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5 Star Luxury that is Tranquil, Meditative and Transcendent

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

When you arrive at Transcendence by the Sea you enter a home that will transcend your expectations and allow you to create a memorable beach vacation.

Transcendence was not built as a rental property. It was built to create an experience for you, your family and friends that will allow you to relax, enjoy the beach and explore the surrounding area. This home is built to feed the soul by offering a high level of quality from the linens and towels, to the robes, to the original artwork and furnishings. Amenities include laundry soap and kitchen supplies like a full supply of paper towels and aluminum foil for leftovers. Our management staff will work to make this the best experience.

There are 3 porches. The meditation porch where you can do yoga, tai chi or just quiet meditation; the pergola porch with confederate jasmine climbing the poles and winding over the top and the covered porch where you can gently glide in the chairs and sip a cocktail or two as the day ends. The large tiled back yard includes an orange tree and lemon tree that bear fruit November through February for our winter guests. Spring guests will enjoy the flowering citrus trees, magnolias and jasmine. Summer guests can enjoy our potted herbs and rosemary bushes. Clumping bamboo bushes provide privacy screens from the neighbors.

Transcendence is on a large private lot. It is not in a community where the homes are on small lots that do not afford privacy. The home is surrounded by privacy plantings and fences. There is a private pool that can be heated in the off-season. You can sit and watch the children from the pergola porch or from a chaise in the sun. You do not have to compete with every other guest in a community of homes where you may or may not gain access to the crowded community pools.

We are a short walk to the beach and if you think the house beach is too crowded you can use the free pass we provide to enjoy Deer Lake Park beach or Grayton Beach both of which are close by. The home is close to Seaside and Rosemary Beach. It is about 30 minutes from Pier Park.

Dine in or dine out. The house is located close to many of the best restaurants in the area, among them is Cafe 30A. The home has a gourmet kitchen with a 6 burner GE Monogram stove and griddle. There are two ovens that you can use to bake a pizza or proof a loaf of home-made bread. An herb garden includes rosemary bushes in front and planters in the back of the house. The house is well-stocked with amenities for those who enjoy cooking and a microwave drawer for those who do not. Or we can arrange for a local chef to come to the house to prepare dinner for you, your family and guests.

Every bedroom is equipped with a TV and the media room has a 60 inch TV that can provided you with access to your Netflix, Apple, HuLu, HBO, Starz and other accounts.

We have a wonderful deep stainless steel sink with a dual head spray handle that is in the laundry room. It is perfect for bathing infants and small children, without having to bend over a bathtub. And our washing machines are top of the line with large capacity.

Why pay the price of community rentals when you can enjoy the privacy of a home that is close to the beach and a bike ride from the restaurants and amenities that make a vacation special.

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Member since: 2018
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About The Owner

I started to visit this area in 1991 when there was no Rosemary Beach, no Water Color or Water Sound, just sand dunes, some funky old beach houses and Seaside (which was about half the present size). I fell in love with the privacy, the quiet and most of all the beach. Nick’s on the Beach, the Wheel House and Goatfeathers restaurants were the only local eateries. Simple food.

We travelled to Sandestin for groceries until Winn Dixie on Hwy 98 by Carrillon Beach was opened around 1996.

I like tranquility, privacy and a sense of well-being and 30A was the only beach area I had visited that had it all. Unfortunately, at the time I was a young professional without 2 nickels to rub together and I had to wait to acquire a place of my own.

I worked with the architect to design the layout of the interior and to participate in the exterior design. The interior was designed and decorated by me for comfort and practical function, without stuffiness. Little touches are everywhere from the dining room arches which mimic the exterior arches over the garage to the height of the ceilings and the barrel vault entry from the foyer to the living space.

The Owner purchased this house in 2001

Why The Owner chose Seagrove Beach

I rented a home in the Lakewood Drive-Beachfront Trail area for several years. There was a “For Sale” sign on this lot. I loved the way the pine trees smell on a misty morning and the wild rosemary that grew all over. There was nothing around and it was a perfect slice of heaven to me. To the South of the lot were sand dunes beyond which the water of the Gulf beckoned (Hurricane Opal flattened the dunes, the developers swarmed in, the county commissioners issued building permits and condos rose to replace the dunes along the coastline).

