About the property
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 Bedroom , 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 10 Popular Florida Cottage
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Enjoy this newly decorated 1600 home with 3 bedrooms (King, double, and bunk room, for 4) and 2.5 baths with travertine tile, garden tub and separate shower in the Master Bedroom. Each bedroom and living room has flat screen TV's, Cable TV network, High speed internet / WI-FI. DVD players on the 3rd level bedrooms, Blu Ray in LR and Master Suite. Chef's kitchen with Caphalon pots, fantastic knives. New patio table and chairs for cocktails while cooking a fresh catch on the charcoal grill.
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Anne W. Brandon
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- May 12, 2018
About Anne W. Brandon
Growing up in Demopolis, AL, my family enjoyed an annual family trip to the beach. We owned and rented a condo on the Alabama coast until we found the amazing area around Hwy 30-A. Here, my children learned to ride their bikes, build sand castles,learned to swim and enjoy the summer concerts at nearby Seaside. They learned to YOLO at Watercolor. We enjoyed having friends come down to help make memories of quality time with family and friends. We now live in Tuscaloosa (I am a proud alumni of the College of Nursing, 1989). One daughter is enrolled premed at the University of AL, another at Spring Hill College , in Mobile, poly-science and a son who wants to go to South AL (Mobile). We want you to enjoy our home as much as we do. Thank you for your interest in Villa ABBA.
Anne W. Brandon purchased this House in 2013
Why Anne W. Brandon chose Santa Rosa Beach
'Villa ABBA' is coastal living at its finest. A three story, 3 BR, 2.5 bath vacation home, professionally decorated and nestled between the Point Washington National Forest and the popular restaurants, shops, antique and art galleries of Hwy 30-A. Red Fish Village is across the street. We are just west of Watercolor and Seaside, but at a fraction of the price! We love our pets and will consider animals, for an additional cleaning fee. Special off- season rates begin after Labor Day! We welcome Snowbirds for November-March 15, 2014. Please email for special rates!!!
What makes this House unique
The Master Suite is on the 2nd floor, with a king bed, flat screen TV. There is a music center and private balcony over looking the mature palms, along the house. A separate shower, garden jetted-tub, double vanity and walk-in closet is there. A hand carved antique walnut French double headboard (circa 1890)is in the second bedroom & another balcony over looking the mature palms. Sooo relaxing! The bunk room sleeps 4 with a single/double/trundle room & cozy bean bags to view the TV/DVD player to keep the children happy and entertained in their special haven. Included for your enjoyment with razor scooters and a rip stick.
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Amazing and comfortable luxury beach home! Exceeded our expectations in so many ways!
We saw the pictures and expected that Villa Abba would be nice but we were blown away with all the features we enjoyed in Anne's home. The bunk room is so comfy and cute. Having lots of toys for the children was terrific.
The Master was incredible with a very comfortable bed, separate hot water shower, garden tub to soak in and private balcony made us not want to leave.
The upstairs bedroom also was beautifully appointed with an antique french bed that was also quite comfortable and this balcony was a perfect place to relax.
The kitchen had everything for cooking and lots of ice was always available to load the blender for frozen daiquiris. Anne was quick to respond and communicate with us. We can't wait to come back to Villa Abba where we all sleep in every day
Thank you for the kind words!
I am happy that Villa Abba exceeded your expectations and look forward to having you return to Villa Abba anytime.
Perfect beach home!
Great Place, and Great Location!
My family had a wonderful time at this property! The house is perfect for a family get together and perfect location to avoid the long lines and crowded beaches of Destin! This beach is truly amazing and the home is perfect with all you could possibly need for a vacation get away!
Thank you for your kind review! It was a pleasure having you in my home and you are welcome anytime! The neighbors commented to me on what a lovely and pleasant family you all are- I wish all my guests were so terrific!
All the best! Anne
Not As Impressed As I'd Hoped to Be
I want to start this review by saying that Anne was a pleasure to work with regarding arranging our stay, but the house left a bit to be desired. When we first arrived a few minutes before 4 the cleaning lady was still in the house. We waited about 15-20 minutes for her to come out and she explained that there were some unexpected discoveries in the bunk room that took longer to clean. Not exactly a big deal, but after a day of traveling it would have been nice to get into the place on time. Once we got inside we found that the place wasn't as clean or well taken care of as we'd hoped. The couch had several spots on it, the pots and pans were scratched so bad (with the non-stick coating coming off) we didn't feel safe using them, and several utensils were dirty (cooked on eggs, etc). The floors were also sticky in the kitchen/dining area. Again, I'm not sure if the cleaning lady was just hurrying to get done or what the issue may have been. Another problem we faced was lack of replacement bulbs. The bunk room, as well as all lights in the second floor hall, and almost all lights in the master bedroom were out. We would have changed them had we found replacements. Not an issue for us, but if you're wanting to use bikes while you're there, you'll need to rent some. The bikes provided were beyond needing a chain oiled to be functional.
