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Trudy Davidson

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

'Gone Gulfing' Luxury Single Family Home, 4 Ensuite Bedrooms, Private Pool/Spa

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Photos and Description

4 large bedrooms each with it's own full bath, one half bath. Sleeps 11

Turn off Penny Lane onto Abbey Road to this professionally decorated 'Fab 4' bedroom, 4 ½ bath home located in the private gated community of Coastal Grove. You are just steps from the sugar white sands of Santa Rosa Beach. Ed Walline Beach Park public beach access is less than a 5 minutes stroll and is equipped with bathrooms, outdoor showers, picnic tables, and grills with a lifeguard protected beach. Or just step out your back door to the beautifully landscaped, private heated pool and huge 8 person spa exclusively for use by you and your guests. Lounge by the outdoor fireplace during cool fall and winter evenings. Dine at the 10 seat outdoor dining table by the pool.

This home, 'Gone Gulfing', was built in 2007 and is full of top end upgrades such as granite countertops, stainless kitchen appliances, top quality Kohler fixtures, crown molding and 9 foot ceilings throughout and travertine tile on the first floor and in all the bathrooms. Original artwork by a popular local watercolorist is featured throughout the house. All bedrooms feature luxury hotel quality mattresses.

Living Areas: The open floor plan kitchen, dining and family room are great gathering places for your gang. Some might be hanging out in the family room enjoying the 70” high definition, internet connected flat screen TV while others prepare meals in the fully equipped kitchen. You might also choose to rustle up some nice steaks or grill a fresh catch on the Weber charcoal grill out back. Cool off from those hot days with a refreshing Margarita for the adults or a fruit smoothie for the kids with the automatic Margarita machine.

The dining room features a large table for dining or playing games in the evening with the whole crew. Or catch a quick meal at the three seat breakfast bar by the kitchen. The sofas in the family room are new as of August 2013. The washer and dryer are on this floor as well.

The Bedrooms: There are two master suites and two bedrooms with full bath. The 2nd floor John Lennon master suite has a walk-in shower and granite double sink vanity. The 3rd floor Paul McCartney master suite has a whirlpool tub and granite double sink vanity. Both the 2nd floor George Harrison room and the 3rd floor Ringo Starr room have a full bathtub shower. All bathrooms have travertine tile. All bedrooms have hotel quality mattresses. All four bedrooms feature a king size bed. Or, if you prefer, any bedroom can be re-configured with two Twin XL beds. All bedrooms are equipped with 37” or 42” flat screen HDTVs. The two master suites are equipped with Keurig K-cup coffee makers to get you going in the morning. Each bedroom opens to a teak rocking chair equipped balcony. Enjoy the sea breezes and relax on your balcony with a cup of coffee and catch up on your email or the news before starting the day. Listen from any balcony and you’ll probably hear those relaxing gulf sounds.

The Area: Gulf Place is just across the street and offers several restaurants, an artist colony, live music many nights, boutique shopping, bike rentals, even a pharmacy in case you get a little sunburned on the beach. Stop by the coffee shop for a cup of coffee in the morning or ice cream in the evening. There is easy access to the 19 mile paved Rte 30–A bike trail to allow you to explore all the unique communities along the 30-A corridor from Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach to Rosemary Beach to name a few as well as the natural setting of parks and dune lakes.

Come on over. Enjoy the sounds, the art, the comfort. Take your coffee over for a morning stroll on the beach. We’d love to make your vacation something special.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Trudy Davidson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Trudy Davidson

I like people and I like to entertain. And I also dream of escaping our cold Pennsylvania winters and living at the beach...someday. So having a great beach home to share with others ticks all my boxes. I get to deal with nice folks looking forward to a great vacation at a beautiful beach. Our wonderful property managers and I get to host our guests and we do everything we can to make sure each guest's stay is the best it can be. It is very gratifying when we receive a 5 star review from a happy guest that has just stayed at our house. And then there is always the dream of living by the beach...someday.

