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Thanksgivi Discount! Family-Friendly Beachfront Home w/ Hot Tub! Sleeps 14!

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


Gulf Beaches House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom/3 Bathroom with separate ground level kid's area

Book Thanksgiving week for WINTER rate!

Interested in staying but can't stay a full week? Book the 4 night minimum during any season for the remainder of 2016 and receive the 5th night FREE!

This Family-Friendly home is the perfect place to relax and unwind! With beachy decor and amazing beach views, you will never want to leave! The heart of the home is located on the upper level, with a separate kid's area located on the ground floor.

Begin your beach vacation in the main living area and be greeted by the sight of the Gulf of Mexico from every window! 3 bedrooms on the main floor include a beachfront master bedroom with King sized bed, open bathroom with jetted bath and shower, two bathroom sinks and access to the beachfront sundeck. A second beachfront bedroom with Queen sized bed also has access to the sundeck and a third Queen bedroom overlooks the residential road. A hall bathroom with full bath is located between the two Queen bedrooms.

The kitchen offers a large 2 door stainless steel refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser. Other amenities include a full size dishwasher, electric cooktop stove/oven, microwave, a fully stocked kitchen to include a coffee maker, blender, toaster and more. Plenty of counter space makes cooking a pleasure and 4 bar stools offer additional seating. The dining room seats 6 at the main dining table with a long bar and plenty of cabinet space to store groceries.

The living room offers beachfront seating with water views as far as the eye can see. A large, flat panel TV, DVD player, CD/stereo and book library are available for your enjoyment as well as WIFI to keep you connected back home. Fireplace not available for guest use. The living room further extends into an enclosed sunroom with panoramic beach views. Here you can enjoy a book or puzzle as you listen to the sounds of the waves crash against the shoreline. Two sliding glass doors open onto the expansive beachfront sundeck with plenty of seating and a 6-person hot tub overlooking the beach. From here, you can take your private boardwalk to the water's edge or down to your own park style grill to cook up the catch of the day! An outdoor shower located right on the boardwalk is also available for your convenience.

The kid's area is a separate entrance from the main floor of the home, located on the ground level. Please note, there is no interior stairwell to access the kid's area. The perfect place to hang out for older children, the kid's area offers a mini-fridge and small eating table, futon for additional sleeping, TV with DVD/VHS player and a foosball table with plenty of floor space for games and play. The sleeping area has two (2) double bunk beds (double on bottom, twin on top) and a small bathroom with shower stall. Connected to the kid's area is a garage with a ping pong table for all to enjoy and two separate entrances to access your private beach boardwalk, only steps away from shoreline. There is also a convenient ramp accessible from the garage, for those that may not be able to handle the stairs as easily. The ramp leads to the top level beachfront deck.

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

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based on 7 traveler reviews

Thanksgivi Discount! Family-Friendly Beachfront Home w/ Hot Tub! Sleeps 14!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Memphis, TN

Perfect for our family! Great location and the hot tub is the tie-breaker.

  • 5 of 5

We rented Buns in the Sun and were quite pleased. The living area has a vaulted ceiling giving the house a very spacious feel. It adjoins a glass/screened porch overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and also an exterior porch. There is a walkway down to the beach. There are three well-appointed bedrooms and a super Jacuzzi tub in the master that actually WORKS! There is a separate living space downstairs that is great for ages 12 and up. It does not have a stairway down there - it is completely separate and the teens LOVE having their own "apartment". For us, the tiebreaker between this house and other houses is the hot tub on the deck. overlooking the ocean. It is just a tremendous asset to this home. Keep in mind and manage your expectations - this is a good family home. If you want "elegant" or "pristine", pay another thousand bucks extra and get that. But if you want just a good house, with good stuff, in a fantastic location, with a fantastic hot tub, great beds, good accessibility, all the necessary amenities and comfort that the kids have "free range", rent this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time, rental needed some deep cleaning, our contact Jamie was great and responded quickly to any problems. Lots of steps, very nice beach

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic View for Beachfront Home

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great time at Buns in the Sun! We had a group of 10, and the house was very spacious. The price was awesome for a beachfront property during a holiday period. It was a great feeling waking up every day and walking out directly to the beach. I do not think I will be able to ever stay at a non-beachfront property after this experience.

