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Marilyn

Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

7 Palms, Private Beach! No Crowds, Best Beach on 30A!! Come See for Yourself!!

14 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Seacrest Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Private Beach, Townhome, 3 Decks, Great Views - 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6

DO NOT RENT HERE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A CROWDED, NOISY BEACH!!!!

But, if you are looking for a beach with an unbelievable waters and sugar-white sand, quiet solitude, nature, gorgeous sunsets yet conveniently close to everything - with NO CROWDS – you have found the place!!

CALL US - because we often don't post our last-minute rental discounts on the web!!

B O O K M A R K . U S . N O W !! (so you can find us later, after confirming you want to stay on our private beach!!)

We have LOTS of info in the write-up below, but if you are in a hurry, just CALL US and we will answer all your questions about our beach condo, area info, rental costs and even fishing tips!! We will do all we can to help you have your best vacation ever here on our quiet, gorgeous PRIVATE BEACH (i.e. NO PUBLIC ACCESS - hard to find these days).

We take checks, or you can book online using VRBO's online payment system.

'Beside The Beach' is a private oasis nestled among multimillion dollar homes in a private gated neighborhood on a point of land between the beach and Camp Creek Lake. We are on the western-most tip of Seacrest Beach right before you cross over the small bridge on Camp Creek Lake! Our beach is private – so NO PUBLIC ACCESS. There is a dune preservation area to our west that cannot ever be developed. This means no crowds, and you may find you often have the beach to yourself. Where else can you find that??

At Beside the Beach, you'll be able to relax, be on the beach within 15 seconds, and enjoy privacy like you won't find anywhere else. No crowds. Period. If you want privacy, nature, relaxation or a chance to renew your most important relationships - you've just found the place!! Come check it out for yourself!

Seacrest Beach itself is a quiet, sleepy little township located between Seaside and the architectural stylings of Alys and Rosemary Beach.

You and your loved ones will adore this location instantly!

Beside the Beach was recently (June 2014) completely redecorated and upgraded. We have a soothing, beach motif, with gentle colors that calm your soul … we are a destination for relaxing. No crazy crowds. No traffic noise. No loud bars or chaos. Only the sound of the birds every morning and the surf every night … oh, and views that’ll warm your heart (especially the stars at night). Be sure to bring your camera!

Beside The Beach offers covered parking for 2 cars in the carport, a fully appointed kitchen with every utensil needed to prepare any meal, the living room with comfortable seating and entry walkout to one of your private balconies overlooking the water and nature. We also have a washer/dryer combination in the unit - very convenient!

The carport is downstairs, then walk up into the townhome. Our sleeping arrangements are:

On the first (main level) - Queen Sleeper Sofa

Walk up to the next level where the King Master Bedroom with Private Balcony (see the oceanfront views and lush natural landscape every morning!) - the top floor also has a Guest Bedroom with 2 twin beds.

The private beach and private boardwalk are right out back next to our park-like back yard with benches and grills. The private boardwalk allows you to enjoy a beach without crowds! Our beaches are called 'sugar sand' for a reason. They are so clean and white that they are on par with the best beaches in the Bahamas - or anywhere in the world for that matter. Our waters are crystal clear. They transition to blue with 2 emerald green bands of color (from the sand bars) in between. That's why our area is called the Emerald Coast.

You can also gaze out onto the ocean skyline at each morning or night from either one of the 3 decks or from the beach itself. See gorgeous morning beach views, sunsets and thousands upon thousands of twinkling lights at night. It is common to see several shooting stars if you have patience!! It's a sight to see each night!

The townhome is non-smoking inside and outside, no pets are allowed (no exceptions), and the minimum age to rent here is 25. We do verify ages before and during each rental.

What to do when here? You are minutes away from the very beautiful and touristy Seaside, Florida. Seaside offers restaurants, an ocean front bar 'Bud and Ally's', a cozy market area filled with shops, movies out on the lawn (seasonally), a bookstore, kiosks set up with quick snacks and goodies, events year round, and so much more! Seagrove which is minutes away also offers great restaurants to visit, and personal favorite of ours, called 'Cafe Thirty A' right off of Scenic Hwy 30A. In the mood for a trendy wine bar then stop in Watercolor. Play a round of golf at the Camp Creek Golf Club or Santa Rosa Beach Club in Santa Rosa Beach.

Or better yet, rent some bikes and go for a ride with your loved ones up and down our 28 miles of safe, wide bike paths all along our main road (County road 30A). It’s one of the best ways to get to see our area – lots of nice views and fun shops! For a surprisingly low weekly fee, vendors rent the bikes with helmets, baskets and locks, delivered right to your door and picked up after you leave – can’t get better than that!