Trudy Davidson purchased this house in 2011

Why Trudy Davidson chose South Walton

When you come to the beach, you want to feel like you are at the beach. You don't want to stay in house that looks like it could be in your neighborhood at home. This home has the beach house look and vibe. This home is close to the beach, restaurants, shopping and entertainment but still secluded and private. We just love to sit out or dine by the pool and listen to music without feeling like we are disturbing anyone or that we are on display because there are no other houses next to this home.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this home as soon as we saw it. So close to the beautiful beach and a beach access complete with bathrooms, showers and picnic tables. Access to the beach is easy with no steps to take to get down to the beach as there are in many other route 30a communities. It is a couple minute walk to Gulfplace Resort and it's free concerts, restaurants and shops. Close to everything but tucked back off the road so you feel you are in your own private secluded oasis with your private pool and spa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The owner took great care of us! We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful house.
Apr 2012
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)
'Gone Gulfing' Luxury Single Family Home, 4 Ensuite Bedrooms, Private Pool/Spa
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
5

Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with four adults and two children at Gone Gulfing between July 2-9, 2016. The house and amenities were beyond our expectations. We were greeted by relaxing music playing from the Sonos sound machine and the property manager arrived shortly thereafter to give us a walk through of the property. She was also on call all week and helped us find the perfect spot to watch the fireworks on the 4th. Everything was clean, well maintained, set up and ready for us to begin our vacation. Santa Rosa beach is a very short stroll away and plenty of beach toys, chairs, umbrellas and other supplies are provided with the property (including the handy beach wagon). If you are not a "do it yourselfer", there are also beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. set up on the beach every morning which can be rented fairly cheaply from an unrelated company. The pool and cabana area were perfect for relaxing in after a day at the beach. The house comes with many games (video and board) and is set up for everyone to have an exceptional vacation. There are multiple restaurants and shopping venues nearby. We wish we were still there. You cannot go wrong with a vacation at Gone Gulfing!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always nice to hear that our guests wish they were still at Gone Gulfing. That's the goal! I'm afraid we can't take credit for the idea to greet you with the lovely music playing. That was our property manager, Casey's idea. She is as invested in making sure you have a great experience as we are. We are extremely fortunate that she is part of our Gone Gulfing family and we treasure her. I'm glad you mentioned the beach service; no one else has mentioned that in any of our reviews so it's good information for potential guests. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review and for choosing Gone Gulfing! Take care, Rick and Trudy
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5

Awesome vacation retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Trudy really thought of everything to make our 1st family vacation wonderful. This home was great for our 3 families; everyone had plenty of space to hang out together or spread out and do your own thing. Yes this place is kid friendly, they had everything to make our 1 year old granddaughter comfortable from a bed, highchair, baby gate, stroller, but her favorite was floating in the pool. Everything was very clean and well taken care of. Casey who takes care of the property stopped by to check on us and make sure we knew how to use the wonderful Sanos sound system, and other tech devices, she help us with the pool and spa remote, plus gave us tips to make our stay even more comfortable. The pool area is a awesome retreat with shade for a hot afternoon. We loved the pool and hot tub using them every day. The home is in a area that is a peaceful retreat, but you are just steps to the beach, restaurants and coffee shop. We visited beaches east and west of Santa Rosa Beach, but enjoyed returning to the laid back area around Gone Gulfing. One of our greatest memories of this trip will be Father’s Day 2016 being together celebrating the Cleveland Cavaliers win the 1st championship for the city of Cleveland in 52 years. Thanks so much for sharing your home with our family. We can't wait to return. The Sheets Family

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had a great, fun-filled week!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Trudy,

We very, very much enjoyed our stay in your wonderful house. The pool and hot tub were especially great. That is where the family spent the most time. Each of the four bedrooms had its own bath. That feature worked out great for us, because we had four families. Also, the air mattresses worked out great for the grandkids. The sound system, xbox, wifi, cable (including Netflix) were a bonus, and TVs in every room made our alone time work out very good.

