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Katie Titus

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Sweet Seacrest Beach Charmer - Steps to Pool and Beach. Fab Reviews!

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Seacrest Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 11)

From the moment you set foot on the spacious front porch you’ll feel transported to another place. Time slows down as you all settle in to the casual, beachy pace of our home, dubbed “Ahh’s in the Sand”. Though located smack in the middle of everything on locally-famous 30A, the house is tucked away in a quaint neighborhood filled with funky Florida architecture on a very quiet street. You’re less than 100 yards from the beautiful Seacrest Beach Pool, and a quick walk/bike or FREE neighborhood Tram Ride to one of the most incredible Beaches you could ever find. Dine and shop at Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, or the Villages of South Walton, all just a short stroll down 30A. After a quick stop at a nearby grocery store, you could literally park your car and never move it again until the time you have to leave. Beach Bikes are available to rent through a quick phone call, so you and your group can be pedaling along the 18 mile bike path that runs parallel to 30A in no time.

"Ahh’s in the Sand” boasts an expansive living area, with an open living/dining/kitchen where your whole crew can gather. The home was professionally decorated and won first place in the 2005 Parade of Homes; it has undergone additional upgrades since. Full of personal touches and amenities, you’ll quickly settle in and relax.

The first floor Master Bedroom features a King Bed and en suite bathroom with large soaker tub and walk-in shower. The second floor boasts two more bedrooms, one with a Queen Bed, and the other with a Queen bed along with XL twin Bunks that are 5" longer than usual so that even adults can sleep comfortably on them. Each bedroom has its own sink area and shares a full bath between them. The third story houses the fun Crow’s Nest where the kids can watch movies of their choosing and extra guests can sleep on the Futon Bed . Watch the beautiful sunsets or view the stars from the balcony that surrounds the Crow’s Nest – it just can’t be beat! With large HDTV flat screen TV’s and cable access in the family room, Master Bedroom and the Crow’s Nest, along with Wi-Fi throughout the house, everyone can remain plugged-in to whatever or whoever is important to them.

When it's meal-time, the kitchen delivers. With built-in dishwasher, electric oven and range, microwave, and refrigerator/freezer with ice and water in the door, meal prep is a breeze. Add to that the multiple spacious counter tops and the fact that your gas grill is just steps away on the screened back porch, well it'll be easy to please the crowd. The dining room seats 8 easily, while three more can pull up to the counter nearby.

”Ahh’s in the Sand” is beautifully landscaped, with a deep, shaded front porch set back away from the street so that you can watch all the goings-on while enjoying refreshments and conversation with the folks you’re with. Drink your morning coffee out on the porch and wake up to the feel of the ocean breeze. Now that's livin'!

But the reason you come down here are the Beaches, right? “Windex and Sugar” – that’s how the color of the Water and Sand have been described along the Emerald Coast, this slice of paradise that comprises the northwestern panhandle of Florida. The Beaches of South Walton have long been popular vacation destinations for those seeking a relaxing beach getaway, far from the bustle and crowds found elsewhere. After your day filled with sun and sand, enjoy the restaurants here in Seacrest Beach or walk on over to Rosemary Beach for a casual snack, or dress up for dinner. Come and see for yourself - it’s all right here!

Please note - In consideration for all of our guests, this is a non-smoking home. We do not allow smoking inside or outside the property. Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Katie Titus (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

About Katie Titus

We live in the Kansas City metro area, so we relish visiting the sun and sand - especially during the colder months. That Florida sunshine and beautiful beach have a way of lulling all your cares away!

We have two kids who are away at college. I’d say we were empty nesters, but we have two sweet rescue greyhounds at home who get most of mom’s attention when everyone else is away.

Katie Titus purchased this house in 2012

Why Katie Titus chose Seacrest Beach

We came to this area on vacation a while back, prompted by a number of friends who recommended a visit here. Everyone said that this area is absolutely gorgeous, and raved about the beaches. When we finally came down here we were blown away by the beauty of the area. We absolutely fell in love with Seacrest Beach in general, and this house in particular , as it has so much character and charm We are looking forward to spending many happy vacations with our friends and family, and sharing it with folks like you. With Destin's NW Regional Airport just 45 minutes away, and Beaches Airport in Panama City less than 20 minutes from our front door, the trip is easier than ever.

What makes this house unique

We love the quiet bustle of the neighborhood, seeing families pedaling down the road together and packing up the tram for a day at the beach. This neighborhood is very family-oriented, from the Tram Drivers to the Pool Attendants and the folks who Rake the Gravel parking spaces and set up and retrieve your Trash Bins twice weekly (!!), everyone's objective is for YOU to have a wonderful time. This is a very friendly, convenient, quiet, well-kept neighborhood full of charm and conveniences.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Sweet Seacrest Beach Charmer - Steps to Pool and Beach. Fab Reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

The house is well-titled...absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5

We have been regulars at Seacrest Beach, and, while we've loved every visit, we've never found a house we just had to rent again. We may have found one now. This house is well loved, clean, organized, and "homey", as well as large enough for our family and friends to find plenty of space. Katie was super generous in communicating with me and accommodating some special requests; and they supplied many household items, as well as beach chairs, towels and toys, we never find in most rentals. To sum up, it felt like good friends were letting us borrow their beach house rather than a typical rental. Enthusiastic two thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that, as regulars to our area, you may have found your "home away from home" at "Ahh's in the Sand." We truly hope you'll want to return again and again!
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  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 had a great trip at Ahhs in the Sand. Close to everything - the beach, the pool, the restaurants in Rosemary. Cottage was very clean and spacious and very well stocked. Great front porch, huge living area. We had one issue and Katie was all over it - responded immediately. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased to know that you and your family enjoyed their stay at our home, despite the lack of internet bandwidth experienced during your stay! Fortunately our internet provider sunk new fiber in the ground throughout the neighborhood just this week , which should greatly improve their service. Thank you so much for letting me know of the issue, which prompted our entire neighborhood to join voices and insist on an immediate fix so that successive guests hopefully won't have the same experience.
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

