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Katie Titus

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

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

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Panama City 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.

More Details
  • 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
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 finishing college and launching their young lives. 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 Panama City 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 31 traveler reviews

Sweet Seacrest Beach Charmer - Steps to Pool and Beach. Fab Reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

This house was beyond our expectations and bigger than it appears in the pictures.

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Ahh's in the Sand! The house was so beautiful and bigger than what we were expecting from the pictures. We truly appreciated all of the items that were supplied in this house. We've stayed in other houses and this house was just so conveniently stocked for cooking and daily household needs. We were especially grateful for the ample supply of beach towels and chairs provided. The beach shuttle was a really nice accommodation that we could use getting all of our kids and beach stuff down to the beach. However, I recommend calling at least 30 minutes to an hour ahead if you have a scheduled time you are going to the beach b/c the shuttle service gets very busy around 10am. Some days we got lucky and just waved one down but they usually go to houses in the order they receive their calls. The beach was still close enough though to walk. We walked several times, it was just easier to take the shuttle when available. We loved sitting on the large porch every morning and evening. We would stay in this house again the next time we plan to visit Florida!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Misty. You've provided some great tips regarding the tram service, because the neighborhood is a fun and bustling community in the summer months. We've increased the number of trams that serve the neighborhood, but there are certainly periods during the day when things bottleneck for a time. But as you note, it's also an easy and short walk to and from the beach as well! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay, and would love to have you back again soon!
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Fabulous week at Ahh's in the Sand

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to 30A for over 10 years and Ahh's in the Sand is one of the best properties we've had the pleasure of visiting. The location couldn't be better - minutes from both the pool and beach, and an easy walk or bike ride to Rosemary Beach and Alys Beach. The house is beautiful with inviting colors and décor that make you feel right at home and at the same time on vacation. Of all the properties we've stayed in, we found the amenities at Ahh's in the Sand to be top notch. The kitchen is well stocked with everything needed to cook your own meals. The beach towels, toys, chairs and cooler were also much appreciated! From a customer service perspective, Katie was extremely timely and responsive to any pre-visit inquiries and also provided comprehensive information prior to our arrival.

We will definitely return to Ahh's in the Sand!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Jay! We are so happy to know that you felt at home at "Ahh's in the Sand" this summer. You're right - our location within the neighborhood is close to everything, yet tucked away within the little hamlet of Seacrest Beach. We hope to have you all back again soon!
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Second time at the home was even better than the first!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the house once again this year. We are already talking about our trip next summer. The homeowners do so much to make everything so accommodating - from the beach towels to the extras left in the pantry. We have been coming to the area for 12 years and stayed in at least 20 houses in the same neighborhood. This one is our favorite by far! It feels just like home ;) Thank you for sharing your home with our crew!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal all along has been to cultivate great guests who will feel so welcomed that they consider our home to be THEIR home when they visit the beach. We were excited to have you back again this year, and are so happy to know that you're making plans to return to "Ahh's" again next year! Thanks, Lisa!
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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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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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $225 + Tax
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Panama City 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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