Families can rent not only bikes, but also Paddle Boards, kayaks, go crabbing in the lake, or enjoy water-sports while visiting this great little community at the beach!

Bring a fishing pole and catch dinner! Use our grills... just off the living room deck is a park-like backyard with BBQ grills to cook that fresh fish you caught earlier in the day.

The townhouse is located close to Deer Park; so you'll have over two miles of empty and undeveloped beaches - and pristine dunes directly to the west. The area is perfect for morning walks and wonderful quiet time. No high-rise buildings and no chaos. Only the sound of the surf every night. For those unfamiliar with this part of the Florida Panhandle, the beaches of 30-A are known as the Emerald Coast because of their unique clear-to-turquoise waters and sugar-white sand. The water is so clear you can see your toes wiggle and the sand is so clean it squeaks as you walk across it (really!).

Come visit us today and did we mention to please bring plenty of sunscreen! When you are ready to book your beautiful beach vacation, then send out the inquiry or call us today.

WIFI included as well! It's complimentary, as is a full allotment of cable channels on the 60 inch TV.

You can pay the old-fashioned way - by check. Or you can book online using VRBO's online booking system. But please note that all reservations paid using VRBO's online booking system now have a new fee (VRBO calls it a "Service Fee"). This fee is paid to VRBO and is not a fee charged by us. It offers certain benefits and protections for your reservation that many (but not all) travelers desire. We encourage you to read about this fee on the VRBO website and see if it meets your needs. Choose the payment method that works best for you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marilyn (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

About Marilyn

We manage this beautiful 7 Palms townhome in Seacrest Beach for our close friends that own it. You may reach us at 678.230.4900 until 9pm Eastern Time every day.

Marilyn purchased this townhome in 1990

Why Marilyn chose South Walton

7 Palms Townhomes is a secluded 7-plex nestled among multi-million dollar homes on a private beach in a gated neighborhood along the beautiful Emerald coast.

Enjoy the magnificent views of the of the Gulf and spectacular sunsets from both decks. Take a quiet stroll on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

What makes this townhome unique

The uniqueness of this property is its convenience to all things 30A, yet it enjoys one of the longest private residential beaches on the panhandle - with NO public access. No condos, no noise, no crowds - just you and the beach - something that unfortunately is quite rare for our beautiful beaches.

Reviews

4.9
based on 14 traveler reviews

7 Palms, Private Beach! No Crowds, Best Beach on 30A!! Come See for Yourself!!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
5

The perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently stayed at Beside the Beach and I cannot say enough good things about our experience. Marilyn and Chuck were amazing from booking through check out. Marilyn even took the time to highlight all the area attractions including restaurants and things to do with our children. The condo was nicely appointed and fit our needs perfectly. The my made it easy with having great beach chairs and toys to use at our convenience. The beach was literally a short walk down the boardwalk. No public access meant the world and we enjoyed the quiet and no crowds!!!! Priceless! We highly recommend booking this property if you want to relax and recharge your batteries! Thanks to the Harmon's we now have another great destination to revisit!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great get away place

  • 5 of 5

We had a super great time here. The condo has everything you need. Right next to the beach. Each to come and go from the the house to the beach as you please. Not crowded and in a great location around 2 miles to Rosemary and a few miles the other way to Seaside. I will be back with the family as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An absolute gem! Best kept secret for these white beaches!

  • 5 of 5

We have 3 kids (8, 6 & 4) and couldn't have been more thrilled with this house. Fist of all, the walk to the beach is less than 30 seconds from the house. The walk down the pier to the beach is so breath taking. The beach is private and only privy to those staying there so you don't get the crowded elbow to elbow you experience over in Seaside and Destin. Not to mention you don't need to rent chairs or umbrellas because this house has a set that is SUPER easy to set up and break down. AND there is an outdoor shower for you to rinse off! The house itself was so accommodating that I wish I had better words to describe it. From the washer and dryer to the kitchen fully stocked with all the utensils you will need and more. And the dishwasher makes for very easy cleanup. Did I mention it has a washer and dryer? This house is very clean, comfortable and very spacious. Especially for a family of 5. The neighborhood is very quiet and the best part is there is no hustle and bustle you will experience from the tourist towns to the east and west. This house is perfectly located. You are literally 5 minute drive to The Donut Hole. There are more than 1 grocery stores 15 minutes away. Pier Park is a must and less than 30 minutes away. You can spend an entire day out at Pier Park. We have been visiting these Florida beaches for a long time and stayed in many different places along the way. If you're looking for quiet, easy going, and accommodating this is the place. Plus, they are very easy to get in contact with if you need anything! We will definitely be back. This has become our new go to spot when we visit the white sandy beaches of Florida!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This was a lovely place to stay and is literally seconds from a largely empty white sandy beach

