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'Just Perfect' 30-a Lakefront Home, Steps Away From The Beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom On Eastern Lake A Short Walk From The Beach.

'Just Perfect' overlooks Eastern Lake and is only 251 short steps to the beach. Our home offers room for 10 guests, making it perfect for more than one family. The great room is cozy, relaxed and comfortable with two sofas and club chairs. The dining table seats up to 8 and a bar provides extra seating.

The master bedroom has a sun room where you can curl up with your favorite book and a large bathroom with jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

The second bedroom is downstairs and is furnished with a queen bed a downstairs bathroom with shower.

The upstairs Bunk Room has a Queen size bed on the bottom and extra long twin on top, making it perfect for either a couple, teenagers or small children.

The private outdoor shower has views of lake and is extra nice after day at beach or for a hot shower under the stars. Fully equipped kitchen and gas grill on the deck both have views of lake.

The communities of Seaside, Watercolor, Alys Beach, Seacrest and Rosemary Beach are all within bike riding distance. There you can enjoy shopping, art, outdoor music, outdoor movies and much more.

Panama City Beach and Destin are both within a 15 minute drive. Outlet shopping at Sandestin is also within minutes.

More Details

Karen Pugh
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Karen Pugh

Mark and Karen Pugh, the owners of ‘Just Perfect’, live 1 ½ hours north in the town of Andalusia, Alabama. Mark is the President of a regional civil and environmental engineering firm and Karen owns a yoga instructor, Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) instructor and CrossFit trainer at a CrossFit gym that she owns in Andalusia. They have three children and two grandchildren. Their newest grandchild was born during vacation week 2013 in Destin and he spent the first 3 days at the beach house before going home! Mark is an outdoorsman and photographer. You can see Mark’s photography here and at Karen is sometimes available to teach SUP yoga on the lake. They love their Old Florida beach house and sharing it with others.

Karen Pugh purchased this house in 2012

Why Karen Pugh chose South Walton

After searching for beach property for over a year, we knew at first sight this was the perfect place for us. Living in a quiet neighborhood on a costal dune lake with the beach just steps away, is truly wonderful. Experiencing the constant change of Eastern Lake interacting with the Gulf of Mexico is amazing. Together they create a very unique playground for beach lovers young and old. Each family member and friend upon their first visit here all said “This place is 'Just Perfect'! “ The name stuck. Come visit and you will understand why.

What makes this house unique

Eastern Lake is one of 15 rare coastal dune lakes found in South Walton. The rare lakes are reportedly found only along the coasts of New Zealand, Australia, Madagascar, and in the United States along the coasts of Oregon, South Carolina, and Northwest Florida. One of the most interesting features of Eastern Lake and the others is their intermittent connection to the Gulf of Mexico. When a lake reaches a high water level, it breaks through the dune system and beach and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The neighborhood is Seagrove Beach, and so it is, a lake betwixt sea and grove. Since Eastern Lake is one of few costal dunes that allow motorized boats, you will see and enjoy small motor boats, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and everything in between. So, in addition to the sun and the surf of the Gulf, you can also experience the fishing, boating and the quiet waters of the lake.


Seagrove Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (3) Master Bedroom : queen bed Bedroom 2 : queen bed Bunk Bed : queen on bottom, extra-long twin on top, Double Beds (1) Air Mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen Sleeper in Greatroom Twin Sleeper Sofa in Sunroom
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor enclosed shower . Air mattress provided for extra sleeping. Canoe provided for touring Eastern Lake or paddleing to the beach. Firewood provided for beach fires (a permit is required for fires on the beach cost $50, fines for no permit are $250)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

'Just Perfect' 30-a Lakefront Home, Steps Away From The Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Adorable beach house!