The deck was also great. The hot tub was big and clean and the loungers were very comfortable. The deck shower was always refreshing after being out on the beach. My only complaints are the lights by the grill area were not functional, the sound system inside was fairly antiquated, and there were not enough bath towels provided. Besides that it was a perfect trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Buns in the Sun was one of our best vacations ever. The house is huge, spotlessly clean, has direct access to the beach from the deck, and everything you could ever need in the kitchen. There is a barbeque grill outside and the hot tub is fabulous. The only thing you need to be aware of prior to staying here is that the bunkbed room is on the lower level with its own entrance. There is no way to get upstairs from that bedroom without going outside and up the stairs. The attached garage space was perfect to store the rental bikes and kayaks. We were allowed to bring our dog which was great. There is a screened in porch with ceiling fans. Sitting on the deck watching the dolphins play is something we will remember forever. We would definitely stay here again and wholeheartedly recommend it. The property management company was great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Buns in the Sun

  • 4 of 5

Location and home were well suited for the group we brought and I would definitely bring kids who are the ages of ours: 8, 14, and 16. The owners responded timely to our only issue, the malfunction of the hot tub. Which was not ever totally fixed and would have been extra nice with the cooler weather. Overall, the property was clean and maintained well. Our best meal was at Blue Parrot Oceanside Cafe! I would recommend this home to to any friends who have age appropriate children for great beach access and plenty of privacy. The lighthouse and the history behind it was a one of my favorite parts!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than I was expecting!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family, we traveled with our infant son and my inlaws to the house. I didn't know what to expect as I booked sight unseen, but we were certainly happy once we arrived and were happy the entire week.

The best part by far is how much deck space there is for moving with the sun and wind.

The hot tub was fantastic, we used it in the evenings to unwind.

The porch upstairs was great for being in the breeze and not in the sun.

The kitchen worked really well for the 4 of us.

The basement is an outside entry and is one of the cons to the house, but with the 4 of us we hardly used it.

The Garage is also nice when traveling with bikes, strollers, etc. Other places don't have a spot to put your stuff inside at night.

The house is located 11 or so blocks from the center of town (2 miles)- we didn't mind as we had bikes and walked it some days, but I could see how that may be a concern to some.

I would book it again and bring another family/or couple for the basement to use more of the space.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Harry A's Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Blue Parrot OceanFront Cafe
Nearest Beach
St. George Island

St. George Island is a barrier island located in the Panhandle of Florida, a true paradise! Rated #3 by Dr. Beach, your St. George Island experience will create wonderful memories for you and your family for years to come! This beautiful beach home is located in the West Gulf Beaches area, about 2 miles from Island shopping and eating. Rent a golf cart or scooter or take your bicycle down the paved bike path to enjoy the sights and sounds of St. George Island. Stop by famous Aunt Ebby's to enjoy an ice cream cone, then take a leisurely walk thru local gift shops, peruse kayak and paddle board rentals at Journey's of St. George or book a fishing trip with one of their experienced captains. Local restaurants will indulge your seafood palate or buy your own fresh catch to bring home. No high-rises, no distractions, St. George Island is the perfect location to spend quality time with family and friends!


Rates & Availability

Gulf Beaches House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Nov 7 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 8 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016 & New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Monthly rates available for January and February.

Check-in at 4pm, Check-out at 10am. No late check out available.

A confirmation deposit of 1/2 of the total reservation amount is due within 10 days of booking. The remaining 1/2 balance and $250 refundable damage deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival.

If booking within 30 days of arrival, the full balance is due within 48 hours to confirm the reservation.

All rates subject to change until confirmed with payment.

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Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , King bedroom private bath with 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom located between the 2 Queen bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Kid's area bathroom with shower stall only
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom, flat panel TV w/ DVD player, deck access
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Flat panel TV, roadside
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 2 double bunk beds, 1 futon in kid's area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Flat panel TV w/ DVD player, deck access
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps up to 14: Beds accomodate 12 plus 2 on futon. Gulf view from every bedroom!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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