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Brian Forehand

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Heated Pool! Unique property one house off the beach & sits on Oyster Lake

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 12)

Unique property one house off the beach & sits on Oyster Lake, beach access is six houses down, a 2 minute walk. Gorgeous beach house located on the picturesque Scenic 30-A with lovely views of the Gulf of Mexico. New pool & Jacuzzi (both can be heated) with travertine deck and water features.

This Santa Rosa Beach home is perfect for a large family or several small families as it sleeps up to 12. It has a fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops, large living room, and a dining area. There are 4 bedrooms, every bedroom has a flatscreen TV. The house is equipped with wireless internet.

Your family will enjoy easy access to the beach and evening barbecues from the side deck which overlooks the gulf and one of the area’s natural coastal lakes, Oyster Lake, where you can enjoy great fishing. The beach house is right across the street from the beach and has easy access to the 30A bike trail, so park the car and enjoy leisurely bike rides or strolls to the area’s boutiques and cafes.

The house is within walking distance to the Santa Rosa Golf Course and Beach Club, it is also close to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Brian Forehand (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for a great vacation. We LOVED the pool and the location of the house. The view of the moon coming up over the lake was awesome. We will come back to this house again!

Thanks again,

Donna & Steve
Dec 2013
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Heated Pool! Unique property one house off the beach & sits on Oyster Lake
average rating of 4.6 based on 21 reviews
Moultrie, GA


  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Santa Rosa Beach from June 18-25, 2016! The house was clean, everything we needed was right there, it met our needs in every way. Brian the owner was very attentive in attending to a leak in the kitchen sink that we found when we arrived. I can't say enough good about the house, very roomy, slept my crowd of 12 very comfortably! The deck is awesome, we used the gas grill a few times (worked perfectly). Oh and the pool was gorgeous all the little kids and us big kids enjoyed it after a day at the beach. The enclosed carport was an added bonus. The walk to the beach was maybe 5 minutes, the only difficult thing was we had wagons to transport our beach stuff and beach access had steps on both ends so it was awkward having to lift the wagons on both ends of the access. So if you carry wagons just make sure you have someone that can help lift them. Restaurants we recommend are, Pizza by the Sea, Hurricane Oyster Bar and our most favorite overall for seafood is Elmer's Seafood. We could not have asked for a more perfect week, weather and all! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great pool area, house so so

  • 3 of 5

The location in Santa Rosa on Oyster Lake, across the street from the beach is great. Pool was wonderful. The area outside the pool gate is a bit rough, loose stones, jagged wood...should be addressed. Deck really needs attention. House is very bare (as far as amenities). No beach chairs, beach cart, umbrella or towels. Bring your own beach equipment or rent. Kitchen is lacking and what is there is old and frankly needs to be replaced (pots and pans). We bought dish towels and pot holders as what was there wasn't useable. If you plan to cook, bring what you need. House wasn't as clean at check in as we expected. Very dusty, candy wrappers in bedroom drawers. No hangers in master closet. We purchased hangers and left for others. Beds were very comfortable. Plenty of towels, etc.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have put in a new deck. We do not supply beach chairs, beach cart, umbrella or beach towels. They break and get lost easily so we can not guarantee they will be there for your trip. We actually had 5 beach chairs an umbrella, and two beach carts a week or two before your stay. The group before you must have left them at the beach or broke them. Most of the local stores around here sell those items and they do not cost much. If you buy them at the beginning of your trip they will most likely be broken before the end of your trip. Groups often buy them and leave what is not broken. You are welcome to use whatever is there. We have restocked the kitchen with a new set of pots and pans. We gave a reminder to the cleaners to pay attention to detail so as to stay in keeping with their usual high standard. We appreciate you letting us know about these things so we could rectify them. Many of these issues could have been taken care of right away if you would have told us while you were there. We love our beach house and we do everything we can to keep it properly maintained. We enjoy watching the sunrise over Oyster Lake and sunsets over the Gulf. Our pool has a large 8 foot jacuzzi, travertine deck, play shelf with bubblers and water jets shooting from the side. The pool is perfectly located next to Oyster Lake so you have a luxurious pool with amazing views. Thank you for mentioning our house is in a great location and that you thought the pool was wonderful.
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Amazing house and smooth experience

  • 5 of 5

This was the first house I had ever rented, and Mr. Forehand was extremely helpful by answering any question I had through the process. He was also very accessible throughout our stay, answering his phone whenever we had a need. The property is gorgeous, and the pool is very well kept. The owner even had pool cleaners come halfway through our stay to clean the pool for us and treat it with chemicals. The property also has fantastic views of the lake, and the front porch and master bedroom have great views of the gulf. You can have the pool heated, and I definitely recommend doing this because it is heated to a perfect 82 degrees which is warm but still refreshing. The bedrooms are large. Our group had 10 people and there was plenty of room without feeling crowded. The area is very peaceful and there are plenty of attractions within 10-15 miles of the property. The only issue that came up was that the deck wood needs to be treated because our group acquired multiple splinters over the week.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sunrise to sunset, this is the place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the home for three months over the winter with our family of 4. We had a number of small issues that were addressed in a very timely manner by the property manager Brian.

The location is perfect and our favorite place to spend time was out on the deck to enjoy the sunrise over Oyster Lake and sunsets on the Gulf. The heated pool was a big plus as well.

It is an easy 5 minute walk to the beach, the convenience store or a great local restaurant Stinky's Fish Camp.

The interior of the house is dated but the beds are comfortable and honestly you want to spend all of your time outside anyway!

We enjoyed our time at the beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

That sums it up. We had a great trip. Paddling down the outflow to the beach, crabbing from the bridge, spending hours and hours in the pool. The house was perfect. I would come back in a heartbeat. Brian was great and stopped by a couple times to check on us and make sure we had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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As expected

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our time in Santa Rosa. the house was Great and the owner was very helpful. Heated pool was a HUGE plus. the kids loved it in the cold weather.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Santa Rosa Beach House on HWY 30-A. Unique property only one house off the beach and sits on Oyster Lake.


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
4th of July week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Pool Heat $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

To have the pool heated there is a per week charge of $200. There is no additional charge to heat just the spa.

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South Walton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • Two sleeper sofas.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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