  • 4 of 5

This house was clean and beautifully decorated - up to date, beachy look. The owner was very helpful and prompt with her responses. (I forgot ALL of my hanging clothes, and she called to let me know before I even realized I had left them. Thankfully, she is shipping them to me.) The house was just as advertised, though smaller than I had imagined. It worked fine for us. The back yard, fire pit and dock area are fantastic, and the location is great. The only reason I couldn't give five stars for my vacation is because the weather was awful. It rained all but two of our days, and on those days the children were not allowed to get in the ocean because of the hazards. There were double red flags all week. There's nothing anyone could do about Mother Nature, though!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Fitting Name--"Just Perfect"

  • 5 of 5

House was awesome, having the lake really added to the beach. We caught fish out of the lake that we grilled. Picnic table down by the lake had a fire pit where we had a shrimp boil. Beds and linens were comfortable. Kayak and canoe were great for the kids. They took them to the ocean through the lake spillway and paddled in the calm ocean. Beach very uncrowded. Owner encourages guest to leave things like extra spices and things one might need and there was a nice selection of spices and cookware. Nice TV. Owner easy to work with. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! Perfect for our teenaged boys...perfect location. We loved the proximity to the lake and beach. The canoe and kayak were perfect! The fire pit was a great "hang-out" spot. The house was very nice and comfortable. We easily rented bikes and everyone loved the short rides to seaside, alys and rosemary beaches! We will definitely come back :-).

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect for Fall Break!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Just Perfect for our Fall Break in October, 2015. The lovely house is on a very quiet street and is directly on Eastern lake and just a few steps or canoe paddles away from the crystal blue gulf.

Staying in this part of Seagrove was like having a private beach, as most of the beach area around you is populated with other private homes and small vacation rentals. It was delightful to have our own piece of the sandy white beach all to ourselves without the tents and mounds of umbrellas around us like at resorts and crowded beach areas.

The house was decorated beautifully and all three bedrooms were large with very comfortable beds. Our wifi reception was strong, so my teens and working husband were content! The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and the owners provided both a K-Cup and regular coffee maker for our convenience.

We loved having the outdoor shower with hot water so that we could shower off after each beach excursion. The living room was cozy and comfortable with a great 3D TV. The master bath and bedroom were very large and comfortable with plenty of room, and both guest bedrooms were comfortable.

We loved the beautifully landscaped backyard with the fire pit, comfy adirondack chairs, large deck, well maintained dock directly on the lake, and all of the serenity it provided. Sitting on the lovely dock each morning with a cup of coffee was truly "just perfect".

The canoe and kayak made trips to the beach each day so convenient. We could load all of our chairs, cooler, and beach supplies up each day and quickly paddle over directly to our spot on the beach.

"Just Perfect" was extremely clean and well maintained, and Karen was so easy to deal with. We truly loved our stay at this location! The house was extremely convenient to all of the attractions of 30A and right down the road from Seaside, which my teenage girls loved to visit. I would definitely recommend this place to other families.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in "Just Perfect" was wonderful. We enjoyed spending our days at the beach and evenings on the pier overlooking Eastern Lake. The house was clean and exactly as described on the website. Access to the beach was just a short walk away and never too crowded. We appreciate the owners sharing their home and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'Just Perfect" is well........Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at 'Just Perfect' for a full week June 8-June 15. The house is beautiful! I particularly love the location of the home. I am not fond of staying in crowded noisy locations. This home is just far enough away from the crowds but close enough to get there within minutes if you like. We are just as happy fishing as we are visiting the beach and this home offers both! The home is very clean and the owner of the home was very accessible when we had questions. Local restaurants and shopping were 10 minutes away. Destin is a short drive and has ALOT of shopping options. Great seafood restaurants! Deep Sea fishing was a highlight of this trip as well. We hope to visit in the future and plan to stay at 'Just Perfect' when we do.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Old Florida Fish House
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Scenic County Hwy 30-A
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cafe 30-A; Old Florida Fish House; JC Seafood
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Gulf of Mexico at Seagrove
Car: not necessary

Seaside, Watercolor, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach are all a short bike ride away for great food and shopping. Or enjoy the 21 mile Bike path that runs adjacent to Scenic Highway 30-A. Deer Lake State Park, Point Washington State Forest, within biking distance and have great hiking trails. Grayton Beach State Park, or Eden Gardens State Park is short drive. An excellent fishing guide lives two doors down the street. A canoe is provided for touring Eastern Lake or quick paddle to the beach.


Rates & Availability

Seagrove Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.5%

We do not negotiate rates. NO pets allowed and no one under 30 allowed to book.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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