The pool accessories were fun, and the yard games were great. We played some fun games of cornhole The wagon and the beach stuff were very handy and the bicycles were definitely enjoyed.

The location was wonderful! We drove to Seaside (small, charming town a few miles away) and we also went parasailing in Destin (a few miles in the other direction). My grown kids made the observation that we rented a house in the absolute best spot at Santa Rosa Beach because we had convenient access to the beach, shops and wonderful restaurants but we didn't have to fight congested traffic constantly. We highly recommend The Local Catch for a meal or two and also The Perfect Pig had a great breakfast. We had a house full of cooks so we had some very nice meals there at the house cooked in a well-equipped kitchen and on the grill outside. We bought fresh mahi mahi from the Shrimper's Seafood Market which is conveniently located on Hwy 98.

We would highly recommend your house to everyone. Casey was helpful in solving the few small problems we had and we would love to stay there again. Thank you for the prompt refund of our deposit and for the use of your wonderful home.

Sandy and Don

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Two Weeks at Gone Gulfing, Santa Rosa Beach on the Emerald Coast May 7th-21st 2016!

  • 5 of 5

I just spent two weeks at Gone Golfing celebrating my milestone birthday with family and friends! If you have a large party (6-10) I highly recommend reserving your spot at Gone Golfing. First working with Trudy (the owner) was absolutely delightful. She was as excited about my trip as I was! She was always available by phone and responded back with email right away whenever I had a question. Her Property Management gal Casey and her husband Josh (who lived nearby) were extremely helpful the entire trip and were always available to help us out in any way! They provided excellent customer service! Truly the perfect team to make a dream vacation come true!

Gone Golfing is a lovely house with beautifully decorated bedrooms, and an amazing backyard including a private pool, hot tub, cabana with ample seating and shade! What a great place to hang out with friends and family! The property was clean and well maintained. There are bikes provided as well as beach chairs and umbrellas available for use as well. The short walk to the beach, shops and excellent restaurants (2-4min) was just perfect!

I can't say enough about this incredible beach on the Emerald Coast with its beautiful clear waters and white sandy beaches! I have not gone in the ocean for years as I just don't like not seeing what's in the water and or walking on seaweed and rocks. But here the water is so clear you can see the bottom for miles! Maybe you will come across a little fish or two but it's mostly white sand. We all had a blast swimming way out! Santa Rosa is a laid back, quiet little town with no high rises anywhere to be seen! It was a magical vacation and a place that I will certainly visit again! If you are looking for the perfect vacation spot, Gone Gulfing at Santa Rosa Beach is the place!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are one of the nicest people I have never met. Truly a breath of fresh air. We couldn't agree more that Casey and Josh are special folks which is why we cherish their friendship. Please come back to see us again. We would love for you to experience a quentessential Gone Gulfing vacation! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy life to post this review. Happy summer, Rick & Trudy
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BEST VACATION EVER!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I recently stayed at this beautiful home for a birthday girls get away. We had the best time anyone could ask for. I have rented many homes all over the US before. This home is one of my favorites. We cannot wait to come back . The hot tub and backyard area is a highlight. They did such nice job designing this area. It was so relaxing. Location was great to go explore all the beautiful beach towns. The owner of the home was great to work with too. She was so helpful for all our questions. The beds are very comfy cozy too. Everything was top shelf for sure.Thanks for such a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How wonderful! It's always good to be on the "favorites" list. My husband actually designed the backyard so you just made his day with your kind words! Our entire team strives to make everyone's stay the "best vacation ever". So glad we hit the mark with the birthday girlfriends. I sure hope each and every one of you find your way back to us. It was a pleasure to work with you. Happy birthday to all, Trudy and Rick
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The pool and hot tub area is just private enough that you feel like you're in your own little resort