  • 5 of 5

My family - two adults and three young children (2,4,10) stayed for one week at this accommodation and thoroughly enjoyed it. The area was very nice too and quite unexpectedly charming - but it was the beach, the sea and the weather that stole the show. Id highly recommend this location for folks that want Florida's beach without the crowds and the theme parks - Panama City Beach is just up the road if your stuck for something to do on a rainy afternoon. However, if you want somewhere a little more sophisticated then the town of Seaside is the place to visit - the outdoor theater there was amazing. I have recommended this place to our busy, stressed out work colleagues - this is just the place to go!.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best place we've stayed on the Gulf!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been going to the gulf coast of Florida for 20 years. We have stayed in Navarre, Seagrove Beach and Seacrest Beach, in high rise condos, houses and townhouses. This townhouse was by far the most quiet and had the best amenities of any place we have stayed. Although it doesn't sit directly on the beach, it is only a 2 minute walk along a very nice boardwalk to reach the white sands. The ONLY draw back was the lawn sprinkler system. We had to time when to go to the beach and come back from the beach so we wouldn't get drenched by the lawn sprinklers. The sprinklers also ruined our plans to grill seafood on the very nice grills they have on the back lawn because the grills and tables were always damp and there was always the possibility of getting drenched in the middle of cooking. BUT other than the sprinklers being somewhat of a challenge, we had a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your 5 star review and feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry about the sprinklers - our landscapers had just overseeded the lawn with winter ryegrass and got a bit overzealous with the watering. Next time we'll have them sprinkle the lawn after hours. Thanks for letting us know. Come back soon!!
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5

We love 7 Palms!!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a more remote beach...found it!! Our most relaxing vacation yet. 7 Palms is away from the hubbub of tourists but still close enough for necessities, & it's not far from some great restaurants (Stinky's Fish Camp, Georges, Caliza's). Adequate amount of bath & kitchen towels, thank you very much! Kitchen is well stocked (right-sized coffee filters-yea! grill lighter, dish soap,...it's the little things). Plenty of beach chairs, tubes, toys. It's so nice to have everything already there. Marilyn is very generous & helpful with any need that arises...like beach umbrellas & kites. My husband, daughter, & I would love to come back. Peace upon their home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
County Hwy 30-A
Car: recommended

We are in 7 Palms Townhomes, one of the best kept secrets on the Emerald Coast. We have the longest truly private beach on the coast with NO PUBLIC ACCESS, so NO CROWDS. Very nice (and hard to find!).

Come relax and enjoy.

We are on the very west edge of Seacrest Beach, on the border of Seagrove Beach.

The private beach boardwalk allows for plenty of space at the beach without crowds! You can gaze out into the ocean sky at night either from your balcony or from the beach and see thousands upon thousands of twinkling lights. It's a sight to see each night!

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Rates & Availability

Seacrest Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Wk of Aug 20
Aug 21 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$195
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Early Fall
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$899
$2,895
 
 
This Winter
Dec 3 2016 - Feb 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
Next Winter
Dec 2 2017 - Feb 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 1 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Card User Fee (if appl) $55 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.5%

$400 Security Deposit required to reserve your stay. Prices do not include $125 Cleaning Fee and 12.5% State and County Bed Tax, Processing.

If paying using Online Payment System, VRBO's Service Fee and Damage Insurance and the Card User Fee are charged (only if using online payment system).

If paying by check, balance of rent due the 1st of month PRIOR to the month of stay (i.e. rent due JUNE 1st for a JULY 11th stay). Security Deposit returned typically within 14 days after departure provided no damage occurs.

If paying using Online Payment System, balance due 45 days prior to arrival.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accommodate COLLEGE spring break groups, as our HOA has restricted rentals to those 25 and over. Also please note that we are a NO-SMOKING unit and 7 Palms Townhomes does not allow smoking on the top 2 decks of ANY unit. You may, however, smoke on the bottom (ground floor) decks or in the grill area. Please do us the courtesy of discarding any cigarette butts properly. Thank you for adhering to the smoking policy.

Sorry, we do not allow pets.

See Rental Agreement for all payment and cancellation terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Seacrest Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each of 2 bedrooms on upper floor has own full bathroom. The half bath is located on the main floor living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen Sleeper Sofa (Main Level) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    2 Twins (Top Floor) - 2 twin/ single
    King Bed (Top Floor) - 1 king , With Views of the Gulf from the private deck.
  • King size bed (1), Twin Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa (1). Queen Sleeper Sofa is located on the main level in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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