors is the perfect place for morning coffee, afternoon chats, and evening cocktails. Inside you will find a Pottery Barn perfect, large great room with double ceiling fans. With room for everyone, enjoy family movie night or choose from the extensive supply of games and start a family game night tradition. The spacious, meticulously stocked, cooks kitchen overlooks the great room so no one is left out. The kitchen has all stainless steel appliances, ample room for multiple cooks, and a large pantry. The dining room seats 6 comfortably and the large breakfast bar seats 4 more. We have also provided a Weber charcoal grill outdoors for your grilling needs.

The master bedroom makes up the entire second floor, making it your own private retreat. It has an extremely comfortable king sized bed, large walk in closet, personal TV, a beautiful writing desk and a reading chair with ottoman. French doors open on to a private outdoor deck with a bar height table and chairs. The spacious master bath has double sinks and a very large shower. The master retreat is your own special vacation.

The 2 additional charming bedrooms are on the main floor and they share a Jack and Jill bath. The first bedroom has bunk beds with a trundle (3 twins) and a double bed. The closet in this room has been organized to efficiently hold clothes for several children and there is a personal TV. The second bedroom has a queen sized bed and a personal TV. The large Jack and Jill bath has double sinks and a bathtub/shower. All bedrooms have personal TVs and ceiling fans.

Additionally, downstairs there is a full laundry room and a separate powder room off the kitchen. One of the couches in the great room is a sofa sleeper if you need additional sleeping space.

Outdoors there is a wonderful, large and private outdoor shower with hot and cold water. It is heavenly on warm days, cool days and even in the rain! Once you try it, you will be hooked.

Seagrove Beach is in the heart of the beautiful 18 mile stretch of the Gulf commonly know as 30A. With its pristine, sugar sand, uncrowded beaches and rare fresh water lakes the area is pure unspoiled Florida, a beach lovers dream and a nature lovers fantasy. There are many authentic beach towns to explore along Scenic Hwy 30A, Seaside, Watercolor, Grayton Beach, Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach, just to name a few. Outstanding restaurants, unique shops, farmers markets and the friendly locals can keep your non-beach hours full, and I almost forgot to mention free outdoor concerts, free outdoor movies on the lawn, and outdoor plays. Whether you are planning your first trip to Scenic 30A or you have been coming here for years, 'Fun and Games' will be your perfect beach house getaway.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Laurie (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Laurie

In need of a break from the frigid Chicago spring weather, my husband and I first visited Seaside with our children in 1999. We fell in love with the area instantly. We both felt so at ease and relaxed, the pace was perfect, and the beaches were indescribable. We were hooked and so were our kids, everyone hated to leave and our return trips became a bi-annual necessity. In the spring of 2002 we discovered the new neighborhood of Summers Edge on one of our biking real estate tours and the rest is history. Over 16 years later the feelings are exactly the same, we are still in love with the area, we are completely at ease and relaxed when we are there, we love the pace, and we always still hate to leave. Seagrove Beach on Scenic Hwy 30A is definitely a slice of heaven.

Laurie purchased this house in 2002

Why Laurie chose South Walton

We choose Summers Edge for its quaint 'old florida' feel, its wonderful proximity to the beach and Eastern Lake without any busy roads, and its great family feel. We had a few houses to pick from at the time, but my husband knew instantly, the house with the mahogany screen doors and the big, high ceilinged great room would be ours. We named the house 'Fun and Games' because we knew that would represent all the family memories we would make there. It has definitely lived up to its name.

What makes this house unique

As the original owners, we have always meticulously maintained this house. It is part of our family and always will be. We enjoy sharing it with others so they can create wonderful beach memories as well. We think you find it as pristine as it was in 2002, only now it is full of so many happy times and 'Fun and Games'.

Reviews

5
based on 30 traveler reviews

'Fun and Games' in Summers Edge-The perfect time to book your fall stay
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews
4

Clean and lovely place

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time. The house is truly clean and we enjoyed the screened porch. The street is actually quiet and private. I would stay here again. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is we longed for a gas grill as opposed to charcoal. The upstairs master stays warm compared to the rest of the house. All in all it is lovely and clean. We would return to Fun and Games!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the house and quite neighborhood. We have done our best to advise guests up front that we have a charcoal grill. It is noted on the VRBO site, VRBO app, and the House Specifics email I send to each guest. I am sorry that it was unexpected for you. We are aware that the upstairs master can get warm in the summer. As noted in the House Specifics email the best way to control this is by keeping the upstairs blinds closed, especially in the afternoon.This will make a big difference. We really hope to welcome you back to Fun and Games in the future Laurie
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5

Lovely house-- felt like home!!

  • 5 of 5

Fun & Games is a wonderful home-- in the Summer's Edge community. It is very peaceful as they have done a great job of eliminating the college contingent from the area. The set up is great-- well equipped kitchen with table in its own little area. Kitchen looks out over family room with comfortable couches and seating areas. All 3 bedrooms and bathrooms are wonderful-- tastefully decorated and very comfortable.

Easy access to Seaside or all bike paths, 2 pools and lots of great places to eat and pick up food.