Now to the positives, the bathrooms and bedrooms were all very clean. The beds were super comfortable and the community pool/gym was a nice added bonus. Less than a half mile to public beach access, with a paved path the entire way. Definitely stop by Blue Mountain Beach Creamery and Goatfeathers for dinner.
If you've got a large group, I don't think you'd find this home has enough space. We had several rainy mornings that kept us inside for a bit and we were tripping all over each other.
I am disappointed your expectations were not met. Only now, am I made aware that you were not happy with certain aspects of my home. Had you called me, as I state in the contract "if anything is amiss" I would have sent my housekeeper over immediately. She lives 5 minutes away and could have addressed all of your concerns.
My housekeeper discovered "Gold Fish Crackers" were poured into the bunk room bed sheets, by the previous guest's children. She vacuumed and wiped down the crumbs from the mattresses and had to re-vacuum the carpets after removing the mattresses to clean underneath. No one can anticipate that event so it did take her a few minutes beyond the usual check in to clean the unexpected mess thoroughly on the single over a double over trundle beds.
I understand she even brought donuts to you as a gift and provided her phone number, since she was not finished until a few minutes after 4 PM. She felt terrible and called me to say she didn't want you to find crumbs or bugs from the cracker mess. I appreciate her thoroughly cleaning the Gold Fish Crackers and crumbs so the children's bunk room was spotless again.
Regarding light bulbs, I keep extra's on the top shelf of the pantry for any that might need to be replaced. If you had called, texted or emailed me, I would have gladly informed you.
My listing is clear as to space "1600 square feet, that sleeps 10 in a Master, Double, Bunkroom -single over a double and trundle, and double sleeper sofa.
I cannot locate a pot or pan that has any coating coming off. I did locate a cast iron corn bread skillet with a spot of rust, easily re-seasoned with olive oil. Perhaps that is the issue?
If something came out of the dishwasher unclean, I can only apologize and ask you to run the item back through the dishwasher.
I offer Razer Scooters, a Rip Stick (all aluminum). All bikes are exposed to salt and moisture year round and they do rust and the chains must be oiled frequently, particularily with rainy days.
There are numerous bike rentals all along 30 A and Hwy 98.
Had you given me the opportunity to address these issues, I do believe I could have corrected the issues you raise.
Wonderful Beach Getaway
We had a great experience at our stay here. The owner was so accommodating, and everything was in order. Loved the neighborhood- it was a quick drive or a do-able walk to the beach. Although we didn't get around to doing it, there was a place to rent bikes nearby and fantastic sidewalks. We absolutely love Blue Mountain Creamery- it is a must try! The beach access from the house is amazing and very uncrowded- even over spring break! There are also bathrooms at the beach access which was nice. Would definitely recommend this house to any looking for a relaxing beach getaway.
Love Villa Abba!
Staying at Villa Abba was wonderful! We had a group of couples staying together for a destination wedding, and it was spacious enough for everyone. Bathrooms and kitchen were modern and well done. The location was perfect, very central. The homeowner was extremely easy to work with and left great instructions so there was not a single problem during our stay. Check in and check out were simple which is great because those can often be the headaches of a vacation. Would recommend to anyone looking for a beach home away from home!
I'm so happy you guys were pleased with your stay in Villa Abba! You were a joy to host in my home and I recommend you to anyone seeking fantastic guests, who are responsible, respectful and very communicative!
Thank you and kindest regards, Anne
Blue Mountain Beach is the closest beach to Hwy 331. Blue Mountain stands out along the South Walton coastline with its own laid back style that will etch life long memories in your mind! Conveniently located half way between Destin and Panama City Beach, off scenic Hwy 30 A, our home, Villa Abba, awaits you, comfortably sleeping 10. Walking to the beach,pool, fitness center, dining and shopping is less than 10 minutes. Red Fish Village is across the street.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Please call or email in detail for questions or booking. My property is non smoking, inside and outside. Smoking on the property will result in $1500/ per the insurance policy and all guests will be evicted immediately. No illicit drugs are tolerated on my property. All cancellations must be 60 days in advance. In the event that payment is not completed, for any reason, tenant agrees to pay all costs associated with recovery of contracted rental rates, check returned fee or damages. No exceptions! I DO NOT NEGOTIATE RATES! Please if you can't afford my rental, please save yourself the time, energy and embarrassment of not understanding that this is not Priceline, but VRBO. My home sleeps 10, on 30 A and is priced accordingly. If you are seeking a hotel room, please look elsewhere. I reserve the right to refuse rental of my home to anyone deemed inappropriate or undesirable to my neighbors. An adult, aged 26 or older is required to enter into the contract for rental. While guests less than 26 years of age are welcome, the person entering into the rental agreement is responsible for any damage (PDP) or in excess of the insurance limits, as necessary to recover damages, in a court of law. All fees (attorney, court costs) associated with the recovery of damages will be born by the party who enters into the contract with me, as owner. I wish you blessings and peace.