Transcendence by the Sea was built in 2014-15. It is a private beach home with all of the amenities of a private home. The kitchen is a cook’s kitchen because I love to cook. The fixtures and other small details in the home are quality because this is not a flimsy home built to minimum standards with the primary purpose being rental. Everything about the evolving nature of this home is designed so that the unique nature of the home blends with the surrounding environment and creates a tranquil, peaceful escape.

What makes this house unique

With the increasing number of visitors to the area this home provides a quiet space for those who need to get away from the crowds. It is a private space. You do not have to compete with other “community” guests who are also seeking a chaise at the pool or on the “community beach”.

It takes less time to walk or ride a bike to the beach than it does from some of the homes in the “communities” scattered along the 30a corridor.

You can wake in the morning at your pace. There will be no leaf blowers and other sounds of the “community workers” who are up and about early to keep the community looking great. The pool person will stop by on Monday for 15 minutes and the yard folks show up every couple of weeks. Peace and quiet, if that is what you need.

You do not have to worry about reserving a table at your favorite restaurant days or weeks in advance of your visit or waiting for hours to get a table. You can arrange for a private chef to come to the house to cook for you. We have had weddings in the backyard. The backyard area is perfect for small, intimate celebrations whether marriage, anniversaries, new life chapters or other exciting life adventures.

If you like to meditate or do yoga there is a meditation porch on which you can roll out your mat. Or we can help arrange a private yoga class in the backyard.

Sometimes, on a quiet morning before the hustle and bustle of cars and trucks and summer visitors drown out the sound you can sit on the pergola porch and smell the pine trees and hear the waves on the beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Seagrove Beach in Santa Rosa Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
Let’s reminisce for just a moment. When was the last time you and your family headed to a beachside community that was just a leisurely stroll or bike ride to the beach, but still remote enough to hide away in near seclusion? Not having to deal with overcrowding and no parking. Where the family laughed the night away in their seemingly endless, open entertainment space? Can’t quite remember? Well, that’s just one day at Transcendence By The Sea. Private courtyard, Garage, oversized driveway, peace and tranquility......


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5 Star Luxury that is Tranquil, Meditative and Transcendent
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

beautiful and Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We spent an amazing week at this beautiful house. It is by fsr the best house we have stayed in the area. The floor plan is amazing, plenty of room everywere, beautiful all over , and has a huge kitchen and dining room for big family get togthers. Patio and pool are great too and the best part, less than 5 min walk to the beach. It has 4 bikes that the kids loved to ride to the beach. We also enjoyed the kayak and paddle board. Totally recommend this house , we will defenetely be back

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, perfectly maintained, perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is just beautiful outside and inside. We stayed with our 2 small children, parents and nanny. There was room for all of us to enjoy. Everything was very clean and the beds were all so comfortable. The furniture is all high end without feeling too fancy. The pool was a great added addition that gave us hours of fun. Everyone loved the private oversized back yard. Sitting out on the back porch in the morning and evenings with my husband was the highlight of our trip.

This house was very well stocked with almost everything you need. They even had full size shampoos and conditioners. I would suggest going to the house before you go to the store, as it is well stocked with seasonings, paper goods and such in the kitchen. The house has lots of toys, games and things for kids.

It is about 1.5 blocks from beach, very short walk. We loved being close to the beach but not having all the foot traffic running through our space like you get in some of these towns on 30A. A wagon is provided and a cooler a; omg with a bike for everyone, paddle board and kayak. We enjoyed using it all.

Hollie and Linda were very helpful our entire stay. Be sure and contact them if you have any questions or needs. That personal touch really makes a difference. I would highly recommend this house! We are booking two weeks next June!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best 2 weeks Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the Best two weeks here! The Kitchen is a dream and by far the best on 30A. We made so many great memories around the table. There are lots of Amenities with the house, and one of the Best touches were fresh flowers and cookies on the counter when we arrived. The beach was beautiful and is just a short walk or even quicker by bikes that were provided at the house.