  • 5 of 5

The ladies in my family try to plan a weekend get-away every couple of years. This by far has been THE BEST EVER weekend. One of the main reasons for that is because of the wonderful accommodations at Gone Gulfing. Trudy and Rick have thought of EVERYTHING- right down to a muddler needed for the specialty retirement cocktail for my Aunt! We're already talking about our return to Santa Rosa and extending our trip to a long weekend at "our paradise" aka "Gone Gulfing". A big thank you to TRUDY, Rick, and Rob for the amazing service and thoughtfulness.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So so glad that my ladies had a good time! You were so much fun to work with. I would absolutely love to see your name pop up again. Yours was a fun group that truly enjoyed and appreciated what time they had together. Reactions like yours is a big part of what makes it so much fun to host vacations for folks. Please do keep us in mind for future getaways. Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Take care, Rick and Trudy
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Car: recommended

Our location in Santa Rosa beach, avoids the high rise condo forests of Destin and Panama City Beach and the resulting crowded beaches and roads. Instead you have buildings no higher than 4 stories, and 2 lane roads that easily accommodate the traffic. There is easy access to the 19 mile paved Rte 30–A bike trail to allow you to explore all the unique communities along the 30-A corridor from Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach to Rosemary Beach to name a few as well as the natural setting of parks and dune lakes.

But less crowded does not mean you give up amenities. Gulf Place is just across the street and offers several restaurants, an artist colony, cozy bar with live music many nights, boutique shopping, and bike rentals.

If shopping is your thing, shops ranging from quaint boutique shopping to large outlet malls are a short drive away. How about some great golf or world class fishing? They are all within a 30 minute drive.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 
 
Winter 2016/2017
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $265 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Spring and Summer season stays must begin and end on a Saturday.
Optional Fee of $30/day if pool heating is desired. For November and February, pool heat fee is $60/day.
Pool heat not available in December and January.
Optional Fee of $20/day if spa heating is desired. For November through February, spa heat fee is $30/day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Santa Rosa Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2304 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st floor Powder Room - toilet , Travertine floor, Pedestal Sink
    John Lennon Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower , Double Vanity, Travertine floor, granite countertop
    Paul McCaartney Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double Vanity, Travertine floor, granite countertop
    George Harrison Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , travertine floor, granite countertop
    Ringo Starr Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , travertine floor, granite countertop
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Wash off from the beach
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • John Lennon Suite - 1 king , Can be configured as 2 Twin XL beds
    Paul McCartney Suite - 1 king , Can be configured as 2 Twin XL beds
    George Harrison Suite - 1 king , Can be configured as 2 Twin XL beds
    Ringo Starr Suite - 2 twin/ single , Can be configured as a king bed
  • The 2nd floor John Lennon master suite has a walk-in shower and granite double sink vanity. The 3rd floor Paul McCartney master suite has a whirlpool tub and granite double sink vanity. Both the 2nd floor George Harrison room and the 3rd floor Ringo Starr room have a full bathtub shower. All bathrooms feature travertine tile. All bedrooms have hotel quality mattresses. All four bedrooms feature a king size bed. Or, if you prefer, any bedroom can be re-configured with two Twin XL beds. All bedrooms are equipped with 37” or 42” flat screen HDTVs. The two master bedrooms are equipped with Keurig K-cup coffee makers to get you going in the morning. Each bedroom opens to a teak rocking chair equipped balcony. Enjoy the sea breezes and relax on your balcony with a cup of coffee and catch up on your email or the news before starting the day.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 19 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Make restaurant quality Margaritas or smoothies for the kids with the fully automatic Margarita machine. 70 inch high definition LED LCD TV in the family room and 37' or 42' LED LCD TVs in each bedroom. All but one of the TVs are internet connected to allow instant viewing of Netflix movies as well as other online content. Netflix subscription movies are included! Choose to play a favorite music artist, album or over 9 millions songs via the Sonos music system with Rhapsody subscription. Enjoy the fully fenced, outdoor heated pool and spa right out your back door. After a dip, relax on the 4 chaise lounges or outdoor sofa/daybed. Dine at the 10 seat outdoor dining table on the meal you cooked on the Weber kettle grill. For your convenience a printer is provided to print boarding passes, or other necessary documents. You can print any document that can be emailed, so use your smartphone, Wi-Fi enabled ipod, or computer

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