My wife, three kids, and I had a great stay. Here is what you need to know:

1. The house is as advertised: clean, spacious, and well maintained.

2. The house is well stocked with items that you need. Better than other places that we have stayed.

3. The location is excellent to the pool, the beach, and the town center.

4. The owners are great. They are very attentive, responsive, and easy to work with.

5. This is a great house for kids. Our kids spent hours in the top level game room.

We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your impressions of our home and how well it met your family's needs. We feel that as "regulars" to our area, your compliments carry even more weight. Please keep us in mind when planning your next trip down to the gulf coast. We would truly enjoy having your family come back for a return visit!
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Great First Trip to 30A!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the beaches along 30A and our first time using VRBO and we were not disappointed. Ahh's in the Sand was a great place to stay. It is just as the pictures show. There was more than enough room for two adults, a toddler, and two teens. The living room was such a nice space to relax at the end of the day and our teenagers liked having the third floor crows nest to themselves.The pool is beautiful and literally around the corner. We didn't use the tram at all, but it was an easy walk to the beautiful beach. We rented bikes and highly recommend it. There are so many shops and restaurants within easy biking distance. We biked around the neighborhood several times and I think Ahh's in the Sand has the nicest front porch in the neighborhood. It's very roomy and shaded and a wonderful place to sit with a coffee or drink.

Katie was very responsive and a great owner. There were so many nice touches!!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie - We're so happy to know that you enjoyed our home and the area. You're right - bikes are definitely the mode of travel here, and with an 18-mile bike path that runs along scenic 30-A there is lots to see and do. You and your family were a delight, and we hope you'll keep "Ahh's in the Sand" in mind if your travel plans bring to down to our area in the future!
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Louisville, KY

Beautiful home in a peaceful spot, five minute walk from everything!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at "Ahh's in the Sand" was a 10 out of 10. We've used Homaaway and VRBO for our vacation rentals every year for about 10 years. Katie and Greg provided the best experience we've had yet: a beautiful, comfortable home that is very convenient to the beach, a lovely big pool, shops, bike trails, restaurants, & cafes. Katie is the most delightful and responsive owner I have had the pleasure of working with. The home was spotless, full of thoughtful and welcoming details, and soft white linens. We were two work-weary parents with our three teenagers and two of their friends. The big quiet master bedroom was perfectly restful; yet the home has wonderful gathering spaces that we all used together for many hours of games, meals, reading & relaxing. Best vacation we've had in a long time. We hope to be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandie - we're so happy to know that you and your family enjoyed their time in our home and the area. You're right - our location makes it easy to enjoy the beach and pool within minutes, and the home's layout is fantastic for groups both big and small. You were wonderful guests, and we hope you'll be back soon!
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'Ahh in the Sand' is Ahh so wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This was a first trip for my family, mainly adult children and 1 grandchild. 'Ahh in the Sand' was top notch. It was more than I expected and better than the pictures in VRBO show. It had a full stocked kitchen of dishes, house towels, beach towels and beach gear. We were a short walk to the beautiful pool with a tram hop to the beach. Renting bicycles was the best decision we made to get around the community. Some nights we ate in and grilled out with the grill that was included with the house. There was plenty of room for the family to spread out and relax whether it was on the front porch or the cozy family room. The house was clean and I had an open communication with Katie the owner of the property. We look forward to returning again to this property.

Melissa S.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa - We're so happy that our home was a great fit for your family's time near the beach this year. You're right - "Ahh's in the Sand" allows everyone plenty of room for all to spread out, yet has nice large spaces for gathering together as well. We hope our home will become your home any time your plans bring you down our way!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Beaches Airport, Panama City, FL
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
La Cocina Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Many golf courses for any golfer
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many restaurants within an easy stroll away
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: recommended

Dolphin viewing, crabbing, YOLO Boarding,


Rates & Availability

Seacrest Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring
Apr 17 2016 - May 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
May 14 2016 - Jul 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer (cont'd)
Jul 9 2016 - Aug 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 14 2016 - Oct 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note: I will NEVER ask for payment via wire transfer. If asked to do so, you are not dealing with me! We prefer e-checks or major credit card payments via the HomeAway Payment System. BIN reservation terms reflect 50% payment at the time of booking; non-BIN payment timelines may be modified. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates do not include $225.00 cleaning fee or 11.0% tax. A $400 fully-refundable damage deposit is required for all reservations.

No smoking; No pets.

Must be at least 25 years of age to rent. Ours is a family-oriented neighborhood, and we love to know that parents and kids are enjoying the house and area together.

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Seacrest Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2476 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , First Floor powder room.
  • 2.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , On the main floor.
    Bedroom 2 - second floor - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 4. Queen bed and XL Twin bunks. New foam mattresses.
    Queen Room - second floor - 1 queen , On the second floor.
    Crow's Nest - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Couch converts to Full futon for extra sleeping.
  • King bed on main floor (1), Queen Beds (2) on second floor, XL Twin bunks (2) on second floor. One sofa in the living room is a Queen sleeper sofa. Additionally, the couch in Crow's Nest converts to Full mattress.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Covered front porch, screened back porch.

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