Thank you so Much for making our Summer Holiday So Great!!!

The Hood's

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Yet!

  • 5 of 5

Triple crown! Location, privacy , amenities and property are simply spectacular. This house met or exceeded our every expectation. We loved the quiet uncrowded feel of Seagrove. The living space was large enough that our group of 10 (ranging in age from 10 to 74) never felt crowded - and with enough bedrooms and space that we could each find some privacy as well, outdoor living space is amazing and well designed. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need (just bring your food) and we actually ended up eating in more than planned because it was so easy. The pool was clean and beautiful - kids loved it more than the beach. Linda is easily accessible for any questions, and answers quickly. Clean, organized, upscale, and stocked with all your home basics. This is a dream vacation home you will never regret renting. The pictures on the website are lovely but, as with most photos, they don't do the house justice. In person it is even better...breathtaking. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a glorious find. Far exceeded all of my expec

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting 30A for a wedding, selected Transcendence as our "home base" for the week for 6 of us. Upon arriving, there was smooth jazz playing, fresh cookies and flowers on the counter and I knew right then that we had chosen the perfect place. The pictures do not do it justice, it's always great to get more then what you see in the pictures.

We had some timing issues, were stuck in traffic at the appointed check-in time, but Linda was wonderful and easy going, then as well as throughout the process. The house has everything you need for a very relaxing stay, clearly Linda has put a lot of thought into furnishing and equipping the property as the perfect "get away”. Bikes, paddle board and kayaks provided hours of enjoyment.

The neighborhood was quiet and not congested. Great for strolling around and kids riding the bikes. House is walking distance from the beach, about 2-3 blocks. Felt safe letting the kids ride their bikes and walk there. No traffic. There is a manual which is perfect and provides tips on getting the most out of your stay.

I spent time on the meditation deck decompressing and enjoying the peace in the morning and the sun in the afternoon. We played cards, I tried my hand at stand up paddle boarding (my kids laughed at me, but we had a ton of fun), I realized that I have no sense of balance at all and that my reflexes are pretty poor. It was perfect in every way!

Linda is an excellent communicator, we always felt we were welcome guests, although we never had the pleasure of meeting her. I highly recommend this peaceful spot. Would return in a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and thank you for the wonderful compliments. We couldn't agree more on our location! It is peaceful and quiet. Sounds like everyone enjoyed the beach amenities...I'm sure you made lots of wonderful memories. We hope to have you and your family return!
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The house was even more beautiful in person! Hollie went above and beyond to make us feel welcome!

  • 5 of 5

We came down for a beach weekend with our bridal party before our wedding and had a wonderful time. Hollie decorated the house for our occasion and we were very impressed with how well she followed up and made us feel comfortable. The house is absolutely beautiful and easy walk to the beach. We were more than satisfied and hope to come back very soon!

-Israel Childs

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and it was our pleasure having the home ready for you in celebration of your upcoming nuptials. We hope to have you return soon and with wedding pictures! Congratulations and we wish you many happy years!
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Discover the charm of Seagrove, a beach neighborhood that locals and guests love. Lush oak trees, magnolias, and pines have spread deep roots in Seagrove — and so have long-time visitors who keep coming back.

Laid-back but luxurious, Seagrove is a place that embraces variety. From upscale boutiques to casual cafes, this beach neighborhood offers a little bit of everything — including two rare coastal dune lakes, a state park, and sugar-white sand beaches.

Pack a picnic, fishing pole, and binoculars — and witness how stunning Seagrove is in its all-natural state. Its sugar-white sand has been a peaceful retreat in South Walton for decades; here, old and new Gulf Coast style merge to create a charming beach neighborhood with everything one may need for a truly relaxing getaway.

“Driving along Florida’s coast, many beach towns seem indistinguishable from the next. Not so with the beaches of South Walton… each town is noticeably different and has its own particular charm.” – Melissa Wolcott, Accent on Tampa Bay magazine


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £247.46
Property Damage Insurance £60.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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