We only had 3 of us but easily could accommodate 6+ people

We would be very happy to return to Fun & Games -- thanks for keeping the house in such wonderful shape

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kris I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your Spring Break stay. The Summers Edge neighborhood has worked diligently for many years to maintain a family friendly environment. We take it very seriously, thank you for recognizing that our efforts made your stay enjoyable. Laurie
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Virginia
5

Great cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

We are a returning guest, and stay 4 weeks. As always Laurie takes a personal interest in the comfort of her guests. The heated pool, short walk to the beach, screened porch for reading all contribute to a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Georgia Glad to hear you had another wonderful month at Fun and Games. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again next year. Laurie
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5

Wonderful stay at Fun and Games!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Fun and Games the week of July 4th, and had a great time! We have stayed in many homes/condos in the area, and Fun and Games was by far the cleanest most up to date home we have stayed in! The decor is beautiful, and it is fully furnished with everything you need! The full size washer and dryer was a great bonus for our family of 5. We loved the screened in porch, balcony, and outdoor shower! We rented bikes, and rode them daily to the beach or into Seaside. Laurie was a pleasure to work with, and answered all of my questions promptly. Don't hesitate to stay at Fun and Games! You will love it!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heidi I am thrilled to hear you were so pleased with your 4th of July stay. The 4th week is the busiest week of the year on 30A. I hope you were able to enjoy the wonderful fireworks from the beach. Thank you for your comments about the house. We take pride in keeping the house up to date and furnished with all that you might need. We hope you will be able to visit Fun and Games again soon. Laurie
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5

We love Fun and Games!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing to Seagrove Beach and the other beaches on 30A for over 25 years. Each time we would rent a different place to stay until we found Fun and Games. We loved Fun and Games from the moment we first saw it. This was our 7th stay and it will not be our last. No matter what time of the year we stay we always have a wonderful time. We have spent the holidays at Fun and Games for the past several years and even in the Winter it is amazing. The owners are great to work with and very responsive. The home has recently been renovated with so many upgrades in the kitchen, laundry room, master bedroom closet and new upstairs deck.

We love sitting on the front porch, exploring the other nearby beaches and restaurants. There are so many great things to do here. If you are looking for a family oriented neighborhood that is close to the beach, pool, biking trails and wonderful restaurants, this is the vacation rental for you. Please give it a try - you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna Fun and Games is so fortunate to have many repeat guests, like yourselves, and we thank all of you for your loyalty. We really try to make staying at Fun and Games a wonderful experience for everyone. The number one question I receive from potential first time guests is 'How close is the beach?'. The answer is its a 4-5 minute walk all within our neighborhood, on a sidewalk with no busy streets to cross. But the best way to put your mind at ease is to read through our reviews and you will find people mentioning over, and over again how close and easy the beach access is. The number two question is 'Distance to Seaside/Rosemary Beach?'. Summers Edge could not be more centrally located, with Seaside to the west and The Hub to the east, each is an easy bike ride on the bike path. Even closer yet all all the shops and restaurants right in Seagrove. Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach are also very convenient. Donna thank you for sharing 'your secret' with others and we look forward to welcoming you back for your 8th stay very soon. Laurie
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Darnestown, MD
5

Another great stay at Fun and Games!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 3rd (and best) stay at Fun and Games and are missing it already. What keeps bringing us back to this rental?

-As with our past stays, the owners are very responsive and a pleasure to work with.

-The house is nicely appointed with new bathroom/kitchen updates since our last stay. We love sitting on the screened in porch in the morning or evening after a day of adventure on 30A.

-The location of the house is perfect on a quiet street. Close to the beach/pool, a short bike ride to seagrove, seaside, or rosemary beach.

-Wonderful beaches, good restaurants, great area for biking, SUP, fishing, and more.

We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela- We were thrilled to have you back for your 3rd stay. We feel very fortunate to have so many repeat guests at Fun and Games. Like yourselves, many of our extended Fun and Games families are opting to stay for 2 weeks. With so many exciting things happening on 30A, year round now, it's becoming harder and harder to leave. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back next year- Laurie
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Map

Beach chair rentals available directly on the beach.

Several bike/kayak rental companies near by/delivered to your door.

YOLO stand up paddle lessons and rentals avaiable on lakes and ocean.

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Rates & Availability

Summer's Edge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,475
 
 
Late Summer 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,875
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 
 
Winter 2016-2017
Dec 3 2016 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$225
$1,325
$2,375
 
 
Spring Break 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,275
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage insurance $45 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning fee $185 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

CSA Travel Insurance is available through our local management company. Strongly recommended during hurricane season. Cost is 6.5% of base rate.

Monthly stays require a refundable $500 damage deposit. Damage insurance does not apply

50% due to reserve. Remainder due 30 days prior to arrival. Payments can be made by check or credit card. Payments made by credit card will have an additional 3.5% processing fee. Fee is calculated on base rate only and is taxable. Reservations paid by check can be held for 10 days on a credit card without processing fee.

Cancellations available 60 days prior to check-in

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Amenities

South Walton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jack and jill bath with double sinks
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath with double sinks
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Double bed + bunk bed with trundle (3 twins)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen sofa bed in great room, Bunk Beds (1) with trundle underneath making 3 twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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